Eddie Woods – Dangerous Precipice
New Antique proudly presents..
Dangerous Precipice by Eddie Woods.
Get the album direct HERE including 33 of Eddie Wood’s original poems from here and you’ll also receive seven additional recordings of Eddie Woods reading a selection of some of his favourite poems by others.
Eddie Woods (b. 1940 in New York) writes poetry the way he lives life, intensely. His earliest literary influences were Robert W. Service, Dylan Thomas and Mickey Spillane. Experience informs his art, and vice versa. Passion, raw edges, nothing left out. Sex, love, politics…coupled with an unrelenting drive towards awareness, the need to understand what universal reality is all about. Upon reading Eddie’s “Ode to the Clap,” Harold Norse hailed him as a latter-day Blaise Cendrars. The renowned Irish poet Ewart Milne said of the poem “Mary,” following its publication in Iron magazine: “It’s very powerful, strong and fearless, and it troubles the hell out of me!…It reminds me somehow of the brothel scene in Ulysses.” Both are included here, as well as 31 further selections from before, during and after Eddie’s Gangster Poet period. The clarity of voice and the biting poetic images leave no doubt but that Eddie Woods, like his favorite singer Frank Sinatra, has always done things his way.
“My words are like bullets…Plus I have enough ammunition to wipe out as much opposition as will ever come up against me. And every bullet will hit the mark, because I am a good shot.” From the telephone prose-poem “Bloody Mary.”