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Thomas Kozumplik has a retired U.S. Army officer for a father and a riding (horses) instructor from Wiltshire for a mother, so he is from Atlantis. Although he was an extremely naughty boy at school, he now has an MA in Philosophy, which allows him to teach peoples of all nations. His hobbies include playing the harmonica and discussing Spiderman comics in Czech. As a boy he planned to be World Emperor, although it now seems clear things are not going according to plan. Thomas was once upon a time a decent rugby footballer. He is, and has always been, the world's best Stratego player. Ever. Thomas was married, but soon got over it and now lives with his trusty Staffy guru, a Chinese spy and 26 suspicious fish.

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T. Kozumplik I used to just write poems about my own personal experiences and most of these fell into 3 categories: longing, lust, love and lost love (impossible…more I used to just write poems about my own personal experiences and most of these fell into 3 categories: longing, lust, love and lost love (impossible longing?). Naturally these were based on my own experiences. Then, I thought I needed to branch out into other themes, so I decided to write a bestiary. I love watching the beautiful BBC nature progs and I would then do research on the myths and fables from around the world about each animal I chose. I've got 24 pages and growing like aforementioned superb giraffes. I then decided I would just read a lot of myths and get deep down into Frazer's Golden Bough and Joseph Campbell's work. Unlike the bestiary that has a clear focus and spur, I can't really tie my poems to precise ideas or tales from these works, but they stir my moon mind to become more fruitful than rabbits. I find creative writing exercises nice challenges that also take your mind away from your own plans. They often force you to be inventive.
Going for walks with my dog lets my mind wander into poems. I took a photography class a few years back and it definitely helped me become more observant. I think when you are by yourself on vacation (so when I'm visiting friends who are working and I'm turned loose on the town or country) or on a walk you really pay attention to everything and make connections that lead to interesting metaphors.
When you're with others you are focused more on them and the conversation so you can miss the details that can evoke meaning. With a pet is often best because you have company and love but there is no conversation so you can focus on what is around and how strange and wonderful it might be. Idioms and proverbs in other languages are also nice sources as they are often so different like putting on a different head- this is the common everyday use poetry that everyone uses and forgets. I speak Czech fluently and am learning Chinese (God help me and the Chinese), so this is always entertaining and stimulating.
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T. Kozumplik A bestiary- I love the idea of the medieval ones as nature has lessons hidden for our characters. The BBC nature documentaries are not just…moreA bestiary- I love the idea of the medieval ones as nature has lessons hidden for our characters. The BBC nature documentaries are not just breathtaking to look at, I find they are flight of muses. I am now combining interesting facts about different animals with legends and myths misted around them.(less)
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