Contributor's Note

Thomas DeFreitas

is a professional sluggard

and spelling-bee champion emeritus.


Gifted with a freakishly accurate

memory for birthdays,

he enjoys ravioli,

dead squid,

and the sonnets of Trumbull Stickney.


He is the lead singer

of the alternative band

Single Use Plastics

(formerly, Implicit Bias).


For over thirty years,

Los Angeles, California

has not been his home.


His poems have appeared in

many small magazines:


The Thistledown Review,

A River in August,

Anguished Trout Quarterly,

and Tear Down This Mall.


DeFreitas writes:

“I am deeply interested

in the spirituality

of the 12th-century

Archbishop of Canterbury

Baldwin of Forde.

I also like Save Ferris’s cover

of ‘Come On, Eileen.’”


Spouseless and kidless,

Thomas DeFreitas lives

in a two-room flat

a few miles north

of Boston, Massachusetts.

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Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
About as I would have expected, except for "Come On, Eileen.". That's got me scratching my head.

Sorry, I mean, Jim and Joe. Got confused.

I don't know why, but this poem reminds me of Simon Armitage's "The Christening." Do read that one if you haven't already. And like Larry and Joe said, I too would like to meet you in future, and probably talk poetry and politics over coffee. :D


josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
Pleasure to meet you, sir. Time for a pint or two?

one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
He sounds like the sort of guy I'd like to meet, two strangers of disparate interests finding common ground in words.