43 Fresno, United States
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My self-summary
I really just want to soak up as much experience as I can, not just because it's good for me, but because what else should a person do with his life? Life's good. Love to hang out.
What I’m doing with my life
I write poetry full-time. I know, it's ridiculous. Hmn, if you want more more details: I just moved to Fresno to teach at Fresno State. I work on translation from the Ancient Greek and have published books of Sappho and Apollonius ("Jason and the Argonauts").

I (used to) walk home to Harlem through Morningside Park. Um, I used to be taking poetry workshops at Columbia University. I graduated. Um, I really just want to read aloud to and be read aloud to by someone.
I’m really good at
Performing Live
Running/Climbing Stairs
Lifting Stuff
Reading Aloud
The first things people usually notice about me
Resonant (pretty freakin' loud) voice
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Auden's Collected Poems
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
King Lear

I just re-read "Slaughterhouse Five"--every paragraph killed me. I really didn't get it when I read it at age 17.
The six things I could never do without
honestly that's about it.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
how to make speech and lit resonate like a church organ.
On a typical Friday night I am
at my writing space rhyming away or attending some event somewhere.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
My barber trims my eye-brows (I'm half Armenian--can't be helped).
You should message me if
you love getting up and only want to make your time here better. You want to walk around and look at things and talk about them.