Jeffery Bahr was a professor in the Computer Science Department and Business School of two California State Universities, after receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. Twenty-five years ago, he left academia to begin a career in the computer industry, and has served as a consultant, manager, and company founder for a variety of firms. He currently lives in Longmont and manages his small software development firm. His poetry has appeared recently in Black Warrior Review, Chelsea, Indiana Review, Margie, Pleiades, Ploughshares, and Quarterly West.