Fayetteville, AR: A Mill Mountian Book | Lost Roads, 1977. Soft Cover. Very Good binding. Item #6695
Octavo. , 542 pp. First edition. In publisher's wrappers. Some light soiling to the bottom edge of the textblock; spine a bit sunned; contents are clean and binding is solid. An epic poem by a larger than life figure who met his end far too soon.
After Stanford's death, the poet and critic, Lorenzo Thomas in his article, "Finders, Losers: Frank Stanford's Song of the South" offered a keen assessment of Stanford's opus, "Frank Stanford wrote about a certain sensibility that is American and universal. In many ways, his life and works are shocking. Troubling and truthful, his longest book stands almost as a challenge to our current ideas of literature and reality. Because he chose to utilize a Surrealist tone and form, some of what he says is both alarming and instructive. When we have time enough to study deeply and discuss this huge and marvelous poem called The Battlefield Where The Moon Says I Love You ... we may focus on new images of all our selves armed with Stanford's unique vision." This work stands as a modern epic by a larger than life poet whose end came far too soon.