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Hollo (Anselm) Collection



Poet and translator Anselm Hollo was born in Helsinki, Finland in 1934. He moved to the United States in 1967 and taught at various universities, including University at Buffalo, the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, University of Colorado, and the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado, where he lived until his death in 2013. Hollo was influenced by the Beat poets and was the author of more than forty books of poetry. His translations include works by Finnish poets Paavo Haavikko and Pentti Saarikoski and Slovene poet Tomaž Šalamun.

The Anselm Hollo collection consists primarily of manuscript material and correspondence from the late 1960s through the early 1970s. Manuscripts include typescript and handwritten material for The Coherences, Any Day Now, and Sensation, as well as translations of Paavo Haavikko, Pentti Saarikoski, and Tomaž Šalamun. Correspondents include Howard McCord, John Batki, Calvin Israel, Gary Gildner, George Starbuck, Daniel Halpern, George Butterick, Allan Kornblum, Greg Kuzma, James Laughlin, Walter Lowenfels, David Ray, Lucien Stryk, and Robert Vas Dias.