"MEMORY AND INFLUENCE: A HISTORY OF DC POETS"
Special Memorial Issue
VOLUME FOUR, NUMBER FOUR
Introduction by Kim
This special issue of Beltway examines the lives and legacies of DC poets who have passed away, but whose influence and importance to the DC literary community and to American letters remains strong.
Thanks to the DC Humanities Council whose support
made this issue possible, and individual donors who generously matched
that grant: Martha
Tabor, Gwen Rubinstein, Tonda Rush, Tom Drescher, Andrea Carter
Brown, Nereide Ellis, Judy Thibalt Klevins, and Richard
The Word Works, Inc. served as fiscal sponsor
for this project; we offer our deepest thanks to them. And for their
guidance, insight, and sometimes downright prodding, we thank Michon
Cavalieri, Jim Beall, Karren
LaLonde Alenier, Michael Davis, and Libby Rifkin.
Volunteers graciously stepped forward to offer in-kind services: for graphic design, we thank Kathy Keler and Emery Pajer, for scanning photos, we thank David Bujard, and for editing and proofreading we are especially grateful to Ann Kurzius.
We'd also like to acknowledge a number of people who
responded to the planning stages of this issue with enthusiasm and their
stories of DC's literary history. We extend our thanks to Martin
Winch, David Kresh, M.A.
Schaffner, and Robin Standish.
There are many other poets we wish we could have included--and I'd like to name a few here. Please also look for work by the following DC poets: Stephen Vincent Benét, Gwendolyn Bennett, Ambrose Bierce, Carl Bode, Clarissa Scott Delaney, Tim Dlugos, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Gabrielle Edgcomb, Jessie Redmond Fauset, Lee Lally, Joaquin Miller, John Pauker, Saint John Perse, Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt, Jean Toomer, and Elinor Wylie.
Ethelbert Miller on STERLING BROWN
McCann on ED COX
Gilmore on WARING CUNEY
Ayala on PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR
Cavalieri on ROLAND FLINT
Villarreal on ANGELINA WELD GRIMKE
Leffler on O.B. HARDISON, JR.
Alexander on LANGSTON HUGHES
Jean on GEORGIA DOUGLAS JOHNSON
L. Alenier on ARCHIBALD MACLEISH
Sklarew on MAY MILLER
Carroll on GASTON NEAL
Ritchie on BETTY PARRY
Jellema on EZRA POUND
Gutstein on DUDLEY RANDALL
Roberts on WALT WHITMAN
For other web sites that illuminate aspects of DC's literary history, please also see:
The DC Poetry History Project: http://www.dcpoetry.com/history.htm
The DC Public Library Black Renaissance Project: http://www.dclibrary.org/blkren/index.html
The Library of Congress US Poet Laureate Program: http://www.loc.gov/poetry/laureate.html
The PBS Special, "Duke Ellington's DC": http://www.pbs.org/ellingtonsdc/dcHistory.htm
For web sites of those whose invaluable assistance made this issue possible, please also see:
The Word Works, Inc.: http://www.wordworksdc.com
Kathy Keler: http://washingtonart.com/keler.html
Emery Pajer: http://www.emster.com
The Humanities Council of Washington DC: http://www.wdchumanities.org
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