About the Author

For spirited Marvin R.Hiemstra interview/readings www.kpfa.org archive: look for “Cover to Cover” Wednesdays, 3 PM for January 9 and 16, 2013.

Born in a windswept Iowa prairie town famous for 4,000 simultaneous monologues twenty-four seven Marvin R. Hiemstra, poet, humorist, social commentator, philosopher, and entertainer, loves words. Founding Editor-in-Chief of the BAY AREA POETS SEASONAL REVIEW, famous for the “Poetry in Spite of Itself column, Marvin performs and publishes across the United States and Europe. He studied at the Iowa City Writers workshop with Donald Justice and received a Masters in Literary Criticism, Indiana University. Dana Gioia called the DVD, FRENCH KISS DESTINY, Marvin’s kaleidoscope of poetry/humor filmed in San Francisco, “superb work.” THE TOWER JOURNAL praised POET WRANGLER: DROLL POEMS: “Marvin R. Hiemstra is at his best in this collection, serving up humor, double-entendre, and hours of delight…This book offers sheer joy. What more could you want?”