Irving Broughton

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Irving "Irv" Broughton is a publisher, writer, filmmaker, and teacher[1] known for having discovered the talent of poet Frank Stanford. The two met at the Hollins Conference on Creative Writing and Cinema in 1970.[1][2] Broughton read Stanford's poems there and agreed to publish the poet's first book, The Singing Knives, which was published in 1971 by Broughton's Mill Mountain Press.[3] Broughton published five more of Stanford's books of poetry between 1974 and 1976 on his press and co-published[1] (with Lost Roads) Stanford's magnum opus, The Battlefield Where The Moon Says I Love You, in 1977.[4] Broughton also made a film with/about Stanford titled It Wasn't A Dream, It Was A Flood, which won one of the Judge's Awards at the 1975 Northwest Film & Video Festival.[1][5] Furthermore, the two interviewed and filmed writers together, the transcripts later appearing in The Writer’s Mind: Interviews With American Authors, a three-volume set for which Broughton was editor.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d Irv Broughton in Spokane, Washington by phone on February 18, 2008.
  2. ^ Broughton, Irv. "Tracing The Tale" (Letters To The Editor), Poets & Writers, September 2002.
  3. ^ Stanford, Frank. The Singing Knives. Seattle, WA: Mill Mountain Press. 1971. ISBN 0-912350-50-4.
  4. ^ Stanford, Frank. The Battlefield Where The Moon Says I Love You. Fayetteville, AR: Mill Mountain/Lost Roads nos. 7-12, 1977. ISBN 0-918786-13-4.
  5. ^ Ted Hurliman at the Northwest Film Center (which runs the Northwest Film & Video Festival) in Portland, OR by phone on February 21, 2008.
  6. ^ Broughton, Irv, ed. The Writer's Mind: Interviews With American Authors. 3 vols. Fayetteville, AR: University of Arkansas Press. 1989-90.