After retiring from practicing law, S. M. Kozubek spends more time now writing poetry, short stories, flash fiction, and plays. He also leads writing workshops. His poem “Arrival, New York, 1909” is the lead work in Journal of Modern Poetry 15. That anthology along with Kozubek’s poetry chapbook Beyond the Shore, is available on Amazon. Other poems have appeared in ICON, Frogpond, A Hundred Gourds, Prune Juice, Modern Haiku, bottle rockets, Acorn, Skylark, is/let, Atlas Poetica, Failed Haiku, Burnt Pine and Break the Cycle. His Poem "The Pump That Could Not Sump" received a chicagopoetry.com Poet Laureate of Rhyme Honorable Mention.