Jared Carter Poetry
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Jared Carter was one of the best collegiate writing profs one could ever hope for. He made us work and it was good.
Nancy Milakovic McGann
Indianapolis, Indiana United States - 20 July 2011 15:50:08 (GMT)
Olathe, Kansas USA - 24 May 2011 5:05:13 (GMT)
I like your website. Check mine out too sometime.
AZ US - 1 January 2011 4:03:22 (GMT)
I like your website
LA, La United States - 7 November 2010 10:24:29 (GMT)
I'm glad there are still people in this world that appreciate poetry as much as I do. The world is too filled with mindless rap, not enough people who have real talent. Thank you for sharing.
Las Vegas Real Estate
Las Vegas, Nevada USA - 13 September 2010 8:42:56 (GMT)
Loved the website!
Empangeni, Natal South Africa - 14 December 2009 20:39:40 (GMT)
Nice to see that in the day of reality television that there is still some culture left in the world. Thanks for making my day.
Las Vegas, Nevada United States - 11 November 2009 19:19:33 (GMT)
I love the snow and poetry. This led me to read your poem "Snow." I have read it in the season, about days of my birthday. The my dear friend is been the "hook"...Un soffice gancio, per poter leggere tutte le vostre poesie!
Volterra, Italy Toscana - 25 September 2009 15:29:41 (GMT)
Thanks, I enjoyed reading your poetry
Far Away - 20 July 2009 18:56:40 (GMT)
To understand Jared's poetry is to understand Indiana. His language is economical and concise. His subjects are sometimes esoteric. His characters and personae are plain-spoken, with dirt beneath their fingernails; they are rough - sometimes brutal, but to know them is to know real people rooted in that very land, and to read about them is an opportunity to go back. Thanks Jared.
Phoenix, AZ US - 7 July 2009 19:58:56 (GMT)
You have a good name. I have the same name. I am not a poet. I am going to be a scientist when I grow up.
Sarasota, Florida United States - 14 May 2009 17:53:22 (GMT)
Hello. It is an honor to have visited your unique and well
written poetry site. Needless to say, its content is quite
meaningful with great quality work. It exudes talent of the highest
calibre. And I love poetry.TJ
- 22 April 2009 7:19:19 (GMT)
I liked your tanka on Simply Haiku. I rarely offer praise. Bob Wilson reviewed a book of mine years ago.
Massachusetts USA - 25 February 2009 5:06:59 (GMT)
What a journey life can offer! For those who seek adventure but are chained to reality, Jared has offered his escape. Free yourself from the bondage of life...travel in his words. Freedom awaits.
Harbin, China February 3, 2009
Marc Aaron Slayton
Harbin, Heilongjiang Peoples Republic of China - 3 February 2009 13:36:32 (GMT)
Glad to have found your website via the Poetry Kit Newsletter this month. I can see why this is a featured site. Very interesting and well put together.
Dawlish, Devon England - 4 November 2008 5:53:29 (GMT)
Stunning looking website Jared. I enjoyed your poems.
Dawlish, Devon England - 8 September 2008 7:31:55 (GMT)
I just checked out this website because I'm always interested in finding out what's going on in the world of poetry. Especially in the midwest and Indiana in particular. I was not disappointed.
Rachel E. Nichols
Portland, Indiana United States of America - 4 August 2008 1:21:13 (GMT)
I really enjoyed hearing you read your poetry @ CCSJ on the 17th of April, 2008. Connie had read some in class, but hearing your voice and seeing your gestures really brought life and depth to them. Not that she did a bad job of reading them, but coming from the creator is much better.
Calumet City/ Whiting, IL/ IN USA - 18 April 2008 0:56:11 (GMT)
A shared birthplace drew me to your work, your poems keep me coming back. I have just received Les Barricades Mysterieuses, after dabbling with the form myself a bit, and I am now even more of a fan of your writing. Thank you - ak
Indiana USA - 13 April 2008 16:54:36 (GMT)
I was a student of yours at IUPUI many years ago. For some reason, today I thought of you, so I typed your name into the search engine, and here you are! Just wanted to let you know you are one of the few college teachers I actually remember. Beautiful site, beautiful photos, beautiful poetry.
- 17 March 2008 16:08:43 (GMT)
Salt Lake City, Utah USA - 22 February 2008 16:07:50 (GMT)
Nice work Jared
Good luck for your future.
Liverpool, UK - 16 February 2008 20:17:18 (GMT)
Enjoyed your poems in the recent Blood Orange Review. I've seen your work before, in fact, we've been in journal issues together somewhere along the way, methinks.
Pacific Palisades, California USA - 19 August 2007 20:05:38 (GMT)
Congratulations on winning the Best Books of Indiana 2007 poetry award for 'Cross this Bridge at a Walk'.
Your writing is clear and thought-provoking and tells stories wonderfully.
Toronto, Ontario Canada - 1 August 2007 14:06:41 (GMT)
"Monument City" and "Mississinewa Reservoir" are two of my all-time favorite poems. Several years ago, I floated on my back in the reservoir, eyes closed against the sunlight, and imagined the homes and schools, and churches and churchyards, that lay submerged beneath me, and the graves taken up like bulbs and planted on higher ground. Your poems give me that same feeling of nostalgia for a place I never knew.
Indianapolis, Indiana USA - 13 July 2007 5:16:48 (GMT)
Dear Jared Carter, Thank you very much for your piece on Coxey's Army. Not only is it an excellent poem, but it filled in a missing piece in a puzzle. When I was growing up in southern Indiana, whenever a group of us country kids used to walk—all straggled out—along the highway or a gravel road, the older kids would shout at passing cars, "Here comes Cox's army", at least I thought that was what they shouted and I shouted too, just to show my britches were as big as theirs. Now more than half a century later and living in a foreign country, I discover on your website the meaning of that phrase: "Coxey's army". Thank you for that elucidation and thank you too for your splendid texts which I enjoyed reading.. It is a pleasure to make your virtual acquaintance and to add another name to my list of Hoosiers who are great writers, up there with Hoagy Carmichael and Cole Porter, Theodore Dreiser, Kurt Vonnegut, Ernie Pyle, Gene Straton Porter, and James Whitcomb Riley; the two latter perhaps not remembered by many today, but they brightened my childhood back when I was claiming to be part of Coxey's Army.
Boxholm, Sweden - 9 May 2007 22:09:35 (GMT)
I was lucky enough to have Jared Carter as a teacher when I was in the 7th grade at Indianapolis Public School #93. My teacher had to take leave to have her baby. Mr. Carter finished the year and taught us about poetry. He took us on a field trip to the Indiana Repertory Theater and we wrote several poems. I was real proud to have Mr Carter as a teacher.
Thanks again, Jared Carter.
Ninevah, Indiana USA - 25 April 2007 19:51:09 (GMT)
I just wanted you to know that I visited your website! and I like it. I enjoyed spending time with you in Cleveland and getting to know you and your poetry so well. I hope you enjoyed the Cavs.
Lexington, NC - 9 April 2007 22:02:26 (GMT)
I liked your writing, throw an eye over mine and tell me what you think.
Tomas O Carthaigh
Tullamore, Offaly Ireland - 29 March 2007 19:43:32 (GMT)
Dublin, Ireland - 2 March 2007 8:48:33 (GMT)
Elwood, IN USA - 28 June 2006 0:14:37 (GMT)
I just read "Secret" for the first time. I'm not surprised at the clarity of the pictures your words create, just grateful for them.
Indianapolis, Indiana USA - 18 June 2006 4:04:16 (GMT)
A poem from Argentina for Jared Carter...
Time and again he tried,
without success, to obtain descendants:
of a lost syllable,
of a stem wound around another stem,
of a feather carried by the breeze.
It yielded little, scarcely this,
an almost inaudible breathing
on the other side of the wall,
a small nest, messed up and empty
between roots scattered over the earth.
(From Stone Enclosed In Stone)
Muñíz, Buenos Aires Argentina - 5 June 2006 19:04:31 (GMT)
I loved your poems, especially the one called Snow. Your writing is so different from my own, but beautiful. . . . I've only just made this website because local children have insisted that I do so, but it seems to be going well. Best wishes from the Yorkshire Dales where we have snow today.
Ilkley, West Yorkshire England - 5 March 2006 11:12:23 (GMT)
I enjoy your writing very much. I would like to see and hear you read some of your work some time. If you do read your work in public, is there a way to find out when and where you are speaking?
Swayzee, IN USA - 5 December 2005 2:13:42 (GMT)
Site is much appreciated and inspiring.
Ohio USA - 26 October 2005 15:56:49 (GMT)
Very nice site.:)
Owensboro, ky usa - 18 October 2005 3:35:45 (GMT)
Got here searching for Les Barricades Misterieuses (the work of Francois Couperin, which has inspired some recent music research works in Italy and France) and enjoyed your poems!
Greetings from Italy!
Italy - 26 September 2005 11:16:13 (GMT)
I enjoyed the site very much. Awesome poetry!
Belgium - 10 June 2005 6:55:32 (GMT)
Nice site, good work . . .
James E. F. Riley, Sr.
San Angelo, Texas USA - 5 June 2005 1:33:18 (GMT)
Your poems really deserved such a nice site! Keep on!
Italy - 28 April 2005 5:40:48 (GMT)
Jared Carter’s short story “The Old Musician” is featured in the April edition of Bohème Magazine. Bohème is an online magazine of arts, literature and opinion created by a group of artists and writers and has been published in Paris since 2003.
To read more...go to As I Please
Barney F. McClelland
Cincinnati, Ohio - 4 April 2005 21:22:48 (GMT)
Fabuloso e interesante poemas de Jared Carter. Esplendidos.Extraordinarios. Benito Hall
santo domingo,republica dominicana, distrito nacional Dominicana - 30 March 2005 17:52:55 (GMT)
It has been a rainy, dreary afternoon, and I was tired from too many activities. So I decided to come to this website and escape into your wonderful imagery. I have had a pleasant hour or so, reading everything. You are "home" for me.
Boynton Beach, Florida USA - 26 March 2005 21:15:26 (GMT)
Heard you are going to be part of the next book of the Prairie Writer's Guild. We are very pleased to have you. Hope all is well in the big city!
Rensselaer, IN USA - 24 March 2005 17:08:24 (GMT)
Enjoyed your poems quite a lot here, Jared. Equally the ones in Plum Ruby Review.
San Marcos, TX USA - 22 March 2005 0:55:55 (GMT)
I just wanted to leave you the link to "As I Please"
Barney F. McClelland
Cincinnati, Ohio USA - 21 March 2005 19:04:08 (GMT)
Wheat Ridge, CO USA - 8 February 2005 19:16:54 (GMT)
I "googled" antiwar poetry websites and was sent here. I came for war and got peace. Thought I was thru hardened but seems I'm only case hardened. Tears, it would seem, are still available to me.
Rochester, NY USA - 1 February 2005 13:31:16 (GMT)
Jared, I was back at your site looking for a photo of you and re-read your terrific "Snow" poem.
I'm going to use it in class tonight to talk about how poets use vivid details.
valdosta, georgia usa - 26 January 2005 23:14:12 (GMT)
Jared Carter rocks!!!!
Liberty, MO Germany - 24 January 2005 19:18:37 (GMT)
It's Brendan and I'm sorry that you can't come over for Festivis and see the ficus tree but anyway have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Anyway I should be getting my driver's license soon and hopefully a car and insurance shortly after if I can twist my father's arm. Will anyway wish me luck.
Independence, Kentucky United States - 11 December 2004 14:54:14 (GMT)
I was just surfing the internet for poetry websites and came across yours. Nice poetry website. Keep on sharing your talents with all.
Renton, Washington United States - 3 November 2004 16:57:11 (GMT)
Wonderful website. I've been thinking of developing one similar. But this is outstanding. Great poetry.
David L. Barber
Albuquerque, New Mexico USA - 1 November 2004 3:07:52 (GMT)
after the rain--
the river bends
near the field I walk.
The site design is absolutely perfect. Good luck! ;)
- 29 October 2004 20:52:33 (GMT)
I type the words ‘Indiana geode’ into a search engine because I am looking for information about geodes in Indiana --
having negotiated some gem trades from Nigeria and Brazil and becoming more and more interested in the adventure the gem trade has to offer.
I have read two of your books and have recommended them.
From the good town of Spencer, Indiana.
- 9 October 2004 4:46:52 (GMT)
Amazing site, Jeb! You always had put visuals in your poetry. . . seeing the poetry in the visuals is brilliantly done. Just to pat myself on the back, I can remember how amazed you were when you started using a word processor -- it gave "visions and revisions (which a minute will reverse)" a whole new meaning.
Best from your one-time librarian. . .
Col. Santa Maria de Ribera, Distrito Federal Mexico - 7 October 2004 5:52:38 (GMT)
Basingstoke, Hants UK - 3 October 2004 16:12:06 (GMT)
Your Web site is beautiful, with lovely photographs and wonderful poetry. Still, you are one of the very best.
I'm working on my new site and have put a link from the "Pteranodon" page to the Peteranodon interview you put on your site. Check it out. I still have so much work to do on it.
Take care and I hope to hear you read again one of these days.
Spring Hill, Florida United States - 29 September 2004 16:12:39 (GMT)
Mr. Carter, I have admired your work since I first discovered it in Quentin Howard's WIND Magazine many years ago. I am a contemporary of yours. However, I think that it might be said that I have gotten older whereas you have gotten better. There are any number of your poems that captivate me. I share your "passion" for resurrecting the past. It has been said of me that I do the same in my poetry.
Again, my admiration for your work remains undiminished.
Sincere best regards,
Harrodsburg, Kentucky USA - 29 September 2004 8:11:42 (GMT)
great site, wonderful design!
best regards from
Germany - 14 September 2004 12:31:09 (GMT)
The site looks fantastic. It is a pleasure to read your poems here along with the beautiful photographs. The poetry world would be a poorer place without your words.
Westfield, IN USA - 9 September 2004 19:34:54 (GMT)
Very much enjoyed your work and the site.
- 7 September 2004 9:48:19 (GMT)
Loved the black & white themes and the poem SNOW . . .
Art and History Buff
Morristown, NJ USA - 4 September 2004 16:41:32 (GMT)
The site is wonderfully tasteful and interesting, and the craftsmanship in it is of the same fine quality one discovers in your verse.
Roger Hunt Carroll
Norfolk, Virginia USA - 2 September 2004 18:38:44 (GMT)
I really enjoyed your site! Nice Design!
Keep up your good work!
NY, NY USA - 16 August 2004 2:13:10 (GMT)
I really enjoyed your site.
- 1 July 2004 0:47:51 (GMT)
Really nice site -- good work!
GA USA - 23 June 2004 3:25:10 (GMT)
I enjoyed my visit to your site. Very clear writing and vivid images. I look forward to picking up one of your books in the near future.
Providence, RI USA - 20 June 2004 21:52:52 (GMT)
I enjoyed my visit to your site. Very nice work and also artwork.
Michael Paul Ladanyi
USA - 24 April 2004 4:03:40 (GMT)
Graceful work, impeccably crafted, content that matters. Thanks to Allen Braden, who made the reference. I'm off now to find the books!
Auburn, WA U.S.A. - 26 February 2004 22:31:50 (GMT)
Genius then, genius now. Wonderful poetry.
Wayland, MA USA - 20 February 2004 21:09:17 (GMT)
Very pleased to join you on the Indy Bookings site. I feel as if I'm in the company of "Freedom Writers" and admire the work you've done.
blessin's & much success,
cynth'ya lewis reed
muncie, in usa - 18 February 2004 23:35:38 (GMT)
What a beautifully crafted website! I especially enjoyed "Mississinewa Reservoir."
Evan C Norman
Austin, Texas USA - 9 February 2004 0:57:25 (GMT)
A friend told me about this site. I am familiar with your work and enjoy it very much. Thanks for writing.
IN - 29 January 2004 2:30:59 (GMT)
Jared - when I first read your poems, back in 1981, I felt the same joy and astonishment that comes with making a new friend; your poetry quietly compels me to look at places and people I know nothing about, and breathe and imagine.
This website is a lovely glimpse of you.
Portland, OR USA - 28 January 2004 4:00:32 (GMT)
I recently read Jared Carter's "Work, for the Night Is Coming" and enjoyed the book very much. I was unfamiliar with Mr. Carter when I purchased the book, but I am looking forward to reading more of his work. I believe "Oliver P. Morton" and "John Dillinger" are brilliant pieces of work and as valid, and frightening, today as when they were written. I am looking forward to investigating this site further.
Terre Haute, Indiana USA - 22 January 2004 1:25:18 (GMT)
What a nice website! Keep up the good work.
Chester, na UK - 17 January 2004 18:15:49 (GMT)
Good luck with your poetry.
Paul Rance, Peace & Freedom Press
Spalding, Lincs UK - 14 January 2004 19:47:05 (GMT)
Very nice site! It is both well constructed and easy to navigate. And then there's the writing! Great job, Mr. Carter! I envy your abilities.
Please stay in touch!
Eric M. Cox
Knightstown, IN USA - 27 December 2003 19:18:16 (GMT)
Thanks for the revelation, or reminder, that a Web site can be a work of art, as well as a treasure trove. Thanks for The Gleaning and so many other precious gems.
Indpls, IN USA - 3 December 2003 21:20:56 (GMT)
I am glad to see you are doing well. I have written some fair poems and spent a day in jail for antiwar activities, so it has been a good 2003 for me as well. Drop me a line if you have time.
J. Quinn Brisben
Chicago, IL USA - 19 November 2003 17:28:58 (GMT)
I appreciated the selection of nine of your poems on the Poetry X website which I found through the links on your site. (Readers -- find it under "biography.") I especially enjoyed:
1- "The Clapping" made me think about the prayer of thanks before the sacrifice of the lamb and the woodcutters who say a prayer before they chop the tree. . . .
2- "In The North Pasture" was so striking I am compelled to ask: Did you know the bull?
3- "Truth to Tell" -- I'm with you.
Izmir, Turkey - 9 November 2003 16:30:55 (GMT)
I greatly enjoyed the beautiful words. The pictures made the words more meaningful. It is great to see the early times when life was quiet and everyone took their time to enjoy the pleasures of a simple life. It is so sad to know the children of today will never have the precious gift of seeing and living as your wonderful poetry accurately describes. Thank you.
Indianapolis, Indiana USA - 23 October 2003 0:04:48 (GMT)
Would that my comments be as elegant as your website. When I was a student of yours, ten years now past twixt then and now, you spoke of authenticity. Demanding 'crunchiness' of word and knowledge of subject matter (write about what you know), you helped hone this writer's skills.
My treasures from those classroom hours? Form (sestina), function, edit - a lot and often, rewrite. Perhaps most esteemed is love of the word.
Andrea (Cooper) Fagan
Indianapolis, Indiana USA - 17 October 2003 20:14:58 (GMT)
Even after ten years, I cannot bring myself to call you "Jeb," or "Jared," but simply "Mr. Carter." Teacher, mentor, friend, you still never cease to stun me with your words. Thank you for forcing me to jump through that glass window, without question. You have taught me how to listen.
Charles Eric Lamb
Indianapolis, Indiana - 6 October 2003 2:59:53 (GMT)
Honolulu, Hawaii USA - 26 September 2003 14:58:30 (GMT)
The finest teacher I have ever known. . . and a truly masterful wordsmith. As a Hoosier native and New York transplant, I find myself escaping to every scrap of your writing that I can get my eyes on. . . now I know where to go. . . the "Jared Carter Central-web Depository " ala JaredCarter.com. Fantastic Site!
. . .what is hidden here. . . the glance of someone not looking straight ahead. . . but someone who keeps wandering. . . allowing their own perspective to change. . .
Joshua D. Akers
Long Beach, New York US - 18 September 2003 17:53:52 (GMT)
Great Site Jared! Great poetry!
New York, NY USA - 16 September 2003 17:31:30 (GMT)
symbolic sea, spiritual reality, mystical instant, shattered existant, where once was I, demons prowl and spy; measured malice, conceptual chalice.
perth, western australia australia - 13 September 2003 7:52:12 (GMT)
I like your style, Seamus Heaney and Simon Armitage come to mind, not that you are in any way derivative, just travelers in a familiar country. . .
London, UK - 12 September 2003 3:50:46 (GMT)
Very nice site, good writing
- 10 September 2003 16:01:23 (GMT)
- 6 September 2003 20:27:24 (GMT)
tom orr reminded me about your site, which i've saved and plan to visit again, and again. As always your stuff's like the guy who sits at the end of the bar, and does nothing but speak the truth.
speedway, in us - 5 September 2003 2:07:34 (GMT)
this is, for sure, the most fabuleux poetry site on the web!
juditte la roche
Pretoria, Gauteng South Africa - 29 August 2003 14:27:49 (GMT)
Ron tried unsuccessfully to open your website on his antiquated computer. So I'm sending you greetings from him in absentia.
From myself only, I wish you'd identify the photographs -- at least where they were taken. Ron, no doubt, would just enjoy them as evocative images.
Nice clean design -- I like it.
- 27 August 2003 19:19:22 (GMT)
Jared: A good cross section of your poems with effective use of b/w pictures. I enjoyed the site very much. I'd like see some more of the early poems posted (like "Averill Thomas" or "Water Intoxicator Blues"). These were gritty, edgy, very urban. The contrast with the subtle diction and smooth prosody of the later work will give your readers a clear sense of the pilgrimage your writing has taken.
Morristown, Indiana USA - 25 August 2003 3:32:48 (GMT)
your site is crap
new york, new york usa - 24 August 2003 0:39:09 (GMT)
i meant that i found plagiarist.com and thus found you. i love finding kin from the prairies and heart of this land.
- 20 August 2003 3:29:24 (GMT)
a friend told me about Mary Oliver's "The Buddha's Last Instruction" so i went searching and found your wonderful site. thank you so much, i know i will visit often.
Lincoln, Nebraska USA - 20 August 2003 3:24:00 (GMT)
Some lovely poetry and photos. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit.
Pretoria, Gauteng South Africa - 19 August 2003 9:12:27 (GMT)
We love your web page -- it's fantastic!
Jim, Becky & Jake Crosbie
Bainbridge, Indiana U.S. - 19 August 2003 1:15:48 (GMT)
The web site reflects the elegance of the authenticity of Jared's work. French wine makers call it "terroir", the essence of place. Jared's poetry gathers the essence of our heartland.
There is thoughtful poise in the artistic design and use of photos. This is a nice retreat. Thank you.
Indianapolis, Indiana USA - 17 August 2003 12:42:12 (GMT)
I really like the website. It is beautifully done. I enjoy your poetry. "Mourning Doves" is a favorite.
Cicero, Indiana USA - 16 August 2003 18:00:24 (GMT)
Wow! A master of one of the oldest art forms and a master of technology -- certainly "the sun has turned another page."
Drummond Island, Michigan U S A - 16 August 2003 8:53:20 (GMT)
Jeb, a wonderful website, fitting for a great poet and--may I add--a most wonderful friend. Ursula Niklas, a philosopher.
Indianapolis, In USA - 15 August 2003 21:56:06 (GMT)
Great site! Jared Carter's work deserves to be in the public eye.
Barney F. McClelland
Cincinnati, Ohio USA - 15 August 2003 10:01:26 (GMT)
Jeb. . .
This is one of the finest private poetry websites I've had the honor of viewing. It is consistent with the high quality, artful poetry you are known for.
Cicero, IN USA - 14 August 2003 14:39:12 (GMT)
When I read SNOW, which I had not before, August suddenly became January, and all the poems I had ever written seemed as messy as the March thaw. Stunning.
Fort Wayne, IN USA - 14 August 2003 13:17:51 (GMT)
Beautiful web site.
Joe Dempsey, Sr.
Ridley Park, PA U.S.A. - 14 August 2003 1:57:13 (GMT)
Congratulations, Jared, on your fabulous new web site! All the best to you. I'm sure it will bring you continued success.
Plymouth Meeting, PA USA - 10 July 2003 22:58:36 (GMT)
Perhaps you would like to leave some comments yourself.