Charles Rafferty

     
Department:English
Title:Director, MFA in Writing; Adjunct Professor of English
Background:B.A. Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Literature and Language
M.F.A. University of Arkansas Creative Writing
Office:Part-Time Faculty Office, Aquinas
Phone:(203) 773-6901
Email:crafferty@albertus.edu
Courses:
  • Introduction to Creative Writing (poetry and short fiction for the beginner taught in both a traditional and blended online/on-campus format)
  • Intermediate Creative Writing (a further exploration of poetry and short fiction writing taught in both a traditional and blended online/on-campus format)
  • Seminar in Poetry Writing (advanced poetry workshop taught in both a traditional and blended online/on-campus format)
  • Seminar in Fiction Writing (advanced fiction workshop taught in both a traditional and blended online/on-campus format)
  • Writing Seminar (research papers and writing for the workplace taught in both a traditional and blended online/on-campus format)
  • The Composing Process (advanced composition taught in both a traditional and blended online/on-campus format)
  • American Literature I (survey from Colonial times to the Civil War taught in both a traditional and blended online/on-campus format)
  • American Literature II (survey from Civil War to the present taught in both a traditional and blended online/on-campus format)
  • The Literature of Love (survey of British and American love poetry)
  • Modern Poetry (survey of modern and contemporary poetry taught in both a traditional and blended online/on-campus format)
  • American Literary Modernism Seminar (an in-depth survey of major figures taught in a blended online/on-campus format)
  • Nature and American Literature (an in-depth survey of modern/contemporary classics taught in a blended online/on-campus format)

Charles Rafferty holds an M.F.A. from the University of Arkansas. He has published 12 collections of poetry, including The Man on the Tower (which won the Arkansas Poetry Award University of Arkansas Press), A Less Fabulous Infinity (Louisiana Literature Press), The Unleashable Dog (Steel Toe Books), and the forthcoming collection of prose poems The Smoke of Horses (BOA Editions). His collection of short fiction is Saturday Night at Magellan's (Fomite Press). In 2009, he received a Fellowship in Creative Writing from the National Endowment of the Arts, as well as a grant from the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism. His poems, stories, and essays have appeared in hundreds of journals, including The New Yorker, O, The Oprah Magazine, The Southern Review, TriQuarterly, Quarterly West, Massachusetts Review, DoubleTake, Poems & Plays, Hellas, Measure, The Cortland Review, Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and Louisiana Literature. His work has also appeared in several anthologies, including American Poetry: The Next Generation (Carnegie Mellon University Press).

 
Publications:

Books
The Smoke of Horses (prose poems). BOA Editions. Forthcoming in 2017.
The Unleashable Dog (poems). Steel Toe Books. 2014.
Saturday Night at Magellan's (short stories). Fomite Press, 2013.
A Less Fabulous Infinity(poems). Louisiana Literature Press, 2006.
During the Beauty Shortage(poems). M2 Press, 2005.
The Man on the Tower(poems). University of Arkansas Press, 1995.

Chapbooks
Diminution (prose poems). Paper Nautilus Press, 2016.
Appetites (poems). Clemson University Press, 2012.
A Trayful of Brimming Martinis(poems). Picadilly Press, 2003.
A Darkness With Brighter Stars(poems). Picadilly Press, 2000.
The Bog Shack(poems). Picadilly Press, 1996.
The Wave That Will Beach Us Both(poems). Still Waters Press, 1994.

 

Charles Rafferty