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Larry Eigner papers

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Title:Larry Eigner papers
Date range:1958-1978
Creator:Eigner, Larry, 1927-
Extent: 1 linear ft. (1 legal size clamshell box)
Abstract: Larry Eigner was an American poet associated with the Black Mountain Poets of the 1950s, and his work was included under that heading in the landmark 1960 anthology The New American Poetry, edited by Donald M. Allen. Formally, Eigner's poetry marks an important development in the use of line and page introduced by the Modernists in the 1920s. The Eigner papers consist of over three hundred items including manuscripts, carbon copies and photocopies of typewritten manuscripts, carbon copies and photocopies of typewritten manuscripts. Eigner's correspondence illustrates his view of contemporary poetry and poets, his comments on the publication of, and about, his work, and his personal thoughts. Eigner died in 1996 from complications related to pneumonia.
Language of materials:English
Repository:Brown University Library, Special Collections
Collection number:Ms. 79.10