Charles Harper Webb is professor of English at California State University, Long
Beach, as well as a psychotherapist in private practice. He has written six books of poetry, including Liver and Reading the Water. He has also edited two other collections of poetry.
His book Reading the Water (Northeastern University Press) won the 1997 Morse Poetry Prize and the 1998 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. He lives in Glendale, California.