This class is for students interested in learning about the genre from Charles Rafferty, a frequent contributor to The New Yorker. Each week, participants will share a poem, and the instructor will lead a discussion of the manuscript, highlighting what is working well and suggesting ways to improve it. As time allows, there may also […]
Charles Rafferty has published 13 collections of poetry, the most recent of which are The Smoke of Horses (BOA Editions, 2017) and Something an Atheist Might Bring Up at a Cocktail Party (Mayapple Press, 2018). His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, O, Oprah Magazine, Cincinnati Review, Massachusetts Review, Plume, Prairie Schooner, and Ploughshares, and they have also been featured on Verse Daily, Poetry Daily, The Writer's Almanac With Garrison Keillor, and the Academy of American Poets' website (poets.org). His stories have appeared in The Southern Review and New World Writing. His story collection is Saturday Night at Magellan's (Fomite Press, 2013). He has won the 2016 NANO Fiction prize, as well as grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism. Currently, he directs the MFA program at Albertus Magnus College.