Charles K. Carter is a queer poet and educator from Iowa. He shares his home with his artist husband and their spoiled pets. He enjoys film, yoga, and live music. Melissa Etheridge is his ultimate obsession. Carter has an MA in creative writing with a poetry concentration from Southern New Hampshire University and an MFA in writing from Lindenwood University. He is a volunteer video curator for Button Poetry. His poems have been featured in several literary journals. Carter is the author of the chapbooks Chasing Sunshine (Lazy Adventurer Publishing), Splinters (Kelsay Books), and Salem Revisited (WordTech Editions, December 2021). He collaborated on a short illustrated collection of haikus entitled Safety-Pinned Hearts with his husband, Brandon Carter, which was released by Alien Buddha Press. He also has a forthcoming full-length collection, Read My Lips (David Robert Books, November 2022).
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