John David Muth is a resident of central New Jersey. He has been an academic advisor at Rutgers University for eighteen years. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, road trips, and volunteering for environmental causes. His poetry satirizes the absurdities often found in romantic relationships, societal values, and cultural practices. He is a member of the U.S. 1 Poet’s Cooperative. His work has appeared in such journals as Anti-Heroin Chic, Verse-Virtual, San Pedro River Review, and U.S. 1 Worksheets. He is the author of three collections of poetry: A Love for Lavender Dragons (Aldrich Press, 2016), Inevitable Carbon (Aldrich Press, 2017), and Odysseus in Absaroka (Aldrich Press, 2018).