Honest and aching, these sometimes mournful, sometimes uplifting verses come spilling out of Billy Lombardo saturated with genuine emotion. Leaping effortlessly from his childhood to his own role as a father, Lombardo paints a picture of his native Chicago in the listener's mind. Filled with honesty and humility, this performance is a must-listen for any serious fan of slam poetry. Billy Lombard expertly demonstrates why slam poetry has become so popular in recent years: It's an art form that demonstrates the true lyric beauty and deep pathos at the heart of a poet's verses.
Billy Lombardo is the Bridgeport (Chicago, think the White Sox) poet. Lombardo performs these prose pieces about love, fatherhood, and sport with a subtle naïveté that catches the listener off guard and then enlightens. There is a lot of heart in these poems.