Ted Pope is a Morganton,
N.C.-based electronic installation and multi-media
performance poet. He will perform “The Black
Mountains of Mars,” a piece written specifically for
A hybrid combination
of wise old sage and someone teeting on the edge describes Ted Pope
in performance. On the page his work, likewise, combines ancient
wisdom and that which is out of control. A walking contradiction, he
is infused with a kind of charge rarely experienced, either onstage
or on the page, in any time or space, in any culture or Age. In his
word, his writing is imbued with an extra-terrestrial grounding
that, for the reader, brings on vertigo while being in love with
flight. And fly he does!
From ancient Egypt to the netherworlds
of the subconscious, Ted Pope's
takes us on a journey of imagination bordering on legend. "Hang on!"
he says, "and leave the flying to us."