7/11 Gary Turchin hosted by Jim
Gary Turchin is a performance poet, artist and writer. His interactive
poetry show for kids, Gary T. & his PoetTree, featuring his own
original rhymes and poems, has been performed it in more than 350 schools,
libraries and venues throughout the state. He was on the performance
roster of Young Audiences of San Francisco and the Silicon Valley and
has won three performance art grants from the city of Oakland.
Gary has released an audiotape, On the Day Before Tomorrow! and a CD,
My Pants Want to Dance!, with his original verse. He has published two
chapbooks of verse, I Want to Write a Poem, But...and The Silly-Verse Universe.
Gary is the author/illustrator of The Book of Self & Other Drawings
(1995), and, IF I WERE YOU, a book he llustrated and wrote, which he describes as an upside-down and
backwards view of life. Gary was also a columnist (1999-2004) for Oakland's Montclarion
newspaper, and a graphic artist whose funny t-shirts designs were sold
not only on Telegraph Ave in Berkeley but in major national catalogues. He
wrote, performed and produced a one-man show, Catch A Comet By The
Tale, about his life as a vagabond craft show artist and t-shirt designer
that played on and off for two years in the Bay Area and Seattle.
http://www.garyturchin.net/ for more info.