Zvi A. Sesling, b. 1942, is the Poet Laureate of Brookline, MA and a prize winning poet. He has been published widely in print and online nationally and internationally. Sesling is Editor of Muddy River Poetry Review, publishes Muddy River Books and reviews for the Boston Small Press and Poetry Scene. Among his awards is First Prize in the Reuben Rose International Poetry Competition. He is a four-time Pushcart Prize nominee. He is author of four volumes of poetry, War Zones (nominated for the Mass Center for the Book Award), The Lynching of Leo Frank (nominated for the Jewish Poetry Book Award and nominated for the Mass Center for the Book Award), Fire Tongue and King of the Jungle (nominated for the Mass Center for the Book Award), as well as two chapbooks Love Poems From Hell and Across Stones of Bad Dreams. He has taught at Suffolk University, Emerson College and Boston University. He lives in Brookline MA with his wife Susan J. Dechter.