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Roxana Preda <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 12 May 2014 17:17:32 +0100
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Hi Bob,
I'm sorry to hear that. I've also visited the website and saw that the  
play was unpublished.
Now it's probably gone.
And you have lost someone you considered a friend, a part of your youth.
I'm sorry.

Quoting [log in to unmask] on Mon, 12 May 2014 00:47:49 +0000:

> Roxana:
> 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.
> --Bob Bowen  
> ----- Original Message -----
> 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
> Hi Wayne,
> 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  
> writing".
> 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.
> R
> Quoting Wayne Pounds <[log in to unmask]> on Mon, 12 May 2014  
> 08:36:21 +0900:
>> 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--
>> Wayne
>> 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,
>> Roxana
>> Quoting [log in to unmask] on Sun, 11 May 2014 21:57:49 +0000:
>>> Roxana:
>>> 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).
>>> Finally
>>> 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
>>> touch.
>>> 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,
>>> Roxana
>>> --
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>>> 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.

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in
Scotland, with registration number SC005336.