ISFDB banner

Title: The Dust Dance ("For I, with the shape of my kin...")

You are not logged in. If you create a free account and sign in, you will be able to customize what is displayed.

Title: The Dust Dance ("For I, with the shape of my kin...") Title Record # 1499296
Author: Robert E. Howard
Date: 1965-00-00
Type: POEM
Language: English
Note: Sometimes designated as version 1 of the 3 Howard poems with this name. This poem has four parts of 24, 12, 16, and 20 lines. The last 4 lines of the second part are virtually identical to the first 4 lines of Howard's poem "The Song of Horsa's Galley"; the last 4 lines of the poem are virtually identical to the first 4 lines of Howard's poem "The Road to Hell". Lines 1-3, 5-8, 13-16 and 9-12 are identical to lines 9-12, 29-32, 45-48 and 49-52, respectively, of version 2 ("The sin and jest of the times am I..."). First published in The Howard Collector # 7, Winter 1965. Lines 21-24 appeared in a Howard letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. March 1928 ("Salaam: / Glad you're writing these days..."). These lines are part of version 3 of Howard's poems of this name. Parts of this poem appear in The Dark Barbarian, ed. Don Herron (lines 9-12 on p. 40); The Book of Madness: Whispers Within, Chaos Without by Bill Bridges, Steven Brown, Sam Inabinet, Kathleen Ryan & Phil Brucato (lines 69-72, p. 21); and Riverside Quarterly, June 1966. ed. Leland Sapiro (lines 5-20).
User Rating: This title has no votes. VOTE
Current Tags: None Add Tags

Other Titles

Variant Titles
Year Title
1965 The Dust Dance (1, "For I, with the shape of my kin...")
1965Although the editor labelled this poem as "Version 2", it is version 1.
The Dust Dance [Version 2] ("For I, with the shape...")

Publications

Displaying all variants and translations • Do not display translationsDo not display variants or translations

Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
The Howard Collector, #7 Winter 1965 1965-00-00 ed. Glenn Lord Glenn Lord   $0.60 [2]+
37
ph?Pamphlet. Used for short (in page count), unbound, staple-bound, or otherwise lightly bound publications.
fanzine Checkmark
Echoes from an Iron Harp 1972-00-00 Robert E. Howard Donald M. Grant   $6.00 109
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Alicia Austin Checkmark
The Book of Robert E. Howard 1976-02-00 Robert E. Howard Zebra Books / Kensington Publishing Corp. 0-89083-163-7 $1.95 345
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Jeff Jones Checkmark
The Book of Robert E. Howard 1980-02-00 Robert E. Howard Berkley Books 0-425-04449-1 $1.95 xi+
240
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Ken Kelly Checkmark
The Collected Poetry of Robert E. Howard 2009-01-00 Robert E. Howard The Robert E. Howard Foundation Press   $59.00 lxxix+
728
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
The Collected Poetry of Robert E. Howard 2009-04-00 Robert E. Howard The Robert E. Howard Foundation Press   $59.00 lxxix+
728
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
The Collected Poetry of Robert E. Howard 2009-08-00 Robert E. Howard The Robert E. Howard Foundation Press   $59.00 lxxix+
728
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Robert E. Howard: Selected Poems 2009-11-00 Robert E. Howard Frank Coffman   $37.00 xxix+
527
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Robert E. Howard: Selected Poems 2009-11-00 Robert E. Howard Frank Coffman   $23.50 xxix+
527
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Checkmark
View all covers for The Dust Dance ("For I, with the shape of my kin...") (logged in users can change User Preferences to always display covers on this page)
Copyright (c) 1995-2019 Al von Ruff and the ISFDB team
ISFDB Engine - Version 4.00 (04/24/06)