We all suffer loss in life, be it the loss of a person we love, a pet, health, fortune, identity or fame. In order to assuage the pain of such losses we need to regain balance in our lives. This remarkable man, Poet Tristan, through humor, storytelling, heartbreak, self-deprecation and whimsy, in this, perhaps his first volume of work, helps us to replace that balance through his songs of love and life.
Peter T. Dressler, born in Austria in 1932; escaped pre-WWII Europe; was schooled and lived in Baltimore, Md. and Washington, D.C.; entered the Navy, which he often referred to as “the best years of his life;” and taking advantage of the “GI Bill,” graduated from American University. He began a life in government work and the corporate world from which he retired to spend his time on the Chesapeake Bay and Magic Creek, where he became known as “Superfish.” His poetry was inspired by these experiences as well as his childhood and early life. He is married; and, has two adult children and three grand children from his first marriage. He currently resides in both Maryland and North Carolina.