Antony V. Plocido (Tony) was born in Minneapolis, MN. He’s been writing poetry since he was a child. In 2011, he decided to move to Kansas City to further expand his poetry. He published his first book, Sucker Punch Wisdom (Write the Future Press), with two other Kansas City poets, Jeremy O’Neal & William Peck on Halloween, 2012. He has since moved back to the Twin Cities in Minnesota and released his second book, Aging and Other Side Projects, in December 2016. Tony continues to be the webmaster for the Poets & Pints series in Minneapolis (3rd Wed). He has an old cat which is probably a metaphor but he doesn’t know for what. You can reach him at www.mentalvalley.com.