Kent MacCarter


Kent MacCarter, a US expatriate, is now a permanent resident in Melbourne with his wife and two cats. Answering the question ‘Where are you from?’ is always difficult.

ln the Hungry Middle of Here (Transit Lounge Press) is his first collection of poetry. The collection navigates the world, seeking sound, texture and taste that characterise its parts. His work has previously appeared in Meanjin, OverlandWet InkCanberra TimesThe AgeCordite and Best Australian Poems 2009.

He currently sits on the executive board of SPUNC: The Small Press Network and is an active member in Melbourne PEN.


I want to be editor of the chimpanzee register

PoetryYou know, chimps?They sure as Christ know youThat genus with answersThey've scoped you for yearsYes, you. For millenniaChimps with hammersChimps with bonesTwirling them like batonsIn the marching bandThat is your DNAI want to be editor of the chimpanzee registerTagged...

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