The Poets Are All Pretty Pleased

with Themselves Tonight

Cortney Lamar Charleston

Cortney Lamar Charleston (@bardsbesidebars) is the author of Telepathologies, selected by D.A. Powell for the 2016 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize. He was awarded a 2017 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation and he has also received fellowships from Cave Canem, The Conversation Literary Festival and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Winner of a Pushcart Prize, his poems have appeared in POETRY, The American Poetry Review, New England Review, AGNI, Granta and elsewhere. He serves as a poetry editor at The Rumpus.