Hudson Owen was born in Buffalo, New York, in 1946, and grew up in Wilmington, Delaware. I am a published poet, essayist and a produced playwright in New York City, where I have acted professionally, on stage and in film and television. In the early 1990s, I published essays in “The Social Critic.” I am the author of “Harly”, a one act play produced in Manhattan by P.A.S. Artists Group. “The End of The Modern World” was given a staged reading at Dixon Place, Manhattan. I attended the Roger Hendricks Simon Studio on Theatre Row and the 92nd Street Y Playwrighting Workshop. I have given poetry readings in London, Toronto, and Brooklyn. I’ve done odd jobs, written dialogue for commercial videotapes.

Lately, I have begun making short films. Links to them appear on the right side on this blog.

I have published two books of poetry: The Endless Evolving Trilogy – A Poem Cycle (2000), and Selected Poems 1967 – 2007 (2008).

I am a photographer and digital artist. My black-and-white studies of Manhattan hang in offices in the city; my digital artwork can currently be found at Artist Rising on the Web.

I dropped out of college after my junior year, in the tumult of politics and the draft. My first full time jobs were in hospitals: as an orderly in the many ORs in the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, and at McLean Hospital, in Belmont, the same of the book and film Girl, Interrupted.

At age 11, I threw a no-hitter for the Talleyville Hawks, and in 1964 set the record in the javelin at the New Castle County Track and Field Meet.

I am a wilderness camper. I was once rescued by Indians after my canoe went down in a gale on the Mackenzie River in the Northwest Territories, in perishing cold water. I have walked across the Brooklyn Bridge many times and walked the length of Manhattan. I have hitch-hiked a thousand miles and fought for the love of a woman. I am a long time resident of Brooklyn.

I witnessed the collapse of the Twin Towers on 9/ll, have marveled at the rapidly rising tropical sun while driving east across Florida on spring break, and watched in awe the undulating curtain effect of the Northern Lights.

In 1973 I penned the phrase “the future is here.”

I write for the generally literate reader, and am always happy to meet and chat with other artists and writers online and in person. You may contact me directly at: hudowen@gmail.com. Photo by Maddie Simmons.

2 Responses to “About”

  1. verasilver Says:

    This is the most interesting bio I have read.

  2. hudowen Says:

    verasilver, Kind of you to say this. How did you discover my blog?

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