A Gumbo of words…grab a spoon; have a taste...savor the complexities
Throw in some multi-instrumental music of New Orleans; add some southern blues and regional country lament, a dash of urban hip hop and rap, a teaspoon of head-banging rock complemented by the nuances of jazz as it moved across the US and the world, not to be outdone by the chords and phrases of orchestral music, and top it off with a cup of some old-school nuances, and you may get a sense of what comprises a master of words, themes, and storytelling.
|Frank A. Gladden (photo provided)|
Frank A. Gladden is that unique mix of soul and reverie, spices and flavors, conflicting emotions….he is a literary gumbo, a master of his craft, a unique and favorable blend of remembrances and hints of unrealized times to come. Here is a glimpse from his story, “Things You Carry” from the forthcoming spring 2016 issue of aaduna:
Want to know what happened before and after this excerpt? Wait a couple of weeks…aaduna's spring issue is coming mid-late May. And re-visit Mr. Gladden as he brings his masterful words back to aaduna for our 2016 anniversary issue!
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