After your last email, I went back into Ken Arnold's website and on the Home page it stated that Ken Arnold passed away on January 24, 2014. I hadn't spoken to him since 1978 when we were preparing his play for full production. I wasn't aware of his website until I searched for it today. I haven't been involved in theatre since I left Washington, DC at the end of 1979. I've been too busy earning a living and now fully involved in politics trying to save this country from disappearing into the graveyard of history.
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From: "Roxana Preda" <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Sent: Sunday, May 11, 2014 5:59:18 PM
Subject: Re: Ezra Pound Society website and little magazine
In the footer of the website on the right side you'll see a menu
called Outreach and underneath, a link to something called "creative
This is the place. It's empty now, but we can put in a bibliography of
literary work based on EP's life, or a video clip, or anything useful
we might find.
Quoting Wayne Pounds <[log in to unmask]> on Mon, 12 May 2014
> Roxanna, you say you've made a place on the website for
> contributions of the sort that Bob Bowen mentions, but where exactly
> is it? What is the button called?
> Many thanks--
> On May 12, 2014, at 8:29 AM, Roxana Preda wrote:
> Hi Bob,
> "Ezra in Bedlam?" Oh, I'm all ears!
> You know, I would like to collect these things, plays, fiction and
> poems about EP, I mean we should know about those efforts and
> archive them. They are attuned to the times and give us a measure of
> how Pound was read and interpreted over the years.
> Thank you so much for mentioning this play, I'll look it up. If you
> come across further such titles, please let me know. I have made a
> place on the website especially for them. Some must make us cringe,
> but some might be good, who knows? It's a whole field of
> investigation I am very curious about.
> Thank you for registering as a member, I plan to keep things moving!
> With all my best,
> Quoting [log in to unmask] on Sun, 11 May 2014 21:57:49 +0000:
>> Thank you so much for "Make It New." The first time I read those
>> words from EP I felt like he pushed the right button merging my
>> heart with my brain as one in all that I do. Since that moment I
>> have tried to always work them together. Using the brain without
>> the heart begets evil, the heart without the brain renders foolish
>> outcomes. Too bad that youth is wasted on the young as we spend
>> most of it learning how to die at peace with the world.
>> I just subscribed to "Make It New" and look forward to many hours
>> experiencing the work of Ezra Pound. I was the Literary Manager at
>> the New Playwrights' Theatre of Washington in the 1970s when we
>> produced a new play "Ezra In Bedlam" by Ken Arnold of Philadelphia.
>> That was the inspiration for me to open my mind to the real work
>> of Ezra Pound rather than the mainstream media bashing published
>> during my youth.
>> --Robert M. "Bob" Bowen
>> Chairman, Constitution Party of New Mexico
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Roxana Preda" <[log in to unmask]>
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Sent: Sunday, May 11, 2014 1:32:59 PM
>> Subject: Ezra Pound Society website and little magazine
>> Ezra Pound Society Bulletin no. 5, May 11, 2014
>> Dear friends,
>> Since I took over the running of this society of ours last year, I
>> have been talking to you about the desirability of a website and a
>> newsletter for our society.
>> At some point I realized that the best thing would be to launch them
>> together. They are ready now and the time has come to show you what I
>> have been working on for the past few months.
>> I must confess that I?ve been rather ambitious for our society ? other
>> literary organisations have websites, but none, so far as I know, is
>> interactive, like ours.
>> All the other societies have newsletters, but none so far as I know,
>> is multimedia. In fact, the quality of contributions I received for
>> the first issue have prompted me to change its status to ?little
>> magazine?. If you care to register on the site to read the little mag,
>> I think you will agree with me. It is called Make It New.
>> The magazine, as well as my proposals for society projects are closed
>> to the wider public and open just to members. You will see that the
>> table of contents of the little mag is open access. But in order to
>> actually read it, you?ll have to register.
>> At this point this website is our society home. It is a house with a
>> lot of empty rooms waiting for your contributions and improvements. I
>> have provided just the minimum content, or a few placeholders. Ideally
>> it should become a place where we are comfortable to return ? to adorn
>> and enrich it as every loving homeowner does.
>> The society is now initiating another way of gaining and cultivating
>> membership. In the past, members were the subscribers to Paideuma, a
>> model common to other literary societies as well.
>> While we would certainly urge Pound scholars to maintain their
>> subscriptions to the journal, I think that another model, with a
>> low-cost subscription would be an incentive for more people to become
>> members. The society financial goals are as ever, to have a money
>> foundation for the awards. Then, if there is anything left, the
>> society could initiate and carry out a number of projects, which are
>> described on the website. It could also ideally offer some help to
>> deserving postgraduate students (a modest subvention of conference
>> travel costs comes to mind in that respect).
>> Like anything that is new, the website might not always perform
>> smoothly or be the same for everyone in every circumstance. We are now
>> testing, experimenting. You have to make allowances for my new role as
>> web designer/ administrator. If you have problems or suggestions,
>> don?t shoot, just drop me an email or simply offer your help, it will
>> be welcome.
>> As to the magazine ? when you see the pilot issue, you will have a
>> better idea of what it can do for us. Justin Kishbaugh will run it as
>> a managing editor and Barry Ahearn and I will be in the wings to look
>> kindly over his shoulder. We plan to do more reviewing, especially the
>> publications of the last two years. If you?d rather start smaller and
>> provide a chapter or article summary, this is welcome too. Just get in
>> This is a cordial invitation to you all to become members of a changed
>> Ezra Pound Society ? with new presence and visibility, improved means
>> of communication, and a unique chance for us to work together.
>> Just go to http://www.ezrapoundsociety.org
>> With all my best,
>> The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in
>> Scotland, with registration number SC005336.
> The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in
> Scotland, with registration number SC005336.
The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in
Scotland, with registration number SC005336.