Irma Frey Stevens, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, was born in Brooklyn, NY, grew up in Clinton, MA, and presently lives in Auburn, MA. After earning degrees in Foreigh Languages and Biblical Studies, she began a teaching career in New Hampshire which continued in several private schools in Worcester, MA and is finalizing at the American Language and Culture Institute of Clark University, Worcester, MA. She began writing poetry at an early age. Her inspiration is from life experiences and her enduring attraction to the simplicity of hymnody, the serious transcendental thinking of Ralph W. Emerson, the joyful "dancing with the daffodils" of Wordsworth, and the enlightment from C.G. Jung's emphasis on the unconscious. Her poetry is appreciated for its clarity, trenchant language, and dedication to meaning over style.