(urth) Has anyone heard of C. S. Cooney?
aldenweer at charter.net
Wed Aug 10 20:33:29 PDT 2005
Maru Dubshinki wrote:
>On 8/10/05, Jason Willard <funesmem6 at msn.com> wrote:
>>I just got my copy of Starwater Strains and the dedication says the title is
>>from a poem by C. S. Cooney called "Lady Rosemary." Rosemary I get, of
>>course, but is Mr. Wolfe in the habit of making up poets? I can't find this
>>poet mentioned in Google or Wikipedia or ABE Books. (As fabulous as they
>>are, admittedly limited sources.) Am I missing something obvious? Has
>>Wolfe used this as a pseudonym?
>There is a man of letters by the name of "Seamus Cooney". Cooney is
>not a common last name at all, and that fellow has at least one of the
>right initials. But he doesn't appear to have authored any poems,
>rather just edited a lot of poems and letters by such luminaries as
>Charles Bukowski; there is an Irish principal who likes poetry, but
>that seems unlikely; and it doesn't appear to be a code of some sort-
>at least, the most significant anagram is "Once Cosy". Perhaps you
>could copy the poem, if Wolfe included it (or did he simply mention it
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"The title of this book is taken from "Lady Rosemary," a poem by C. S.
Cooney; and this book is dedicated to them."
That's it. Three possibilities (as far as I can see): Cooney is an
obscure poet (and Wolfe does seem to have some obscure things in his
library); something's misprinted; or someone's doing some leg-pulling.
Thanks for the feedback!
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