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author , poet

Jared Carter is an American poet and editor.

Background

Carter, Jared was born on January 10, 1939 in Elwood, Indiana, United States. Son of Robert Alton and Cleva Lois (Hackett) Carter.

Education

He studied at Yale and at Goddard College.

Career

Carter is a native Midwesterner. After military service and travel abroad, he made his home in Indianapolis, where he has lived since 1969. He worked for many years as an editor and interior designer of textbooks and scholarly works, first with the Bobbs-Merrill Company and later in association with Hackett Publishing Company.

His poems have appeared in literary journals in the U.S. and abroad and in the anthologies Twentieth-Century American , Contemporary American , Writing Poems, and from Paradise Valley.

Achievements

  • His first collection, Work, for the Night Is Coming, won the Walt Whitman Award. His second, After the Rain, received the Poets' Prize. He has received two literary fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Indiana Governor’s Arts Award.

Works

Connections

Married Diane Haston, June 21, 1979. 1 child, Selene.

father:
Robert Alton Carter

mother:
Cleva Lois (Hackett) Carter

spouse:
Diane Haston

child:
Selene Carter