Daniel Klawitter


Bottoms Up

Let beer be for those who are perishing, wine for those
who are in anguish.—Proverbs 31:6

If they give you beer—then death is near:
And it’s time to be heroic.
If they give you wine—you’re totally fine:
You’re just a whiny poet.

Among other things, Daniel Klawitter has been an actor, the lead singer/lyricist for the Indie rock band Mining for Rain, and a poetry book reviewer for NewPages.com. His poems have appeared widely in journals and magazines, both online and in print, in Australia, the UK, and the U.S. including: The Australia Times, Colorado Life Magazine, The Galway Review, Nomos Journal, Think Journal, and VerseWrights. An ordained Deacon in the United Methodist Church, he is the author of two full-length poetry collections: A Poet Playing Doctor (2015) and Plato Poetica (2017), both published by White Violet Press, as well as a chapbook of children’s poems entitled Put On Your Silly Pants: Poems for Children and Very Immature Adults (Daffydowndilly Press/Kelsay Books, fall, 2016) which won Honorable Mention in the 2017 Purple Dragonfly Awards for children’s poetry. https://poetdanielklawitter.wordpress.com