art by jared barbick
| Born in Wytheville, Virginia and raised in Thomasville, North Carolina, tolbert continues to find his way through the maze of life by quietly watching others. Throughout the years he has learned that life is transitional; sometimes the answers change even when the questions remain the same.
After working with numbers for 25 years in the engineering community, he traded his calculator with numbers for a keyboard with words. He has written two books, published in 2004 and 2005, respectively, and is becoming reaquainted with writing poetry and prose.
The father of two daughters, tolbert has been married for twenty-five years.