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poet , English educator

Chris Edward Custer, American English educator, poet. Recipient Nick of Time award Mayor Diane Feinstein, 1988, Timeless Poetry award Hyde Park Poetry, 1988, Monologue award Browning Society, 1988, 2d Place Book award San Francisco State University Poetry Center, 1990. Campaign worker Jessie Jackson for President, San Francisco, 1988. Member New Residencies for Writers (president since 1988).

Background

Custer, Chris Edward was born on December 13, 1960 in Spokane. Son of James C. Steel and Mattie Maudine (Luker) Custer.

Education

Bachelor in English Literature, San Francisco State University, 1984. Doctor of Philosophy in Composition Literature, San Francisco State University, 1990.

Career

Managing editor, Athena Incognito Press, San Francisco, 1983-1987; managing editor, INK Magazine, San Francisco, 1987-1990; poetry editor, Black Warrior Review, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, since 1990; Professor of English and composition, U. Alabama, Tuscaloosa, since 1990.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: (essays) W: The Selves of Edgar Allen Poe, 1987, (poems) Aubades for Anima, 1988 (Transfer award), Strange(r) Awakenings, 1989 (Sulfer award 1990), Larrieu's "Le Lit Defait", 1989 (Northwest award 1990), Memories, Dreams, Disturbances, 1990 (Edgar Allen Poe award), (novel) The Communicable Disease, 1986, (novella) When Mom Gets Home, 1990 (5 Fingers award).

Membership

Campaign worker Jessie Jackson for President, San Francisco, 1988. Member New Residencies for Writers (president since 1988).

Connections

Married Barbara Lara Carr, August 22, 1990.

father:
James C. Steel Custer

mother:
Mattie Maudine (Luker) Custer

spouse:
Barbara Lara Carr