Charles Alexander is an artist, poet, bookmaker, founder/director of Chax Press. Author of 5 full-length books of poetry and 10 brief chapbooks of poetry, editor of one critical work on the state of the book arts in America, author of multiple essays, articles, and reviews. Most recent book of poetry is Pushing Water, published by Cuneiform Press, and the chapbook Some Sentences Look for Some Periods, from Little Red Leaves. Has taught literature and writing at Naropa University, University of Arizona, and elsewhere. Recipient of the Distinguished Arizona Artist Award, participant in Paris’s TAMAAS Poetry Translation Seminar. Began a faculty appointment at University of Houston-Victoria in Fall 2014 as Poet & Designer in Residence, Director of Communications Design, and Director of the MFA Creative Writing Program. Currently at work on Collected Essays and a new book of poetry. Shares art studio with his partner, the painter Cynthia Miller.