Phil Weidman

Born in Alturas, California in 1936, and graduated from Chico High School, Phil Weidman served two years in the U.S. Army, then worked as a newspaper reporter, landscape gardener and warehouseman. A practicing visual artist for thirty years, who exhibited throughout Northern California, he graduated from California State College, Sacramento with a Bachelorís Degree in 1968 and a Masterís degree in 1970. In Sacramento, he taught a variety of subjects in Sacramento schools, including McClasky School for Handicapped Adults, and he worked with at-risk youth in an after-school program in Sacramento County. He lives in Pollock Pines, CA with his wife Pat.

Phil is the author of many books of poetry, beginning with Sixes in 1968 (The Runcible Spoon) and the latest being I Havenít Yet Opened My Eyes in 2011 (Chiron Review Press). His poetry has appeared in periodicals as varied as The American Bard, Hearse, Scree, Olť, Stance, Pinch Penny, Poetry Now, Red Cedar Review, Caprice, Sure, The Wormwood Review, Nerve Cowboy, Pearl, Chiron Review, and Rattlesnake Review. His work has appeared in three anthologies: Revolutionary Poetry (New York, 1972) Landing Signals (Sacramento, 1985) and At the Gate: Departures and Arrivals (Kings Estate Press).