Friend or Foe

friendorfoe“A quiet, thoughtful narrative for all readers who like to wonder.”
Kirkus Reviews

“A charming modern-day fable, without a simplistic moral, about what makes for and what undoes the sense of otherness.”


Two Million Years of Technology


“In the expansive world of the Edmonton Fringe, there isn’t a known category for John Sobol. 2 Million Years of Technology…is a tirelessly smart and rigorous blend of performance poetry, history, lecture and political speech — with a jazz intro. 4 STARS”  Edmonton Journal

Sobol wields the English tongue like his saxophone, coaxing exotic, melodious and profoundly poetic combinations of words into the air…Sometimes he’s a storyteller, sometimes he’s a philosopher, sometimes he’s a beat poet or an a cappella singer, and sometimes he’s simply this really interesting and intelligent guy having a chinwag with us, his audience friends. 4 STARS” Edmonton Sun


Digitopia Blues – Race, Technology and the American Voice

9780920159897-ol-0-m“Digitopia Blues is a cutting edge, highly recommended look at an American popular culture of the future.” Midwest Book Review

“His book begs to be read, and what’s more, it begs to be discussed.”
The Georgia Straight

“One outstanding feature of this book is the infectious quality of the author’s passion for the music and poetry he writes about…No mere pontificator, Sobol backs up his points with pertinent references to the jazz canon – both the much and the lesser known.” Paul Dutton, CODA Magazine

Blue History, The John Sobol Poetry Band

jspb-1.jpg“His is a spirit that loves to explode sounds and images, that can deliver a palette of emotions, that alternates free jazz and funk, platonic love and post-industrial delirium”
Alain Brunet, La Presse

“Sobol’s project is to be in the world but not of it; to revere sex and despise whores; to be an ‘anti-citizen’ and member of the the voluptuous world.”
Option Magazine