In the spring of 2003 I rediscovered my poetic muse. I had started writing poetry in the late 60s and continued through my years living in Munich, Germany (1971-85) and beyond. However, for several years following 1991 I fell into the dark hole of careerism, which lasted until I was released by the blessing of "downsizing". Summer 2003, I started presenting my poetry at various open-mic venues in the East Bay Area.
In my poetry I try to give expression to my deep concern for the current state of the world. In particular, I try to address many of the underlying "modern" reductionist/technological attitudes that I see as contributing substantially to our problems. This often centers around such concepts as self, objectivity, and nature. However, much of my poetic effort is also aimed simply at poetry for its own aesthetic sake.
In the Spring of 2004, I began collecting both old and new poems into a series of chapbooks, which I publish and distribute myself. More recently, I try to compile my more recent poems into a chapbook on a yearly basis.
Dec. 14, 2009; 5:30pm - 8:45pm
A discussion panel: "Risk and Art"
at Salons for Wooing Our Imaginations
Cafe Arrivederci - 11 G Street, San Rafael
Feb. 20, 2010; 7pm
At M.Coffee with host Max Noyes
522 Main St. Half Moon Bay (map)
For further info call 650-726-6241
Poetry and Song at the Muse
Featuring Marvin R. Hiemstra and John Rowe
Sunday, April 25, 2010 from 4-6 PM
at the Muse, 30 E. San Francisco Ave. Willits
Nothing Left to Do
A Ground of Hope to Stand On
There Must Be Something Wrong with Me
If You Are Reading This, You Are Too Close
with songs that include poems by Eugene David