John F. McMullen, “johnmac the bard”, is a poet, author, journalist, technologist, college professor, consultant, and denizen of cyberspace. He is a graduate of Iona College and holds two Masters degrees from Marist College. He was an executive of two major Wall Street firms, an officer of three consulting firms (including his own), and has taught at NYU, The New School for Social Research, Marist College, Westchester Community College, and Monroe College. The title poem of his first poetry collection, "Cashing A Check," won third place in the 2009 Writer's Place National Poetry Contest. “Cashing A Check” was followed by his second collection, "Writing In My Head," and the chapbook, “With A Chip On My Shoulder.” He has recently published a large collection, of poetry, “New and Selected Poems” and “The Inwood Book”, an omnibus containing poems, short stories, and the novel “Offering It Up”, all set in the Inwood section of Manhattan Island, NYC. Additionally, his poems have appeared in Inwood Indiana, Boston Literary Review, and Poetry Quarterly. His Facebook Fan Page may be found at http://bit.ly/johnmacfan & and his Amazon Author Page at http://bit.ly/johnmac. He is the co-author of a book on telecommunications, “Microcomputer Communications – A Window on the World” and was a contributor (with Esther Dyson, Ray Bradbury, William F. Buckley, Jr,. Thom Hartmann, Steve Wozniak, John D. MacDonald, and many others) to the well-ahead-of-its-time “Digital Deli”, the author of over 1,500 news stories, articles, and columns (for such publications as The Westchester / Fairfield Business Journals,The Chicago Tribune, PC Magazine, Computer Shopper, Newsbytes, Lear’s, InfoWorld, Government Executive, Popular Computing, Computers and Electronics, National Review, MicroTimes, PC Sources, A+, Information Age, Computer Living / New York, HyperAge), and the editor of “Web 2.0 The Magazine.” He is a member of the American Academy of Poets, the Association for Computing, the American Civil Liberties Union, and theFreelancers Union and is a native of the Inwood section of Manhattan Island and resides in Jefferson Valley, NY, with his wife, Barbara E. McMullen, an educator and entrepreneur. He may be reached at email@example.com and at Facebook and on Twitter.