Chuck Madansky is the author of the full length poetry collection Sometimes the Spoons Talk Back, published in September 2021 by Kelsay Books. His poetry has appeared in a variety of journals including The Cape Cod Poetry Review, Pure Slush, Muddy River Poetry Review as well as being featured on WCAI, the Cape Cod NPR station. A psychotherapist since 1983 and now in semi-retirement, Chuck holds a BA. from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from Cambridge College and a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from Harvard Medical School. His awards include the 1990 Society for Family Therapy and Research, First Writing Award; the 1994 Cape Cod Museum of Natural History Thoreau Award; the 2000 Futon Association of America, “Most Versatile Person in America” Award; the 2010 Cornerstone Award of the Barnstable County Human Rights Commission for his efforts to raise awareness of, and bring an end to, US torture; and the 2021 Splash Award from the Brewster Ponds Coalition. He lives by a pond on Cape Cod with his wife, the poet and playwright Wilderness Sarchild, and their beloved dog Ruby.