Readers will be pleasantly surprised by author Anthony Toomer’s natural skill at converting current events and personal experiences into poetry. There is no fake news here. Time and time again, his writing is thought-provoking, and many will identify with its points of contention. This is the writer’s first attempt at compiling a poetry book. He has been writing poetry since childhood.
The author was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He attended Bushwick High School in Ridgewood, Queens, and went on to graduate from La Guardia Community College in Long Island City, Queens. He formerly lived in the Cooper Park Houses in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. He honorably served in the US Army Reserves, based at Fort Hamilton in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Now retired from the New York City Transit Authority as a motorman, he indulged in his lifelong aspiration to write a poetry book. The author is married and has two adult sons.