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Guide to the Thomas Kerrigan Papers
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Description
Correspondence and manuscripts (poetry and prose) submitted to Thomas Kerrigan, attorney, poet, and editor of Hierophant (a Los Angeles magazine of new poetry and fiction), ca. 1969-1972. Correspondents/contributors include Douglas Blazek, Charles Bukowski, Robert Creeley, Thom Gunn, and Lee Mallory.
Background
Thomas S. Kerrigan was born on March 15, 1939 in Los Angeles, California. He attended the University of California at Berkeley and Loyola University Law School in Los Angeles, being admitted to the bar in 1965. In the late 1960s, his abiding interest in poetry led him to create the literary journal Hierophant, which he edited and published. During the few years he was actively involved in publishing Hierophant, he corresponded with numerous poets and writers, such as Charles Bukowski, Robert Creeley, Hugh Fox, Thom Gunn, Lee Mallory, and Jacques Prevert.
Extent
2.4 linear feet (6 document boxes)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
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