Meet PoetryPoetry Master of Ceremonies:
Charlie Rossiter
Charlie Rossiter (Photo by Bill DuPree)

Charlie Rossiter writes, performs, and promotes poetry every chance he gets. This website, is the latest in a long list of poetry projects which include the creating and hosting the Poetry Motel, a cable television program still seen in upstate New York and neighboring states, and organizing all-day poetry readings at the Washington Monument in Washington, DC. He received an NEA Fellowship for poetry and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Recent poetry collections include: Charles Rossiter Greatest Hits: 1975-2001 from Pudding Press; What Men Talk About, the winner of Pudding Press' 1999 Red Wheel Barrow Award; Cold Mountain 2000: Han Shan in the City (Backwoods Press), Evening Stones and On Reading the Thousand Year Old Sorrows in a Book of Chinese Poems. His work is featured on the hour-long audio tape 3 Guys from Albany which can be heard in the poetrypoetry archives. His widely-acclaimed book Back Beat is published by Cross+Roads Press. As Director of Special Projects for the National Association for Poetry Therapy, he recently co-edited the anthology, Giving Sorrow Words: Poems of Strength and Solace, (Wash. DC, NAPT Foundation, 2002).

You can read more about Charlie in his profile in Contemporary Authors. To contact Charlie, send an email to:

Charlie.Rossiter at poetrypoetry.org.


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