Sunday, September 06, 2009
Terry Ann Carter
Terry Ann Carter’s poems have appeared in ARC, Vallum, Grey Matter, Dandelion, Bywords, Carleton Arts Review, Dogwood, Heritage, raw nerves, frogpond. Her first collection of poems “Waiting for Julia” (Third Eye Press, London, 1999) chronicled the Chernobyl disaster and the young life of Julia Vedishova – her arrival in Canada for healthy summers and her emotional leave taking. Carter’s second book “Transplanted” was published by Borealis Press, Ottawa, 2005. An international award winning haiku poet, Carter participated in the Basho Festival in Ueno, Japan (2004) and has presented papers at haiku conferences in Canada and the U.S. She is the co-editor (with Marco Fraticelli) of Carpe Diem: Anthologie Canadienne Du Haiku/ Canadian Anthology of Haiku (Les Editions David and Borealis Press, 2008). Her haiku have appeared in limited editions of small hand made art books (Pendas Poets, London, and Counting Coup Press, Santa Fe, N.M) Her new tanka collection “Yangtze Crossing” was inspired by a summer spent in Haimen City, China, teaching at the International Exchange Centre. Carter was the Random Acts of Poetry poet for Ottawa (2005, 2006, 2007).