Frank Saizan Owen
Born into a family of artists, clergy, cowboys, fly fishermen, and poets, Owen studied for a decade with a New Mexican wise woman and wilderness guide who guided him through a “curriculum” of meditation, dream-tracking, poem-incubation, and earth-spirit work in the mountains, forests, and arroyos of Colorado and New Mexico.
Influenced by the Chan (Zen)/Daoist hermit-poet tradition, American eco-poetry, and the wider human lineage of cross-cultural mystical and shamanic poetry, Owen’s poems are shaped by dreams, the seasons, diverse landscapes, path-crossings with curanderos and other “travelers,” myth-lines in the deeper strata of ancestral memory, pots of green chile pozole, and sips of tequila and saké. Currently, he is working on his second book of poetry. Owen’s other poetry and writing can be found at: www.purelandpoetry.com.