I have read so mnay books I wouldn't know where to begin to list them. Poets I admire Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen. Chistie Moses and Christopher Higgins, Sharon Weimer, and Kristin Reynolds; Lnas Shango to name a few on Poetrysoup.com.
E.E Cummings, Kahil Gibran, W.B Yeats, Alistair Crowley, Ken Carey, all have effected my thoughts and writing to some degree, along with many others.
I have studied art and graphic design along with silk screem printing at college and I still paint from time to time, but these days not as much as I used to. Currently I try to paint Spiritual ( not religious ) Icons. Writing, however takes up most of my spare time these days.
Currently I live and work in Spain. I am a gardener.
At Forty I decided to go back to education and take a degree in Horticulture, plants are the second love of my life.
Nine years ago I undertook my own mission, which is to show the world an open heart and soul, and not to flinch in the process.