SR (Salvatore Richard) Inciardi was born in New York City in 1956 and grew up in Brooklyn, New York attending Brooklyn College of the City University of New York and then New York University. While at Brooklyn College, he was encouraged and influenced by David Lehman and John Ashbery, both professors at the school at that time, and later more heavily influenced by the poetry of WH Auden, Frank O’Hara, WS Merwin, Billy Collins and Louise Gluck among others. SR Inciardi has been married since 1978 and has one married adult child and four grandchildren. SR Inciardi’s has published two collections of poetry: Coloring Outside the Edges, released in October 2022 and the second, The Aroma of Thawing, Poems on Grief and Recovery released in June 2023 after the sudden and tragic loss of his 37-year-old son. His poetry has appeared in Poetry In Motion, as a featured poet on Spillwords, and in Front Porch Review.