RAY AMOROSI was born in Boston’s North End in 1946. He earned an M.A. in English from Michigan State University and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Massachusetts. His books include A Generous Wall, Flim Flam, and In Praise. A fourth full-length volume, Lazarus, is forthcoming from Lost Horse Press. He has taught writing and literature at the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Northeastern University, and Adams State College. His poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Poetry, The Michigan Quarterly Review, FIELD, Crazyhorse, Willow Springs, Prairie Schooner, Kayak, New Letters, Ploughshares, The Iowa Review, and many other publications. He lives in Marshfield Hills, Massachusetts.