About John Martone

John Martone heard Italian in his infancy. Grew up reading Dickinson in Whitman?s hometown (Huntington New York), and found Rexroth, Blyth, and Laozi in an underground bookstore. Came to Eigner years later, and Samperi; corresponded with Corman close to twenty years. During this time, produced booklets by nearly 100 poets. Bob Lax. Vietnamese, Chinese, and botany. Failure at Japanese. Publishes most of his work in small, handbuilt editions. Beautiful daughters. Pen-names include ordinary fool and worst of sinners. Poetry is life.

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