Foreword Reviews

Darkened Rooms of Summer

New and Selected Poems

2014 INDIES Finalist
Finalist, Poetry (Adult Nonfiction)

Here, in poems selected from Carter's first five books, is the summer-long buzz of the cicada and the crack of the cue ball, the young rebel on his big Harley, and the YMCA secretary who backstrokes her way across the indoor pool. Here, too, are thirty new poems in fixed form that illustrate Carter’s continued quest for a poetry of “universal interest.” Taken together, these selections are, truly, poetry in the American grain.