Guy R. Beining was born in 1938, and has been active in the arts for decades. His work has appeared recently in the Iowa Review, South Carolina Review, Fiction International, Skidrow/Penthouse, Creosote and Gargoyle. His first collection I Guess My Loss is Almost Grey was published by Rain Mountain Press. His second, The Silence of My Room, was published in April, 2018, by Chintimini Press. He was the recipient of the Gertrude Stein Award in Innovative Poetry for 2005-06. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Anna.