Charlie Bondhus

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Charlie Bondhus
Charlie Bondhus at Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice, Georgetown University, 2014
Charlie Bondhus at Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice, Georgetown University, 2014
Born1981
LanguageEnglish
NationalityAmerican
Alma materSaint Anselm College;
Goddard College;
University of Massachusetts Amherst
GenrePoetry
Notable awardsMain Street Rag Poetry Book Award
Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry

Charlie Bondhus (born 1981) is an American poet and author of four books. His second book, All the Heat We Could Carry, was the winner of the 2013 Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award, the 2014 Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry, and a finalist for the Gival Press Poetry Book Award.[1]

Life[edit]

He grew up in Connecticut and graduated from Saint Anselm College. He received his MFA from Goddard College and his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He served as poetry editor at The Good Men Project from 2013 to 2017, and currently teaches English and creative writing at Raritan Valley Community College.[2]

His work has appeared in Poetry, The Missouri Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, The Baltimore Review,[3] Copper Nickel, Bellevue Literary Review, and Cold Mountain Review,[4] among others.

He is openly gay.[2]

Books[edit]

  • What We Have Learned to Love. Brickhouse Books. 2008. ISBN 978-0-932616-95-1.
  • How the Boy Might See It. Pecan Grove Press. 2009. ISBN 978-1-931247-72-6.
  • Monsters and Victims. Gothic Press. 2010. ISBN 978-0-913045-18-3.
  • All the Heat We Could Carry. Main Street Rag. 2013. ISBN 978-1-59948-436-5.
  • Divining Bones. Sundress Publications. 2018. ISBN 978-1939675743.

Awards[edit]

  • 2007 Blue Light Press First Book Award Finalist for How the Boy Might See It
  • 2008/2009 Brickhouse Books Stonewall Competition Winner for What We Have Learned to Love
  • 2013 Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award
  • 2013 Gival Press Poetry Book Award—Finalist
  • 2014 Thom Gunn Award for All the Heat We Could Carry[2]
  • 2016 Brittingham/Pollak Award Finalist for Divining Bones
  • 2017 Tampa Review Prize Finalist for Divining Bones

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-07-27. Retrieved 2013-08-26.
  2. ^ a b c "Do ask, do tell: Poetry collection about U.S. soldier wins gay literary award". Washington Post, April 25, 2014.
  3. ^ "Charlie Bondhus: Built Fire". baltimorereview.org. Retrieved 2018-03-13.
  4. ^ "Cold Mountain Review". Cold Mountain Review. Retrieved 2018-03-13.

External links[edit]

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