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Guide to the Herschel Silverman Collection of Theodore Enslin Correspondence MSS.358

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Collection processed by Stacey Flatt, with arrangment by Emily King.

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Creator: Silverman, Herschel
Creator: Enslin, Theodore
Source - dnr: Silverman, Herschel
Title: Herschel Silverman Collection of Theodore Enslin Correspondence
Dates [inclusive]: 1994-2011
Abstract: American Beat poet Herschel Silverman (1926-2015) was strongly influenced by jazz music and other Beat writers. He read and wrote poetry well into his 80s. Poet Theodore Enslin (1925-2011) published over 80 books of poetry in his career. He lived the majority of his life in rural Maine, where he farmed and wrote until he passed away at the age of 86. This collection contains correspondence between Herschel Silverman and Theodore Enslin during the later part of their lives, beginning in 1994 until Enslin's death in 2011. Topics include responses to each other's writings, world events, health, friends, and family. These topics illustrate the long-term friendships of this generation of writers, as they moved into old age and faced challenges both professionally and personally.
Quantity: 2 Linear Feet in 2 record cartons.
Location: Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact at least two business days prior to your research visit to coordinate access.
Language: Materials are in English.
Call Phrase: MSS.358