Martin Willitts Jr is a retired librarian. He is an editor of Comstock Review. He won 2014 Dylan Thomas International Poetry Contest; Stephen A. DiBiase Poetry Prize, 2018; Editor’s Choice, Rattle Ekphrastic Challenge, December, 2020; 17th Annual Sejong Writing Competition, 2022. His 21 full-length collections include the Blue Light Award 2019, The Temporary World. His recent books are Harvest Time (Deerbrook Editions, 2021); All Wars Are the Same War (FutureCycle Press, 2022); Not Only the Extraordinary are Exiting the Dream World (Flowstone Press, 2022). Forthcoming is Ethereal Flowers (Shanti Press, 2023), and Rain Followed Me Home (Glass Lyre Press, 2023).