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Michael Springate <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 27 Sep 2013 21:03:12 -0700
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I also try to use Facebook as little as possible. For me at least, that
way the future does not lie.

Michael Springate

On 13.09.27 6:59 PM, "bob hughes" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>Dear Roxana and Justin,
>As an avid reader and sometime user of the EPS and the Listserv, I'd
>like to add my concern about the 'bulletins' going to Facebook. My wife,
>Margaret Fisher and I try to use Facebook as little as possible and
>would regret missing 'bulletins' through nor consulting Facebook.
>Thanks for your consideration   -  Bob Hughes
>On 9/27/2013 2:48 AM, Roxana Preda wrote:
>> Hi Justin,
>> I am very sorry not to know about the online work you have been doing.
>> I am not a regular Facebook user and had no idea.
>> Your offer has great value for me and for us all - if you want us to
>> work together, I would be very grateful.
>> The ideas for the EPS website are in place so we could discuss them
>> and start work on the development right away, if you have time.
>> As to the bulletins... I worried about them, as I think they are
>> relevant for every Poundian out there - Facebook seems like an option
>> - we might have a think about it.
>> Just write to my personal email address to discuss details.
>> All the best and thank you!
>> R
>> Quoting Justin Kishbaugh <[log in to unmask]> on Thu, 26 Sep 2013
>> 17:57:57 +0000:
>>> Dear Roxana,
>>> Justin Kishbaugh here. As you may or may not know, I have created a
>>> Facebook page for the Ezra Pound International Conference so that
>>> people may ask questions, share experiences and pictures, and be kept
>>> abreast of information regarding the conference.
>>> I was wondering if you would either be interested in having me create
>>> a similar page for the EPS, which I would be willing to manage for
>>> you, or if you would like me to simply distribute on the EPIC page
>>> the information you sent out via email?
>>> I could also very easily create a gmail address for the society and
>>> manage that as well if you'd like.
>>> Also, I think the the award for the best Pound paper is a great idea.
>>> Just let me know if you would like me to go through with any of these
>>> options for you and I'll get on it. If not, no worries, just thought
>>> I'd offer.
>>> All best,
>>> Justin
>>> ________________________________________
>>> From: - Ezra Pound discussion list of the University of Maine
>>> [[log in to unmask]] on behalf of Roxana Preda
>>> [[log in to unmask]]
>>> Sent: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 4:37 PM
>>> To: [log in to unmask]
>>> Subject: EPS Information Bulletin no.2 / September 24, 2013 ? The
>>> Society Awards
>>> Dear friends,
>>> As you may know, The Ezra Pound Society gives an annual award for the
>>> best book in Pound studies published in the previous year. The time
>>> has come for us to decide what book receives the prize for 2012.
>>> For those of you who do not know of this award, here is a
>>> The first winner was Alec Marsh for his book Money and Modernity
>>> followed by:
>>> Leon Surette (Pound in Purgatory, 2000),
>>> Walter Baumann (Roses in the Steel Dust, 2001),
>>> Margaret Fisher (Ezra Pound's Radio Operas, 2004),
>>> Peter Liebregts (Pound and Neoplatonism, 2005),
>>> Mary De Rachewiltz together with David and Joanna Moody for their
>>> edition of correspondence Ezra Pound to his Parents, 2011.
>>> As you see, this is a roll of honor and a beautiful tradition, which
>>> is now for us to continue. Please write to me to propose books for
>>> consideration.
>>> The award is given at the MLA convention and the winner receives a
>>> cheque for $500.
>>> I await your proposals until November 15, when I will write to let you
>>> know what books are being considered. That gives us time to decide on
>>> the book winner until the next MLA convention in January 2014.
>>> I would like to take this opportunity to launch an initiative: I
>>> propose to you that the society also give an award for the best
>>> article in Pound studies published in the previous year. An article
>>> can be the vehicle for exciting new discoveries; it often makes a
>>> young scholar's career; it establishes or consolidates a reputation. I
>>> would like to give young Poundians the chance to compete with their
>>> elders and to win prestige and recognition among their peers for
>>> outstanding small-scale work.
>>> The award of 2014 would honor an essay published in a journal or
>>> volume in 2012 and 2013. I propose that the society gives the winner a
>>> cheque for $100 and ensures that the article is promoted on our
>>> website (which we WILL have). We could have a small ceremony at the
>>> ALA conference in May 2014 to announce and celebrate the winner.
>>> For the articles we can extend the submissions period until January
>>> 1st. Please don?t be shy to propose your own work ? all I ask is that
>>> the article has an abstract which clearly states the argument and
>>> shows in what way the article breaks new ground, makes a discovery, or
>>> is a departure from established practices and assumptions. In January
>>> I will let you know what article proposals I have received.
>>> If you like this initiative, I would be deeply grateful for
>>> sponsorship ? at present the society does not receive any membership
>>> dues and any donation would help us ensure we continue to give the
>>> society awards and honour the bright ideas and the courageous research
>>> Poundians do. To donate, please write to [log in to unmask]
>>> I look forward to your proposals ? I am now investigating possible
>>> channels for a society mailbox ? I hope to reach a decision before
>>> mid-November. A mailbox could be a temporary solution that would give
>>> more shape to the EPS; it would also give us the possibility to vote
>>> on the awards and provide storage space for our materials.
>>> Until then, please write to me at [log in to unmask]
>>> Al the very best,
>>> Roxana
>>> -- 
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