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Guide to the Incoming letters from Jimmy Santiago Baca, Denise Levertov, and "Mariposa", 1976-1987
Special Collections M0818  
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Description
Twenty-four letters, some with poems, from Baca, 1976-1987. From prison in 1977 he writes about learning to write poetry, a prison riot and the national guard storming the prison as he writes. Three letters from Denise Levertov, 1980-1981. Four letters from Mariposa (Virginia Love Long), 1978-1979.
Background
Moser was editor of ILLUMINATIONS. Baca, a Chicano, was a prisoner in the Southwest, championed by Levertov. He has since had several books published by New Directions. Mariposa, friend of Baca, is a poet and translator of South American poetry.
Extent
.25 linear ft. (31 letters)
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.
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