So Google can find anything, right?
Well not this time.
I mean, DM me if
you can find it.
I would love to read it: The Last Poem: All My Friends Are Going to Be Published, By: Grover Lewis.
There was also a strange single-sheet fold-over from about this time; it was called The Last Poem: All My Friends Are Going to Be Published, a riposte, I guess, to my own All My Friends Are Going to Be Strangers. But an odd riposte.
-Larry McMurtry, Literary Life
Funny that McMurtry plays coy here: “a riposte, I guess.”
Because Texas State University had this to say about Grover Lewis:
At Oak Cliff, Lewis attended W.H. Adamson High School and worked at the Texas Theater, a site made infamous some years later as the location where Lee Harvey Oswald was taken into custody. He graduated from Adamson in 1953 and moved to Denton to attend North Texas State College where he majored in English and Drama. It was around this time that Lewis married and fathered a son and a daughter with his first wife, Peggy. At North Texas he also found a “kindred spirit” in future Pulitzer Prize-winner Larry McMurtry.
Together Lewis and McMurtry—“each being the only aspiring writer the other knew”—found their way around the back roads and byways of Texas. And Lewis, like McMurtry, began his career as a writer while attending North Texas. He and McMurtry both won various student writing awards for poetry, fiction, and nonfiction in Avesta, the school’s literary magazine; and Lewis’s creative work was soon published in other literary magazines and journals such as Carolina Quarterly, New Mexico Quarterly, and The Nation
Serendipitously, I went to to Texas Tech and later, so did Lewis.
Texas State University Continues:
In 1960, Lewis was named a National Defense Act fellow and moved to Lubbock to pursue a Ph.D. at Texas Technical College. While a graduate student at Tech, he again wrote for the school newspaper and edited Tech’s literary magazine, The Harbinger. Lewis also worked as a graduate teaching assistant, and his students included Ponty Bone and Jimmie Dale Gilmore—both of whom became acclaimed Texas musicians.