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Dr. Catherine W. Carter

Catherine Carter

Professor

College of Arts and Sciences

English

Contact Information

Email: ccarter@wcu.edu
Phone: 828.227.3931
Office: 421 Coulter Building
Personal Website: https://catherinecarterpoetry.com/
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Biography

Catherine Carter works in English education and professional writing, and is the author of the poetry collections <i>Marks of the Witch (Jacar Press, 2014), The Swamp Monster at Home (LSU Press, 2012)</i> , <i>The Memory of Gills</i> (LSU Press, 2006), and <i>Larvae of the Nearest Stars</i> (LSU Press, 2019). Her work has appeared in <i>English Education, Studies in American Fiction, Orion, Poetry, Ploughshares, Cortland Review, Tar River Poetry, Asheville Poetry Review, </i>and <i><i>Best American Poetry 2009</i>, </i>among others, and her poetry has won regional awards including the Roanoke-Chowan award (2007), the James Applewhite Poetry Prize (2018), Jacar Press' annual chapbook contest (2014), and the Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition (2009). She also keeps bees, attempts to roll whitewater kayaks, terrifies the young, and pokes dead things with sticks. Her classes offer high-impact practices including hands-on learning, case studies, lively discussions, portfolio assessment, extracurricular opportunities, and zombies.

Education

  • Other, Western Carolina University, Master's level educatation coursework
  • Ph D, University of Delaware
  • MA, University of Delaware
  • MA, University of Delaware
  • BA, St Marys College of Maryland
  • BA, St Marys College of Maryland

Teaching Interests

Dr. Carter teaches in English Education, grammar, and writing. She especially enjoys ENGL 312, Grammar for Teachers; grammar sounds dry, but it's not when you really look at it.

Research Interests

Dr. Carter writes and publishes in poetry, English Education, and twentieth-century American literature. She also has a scholarly interest in a now-forgotten author from the first half of the twentieth century, Kathleen Thompson Norris.

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