Wilbur, Richard

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Richard Wilbur (1921- ) is an American poet and literary translator. He was appointed the sixth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1987. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, for Things of This World (1956) in 1957 (for which he also won the National Book Award) and for New and Collected Poems (1988) in 1989. Among Wilbur's other honors are the 1983 Drama Desk Special Award for his translation of The Misanthrope, the Edna St Vincent Millay Award, the Bollingen Prize, and the Chevalier, Ordre National des Palmes Academiques. Wilbur was named U.S. Poet Laureate in 1987 and received the National Medal of Arts from President Clinton in 1994.

Henry Pettit was Professor of English at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He was named Honorary Curator of Rare Books in Norlin Library in the early 1950's, managing the collections and encouraging the acquisition of such materials as eighteenth-century English literature and examples of early printing. Pettit was a scholar of the English poet Edward Young (1683-1765), compiling Bibliography of Young's Night Thoughts (1954) and editing The Correspondence of Edward Young (1971).

From the guide to the Richard Wilbur to Mr. Pettit (MS 236), 17 October [19]53, (University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries. Special Collections Dept.)


Charles Hobson is an artist who uses pastel, monotype and other printmaking variations to construct images for books and works on paper. He often works in series, follows a historical theme, and employs the monotype as an under painting for further work with pastel, acrylic and printed texts. He began creating artist's books after working on a tribute book for a friend, Bruce Nelson, after his death in 1984. The book contained Nelson's prose in a small letterpress edition. His first artist's book was Supper in Montmartre which came out in 1985.

1985 Supper in Montmartre 1988 Flaubert and Louise 1990 Leonardo Knows Baseball (trade edition, 1991) 1991 Degas Dancing 1991 Variations on the Word SLEEP 1994 Balzac's Coffee Pot 1994 Impromptu 1994 Parisian Encounters 1995 Breton's Dream 1995 Clouds and Dreams 1995 Magritte's Buckets 1995 Man Ray's Kiss 1996 Shipwreck Stories 1997 Fresnel's Tower 1997 Lighthouse Legends 1998 Andromeda Imagined 1999 Human Touch 1999 Writing on the Body 2000 Dancing with Amelia 2001 Anotaciones 2001 Seeing Stars 2002 Taking Off Emily Dickinson's Clothes 2003 Adam and Eve 2003 Three Kisses 2004 Poems from the Heart 2004 The Writer 2005 The Mappist 2006 The Near Woods 2006 R.O.W. 2006 red thread, two women

From the guide to the Charles Hobson collection: design and production materials for artist's books, 1985-2008, (Department of Special Collections and University Archives)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Joseph Brodsky papers, circa 1890-2004, 1972-1996 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Miscellaneous European calligraphy, 1591-1977. Houghton Library
referencedIn William Harmon Papers (#4568), 1939-2000 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Graywolf Press Archives, 1978-2010 University of Minnesota Libraries. Literary Manuscripts Collection, Manuscripts Division. [mss]
referencedIn Harvard Law School Forums Records Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
referencedIn Yevtushenko, Yevgeny Aleksandrovich, 1933-. Papers, ca. 1920-1999, ca. 1945-1997 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Gerard Malanga Papers, 1944-1971 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Reynolds Price Papers, bulk, 1927-2010 and undated, 1956-2006 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Antioch Review mss., 1940-2007 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Charles Hobson collection: design and production materials for artist's books, 1985-2008 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Parnassus: poetry in review records, 1971-1996 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn University of Connecticut, English Department Records, 1944-1982 Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Center.
referencedIn George P. Garrett Papers, 1929-2008, (bulk 1960-2000) David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Poetry mss., 1954-2002 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Woodberry Poetry Room (Harvard College Library) poetry readings, 1931- (ongoing). Woodberry Poetry Room, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn New Yorker records New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn William Schuman collection sound recordings, 1939-1992 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
creatorOf Richard Wilbur to Mr. Pettit (MS 236), 17 October [19]53 University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn Rich, Adrienne, 1929-2012. Papers, 1927-1999 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Bookstore Press Records., undated, 1967-1976. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Center.
referencedIn Harry Levin papers Houghton Library
referencedIn Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962. Papers, 1870-1969 Houghton Library
referencedIn New Directions Publishing records Houghton Library
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correspondedWith Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962 person
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