My name is Rod Hatter, aka: Panhead Rod, and I enjoy writing traditional poetry, verse, prose, haiku, stories, songs and "old school" #biker poetry. I have been called many things... Dad, soul mate, dreamer, humorous, deep, quite crazy and a wordsmith, just to name a few... I believe in the power of the written word, and all it can provide to both the writer and the reader...

I am the author of 7 books, of poems, haiku, and short stories, with the first 3 relating to my life of riding motorcycles, and the others covering life, nature, humor and a bit of sarcasm. I have had my poetry shared all over the world in various ways, including having one of my poems, "She's a Chopper" © 2015, turned into a co-written song by an international rock star, Pat Savage. I have been aired on several shows for our local public community radio station KXCR 90.7 FM, and currently underwrite "The Florence Radio Poet Society" Show, Hosted by Edie Cronk.

I do have my own self publishing business, Hatter Publications, and share my poetry on this website, and through social media sites, like Facebook, All Poetry and Writers Cafe. Another way I share is through live readings in public.

I believe in positive energy, so peace and love to you all...

Here is a link to some of my poetry shared through social media site All Poetry

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Rod has had the opportunity to be recorded doing live reads for 6 different shows on KXCR 90.7 FM Radio. The Florence Radio Poet Society hosted by Edie Cronk, a solo performance on Community Conversations, and the Featured Artist, on Jerry Schneider's 100th show of local artist. Some of those shows can be listened to by streaming through the archived shows at

Hatter Publications also underwrites the Poetry show and recognizes how important literary arts are...

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