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Scope and Contents This collection consists of 32 letters written by George Oppen to various recipients (including Cid Corman and Paul Auster) between 1960 and 1980. No return correspondence is included. The collection includes both typescript and holograph letters, most of which discuss literary matters, with some mentions of Oppen's personal life and his experiences running To Publishers in France. One letter to Paul Auster was dictated by Oppen to his wife near the end of his life and discusses the effect that...
Scope and Contents Collection contains 22 folders, containing six holograph poems, fourteen holograph letters, and one typescript letter. All of the poems in the collection have been published in Inter alia: The Complete Poetical Works of James Whitcomb Riley (New York, Grosset and Dunlap, 1937). Of the fifteen letters in the collection, only one has been published. The letters are written to longtime friend of Riley, Howard S. Taylor. The letters are personal as well as literary in content and cover the years...
Overview This collection comprises letters written to Marguerite Wilkinson from contemporary American poets. The bulk of the correspondence was written in 1919, and primarily concerns Wilkinson’s poetry anthologies: Golden Songs of the Golden State (1917), New Voices (1919), Contemporary Poetry (1923) and The Way of the Makers (1925), with responses from authors to her requests for permission to use their poems. These responses frequently include suggestions of different poems or discussions of poetry...
Overview The Pack Manuscripts document the creative genesis of one of a major American poet long-associated with Middlebury College. Harold Bloom described Robert Pack as a “humane and eloquent poet who follows Robert Frost and Edwin Arlington Robinson in a major American tradition.” Pack was also a highly regarded teacher of American literature at Middlebury College who served as Director of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference from 1972 to 1995. His poems take inspiration from the landscape of...
Scope and Contents The Collection encompasses the thoughts and feelings, work and friendships of Viola White in her voluminous journals. Her letters, both professional (related to publication of her literary oeuvre and to her work as Curator of the Abernethy Library) and personal, reveal her thoughts and desires regarding her work and family. Manuscripts of her essays, books, and poetry, some of a very personal nature, both published and unpublished are included in the manuscript files. A revealing picture of a...