Thursday, February 24, 2005
On Tuesday March 22 5PM : My guest will be: CHARLES COE. Charles Coe is a Coordinator for the Massachusetts Cultural Council'sOrganizational Support Program, overseeing the grant programs for music andliterature organizations. Before joining the Council, Charles was awardedthe council's Artists Fellowship in Poetry. Charles's work has beenpublished in numerous magazines, newspapers, anthologies and literaryreviews, such as the Boston Globe, Boston Phoenix, Atelier, The Journal ofModern Writing and Poesis."Picnic on the Moon," a volume of his poetry, has been published by LeapfrogPress of Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Charles is also featured on two spokenword CDs: "Get Ready for Boston," a collection of stories and songs aboutBoston neighborhoods, and "One Side of the River," an anthology of Cambridgeand Somerville poets including Robert Pinsky, Frank Bidart, Liam Rector andGail Mazur. In addition to poetry, Charles is a journalist and book reviewerHe is also a long-time activist with the National Writers Union, a laborunion that serves freelance writers. He has served on the union's NationalExecutive Board, is co-chair of the Boston Chapter Steering Committee, andco-founded the union's National Diversity Committee. In addition to his work as a writer, Charles has an extensive background asa jazz vocalist and has performed and recorded with numerous musicians inthe Boston area and throughout New England, including Stan Strickland,Semenya McCord and Avery Sharpe.