David Ochs b. 1965

Mr. Ochs is a single, bitter, white male. He began writing under advice from his anger management counselor as a way to resolve conflicts on paper. This led him to facilitate a poetry workshop in a California state prison; unfortunately, he was terminated when inmates complained that his negative influence was affecting their parole hearings. Self-absorption, isolation, and dysfunctionality are recurrent themes in his writing. Says Mr. Ochs, ''I want to use poetry as a platform to spread ill-feeling through out the world.'' Did we mention he is a single, bitter, white male?

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