Charles Coe, Poetry Reading + Book Signing

Charles Coe, Poetry Reading + Book Signing

Charles will read selections from his three books of poetry, including his latest: “Memento Mori,” which was was chosen as a “Must Read” by the Massachusetts Center for the Book. He will also read from “Purgatory Road,” his next volume of poetry to be published in Spring 2023, as well as share excerpts from his fiction and non-fiction prose.

$10 suggested donation

All proceeds benefit the Manship Artists Residency.


Charles Coe

Manship Artist-in-Residence Charles Coe is the author of three books of poetry: All Sins Forgiven: Poems for my Parents, Picnic on the Moon, and Memento Mori, all published by Leapfrog Press. He is also author of Spin Cycles, a novella published by Gemma Media. Charles has been selected as a Boston Literary Light by the Associates of the Boston Public Library.

Charles is an adjunct professor of English at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island and Bay Path University in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, teaching in both MFA writing programs.

A short film by filmmaker Roberto Mighty, “Peach Pie,” based on his poem, “Fortress” has been shown at film festivals nationwide. Another short film, “Charles Coe: Man of Letters,” also by Roberto Mighty was named “Outstanding Documentary Short” at the 2020 Roxbury Film Festival.

Charles was a 2017 Artist-in-Residence for the city of Boston, where he created an oral history project focused on residents of Mission Hill. He is poetry editor of “Multiplicity,” an online literary journal published by Bay Path University in Longmeadow, Mass, and associate editor of “About Place,” an online literary journal published by Black Earth Institute. He also serves on the Steering Committee of the Boston Chapter of The National Writers Union, a labor union for free-lance writers and editors.
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