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Marc Widershien Collection

 Collection
Identifier: PCMS-0031

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.

Dates

  • 1964-2015

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection material in English.

Physical Description

5 linear feet

Terms of Access

Marc Widershien Collection, 1964-2015, is open for research.

Copyright

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.

Extent

5 Linear Feet

Overview

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.

Biographical Note

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.

Arrangement

The collection is not fully sorted.

Acquisition Information

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.

Physical Description

5 linear feet

Processing Information

Collection is unprocessed.

Title
Finding Aid for the Marc Widershien Collection, 1964-2015
Status
in_progress
Author
Finding aid prepared by Sarah Akers.
Date
2010
Description rules
Finding aid prepared using local best practices.
Language of description
eng

Repository Details

Part of the The Poetry Collection Repository

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