Individual Author Record
Name: Charlotte PencePen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Poetry Born: Sites:
Illinois ConnectionPence is a professor of English at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.
Biographical and Professional InformationCharlotte 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 [http://www.amazon.com/The-Branches-Missing-Charlotte-Pence/dp/098287667X/ref=pd_sim_sbs_b_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=1B4EV268B0TG86H4DZ8B ''The Branches, The Axe, The Missing'',] and the editor of [http://www.amazon.com/Poetics-American-Song-Lyrics-Music/dp/1617031917/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1420216756&sr=1-1&keywords=poetics+of+american+song+lyrics%2C+pence ''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''.
''The Writer's Path: Creative Exercises for Meaningful Essays '', Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2007''Many Small Fires'', Black Lawrence Press , 2015