Professor Pens New Book of Poetry

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
charlie bondhus

Charlie Bondhus of Bridgewater, Raritan Valley Community College Associate Professor of English, is the author of a new book of poetry, Divining Bones (Sundress Publications).

Masculinity and its permutations is a recurring theme in the author’s work. In Divining Bones, Bondhus uses magick and the occult to explore the fluidity of age, gender, and self-perception in this radical and playful book.

Bondhus also is the author of All the Heat We Could Carry, a collection of poems written from the perspective of a gay soldier and his civilian lover. The book was critically acclaimed and received the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry. His work has appeared in Poetry, The Missouri Review, Columbia Journal, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Nimrod, and Copper Nickel.

Bondhus received his MFA in creative writing from Goddard College and his Ph.D. in literature from UMASS Amherst. He has received fellowships from the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, the Sundress Academy for the Arts, and the Hawthornden Castle International Retreat for Writers. For additional information about the author, visit

Ranked by,, and as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to a Planetarium, Science Education Institute and 3M Observatory; a 1,000-seat Theatre offering professional performances for all ages; and an Honors College for high achieving students.

The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, small business assistance through the Small Business Development Center, professional development, and adult and youth personal enrichment courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit



September 25, 2018

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