Hiram Larew literary papers
Collection Scope and Content
This collection contains correspondence, contact lists, notebooks, journals, working files, manuscripts, poems, drafts, pictures and drawings, professional journals, magazines, serials, chapbooks, promotional materials, clippings, maps, brochures, schedules, workshop presentations and plans, CD's, DVDs, cassette tapes, VHS tapes, photographs and books. The materials date from 1947-2022, with the bulk of the materials dated from 1967-2019. The records document poet Hiram Larew's creative process, works and poetry career, and also include materials by and about other poets that Hiram Larew collected.
- Creation: 1947-2022
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1967-2019
- Larew, Hiram (1953-) (Person)
Restrictions on Access
This collection is open for use.
Conditions Governing Use
Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections
Historical or Biographical Note
Hiram Larew (1953-) is an award winning poet based in the Washington, DC area, and an advocate for diverse voices in poetry. Born in 1953, Hiram Larew received his batchelor's degree from the University of Georgia and both a master's and PhD degrees from Oregon State University. In addition to his successful life as a poet, Larew enjoyed a distinguished career as an agricultual scientist and the Director of International Programs for the National Institute for Food and Agriculture at the U.S. Department of Agriculture before retiring in 2015.
Larew has published his poetry in many journals, books and collections and has received four Pushcart nominations and awards from Louisiana Literature, the washington review and others. His first collection of poems was published in 1999 by the City of Baltimore as the winning entry in the Artscape poetry competition. His second collection, "More Than Anything", was published in 2007 by Vrzhu Press. His third collection of poems, "Utmost", was published in 2016 by I. Giraffe Press.
He co-founded The Poet Connection, an informal advocacy effort that promotes the diversity of poetic voices in Prince George's County and is active in organizing and participating in poetry events that feature diverse voices. His current advocacy and outreach project is Poetry x Hunger, which brings awareness to the international hunger crisis through poetry. He has been involved in many poetry conferences and workshops including the Bread Loaf Writers' Workshop and the Catskills Poetry Conference. Mr. Larew is a member of the Folger Shakespeare Library Poetry Board. He lives in Churchton, MD.
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Language of Materials
This collection contains correspondence, contact lists, notebooks, journals, working files, manuscripts, poems, drafts, pictures and drawings, professional journals, magazines, serials, chapbooks, promotional materials, clippings, maps, brochures, schedules, workshop presentations and plans, CD's, DVDs, cassette tapes, VHS tapes and photographs pertaining to the works and poetry career of poet Hiram Larew. The materials date from 1947-2022, with the bulk of the materials dated from 1967-2019.
Organized into eight series: Correspondence and contacts, Writings and drafts, Published works, Promotional materials and events, Workshops and conferences, Audiovisual materials, Photographs, and Websites.
Materials are stored off-site, and will require additional retrieval time. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Hiram Larew, 2007 (Accession 2007.046), 2016 (Accession 2016.122), 2019 (Accession 2019.003), 2020 (Accession 2020.006), and 2022 (Accession 2022.036).
Poetry books that have been separated and added to the Special Collections stacks all have a note that reads "Gift of Hiram Larew" Those can be found using the Library's online catalog.
- Guide to the Hiram Larew literary papers, 1947-2022
- Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
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- Finding aid written in English