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San Diego, CA
Ishmael Von Heidrick-Barnes is an international, award winning poet and editor. He has college degrees in Religion and Theology at the University and Surgical Technology at. He has worked and studied with Dr. Sam Hamod and the late Linda Brown. In 2008, Ishmael collaborated with German artist Roger Rigorth in a show entitled, "Personal Geography," at LA Art Core. His writings have been translated into German and Spanish. Ishmael has also written lyrics for European opera singer Andrea (Hoerkens)Roderburg and musician Thomas Roderburg. The duo, known as Tender Art,has released two CDs: The 2011, CD, ILLUMINATION, and the 2016, CD, NUANCES OF SOUND. Link: www.tenderart.de Ishmael's first volume of poems was published in June of 2012 by Princeton's Ragged Sky Press. The book is titled, INTIMATE GEOGRAPHY: POEMS is available at Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com as well as at http://www.raggedsky.com/ Ishmael's 2016,book, URBAN LEGENDS is a collaboration of drawings and poetry with the award winning international visual artist, Tatiana Tavoukjian Ferahian. The book was published in Nicosia, Cyprus by Moufflon Publications. Link: https://www.facebook.com/Urban-Legends-Book-704630319678980/ Ishmael is credited with coining the name, "PROJECTION POETRY," for a new movement in verse that fuses the visual arts, music, and poetry. His weekly column, GEO-POETIC SPACES in the SAN DIEGO FREE PRESS has been a showcase for the art of PROJECTION POETRY. Ishmael has written, filmed and edited over 100 Projection Poems for the San Diego Free Press. Link: https://m.facebook.com/theishmale/
San Diego, CA
I write historical fiction on art-related themes. My most recent is CLARA AND MR. TIFFANY about the woman who designed the Tiffany lamps. LUNCHEON OF THE BOATING PARTY is about Renoir's friends depicted in his painting by the same name.