Charmaine Cadeau is a second year PhD student in the Department of English at SUNY, Albany. Born in Toronto, Canada, she completed her MA in creative writing at the University of New Brunswick. Her first collection of poetry, What You Used to Wear (Goose Lake) was published in September 2004. Her poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 12.
Cager, Chezia Thompson
Chezia Thompson Cager has recently had her poems published in Poet Lore and Puerto del Sol; as well as in the following anthologies: From Totems to Hip Hop, Catch the Fire, Dark Eros and Moving Beyond Boundaries: International Dimensions of Black Women’s Writing Vol. 1. She lives in Baltimore where she teaches poetry. (2004)
Scott Cairns is the author of five poetry collections, most recently Philokalia: New & Selected Poems (Zoo Press, 2002). His spiritual memoir, Slow Pilgrim, will appear from HarperSanFrancisco in 2006. His poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 13. [bio updated 2006]
Rafael Campo teaches and practices internal medicine at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. His most recent books include Diva (Duke University Press, 2000), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in poetry; Landscape with Human Figure (Duke University Press, 2002), winner of the Gold Medal from ForeWord for the best book of poetry published by an independent press; and The Healing Art: A Doctor’s Black Bag of Poetry, (Norton, 2003), new essays on poetry and healing. (2004)
Marisa Canino lives in Baltimore where she works in development for Chesapeake Habitat for Humanity. She recently had a poem awarded first place in an annual contest sponsored by Lite: Baltimore’s Literary Newspaper. Her poems have also appeared in Prolog. (2000)
Capista, Joseph J.
Joseph J. Capista's poems have appeared in Literary Imagination, North American Review and Slate. He teaches writing at Towson University. His poetry appears in Smartish Pace Issue 19. 
Thom Caraway’s chapbook, A Visitor’s Guide to North Dakota, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2007. He teaches at Whitworth University and lives with his wife, kids and dog in Spokane, Washington. [bio updated 2011]
C. (Constantine) P. Cavafy (1863-1933) was born Konstantínos Pétrou Kaváfis in Alexandria, Egypt. In 1926 he was awarded the Order of the Phoenix from the Greek dictator Pangalos. PÍÍMATA appeared posthumously in 1935. His poetry, translated by A.E. Stallings, appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 13. [bio updated 2006]
Susan Cavanaugh is a part-time student at Thomas Edison State College. She has been awarded two Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards, a Painted Bride Quarterly award and a Best of Yankee award, 1997. Her chapbook, The Good Sense of a Bird, appeared in 1994 from Still Waters Press. (2001)
Richard Chess is the author of three books of poetry: Tekiah (1994), Chair in the Desert (2000) and Third Temple (2007), all published by the University of Tampa Press. His poems are included in Bearing the Mystery: Twenty Years of Image (Eerdmans, 2009), Best American Spiritual Writing 2005 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2005) and Telling and
Remembering: A Century of American Jewish Poems (Beacon, 1997). He directs the Center for Jewish Studies at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, where he is also a professor of literature. [bio updated 2011]
Adam Chiles' poems appear or is forthcoming in Barrow Street, Cue, Isotope, Perehelion, Pheobe, Prism International, Sycamore Review and The Indiana Review. His work has also been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He lives in Washington DC. His poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 13. [bio updated 2006]
Michael Chitwood is a freelance writer and a lecturer at the University of North Carolina. He is the author of eight books of poetry including most recently From Whence (LSU, 2007) and Spill (Tupelo, 2007), a finalist for ForeWord magazine’s poetry book of the year and winner of the 2008 Roanoke-Chowan Prize. His poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 16 (2009).
James Cihlar is the author of Undoing (Little Pear, 2008) and Metaphysical Bailout (Pudding House, 2010). The Books Review Editor for The American Poetry Journal, he has also written reviews for the Minneapolis Star Tribune and Coldfront. He has received a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship for Poetry and a Glenna Luschei Award from Prairie Schooner; Cihlar lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. [bio updated 2011]
Carson Cistulli is the author of Some Common Weaknesses Illustrated (Casagrande, 2007). He is an editor for the baseball websites FanGraphs and NotGraphs, and Owner-Operator of TheNewEnthusiast.com. He was recently admitted to the Baseball Writers’ Association of America and in ten years will be permitted to vote on players’ entry into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. His poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 20 (2013). [bio updated 2013]
David Citino is Professor of English and Creative Writing at Ohio State University. He is the author of numerous books of poetry including, most recently, The Book of Appassionata: Collected Poems (OSU Press, 1998), Broken Symmetry (OSU Press, 1997), which was chosen as a Notable Book of 1997 by the National Book Critics Circle, and The Weight of the Heart (Princeton, NJ: Quarterly Review of Literature Poetry Series, 1996). The Invention of Secrecy will be published by OSU Press in the spring of this year. (2001)
Charlie Clark’s poems have appeared in Crazyhorse; Forklift, OH; Low Rent Magazine; Missouri Review and Smartish Pace, Issue 9. He received his MFA in poetry from the University of Maryland and now lives and works in Washington, DC. (2009)
Patricia Clark is Poet-in-Residence and Associate Professor of Writing at Grand Valley State University. Her poetry has appeared in magazines such as Mississippi Review, Poetry, Slate, The New Criterion, New England Review, Pennsylvania Review, and North American Review. Her first book of poems, North of Wondering, was published in 1999. (2001)
Clark, George David
George David Clark holds an MFA from the University of Virginia and is currently a doctoral fellow at Texas Tech University. His recent poems have appeared in Hayden's Ferry Review, New Ohio Review, Quarterly West, Shenandoah, West Branch, and online at Verse Daily and Poetry Daily. [bio updated 2011]
Terese Coe's poems and translations have appeared in The Times Literary Supplement, Threepenny Review, Ploughshares, Smartish Pace, Alaska Quarterly Review, Tar River Poetry, Agenda (UK), Poetry, The Cincinnati Review, New American Writing, The Connecticut Review, 32 Poems, and Orbis (UK), among numerous others. Equity actors will do a reading of her historical play, Harry Smith in the Chelsea Hotel, in New York in June.
Cohen, Amber L.
Amber L. Cohen is a PhD candidate in English at the University of Maryland, where she received her MFA. She received Honorable Mention in the Academy of American Poets’ Prize in Honor of Anais Nin and was the University of Maryland Jimenez-Porter Writers’ House Writer-In-Residence. Her first published poems appeared in Smartish Pace, Issue 14. (2007)
Andrea Cohen is the author of three books of poetry, including Long Division (Salmon, 2009) and Kentucky Derby (Salmon, 2011). She directs The Blacksmith House Poetry Series in Cambridge, Massachusetts. [bio updated 2011]
Joan Colby is the author of The Atrocity Book (Eastern Washington, 1984), The Lonely Hearts Killers (Spoon River, 1986) and ﬁve other books of poetry. She has received two Illinois Arts Council Literary Awards and an IAC Artist Fellowship. Her poetry received an honorable mention in the 2008 and 2009 James Hearst Poetry Prize contest, won a 2009 Editor’s Choice award from MARGIE and was a ﬁnalist for both the 2007 GSU Poetry Contest and The Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry. [bio updated 2011]
Katharine Coles is Associate Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing at the University of Utah. She is the author of three books of poems, most recently The Golden Years of the Fourth Dimension (Nevada, 2001). “Numbers” will be part of a permanent art installation, to go into the newly restored Leroy Cowles Mathematics Building at the University of Utah. (2002)
Michael Collier's sixth collection, An Individual History, will be published by W.W. Norton in 2012. He has received Guggenheim and NEA fellowships and an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Poet Laureate of Maryland from 2001–2004, he teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Maryland and is the director of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. [bio updated 2012]
Martha Collins teaches at Oberlin College, where she edits FIELD, and founded the University of Massachusetts-Boston creative writing program. Her fourth book of poems, Some Things Words Can Do (Sheep Meadow), appeared in 1998. She co-translated, with the author, The Women Carry River Water (UMass, 1997), a collection of poems by Vietnamese poet Nguyen Quang Thieu, which won an award from the American Literary Translators Association in 1998. (2002)
Nicole Cooley is the author of two books of poetry: Resurrection (LSU, 1996), winner of the 1995 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets, and The Afflicted Girl (LSU, 2004). She has been awarded a “Discovery”/The Nation Award and an NEA. (2006)
Peter Cooley was Poetry Editor for North American Review from 1970-2000. The most recent of his six books of poetry are The Astonished Hours (1993) and Sacred Conversations (1998), both from Carnegie Mellon. “Meridian with Nocturne Subtext” is included in his new volume, A Place Made of Starlight, which will appear this December from Carnegie Mellon. He is Professor of English at Tulane University where he teaches creative writing. (2001)
Robert Cooperman is the author of four chapbooks and two books of poetry, most recently; In the Colorado Gold Fever Mountains (Western Reflections, 1999). His poems have appeared in Poetry East, The Midwest Quarterly, A.P.R. and elsewhere. He lives in Denver, Colorado. (2000)
Hannah Craig lives in Pittsburgh. Her work has appeared recently in 32 Poems, Cranky and Hayden’s Ferry. Her poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 14. [bio updated 2007]
Robert Creeley is the author of more than sixty books of poetry, including Just in Time: Poems 1984-1994 (New Directions, 2001), Life & Death (1998), Echoes (1994), Selected Poems 1945-1990 (1991) and Memory Gardens (1986). While having published several books in the 1950's, it was the publication of For Love: Poems 1950-1960 (1962) that brought him widespread recognition. Mr. Creeley entered Harvard in 1943, leaving one year later to drive an ambulance in World War II. In the 1950's he taught at Black Mountain College where he was Editor of the Black Mountain Review. He was one of the originators of the "Black Mountain" school of poetry that included Charles Olson, Robert Duncan and Denise Levertov. Mr. Creeley has taught at several institutions and since 1978 has been the David Gray Professor of Poetry and Letters at State University of New York, Buffalo. He has received the Levinson prize, two Guggenheim fellowships, the Shelley Memorial Award and the Robert Frost Medal. He was New York State Poet from 1989 to 1991, and was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets in 1999. (March 2003; 7th Smartish Pace Poets Q & A)
Jim Crenner is Chair of the English Department at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and holder of the John Milton Potter Chair for Distinguished Teaching in the Humanities. He helped found the Department’s Creative Writing program and the Seneca Review. (2002
Noel Crook is a graduate of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at North Carolina State University. Her chapbook, Canyon, was published by Red Dragonfly Press in 2010. She received 2nd place in the 2012 Beullah Rose Poetry Prize from Smartish Pace. [bio updated 2013]
Barbara Crooker is the author of ten chapbooks including Greatest Hits (Pudding House Publications, 2003). She has been nominated for six Pushcart Prizes and won numerous awards including the ByLine Chapbook competition in 2001. (2003)
Mary Crow has published five collections of poetry, most recently The High Cost of Living (Pudding House, 2002), and four translations of poetry. She has won an NEA Fellowship and three Fullbright awards. She is Poet Laureate of Colorado and is circulating a new collection of poems, How Many Rivers. Her poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issues 7 & 14. [bio updated 2007]
Christopher Cunningham’s poems have appeared in Best New Poets 2006 (Samovar/Meridian, 2006), Black Warrior Review, Ninth Letter, River Styx, Slate and The Iowa Review. A Pushcart nominee, he teaches at The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey. His work appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 15, and he read at the Whole Gallery in Baltimore, in the spring of 2008, as part of the Issue 15 release party. (2008)
Stephen Cushman is the author of Heart Island (WordTech, 2006). His fourth book of poems, Riffraff, is forthcoming from LSU in 2011. He is a professor of American literature and poetry at the University of Virginia. [bio updated 2011]
Czerwiec Blitch, Heidi
Heidi Czerwiec Blitch’s poems have appeared in Barrow Street, Hayden’s Ferry Review and Kalliope, as well as the website VerseDaily.com. She recently joined the creative writing faculty at the University of North Dakota, where she keeps warm with lots of soup, coffee and long underwear. Her poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 12.