Donal Mahoney, the son of Irish immigrants to the United States, is now an immigrant himself, having relocated from Chicago, a magnificent city, to St. Louis, Missouri, due to employment. He has had poetry and fiction published in a variety of print and online publications in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. There was a time when he thought Gregory Corso, an ally of Allen Ginsburg, was the greatest poet in the world. He was young then and had not yet read the early poems of Seamus Heaney. He still likes Corso but is startled anew every time he reads the work of Mr. Heaney.