With poet Ted Pope and Musician Jason Brady
Friday, July 13, 8:00 p.m.
$7, $5 for BMCM+AC members and students w/ID
I am the warm- fuzzy wall between the church and the state…Ted Pope
Morganton-based performance poet Ted Pope and musician Jason Brady will perform at the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center on Friday, July 13th at 8:00 p.m. The evening will include poetry, projections, and a musical sound environment and will be the release event for Pope’s new CD “Redlipstick”.
Ted Pope was born in Southwest Oklahoma at the Altus Air Base to parents who were in the military. Later, his father became a Southern Baptist preacher, so he was both a military kid and a preacher’s kid. He learned about performance poetry from many childhood experiences of being “dragged” to religious events with the iconic and infamous leaders of that world: Jim Bakker, Pat Robertson, Jimmy Swaggart, and Billy Graham. Ted summarizes his experiences like this: “I know right-wing, red-state, Southern, Bible-belt, Mid-West, Evangelical America inside and out.”
Ted’s collaborative performance with Jason Brady at BMCM+AC is called Antarctica the New Eden, a name taken from a series of his poems and stories.
This evening promises to be an interesting foray into the fascinating and unusual heart and mind of Ted Pope.