Early in his career, Charles had an underground play (“Visigoths”) produced in Los Angeles, which led to script writing contracts for several TV series, including “Kojack” and “Here Come the Brides.” He fled Hollywood, got an MFA in poetry, and went to Iran to teach literature at several Universities. For five years, he edited Seizure, a magazine of poetry and fiction. Recent work includes stories published in Liebamour, Writers Bloc, Commonline Journal, The Bactrian Room and Scythe, articles in Adirondack Life, and poems in a large number of literary journals. His poems and stories have been anthologized in “Road Poets” and “Karma in the High Peaks,” which won the “People’s Choice Award” for best book of 2010 from the Adirondack Center for Writing. His poems won first place at the North Country Writers Festival in 2009 and 2012. His most recent work is a collection of short stories, “Raptures,” published by Ra Press in September, 2012. He currently teaches at North Country Community College in Saranac Lake, NY.