All of the poems in before poetry there was music have been influenced by music: songs, radio programs, old vinyl records, lyrics, musicians. There are references to rock, jazz, folk, classical. Van Morrison, Joni, Tom Rush, Jerry Jeff Walker, Beatles, Satie and many others make appearances in these poems. So do many memories, which music so often evokes in the listener.
before poetry there was music is the fourth collection of Daily Spontaneous Poems that I started writing in 2014 and posting on Facebook. The first three books, wild voices come when they will, there is only this moment and you were released in 2015, 2017 and 2018 respectively. These poems are written in the moment and are never revised. The writing of these has become a daily practice that I continue to this day.