Charles Jensen

Los Angeles, CA 90042

Author's Bio

Charles Jensen is the author of The First Risk and three chapbooks, which was a finalist for the 2010 Lambda Literary Award in Poetry. His chapbooks include Living Things, which won the 2006 Frank O’Hara Chapbook Award, and The Strange Case of Maribel Dixon (New Michigan Press, 2007). A past recipient of an Artist’s Project Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, his poetry has appeared in Bloom, Columbia Poetry Review, Copper Nickel, The Journal, New England Review, spork, and West Branch. He holds an MFA in poetry from Arizona State University. He is the founding editor of the online poetry magazine LOCUSPOINT, which explores creative work on a city-by-city basis. He serves as director of The Writer's Center, one of the nation's largest independent literary centers, on the board of directors of the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, and was recently elected to the Emerging Leader Council of Americans for the Arts.

Publications and Prizes

The First Risk
(Lethe Press, 2009)
Anti-, Bloom, Columbia Poetry Review, Court Green, New England Review, Spork, The Collagist, The Journal, West Branch, Willow Springs
Little Burning Edens
(Red Mountain, 2005)
, Living Things
(Thorngate Road, 2006)
, The Nanopedia Quick Reference Pocket Lexicon of Contemporary American Culture
(MiPOesias, 2012)
, The Strange Case of Maribel Dixon
(New Michigan Press, 2007)
Prizes Won: 
Red Mountain Review Chapbook Award, 2005 Frank O'Hara Chapbook Award, 2006 Arizona Commission on the Arts Artist's Project Grant, 2007 Entrepreneurial Advantage Grant (Arizona State University), 2007

More Information

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Caucasian, European American, G/L/B/T, Scandinavian American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender, Prisoners, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers, Veterans
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Eagle, WI
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Last updated: Feb 07, 2013