Black Lawrence Press
CHARLOTTE PENCE is a poet and critic who recently received her Ph.D. in creative writing from the University of Tennessee. She is the author of two chapbooks, one of which won Black Lawrence’s Black River Chapbook Award. The chapbook, The Branches, the Axe, the Missing, is scientific yet sexy, and explodes with startling imagery as it explores evolution, paranoid schizophrenia, and the nuclear family. She also edited The Poetics of American Song Lyrics, which was just released by University Press of Mississippi.  This anthology, the first of its kind, considers song lyrics as appropriate for study in a literature classroom. Her awards include numerous Pushcart nominations, the Discovered Voices award, and a fellowship from the Tennessee Arts Commission. Her work has appeared in Kenyon Review Online, North American Review, Denver Quarterly, Rattle, Tar River Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, Southern Poetry Review, and many other journals.

In May and June, she will be touring with her husband, Adam Prince, to celebrate the release of his short story collection, The Beautiful Wishes of Ugly Men, and her chapbook. Their newborn daughter, Esmé Eleven, will also be a part of the caravan.
Contemporary Literature & Non-Fiction
"Charlotte Pence has written an exquisite narrative charged with lyric force that builds, section by section, into a work of understaed beauty and power."
      —John Skoyles
ISBN 978-0-9828766-7-1   $9.00