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Howard W. Robertson Website
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Howard W. Robertson is a poet and fiction writer whose great-great-great-grandfather was captain of The Lost Wagon Train of 1853. Though having traveled widely in America and Europe, he lives still in Eugene, Oregon, where those pioneer ancestors survived to settle and where a century later his good fortune it was to be born.

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The poems of Howard W. Robertson have been published in HIPFISH, NEST, LITERAL LATTE, NIMROD, FIREWEED, ERGO, and numerous other fine publications. A chapbook of his poems, TO THE FIERCE GUARD IN THE ASSYRIAN SALOON, is available from Ahsahta Press, and his poetry is included in THE AHSAHTA ANTHOLOGY: POETRY OF THE AMERICAN WEST. He is the winner of the 2003 Robinson Jeffers Tor House Prize for Poetry. He has been included among the winners of several other poetry awards, including the Bumbershoot Award, the Emily Dickinson Award, the Intown Award, the Literal Latté Award, the Pablo Neruda Award, and the Pacifica Award.


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ODE TO CERTAIN INTERSTATES AND OTHER POEMS, a full-length book of the poems of Howard W. Robertson, will be published by Clear Cut Press during October, 2003. Included of course is the "Ode to certain interstates" itself, which is based on the experiences of alter ego Lee Douglas during his year as a long-haul trucker in the eleven Western states and British Columbia. While he is over the road, Lee Douglas often reflects on FRESH BLOOD, a fictional pioneer autobiography written by Howard W. Robertson. To obtain a copy of ODE TO CERTAIN INTERSTATES AND OTHER POEMS, contact Clear Cut Press by clicking the link to the left; to obtain a copy of FRESH BLOOD, contact Howard W. Robertson by clicking on his e-mail address at the bottom of this page.


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Immediately below are links to three poems by Howard W. Robertson. They show his characteristic technique, which he describes as "a mimesis of the streaming of Being through Nonbeing." The reader is cordially invited to click on these three links and lingeringly look.


  Poem: Sojourn ...     Poem: Not far ...     Poem: Life of ...  


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