Literary papers, correspondence, and artwork of Gerald Burns, "postmodern" poet, critic, artist, and editor. Includes typescripts
of Burns' poetry collections; galleys for Burns' critical books
Toward a Phenomenology of Written Art (1979) and
Prose (1982); and correspondence with poet Barbara Jordan.
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. Burns found employment as an English teacher and editor, but his life's work was as a writer, poet,
and artist. He illustrated several of his own books and designed many of their covers (most notably, Boccherini's Minuet and Prose).
1.4 Linear feet
(1 carton and 1 archives box)
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