Accession MS COLL 00543 - M.R. Appell Papers

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CA OTUTF MS COLL 00543

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M.R. Appell Papers

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  • 1959-2008 (Creation)

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13 boxes

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(1943-)

Biographical history

M.R. (Melvin Robert) Appell was born in Kitchener, Ont., in 1943. He has been writing poetry since the early 1960s. His work has appeared in The Antigonish Review, The New Quarterly, Volume 63, Alive Magazine, Mountain, Weed and The Canadian Review, among other periodicals. In 1968, he won the Dorothy Shoemaker Award, judged by Irving Layton. He currently lives in Newfoundland.

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Gift of M.R. Appell, 2008

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Collection consists of correspondence, including letters from Nelson Ball, J.W. Curry and Douglas Henderson, as well as poetry booklets created by Appell and small press imprints and publications.

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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-form

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  • English

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