Caesar Torreano believes poetry is a beautiful vessel of expression. He chose the name “Caesar” because it means King and fearless leader in Greek. Approximately 2 1/2 years ago, Caesar started his poetic journey and “spit” for the first time at Cliff Belles. Caesar is fondly known as “a venue junky” because he enjoys going to two to three venues in one night. He is extremely diverse in his poetic writing. His poetry ranges from social injustices/conscious topics, love, and erotica. Caesar is the host at Nandi’s Knowledge Café in Highland Park and will soon celebrate his one year anniversary. In addition, he is a 38-year-old father of five beautiful children and repair computers in his spare time.
Questions with Caesar…
What fuels you to write poetry?
My life experiences and every day encounters fuels me to write poetry.
Do you remember when you wrote your first poem?
I remember writing my first poem in the 7th grade at Durfee Middle School for an extra credit assignment in English.
How would you describe your poetry?
Poetry is a learning experience for me therefore trying to describe my poetry is hard because it covers a wide range of emotions, it is raw, comes straight from my heart and authentic.
Who are some of your favorite poets?
I have too many favorite poets to name them all but a few of my favorite local poets are LaShaun Phoenix Kotaran, Kevlaar, Claretha Peace Robinson, Omari Barksdale and Chace “Mic Write” Morris. Also one of my non local favorite poets is Rudy Francisco from California.