Terry E. Carter

Author and published poet.

About the Artist

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. 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, faith, and contemporary culture. He has published five volumes of poetry, including Brown Skin and the Bread of Life: A Poet’s Journey (2010), Brown Skin and the Beautiful Faith: A Poet’s Reflection (2014), Brown Skin and the Brand New Day: A Poet’s Renaissance (2016), Brown Skin and the Burden of Proof: A Poet’s Revelation (2018) and his most recent book Brown Skin and the Brave New World: A Poet’s Anthem, published in 2020. He is currently completing a sixth volume, to be released this spring. Terry E. Carter was named the inaugural Poet Laureate of Medford, MA in the summer of 2021. You can find out more about Terry E. Carter and purchase his work at www.brownskinnedpoet.net