Mouth Music: Poems & Prose Poems. Dudley Laufman.
Mouth Music: Poems & Prose Poems

Mouth Music: Poems & Prose Poems

Canterbury, NH: Wind in the Timothy Books, 2001. First Edition. Softcover. "The dancers arrive, spilling into the hall like a tipped over basket of many colored balls of heavy yarn, waving college pennants. They start to unravel, spinning around like parenthesis. Some go down the center like slinkies- some turn like a brace & bit, others like a dime on edge." (from "A Dudley Dance," pg. 3) A collection of poems & prose poems by Dudley Laufman, a renowned & beloved New England barn dance caller & old-time fiddler. As Marie Harris, then the Poet Laureate of New Hampshire, writes in her laudatory quote on back cover: "Dudley Laufman has his own way of making music with words and words into dance and song. For him it's always been one thing: The music, the movement, the poetry. Here we have poem and song lyric and story and myth. The words are by turns elegiac, celebratory, raucous, randy, funny..." Large-format softcover original, first edition, published by Laufman & his wife Jacqueline's own imprint. A delightful Laufman collectible in very fine condition with only very light rubbing, scratching & sparse spotting to front, back covers & spine; very mild wear & a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; one faint vertical crease near lower right edge & corner of front cover extending decreasingly onto first few page leaves. Interior very fine with only the few creases just noted. Very Fine. [Item #3916]

Price: $20.00