Marc Widershien Collection
Scope and Content Note
The Marc Widershien Collection contains manuscripts for over a dozen books and chapbooks, many of them self-published; his dissertation The Presence of Modern French Literature in the Writings of Ezra Pound (1979); manuscripts of individual articles and reviews; a collection of many of his first appearances; letters from James Laughlin, Daisy Aldan, Aaron Blumenfeld, Olga Rudge, Mary de Rachewiltz, Samuel French Morse, and others; and various personal items.
- Widershien, Marc (Person)
Language of Materials
Collection material in English.
Terms of Access
Marc Widershien Collection, 1964-2015, is open for research.
Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the Poetry Collection before requesting photocopies and/or publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Once permission is obtained, most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.
Born in Boston, Marc Widershien is a poet, prose writer, translator, musician and educator. A student of Samuel French Morse, Robert Lowell, and Daisy Aldan, in 1966 Widershien visited Ezra Pound in Rapallo, Italy, and later wrote a dissertation on Pound toward a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Boston University. Over the years he has worked as the Editorial Assistant for the ethnopoetics journal Alcheringa, owned a bookstore, held several different academic faculty positions, worked as a librarian, and served on the advisory board for The New Renaissance. Today he teaches workshops on creative writing, memoir, and oral history to different communities throughout New England. His writings have appeared in hundreds of little magazines and anthologies, and his published books include Essays (1980), Middle Journeys (1988), The Life of All Worlds (2001), and Poems of Survival (2006). He is also the publisher of Poplar Editions.
5 Linear Feet
The Marc Widershien Collection contains manuscripts for over a dozen books and chapbooks, many of them self-published; his dissertation The Presence of Modern French Literature in the Writings of Ezra Pound (1979); manuscripts of individual articles and reviews; a collection of many of his first appearances; letters; and various personal items.
The collection is not fully sorted.
Donated to The Poetry Collection by Marc Widershien circa 2000, with additional material given in 2003, 2009, 2011, and 2015.
Accruals and Additions
Further accruals are expected to this collection.
5 linear feet
Collection is unprocessed.
- Finding Aid for the Marc Widershien Collection, 1964-2015
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- Finding aid prepared by Sarah Akers.
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.