is the editor and publisher of The Ledge Poetry & Fiction Magazine, which he founded in 1988 at the age of 19. “The Ledge” was the name given to the concrete loading dock in back of a factory adjacent to the elevated freight train tracks where he spent a large portion of his adolescence. His own poems have appeared over the years in various publications, including 5 AM, Poet Lore, New York Quarterly, Slipstream, and Rattle. Also an avid photographer, he spends much of his free time exploring abandoned places and railroad stations on the eastern end of Long Island. He lives in Bellport, N.Y.