Strangers to Us All Lawyers and Poetry

Karl W. Carter, Jr.

(1944-    )

Karl W. Carter, Jr. was born in New Orleans in 1944, moved with his family to Los Angeles when he was in third grade and resides and practices law in Washington, D.C. He is in private practice specializing in racial discrimination law. Carter attended Tennessee State University and began writing poetry while at Howard University where he obtained his law degree. [Source: Personal communication with Karl Carter, Jr.]

Carter's poetry appears in The Poet Upstairs: An Anthology of Washington Area Poets (Octave Stevenson, ed., 1979) and in Stephen Henderson (ed.), Understanding the New Black Poetry: Black Speech and Black Music as Poetic Reference (New York: William Morrow & Co., 1973).

Selected Poetry
Off the Record: An Anthology of Poetry By Lawyers


Karl W. Carter, A Season in Sorrow (Detroit: Broadside Press, ____)

____________, Three Poems (Detroit: Broadside Press, 1972)