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Winter Stars - typewritten drafts

Untitled Poem [Winter Stars, typed with revisions]

Untitled Poem [Winter Stars, typed with revisions]

M 426 B7 f4

 

This item includes two pages. (Click to view both pages.)

How do these pages differ from any pages you've already examined and from the final published poem? What, if anything, does the combination of typewriting and handwriting suggest?

Do you see anything noteworthy about the line breaks in these pages?

California/Winter Stars [signed draft with revisions]

California/Winter Stars [signed draft with revisions]

M 426 B7 f4

 

This item includes two pages.

A title and the poet's signature appear on this version. 

Winter Stars [signed, typed draft]

Winter Stars [signed, typed draft with revisions]

M 426 B7 f4

This item includes two pages. 

Several names and lines differ from the final published poem. 

Untitled Draft [Winter Stars, typed with revisions]

Untitled Draft [Winter Stars, typed with revisions]

M 426 B7 f4

Why are the endings of poems (or any work of art) important?