Born in Florida, with Allemanic mother and Anglophone father. Lived while
little in Austria and Britain, then school and university in New Zealand.
Composition, painting and theatrical happenings. Attempts at guitar and vocals
in experimental pop-punk music. Stapled poetry pamphlets.
Moved to England and later Europe. Failed fiction.
Started studies (at Basle) in medieval music, theory and philosophy.
Played lute and sang, specializing in 15th century courtly polyphony.
Studies in ancient and oral poetry to develop a naive poetics. Adoption of
classical measures and strictures for experiments in polytheistic thinking
and celebratory form as physical rhythm. The metaphysical, nevertheless,
was not to be avoided.
Became a father in northerly English moorlands. First series of poetry collections,
later brought together as The Manifold Troper and Odes & Episodes (2002).
Tendency for a nostalgic high modernism reactively resulted in the apotropaic
polyphonic poem in 14 canti, Easter Rex, a fission and fusion of personality
Withdrawal with family to Germany. From now on writing only under various pseudonyms,
a project later to be collected as Creuption.
Sporadic text & music performances: 13 Neumes and The Perfect
Started annual poetry and poetics pseudo-periodical Drone Fascicle. 5 issues.
New irregular communal periodical planned, entitled
Po/emic Po/itics. With
continuing Themes: verse & thought, sex & religion, landscape & sociality.
recently: a piece of work included in the anthology of poems, The Thunder
Alice Oswald, Fab & Fab).