Wayne D Knoll

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Gender Male
Industry Education
Occupation Reader, Researcher, Writer, Speaker
Location Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Introduction I am a 4th-to-6th generation Australian of Silesian (Prusso-Polish), Welsh, Schwabian-Württemberg German, yeoman English, Scots, & Cornish stock; all free settlers who emigrated between 1848-1893 as colonial pioneers. I am the 2nd of 7 brothers and a sister raised on the income off 23 acres. I therefore belong to an Australian Peasantry which historians claim doesn't exist. I began to have outbreaks of poetry in 1975 when training for a Diploma of Mission Theology in Melbourne. I've since done a BA in Literature and Professional Writing and Post-graduate Honours in Australian History. My poem chapbook 'Compost of Dreams' was published in 1994. I have built a house of trees and mud-bricks, worked forests, lived as a new-pioneer, fathered-n-raised two sons and a daughter, and am now a proud grandfather. I have worked as truck fresh-food farmer, a freelance foliage-provider, been a member of a travelling Christian Arts troupe, worked as duty officer and conflict resolutionist with homeless alcoholic men, been editor/publisher of a Journal of Literature for Christian Pilgrimage, a frontier researcher, done poetry in performance seminars in schools and public events.
Interests I bother about 3 things. 1. Why there's something rather than nothing - and all of what, when and where. 2. That somethings also quicken with life and how. 3.That this life form I am is conscious of inklings of knowledge and inspirations from beyond my thingo self as other's sometimes are.
Favorite Movies Julian Jarrold's Crime & Punishment (BBC) 1900, War and Peace (Bondachuk), Andrei Rublov, Bicycle Thieves, Stalker, Ten Canoes, No Country for Old Men, Samson & Delilah, Gran Torino, Van Diemen's Land
Favorite Music A Prayer: Lord, give me what you have made me want, I praise and thank you for the desire you have inspired; Perfect what you have begun, and grant me what you have made me long for. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109) Johnny Cash Gospel, Gurrumul, Bluegrass, Gillian Welch, The Waifs
Favorite Books Reading: any Flannery O'Connor, Jacques Ellul's PROPAGANDA, Bonhoeffer's 'Ethics', Montaigne's 'Essais', Martin Amis, 'Koba The Dread', Robert Conquest 'The Harvest of Sorrow'. Cormack McCarthy

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My Google Web-page:'A life in Conscience to a Coming Earth' about my grandfather: Horace James Jackel - http://waygoer.googlepages.com/horacejamesjackel OR go to: MY WEB PAGE, above left