Charles Douthat (‘04/’09): Charles Douthat’s first book of poetry, Blue for Oceans, was published by NHR Books in 2010. It won the 2011 L.L.Winship/PEN New England Award for the best book of poetry by a New England author. Charles, who started reading and writing poems during a long mid-life illness, first came to Squaw Valley in 2004 and returned in 2009. Charles was born and raised in California and graduated from Stanford University, but for the last 30 years he’s lived in Connecticut where he still practices law. www.charlesdouthat.com.