Charles Flowers graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Vanderbilt University and received an MFA in poetry from the University of Oregon. His poems have appeared in Gulf Coast, Barrow Street, Indiana Review, and Puerto del Sol. Flowers is the founding editor of BLOOM, a journal for lesbian and gay writing that Edmund White has called “the most exciting new queer literary publication to emerge in years.” Former Executive Director of the Lambda Literary Foundation, the country’s leading literary organization for LGBTQ writers and readers, Charles has also worked as an associate director at the Academy of American Poets and as Deputy Director of Development at ACLU Southern California. He is currently Deputy Director at Arts for LA, as well as a member of the From the Fishouse board of directors.
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