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Tony Robles

Hendersonville, North Carolina
Tony Robles, "The People's Poet," was born in San Francisco and is the author of two collections of poetry and short stories, Cool Don't Live Here No More--A letter to San Francisco and Fingerprints of a Hunger Strike. He was a shortlist nominee for poet laureate of San Francisco in 2018. Robles was named the Carl Sandburg Writer-in-Residence in 2020 and currently works as an assistant publisher for The Cheerful Word based in Hendersonville, North Carolina. His novel The Halo Halo House will be published in 2021 by Paloma Press.