THE LEONARD L. MILBERG COLLECTION OF AMERICAN POETRY. J. Howard Woolmer.

THE LEONARD L. MILBERG COLLECTION OF AMERICAN POETRY.

  • Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Library, 1994.
  • 8vo.
  • stiff paper wrappers.
  • ix, 423 pages.
  • ISBN: 0878110380

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Order Nr. 70306

First edition. The Milberg Collection of American Poetry began in 1986 in order to gather a representative collection of contemporary American poets at Princeton University Library. With extensive holdings of major modern poets such as T. S. Eliot, Robert Lowell, Marianne Moore, Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, and many others, the collection began with eleven poets whom had not been collected extensively by Princeton. After these poets became known, the collection began to add more poets until the list grew to 70 names. Most of these poets were first commercially published after the end of World War II, others such as John Berryman, Randall Jarrell, William Meredith, and Frederick Morgan were included because of their connections to Princeton or they, such as Louise Bogan, Richard Eberhart, Theodore Roethke, and Delmore Schwartz, were too important to be excluded. The collection is of great benefit to scholars and students, containing all printed materials of these poets such as broadsides, translations made by the poets themselves (but not in other languages), and ephemera such as poetry postcards and greeting cards as well as significant first editions of their books. More than 1,800 items were amassed before the catalogue went into production in July 1993. Distributed for Princeton University Library. Spine faded.