Jousting From the Back of a Mule. Ted Archer Pope.
Jousting From the Back of a Mule
Jousting From the Back of a Mule
Jousting From the Back of a Mule
Jousting From the Back of a Mule

Jousting From the Back of a Mule

Hickory, NC: Third Lung Press, 2004. First Edition. Stapled Wrappers. Signed by Ted Archer Pope. "I am jousting from the back of a mule./ Oh timeless, mother Isis./ Grant me yet another hour/ to perfect the walk/ I will walk to the grave." (title poem, first lines) A chapbook of poems including the title poem by Ted Archer Pope, a younger American poet. With front cover reproduction of an illustration by Eric C. Harrison. On front blank endpaper opposite title page, Pope has hand-written, signed & dated the year after publication: (signed) Ted/Pope/ 2005." A simple production in stapled wrappers. Pope is among the new generation of poets crowned as "Grandbaby Beats" by Thomas Rain Crowe, the acclaimed 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). Crowe, a fellow North Carolinian, refers to Pope as an exemplar of this latest Beat Progeny Generation on page 80 of SFSF, & this collection is from Crowe's library. An up-&-coming literary collectible. In very fine condition with only very slight rubbing to stapled front, back covers & spine; tiny bumps & some light creases at/ near edges & corners of same. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps, light creases at edges & corners of page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #3941]

Price: $20.00

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