Kristi Carter

Kristi Carter is a PhD student in Creative Writing--Poetry with a specialization in Women’s and Gender Studies. Her poems have appeared in publications including So to Speak, poemmemoirstory, CALYX, and Hawaii Review. Her work examines of the intersection of gender and intergenerational trauma in 20th Century poetics. She is at work on a collection of poems. She holds an MFA from Oklahoma State University.

The C Word Which Also Means Home

an excerpt:

Hair is the mirror
Death looks through
to you. Behold
the silvering, the vanish.

So to grow a forest
above your fortress
from which no wraith
can ferret you out:
that's what I
thought life was about.

Hello. I am taking your hand.

The snake believes in redemption.


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