Geo. Staley is retired from 25 years of teaching at Portland Community College. He had also taught in New England, Appalachia, and on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation. His poetry has appeared in Chest, Four Quarters, New Mexico Humanities Review, Fireweed, Evening Street Review, and others. Arc of the Ear is his 3rd chapbook of poems and was released by Finishing Line Press in 2015.