is a poet and has been a teacher of English and poetry for more than twenty years. I have met thousands of wonderful students while teaching in the Department of Education for the City of New York. Two years ago, I was awarded my Ph.D. in English from The Graduate Center, City University of New York. Presently, I am teaching Literature and Writing classes on the college level for The City University of New York, where I continue to meet wonderful students. I remain inspired and write my poems.