The Book of Monsters. Keith Flynn.
The Book of Monsters
The Book of Monsters
The Book of Monsters

The Book of Monsters

ISBN: 1889276014
Asheville, NC: Animal Sounds, 1996. Second Edition; First Edition Thus. Softcover. Inscribed & signed by Keith Flynn to Thomas Rain Crowe. A volume of poetry by Keith Flynn, the acclaimed, prize-winning poet, lyricist & lead singer for the rock band The Crystal Zoo. Divided into three titled sections, the poems here are riveting & evocative. As Joe Napora, the impassioned & prolific poet-activist, writes among the laudatory quotes on back cover: "Keith Flynn is a poet that understands the music of language and he is driven by monstrous forces threatening to thwart desire "out there" and within. Imagine Blake doing rock and roll, filled with the spirit of Howling Wolf and Bill Monroe." On the title page, Flynn has hand-written & signed in bold blue ink: "For Thomas,/ a Brother/ Barker in the carnival-/ Your Friend,/ (signed) Keith Flynn." "Thomas" is Thomas Rain Crowe, the noted poet & publisher who was at the center of the Baby Beat Generation/ Second San Francisco Renaissance during the 1970s (see our book, Starting from San Francisco, item No. 3071, Deluxe Edition No. 3075). Trade-format softcover original second edition of 1996, preceded by a different earlier edition only two years earlier. With front cover color reproduction of painting, "Man & Child" (1995), by Donald O'Finn. A desirable Flynn collectible with significant poet-to-poet association & provenance. In very fine condition with only light wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of front, back covers & spine; small area with loss of glossy lamination at back cover; very light & sparse spotting to edges of text block. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at corners of a few page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #3701]

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