John Findura is the author of the poetry collection "Submerged" (Five Oaks Press, 2017). He holds an MFA in Poetry from The New School as well as a degree in psychotherapy. Currently, he is a doctoral student in Educational Technology Leadership at New Jersey City University. His poetry and criticism appear in numerous journals including Verse; Fourteen Hills; Copper Nickel; Pleiades; Forklift, Ohio; Sixth Finch; Prelude; and Rain Taxi. A guest blogger for The Best American Poetry, he lives in Northern New Jersey with his wife and daughters.