Alan Toltzis is the author of two full-length poetry collections—49 Aspects of Human Emotion and The Last Commandment—and three chapbooks, Earth Bound, Mercy, and Nature Lessons. His poems have appeared in numerous print and online publications and he was runner up for the Thomas Merton Poetry Prize in Poetry of the Sacred. Alan serves as poetry editor for Dark Onus Lit and Poetica Publishing. After a lifetime in Philadelphia, he now lives in Los Angeles. Find him online at alantoltzis.com; follow him @ToltzisAlan.