Selected Essays, Journalism, Fiction & Poetry by Charlie Shifflett
This poem appears in Shifflett's poetry chapbook, Accomplices, published in paperback and as an ebook in October 2016.
REVIEW - "Maybe I love it because I watched Charlie grow up and was aware of some of the struggles he faced as a teenager in a somewhat repressive environment of very conservative educational institution. Maybe I love it because I appreciate his willingness to open his heart and bare some of his innermost thoughts, feelings and secrets. Maybe I love it because I found it moving, thoughtful and insightful. But whatever my reason, I have no problem recommending to to those who love and enjoy fine poetry." Buy on Amazon.com
“An indie musician down on his luck agrees to watch his friend's dog while putting the finishing touches on a new EP. With a touch of magical realism, Shifflett sets these two characters loose in the great outdoors, where they encounter a mysterious fisherman and an extraordinary fish and return home with a tale they, and you, will not soon forget.” Buy on Amazon.com
"On Shadows and Citizens recounts the seven weeks Shifflett spent in Beijing observing and talking with migrant construction workers from rural Sichuan. The four-part narrative depicts their life and work on the construction site and includes interviews, a trip to their home village and a discussion of the role that migrant workers play today in Chinese society. The interviews and events took place between June and August 2005." Buy on Amazon.com