Poet Chuck Carlisle stops through during his cross country booktour to discuss his debut collection In One Version of the Story. We talk about the origins of the collection, the decisions one makes in such an ambitious project, writing regrets, the Unknown Woman of the Seine, and more!
About Chuck Carlise:
CHUCK CARLISE was born in Canton, Ohio, on the first Flag Day of the Jimmy Carter era and has lived in a dozen states and two continents since. He is the author of the new volume of poems, In One Version of the Story (New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2016), as well as two chapbooks, A Broken Escalator Still Isn’t the Stairs (Concrete Wolf Poetry Series) and Casual Insomniac (Bateau, “Boom Contest” winner). He is the recipient of the 2012 InPrint/Paul Verlaine Poetry Prize and his work has garnered six Pushcart Prize nominations, two Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prizes, and inclusion in the Best New Poets anthology in both 2012 and 2014. He has received fellowships or grants from the Mitchell Foundation, the Tin House Summer Writer’s Workshop, the University of Houston, Wildacres, and the Writer’s Colony at Dairy Hollow. His poems and essays appear in Southern Review, Pleiades, DIAGRAM, Quarterly West, Beloit Poetry Journal, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Southeast Review, and elsewhere.