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Biography- Charles Harper Webb

07-07-07

Charles Harper Webb received his MFA in Professional Writing and his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern California. His books of poetry include Reading the Water (Northeastern University Press), which won the 1997 Morse Poetry Prize and the 1998 Kate Tufts Discovery Award; Liver (University of Wisconsin Press), which won the 1999 Felix Pollak Prize; Tulip Farms and Leper Colonies (BOA Editions, 2001), and Hot Popsicles (University of Wisconsin Press, 2005). His poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Best American Poetry, The Pushcart Prize, and Poets of the New Century. He is the editor of Stand Up Poetry: An Expanded Anthology, co-editor of Grand Passion: The Poets of Los Angeles, as well as recipient of a Whiting Writer’s Award and a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation. He is a licensed psychotherapist and worked as a professional singer and guitarist for many years.