Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Countries of the Heart

Mother-River-Flows-Two-Ways Press has just published Countries of the Heart: For Stoney and Sparrow. The collection of poems and stories, edited by Matthew Nickel, is dedicated to H.R. and Sparrow Stoneback and features contributions from Roberts Society members Gregg Neikirk, Steven Florczyk, Matthew Nickel, Brad McDuffie, James Stamant, Goretti Vianney-Benca, Alex Andriesse, William Boyle, Jenica Lyons, Edward Butler, and Damian Carpenter. The cost of the book, including shipping, is $13 (or 2 for $20).

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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

H.R. Stoneback on "One-to-One"

Click here to watch H. R. Stoneback discussing The Time of Man on Bill Goodman's "One-to-One" show. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on "Watch One-to-One". The Stoneback on Roberts interview is also available as a DVD from Kentucky Educational Television.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Elizabeth Madox Roberts Society Honorary President H. R. Stoneback's New Book

Reading Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises by H. R. Stoneback. $24.95. ISBN 978-0-87338--867-2. Paper. Available now from Kent State University Press

Advance praise:

"Stoneback's inaugural volume in the most important and extensive Hemingway publication project of the 21st century sets the bar very high for future volumes in the Reading Hemingway Series."

"The ultimate guidebook and commentary on one of the most important novels of the 20th century, Stoneback's dazzling volume has much to offer all readers--Hemingway scholars, teachers, students at every level, and the general reader."

"Ideal for classroom use."

"Brilliant! Breathtaking!"

H. R. Stoneback is Distinguished Professor of English, The State University of New York. (For announcement of ALA booksigning in Boston, image and further description of book, see below).

H. R. Stoneback will be signing his new book (pictured here) at the American Literature Association Conference in Boston May 24-26. The book-launch party is Friday May 25, from 3-5 pm at the Westin Copley Square Hotel. All are welcome--Look for the Kent State University Press exhibit. (The book is now available for order)

Saturday, April 28, 2007

KET - One-on-one

EMRS Members:
On Tuesday morning after the conference ended I stopped in off the road at Kentucky Educational TV and taped a half hour program on Roberts for Bill Goodman's "One-on-One" show. (Those who watched the live studio feed said it was a good show--I wouldn't know yet. And even if all that TV makeup was irritating, I suppose it was useful as cover for the visible [?] exhaustion of another great conference.) Note that KET lists the broadcast times here; and they also say that it will be available online.


Click on "Kentucky Educational TV" under links on this site for more info.

Friday, April 27, 2007

EMR Graveside Reading: a poem by Brad McDuffie

Being Low, My God, Hawks Rise

(Inspired by Elizabeth Madox Roberts’s A Buried Treasure)

“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also”
--Luke 12:34

She longs to set her heart against the earth, hear-
ing, whole, where God still speaks from seeds of wheat, gold
in its origins.

There will your heart be also, on vast oceans,
In your forty-days of rain, which gives forth rem-
nants of Holy Sonnets,

Echoes of the world in its becoming– pat-
terning themselves there upon your heart, buried under deltas
of blood beating Time.

There will your heart be also when the crow brings death
to grain and the Western Wind beats drought upon the land;
Being low, My God, Hawks

Rise as lightning from the ash. Hymns of blest
Springs bury October Rain in songs that tremble–
Dawn being a shadow

Of blood and the trumpet of sins last remission.
And there will your heart be also when the earth
gives up its ghost, dying,

At last, with death’s dominion.
Mystery unfolding in mystery
To eyes for all of Time.