Gerard Sarnat MD received his education at Harvard and Stanford. He established and staffed clinics for the disenfranchised, has been a CEO of healthcare organizations, and was a Stanford professor. He and his wife of forty-five years have three children and two grandchildren with more on the way, and live in the room above their oldest daughter’s garage. Gerry is the author of three critically acclaimed collections: Homelss Chronicles from Abraham to Burning Man (2010), Disputes (2012), and 17s (2014) in which each poem, stanza or line has 17 syllables. For Huffington Post reviews, reading dates including Stanford, publications and more, visit GerardSarnat.com. His books are available at select bookstores and on Amazon. Gerard has been featured this year as Songs of Eretz Poetry Review’s Poet of the Week with one of his poems appearing daily. Dr. Sarnat is the second poet ever to be so honored.
Yuan Changming started to learn the English alphabet in Shanghai at age nineteen and published monographs on translation before leaving China. With a Canadian PhD in English, Yuan currently edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Qing Yuan — shortish poetry submissions welcome year around at poetrypacific.blogspot.ca. Credits include ten Pushcart nominations, eight chapbooks (most recently East Idioms from cyberwit.net) publications in Best of the Best Canadian Poetry Best New Poems Online, among 1669 other literary outlets across 45 countries, but luckily no prizes (because he does not participate any contest as a rule).