Charles Rossiter

Oak Park, IL 60304-1423
(708) 660-9376

Author's Bio

Charlie Rossiter, three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, hosts the audio website 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 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

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

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Poet, Spoken Word Artist
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Last updated: May 27, 2009