Literary papers and artwork of Gerald Burns, "postmodern" poet, critic, artist, and editor. Included are typescripts of Burns'
untitled poetry collection; galleys for Burns' critical books
Toward a Phenomenology of Written Art (1979) and
Prose (1982); page proofs of Robert Trammell's
Epics, for which Burns set the type; and reprints of three of Burns' critical essays.
Gerald Burns was born in 1940 in Detroit, Michigan. He was educated at Harvard, Trinity College (Dublin), and taught at Southern
Methodist University and New York University. In 1975 Burns moved to Dallas. In 1985, he was awarded an NEA Creative Writing
Fellowship for poetry. In addition to practicing as an amateur conjurer in his spare time, Burns is an artist. He has illustrated
several of his own books as well as designed many of their covers (most notably,
Boccherini's Minuet and
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