Charlie Rossiter writes, performs, and promotes poetry every chance he gets. Projects have included creating and hosting the Poetry Motel, a cable television program, with grants from the NY State Council on the Arts, and organizing all-day poetry readings at the Washington Monument in Washington, DC. He has received an NEA Fellowship for poetry and has been nominated several times for a Pushcart Prize. Recent poetry collections include: The Night We Danced With the Raelettes; All Over America: Road Poems; Winter Poems; Lakeside Poems; and Cold Mountain 2000: Han Shan in the City all from FootHills Publishing. His earlier work, What Men Talk About, won the Pudding Press’ 1999 Red Wheel Barrow Award. As Director of Special Projects for the National Association for Poetry Therapy, he co-edited the anthology, Giving Sorrow Words: Poems of Strength and Solace, (Wash. DC, NAPT Foundation, 2002). He has given readings nationwide at such diverse venues as the Detroit Opera House; Albany Oregon Historical Society, Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival in NJ and the Chicago Blues Festival. He currently hosts the twice-monthly podcast series at www.poetryspokenhere.com as well as the Second Tuesday Poetry/Spoken Word Open Mic at the Tap House in Bennington. $3 suggested donation. Free for students.