My dad used to read poems to me when I was a kid. When I was nine I stole Stevenson’s A Child’s Garden of Verses from a bookshop. I got found out. My dad was both angry and delighted.
Later I discovered Dylan Thomas, T.S.Eliot, D.H.Lawrence and W.H.Auden. I like a lot of poets. I won’t list them because it keeps changing. I’ve been writing poems for over half a century. Mine is a minor talent developed to a craftsmanlike level by practice and experience. I enjoy reading my poems to audiences. Coffee bars, art centers, classrooms. I particularly enjoy working with other poets, musicians, dancers etc in multi-media shows. My publishing history is thin, but I’m working on it.
This website shows something of my range. It includes riddles. I’m a riddler. And a photographer. Also, I work for California Poets In The Schools, teaching poetry and writing in the classroom Elementary through high school. Please click here to learn more about California Poets In The Schools.
I’m a Gemini, from England, living in North California. Married, with a daughter; and a Subud member.
I think that’s all you need to know really. I hope you enjoy this web site.