Charles Lauder, Jr, was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. Tired of this notorious bastion of ‘Good-ol’-boyism’, he fled to the East Coast and Boston University, where he studied under the poet George Starbuck and served for two years on the editorial board of the University’s Ex Libris.
Faced with school loans to pay, a flourishing Reagan America, and the realization that he had not seen the world, Charles then set off for Europe, ended up in the UK, and promptly fell in love with the place. He spent the 90’s in San Diego, California, where he was a member of a poetry group for several years. Charles and his family returned to the UK in 2000.
He is a freelance book editor by day, and a poet by early day (or late night). In March 2008 he started a Poetry Society Stanza for South Leicestershire. His poems have appeared internationally, including California Quarterly, Texas Observer, Poetry Salzburg, The Interpreter’s House, Agenda, Stand, Poetry Monthly, Envoi, Poetry Nottingham, and Orbis.
Alice and Carl - Charles Lauder: Play in Popup | Download
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The Keswick Stones on the Longest Night - Charles Lauder: Play in Popup | Download