Don Kentop was born and raised in New York City, graduated from New York University and has a Masters Degree in the teaching of history from Columbia University. Don has returned to writing poetry after many years in business and as a certified chemical dependency counselor. Once a lyricist, and still a member of ASCAP, he is also a stone carver. Don has appeared at the Frye Art Museum with Poets West. Rose Alley Press published On Paper Wings, a collection of his work, in the spring of 2004. Don lives in Ballard with his wife Carol.