Judy Kaber was born in Brooklyn, New York, grew up in the suburbs of Long Island, dropped out of school, went to California, married, moved to Maine over 40 years ago, lived in an old house, had two kids, wrote a lot, published a little, went back to college, taught school. She’s now retired after 34 years of teaching, but still writing, still living in Maine. Influences include Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, and Denise Levertov. She’s been published in Comstock Review, Wolf Moon Journal, Off the Coast, and Puckerbrush Review. Contest credits include the 2009 Maine Postmark Poetry Contest sponsored by the Belfast Poetry Festival for her poem “Industrial Remains” and the Larry Kramer Memorial Chapbook Contest in 2011. She is currently Poet Laureate of Belfast, Maine.