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).
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.
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
Thanks, Duff, for your generous comments on my poem "Hindsight". I'm glad you liked it!
Duff- Thank you so much for reading and favoriting my story "Zelda".
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.
Cool! Welcome aboard.
glad you enjoyed the SF Fictionaut reading!
Duff- Hi! Welcome to Fictionaut!