Monday Apr 22

FortCharles Charles Fort’s We Did Not Fear The Father (New and Selected Poems) will be published on Red Hen Press in 2010. Mrs. Belladonna’s Supper Club Waltz, New and Selected Prose Poems (Volumes 1 and 2) is forthcoming from Backwaters Press.  Fort’s poems have appeared in The Best American Poetry 2003, The Best American Poetry 2000, Best of Prose Poem International, The American Poetry Review, Georgia Review, The Carnegie Mellon Anthology of Poetry, and elsewhere. Carnegie Mellon UP reprinted his first book, The Town Clock Burning, under its Classic Contemporary Series. His other books include Darvil and Frankenstein Was A Negro.  He is the recipient of a MacDowell Fellowship and awards from the Poetry Society of America, Writer’s Voice: Open Poetry Award, the Randall Jarrell Poetry Prize, and The Mary Carolyn Davis Memorial Award. Fort held the Paul W and Clarice Kingston Reynolds Chair in Poetry at the University of Nebraska at Kearney (1997-2007). He was the first editor and co-founder of The Xavier Review. He was a member of the 2008 and 2010 Poetry Fellowship and Access to Artistic Excellence panels for the National Endowment for the Arts.

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