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Ross Runfola Charles Bukowski Collection Open for Research

bukThe Poetry Collection is happy to announce the opening for research of the Ross Runfola Charles Bukowski Collection, consisting primarily of typescript signed poems by Charles Bukowski. The collection also includes artwork by Charles Bukowski and Jack Micheline, two Black Sparrow Press broadsides of poems by Bukowski, posters advertising readings by Bukowski, video of Bukowski readings and documentary films, and a small file of correspondence from Bukowski to various recipients. The collection also contained books and periodicals, including the 1944 issue of Story magazine in which Bukowski’s first published work appeared.

The materials in this collection were part of a larger private collection assembled by Ross Runfola and were donated by Runfola in 2011. The finding aid for the collection is available here. For more information about the collection, please contact lpo-poetry@buffalo.edu.

Anselm Hollo Collection Open for Research

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The Poetry Collection is happy to announce the opening for research of the Anselm Hollo Collection, consisting primarily of manuscript material and correspondence from the late 1960s through the early 1970s. Manuscripts include typescript and handwritten material for The Coherences, Any Day Now, and Sensation, as well as translations of Paavo Haavikko, Pentti Saarikoski, and Tomaž Šalamun. Correspondents include Howard McCord, John Batki, Calvin Israel, Gary Gildner, George Starbuck, Daniel Halpern, George Butterick, Allan Kornblum, Greg Kuzma, James Laughlin, Walter Lowenfels, David Ray, Lucien Stryk, and Robert Vas Dias. Poet and translator Anselm Hollo was born in Helsinki, Finland in 1934. He moved to the United States in 1967 and taught at various universities, including the University at Buffalo. The finding aid for the collection is available online here. For more information about the collection, please contact lpo-poetry@buffalo.edu.

Victor E. Reichert Robert Frost Collection Open for Research

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Frost-and-Reichert-2The Poetry Collection is happy to announce the opening for research of the Victor E. Reichert Robert Frost Collection. The collection came to UB early last year and chronicles a 24-year friendship between the beloved American poet and Victor Reichert, a Cincinnati rabbi who summered with Frost in Vermont. It was donated by the rabbi’s son, Jonathan Reichert, University at Buffalo professor emeritus of physics, and includes a Frost manuscript, letters, photographs, audio recordings, and ephemera, as well as many Frost-related items from other critics. The finding aid for the collection is available online here.

The Poetry Collection Welcomes Elliot McNally as Project Archivist

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elliotThe Poetry Collection is happy to announce that Elliot McNally has joined our staff as the Project Archivist to catalog the editorial and business records of eleven Little Literary Magazine Archives in the Poetry Collection, a project made possible by a grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives Program.

Elliot received her MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh and a BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design. She comes to Buffalo from a position as Manuscripts Processor at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. She is a fiber artist and book maker, and she has taught bookbinding at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and Savannah State University.

Welcome, Elliot!

Change in Hours on October 23

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To accommodate event scheduling, the Poetry Collection will close at 3:00 on Thursday, October 23.

We apologize for any inconvenience. Please contact lpo-poetry@buffalo.edu if you have any questions or concerns.