Letter to William Corbett, 1996.

Abstract: Papers relating to the unpublished book

Some will say that his writings were like day and night; for example, "The Lamb" and "The Tiger" or "The Little Boy Lost" and "The Little Boy Found." Born in the 18th century, Blake witnessed the cruel acts of the French and American Revolutions so his writings also, "revealed and exposed the harsh realities of life (Biography William Blake)".

William Corbett: Simon: In JS’s art writings I have a favorite sentence. It is in his Kline piece — “It is rather like a man who wants to chop down trees but first learns how to untruss a fowl and which way the port goes round.” I’ll bet you have more than one favorite sentence. If you do please quote.

Nathan Kernan: The whispering gallery — don’t know if it’s really called that — is a sort of large square domed vestibule in front of the entrance to the Oyster Bar in Grand Central. If someone stands in one corner facing the walls and speaks in a low tone, someone in the corner diagonally opposite can hear it quite distinctly, while someone standing, say, in the middle, will not. Based I guess on the one in the Palazzo at Caprarola in Italy and probably others elsewhere.

Purchased from William Corbett through Granary Books, 568 Broadway, Suite 403, New York, N.Y.

In 1996 James Laughlin, founder of the New Directions Publishing Corporation, contracted with American poet William Corbett to write a history of New Directions. Laughlin died in November of 1997 and the project was later cancelled by W.W. Norton & Company.

Letter from William Corbett, 1998.

In 1996, James Laughlin, founder and owner of the New Directions Publishing Corporation, contracted with American poet William Corbett to write a history of New Directions. Laughlin died in November of 1997 and the project was later cancelled by W.W. Norton & Company.

Postcard to William Corbett, 1997.

Letters to William Corbett, 1996.

William Corbett: James Schuyler’s executor the painter Darragh Park asked me to edit JS’s letters. He did this after the JS memorial at New York’s Poetry Project. I didn’t give it a second’s thought before saying yes. The book did not become a selected until two or three years before it was published in October 2004. For ten years we thought we might be able to publish all 1,400 pages of letters.

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William Corbett: I began the project by contacting JS’s correspondents and they — Jane Freilicher, Ron Padgett, John Ashbery, Kenward Elmslie, Joe Brainard, Anne Dunn, etc. — provided me with Xeroxes of the letters they had received. Simultaneously Darragh and I went through some of JS’s old address books and I spent a week at the Mandeville Collection UCSD looking through JS’s archives.


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Simon Pettet: — Bill, I guess my question to you is what are some great stand-out lines for ? — from the ?

William Corbett: Simon, the standout phrase is his “I was a fucking sensation” about his reading at DIA. Otherwise a powerful overall impression that came from running a spellcheck on the entire manuscript of the letters. The spellcheck flagged nearly every line. It took me a while to realize that when we write letters, when we are most intensely interested in communicating, we don’t mind rules of spelling and grammar. This has changed, for one, my approach to teaching.

Rating and reviews for Professor William J Corbett from El Paso Community College El Paso, TX United States.

William Corbett: Editing JS’s letters to Frank O’Hara went fast because in the thirteen years it took me to edit I learned how to depend on others. Nathan Kernan, who is writing Schuyler’s biography, Anne Porter, Ron Padgett and most of all John Ashbery gave the Schuyler to O’Hara letters invaluable help. Books like this are not made by one person but are the work of many. Once you discover who the many are you go to them with questions and make sure you understand their answers. Then you labor to get what you have learned right in print. With this last I had the help of Michael Gizzi who spent two days with me in Vermont as I read the original letters aloud and he checked them against the typescript.

William Francis Corbett - Australian Dictionary of Biography

William Corbett: I doubt that JS wrote except when the spirit moved him or to meet deadlines. Remember that for nearly thirty years of his life he did not hold a job and that he did very little revision. As a poet of conscious/ heightened attention I do think poems “happened” to him. He had, so far as I know, no projects. The ease came from his talent. My feeling is that when a poem happened to him he stayed with the poem until he got it done to his satisfaction.