Some exciting news from S.T. Joshi’s June 17th post:
David E. Schultz and I are working hard on two large projects for Hippocampus Press: the Complete Poetry of George Sterling in 3 volumes, and the joint correspondence of H. P. Lovecraft and Clark Ashton Smith in 2 volumes. We are also wrestling with getting a paperback edition of Smith’s Complete Poetry and Translations ready for publication; we may be including one or two poems by Smith that escaped us when we prepared the hardcover edition.
I’m excited for this on multiple fronts. The HPL/CAS letters should be great. Since we all own various volumes of their letters, we’ve enjoyed discovering the playful back-and-forth, which we demonstrated in our two interludes. I can’t wait to have that spelled out in front of me.
I don’t know how much Sterling’s poetry will cost, but it could give us an insight into CAS’s writings and his admiration for the man. And a new CAS volume is always exciting, even if it’s the poetry…which I’m less interested in than the fiction.