Accession MS COLL 00666 - M.R. Appell Papers

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M.R. Appell Papers


  • 1963-2012 (Predominately: 2009-2012) (Creation)

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2 boxes, 6 books (0.3 metres)

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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, 2012

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Papers consist of correspondence (including an extensive correspondence with Nelson Ball and Doug Henderson); miscellaneous poetry; several Friends of Lorine Niedecker newsletters; and various publications Appel has previously published in from 1965-1983.

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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

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