How we feel depends
on what you believe the US feels... and do all Americans feel
the same? I think you need to define what it is we are supposed
Patriotism is a loaded word...
Irvine was born in
Lower Hutt, New Zealand in 1940. John and his writer/poet
wife live in Colville on New Zealand’s picturesque
Coromandel Peninsula, surrounded by hills and ocean. Here
he occasionally lets his dark side out to play. He is the online
administrator for a Canadian-based international teen writer’s
forum. He has his own web site:
John’s first collection of poetry, Man of Stone, was released
recently to enthusiastic reviews in
during 2005 by Zenith Publishing Group, and is available
internationally from the publisher’s website
a second volume of illustrated poetry, Rat atouille for
the rindless (illustrated by Dave Freeman) published in
2007 by Preshrunk Press.
is editor and contributor for the recently launched illustrated
speculative poetry, Anomalous Appetites, which can be
seen and purschased by visiting his website.
He has had poetry published in many international magazines and
anthologies, including Magazines in NZ. He has had
horror stories and
poems published in Wicked Karnival, Black Ink
Horror and the Horror Library. Also, he
has had haiku published in Stylus magazine, Kokako, NZ
anthologies and Scifaiku, as well as
short stories and poems in Australian Reader
magazine, Static Movement, Sam Smith's Select Six, Illuminations
and Non-euclidean Café amongst others.