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Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet
I write poetry and prose and have been writing ever since I saw e.e. cummings'"In Just--" on the page in seventh grade. I feel comfortable writing CNF, fiction, and poetry, but I rarely work on more than one genre at a time. A long way back, I wanted to develop a style that was a cross between poetry and prose, and that shows itself in much of my work. I am especially pleased that the lyric essay has become a respected and increasingly popular literary form.
He is the author of ten books of poems including Resonance ( 2010) (Eric Hoffer Award), Half Lives: Petrarchan Poems (2004) and Unauthorized Autobiography: New and Selected Poems (2003). He has also published two books of translations, Last Voyage: The Poems of Giovanni Pascoli from Italian (2010) and Alexandar Persolja's Journey of the Sun from Slovene (2008). He is also the author of two critical books, Acts of Mind: Conversations with American Poets (Choice Award) and Dismantling Time in Contemporary Poetry (Agee Award Winner), and has edited two anthologies of Slovene poetry, as well as the journal Poetry Miscellany. His work has been translated into fifteen languages and has appeared in The Best American Poems, among other collections.
Chad is author of three collections of poetry, and co-editor of two anthologies. He has served in various editorial capacities for The Chattahoochee Review, Five Points, The GSU Review (now New South), and The Pedestal Magazine. A graduate of Baylor's George Truett Seminary, Chad has advocated for young children and youth in his communities in a number of educational and speaking capacities for over 15 years. He is a graduate of Georgia State University's Ph.D. program in Creative Writing, and during his time in Atlanta founded the Terminus Magazine literary arts organization. Chad has taught creative writing, composition and literature at Georgia State University, Georgia Perimeter College, Lee University, and currently Dalton State College. He currently leads writing workshops with the UT-C Meacham Writers' Workshop, hosts readings for regional authors at Rock Point Books, and leads free workshops on creativity, writing and publishing in the Chattanooga and Atlanta areas.
For 2013-2014 I was the inaugural U.C. Foundation Visiting Scholar/Writer at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. I will serve as the UTC visiting writer again for 2014-2015. Current works-in-progress are a novel and a book-length memoir as well as short fiction and essays.