About: Toni L Wilkes

Prior to relocating to Northern California, Toni L. Wilkes was a freelance screenwriter and fulltime story editor for feature film director Peter Hyams in Los Angeles. She has conducted creative writing seminars for “Celebrate the Gift” on the campuses of Chapman University and Purdue University. While majoring in English at UCLA, Wilkes focused her studies on poetry. She participates in master classes with David St. John and is a member of the Poetry Society of America, California State Poetry Society and the Marin Poetry Center. Additionally, she and her husband sponsor the Londonberry Salon a quarterly reading series in their home for award-winning poets: David St. John, Susan Terris, C.B. Follett, Terry Ehret. Wilkes serves as a board member for the Sonoma County Library. ~Stepping Through Moons~ her book of poetry from Finishing Line Press has been nominated for the California Book Award and the PEN USA Literary Award. Toni received a Pushcart Prize nomination in 2009. Her work appears or is forthcoming in California Quarterly, Confrontation, Cream City, Epicenter, Folio, GW Review, Healing Muse, Iodine, Pinyon, Roanoke Review, Rosebud, Southern Humanities Review, Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, The Texas Review and other noted journals.

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