AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT: "Homage to Paul Mellon. I.M.Pei, their gallery, and Washington City (poem); Poem of (25 lines) on 8-1/2 x 11" sheet.; inscribed: For Bill & Helen Claire | with warm regards - January, 1979, William Meredith

This was reissued as a broadside (np,ca 1979).
Claire was editor of the literary magazine "Voyages." In this version Meredith changes the word "lonesome" in line two to "lonely" and later adds a three line stanza that is not in the printed version. Item #59954

from Wikipedia: William Morris Meredith, Jr. (1919 – 2007) was an American poet and educator. He was Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1978 to 1980. He began writing while a college student at Princeton University where with his first volume of poetry Love Letter from an Impossible Land was selected by Archibald MacLeish for publication as part of Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition. In 1988 Meredith was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and a Los Angeles Times Book Award for Partial Accounts: New and Selected Poems and in 1997 he won the National Book Award for Poetry for Effort at Speech. Meredith was also awarded a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship, the Harriet Monroe Memorial Prize, the Carl Sandburg Award, and the International Vaptsarov Prize in Poetry.

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