Richard Cecil’s fourth collection of poems, TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY BLUES, will be published by Southern Illinois University Press in the fall of 2004. His other collections are EINSTEIN’S BRAIN (Univ. of Utah Press, 1986), ALCATRAZ (Purdue U. Press, 1992), and IN SEARCH OF THE GREAT DEAD (Southern Illinois U. Press, 1999). He teaches in the English Dept and Honors College of Indiana University, Bloomington, and in the Spalding Brief Residency MFA Program.