Friday, January 17, 2014

Forgotten Books: Rhymes of Texas and the Old West - Robert E. Howard


Here's one that not many of you have, I'll bet. This chapbook was published in a very limited edition in 2007 by the Robert E. Howard Foundation. I think it may have been the first thing the REHF published, but don't hold me to that. It contains 22 poems by Robert E. Howard, all with Western settings and subjects. I wrote the introduction and Jim and Ruth Keegan provided the cover art. It's a really nice little volume. Here are the poems included, courtesy of the Howardworks website:

OLD MEMORIES
"But the Hills Were Ancient Then" (poem)
"Cimmeria" (poem)
"The Lost San Saba Mine" (poem)
"The Dweller in Dark Valley" (poem)
FIRST AMERICANS
"Ghost Dancers" (poem)
"The Kiowa's Tale" (poem)
THE GRIM LAND
"The Grim Land" (poem)
"Sonora to Del Rio" (poem)
THE PEOPLE
"Cowboy" (poem)
"Over the Old Rio Grandey" (poem)
"The Bandit" (poem)
"Roundelay of the Roughneck" (poem)
"John Ringold" (poem)
"The Ballad of Buckshot Roberts" (poem)
Untitled "Old Faro Bill . . ." (poem)
"Modest Bill" (poem)
THE FIGHTS
"The Alamo" (poem)
"San Jacinto (I)" (poem)
"San Jacinto (II)" (poem)
"The Feud" (poem)
"End of the Glory Trail" (poem)
"The Sand-Hill's Crest" (poem)

2 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

A neat little item for sure!

Keith West said...

Wow. I missed this one completely. Fortunately, I have the collected poetry volume.