University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Charles Alexander

Charles Alexander is an artist, poet, bookmaker and the founder/director of Chax Press. He is the author of six full-length books of poetry and 13 chapbooks of poetry, editor of one critical work on the state of the book arts in America, and author of multiple essays, articles and reviews. Alexander’s most recent book of poetry is "AT the Edge OF the Sea." "Two Pushing Waters" is his most recent chapbook.

In 2019 he will be a featured participant at the American Poetry Conference at The Seventh International Conference of Chinese/American Poetry and Poetics in Wuhan, China. He has taught literature and writing at Naropa University, the University of Arizona and elsewhere. In past years he has taught poetry and poetics classes for the UA Poetry Center, and has planned and participated in a symposium on the poet Charles Olson, held at the UA Poetry Center in 2008. Currently, at work on a collection of essays and a new book of poetry, he lives in Tucson, Arizona, with his partner, painter Cynthia Miller.

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Scheduled events:
Publishing Poetry Books: Trends and Tips
Poets and editors offer advice on finding publishers for poetry chapbooks and collections.

Student Union Kiva (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Student Union Kiva, Bookstore Main Floor (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Charles Alexander, Sally Ball, Margaree Little
Moderator: William Root

AT the Edge OF the Sea: Pushing Water II
Singing Horse Press
January 2018
ISBN 9780935162592
186 pages
$19.00, INSTORE
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Poetry. With AT THE EDGE OF THE SEA: PUSHING WATER II, Charles Alexander extends and amplifies the long poem that took shape in his 2011 volume, Pushing Water. More/less

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