Richard Stuecker is a poet and writer who graduated from Duke University in 1970. A Pushcart Prize nominee, he holds an MFA from the Bluegrass Writer’s Studio at Eastern Kentucky University. His poems, creative non-fiction, and book reviews have appeared in many national publications. A collection of essays on conscious aging, Vibrant Emeritus, was published in 2014 by John Hunt Publishing (London). A chapbook of poems, The Uncertainty Principle was published by Kelsay Press in 2020. Ric lives in Louisville, Kentucky with his wife Barbara. When possible, they travel, but mostly they dote on their four grandchildren.