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David Dwyer Papers
- 1973-2011 (Accumulation)
2.0 linear feet (2 records center boxes)
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Poet David Dwyer grew up just north of New York City and commuted to high school in Manhattan. He moved from New York City to Lemmon, South Dakota with his wife, writer Kathleen Norris, when she inherited her maternal grandparents’ farm.
Dwyer’s first collection of poetry, “Ariana Olisvos: Her Last Works and Days,” won the Juniper Prize and was published in 1976 by the University of Massachusetts Press. His second book of poetry, “Other Men and Other Women,” was completed after receiving a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. It was published in 1988 by Sandhills Press, Ord, Nebraska. Dwyer also published numerous poems in anthologies and literary magazines such as “The New York Quarterly,” “The Agni Review,” and “The Virginia Quarterly Review.”
David Dwyer died in 2003 at the age of 57 after a lengthy illness.
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This collection is primarily composed of Dwyer's works as a poet. Included are published works of poetry as well as other writings.
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Conditions governing access
This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.
Researchers conducting extensive research are asked to make an advance appointment to access archival material. Please call or e-mail prior to visiting the collection and indicate as much detail as possible about a particular topic and intended use.
Conditions governing reproduction
Kathleen Norris retains the literary rights, including copyright, to this material. Patrons wishing to publish from this material must obtain permission directly from Kathleen Norris. For further information, consult with the staff.
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Ariana Olisvos: Her Last Works and Days
Publication Date: 1976
Other Men and Other Women
Publication Date: 1988