I recently returned to writing poetry after a 25-year hiatus. Before that little break, I earned an M.A. in creative writing from Temple University. I was an editor of the Painted Bride Quarterly in the late 80’s and early 90s. My poetry has appeared in several journals including the Painted Bride Quarterly, Gargoyle, Door is a Jar, and Burningword Literary Journal. I have poems forthcoming in Saint Katherine Review, 8 Poems, Amethyst Review, and Ghost City Review. I live outside of Philadelphia with my wife and youngest daughter. I am a professed member of the Secular Franciscan Order.