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    Gary Foster

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    Weber Iago

    Harold Jones

    Jerry Karp

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    Mark Murphy

    Zaki Nadiri

    Kim Nalley

    Rebecca Parris

    Jean-Michael Pilc

    Rudy Salvini

    Jovino Santos Neto

    Irene Sazer

    John Schott

    Khalil Shaheed

    Todd Sickafoose

    Allen Smith

    Michael Spiro

    Kristen Strom

    Robert Strom

    Randy Vincent

    Scott Whitfield

    Dick Whittington

    Most Recent Castaway - 27th April, 2018
    Tate Swindell (2018)

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    Born and raised in California, Tate Swindell is a poet, archivist, photographer and record producer. His San Francisco-based label, Unrequited Records, has released recordings by Beat Generation icons Herbert Huncke, Harold Norse and Jack Micheline, as well as by underground folk legend David Dondero. He has recorded and interviewed literary giants such as Amiri Baraka, Diane di Prima, Andrei Codrescu and Ruth Weiss.

    Tate has traveled the globe, producing and participating in poetry-related events at locations such as The Nuyorican Poets Café in Manhattan, Beyond Baroque in Venice, California, and locally at City Lights Books, the Beat Museum, and Beckett Books & Records, which he rates as the best bookstore in the city for poetry and jazz. He is currently editing a collected book of poems by one of the greatest poets, Bob Kaufman, and as part of his research on this book he became the first person to gain access to the Bob Kaufman archives at the Sorbonne University in Paris.

    Tate’s own collections of writings and photos include the titles "Palpitations", "The Creation of Deadlines", and the latest, "Ghost Eclipse" due out on Two-Way Mirror Press later this year.
    Pick Artist Album Song Label
    # 1 John Coltrane A Love Supreme Resolution Impulse
    # 2 George T. Johnson Harlem of My Childhood Easter on Adeline Blackside
    # 3 Wardell Gray Wardell Gray Memorial, Vol. 2 Jackie OJC
    # 4 Art Pepper The Trip Sweet Love of Mine OJC
    # 5 Louis Jordan All Hits! Beans and Cornbread Golden Stars
    # 6 David Murray Featuring Saul Williams Blues for Memo A Mirror of Youth Motéma
    # 7 Blood Orange Freetown Sound Best to You Domino
    # 8 Nikki Giovanni Truth Is on Its Way Ego-Trippin' Right-On Records
    # 9 David Dondero The Transient Stars Are My Chandelier Future Farmer
    # 10 Eric Mingus Um ... Er ... Uh Grey ... Was Never So Color ... Ful ... (for Jack Micheline) Some Records
    # 11 Nina Simone Nina Simone at the Village Gate Zungo Ghent
             
    Book Bob Kaufman, "Solitudes Crowded by Loneliness"
             
    Luxury Item "My magnifying glass"