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0843: Katharine Rodier Collection, 1974-2011, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 2018

0843: Katharine Rodier Collection, 1974-2011, Marshall University Special Collections

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Personal writing, class notes, photograph, professional works, correspondences, professional materials, and mementos of Katharine Rodier during her collegiate career and career in the English Department of Marshall University.


Giving Poems: Motivation And Personality In The Reading And Sharing Of Poetry, Leeann Bartolini Apr 2017

Giving Poems: Motivation And Personality In The Reading And Sharing Of Poetry, Leeann Bartolini

Collected Faculty and Staff Scholarship

Most of the psychological work on poetry has investigated the poet (Mason, Mort, Woo, 2015; Jamison, 1989) or the expressive act of writing poetry (Fink & Drake, 2016, Coulehan & Clary, 2005). The National Poetry Foundation commissioned a study in 2006 that examined the general habits of the American public in terms of reading and sharing poetry. This survey found:14% of American population reads poetry.Readers in general and poetry readers in particular tend to be women with higher level of education.Poetry readers are not loners – high amounts of leisure activity and high sociability.Poetry readers tend to have read ...


0829: John Mckernan Collection, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 2015

0829: John Mckernan Collection, Marshall University Special Collections

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The John McKernan Collection contains mostly published materials that John McKernan collected related to his own poetry. There are a limited number of non-McKernan publications that he saved.


Masculine Fecundity And ‘Overinclusiveness’: Imagery Of Pregnancy In Wallace Stevens’ Poetry, Brian Glaser Jan 2007

Masculine Fecundity And ‘Overinclusiveness’: Imagery Of Pregnancy In Wallace Stevens’ Poetry, Brian Glaser

English Faculty Articles and Research

This article reflects on the imagery of pregnancy in the poetry of Wallace Stevens. It notes that the decision of Stevens to change the use of imagery of pregnancy indicates something about a development in his inner life. The images of his later poems show a diminishment of his earlier tendency to associate birth with death which is a sign of his increasing tolerance of the envious desire to be pregnant. The imagination of Stevens matured over twenty years and the changes in images of pregnancy are a measure of that change.


0525: Doris C. Miller Papers, 1915-1989, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1990

0525: Doris C. Miller Papers, 1915-1989, Marshall University Special Collections

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Doris Copley Miller was a Huntington, West Virginia poet, newspaperwoman, and local historian. Papers include her work in draft and printed form and correspondence, notably the Jesse Stuart letters. It also contains poetry submissions from other friends and the public as well as working files from her years as religion, education and poetry editor at the Huntington Publishing Company. In addition to her newspaper columns, she also conducted genealogical research.


0140: Tessa Sweazy Webb Letter, 1936, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 1976

0140: Tessa Sweazy Webb Letter, 1936, Marshall University Special Collections

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Letter from Columbus, Ohio, newspaper columnist to Charles Stater of Huntington, West Virginia, commenting on her columns and on poetry published in the newspaper.