Poetry, as described by the author, Dean Davies, has to do with relationships "with others and with myself." After teaching for twenty years, he left to write novels and poetry and because he got tired of hearing "Those who can, do; those how can't, teach." He feels being an inspiring teacher is "much, much, more difficult, and you have to know a hell of a lot more." Speaking of relationships, he is ?out of patience with this ridiculous culture we live in. I live alone, talk to my personal assistant, a few other vets, and precious few friends. Otherwise, I am good natured, outgoing and pleasant to be around.? ?I have a daughter who is thirty and very much her own woman. I love her more than life.?