silent_lotus (silent lotus .)

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Poet Introduction

2 of my poems were recently included in the anthology  "Hope is a Group Project"   Editor : Claire Thom _Published , August 2022, available on Amazon,,,  my poetry has been published in Europe, England, America, Canada and Australia.

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Descending from grandparents who traveled from homes in Hungary and Russia, silent lotus was born in America. He was raised in the small unique community of Roosevelt, NJ, which was designed in the Bauhaus style by Louis Kahn and Alfred Kastner in 1936.

In his mid-twenties he left for the island of St. Maarten in the Caribbean to give priority to his talents as a visual artist. Almost two years later, as crew of a 30-meter sailboat, along with film producer Saul Zaentz, he ventured across the Atlantic Ocean. From the Mediterranean he traveled overland through Europe and settled in the city of Rotterdam. He began a unique friendship with the elderly Willem Sandberg. Shortly thereafter his work was purchased by the Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art in Amsterdam for the permanent collection. One of his earliest lithographs was commissioned by the art editor of the NRC Handelsblad.

He was interviewed in 2004 about his poetry by Louise Hutner, editor of Sacred Journey and in 2006 by Donna Stein the publisher of Tiferet.  In June 2006, silent lotus was one of the opening speakers at the United States Department of Peace Northeast Conference.  He was the opening speaker at the commemoration of Hiroshima & Nagasaki held August 2008 at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey.

silent lotus received an award from Peter Kilmartin the Attorney General Of Rhode Island as well as one from Gina Raimondo the General Treasurer of Rhode Island in April of 2011 in recognition for the program he facilitated at the Institute For The Study & Practice Of Nonviolence in Providence to teach victims of violence to learn how to express themselves through poetry. Also awarded for their participation were his Ocean State Poets colleagues Kathleen O'Kula and Lisa Starr the Poet Laureate of Rhode Island. The awards were presented during National Crime Victim's Rights Week.

His poetry has been published in Europe, America, England, Canada and Australia.

The oeuvre of his visual art is known as Icons Of Silence and his poetry Listening To Love.

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