Charles Coe: Man of Letters

A film by Roberto Mighty

Release: September 2016

Genre: Documentary Profile

Color. High-Definition

Running Time: 9 minutes, 26 seconds

© 2016


Charles Coe: Man of Letters is a film artist profile about poet, musician and lecturer Charles Coe. If we forgive the sins of our parents, will that help us heal ourselves? Acclaimed author Charles Coe (Picnic On The Moon) set out on a literary journey of discovery by writing his book of poetry, All Sins Forgiven. The film captures Coe’s charismatic performances of poetry reading, blues singing and, surprisingly, didgeridoo playing (!) before an appreciative live audience, interspersed with intimate interviews around issues of family, secrets and forgiveness.

About Charles Coe

Charles Coe is author of two books of poetry:  “All Sins Forgiven: Poems for my Parents” and “Picnic on the Moon,” both published by Leapfrog Press. His poetry has appeared in a number of literary reviews and anthologies, including Poesis, The Mom Egg, Solstice Literary Review, and Urban Nature. His novella, "Spin Cycles," was published in November, 2014 by Gemma Media. He is the winner of a fellowship in poetry from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Charles’s poems have been set by a number of composers, including Beth Denisch, Julia Carey and Robert Moran. A short film based on his poem “Fortress” by filmmaker Roberto Mighty, premiered at the California International Shorts Festival in June, 2016. Charles is co-chair of the Boston Chapter of the National Writers Union, a labor union for freelance writers. He was selected by the Associates of the Boston Public Library as a “Boston Literary Light for 2014.” He is currently an artist fellow at the St. Botolph Club of Boston.