Roger Desy says “I tend to write sonnets, giving an old form new room, a new voice, perhaps a new freedom. I taught literature and creative writing and edited technical manuals. My plan was to write, and I’ve remained grounded in the lyric poem. Early mornings it’s only the poem. I write often but save little, so I try to write and rewrite with care.” His poems have appeared in Blue Unicorn, Kenyon Review, Mid-American Review, Poet Lore, and Spoon River Poetry Review.