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Ron Whitehead Collection: Item Descriptions

Ron Whitehead Collection: Item Descriptions

The Ron Whitehead Collection has been fully catalogued and is listed below.

If you find material relevant to your research, please note the call number(s) and click here to arrange an appointment to visit.

 

1.  2 -3 Aug 2004

Mss letter from Laurence Ferlinghetti, City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, San Francisco, California, to Ron Whitehead, Louisville, Kentucky, asking him to send him the text of “Beaver Dam Rocking Chair Marathon” and gives his opinion on Grove/Atlantic Publishers. There are illustrations on the letter by Ferlinghetti. Includes an anti-Bush flyer “Bushspeak:”; and notes written on the accompanying envelope re-organising of INSOM 2005. 

3 items
 

2.  3 – 4 Aug 2004

Mss letter from Laurence Ferlinghetti, City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, San Francisco, California, to Ron Whitehead, Louisville, Kentucky, describing his feelings about Whitehead’s poem “Rocking Chair” and poetry in general “I’ve come to the conclusion that the supreme test of the poetry itself is to make it without any other sound – the unaccompanied, unaided voice by itself – the real test of the poet”. Includes an invitation to a reading of Ferlinghetti’s poem “Americus, BookI”. 

3 items
 

3.  19 Aug 2004

Mss letter from Laurence Ferlinghetti, City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, San Francisco, California, to Ron Whitehead and Sarah, Louisville, Kentucky, apologising for not spending more time with them on their recent visit. He praises their CD recordings “Your poetry is very clear and effective in that setting…” He signs off with an illustration under his name. 

2 items
 

4.  4 – 13 Nov 2004

Illustration by Ferlinghetti sent on to Whitehead “for your new on-line Insomination”. 

2 items
 

5.  2 – 3 Dec 2004

Typed letter of thanks from Tenzin Geyche Tethong (Secretary to his Holiness the Dalai Lama), to Sarah and Ron Whitehead, Lomsville {sic}, Kentucky. Includes envelope.   

2 items
 

6.  Jan – Mar 2005

Programme for events being held at the public house “Tigh Filí”, Cork, in which Ron Whitehead and Sarah Elizabeth are performing “Love and Rage from Kentucky to Cork” on 21st January. Includes additional flyer for same show at “DeBarras” public house, Clonakilty, on 20th January.

2 items