Charlie Bondhus

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Charlie Bondhus
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Charlie Bondhus at Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice, Georgetown University, 2014
Born 1981
Language English
Nationality American
Alma mater Saint Anselm College;
Goddard College;
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Genre Poetry
Notable awards Main 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 latest, 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]


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 is the poetry editor at The Good Men Project, and currently teaches English and creative writing at Raritan Valley Community College.[2]

His work has appeared in POETRY, CounterPunch, Tupelo Quarterly, The Baltimore Review,[3] The Wisconsin Review, The Hawai'i Review, The Sierra Nevada Review, the Alabama Literary Review and Cold Mountain Review,[4] among others.

He is openly gay.[2]



  • 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]


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