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1928 (35)

To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. January 1928, Salaam: / Listen, you crumb, I think you already owe me a letter.
     Contains "Wolfsdung"; Untitled ("Keep women, thrones and kingly lands") (poem);
     Untitled ("The world goes back to the primitive, yea") (poem); Untitled ("I do not sing of a paradise") (poem);
     Untitled ("Mother Eve, Mother Eve, . . .") (poem); and Untitled ("The east is red and I am dead") (poem).
     "Wolfsdung" has also been published separately.


To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. January 1928, I wasn’t lying to you Saturday evening when . . .
     Contains "King Hootus"; "Symbols" (poem); "Romany Road" (poem); "Love" (poem); "The Chant Demoniac" (poem);
     "A Man" (poem); "The Grey Lover" (poem); "Life" (1) (poem).
     "Symbols", "Romany Road", "Love", "The Chant Demoniac", and "A Man" have all been published separately.


To Harold Preece, ca. January-February 1928, Salaam: Say, listen, tramp, you owe me a letter . . .
     Contains "Belshazzar" (poem) and "Timur-Lang" (poem).

To Tevis Clyde Smith, week of February 20, 1928, The fellow who wrote The Kasidah strung . . .
     Contains Untitled ("A typical small town drugstore . . .")
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To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. March 1928, The only reason for writing this letter . . .
     Contains "Keresa, Keresita" (poem).  "Keresa, Keresita" has been published separately


To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. March 1928, Salaam: / Not having much of anything specially to say . . .
     Contains "How to Select a Successful Evangelist" (poem); "The Choir Girl" (poem); "A Song of Cheer" (poem);
     "Repentance" (poem); and Untitled ("I am MAN from the primal . . .") (poem)
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To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. March 1928, Salaam: / Glad you’re writing these days . . .
     Contains Untitled ("The spiders of weariness . . .") (poem); "The Dust Dance" (various portions from (2)) (poem);
     Untitled ("Moses was our leader . . .") (poem); "Secrets" (poem); "The Dust Dance" (portions from (1)) (poem);
     and "The Chinese Gong" (poem).
     "The Dust Dance" (2), Untitled (“Moses was our leader . . .”), and "The Dust Dance" (1) have all been published separately.


To Harold Preece, ca. early 1928, Salaam: You’ll have to pardon me . . .

To Weird Tales, ca. April 1928, Mr. Lovecraft’s latest story . . .

To Robert W. Gordon, May 14, 1928, Many thanks for the letter, also the paper.

To Merlin Wand, date stamped May 26, 1928, CONTACTS . . .

To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. May 1928, Salaam: / So Klatt has gone West.

To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. June 1928, Salaam: / Ho, ho, the long lights lift amain . . .
     Contains Untitled ("Ho, ho, the long lights lift amain . . .") (poem); "The Rump of Swift"; "A Young Wife’s Tale" (poem);
     "Lesbia" (1) (poem); "A Roman Lady" (poem); Untitled ("They matched me up that night . . .") (poem);
     "Song of a Fugitive Bard" (poem); Untitled (“A cringing woman’s lot . . .”) (poem); and "Nights to Both of Us Known" (poem).
     "A Young Wife’s Tale", "Song of a Fugitive Bard", and "Nights to Both of Us Known" have all been published separately.


To Harold Preece, ca. June 1928, Salaam: No, I was not trying to catch flies . . .

To Harold Preece, postcard from Piedras Negras, ca.  June 1928, (no text) [The front and back sides of the postcard are reproduced]

To Harold Preece, June 4, 1928, (No words, just an REH drawing of a sailor waving.)

To The Fort Worth Record, ca. July 1928, Tunney can’t win . . .

To The Brownwood Bulletin, ca. July 18, 1928, Arthur 'Kid' Dula is due . . .
     Contains "Dula Due to Be Champion"

To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. July 1928, Salaam: / A Warning to Orthodoxy
     Contains "A Warning to Orthodoxy" (poem).  "A Warning to Orthodoxy" has been published separately.

To Harold Preece, ca. August 1928, Glad you enjoyed our reunion at Fort Worth.

To Harold Preece, pm, September 5, 1928, Yes, I like the idea of Eldorado . . .

To Harold Preece, pm, September 23, 1928, The tang of winter is in the air . . .

To Harold Preece, pm, September 28, 1928, Tunney sure gave Heeney a tough beating . . .
    Note: This letter is to an unknown recipient, likely either to Harold Preece or Tevis Clyde Smith, Glenn Lord thinks Preece.

To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. October 1928, Salaam: / I could have gone with you for dinner if . . .
     Contains "The Ecstasy of Desolation" (poem)
. "The Ecstasy of Desolation" has been published separately.

To Harold Preece, received October 20, 1928, Your stationery is alright.

To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. October 1928, Salaam: / The reason I’m sending The Junto to you . . .

To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. November 1928, Salaam: / Listen you goddamn so forth . . .
     Contains "A Song of the Anchor Chain" (poem) and "The Ballad of Abe Slickemmore" (poem).
     "
A Song of the Anchor Chain" has been published separately.

To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. November 1928, Salaam: / I’ll swear you’re the only galoot I ever heard of . . .
     Contains "Song from an Ebony Heart" (poem); Untitled ("Swords glimmered up the pass") (poem); "Rebellion" (poem);
     "A Great Man Speaks" (poem); "Yodels of Good Cheer to the Pipple, Damn Them" (
poem); Untitled ("He clutched his . . .") (poem);
     Untitled ("Noah was my applesauce") (poem); Untitled ("Let me live as I was born to live") (
poem);
     Untitled ("Adam’s loins were mountains") (
poem); "The Ballad of Monk Kickawhore" (poem); "A Ballad of Insanity" (poem);
     Untitled ("I hate the man . . .") (
poem); and "A Far Country" (poem).
     "Song from an Ebony Heart", "Rebellion", and "A Far Country" have all been published separately.


To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. November 1928, Salaam: THIS IS A LETTER I STARTED . . .
     Contains Untitled ("Let me live as I was born to live . . .") (poem); Untitled ("Adam's loins were mountains, . . .") (poem);
     "The Ballad of Monk Kickawhore" (poem); "A Ballad of Insanity" (poem);
Untitled ("I hate the man who tells me . . .") (poem);
     and "A Far Country" (poem).


To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. November 1928, Salaam: / I got such a laugh . . .
     Contains "Nancy Hawk – A Legend of Virginity" (poem); Untitled ("Drawers that a girl . . .") (poem); Untitled ("Tumba Hooey");
     and "To a Nameless Woman (poem). "To a Nameless Woman" has been published separately.


To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. November 1928, Heh heh! / At last I’ve sold a story to Ghost Stories.
     Contains Untitled ("Scarlet and gold are the stars tonight") (poem); Untitled ("Old Faro Bill was a man of might") (poem);
     Untitled ("Rebel souls from the falling dark") (poem); "The Call of Pan" (poem);
     and Untitled ("A sappe ther wos and that a crumbe manne") (v).  "The Call of Pan" has been published separately.


To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. November-December 1928, Heh heh! / Sappho, the Grecian . . .
     Contains Untitled ("Sappho, the Grecian hills are gold") (poem); Untitled ("Romona! Romona!") (poem);
     "A Fable for Critics" (poem); Untitled ("My brother he was an auctioneer") (poem); "Flaming Marble" (poem).  
     "A Fable for Critics" and "Flaming Marble" have both been published separately.


To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. December 1928, Salaam: / Out in front of Goldstein’s . . .
     Contains Untitled ("Out in front of Goldstein’s . . .") (poem); "The Deed Beyond the Deed" (poem); "An American" (poem);
     Untitled ("There’s an isle far away . . .") (
poem); "Shadow of Dreams" (poem); "My Children" (poem);
     Untitled ("The women come and . . .") (
poem); "Silence Falls on Mecca’s Walls" (poem); "The Last Words He Heard" (poem);
     Untitled ("Flappers flicker . . .") (
poem); Untitled ("I hold all women . . .") (poem); and Untitled ("Love is singing soft and low") (poem).
     "Silence Falls on Mecca’s Walls" and "The Last Words He Heard" have both been published separately.


To Harold Preece, ca. December 1928, You’re right; women are great actors.
     The publications prior to 1985 were incomplete due to the unavailability of a complete letter at the time.
     A complete letter was discovered in 1985.


To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. late 1928, Salaam: / I’ll swear, if I’d laughed much more . . .
     Contains "The People of the Winged Skulls"; Untitled ("Oh, we are little children . . ."); Untitled ("The tall man answered: . . .");
     Untitled ("The tall man rose and said: . . ."); Untitled ("The tall man said: . . ."); and Untitled ("Moonlight and shadows barred the land").
     The poems are contained in the story.



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