Robert S. Pesich is the editor for Swan Scythe Press and is the author of Model Organism.

He also works as a lab manager / research associate for Stanford University School of Medicine and Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research. He is the President of Poetry Center San José and Coordinator for the Well-RED Reading Series, hosted by the gallery Works/San José art and performance center.


His literary work has appeared in many journals and reviews such as Apercus Quarterly, The Bitter Oleander, Circulo de Poesia (Mexico City), CutBank, Oyez Review, Red Wheelbarrow, Slipstream and others. He was awarded the Littoral Press Poetry Prize and fellowships from Djerassi Resident Artists Program, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation as well as an artist fellowship from Arts Council Silicon Valley. He lives with his family in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Upcoming Events:


Poetry & Music in the Alan Chadwick Garden

UC Santa Cruz

with Charles Atkinson, Danush Laméris, Maggie Paul, David Robles,                         

Pireeni Sundaralingam, and music by Nick Gallant

Saturday June 8, 2019 


2019 San Mateo County Fair

The Literary Stage in Expo Hall

with DL Lang, Lisa Rosenberg, and Kim Shuck and moderated by East Palo Alto Poet Laureate Kalamu Chaché

Sunday June 9, 2019


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