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In case : manuscript


Held at: University of Delaware Library Special Collections [Contact Us]181 South College Avenue, Newark, DE 19717-5267

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American poet James Sherry was born on December 30, 1946, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His published work includes

Part Songs, In Case, Converses, and Popular Fiction.

Sherry is publisher of Roof Books and Segue Books, distributed by Small Press Distribution. Roof Books has published over 100 titles of contemporary poetry and criticism. In the late 1970s, Sherry founded the Segue Foundation, began publishing the poetry journal

Roof, and distributed the critical journal L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E, two of the early seminal publications of the Language poetry movement. The Brooklyn Rail. "Publisher James Sherry in conversation with Farnoosh Fathi, October 2004." (accessed June 11, 2008).Roof Books. "Roof Books Authors; James Sherry." (accessed May 20, 2008).

The collection comprises one typescript photocopy of James Sherry's thirty-four page manuscript, "In Case."

Box 55, F0825: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

Purchase, May 2008.

Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, May 2008. Further encoded by George Apodaca, October 2015.

University of Delaware Library Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Finding Aid Date
2008 June 11
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The collection is open for research.

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Collection Inventory

James Sherry "In Case", circa 1981.
Box 55 Folder F0825

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