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.
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.
2.4 linear feet
(6 document boxes)
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