John Carter is currently a first-year graduate student in the M.A. in English—Creative Writing program at Ball State University, where he also holds a B.A. in English—Creative Writing with a Professional Writing Minor. His interests lie in using description and lyricism to bring a love of family, farming, and nature to what is (hopefully) an accessible space.

Besides writing, he is also the co-managing editor of the creative nonfiction literary magazine, Embodied Effigies. Currently in its fifth issue, the magazine publishes nonfiction from all walks of life, striving to form a community around writing that creates Truth any way possible, even if that means pushing against genre boundaries.