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Gender
Male
Birthday
October 7 1952
Location
East Coast - USA
About Me
To come
Type of Writer
Fiction
Writing Style
Poetry: Rimbaud, Baudelaire, Allen Ginsburg, Whitman & Yusef Komunyakaa. Stories: Tennessee Williams, John Steinbeck
Interests
Writing poetry, lyrics (similar to Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell & Tom Waits). Lots of music. All kinds. Films -- vintage & art films. Reading biographies, politics & trivia. Photography. Eating Italian, Mexican & Chinese (foods).
Website / Homepage
In the works
Favorite Genres
Dark stories/poetry -- the underbelly of society, shadow people, noir. "Touch of Evil," "Grapes of Wrath," "La Strada."
Favorite Books
Outlaw Book of Poetry, Of Mice and Men, Angela's Ashes & Tis, Kerouac's On the Road, William Burrough's Naked Lunch, Tennessee Williams' Night of the Iguana & Streetcar Named Desire.
Favorite Authors
Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, Frank McCourt & John Fante.
Favorite Poets
Rimbaud, Baudelaire, Allen Ginsburg, Yusef Komunyakaa, Charles Bukowski, Frank O'Hara & Patti Smith.
Favorite Quote
"...the emptiness is endless, cold as the clay...you can always come back, but you can’t come back all the way." Bob Dylan
Favorite Music
Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Procol Harum, Elvis Presley, Laura Nyro, Joni Mitchell, Judee Sill, The Pogues, Oysterband, Eugenio Finardi, Sandy Denny, Dion, Jim Morrison & the Doors, Randy Newman, Leonard Cohen, Ravel & Pachelbel
Favorite Movies
The Intended, Plunkett & McLeane, City of Lost Children, Experiment in Terror, Casablanca, LaStrada, Gangs of New York, Goodfellas, The Professionals, Dirty Dozen, Doctor Zhivago, The Train (Burt Lancaster) & original True Grit.
NEW AND UPDATED ITEMS
    Rated: 13+ · Holiday · #1730758
    Recalling the excitement of childhood & ice skating in the brisk winter air
    Rated: 18+ · Tragedy · #1729987
    9-11 and before -- come meet the real faces of New York City by taking a walk with me....
    Rated: 13+ · Family · #1734206
    We sometimes don't appreciate the work of others. Open your eyes.
    Rated: 18+ · Family · #1730771
    Boy living away from home discovers his "Mom" in his kitchen.
    Rated: 13+ · Family · #1730774
    A poor mother gets her children ready for school & instructs them.
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