Charles Rossiter


Coyote Night

From the distant hills
a coyote’s howl,
then another,
then the whole pack.
Their harmonies give me
an idea of what people
who believe in gods
believe in.


Charles Rossiter, NEA Fellowship recipient, has been featured at the Dodge Poetry Festival in NJ, and on NPR. Recent publications reflect his ongoing study of classical Chinese poetry, the latest of which is Winter Poems.(FootHills Publishing, 2015). His podcast poetry project, , was launched in June, 2015. He can be reached at