I’m spilling guts (mostly my own) over at Neil de le Flor’s Almost Dorothy blog: Dorothy Gale is the fictional representation of my inner person. She is a frumpy Midwesterner who wears drapes. (This is essentially how people sum me up after meeting me. Charles’s words, not mine.) (Yes, Charles Jensen is a drape. Yes,…
It means "The Smallest American Reference"
Nanopedia has grown out of a writing prompt I gave myself a few years ago. For a long time, those pieces were all individual prose poems, but I began to see that they had similar concerns, themes, and images. “The moon watches you through her veil of thin clouds” and “He brings the night into…
Q: When is a book of poetry 8.5″ x 8.5″? A: When it is The First Risk, coming atcha Sept 24, 2009.
How I Discovered Poetry
I was over at Dustin’s place yesterday as part of his National Poetry Month series: My school was so small we had one teacher for almost every subject, and we sat in desks like elementary school kids, even though we also had lockers out in the hall by the high schoolers. One of our daily…
Director seeks to raise Writer’s Center profileFocus on younger, newer writers, partnering with arts organizations Having grown up in Wisconsin, lived in Minnesota and spent four years promoting a creative writing center at Arizona State University, Charles Jensen never pictured himself working in a place like Montgomery County. But the new director of the Writer’s…
My Biography As Told in a Series of Facebook News Feed Updates
1977Charles Jensen is now online. 1979Charles joined the group “Bipeds.”Charles turned on his chat feature. 1983Charles joined the Eagle Elementary network. 1986Charles kissed a girl, and he liked it. (Sort of) 1990Charles RSVPed for the event “Moving to an island.” So far, 0 of his friends are attending. 1991Charles RSVPed for the event “Moving off…