John Lane

percussionist | composer



Episode 9, Part 2: Bobby Byrd

In this second part of my conversation with poet Bobby Byrd, we get a little deeper into his involvement with Zen Buddhism and its influence on his life and work. Bobby reads some poetry and we discuss an essay from his latest book, Otherwise My Life is Ordinary. Lastly, Bobby has wise words of advice for poets at any stage of their career.

You can find more about Bobby and his poetry by visiting his award winning independent publishing company, Cinco Puntos Press, which he founded in El Paso, Texas with his wife Lee in 1985.

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