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Aliki Barnstone Papers

Summary Information
Title: Aliki Barnstone Papers
Dates: 1968
Creator: Barnstone, Aliki
Extent: 1 folder
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-396
The collection consists of a typescript for a single book, published in 1968.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

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Real Tin Flower, 1968

Biographical Sketch

Aliki Barnstone was educated at Brown University (B.A. and M.A.) and at the University of California, Berkeley (Ph.D.). Her volume of poems, The Real Tin Flower , introduced by Anne Sexton (Macmillan), was published when she was twelve years old. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, New Letters, The New York Times, Ms., Agni, Chicago Review, The Antioch Review , and other journals, and she is co-editor of the anthology A Book of Women Poets from Antiquity to Now (Schocken/Random House). At present she is editing the forthcoming volume, Voices of Light: Women's Spiritual Poetry from around the World (Shambhala). She teaches at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. Gerald Stern has compared Barnstone's work to Emily Dickinson's: "Not in the forms, not, as such, in the music, and not in the references; but in that weird intimacy, that eerie closeness, that absolute confession of soul. . . .In Barnstone (too) the two worlds are intensely present, and the voice moves back and forth between them. She has the rare art of distance and closeness. It gives her her fine music, her wisdom, her form. She is a fine poet."

Biographical Source: and 2007

Collection Scope and Content Note

The papers consists a corrected typescript for a single book of poetry.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Barnstone, Aliki
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Real Tin Flower 1968 
Note Barnstone, Aliki
New York: Crowell-Collier, 1968
Box MF 62
Typescript, corrected (4 p.)  Box MF 62