About Charles Doersch

Name: Charles

Charles Doersch's poems have appeared in the US, UK and Australia in such journals as The New Criterion, The Hudson Review, Edinburgh Review, Measure, and The Shit Creek Review among others. His manuscript No Other Wings was finalist for The New Criterion Prize. Editor of the book, Your Life in Poems, he has written articles for a range of educational publications. He teaches rhetoric and composition for the University of Colorado at Boulder. When he and the two men of his life are not engaged in other adventures, they live on St. John in the US Virgin Islands.


Charles Doersch Has written the following articles:


James Merrill’s Geode Sonnet: Crystal Queer

Merrill scholarship has been undergoing a sea change, apparently mirroring a larger societal change. What among scholars even in the 1990s could but delicately speak its name, now does so frankly. High time, too. Merrill was a poet who wrote from the perspective of a gay man, out of a gay life lived richly. His […]

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