I’ve been composing poetry since 2001. It originally began as a vent to equalize emotionally, since I always communicated better through writing than speech. I can boil paragraphs of thought down into concise verses within a poem & most effectively express my core feelings in the process. Below is a handpicked selection of pieces for your consideration. To add some emphasis, they’ve all been self-recorded in spoken word format. I also self-published a small format paperback poetry collection in 2009 – you can check it out here.
Drumming has been a part of my personal landscape for over 25 years, now. Ironically, I began by trying to follow Neil Peart’s drumlines in Rush songs back during the ’90s on my lap. My percussion medium then evolved into djembes, congas &, most recently, doumbeks. This jam was self-recorded several years ago when I was feeling “rhythmically motivated.” Hope you enjoy it!