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John Rock grew up in Kenosha, WI. on the shores of Lake Michigan between Milwaukee and Chicago. He attended the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and San Francisco Art Institute for Film, Anthropology and Literature and spent many years in San Francisco and Amsterdam making and showing experimental films and on the shores of Lake Superior working on poems. He is the author of the futuristic novella: RETURNING TO THE WAVES and the novels REPORT THE EARTH and TO THE WELL OF EARTH, and many collections of poems. He presently lives in Asheville, NC

River of Dawns Published by Bluepepper

Dear Everyone: This week I’m so proud to have my poem River of Dawns published by the Australian poet Justin Lowe in his Bluepper magazine.  This poem was written in New Mexico and is part of my next poetry book The Diary of Snow Arisen.  Thankyou Justin!

Moon Full Published by Bluepepper

Dear Everyone: This week Bluepepper, the online magazine by the great Australian poet Justin Lowe, published my poem Moon Full from my collection Last Poem of the Night. Thankyou, Justin!

7 Poems Published By Bluepepper

Dear Everyone: I’m proud to have seven of my poems published by poet and novelist Justin Lowe in his wonderful Bluepepper Magazine.  To view the poems go to and type in John Rock into the search and you be able to view the poems: Autumn Listening, Walking Poem, Morning Wind, Getting Old, Morning Fire On The Beach, In Reply To Autumn, and On The Beach.  Also, be sure to search out Justin’s Poems as their full of uncanny beautiful depths of emotions and histories.

Aira published by Janice Lee

Dear Everyone: This week Janice Lee novelist and poet published my futuristic piece Aira which is based out of my novel Report The Earth in Entropy Magazine as part of her The Birds.  Thank you, Janice!!!!!

Four Poems In AQUEOUS

Dear Everyone: AQUEOUS is a great literary and arts magazine that comes out of the Lake Superior area of North America.  They have all their back issues on line which can be downloaded for free.  I have two poems in the Winter Solstice 2013 vol.3 issue Looking Down and Soliloquy, and one poem in the Vernal Equinox 2014 vol.4 issue Beloved Of The Beloved, all from my collection Night Flying Poems.  And my poem Raven Cantata from the collection The Moon Is In The House is in the Winer Solstice 2014 vol.7 issue.  Thank you AQUEOUS not only for your wonderful magazine but for knowing what it’s like to flourish in the depths of winter.

Breathing Deep Dear Even Son

Entropy Magazine was so great to publish my poem Breathing Deep Dear Even Son from my collection of the same name under their Variations On A Theme section curated by Megan Broughton who helped me refine the poem even further.  Thank you Megan and Entropy!

3 Poems At Enclave

Dear Everyone: I’m so proud to be published by Janice Lee in her wonderful Enclave Magazine!  She has published Snow For Snow and The Moon Waits from my collection Dancing The Solitudes and Invisibility’s Moment from my collection Breath On The Midnight Phone.  Enclave is a wonderful magazine that is so vast and full and multi-leveled that I just love it.  Thank you Janice Lee!


Dear Everyone: I am proud to say that Blue Pepper Poetry Review has published my poem Persona written about my time living up by Lake Superior and thinking about wind and love and who is the instrument of who.     Thank you Justin!



This week Eunoia Review is publishing my poem Augusto about my great friend Augusto Valenca who’s an opera tenor based out of Amsterdam.  This poem is from my collection The Moon Is In The House. Thank you Ian Chung!  eunoiareview.wordpress.compaul-augusto-bazaar


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