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Charles Coe
Portrait of Charles Coe

Charles Coe is the author of four books of poems: All Sins Forgiven: Poems for my Parents, Picnic on the Moon, Memento Mori, and the recently released Purgatory Road, all published by Leapfrog Press. E. Ethelbert Miller, co-editor of Poet Lore, says, “Coe writes like a man with polished wings, flying above it all while watching the high and low tides of life.” A vocalist as well, Coe sings blues, funk, and gospel and recites his original poetry for the Symphony of Crickets ensemble, organized by reed player and composer Ken Field. He has also sung with the New Orleans–style jazz and funk group Field’s Revolutionary Snake Ensemble and plays and teaches the didgeridoo. (updated 4/2023)

With Cecily Miller, Coe served as honorary cochair of AGNI’s fiftieth-anniversary celebration.

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