“The Ballad of King Geraint” and “Zukala’s Mating Song” are slightly different from the version published in The Collected Poetry of Robert E. Howard.

The remainder of the content items are facsimile copies of Howard typescripts.

“The Guise of Youth” and “Roads” were originally published as two separate poems, but are likely a single poem.

As a young man, Howard contributed to The Junto, a circulating publication written by a group of his friends and himself. During circulation, the group would write comments about the content, which was then typed up and distributed with the following issue of The Junto. “The Commentary” collects such comments made by Howard, edited by Rob Roehm.

untitled “I’m more than a man” is from the single page draft of the story “Yellow Laughter”

Contents

  • 2 •  Letter from the Board (The Robert E. Howard Foundation Newsletter, Winter 2008) • essay by Rob Roehm
  • 3 • Ballad of King Geraint (excerpt) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 5 • Zukala’s Mating Song • [The Zukala Poems: A Narrative Cycle • 5] • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 6 • The Guise of Youth / Roads • poem by Robert E. Howard (variant of The Guise of Youth 2009)
  • 7 • Skulls against the Dawn • (2007) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 8 • Untitled story (draft of “The Thing on the Roof”) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 17 • The Nut’s Shell • (1986) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 20 • Yellow Laughter • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 21 • The Commentary • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 24 • The Rivals • (1927) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • bc • The Question of the East • (2007) • essay by Robert E. Howard
Publisher : The Robert E. Howard Foundation
Year : Winter 2008
Type: Newsletter/fanzine
Format : Periodical  (8.5 x 11, saddle stapled)
Pages : 28
Cover : Photo of REH
Illustrations : None

Notes

Prepared for publication by Rob Roehm

Saddle stapled, wraps. Page numbers include covers.

Not available for individual sale.
This newsletter was provided to Friends of REH and Legacy Circle members of the Robert E. Howard Foundation.
It is a limited edition and all surplus copies will be destroyed at year’s end.

“The Ballad of King Geraint” and “Zukala’s Mating Song” are slightly different from the version published in The Collected Poetry of Robert E. Howard.
The remainder of the content items are facsimile copies of Howard typescripts.
“The Guise of Youth” and “Roads” were originally published as two separate poems, but are likely a single poem.
As a young man, Howard contributed to The Junto, a circulating publication written by a group of his friends and himself. During circulation, the group would write comments about the content, which was then typed up and distributed with the following issue of The Junto. “The Commentary” collects such comments made by Howard, edited by Rob Roehm.

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