Poetry Northwest Collection mssPoetry

Gayle Richardson
The Huntington Library
July 2020
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108

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.

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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

Box 1, Folder 1-36

Poems, galley proofs, and ephemera: Clower-Wright 1959-1961