Michael Basinger

Michael Basinger is a part-time student at LCCC, Albany campus, and also a graduate student in a doctoral program (Adult Learning and Postsecondary Education) at the University of Wyoming. His poem “zoo” is based on an incident recorded in personal journal notes, written in Merced California, after returning from a combat tour in Vietnam. His poem “backpacking” includes reference to the Tang Dynasty hermit and poet whose pseudonym, Han Shan (Cold Mountain), also identifies the place where his (attributed) Buddhist poetry was found inscribed on rocks.

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