Terry E. Carter is a gifted writer and speaker who 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 currently directs Elder Services for the historic community center in his hometown of West Medford, MA. He is also a professional editor who has helped other authors and writers craft everything from "how-to" books to doctoral dissertations. Terry is actively engaged in diverse freelance writing projects, including web-based content development and marketing collateral.

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, an ordained pastor and liturgical dance minister. They have an adult daughter, Maya, who graduated from Hofstra University’s acclaimed Theater program and is currently a working actress, living in Brooklyn, New York.

Artist Statement

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.

Terry is a sought after poet and presenter on a variety of topics related to Black history and contemporary culture. 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, he published his second book of verse, Brown Skin and the Beautiful Faith: A Poet’s Reflection. The third book in his poetry trilogy, Brown Skin and the Brand New Day: A Poet’s Renaissance, was published in late 2016.

All volumes can be found for sale at and are also available as e-books for the Kindle and Nook e-readers at and, respectively.

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