The Child Who Loved Movies contains over 200 new poems in the prolific life's work of the poet and film historian, L. E. Ward.
Ward, a former university literature teacher, published The Collected Poems of L. E. Ward (552 pps; 1999; ISBN 1-58348-209-1) with iUniverse, as well as Portraits of Life: New and Selected Poems (136 pps; illus; 2000; ISBN 0-595-08877-5).
Ward is the author of the only collection of poetry about the movies, by a single author, in publishing history. His many topics include his 1950's upper-midwest childhood, eros, the ancient world and the arts and literature - especially world-painters and paintings - in addition to motion pictures. A life-long labor of love.
A two-time Pulitzer nominee (1992 - criticism; 1999 - poetry), Ward is a member of the Academy of American Poets, New York, and the Poetry Society of America. His work is dedicated to the memory of his parents, the late Leon E. Ward (1898-1970) and Lillian E. Ward (1908-1999).
L.E. Ward has published 1,000 articles as a contributing editor to such national film periodicals as Classic Images and Movie Collector?s World. Ward is listed in Who?s Who in U.S. Writers, Editors, and Poets, and The International Authors Who?s Who, Cambridge, England. He is listed by The American Biographical Institute in Personalities of the World and The International Book of Honor, among others.