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.