Anthony Toomer has been writing poems since he was in Junior High School. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, he is married and has two sons. He has a two-year associate degree in Data Processing and has served 6 ½ years in the US Army Reserves. Retired now, he spent 33 years in New York Transit Authority as a clerk, a conductor, and a motorman. His hobbies include playing poker, old school music like Motown, concerns and sports. His favorite vacation destinations are the Caribbean’s and Las Vegas.
Anthony Toomer enjoys telling true stories while using poetry as the narrative. In his first volume of poems divided into three parts, he interweaves personal experiences and current events with introspective observations that lead others on a journey through his path through life as an African-American man.
Toomer begins with reflections inspired by biblical wisdom and his Christian faith that explore the power of prayer, the never-ending battle between good and evil, and God’s ability to pull us out of the darkness and into the light. In the remaining two sections, Toomer reflects on love, the sanctity of marriage, and the need for justice in the Black community as ignorance continues to plague humanity, even in today’s modern world.
A Poetic Spanking is a volume of free verse that explores faith, love, and societal woes while encouraging believers to build a lasting relationship with God.