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Introduction is the author of two books of poetry, The Master Reader and Dirt for Sale, a novel, Urban Shocker, and a verse translation of Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal.
Interests A.R. Ammons, Guillaume Apollinaire, Attar, Amiri Baraka, John Barlas, Park Barnitz, Charles Baudelaire, William Blake, Robert Bly, Louise Bogan, Eavan Boland, Jorge Luis Borges, William Bronk, Sterling Brown, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Charles Bukowski, Basil Bunting, Roy Campbell, Raymond Carver, Constantine Cavafy, Po Chu-i, Hart Crane, Aleister Crowley, ee cummings, Jibanananda Das, Edward de Vere, Emily Dickinson, Ernest Dowson, Robert Duncan, Gunnar Ekelöf, T.S. Eliot, Umar Ibn al-Farid, Roy Fisher, Tu Fu, Khalil Gibran, Robert Graves, Hafiz, John Haines, Robert Hayden, George Herbert, Geoffrey Hill, Snorri Hjartarson, Holderlin, Homer, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Fanny Howe, Ted Hughes, Victor Hugo, Jens Peter Jacobsen, Kathleen Jamie, Robinson Jeffers, Juan Ramon Jimenez, Andrew Joron, Donald Justice, Kabir, John Keats, Weldon Kees, Jack Kerouac, D.H. Lawrence, Frederico Garcia Lorca, Mina Loy, Antonio Machado, Stephan Mallarme, Edwin Markham, James Merrill, Lady Montagu, Eugenio Montale, Herbert Morris, Edwin Muir, Lorine Niedecker, Alice Notley, Sean O’Brien, Frank O’Hara, William Oxley, Kenneth Patchen, Cesar Pavese, Pearl Gawain Poet, Fernando Pessoa, Sylvia Plath, Li Po, Edgar Allan Poe, Francis Ponge, Alexander Pope, Ezra Pound, Rabai, Kathleen Raine, Walter Raleigh, Pierre Reverdy, Kenneth Rexroth, Rainer Maria Rilke, Edward Arlington Robinson, Dante Rossetti, Christina Rossetti, Jerome Rothenberg, Rumi, Muriel Rukeyser, St. John of the Cross, St. Teresa of Avila, Sonia Sanchez, Delmore Schwartz, Anne Sexton, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Brandon Shimoda, Darshan Singh, Edmond Spenser, William Stafford, Steinn Steinarr, Wallace Stevens, Trumbull Stickney, Algernon Swinburne, Arthur Symons, Wislawa Szymborska, Allen Tate, Melvin Tolson, Cesar Vallejo, Derek Walcott, Walt Whitman, Richard Wilbur, Oscar Wilde, William Carlos Williams, William Wordsworth, Charles Wright, Franz Wright, James Wright, Thomas Wyatt, William Butler Yeats, Marguerite Young, Hsu Yun
Favorite Movies Angel Heart, Anonymous, Five Easy Pieces, He Walked by Night, The Matrix
Favorite Music George Adams, Fiona Apple, Albert Ayler, Buddy Bolden, James Carter, John Coltrane Quartet, Sam Cooke, Elvis Costello, Frederick Delius, Eric Dolphy, Bob Dylan, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Tim Hardin, Immortal Technique, Infected Mushroom, Charles Ives, George Jones, Diana Krall, Scott LaFaro, David Murray, Laura Nyro, Ohio Players, Gram Parsons, Charley Patton, Prince, Public Enemy, Otis Redding, Rolling Stones, Soft Machine, Sonny Sharrock, Steely Dan, Sublime, Sun Ra, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Townes Van Zandt, Tom Waits, Muddy Waters, Gillian Welch, Hank Williams I and III, Howling Wolf, Wu Tang Clan
Favorite Books American Heritage Dictionary, The People's Almanac, The I AM Discourses by St. Germaine, The Bridge to Infinity by Bruce Cathie, High Mysticism by Emma Curtis Hopkins, Open Me Carefully by Hart & Smith, Poetry Language Thought by Martin Heidegger, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Last Rock Star Book or Liz Phair: A Rant by Camden Joy, Lazarillo de Tormes by Anonymous, Confessions of Zeno by Italo Svevo, The Gospel in Brief by Leo Tolstoy, Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Dance with the Devil by Stanley Booth, Tristessa by Jack Kerouac, The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon, The Stories of John Cheever, The Stories of Franz Kafka, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge by Rainer Maria Rilke, Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett, Kryon: The End Times by Lee Carroll, Language Thought and Reality by Benjamin Lee Whorf, Blindness and Insight by Paul De Man, Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung by Lester Bangs, The Sports Encyclopedia: Baseball by Neft & Cohen, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson, The Beach Cafe by Mohammad Mrabet, Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates, Against Nature by Joris-Karl Huysmans, Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf, The Recognitions by William Gaddis, Valis by Philip K. Dick