As a very young child, I “wrote” stories by drawing, and pencil lines were my original words. During high school, my friends called me “the chronicler” because I was always capturing stories on audio, photography, and video.
I became serious about writing while spending a summer alone by the sea in Scotland after I graduated from high school. During those early years, I also studied poetry with Allen Ginsberg at Naropa.
My primary interests are essays, haiku, and scripts for short films. I’ve been published in a variety of magazines and literary journals, including the Farmers’ Almanac, The Muse, Northeast, and Quercus Magazine.
In addition to writing, I started Winter Creek Press in 1989. Publications included The Howling Mantra poetry journal which featured writing by Robert Bly, Charles Bukowski, Robert Creeley, Allen Ginsberg, and many other poets. Winter Creek Press now publishes handbound limited edition books.
Marcou, Daniel and Patrick Jones, (2017) Authors on the inside: A decade of connecting correctional inmates with writers. In Carol Smallwood (Ed.), Library partnerships with writers and poets: Case studies (pp. 194 to 203). Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc.