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    Steve Adams
    30 May
    Cheryl Bentyne
    17 Oct
    Will Bernard
    11 Apr
    Barbara Borden
    21 Mar
    Jim Butler
    13 Jun
    Ian Carey
    21 Feb
    Judy Chaikin
    17 Jan
    Mike Clark
    10 Oct
    Freddy Cole
    21 Nov
    Beth Custer
    01 Aug
    Harry Duncan
    03 Oct
    Kai Eckhardt
    03 Jan
    Lisa Engelken
    26 Sep
    Don Friedman
    07 Nov
    Roger Glenn
    05 Dec
    Kimberly Gordon
    28 Mar
    Marty Grosz
    29 Aug
    Alex Hahn
    08 Aug
    Bill Holman
    28 Feb
    Tommy Igoe
    07 Mar
    Namita Kapoor
    22 Aug
      Meklit
    27 Jun
    Lisa Mezzacappa
    24 Oct
      Najee
    25 Jul
    Glenn Richman
    15 Aug
    Alfredo Rodriguez
    25 Apr
    Dan Sabanovich
    02 May
    Grant Stewart
    12 Dec
    Judy Wexler
    04 Apr


    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"