Collection UR-STU 20 - Kevin McGrath papers

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Kevin McGrath papers


  • 1980 - 2022 (Creation)

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6 crates and 1 box

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Kevin McGRATH was born in southern China in 1951 and was educated in England and Scotland (graduated from DJCAD in c 1973; he has lived and worked in France, Greece, and India. Presently he is an associate of the Department of South Asian Studies and poet laureate at Lowell House, Harvard University. Publications include, Fame (1995), Lioness (1998), Maleas (2002), The Sanskrit Hero (2004), Flyer (2005), Comedia (2008), Stri (2009), Jaya (2011), Supernature (2012), Heroic Krsna and Eroica (2013), In The Kacch and Windward (2015), Arjuna Pandava and Eros (2016), Raja Yudhisthira (2017), Bhisma Devavrata (2018), Vyasa Redux (2019), Song Of The Republic (2020), Fame and On Friendship (forthcoming, 2022), Causality And Preliterate Song (in progress). McGrath lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his family.

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Sent by McGrath from America

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Notebooks, typescripts, and related items created by Kevin McGrath. The Notebooks are complex and attractive objects; beautiful and densely composed containing poetry, observations and correspondence over around 40 years of McGrath's life and work. He lived in France, Greece, and India and there are materials and documents gathered from these times as well as records of work done in those places. The typescripts are of McGrath's poetry and the collection includes small imprint books which McGrath used to approach publishers or to circulate among friends and colleagues (Rosy Cross editions). There are also others of McGrath's publications.


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  • Sanskrit

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