Charles W. Pratt, a former English teacher at Phillips Exeter Academy and elsewhere, has for the past 25 years with his wife Joan owned and operated a small apple orchard in southeastern New Hampshire. His first book of poems, In the Orchard (with drawings by Arthur Balderacchi, Tidal Press), was selected as a Notable Book for 1986 by the American Library Association. For many years he served as coordinator of the Selection Committee for the George Bennett Fellowship, the Phillips Exeter writer-in-residency. The Pratts have two children and five grandchildren.

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