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Merton's Correspondence with:

Emmett Williams

Williams, Emmett, 1925-  printer


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

Scope and Content


Emmett Williams is a poet and a member of the Fluxus movement. He is most known for his concrete poetry. Born in Greenville, South Carolina, he attended Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. After graduation and marriage in 1949, he moved to Europe, where he lived until 1966. He was part of the Darmstadt circle of concrete poetry in Germany. After returning to the United States, he founded Something Else Press in New York. Since then, he had been poet and artist in residence at universities and museums. Besides books of his own poetry, he has been involved in editing, translating and anthologizing poetry for publication. (Source: "Emmett Williams." Contemporary Authors Online. 2005. Literature Resource Center. Thomson Gale. Bellarmine University Lib., Louisville, Kentucky. 8 Sep. 2006 ‹›.)

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#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPub ✓Notes
 y/m/dMerton Scan ✉ 
1. 1968/01/05 TLS to Merton jonathan williams suggested that i send you something for your magazine flash-in-the-air-and-out «detailed view»
2. 1968/01/21 TL[c] from Merton I guess it is a bit late to send this to Europe so I'll mail it to the New York address. I am most «detailed view»
3. 1968/06/15 TLS[c] from Merton It was fine to have your "Red Chair" in Monks Pond. Anything new on the novel? (Yours I mean) «detailed view»
4. 1968/07/17 TALS[x] from Merton All the things you are making happen sound good. Or helping to make happen. Yes, visual poetry. [from the New Directions Publishing files] visual poetry - concrete poetry / Max Bense reader [not published] from Something Else Press catalog and Jackson Mac Low's Stanzas for Iris Lezak [not published until 1971] - art book of Diter Rot (Dieter Roth) «detailed view»

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