Undiscovered Paladins

Undiscovered Paladins

Westward Rhymes Revisited

by j.d.tulloch


In his most definitive collection of poetry to date, j.d.tulloch deliberately revisits his previously published Road Rhymes, reworking and synthesizing the truly essential ones with a generous selection of new poems.

Undiscovered Paladins: Westward Rhymes Revisited emerges in the present but never overlooks (nor fails to consider) the intertwined nature of its fleeting past and immutable future, which courtesy of current technologies are now etched together on the Internet for electronic eternity. It embodies the spirit of existentialism, prospecting everyday life west of the Mississippi for an authentic American Dream while simultaneously chronicling the absurdity of the American Reality: being human in the twenty-first century.

From the political correctness amok of progressive Portland to the narcissistic quest for celebrity during pilot season in Hollywood, from the ostensible permanence of the regal redwoods of Humboldt County to the fleeting tides of the pristine beaches of San Diego, and from the tech-generated, data-mined wealth inequality of San Francisco to the addiction-fed rampant greed of Las Vegas, these interconnected poems rely on j.d.tulloch’s autonomous voice—which employs melodic rhythm and language, vibrant imagery, and inspired acumen—to carefully guide the reader through snapshots of time that capture both the majestic beauty and ruthless brutality of the modern, American West.

Product Details

Publication Date: 20 October 2015
ISBN: 978-0-9908649-1-2
LoC Control No.: 2015915015
Pages: 168
Dimensions: 6 x 9 x 0.4 inches

Homer tucks in his unwritten words for the night as ocean muses seduce his dreams with swelling songs heard in search of undiscovered paladins.

- j.d.tulloch

meet j.d.tulloch

j.d.tulloch j.d.tulloch is a writer, filmmaker, and social activist. He is the founder of 39 West Press and has worked in broadcast radio and for the music management team of late Godfather of Soul, James Brown.

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