Charlotte Pence

Charlotte  Pence
Pence, Charlotte: - Charlotte Pence's poetry merges the personal with the scientific by engaging with current evolutionary theory. Her first full-length poetry collection, MANY SMALL FIRES, explores her father's chronic homelessness while simultaneously detailing the physiological changes that enabled humans to form cities, communities, and households. A professor of English and creative writing at Eastern Illinois University, she is also the author of two award- winning poetry chapbooks including THE BRANCHES, THE AXE, THE MISSING (Black Lawrence Press, 2012), and the editor of The Poetics of American Song Lyrics (University Press of Mississippi, 2012). Awards include Discovered Voices, multiple Pushcart nominations, and the New Millennium Writing award. New poetry has recently been published in Alaska Quarterly Review, Denver Quarterly, North American Review, Prairie Schooner, and The Southern Poetry Anthology.