Charles is the author of Blue for Oceans, a debut collection of poetry.   Born in California, he graduated from Stanford University.  For the last thirty-five years he's lived in Connecticut where he practiced trial law.  He began writing poetry during a long mid-life illness.  Since then his poems have been published in many magazines and journals and featured on Garrison Keillor's Writer's Almanac. Blue for Oceans received the 2011 L.L.Winship/PEN New England Poetry Award for the best book of poetry by a New England author. To listen to Charles being interviewed and reading poems on WNPR, click here.