I have been writing—and stashing—poems and essays since university days and plays since 1980. There is no particular logic to when I get the urge to write and even more unpredictably when I found the wherewithal to finish something I have started. Perhaps Iâve kept too much of this but here is the collection. The basic test of âkeep or tossâ has been whether there is a readable typed version of something that appeared finished.
The poems are mostly from my twenties. Saying I was a hippy would be overstating it by a mile—a given I was in law school! But I did have long hair and occasionally inhale something that made me feel good. The poems make me seem lost and sensitive. That didnât last but itâs nice to remember.
The Essays are all over the place, some from travel adventures, some from that the “life-is-meaningless-but-funny” headspace.
Theatre became a major diversion. Here you find ten plays I have finished and my notes on same. Also there was a huge stack of theatre reviews that I accumulated over the years. They were memos to myself about what I had seen which I never intended for others and their incompleteness makes this apparent. Perhaps the later in history they get the more complete.