Hans Ostrom

Silver Star - 3,104 Points (1954 / California)

Biography of Hans Ostrom

Hans Ostrom poet

[Please see the Youtube channel langstonify for recorded poems by others and a few by me.} -Born and raised in a small town in the High Sierra of California-father a carpenter and stone mason, mother a substitute teacher. -Attended schools there and went to high school in the Central Valley. -Went to Sierra Community College for two years. -Earned a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in English from U.C. Davis, studying there with Karl Shapiro. -Now and English professor in the Pacific Northwest. -Co-wrote and/or co-edited several books with the late Wendy Bishop. Member of the PEN/American Center. Peace be with you. Blog: http: //poetsmusings-muser.blogspot.com/

Hans Ostrom's Works:

books on amazon, barnesandnoble, etc.: Clear a Place for Good: Poems 2006-2012. The Coast Starlight: Collected Poems 1976-2006 (Indianapolis: Dog Ear Publishing,2006): HONORING JUANITA (novel): WITHOUT ONE (novel): Metro: Journeys in Writing Creatively (New York: Longman,2001-written with Kate Haake and Wendy Bishop) Clear a Place for Good: Poems 2006-2012) : The Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Literature (5 volumes) , ed. with J. David Macey (Westport, CT.: Greenwood,2005) : A Langston Hughes Encyclopedia (Greenwood,2002) : Subjects Apprehended: Poems (Pudding House Press, Ohio,2000) .

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The Mother Of All Poems

When I think about writing the mother
of all poems that is to say a big serious
poem about my mother, I think about
the poem I wrote, in Karl Shapiro's class,
about how a piano contains all notes,
all potential melodies, etc., in some kind
of ideal way. And after I read it, Shapiro
said to the class, 'D.H. Lawrence wrote
a poem about a piano, but it was really

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