Using his hands to write poetry

Photo by Lazlo Gyorsok

Ameen-Storm Abo-Hamzy, 51, has been many things over the years: son, brother, an owner of The Collin’s Diner with his family in North Canaan, Army paratrooper (U.S. Infantry 4th Ranger Battalion), wrestling coach at Housatonic Valley Regional High School for 13 years (“While I was coaching, we took five wrestlers to the state open tournament for five years in a row; that had never been done before”). He’s been a hairdresser at the iconic Oribe salon in New York City. He speaks seven languages. He’s a sixth-generation American of Lebanese descent. 

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