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Eastridge Open Mic: Robert Tinoco Duran
June 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Feature: Roberto Tinoco Duran
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Roberto Tinoco Duran is the author of six books of poetry, A Friend of Sorrow (1980); Triple Crown (1987); Reality Ribs (1993), Darkspark (2006), Ace Race Card (2010), and Maximum in Minimum (2016). His work has been published in numerous anthologies and literary journals in the US and abroad. Duran has taught poetry in homeless shelters, mental health agencies and in various City of San Jose programs supporting ‘at risk’ kids. He has performed and recited his poetry for nearly 40 years in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond and collaborated with many well known poets and writers including world renowned performance artist Guillermo Gomez Pena. Videographer Emilio Ratti of RAI Television, Milan, Italy, has produced numerous videos from 2000-2016 that feature Roberto’s signature live performances from the streets of San Jose. Duran’s poetry was featured by director River O’Mahony Hagg in the 35mm experimental short film “86ed Again” which premiered at the San Diego Film Festival in 2002. Duran’s vocals and original poetry are showcased in four Music/Spoken word albums, 86ed Again (2001); Poetry Pie (2003); Darkspark (2007); and The Poet (2010). For more information, visit http://www.robertoduranpoet.com/