September 25-27, 2008
Hickory, N.C.


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Ted Pope

Ted PopeTed 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 the event.

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 rEdlipsticK takes us on a journey of imagination bordering on legend. "Hang on!" he says, "and leave the flying to us."