Friday, October 21

Twelve letters from Kenneth Irby to Edward Dorn

"Kenneth Irby and Ed Dorn’s decades-long correspondence is perhaps unique among poetic endeavors. Here, we collect their letters from 1963 to 1974 — the start of their relationship — when Irby was in his twenties and reconciling his academic pursuits with an 'increasing commitment to writing.' With the Black Mountain shorthand and Irby’s odd epistolary style largely intact, these letters constitute key primary documents within our larger celebration of Irby’s work."

2007 December: Edward Dorn, 1929-1999, 2011 April: The North Atlantic Turbine, 2012 September: Fulcrum Press, 2014 September: Tom Clark - Edward Dorn (1929-1999), 2015 November: The Collected Poems 1956 - 1974, 2015 December: Recollections of Gran Apachería (1974), 2016 April: By the Sound (1965), 2016 July: Gunslinger.