|Creator:||Reece, Byron Herbert, 1917-1958|
|Title:||Byron Herbert Reece letter|
|Dates:||1953 January 3|
|Quantity:||0.1 Linear feet|
Byron Herbert Reece was the author of four books of poetry and two novels. During his short career he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, earned two Guggenheim awards, and served as writer-in-residence at the University of California at Los Angeles, Emory University in Atlanta, and Young Harris College in Towns County, Georgia. Lauded by Atlanta Constitution editor Ralph McGill as 'one of the really great poets of our time, and one to stand with those of any other time,' Reece never achieved wide recognition. He is known today as the poet whose old-fashioned, finely crafted ballads and lyrics celebrate the life and heritage of the Blue Ridge Mountains. - "Byron Herbert Reece." New Georgia Encyclopedia. http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org
The collection consists of a one page letter written by Byron Herbert Reece, dated January 3, 1953, addressed to Herbert Bennett. The letter is responding to Bennett's inquiry about the meaning of Reece's poem, "The Poet and the Vestures." The collection also contains a photocopy of the letter.
Byron Herbert Reece letter, ms3807, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
Related collections in this repository include the Byron Herbert Reece family papers, ms3055, and the Byron Herbert Reece papers, ms56, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.