I credit David with much
of how I see things these days. I could say this about everyone I know but
my conversations with David always seem to shine light into my blind spots
and connect the dots in my fragmented view, not to mention make me laugh.
He has gifted me with a reading list that will require immortality to
achieve. No Eyes is his most recent book of poetry. In Writing
Jazz David writes that Reading Jazz is a "negative
critique of white culture's shimmy with black jazz." Both books are representative
of how it is to study with David. They are packed with things that have
been said and arranged in a way that notices a sub-text and a con-text.
They are as much, maybe more, about race as they are about music.
I'm going to keep adding links to places on line where his poetry and other
writings can be read. You can buy his books on Amazon. Better yet, buy them
from a small local book store.
New Book! David chatting with the Beat folks. Very
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