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Special Collections News

Letters Between Poets site launched

The result of a recent collaboration between Colby College Special Collections in Waterville, Maine & Milne Special Collections at the University of New Hampshire, Letters Between Poets focuses on an exchange of letters over a period of eight years between emerging poet Wesley McNair, whose papers are held at Colby, and nationally recognized poet Donald Hall, whose papers are at UNH. The correspondence, conducted prior to the publication of McNair’s first book of poetry, "Faces of Americans, 1853," reveals what it’s like to develop as a poet under the guidance of a mentor, as well as how poets think about their craft, how they make poems and revise them, and how they bring their creative work to readers.

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