"Over and over and over": Notes from the Archivist


"Over and over and over": Notes from the Archivist

Carissa Hansen — 09/07/2017



“I have written this over and over and over and over…”

This is an editorial correspondence between author Carol Bly and Milkweed co-founder and former Publisher, Emilie Buchwald. Letters like this are found in the Milkweed Editions archive at the Upper Midwest Literary Archives. Bly’s book, BackBone (1985), established Milkweed as a major book publisher, securing a review from the New York Times.

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Carissa Hansen

Carissa Hansen is the Project Archivist in the Upper Midwest Literary Archives for the University of Minnesota Libraries’ Prairie Poets and Press: Literary Lives of the Upper Midwest grant, financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society.