Maurice Mierau's first book is a collection of poetry, Ending with Music, from which the poems in this issue are reprinted. The book can be ordered directly from Maurice. Maurice lives in Winnipeg, and grew up in Kansas, Africa, the Caribbean, and Canada. He is currently writing a memoir about living in Jamaica where his parents worked for MCC in the early 1970s. He is obsessed with Mennonite history, jazz, old Hollywood movies, science fiction, and basketball. Maurice maintains a web site.