Arlene Kramer Richards, MD, is a psychoanalyst and a poet. She is a training and supervising analyst with the New York Freudian Society and the International Psychoanalytic Association and Fellow of IPTAR. She is currently faculty at the NYFS and Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology at Wuhan, China. Her psychoanalytic writings have helped clarify and bring to life issues of female development, perversion, loneliness, and the internal world of artists and poets. Most recent publications include “Gambling and Death” in E. Ronis and L. Shaw (Eds.), Greed, Sex, Money, Power and Politics, (IP Books, 2011) and Little Boy Lost in A. Adelman and K. Malawista (Eds.), The Bereaved Therapist: From the Faraway Nearby. (Columbia University Press, 2012). She recently also published a book of poetry (2011), The Laundryman’s Granddaughter: Poems by Arlene Kramer Richards, New York: IP Press. She is in private practice in New York City.