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Detail from mock-up for cover design for Alice Notley's At Night the States.

The George Schneeman Archive

Posted by: Mark Manivong

George Schneeman was a poet and artist who collaborated with the Poetry Project at St. Mark's in New York City. This blog post provides a short biography and some examples of his work found in his archive.

Image of James Merril in black-and-white.

With Love, Jimmy : The James Merrill Collection

Posted by: Mark Manivong

James Merrill (1926-1995) was a poet and writer who won nearly every major poetry award in the United States. The Rare Book and Special Collections Division acquired a Merrill Collection in 2015 that holds a surprising number of his works bearing inscriptions to his romantic partners. This blog post looks at some of the inscriptions to four of Merrill's lovers.