"Poetry is not a career. This is your vocation, what you have to do, and you figure out a way to live around it."  — Nick Flynn




   

Writing Life                                     


Charlotte had her first poem published in a girly teen magazine at the age of ten. She has come a long way since then via England, Australia, & San Francisco. 
Charlotte earned a BA in Creative Writing from Griffith University, Australia and a Masters in Fine Arts in Poetry and Nonfiction from Pacific University, Oregon. She studied poetry at Charles University through the USC program of Professional Writing and completed the Master Poetry Class at USC in 2003. Her writing has appeared online and in journals such as Apercus Quarterly, Cider Press review, The Lake Rises by Stockport Flats, LA Melange and Beyond The Valley Of The Contemporary Poets Anthology and Mutha Magazine. 


​Charlotte is a former co-host for Feminist Magazine on KPFK and performer and staff writer for LitRave. She has been the featured poet at many venues throughout Southern California including the LA Times Festival of Books. Charlotte was a featured guest of Jane Crown Poetry Radio.


She believes that books smell almost better than her daughter’s skin. She would take looking at the moon over watching the ocean, but prefers to do both at the same time.


CHarlotte O'Brien