THE POET'S STORY
Terry E. Carter is a writer. He graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Fisk University with a bachelor’s degree in English. He also completed a graduate fellowship in Mass Communications at Boston University. He is a seasoned corporate trainer and has worked for many years in the sales, HR, and career development field. He currently directs Elder Services for a community center in his hometown of West Medford, Massachusetts. Terry E. Carter has been writing and developing his craft for decades. He is a classically-trained poet whose literary influences range from Shakespeare to the Harlem Renaissance. He is also a professional editor who has helped other authors and writers craft everything from "how-to" books to doctoral dissertations. Terry is also actively engaged in his own free-lance writing projects, including web-based content, marketing collateral and book development.
Terry is a husband, a father, a teacher, a visual artist and a jazz aficionado. These experiences permeate his poems and “poetic stories.” Terry enjoys taking contemporary life and faith experiences and translating them into word pictures that engage people in a truly unique way. His life influences are family, race, education, and a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. He has now published four volumes of poetry, Brown Skin and the Bread of Life: A Poet’s Journey (2010-AmericaStar), Brown Skin and the Beautiful Faith: A Poet’s Reflection (2014-Xulon Press), Brown Skin and the Brand New Day: A Poet's Renaissance (2016-Xulon Press), and just released in October of 2018, Brown Skin and the Burden of Proof: A Poet's Revelation. All 4 volumes are also available as e-books for the Kindle and Nook e-readers at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com, respectively. There is also a dynamic DVD of his poetical work in his growing publication catalogue.
Please click on the BROWN SKIN BOOKS tab to learn more about Terry's poetry books and creative writing.