N.P. by the author, N.D. Erskin Caldwell. original poem. Paper. Unique handwritten shaped poem in the form of a tree, accomplished in black felt tip on an off-white 8.5 x 11 sheet, SIGNED and TITLED at the bottom, "Common Shade Tree,—Erskine Caldwell." Near Fine / None. Item #2012
RARE & in Near FINE Condition. Caldwell has composed a shaped poem with acrostic tendencies. The shape, layers, and parts of the tree are comprised of words such as "Tree," "Leaves," "Leaf," "Limb," "Bark," "Trunk," "Background," and "Foreground."
Erskine Caldwell (1903 – 1987) was an American novelist. short story writer, and poet. His writings about poverty, racism and social problems in his native Southern United States in novels such as Tobacco Road and God's Little Acre won him critical acclaim.
Caldwell wrote 25 novels, 150 short stories, twelve nonfiction collections, two autobiographies, and two books for young readers.--Wikipedia. In SUPERIOR condition, as if received directly from the author! (For other examples of such poetry, see Glenn Todd & Andrew Hoyem, Shaped Poetry. A suite of 30 Typographic Prints Chronicling this Literary Form from 300 BC to the Present, Arion Press, 1981.).