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John Zwerenz
John Zwerenz Kew Gardens, NY / United States, Male, 48
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Journalist, poet, writer, musician
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Graduate Studies, Queens College, CUNY

About Me : John Lars Zwerenz (1969-) is an American poet. He was born and raised in Queens, a suburb of New York City. Zwerenz is known for his romantic, impressionistic and ... more »

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  • POEM: The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe (10/11/2016 11:17:00 AM)

    Perhaps my favorite companion in the ethereal world of poetry, Edgar Allan Poe in his masterpiece The Raven illustrates in verse what it is to go mad. And Poe knew madness, true madness as well as genius. The poem is an excellent example of how madness begins and progresses to the point of a profound and deadly psychosis. The bird in the poem merely repeats the word nevermore much as a parrot speaks nonsense. Albeit the word is nonsense, it is repeated. The madness of the poem's narrator begins when he starts to attach meaning to the bird's meaningless repetition. He begins asking the raven questions concerning his lost, assumed dead lover. His mind constructs a web of imaginative narratives that become more and more complex and neurotic until he is convinced this insipid bird possesses knowledge of these very personal, baleful, dark but important matters. The climax of the narrator's insanity ends with him lying prostrate on the floor in a state of despair which shall nevermore be broken by time or eternity. Such is the course of much of the psychotic progression of a manic depressive psychotic episode, whether the sufferer is depressed or in a mixed state. Mr. Poe and I have walked down the same path. And many more times than he nor myself would like to think of.
    John Lars Zwerenz

  • POEM: A Gypsy's Life by John Lars Zwerenz (2/20/2016 11:37:00 PM)

    Mr. Manga, I was not being sarcastic nor did I have any intention of offending you in my reply to your initial commentary regarding A Gypsy's Life. I was merely asserting my lifelong conviction of my deep belief in the ethereal or spiritual dimension where I have found many sacred and precious things. I rarely reply to critics of my verse, but in this case I felt an obligation to do so for the benefit of my readers to affirm my core poetic beliefs and to avoid confusion. I also believe that true love is indeed fair and that there is no need in that comment for quotation marks. I am glad you liked the poem, Rajnish, be well, and all the best to you. John Lars Zwerenz

  • POEM: A Gypsy's Life by John Lars Zwerenz (2/20/2016 3:21:00 PM)

    Thank you, Mohammed. You are most kind and gracious. John Lars Zwerenz

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