Charles Hood

About the Author
Charles Hood teaches literature and writing at Antelope Valley College. His awards include a Fulbright scholarship in ethnopoetics as well as recognition for his photography and collages. He resides in Los Angeles, CA.


  • “I read The Xopilote Cantos with wonder at its fertility of imagination and vigor of expression. The poem vividly evokes the haunting ‘otherness’ of the Central American Pacific rainforest, where giant stone spheres brood under the suras and almendros — and the Quixotic strangeness of Gil González Dávila’s attempt to penetrate and posses that ‘other.’ Charles Hood has given new life to narrative verse.”
    — David Rains Wallace