Though his first poem was published at age 16, Charles Walsh studied engineering at the University of Portland, rather than professionally pursuing his love of language. Having spent a career practicing engineering and banking and consulting throughout the United States and England, Charles returned to writing four years ago. Since then, he has worked full time on formal poetry (having composed over 1000 sonnets) and musical and artistic collaborations, spearheading art exhibits, and completing his first CD with guitarist John Spencer.    “Here to Heal” is his debut sonnet collection.