- Category: Hats Off!
- Published on Tuesday, 22 March 2011 16:06
- Written by Linda McCurdy
..... to Jim Clark. Jim Clark's new CD, The Service of Song, is now available at http://www.jimclarkpoet.com/
The Service of Song features Jim's musical settings of twelve poems by the sadly neglected North Georgia "farmer-poet" Byron Herbert Reece (1917-1958). Reece published four books of poems and two novels with E.P. Dutton in New York before taking his own life at the age of 40. Poet and novelist Robert Morgan says, "In The Service of Song, Jim Clark gives new life and new voice to the poetry of Byron Herbert Reece. Clark’s music and performance are a wonderful exploration and expression of Reece’s art, inspired and inspiring, for a new generation of readers and listeners. The outstanding poet of the North Georgia mountains could not be more fortunate than to have his work celebrated, set and sung by this outstanding contemporary poet and musician, recalling the ancient, haunting ballads of the mountains."