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Charles Rossiter

Author's Bio

Charlie Rossiter, three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, hosts the audio website poetrypoetry.com. His work has been featured on NPR and numerous statewide public radio networks. During the ‘90s he hosted the Poetry Motel TV program, still seen on cable stations in some parts of the Northeast. His recent co-authored book Back Beat,has been praised by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. He has performed at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival in NJ; and was among a handful of poets chosen to perform at the Chicago Blues Festival in 2005. His latest book All Over America: Road Poems (2009) is available at www.FoothillsPublishing.com. In it he continues his explorations of memoir through poetry begun in his previous book of poems, The Night We Danced With the Raelettes, (2007) also from FootHills Publishing.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
All Over America: Road Poems (Foothills Publishing, 2009), The Night We Danced With the Raelettes (Foothills Publishing, 2007), Back Beat, 2nd Edition (Fractal Edge Press, 2006), Around the House (Pudding House Publications, 2005), CR's Greatest Hits (Pudding House Publications, 2002), Cold Mt 2000 (Backroads, 2001), What Men Talk About (Pudding House Publications, 2000)
Anthologies:
Identity Lessons (Penguin, 1999), Passionate Hearts (New World Library, 1996)
Journals:
Lips, NPR, Paterson Literary Review
Performances:
Chicago Blues Festival (2005), Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival (2004), KPFA (2004), Nuyorican Poets Cafe (2004)
Prizes:
NEA Fellowship for Poetry; Red Wheel Barrow Prize

Charles Rossiter Resume

Personal Favorites

Favorite Authors:
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Listing last updated: May 27, 2009

More Information

Listed as:
Poet, Spoken Word Artist
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Born in:
Baltimore, MD

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