WHICH POETS HAVE MOST INFLUENCED YOU?
From North America: August Kleinzahler, Frank O'Hara, Ed Dorn, Denise Levertov, and Richard Brautigan. From Australia: John Forbes, Randolph Stow, and Gig Ryan. Also, Ambrose Bierce, James Thurber, Berke Breathed, and Rube Goldberg. Photographers Olive Cotton, Max Dupain, and Gary Winogrand; I am the son of a pro shutterbug bent on mountain lions and hummingbirds – naturally, I prefer smokestacks and necklines. Bombast from bands like Galaxie 500 and Gaslight Radio.