Welcome to my blog.  I’m a poet, lyricist, singer, playwright, novelist, philosopher, and romanticist.

A brief account of my life: born in a lower working class immigrant ghetto on the east coast of the United States, I attended an Ivy League university in New York City, then travelled west to live in a wilderness canyon zen center in California and found a small organic farm near Seattle. After living the reclusive artist’s life on an island near Seattle, I travelled widely in Nepal and India, then began graduate studies in Vancouver, BC. 

This blog is going to focus on art, ecology, and imagination, including (but exceeding) such topics as: the British Romantics (Blake, Wordsworth, Keats, Shelley) and the great New England poet, Emily Dickinson.  Why focus on these poets and not Kafka, Joyce, and Beckett?  There’s something present in 19th century poetry from which our pseudo-sophistication appears to debar us: a rapprochement with nature that reduces our addiction to verbal or conceptual activity and increases our sensitive receptivity to active, material interrelationship.

It’s in this sense that the poet is ever-living: in relaxing thought (as a self-reinforcing process that reifies objects) into nonconceptual awareness (as mind without a center or self).   

 

     

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