As part of the ongoing SDFP column Geo-Poetic Spaces
Ishmael von Heidrick-Barnes
Sun’s shell exploding
displacing water’s reflections
flashes of dendrites in chlorine
Ishmael von Heidrick-Barnes was born and raised in San Diego, California. He attended Herbert Hoover High School and went on to study Religion and Theology at the University of San Diego. His book Intimate Geography, published by Ragged Sky Press, won the 2012 San Diego Book Award for Poetry. Ish, as he is known, has also written lyrics for German musicians Andrea Hörkens and Thomas Roderburg (Tender Art).