Anthony A. Pino
The Flies

"My writing voice stems from a deep wellspring of affection for my native state of California and to an extensive number of writing workshops. My poetry and writing has expanded to other sources of inspiration, but I'm mainly about California --- the euphoria of return, the mountains, the coast, the history, animal life, seasons and humanity.

"My poems have been accepted in a number of journals and other publications.

"I was born in Chico and raised in Santa Clara. I left the state during the Vietnam War, and returned to the San Francisco Bay after 26 years of living in Europe and Virginia."