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Steven Ford Brown "Heart's Invention: On the Poetry of Vassar Miller" Papers

Identifier: 1987-001

The Steven Ford Brown Papers consist of materials related to the publication of "Heart's Invention: On the Poetry of Vassar Miller." This includes correspondence, typescript drafts, and galley proofs.


  • 1982-1987


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0.50 linear feet

Biographical Information:

In 1988, "Heart's Invention: On the Poetry of Vassar Miller" was published as volume 5 in the American Poets Profile Series by Ford-Brown & Co. Heart's Invention was the first book-length critical study to focus on the work of Texas poet Vassar Miller. It included a preface from novelist Larry McMurtry. The book was edited by Steven Ford Brown.

Steven Ford Brown is a prolific editor and translator. His recent books include Astonishing World: The Selected Poems of Angel Gonzalez, 1956-1986 (as editor and translator) and Invited Guest: An Anthology of Twentieth-Century Southern Poetry (as co-editor). Originally from Alabama, and a resident of Houston for five years, Brown currently lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

Acquisition Information:

This collection was donated by Steven Ford Brown in 1987.

Processing Information:

Julie Grob, 2002

Guide to the Steven Ford Brown "Heart's Invention: On the Poetry of Vassar Miller" Papers
Julie Grob
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