C.E. Chaffin published and edited The Melic Review (www.melicreview.com,) for eight years until its recent extended hiatus, a journal that has distinguished itself not only by its content but through the work of poets at its board in winning and/or placing in the InterBoard Poetry Competition repeatedly. Widely published, he has written literary criticism, fiction, personal essays, as well as being the featured poet in over twenty magazines. He’s appeared in The Alaska Quarterly Review, Byline, The Cortland Review, Envoi, Kimera, Magma, Pif, The Pedestal, the Philadelphia Inquirer Book Review and Rattle, among others.
His one and only book, Elementary (Poems), Mellen Press, 1997, is out of print, as is The Best of Melic, 2003, which he edited. He has won one poetry contest (Desert Moon Review, 2002) and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in by Rose and Thorn. He quit counting publications several years ago but has been featured poet in journals over twenty times, and should one enter C. E. Chaffin in Google, about 40,000 references will appear. He also keeps a blog for any interested, and tutors an intensive online poetry course for a fee.