blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsSpring 2012 v11n1
Larry Levis, drawing by Patrick Scott Vickers

The Levis Collection at the Virginia Commonwealth University’s James Branch Cabell Library forms a comprehensive portrait of Levis’ literary life and features nearly 600 volumes of poetry, short stories and other literary works—many inscribed by their authors—that comprised his personal library. The Larry P. Levis Papers, which total fifteen linear feet of literary manuscripts, form the core of the collection.

University Librarian John Ulmschneider describes the collection as an “invaluable resource for students, scholars, poets and poetry enthusiasts and a unique and insightful window into the literary life and work of Larry Levis.”  end

Drawing by Patrick Scott Vickers