2013April: . 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! January: . Manuscript named a Semi-Finalist for Brittingham & Pollak Prizes (University of Wisconsin Press).
2012December: . 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. Woah. 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 Peterson, Michelle Mariano, Aja Gabel, Whitney Mower, Josh 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 Readers: John Gallaher, Brooklyn Copeland, Sean Lovelace, Chuck Carlise, Louise Mathias, Ryan Flaherty, Anna Moriarty Lev, Jane Lewty, Erin Costello, Nate Liederbach, Amaranth Borsuk, Trey Moody/Joshua Ware, John Jodzio, Kate 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. !!!
2011December: . *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. !!! .