Special Collections Department
1970 - 1979
Manuscript Collection Number: 457
Accessioned: Gift of Richard Aron, October 2002
Extent: .3 linear ft.
Access: The collection is open for research.
Processed: January 2003, by Kevin Burke
Special Collections, University of Delaware Library
Newark, Delaware 19717-5267
Table of Contents
The American writer Charles Plymell was born in Holcomb, Kansas, in 1935. During
the 1960s he lived in San Francisco and was associated with the Beat writers
Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. In 1966, Plymell married Pamela Beach,
a relative of Sylvia Beach, the owner of the Shakespeare and Company bookshop
in Paris and original publisher of Ulysses. In 1970 he received an M.A.
degree from Johns Hopkins University. Plymell has been editor and publisher
of Cherry Valley Editions, a small press in Cherry Valley, New York, since 1974.
He has served as an instructor in English at a number of colleges and universities
in Washington D.C., Virginia, and Maryland, and been involved in poets-in-the-schools
programs in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware, and New York. Since 1963 Plymell
has published fourteen books with a variety of small presses as well as contributed
to several anthologies and periodical publications.
The collection of Charles Plymell manuscripts contains manuscripts for poems, fiction, and essays written by Charles Plymell during the 1970s, as well as a small number of manuscripts of the work of other poets.
Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2003. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.: The Gale Group. 2003. Retrieved January 14, 2003 from http://www.galenet.com/servlet/BioRC.
Other information derived from the collection.
Mss 456 Janine Pommy-Vega Manuscripts
Box -- Folder -- Contents
Charles Plymell Manuscripts F1 Poetry (56 items) Includes typed and autograph drafts of poems by Charles Plymell with corrections. F2 Fiction Includes typed and autograph drafts of chapters for a “novel- in-progress.” F4 Nonfiction Includes typed and autograph drafts of essays and letters. Other Authors’ Manuscripts F5 Poetry (9 items) Includes six, unsigned poems by Janine Pommy-Vega from Journal of a Hermit & (published by Cherry Valley Editions), and others. F6 Ray Bremser Manuscript Includes photocopied manuscript of Blowing Mouth/The Jazz Poems: 1958 – 1970, by Ray Bremser.
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