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Register of the Gerald Burns Manuscripts and Other Documents MSS 221
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Description
Literary papers and artwork of Gerald Burns, "postmodern" poet, critic, artist, and editor. Included are typescripts of Burns' untitled poetry collection; galleys for Burns' critical books Toward a Phenomenology of Written Art (1979) and Prose (1982); page proofs of Robert Trammell's Epics, for which Burns set the type; and reprints of three of Burns' critical essays.
Background
Gerald Burns was born in 1940 in Detroit, Michigan. He was educated at Harvard, Trinity College (Dublin), and taught at Southern Methodist University and New York University. In 1975 Burns moved to Dallas. In 1985, he was awarded an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship for poetry. In addition to practicing as an amateur conjurer in his spare time, Burns is an artist. He has illustrated several of his own books as well as designed many of their covers (most notably, Boccherini's Minuet and Prose).
Extent
0.4 Linear feet (1 archives box)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: ALLOW ONE WEEK FOR RETRIEVAL OF MATERIALS