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.Find out more about the Wesley McNair Papers @ Colby.

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  1. Maine Governor Janet Mills - Governor and Poet | Down East Magazine
    February 14, 2019 @ 1:24 pm

    […] McNair has known Mills for three decades. Maine’s former poet laureate, he’s also an emeritus professor at UMaine–Farmington and a recipient of seemingly every prestigious grant and fellowship the poetry scene has to bestow. […]