April 5th, 2014

andrew potter

Charles Jensen (born April 5, 1977)

Charles Jensen (born April 5, 1977) is an American poet and editor.

He was born in Eagle, Wisconsin and received a Bachelor's degree in film studies and cultural studies & comparative literature from the University of Minnesota. In 2004, he received an MFA degree in creative writing from Arizona State University, where he served as a poetry editor for Hayden's Ferry Review. He received the inaugural Red Mountain Review Chapbook Prize, selected by Joel Brouwer, for his collection Little Burning Edens and the 2006 Frank O'Hara Chapbook Award for Living Things, an elegy sequence. He was a published finalist for the 2007 DIAGRAM/New Michigan Press Chapbook Award for his mixed genre story The Strange Case of Maribel Dixon.His first full-length book of poems, The First Risk, was published by Lethe Press in 2009. It was a finalist for the 2010 Lambda Literary Award. He received an artist's project grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts.

His writing has appeared in Bloom, New England Review, The Journal, Colorado Review, Court Green, Columbia Poetry Review, Field, Copper Nickel, Folio, Hayden's Ferry Review, Puerto del Sol, Quarterly West, West Branch, Willow Springs, Yalobusha Review, and spork. With the poet Sarah Vap, he published interviews with several poets, including C. D. Wright, Lynn Emanuel, and Frank Paino.

For several years, he worked at the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University, where he served as the director of their annual Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference. Following that, he moved to the Washington, DC metro area and served as the Director of The Writer's Center, one of the nation's largest independent literary centers, from 2008-2010.

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The First Risk: Poems by Charles Jensen
Paperback: 88 pages
Publisher: Lethe Press (September 5, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1590212177
ISBN-13: 978-1590212172
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In four extended sequences, Lambda Literary Award Finalist The First Risk confronts the murder of Matthew Shepard and the myth of Venus and Adonis through the eyes of Italian Renaissance painter Luca Cambiaso; the eccentric women of Pedro Almodovar's All About My Mother and their search for authenticity; the nature of love and obsession in Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo and the pain and confusion of loss; and ''The Strange Case of Maribel Dixon,'' the compelling novella-in-verse of a physicist in search of his lost wife, haunted by a phantom voice that may or may not be hers.

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2014 Rainbow Awards Submission: The Calm Before

Gay Fantasy Romance
The Calm Before by Neena Jaydon
Paperback: 274 pages
Publisher: Less Than Three Press (February 5, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1620043246
ISBN-13: 978-1620043240
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The elven city-state of Airgead abounds with modern, magic-based technology, but has not overcome its antiquated views of race and class. Riagan refused to let such outdated views stop him in his climb from the streets all the way to the top of society-but that climb has brought more than a few enemies with it. Seduced by Riagan at a party, Elisedd soon realizes he's just one more pawn, one more toy, and he refuses to be hurt ever again. But try as he might, he cannot seem to escape Riagan's hold, and instead finds himself dragged deeper into a world of passion, scheming, and a growing anger that threatens to tear Airgead apart...

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