Papers of Jonathan Williams [manuscript], 1962-1967.


Papers of Jonathan Williams [manuscript], 1962-1967.

The collection contains eleven letters to Felix Pollak discussing work in progress, readings, the Jargon Society, the Nantahala Foundation, the publishing business, and several poets and authors. He mentions a project on Mina Loy; Jargon Books' financial straits; an appointment to the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies; a festschrift in honor of Edward Dahlberg; a denunciation of the Academy of American Poet's sponsorship of Andrei Voznesenskii; and an anthology for Penguin. With these are "Green corn thru a cow," observations by Williams, and a flier inviting contributions to "Box brunch, a Lithuanian love song bag."

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SNAC Resource ID: 7921162

University of Virginia. Library

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