John Lars Zwerenz Biography

by Diane S. Taylor

John Lars Zwerenz (1969 - ) is an American poet. Zwerenz was born in New York City and studied classical literature until 1994 when he completed graduate school at Queens College of the City University of New York.
After a brief, unsuccessful trial at conservative employment, Zwerenz left New York in favor of a life of travel, poetry and adventure. He lived in such places as California, London, Paris and Florida, where for the next few years Zwerenz accumulated the bulk of what would become the poetic material for his future published volumes of verse.
Throughout his twenties and thirties, after years of constant and voracious reading, Zwerenz developed a distinct and unique voice within the realm of modern American poetry, combining classical and romantic influences from both The United States and Europe.
Zwerenz always makes use of rhyming, metrical verse and prefers to employ literal expression over more metaphoric poetry, unlike most of his romantic forerunners such as Byron, Keats, Shelley and Poe.
Zwerenz often writes highly detailed rhyme of mostly ethereal themes, which has distinguished his verse from many of his contemporaries, in his utilization of literal terminologies rather than through more symbolic forms of verse and prose.
Zwerenz currently lives with his family in The United States.
Diane S. Taylor

Diane S. Taylor

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John Lars Zwerenz (1969- ) is an American impressionistic poet. He is considered one of the most important new literary figures in the world, both internationally and in The United States. He has published seven books of poetry, all of which have risen dramatically in price since their original publication. Zwerenz owns a B.A. in English from The City University Of New York At Queens College and has traveled extensively throughout The United States and overseas as a kind of literary wanderer. He has held a bohemian reputation since his youth. Zwerenz's two most recent poetry books, "Ecstasy And Other Poems", released in December of 2016, and "Elysian Meadows", released in February of 2017, have been published by ATLA Publishing, based in The UK. His poems have also appeared prolifically in International Magazines and other anthologies. Zwerenz's poetry is often highly spiritual in nature. His verse almost always adheres to strict, metrical stanzas. He currently resides in The United States, and is 48 years of age., - Rachael Canter

Last updated October 29, 2015