George Klawitter, originally from the Chicago area, has distinguished himself as a poet, writer, and educator. With degrees from the University of Notre Dame, the University of Michigan, and finally a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, he has taught English literature at several institutions, including Indiana University at Indianapolis, Holy Cross College, Viterbo University, and currently chairs the English Department at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas, where he teaches Skakespeare, Milton, Chaucer and literary periods. Klawitter has written seven other books. Let Orpheus Take Your Hand is his second collection of poetry. He is currently working on The Life of Urbain Monsimer.