Poetry. "Charles North writes urban idylls: fragments of perceptions, things seen and thought about: 'Exfoliating the leather of a wallet stuffed with dry goods.' Wit is never distant from the scenes he invents, a metaphysical wit suggestive of Marvell, and one that is not satirical, but informed with pity. His joy in words, and the things words adumbrate, is infectious: we catch a contagion of enlightenment. To me, he is the most stimulating poet of his generation"—James Schuyler.
Charles North is Poet-in-Residence at Pace University. His work has appeared in thirteen collections and his prizes include two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, the painter Paula North. They have two grown children. Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA