Sharon Charde

Charde, Sharon

Sharon Charde (’00, ’01, ’03, ’07): Sharon Charde, retired psychotherapist, won first prize in the Arcadia 2014 Ruby Irene chapbook contest and first prize in the 2014 Rash Awards, given by the Broad River Review. She has been published over sixty-five times in journals and anthologies of poetry and prose, and has earned seven Pushcart nominations, published three first-prize-winning chapbooks, Bad Girl At The Altar Rail, Four Trees Down From Ponte Sisto, and Incendiary, as well as a full-length collection, Branch In His Hand, adapted as a radio play by the BBC and broadcast in 2012. After Blue, for which she won honorable mention in Finishing Line Press’s 2013 chapbook contest, was published in September 2014. She has been awarded fellowships to VSC, VCCA, Yaddo, and the MacDowell Colony.