Prepared by Christine Borne, October 30, 2001
2 rsb and 1 oversize box, 2.75 cu. ft., 11th floor
Peter Kidd is a poet and landscaper living in New Hampshire. Starting in late 1990, he created the
Igneus Press which specializes in poetry. In 1999, he donated his personal papers to
Kent State University, as well as 28 books published by Igneus Press. These books are cataloged in
KentLINK and available for viewing in the Department of Special Collections and Archives.
Scope and Content
Much of Peter Kidd's collection consists of correspondence which represents a mix of poets,
publishers, friends and family, and also includes manuscript queries and Igneus book orders. Many of the poets with whom Kidd corresponded
(including Richard Blevins, Vincent Ferrini, and P.J. Laska) also sent him original poems, photographs,
newspaper clippings, and book reviews. The letters from 1990-91 best illustrate the origins of Igneus
Press. Where possible, individuals have been listed with their affiliated organizations in parentheses. Also of note are the Igneus Press manuscripts
in various stages of production.
Please note that although the material is available, much of it is copyrighted. The bulk of the
material in this collection is from the late 1980s-1990s.
Folder -- Contents
Biographical -- Vincent Ferrini, [no date]
Correspondence -- Adastra Press, 1987-99
Correspondence -- American Poetry Review, 1991
Correspondence -- D. Armstrong, Book Printers & Publishers, 1991
Correspondence -- Jan Bailey (Greenville County, SC Fine Arts Center), 1991
Correspondence -- Robert Bertholf (SUNY-Buffalo), 1988-89
Correspondence -- Richard Blevins, 1987-91
Correspondence -- Richard Blevins, 1992-94
Correspondence -- Richard Blevins, 1995-
Correspondence -- Richard Blevins, Apr. 6, [19??]; May 16, [19??]
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