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Poems of Loveman Occupy 16 Pages in Georgia Verse Book

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Poems of the late Robert Loveman of Dalton, Ga., beloved Southern poet, will occupy sixteen pages in the Oglethorpe Book of Georgia Verse, now being issued by the Oglethorpe University Press. Loveman, who was a Jew, was born in Cleveland in 1864, the son of David R. and Esther Black Loveman. He spent much of his life in the mountains of North Georgia, received his early schooling at Dalton and attended the University of Alabama, where he is designated as one of the institution’s famous sons.

Twenty-two of Loveman’s favorite poems will be included in the new anthology, placing him about third in prominence among such well known writers of verse as Lanier and Stanton. In addition to several volumes of collected verse published during his lifetime and numerous poems in literary magazines, much recognition has been paid the Georgia poet in publications dealing with American poets, literary figures of the South and with Jews who have made notable cultural contributions to the South.

Outstanding among the honors that have been paid to the memory of Robert Loveman was the recent unveiling of a monument to him at Fletcher, N. C., in the churchyard of the old Calvary Episcopal Church, which has won the sobriquet of the "outdoor Westminster Abbey of the South."

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