Charlotte Pence

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General Information

Name: Charlotte Pence

Pen Name: None

Genres: Poetry




Illinois Connection

Pence is a professor of English at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.

Biographical and Professional Information

Charlotte Pence's poetry merges the personal with the scientific by engaging with current evolutionary theory. Her first full-length poetry collection, Many Small Fires, explores her father's chronic homelessness while simultaneously detailing the physiological changes that enabled humans to form cities, communities, and households. A professor of English and creative writing at Eastern Illinois University, she is also the author of two award-winning poetry chapbooks including The Branches, The Axe, The Missing, and the editor of The Poetics of American Song Lyrics. Her poetry has recently been published in Alaska Quarterly Review, Denver Quarterly, North American Review, Prairie Schooner, and The Southern Poetry Anthology.

Published Works

The Writer's Path: Creative Exercises for Meaningful Essays , Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2007

Many Small Fires, Black Lawrence Press , 2015

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library


ISBN: 0757510868
Release Date: 2004-08-06

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Many Small Fires

ISBN: 1625579187
Release Date: 2015-02

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Literary Awards

Discovered Voices

Pushcart nominations

New Millennium Writing award

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Charlotte Pence on WorldCat

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