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.