Jan Hauck (June 1,1978)
Biography of Jan Hauck
Born in East Germany, I have started to write basic poetry as early as the age of 6. Between 1996 and 1999 I had a busy time of writing both short stories and poems in German. The influence came from divers sources such as Novalis, Rimbaud, Baudelaire, Heine, Hesse or even Goethe.
Having moved to New Zealand in 2006, my primary language is English now. I have started to write poetry again and hope to keep writing in the foreseeable future. My strongest influences today come from Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Robert Lowell and Snodgrass.
Loss and gain, fear and pain, trivial pursuit,
Yet so important I would die,
And die again and again, no gain,
The pain pursuing happiness and loss,
Shadows in green and brown, a paradise,
The bliss of being an island unto myself,
Yet signalling imaginary ships every day.
All the while creating a paradise of the mind,