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Charles North


Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

English - NYC

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    41 Park Row 1517
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Charles North has published eleven books of poems, including Complete Lineups (2009); What It is Like: New and Selected Poems, which headed NPR's Best Poetry of 2011 list; and North of the Charles: Early and Uncollected Poems (2018). He has done collaborative works with artists and other poets, and What It Is Like: Selected Essays, Interviews and Other Prose 1975-2014 was published in 2017. With James Schuyler, he edited the anthologies Broadway and Broadway 2. His poetry has appeared in more than forty anthologies and he has received numerous honors for his writing, including two NEA Fellowships and a Foundation for the Arts Individual Artist's Grant. He is a Faculty Advisor to Aphros, the Pace literary magazine, and teaches courses in poetry writing and literature in Dyson and in the Pforzheimer Honors college. He founded and directs Poets@ Pace, which brings noted writers to Pace each semester.


BA, Tufts University

MA, Columbia University

Awards and Honors

NPR, 2011 - Best Poetry of 2011 (What It Is Like: New and Selected Poems)
Foundation for Contemporary Arts, 2008 - Individual Grants to Artists Award
Pace University, 2008 - Kenan Award for Excellence in Teaching
Fund for Poetry, 2005 - Fund for Poetry Award
National Endowment for the Arts, 2001 - Creative Writing Fellowship
Phi Beta Kappa, 2001 - Phi Beta Kappa Poetry Award Finalist
Fund for Poetry, 1998 - Fund for Poetry Award
Fund for Poetry, 1989 - Fund for Poetry Award
Fund for Poetry, 1987 - Fund for Poetry Award
National Endowment for the Arts, 1980 - Creative Writing Fellowship
Poets Foundation, 1972 - Poets Foundation Award


Poetry and poets; art; critical methodologies.


Bard College
[Visiting Writer MFA Program]Best American Poetry 1995
[Poetry - Anthology]Best American Poetry 2002
[Poetry - Anthology]Bowery Poetry Club
[Poetry Reading]Brown University
[Poetry Reading]Cadenza (2007)
[Poetry - Book]Columbia University
[Poetry Reading]Complete Lineups (2009)
[Poetry - Book]Conjunctions
[Poetry - Print Journal]Cue Art Foundation
[Poetry Reading]Editor (with James Schuyler), Broadway (1979)
[Poetry - Anthology]Editor (with James Schuyler), Broadway 2 (1989)
[Poetry - Anthology]Elizabethan & Nova Scotian Music (1974)
[Poetry - Book]Fordham University
[Poetry Reading]From the Other Side of the Century: A New American Poetry 1960-1990 (1994)
[Poetry - Anthology]Leap Year (1978)
[Poetry - Book]Lineups (1972)
[Poetry - Book]Massachusetts Institute of Technology
[Poetry Reading]Modern Painters
[Poetry - Print Journal]Museum of Modern Art
[Poetry Reading]Museum of the City of New York
[Poetry Reading]National Arts Club
[Poetry Reading]New & Selected Poems (1999)
[Poetry - Book]New American Writing
[Poetry - Print Journal]New School University
[Poetry Reading]New York University
[Poetry Reading]No Other Way: Selected Essays (1998)
[Nonfiction - Book]Nuova Poesia Americana (2009)
[Poetry - Anthology]Ode to Asparagus: Peonies and Manet (2010)
[Nonfiction - Book]Poetry (Chicago)
[Poetry - Print Journal]Post-Modern Poetry in America: 1950-The Present (1994)
[Poetry - Anthology]Sackler Museum at Harvard University
[Poetry Reading]School of Visual Arts
[Poetry Reading]Seton Hall University
[Poetry Reading]Six Buildings (1977)
[Poetry - Book]Sulfur
[Poetry - Print Journal]SUNY Farmingdale
[Poetry Reading]Teachers & Writers Colllaborative
[Poetry Reading]The Boston Review
[Poetry - Print Journal]The Brooklyn Rail
[Poetry - Print Journal]The Library of Congress
[Poetry Reading]The Literary Review
[Poetry - Print Journal]The Nearness of the Way You Look Tonight (2001)
[Poetry - Book]The New York Poets II (2006)
[Poetry - Anthology]The Paris Review
[Poetry - Print Journal]The Poetry Project
[Poetry Reading]The Yale Lit.
[Poetry - Print Journal]The Year of the Olive Oil (1989)
[Poetry - Book]University California at Berkeley
[Poetry Reading]Vanitas
[Poetry - Print Journal]What It Is Like: New and Selected Poems (2011)
[Poetry - Book]North of the Charles: Early and Uncollected Poems (2018)
[Poetry - Book]Hanging Loose Press, Brooklyn, NYStates of the Art: Selected Essays, Interviews and Other Prose 1975-2014
[Nonfiction - Book]Elevenses

[Poetry Reading]Three New York Poets: Charles North, Tony Towle, Paul Violi
[Poetry - Book]Difficult Listening
[Audio reading and discussion of What It Is Like: New and Selected Poems by CN]Radio Free Nashville (and streaming), Nashville, TEPoetry Reading by Charles North
[Poetry Reading]M. I. T., Cambridge, MASplurge II
[Nonfiction - Online Journal]Coldfront magazine, coldfrontmag.comSelected Poems by Paul Violi
[Poetry - Book]Gingko Press, Hamburg/BerkeleyRomantic Note
[Poetry - Online Journal]Academy of American Poets website"land's End"
[Poetry - Anthology]New York School Painters and Poets: Neon in Daylight, Rizzoli Publishers, New York, NYAt Paul & Ann's
[Poetry - Print Journal]Hanging Loose, Brooklyn, NYCelebration for Frank O' Hara's "Lunch Poems"
[Group reading celebrating 50th anniversary edition of Frank O' Hara's LUNCH POEMS]Poetry Project, NY NYElevator to the Willows
[Poetry - Print Journal]Hanging Loose, Brooklyn, NYErrata
[Poetry - Print Journal]Hanging Loose, Brooklyn, NYLights
[Poetry - Print Journal]Court Green, Chicago, ILLucretian
[Poetry - Print Journal]Court Green, Chicago, ILMemoir, Notes and archival material for special poet James Schuyler feature
[Nonfiction - Print Journal]Court Green, Chicago, ILNew Poems
[Poetry - Print Journal]Sal Mimeo, NY NYPain Quotient
[Poetry - Print Journal]Bomb (Magazine), Brooklyn, NYPlease Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
[Poetry - Print Journal]Court Green, Chicago, ILPoetry Reading by Charles North
[Poetry Reading]Bryant Park Word for Word SeriesShow Tune
[Poetry - Print Journal]One Fund/Pressed Wafer Limited Edition Art Box to benefit Boston Marathon bombing victims, Boston, MAThe New York Poetry Scene/Short Form
[Nonfiction - Anthology]New York School Painters and poets: Neon in Daylight, Rizzoli Publishers, New York, NYThe Philosophy of New Jersey
[Poetry - Anthology]Like Musical Instruments: 83 Contemporary Poets, Broadstone Press, Frankfort, KYThe Tame Magpie, poems by Paul Violi
[Co-editor]Hanging Loose, Brooklyn, NYThe Threat of Poetry
[Nonfiction - Print Journal]Tethe MagazineTranslation
[Poetry - Book]The Song Cave, Northampton, MATuning Up
[Poetry - Print Journal]Sal Mimeo, NY NYThings to Do
[Poetry - Print Journal]Hanging Loose, Brooklyn NY


  • Aphros[Faculty Advisor]
  • Dyson College[Presented honorary degree at graduation, 2003]
  • Dyson Society of Fellows[Faculty Mentor]
  • Poets @ Pace[Initiated and organized series; introduced readers]
  • President's Writers Series[Developed series and introduced readers]
  • Summer Scholars[Helped plan program and taught first two summers]
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