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Poetry is Normal Presents Charles Rafferty
Tuesday, September 21, 7-8 pm

Presented on YouTube Live.

Charles Rafferty, of Sandy Hook, Connecticut, will read from his most recent book of poems, A Cluster of Noisy Planets, as part of the library Poetry is Normal Presents guest poet series via YouTube Live. Also a fiction writer, Rafferty will also read short excerpts from a recent book of stories and a forthcoming novel. The video will remain posted on YouTube if you are unable to join us live.

Poetry is Normal Presents is supported by the Normal Public Library Foundation.

Charles Rafferty’s most recent collection of poems is A Cluster of Noisy Planets (BOA Editions, 2021). His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, O, Oprah Magazine, Escape Into Life, Prairie Schooner, and Ploughshares. His stories have appeared in The Southern Review, Milk Candy Review, Juked, Okay Donkey, and New World Writing, and his most recent story collection is Somebody Who Knows Somebody (Gold Wake Press, 2021). His first novel, Moscodelphia, is due out in September 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 at the Westport Writers’ Workshop.