This I Believe. Carl Carmer, well known as poet, author and editor, was born in upstate New York, the son of a teacher and a school superintendant. After teaching in college and doing service as a magazine editor and columnist, he wrote his first successful book, Stars Fell on Alabama, in 1934. Many more have followed, including a number of juveniles. Carl Carmer is also editor of the Rivers of America series. Here is his creed.
Often, after a man has reached his mature years, he has experiences that seem like sudden shafts of sunlight to illuminate and give meaning to events of his past. Such a revelation came to me