Poetry. With AT THE EDGE OF THE SEA: PUSHING WATER II, Charles Alexander extends and amplifies the long poem that took shape in his 2011 volume, Pushing Water. As Alice Notley remarks, "Reading AT THE EDGE OF THE SEA is a dynamic experience, being pushed forward always. One feels constantly in touch with, behind the senses and light of the poems (words chosen with a typesetter's care), something like 'the poetry sense.' A world of grace behind things. '...the kind of poem / one might live in or among and return...' Or water ain't water, it's gently the unnamed element we're most in contact with."
Charles Alexander's books include AT THE EDGE OF THE SEA: PUSHING WATER II (Singing Horse Press, 2018), HOPEFUL BUILDINGS (Chax Press, 1990), ARC OF LIGHT/DARK MATTER (Roof Books, 1992), NEAR OR RANDOM ACTS (Singing Horse Press, 2004), CERTAIN SLANTS (Junction Press, 2007) and Pushing Water (Cuneiform Press, 2011), as well as nine chapbooks. He is the founder and director of Chax Press, in Tucson, Arizona, where he lives with the visual artist Cynthia Miller. Author City: Tuscon, AZ USA