I write many different kinds of poems, but one kind involves poetry about jazz and various jazz musicians. This week (11/11/09) and two of the last three weeks before that some of these poems have been featured on podcasts at a website here in Los Angeles called City of Angels Music, a guide to the local jazz scene. Here is the link:
This week's poems are "Listening to Miles" (about Miles Davis) and "All the Things Your Mother Never Told You" (about Bobby Bradford). Two weeks back (and still accessible on the site) there are poems about Bix Biederbecke and Milt Jackson, and three weeks ago the series started off with poems about John Coltrane and Eric Dolphy (also still accessible). And there are more poems to come, including ones devoted to Thelonius Monk, Pharaoh Sanders, and Ernestine Anderson. Many of the poems appeared in my first book, All the Money in the World, and others in my third and most recent book, What Vanishes. I invite you to take a listen.
Well, there it is, my first blog. Perhaps the first of many.