Rob Jacques was raised in northern New England and served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Era. He’s a retired technical writer and has taught English at the college level. He currently resides on a rural island in Washington State’s Puget Sound, and his poetry has appeared in various literary journals, including Atlanta Review, Ars Medica, Borderlands, Passager, Prairie Schooner, Amsterdam Quarterly, Off the Coast, and Assaracus.