J.R. Solonche has been publishing in magazines, journals, and anthologies since the early 70s. He is coauthor of Peach Girl: Poems for a Chinese Daughter (Grayson Books) and author of the forthcoming poetry volume Beautiful Day (Deerbrook Editions). He lives in the Hudson Valley with his wife, the poet Joan I. Siegel, and ten cats, at least two of which are poets.