2017

October: 

Residency at Fort Hays State University (Hays, KS):
—–Writer in Residence, Fort Hays State, October 18-22.
Including public workshop, class visits, individual conferences with writers, judging a National Day of Writing Poetry Contest, a panel discussion with library’s Writing Circle, hosting an open mic, and more. (ad poster here)

—–Keynote speaker at SIgma Tau Delta, High Plains Regional Conference, Hays, KS, October 20. (ad poster here)

My essay, “Three Suggestions for Campus Protesters” (Pole Axe, May 2017), gets featured on So Crazy It Just Might Work Podcast in June (“Idea #5,” June 2017). 
        Check it out here

Fall classes start on up and I’m moving across town to Capitola.
—–Let’s do this, Fall!

Summer: 
East Coast/Midwest Reading Tour 2017 — through August & September.
.       (more info on the reading tour available HERE)

May:
Valparaiso Poetry Review lists In One Version of the Story as a “recommended book”

February:
Book Signing at AWP!  Come find me at the New Issues Table, 11am on Saturday, February 11!

January:
Review of In One Version of the Story appears in Publisher’s Weekly(!)

…In this haunting debut,… Carlise asks readers to consider the complexity of such tropes as the ingénue (which often deny the subject their agency) and asks how we construct our personal mythologies.
—–Holy Cow!

 

2016

October:

inoneversion

 

 

The book arrives!  In One Version of the Story is now real.  It’s a fine-looking book (thanks to the folks at New Issues) — available now. Thrilling.

 

 

 

 

September:

Classes starting for 2016-17
.     UC-Santa Cruz, Merrill College Core, and Writing Program
Onward!


June:
Summer Classes at CTY (UCSC campus) 

.       Writing About Place & Crafting the Essay:  starting, in 3… 2… 1…

February:
Panel Discussion:  “John Steinbeck and Of Mice and Men
Benefit for Young Writers Program, Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (2016)
.     Other panelists include: Susan Shillinglaw (Dir. Of National Steinbeck Center), and Daisy Martin (Dir. of History/Social Studies Performance Assessment at Stanford)

January:
Classes starting for Winter Quarter 2016.

.     UC-Santa Cruz, Writing 2 and MER 180

It’s come to my attention that I am now apparently famous.  My Writing 2 course (“A History of Cool”) is now a deciding factor in a BuzzFeed quiz.
.     As I’ve always said, first BuzzFeed, then the world…

 

2015

October:
Skype Lecture/Conversation with Creative Writing Class at Fort Hays State University (Hays, KS).
.       Dr. James Austin and company: let’s talk about hybrid writing!

September:
Classes starting for 2015-16
.     UC-Santa Cruz, Merrill College Core
Onward!

June:
Summer Classes at CTY (Loyola Marymount campus)

.       Nonfiction:  starting, in 3… 2… 1…

May:
Manuscript, In One Version of the Story, selected for publication by New Issues Press!
.       Book is due out in 2016
.       !!!!!!!!!!!!

April:
* Manuscript named Finalist for the New Issues Poetry Prize

January:
Best New Poets 2014 arrives!
.     Full of poem-y goodness.  I’m on page 81.
.     Get ’em
while they’re hot.

 

2014

December:
* New Poems!
“Last Words” in Zyzzyva no. 102 (a pastiche pantoum of the last words of 18 historical figures)

October:
* Manuscript named Finalist for the Black Lawrence Hudson Prize
* Manuscript named Finalist for the YesYes Books Open Reading Period..
      One of the final six manuscripts

September:
*
Classes starting up at UCSC for 2014-15.
.     UC-Santa Cruz, Merrill College Core
Onward!

July:
* New poem chosen for Best New Poets 2014:
“I Can Tell You a Story” (also forthcoming in Third Coast)
.     Anthology due out in November.  (order it here)

June:
* Manuscript named Finalist for the Saturnalia Books Prize
* Manuscript named a finalist for Field Prize for Poetry (Oberlin University Press)

May:
* Manuscript named Honorable Mention for Coconut Press Joanna Cargill Award
* Manuscript named Finalist for the Poets Out Loud Book Prize
* Finalist for Olive B. O’Connor Teaching Fellowship at Colgate University
* Finalist for Halls/Middlebrook Poetry Fellowship at University of Wisconsin
* Semi-Finalist for Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center Residency
.               (2014 is apparently “The Year of Very Close” for me)

March:
* Manuscript named Semi-Finalist in the Crab Orchard Book Series

February:
* Manuscript recognized as an Honored Entrant in the Fence Modern Poets Series
* Selection of poems named finalist for Red Hen Poetry Award

January:
* A new docket of classes at UCSC:
.     “A History of Cool: American Counterculture & the Modern Era”
.     “Constructing Identity: Rhetoric & Self”
.     “Merrill College 180: Research Practicum for College & Beyond”
Game on.

2013

December:
* Manuscript named a finalist for 2013 Barrow Street Prize (Barrow Street Press).

October:
* Manuscript named a finalist for Robert Dana Prize for Poetry (Anhinga Press).

September:
* Back at UCSC for 2013-14.
.     UC-Santa Cruz, Merrill College Core
Let’s do this.

August:
* Manuscript named a finalist for Field Prize for Poetry (Oberlin University Press)

April:
* Manuscript named a finalist for Colorado Prize for Poetry (University of Colorado Press).
.     Out of 600+ entries!

March:
Gigantic Sequins 4.1 features a review of Casual Insomniac by Robby Auld.
…Casual Insomniac is brimming and beautiful.  Chuck Carlise is bursting with talent.
.     Wow.

February:
* Manuscript short-listed by Cornelius Eady as one of three Finalists for Philip Levine Prize (Anhinga Press).
.     Out of 650 entries!

* Four reviews of A Broken Escalator Still Isn’t the Stairs up at Goodreads.
Ultimately the chapbook achieves what the chapbook format allows, while also being linguistically accessible to most audiences.
.     These are thoughtful & exciting.

January:
* Manuscript named a Semi-Finalist for Brittingham & Pollack Prizes (University of Wiconsin Press).

2012

December:
Bitch Magazine contributor Thea Lim gives me a shout-out in Issue #56  (“Bookmarked: Why Does Gender Need It’s Own Genre?”):
“…My friend, the poet Chuck Carlise, says that ultimately, what all great literature seeks to do is remind us that the world is more complex that it seems…”
It’s a really good article by a really good writer in a really good magazine.  I’m stoked just to get mentioned.
.     (Subscriptions & Back Issues.  These are good people to support.)

November:
Best New Poets 2012 arrives!
.     Full of poem-y goodness.  I’m on page 27.
.     Get ’em while they’re hot.

October:
* School starts!
.     UC-Santa Cruz, Merrill College Core
.     Go Slugs.

September:
PoetryNight (Bellingham, Wash.) – Featured Reader
.     8:3pm – Sept 10, 2012
.     Amadeus Project, Bellingham, WA
.     (listen)

August:
* New poem chosen for Best New Poets 2012:
.     “A Compendium of Photographs: l’Inconnue de la Seine
.     Anthology due out in November.  (order it here)

July:
“Hope, Gratitude and Joy;  Poems That Wow”: Vince Corvaia’s review of Iron Horse 14.2 in The Review Review.
[About my poem, “A Dozen Riders Arrive at the Binghamton Greyhound”]: This poem reminds me of an Edward Hopper painting. Any Hopper painting. The characters “stand on the tar in oil-stain rainbows, / gather bags, make calls, wait.” One by one they depart into the night, whether by cab or on foot. There is something ineffably sad about them, about this netherworld between flight and arrival. Something metaphorical is at work here, almost existential. “Stone-chipped curbs rise to our knees; / what can we offer them? Witness? Prayer?” One by one they complete their journey without us. “We are five. Now three.” This is the most unforgettable poem in the issue, the hardest to shake off, and maybe the best.

May:
* May 11: PhD Graduation.
* New Poems!
.     “A Dozen Riders Arrive at the Binghamton Greyhound”  :  Iron Horse 14.2 (NaPoMo Issue)

April:
* UH Dissertation:  Defended.
.     PhD:  All over but the shouting.
.     Huzzah.

* New essay about poetry’s place in our lives:
.     “Making Sense of Things” at Gulf Coast Editors’ Blog

* April 1:  InPrint/UH Award Winners Reading (With Adam PetersonMichelle MarianoAja GabelWhitney MowerJosh Gottlieb-Miller, and Karie Buss)

March:
* March 1: AWP Reading
.     This is Beautiful, This is Beautiful: Six Small Presses.
.     Thursday, 7 – 11pm
.     Simone’s Bar, AWP, Chicago, IL
.     Hosted by: Bateau, Burnside Review, Interrupture, Rose Metal Press, Slope Editions & Versal
.     ReadersJohn GallaherBrooklyn CopelandSean LovelaceChuck Carlise,  Louise MathiasRyan FlahertyAnna Moriarty LevJane LewtyErin CostelloNate LiederbachAmaranth BorsukTrey Moody/Joshua WareJohn JodzioKate Nuernberger & Brad Liening.

February:
* A shout-out for my poem “One Reason I Don’t Believe in Hell” from minnesota review from Benjamin Sutten, at oh, Lighthouse.
.     Chuck Carlise’s ‘One Reason I Don’t Believe in Hell’ reminds us if you need hell you can always find it here on earth. No need to die today.

January:
InPrint/Paul Verlaine Prize in Poetry 2011-12 winner.  !!!

2011

December:
Casual Insomniac * Arrives!
.     Gorgeous cover & stitched binding.  Get it while it’s hot.
.     Direct from Bateau.

* New Poems!
.     “The Subject in Context”  :  Gigantic Sequins 3.1
.     “Antiphony”  and  “One Reason I Don’t Believe in Hell”  :  minnesota review 77

November:
* A Broken Escalator Still Isn’t the Stairs * is nominated for six Pushcart Prizes.

September:
“The Opposite of a Contributor’s Copy : A Broken Escalator Still Isn’t the Stairs”.
.    Review by Amorak Huey

A Broken Escalator Still Isn’t the Stairs * Arrives!
.     Concrete Wolf Poetry Series.  All glossy & awesome.
.     Order from Powells.

August:
* New Poems!
.     “Street Ghazal” (online!)  :  Southeast Review 29.1
.     “Questions for the Paris Morgue, 1880”  :  American Literary Review 22.1

June:
“Word for Word” Reading Series
.     (with Kevin Prufer and Edward Porter)
.     June 7, 2011
.     14 Pews, Houston, TX

* “This is where you are” (photo-essay in “Berfrois“)
.     reprints part of “A Broken Escalator Still Isn’t the Stairs”

May:
* Casual Insomniac * wins the Boom! Chapbook Prize from Bateau Press.  !!