Alan Holder

was born in Brooklyn, New York and educated at Columbia University.  He taught at a number of colleges and universities over a forty year period, during which he published four books of literary criticism.  His poetry has appeared in several print and online venues, including Adirondack Review, Timber Creek Review, Ibbetson Street, and Shofar.  His chapbook, Opened: A Mourning Sequence, came out in 2008, and a second chapbook, Aging Head in the Clouds, appeared last year, both published by FinishingLine Press.