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Charles Rossiter

Charles Rossiter, about 2015
Photo from Albany Poets website

Charles Rossiter (born Charles M. Rossiter, Jr., December 11, 1942, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.), American university professor, poet and spoken word artist, poetry therapist, haiku poet, critic, commentator, and broadcaster. He began writing haiku in the 1970s. With Jeffrey Winke he coedited the Third Coast Haiku Anthology (1978), one of the earliest American haiku anthologies. In 1982 he served as guest editor of Modern Haiku under Robert Spiess. For his poetry Rossiter has received an NEA Fellowship, a Red Wheelbarrow Prize, and five Pushcart Prize nominations. He has performed at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival in New Jersey (2004); was featured poet at The Green Mill Lounge in Chicago and the Nuyorican Cafe in New York City (2004); and the Chicago Blues Festival (2005). He conducted Poetry Motel, a show on cable television (1989–1996), and toured as part of the 3 Guys from Albany and Avant Retro performance poetry groups. Since 2015 he has hosted the weekly podcast series Poetry Spoken Here. He lives in Bennington, Vermont.

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Updated on January 28, 2022