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Wesley McNair at Colby College
In 2006, Colby College Special Collections acquired the personal papers of one of New England’s most notable poets, Wesley McNair.The collection is a rich body of materials that documents McNair’s early life as well as his college and professional years, and includes scrapbooks, photographs, family letters, teaching notes and poem drafts, manuscripts, audio-visual materials, and extensive correspondence with colleagues and literary peers.Representing one poet’s daily life and his creative process, the collection is a valuable tool for understanding and teaching the writing of poetry. This website highlights McNair’s writing and revision process by making available scans and transcriptions of a selection of his draft poems (Lovers of the Lost) as well as a portion of his correspondence with the poet Don Hall (Letters Between Poets), a mentor and friend.

Stars and Scoops
Sewanee Review, Fall, 2011

Poetry in Emotion
by Lynn Ascrizzi
Bangor Daily News, April 7, 2010

Wesley McNair: A Life in Poetry
by Alex Hanson
Valley News, April 2, 2010

Pursuing the Dream
by Mike Pride
Concord Monitor, March 28, 2010