Jared Carter has published three books of poetry with the Cleveland State University Poetry Center, most recently Les Barricades Mystérieuses (1999).
“Carter’s is a poetry of resolute middle distance, firmly of this world: between the dust under the earth and the dust of space there exists the place the poem can illumine.” –Helen Vendler
“These are loving poems, delivered in a quiet, authoritative voice; the reader slips into their flow and partakes of a communion. . . [This] is a remarkable achievement.” –Bruce Bennett
“From beginning to end, this volume has the quiet passion of conviction, the voice of a poet who knows exactly what he wants to say and how to say it. . . Behind the range of styles and approaches, one recognizes a single honest and contemporary voice.” –Dana Gioia