Jack Hitchner has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) in New Jersey and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Degree from Dartmouth College. In the summer of 1996 he studied in England at the University of Bath. For over 35 years Jack taught in public education, first at the middle school level, then at the high school level. He retired from Keene High School in June 2001. Meanwhile, he taught as an adjunct instructor in English for Nathaniel Hawthorne College and Franklin Pierce College. He has taught Essay Writing at Keene State since 1989. After teaching, Jack's other passion is creative writing. He has attended creative writing workshops at the New England Writers Institute at Simmons College and The New York State Writers Conference at Skidmore College. His poetry has appeared in the Ball State University Forum, the Anthology of New England Writers, The Aurorean, Blind Man's Rainbow, Common Ground Review, Tar Wolf Review, Clark Street Review, and Backstreet Poets Quarterly.