Charles Rossiter

Poet, Spoken Word Artist

Bennington, VT
Vermont US

Author's Bio

Charlie Rossiter, NEA Fellowship recipient and multiple Pushcart Prize nominee, hosts the twice-monthly podcast series at His work has been featured on NPR and numerous statewide public radio networks. For 9 years he hosted the Poetry Motel TV program.  He has performed at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival in NJ; Green Mill, Chicago; Nuyorican Cafe, NYC; and was among a handful of poets chosen to ever perform at the Chicago Blues Festival. He has toured as part of "3 Guys from Albany" and "Avant Retro" performance poetry groups. Like Kenneth Rexroth, I'm self-taught in poetry. Like Ferlinghetti I have completed many years of higher education.

Publications & Prizes


Identity Lessons (Penguin, 1999)
Passionate Hearts (New World Library, 1996)
Green Mountain Meditations (Foothills Publishing, 2019)
Lakeside Poems (Foothills Publishing, 2016)
Winter Poems (Foothills Publishing, 2015)
All Over America: Road Poems (Foothills Publishing, 2009)

Spoken Word

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)
Chicago Blues Festival (2005)
Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival (2004)
KPFA (2004)
Nuyorican Poets Cafe (2004)
Prizes won: 

NEA Fellowship for Poetry; Red Wheel Barrow Prize

More Information

Gives readings: 
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Prefers to work with: 
Adults, At Risk Youth, Illness/Wellness, Mental Health
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Born in: 
Baltimore, MD
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Family moved a bit--Northeast, South, Midwest
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Last update: May 29, 2019