Glenn McLaughlin studied chemistry, education, running and
dishwashing, but not writing or poetry, at Bucknell University.
After nearly thirty years of laboring in the chemical and
plastics industries, he was fortunate to lose his job and
begin a journey that has lead him, finally, to where he
should have been all along, a high school classroom. He
currently teaches chemistry and physics at Methacton High
School. While not formally trained in poetry, he has published
two collections of poems, Something Catches (2006)
and Forms of Lectio (2008), the latter a finalist
for the Eric Hoffer Award in Poetry in 2009. Several of
his poems have been published in the Schuylkill Valley
Journal, The Mad Poets Review, Forward and Big Bridge.
Volumes of poems and essays, The Land I Am Given / Oops
and Observing Changes in Enthalpy were published
in 2011 and 2013. Additional honors include two Spring-Ford
High School Senior Impact Awards (a student nominated award
for teachers who students believe make a difference) and
election to the Bucknell Athletic Hall of Fame. He lives
in Pottstown with his wife, Susan, and is an easy drive
away from his two daughters and four granddaughters.