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FEATURE #1: JOHN JEFFREY, a past host of WNPS, present editor of the CT Poet, is software analyst from Waterbury, CT. Despite this, he has a double degree in writing and literature and has spent his adult life trying to unlearn what he was taught. He has published work in The Fairfield Review, Writer’s Journal, Conatus (a college journal), Byline, and Stolen Snapshots. He won various wins, places, and shows in contests by magazines such as Writer’s Digest, Byline, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, and the Conatus Award for Fiction. Mr. Jeffrey is a member of The Academy of American Poets. Click here to read Driving My Daughter and Wife, With Child, To the Airport by John Jeffrey in the Fairfield Review
FEATURE #2: CHARLES RAFFERTY, Charles Rafferty has published four full-length collections of poetry – The Man on the Tower (University of Arkansas Press, 1995), Where the Glories of April Lead (Mitki/Mitki Press, 2001), During the Beauty Shortage (M2 Press, 2005), and A Less Fabulous Infinity (Louisiana Literature Press, 2006). The last of these contains a poem subtittled “after John Jeffrey” (To read that poem, called ADVICE FOR BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS ENTERING A WORLD OF SCOUNDRELS by Charles Rafferty, click here then page down for the poem.) His poems have appeared widely, including American Poetry: The Next Generation, an anthology from Carnegie Mellon University Press, and Sonnets: 150 Contemporary Sonnets, an anthology from the University of Evansville Press. He has received a grant from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts. He lives with his wife and daughters in Connecticut.