André Lewis Carter
André Lewis Carter writes fiction, poetry, essays, and plays in the urban sprawl of Portland, Oregon. He is a reader for Kaylie Jones Books, an imprint of Akashic Books, and Hippocampus Magazine & Books. His work recently appeared in "Soft Cartel," "Page and Spine," and "Down in the Dirt." His poetry has appeared in "The Journal of Graduate Liberal Studies." André’s one act play, "Reaction," was staged at the Last Theater Conference in Valdez, AK. As a former sailor he realized many of the skeletons in his closet could make interesting reading. André has a M.A. in fiction writing and a M.F.A. in creative writing from the Wilkes University Graduate Creative Writing Program where he was a Beverly Blakeslee Hiscox Scholar. He is married to a very patient woman who occasionally tells dirty jokes.