Robert Pesich is the new editor and publisher of Swan Scythe Press, orignally founded by poet Sandra McPherson. Robert resides near San José, California with his partner and their two young sons.
He works at Stanford University in the Department of Biochemistry. He was also marketing director for Poetry Center San José from 2000 to 2007 and was an associate editor for The Montserrat Review.
His work has recently appeared in Slipstream,The Bitter Oleander, Apercu Quarterly, Skidrow Penthouse, Red Wheelbarrow and Sleet Magazine. He’s the recipient of the Littoral Press Poetry Prize and fellowships from Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Djerassi Foundation and Arts Council Silicon Valley. In 2001, Dragonfly Press published his chapbook Burned Kilim.
He is currently working on a second chapbook, tentatively titled Night Sutures.
Publications and Prizes
Burned Kilim (Dragonfly Press, 2001)
And We the Creatures (Dream Horse Press, 2003)
Caesura, Cutbank, Faultline, Oyez Review, Passages North, Porter Gulch Review, Rain City Review, Red Wheelbarrow, Skidrow Penthouse, Sleet Magazine, Slipstream, The 2River View, The Bitter Oleander, The Santa Clara Review, White Pelican Review
Littoral Press Poetry Prize 2009
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Fellowship 2009
Arts Council Silicon Valley Artist Fellowship for Poetry 2004