Part Langston Hughes bebop, part Beat freestyle, part Midwestern folk banter, the work of David E. Patton
spans generations & weaves together a wealth of styles to create a unique & deeply personal vein of Americana. A gay, largely self-educated black man who came of age during the turbulence of the
Sixties and Seventies, his voice reverberates with a humble confidence & lonesome strength which at once saddens &
transfixes. Largely uninfluenced by recent movements, Patton’s material
remains simple, insightful, & ultimately some of the most genuine to exist in modern poetry.
He posts frequently
at Uncle David, his blog of poetry and poetics.