Anthony Swann grew up in Cross lake Minnesota. After attending college he lived in Minneapolis where he co-founded a jazz coffeehouse. He has lived in San Francisco and Las Vegas as well as long stints in Mexico and Brazil. His book of poems, "Paint With Words", (2009), was preceded by his CD poetry collection "The Kali-Yuga Rag”. His novel "To Search The Night”, a jazz novel, came out in 2018 with a favorable Kirkus review and is available on-line. He now lives and is active in the vibrant arts community of the city of Bemidji in Northern Minnesota. Anthony's poetry appeared in 'Thirty-Three Minnesota Poets" and he has read his poems at The University of Minnesota, Bemidji State University, The Loft and many coffee houses. In 2006 he was invited to read at The Palace of The Legion of Honor, in San Francisco.