Featured Poet: Thomas Hubbard ~ 2.19.15

2/19

Musical Guest: David Johnson

David was born in Everett, Washington and was adopted by Duane and Marlene Johnson within 24 hours of his arrival. Though he has never met his birth mother, he was told that her grandfather was involved in a symphony orchestra. Perhaps one day he will find her and inquire more about the musical history in the family.
He has been involved in music since a very young age. In elementary school he often had solos in musical programs and plays, as well as taking choir for a year. Starting piano lessons in third grade, David continued learning for six years. Due to his frustration with mathematics and a seeming predisposition to playing intuitively by ear, he quit taking lessons by freshmen year of high school.
In 2003 while doing some housecleaning, he found his father’s guitar tucked in the extra bedroom closet. His dad agreed to let him have it if he would play it. It was then that he started songwriting; his journey of self-discovery has since been mapped out and preserved through his songs.
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Featured Poet: Thomas Hubbard

Thomas Hubbard

Thomas is a poet who wanders the country, passing through the northwest a few times a year. His words carry the  power of truth. He has been featured on KSER’s program Poets West.. He has two books of poetry out: Nail and other hardworking poems 3rd edition ( the first edition came out in 1994) and Injunz released 2007/2008.

Thomas returns to us, this time reading poems from his new book: Poems In A Foreign Language.

He recently said, “It’s an honor for me to announce publication of my chapbook, Poems In A Foreign Language, published by Foothills Press as one of the Re-Matriation Series of indigenous poetry, edited by Susan Deer Cloud, a Catskill Métis Indian of Mohawk, Blackfoot and some Seneca lineage. This collection of my work addresses the reality of eastern mixed-bloods (like myself). It is available from Foothills ~ …  My thanks to Susan, and to Barbara Alice Mann, professor at the University of Toledo and writer of many scholarly works about the eastern tribes.”

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