McCloskey, Mark (1938-2003)
Scope:
The Mark McCloskey collection includes manuscripts, notebooks, printed material, and other items.

Manuscripts by McCloskey in the collection include drafts of the novels The Jeweled Birds and St. Murder; Norman Pinto Invents Women, a short story collection; the poetry collections Close Hold and Loose, The Eerie School, and How to Make Monuments; Dead People are Fun, a memoir; several short stories; poetry, dating from 1958 to 1977, and book reviews.

The collection includes many writing notebooks, dating between 1976 and 2003 (though several are not dated).

Printed material in the collection consists of photocopies of published works by McCloskey, including poems, short stories, and articles about McCloskey.
 
Other material in the collection includes an open-reel recording of McCloskey giving a poetry reading at Temple University on April 11, 1973; two color photographs of McCloskey; letters of recommendation written by McCloskey, dating from 1976 to 1995; McCloskey’s curriculum vite, 1961-2003; obituaries for McCloskey from 2003.
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Notable Figures
1. McCloskey, Mark
Associated Subjects
1. Literary Collections Subject Guide
2. American poetry -- 20th century.
3. Poems
4. Poets, American
5. Audiotapes