Special Collections Department
John Malcolm Brinnin-Kimon Friar
and Brinnin Literary Manuscripts
Manuscript Collection Number: 257
Accessioned: Gift of Kimon Friar, June 1991.
Extent: 4 linear ft.
Content: Correspondence, photographs, phonograph recordings, poems, and short stories.
Access: Written permission is required for access during the lifetime of the correspondents.
Processed: June 1992 and revised July 2000 by Anita A. Wellner.
Special Collections, University of Delaware Library
Newark, Delaware 19717-5267
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John Malcolm Brinnin
Poet and biographer John Malcolm Brinnin was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on September 13, 1916, to John A. Brinnin and Frances Malcolm Brinnin. When he was young his family moved to Detroit, Michigan. Brinnin graduated from the University of Michigan in 1942 and within a year entered graduate school at Harvard University.
Brinnin, who was also a critic, anthologist, and teacher, taught at Vassar, Boston University, the University of Connecticut, and Harvard. He was Director of the Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association Poetry Center (the 92nd Street Y) in New York City during one of the Center's most successful periods (1949-1956).
Brinnin was the first person to bring Welsh poet Dylan Thomas to the United States and was responsible for all of Dylan Thomas's reading tours in this country. Brinnin's best known work, Dylan Thomas in America, published in 1955, provides a personal memoir of Dylan Thomas's trips to America as Brinnin observed them, and carries a moving account of the period of Thomas's death in 1953. Dylan Thomas in America was made into the 1964 Broadway play, Dylan. Brinnin later narrated a motion picture, The Days of Dylan Thomas.
John Malcolm Brinnin published a number of collections of poems. Brinnin's first collection of verse, The Garden is Political, was published in 1942. Subsequent collections of poems include The Lincoln Lyrics (1942), No Arch, No Triumph (1945), The Sorrows of Cold Stone (1951), and Selected Poems of John Malcolm Brinnin (1963). Skin Diving in the Virgins, and Other Poems (1970) was Brinnin's final collection of published poetry, although he continued to tinker with a number of abandoned poems until his death.
In 1955 the Poetry Society of America awarded Brinnin its Gold Medal for Distinguished Service to Poetry. Following the publication of his Selected Poems in 1963, Brinnin was awarded the Centennial Medal for Distinction in Literature by his alma mater, the University of Michigan.
In addition to writing poetry, Brinnin edited a literary journal, Signatures (1936-1938), and compiled several anthologies of modern poetry. Brinnin's two popular works on transatlantic travel, The Sway of the Grand Saloon: A Social History of the North Atlantic (1971) and Beau Voyage: Life Aboard the Last Great Ships (1981), reflect his lifelong love of travel, particularly crossing the Atlantic on luxury liners.
John Malcolm Brinnin authored biographies of Gertrude Stein (The Third Rose, 1959) and Truman Capote (Truman Capote: Dear Heart, Old Buddy, 1986). His work, Sextet (1981), included biographical sketches of Truman Capote; Henri Cartier-Bresson; Elizabeth Bowen; Edith, Osbert, and Sacheverell Sitwell; Alice B. Toklas; and T. S. Eliot. In addition, he wrote a critical work on William Carlos Williams.
John Malcolm Brinnin died at his home in Key West, Florida, on June 25, 1998.
Born November 18, 1911 in Imrali, Turkey, Kimon Friar was naturalized as an American citizen in 1920. Friar attended the Art Institute of Chicago (1929), and Yale University (1932) before receiving a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin in 1934. In 1939 he received an M.A. from the University of Michigan. He pursued additional graduate study at the State University of Iowa in 1940.
Kimon Friar is a poet, translator, editor, critic, and teacher. He taught at Adelphi College (1940-1945), Amherst College (1945-1946), New York University (1952-1953), and the University of Minnesota (1953-1954). He has been a visiting professor at the University of California, the University of Illinois, the University of Indiana, Ohio State University, and other universities and institutions in Greece and South America.
Friar has translated and edited a variety of works by Greek poets and writers, including Nikos Kazantzakis, Theodore Roubanis, Miltos Sahtouris, Odysseus Elytis, Takis Sinopoulos, Yannis Ritsos, Manolis Anagnostakis and Kostas Kindinis. One of his most notable works is his translation of Nikos Kazantzakis' epic poem, "Odhisia," as The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel.
While he was Director of the YMHA Poetry Center (1944-1947) Friar edited The Poetry Center Presents (1947), an anthology of material presented at the New York center. Also in the 1940s he co-edited with Brinnin the anthology, Modern Poetry: American and British (1951).
He has contributed articles, poems, and translations to American and Greek newspapers and periodicals, including Poetry, Saturday Review, New Republic, New York Times Book Review, Quarterly Review of Literature, Books Abroad, Chicago Review, and Atlantic. In addition he was founder and editor of Charioteer (1960-1962) and Greek Heritage (1963-1965).
Sources:Evory, Ann (ed.). Contemporary Authors New Revision Series, Volume 1. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1981. p. 72.
Gerber, Philip L. "John Malcolm Brinnin." Dictionary of Literary Biography Volume 48: American Poets, 1880-1945, Second Series. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1986. pp. 52-57.
Locher, Frances Carol (ed.). Contemporary Authors Volumes 85-88. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1980. pp. 189-190.
Scope and Content Note
The bulk of the material (8 boxes) consists of Brinnin's letters to Kimon Friar. Enclosed in some of these letters are photographs and poetry written by Brinnin. The collection also contains two boxes of letters from Friar to Brinnin, of which about forty are originals and 350 are carbon copies. A small number of letters from other individuals to Brinnin or Friar is also included.
The collection also contains two phonograph recordings of Brinnin reading his poetry as well as photographs of Friar and Brinnin. Two boxes of poetry and other writing by Brinnin comprise the remainder of the collection. Most of the poems were published in Brinnin's The Garden Is Political (1942), The Lincoln Lyrics (1942), No Arch, No Triumph (1945), and The Sorrows of Cold Stone (1951).
This collection complements the John Malcolm Brinnin Papers also held by the University of Delaware Library in Special Collections. The correspondence between Friar and Brinnin details their personal lives and special friendship, their academic pursuits, their creative writing, and their interactions with other literary persons.
The Brinnin manuscripts represent examples of his early writing. They include his entry for the Hopwood Award at the University of Michigan in 1938, "Want Is Wisdom Enough," and the poems for his first published book The Garden Is Political (1942). This collection will be invaluable for scholars studying the work of Brinnin, Friar, or contemporary poets.
Series I. Correspondence has three subseries consisting of the letters of Brinnin, Friar, and others. Within the subseries the letters are arranged chronologically.
Series II. Manuscripts by John Malcolm Brinnin consists of poetry, short stories, and a speech by Brinnin. The series is arranged alphabetically by title of the work.
Series III. Phonograph Recordings of John Malcolm Brinnin consists of two phonograph records of Brinnin reading his poetry.
Series List I. Correspondence, 1936-1988 1. Brinnin's Letters to Friar, 1936-1988 2. Friar's Letters to Brinnin, 1936-1988 3. Other Correspondence to Brinnin or Friar, 1936-1954 II. Manuscripts by John Malcolm Brinnin, [1936-1942] "Blood of a Poet," [n.d.] "Ecologue For Dancers," [n.d.] The Garden Is Political, 1936-1942 "The Late Summer," [n.d.] The Lincoln Lyrics, [1938-1942] "Poet As a Political Man," [n.d.] "The Rebel," [n.d.] "Tall With a Shadow," [n.d.] "The Voyaging," 1942 III. Phonograph Recordings of John Malcolm Brinnin, 1944
1 Series I. Correspondence, 1936-1988. Correspondence consists of letters from Brinnin to Friar, letters and carbons copies of letters from Friar to Brinnin, and a small number of letters from others to Brinnin or Friar. The other correspondents include Philip Garman, Robert Herring, Mary Lynt, and John Thompson. Enclosed in some of Brinnin's letters are photographs and poems. The carbon copies of Friar's letters are frequently on the verso of manuscripts of his poetry or other work. The titles of poems by Brinnin or Friar which are included in the letters are listed for each folder. Series I.1. John Malcolm Brinnin's Letters to Kimon Friar, 1936-1988. The letters of Brinnin to Friar detail his close friendship to Friar, his college experiences, his writing projects, and other literary and personal information. Some letters have photographs and original poems included. Letters written in 1936 discuss his trip to Russia and later letters provide a sense of his love of travel. His letters discuss literary figures whom he met or admired, including W. H. Auden and Djuna Barnes. A few letters discuss Dylan Thomas, Truman Capote, John Ciardi, Arthur Miller, Oscar Miller, Howard Moss, John Thompson, and others. Poems listed in the folders are by Brinnin unless otherwise noted. The material is in chronological order. F1 1936 May-Jul Includes letters written from Russia describing his trip. F2 1936 Aug-Sep F3 1936 Oct-Nov Includes an untitled poem with the first line: "Iron autumn returns," signed by Brinnin. 2 F4 1937 Jan-May Includes the Ts poem, "Before the Spring," and two untitled poems with the first lines: "Burst now the soft explosives spring..." and "Has April's infallible oracle..." F5 1937 Jun-Jul F6 1937 Aug 4-16 F7 1937 Aug 17-31 F8 1937 Sep-Dec and  3 Series I. Correspondence (cont'd) Series I.1. Brinnin to Friar (cont'd) F9 1938 Jan-Jul 18 Includes five poems: "Dissertation on Kimon's Eyes" (dated January 8, 1938), "Emily Dickinson: A Visit in 1938," "Sonnets From a Province I," "Sonnets From a Province II," and "Sonnets From A Province III." F10 1938 Jul 19-Sept 5 Includes two Ts poems: "The Years," and "Poem On the First of September" (dated 9/5/38 with an autograph note to Friar). F11 1938 Apr-Jul F12 1939 Aug-Sep 18 Includes three pages of untitled poems numbered II, VIII, XVI, and XXVIII. F13 1939 Sep 19-Oct Includes two Ts poems which were included in The Lincoln Lyrics titled: "Shinglers in Moonlight" and "The Waiting Room." F14 1939 Nov-Dec Includes the Ts poem, "A Letter." 4 F15 1940 Jan-Aug Includes a clipping of Brinnin's poem, "A Letter," and a Ts of an untitled poem with the first line: "Now seem it fair, among the derelict" (inscribed to Kimon "from John somewhere in Michigan 2/25/40"). F16 1940 Mar Includes four Ts poems: "Lancelot on the 8:15," "Poem for the Birth of X," an untitled poem with the first line "Before the last plane west while there is hope," and "For a Refugee" (which bears the autograph note, "poems by a tired man J."). F17 1940 Apr Includes three Ts poems: "The Meeting" (signed), "A Foreward," and "Testament in the Fifth Year" (signed). F18 1940 May F19 1940 Jun-Jul 10 F20 1940 Jul 10-Aug 5 F21 1940 Sep-Oct Includes five Ts poems: "Serenade in Pulse-Beats" (with autograph revisions by Friar), "Communiques," "By the Lake" (signed), "Letter to Statues," and "Theatre of One" (signed). 5 Series I. Correspondence (cont'd) Series I.1. Brinnin to Friar (cont'd) F22 1940 Nov Includes three Ts poems: "Pleasures of History," "Waiting," and "Emerson: An Autumnal." Also includes an autograph poem, "Letter to Kimon," which is dated 11/19/40 and signed. F23 1940 Dec and  Includes Ts and Ts (carbon) copies of two poems: "At the Museum" and "Sunday Afternoon." The carbon copies bear the autograph notes of Friar. F24 1941 Jan-Feb Includes a clipping of a Dance review by Brinnin and the Ts poem, "Sonnets for a Life Mask," which bears autograph notes by Friar and Brinnin. Also includes a Ts of untitled sonnets numbered VI, VII, and VIII, which bear an autograph note by Brinnin. F25 1941 Mar-Apr Includes the Ts poem, "Strangers: A Nocturne," inscribed to Friar from Brinnin. F26 1941 May-Aug Includes two Ts poems: "At the Piano" and "Lament of the Extra Angel." F27 1941 Sep-Oct F28 1941 Nov-Dec and  Includes two Ts poems: "Poem" and "A Treatise for This Year." Also includes the Ts (carbon) poem, "The Transatlantic Heart." 6 F29 1942 Jan-Feb Includes five Ts poems: "Summer," "Summer As a Fair," "For Wystan As Medusa," "Winter Term," and "A Winter Tale." F30 1942 Mar-Apr Includes a Ts (carbon) of the WQXR radio interview of Brinnin by Eve Merriam titled "Out of the Ivory Tower" (dated April 2, 1942). F31 1942 May-Jun F32 1942 Jul-Sep F33 1942 Oct-Dec and  Includes five Ts poems: "The Cafe Underground," "Frontiers," "Views of the Favorite Colleges," "Mardi Gras," and "Easter in the Field." 7 Series I. Correspondence (cont'd) Series I.1. Brinnin to Friar (cont'd) F34 1943 Jan-Feb F35 1943 Mar-Apr F36 1943 May-Jun Includes an untitled Ts poem with the first line: "Too many towers are surrendered down." F37 1943 Jul-Dec Includes the Ts poem, "Love in Particular," inscribed to Friar from Brinnin. F38 1944 Jan-Mar F39 1944 Apr-Dec F40 1945 F41 1946 Includes three Ts poems: "The Wind Is Ill," "Fetes, Fates," and "Around the Egg." 8 F42 1947 F43 1948 F44 1949 F45 [1940s] F46 1950-1958 Includes letters which discuss the death of Dylan Thomas. F47 1960-1973 F48 1983-1988 F49 [n.d.] Includes three photographs of Brinnin, one of which is dated 1933 and taken at Bogersville, Tenn. 9 Series I. Correspondence (cont'd) Series I.2. Kimon Friar's Letters to John Malcolm Brinnin, 1936-1988. The series includes original and carbon copies of letters from Friar. Friar writes about his friendship with Brinnin, his academic studies, his poetry writing, his teaching jobs, and other aspects of his personal and literary life. Some of the letters discuss the anthology, Modern Poetry, on which he and Brinnin collaborated. Some of the carbons are typed on the verso of manuscripts of his poetry or other writing. The titles of his poems are listed with each folder. The material is in chronological order. F50 1936 Jan-Jul Includes photographs. F51 1936 Aug-Sep Includes two Ts poems: "Revolutionary Love: An Intimate Mosaic" (with autograph note) and "What Is My Love." F52 1936 Oct Includes photographs of Brinnin and Friar and six Ts or autograph untitled poems. Also includes two Ts poems: "Farewell All Simple Joys" and "To a Young American Poet Newly Returned From the Soviet." F53 1937 Feb-May Includes one untitled autograph poem. F54 1937 Jul-Dec Includes a Ts (carbon) copy of Brinnin's poem, "The Ascent," and a Ts (carbon) of Friar's poem, "The Bruise." F55 [1936-1937] F56 1938 Includes two Ts poems: "The Poet Questions His Symbols In a Time of Decision" (with autograph note "ok final version") and "What Is My Love" (with autograph revisions). Also includes three Ts (carbon) poems: "What Is My Love," "Statement On Dictators," and "Farewell All Simple Joys." F57 1939 Includes three Ts poems: "The Bruise," "Though With Ruinous Tongue," and "To Michael Robartes and Owen Aherne." Also includes two untitled Ts poems. 10 Series I. Correspondence (cont'd) Series I.2. Friar to Brinnin (cont'd) F58 1940 Includes letters written on the verso of class rosters, notes, agendas, letters to others, and Friar's vita. Also includes the Ts poem, "To Michael Robartes and Owen Aherne," two untitled poems, and a Ts of "Scenario For the Nativity Production" (incomplete). F59 1941-1942 Includes checks from Brinnin, carbons of letters to Brinnin typed on the verso of notes or letters to others. Includes three Ts poems: "Though With Ruinous Tongue," "The Coronal," and "To Michael Robartes and Owen Aherne." Also includes two untitled Ts poems. F60 1943 Includes letters on the verso of notes, academic papers, letters to others, and a bibliography. Also includes two untitled Ts poems and one Ts poem, "Chimera in Spring." F61 1944-1945 Includes letters to Brinnin written on the verso of letters to others, on drafts of letters to Brinnin, on notes about the poets in Modern Poetry, and also on parts of a paper by Friar on Yeats. F62 1946-1947 Includes letters written on the verso of notes and on pages of the Ts (carbon) poem, "Albanian Campaign." F63 1948-1950 Includes letters written on the verso of letters to others, notes, lists, translations, the preface for the anthology, notes about poets, and a biography of Nikos Kazantzakis. Also includes two Ts poems: "Terminal" and "The Bad Merchants." F64 1951-1959 Includes letters written on the verso of portions of Friar's biography, on letters to others, and on poetry to be included in Modern Poetry. Also includes the Ts (carbon) poem, "Prelude to An Evening," and the Ts (mimeograph) poem, "When Shrill Winds Shriek." F65 1960-1975 Includes letters written on the verso of autograph notes for the anthology, on a speaking itinerary, and on a translation of Dikteos' "Elousova." F66 1982-1988 Includes letters written on the verso of biographical notes on Friar, on lecture announcements, on a mid-term exam, on an article, and on a photocopy of a poem by Ivar Ivask which is signed. Also includes one Ts poem, "Symphony of the World Citizen." 11 Series I. Correspondence (cont'd) Series I.3. Other Correspondence, 1936-1954. Includes letters from Philip Garman, Robert Herring, Mary Lynt, and John Thompson to John Malcolm Brinnin. Also includes letters from Frances Brinnin, Harry Hoey, and Dino Friar to Kimon Friar. In addition there is a letter from Friar to Ruth and William Chalmers, a Ts poem by Howard Moss, and three color drawings by Ankey Larrabee. F67 Philip Garman to Brinnin, 1936-1937 Includes 10 letters from this friend. F68 Robert Herring to Brinnin, 1941 Consists of one TLS from this editor of Life and Letters To-Day. F69 Mary Lynt to Brinnin, 1937 Consists of eight letters from this friend. F70 John Thompson to Brinnin, 1936-1941 Consists of seven letters from his friend and his co-editor of Signatures. Also includes a Ts story by Thompson titled "Primer of Alarm." F71 Unidentified Correspondent to Brinnin, 1936 and 1942 Includes a letter and two envelopes. F72 Others to Kimon Friar, 1938-1954 Includes letters from Frances Brinnin (Brinnin's mother), Harry Hoey, "John," and Dino Friar. Also includes three color drawings by Ankey Larrabee and a Ts poem by Howard Moss titled "The Mountains." F73 Kimon Friar to Ruth and William Chalmers, 1936 Consists of one letter. F74 Registrar of Unidentified School to Ruth E. Brummerstedt, 1938 12 Series II. Manuscripts by John Malcolm Brinnin, 1936-1942. Consists of autograph and typescript manuscripts of poetry, short stories, a portion of a play, and notes for a lecture. Includes poetry for his books: The Garden Is Political (1942), The Lincoln Lyrics (1942), No Arch, No Triumph (1945), and The Sorrows of Cold Stone (1951). Material is arranged in alphabetical order by title. F75 "Blood of a Poet," [n.d.] Consists of a Ts copy of this short story. 12 Series II. Manuscripts by Brinnin (cont'd) F76 "Ecologue for Dancers," [n.d.] Consists of a Ts with Ts corrections of this play. F77- The Garden Is Political, 1936-1942 81 Consists of autograph and typescript drafts of poems, of bearing extensive autograph revisions. Most of these poems were included in Brinnin's collection of poetry, The Garden Is Political (New York: The Macmillan Co., 1942). Many of these poems were originally included in three volumes of poetry which won Hopwood Prizes in Poetry at the University of Michigan between 1938-1940. A few of these poems are also in No Arch, No Triumph and The Sorrows of Cold Stone. Folder 77 contains a set of poems with a cover sheet bearing the title "Letter to Statues." This had been Brinnin's original choice for the title of what became The Garden Is Political. Folder 81 consists of a Ts (carbon) titled, "Want Is Wisdom Enough." This was Brinnin's 1938 entry for a Hopwood Award in Poetry. Many of these poems were published in The Garden Is Political. Laid in is a brief note from Robert Herring and four Ts poems: "Serenade in Pulse-Beats," "Death of This Death," "At the Airport," and "The Garden Is Political." All four folders of poems are in the original arrangement in which they were found. There are numerous drafts of some poems. Though a number of the poems are untitled, a list of the titled poems follows: Address to the Refugees Afternoon of a Faun The Airport The Alps Alter Ego: The Human Geography Apres Midi Argument The Ascent At the Airport At the Band Concert At the Museum At the Piano Band Concert The Baltic By the Lake By the Sea Cadillac Square The Children Communiques The Cove Cross Roads 12 Series II. Manuscripts by Brinnin (cont'd) F77-81 The Garden Is Political (cont'd) The Dance of X Death, His Contending Angel Death of this Death A Devotion for John Milton The Devotion for John Milton Dissertation on Whose Eyes Double Ballade of the Card People Elegy for One of Us The Evening Every Earthly Creature For a Boy Who Died in Spain For Kimon For Wystan as Medusa Friends From Kevus to Kitty Hawk Galatea The Garden Is Political The Georgian House Harvard 7, Dartmouth 0 Heroes A High Pink Room Hometown Imperial Gesture for Martha Graham In Dreams Parade Responsibilities Inside the Airship Islands Islands, A Song January 1942 John the Baptist The Lake Lament for the Daughters of Music Lament of the Extra Angel The Late Summer A Letter Letter to Eugene Langston Letter to Kimon Letter to Mexico Letter to Robert Campbell Letter to Statues Letter to the Marie Nicholson A Litany of Friends A Marginal The Marginal Dark The Marginal Field Martha Graham: A Dedication The Meeting Monuments Mortality is Torches New People in a Rugged Territory New Year's Eve The News of Love On a Life Mask On a Photograph of Dancers 12 Series II. Manuscripts of Brinnin (cont'd) F77-81 The Garden Is Political (cont'd) On the Removal of the Corpse of Lenin Outposts The Parting The Photograph & Swans Pilgrimages Pleasures of History Poet & Sea Poem for the Birth of X Poland Holiday Prague Prologue to a Legend The Queen of Our The Rocks Rowing in Lincoln Park Sea Sources Serenade in Pulse-Beats Shelly, Memorial Sit-down Strike Sonnets for a Mask The Statement The Strait of Belle Isle Summer Summer As a Fair Sunday Afternoon The Swan: A Portrait Testament in the Fifth Year The Theatre of One To the Light House The Transatlantic Heart Travelog (L. W.) A Treatise for This Year The Tyranny of Optimism Valentine Abstract Vermont: 7 p.m. The View A Visiting Card for Emily Waiting Who Like a Dialect You, Ancestor 13 F82 "The Late Summer," [n.d.] Consists of a Ts (carbon) of this short story. Series II. Manuscripts by Brinnin (cont'd) F83- The Lincoln Lyrics, [1938-1942] 86 Includes four manuscripts for The Lincoln Lyrics (Norfolk, Conn.: New Directions, 1942). Each manuscript varies in content and arrangement. F83 The Lincoln Lyrics, [1938-1942] Consists of a Ts (carbon) which bears autograph revisions. It includes five poems deleted from the book. Deleted poems include "Cry Havoc!," "The President's Waiting Room," "The Surrender," "Tad Lincoln: Easter Sunday, 1865," and a different version of the poem, "End of a War." F84 The Lincoln Lyrics, [1938-1942] Consists of Ts and Ts (carbon) pages which bear few autograph revisions. This manuscript is incomplete. F85 The Lincoln Lyrics, [1938-1942] Consists of a Ts (carbon) which bears few autograph revisions. There appears to be no arrangement to the poems. F86 The Lincoln Lyrics, [1938-1942] Consists of a Ts (carbon) of a manuscript titled "The Lincoln Lyrics and Others." Using the pseudonym, Louis Warner, Brinnin submitted this manuscript for the Major Contest in the category of Poetry at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. The Lincoln Lyrics section of the manuscript is missing two poems, "Prologue" and "The Statement," which appear in the published book. F87 "Poet As Political Man," [n.d.] Consists of seven pages of Ts and autograph notes for a lecture on poetry, including his poems. F88 "The Rebel," [n.d.] Consists of a Ts of a short story, which bears a few autograph revisions. F89 "Tall With a Shadow," [n.d.] Consists of a Ts with autograph notes of this play (incomplete). F90 "The Voyaging," 1942 Consists of a seven page autograph poem. The title page bears the autograph note: "To Kimon for his birthday and always-John, November 18, 1942." 14 Material shelved in the Oversize Section Series III. Phonograph Recordings of John Malcolm Brinnin, 1944. Consists of two phonograph recordings of Brinnin reading his poetry. The recording was edited by Associate Professor F. C. Packard and produced by The Harvard Film Service for The Harvard Vocarium Records. It was recorded for The Poetry Room, Harvard College Library in Cambridge, Mass. F91 Phonograph Recordings, 1944 Record 1: Side 1 (P1110, H.F.S. 1899) includes two poems from The Garden Is Political: "Every Earthly Creature" and "Rowing in Lincoln Park." Side 2 (P1111, H.F.S 2901) includes two poems from No Arch, No Triumph: "A Salient of War" and "For My Pupils in the War Years." Record 2: Side 1 (P1112, H.F.S. 2903) includes one poem, "Second Sight," from No Arch, No Triumph. Side 2 (P1113, H.F.S. 2905) includes two poems which were published in 1951 in Sorrows of Cold Stone: "Love in Particular" and "Views of the Favorite Colleges."
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