CL Bledsoe

Location Baltimore
Occupation teacher, counselor

Books by CL Bledsoe
  • by Ann Aguirre, Mechele Armstrong, Judy Bagshaw, David Baker, ..., 2008.
  • About Me

    CL Bledsoe is the author of two poetry collections, _____(Want/Need) and Anthem. A chapbook, Goodbye to Noise, is available online at A minichap, Texas, was recently published by Mud Luscious Press. A short story collection, Naming the Animals, is forthcoming from Mary Celeste Press. His story, "Leaving the Garden," was selected as a Notable Story of 2008 for Story South's Million Writer's Award. He’s been nominated for the Pushcart Prize 3 times. He is an editor for Ghoti Magazine He blogs at Murder Your Darlings, Bledsoe has written reviews for The Hollins Critic, The Arkansas Review, American Book Review, The Pedestal Magazine, and elsewhere.

    Why do you write?

    I write because I'm damaged in such a way that this is how I communicate best. It's also fun and very rewarding.

    Any favorite authors? Books?

    Donald Harington, The Architecture of the Arkansas Ozarks. Laurence Sterne, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman.
    Anything by Terry Pratchett.
    Besmilr Brigham's poetry.
    Dean Young's poetry.
    James Tate's poetry.

    CL Bledsoe's Wall

    Matt Dennison – Jul 28, 2010

    Thanks for the rash of reads, CL.

    John Gorman – Jul 16, 2010

    I have seen your name everywhere. Welcome to Fictionaut. I look forward to your new stuff.

    John Gorman

    Joseph Scapellato – Jul 12, 2010

    Hey man-- I've been seeing your work all over the place. We're in the same issue of Prick of the Spindle, and I've read (and loved) "Texas," your MLP piece. It's cool to come to Fictionaut the same time as you.

    M.H. – Jul 09, 2010

    Hi CL,
    Love your postcard in Pear Noir!

    CL Bledsoe – Jul 06, 2010

    Thanks everyone.

    Savannah Schroll Guz – Jul 06, 2010

    Hi, CL! Welcome!

    Doug Bond – Jul 06, 2010

    hello glad to see Sterne/Tristram Shandy listed above...great stuff on all things, including -- "...Writing, when properly managed (as you may be sure I think mine is) is but a different name for conversation." (Sterne)

    Darryl Price – Jul 05, 2010

    Man, James Tate--absolutely one of the very best living poets on the planet!

    Meg Pokrass – Jul 05, 2010

    You sir. are here.

    CL Bledsoe – Jul 04, 2010

    Hi Nicole

    NE – Jul 04, 2010


    CL Bledsoe – Jul 04, 2010

    Thanks Robert.

    Robert Vaughan – Jul 04, 2010

    Hey CL, glad to see you on Fictionaut. Dive right in!

    CL Bledsoe – Jul 04, 2010

    Thanks Susan.

    Susan Tepper – Jul 04, 2010

    CL, Welcome to Ficionaut, it's good to have you here

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