Dennis Wayne Bressack has been writing very personal poetry, short stories and essays with family, social, political, pro-environmental, anti-war and pro-peace themes for more than forty-five years.
Dennis is a member of The Poetry Society of Woodstock and has been a featured reader at their meetings, and at many other venues in the Mid-Hudson Valley, Manhattan and New Jersey. Some of those venues are CAPS (Calling All Poets), Poets House, Woodstock Poetry Society, Noble Coffee Roasters, Mudd Puddle, Bohemian Book Bin, and the Cubby Hole Coffeehouse.
He has been published in a variety of anthologies, magazines, newspapers, journals and websites including Sensations Magazine, Chronogram Magazine, Wildflowers, and Home Planet News and Lifeblood, which is an anthology of readers from Woodstock Poetry.
Dennis has self-published six books of poetry: Rosenberg's Farm; Driving Towards The Sunset; First You Laugh; Back in Hopiland; Please Don’t Let My Son Go to War; and, Water, Earth and Sky. His e-book, Winter is Not For Skiing (Not For Me Anyway), won 2nd place in BookRix website’s Winter Poetry contest. He has released two music CDs with song versions of his poems.
Dennis, a retired dentist, resides in Woodstock, New York, with his wife, Abby, their 19 year-old son, Justin and their 2 dogs, Fuzzy Mouse and Max. Justin attends the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. The Bressacks’ 30 year-old son, Noah, lives in Tampa, FL with recently married wife, Jessica, her 3 children Jacqui, Lexi and Nick, and their new born daughter, Evy Kay. My new daughter-in-law and grandchildren provide more love for my poetry.
POETS LIVE IN CAVES
Musicians buy mansions
on tops of mountains,
poets live in caves.
Painters are hung
in halls of museums,
poets scrawl on walls in caves.
Filmmakers throw parties
in penthouse apartments,
poets party in caves.
Even potters and sculptors
don’t work without pay,
poets read for free coffee in caves.
But, when humans search for answers,
they pay the $4 cover at the doors of
poets who live in caves.