Peter Landers Makuck Papers

1978-2015
Manuscript Collection #1321
Creator(s)
Makuck, Peter, 1940-
Physical description
15 Cubic Feet, 13 boxes, consisting of correspondence, lecture notes, poetry, drafts, short stories, artwork, and publications
Preferred Citation
Peter Landers Makuck Papers (#1321), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
No restrictions

This collection contains literary and personal papers of Dr. Peter L. Makuck, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the English Department, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, where he taught from 1978 to 2006. Included are correspondence, lecture and teaching notes, and drafts of poems and short stories. A large portion of this collection pertains to the publication Tar River Poetry from its founding in 1978 by Dr. Makuck, as a publication of the English Department at ECU, until 2015. Included are correspondence and all but one of the issues.


Administrative information
Custodial History

January 28, 2018, (unprocessed), 10 cubic feet; This collection contains literary and personal papers of Dr. Peter L. Makuck, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the English Department, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, where he taught from 1978 to 2006. Included are correspondence, lecture and teaching notes, and drafts of poems and short stories. A large portion of this collection pertains to the publication Tar River Poetry from its founding in 1978 by Dr. Makuck, as a publication of the English Department at ECU, until 2015. Included are correspondence and all but one of the issues. Gift of Peter Landers Makuck.

August 8, 2018, (unprocessed addition 1), 5 cubic feet; Addition includes printed journals and books containing Makuck's essays, poetry, and book reviews; the address he gave at East Carolina University's 1994 commencement; and artwork used for the covers of the Tar River Poetry publication. Gift of Peter Landers Makuck.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Peter Landers Makuck

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.


Key terms
Personal Names
Makuck, Peter, 1940-
Corporate Names
East Carolina University--Faculty
Topical
English teachers--North Carolina--Greenville
Poets, American--North Carolina--Greenville
Titles
Tar River Poetry

Container list
Box 1 Letters from poet Al Poulin Jr. to Peter Makuck, signed manuscript copy of Al Poulin Jr.'s A Momentary Order. Poulin was Makuck's editor at BOA Editions, Ltd. , 1964-2001
Box 2 Letters from: author and former classmate at St. Francis College Alexander Theroux to Peter Makuck, The Sewanee Review editor George Core to Peter Makuck, and from Pulitzer Prize winner W.D. Snodgrass to Peter Makuck, 1964-2001
Box 3 Letters from: Poet and Makuck's former professor at St. Francis College Hugh Hennedy to Peter Makuck, and from Welsh poet and short story writer Leslie Norris to Peter Makuck, 1989-2001
Box 4 Letters to Peter Makuck from: poet Laurence Lieberman, poet William Heyen, poet Brendan Galvin, NC poet Betty Adcock and author Lewis P. Simpson. Drafts of Makuck's first published poem "Dziadek", 1970-1997
Box 5 Letters to Peter Makuck from: editor of anthology Contemporary American Poetry Michael Waters, author Samuel Hazo, poet Louis Simpson, poet Richard Simpson, poet Thomas Reiter, and poet and essayist Ralph Mills, Jr., , 1982-2008
Box 6 Letters to Peter Makuck from: NC poet Fred Chappell, poet Michael Mott, editor at The Hudson Review Fred Morgan, Kansas Poet Laureate Jonathan Holden, and poet and ECU graduate and Tar River Poetry editor Luke Whisnant. Most are contributors to Tar River Poetry., 1982-2002
Box 7 Letters commenting on and poems written for Tar River Poetry. Tar River Poetry, Volumes 18-32, 1978-1996
Box 8 Tar River Poetry, Volumes 33-44, 1993-2005
Box 9 Tar River Poetry, Volumes 45-56, 2005-2017
Box 10 Letters from publisher, author's proofs, revised pages, and corrected manuscript of Breaking and Entering, Makuck's first collection of short stories. It was published by University of Illinois Press, 1981
Box 11 Manuscripts of "Luck/Disappointed Bridges," manuscripts of Peter Makuck's stories and poetry, and drafts and edits of Makuck's works: "Tangier Island," "Getting There," "Fastidious," "Adios, Senor Errands of Mercy Impitoyable," "Recovery," "There is nothing until we find it," "Reckless," "Southern Snow," "After," and "Wyeth's Winter."
Box 12 Published poems, stories, and reviews by Peter Makuck, Interviews involving Peter Makuck. Articles and flyers about Peter Makuck and a certificate of service., 1989-2002
Box 13 Letters and articles about Peter Makuck's commencement speech and a copy of the speech and about his Distinguished Professor lecture, including photos of awarding ceremony; Photo of Peter Makuck; Letters from poets to Makuck; speeches and addresses; drafts of poems and short stories with revisions by Debra Dean and Leslie Norris; and French Association of American Studies program and Makuck's "Dziadek" in French., 1975-1996
Box 14 Published stories and poems by Peter Makuck, 1976-2008
Box 15 Artwork used for Tar River Poetry covers.