Eric v.d. Luft earned his B.A. magna cum laude in philosophy and religion at Bowdoin College in 1974, his Ph.D. in philosophy at Bryn Mawr College in 1985, and his M.L.S. at Syracuse University in 1993. From 1987 to 2006 he was Curator of Historical Collections at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He has taught at Villanova University, Syracuse University, Upstate, and the College of Saint Rose. He owns Gegensatz Press, is listed in Who’s Who in America, and is the author, editor, or translator of over 675 publications in philosophy, religion, librarianship, history, history of medicine, politics, humor, popular culture, and nineteenth-century studies. His poems have appeared in The Antonym, Blood and Thunder, The Dillydoun Review, DoveTales, The Family Room: The Great Pause, The Healing Muse, Language and Culture, The Poet’s Ink Review, The Taj Majal Review, and The Wild Goose Poetry Review – and in two chapbooks: Don’t Complain That There’s No Sauerkraut! and Maybe It’s Too Early.