Agneta Falk was born in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1946. In her twenties she moved to England, and in 1998 she moved to San Francisco. A poet and painter, she also translates from Swedish. Her latest book of poems, Heart Muscle, has just appeared bilingually from multi-media Edizioni in Italy, where she often goes on reading tours. As a verbo-visual artist, she often calligraphies the poems of others within the international domain. She has read her poems at international festivals in England, Italy, France and Bosnia-Herzogovina, and just returned from the International Festival in Medellin, Columbia, where her poems were translated into Spanish.
Neeli Cherkovski is a longtime contributor to the West Coast literary scene. Emerging from the Los Angeles underground of the Sixties, Cherkovski is an applauded poet, critic and literary biographer. He has written ten books of poetry, including the award winning Leaning Against Time, Elegy for Bob Kaufman and Animal; two acclaimed biographies, Bukowski: A Life and Ferlinghetti: A Biography; his book, Whitman’s Wild Children (a collection of critical memoirs), has become an underground classic. In the late 1960s Cherkovski co-edited the poetry anthology Laugh Literary and Man the Humping Guns with Charles Bukowski. Since 1975, Neeli has lived and worked in San Francisco. For ten years he was Writer-in-Residence at New College of California, where he taught literature and philosophy.