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Charlie Coté

Charles Coté has studied with some of the best poets and poetry teachers in the country (Stephen Dobyns, Thomas Lux, Gregory Orr, Thom Ward, and Kim Addonizio) and brings a wealth of experience to the Writers & Books classroom on poetic craft. Publication credits include The Cortland Review, Upstreet, Boston Literary Magazine, ByLine, Connecticut River Review, Free Lunch, HazMat Review, and Lake Affect Magazine, and a chapbook, Flying for the Window (2008), elegies about his son’s illness and death. He is a clinical social worker in private practice.

October 2019

I Play His Red Guitar

October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States

Book Launch with Charlie Coté with Special Guests Charles Coté’s new collection of elegies about his son’s illness and death, I Play His Red Guitar (Tiger Bark Press), has been lauded by Kim Dower as “remarkable and gorgeous poems, by turns tragic and joyful.” Coté is the author of Flying for the Window (Finishing Line Press, 2008). His work has appeared in Barrow Street, Big City Lit, Segue, Salamander, The Cortland Review, Connecticut River Review, Upstreet, Connotation Press, Ducts, Terminus,…

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Poetry As Survival

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Gell: A Finger Lakes Creative Retreat, 6581 W Hollow Rd.
Naples, 14512 United States
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Gell One-Day Intensive Instructor: Charles Coté Deadline to Register: September 27, 11:59 pm Gregory Orr writes that "poetry is the thread that leads us out of the labyrinth of despair and into the light." Poems that emerge from crisis have the power to heal and re-stabilize us. In this one-day retreat at Gell, participants will work to make sense of the senseless, fashioning containers for their grief. Orr says, "To write by heart is to write by hurt, grief inscribing…

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