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riverrun Summer Research Program scholar, Veronica Taglia

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

This summer the Poetry Collection welcomed its first riverrun Summer Research Program scholar, Veronica Taglia, who graduated with a BA in 2018 from SUNY Geneseo. Thanks to the generous support of the riverrun foundation, the program provides the opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students from the Western New York area to conduct research in the Poetry Collection. Veronica spent three weeks researching the Paul Mariah/Manroot Collection, which brought together her interests in poetry, archival research, and activism. Paul Mariah (1937-1996) was a San Francisco-based poet, the editor of Manroot Books and the little magazine Manroot, and a gay- and prisoners’-rights activist. Veronica’s project on materiality and late-twentieth-century LGTBQ+ poetics “could not have existed without the archival component,” she explains, noting that her research in the Poetry Collection allowed her to consult “a broad range of documents” that were invaluable to her project.