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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
P.U.L.C. American Poetry Issue Collection
Manuscripts Division
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2 boxes and 1.5 linear feet
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ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 1-2


Consists of the original poems and essays composed for the special spring 1994 issue of the Princeton University Library Chronicle on contemporary American poetry.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of the original poems and essays composed for the special spring 1994 issue of the Princeton University Library Chronicle (Vol. LV, no. 3) celebrating contemporary American poetry, edited by Patricia H. Marks, as well as the related editorial correspondence. Poets represented include John Ashbery, Wendell Berry, Amy Clampitt, James Dickey, Galway Kinnell, James Merrill, W. S. Merwin, Robert Pinsky, Charles Simic, W. D. Snodgrass, Diane Wakoski, and C. K. Williams. The issue coincided with an exhibition and catalog featuring the Leonard L. Milberg Collection of American Poetry. Additionally, there are photographs of 53 of the 70 American poets represented in the Milberg collection, including 26 mounted photographs of some of them taken from the exhibition. Of special interest is a signed, limited broadside of Philip Levine's poem "Llanto."


Box 1 is arranged alphabetically by name of P.U.L.C. contributor; in Box 2, photos are arranged alphabetically by poet name.

Collection History


Contributors: A.R. Ammons, John Ashbery, Eileen Simpson Baine for Berryman, Wendall Berry, Philip Booth, Joseph Brodsky, Amy Clampitt, Alfred Corn, Robert Creeley, Guy Davenport, Diane di Prima, James Dickey, Edward Dorn, Richard Eberhart, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Giroux, Louise Gluck, Jorie Graham, Emily Grosholz, Barbara Guest, Donald Hall, Daniel Halpern, Michael S. Harper, Robert Hass, Anthony Hecht, John Hollander, Andrew Hudgins, David Ignatow, Donald Justice, Edmund L. Keeley, Robert Kelly, X.J. Kennedy, Galway Kinnell,

Caroline Kitzer, Kenneth Koch, Stanley Kunitz, James Laughlin, Denise Levertov, Philip Levine, A. Walton Litz, J.D. McClatchy, William Meredith, James Merrill, W.S. Merwin, Frederick Morgan, Estate of Frank O'Hara, Robert Pinsky, Adrienne Rich, James Richardson, Karl Shapiro, Charles Simic, Louis Simpson, W.D. Snodgrass, Gary Snyder, Robert Spoo, William Stafford, Mark Strand, Rozanne Knudson, Frederick Tibbetts, Diane Wakoski, Theodore R. Weiss, Reed Whittemore, Richard Wilbur, C.K. Williams, and Charles Wright.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information:

The contents list was copiled by Rafael Abrahams in July 2010

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

P.U.L.C. American Poetry Issue Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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