Len Anderson is the author of Invented by the Night (2011),Affection for the Unknowable(2003), both from Hummingbird Press, and a chapbook, BEEP: A Version of the History of the Personal Computer Rendered in Free Verse in the Manner of Howl by Allen Ginsberg. He received a nomination for a Pushcart Prize from DMQ Review, is a winner of the Dragonfly Press Poetry Competition and the Mary Lönnberg Smith Poetry Award, and received the 2011 Dragonfly Press Award for Outstanding Literary Achievement. He is a co-founder of Poetry Santa Cruz and lives with his wife in the Live Oak area of Santa Cruz County.
Dennis Morton leads writing workshops for incarcerated children under the auspices of The Beat Within. He also leads poetry workshops in alternative-ed high school classes, and recently began a poetry workshop at The Santa Cruz County Jail. He co-founded Poetry Santa Cruz and hosts The Poetry Show on KUSP—the oldest radio-poetry program in the country. He also writes film reviews for KUSP.
Robert Pesich is the editor of Swan Scythe Press. He is also the President of Poetry Center San José and the coordinator for the Well-RED Reading Series hosted by Works/San José. He also works as a research associate and lab manager in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology at Stanford University and for the Palo Alto Institute for Research & Education at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Palo Alto. His work has appeared in many reviews including The Redwood Coast Review , The Bitter Oleander, Skidrow Penthouse, Red Wheelbarrow, Porter Gulch Review and Círculo de Poesía (Mexico). In 2009, he was awarded the Littoral Press Poetry Prize, a fellowship from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and was a resident at the Djerassi Resident Artist Program as well as in January 2013. In 2004, he was awarded an artist fellowship from Arts Council Silicon Valley. In 2001, he authored the chapbook Burned Kilim (Dragonfly Press). He and his partner Sanja live with their two sons in Sunnyvale, California.