Are you a fan of The Band? Charlotte has a new essay in an anthology devoted to The Band. Check it out at University Press of Mississippi.
What is Charlotte working on now….? A new book, but this time, there are sentences. It is a memoir about her childhood in Rome, Georgia when Charlotte and her brother had to find a way to run the house, earn income, and care for their mother who suffered from a mysterious disease.
And be on the lookout for a poem on The Slowdown podcast in 2023!
OLDER NEWS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED:
Best Book of the Year! Code receives Alabama Poetry Society’s 2021 prize.
A new poem by Charlotte can be found in Poetry!
Best Poetry Books of 2020: Code makes Foreword Reviews list of the top ten among independent publishers.
“An astonishing accomplishment!” Sarah Giragosian reviews *Code* in the recent issue of 32Poems and beautifully articulates the merge of science and poetry.
Sharing a name with the previous Vice President’s daughter can create some interesting, and at times humorous, confusion. Charlotte turned some of the emails intended for the other Charlotte Pence into this “found poem” recently published in Your Impossible Voice.
More praise for Code keeps coming in the latest review by Rose Solari, who calls this book “complex and deeply intelligent.”
Code is featured as one of four “must-read” poetry titles by The Millions for July. “A book suffused with genuine optimism—without sentimentality.” –Nick Ripatrazone.
New review of Code in Sundress: “In a time wrecked by illness and grief, this book is a touching and hopeful look at the ways we can work to heal our bodies and minds through love and relationships.” –Sydney Peay
Early reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and The Rumpus praise Code. From Publisher’s Weekly: “Pence offers readers a thoughtful look at questions of ethics, hope, and science, and a memorable journey through pain and survival.”
From Rumpus written by Edward Derby: “Code is a cave of catharsis in this time of grieving, as we reckon with both COVID-19 and with police brutality across America.”
Charlotte is excited to be included in the contemporary southern poetry anthology entitled Gracious, to be published next year by Texas Tech University Press.
Want to test your knowledge about inheritance and DNA? Take this quiz in form of a poem in the latest issue of Diagram: http://thediagram.com/19_2/pence.html
Nursing in the early hours? Read Charlotte’s ”The Weight of the Sun” in Guernica.
A new essay titled “Reading Baldwin’s ‘Sonny’s Blues’ While Listening to the Band” is now out in the latest issue of Opossum, a journal that unites music and literature, complete with a 45 RPM in every issue.