I am a poet, journalist and author with a strong commitment to the environment and social justice. If anything, I have too many interests and too little time in a day to pursue them all. Film, poetry, literature, music, mythology, and history probably top the list.
My musical interests lie firmly in rock and blues with a smattering of folk and world music. I consider myself lucky to have lived during the great flowering of modern rock music during its Golden Age in the late 1960s/early ’70s.
In poetry my major inspirations are Dylan Thomas, Rilke, Neruda and the early 20th century British/American poets: Auden, Eliot, Cummings.
My preferred cinema includes the great French auteurs, Kirosawa, Orson Welles, and Film Noir.
My social causes are too numerous to mention but include banning GMOs, eliminating poverty (ha-ha), and a sane approach to the use of the planet á la Biomimicry. Before it’s too late, preferably. Wish me—wish us all—luck on that one!