Mark Pawlak collection on Denise Levertov
- Levertov, Denise (Person)
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Terms of Access and Use
The Mark Pawlak collection on Denise Levertov, 1970-1993, 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.
0.25 Linear Feet (1 half manuscript box)
Poet, editor, and teacher Mark Pawlak was born in Buffalo in 1948. He attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the late 1960s, where he studied poetry with Denise Levertov. Like Levertov, he opposed the Vietnam War, leading him to give up his studies in experimental physics. Pawlak and Levertov exchanged correspondence until her death, and she wrote the introduction to his first book of poems, The Buffalo Sequence (Copper Canyon Press, 1977). He has taught mathematics, sciences, and creative writing, and currently teaches mathematics at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Since 1980, he has served as co-editor of Hanging Loose magazine and Hanging Loose Press books, started by several of Levertov’s former students.
This collection is arranged in two series.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The materials in this collection were purchased from Mark Pawlak, Levertov's friend and student.
No further accruals are expected for this collection.
Collection processed by Marie Elia, Processing Archivist.
- Finding aid for the Mark Pawlak collection on Denise Levertov, 1970-1993
- Finding aid prepared by Marie Elia.
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