Former educator, combat veteran of Iraq, and practicing Buddhist. Winner of 1995 National Library of Poetry’s Grand Prize. Some of his favorite writers: Henry Miller, Jonathan Shaw, Jeanette Winterson, Anaïs Nin, Celine, Carlos Ruiz Zafón Cherrie Priest, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Robert Jordan, Annie Dillard, Charles Bukowski, David Foster Wallace, George Orwell, Primo Levi, Dalton Trumbo, Jonathan Safron Foer, William S. Burroughs.
Blessing to the Bomb Throwers: Aaron McGruder, R. Crumb, Banksy, Laura Callaghan, Peekasso, Zolloc…Shailene Woodley in orange with honor…
Rebelais: for all the ills of the world, I give you laughter…Learn to laugh at prison, Friends; a tear is just one more drop of undrinkable water on the planet.