Olson, Toby

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American poet and Temple University professor, Toby Olson, was born August 17, 1937, in Berwyn, Illinois. American poet, Carl Thayler, was born on April 29, 1933, in Los Angeles, California.

From the description of Toby Olson letters to Carl Thayler collection, 1967-1983. (University of Delaware Library). WorldCat record id: 608549262

Evory, Ann and Linda Metzger (eds.). Contemporary Authors. New Revision Series, Volume 9. Detroit, Michigan: Gale Research Company, 1983. p. 382. Evory, Ann (ed.). Contemporary Authors. First Revision, Volumes 37-40. Detroit, Michigan: Gale Research Company, 1979. p. 548.

American poet and Temple University professor, Toby Olson, was born August 17, 1937, in Berwyn, Illinois. His name at birth was Merle Theodore Olson. He was educated at Occidental College, receiving a B.A. in 1965, and at Long Island University, receiving an M.A. in 1967.

He has served on the faculties of Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York (1966–1974); the Friends Seminary, New York (1974–1975); the New School for Social Research, New York (1967–1975); Aspen Writer's Workshop, Aspen, Colorado (1964–1967); and Temple University, Philadelphia (1975– ).

His writing includes books of poetry, novels, articles, reviews, and short stories. His novels include The Life of Jesus (1976), Seaview (1982), Utah (1987), and Dorit in Lebos (1990). Seaview received the PEN Faulkner Award in 1983.

Olson's books of poetry include The Hawk-Foot Poems (1968), Maps (1969), Worms Into Nails (1969), The Brand (1969), Pig's Book (1969), Vectors (1972), Fishing (1974), The Wrestlers and Other Poems (1974), City (1974), Changing Appearance: Poems 1965-1970 (1975), Home (1976), Four Poems (1976), Three and One (1976), Doctor Miriam (1977), The Florence Poems (1978), Aesthetics (1978), Birdsongs (1980), Two Standards (1982), and We Are the Fire (1984).

American poet, Carl Thayler, was born on April 29, 1933, in Los Angeles, California. Thayler was educated at Kenyon College, where he received his B.A. in 1968. He pursued graduate study at the University of Wisconsin from 1968–1972. While in Wisconsin he also participated in the Wisconsin Poetry-in-the-Schools program.

His writing includes several published books of poetry and a play titled "Grail." His books of poetry include The Drivers (1969), Some Ground (1970), The Mariposa Suite (1971), The Providings: Poems, 1963-1971 (1971), and Goodrich and the Haggard Ode and the Disfiguration (1972).

From the guide to the Toby Olson letters to Carl Thayler collection, 1967–1983, (University of Delaware Library - Special Collections)

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referencedIn Manuscripts and proofs of New Directions books, 1937-1997. Houghton Library.
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, ca. 1933-1997. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Edith Jarolim Collection, 1934-1985 University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
referencedIn John Taggart Papers, 1965-1974 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Toby Olson Papers, 1970-2000 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Conjunctions. Records II, 1985-1987. State Library of Ohio
creatorOf Olson, Toby. Correspondence : with Singing Horse Press, 1976-1987. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Toby Olson letters to Carl Thayler collection, 1967–1983 University of Delaware Library - Special Collections
referencedIn The Review of Contemporary Fiction/Dalkey Archive Press : records, 1980-1990 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Pierrepont Press. Archives, 1968-1969. Washington University in St. Louis, .
referencedIn Review of Contemporary Fiction / Dalkey Archive Press : records, 1980-1988. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Schwerner, Armand. Armand Schwerner papers, 1945-1999. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Taggart, John, 1942-. Papers, 1962-2000. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn The Perishable Press, Ltd. Records and papers, 1965-1980. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Olson, Toby. Office files : of The American Poetry Review, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Barone, Dennis. Papers, 1975-1991. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
creatorOf Conjunctions. Records I, 1981-1984. State Library of Ohio
creatorOf Olson, Toby. Toby Olson papers, circa 1970-2005. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Pierrepont Press. Archives. Washington University in St. Louis, .
creatorOf Olson, Toby. Toby Olson letters to Carl Thayler collection, 1967-1983. University of Delaware Library, Hugh M Morris Library
creatorOf Hamady, Walter. Book project records of the Perishable Press, 1982-1991. Getty Research Institute
referencedIn John Taggart Papers, 1962-2002 University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
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