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Guide to the Incoming letters from Jimmy Santiago Baca, Denise Levertov, and "Mariposa", 1976-1987
Special Collections M0818  
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    Title: Incoming letters from Jimmy Santiago Baca, Denise Levertov, and "Mariposa",
    Date (inclusive): 1976-1987
    Collection number: Special Collections M0818
    Creator: Moser, Norm
    Extent: .25 linear ft. (31 letters)
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

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    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.


    Purchased, 1995

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    [Identification of item] Incoming letters from Jimmy Santiago Baca, Denise Levertov, and "Mariposa", M0818, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


    Moser was editor of ILLUMINATIONS. Baca, a Chicano, was a prisoner in the Southwest, championed by Levertov. He has since had several books published by New Directions. Mariposa, friend of Baca, is a poet and translator of South American poetry.

    Scope and Content

    Twenty-four letters, some with poems, from Baca, 1976-1987. From prison in 1977 he writes about learning to write poetry, a prison riot and the national guard storming the prison as he writes. Three letters from Denise Levertov, 1980-1981. Four letters from Mariposa (Virginia Love Long), 1978-1979.

    Access Terms

    Baca, Jimmy Santiago, 1952-
    Levertov, Denise, 1923-
    Long, Virginia Love
    American Literature-- Mexican American Authors
    Mexican American poets
    Mexican American prisoners
    Prisoner's Writings
    Mexican American literature (Spanish)