John Grey b. 1959

''I'd have to say the day in zoology when we dissected guinea pigs,'' says Australian-born John Grey, of a formative time in school. He has since been published in Agni, Worcester Review, South Carolina Review, and Journal of the American Medical Association. His most recent book is What Else Is There (Main Street Rag, 2004). ''People should read poetry otherwise all this writing I've been doing these past few years has been a complete waste of time,'' says Grey, who did win a school prize in physics, a subject in which he had very little interest. A U.S. resident since 1970s, he played in a cricket league in Boston.