Gifts of Time – John Pinschmidt
John, born in Denver in 1947, is a retired high school English and drama teacher. He lives in Herbertstown, Co. Limerick, Ireland with his Irish wife in her family’s ancestral stone farmhouse. Although he has written poetry for over 40 years, he only seriously pursued publication since unexpectedly taking first runner up in Limerick City’s October 2009 Cuisle International Poetry Festival Slam. It opened doors to a performance poet who writes accessibly about what moves him, capturing and celebrating current and past lives. His first collection, Maiden Voyage, was published by Revival Press in February, 2014. Available www.limerickwriterscentre.com and www.omahonys.ie.
© John Pinschmidt