About the Author
Joseph Zaccardi is the author of three books of poetry, Vents (Marin Arts Council, 2005), RENDER (Poetic Matrix Press, 2009), and THE NINE GRADATIONS OF LIGHT (Bark for Me Publications, 2013). His poems have appeared in the Southern Poetry Review, Runes, Poet Lore, Seattle Review, Spillway and elsewhere. He volunteers at convalescent hospitals reading poetry to the residents, and listens to them recite the poems they know by heart. He was appointed poet Laureate of Marin County California in 2013 for a two-year term.