Roderick Dwayne Gering, Bellingahm, Washington Member Since May 2011 Artist Statement Bullet Poet, amateur animator and graphic artist interested in the paranormal and unexplained mysteries of our Mother Earth. Want to network with poets and scriptwriters alike.
Biography Born June 2, 1959 and now residing in Bellingham, Washington. Joined the U.S. Air Force and traveled extensively during my early adulthood. Spent a total of 10 years in Europe (6 years as a civilian in Germany) Became acquainted with a diverse multitude of people and cultures while living near Frankfurt, Germany. Returned to the U.S. in the early 90's and continued my vagabond ways during that decade. Learning more about the rich cultural diversity here in the United States.
Inspiration Ancient History buff. I have been interested with ancient legends and mythologies my entire adult life. Been writing poetry for 30 years 1st as a lyricist now totally focusing on poetry and its own rich historical evolution to what we have now today. Favorite poetic forms are the Celtic Bard traditions that I encountered while living in Germany . I became inspired by an 18th century style, using a unique pentameter over 9 lines per verse. It has become a favorite of mine and I plan to use more often. It is like writing a short story with poetic verse. Also do animations based on fantasy and sci fi themes as well as create posters and artwork. The poetry and the art I combine and I would love to network with others. Possibly cooperating on a screenplay.