File 01 - Poetry

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OTUFM 78-F-01




  • 1963-2005, 2023 (Creation)

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2 cm of textual records

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Series consists of a typeset collection of Derek Healey's poetic output, including a preliminary introduction to the set, written by Healey upon compilation of the texts in 2023. The bulk of the poems were written in Maidenhead, England (1963-1968) and Brooklyn, New York (2004-present), when time permitted. Healey wrote very few poems in Guelph, Ontario and Eugene, Oregon, and wrote nothing in Victoria, British Columbia or Ruislip, England. Many of the texts were set to music. In 2004, Healey studied poetry at the Gotham Writers' Workshop in Manhattan with Mary Donnelly.

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Poems are arranged in chronological order.

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Series includes texts that Healey set to music, including those linked below.

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  • Box: 078/027

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