Robert Pesich


Sunnyvale, CA

Author's Bio

Robert Pesich is the editor and publisher of Swan Scythe Press, originally founded by poet Sandra McPherson. Robert resides near San José, California with his partner and their two sons.
He works at Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research and at Stanford University in the Department of Infectious Diseases. He is also president of Poetry Center San José, coordinator for The Well-RED Reading Series, and director for the San José Poetry Festival.

His work has recently appeared in 7x7, Slipstream, The Bitter Oleander, Apercu Quarterly, Skidrow Penthouse, Red Wheelbarrow, Sand Hill Review, and Sleet Magazine. He’s the recipient of the Littoral Press Poetry Prize and fellowships from Silicon Valley Community Foundation and Silicon Valley Creates (formerly known as Arts Council Silicon Valley). In 2001, Dragonfly Press published his chapbook Burned Kilim. His new book Model Organism is forthcoming from Five Oaks Press.

Publications & Prizes

And We the Creatures (Dream Horse Press, 2003)
Burned Kilim (Dragonfly Press, 2001)
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The Santa Clara Review
White Pelican Review
Prizes won: 

Littoral Press Poetry Prize 2009, Silicon Valley Community Foundation Fellowship 2009, Arts Council Silicon Valley Artist Fellowship for Poetry 2004.

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
The Cross of Redemption by James Baldwin, What Are People For? by Wendell Berry, Language Visible by David Sacks

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San Jose
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San Jose, CA
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Last update: Aug 02, 2018