Playwright and poet John Carter is a former merchant seaman, railroadman, and proposal writer who has ceased his wanderings and now lives out of sight with his wife and dogs. He has performed his poetry in various dives with the rock groups Eros and Luna and solo in more polite venues, including the Library of Congress. As an actor, he has played cop roles on stage and screen. Lou is the third of his plays to appear in New York. Life is rich.