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First Will and Testament, 1939

Identifier: CC-30334-31746

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Scope and Contents

Most of the poetry is conventional but the writing of the fictional pieces is experimental, a preamble to the highly experimental poetic and fictional works that Patchen produced in the next seven years. A prototypical visual poem is depicted on page 102. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 1939



0 See container summary (1 hard cover book (181 pages) in dust jacket) ; 24.2 x 17.8 x 2 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

alpha shelf

Custodial History

The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, gift from Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner and the Sackner Family Partnership.


Published: Norfolk, Connecticut : New Directions. Nationality of creator: American. General: About 800 total copies. General: Added by: RED; updated by: MARVIN.

Repository Details

Part of the The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry Repository

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