Visual Artist ~ Writer ~ Teacher
Your Own Backyard is Michael Gillan Maxwell’s personal website dedicated to visual art, creative writing, reviews, culinary arts, social commentary, and general ranting and raving.
Michael Gillan Maxwell is a writer and visual artist in the Finger Lakes Region of New York state. He writes short fiction, poetry, songs, essays, lists, recipes, and irate letters to his legislators. A teller of tales and singer of songs, he’s prone to random outbursts and may spontaneously combust or break into song at any moment.
Maxwell is the author of The Part Time Shaman Handbook: An Introduction For Beginners, published by Unknown Press 2015.
March 12, 2012 at 7:15 pm
Nice review, Max. Didn’t see you at the show, but glad to know you’re a todd snider fan, too.
March 12, 2012 at 7:37 pm
Hey! Thanks for reading and commenting! Ileen and I were right up front and center. Great vantage point. haven’t had my ears ringing like that since we played in your garage! 😉
May 26, 2012 at 2:36 am
i wonder in wich country do you live???nice intriduction 🙂 very happy to find your inspirate blog ! could we stay in touch ?
May 30, 2012 at 11:17 am
I live in the USA ~ New York State ~ Finger Lakes. You’re in France?
May 30, 2012 at 11:39 am
yes i’m in france ! i live in metz close to germany and spend my week ends in paris where live my husband ! crazy life, but i will move in paris in few months ! i went to new york 3 years ago, in february: it was so cold and windy:) but i love the ernegy of this town!
December 7, 2013 at 8:57 pm
Because of how damn awesome the content of this blog is, you’ve been featured at Nostrovia! Poetry, “Writing Blog Spotlight #1”.
December 23, 2013 at 9:07 pm
Thank you! I’m honored!
May 8, 2015 at 6:35 pm
Hello Michael – are you the son of Bob and Janet of White Fish Bay, WI? If so please contact me. I am Bob’s cousin and lost touch with him and Rich many years ago. I remembered when you graduated from CU that you had moved to New York area and had mailed your Grandma Vi some of your pottery so that is how I found you!
May 10, 2015 at 8:15 pm
Wow! Amazing! I will contact you!