Item #198955 Typed Letter Signed. Frank STANFORD.
Typed Letter Signed
Typed Letter Signed

Typed Letter Signed.

Fayettesville, AR: np, 1978. Single sheet of powder gray Lost Roads letterhead that measures 8.5" x 11." A later letter dated February 15, 1978, written less than three months before Stanford would take his own life in June 1978. A 32 line letter with 211 words sent to Karl Elder, the poetry editor of "Seems," a literary magazine published by the English Department at Southwest Missouri State University (under Jerome Klinkowitz). Elder and Stanford had known each other for several years, since the latter was a relatively unknown poet who had sent Elder a few poems for submission. Stanford mentions receiving a copy of "Seems" #9 that Elder sent him, in which his poem "Living the Good Life" first appears (it would be included later the same year in "Crib Death," Stanford's first posthumously published collection). He hoped to see Elder in the spring, explaining that he was buried in work, and trying to see C.D. Wright's book Terrorism into publication. He asks Elder to help him secure a copy of V.H. Cruz's Mainland, and that he was enclosing copies of Lost Roads numbers 1-12. "A review of the books would help if you can get into it." A near fine copy with two old folds smoothed out, a tiny spot of correction fluid and with a copy of "Seems" # 9 that is in fine condition in string tied wrappers. Letter has been signed in full by Stanford. Letters by Stanford appear very infrequently in commerce.
Item #198955

Price: $1,250.00

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