Judy Shepps Battle has been writing poems long before she became a psychotherapist and sociology professor at Rutgers University. Widely published both in the United States and abroad during the Sixties and Seventies, she deferred publishing to concentrate on career and family. Fortunately her muse was tenacious and she continued to write during the next three decades, filling a file cabinet with scrawled and typewritten poems that are now being organized into chapbooks and individual submissions. The material submitted for publication represents her return to active participation in the writing community. She can’t think of a better way to spend her retirement. In the past six months, her poems have been accepted in a variety of publications including Ascent Aspirations, Barnwood Press, Battered Suitcase, Caper Literary Journal, Epiphany Magazine, Joyful, Message in a Bottle Poetry Magazine, Raleigh Review, Rusty Truck, and Short, Fast and Deadly.