Title:Mary Fabilli correspondence with Dorothy and Robert Hawley, 1969-2011
Creator/Contributor:Fabilli, Mary, creator, correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Hawley, Robert, 1929-, correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Hawley, Dorothy, correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:KPFA (Radio station : Berkeley, Calif.)
Contains letters, greeting cards, publications, and photographs from Fabilli concerning everyday life, her poetry, and information
about William Everson. Includes a copy of "Mary Fabilli : 1914- a literary life," an autobiographical article about her literary
influences. Also includes 11 color photographs (5 x 3.5 in.) of William Everson being interviewed by Eric Bauersfeld of KPFA
Radio. Also present at the interview were artist Dan Stolpe, and Dorothy and Robert Hawley. Other photographs include Mary
Fabilli, Lili Fabilli, Robert and Dorothy Hawley.
Fabilli, Mary -- Correspondence
Fabilli, Mary -- Portraits
Hawley, Robert -- 1929- -- Correspondence
Hawley, Robert -- 1929- -- Portraits
Hawley, Dorothy -- Correspondence
Everson, William -- 1912-1994 -- Portraits
Bauersfeld, Erik -- Portraits
Stolpe, Daniel Owen -- 1939- -- Portraits
Fabilli, Lilli -- Portraits
Poets, American -- 20th century
Women poets -- 20th century
Women artists -- California
Authors and publishers -- California
Publishers and publishing -- California
Mary Fabilli correspondence with Dorothy and Robert Hawley, BANC MSS 95/127, The Bancroft Library, University of California,
Gift; of Robert Hawley; 1994, 2011.
Related collection: Robert Hawley correspondence (BANC MSS 2011/235).
Related collection: Mary Fabilli papers (BANC MSS 2005/233 c).
Mary Fabilli, born Amalia Elisa Fabiilli, on Feb. 16, 1914 was a poet and artist. The extra "i" was removed from her last
name when the family moved to the United States from Italy. Her second marriage was to poet William Everson until they agreed
to separate and he joined the Dominican Order as a lay brother in 1951 taking the name Brother Antonius. Mary Fabilli also
joined the Dominican Order in 1953 as a member of the St. Albert Priory chapter of the Lay Dominicans. She died at her home
in Berkeley, California on Sept. 2, 2011.
Robert Hawley was born in 1929 in Stockbridge, Wisconsin. By 1957, Hawley was in Berkeley, California, working as a bookseller
specializing in Western Americana at the Holmes Book Company. In 1964, Robert Hawley and Stevens van Strum started the Oyez
Press by soliciting poems from noteworthy American poets to be published in a series of broadsides. In 1978, Hawley opened
his own book shop, the Ross Valley Book Company, in Albany, California.
2 boxes (0.4 linear feet)
BANC MSS 95/127 c box 1
BANC MSS 95/127 c box 2
BANC MSS 95/127 c