Duncan, Robert, 1919-1988
- Existence: 1919 - 1988
Robert Duncan (1919-1988), American poet
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
The Besmilr Brigham papers consists of correspondence, writings, notes and drawings, printed material, personal papers, and audiovisual media documenting the life and work of poet Besmilr Brigham. Materials date from 1931 to 2011, with the bulk dating between 1960 and 1990.
Holograph manuscript, initialed by Robert Duncan, pasted onto a reproduction of a pen and ink drawing by Jess Duncan and tipped onto a larger sheet, initialed by Jess Duncan.
Christmas card from Duncan and Jess consisting of poem, holograph, initialed and dated by Duncan, with inscription on verso of decorated front cover: "with our fond wishes for the New Year Robert and Jess for Adele and Henry Wenning." Accompanied by envelope.
Title from front cover.
Carbon typescript, signed, of Robert Duncan's play Faust Foutu. Also includes a mimeograph program from the play.
Production file relating to a book project on the early years (1956-1963) of the San Francisco Poetry Center. Papers include a table of contents, or chronology of events, and biographical and critical texts on Randall Jarrell, Charles Olson, Robert Lowell, Marianne Moore, and others.
Two typescript drafts of a section in a book by Robert Duncan on H.D. The section was published as chapter one of “Part I: Beginning,” in The H.D. Book, volume one in the series The Collected Writings of Robert Duncan. Accompanied by an autograph note from Norman Holmes Pearson saying that Duncan planned to present the section to H.D. on her 75th birthday, but it was not completed.
The collection consists of letters and a few manuscripts by or related to Ezra Pound. Correspondents include Ubaldo degli Uberti; Ethel de Courcy Duncan; Robert Duncan; Gladys Hines; Lewis Maverick; Donald J. Paquette; Odon Por; and Louis Zukofsky. Manuscripts include holographs of "To Our Lady of Vicarious Atonement" and "What I Feel about Walt Whitman" by Pound and biographical notes on Pound by Lewis Maverick.