Terry Ann Carter was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts and moved to Canada in 1965. After earning degrees in English and Music, and a graduate degree in Education, she taught language arts from kindergarden to college. An international award winning haikuist, Carter participated in the Basho Festival, Ueno, Japan, and serves Haiku Canada as President. In the summer of 2005, Carter was an instructor at the Teachers’ Training Program, Dongzhou International Education Exchange Center, Haimen City, China. Carter was the Random Acts of Poetry poet for Ottawa 2005 – 2010.