Our Next Poetry Ruckus at the Duck will be Wednesday 2/26 and feature….
Tomás Gayton was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, the grandson of African American pioneers. He began writing verse soon after graduating with a Juris Doctor from the University of Washington. Tomás is a Civil Rights attorney/activist and world traveler who lives in San Diego. His poetry is his life in verse. His words appear in various publications and literary journals. Tomás’s most recent volumes of poetry include Sojourn on the Bohemian Highway, Winds of Change/Vientos de Cambio, Yazoo City Blues, Time of the Poet, Dark Symphony in Duet with the late Sarah Fabio, and Two Races, One Face with John Peterson.
We are really excited to have Tomás and we’ve been digging his blog where he regularly posts new poems. Here a cool poetic memory by Tomás, recalling a concert with some of San Diego’s finest jazz men…
Tonight Gilberto Castellano’s gilded trumpet
is riffin’ with his quintet in Little Italy
where worshippers of the Word made Music
are serenaded with Clifford Brown & Max Roach
compositions as Joshua White’s fingers dance
on ebony & ivory and Gilberto’s sonorous solos
soar in a rhapsody of moonshine & stars
Tomas has got some books!
So come on out to Ducky Waddle’s (414 N COast Hwy 101) on Wednesday February 26th for the Poetry Ruckus. Doors at 7 PM, see emcee Michael to participate in the open reading portion starting at 7:30 and catch Tomás at 9 PM.
Hey Mike, I’d love to come down and read a few poems, if you have the space, and promote the launch. Earlier is better for me, as I have to fly out to Seattle early the next morning. Thanks!!!