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Robert Joe Stout

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ROBERT JOE STOUT is a journalist who has worked as a magazine editor, newspaper reporter, copy editor and contributing editor. The author of Hidden Dangers, Mexico on the Brink of Disaster; Why Immigrants Come to America; and The Blood of the Serpent: Mexican Lives plus the novels Where Gringos Don't Belong; Running Out the Hurt; and Miss Sally, he has published nonfiction widely in magazines, journals, and newspapers. His short fiction has appeared in literary and trade magazines and his poetry includes the books Monkey Screams and A Perfect Throw. He lives in Oaxaca, Mexico.
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Robert Joe Stout Hi Jimmy,
Good questions. In the early 70s I was involved with an interactive veteran’s support group (as a writer/journalist not as a counselor) in…more
Hi Jimmy,
Good questions. In the early 70s I was involved with an interactive veteran’s support group (as a writer/journalist not as a counselor) in Austin, Texas. One of the things we did was get those involved to talk about their experiences, or write about them. At one point we mimeographed the comments, experiences. For a while I had the mimeographs but they long ago disappeared; however, I had a version of them that I’d typed, thinking I might sometime publish something using them. Later in the 70s after I moved to California I taught an off-campus writing class sponsored by a university connected group. Several of the participants were Vietnam vets and wrote about their experiences—or brought poems they’d written when they were in Vietnam. As a magazine journalist I was then writing for a number of military magazines—Army Magazine, Retired Officer Magazine, Vietnam Magazine, American Legion magazine, etc. so I was tied in to military experiences (my own having been rather mundane) and wrote a few poems about Vietnam. Much later, in 1997, I wrote the poems that were included in Monkey Screams intending it to be a chapbook. I based the poems on the old ‘70s accounts of events in Vietnam and decided to make each poem a separate narrative told by a participant. The events described—the jeep hitting the buffalo, the return to the town burned by the Cong, the missing supplies, the marine’s trip to the monastery, etc. all actually happened though not exactly as narrated in the poems. The one exception is the four-part poem “Good Reports” which is based on experiences related by a friend and was written a year or two before the others but like the others is not an accurate journalistic account but a poetic rendering of the events described.
I hope this clarifies rather than obfuscates. Bob Stout

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Robert Joe Stout I'm afraid not. The publisher originally planned to bring it out as a Nook ebook along with the print version but apparently ran into problems…moreI'm afraid not. The publisher originally planned to bring it out as a Nook ebook along with the print version but apparently ran into problems negotiating it and the deal fell through. I have a couple of review copies left and could provide one (or a pdf) if that would be of help to your group.

Thanks so much for your interest.(less)
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Hidden Dangers: Mexico on t...

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Kill the Teachers, Mexico’s Bloody Repression of Human Rights, Robert Joe Stout’s intimate portrayal of protest and repression in Oaxaca. First hand experiences and on the spot interviews. Awesome! Says 5-star reviewer.

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Perceptive, intelligent poetry, serious, personal, amusing, sad. The imagery is imaginative, constant, vivid and takes the reader into a world of surprising revelations. A very good read, one that one can go back to again and again.
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Hello Robert,
It's such a pleasure having you for a friend here. I look forward to reading your work. Thank you so much and best wishes to you.
My warmest regards,
CJ

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