Kenneth Patchen (1911-1972) is the author of more than 36 books of poetry, prose, and art. An Ohio native, he went on to Greenwich Village, then San Francisco where he was considered an American rebel poet.
Larry Smith is a native Ohioan, an editor, reviewer, poet, and novelist. He directs Bottom Dog Press and their many publications. He and daughter Laura Smith co-edited this collection of Patchen's love poetry at the request of Patchen's widow, Miriam Patchen. He has also produce the biography Kenneth Patchen: Rebel Poet in America for Bottom Dog Press.
Laura Smith is the co-editor of this collection and an associate director of Bottom Dog Press and Bird Dog Publishing. She lives with her author husband, Allen Frost, in Bellingham, Washington.