John Pinschmidt

John Pinschmidt is a regular reader at the White House Poetry Revival sessions. Born in 1947, Denver Colorado, he grew up in Connecticut and Maryland and then Northern California from 1959.

Holding a B.A. in English and Drama from the University of California, Berkely (1969), he taught high-school English and Drama for 35 years, all but one for the Department of Defense Overseas Schools in England and Germany. He has been writing poetry for over forty years, but only pursued publication seriously after unexpectedly finishing first runner-up in the 2009 Cuisle Limerick City International Poetry Festival Grand Slam. His work appears in SEXTET, (Revival Press, 2010) an anthology of six poets, and in various issues of Revival, the poetry journal.

John rarely sets out to write a poem. When he does, his poems are often born of minor epiphanies from memories, objects, something heard, read or seen which then go in many directions.

John's first collection Maiden Voyage (Revival Press, 2014) contains poems that are primarily autobiographical.



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