I was born in Columbus Ohio, USA, in 1947. I graduated from Ohio State University with a BA in Psychology. I served in both the US Army and the Israeli Defense Forces. I have been writing poetry since I was a student at OSU. I moved to Israel in 1978 and live in Raanana. I am married and have three sons and eight grandchildren.
4 responses to “About Mike Stone”
Same generation as me Mike. I’m in the UK and we have poems on Poet For the Day. I like your one walking with God! Do you like Blake by any chance? 😉
To be upfront with you, I am not a True Believer (in God); more of an agnostic. God is a rich metaphor for me in my poetry. Of course, William Blake was one of my favorites. Other favorites of mine: Yeats, Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, Yves Bonnefoy, R.S. Thomas, Gary Snyder, Ilya Kaminsky, Yehuda Amichai, Sharon Olds, Anne Sexton, and David H. Rathbun. You might want to check out my author’s page at https://www.amazon.com/Mike-Stone/e/B006VCWBE4. From where do you hail in the UK?
I live in the NE of England in Gateshead which is on the other side of the river Tyne to Newcastle. Gateshead has a concert hall called the Sage and a contemporary art gallery, the Baltic.
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