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The John Malcolm Brinnin

1930 - 1981

Manuscript Collection Number: 103
Accessioned: Purchase, 1983-1984
Extent: 15.5 linear ft. (ca. 18,400 pages).
Content: Correspondence, photographs, poetry, essays, books, reviews, speeches, drafts, and ephemera.
Access: The collection is open for research.
Processed: Originally processed in 1983, revised 1988-1991 by Anita A. Wellner.

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Appendix A

Printed material removed from the collection, to be cataloged for Special Collections Bronowski, J. "Under the raging equinox" (first line). Printed card with poem. 1 item (3 pp.) Burford, William. Translation of Simone Weil. Printed card, inscribed. 1 item (4 pp.) Ciardi, John. Printed Christmas card, inscribed. 1 item (4 pp.) Combs, Tram. bit in the priesthood of the Church of Garden Street. Printed, inscribed. 1 item Combs, Tram. but never mind: poems etc. 1946-50. San Francisco: Golden Mountain Press, 1961. Printed, inscribed. 1 item (38 pp.) Hayden, Robert and O'Higgins, Myron. the lion and the archer. Counterpoise series #1, 1948. Inscribed. 1 item (23 pp.) Holmes, John. A Willing Suspension. Printed broadside. 1960. 1 item (1 p.) Howes, Barbara. Christmas cards with printed poems, all but two are inscribed to Brinnin by Howes. Poems include "Regina Cocli" (1972), "Entrance" and "Casuarinas" (1973), "Returning to Store Bay" (1970), "A Parable" (1975), "Man with Violin" (1976), "A Point of View" (1977), "The Presence of Memory" (1978), "Landscape, Deer Season" and "Dream of a Good Day" (1962), "The Snow Hole" (1960), "Lignum" (1958), "Early Supper" (1956), "Looking Up at Leaves" (1963), "Gulls" (1964), "Leaning Into Light" (1965), "Wild Geese Flying" (1966), "Elm-Burning" (1967), and "Talking to Animals" (1969). 17 items (49 pp.) Lang, V. R. Poems in Semicolon (vol. II #4). With note by Brinnin. 1 item (4 pp.) Langland, Joseph. Christmas card bearing printed poem and an etching by Judith Langland. 1960. 1 item (3 pp.) Levin, Harry. The Waste Land From Ur to Echt. Norfolk, CT: New Directions, 1972. With notes by Brinnin. 1 item (25 pp.) Roethke, Theodore. "The Lost Son," from The Sewanee Review (1947Apr). 1 item (7 pp.) "Theodore Roethke Memorial Program." New York: Poetry Center, 1964. 1 item (8 pp.) Roethke, Theodore. Printed Christmas poem broadside: "Ballad of the Clairvoyant Widow." 1 item (1 p.) Santayana, George. Signet. The Signet Society, 1963. 1 item (8 pp.) Slavitt, David. Christmas card with printed poem, "Aubade." 1966. 1 item (2 pp.) Smith, William Jay. Christmas cards with printed poems, all signed and one inscribed to Brinnin by Smith to Brinnin. Includes one poem by Barbara Howes ("The Homecoming"). Poems by Smith include: "The Piazza" (1949), "The Old Man on the Isthmus" (1957), "Morels" (1964), "A Clutch of Clerihews" (1966), "Winter Morning" (1967), "Imaginary Dialogue" (1968), "Hull Bay, St. Thomas" (1970). 7 items (19 pp.) Stein, Gertrude. An Elucidation. Transition, April 1927. 1 item (16 pp.) Taggard, Genevieve. "Exchange of Awe." Printed. 1 item (4 pp.) Tate, Allen. The Translation of Poetry. Washington: Library of Congress, 1972. With notes by Brinnin. 1 item (45 pp.) Todd, Ruthven. Two Poems "Arrowheads at Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard" and "Love Poem for a New Year." Christmas 1951. Printed and signed. 1 item (4 pp.) Waldrop, Keith. My Notebook for December. Burning Deck, 1971. Signed. 28 pp. Waldrop, Keith. Until Volume One. Burning Deck, 1973. Signed. 28 pp. Waldrop, Keith & Rosemarie. Printed Christmas books. Includes: federico garcia lorca: poem of the gypsy seguidilla. Burning Deck, 1967. Translation of poema del cante jondo. Inscribed. 9 pp. Change of Address. Burning Deck, 1968. Inscribed. 8 pp. Letters from Rosemarie & Keith Waldrop. Burning Deck, 1970. Inscribed. 19 pp. Wheelwright, John. Selected Poems. Norfolk, CT: New Directions, [n.d.] "The Poet of the Month" #6. 1 item (34 pp.) Wilbur, Richard. Christmas cards with printed poems. Poems include: "Advice to a Prophet" (n.d.), "A Storm in April" (1973?), "A Wood" (n.d.), "A Late Aubade" (n.d.), "Two Voices in a Meadow: A Milkweed/ A Stone" (n.d.), "Lot's Wife" (n.d.), "Under Cygnus" (n.d.), "A Black December Turkey" (1953?). See also the Wilbur correspondence for two cards with extensive notes by Wilbur. Wilbur, Richard. "Advice to a Prophet." Broadside, inscribed. [1959]. 1 p. Wilbur, Richard and Smith, William Jay. "Verses on the Times." Inscribed birthday card with poems by Wilbur and Smith (1978 Apr 22). 1 item (3 pp.)
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