Ten Thousand Things
Published by Burning Eye Books
Ten Thousand Things is a spiritual and physical travelogue taking us from Kentucky to England via Alaska, Korea, Thailand, India. From the delicate opening of Han Shan to the Stokes Croft Riot. From Immortality Blues to Hangover Meatbelly. Packed with musicality, spirituality, jazz, blues, a thirst for and a love of life, people, nature and in particular the teeming streets of Asia. As anyone who has seen Jeremy perform will testify he is a 21st Century poet with his own take on our crazy 21st Century world.
Illinois born, Kentucky raised, resident of Bristol, England, Jeremy Toombs is a special needs teacher, musician and spiritual human. It would be too easy to throw you the word “beat” here, yes you can feel the influence in Jeremy’s poetry, you can feel the freewheeling jazz, the immediacy of the words, the touch of technique that harks back to that notable tribe of his countrymen, but there is much much more to Jeremy Toombs than that.