Don Hagelberg did Social Justice by picketing movie houses which practiced "Jim Crow."
On November 22, 1963, he walked out of his pre-induction physical examination, phoned his Draft Board office an hour after he was ordered to report and served 1964-1965 in prison for his refusal to be drafted.
He attempted higher education but was only able to complete Creative Writing courses with satisfaction. In 1974 he created, produced, and hosted "Live Poets," a two-hour radio program broadcast weekly on a listener-supported Bay Area station. A founding member of the Bay Area Poets' Coalition[BAPC], he supported the organization's members' right to read poetry on BART's rapid transit trains.
Published in The Oakland Tribune, Exit # 13, New World Finn, as well as in Vintage Voices, he has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, won third prize in the International Poetry 2008 Competition, and won first prize in the Winter 2009 Kippis Literary Magazine Competition.
He has read on radio stations: KPFA, KGO and KSRO in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as had his poetry read on KKHO in the Tacoma Area.
He is a member of the Redwood Writers Branch of the California Writers' Club, The Healdsburg Literary Guild, The National Writers' Union, The Association for Psychological Type and the National Association of Poetry Therapy.
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"Finnish-American Poetry by Rauhala, Vartnaw, Hagelberg" Release date October 24th 2010 [Finnish Kaleva Hall; 2010; Berkeley CA USA]
Abolish Animal Cruelty
Non-Fuel burning Energy
Enhance The Individual
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