Stanford J. Searl, Jr. is a member of the Santa Monica Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and lives in Culver City, California, with his wife, Rebecca Warren Searl, a birthright Quaker from Whittier, California.

Raised from birth by his father’s parents, S. Clyde and Daisy Godfrey Searl at 100 Main Street, Ludlow, Vermont, Searl has a Ph.D. in English from Syracuse University. He has published two books about Quaker silent worship, including Voices from the Silence and The Meanings of Silence in Quaker Worship. He co-edited a book that presented formerly unpublished essays by the intellectual historian, Perry Miller, entitled The Responsibility of Mind in a Civilization of Machines. A second edition of Quaker Poems: The Heart Opened, first published in 2014, will appear shortly. Searl published Homage to the Lady with the Dirty Feet and other Vermont Poems in 2016.