Charles North has published twelve books of poems, three books of critical prose, and collaborations with artists and other poets. With James Schuyler, he edited the poet/painter anthologies Broadway and Broadway 2. His New and Selected Poems What It Is Like (2011) headed NPR’s Best Poetry Books of the Year, and he has received a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, four Fund for Poetry Awards, and a Poets Foundation Award. He lives with his wife, the painter Paula North, in New York City.
Praise for Charles North
“North’s wit, exuberance and unfailingly elegant syntax make him one of the most memorable of contemporary poets.” — Washington Post Book World
“The most stimulating poet of his generation.” — James Schuyler
“As brave, conceptual and big-minded as Jack Spicer’s lifetime of conference calls with the underworld, North’s work constantly greets us with the deft presence of a mind devilishly enamored of improbable form and substantial ideation.” — Publisher’s Weekly
“A dazzling profusion of simultaneous passions: he is the master of multitasking—all experience open to him at every moment—as well as a master tout court. He belongs on the summit of our American Parnassus.” — Harry Mathews