Carrie Etter (born 1969) is an American poet.
Etter holds a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an MFA, MA and PhD from the University of California, Irvine. She was a visiting lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire for 2003–2004, teaching short-story writing and literature.
In the UK, her poems have appeared in Metre, Poetry Wales, Poetry Review, Reactions, Thumbscrew, The Times Literary Supplement, and elsewhere, while in the US her poems have appeared in Aufgabe, Barrow Street, Columbia, Meridian, The New Republic, Seneca Review, and many other journals. She is also an essayist and a critic. Her reviews of contemporary poetry have appeared in The Independent, The Guardian, The Times Literary Supplement, and Verse, among others. Etter has published essays on W.B. Yeats and Sherman Alexie in W.B. Yeats and Post-Colonialism and Telling the Stories: Essays on American Indian Literatures and Cultures, respectively.
She won a 2010 London Awards for Art and Performance, the London New Poetry Award for a best first collection published in the UK and Ireland in the preceding year, for The Tethers. In 2013 she received an Authors' Foundation grant from the Society of Authors for work on her third collection, Imagined Sons.
- Say Mercy ed. by Steve Boyett, Sneaker Press, 1992, ISBN 978-1-882813-01-8 (pamphlet/chapbook)
- Subterfuge of the Unrequitable Poets & Poets Press, 1998, ISBN 978-0-937013-79-3 (pamphlet/chapbook)
- Yet Leafe Press, 2008, ISBN 978-0-9535401-9-8 (pamphlet/chapbook)
- The Tethers, Seren Books, 2009, ISBN 978-1-85411-492-1
- The Son Oystercatcher Press, 2009, ISBN 978-1-905885-24-4 (pamphlet/chapbook)
- Divining for Starters Shearsman Books, 2011, ISBN 9781848611504
- Imagined Sons Seren Books, 2014, ISBN 9781781721513
- Carrie Etter (ed) Infinite Difference: Other Poetries by UK Women Poets, Shearsman Books, 2010, ISBN 978-1-84861-099-6