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Transcriptions of Larry Eigner Poems by Robert Grenier

Call Number: MS 257


Robert Grenier (born 1941), an American poet and educator, transcribed these poems of Larry Eigner (1927-1996) in the early 1980s. He consulted with Eigner to assure that the typewritten transcriptions were correct and represented the poet's intentions. The transcriptions are from Eigner's Notebooks D, E, and F and poems numbered 1-1124.


  • Creation: early 1980s


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Scope and Contents

These transcriptions of Larry Eigner poems date from the early 1980s. Robert Grenier, in consultation with Larry Eigner, prepared them with the intention of eventually publishing a collected poems edition of Eigner's works.

Consult the PDF file attached to the finding aid for Larry Eigner poems and papers, 1950-1993, MS 39 at Kenneth Spencer Research Library, to ascertain if that collection includes Eigner's original poems.

Physical Location

MS 257

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Robert Grenier, 1989

Related Materials

getting it together, a film on larry eigner poet, by Leonard M. Henny and Jan Boon, 1970-1973, at MS 122, Spencer Research Library.

Larry Eigner correspondence with The Paris Review, 1964-1966, at MS 55 Ea and MS 55 B3, Spencer Research Library.

Larry Eigner poems and papers, 1950-1993, at MS 39, Spencer Research Library


  • Faville, Curtis and Robert Grenier. Collected poems by Larry Eigner. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2009
  • Leif, Irving P. Larry Eigner: A Bibliography of His Works. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1989
Guide to the Transcriptions of Larry Eigner Poems Collection by Robert Grenier
Transcriptions of Larry Eigner Poems by Robert Grenier
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Transcriptions of Larry Eigner Poems, MS 257, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

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