Ted McMahon has lived and worked in the Northwest since 1972. He currently practices pediatrics half-time in the Seattle neighborhood of Ballard, and devotes the other half to writing. His poetry has appeared in The Seattle Review, Convolvulus, Manzanita Quarterly, and The Journal of the American Medical Association. In 1999 he received the Carlin Aden Award for formal verse from the Washington Poets Association. McMahon’s chapbook, First Fire, was published in 1996. He is a co-editor of Floating Bridge Press, publishing the work of Washington State poets. His full-length collection, The Uses of Imperfection, is currently in search of a publisher.