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Merton's Correspondence with:

Halvard Johnson

Johnson, Halvard, 1936-  printer


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Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1968
Volume: 4 item(s); 7 pg(s)

Scope and Content


Poet Halvard Johnson was born in Newburgh, New York, and spent his boyhood in both in small Hudson Valley towns and New York. He spent his years after college in Ohio hitchhiking around the United States in the late 1950's. After graduate study in English at University of Chicago, he began teaching at the University of Texas, El Paso for four years. Near the end of his time in Texas, he sent Merton some poems for Monks Pond. After this, he taught in Puerto Rico, traveled Europe, and now has returned to his native New York where he writes and teaches at the New School. A number of his books of poetry have been published. (Source: Monks Pond, pp. 109 and 207.)

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See also contributions to Monks Pond, pp. 83, 136 and 228.

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#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPub ✓Notes
 y/m/dMerton Scan ✉ 
1. 1968/01/25 TALS to Merton Keith Wilson told me about Monk's Pond, your new magazine, & suggested I send you «detailed view»
2. 1968/02/28 TL[c] from Merton I am keeping Projections 4.23.27, which I like very much for the second number of MONKS POND. «detailed view»
3. 1968/03/14 HLS to Merton Thanks for the letter and Monks Pond #1. I received it just the other day and found much «detailed view»
4. 1968/05/01 TALS to Merton Here's the "something more" you kindly asked me to send: some more "projections" together «detailed view»

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