By and large I prefer poetry that resists straightforward storytelling. I believe the poem is a made thing, a structured thing, and that’s one of the ways we set it apart from other forms of literature.

Brief interview with me went up on The Writer's Center's blog earlier this week. Enjoy!


  1. Great interview, Charlie! I have to tell you, this snip 'like a person who likes ketchup but won’t eat a tomato. I just don’t understand it.' made me laugh and laugh and laugh, thanks for that xo

  2. LOST was a huge influence for Maribel Dixon?? It reminded me of a hybrid between Bronte and Poe, with a strangely science-ized Dickens looming in backdrop.