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Charles Ghigna
204 West Linwood Drive
Homewood, AL 35209

Hometown: Homewood, AL


Publications and Awards

Score! 50 Poems To Motivate and Inspire, Abrams, 2008
Greatest Hits: Poems 1974-2005, Pudding House, 2006
Animal Tracks: Wild Poems To Read Aloud, Abrams, 2004
Halloween Night: Twenty-one Spooktacular Poems, Running Press, 2003
A Fury of Motion: Poems for Boys, Boyds Mills Press, 2003
Haiku: The Travelers of Eternity, River City Press, 2001
Christmas Is Coming: Poems of the Season, Charlesbridge, 2000
Animal Trunk: Silly Poems To Read Aloud, Abrams, 1999
Love Poems, Crane Hill, 1999
Plastic Soup: Dream Poems, Black Belt Press, 1999
Riddle Rhymes, Disney/Hyperion, 1995
Tickle Day: Poems from Father Goose, Disney/Hyperion, 1994
Speaking in Tongues: New & Selected Poems, University of West Alabama/Livingston Press, 1994
The Best of Snickers, Best of Times, 1994
Wings of Fire, Druid Press, 1992
Returning to Earth, University of West Alabama/Livingston Press, 1989
Father Songs, Creekwood Press, 1989
Circus Poems, Creekwood Press, 1979
Divers and Other Poems, Creekwood Press, 1978
Cockroach, Contemporary Drama Service, 1977
Stables: The Story of Christmas, Creekwood Press 1975
Plastic Tears, Dorrance & Company, 1973

Hank Hung the Moon, NewSouth Books, 2012
Patterns: The Storyteller, Dorling Kindersley, 2008
An Interruption That Lasted A Lifetime, AuthorHouse, 2008
Holy Smoke, University of North Carolina, 2008
Ruling Over Monarchs, Sports Publishing, 2007
Whatever Remembers Us, Negative Capability Press, 2007
To Have and to Hold, Time Warner, 2007
Soliloquies of the Heart, Teoh Books, 2006
Immersed in Verse, Lark Books, 2006
Home Sweet Home Alabama, Sweetwater Press, 2006
Stories from the Blue Moon Cafe III, Penguin, 2004
The Sporting Muse: A Critical Study of Poetry About Athletes and Athletics, McFarland, 2004
Wedding Blessings, Random House, 2003
Salt: A Collection of Poetry on the Oregon Coast, Nestucca Spit Press, 2003
Perfect in Their Art: Poems On Boxing, Southern Illinois University, 2003
Stories from the Blue Moon Cafe II, MacAdam/Cage, 2003
The Companion to Southern Literature, LSU Press, 2002
Baby Blessings, Random House, 2002
Eat Their Words: Southern Writers & Recipes, Fairhope Literary Council, 2001
Our Bundle of Joy, Meadowbrook, 2001
Books Day by Day: Anniversaries and Anecdotes, Heinemann, 2001
Urban Nature, Milkweek Editions, 2000
And others

New Yorker
Rolling Stone
New York Quarterly
Southern Poetry Review
College English
English Journal
Artist's Magazine
Good Housekeeping
Ladies' Home Journal
Light Quarterly
Saturday Evening Post
The New York Times
The Miami Herald
The Wall Street Journal
The Writer
Writer's Digest
And others

Literary Awards:
Helen Keller Literary Award, 1993
1st Place, Sukura International Haiku Competition Award, 1993
National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, 1992
Birmingham Festival of Arts Silver Bowl Award for Literature, 1988
Rockefeller Brothers Fund Grant, 1984
M.I.T. Endicott House Fellowship Grant, 1984
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Fellowship, 1984
Library of Congress Reading and Recording Fellowship, 1978
Mary Roberts Rhinehart Foundation Fellowship, 1977
Writer’s Digest 1st Place Award for Poetry, 1977
Sigma Tau Delta Lifetime Honoree, 1977
Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts, 1974
Literary Arts Fellowship, Alabama State Council on the Arts, 1974

More Information

Gives readings: Yes
Travels to readings: Yes
Conducts workshops: Yes
Available for interviews: Yes

  • ASCA
  • AHA
  • SCAC
  • DYS