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Oppen, George, 1908-1984



  • Existence: 1908-04-24 - 1984-07-07

George Oppen (1908-1984), American poet; a member of the Objectivist group of poets.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Donald Davie papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 439
Overview: Correspondence consists mainly of letters to Davie from poets, literary critics, and publishers discussing the literary world, the academic environment, Davie's writings, and the writing of others. Writings include research materials, drafts, and clippings of reviews for books by Davie; drafts of articles, lectures, poems, and reviews by Davie; and writings by others. The collection also includes journals and notebooks by Davie that contain notes and drafts of writings. There are some personal...
Dates: 1926-2005, bulk 1970-1990

Letters : to Harvey Shapiro, [1967?]-80

 Part of Collection — Box: 8, Folder: GROUP 157, F-1
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Thirty-three TLS, four ALS, two TL, and one TL, photocopy, from Oppen to Shapiro, with one TLS from Mary Oppen to Shapiro, most undated. Letters discuss Oppen's and Shapiro's writing; one letter encloses a version of Oppen's "Some San Francisco Poems." Some letters were published in Selected Letters of George Oppen, edited by Rachel Blau DuPlessis (Durham: Duke University Press, 1990).
Dates: [1967?]-80

Maureen Owen collection of Greenwich Village poetry

Call Number: YCAL MSS 218
Overview: Collection consists of audio recordings, originally recorded on reel-to-reel tape and audio cassette. Many of the recordings are of poets reading their work or the work of others at literary events held by the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery in New York City. Also includes recordings of poets reading their work and being interviewed on Susan Howe's radio shows on WBAI Radio in New York. Miscellaneous readings recorded in Connecticut and elsewhere are present. The collection...
Dates: 1975-1981

Harvey Shapiro papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 604
Overview: The collection contains correspondence, writings, and personal papers documenting the personal and professional life of American poet and editor Harvey Shapiro. Correspondence consists chiefly of letters to Shapiro from American and English-language authors, literary critics, and editors who came of age in the post-WWII period. There are files for Barbara Gibbs and Francis Golffing and for author and publisher Alan Swallow, but letters can also be found for Charles Bernstein, Allen Ginsberg,...
Dates: 1923-2013

Eliot Weinberger papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 1600
Content Description: This collection consists of writings, correspondence, printed material, video cassettes, audiocassettes, compact discs, digital files, and other papers by or relating to Eliot Weinberger. The writings document Weinberger’s work as an essayist and literary critic, his work as translating authors including Octavio Paz, Beidao, Jorge Luis Borges, and Vicente Huidobro, and his work as an editor of literary anthologies such as the New Directions Anthology of Classical Chinese Poetry (New Directions,...
Dates: circa 1950-2020