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The Poet's Work: The John Holmes Collection

Bibliography - Introduction

of John Holmes' Published Works

The material contained in the following pages has been brought together from two bibliographies of Holmes' work. Alan Seaburg compiled a bibliography of Holmes' writings which appeared in the Bulletin of the New York Public Library (v. 11, no. 5) in 1967. A subsequent bibliography was prepared by Gabor Erdelyi and Mary A. Glavin which incorporated additional published materials as well as the unpublished materials contained in the Holmes collection at Tufts.

For ease of use, the contents of both bibliographies dealing with Holmes' published works have been combined and organized into sections, listed in the navigation bar on the left-hand side of this page. However, two important caveats apply. Firstly, this bibliography does not have a direct relationship to the records on the Holmes collection contained in the collections database, and thus does not perform the role of a finding aid for the collection. Secondly, while some errors in the content of the of the bibliographies have been corrected, no systematic effort was made to check the bibliographies against reference sources to remove incorrect information.

While there is no special search utility to search these bibliography pages, it is possible to use the browser's "Find in Page" command to perform a word search on individual pages.


Along the Row and twelve other poems. Privately printed in an edition of five hundred copies at the Tufts College Press, Medford, Massachusetts, March 1929

Address to the Living. New York: Holt, 1937 (Reprinted May 1939)

Address to the Living. New York: Twayne, 1949

Fair Warning. New York: Holt, 1939

The Poet's Work. New York: Oxford, 1939

Map of My Country. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1943

The Double Root. New York: Twayne, 1950

A Little Treasury of Love Poems from Chaucer to Dylan Thomas Ed. With an introduction. New York: Scribner, 1950 (Includes two Holmes poems: "Take Home This Travelled Heart" p 167-68; "The Flower" p 144-45)

The Symbols. Iowa City: Prairie Press, 1955

Writing Poetry. Boston: The Writer, 1960

The Fortune Teller. New York: Harper, 1961

Selected Poems. Boston: Beacon, 1965

Books with Another Author

Cooper, Charles William, in consultation with John Holmes. Preface to Poetry. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1946

Holmes, John and Melville H. [i e Smith] Munro. Along the Row; . . . about Tufts College. Boston: Warren Press, 1944

Holmes, John and Carroll S. Toule. A Complete College Reader. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1950