Carter McKenzie’s work appears in numerous journals and anthologies, including What the River Brings: Oregon River Poems, Canary, Sisyphus, Turtle Island Quarterly, The Berkeley Poets Cooperative: A History of the Times, and the poetry anthology Of Course, I’m a Feminist! Along with poet Jenny Root, she co-hosts the Springfield Poetry Series at the Emerald Art Center in Springfield, Oregon. A co-founder of the Northwest poetry collective Airlie Press, Carter continues to support the press as a member of the board of directors. Since 2015, she has been an active member of the Springfield-Eugene Chapter of SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice). Carter lives in a small community in Western Oregon’s Middle Fork Willamette watershed region, which has been her home for the past twenty-three years. Stem of Us, released by Flowstone Press in May 2018, is her second full-length book of poetry.