Bud R. Berkich is originally from Bound Brook, New Jersey, and currently lives in Manville. From 2003-2009, he served as the director of the Borders Poetry Group in Bridgewater, NJ. From 2006-2015, he served as the co-founder and director of the Somerset Poetry Group. He was also the liaison for poets and booksellers at three Dodge Poetry Festivals (2004-2008) and was responsible for all book orders leading up to and during the events. Bud’s favorite poet is William Carlos Williams.