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Cutting Down Your Poet Tree

Cutting Down Your Poet Tree was written in 1987 during a 90 day stay at Warm Springs Rehabilitation Camp in Southern California. While there I had a spiritual experience that had me writing in a manner of speaking in tongues.

My experience listening to punk music without ever learning the words is what influenced me to write these little "junk bites" the way they sound, not mean, though I expect the average genius will glean something from them. I read a book titled "Grammatical Man" by Jeremy Campbell (SIMON AND SCHUSTER 1982) which made me wonder if the stuff I wrote came from several head injuries; three stage dives, one car surfing fall and one pool side missed backflip surly damaged my brain enough to think that sound is more important that content or logic and I hope this is an enjoyable example.

Entropy lyrics I wrote for and used in Entropy, the Los Angeles punk rock band I sing in. Most of the subject matter has to do with a teenage preoccupation with saving the people of the world by getting them to read the book Entropy by Jeremy Rifkin (BANTAM 1981)

- David Hinnebusch 2012


About the Author

David Hinnebusch
hinnebusch Burlington, Vermont
Born AUGUST 2 1964 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, JFK Fetal Syndrome, steel town, grand pap's cigarette smoke. One year old moved to Musoma Tanzania East Africa sick on the trip stopped talking in Rome DC3 air pressurefrom Nairobi infant ears. 1968 family with new sister moved to then smoggy now atmospherically challenged Los Angeles California lead painted orange blue UCLA swimming pools sculpture gardens, one more year in 1971 Kenya East Africa and then back in West Los Angeles then Santa Monica then Malibu and Venice Beach California. A "painter" since 1990 (and etc. since 1964). mix mediar and drawer collageir and filmer/ photo the figure for it's own sake mostly but have deep roots in the adventureland of childhood memories; when lived in Africa wrote children's books about orphans. 1973 had great and wonderful times at Paradise Cove trailer park in Malibu California and then on the nude beaches of 1974 Venice Beach California surf and sun baked breaking bottles in the Brooks alley...

Publish Date  January 25, 2013

Dimensions  Pocket  200 pgs Black and White printing (on cream uncoated paper)

Category  Poetry

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