Sonora Road UTD: Life and Death of Zach Aiko (2015)Biography · 16 May 2015
"Nobody Knows who really was the poet and artist Zach Aiko but he touched a lot of people." Someone says. Zach was born in Italy in January of 1977. His real name, maybe, was Giovanni Antonio Guglielmini. In 1989 he was 12 years old and when he moved to USA. He grew up in Detroit with his Uncle, Uli a general of US Army. In 1993 Giovanni Antonio Guglielmini vanished, officially he was "MISSING" and at this point start the legend. In 1996 a young guy / a wanderer met the editor Tayfun Gol in Turkey, California, Oregon or Mexico (it is another mystery). This guy had just a bottle of Shinola Cola from Detroit, and a big folder full of poetries. This guy with no memory and without document told to Tayfun his name: "My name is Zach Aiko and i'm a poet like my idol Yusef Komunyakaa" "Why you mention Yusef Komunyakaa?" asked the editor. "Because Neon Vernacular it is the only book that i had read in my life and i founded that book in bus on Sonora Road". Tayfun Gol decide the Zach Aiko's rhymes were excellent. Zach first book was published in 1997: Street Rhymes. His best seller was Sonora Road U.T.D. In 2009 he decided to pack all his books and hide himself from glamor. He quickly became an idol, and did not know how to cope. In October 2014 he vanished right before a conference that was to be held at Robert Morris University, which was set up by his close friend Kio. His last rhymes "SOLO AS I" were sold out in 3 days.
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