Roberto Tinoco Duran is the author of six books of poetry: A Friend of Sorrow – 1980; Triple Crown – 1987; Reality Ribs – 1993 (Bilingual Press/ASU/AZ); Darkspark – 2006; Ace Race Card – 2010; and Maximum in Minimum – 2016. His work has been published in numerous anthologies, and literary journals in the US and abroad. Duran has worked with, and taught poetry in homeless shelters, mental health agencies, and at City of San Jose programs working with ‘at risk’ kids. He has performed and recited his poetry for nearly 40 years in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Roberto has performed and collaborated with many well known poets and writers including world renowned performance artist Guillermo Gomez Pena. Videographer Emilio Ratti of RAI Television, Milan, Italy, has produced numerous video from 2000 – 2016, featuring Roberto’s signature live performances from the streets of San Jose, California. Duran’s poetry was featured by director River O’Mahony Hagg in the 35mm experimental short film “86ed Again” which premiered at the San Diego Film Festival in 2002. Duran’s vocals and original poetry are showcased in four Music/Spoken word albums: “86ed Again” – 2001; “Poetry Pie” – 2003; and “Darkspark” – 2007; and “The Poet” – 2010.