Writing to be Published:
Daniel is still working on his 2nd novel, An Eye for the Beheading.
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PREFACE and WRITING BACKGROUND:
Preface is based in Latin--"spoken before;" or one could imagine with e.e. cummings that a preface is a pre-face, the face one used to have before the publication of these poems. Time-travel back to Nebraska in the mid 1950's and observe my face as a young enthusiastic author, penning with scribbled scrawl my first creative writing, mostly short stories, many pages piling up, and then in his senior year of high school winning a national writing award.
Moving to California at 19, in 1966, he majored in Creative Writing, earning that degree from Long Beach State. There creative professors including Hermann and Lee helped guide him closer to the muse, and pruned excess and errors. But don't blame them for any weaknesses or mistakes still in these poems and stories.
Daniel says, "I take all the credit.;-) They were excellent teachers, along with many writers such as e.e. cummings, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Emily Dikinson, Walt Whitman, the Beats, Carl Sandburg, Coleridge, and Donne. Though, of course not done--to quote one of Donne's poems--listing contributors to the development of my writings. I would also need to thank my American literature teacher, Ms. Haskins of Lincoln Southeast High School, for inspiring and encouraging my writing."
"So not quite finished--quiet, no quipping, yes. This is my 2nd volume of previously published poems appearing in various magazines in the U.S., U.K., Canada, and overseas elsewhere. Thanks to those magazine editors who accepted my lines so that they could wander and wonder across their digital and print pages, headed through life's maze toward the distant future."