SUN RA THE IMMEASURABLE EQUATION: THE COLLECTED POETRY AND PROSE edited by James L. Wolf
Waitawhile Books, 2005, First edition. 530 pp., 6 1/4" X 9 1/2"
A talented pianist and composer in his own right, Sun Ra (1914 - 1993) founded and conducted one of jazz's last great big bands from the 1950s until he left planet Earth. Few only know that he also was a gifted thinker and poet. Sun Ra's poetry leaves everything behind what's called contemporary, and flings out pictures of infinity into the outer space. These poems are for tomorrow. This is the only edition of Sun Ra's complete poetry and prose in one volume.