photo by richard lee miller
| "I am a retired teacher who taught for over 30 years in mostly the Los Angeles Unified school District. I was born during the Great Depression in Oklahoma and came to California in 1959 and have lived here ever since. My pen name was inspired by the Joads struggle for survival in The Grapes of Wrath and the songs and life of Woody Gutherie. I have poems published in Blue Collar Review, Canary, Lummox, November 3 poetry blog, Pearl, Prism, Revolutionary Poets Brigade--Los Angeles, San Gabriel Valley Poetry Journal and Struggle. I also have poems included in the anthologies, An Eye for an Eye Makes the Whole World Blind/Poets on 911 and In the Arms of Words: Poems for Tsunami Relief." CaLokie (aka Carl Stilwell).