Richard

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Gender MALE
Occupation Being alive and keeping healthy and trying to learn and do things
Location New Zealand
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Introduction I am over 40, I have worked as lineman/cable jointer and a technician and have done many jobs (freezing works, a cheeze factory, etc etc) - I am divorced - have three children - my daughters are in a music group - I am a poet. I play a lot of Chess at my 'peak' I beat a few International Masters...but I'm not there now! I have lived in Auckland all my life and - only visited Fiji (1973) and NY (1993).
Interests Poetry, Chess, art, politics, science, engineering, my family, being alive, life.
Favorite Music Bach, Charles Ives, Russian Folk, Many Others.
Favorite Books The Sound and the Fury, Ulysses, Borges, Bellefleur by Joyce Carol Oates, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Ascent of Man by Bronowksi, 100 Years of Solitude, Nightwood by Djuna Barnes, T Eliot, Susan Howe, many of the Langpos, Heijinian, Georg Trakl's poetry, Yeats, Auden, Basil Bunting, R A K Mason, Madame Bovary and and other works by Flaubert, 'The Aethesists Mass' (and many other works by Balzac), Alice Through the Looking Glass, The Outsider, Jealousy by Robet-Grillet, Self Portrait in a Convex Mirror by John Ashbery, James Schuyler's poetry, 'Ark' by Ronald Johnson Alan Bruntons's 'Moonshine', Gulliver's Travels, The Stories of Borges, Richard Brautigan's books, Many Others.

Oscillate my metallic sonatas with your plan for the Panama canal:

The shovel is fixated on becoming a wonderful ocean - and who can blame it?