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Subseries 2.1a
Collected poems, 1954-2004
Boxes 81-88

Scope and Content Note

The section contains manuscript and typescript drafts of poems by Anthony Hecht which have been collected into published works (1954-2004). Materials relating to the completion of each published work accompany the poem drafts and may consist of drafts of title page, table of contents, correspondence, notes, complete typescripts of the work and proofs.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in chronological order by date of publication and individual poems within each work arranged alphabetically

A Summoning of Stones, 1954
Box Folder Content
81 1 "A Deep Breath at Dawn" [variant title: "Aubade"]
81 2 "Divisions Upon A Ground," TS
81 3 "Double Sonnet," TS
81 4 "Harangue," TS
81 5 "An Imitation," TS
81 6 "Katharsis," TS
81 7 Related correspondence, 1953
The Hard Hours, 1967
81 8 "Adam," photocopy, partial MS
81 9 '"And Can Ye Sing Baluloo When The Bairn Greets?"' TS and copy
81 10 "Behold the Lilies of the Field," TS, `copy
81 11 "Birdwatchers of America," TS 1-2, copy
81 12 "Clair de Lune," copy
81 13 "Clotho, or The Future," [From "Three Prompters from the Wings: Athopes: or, The Future"], MS, TS
81 14 Contents, TS, copy
81 15 Contract and related materials
81 16 "The Dover Bitch," TS 1-2, copy
81 17 Draft 1, TS
81 18 Draft 2, TS
81 19 "The End of the Weekend," MS 1, 2, TS 1-4, copy
81 20 "Giant Tortoise," TS, copy
81 21 "Heureux qui, comme Ulysse, a fait un bon voyage," TS 1-3
81 22 "A Hill," TS, copy
81 23 "Improvisations on Aesop," TS
81 24 '"It out-Herods Herod. Pray you, avoid it."' TS, copy [variant title: "Dirty Work"]
81 25 "Jason," TS, copy
81 26 "La Condition Botanique," TS 1-2
"Lachesis or, The Present," TS [see "Three Prompters from the Wings"]
81 27 "A Letter," TS and copies
81 28 List of poems with previous publication information, TS, copy
81 29 "Lizards and Snakes," copy
81 30 "The Man Who Married Magdalene," TS, copy
81 31 "Message from the City," TS, copy
81 32 "More Light, More Light!" TS 1, 2, copy
81 33 "The Origin of Centaurs," copy
81 34 "Ostica Antica," copy
81 35 "Pig," TS and copy
81 36 Proofs
81 37 Proofs, bound
81 38 "Rites and Ceremonies," TS
81 39 "Rites and Ceremonies: III The Dream," TS
81 40 "Rites and Ceremonies: IV Words for the Day of Atonement", TS, MS, notes
81 41 Second page proofs
81 42 "The Seven Deadly Sins," copy
81 43 "The Seven Deadly Sins," Leonard Baskin wood engravings and photocopies
81 44 "The Song of the Flea," TS, copy
81 45 "Tarantula, or The Dance of Death," TS, copy 1, 2
81 46 "Third Avenue in Sunlight," MS, TS, copy
81 47 "The Thoughtful Roisterer Declines the Gambit," MS, TS 1, 2
81 48 "Three Prompters from the Wings," copy and TS [see above: "Clotho, or The Future"]
81 49 Title page, dedication, acknowledgements, copy
81 50 "To A Madonna," TS 1-2
82 1 "Upon the Death of George Santayana," TS, copy
82 2 "The Vow," copy
Millions of Strange Shadows, 1977
82 3 Acknowledgments, TS
82 4 "After the Rain," MS 1, 2, TS 1, 2, correspondence
82 5 "Apples for Paul Suttman," TS drafts
82 6 "Apprehensions," ("The Book of Knowledge"), MS, TS 1-5
82 7 "Auguries of Innocence," TS, copy
82 8 "An Autumnal," MS, TS 1-3
82 9 "A Birthday Poem," MS, TS 1-3, copies 1-2
82 10 "Black Boy in the Dark," MS 1-5, TS
82 11 Bound, corrected proofs, copy 1
82 12 Bound, corrected proofs, copy 2
82 13 "Coming Home," MS, TS 1, 2
82 14 Copy
82 15 "The Cost," MS and TS
82 16 "Dichtung Und Wahrheit," copy 1, 2
82 17 "Exile," partial MS, TS
82 18 "The Feast of Stephen," MS 1-3, TS 1-3, copy
82 19 "Fifth Avenue Parade," TS
82 20 "The Ghost in the Martini," TS
82 21 "'Gladness of the Best,'" MS, TS 1-5
82 22 "Going the Rounds: A Sort of Love Poem" ("To Tania: In Pride and Fear"), MS, TS 1-6, copy
82 23 "Goliardic Song," TS
82 24 "Green: An Epistle," MS, TS 1-5, copy, correspondence
82 25 "The Hunt," MS, TS 1-3, copy 1-2
82 26 "A Lot of Night Music," MS, TS 1-3
82 27 "The Lull" ("Meanwhile"), TS 1-3, correspondence, copy 1, 2
82 28 "The Lull" ("Meanwhile"), MS drafts, TS drafts, notes
82 29 Notes, TS
82 30 "The Odds," proofs, TS 1-6, MS
82 31 "Peripeteia," MS, TS 1-4, copy
82 32 "Poem Uon the Lisbon Disaster," MS, TS 1-4
82 33 "Praise for Kolonos," TS 1, 2
82 34 Proofs
82 35 Related material including correspondence
82 36 "Retreat," TS
82 37 "Rome," TS
82 38 "Sestina d'Inverno," TS 1, 2, copy
82 39 Setting copy with related correspondence
82 40 "Somebody's Life," MS 1-3, TS 1-3
82 41 "Swan Dive," TS 1-3
82 42 Typescript with notes
82 43 "A Voice at a Séance," TS
The Venetian Vespers, 1979
83 1 "Application for a Grant," MS, TS 1-3, copy
83 2 "Auspices" ("Cold Pastoral"), MS, TS
83 3 "Cape Cod Lullaby," MS drafts, TS drafts
83 4 "A Cast of Light," MS 1, 2, TS 1-6
83 5 Dedication, ("For Helen,") MS, TS 1, 2
83 6 "The Deodand," MS 1, 2, TS 1, partial 2, partial 3
83 7 Epigraphs, TS
83 8 "The Grapes," partial MS, partial TS
83 9 "House Sparrows," partial MS, TS 1-2 See also: Writings by Hecht, Poetry, Uncollected, "Coral Gables"
83 10 "Invective Against Denise, the Witch," MS 1-3, TS 1-5
83 11 Master proof, corrected
83 12 "An Old Malediction," TS 1, 2, copy
83 13 "An Overview," MS, TS 1-3, copy
83 14 "Persistences," TS drafts, TS 1-2, copy
83 15 Related material
83 16 "The Short End," MS drafts, TS, partial TS, partial copy, copy with correspondence, notes
83 17 "Still Life," MS, TS 1-3, copy
83 18 Title page, TS
83 19 " The Venetian Vespers," partial TS
83 20 " The Venetian Vespers," TS
83 21 " The Venetian Vespers, MS notes and drafts with TS drafts
83 22 The Venetian Vespers, galleys
83 23 The Venetian Vespers, TS, setting copy
Collected Earlier Poems, 1990
OP1 Corrected galley proofs
84 1 Corrected page proofs
84 2 Related material
The Transparent Man, 1990
84 3 "Antapodosis" ("Quid Pro Quo," "Recyclings"), MS TS 1-10
84 4 "Anthem," TS
84 5 "The Book of Yolek," MS, TS 1-6
84 6 "A Bountiful Harvest," MS, TS, proof
84 7 Corrected proofs, copy 1
84 8 Corrected proofs, copy 2
84 9 "Crows in Winter," TS 1, 2
84 10 "Curriculum Vitae," MS, TS
84 11 "Destinations," MS, TS 1-2
84 12 "Devotions of a Painter," MS, TS 1-7
84 13 "The Eclogue of the Shepherd and the Townie," MS, TS 1-10
84 14 "Envoi," MS, TS 1-4
84 15 "Humoresque," MS, TS 1-5
"Memorial," see "The Book of Yolek"
84 16 "In Memory of David Kalstone," MS, TS 1-4
84 17 "Meditation," TS 1-4, proofs
84 18 "Murmur," ("Valvular Lesion"), MS 1, 2, TS 1-5 and TS edited for publication in The New Yorker, March 16, 1981
84 19 "Naming the Animals," [variant title, "Nomenclator,"] MS [copy], TS
84 20 "Poem Without Anybody," MS, TS 1-5
84 21 Proofs
OP2 Proofs, second
OP3 Proofs, author's set, copy 1, 2
84 22 Proofs marked up for layout
"Quid Pro Quo," see "Antapodosis"
84 23 Related material
84 24 "Riddles," MS draft, TS 1-5
84 25 "See Naples and Die," notes, MS draft, MS draft, partial TS
84 26 Table of Contents, MS draft with notes
84 27 "Terms," MS drafts, TS drafts, notes
84 28 "To L.E. Sissman," TS 1-5
84 29 " The Transparent Man," MS 1 (partial), 2, 3 (partial), TS 1 (copy), 2
84 30 " The Transparent Man," TS
Flight Among the Tombs, 1998
85 1 "All Out," TS 1-4
85 2 Bound proofs with Baskin engravings
85 3 Corrected proofs
85 4 Correspondence and other related material
85 5 "Death the Archbishop," TS 1-5
85 6 "Death the Carnival Barker," MS, TS 1-6
85 7 "Death the Copperplate Printer" ("Death the Etching Printer"), MS, TS 1-5
85 8 "Death Demure," TS 1-3, MS
85 9 "Death the Film Director," photocopy, TS 1-3
85 10 "Death the Hypocrite," MS, TS 1-5
85 11 "Death the Inquisitor," TS 1, 2
85 12 "Death the Judge" ("Death the Justice"), proof, TS 1-3
85 13 "Death the Knight," TS
85 14 "Death as a Member of the Haarlem Guild of St. Like," TS 1-4
85 15 "Death the Mexican Revolutionary," TS
85 16 "Death the Oxford Don," TS 1, 2
85 17 "Death the Painter," TS 1-6, photocopy
85 18 "Death the Punchinello," MS, TS 1, 2
85 29 "Death Riding Into Town," MS, TS 1-4
85 20 "Death Sauntering About," TS 1-6
85 21 "Death the Scholar," TS 1, 2
85 22 "Death the Society Lady," TS
85 23 "Death the Whore," TS 1-5
85 24 Early draft, alternate title, Flying Among the Toombs, TS
85 25 "For James Merrill: An Adieu," MS, TS 1-6
85 26 "Là-bas: A Trance," MS, TS 1-6
85 27 "The Life of Crime," MS 1-3, TS 1-7
85 28 "Matisse: Blue Interior with Two Girls, 1947," MS, TS 1-3
85 29 "The Message," MS
85 30 "The Mysteries of Caesar," MS 1-3, TS 1-7, notes
85 31 "Peekaboo," TS 1-9
85 32 "A Pledge," MS, TS 1-4
85 33 "Presumptions of Death," acknowledgements
85 34 "Presumptions of Death," mock-up, MS with illustrations
85 35 Proofs, correspondence, May 7, 1996
85 36 Proofs, correspondence, May 24, 1996
85 37 Proofs, correspondence, June 21, 1996
85 38 "Prospects," MS, TS, proof
85 39 "Proust on Skates," MS, TS 1-8
85 40 "A Ruminant," TS draft 1-4
85 41 "Sisters," MS, TS 1, 2
85 42 Skull emblem poem line/character count sheet
85 43 Table of contents, notes TS
85 44 "To Fortuna Parvulorum," TS 1, 2, epigraph
85 45 Typescript with notes
85 46 Unbound proofs with Baskin engravings, copy 1
85 47 Unbound proofs with Baskin engravings, copy 2
85 48 Various MS drafts
85 49 "The Whirligig of Time," MS, TS 1, 2
The Darkness and the Light, 2001
86 1 Acknowledgements, TS
86 2 "The Ashen Light of Dawn," MS, TS 1-8
86 3 "The Bequest," TS 1-3
86 4 "A Brief Account of Our City," TS 1-3, photocopy, MS
86 5 "The Ceremony of Innocence," MS, TS 1-3
86 6 "A Certain Slant," TS 1-6
86 7 "Circles," MS, TS 1-7
86 8 Contents, TS
86 9 Correspondence and related material, TS
86 10 " The Darkness and the Light are Both Alike to Thee," TS 1-10
86 11 The Darkness and the Light, TS 1-3
86 12 The Darkness and the Light, corrected TS
86 13 The Darkness and the Light, TS, setting copy
86 14 The Darkness and the Light, Waywiser Press page proofs, with TLS
86 15 The Darkness and the Light, Master [proof], 1st pass
86 16 The Darkness and the Light, Master [proof], 2nd pass
86 17 The Darkness and the Light, Master [proof], 3rd pass
86 18 The Darkness and the Light, Master [proof], 4th pass
86 19 The Darkness and the Light, dead matter [1 of 2]
86 20 The Darkness and the Light, dead matter [2 of 2]
87 1 "Despair," TS 1-3
87 2 "Elders," MS, TS 1-9
87 3 "A Fall," TS 1-4
87 4 "Haman," TS, photocopy, MS
87 5 "The Hanging Gardens of Tyburn," TS 1, 2
87 6 "Illumination," TS 1-3
87 7 "I.M.E.M.," MS 1, 2, TS 1-3
87 8 "Indolence," TS 1, 2, copy, proof
87 9 "Judith," MS, TS 1-3, photocopy
87 10 "Lapidary Inscription with Explanatory Note," MS, TS 1-8, notes
87 11 "Late Afternoon: The Onslaught of Love," TS 1-5
87 12 "Le Jet d'Eau," MS, TS 1-8
87 13 "Long-Distance Vision," TS 1-4
87 14 "Look Deep," TS 1-3
87 15 "Lot's Wife," MS, TS 1-3, photocopy
87 16 "Memory," MS, TS 1-7, photocopy, proof, correspondence
87 17 "Miriam," MS, TS 1, 2
87 18 "Mirror," proof, correspondence, MS, TS 1-16
87 19 "Nocturne: A Recurring Dream," MS, TS 1-5, photocopy
86 20 Notes, TS 1-3
87 21 "Once More, With Feeling," MS, TS 1-5
87 22 "An Orphic Calling," TS 1-11
87 23 "The Plastic and the Poetic Form," MS, TS 1, 2
87 24 Poem title list, TS draft
87 25 "Poppy," TS 1-3 [variant title: "A Pair of Heroes"]
87 26 "Praise for Anthony Hecht's The Darkness and the Light," [comments for dust jacket?], proofs
87 27 "A Prayer to Twin Divinities," MS, TS 1, 2, notes
87 28 "Public Gardens," TS 1-5
87 29 "Rara Avis in Terris," MS, TS 1-11
87 30 "The Road to Damascus," MS, TS 1-12
87 31 "Sacrifice," TS 1-3, photocopy, notes, MS
87 32 "Samson," TS 1, 2, photocopy, notes
87 33 "Sarabande on Attaining the Age of Seventy-Seven," MS, TS 1-8, photocopy, proofs
87 34 "Saul and David," MS 1, 2, TS 1-6, photocopy
87 35 "Secrets," TS 1-3
87 36 "A Special Occasion," MS, TS 1-3
87 37 "A Symposium," TS 1-3
87 38 "Taking Charge," MS, TS 1-4
87 39 Title page, "Poppy," Elders," "Late Afternoon: The Onslaught of Love," and "Sacrifice," faxed proof copy
87 40 "The Witch of Endor," MS, TS 1-3, notes
87 41 "Witness," TS 1-3, proof
The Various Light, 2001
87 42 Related correspondence including proofs
Collected Later Poems, 2004
88 1 Correspondence and related materials
88 2 Dust jacket, proofs
88 3 Proofs [1 of 2]
88 4 Proofs [2 of 2]
88 5 Rough page proofs [1 of 3]
88 6 Rough page proofs [2 of 3]
88 7 Rough page proofs [3 of 3]
88 8 Sample proofs with ANS
88 9 Uncorrected proof, bound
88 10 The Waywiser Press galleys [1 of 3]
88 11 The Waywiser Press galleys [2 of 3]
88 12 The Waywiser Press galleys [3 of 3]
A Fresh Curriculum of Love, unpublished
88 13 Proofs and related correspondence
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