M.J. Rychlewski, signed by author
I met Mike when we were undergrads at UIC in the late sixties, and I’ve always counted on him for his good judgment and his love of the world, beauty, and poetry. And you’ll see what I mean when you read these…his first book, ‘Night Driving’ (Wine Press, 1984). Some of his other poems have appeared in places like American Pen, Private Arts, Conversation, and most recently at www.thescreamonline.com; and one of his theater pieces, My Atget, was performed at the VIA festival in Paris in 1994. Mike teaches in Chicago, and I envy his students—John Guzlowski.