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For A Nomad, Stability In Poetry - The Local East Village Blog - NYTimes.com


For A Nomad, Stability In Poetry


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In years past, John Lesko led a frenetic, nomadic lifestyle. The 60-year-old native New Yorker — originally from Hell’s Kitchen — has had, in his own words, “a million different jobs.” Mr. Lesko has worked as a machinist, marine, Greyhound bus driver, cabbie, and real estate agent.

But despite this unpredictable career path, his passion for the written word has remained a constant. For the last four decades, his “thrust has been the poetry.” Mr. Lesko, who writes under the pseudonym, Giron d’Agate, draws inspiration from historical events and figures, as well as personal experiences. He currently self-publishes more recent works on his blog.

NYU Journalism’s Sarah Tung reports.