STARCHASING IS NOT FOR T HE COLD-HEARTED! Statement from Dr. Bryan Gillespie, Professor Emeritus, English Department, Stetson University: Jeanne vanDorn is a starachaser, and she calls her collection of poems by that name. In Starchaser you will find poetry that reveals thoughts and feelings in fresh statements drawn from the everyday life of a sensitive person who i s willing to include in her collection everything from childhood verses to a clever poem in ottava rima (her response to a college assignment). The starchaser has learned that one reaches the stars sometimes by the ordinary-even the mundane. You will appreciate her felicitous use of the rich English vocabulary; you will be pleased by the natural cadences of elegant conversation tuned to recognizable patterns of meter and rhyme; you will enjoy serious, comic, intimate glimpses of a person worthy of watching as she makes herself known through her poetry.