Charles P. Ries lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His narrative poems, short stories, interviews, and poetry reviews have appeared in over two hundred print and electronic publications. He has received four Pushcart Prize nominations for his writing. He is the author of The Fathers We Find, a memoir as well as six books of poetry. He is completing work on a second novel titled, A LIFE BY INVITAION. Most recently he was awarded the Wisconsin Regional Writers Association “Jade Ring” Award for humorous poetry. He is the former poetry editor for Word Riot (www.wordriot.org) and a former member of the board at the Woodland Pattern Book Center. He will have new book of poetry published by Alternating Current Press in 2013 titled, Girl Friend & Other Mysteries of Love. His work is achieved at Marquette University and can be found at: (http://www.marquette.edu/library/archives/Mss/CPR/CPR-main.shtml). You may find his interview with Jane Crown by going to: www.janecrown.com and clicking on archived shows at the bottom of the page. He is a founding member of the Lake Shore Surf Club, the oldest fresh water surfing club on the Great Lakes (http://www.visitsheboygan.com/dairyland/).