Steve Ramirez hosts the weekly reading series, Two Idiots Peddling Poetry in Orange, CA. A former member of the Laguna Beach Slam Team 2000, he's also been one of the organizers of the Orange County Poetry Festival and member of the Five Penny Poets in Huntington Beach. Publication credits include Pearl, Crate, The Comstock Review, Lummox Journal, Aim for the Head (a zombie anthology) and Incidental Buildings & Accidental Beauty.
Ben Trigg is the co-host of Two Idiots Peddling Poetry at the Ugly Mug in Orange, California. As a host, he works to remind people that poetry is often fun, and sometimes silly. When not at the Ugly Mug, Ben spends his time using a BA in drama to work in educational research. He's also known to be lost in a comic book at any given moment. He has performed throughout Southern California, parts of the Northeastern U.S., and in Texas as part of the Austin International Poetry Festival. His first full length collection Kindness from a Dark God came out on Moon Tide Press in 2007. He was published in the Orange County/Long Beach Poets Anthology, Incidental Buildings and Accidental Beauty, and the California Poets Anthologies So Luminous The Wildflowers and Blue Arc West. Ben was also one of the organizers behind the first Orange County Poetry Festival in 2002, as well as subsequent festivals in 2003 and 2004.