Series F001/G - Manuscripts, poems, articles, and essays

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Manuscripts, poems, articles, and essays

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F001/G

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  • 1935-1996 (Creation)

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2.46 m of textual records
1 print : poster, b&w ; 60.4 x 77.4 cm

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(March 12, 1912-January 4, 2006)

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Series contains unpublished and published poems, manuscripts, articles and essays written by Irving Layton. Material consists of copies of poems, poems that were to be included in an Anthology of Student Verse that was never published, and signed copies of offprints. The series also contains a forward to Layton’s published work For My Brother Jesus, an introduction to the Korean Poet Kim Yang-Sik, Layton’s poem “Suzanne” and chapter titled “Irving” in A Soviet Odyssey and forwards from Wynne Francis, David O’Rourke, and Northorp Frye. Also included are edited drafts of poems and manuscripts contained in Layton’s numerous publications including: Balls for a One-Armed Juggler, Nail Polish, The Gucci Bag, Waiting for the Messiah, and Final Reckoning: Poems 1982-1986. The material also includes poetry written to Layton by admirers and published poetry about Layton.

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A poster signed by Powe has been removed from 22-9 and can be found in the map cabinet.

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The originals of file ILC-002-08 “Poems by Layton” can be found at the McGill University Archives.

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