Bird's Horn & other poems
ISBN: 978-0-9795844-1-1. 6 x 9. $10.
Kevin Rabas has an authentic voice. He puts passion into every poem of his first collection. . . . As an accomplished musician, he has the ability ot translate sound into words. His are some of the best jazz poems around . . . ~ Denise Low, Kansas Poet Laureate, author of Thailand Journal
. . . these poems have jazz in them. The poems never just lie there. Rabas sets them dancing, right off the page. ~ Robert Stewart, author of Plumbers
Kevin Rabas is a good writer who is a good musician, which puts him in a special class. Kevin’s poetic side is on fine display in Bird’s Horn, a collection of poems that takes the reader on a series of soulful journeys, reflections and explorations . . . ~ Mike Metheny, editor, Jazz Ambassador Magazine
This is a fascinating look at a musician’s life. . . . The poem “Artt Frank’s Speedbag” is brilliant. Rabas captures his advice as though he were playing it rhythmically. Pure content, no wasted notes. ~ Doug Tally, Kansas City bandleader
Rabas’s train takes us all the way from the wild world of Charlie Bird Parker to small town, Kansas, where the train lumbers on. Buy your ticket and take this ride.