“Some of my deepest feelings have to do with plants and animals. In my bad times they’ve sustained me. It may be pertinent that I experienced a curious elation while confronting the unpleasant reality of being mortal, the inexorable process of my own decay.”
– Stanley Kunitz
Jill Kelly Koren teaches writing and poetry at Ivy Tech Community College, which mostly means she tells people where to put their commas—and they love her for it! Jill studied creative writing at Spalding University. She lives in Madison, Indiana with her husband and their two children.