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Reggie Lockett, West Oakland poet/teacher/educator, died last week of a sudden heart attack. I worked with Reggie at San Jose City College for a mere ten months, had only a few conversations with him, but he was very cool and generous to me. I borrowed a copy of his book, "The Party Crashers of Paradise" from my office-mate and read it all the night before his memorial at the college on Tuesday. I read his poem "Yes" at his memorial because it seemed to fit him. He has some very sweet poems abou ...more