About the Book
What is Modern Poetry? "A portrayal of picturesque, perceptive, and often passionate, pious, or philosophical prose, which is sometimes picaresque, pontificating, paradoxical, patriotic, prurient, and even puerile – but positioned with patently peculiar personalized phraseology and punctuation on a piece of paper for possible publication. "– A. John Graves, poet
A unique, entertaining, twisted, fun collection of verses, guaranteed to make you chuckle. Combine them with saucy, brightly colored animal caricatures, and you'll want to share this unique collection of poetry and art with all your friends and family. It's a true collectible! This book is a great addition to your coffee table book collection, and would make the perfect gift for anyone with (or without!) a sense of humor. It's pure "eyecandy!"
A. John Graves lives in Pagosa Springs with his wife Ann. John has been, among just a few other things, a professional musician since 1941; NBC censor and program executive; Director of Current Programming at MGM-TV (Golden Globe for Medical Center); producer of the Assignment Vienna series for MGM-TV and ABC; executive producer of Picnic At Hanging Rock; Marketing VP for Tyler Camera Systems; and Professor Emeritus of Mass Communication at Central Missouri State University. John is currently writing & playing his music, and getting into all sorts of things. Artist Sabine Baeckmann-Elge is a traditionally trained medical & scientific illustrator. She worked in medical/pharmaceutical advertising over 20 years as a designer & illustrator. Her work has been published both on national and international levels, and has been exhibited in NY, CO, NM, & CA. She's also worked on several public art projects. In addition to teaching art privately, Sabine continues to work in her home studio