Poet and musician T.J. Anderson III is the author of Devonte Travels the Sorry Route (Omnidawn Press, 2019), Cairo Workbook (Willow Books, 2014), River to Cross (The Backwaters Press, 2009), Notes to Make the Sound Come Right: Four Innovators of Jazz Poetry (University of Arkansas Press, 2004), Blood Octave (Flat Five Recordings, 2006), and the chapbook At Last Round Up (lift books, 1996).
For these COVID times, T.J. has put together an eclectic and inspiring list of poems to read and listen to. He’s also included a recent online publication of his recent work.
Bob Kaufman's “The Poet”
Charles Bernstein's “Shelter in Place”
Adrienne Rich's “What kind of Times are These”
Pablo Neruda's “Keeping Quiet”
Erica Hunt's “Mourning Birds”
T.J. Anderson III's six recent poems
Kamau Brathwaite's “Negus”