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Proof of cover design forWinter Stars.Printed on card stock.
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Typed draft of "After the Blue Note Closes" in two pages. Page two has reader's comments by Philip Levine and revisions by Larry Levis.
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First and last pages of a typed draft of "A Letter." Pencil notes by Larry Levis. Comment at end, written in ink, by Philip Levine.A letter salutation and closing written in pencil ("Dear" and "Love,") frame the poem.
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Typed draft identified as page 7 of "A Letter" with handwritten revisions. Levis' signature at top right of page.
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Untitled draft of verse which would become first part of , "A Letter" and ultimately "After the Blue Note Closes."
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Handwritten draft beginning:"Flickering in pools of rain. That street. That rain." (Editorial marks indicate that the order of those last two phrases should be reversed.)The work would first become part of the ending to "A Letter." Later, those…
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Handwritten draft of verses that would first be part of "A Letter" and finally become the poem "After the Blue Note Closes."A band name "The Bel Aires!" appears within parentheses at the top right corner of the page with an arrow point to the place…
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Typed draft of page 7 of "A Letter" with handwritten revisions and correction fluid. The word "Postscript:" at top of page is crossed out.This work would eventually be separated from "A Letter" and published in the bookWinter Starsas "After the Blue…
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Typed draft of page 7 of "The Letter" with handwritten revisions. This version of the poem ends with the familiar letter closing, "Love,".
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Typed draft of page 7 of "A Letter" with handwritten revisions.This work would eventually become "After the Blue Note Closes."
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Typed draft of page 7 of "The Letter" with handwritten revisions. Numerical calculations in right margin.Possible revision written over first line: "Tonight, holding another /a stranger in my arms--"Various lines explore possibilities for expressing…
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Handwritten draft of the ending to "A Letter" (2 pages).
This work would eventually become "After the Blue Note Closes."
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Photocopied draft in seven pages of "A Letter."This version would undergo further revision. Eventually, page seven would be separated and become "After the Blue Note Closes," a poem also published inWinter Stars.
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Typed draft identified as page 7 of the poem "A Letter" with handwritten revisions.The phrase "so at last we'll have something in common" appears in Levis' revisions.This work would eventually be separated from "A Letter" and published in the…
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Levis' handwritten notes on a white cocktail napkin.Associated with the poems "Letter" and "After the Blue Note Closes."
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Single page (part of larger draft?), typed draft with handwritten revisions. Ending variant: "On a black sky Out there, it's cold enough To reconcile even a father with his son."
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Typed draft with revisions, signed by the author. Man's name is "Ruben Vasquez." Strike through changes line from "wanted to kill his own father" to "wanted to kill his daughter."Handwritten revision at side, "I don't know. When I left home at…
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Single page, handwritten draft begins, "When I left home forever at seventeen..."
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Untitled poem, handwritten draft, single page. [Winter Stars]
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Early lines that would become the poem "Winter Stars."
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Untitled poem [Winter Stars]. Two pages, possibly created at different times.Typed drafts with handwritten revisions.Signed by author.Variations from final version include: man named as Armando Vargascomposers named are Stravinsky and Prokofieff…
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Typewritten draft of poem in two pages; each page signed by the author at top right. Original title "California" struck through.Corrections and revisions in the author's handwriting.Name of the man in this stae, "Armando Vasquez."
VCU M426 b7 f4 California_Winter Stars with notes and corrections signed p1 rsz.jpg

Draft title page of manuscript for Winter Stars [book].Signed by author.Four possible titles (typed and handwritten in black ink) have been struck through in blue ink, leaving "Winter Stars" which has been circled in blue ink.Rejected titles:Late…
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Poem typed on three pages with unidentified reader's comments handwritten in pencil.
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