Move over, Ed
The diversely-talented Paul Amlehn has been reading Richard Taylor's Eyelight blog (scroll down to get past all that blackness), and he's impressed by what he's seen. This capsule review was sent by Amlehn to underground comix legend Cornelius Stone, who passed it on to Olivia Macassey, who passed it on (with permission) to me:
Thanks for the link to Richard's blog. You know, it's really something else. I was really engaged by it. I think he uses the mis-spelling/mutation of language a little too frequently, but, that's a minor quibble, the work, especially the long piece, is masterful, and Richard is one of only a few artists whom I truly respect in this country. He is of course, vastly underrated by his countrymen, due to the somewhat humorous, shambolic aspects of his live performance, and also due to the fact that many people at poetry readings aren't exactly highly literate or intelligent. He's not only a unique individual, but a great talent, it sounds like hyperbole, but, he really is a national treasure. Forget Edmund Hillary, he only climbed a mountain, whereas Richard is a conductor of the myriad symphonies of the
fabric of reality itself.
Watch out for Richard's forthcoming book Conversation with a Stone .