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Archive for March, 2012

What I Do: The Archivist Edition

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

A “meme” has been circulating on the Interwebz lately called “What I Do” (or sometimes, “What People Think I Do”), which highlights the gap between one’s actual professional life and the way in which that particular profession is perceived and/or portrayed by others.  The meme consists of five pictures labeled as follows:  What my parents […]

Exiles and Rejections: The Early Years of Donald Hall and Grove Press

Monday, March 19th, 2012

By David Nutt, Grove Press Graduate Student Assistant In 1953—half a century before he was appointed poet laureate of the United States—Donald Hall was a student at Oxford University and had just finished writing his first collection of poems, Exiles and Marriages. Grove Press was celebrating its first year of active publishing and was preparing to bring […]

My favorite thing

Friday, March 9th, 2012

I think most kids go through a phase where they think Ancient Egypt is the most fascinating thing in the universe. I know I did, at any rate. Pyramids, pharaohs, never-ending deserts full of wind-swept sand dunes, an exotic pantheon of deities; what’s not to like? I still remember the thrill of going on a […]

More Than Scraps of Paper: Grove Press’ Clipping Files and Clipping Services

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

by Susan Kline, Grove Project Archivist Grove Press often found unique and provocative ways to advertise their books and the Evergreen Review magazine. Like advertising in general, Grove’s publicity efforts aimed to catch the attention of readers and the media in general. However, Grove also had a keen interest in how it and its books […]