Dr. Philipp Kneis has been writing poetry since 1991. He also has taken up photography and musical composition. In his real job, he teaches Cultural and Political Theory, Transatlantic Politics, and the values of Utopian Thinking, while cautioning about the strict application of such thoughts. Born originally in Communist East Germany, he now lives in the State of Oregon in the United States of America. But neither geography nor history should be a deterrent to learning more about the world. In his poems, he tries to find common ground between human beings and sometimes animals from various places and backgrounds. Religion and philosophy are endless sources of inspiration and meditation for his poetry; and hopefully, you can share in this search and find some level of joy and inspiration in his poetry.
You can find all his poems and photography on philjohn.com. The Book Life As We Know It is a special collection that brings together poems from several years.