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Subseries 1.3
Uncollected and unpublished poetry, circa 1990-2017
Boxes 8 - 9

Scope and Content Note

The subseries consists of poems written by Richard Blanco from circa 1990-2017 that have not been published in a poetry collection and primarily includes drafts and notes. Many drafts also include editorial comments. The subseries also includes drafts of unpublished collections. Many of the poems explore the connections between the literary and the mathematical, referencing Blanco's engineering education and work.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Box Folder Content
8 12 "Aftershadows," draft, undated
8 13 "Ars Calculus: An Engineer's Poem," draft, undated
8 14 Arts and Sciences Poems, notes and drafts, undated
8 15 "Before Brian (& Copernicus)," draft, undated
8 16 "Before the Poem," draft, undated
8 17 "Before There Was Fire," drafts and notes, undated
8 18 "Bewitched," drafts, 2006
8 19 Bridge Poems, draft and editor comments, 2001 [1 of 2]
8 20 Bridge Poems, draft and editor comments, 2001 [2 of 2]
8 21 Bridge Poems, draft, version 1-2, undated
8 22 Bridge Poems, draft version 3, undated
9 1 Bridge Poems, drafts, undated
9 2 "Bridges and Roads: An Ars Calculus," draft, undated
9 3 "Burning in the Rain," drafts, undated
9 4 "The Carlyle Hotel," draft undated
9 5 "Debris: Found Poem," draft, undated
9 6 Dedications/Refusing Vanish/Intransitive, draft, undated [1 of 2] Refusing Vanish/ Intransitive, draft, undated [1 of 2]
9 7 Dedications/Refusing Vanish/Intransitive, draft, undated [2 of 2] Refusing Vanish/ Intransitive, draft, undated [2 of 2]
9 8 "Dinner Alone at Gandhi's," drafts, undated
9 9 "Dinner with Four Women at Gandhi's Indian Restaurant in Albany just before Spring," draft, undated
9 10 "East of Hercules," draft, undated
9 11 "Emily's Recurring Dream of a Failed Bridge," drafts, undated
9 12 "Even If the Sun Explodes," drafts, undated
9 13 "Gate 9," draft, undated
9 14 "Gertrude," draft, undated
9 15 "A Goddess Called Instinct," draft, undated
9 16 "Good Life Design: An Ars Calculus," drafts, undated
9 17 "I Day-Dream of Jeannie/I Never Dream of Jeannie," draft, 2006
9 18 "I Love Lucia," draft, 2006
9 19 "If Poets Were Stars," draft, undated
9 20 "The Island Within: Rotán Honduras," draft, undated
9 21 "La Luz," draft, undated
9 22 "La Sevillana," draft, undated
9 23 "Letter to Long Island," draft, undated
9 24 "Loch Field," draft, undated
9 25 "Love Poem According to Quantum Theory," draft, undated
9 26 "Mexican Almuerzo in New England," draft, undated
9 27 "Missouri Between Venice and Paris," drafts, undated
9 28 "Missouri Sky Music," draft, undated
9 29 "More In The Spare Room," drafts, undated
9 30 "My Campo Santo," draft, undated
9 31 "Nature Over Coffee," drafts, undated
9 32 "New Orleans Sestina Against Order," drafts, undated
9 33 "On the Road to Key West," draft, undated
9 34 "Paper Shredder Haiku" draft, undated
9 35 "Poems," draft, undated
9 36 "The Poet Eats His Words," draft, undated
9 37 "Polvo Dust," draft, undated
9 38 "Practice Problem," draft, undated
9 39 "Questions to El Cerrado, Brazil," draft, undated
9 40 Refusing Vanish Poems, drafts, undated [1 of 2]
9 41 Refusing Vanish Poems, drafts, undated [2 of 2]
9 42 "Relative Motion," draft, undated
9 43 "Return Flight," draft, undated
9 44 "Shadows," draft, undated
9 45 "Some Nights on the Back Porch," drafts, undated
9 46 "Stopping for Lunch at the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store #581 on I-90," draft, undated
9 47 "Tangerine," draft, undated
9 48 "Ten Minutes in Minneapolis," draft, 2006 June
9 49 "Thing," draft, undated
9 50 "Time-Space Continuum," draft, undated
9 51 "To William," draft, undated
9 52 "Uncertainty Principle," draft, undated
9 53 "Venus," draft, undated
9 54 "When," draft, undated
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