The Orlando Sentinel, Lake Healthy Living, Think Healthy, and Mature Lifestyles Magazines have all described Carl Scharwath as the “running poet.” His interests include being a father/grandfather, competitive running, sprint triathlons, and taekwondo (he’s a 2nd degree black belt). His work appears in national and international literary journals with over forty publication credits. He was also awarded “Best in Issue” in Haiku Reality Magazine. Three of his short stories were published in The Birmingham Arts Journal, The Bashful Beaver Literary Magazine, and Idigorising in the UK. His favorite authors are Hermann Hesse and Charlotte Perkins Gillman.