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405 Babbidge Road, Unit 1205
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1205
Born in 1927 in Swampscott, Massachusetts, Larry Eigner is an American poet affiliated with Charles Olson and the Black Mountain College.
Incoming and outgoing correspondence of Larry Eigner and acquaintances including David and Maria Gitin, George Bowering, Cid Corman, Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, Vincent Ferrini, Denise Levertov and Gael Turnbull. Also includes poetry, literary magazines and an audio cassette. Related collections include George Butterick Papers, William K. Costley Papers, Vincent Ferrini Papers, James Koller Papers, Charles Olson Research Collection, James Weil Papers.
Two collections have been integrated into one and condensed into two boxes. Box one includes outgoing correspondence sent by Larry Eigner primarily to David and Maria Gitin including 67 letters (1970-1979) which address, but not exclusively, Eigner's poetry, poems from #76 to 1068 (1967-1978; series is incomplete; numbered poems included in letters were condensed with other numbered poems for organization), assorted papers and poems from correspondence without date or number, one notebook, mimeographed TS of a play entitled "The Reception" with occasional notes by Eigner, several literary magazines, 3 poems by David Gitin annotated by Eigner. Box two includes letters received by Larry Eigner from numerous correspondents, principally (more than 10 letters each) George Bowering, Cid Corman, Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, Vincent Ferrini, Denise Levertov, and Gael Turnbull. Box two also includes an audiocassette of Larry Eigner reading a selection of his poems (1974).
Restrictions on Access
There are no access restrictions on this collection.
Restrictions on Use
Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.
Archives & Special Collections has a substantial collection of literary collections. Letters and manuscripts of Larry Eigner are also in the papers of Cid Corman, Bill K. Costley, Vincent Ferrini, James Koller, Charles Olson, James Weil and John Wieners. For detailed information on these collections please contact the curator or ask at the reference desk.
This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Eigner, Larry, 1927-.
[Item description, #:#], Larry Eigner Papers. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries.
Series I was purchased in October 1991. Series II was a gift/purchase from Eigner in 1974/1975.
About the Author:
Irving P. Leif. Larry Eigner: A Bibliography of His Works, (Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1989).
Idris McElveen. ed. Donald J. Greiner, “Larry Eigner,” in American Poets Since World War II, part 1, Dictionary of Literary Biography, vol. 5 (Detroit: Gale Research, 1980), 229-234.