C. NATALE PEDITTO (The Veterans) was born and raised in South Jersey and later resided in Philadelphia for nearly twenty years. In the early 1980s, he was actively involved in the local poetry scene, as a writer, performer, editor and cofounder of the Open Mouth Poetry series. He currently lives in Los Angeles, where he is completing a book of fiction, set in the bohemian milieu of 1970s and 1980s Philadelphia, in which “The Veterans” will appear.