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Collection of hand-painted poetry booklets by Jesse Glass

 Single Item
MS. Eng. d. 3900
Held in our offsite storage facility

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The collection comprises:

  1. Item 1: Sleeping Circus, 1981-2006
  2. Item 2: Hymn for the Servant Double, Nov. 2006
  3. Item 3: The Skull is a Seed & Other Poems, 2006. Created as a memorial for Glass' friend Robert Lax.
  4. Item 4: Ice Queen: Two Poems, 2006
  5. Item 5: The Thorn, 2006-7
  6. Item 6: Two Dreams About Father, May 2007
  7. Item 7: Beast Cain, May 2007
  8. Item 8: Body of Light, 2007-9
  9. Item 9: To Diane di Prima from Japan, Feb. 2009. Features motifs from the Japanese Kofun period.

The booklets were created using watercolours, gouaches, acrylics, coloured markers and coloured pencils. Many of the included poems have appeared in journals, reviews and recordings in the USA, Japan and Great Britain.


  • Creation: 1981-2009


9 items

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. d. 3900, item 1].

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MS. Eng. d. 3900

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 6313


Collection of hand-painted poetry booklets by Jesse Glass

Biographical / Historical

Jesse Glass (b. 1954) is an American poet, artist and folklorist. He moved to Japan in 1992 and is at present [June 2010] a professor of American Literature at Meikai University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Jesse Glass on 2 June 2009.

Related Materials

The Jesse Glass Papers are held at the University of Maryland.

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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom