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Overview

Details about the forty seven manuscripts in The Brautigan Library's "Poetry" (POE) category.


Background

These manuscripts are included in the "Poetry" (POE) category using The Mayonnaise System, a classification system developed for The Brautigan Library. Manuscripts are cataloged according to fourteen general categories, the year of submission, and the order of acquisition into the category. For example, LOV 1992.005 indicates the manuscript was the fifth one cataloged in 1992 to the LOV(e) category. Manuscript synopses provided by authors at time of submission. Comments from The Librarian provide additional information.


Stats

Manuscripts in POE category = 47
1996 = 1 manuscript
1994 = 4 manuscripts
1993 = 3 manuscripts
1992 = 7 manuscripts
1991 = 19 manuscripts
1990 = 15 manuscripts
Missing = 2 manuscripts (POE 1992.003 and POE 1991.004)


Words on Wood

Rhene Kagan
MS #315
POE 1996.001
Registered 1996/01/19 by The Librarian

Author's Synopsis
Words on Wood is a collection of poems written by me from 1972 to 1985. There is no real common theme, although most of the poems reflect my feelings of love, pain, happiness, sadness, discontent and harmony in various relationships I was involved in during that period of my life. There are also poems written about nature and the everyday trials of living life.


Her Healthy Period of Rebellion

Noorallah Downing
MS #304
POE 1994.004
Registered on 1994/02/06 by The Librarian

Author's Synopsis
I write to breathe. My children write. My husband gave me the cost of the fee to put this work, Her Healthy Period of Rebellion, on the shelf of The Brautigan Library as a birthday gift. We get a big kick out of being here. Thank you.

Librarian's Comment
Norallah Downing contributed two manuscripts to The Brautigan Library. They are Her Healthy Period of Rebellion (POE 1994.004) and The View from White Mountain (FAM 1992.002).


To All My Friends on Shore

Gavin de Rhys
MS #298
POE 1994.003
Registered 1994/01/31 by The Librarian

Author's Synopsis
To All My Friends on Shore is a collection of 30 poems, and one dramatic monologue titled "Nocturne." The poems are mostly about love, life, and death; the monologue adds a sense of redemption. Mr. de Rhys, debilitated by AIDS, committed suicide in 1991 at age 52. Except for two poems left out of the collection, both of which have appeared in Thirteen Poetry Magazine, this is all that is left of his writings. Although reluctant to show his work during his lifetime, his final wish was to share it as a mark of his time on this planet.


The Fire Inside

Carla Schwartz
MS #297
POE 1994.002
Registered 1994/01/30 by The Librarian

Author's Synopsis
The Fire Inside, a book of poetry, like my previous ones, is a collection of the year's poems, in this case, those written in 1993. Some of the old characters are still around: Lily, Jack, Flori, Doris, Janey, Betty, Ralph, Lila, and Alice, all pop up. The book is divided into six chapters. The first chapter, "The Cast of Characters," contains poems about some of my characters: Janey, Doris, Fred, Mike, Flori, and Alice. Chapter two contains poems about sadness. Chapter three contains poems about Ralph, Betty, Lila, Donald, Victoria, and Homer. Chapter four returns to the saga of Lily and Jack. Chapter five contains love poems and Chapter six includes social commentary.

Librarian's Comment
Carla Schwartz has contributed four manuscripts to The Brautigan Library. They are Hormones: If I Don't Have A Lover, I Make One Up (POE 1991.002), I'd Be Your Roadkill, Baby (POE 1992.001), Can You Drive A Truck? (POE 1993.001), and The Fire Inside (POE 1994.002).


Such a Glorius Feeling — Being

Doris Kearney
MS #293
POE 1994.001
Registered 1994/01/26 by The Librarian

Author's Synopsis
No synopsis provided.


Uncle Louie's Song and Other Tales

Chuck Rehmer
MS #291
POE 1993.003
Registered 1993/02/20 by The Librarian

Author's Synopsis
Uncle Louie's Song and Others Tales is a collection of mid-70's poetry by Chuck Rehmer, whose style and inspiration come from Richard Brautigan, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Alan Ginsberg, and Tom Wolfe. Any kindred souls, outlaw artists, or beat(en) poets may be given my address to write me. I will answer any and all.


Voices and Echoes: Selected Prose and Poetry (and A Poet's Journal)

Eric Wallace
MS #289
POE 1993.002
Registered 1993/02/18 by The Librarian

Author's Synopsis
Voices and Echoes contains poetry and three short stories: "Night Music," "Summer of Love," and "The Blind Girl in the Lighthouse."


Can You Drive A Truck?

Carla Schwartz
MS #272
POE 1993.001
Registered 1993/01/31 by The Librarian

Author's Synopsis
Can You Drive A Truck? is a collection of poems written in 1992. This is the unedited collection. Chapters include, "Something Missing," a collection of love poems; "You're just my material, Baby," more love poems; "The Day of the Dead," a set of poems about Lilly, Jack, Emma and Marc; "Ties," a set of poems involving some aspect of social commentary, and the final chapter which is a collection involving the characters Betty, Ralph, Lila and Alice. None of the characters in this book are meant to resemble any real people, (including the first person), and any such resemblance is pure coincidence.

Librarian's Comment
Carla Schwartz has contributed four manuscripts to The Brautigan Library. They are Hormones: If I Don't Have A Lover, I Make One Up (POE 1991.002), I'd Be Your Roadkill, Baby (POE 1992.001), Can You Drive A Truck? (POE 1993.001), and The Fire Inside (POE 1994.002).


Changing Winds

Margrit Newman
MS #266
POE 1992.007
Registered 1992/12/15 by The Librarian

Author's Synopsis
Part of my poetry in Changing Winds reflects impressions of everyday life as a mother, as a wife and as a bystander to city scenes. Some of them deal with love, its ups and downs and, last but not least, with the cosmos around us.


Just Add Water

Sara E. Sanderson
MS #265
POE 1992.006
Registered 1992/11/30 by The Librarian

Author's Synopsis
Just Add Water, by Sara E. Sanderson, is a collection of poetry reflecting hope for our beleaguered planet. Written on trips to Vancouver, British Columbia, Seattle, and Sante Fe, the poet reflects native tradition in a look at our problems and our hopes for new vision. Often referred to in the poetry as "Wild Woman," a native Kwakiutl spirit named D'Sonoqua timidly shares her forest with those who will listen. Wind and water carry the message; the poet merely writes it down. Listen. (Inclusion in the library's collection made possible by a generous donation from Ruth Hicks.)


Hello There, James Dean

Mary Gibbons
MS #258
POE 1992.005
Registered 1992/03/03 by The Librarian

Author's Synopsis
The poems I've selected for Hello There, James Dean are my favorites in the past two years. You can tell the time of year I've written them in, which might bring back memories of your own. They are poems that I am proud of, and I hope that you will enjoy them.

Librarian's Comment
Jennifer Gibbons has contributed two manuscripts to The Brautigan Library. They are Hello There, James Dean (POE 1992.005) and Sister Taylor, Sister Starlight (FAM 1992.004).


Songs of Love and Songs of Fear

Ronny Kaye
MS #250
POE 1992.004
Registered 1992/02/18 by The Librarian

Author's Synopsis
The core of the poems in Songs of Love and Songs of Fear were conceived and composed (later refined) in a single night in Fall 1982. The rest (e.g. the minimalist works) date from earlier or later periods (the sonnets being examples of the latter case). The overall span of the collection dates from 1980-1990. The poems are arranged collectively to indicate a passage from origin to ending; their themes travel a spectrum from introspection and politicization to war to metaphysics, and finally to personal confrontation with the innate imbecility of the universe.

Librarian's Comment
Ronny Kaye has submitted five manuscripts to The Brautigan Library. They are White Man's Disease (SOC 1992.001), Songs of Love and Songs of Fear (POE 1992.004), Disturbances (ALL 1992.001), Triad (FUT 1992.001), and Stalin's Chicken and Other Abominations (ALL 1994.002).


Love, Bobby

Robert Joyal
MS #245
POE 1992.003
Registered 1992/02/11 by The Librarian

Author's Synopsis
Love, Bobby is a collection of letters and poems compiled by family and friends after his death in 1970. The work covers the mid and late sixties. The tumult of that time period and the struggles of a young man to make sense in a chaotic and often brutal world are reflected in my works. As our collective memory of that piece of history shifts and fades, this book is a little time capsule, written and lived then, passed through to now, to keep the picture clear. I present this book to the Brautigan Library in Bobby's memory. — Margaret Joyal. NOTE: This manuscript is missing for the library collection.

Librarian's Comment
Unfortunately, this manuscript was missing from The Brautigan Library collection when it was transferred from Burlington, Vermont, to Vancouver, Washington.


Shade, Footprints, and Shadows

Kenneth Blaine
MS #244
POE 1992.002
Registered 1992/01/28 by The Librarian

Author's Synopsis
Shade, Footprints, and Shadows is a collection of poems from my college years (late 60s) thru Christmas 1991. Categories include: Arizona, Beaches, Seasons, Humor, Despair, Death, Friendship, Love and Christmas. Hoping that a few might relate or identify with some of the experiences and feelings which I share in my collection of words.


I'd Be Your Roadkill, Baby

Carla Schwartz
MS #240
POE 1992.001
Registered 1992/01/07 by The Librarian

Author's Synopsis
All poems in I'd Be Your Roadkill, Baby were written in 1991. Chapter One: Love Poems and Erotic Poems. Chapter Two: Political and Social Commentary. Chapter Three: Poems expressing sadness or anger. Chapter Four: All the Rest

Librarian's Comment
Carla Schwartz has contributed four manuscripts to The Brautigan Library. They are Hormones: If I Don't Have A Lover, I Make One Up (POE 1991.002), I'd Be Your Roadkill, Baby (POE 1992.001), Can You Drive A Truck? (POE 1993.001), and The Fire Inside (POE 1994.002).


The Pine Forest

Robert Johnson
MS #238
POE 1991.019
Registered 1991/12/17 by The Librarian

Author's Synopsis
The poems in The Pine Forest were largely written when the author was going through particularly stressful periods, sometimes while confined to the hospital. Written from the heart out of personal experience, they reflect a pained yearning, frustration and sometimes anger but also reveal an appreciation of the beauty of the natural world, a wry sense of humor, a courageous resilience in the face of discouragements, a refusal to give up or to give in. His prose sketch (Frontispiece) describing a pine forest before and after a devestating fire was chosen by him as a summation of what he is saying in these poems. The Pine Forest by Robert W. Johnson (1941-1984) James G. Johnson, Jr., author of the Foreword; also the writer's father and the Legal Representative of his Estate.

Librarian's Comment
Robert Johnson contributed two manuscripts to The Brautigan Library. They are Trivia, Trajedy, and Trifles (ALL 1991.002) and The Pine Forest (POE 1991.009).


Pancake Pages

Julie Wheeler
MS #233
POE 1991.018
Registered 1991/10/31 by The Librarian

Author's Synopsis
Pancake Pages is a collection from my journals, everything that makes me wake up, smile, and want to wake up again.


Voices and Echoes

Eric Wallace
MS #226
POE 1991.017
Registered 1991/10/10 by The Librarian

Author's Synopsis
Voices and Echoes is a selection of poetry. The meaning of the poem lies within the poem and the power of the unfinished statement carries the most weight, for the reader may fill in the gaps. In my poetry, I try never to sacrifice a line to rhyme and try as I may, I'm not always able to bring a fragrance to the flowering of the poem. But, by weathering, the climate of the mind, the dark side of the self is brought to light and the honey of the words sing new again.

Librarian's Comment
Eric Wallace has contributed two manuscripts to The Brautigan Library. They are Voices and Echoes (POE 1991.017) and Voices and Echoes: Selected Prose and Poetry (and A Poet's Journal) (POE 1993.002).


Extemporaneous Angels

Thomas J. Nolan
MS #215
POE 1991.016
Registered 1991/09/18 by The Librarian

Author's Synopsis
Extemporaneous Angels, a spellbinding metaphysical poetic work created by its author Thomas J. Nolan, contains a mesmerizing spiritual read into the realms of angels as seen metaphorically into the flux of light somewhere in time. The ideas for the collection came from traveling around Europe as a student in 1973 and from continuous studies in communications, photography, and the graphic arts. It was written purely as an act of inspiration for all the wonders of architecture, music, and mysterious lives of all the people that we will never know and comprehend, but find a love for as human beings in an all too complicated world.


Anabasis

Ruth Pannell
Katherine Ace
MS #211
POE 1991.015
Registered 1991/09/16 by The Librarian

Author's Synopsis
Anabasis is a sequence of poems and black-and-white graphics depicting a search for meaning which traverses the emotional universe from despair through curiosity, resentment, hope, romantic love, false understanding, to courage. Each of the twelve illustrations is accompanied by a thematically related sonnet. Smaller poems are interspersed between the sonnets as transitions. The ideas of William Blake have been influential to the work of both the poet and the illustrator. Length: 33pp.


Poems Sprinkled with Nature and Love

Edythe Ruch
MS #182
POE 1991.014
Registered 1991/06/15 by The Librarian

Author's Synopsis
Poems Sprinkled with Nature and Love is a collection of thirty two poems that reflect the wonder, beauty and awe of art and music in nature. How our inner selves speak to us, showing our happiness that smiles from the inside out, via other people or someone special. A choice few are a potpourri of fun, wonder and inner reflections of myself throughout my lifetime.


Woman Cry Poetry

Alice McKay
MS #178
POE 1991.013
Registered 1991/06/01 by The Librarian

Author's Synopsis
Woman Cry Poetry includes both verse and prose poetry. The collection touches many aspects of womanhood: love, children, death, socioeconomic structure, and faith.


Seven Cities of Gold

Thomas K. Withey
MS #177
POE 1991.012
Registered 1991/05/25 by The Librarian

Author's Synopsis
People have looked the world over for the legendary Seven Cities of Gold. I grew up, was educated, found my love and have lived my life in my Seven Cities of Gold. If I seem overly critical it is only with the love one feels for a child one wishes would aspire to greater heights. I will no doubt die in one of these cities of gold, but Oh have I lived in each of these cities of gold. —Thomas K. Withey

Librarian's Comment
Thomas Withey has contributed four manuscripts to The Brautigan Library. They are The Courier (LOV 1990.005), For Dear Old Ireland and Others (SOC 1990.006), Come Laugh and Cry with Me (POE 1991.003), and Seven Cities of Gold (POE 1991.012).


The Event Horizon

Kennedy Gammage
MS #174
POE 1991.011
Registered 1991/04/19 by The Librarian

Author's Synopsis
The Event Horizon is a book of poems is named after the mysterious cosmological boundary of a black hole. Inside the event horizon, no light may escape; gravitational effects increase inward towards the singularity, where space time is infinitely warped, while outside the event horizon is the universe in which we live. In these poems I have tried to use the scientific findings of physics and astronomy as metaphors for our own inner explorations. I hope you find them interesting.


Reflections in Poetry

Harriet White
MS #172
POE 1991.010
Registered 1991/04/05 by The Librarian

Author's Synopsis
Reflections in Poetry is a collection of poetry.


Dakota Dream

Lucia Rimbach
MS #169
POE 1991.009
Registered 1991/04/04 by The Librarian

Author's Synopsis
Dakota Dream is a collection of poetry by the late Lucia Morse Rimbach (1889-1983). Submitted by Stefan Van Norden.


Poems from the Heart

Jean Poulin
MS #168
POE 1991.008
Registered 1991/03/29 by The Librarian

Author's Synopsis
Poems from the Heart was written at various stages of my life and they are an expression of emotions I've experienced.


Venting Spleen; Hurled Invective

Nickelous Oxalate (Elipulos)
MS #166
POE 1991.007
Registered 1991/03/27 by The Librarian

Author's Synopsis
The poems of Venting Spleen; Hurled Invective issue forth from the bad humours of the body. That is how they issued forth, and the reader's gut will rumble with bile while reading this kind of poetry. We should never apologize for our foul thoughts, nor water down our piss and vinegar. As many have said, "anger is an energy."


Fuck God / Slash Satan

Ed McPhillips
MS #161
POE 1991.006
Registered 1991/02/22 by The Librarian

Author's Synopsis
In the middle ages, the Earth was at the center of the universe and Hell was at the center of the Earth; therefore God and Satan are one.


Robert's Book: A Beginning

Robert Cutting
MS #159
POE 1991.005
Registered 1991/02/05 by The Librarian

Author's Synopsis
This is Robert's Book: A Beginning. It is a collection of selected poetry and prose by my friend, Robert Cutting, who died with AIDS on August 15, 1990. We were dear friends, confidants, and accomplices in life for more than twenty-five years. In a sense, this continues. Robert left me his words, and I leave them for you, here. Robert's prose is fiction distilled from his young blonde life. Robert's poetry is wisdom distilled from his fine blonde life. — submitted by Millie Maffei, February 1991.


Haiku Immigratus

Charles Keppel
MS #156
POE 1991.004
Registered 1991/01/28 by The Librarian

Author's Synopsis
I am eighty four years old, born in Brooklyn. Have been in California since 1930, so I feel nostalgic about both places in those early days. My feeling is that academics will tend to dismiss what I do as simple to the point of being sub-literary. I think of Haiku Immigratus as Simplex. Over 10,000 poems in all; good, bad and indifferent, but someday the good ones, the "hard core" will make it (after this Age of Excess) in a big way. Decisions, decisions! Whether to become a household mom or a cult figure. NOTE: This manuscript is missing from the collection.

Librarian's Comment
Unfortunately, this manuscript was missing from The Brautigan Library collection when it was transferred from Burlington, Vermont, to Vancouver, Washington.


Come Laugh and Cry with Me

Thomas Withey
MS #154
POE 1991.003
Registered 1991/01/16 by The Librarian

Author's Synopsis
Come Laugh and Cry with Me includes "The Journey," "I Hear A Distant Drum," "Strangers," and other poems.

Librarian's Comment
Thomas Withey has contributed four manuscripts to The Brautigan Library. They are The Courier (LOV 1990.005), For Dear Old Ireland and Others (SOC 1990.006), Come Laugh and Cry with Me (POE 1991.003), and Seven Cities of Gold (POE 1991.012).


Hormones: If I Don't Have a Lover, I Make One Up

Carla Schwartz
MS #151
POE 1991.002
Registered 1991/01/15 by The Librarian

Author's Synopsis
Well, who am I? I am Carla Schwartz, born, 29 July, 1959. Hormones: If I Don't Have a Love, I Make One Up is actually two books in one. The first, "Hormones," was written while I was living in Louvain-la Neuve, Belgium, and Newcastle, Australia, each for a period of six months, beginning September, 1989. The poems have a regional flavor, and can mostly be categorized as love poems, political poems, or both. The poems in this collection have been read to audiences in Newcastle, NSW, and Maitland, NSW, Australia. The response I received was so terrific, I decided to collect them in a book.

Librarian's Comment
Carla Schwartz has contributed four manuscripts to The Brautigan Library. They are Hormones: If I Don't Have A Lover, I Make One Up (POE 1991.002), I'd Be Your Roadkill, Baby (POE 1992.001), Can You Drive A Truck? (POE 1993.001), and The Fire Inside (POE 1994.002).


A Shoebox To Hold the Unknown

D.(avid) Bissonette
MS #150
POE 1991.001
Registered 1991/01/15 by The Librarian

Author's Synopsis
A Shoebox To Hold the Unknown is a new avenue for me as an amateur writer. I've written humor exclusively before this attempt at poetry. My past works have been nothing more than a waste of good paper and time. My latest work, however, holds some promise.

Librarian's Comment
D.(avid) Bissonette has contributed two manuscripts to The Brautigan Library. They are A Shoebox To Hold the Unknown (POE 1990.001) and Diary of A Non (HUM 1991.002).


Inherit the Median Strip

Laura Borealis
MS #144
POE 1990.015
Registered 1990/12/24 by The Librarian

Author's Synopsis
I had to put all this writing together to be able to put behind me the hard relationships I had. As if, in a book, it could be a separate entity and walk out of my life. Inherit the Median Strip celebrates the end of putting my feelings on paper instead of speaking out. Maybe if other people had similar experiences the pain will diffuse into a million souls. Then I can be open to more happiness.


Columns, Clocks, and Starts: The Collected Poems of A Sometimes Poet

Katherine Dimma
MS #119
POE 1990.014
Registered 1990/09/09 by The Librarian

Author's Synopsis
The twenty seven poems collected in Columns, Clocks, and Starts: The Collected Poems of A Sometimes Poet can best be summed up as describing a "sad but beautiful world," although the poems spring from different approaches depending on the weather when pen was put to paper. Some, like the philosophy of "Occam's Razor," attempt to extract the central kernel from the chaff; simple, and precise. Others, less direct, use irony as the central device, cloaking a certain pognancy with humour. Still others, owing a tip of the hat to William S. Burrough's cut up method, experiment with meaning for visceral effect.


Revolutions of the Brain, Songs of Shit

Sydney Kneebone
MS #109
POE 1990.013
Registered 1990/09/17 by The Librarian

Author's Synopsis
Both collections, Revolutions of the Brain and Songs of Shit, are an attempt to express the thoughts and feelings of fifty years of life.


I Stammer It To Angels

David Castleman
MS #108
POE 1990.012
Registered 1990/09/14 by The Librarian

Author's Synopsis
Since the dawning of reality we have been in crisis beset with delusions and lies, and almost as much energy has been used to dispel the cobwebs of dishonesty as to prevent their removal. Much energy has been used in humanity's attempt to remain on the surface of existence, and to recognize nothing beyond, nothing more. The essays and poems presented in I Stammer It To Angels are part of an attempt to delineate that something beyond, something more than life on the surface.


Debra Linsemeyer Poetry Collection

Debra Linsemeyer
MS #106
POE 1990.011
Registered 1990/09/15 by The Librarian

Author's Synopsis
No synopsis provided.


Signaling through Flames

Sheila Holtz
MS #105
POE 1990.010
Registered 1990/09/13 by The Librarian

Author's Synopsis
Signaling through Flames are poems of innocence; poems of experience. Explored here are dream, vision, relationship and transformation. This collection reflects an inner journey which unfolds in time, though not necessarily in chronology. The poet travels through firey realms and telegraphs back her report of this crucible "like [a] victim burnt at the stake, signalling through flames." (Quote from epigraph by Antonin Artaud.)


Beneath the Honk of Geese

C.(arolyn) Follett
MS #099
POE 1990.009
Registered 1990/09/18 by The Librarian

Author's Synopsis
Beneath the Honk of Geese is a collection of poems showing an admiration of and intrigue with nature, a fear of our ecological future, the ups and downs of relationships and family, memories of girlhood, and the pain and challenge of loss.

Librarian's Comment
CB (Carolyn) Follet is the editor and owner of Arctos Press and has published several books. Her books include Compass Points (2012), One Bird Falling (2011), and Houses (2011).


Journals of a Woman

Nan-Toby Tyrrel
MS #060
POE 1990.008
Registered 1990/06/30 by The Librarian

Author's Synopsis
Journals of a Woman is a poetry collection that expresses the universal themes of memory, loss, the joys and pains of loving and living in an unjust world.


Clear Sky in Winter

Chris Watson
MS #049
POE 1990.007
Registered 1990/06/22 by The Librarian

Author's Synopsis
Clear Sky in Winter contains selections of my poetry. It includes poems on one of the most important themes to me, portraits of people I love. It has a longer narrative in light verse and experiments with sound and rhythm. The last poem is a personal manifesto.


A Great Big Ugly Man Tied His Horses To Me

Andy Macera
MS #047
POE 1990.006
Registered 1990/06/22 by The Librarian

Author's Synopsis
A Great Big Ugly Man Tied His Horses To Me is poetry for and about children of all ages.


. . . More Than Shadows

Marilyn Resnick
MS #027
POE 1990.005
Registered 1990/05/31 by The Librarian

Author's Synopsis
"Your heart will always make itself known through your words." Oddly, I found those words in a fortune cookie on a sunny Memorial Day, 1990, just five years after the death of my Mother, a lovable, loving human being. After her passing, in 1985, I was inspired to assemble some of my verses and began my first "venture," . . . More Than Shadows, which emerged after much time, trial and error. And I hope, as intended, its words reflect sorrow, joy and the triumph of the Human Spirit.


The Myth in the Mountain

William Birns
MS #023
POE 1990.004
Registered 1990/05/25 by The Librarian

Author's Synopsis
The Myth in the Mountain is a collection of writing in three parts: poems, a history, and a lyrical narrative set in Plattekill Valley of the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York.


Fleener Pond

K. Scott Strong
MS #013
POE 1990.003

Author's Synopsis
The poems in Fleener Pond are portraits mapping the emotional geography of a place everyone comes to know at some point, but too often lose, yet never forget.


The Unpublished Poems of Helen Wilhelmina Wernecke

Ann Nevin
MS #012
POE 1990.002
Registered 1990/05/14 by The Librarian

Author's Synopsis
The Unpublished Poems of Helen Wilhelmina Wernecke capture the romanticism and cynicism of the early 1920's. Helen's poetry permeated her life, yet only twenty four verses were found among her effects in her box of favorite things when she died in 1960. The brief photo history of Helen's life, written by her oldest daughter, Ann, includes a few original photographs from the "flappergirl" era. Helen's life was filled with ordinary, and some extraordinary, struggles and joys, and yet, as she wrote in "Dreams," her "outside lives in a common house while [her] inside dwells in a rose."


Captive Light

John and William Dodge
MS #008
POE 1990.001
Registered 1990/04/30 by The Librarian

Author's Synopsis
Captive Light is a collaboration by the Dodge brothers, inspired by the "down east" dimension of time that allows Maritimers to disappear for days at a time into the invisible world on the edge of the sea horizon. The poets would acknowledge the influence of several sea-faring establishments in Halifax, including the Sea Horse and Ginger's Tavern, on the metre of their verse.