Charles Harper Webb

Fiction Writer, Poet

English Dept CSU, Long Beach
Long Beach, CA 90840

Author's Bio

Charles Harper Webb's numerous books of poetry include Reading the Water, Tulip Farms & Leper Colonies, Amplified Dog, and Stand Up Poetry: An Expanded Anthology, which he edited. Shadow Ball: New & Selected Poems is forthcoming from the University of Pittsburgh Press. Among Webb's awards are the Morse Poetry Prize, the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, the Felix Pollock Prize, the Benjamin Saltman Prize, a Whiting Writer's Award, and a Guggenheim fellowship. His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Paris Review, Iowa Review, Ploughshares, Michigan Quarterly Review, Poets of the New Century, Best American Poetry, and The Pushcart Prize. A former rock singer/guitarist, he is a licensed psychotherapist, and directs the MFA Program at California State University, Long Beach

Publications & Prizes


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Paris Review


The Pushcart Book of Poetry (Pushcart Press, 2007)
Best American Poetry (Scribner, 2006)
Stand Up Poetry: An Expanded (University of Iowa Press, 2002)
SHADOW BALL: NEW & SELECTED POEMS (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009)
Amplified Dog (Red Hen Press, 2006)
Hot Popsicles (University of Wisconsin Press, 2005)
Tulip Farms and Leper Colonies (BOA Editions, Ltd., 2001)
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Reading the Water (Northeastern University Press, 1997)

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Houston, TX
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Last update: Jun 09, 2011