Chuck Carlise

DivisionHumanities Division
DepartmentMerrill College,
Writing Program
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Chuck Carlise

Biography, Education and Training

PhD in Literature and Creative Writing, University of Houston 2012

MA in English (Creative Writing), UC-Davis 2003

BA in English, Wittenberg University 1999

Honors, Awards and Grants

Review of In One Version of the Story in Publisher's Weekly, 2017
Best New Poets, 2014
Best New Poets, 2012
InPrint/Paul Verlaine Poetry Prize Winner, 2012
Six Pushcart Prize Nominations, 2011
Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize, 2011
Tin House Summer Workshop Scholarship, 2010
Concrete Wolf Poetry Series Winner, 2010
Bateau "Boom" Contest Winner, 2010

Selected Publications

In One Version of the Story (New Issues, 2016)
(review in Publisher's Weekly here)

A Broken Escalator Still Isn't the Stairs (Concrete Wolf Chapbook Series, 2011)
Casual Insomniac (Bateau, "Boom" Chapbook Contest Winner, 2011)

excerpt from "A Hole of Bones & Thread." Verse Daily.  (January 2017)
"Advice for the Rescuer." Another Chicago Magazine.  (Winter 2015)
"Last Words." Zyzzyva. (2015)
"I Can Tell You a Story." Best New Poets 2014. (Dorianne Laux, editor)
"A Compendium of Photographs: l'Inconnue de la Seine." Best New Poets 2012. (Matthew Dickman, editor)
"A Death Mask is a Way to Perpetuate the Transitory." DIAGRAM. (Summer 2010)

"Making Sense of Things." Gulf Coast, online. (National Poetry Month, April 2012)
"Bosnia By Bus, 2004."  Pebble Lake Review. (2008)



Selected Presentations

2017 Keynote Speaker: Sigma Tau Delta National Honorary of English Studies, High Plains Regional Conference (Hays, Ks)

2017 Fall Coloquium Series, 2017 Inaugural Reader: "The Most Kissed Face in the World: Resusci-Anne and the Unknown of the Seine" (Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH)

2016 Panel Discussion: “John Steinbeck and Of Mice and Men” (Benefit for Young Writers Program, Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, Santa Cruz, CA)


Selected Performances

Recent Readings (all from 2017):

Pete’s Big Salmon Reading Series, Pete’s Candy Shop, Brooklyn, NY
Trident Book Sellers, Boston, MA
Wild Writers Poetry Salon, Poetry Jazz Café, Toronto, Ont.
Poetry in Akron featured reader, Blue Door Café, Akron, OH 
Curbside Books & Records (with Holly Amos, Meredith Maltby, Erin Watson), Chicago, IL 
Indy Reads Books, Indianapolis, IN 
Literati Books (with Susannah Lang), Ann Arbor, MI 
With Poetry Reading Series (with Jeremy Glazier), Milo Arts Center, Columbus, OH 
Flour City Yawp, Radio Interview and Reading, Rochester, NY
Voyageur Book Shop, Milwaukee, WI 
Art Bar Poetry Series (with Pearl Pirie, Darrell Epp), Free Times Café, Toronto, Ont. 
Sunday’s at Erv’s (with Alexandra Watson, YZ Chin), Erv’s on Beekman, Brooklyn, NY 
City Books (with Jason Kirin), Pittsburgh, PA
Book-Signing/Reading.  AWP. Washington D.C. 

Courses Taught

Porter Core: Art in a Multi-Cultural Society
Merrill Core 80B: Cultural Identities & Global Consciousness
Merrill Core 80A (ELWR-satisfied)
Merrill Core 80A (ELWR-unsatisfied)
Merrill 180: Research Skills for College & Beyond
WRIT 20: The Nature of Written Discourse
WRIT 21: Meaning & Style: The Sentence in Context
WRIT 23: Grammar & Rhetoric: Language for Writing
WRIT 2: Rhetoric & Inquiry: A History of Cool
WRIT 1: Intro to Composition