Terry McCarty has been writing poetry in, around (and sometimes about) Los Angeles since 1997.
His education in the craft was achieved through Olin Tezcatlipoca's Saturday afternoon workshops at Midnight Special Bookstore in Santa Monica CA plus Don Kingfisher Campbell's Wednesday workshop in Pasadena CA.
He has read and/or featured at several venues in Los Angeles and Orange County--plus Northern California, Las Vegas, NV, Seattle, WA and Austin, TX.
Books include Hollywood Poetry: 2001-2013 and Never Met Bukowski.
Terry also has been published in anthologies including The Long Way Home: The Best of the Little Red Books (Lummox Press), So Luminous the Wildflowers (Tebot Bach), Van Gogh's Ear and Raundi Kai Moore-Kondo's Short Poems series.
Hello, State of In-between
Hello, state of in between,
Wish I wasn’t meeting you again
Reminding me I’m still here
Standing at the usual corner
In the neighborhood I never left
Instead of where I want to be—
Climbing up from underground
Swiping off my electronic distraction
And switching on the light inside