Jared Carter’s Darkened Rooms of Summer was the first book selected for the Ted Kooser Contemporary Poetry Series and was published in 2014 by the University of Nebraska Press. Carter lives in Indiana.
Step down. It comes up to your knees.
The same. In all this silence, be
Across the stream, unleashing line
Until such gestures recombine,
Of light and water, language brims –
Without a word, where each has been,