Meet PoetryPoetry Master of Ceremonies:
Charlie Rossiter

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 upcoming profile in Contemporary Authors. To inquire about readings, workshops or just to drop a line, contact Charlie at

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