Join us on Saturday, November 17th, 2018 at 2:00pm at the Tranquilbuzz Coffee House (112 W Yankie St.) for Just Words! Poet David Chorlton will read from his work and violinist Roberta Chorlton will play the violin, followed by an open mic.
Roberta Chorlton‘s background includes degrees from ASU and the Peabody Conservatory and studies with a variety of interesting teachers in the U.S. and abroad. She has had opportunities to play music in big ensembles and small, including almost 20 years of specializing in early music on period instruments. Having retired from full-time work, she enjoys teaching her students, learning and performing new and interesting music, playing chamber music, and occasionally collaborating with David to create something which sometimes surprises them.
David Chorlton, http://www.davidchorlton.mysite.com/, has lived in Phoenix since 1978. Born in Austria, he grew up in Manchester, close to rain and the northern English industrial zone. In his early 20s he went to live in Vienna and from there enjoyed many trips around Europe. In Arizona, he has grown ever more fascinated by the desert and its wildlife. Selected Poems, appeared in 2014 from FutureCycle Press, and his A Field Guide to Fire was his contribution to the Fires of Change exhibition. The Bitter Oleander Press published Shatter the Bell in my Ear, translations of poems by Austrian poet Christine Lavant. David’s newest collections are Bird on a Wire from Presa Press, and Reading T. S. Eliot to a Bird from Hoot ‘n Waddle Press in Phoenix.
A sample of David Chorlton’s poetry:
from: Jaguar Variations
Where they lived in the rain
jaguars were believed
to move from the earth – to the spirit-world
as easily as from day
In dry canyons and desert,
they have only one world
and a wall not even their spirits
Open mic will follow promptly after the featured artists!