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Register of the Gerald Burns Manuscripts and Other Documents MSS 221
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CORRESPONDENCE

Box 1, Folder 1

Bowdan, Scott, letter to Leland Hickman and submission, "Quest/Question," to Boxcar 1982

Box 1, Folder 2

Burns, Gerald, two letters to Leland Hickman - Contains photograph also used for initial cover of Prose 1982, 1985

 

WRITINGS

 

Poetry

Box 1, Folder 3

Trammel, Robert, Epics, galleys - Introductory note and type setting by Burns 1982

Box 1, Folder 4

Untitled collection of Burns' poems 1984 - 1985

General note

Two drafts exist for most of the poems. Included are "Homer and Image," "Thought and Extension," "Emerged for Immersed," "Fame in Retrospect," "Written Under German," "Imagining a World," "Concocting the Other," "Named After Days," "Orthodox in Appearance," "Waiting as Dispersion," "Good as Questionable," "Even Chisels Gold," and others.
 

Prose/Literary Essays

Box 1, Folder 5

Duration is Destination--Verse in the Eighties - Reprint from Southwest Review Spring 1980

General note

Essay/review of Selected Poems by Donald Justice, The Venetian Nespers by Anthony Hecht, and Greenwich Mean Time by Adrien Stoutenburg.
Box 1, Folder 6

Magnificence of His Rebuttles - Reprint from Southwest Review Autum 1979

General note

Essay/review of The American Quest for a Supreme Fiction: Whitman's Legacy in the Personal Epic by James Miller, Jr., and John Ashbery: An Introduction to the Poetry by David Shapiro.
Box 1, Folder 7-8

Prose galleys 1981 - 1982

Box 1, Folder 9

Straddling the Brink - Reprint from Southwest Review with author's handwritten notes Autumn 1978

General note

Essay/article on Words for Dr. Y by Anne Sexton, Hearts of the Tattooed by Jim Hubert, and Refractions by Paul Shuttleworth.
Box 1, Folder 10

Toward a Phenomenology of Written Art - Paste-ups 1979

 

Art, Travel Writings, Journals

Box 1, Folder 11

Bound typescript journal commenting on all from recent readings to philosophical speculation to dinner menus 1982

Box 1, Folder 12

Paintings Statues Books, a travel journal with sketches - Typescript with photocopies of drawings 1985

Box 1, Folder 13

Gaudier Brzeska--Hieratic Head of Ezra Pound - Full size photocopy of drawing contained in Paintings Sculpture Books 1985

 

Reviews of Gerald Burns

Box 1, Folder 14

Tangible Magic From A Poet Who Cares - Tear sheet from Southwest Review. Julie Siegel's review of Burn's A Book of Spells Summer 1980