CaLokie (aka Carl Stilwell) is a retired teacher who taught over 30 years in Southern California. Born during the depression, he came to California in 1959 and has lived here ever since. His poetry has been published in Blue Collar Review, Canary, Life and Legends, Lummox, Pearl, Prism, Revolutionary Poets Brigade–Los Angeles, Spectrum, Struggle and Verse-Virtual. He also has had 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. He was selected as a “Top 10 San Gabriel Valley Poet: 2016” by Spectrum Publications.