This booklet was for sale at the 100th birthday celebration for Robert E. Howard held at The Torch in Fort Worth, Texas on January 21, 2006. All profits from the sale of the booklet and the $5 admission fee for the event went to the City of Cross Plains Fire Relief Fund. The event was originally scheduled to be held at the Black Dog Tavern, but was moved at the last minute. It was actually held at The Torch, a nearby tavern in Fort Worth, TX. An open mic was available at the event and various people read excerpts from the vast range of REH works. Poems were read aloud by various Howard fans, as were some parts of Howard stories, about 40 readings in all. Most copies of this publication were sold at that meeting.

Contents

  • 1 •  Odes at the Black Dog • interior artwork by Tom Foster
  • 4 • Introduction (Odes at the Black Dog) • essay by Paul Herman
  • 5 • Always Comes Evening • (1936) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 7 • Autumn • (1933) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 8 • Dreams of Ninevah • (1959) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 9 • Fables for Little Folks • (1926) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 10 • The Ghost Kings • (1938) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 11 • The Harp of Alfred • (1928) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 12 • Kid Lavigne Is Dead • (1928) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 13 • The King and the Oak • [Kull of Valusia] • (1939) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 15 • The Kissing of Sal Snooboo • (1925) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 16 • Lines Written in the Realization That I Must Die • (1938) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 17 • The Poets • (1938) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 18 • Recompense • (1938) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 20 • Remembrance • (1928) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 21 • Ships • (1938) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 22 • The Singer in the Mist • [Sonnets Out of Bedlam • 5] • (1938) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 23 • Solomon Kane’s Homecoming • [Solomon Kane] • (1936) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 26 • The Song of a Mad Minstrel • (1931) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 28 • The Tempter • (1937) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 30 • To a Woman (“Though fathoms deep you sink me in the mold…”) • (1933) • poem by Robert E. Howard

Notes

Limited edition of 100 numbered copies, published to commemorate Howard’s 100th birthday.

Poem selection and arrangement of contents by Paul Herman. Designed by Dennis McHaney. Title page and back cover illustration by Tom Foster

A Robert E. Howard bookmark was given away with each copy. The bookmark was also sold separately. The poem “Musings” is printed on the bookmark.

Saddle stapled, wraps. Page numbers do not include covers.
Includes tipped in bookmark.

Publisher: Hermanthis Press
Year : January 2006
Book No. : None
Edition : 1st
Format : Chapbook (5.5 x 8.5, saddle stapled)
Pages : 32
Cover : Tom Foster
Illustrations : Tom Foster
Cover: Odes at the Black Dog by Tom Foster
My numbered copy
Front of the bookmark
Backside of the bookmark
My copy has been in Glenn Lords collection

This booklet was for sale at the 100th birthday celebration for Robert E. Howard held at The Torch in Fort Worth, Texas on January 21, 2006. All profits from the sale of the booklet and the $5 admission fee for the event went to the City of Cross Plains Fire Relief Fund. The event was originally scheduled to be held at the Black Dog Tavern, but was moved at the last minute. It was actually held at The Torch, a nearby tavern in Fort Worth, TX. An open mic was available at the event and various people read excerpts from the vast range of REH works. Poems were read aloud by various Howard fans, as were some parts of Howard stories, about 40 readings in all. Most copies of this publication were sold at that meeting.

Tags: King Kull / Paul Herman / Poems / Robert E. Howard / Solomon Kane / Tom Foster