John Ciardi Papers 1910-1997 (bulk 1960-1985)

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John Ciardi Papers, 1910-1997, (bulk 1960-1985)

John Ciardi Papers 1910-1997 (bulk 1960-1985)

Poet, editor, literary critic, lecturer, and journalist. Advertisements, biographical material, contracts, correspondence, newspaper clippings, notes, photographs, press releases, research material, royalty statements with holograph and typescript drafts, galley proofs, page proofs, and printed versions of aphorisms, articles, book reviews, books, columns, essays, etymological dictionaries, limericks, plays, poems, poetry reviews, radio and television scripts, and speeches and lectures.

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Brown class of 1931. Poet, essayist, literary editor of Providence lJournal, instructor of English at Brown. From the description of Papers, 1921-1966. (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 145430023 Brown class of 1931. From the description of New verse anthology : typescript, 1943. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122418633 Poet; essayist; Literary Editor of the Providence Journal; Instructor of English; Brown Class of 1931. From the descri...

Wilbur, Richard, 1921-....

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American poet and translator of Racine and Molière. From the description of Correspondence and manuscripts, 1949-1986. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122692657 Wilbur is an American poet, translator, teacher and scholar; he was the second Poet Laureate of the United States and twice recipient of the Pulitizer Prize for poetry. From the description of Papers, 1945-1970. (Unknown). WorldCat recor...

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Educator, poet. From the description of Correspondence, with University of Michigan officials, 1962. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34370061 Theodore Roethke won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1954 for his volume of verse "The Waking." He was born in Saginaw, Michigan in 1908 and graduated from the University of Michigan in 1929. He taught at Lafayette University, Penn State, Bennington College and finally at the University of Washington. His books include "...

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Adams, Léonie 1899-1988

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Léonie Adams, poet, teacher, and editor. Adams published five books of poetry during her life and received the Bollingen Prize for Poems: A Selection in 1954. Adams's teaching posts included New York University and Columbia University. She married William Troy in 1933. William Troy, writer, editor, and teacher. Troy's writings include essays, literary and film reviews, and poems. His teaching posts included New York University, Bennington College and New School Universi...

Burroughs, William S., 1914-1997

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Frost, Robert, 1874-1963

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American poet from New England. Winner of the 1932 Pulitzer Prize. From the description of Letters, 1931-1943. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122464432 American Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. From the description of Letter to Mr. Beggen [?], 1928. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 86129842 Robert Frost was an American poet. From the description of Papers concerning the Kenned...

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Pack, Robert, 1929-....

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Pack, an American poet, taught at Middlebury College (1957-1963) and was the Director of the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference (1973-1994). After retiring from Middlebury, he moved to Montana. From the description of [Three poems] / Robert Pack. [1962] (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 302412277 ...