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Poetry & Art date has moved from Sept. 22 to Nov. 10. Please mark your calendar! Updated info here:

On Friday, Nov. 10, Poetry & Art Series 2017 presents authors Tomas Gayton, Jim Moreno and Chris Vannoy. People’s Choice Poem Performance Awards follow featured readings and performances. This interactive arts and culture experience will include beverages, snacks and plenty of time to mingle. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. Members are free, nonmembers $5 at the door. Bring a snack or beverage to share and get in free. The event takes place in the San Diego Art Institute, 1439 El Prado, Balboa Park. Follow us here: poetryandartsd.com.
Author details

Tomas Gayton will recite from his latest book of Poesia, JAZZ HEAVEN, Saturday August 5, from 1:00-2:30 in the Mary Hollis Clark Room of the San Diego Central Library. He will be accompanied by Richard James with his Jazz compositions for JAZZ HEAVEN.

Here is the URL: amazon.com/author/thomasgayton

Disfruta la vida loca

It’s Spring in San Diego
the stars are out tonight
and the sky sparkles
in celestial light
La Frontera lies below
In the distance where border lights
and Tijuana hills are aglow
like diamonds in the dark

Blues rhythm and rhyme
rule the Nation

Blues Legends save us:

Son House
Robert Johnson
Jelly Roll John Lee Hooker

Blind Lemon
Lead Belly
T-Bone Walker

Muddy Waters
Howlin’ Wolf
B.B. King
Buddy Guy

Ma Rainey
Memphis Minnie
Bessie Smith

Etta James
Billy Holiday
Nina Simone

BLUES defend us from
Skin Heads… Neo-Cons
The Alt-Right… The New Reich

As America repeats its retreat
from Reconstruction begun in 1877
when Hayes was elected President
and grand-uncle Jefferson fell victim
to white sheets with rope and gun

Now you sing the Blues
but don’t forget
why we sing the Blues
Don’t forget!
Why we are the Blues Nation

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