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Bill Knott Chapbook Collection

Identifier: MSS 060

Content Description

Nine chapbooks written by Bill Knott, signed by the author and inscribed to Lee Upton:

1. Never Lend Your Umbrella to a Submarine and Other Poems for Young Readers 2. Cemetery Poems 3. Homages 4. Love Poems (Selected) 5. Selected Syllabic Verse 6. Collected Short Poems 7. Selected Poems 1960-2012 8. Stick Poems 9. One Hundred Sonnets (includes cover with original artwork by Bill Knotts)


  • 1960 - 2012

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

At least part of this collection is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use this collection in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. For other uses you need to obtain permission from the rights-holders. You may need to obtain other permissions for your intended use, such as those related to privacy, publicity, and moral rights. For questions about this statement please contact the Emerson College Archives and Special Collections.

Biographical / Historical

Bill Knott was born in Carson City, Michigan on February 17, 1940. He received an MFA from Norwich University and taught at several schools before becoming a Writing, Literature, and Publishing faculty member at Emerson College between 1975 and 1977 as well as 1984-2008. Knott wrote over twelve books of potry and won several grants and awards, such as the MacDowell Colony Fellowship, Yaddo Colony Fellowship, and NEA grants. He died ob March 12, 2014.


1 box (1 half hollinger box)

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Repository Details

Part of the Emerson College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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