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Merton's Correspondence with:

Simon Perchik

Perchik, Simon, 1923-  printer


Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1968
Volume: 5 item(s); 5 pg(s)

Scope and Content


Poet Simon Perchik was an attorney living in Staten Island, New York, at the time of writing to Merton. He was born in New Jersey and now resides in East Hampton, New York. As a young man, he worked as a milkman and served as a bomber pilot during the Second World War. Merton includes him in the first volume of Monks Pond. In the November 15, 2000 Library Journal, Perchik was described as "the most widely published unknown poet in America..." (Source: "Simon Perchik Poetry Page". Perchik's website. 2 Feb. 2006. ‹›)

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Related Information and Links

See also contributions to Monks Pond, Volume 1.

Series List

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Container List

#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPub ✓Notes
 y/m/dMerton Scan ✉ 
1. 1968/01/08 TL[c] from Merton Thanks for sending the poems. I'd like to use these three in our first issue-- there are to be only «detailed view»
2. 1968/01/no? other[x] to Merton For Tom Merton Peace Si Perchik [inscribed to Merton inside copy of Twenty years of hands - see "Family Room - Marginalia" for original] «detailed view»
3. 1968/03/16 TALS to Merton MONKS POND came today. Beautiful! It was very kind of you to take all 5. I appreciate that very «detailed view»
4. 1968/04/12 TL[c] from Merton Yes, I've thought about photopoems too, but never got around to doing it like that: what I have «detailed view»
5. 1968/04/16 TLS to Merton Our letters crossed: seems I should have waited a few more days. Anyway, it's good to hear from «detailed view»

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