William Ray recently retired after teaching English for more than 30 years. He has also been an editor, freelance writer, and, of late, a café owner. His published work includes textbooks as well as poetry and poetic prose. On The Authority of the Moon, a "poetic essay" which is excerpted in the online magazine The Art Bin, is available in a Kindle edition at Amazon. Now with more time on his hands, he has re-opened his online journal, The Courtship of Winds.