Poetry. African & African American Studies. A LOVE SUPREME is Professor Arturo's soaring sojourn to a vision of a newer world as experienced through the virtuosity of vivid verse and a rarity of perceptivity by a poet who has created a unique gumbo of erudition and insight. Compiled some fifty years after the late, great John Coltrane's seminal album of the same title, the collection is awash with the politics, passion, lives, loves and lusts of a seasoned spoken word veteran.
Professor Arturo, a poet and fiction writer from New Orleans, is a Spoken Word artist, educator, performer, editor and speechwriter. Arturo, one of the original Broadside poets of the 1960s, has collaborated on a medley of projects with a mélange of artists including painters, musicians, photographers, dancers, singers, fire eaters, waiters, cab drivers, and other members of the Great Miscellaneous. His work has appeared in such diverse publications aFAHARI, the American Poetry Review, the Shooting Star Review, the Minnesota Review, the Gallery Mirror, EBONY, From a Bend in the River, Mesechabe, Word Up, the Chicory Review, the New Laurel Review, the New Orleans Tribune, The New York Quarterly, Chickenbones, We Speak As Liberators, Black Spirits, A Broadside Treasury, and Swapping Stories: Folktales From Louisiana. He recently published a collection of fiction titled Jazz Stories and is presently teaching at Norwalk Community College in CT.Author City: STAMFORD, CT USA