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IV. Writings by Kinnell - Poetry: collections of poems

Box 5-Box 10, f.51

Arranged alphabetically by title, this series includes worksheets and drafts of the individual poems, drafts of the book,
book production materials, page proofs, galleys, and printed reviews.

Box 5
f.1: anthology (21 items - unpublished)
f.2-5: The Avenue bearing the initial of Christ into the New World: poems 1946-1964 (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1974)
f.6-30: Body rags (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1968)
Box 6
f.1-9: Body rags (cont'd)
f.10-32: Book of nightmares (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1971)
Box 7
f.1-34: Book of nightmares (cont'd)
f.35-74: Dust of the earth (unpublished, majority of poems were included in: What a kingdom it was)
Box 8
f.1-21: Dust of the earth (cont'd)
f.22-33: First poems, 1946-1954 (Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin: Perishable Press, 1970)
f.34-66: Flower herding on Mount Monadnock (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1964)
f.67-70: Mortal acts, mortal words (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1980)
Box 9
f.1-40: Mortal acts, mortal words (cont'd)
Box 10
f.1-19: Mortal acts, mortal words (cont'd)
f.20: Poems of Galway Kinnell, reading of 9 May 1957 (Paris?) (4 mimeograph copies)
f.21: Poems of night (London: Rapp & Carroll, 1968) The poems in this book were selected from: What a kingdom it was and Flower herding on Mount Monadnock; several are revised. Reviews only
f.22: Some Black Mountain memories, 1947 (unpublished)
f.23-51: What a kingdom it was (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1960) (see also: Dust of the earth)

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