Charlie Newman was born in Newark, NJ, 5.17.43. Punk and industrial damage bands since ‘79. 4 books. 1 chapbook. 4 CDs. Various publications and collections. Has read in Chicago, NYC, London, etc. with David Amram, the Viking Hillbilly Apocalypse Review, Mouth and Hands, ZOOTSUITBEATNICK!, & chicago_word_brigade. Hosted a radio show and 2 venues in Chicago. Now writes and reads and reads and writes.