To Search the Night: A Jazz Novel by Anthony Swann
Anthony Swann is a well-known poet around the Bemidji area. His poetry collection Paint with Words was released in 2016 and now he’s just released his first novel, To Search the Night: A Jazz Novel. It’s a story that’s been percolating since Anthony was in his early 20s and it’s an adventure steeped the early 1960s Minneapolis jazz scene.
In this segment of Area Voices, in addition to discussing the novel, Anthony shares how his relationship with jazz music changed his life, led him on adventures in San Francisco, Mexico and Brazil, and ultimately altered his view of humanity.