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  • Collection: Patricia Goedicke and Leonard Wallace Robinson Papers, Mss 739

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In this letter, Helen Vendler comments on As Earth Begins to End and the passing of Leonard Robinson, which is one of the emotional focal points of the book. It also should be noted that Vendler and Robinson were friends.

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Photograph of Patricia Goedicke appearing on the back cover of The Baseball Field at Night.

Patricia Goedicke and Leonard Wallace Robinson at Grizzly statue from photo album circa 1910-1983.jpg
This photograph of Goedicke and Robinson was taken on the west end of the Oval at the University of Montana. The statue is of a grizzly bear, the University's mascot.

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In this entry, Goedicke discusses Otherwise, a book of poems by Jane Kenyon, who passed away two years prior to the book's release. Specifically, she discusses the resonances between Kenyon's book and the manuscript she is putting together (As Earth…

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Despite the date written by Goedicke, the more likely date is 1998 based on the rest of the entries in the journal. In this entry, Goedicke describes many of the themes that would define her twelfth book of poetry, As Earth Begins to End.

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This clipping features a photo of a heard of bison at the National Bison Range in Montana. Above each bison Patricia Goedicke wrote the name of a late-twentieth century author associated with Western Montana. At the time Goedicke annotated the…

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This clipping announces Patricia Goedicke's and Leonard Wallace Robinson's temporary departure from San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Goedicke and Robinson, who were residents of San Miguel de Allende left for the 1980-1981 academic year so that…

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This clipping from the Athens Messenger dated February 4, 1960 is about Page One, a weekly periodical of poems by writers local to Athens, Ohio. The periodical was edited by Patricia Goedicke and Patricia Grean.

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This is the first page of an entry where Patricia Goedicke describes an early encounter with her first husband, Victor Goedicke. At the time of the entry, Patricia was visiting her family in New Hampshire.

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This is the first page of an entry where Patricia Goedicke describes a lecture by W.H. Auden. She describes the differences between Auden's public persona and the persona he presents through his poetry. Goedicke also notes Marianne Moore's presence…

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This photograph is of Patricia Goedicke skiing in Stowe, Vermont. According to the photo's verso, Goedicke was a teenager when the photo was taken.

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These are lines from drafts of This Music Has Holes in It that date from September 10, 2002 and September 19, 2002. They have been created solely for the purpose of creating an exhibit titled "Inextricable Fusion." The image with Goedicke's…

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These documents illustrate Patricia Goedicke's initial process for creating a manuscript of As Earth Begins to End. This process is characteristic for Goedicke and is reflected in the notes for her other books. Also included are notes regarding…

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This statement of intent was sent to Michael Wiegers of Copper Canyon Press on February 28, 1999.

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In this letter to Michael Wiegers and Sam Hamill Goedicke asks for feedback regarding new editions to her manuscript.

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This is letter to Michael Wiegers of Copper Canyon Press was written as Leonard Robinson's condition was rapidly deteriorating. The letter reflects Copper Canyon's publishing process, particular with regards to the editorial process and the…

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This is letter was written to Emilie Buchwald of Milkweed Press after Milkweed passed on the manuscript for As Earth Begins to End. Here, Goedicke recounts the changes in her revised manuscript. This item may be found in Box 2, Folder 10.

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In this letter to Sam Hamill at Copper Canyon Press, officially submits her manuscript to Copper Canyon for publication. As stated in the letter, she had previously submitted the manuscript to Milkweed Press, who published her prior three books, to…

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This draft of For All the Sad Rain reflect some of the final changes made to the poem. Gone, for example, are lines "there is garbage to eat, / but there is also chateaubriand" and in its place, the comparison of squash blossoms to white…

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By this draft, the final introduction and conclusion are set. The notes along the upper right hand corner indicate that Goedicke has incorporated comments by Pierre (Delattre), Nancy (Ortenstone?), Carole (Stone?), and Leonard Robinson.

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This an early draft of "For All the Sad Rain" titled "Whose World." The title would later change to "Best Bed" before finally changing to its published title. The poem would undergo many changes before its publication in The Slackwater Review in…

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This draft of "For All the Sad Rain" appears in a notebook dated August 11, 1978-October 13, 1978.

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This draft of "This Music Has Holes in It" is from a manuscript of The Baseball Field at Night dated June 2006. This poem reflects how the poem appears in the 2009 publication of The Baseball Field at Night.

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This is the November 17, 2002 draft of This Music Has Holes in It, edited just prior to Goedicke's reading in the 2nd Wind Series for that year.

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As indicated by the date and notes in the upper right hand corner, this draft is the third draft printed on September 10, 2002.

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This entry contains the initial drafts of "This Music Has Holes in It," which was published in Goedicke's thirteenth book of poems, The Baseball Field at Night. Goedicke also expresses concern that the United States will initiate a war against…

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This entry contains the initial drafts of "This Music Has Holes in It," which was published in Goedicke's thirteenth book of poems, The Baseball Field at Night. Goedicke also expresses concern that the United States will initiate a war against…

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For All the Sad Rain appeared first in The Slackwater Review in 1984 before appearing as the prelude to The Wind of Our Going, published in 1985. These drafts range in date from 1978-1983.

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This is a copy of "The Outer Banks" published in For the Four Corners, which was published by Ithaca House in 1976.

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These drafts of "The Outer Banks" were written while Goedicke was at the MacDowell Colony in 1968. It was during this stay that Goedicke met Leonard Wallace Robinson, who she would marry in 1971. The drafts in this entry is more raw, more visceral…

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In these drafts of a poem titled "The Outer Banks," Goedicke drafts many of the lines that ultimately appear in the published version of this work, including the poem's conclusion "we must build more on less."

Baseball Field at Night cover.jpg
This is the cover for Patricia Goedicke's thirteenth book of poems, which was published by Lost Horse Press in 2009.

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This is the cover for Patricia Goedicke's seventh book of poems, which was published by Copper Canyon Press in 1985.

For the Four Corners cover.jpg
This is the cover for Patricia Goedicke's second book of poems Four the Four Corners, which was published by Ithaca House in 1976. The cover was created by designer and a personal friend Petra Cabot.

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This draft of the poem, as indicated by the notes along the top of the page, was read at a 2002 Second Wind reading. The poem underwent further revisions before appearing in The Baseball Field at Night.

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This entry includes drafts of two poems "The Outer Banks," which was published in For the Four Corners (1976) and "To a Sailor." This draft of "The Outer Banks" contains many references to Robert Kennedy's assassination, which occurred three days…

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These notes are for a reading by Patricia Goedicke on October 7, 2001 for the 2nd Wind Reading Series held by the University of Montana Creative Writing department in Missoula, Montana. The notes for this reading reflect the backdrop of the…

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In November of 1988, Patricia Goedicke delivered a lecture at the University of Kansas in Lawrence about the function of sound and silence in poetry. These are the notes for that lecture, which emerged from an imitation workshop she taught centering…

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Patricia Goedicke retired from the University of Montana in 2003. As one of her last acts as professor, she gave this commencement speech in which she elaborated upon the importance of the imagination in understanding each other and the world in…

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Patricia Goedicke retired from the University of Montana in 2003. As one of her last acts as professor, she gave this commencement speech in which she elaborated upon the importance of the imagination in understanding each other and the world in…

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Patricia Goedicke retired from the University of Montana in 2003. As one of her last acts as professor, she gave this commencement speech in which she elaborated upon the importance of the imagination in understanding each other and the world in…

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Patricia Goedicke retired from the University of Montana in 2003. As one of her last acts as professor, she gave this commencement speech in which she elaborated upon the importance of the imagination in understanding each other and the world we live…

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Patricia Goedicke retired from the University of Montana in 2003. As one of her last acts as professor, she gave this commencement speech in which she elaborated upon the importance of the imagination in understanding each other and the world we live…

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Patricia Goedicke retired from the University of Montana in 2003. As one of her last acts as professor, she gave this commencement speech in which she elaborated upon the importance of the imagination in understanding each other and the world we live…

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Patricia Goedicke retired from the University of Montana in 2003. As one of her last acts as professor, she gave this commencement speech in which she elaborated upon the importance of the imagination in understanding each other and the world in…

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Patricia Goedicke retired from the University of Montana in 2003. As one of her last acts as professor, she gave this commencement speech in which she elaborated upon the importance of the imagination in understanding each other and the world in…

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Patricia Goedicke retired from the University of Montana in 2003. As one of her last acts as professor, she gave this commencement speech in which she elaborated upon the importance of the imagination in understanding each other and the world in…

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Patricia Goedicke retired from the University of Montana in 2003. As one of her last acts as professor, she gave this commencement speech in which she elaborated upon the importance of the imagination in understanding each other and the world we…

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These notes are for a reading by Patricia Goedicke on March 5, 2000 for the 2nd Wind Reading Series held by the University of Montana Creative Writing department in Missoula, Montana. In this reading, Goedicke reads one poem from each of her books…

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These notes for Patricia Goedicke's opening lecture for her Graduate workshop in 2002 (ENCR 511) at the University of Montana summarize her influences as a writer, her general aesthetic with regards to writing, as well as the general structure of the…

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These notes for Patricia Goedicke's opening lecture for her Graduate workshop in 2002 (ENCR 511) at the University of Montana summarize her influences as a writer, her general aesthetic with regards to writing, as well as the general structure of the…

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These notes for Patricia Goedicke's opening lecture for her Graduate workshop in 2002 (ENCR 511) at the University of Montana summarize her influences as a writer, her general aesthetic with regards to writing, as well as the general structure of the…

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These notes for Patricia Goedicke's opening lecture for her Graduate workshop in 2002 (ENCR 511) at the University of Montana summarize her influences as a writer, her general aesthetic with regards to writing, as well as the general structure of the…

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These notes for Patricia Goedicke's opening lecture for her Graduate workshop in 2002 (ENCR 511) at the University of Montana summarize her influences as a writer, her general aesthetic with regards to writing, as well as the general structure of the…

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These notes for Patricia Goedicke's opening lecture for her Graduate workshop in 2002 (ENCR 511) at the University of Montana summarize her influences as a writer, her general aesthetic with regards to writing, as well as the general structure of the…

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This is the letter and enclosed poems Patricia Goedicke (then Patricia McKenna) sent to Robert Frost in 1952 and Frost's reply. McKenna was a student at Middlebury College when the letter was sent, and judging by the date, the letter was sent during…

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This is the letter and enclosed poems Patricia Goedicke (then Patricia McKenna) sent to Robert Frost in 1952 and Frost's reply. McKenna was a student at Middlebury College when the letter was sent, and judging by the date, the letter was sent during…

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These notes for Patricia Goedicke's opening lecture for her Graduate workshop in 2002 (ENCR 511) at the University of Montana summarize her influences as a writer, her general aesthetic with regards to writing, as well as the general structure of the…

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These notes for Patricia Goedicke's opening lecture for her Graduate workshop in 2002 (ENCR 511) at the University of Montana summarize her influences as a writer, her general aesthetic with regards to writing, as well as the general structure of the…

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These notes for Patricia Goedicke's opening lecture for her Graduate workshop in 2002 (ENCR 511) at the University of Montana summarize her influences as a writer, her general aesthetic with regards to writing, as well as the general structure of the…

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These notes for Patricia Goedicke's opening lecture for her Graduate workshop in 2002 (ENCR 511) at the University of Montana summarize her influences as a writer, her general aesthetic with regards to writing, as well as the general structure of the…

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Goedicke's notes on this draft reflect comments made by members of the Rattlesnake Ladies' Salon including Deirdre McNamer (Dee), Sandra Alcosser, Kate Gadbow, Jocelyn Siler (Joc), and Connie Poten.

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Handwritten draft of Goedicke's poem "Letter to Hugo from Wells College".
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