John Muro, a two-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize and, more recently, for the Best of the Net Award, is a resident of Connecticut, a graduate of Trinity College and a lover of all things chocolate. His professional career has been dedicated to conservation and environmental stewardship, and he has held several executive and volunteer positions in those fields. John has published two volumes of poems – In the Lilac Hour and Pastoral Suite – in 2020 and 2022, respectively. Both volumes were published by Antrim House, and both are available on Amazon. Since 2020, John’s poems have appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies, including Acumen, Barnstorm, Grey Sparrow, Moria, River Heron, Sky Island and the Valparaiso Review. Instagram: @johntmuro.