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
Last updated October 29, 2015