Individual Author Record
Name: Charles RossiterPen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Poetry Born: Sites:
Illinois ConnectionI've lived in Oak Park, IL, since 1997 and have given readings in many Chicago-area libraries and festivals such as Printers Row, Around the Coyote, Chicago Blues Festival. I founded and have hosted the 3rd Saturday Coffeehouse at Unity Temple in Oak Park since 2004. Among my poems are a substantial number of Chicago Poems.
Biographical and Professional InformationCharlie Rossiter, NEA Fellowship recipient and three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, hosts the audio website poetrypoetry.com. 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. His chapbook, What Men Talk About, won the first Red Wheel Barrow Prize from Pudding House Press. 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 www.FoothillsPublishing.com and continues his explorations of memoir and poetry begun in The Night We Danced With the Raelettes, (2007) also from FootHills Publishing.
*''Evening Stones'', Ye Olde Font Shoppe, 1999*''What Men Talk About'', Pudding House Publishing, 2000*''Charles Rossiter Greatest Hits: 1975-2001'', Pudding House Publishing, 2002*''Around the House: 15 Years of Poems from the Journal of Poetry Therapy'', Pudding House Publications, 2005*''Back Beat'', expanded 2nd ed, Fractal Edge Press, 2006 (1st ed, 2001)*''The Night We Danced With the Raelettes'', FootHills Publishing, 2007*''All Over America: Road Poems'', FootHills Publishing, 2009