Charles Alexander

Charles Alexander is a maker. His primary area of making is poetry and essays, i.e. the art of words, but some people know him equally as a maker and publisher of books. A collection of new poems by him, Time Being, was just released in October 2023. Other books include Hopeful Buildings, arc of light / dark matter, Near or Random Acts, Certain Slants, Pushing Water and AT the Edge OF the Sea: Pushing Water II. Truro/Shift, the third volume of Pushing Water, will be out in 2024. His poetry and prose have also been issued in more than a dozen chapbooks or fine press editions. He has taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Naropa University, the Univ. of Arizona, Pima Community College, and the Univ. of Houston-Victoria. He is a former director of the Tucson Poetry Festival, helped to found and still serves on the board of POG (a poetry and arts presenting collaborative), and was instrumental in the development of the Tucson Warehouse Arts District in the 1990s and early 2000s. He has participated in the TAMAAS Poetry Translation Project in Paris, France, the CAAP (Chinese American Association for Poetry and Poetics) conferences in China, and in US Poets in Mexico. His Selected Poems, translated by Chen Du, will be published in China. In 2021 he earned the CLMP award for lifetime achievement in literary publishing. He currently writes a column for American Book Review about poets/printers. He is married to the artist Cynthia Miller, and they live in Tucson, Arizona. 

2018 Events
Chax Press Table
2021 Events
Chax Press Table
POG & Friends: a reading sponsored by the Tucson poetry collective POG
Roundtable on Poetry & Ecology
2024 Events
Chax Press at 40