Richard Brancato has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Boston and an M.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. He teaches World History, Ancient History, Freshman English, and World Literature at a private high school in Brighton, Massachusetts. His poetry has appeared in many magazines including the Atlanta Review, The Bridge, Pennine Platform, and paperplates. When not dissecting terror with a fountain pen, he can be found hiking in the Blue Hills near his home.