Charles Rafferty

After Hearing There Are Only 7,000 Stars Visible to the Naked Eye

Charles Rafferty is the author of The Man on the Tower (University of Arkansas Press, 1995), which won the Arkansas Poetry Award, and Where the Glories of April Lead (Mitki/Mitki Press, 2001). He has published poems in TriQuarterly, The Southern Review, Quarterly West, Massachusetts Review, DoubleTake, Louisiana Literature, Connecticut River Review, The Laurel Review, Poetry East, and Connecticut Review, as well as in an anthology published by Carnegie Mellon University Press—American Poetry: The Next Generation. Recent awards include the Robinson Jeffers Tor House Prize for Poetry, the River Styx International Poetry Prize, and a grant from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts. He currently teaches American literature and writing at Albertus Magnus College and works as an editor for a technology consulting firm. He lives in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, with his wife and two daughters. His third book, During the Beauty Shortage, is forthcoming from M2 Press.

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