|Born||January 10, 1939
Carter writes in free verse and in traditional forms. Much of his early work is set in Mississinewa County, an imaginary place that includes the actual Mississinewa River. In recent years, as Carter began to publish his poems on the web, his poetry has ranged farther.
His first collection, Work, for the Night Is Coming, won the Walt Whitman Award. His second, After the Rain, received the Poets' Prize. His poems have appeared in literary journals in the U.S. and in the Twentieth-Century American Poetry, Contemporary American Poetry,  and Writing Poems. 
- New York: McGraw-Hill, 2003. Compiled by Dana Gioia, David Mason, and Meg Schoerke. ISBN 0-07-240019-6 ISBN 978-0-07-240019-9.
- New York: Penguin Academics Series, 2005. Compiled by R. S. Gwynn and April Lindner. ISBN 0-321-18282-0 ISBN 978-0-321-18282-1.
- New York: Longman, 2004. Compiled by Michelle Boisseau and Robert Wallace. ISBN 0-321-09423-9 ISBN 978-0-321-09423-0.