Beyond right-doing and wrong-doing there is a field. I’ll meet you there.
They’ve always been my heroes, these men who make you feel like you’re brothers.
MEETING PLACE BY DAVID MILLER 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 01
Stories lead me back home, wherever I am,” David Miller says. “That’s why I write.” He studied creative writing in Coleman Barks’s class at the University of Georgia. Barks is renowned for translating the work of the Persian poet Rumi, a 13th century Sufi master.
“It was a lucky experience not because I learned any writing techniques from Barks-at least not consciously-but simply because he was so cool to be around,” David says.
“He wasn’t as famous back then, but infamous. You’d see him out at the Manhattan and other bars, often with young beauties.”
After graduating David left home big time, took a long hike on the Appalachian Trail, then later, spent many years surfing through Mexico, Central and South America, and the US.
“I met other men like Barks: men who still had the curious and alert eyes of children,” David says. “They’ve always been my her…