Based in Washington, DC, poet Kenneth Carroll is the author of the poetry collection So What! For the White Dude Who Said This Ain’t Poetry (1997). He has been a contributor to Beltway Magazine, and his work is included in the anthologies In Search of Color Everywhere (1994), American Poetry: The Next Generation (2000), and The Lion Speaks: An Anthology for Hurricane Katrina (2006).

Carroll has received the Washington, DC, Mayor’s Arts Award for Service to the Arts, the Literary Friends of Washington Award, and a literary fellowship from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Active as a teacher and in arts organizations, Carroll has been coordinator and director of the DC WritersCorps and was a founding member of 8Rock Writers Collective and a past president of the African-American Writers Guild.