Charles Potts - Portrait

Beginning with bogus Byron – Charles Potts

Poet and publisher Charles Potts was the driving force underneath The Temple Bookstore, The Temple magazine, and The Temple School of Poetry. He received the Distinguished Professional Achievement Award in 1994 from the Alumni Association and the College of Arts and Sciences of Idaho State University. He founded Litmus Inc. in Seattle and Berkeley which published 18 first editions including Charles Bukowski’s Poems Written Before Jumping Out of an 8-Story Window in 1968. In this podcast, Charles Potts discusses his evolution as a poet with Writers Program curator Matt Briggs, and you’ll also hear an excerpt from his live reading at Jack Straw.

Music by Jim Knodle and Pamela Moore Dionne, produced as part of the Jack Straw Artist Support Program.