Stephen Maurer has practiced and written about psychoanalysis for over 20 years, most recently from a Lacanian perspective. Desire to immerse himself in poetry prompted partial retirement from Seattle to a small college town. He has published poetry in Boston Lit. Magazine, Yale Journal of Humanities in Medicine, Tiger's Eye, Darkling, Blueprint Review, Desert Voices, and Switchback (March 2010). He is a grandfather, and has a lifelong discipline as a classical clarinetist and outdoorsman. He lives with his wife Elizabeth (Chief Reader and Critic) and their dog Sombra. Stephen can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.