Charles Rafferty is the author of 15 poetry books and chapbooks, most recently The Smoke of Horses (BOA Editions, 2017), Something an Atheist Might Bring Up at a Cocktail Party (Mayapple Press, 2018), and The Problem With Abundance (Grayson Books, 2019). He has a new collection of prose poems forthcoming from BOA in 2021 -- A Cluster of Noisy Planets. His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, O, Oprah Magazine, Gettysburg Review, Rhino, Prairie Schooner, and Ploughshares. His stories have been collected in Saturday Night at Magellan’s (Fomite Press, 2013) and Somebody Who Knows Somebody (Gold Wake Press, 2021), and have appeared in The Southern Review, New World Writing, and Juked. His first novel, Moscodelphia, is forthcoming from Woodhall Press. He has won grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism. Currently, he co-directs the MFA program at Albertus Magnus College and teaches in the Westport Writers’ Workshop.