Accession MS COLL 00388 - David Donnell Papers

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CA OTUTF MS COLL 00388

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David Donnell Papers

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  • 1979-1999 (Creation)

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17 boxes, including one oversize; (3 metres)

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(1939-)

Biographical history

David Donnell is a Canadian poet and writer. He was born in 1939 in St. Mary’s, Ontario. He moved to Toronto in 1958 and became acquainted with other Toronto poets through the Bohemian Embassy. In 1961, he published his first book, Poems, and assisted John Robert Colombo in printing Margaret Atwood’s first book, Double Persephone. Other published works of Donnell include: The Blue Sky (1977), Dangerous Crossings (1980), Hemingway in Toronto (1982), Settlements (1983), which was the Governor General’s Award for Poetry, The Blue Ontario Hemingway Boat Race (1985), Water Street Days (1989), China Blues (1992), which won the City of Toronto Book Award, Dancing in the Dark (1996) and Sometimes a Great Notion (2004).

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Gift of David Donnell, 2001.

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Includes manuscripts, notes and drafts for works including: China Blues, Water Street Days, Donnell’s poetry, and other material. Correspondence includes business and personal communications with publishers, other writers, and friends, as well as teaching and grant applications. These papers also include printed appearances by Donnell and works by other writers, printed notices and ephemera, poems by students in Donnell's Master classes in poetry and short fiction at Ryerson and the University of Toronto, and some financial records.

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Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form: https://fisher.library.utoronto.ca/stack-retrieval-request

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  • English

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