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Hola Amigos: A hearty welcome to my website. I try to write in an accessible (understandable) style. I consider myself a “blue collar” writer meaning I wish to write for those who may not have a college education, those who work getting their hands dirty by harvesting produce, using saws and hammers, shovels, paint brushes, screwdrivers, and trowels. I write for domestic workers who serve meals and wash dishes, people who wear work boots, jeans, and uniforms. Please don’t get me wrong, I hope that those with higher educations will appreciate the work of one who has done hard physical labor for many years, one who has made mistakes in his life, one who loves passionately and is willing to share what he has learned.

I invite you to take a look around the website. If you would like to see a piece of my writing then click here (poems are changed frequently), or if you’d like to see where I’ll be doing the next presentation click the events button above. Gourmet Poet tells of my moonlighting gig preparing memorable meals and reciting my poetry.

Life does not have to be a chore. Yes, we have responsibilities to the world and to each other and sometimes they can feel a bit heavy, but we also have the ability to laugh. We have the ability to follow our passions, develop our talents, and share them. We owe it to ourselves and others to live good lives and love each other and have a hell of a lot of fun doing it!

— Armando García-Dávila

The Trip

“What a ride!” Armando García-Dávila has written the Mexican-American Odyssey/latest hero’s journey. A boy leaves on a long and dangerous road trip, a man returns. Using the turmoils engulfing America in 1968 (the Vietnam War, conscription, woman’s movement, riots outside the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, assassinations of Martin Luther Jr. and Bobby Kennedy, Southern racism, hippies, drug use) as his backdrop in telling the tale of “The Trip.”

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Inside The Trip

I have a new found respect for anyone who can write a long story, stick to the plot and themes, and keep a level of interest for the readers.

What I have attempted to create is an adventure story with literary merit.

Get a special look behind the creation of the Trip.

Join the Adventure

Gourmet Poet

Surprise your sweetheart, your friends, your out-of-town guests with a truly special dining experience.

Whether a birthday, anniversary, St. Valentine’s Day, or any occasion you want to celebrate, The Gourmet Poet will come to your home and create a memorable dining experience for you and your guests.

Speaker for Hire

Real Men Do Write Poems!

Writer, Poet, Healdsburg Literary Laureate 2002 is available to public and private organizations seeking an effective, inspiring, bilingual:

  • Poetry Workshop Leader
  • “Poetry Slam” Organizer and Host
  • Workshop Leader for “Nonwriters”