Dean Simpson is an educator and educational consultant from New England. He has taught languages and literature at various colleges in the Boston area and abroad. He has degrees from Bard College, Harvard University and Middlebury College. Although his doctoral thesis and area of study would classify him as a medievalist, poetry is his real passion. He has directed and participated in Spanish poetry workshops at various universities and he currently teaches courses based on Spanish and Latin American poetry. He has traveled extensively and has lived abroad for almost a decade. He presently lives in Connecticut with his wife, Ana, and two boys, Kyle and Ethan.