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 years he's lived in Connecticut where he still practices 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.