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|Size||4.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 500 items)|
|Abstract||Michael Chitwood, a freelance writer living in Chapel Hill, N.C., was raised in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. He has published books of poetry, including Whet (1995), Salt Works (1992), and The Weave Room (1998). The collection consists chiefly of published poems in journals and other publications of Michael Chitwood, 1978-1997. Also included are poetry journals; handwritten drafts of poems from Salt Works, Whet, and The Weave Room; drafts of miscellaneous poems; a small amount of correspondence; and some other materials regarding Chitwood's published works.|
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Michael Chitwood is a freelance writer living in Chapel Hill, N.C. He serves as a commentator for WUNC and edits the scientific journal Hypotenuse for the Research Triangle Institute. His two previous works of poetry, Whet (1995) and Salt Works (1992), were published by Ohio Review Books. The Weave Room was published by the University of Chicago Press in 1998. Chitwood was raised in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, attended Emory and Henry College, and received a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Virginia.Back to Top
The collection contains poetry journals kept in 1981-1985, handwritten drafts of poems from Chitwood's books, Salt Works (Ohio Review Books, 1992), Whet (Ohio Review Books, 1995), and The Weave Room (1998), along with drafts of miscellaneous poems. Included are reviews and comments regarding Salt Works, a galley for Whet, and some correspondence about Whet. The majority of the present collection consists of poems published in journals and other publications from 1978 to 1997. Also included with the poems are the essays, Gospel Music: "Charles Wright and the High Lonesome" ( Iron Mountain Review, Spring 1992), "Silence of the Looms" ( Southern Exposure, Summer 1992), and the short story, "Rescuing the Tango" ( The Crescent Review , Spring 1992).Back to Top
Received from Michael Chitwood in March 1997 (Acc. 97043).