Mark Yakes has been writing poetry and composing music for over twenty years. He has been a professional musician, music teacher, community arts worker, graphic designer, performance poet, chemist's lackey, bookshop sales assistant, tyre handler, building labourer, and waiter in a restaurant in Brighton, England.
His poem, Paganini, is based upon information contained on the sleeve notes of a cassette of the caprices of Niccolò Paginini (1782-1840).
Carmelites was written in one sitting as a stream of consciousness. Mark often writes the first thing that comes into his head, whatever the hour, which subsequently develops into a finished poem or song. These twenty seven poems, together with some of his musical compositions, are available under the title of Mark Yakes: Poems and Music - Volume 1.
©2003 Mark Yakes (P)2003 Rickshaw Productins Limited
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