Publications
Dr. Catherine Carter

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Books

  • The Swamp Monster at Home (poetry), Louisiana State University Press, 2012--nominated by LSU for Pulitzer and Kingsley Tufts; appeared on Poetry Foundation's list of bestselling poetry collections, February 2012
  • The Memory of Gills (poetry) Lousiana State University Press, 2006. Winner of North Carolina Literary and Historical Society's Roanoke-Chowan Award, 2007.

On-Line and Media Professional Publications

  • NC TEACH Online for Lateral Entry Teachers, inaugural cohort. Lead Online Course Module Editor, with Dr. Brian Gastle. NC Teach. North Carolina State Board of Education, Department of Public Instruction. Summer 2004.
  • Professional Development for New Teachers: First Days. In Professional Development Series for Excellence in Teaching. E-technology developer, with Dr. Brian Gastle, for Multi-CD Educational Series. NC Teach. North Carolina State Board of Education, Department of Public Instruction. August 2003.
  • Study Guide For Business and Technical Communication in a Global Economy (D. Andrews), with Brian Gastle and Marta Kvande. Prentice Hall . On-line December, 1997 at Prentice Hall's website.

Articles

  • "An Underground Misison and an Incorrigible Flirt." Review of Julie Suk's Lie Down with Me: New and Selected Poems, forthcoming, North Carolina Literary Review.
  • " 'The Means at My Disposal': Voodoo and Power in Their Eyes Were Watching God." under consideration, African-American Review (after request for revision and resubmission, Summer 2012.)
  • "Priest, Prostitute, Plumber? The Construction of Teachers as Saints," forthcoming in English Education (NCTE), v. 45, no. 1, Fall 2009.
  • "To Tell, Not to Tell, to Tell It Slant?" Review of books of poetry by Dannye Romine Powell, Lenard Moore, and Susan Ludvigson. North Carolina Literary Review, Summer 2009.
  • "Poverty, Payment, Power: Kathleen Thompson Norris and Popular Romance", Studies in American Fiction, Fall 2008.
  • "“Not a Woman: The Murdered Muse in ‘Ligeia.’” Poe Studies: Dark Romanticism: History, Theory, Interpretation, Volume 36 (2003.)
  • " ‘Ripping the Tapestry’: The Transcendent and the Personal in the Novels of May Sarton,” in A Celebration for May Sarton, Constance Hunting, editor, Puckerbrush Press, Orono, Maine, 1994.

Assessment Documents

  • Undergraduate Secondary English Education, program report for accreditation by North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Fall 2007. Led to successful reaccreditation of program. 145 pp.

Poems

  • "The Young,' forthcoming in Asheville Poetry Review, Fall 2012. Second place in William Matthews Poetry Prize contest (judge, David Wagoner.)
  • Losing the Way", The Lyric, Fall 2012.
  • Hydro Plant Accommodates Rafting Industry," The Lyric, Fall 2012.
  • Occult Bat Encounters", Broad River Review, Fall 2011.
  • The Great Eddy", Broad River Review, Fall 2011.
  • In the Graveyard", North Carolina Literary Review, Summer 2011.
  • Holy Ground", North Carolina Literary Review, Summer 2011.
  • "The Influx," North Carolina Literary Review, Summer 2011.
  • "Arson in Ladytown," Ploughshares, Spring 2011.
  • "The Dawn of Time," Orion, Spring 2011.
  • "Calligraphy of the Buzzards, The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Journal of Florida Literature, Spring 2010.
  • "Sprickets," The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Journal of Florida Literature, Spring 2010.
  • "The Book of Steve," Best American Poetry 2009, Scribner, September 2009.
  • "Men's Neckties," forthcoming in Raintown Review, Winter 2009.
  • "Legacy," Cortland Review, Fall 2009.
  • "One More Ars Poetica, Cortland Review, Fall 2009.
  • "Among the Assassins," in The Lowly, Exalted, and Other Poems, chapbook, University of Southern Maine, September 2009.
  • "Dark Silk," in The Lowly, Exalted, and Other Poems, chapbook, University of Southern Maine, September 2009.
  • "The Earthquake," Redheaded Stepchild, Fall 2009.
  • "Mid-July, 39," Connotations, Fall 2009.
  • "The Hole," Connotations, Fall 2009.
  • "Augury," Connotations, Fall 2009.
  • "This Time," Snowy Egret, Fall 2009.
  • "Leaffall", The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Journal of Florida Literature, Spring 2009.
  • "That Time Again,"The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Journal of Florida Literature, Spring 2009.
  • “Toast,” Winner of North Carolina Writers’ Network's Randall Jarrell award, 2009.
  • "Eggcorns," North Carolina Literary Review, Summer 2008.
  • "The Globe," Barefoot Muse, June 2008.
  • "Suicide, 87," Iodine Poetry Journal, Summer 2008.
  • "The Globe," Barefoot Muse, June 2008.
  • "Walking Home at Night, with Sonda," Tar River Poetry Review, Spring 2008.
  • "The Happy Marriage," Tar River Poetry Review, Spring 2008.
  • "The Box," Cider Press Review, Spring 2008.
  • "Classroom Meditation, in 'Flu Season," Cider Press Review, Spring 2008.
  • "Adam and Steve," Asheville Poetry Review, Fall 2007.
  • "Vegetable Drawer, Black Mold," Kakalak, June 2007.
  • "Crow Cosmogony," Main Street Rag, Spring 2007.
  • "Power Failure," Main Street Rag, Spring 2007.
  • "Early Coffee," Thema, Winter 2006.
  • "Cthulhu in Atlantis," Louisville Review, June 2006.
  • "The Day of the Summer Solstice," Louisville Review, June 2006.
  • "The Body," Louisville Review, June 2006.
  • "Years Away”, in The Paradelle: An Anthology, ed. Theresa Welford; 2005.
  • "Play Anything," Evansville Review, Summer 2005
  • "Witching Hour”, Phoebe: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Feminist Scholarship, Fall 2004.
  • "My Geeks”, Phoebe: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Feminist Scholarship, Fall 2004.
  • "Meditation on Lettuce", Cider Press Review, Spring 2004.
  • "Cullowhee Creek, After Thunder”, Cider Press Review, Spring 2004.
  • "The Fall", Poetry, January 2003.
  • "Early Elegy", Roanoke Review, Fall 2003.
  • "Two Years Married", Whiskey Island Review, Summer 2003.
  • "Bone Season", Fox Cry Review, Fall 2002.
  • "The Way Home", Antietam Review, Summer 2002.
  • "Wingate, MD, Early Evening", Potomac Review, Summer 2002.
  • "Weight," Sulphur River Literary Review, Spring 2002.
  • "Dream Visions," Sulphur River Literary Review, Spring 2002.
  • "The Ants and the Double Helix," North Carolina Literary Review, Fall 2001.
  • "Found on a County Road," in The Journalist's Craft, edited by Dennis Jackson and John Sweeney, Allworth Press, March 2002.
  • "Raising Tomatoes," Porcupine Literary Arts Magazine, June 2001.
  • "In the Mountains: An Occasional," Faultline, May 2001.
  • "The Last Good Water," Faultline, May 2001.
  • "The Prodigal Son Thinks of Writing Home," The Lyric, Fall 2000.
  • "Where the Dogs Are Buried," Comstock Review, Fall 1999.
  • "R.E.M," The Bear Essential, Summer 1999.
  • "Poeticus Narcissus at the City Hall," The Southern Anthology, Winter 1997-1998.
  • "Evidence of Angels," Graffiti Rag, 1997-1998.
  • "To Agent Mulder," Alligator Juniper, Fall 1997.
  • "Letter to the Court, Appealing a Citation," Mudfish, 1997.
  • "Love in the Time of Crocuses," Mudfish, 1997.
  • "Persephone Underground," Tor House Foundation Newsletter, August 1997.
  • "When Demeter Saw the Marks," Flipside, Spring 1997.
  • "The Story of My Life," Flipside, Spring 1997.
  • "Shit These Days," Chiron Review, Winter 1996.
  • "The Slave Bracelet," Chiron Review, Winter 1996.
  • "The Stingrays," Chiron Review, Winter 1996.
  • "Two Students Tell Me They Live Life on the Edge," Chiron Review,1996.
  • "Allergy Season," Green Fuse, Spring 1994.
  • "Pilotfish," Tapjoe, 1993

Presentations

  • " ' 'We Got Books Out Here, Too:'' Strategies for Promoting Lifelong Reading in Rural High Schools." National Council of Teachers of English annual convention, Philadelphia, PA, November 19, 2009.
  • “Priests or Plumbers? Cultural Metaphor Constructing Teacher Realities,” North Carolina Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators Teacher Education Forum, Raleigh, NC, September 19, 2008.
  • “The Workings of Metaphor,” North Carolina Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators conference on Raising Achievement and Closing the Gap, Greensboro, NC, April 2, 2008.
  • “Pulling It All Together: Fragmented Education Communities and Their Effects on Future Teachers.” North Carolina Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators Teacher Education Forum, Raleigh, NC, September 20, 2007.
  • “A Girl’s Best Friend: Appalachian Women Authors Negotiate the Nonhuman,” Association for the Study of Literature and Environment conference, Wofford University, Spartanburg, South Carolina, June 16, 2007.
  • “The American Diploma Project in North Carolina,” with Shayne Goodrum (State Department of Public Instruction), North Carolina English Teacher’s Association conference, Raleigh, NC, October 13, 2006.
  • “Beyond PC: Multiculturalism in the Methods Course,” North Carolina Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators Teacher Education Forum, Raleigh, NC, September 22, 2006.
  • Chair: “Finding Common Ground Between Classroom Practice and the Expectations of the Standardized Tests.” National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 2005.
  • “What Makes it So Good? Standards for Evaluating Free-Verse Poetry”, Highlands Lecture Series, Highlands, NC, June 2003.
  • "Inventing Our Own Cliches: Writing Against Tropes in Genre Fiction." City Lights Bookstore, Sylva, NC, February 2002; also delivered at Caroline County Public Library, Denton, Maryland, March 2002.
  • "Bread and Circuses, Popcorn and Movies: The Self-Reflexive Sentiment of Gladiator." Twentieth Century Literature Conference, Louisville, Kentucky, February 2001.
  • "When Is A Mystery Really a Romance? Why Cadfael Never Apprehends Young Lovers." International Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 2000.
  • "Vapid Women, Sexy Sidekicks: The Only Smart Villain is a Gay Villain in Batman Forever." Twentieth Century Literature Conference, Louisville, Kentucky, February 22, 1997.
  • "Colonization's Beneficiaries: Teaching Native American Literature to the Young, White and Wealthy." Modern Language Association Conference, December 1996.
  • "The End of Literary Pedagogy: The Experience of Teaching Environmental Literature." The Ends of Nature, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas March 1995.
  • "Roads to the Borderlands: Anzaldua's Use of Mysticism and Autobiography," Twentieth-Century Literature Conference, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, Februrary 7, 1994.
  • "Mystical plus Autobiographical Equals Feminine: Anzaldua Claims the Specific," Conference on Modern Literature, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida: panel, "Aesthetics and the Postmodern," organized with Kathrine Varnes and Frank Smigiel from the University of Delaware.
  • "Tearing the Transcendent Tapestry: Moments of Subversion in Mrs. Stevens and Anger." May Sarton at Eighty: A Celebration of Her Life and Work, Westbrook College, Portland, Maine. June 11, 1992.
 

 

Dr. Catherine Carter
Director of English Education
421 Coulter Hall
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC 28723
(828) 227-3931