Essays

The Falling Sickness

The Falling Sickness

In this essay, Charles Bane, Jr. discloses his epilepsy, and changes it to art. read essay

What I Have Learned From Writing Poetry

What I Have Learned From Writing Poetry

Charles Bane, Jr.'s popularity continues to grow in Australia, where he's been published in Prism and The Tincture Journal. Australian poet and editor Lee Kofman welcomed this essay on Bane's youth. read here

Feminist Poetry Takes Command

Feminist Poetry Takes Command

Quietly and without fanfare, feminist poetry reached a tipping point with the awarding of the Philip Levine Prize in 2011 to Ariana Nash; it was, Charles Bane, Jr.'s view, the moment when feminists established their primacy in contemporary poetry... read essay

Modern Science, Meet the Modern Poet

Modern Science, Meet the Modern Poet

By Charles Bane, Jr. | My wife and I were recently watching a series, “How the Universe Works” on Netflix in which Michio Kaku bemoaned that contemporary poets do not write about the wonders of modern astrophysics, or write poems “to our real mothers, the stars.” This may be my only opportunity to say this... read essay