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Charles Rafferty

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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)

I received a 2009 NEA Fellowship in Creative Writing, as well as a grant from the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism. I am also the author of four full-length collections of poetry: The Man on the Tower (which won the Arkansas Poetry Award University of Arkansas Press, 1995), Where the Glories of April Lead (Mitki/Mitki Press, 2001), During the Beauty Shortage (M2 Press, 2005), and A Less Fabulous Infinity (Louisiana Literature Press, 2006). I have placed poems The Southern Review, Measure, TriQuarterly, Quarterly West, Massachusetts Review, Phoebe: The George Mason Review, DoubleTake, Poems & Plays, and Louisiana Literature. My work has also appeared in several anthologies, including American Poetry: The Next Generation (Carnegie Mellon University Press), Rhyming Poems: A Contemporary Anthology (University of Evansville Press), and Sonnets: 150 Contemporary Sonnets (University of Evansville Press). By day, I work as an editor for a technology consulting firm. I live in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, with my wife and two daughters.

Publications:

Books
Saturday Night at Magellan's (short stories). Burlington, VT. Fomite Press, 2013.
A Less Fabulous Infinity. Hammond, LA: Louisiana Literature Press, 2006.
During the Beauty Shortage. Denver, NC: M2 Press, 2005.
Where the Glories of April Lead. Denver, NC: Mitki/Mitki Press, 2001.
The Man on the Tower. Fayetteville, AR: University of Arkansas Press, 1995.

Chapbooks
Appetites (poems). Clemson, SC. Clemson University Press, 2012.
A Trayful of Brimming Martinis. Fayetteville, AR: Picadilly Press, 2003.
A Darkness With Brighter Stars. Fayetteville, AR: Picadilly Press, 2000.
The Bog Shack. Fayetteville, AR: Picadilly Press, 1996.
The Wave That Will Beach Us Both. Galloway Township, NJ: Still Waters Press, 1994.

Anthologies and Textbooks
Theory. The Poetry Gymnasium. Wind Publications. Pending.
Considering God Considering My Wife Before She Was My Wife. Crush Anthology. Pending.
Vincentown. Crush Anthology. Pending.
Seduction. Crush Anthology. Pending.
City Skies. Rhyming Poems: A Contemporary Anthology. Evansville, IN: University of Evansville Press, 2007: 93.
Desperation. Depot Anthology.
Royalty. Depot Anthology.
January Hawk. Into the Eye. Alamogordo, NM: Thunder Rain Publishing, 2007: 106.
City Skies. Sonnets: 150 Contemporary Sonnets. Evansville, IN: University of Evansville Press, 2005: 113.
The Unbroken Heart. The Anthology of New England Writers 2002; 14: 33.
The Arsonist Tells His Story to the Attorney. American Poetry: The Next Generation. Pittsburgh, PA:
Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2000: 318.
The Man on the Tower. American Poetry: The Next Generation. Pittsburgh, PA: Carnegie Mellon
University Press, 2000: 317-318.
The Man Whose Tastes Were Too Refined. American Poetry: The Next Generation. Pittsburgh, PA:
Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2000: 319.
September. 1997 Anthology of Magazine Verse & Yearbook of American Poetry. Palm Springs, CA:
Monitor Book Company Inc., 1997: 420.

Charles Rafferty