John Brandi papers, 1964-1999.

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Brandi, John. John Brandi papers, 1964-1999.

John Brandi papers, 1964-1999.

Contains published and unpublished manuscripts of prose, poetry, drafts of books, and illustrations. Also includes correspondence with publishers and other poets and authors, such as Jack Hirschman, David Meltzer, Michael McClure, Janine Pommy-Vega, Nanao Sakaki, Naomi Shihab Nye, Arthur Sze, Joanne Kyger, John Nichols, Gary Snyder, Frank Waters, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and others. Of particular note are nine cartons of illustrated journals detailing Brandi's work in the Peace Corps; travels throughout the Americas, India, and Asia; and his work as a poet and artist.

25 cartons (31.25 linear feet)

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