Christopher P. Stephens, Bookman

Chris Stephens has been a book dealer since 1965 - earlier if you count childhood buying and selling.

Stephens has sold major collections to university libraries all over the world. He has operated appealing bookstores in Mt. Carroll, Illinois, Hastings on Hudson, NY and several in NYC, NY. He is a wholesale dealer to other bookstores all over the world.

Chris loves books.

Stephens now maintains a lively internet operation out of his new home in Scranton, PA.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Barbara Morrow

Morrow is a scholar of classical Greek. She had fun composing clerihews for the Hastings on Hudson Literature Club Clerihew contest around great Greeks of old. She won the contest. riverrun offered a book prize. Barbara had as much fun redeeming the book prize as earning it. She spent an afternoon considering books. Her house is already full of books so she felt some pressure to be extremely discriminating. It was even fun being discriminating!

Was there really a poet named Homer?
Some scholars say definately no, sir.
The ancient bard
Is taking it hard.

The iambs of witty Archilochus
Were bawdy, scathing, and scurrilous.
He made a name
For his power to defame.

The lyrics of lesbian Sappho
Made all the girls tingle and gasp so.
In Athen sage Solon did cry,
"Let me learn her new song and then die!"

Euripedes'lengthy career
Was more than a little bit drear.
How tragic he had to die
Before winning first prize for The Bacchae!

The beauty of young Alcibiades
Set strong men on fire with desire to please.
So imagine his dismay
When Socrates turned him away.

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