Larry Eigner papers

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Larry Eigner papers

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Larry Eigner papers

Larry Eigner papers

Finding Aid

Prepared by Kevin Ferst, March 13, 2002; Last Updated: March 2020


Inclusive Dates: 1965-1982
Extent: .33 cubic feet (1 document case)
Physical Location: 11th floor


Biographical Note: American poet and writer Larry Eigner was born August 7, 1927 in Swampscott, Massachusetts, and died February 3, 1996. He published many small press books throughout his career, including: On my Eyes, 1960; Another Time in Fragments, 1967; Selected Poems, 1972; and Things Stirring Together or Far Away, 1974. Eigner's poetry was widely admired by other poets, including William Carlos Williams and Robert Duncan.


Scope and Content: This collection consists of several poems and letters written by Larry Eigner. Most poems are titled by their first line. Materials are arranged by date.


Box 1
Folder -- Contents

  1. "You Gotta Have Steam", July 30, 1965
  2. "In Parnassus", June 6-7, 1970
  3. "The White Rubbish Truck", January 7, 1971
  4. "A Full Life", December 19-21, 1971
  5. "Many Lives", January 22, 1972
  6. "The Sky", January 30, 1972
  7. Letter to Marian Kindel, October 21, 1981
  8. Letter to Marian Kindel, December 25, 1981
  9. Letter to Alan Stein, April 7, 1982