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About me

Gender Male
Industry Arts
Occupation always a poet (in earlier years a musician, publisher/writer/reviewer/editor, film/TV actor/screenwriter/script "doctor" as well)
Location New Jersey, United States
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When I was 10,
I thought I was "Irish,"
even though I was
born in the USA.

When I was 20,
I thought I was "Black,"
even though my skin
is pink & freckled,
my hair is straight,
and I have no
African ancestry.

When I was 30,
I thought I was "queer,"
even though I was
married and had
two children, and
all my fantasies
& obsessions & com-
pulsions & attractions
were and had always
been about women.

When I was 40,
I thought I was a
"movie star," even
though the movies
were terrible, and
I was terrible in
them, and almost
no one knew them,
or who I might
have been in them.

When I was 50,
I thought I was
"enlightened," even
though I wasn't.

But of course I was
and am—enlightened,
as I was and still am
—an Irish-Black-
Interests all of it
Favorite Movies some favorite movies: The Best Years of Our Lives, Casablanca, On The Waterfront, It's A Wonderful Life, Out Of The Past, The Big Sleep, Baby Face, Dead End, The Blue Dahlia, Red River, The Third Man, The Quiet Man, Strangers On A Train, Some Like It Hot, Oklahoma, A Hard Day's Night, Burn!, Blade Runner, The Commitments, Once, Grosse Pointe Blank, Last of the Mohicans...
Favorite Music some of many whose music I can listen to anytime: Sinatra, Monk, Miles, Coltrane, Bill Evans, Eric Dolphy, Ahmad Jamal, Billie Holiday, Aaron Copland, Elvis, Dylan, John Lennon, Marvin Gaye, Jimi Hendrix, Van Morrison, Laura Nyro, Carole King, Peter Case, Stephan Wrembel, Sylvana Joyce, Edith Pop, Jordan Weller and The Feathers, Terence Winch, Miles Lally...
Favorite Books just some of the writers and books I can re-read anytime: Whitman's Leaves of Grass and Specimen Days, James Haining's A Quincy History, Bruce Andrews' Edge, Mark Terrill's Bread & Fish, Harry E. Northup's Reunions, John Godfrey's Dabble, Bernadette Mayer's Poetry State Forest, Ken McCullough's Obsidian Point, Yvonne de la Vega's Tomorrow Yvonne, Toby Thompson's The '60s Report, Robert Zuckerman's Kindsight, Ted Greenwald's Clearview/Lie, Elaine Equi's Ripple Effect, Jerome Sala's The Cheapskates, Stella Kamakaris's Poems, and anything by Rilke, James Joyce, WC Williams, Blaise Cendrars, Jean Rhys, William Saroyan, Nazim Hikmet, Martha Gelhorn, Jack Kerouac, Frank O'Hara, James Schuyler, Joe Brainard, Ted Berrigan, Maureen Owen, Terence Winch, Dale Herd, Aram Saroyan, Ray DiPalma, Merrill Gilfillan, Tim Dlugos, Lee Lally, Geoffrey Young, Elinor Nauen, Simon Pettet, Roberto Bolano, et-endlessly-cetera...