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Merton's Correspondence with:

William Witherup

Witherup, William, 1935-  printer


Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1968
Volume: 2 item(s); 2 pg(s)

Scope and Content

Keith Wilson gave William Witherup a copy of Monks Pond and recommended him send Merton some of his poems. His poems are included in the last volume of Monks Pond along with his translations of Enrique Lihn, a Chilean poet in exile.


William Witherup is a poet, playwright and performance artist. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and grew up in Richland, Washington. He writes to Merton from Santa Fe, New Mexico, and living in a cabin in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. He has published a number of volumes of poetry. His poetry has focused on labor, environmentalism, and his father's working-class life in the nuclear industry. (Source: "William Witherup." Contemporary Authors Online. 2002. Literature Resource Center. Thomson Gale. Bellarmine University Lib., Louisville, Kentucky. 15 Sep. 2006 ‹›.)

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Related Information and Links

See also contributions to Monks Pond, Volume 4.

Series List

This Record Sub-Group is not divided into Series and is arranged chronologically.

Container List

#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPub ✓Notes
 y/m/dMerton Scan ✉ 
1. 1968/06/04 TLS to Merton Keith Wilson gave me a copy of Monk's Pond when I read down at New Mexico State University, «detailed view»
2. 1968/08/10 TLS to Merton It is a beautiful afternoon, dark rain clouds smoking on the Sangre de Cristos, thunder, «detailed view»

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