Katie Carter

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Katie Carter has been writing poems for many years. When she turned fifteen, her parents gave her a copy of “The Portable Dorothy Parker.” Luckily, this caused her to write more poems, but not to drink heavily. She went on to attend UC Santa Cruz and graduate with a BA in literature with an emphasis in creative writing. Today she writes what some have termed “bar poems”: funny, sad, terribly myopic, often too loud, and sometimes in questionable taste.

Things Found in the Bottom of Purses

Loose change from four countries

Things Worth Burning

a hole in your pocket

Signs of Winter

It is raining again
is the punch line to a letter