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Merton's Correspondence with:

Ronald Anthony Punnett, Ronald Anthony Punnét, Ron Punnett, Ron Punnét, Bakari Ajene Punnett, Bakari

Punnett, Ronald Anthony, 1946-1986  printer


Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1968
Volume: 3 item(s); 7 pg(s)

Scope and Content


Ron Punnett (who went under the pen name of Ronald Anthony Punnét), was a black poet born in Trinidad. He was a British citizen but was serving in the United States army and was stationed at Fr. Benning, Georgia. He had been writing poetry for about five years and had, previous to military service, served as poetry editor to the Ninth Circle in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He wrote at the suggestion of Keith Wilson, and Merton published some of his poems in the second volume of Monks Pond. Carlos Reyes published some of his poetry under his Wine Press, a small press from Portland, Oregon, along with poets Richard Morris, Kenneth Brewer, Halvard Johnson, Peter Wild, and David Tammer.

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See also one published letter from Merton to Punnett in The Road to Joy, pp. 363-364; see also the "Wilson, Keith" and "Reyes, Carlos" files; and see also contributions to Monks Pond, Volume 2 (under Punnet).

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#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPub ✓Notes
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1. 1968/02/06 HLS to Merton Four poems for your consideration. My name is Ronald Anthony Punnét. I am a 22 yr old Negro born «detailed view»
2. 1968/03/20 TL[c] from Merton Sorry to have held up so long answering. The poems get all piled up, mixed up, lost, found, built «detailed view»
3. 1968/03/24 HLS to Merton I received your letter yesterday and was much relieved to hear from you. I find it difficult «detailed view»

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