The Talking Drum. Keith Flynn.
The Talking Drum
The Talking Drum
The Talking Drum

The Talking Drum

ISBN: 1889276006
Asheville, NC: Animal Sounds, 1996. Second Edition; First Edition Thus. Softcover. Inscribed & signed by Keith Flynn to Thomas Rain Crowe. "It could be said,/ with Eastern Europe teetering on a ledge,/ that a good man/ should coax the ignorant down./ If need be, trade trinkets/ for an island of promise./ But the end of this century/ brews no future./ One decade rekindles another/ whose glory was lost, and rightly so,/ only the dead belong to yesterday./ They belong and behave." ("Castro's Ghost," first stanza, pg. 62) A volume of poetry by Keith Flynn, the acclaimed, prize-winning poet & former lyricist- lead singer for the rock band The Crystal Zoo. Divided into four titled sections of varied, riveting, topical & passionate poems. With a powerful front cover illustration, "Jamba," by Townie New. Trade-format softcover original, second edition as stated on copyright page, preceded by a different publisher's edition five years earlier (1991). On page with publisher's logo opposite copyright page, Flynn has hand-written & signed in bold blue ink: "For Thomas,/ keeping the faith./ (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). An exciting Flynn collectible with significant poet-to-poet association & provenance. In very fine condition with only a bit of rubbing to glossy front, back covers & spine; a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same. Interior very fine with only miniscule bumps at corners of a few page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #3736]

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