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Collection Number: 04860

Collection Title: Michael Chitwood Papers (#4860) 1978-

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Size 4.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 500 items)
Abstract Michael Chitwood, a freelance writer living in Chapel Hill, N.C., was raised in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. He has published books of poetry, including Whet (1995), Salt Works (1992), and The Weave Room (1998). The collection consists chiefly of published poems in journals and other publications of Michael Chitwood, 1978-1997. Also included are poetry journals; handwritten drafts of poems from Salt Works, Whet, and The Weave Room; drafts of miscellaneous poems; a small amount of correspondence; and some other materials regarding Chitwood's published works.
Creator Chitwood, Michael.
Language English.
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Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Provenance
Received from Michael Chitwood in January 1997 (Acc. 97005).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Michael Chitwood is a freelance writer living in Chapel Hill, N.C. He serves as a commentator for WUNC and edits the scientific journal Hypotenuse for the Research Triangle Institute. His two previous works of poetry, Whet (1995) and Salt Works (1992), were published by Ohio Review Books. The Weave Room was published by the University of Chicago Press in 1998. Chitwood was raised in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, attended Emory and Henry College, and received a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Virginia.

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The collection contains poetry journals kept in 1981-1985, handwritten drafts of poems from Chitwood's books, Salt Works (Ohio Review Books, 1992), Whet (Ohio Review Books, 1995), and The Weave Room (1998), along with drafts of miscellaneous poems. Included are reviews and comments regarding Salt Works, a galley for Whet, and some correspondence about Whet. The majority of the present collection consists of poems published in journals and other publications from 1978 to 1997. Also included with the poems are the essays, Gospel Music: "Charles Wright and the High Lonesome" ( Iron Mountain Review, Spring 1992), "Silence of the Looms" ( Southern Exposure, Summer 1992), and the short story, "Rescuing the Tango" ( The Crescent Review , Spring 1992).

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Contents list

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Box 2

"Pigeon Paradise," Prism (Spring 1978) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 2

"The Gardener's Work," Prism (Spring 1979) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 2

"Coming of Age," Ampersand (Vol. 1, No. 1, 1980) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 2

"Ticks,""Homer Singer's Mother's Store," Ampersand (Vol. 1, No. 2, 1980) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 2

"Heart Failure," Appalachian Journal (Autumn 1980) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 2

"Vegetable Plot," Tar River Poetry (Spring 1983) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 2

"The Child,""Dirt Roads," Appalachian Journal (Spring 1984) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 2

"Seeing Doves Light, At Dusk, New Years Eve, Virginia," Virginia Country (December 1985) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 2

"To the Thumb," The Arts Journal (February 1987) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 2

"Seeing the Lights," The Malahat (Fall 1987) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 2

"Leaving Saltville," Southern Poetry Review (Fall 1987) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 2

"Goats," Appalachian Journal (Winter 1987) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 2

A History of the Country (chapbook) The Ohio Review (Number 42, 1988) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 2

"Hard Surface Road," Southern Poetry Review (Fall 1989) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 2

"Charon at the Esso," Zone 3 (Spring 1990) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 2

"Real Jazz," The Antioch Review (Fall 1990) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 2

Box 3

"A Sense of Place," Appalachian Journal (Fall 1990) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 3

"Hauling Manure, Late October," Crucible (Fall 1990) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 3

"Yellow Jacket Weather," Now and Then: The Appalachian Magazine (Fall 1990) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 3

"In the Weave Room," Threepenny Review (Winter 1990) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 3

"That Old Life,""Big House," Blue Pitcher (Number 6, 1990) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 3

"Names of Aunts," Potato Eyes (Spring/Summer 1991) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 3

"Shenandoah Valley Triptych," The Malahat Review (Spring 1991) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 3

"The Short Bridges Into Evening," Zone 8 (Fall 1991) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 3

"When Country People Come In,""Weave Room," Poetry East (Fall 1991) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 3

"Confessions of My Seventy Year Old Grandmother," Country Journal (November/December, 1991) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 3

"Juke," The Ohio Review (Number 46, 1991) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 3

"Grease," Mississippi Review (Vol. 19, No. 3, 1991) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 3

"Dollar,""Zero," Wolfpen Branch (1991) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 3

Box 4

"Rescuing the Tango" (short story) The Crescent Review (Spring 1992) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 4

"Gospel Music: Charles Wright and the High Lonesome" (essay)" The Iron Mountain Review (Spring 1992) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 4

"Rules of Language,""Other Uses," Now and Then: The Appalachian Magazine (Spring 1992) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 4

"Moving the Piano,""Woods Piano,""Following a Path Made by Water,""The Hardened Arm," Fine Madness (Spring/Summer 1992) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 4

"Six Month " CutBank, (Summer 1992) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 4

"Silence of the Looms," (essay) Southern Exposure (Summer 1992) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 4

"Shotguns," Georgia Journal (Winter 1992) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 4

"The Comeback,""Last Week," Quarterly West (Winter 1992) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 4

"Trophy," Pembroke Magazine (Number 24,1992) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 4

"Appattamox at Dusk: In the Historic Park,""Fall Day," Piedmont Literary Review (Vol. 7 No. 3, 1992) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 4

"Heft of the Afternoon,""Lovers," The Prose Poem: An International Journal (Vol. 1, 1992) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 4

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"The Life," Appalachian Journal (Spring 1993) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 5

"Sugar," The Cream City Review (Spring 1993) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 5

"The Quick," Prairie Schooner (Spring 1993) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 5

"Correspondent,""An Explanation of the Prayer Between Meals," Fine Madness (Winter/Spring 1993) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 5

"General Delivery," Appalachian Heritage (Summer 1993) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 5

"Basement Barber," Poetry (April 1993) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 5

"Assistant," Threepenny Review (Fall 1993) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 5

"Looking for Blues," The Threepenny Review (Winter 1993) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 5

"The Truth," The Ohio Review (Number 50, 1993) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 5

"The Sack of the City of God," The Oxford American (Vol. 3, 1993) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 5

"The Scars of Good Welding," Parnassus (Vol. 18 No. 2, Vol. 19, No. 1, 1993) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 5

Box 6

"Who Knows," Poetry (February 1994) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 6

"Flying My Hand," Potato Eyes (Winter/Spring 1994) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 6

"Dirt Road Parables," Now and Then: The Appalachian Magazine (Summer 1994) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 6

"Church Piano,""What Day Is This," Poetry (May 1994) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 6

"A Chitwood Chat," (interview) Euantes (June 1994) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 6

"Fish,""Why the Nazis Feared Jazz," Quarterly West (Summer/Fall 1994) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 6

"Photograph of Five Men Crossing a Creek," The Southern Review (Winter 1994) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 6

"On the Roof of the Angle Plant, Rocky Mount, Virginia," The Threepenny Review (Winter 1994) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 6

"The Cost of Being Metaphor,""The Delivery,""Divine Instruments," Fine Madness (No. 20, 1994) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 6

"Big House," Patient T.V. Guide: Duke University Medical Center (1-7 January 1995) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 6

"Your People," Appalachian Journal (Winter 1995) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 6

"Finishing Touches," (short story) Passages North (Winter 1995) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 6

"The Rain's Ability to Expose the Dual Nature of Existence," The Threepenny Review (Winter 1995) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 6

"The Pond,""Boy Scout," Amaryllis (Spring 1995) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 6

"Saints in the Aisles of Route 40 Gro. and Feed," Poetry East (Spring 1995) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 6

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"After the Missionaries," Poetry (May 1995) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 7

"The Shop,""What to Expect,""Past Due," Field (Fall 1995) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 7

"At the Docks," No Roses Review (Summer 1995) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 7

"Easy Street, Continental Homes, Luck, the Destination of Southern Conversation and Dust," Tar River Poetry (Fall 1995) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 7

"The Seasons Come and the Seasons Keep Coming," The Ohio Review (No. 54, 1995) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 7

"By Water, Again," The Ohio Review (No. 53, 1995) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 7

"An Explanation of 6:30,""An Explanation of 9:30," Massachusetts Review (Spring 1996) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 7

"The Business," The Threepenny Review (Summer 1996) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 7

"Life Sentences," Quarterly West (Autumn/Winter 1996-97) #04860, Series: "Published Poems" Box 7

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