We have learned the sad news that our fellow Liberation Poet—writer, musician, and world citizen Cheo Jeffery Allen Solder—has gone to join the ancestors. The editors of Trilingual Press share these words of remembrance: Cheo was a tragic figure from an old African tale, and his book ONE 4 THE BROVAHS, a lyrical and autobiographical collection of essays, proves it well (please see links below).
Jill Netchinsky and Eddy Toussaint Tontongi spent time with Cheo in the spring of last year when he visited Cambridge to help his sister. He told us, over tea in our kitchen, about his disappointing sojourn in the Middle East and the promising new music production projects he was working on.
We never thought it would be the last time we saw him. We admired a good deal his anticonformity and his original outlook on the United States’ racial problematic. He was proud of his musical and spoken word production Desert Bridge, made with his wife Anna Grichting, a musician and architecture professor. Trilingual Press sends all its condolences to Anna and to the rest of his family, friends, readers, and listeners.