Biographical Facts as if Facts Could be True
in Oakland, David Sten Herrstrom grew up with braceros
in northern California working the dusty orchards.
Coming east, marrying Constance,
raising a daughter named
Tristen, building a house, serving on the local School Board . . .
3. After earning a doctorate in English literature at New York University,
he taught undergraduates for whom he wrote with friends the textbook Writing
4. Jonah's Disappearance, a sequence of poems with drawings
by Jacob Landau, was published by Ambrosia Press, and he continues making
poems, which appear in such magazines as Columbia, US1 Worksheets, and
5. The results of his struggles to enter into the images of William
Blake have appeared in Blake Quarterly and the Bucknell
6. Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ, presented the premiere of
his collaboration with the composer Laurie Altman, "A Sonata
For J.S. Bach."
7. He once wrote the line: "There
is a fire shut in the bones of words."
8. He has received a Poetry Fellowship from the NJ State Council on the
9. Developing performance support systems for computer
applications, he imagines ingeniously elegant devices like statistical
packet switches handling streams of bits over bright strands of optical
fiber stretching from New Jersey, where he now lives, to California.