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Poetry Northwest Collection
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Scope and Contents
  • Processing Information
  • Arrangement
  • General

  • Contributing Institution: The Huntington Library
    Title: Poetry Northwest collection
    Creator: University of Washington
    Identifier/Call Number: mssPoetry
    Physical Description: 0.4 Linear Feet (1 box)
    Date (inclusive): 1959-1961
    Abstract: A collection poems, galley proofs, and ephemera related to the first issue (June 1959) of "Poetry Northwest."
    Language of Material: Materials are in English.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for use by qualified researchers and by appointment. Please contact Reader Services at the Huntington Library for more information.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item]. Poetry Northwest collection, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Dr. Ann Stanford, February 1980.

    Biographical / Historical

    Poetry Northwest was founded as a quarterly, poetry-only journal in 1959 by Errol Pritchard, with Carolyn Kizer, Richard Hugo, and Nelson Bentley as co-editors. The first issue was 32 pages in length and included the work of Richmond Lattimore, May Swenson, Philip Larkin, James Wright, and William Stafford. During the magazine's four decades it gained an international reputation for publishing some of the best poetry by established and up-and-coming poets in the United States, Great Britain, and beyond. The journal was originally a publication of the University of Washington, with continuous publication until 2002 when it ceased publication due to financial difficulties. It resumed publication in 2006, and is currently published by Everett Community College, Everett, Washington.

    Scope and Contents

    A collection of 75 items from 1959 to 1961, it contains galley proofs, poems, press releases, and ephemera related to Poetry Northwest's first issue in June 1959. There are poems by Jean Clower, Robert Conquest, Robert Dodge, Richard Eberhart, Carol Hall, Kenneth Hanson, Philip Larkin, Richmond Lattimore, William Stafford, Joan Swift, David Wagoner, John Woods, and James Wright.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Gina C Giang, September 2013. In 2020, Gayle Richardson created the electronic finding aid derived from an earlier finding aid.


    Arranged alphabetically.


    Former call number: mssPoetry Northwest collection.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Poetry -- Periodicals
    Poetry, Modern -- 20th century
    Bulletins -- United States -- 20th century
    Fliers (printed matter) -- United States -- 20th century
    Galley proofs -- United States -- 20th century
    Poems -- United States -- 20th century
    Press releases -- United States -- 20th century
    Clower, Jean
    Conquest, Robert
    Dodge, Robert
    Eberhart, Richard, 1904-2005
    Hall, Carol, 1914-
    Hanson, Kenneth O., 1922-2003
    Larkin, Philip
    Lattimore, Richmond, 1906-1984
    Stafford, William, 1914-1993
    Swift, Joan, 1926-2017
    Wagoner, David
    Woods, John, 1926-1995
    Wright, James, 1927-1980