D.R. Belz has been writing professionally for more than thirty years. He has taught writing since 1977, including computer graphic arts and literature at MICA from 1992-2000. He earned a degree in English and Creative Writing from Loyola University Maryland and a master's degree in the Liberal Arts from St. John's College in Annapolis. An Addy award-winning writer, he has worked in publishing and business communication since 1985 and has served as a corporate communications writer and consultant for such organizations as Constellation Energy Group, Baltimore Gas & Electric Company, The Baltimore Sun Company, The National Aquarium in Baltimore, Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown, and Becton Dickinson Diagnostics. His essays, poetry, and fiction have appeared in such publications as The Baltimore Examiner, The Baltimore Sun, The Evening Sun, The City Paper, The Southern Literary Messenger, The Oregon Review, The Antietam Review, The MacGuffin, and The Cynic. His collection of fiction, poetry, and essays, White Asparagus, was published in 2010 by Apprentice House.