The William Meredith Web Site was created by David Kieran, Connecticut College Class of 2000, for the Charles E. Shain Library Department of Special Collections. Both the author and the Special Collections Librarian encourage your comments, suggestions, and queries. Please feel free to email either or both of us.
I. AUTHOR'S THANKS
The Author wishes to thank the following individuals for their assistance in the creation of this site:
Charles E. Shain Library Special Collections Librarian Brian D. Rogers for his encouragement, advice, and support.
Professor George J. Willauer, Connecticut College Department of English, for his advice, information, and encouragement.
Connecticut College Webmaster Matthew D. Summers, for his patience and skill in teaching the author web design and for helping to create a technically sound web site.
Connecticut College Information Services Intern Peter C. Cheng, for his knowledge and patience in teaching the author HTML and editing his work.
Charles E. Shain Library Advanced Technology Lab Interns Benjamin Munson and Liz Fiola for preparing the images and audiovisual clips, and helping in other ways.
Connecticut College Information Fellow Michael Westfort, for technical support throughout the project.
Amy Palmer, Connecticut College Class of 2000, for providing the black and white photographs illustrating poems.
Connecticut College Director of College Relations Lucas D.B. Held, for his advice and support.
Connecticut College Publication Production Assistant Susan Lindberg, for helping to create a site that is not only informative but also graphically appealing.
Lisa Brownell of the Office of College Relations and Joyce Schmidt of the Provost's Office for allowing access to their files.
Richard Harteis for his support, information, and interest throughout the creation of this site.
William Meredith for his interest, accessibility, and the poems that made this site possible.
II. PERMISSIONS TO USE TEXTS
Letters from Michael Collier to William Meredith, November 20, 1976 and June 10, 1981, and poems "Brothers and Sisters" and "Nature and Contra Nature," reproduced by permission of Michael Collier
Letter from Gary Gildner to William Meredith, February 19, 1976, and excerpt from another letter, used by permission of Gary Gildner.
Excerpt from a letter from William Heyen to William Meredith, June 23, 1971, used by permission of William Heyen.
Letter from Josephine Jacobsen to William Meredith, December 8, 1981, and excerpts from two others, reproduced by permission of Josephine Jacobsen.
Letter from X. J. Kennedy to William Meredith reproduced by permission of X. J. Kennedy.
Letter from Galway Kinnell to William Meredith reproduced by permission of Galway Kinnell.
Letter from Maxine Kumin to William Meredith, 1981, and excerpt from a letter of November 6, 1977, reproduced by permission of Maxine Kumin.
Letter from Archibald MacLeish to William Meredith, March 18, 1979, Copyright © Estate of Archibald MacLeish. Reproduced by permission of the Estate.
Excerpt from letter from William Maxwell to William Meredith reproduced by permission of William Maxwell.
Letter f rom James Merrill to William Meredith, April 4, 1988, Copyright © The Estate of James Merrill. Reproduced by permission of the Estate.
Excerpts from "The Art of Poetry XXIV," by Edward Hirsch and William Meredith (The Paris Review, Spring 1985), Copyright © The Paris Review. Reproduced by permission.
Letter from Robert Pinsky to William Meredith, August 1, 1976, reproduced by permission of Robert Pinsky.
Poems reprinted from Effort at Speech: New and Selected Poems by William Meredith, published by TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press in 1997. Copyright © 1997 by William Meredith. All rights reserved; used by permission of Northwestern University Press and the author.
Letters from Robert Penn Warren to William Meredith used by permission of the Estate of Robert Penn Warren and may not be quoted without the permission of the Estate.
III. PERMISSIONS TO USE GRAPHIC DESIGNS AND PHOTOGRAPHS
Cover design of Alcools, Eighteenth Century English Minor Poets, and Shelley reproduced by arrangement with Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc.
Photograph of William Meredith and Richard Harteis (1993) from Particular Voices: Portraits of Gay and Lesbian Writers, by Robert Giard (Cambridge and London, MIT Press, 1997), reproduced by permission of Robert Giard.
Cover designs for The Open Sea, The Wreck of the Thresher, Earth Walk, Hazard the Painter, The Cheer, and Partial Accounts reproduced by arrangement with Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Cover design for Effort at Speech: New and Selected Poems by Toni Ellis, from a photograph by Resurreccion Frink, published by TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press in 1997. Copyright © by William Meredith. All rights reserved; used by permission of Northwestern University Press and William Meredith.
Photographs taken for this website to illustrate selected poems reproduced by permission of Amy Palmer, Connecticut College Class of '00.
Cover design for Ships and Other Figures reproduced by permission of Princeton University Press.
Photograph of William Meredith with Dr. Claire Gaudiani and Kurt Vonnegut at Shain Library, Connecticut College (1996) reproduced with permission of A. Vincent Scarano.
Cover design for Poems are Hard to Read reproduced by permission of The University of Michigan Press.
Cover design for Love Letter From an Impossible Land reproduced by permission of Yale University Press.