The Double Shadow: A Clark Ashton Smith Podcast

Smith and Lovecraft’s Letters To Be Collected Along With Sterling’s Poetry

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.

  1. Gerall Kahla says:

    This is exciting! I’d love to get my grubby mitts on this one.

    Thanks for the heads-up!

  2. Hell yeah! That’s awesome, especially the correspondence! I didn’t realize that Lovecraft actually saved Smith’s letters, unlike the letters of most of the people who wrote to him.