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Inspired Island ~ Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma
November 14th, 2019 by Grace McRae
Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma
In this episode, we meet Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma! Tom is married to last week’s guest, David Mielke, and together they are preparing to premiere their show, “Gaybaret: An Offering of Story and Song” on November 22 at Vashon Center for the Arts. Tom is an author, poet, translator, teacher, magician, and musician. His first book of poems, The Safety of Edges, was published earlier this year. Tom tells us how spending time in India inspired him to study the Tamil language, and sparked a deep passion for words and poetry. Join us to hear how Tom spent years studying poetry before writing his own, why he loves living in a yurt, and what people can expect from “Gaybaret”!