JERRY DREESEN has been writing poetry and short stories for 40 years and has self-published three collections of poetry, "Where There Was a River", "Bird Watching and Other One Act Plays" and "At Sixty-five". He has been active in several e-poetry forums, including The Critical Poet, in which he was a moderator. He has been published in a number of small-press journals including Loose-Ends, Agnieszka's Dowery, Skylark (a literary journal of Purdue University) as well as e-zines such as Stirrings, Fandango, Bonfire, HaikuHut, Nectarzine, Carnelian and Artella. Jerry is a member of the Indianapolis Writer's Center. Most recently he was first place winner of the 2002 "Masterpiece in a Day" Poetry Competition in Historic Fountain Square Indianapolis.