[Item #3761] Anthropocene Blues. John Lane.
Anthropocene Blues
Anthropocene Blues
Anthropocene Blues

Anthropocene Blues

ISBN: 9780881466256
Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 2017. First Edition. Softcover. Inscribed & signed by John Lane to Thomas Rain Crowe. "In the story of the earth, geologists tell us that around 12,000 years ago the planet shifted from the Pleistocene to the Holocene. There probably were poets to sing about that change, but of what they sang, we have no records...Now John Lane's traveling geologist sings a dawning epoch's blues. The Anthropocene is upon us...And if you don't believe the times are changing, consider these poems- full of dead-on-the-road groundhogs and radial tires, carbon-spewing adventure travel...These lyrics and narratives deposit the pleasures of contemporary poetry in the carbon record." (from back cover) A collection of topically themed poems by John Lane, the acclaimed South Carolinian poet, environmentalist & educator. Trade-format softcover original, first edition, first printing as indicated by number sequence on copyright page. On the title page, Lane has hand-written, signed & dated in year of publication: "These/ (printed word "BLUES" underlined)/ are for/ St. Thomas/ who has been/ a supporter/ friend and/ literary model/ for 30+/ years./ (?)/ (signed) John/ 9/4/2017." "St. John" is Lane's affectionate reference to Thomas Rain Crowe, the noted North Carolinian 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). As this most warm & respectful inscription shows, Lane & Crowe are long-standing close friends & kindred colleagues rooted in their beloved Carolinas. A moving & meaningful Lane collectible with outstandingly relevant association & provenance. In very fine condition with only a bit of rubbing, scratching & spotting to front, esp. back covers & spine; miniscule wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same. Interior very fine with only very small, faint creases at upper corners of page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #3761]

Price: $35.00