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Don Coorough


 

A freelance writer for 11 years, Don had articles published in Log Home Design Ideas. Some 20 of Don's poems have appeared in journals such as: edificeWRECKED, Eleventh Transmission, Blood Moon Rising Magazine and The Cartier Street Review. Don currently writes for and publishes his blog, Shoreline Driftwood as well as contributes to the blog Psychedelic Poetry. Don's opinion piece on homelessness titled "A Tucson Homeless Odyssey" along with four of his poems were recently published by tucsonhomeless.org, while his essay "On an American Homeless Odyssey" and poem "The Disenchantress" were chosen as contributions out of over 1000 submissions to appear in a soon to be released anthology published by Sabellapress to be titled "Unhoused Voices: Granting Change for the Homeless." Most recently, Don's opinion piece titled, "Combating Extremism in Afghanistan and Pakistan," was accepted by and will appear in the next issue of The Glasgow Review. Involved in multiple artistic endeavors, Don has 15 years experience in animation, managing, producing and occasionally directing commercials, television specials and CD-roms, as well as 27 years in music, performing in clubs and concerts on guitar and bass. Don also possesses 24 years experience as a songwriter/composer, and his song, "They Died Young," was recorded by The Tooners on their CD "Rocktasia" with both available on iTunes. Don has been a political and environmental activist dating back to his opposition to the Vietnam War, having led a sit-in and been a principle speaker at antiwar rallys while attending USC in 1972.