Glenna Luschei has published Solo Press books and poetry magazines for fifty years. She has received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a D.H Lawrence Fellowship in New Mexico, an Honorary Doctorate of Literature from St. Andrew’s Presbyterian College in Laurinburg, North Carolina and a Master of Life Award from her alma mater, The University of Nebraska. She was named poet laureate of San Luis Obispo City and County for the year 2000. She served as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts. Luschei is the author of many chapbooks, special editions and trade books. Her latest books are Zen Duende: Collaborative Poems (Presa Press 2016) and The Sky is Shooting Blue Arrows (University of New Mexico Press, 2014). She has taught many years for UCLA Arts Reach, for Chaplin College at the California Men’s Colony, for Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and at Atascadero State Hospital.
Kevin Patrick Sullivan’s books include, First Sight, The Space Between Things, Under Such Brilliance and Unimpaired. His poems have appeared in such journals as Artlife, Askew, Solo, Solo Novo, Cafe Solo, Hummingbird, Lummox, Miramar, Salt and several anthologies including, Sometimes In The Open- Poems From California’s Poets Laureate; on the web at Other Voices International. He was the editor with his wife, Patti Sullivan of the anthology, Corners of the Mouth-A Celebration of Thirty Years at the Annual San Luis Obispo Poetry Festival. He was declared a “cultural asset” by the City Council of San Luis Obispo in 2001. Kevin is a poet laureate emeritus (2003) of the City of San Luis Obispo. In 1984 he co-founded and continues to curate the Annual San Luis Obispo Poetry Festival.