Duff Axsom

Location San Francisco
Occupation Nonprofit consultant
Website http://

About Me

A native Californian, living in San Francisco since the 60's. Careers in counseling and nonprofit management, but now work as a nonprofit consultant. Poet, photographer (formerly a film-maker).

Why do you write?

I have been writing and filming since I was a teen. The creative fuel? It is both my lifeline and basic sustenance, so it seems inherent. I write because I love poetry and words, not because I have a message to promote or, sometimes even share.

Any favorite authors? Books?

Older influences: Neruda, Ashbery, Paz, Mallarme, Desnos, Eluard, Reverdy, Rukeyser, Duncan, Vallejo, Patchen, Reznikoff, Milosz, Ginsberg

Deep attraction: Hejinian, John Yau, Arthur Vogelsang, Juliana Spahr, Mary Ruefle, Alice Notley, D.A. Powell, Bin Ramke, Alice Fulton, and especially my teacher and friend David St. John

Duff Axsom's Wall

Cheryl Snell – Jan 12, 2011

Thanks, Duff, for your generous comments on my poem "Hindsight". I'm glad you liked it!

Meg Pokrass – Oct 30, 2010

Duff- Thank you so much for reading and favoriting my story "Zelda".

Duff Axsom – Oct 09, 2010

Thanks Darryl, Doug and Meg. I am still finding my way around Fictionaut...just picking names and reading work. Incredible. Thanks for the invitation and the welcome.

Darryl Price – Oct 06, 2010

Cool! Welcome aboard.

Doug Bond – Oct 05, 2010

glad you enjoyed the SF Fictionaut reading!

Meg Pokrass – Oct 03, 2010

Duff- Hi! Welcome to Fictionaut!

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