'...a stimulating read...they richly reward rereading...fresh, vibrant...'Nigel Jenkins on Cadillac Temple: haiku sequences'...ebullient, rapscallion, hilarious and tender, Norman Schwenk's poems sing with life...'Maggie Butt on Book of Songs'...it's the humanity that moves me, the various humanity-funny, sad, reflective, ribald...'Jeremy Hooker on Book of Songs and Cadillac Temple'Norman Schwenk is a wordsmith of great quality, someone who can fix a moment or an idea and make it come alive on the page, taking the reader to places he never dreamed of going.'Phil Carradice on The More Deceived: poems about love and lovers'...manages to make a poetry both live and true to a mythology that bears very much on contemporary issues...'Stewart Brown on The Black Goddess
Norman Schwenk was born in 1935 in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was educated in the USA and taught literature and writing at Cardiff University, Uppsala University in Sweden and the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He has been writing and publishing for over sixty years. His most recent collections of verse are: The More Deceived: poems about love and lovers, Cadillac Temple: haiku sequences and Book of Songs.