Mona Van Duyn Papers 1942-1995
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box-folder   12-21/77-128  
III. Manuscripts and Notebooks [series]:   
Scope: Consists of Van Duyn's poems, collected, and individually foldered in alphabetical order. Also included are various prose pieces by Van Duyn, as well as her personal notebooks which include rough draft manuscripts of her poems and prose.


box-folder   12-16/-  
III.1 Poems
box-folder   12-14/77-100  
III.1.a. Poems. Consists of singly titled, miscellaneous poems by Van Duyn, filed alphabetically (Boxes 1-1, A-Z).
box-folder   15-16/-  
III.1. b. Poems. Consists of individually foldered poems listed alphabetically by title (Boxes 15-16, A-Z).
 
Addendum to The Block . (12 drafts, Ts. 12p.)   
Scope: with light marks in blue ink.


 
Advice to a God . 12 drafts, Ts. 15p. none to moderate revision. Published in Poetry , Sept. 1968.
 
The Aging Tenor . (5 drafts, Ts, Ts(cb).)   
Scope: 5p none to moderate revision.


 
Along the Road . (8 drafts, Ms, Ts, Ts(cb). 26p.)   
Scope: none to heavy revision. Alternately titled On the Road; published in Quarterly Review of Literature, Vol. XIV, No. 1/2.


 
An Annual and Perennial Problem . (4 drafts, Ts, Ts(cd). 6p.)
 
Another Tempest . (6 drafts, Ts. 15p.)   
Scope: revision in blue ink and pencil.


 
At Pere Lachaise . (2 drafts, Ts. 4p.)   
Scope: 10/16/74. moderate revision. editor's notes on manuscript; published in The New Yorker, March 28, 1977; filed in Ser. I.2.a with TL from The New Yorker, 1980: March 26.


 
At the New Orleans Zoo . (7 drafts, Ts. 14p.)
 
Ballad of Blossom . (2 drafts, Ts. 6p.)   
Scope: light revision in blue ink.


 
The Balloon Globe . (5 drafts, Ts. 5p.)   
Scope: light revision in blue ink.


 
Bedtime Stories: One . (1 draft, Ts. 1p.)
 
Bethlehem . (1 draft, Ts. 1p.)
 
Billings and Cooings from "The Berkeley Barb" (want-ad section) . (4 drafts, Ts, Ts(cb). 5p.)   
Scope: none to moderate revision.


 
A Birthday Card . (4 drafts, Ts, Ts(cb). 7p.)   
Scope: none to light revision. Alternately titled For A Friend on His Fortieth Birthday.


 
Birthstones . (12 drafts, Ms, Ts, Ts(cb). 14p.)   
Scope: none to moderate revision. Published in The Poetry Bag, Vol. 1 No. 1.


 
The Block . (1 draft, Ts. 2p.)   
Scope: light revision in black ink.


 
Bulletin to the Beleaguered . (3 drafts, Ts. 3p.)   
Scope: none to light revision.


 
The Burning of Yellowstone . (9 drafts, Ts. 9p.)   
Scope: none to light revision in blue ink and pencil.


 
By the Pond in the Park, by the Hospital . (2 drafts, Ts. 2p.)
 
Caring for Surfaces . (1 draft, Ts. 1p.)
 
The Case of The . (1 draft, Ts. 1p.)
 
Causes . (7 drafts, Ts, Ts(cb). 7p.)   
Scope: Published in Poetry Northwest, Vol. 7 No. 3 and in Best Poems of 1966.


 
Chagall's "Les Plumes en Fleur" . (12 drafts, Ts. 12p.)
 
The Challenger . (6 drafts, Ms. Ts, Ts(cb). 7p.)   
Scope: none to moderate revision. Published in Poetry, Nov. 1965.


 
A Christmas Card After the Assassination . (5 drafts, Ts, Ts(x), Ts(cb). 5p.)   
Scope: Alternately titled A Christmas Card, and A Christmas Card After the Assassination, 1963; Published in Chelsea.


 
Christmas Present for a Poet . (9 drafts, Ts, Ms. 11p.)   
Scope: light to heavy revision in blue ink and pencil. includes rough draft of manuscript notes.


 
Cinderella's Story . (8 drafts, Ts, Ts(cb). 24p.)   
Scope: none to moderate revisions.


 
Colorado . (23 drafts, Ts, Ts(x), Ts(cb). 79p.)   
Scope: none to moderate revision. Published in Quarterly Review of Literature.


 
Cotton Wagons . (1 draft, Ts. 1p.)   
Scope: light revision in blue ink.


 
The Creation . (6 drafts, Ts, Ts(x). 27p.)   
Scope: none to moderate revision. Published in Poetry, Sept. 1968.


 
A Day in Late October. (53 drafts, Ms, Ts, Ts(cb), Ts(x).)   
Scope: none to heavy revision. Subtitled In Memory of Randall Jarrell; alternatively titled When a Poet Dies. Earlier Van Duyn poems, Birthstones, For a Cervantes and , In the Nick of Time, are included in this poem.


 
Death of a Poet . (20 drafts, Ts, Ts(x), Ts(cb). 30p.)   
Scope: none to moderate revision. Alternately titled Outlandish Agon; published in Poetry Northwest, Vol. 7, No. 5.


 
Definitions . (4 drafts, Ts, Ts(cb). 8p.)   
Scope: none to moderate revision.


 
Die Wintereise . (14 drafts, Ts. 14p.)   
Scope: moderate revision. Poem is poetic adaptation of prose translation of lyrics by Wilhelm Muller; includes auto notes by Van Duyn, and Ts of poem in German.


 
Dreaming of Mark Strand . (1 draft, Ts. 1p.)   
Scope: revision in blue ink.


 
Earth Tremors Felt in Missouri . (3 drafts, Ts, Ts(cb). 3p.)   
Scope: none to moderate revision.


 
Economics . (7 drafts, Ts, Ts(cb). 20p.)   
Scope: none to moderate revision.


 
Elegy . (6 drafts, Ts, Ts(cb). 10p.)   
Scope: none to moderate revision. 1 draft filed in Ser. I.2.a. with TLS to Carolyn Kizer, 1966: March 16, F28.


 
Elementary Attitudes . (9 drafts, Ts(cb). 9p.)   
Scope: Published in Poetry, April, 1962.


 
Eli , February 22, 1950. (1 draft, Ts. 1p.)   
Scope: For Ollie and David Jackson appears on same page with light revision in blue ink.


 
Emergency Room . (1 draft, Ts. 2p.)   
Scope: heavy revision in blue and black ink and pencil. 2 pages of fragments.


 
Endings . (13 drafts, Ts. 26p.)   
Scope: none to heavy revision in blue ink and pencil.


 
Eros to Howard Nemerov . (6 drafts, Ts, Ts(cb). 12p.)   
Scope: none to moderate revision. Published in Poetry, Sept. 1968; 1 draft filed in Ser.I.2.a. with TLS to Nemerov, 1967: Oct. 29, F30.


 
An Essay On Criticism . (9 drafts, Ts. 9p.)   
Scope: light revision.


 
Euridice Speaks . (14 drafts, Ts, Ts(cb), Ts(x). 20p.)   
Scope: none to heavy revision.


 
Extra Time . (2 drafts, Ts. 2p.)   
Scope: light revision in blue ink.


 
Fall . (1 draft, Ts. 1p.)   
Scope: light revision in blue ink.


 
Fallen Angel . (3 drafts, Ts. 6p.)
 
Falling in Love at Sixty-Five . (11 drafts, Ts. 11p.)   
Scope: none to light revision in blue ink.


 
Falls . (1 draft, Ts. 4p.)   
Scope: light revision in blue ink.


 
The Fear of Flying . (5 drafts, Ms, Ts. Ts(cb). 15p.)   
Scope: light to moderate revision. Alternately titled Another Flight.


 
The Ferris Wheel . (8 drafts, Ms, Ts. 29p.)   
Scope: includes rough draft Ms. none to heavy revision in blue and black ink and pencil.


 
First Flight . (34 drafts, Ms. Ts. Ts(cb), Ts(x). 76p.)   
Scope: none to heavy revision. Partial draft of A Goodbye on verso of one draft; published in Quarterly Review of Literature, Vol. XIV, No. 1/2.


 
First Snow: St. Louis . (1 draft, Ts. 1p.)   
Scope: moderate revision in pencil.


 
First Trip Through the Automatic Carwash . (4 drafts, Ts. 4p.)
 
Footnotes to the Autobiography of Bertrand Russell . (4 drafts, Ts. 4p.)   
Scope: heavy revision.


 
For David Kalstone . (9 drafts, Ts, Ms. 11p.)   
Scope: includes rough draft Ms. none to light revision in pencil.


 
For Julia Li Wang . (4 drafts, Ts. 8p.)
 
For May Swenson . (1 draft, Ts. 1p.)   
Scope: light revision in blue ink.


 
The Gardener to His God . (4 drafts, Ts, Ts(cb).)   
Scope: none to light revision.


 
A Garland for Christopher Smart . (5 drafts, Ts(cb). 5p.)   
Scope: light revision.


 
A Get-Well Card . (3 drafts, Ts. 4p.)   
Scope: none to light revision.


 
Glad Heart at the Supermarket . (16 drafts, Ts. 12p.)   
Scope: light to moderate revision in blue and black ink.


 
The Good Man . (5 drafts, Ts, Ts(cb). 8p.)   
Scope: none to light revision. Published in Poetry, Nov, 1965.


 
The Good Resolution . (11 drafts, Ts, Ts(cb). 17p.)   
Scope: none to moderate revision. Published in The Poetry Bag.


 
A Goodbye . (19 drafts, Ts, Ts(cb), Ts(x), Ms. 48p.)   
Scope: none to moderate revision. Subtitled For Norma and Chuck; published in Quarterly Review of Literature, Vol. XIV, No. 1/2; one draft filed with First Flight.


 
Goya's "Two Old People Eating Soup" . (1 draft, Ts. 1p.)   
Scope: light revision in blue ink and pencil.


 
Gray's Apocrypha . (3 drafts, Ts, Ts(cb). 5p.)   
Scope: none to light revision.


 
Growing Up Askew . (1 draft, Ts. 1p.)
 
A Half-Line Sestina for Harry . (5 drafts, Ts. 9p.)   
Scope: light revision in blue ink.


 
Headlines . (4 drafts, Ts. 5p.)   
Scope: none to moderate revision in blue ink.


 
The Hermit of Hudson Pond . (1 draft. Ts. 1p.)   
Scope: light revision in blue ink.


 
In Bed With a Book . (2 drafts, Ts. 2p.)   
Scope: revision in blue ink.


 
In the Cold Kingdom . (29 drafts, Ts, Ts(cb), Ts(x), Ms. 83p.)   
Scope: none to heavy revision. Includes 2p of notes by Van Duyn; published in Quarterly Review of Literature; 1 draft filed in Ser. I.2.a. with TLS from Erling Larsen, 1966: Dec 10, F29.


 
In the Hospital for Tests . (8 drafts, Ts, Ts(cb), Ts(x), Ms. 17p.)   
Scope: none to moderate revision. Published in Wetstone, Spring, 1964.


 
In the Missouri Ozarks . (1 draft, Ts. 2p.)
 
The Insight Lady of St. Louis on Zoos . (4 drafts, Ts. 4p.)
 
Into Mexico . (12 drafts, Ts, Ts(x), Ts(cb). 20p.)   
Scope: none to heavy revision. Published in Quarterly Review of Literature; 1 draft filed in Ser. I.2.a. with TLS to Carolyn Kizer, 1966: March 16.


 
An Invocation of Some Angels . (3 drafts, Ts, Ts(cb). 5p.)   
Scope: none to heavy revision.


 
Io Speaks . (4 drafts, Ts, Ts(cb). 4p.)   
Scope: light to moderate revision. Alternately titled Io.


 
"Je Meurt De Aupres De La Fontaine" . (2 drafts, Ts. 2p.)   
Scope: moderate revision in pencil and blue ink.


 
Journal Jottings . (16 drafts, Ts. 16p.)   
Scope: none to light revision in blue ink.


 
Last Words of Pig No. 6707 . (7 drafts, Ts, Ms. 15p.)   
Scope: none to moderate revision in red ink, blue ink, and pencil.


 
Late Loving . (27 drafts, Ts. 27p.)   
Scope: none to moderate revision in blue ink.


 
The Learners . (1 draft, Ts. 1p.)
 
Leda . (7 drafts, Ts, Ts(cb). 7p.)   
Scope: none to light revision. Published in Quarterly Review of Literature, Vol. XIV, No. 1/2.


 
Leda Reconsidered . (21 drafts, Ts, Ts(cb), Ts(x), Ms. 42p.)   
Scope: none to moderate revision. Published in Quarterly Review of Literature, Vol. XIV, No. 1/2; 1 draft filed with To Poets' Worksheets in the Air-Conditioned Vault of a Library.


 
Letter From the Suburbs, Mid-Winter . (2 drafts, Ts, Ts(cb). 4p.)   
Scope: none to light revision.


 
Letters From A Father . (1 draft, Ts. 3p.)
 
Lines Written in a Guest Book . (11 drafts, Ts. 33p.)   
Scope: some revision in blue ink.


 
A List . (2 drafts, Ts(cb). 6p.)
 
Lives of the Poets . (1 draft, Ts. 1p.)
 
Lot's Wife Speaks . (20 drafts, Ts, Ts(cb), Ms. 29p.)   
Scope: none to heavy revision. Marked Christmas, 1969.


 
Love Keeps No Score of Wrongs . (1 draft, Ts. 1p.)   
Scope: light revision.


 
A Luncheon Poetry Reading . (1 draft, Ts. 1p.)   
Scope: moderate revision.


box-folder   16  
Madrid, 1974 . (1 draft, Ts. 2p.)   
Scope: note in blue ink.


 
Madrid , May, 1977. (1 draft, Ts. 1p.)
 
Marriage, With Beasts . (13 drafts, Ts, Ts(x), Ts(cb). 29p.)
 
Mary and Stephen . (3 drafts, Ts. 3p.)   
Scope: revision in blue ink.


 
Midas and Wife . (24 drafts, Ts, Ts(x), Ts(cb), Ms. 40p.)   
Scope: none to moderate revision. Published in The Poetry Bag; 1 draft filed in Ser. I.2.a. with TLS to Carolyn Kizer, 1966: March 16.


 
The Miser . (19 drafts, Ts, Ts(x), Ts(cb), Ms. 29p.)   
Scope: none to moderate revision. Published in Carleton Miscellany, Spring, 1968.


 
Misers . (3 drafts, Ts, Ms. 3p.)   
Scope: none to moderate revision in blue ink.


 
Mockingbird Month . (3 drafts, Ts. 3p.)   
Scope: none to light revision in blue ink.


 
Moose in the Morning, Northern Maine . (2 drafts, Ts. 2p.)   
Scope: editor's notes written on manuscript; published in The New Yorker, Sept. 24, 1979; filed in Ser. I.2.a. with letter from The New Yorker, 1982: Sept. 20.


 
Mrs. Mithridates . (9 drafts, Ts, Ts(x), Ts(cb). 11p.)   
Scope: light to moderate revision. Published in The Poetry Bag.


 
Near Changes . (3 drafts, Ts. 6p.)
 
Neighbor . (13 drafts, Ts, Ts(x), Ts(cb), Ms. 29p.)   
Scope: none to heavy revision. Published in The Poetry Bag.


 
Notes From a Suburban Hero . (5 drafts, Ts, Ts(cb). 9p.)   
Scope: none to light revision.


 
The Old Lady Advises Her Daughter . (2 drafts, Ts, Ts(cb). 2p.)   
Scope: none to light revision.


 
On a Forty-Fifth Wedding Anniversary . (1 draft, Ts. 1p.)   
Scope: light revision in pencil.


 
On a Majolica Sunflower Plate . (8 drafts, Ts. 8p.)   
Scope: none to moderate revision in blue ink.


 
On Receiving a Postcard From Japan . (2 drafts, Ts. 2p.)   
Scope: includes brief statements about poem, Ts. 3p.


 
On Seeing a T.V. Shot of Mrs. Bush, Her Arm Around the Younger Woman's Waist, Leading Mrs. Clinton Into the White House . (1 draft, Ts. 1p.)   
Scope: revision in blue ink.


 
Open Letter From a Constant Reader . (10 drafts, Ts, Ts(x), Ts(cb), Ms. 10p.)   
Scope: none to moderate revision. 4 drafts filed in Ser. II.3.d. F69, with material for National Book Award.


 
Open Letter, Personal . (3 drafts, Ts, Ts(cb). 6p.)   
Scope: none to light revision.


 
Our Lady of Apples . (1 draft, Ts. 1p.)
 
A Paper Poem . (6 drafts, Ts, Ts(x), Ts(cb). 10p.)   
Scope: none to moderate revision.


 
A Passing Thought . (4 drafts, Ts. 4p.)   
Scope: heavy revision in blue ink, black ink, and pencil.


 
Peony Stalks . (3 drafts, Ts, Ts(cb). 3p.)
 
Photographs . (2 drafts, Ts, Ms. 5p.)   
Scope: revision blue ink and pencil.


 
Pieta, Rhenish, 14th c., the Cloisters . (18 drafts, Ts, Ts(x), Ts(cb). 42p.)   
Scope: none to moderate revision.


 
Pigeon Eggs . (7 drafts, Ts. 14p.)
 
Placet Experiri . (4 drafts, Ts, Ts(cb). 11p.)   
Scope: none to light rev.


 
The Poem as Ark . (1 draft, Ts. 2p.)
 
Poems for Music . (2 drafts, Ts, Ts(cb). 6p.)   
Scope: Inscribed Two songs for Leslie Chabay, tenor, Love come Early and Love keeps no score of wrongs.


 
The Poets of Missouri in Late Winter . (6 drafts, Ts. 12p.)   
Scope: none to heavy revision in pencil and blue ink.


 
Portrait . (8 drafts, Ts, Ts(cb), Ms. 8p.)   
Scope: none to moderate revision. Alternately titled Portrait of a Lady; 1 draft entitled Portrait of a Lady is filed in Ser. I.2.a. with TLS to Carolyn Kizer, 1966: March 16, F28.


 
Postcards from Cape Split . (8 drafts, Ts, Ts(cb), Ms. 25p.)   
Scope: published in Tambourine; 1 draft filed in Ser. I.2.a with TLS to Carolyn Kizer, 1966: March 16, F28.


 
Pot-au-feu . (2 drafts, Ts(cb). 6p.)   
Scope: light to moderate revision.


 
Quebec Suite . (2 drafts, Ts, Ts(cb). 5p.)   
Scope: none to light revision. Inscribed For Robert Wykes, composer.


 
A Quiet Afternoon at Home . (6 drafts, Ts, Ts(cb), Ms. 6p.)   
Scope: none to moderate revision. Published in Whetstone, Spring, 1964.


 
A Reading of Rex Stout . (1 draft, Ts. 1p.)
 
Real Estate . (8 drafts, Ts. 8p.)   
Scope: none to heavy revision in blue ink and pencil.


 
Relationships . (2 drafts, Ts(cb). 2p.)   
Scope: Published in Quarterly Review of Literature, Vol. XIV, No. 1/2.


 
Remedies, Maladies, Reasons . (19 drafts, Ts, Ts(cb), Ms. 37p.)   
Scope: none to heavy revision.


 
Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey . (1 draft, Ts. 1p.)   
Scope: note in blue ink.


 
Safe From Life . (5 drafts, Ts, Ms. 5p.)   
Scope: revision in black ink.


 
A Sentimental Delusion . (4 drafts, Ts, Ts(cb), 6p.)   
Scope: none to moderate revision.


 
A Serious Case . (1 draft, Ts. 6p.)   
Scope: moderate revision. Marked One 152-line poem not yet revised.


 
Sestina for Warm Seasons . (2 drafts, Ts, Ts(cb). 3p.)   
Scope: none to moderate revision.


 
A Small Excursion . (2 drafts, Ts. 3p.)   
Scope: moderate revision.


 
Snorting, Hippopotamus at the Lake's Bottom, All Snoot (fl) . (1 draft, Ts. 1p.)   
Scope: light revision.


 
So Early Into a Big Bed Stowed Out of Sight (fl) . 1972. galley proof. (1p.)   
Scope: filed in Ser. I.2.a. with letter from Robert E. Chapdu, 1972: Jan 22.


 
Sondra . (7 drafts, Ts. 14p.)   
Scope: none to heavy revision in pencil and blue ink.


 
Song . (2 drafts, Ts, Ts(cb). 3p.)   
Scope: Marked for Leslie Chabay, tenor; see Poems for music.


 
Song for Christmas Eve . (1 draft, Ts(cb). 1p.)
 
Speak, Memory! (1 draft, Ts. 2p.)   
Scope: light revision in blue ink. note in blue ink.


 
Speech After Long Silence . (5 drafts, Ts, Ms. 6p.)   
Scope: none to light revision in blue ink.


 
A Spell of Conjunctivitis . (9 drafts, Ts, Ts(cb). 12p.)   
Scope: Alternately titled Conjunctivitis; published in Poetry Northwest, Vol. 7, No. 3.


 
The Stream . (1 draft, Ts. 3p.)   
Scope: light revision in blue ink.


 
The Talker . (3 drafts, Ts. 3p.)   
Scope: light to moderate revision.


 
Tears . (4 drafts, Ts. 4p.)
 
Tigers and Tamers . (2 drafts, Ts. 2p.)   
Scope: light revision.


 
A Time of Bees . (6 drafts, Ts, Ts(cb). 19p.)   
Scope: none to moderate revision.


 
To a Friend Who Stopped Dyeing His Hair . (6 drafts, Ts. 6p.)   
Scope: none to light revision in blue ink.


 
To My Godson, On His Christening . (2 drafts, Ts, Ts(cb), 6p.)
 
To Poets' Worksheets in the Air-Conditioned Vault of a Library . (20 drafts, Ts, Ts(x), Ts(cb), Ms. 35p.)   
Scope: light to moderate revision. On verso of one draft is draft of Leda Reconsidered entitled Did She Put on His Knowledge with Her Power? published in Carleton Miscellany, Fall, 1965.


 
To Record One Must Be Unwary . (27 drafts, Ts, Ts(x), Ts(cb), Ms. 37p.)   
Scope: none to moderate revision. Published in The Poetry Bag; 1 draft filed in Ser. I.2.a. with TLS to Carolyn Kizer, 1966: March 16, F28.


 
The Twins . (8 drafts, Ts. Ts(x), Ts(cb), Ms. 9p.)   
Scope: none to moderate revision.


 
Two Poems for Sub-Zero Times . (11 drafts, Ts, Ts(cb). 20p.)
 
A View. (1 draft, Ts. 2p.)
 
Views . (8 drafts, Ts, Ms. 9p.)   
Scope: none to light revision blue ink.


 
The Vision Test . (2 drafts, Ts. 2p.)   
Scope: none to light revision in blue ink.


 
The Voyeur . (14 drafts, Ts, Ts(x), Ts(cb), Ms. 34p.)   
Scope: none to moderate revision. Published in The Malahat Review, No. 7, July, 1968; 1 draft filed in Ser. I.2.a. with TLS from Erling Larsen, 1966: Dec. 10, F29.


 
We Are in Your Area . (4 drafts, Ts, Ms. 7p.)   
Scope: includes 3p of fragments. heavy revision in blue ink and pencil.


 
West Branch Poems, Kokadjo, Maine . (5 drafts, Ts, Ms. 9p.)   
Scope: light to moderate revision.


 
What I Want to Say . (19 drafts, Ts, Ts(x), Ts(cb), Ms. 36p.)   
Scope: none to moderate revision. Published in Poetry, Nov, 1965.


 
Winter Gardening . (1 draft, Ts. 1p.)   
Scope: moderate revision.


 
A Winter's Tale, By a Wife . (1 draft, Ts. 1p.)
 
The Wish to be Believed . (8 drafts, Ts, Ts(x), Ts(cb), Ms. 8p.)   
Scope: none to moderate revision. Published in Poetry, Nov, 1965.


 
Word Play. (1 draft, Ts. 1p.)
 
Words for the Dumb . (1 draft, Ts. 4p.)   
Scope: light revision in blue ink.


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III. 1. c. Minimalist Sonnets.
 
Commencement (A Minimalist Sonnet) . (4 drafts, Ts, Ms. 4p.)   
Scope: light to heavy revision in blue ink and pencil.


 
Double Sonnet for Minimalists . (14 drafts, Ts. 14p.)
 
Extended Minimalist Sonnet Translation of Yeats' "A Prayer for My Daughter". (2 drafts, Ts. 2p.)   
Scope: revision in blue ink and pencil.


 
Long Stretch Minimalist Sonnet . (2 drafts, Ts. 2p.)   
Scope: light revision in blue ink. includes 1p fragment.


 
Minimalist Birthday Sonnet for Bill Danforth . (2 drafts, Ts. 2p.)   
Scope: none to light revision in pencil. includes rough draft Ms. on envelope.


 
Minimalist Sonnet . (1 draft, Ts. 1p.)
 
Minimalist Sonnet . (3 drafts, Ts. 3p.)   
Scope: moderate revision in blue ink and pencil.


 
Minimalist Sonnet IV . (1 draft, Ts. 1p.)   
Scope: light revision blue ink.


 
Minimalist Sonnet VII . (1 draft, Ts. 1p.)   
Scope: light revision blue ink.


 
Minimalist Sonnet XV . (2 drafts, Ts. 2p.)   
Scope: heavy revision in blue ink and pencil. includes rough draft Ms. on newsletter.


 
Minimalist Sonnet XVII . (2 drafts, Ts. 2p.)   
Scope: moderate to heavy revision in pencil.


 
Minimalist Sonnet XXI: A Dog Lover's Confession . (1 draft, Ts. 1p.)   
Scope: revision in pencil.


 
Minimalist Sonnet Comment on Auden's "In Memory of W.B. Yeats" . (1 draft, Ts. 1p.)   
Scope: revision in blue ink and pencil.


 
Minimalist Sonnet Comment on Frost's "Mending Wall" . (1 draft, Ts. 1p.)   
Scope: light revision in pencil.


 
Minimalist Sonnet Translation of Arnold's "Dover Beach" . (1 draft, Ts. 1p.)   
Scope: includes rough draft Ms. on envelope.


 
Minimalist Sonnet Translation of Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock . (1 draft, Ts. 1p.)   
Scope: revision in blue ink.


 
Minimalist Sonnet Translation of Hopkins' "Pied Beauty" . (1 draft, Ts. 1p.)
 
Minimalist Sonnet Translation of W.B. Yeats "The Circus Animals' Desertion" . (1 draft, Ts. 1p.)   
Scope: light revision in blue ink.


 
On Re-Reading Richard Wilbur's "Two Voices in a Meadow" and "Love Calls Us to the Things of This World" (an extended minimalist sonnet) . (4 drafts, Ts. 4p.)   
Scope: heavy revision in pencil.


 
Sonnet for Minimalists . (8 drafts, Ts. 8p.)
box-folder   16/-  
III. 1. d. Fragments. Consists of unidentified fragments of poems, and rough draft fragments of minimalist sonnets. (97 items. Ms. and Ts.)
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III. 2. Prose.   
Scope: Consists of various prose pieces by Van Duyn.


 
Al This Newe Corn . [1979]. (Ts. moderate revision 31p.)   
Scope: piece is partial autobiography.


 
Commencement Speech, Georgetown University, 1993. (1 draft, Ts. 4p. revision in black and blue ink.)
 
Deborah Diggs and J.D. McClatchy, Program Introduction. (1 draft, Ts. 1p.)
 
Essay on Formal Poetry. (2 drafts, Ts. 6p.)
 
Essay on Marianne Moore. (1 draft, Ts. 6p.)   
Scope: heavy revision in black ink.


 
Essay, "Introduction". (3 drafts, Ts. 12p.)   
Scope: essay on women's poetry.


 
Letter to Editors of American Poetry Review . 1973: June 10. Ts(cb), Ms. heavy revision. (2 drafts, 2p.)   
Scope: Letter is response to Anne Sexton's column in American Poetry Review.


 
Matters of Poetry , Library of Congress Speech. (5 drafts, Ts.)   
Scope: moderate revision. final working drafts of various lengths.


 
Miscellaneous Prose. Includes review of anthology, blurb for Etruscan Things by R. Lesser, 1p of speech for a reading, Ts. draft of A Memory of Marianne Moore .
 
Response to Becoming a Star in the Sidewalk . (1 draft, Ts. 2p.)
 
Response to Honorary Degree, George Washington University, 1993. (1 draft, Ts. 2p.)
 
Reviews. n.d. (Ts. Ts(cb). 44p. heavy revision.)   
Scope: Includes reviews of books by Anne Sexton, Margaret Atwood, Adrienne Rich, Jane Cooper, Lenore Marshall, Wong May, Ruth Whitman, May Sarton, Howard Nemerov, James Merrill, David Wagoner, Galway Kinnell, LeRoi Jones, Donald Justice and James Schevill. Also includes xeroxes of articles as published in Poetry.


 
World Book Encyclopedia biographies of poets. 1968. (60p.)   
Scope: 1 folder of correspondence, notes and drafts of biographies Van Duyn wrote for World Book Encyclopedia.


 
Prose Fragments. (Ts, Ms. working drafts. 31p.)
Note: End of Box 17
box-folder   18-21  
III. 3. Notebooks.   
Scope: Consists of 25 undated notebooks kept by Van Duyn, primarily as poetry notebooks. Contains drafts of poems including some Ts. drafts laid in. Also included are recipes, letters, lists of poems submitted and rejected, and itemized lists of Van Duyn's yearly earning.