Charles North





Cadenza Cadenza (Brooklyn: Hanging Loose, 2007)      
The Nearness of the Way You Look Tonight The Nearness of the Way You Look Tonight (New York/Boston: Adventures in Poetry, 2001)      
New & Selected Poems New & Selected Poems (Los Angeles: Sun & Moon, 1999)      
The Year of the Olive Oil The Year of the Olive Oil (Brooklyn: Hanging Loose, 1989)      
  Leap Year: Poems 1968-1978 (New York: Kulchur, 1978)      
  Six Buildings (Putnam Valley: Swollen Magpie, 1977)      
Elizabethan & Nova Scotian Music Elizabethan & Nova Scotian Music (New York: Adventures in Poetry, 1974)      
  Lineups (privately printed, 1972)      


No Other Way: Selected Prose No Other Way: Selected Prose (Brooklyn: Hanging Loose, 1998)      



Tulips, with Trevor Winkfield (New Haven: Phylum, 2004)

re: Chapbook 2, with Elizabeth Robinson and Sianne Ngai (Providence: reference, 1996)

“Poets/Painters Collaborations,” with Paula North, Brooke Alexander Editions, NYC, March 1991

Gemini, with Tony Towle (Putnam Valley: Swollen Magpie, 1981)



Zoland Poetry, ed. Roland Pease (Boston: Zoland, 2006)

The New York Poets II, ed. Mark Ford and Trevor Winkfield (Manchester, UK:  Carcanet, 2006)

The Best American Poetry 2002, ed. Robert Creeley (New York: Scribner, 2002)

The Teachers & Writers Guide to Classic American Literature, ed. Chris Edgar and Gary Lenhart (New York: Teachers and Writers Collaborative, 2001)

The KGB Bar Book of Poems, ed. David Lehman (New York: HarperCollins, 2000)

Ecstatic Occasions, Expedient Forms, ed. David Lehman (Ann Arbor: U Michigan,  1996)

The Best American Poetry 1995, ed. Richard Howard (New York: Scribner, 1995)

Post-Modern Poetry in America: 1950-The Present, ed. Paul Hoover (New York:  Norton, 1994)

From the Other Side of the Century: A New American Poetry 1960-1990, ed. Douglas  Messerli (Los Angeles: Sun & Moon, 1994)

Out of This World, ed. Anne Waldman (New York: Crown, 1991)

The List Poem, ed. Larry Fagin (New York: Teachers & Writers, 1988)

Poetic Forms (audio), ed. Ron Padgett (New York: Teachers & Writers, 1988)

Baseball Diamonds, ed. Kevin Kerrane and Richard Grossinger (Garden City:  Doubleday, 1980)

Z, ed. Kenward Elmslie (Calais, VT: Z, 1973)

Another World, ed. Anne Waldman (New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1971)



  The Green Lake Is Awake: Selected Poems by Joseph Ceravolo, with Larry Fagin, Kenneth Koch, Ron Padgett, David Shapiro and Paul Violi (Minneapolis: Coffee  House, 1994)      
Broadway 2: A Poets and Painters Anthology Broadway 2: A Poets and Painters Anthology, with James Schuyler (Brooklyn:  Hanging Loose, 1989)      
Broadway: A Poets and Painters Anthology

Broadway: A Poets and Painters Anthology, with James Schuyler (Putnam Valley:  Swollen Magpie, 1979)




Review of North by Tony Towle, The Herald, April 18, 1971

“Taking a Sun Cab” (review of James Schuyler’s A Sun Cab), The World 29 (April  1974)

“Jack Beal at Frumkin,” Art in America, Sept.-Oct. 1975

“Susan Smith at 55 Mercer,” Art in America, Sept.-Oct. 1975

“Richard Tuttle: Small Pleasures,” Art in America, Nov.-Dec. 1975

“Voulkos and Tchakalian at Braunstein/Quay,” Art in America, Jan.-Feb. 1976

“Life in (Mis-)Prision: Reading John Ashbery,” Poetry Project Newsletter 33 (March 1,  1976

“Aristodemus Kaldis at Kornblee,” Art in America, May-June 1976

“Elaine de Kooning at Graham,” Art in America, May-June 1976

“Wild Provoke of the Endurance Sky” (on Joseph Ceravolo), The World 30 (July  1976)

 “Jeffrey Lew at 130 Greene St.,” Art in America, Sept.-Oct. 1976

“Alma Thomas at Martha Jackson,” Art in America, Jan.-Feb. 1977

“Edith Schloss at Ingber,” Art in America, Jan.-Feb. 1977

“Abstraction and Elizabeth Bishop,” Poetry Project Newsletter 48 (Oct. 1, 1977)

“Words From F.T. Prince,” L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E 11 (Jan. 1980)

“No Other Way” (review of The Morning of the Poem by James Schuyler)   L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E 12 (June 1980)

“Trevor Winkfield at Blue Mountain,” Art in America, March 1981

Review of Erstwhile Charms by Reed Bye, Poetry Project Newsletter, April 1981

 “The N.Y Poetry Scene/Short Form,” Joe Soap’s Canoe, Spring-Summer  1983. Reprinted in Poetry Project Newsletter 101 (Nov. 1983)

Forty Years Later” (review of David Schubert, Works and Days), American Book   Review, vol. 7, no.5 (July-Aug. 1985)

“My Mother, Life” (review of John Godfrey’s Where the Weather Suits My Clothes),   Poetry Project Newsletter 127 (Feb.-Mar. 1988)

“Splurge II” (review of Paul Violi’s Likewise), Poetry Project Newsletter 129 (Summer  1988)

“Schuyler’s Mighty Line: A Footnote,” Denver Quarterly, Spring 1990

“Leaping & Creeping: Several Lectures,” American Poetry Review, vol. 21, no.1  (Jan./Feb. 1992)

Review of Types of Shape by John Hollander, Poetry Project Newsletter 148 (Feb.- Mar. 1993)

Review of Art in Its Own Terms by Fairfield Porter, Poetry Project Newsletter 151  (Oct.-Nov. 1993)

“On Schuyler’s Collected,” Poetry Project Newsletter, Dec.-Jan. 1993-1994

Review of Common Preludes by Edward Barrett, Poetry Project Newsletter, April-May  1996

“On and For Jim Brodey,” Lingo 6 (1996)

“’January Morning’ or What Will You Not Be Experiencing?”  Teachers & Writers  Collaborative Newsletter: William Carlos Williams issue (Winter 1998-1999)

“Elizabeth Bishop. ” World Poets, ed. Ron Padgett (New York: Scribner, 2000)

Review of Under the Gowanus & Razor-Wire Journal by Rackstraw Downes, Poetry  Project Newsletter 181 (Oct.-Nov. 2001)

Introduction, The History of the Invitation by Tony Towle (New York: Hanging Loose, 2001)

“On Clarinet,” Shuffle Boil 4 (Summer/Fall 2003)

Review of The Sweet Singer of Modernism by Bill Berkson, Poetry Project Newsletter 200 (Oct.-Nov. 2004)



Fund For Poetry Award, 2005

National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, 2001

Fund For Poetry Award, 1998

Fund For Poetry Award, 1989

Fund For Poetry Award, 1987

National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, 1980

Poets Foundation Award, 1972

Phi Beta Kappa, 1961



Contemporary Authors, New Revisions 146 (2006)

Jamail, Justin and Andrew McCarron, “James Schuyler: Interview with Charles  North,” Pataphysics, Publishing Issue (Sydney: 2005)

Richie, Eugene.  “Charles North.”  Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poets and   Poetry (Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2005)

Ashbery, John.  “Introduction to a Reading by Charles North.”  Selected Prose (Ann  Arbor: Michigan UP, 2004)

Fox, Sarah, “Interview with Charles North,” Verse 20, #s 2 & 3 (2004)

Mlinko, Ange, “Interview with Charles North,” Poetry Project Newsletter 183 (Feb.-  Mar. 2001)

Corbett, William, Review of The Nearness of the Way You Look Tonight, Poetry   Project Newsletter 185 (Summer 2001)

Bamberger, W.C., Review of New and Selected Poems, Poetry Project Newsletter 180  (June/July 2000)

Jacob, John, “Peeling Poems” (review of New and Selected Poems), American Book   Review, vol.21, #4 (May-June 2000)

Contemporary Authors 175

Lenhart, Gary, Review of No Other Way, Poetry Project Newsletter 171 (Oct./Nov.  1998)

Commentary on “For A Cowper Paperweight,” Joe Soap’s Canoe 14 (UK: 1991)

Lenhart, Gary, “Something Elegiac” (review of The Year of the Olive Oil), American   Book Review vol. 12, #6 ((Jan.-Feb. 1991)

Schwabsky, Barry, Review of The Year of the Olive Oil, Poetry Project Newsletter  135 (Dec./Jan. 1989-1990)

Ash, John, “Going Metric” (review of The Year of the Olive Oil), Washington Post   Book World, vol. 19, December 31, 1989

Sherry, James, “A City of Words” (review of Six Buildings), The Poetry Project   Newsletter 54 (April 1978)

Schjeldahl. Peter, “Clemente to Marden to Kiefer,” The Village Voice, Oct. 12, 1982

Violi, Paul, Review of Leap Year, The Poetry Project Newsletter 60 (Dec. 1978)

Merchant, Larry, “More Lineups,” The New York Post, May 24, 1973

Merchant Larry, “Lineups,” The New York Post, April 4, 1973



Columbia University: M.A. 1964 (English and Comparative Literature)

Tufts University, B.A. 1962 (English and philosophy)



Poet-in-Residence, Pace University, New York, NY