He is a journalist and editor who studied Geography at the
University of California in Berkeley. He worked for several newspapers,
including The Berkeley Barb, The Irish Echo, and The Courier News. Tom published Berkeley Works magazine (1981-85) and
has published Exit 13 Magazine, an
annual poetry journal, since 1988. His most recent collection of poems is My Back Yardstick (CC Marimbo,
Berkeley). Tom lives with his wife and daughter in Fanwood.