Martin Carter

Scope and Content

Consists of letters and proofs relating to the published poetry works of Martin Carter.

Administrative / Biographical History

Martin Carter’s poetry was first published in Britain in 1954 by the leftwing publishing house Lawrence & Wishart when publication in colonial British Guiana wasn’t possible, and later by New Beacon Books. He appeared in E.A. Markham’s seminal anthology Hinterland (Bloodaxe, 1989) as one of the father figures of modern Caribbean poetry. Two editions of Selected Poems by Martin Carter have been published, one in Guyana in 1997 and another in Britain by Peepal Tree in 1999. Stewart Brown’s critical anthology All Are Involved: The Art of Martin Carter also appeared from Peepal Tree in 1999.