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The Mill Mountain Press

The Mill Mountain Press was founded by Irving “Irv” Broughton in the early 1970’s, publishing Frank Stanford’s first book in 1972. The press went on to publish five more of Stanford’s books of poetry between 1974 and 1976 and co-published (with Lost Roads) Stanford’s magnum opus, The Battlefield Where The Moon Says I Love You, in 1977.

1. Stanford, Frank. SINGING KNIVES
Seattle: The Mill Mountain Press, 1971 [1972]

2. Stanford, Frank. LADIES FROM HELL
Seattle: The Mill Mountain Press, 1974

3. Goll, Yvan. THE MYTH OF THE PIERCED ROCK. translated by Frank Jones
Seattle: The Mill Mountain Press, 1975

4. Morris, Phyllis Franklin. TIME TO CLOSE THE COTTAGE
Seattle: Mill Mountain Press 1975

5. Stanford, Frank. FIELD TALK
Seattle: Mill Mountain Press, 1975

6. Stanford, Frank. SHADE
Seattle: Mill Mountain Press, 1975

7. Stanford, Frank. ARKANSAS BENCH STONE
Seattle: Mill Mountain Press, 1975

8. Brewster Ghiselin. LET THERE BE LIGHT
Seattle: Mill Mountain Press, 1976

9. Hankla, Susan. MISTRAL FOR DADDY AND VAN GOGH
Seattle: Mill Mountain Press, 1976

10. Wright, C.D. ALLA BREVE LOVING
Seattle: Mill Mountain Press, 1976

11. Stanford, Frank. CONSTANT STRANGER
Seattle: Mill Mountain Press, 1976

12. Stanford, Frank. THE BATTLEFIELD WHERE THE MOON SAYS I LOVE YOU
Seattle / Fayetteville: Mill Mountain / Lost Roads, 1977. Lost Roads 7-12

13. McAuley, James J. AN IRISH BULL
Spokane: Mill Mountain Press, 1980
First edition, broadside

Lost Roads Press

When you take the lost road
You find the bright feathers of morning
Laid out in proportion to snow and light
And when the snow gets lost on the road
Then the hot wind might blow from the south
And there is sadness in bed for twenty centuries
And everyone is chewing the grass on the graves again
—Frank Stanford, from “Circle of Lorca”

Lost Roads is a small press founded in 1976 in Arkansas by poet Frank Stanford. Its stated mission is to publish essential books in contemporary literature. After Stanford’s death in 1978, editorship was assumed by poet C.D. Wright, whose book, Room Rented by a Single Woman (1977), had been the press’s first release. Wright co-edited the press with poet Forrest Gander for many years. The current editor is Susan Scarlata.


1. Wright, C.D. ROOM RENTED BY A SINGLE WOMAN
Fayetteville: Lost Roads Publishing Company, 1977
First edition, perfect-bound in illustrated wrappers, 6.25″ x 8.75″, 48 pages. Cover art by Stephen Beard. Printed by White River Printers. Published as Lost Roads Number 1

2. Stoss, John. FINDING THE BROOM
Fayetteville: Lost Roads Publishing Company, 1977
Published as Lost Roads 2

3. Adamo, Ralph. SADNESS AT THE PRIVATE UNIVERSITY
Fayetteville: Lost Roads Publishing Company, 1977
Published as Lost Roads 3

4. Morris, John S. BEAN STREET
Fayetteville: Lost Roads Publishing Company, 1977
Published as Lost Roads 4

5. McKernan, John. WALKING ALONG THE MISSOURI RIVER
Fayetteville: Lost Roads Publishing Company, 1977
First edition, perfect-bound in illustrated wrappers, 6.25″ x 8.75″, 40 pages. Cover art by Richard Albertine. Printed by White River Printers. Published as Lost Roads Number 5

6. Broughton, Irv. THE BLESSING OF THE FLEET
Fayetteville, Lost Roads Publishing Company, 1977
Published as Lost Roads Number 6

7. Stanford, Frank. THE BATTLEFIELD WHERE THE MOON SAYS I LOVE YOU
Fayetteville / Seattle: Lost Roads Publishing Company / Mill Mountain Press, 1977
First edition, perfect-bound in illustrated wrappers, 7.25? x 8.5?, 542 pages. Published as Lost Roads Number 7-12

8. Wright, C. D. TERRORISM
Fayetteville: Lost Roads Publishing Company, 1979
First edition, perfect-bound in illustrated wrappers, 6″ x 8″, 48 pages. Cover art by Alan Pogue. Printed by White River Printers. Published as Lost Roads Number 13

9. Gilchrist, Ellen. THE LAND SURVEYOR’S DAUGHTER
Fayetteville: Lost Roads, 1979
Published as Lost roads Number 14

10. Stanford, Frank. YOU
Fayetteville: Lost Roads, 1979
Published as Lost roads Number 15

11. Caldwell, Justin. THE SLEEPING PORCH
Fayetteville: Lost Roads, 1979
Published as Lost Roads Number 16

12. Adamo, Ralph. THE END OF THE WORLD
Fayetteville: Lost Roads, 1979
Published as Lost Roads Number 17

13. Stanford, Frank. THE SINGING KNIVES
Fayetteville: Lost Roads, 1979
Published as Lost Roads Number 18

14. Benitez, Zuleyka. TROUBLE IN PARADISE 
Fayetteville: Lost Roads, 1980
Published as Lost Roads Number 19

15. Johnson, Honor. SMALL AS A RESURRECTION
Eureka Springs: Lost Roads, 1982
Published as Lost Roads Number 20

16. Rice, Stan. BODY OF WORK
Eureka Springs: Lost Roads, 1983
Published as Lost Roads Number 21

17. Stern, Steve. ISAAC AND THE UNDERTAKER’S DAUGHTER
Published as Lost Roads Number 22

18. Mayes, Frances. HOURS
Providence: Lost Roads, 1984
Published as Lost Roads Number 23


Online Resources:

Rain Taxi article on Lost Roads Press

Frank Stanford – Film

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Section D:
This index includes film


It Wasn’t A Dream, It Was A Flood is a 1974 autobiographical, 16mm short film about poet Frank Stanford, made by Stanford and his publisher, Irv Broughton.Stanford appears charismatic and passionate in the 25-minute film, which interviews friends on whom Stanford’s literary characters were sometimes based.

The film won one of the Judge’s Awards at the 1975 Northwest Film & Video Festival. It has never been released in theaters or on home video.

 

Frank Stanford – Contributions to Books and Anthologies

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Section B:
This index includes contributions to books and anthologies


1. FIFTY CONTEMPORARY POETS: THE CREATIVE PROCESS, edited by Alberta Turner
NY: Longman Publishing Group, 1977

Stanford contribution: “With the Approach of the Oak the Axeman Quakes”

2. BIG EASY: AN ANTHOLOGY OF NEW ORLEANS POETRY, edited by Ralph Adamo
New Orleans: Arts Council of Greater New Orleans, 1978

Stanford contribution: “Drunk Song in May” [collected in Shade]

3. OZARK, OZARK: A HILLSIDE READER, edited by Miller Williams Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1984)

4. THE MADE THING: AN ANTHOLOGY OF CONTEMPORARY SOUTHERN POETRY, edited by Leon Stokesbury
Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1987

Stanford contribution: “The Intruder” [collected in The Singing Knives], “Inventory” [collected in Arkansas Bench Stone], “Place on a Grave” [collected in Ladies from Hell], “Allegory of Death and Night” [uncollected], “Island Funeral” [collected in Crib Death]

5. THE WRITER’S MIND: INTERVIEWS WITH AMERICAN AUTHORS, edited by Irv Broughton
Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1990

6. THE LOST ROADS PROJECT: A WALK-IN BOOK OF ARKANSAS, edited and with an introduction by C.D. Wright
Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1994

Stanford contribution: “What About This” [uncollected]