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About Jo VonBargen
Given my being born into a family with an engineer father and Christian minister Grandfather, I suppose I was an unlikely candidate to become a libertine poet! Nevertheless, here is where I find myself! I am a Texas author and poet who realizes that there is a vast, awake and alive universe of which we are indeed a very small part, thus my effort to elevate the discourse and take a look at the larger picture. Some would even point out metaphysical leanings in a lot of my work. My influences include Native American traditions and lore absorbed during my childhood in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Early poems were published under "J.J. King" and appeared in the New York Quarterly and other litmags. My husband has Asperger syndrome, an autism-related neurological disorder, and some of my works reflect this experience. I currently have six books and am included in one poetry anthology available on Amazon. Two books are parodies.