Terry E. Carter is a 1980 Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Fisk University with bachelor’s degree in English. He also completed a graduate fellowship in Mass Communications at Boston University. He currently directs Elder Services for the West Medford Community Center, inc. 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 a husband, a father, a teacher, a visual artist and a jazz aficionado. He enjoys taking contemporary life and faith experiences and translating them into word pictures that engage people in a truly unique way. His literary influences are family, race, education, and a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. He lives just south of Boston, MA with his wife Terésa and his collegiate daughter Maya. Terry is an Arts Minister and a Deacon at Jubilee Christian Church. He published his first volume of poetry, entitled Brown Skin and the Bread of Life: A Poet’s Journey in late 2010. Then, in May of 2014, Terry published his second book, Brown Skin and the Beautiful Faith: A Poet’s Reflection. He is currently hard at work on a third book of verse. Please visit his website to learn more: www.brownskinnedpoet.net
Peace and blessings from yours truly, the Brown-Skinned Poet, aka, Terry E. Carter— author, artist, teacher, husband, father, and Christian arts minister. I'm a published poet with two books in print: "Brown Skin and the Bread of Life: a Poet's Journey" and “Brown Skin and the Beautiful Faith: A Poet’s Reflection” I was born and raised in West Medford and I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to host WMOS at the historic West Medford Community Center, Inc.