Charles Coe is the author of three books of poetry: All Sins Forgiven: Poems for my Parents; Picnic on the Moon; and Memento Mori, all published by Leapfrog Press. He is also author of Spin Cycles, a novella published by Gemma Media. Coe was selected as a Boston Literary Light by the Associates of the Boston Public Library and is a former artist fellow at the St. Botolph Club in Boston. A short film by filmmaker Roberto Mighty, “Peach Pie,” was based on his poem, “Fortress” and has been shown at film festivals nationwide. Another short film, “Charles Coe: Man of Letters,” also by Roberto Mighty, was named “Outstanding Documentary Short” at the 2020 Roxbury Film Festival.
Coe was a 2017 artist-in-residence for the city of Boston, where he created an oral history project focused on residents of Mission Hill. He is poetry editor of Multiplicity, an online literary journal published by Bay Path University in Longmeadow, Mass., and associate editor of About Place, an online literary journal published by Black Earth Institute.
Coe has served as poet-in-residence at Wheaton College and at the Chautauqua Institution in New York State and is an adjunct professor of English at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island, and Bay Path University, where he teaches in both MFA programs. He is co-chair of the Boston Chapter of The National Writers Union, which serves freelance writers and editors.