Bill McArthur letters received as editor of Cleft and Gambit literary periodicals, 1962-1964.

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McArthur, Bill. Bill McArthur letters received as editor of Cleft and Gambit literary periodicals, 1962-1964.

Bill McArthur letters received as editor of Cleft and Gambit literary periodicals, 1962-1964.

The collection contains 42 letters, postcards, and telegram, and one copy of the two-issue Cleft (vol. 1, no. 2, May 1964). Correspondents include D.M. Black, Alan Norman Bold, William S. Burroughs, Robert Creeley, Augusto de Campos, George Dowden, Ian Hamilton Finlay, William Golding, J.F. Hendry, Michael Horovitz, Tom Jackrell, Seymour Krim, Michael McClure, Norman Mailer, Edwin Morgan, Sue Swan, Alexander Trocchi, Jonathan Williams, Angus Wilson, and one unidentified writer. Topics include recommending other poets to publish (including Andrei Vosnesensky whose work appeared in vol. 1 of Cleft), the idea of concrete poetry, submissions and nothing to submit to Cleft and Gambit, sharing avertisers between Cleft and New departures, critique of vol. 1 no. 2 issue, and praise for Cleft. Of the correspondents only Burroughs's and Mailer's work appeared in Cleft, as did the recommended Vosnesensky.

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