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Family Album A Collection of Poetry

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This is the oly collection of an Oklahoma poet. It is almost unattainable except for the work of a few of Howard's friends and colleagues, particularly Elbert and Marion Hill, Dennis and Billie Letts and Blanche Jamison. The book can be purchased at SOSU Barnes and Noble Campus Bookstore with the money going to a scholarship fund in Howard's name set up after his passing ...more
paperback, 68 pages
Published 1995 by Running Board Press
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Ron Wallace
Feb 10, 2008 Ron Wallace rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All those who are breathing
Recommended to Ron by: Dennis Letts
Shelves: top-shelf
Howard Starks was an amazing man and one of the finest poets I ever had the privilege of reading. He was on the same plain as Robinson Jeffers, James Dickey, Yusef Komunyakaa, Ted Kooser or any of the contemporary greats of our time. The book was printed by friends of Howard's all schooled in the field of literature who recognized his awesome talent and refused to let it go unpublished.
Marion and Elbert Hill have paid to have it reprinted and donated the proceeds to a scholarship fund in Howard'
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Aug 07, 2014 Sara rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction, poetry
I'm not much of a poetry person, but I picked this up after reading Tracy Letts' "August: Osage County," as the title of the play came from one of Starks' poems. I grew up in CA, so the reminiscing of an Oklahoma childhood is all a bit foreign to me, but the sense of family and history and tradition which is conveyed in the poems is cross-cultural.
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