Literary Nonfiction. "What distinguishes these essays and reviews is Charles North's generosity of spirit and an intelligence that never outsmarts its subject but is there to serve it and the reader. You finish one of North's lucid essays and you want to read the poems or look at the pictures for yourself. This is criticism by a writer unafraid of his own enthusiasms who writes as if taking part in an ongoing conversation. After this book, when you next read the poems of James Schuyler or look at the work of Richard Tuttle, Charles North will be by your side. This is a wonderful book"—William Corbett.
Charles North has published eleven books of poems, three books of critical prose, and collaborations with artists and other poets. With James Schuyler, he edited the poet/painter anthologies Broadway and BROADWAY 2 (Hanging Loose Press, 1989). His WHAT IT IS LIKE: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS (Hanging Loose Press, 2011) headed NPR's Best Poetry Books of 2011, and he has received a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant, two NEA grants, four Fund for Poetry Awards, and a Poets Foundation Award. He lives with his wife, the painter Paula North, in New York City.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA