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Alison Pick fonds
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Alison Pick fonds

  • CA ON00370 F0586
  • Fonds
  • 1988-2010

Fonds consists of records documenting the writing, editing, publication and promotion of Alison Pick's poetry and novels, particularly "Far to go." These records include draft manuscripts, galley proofs, notes, notebooks, correspondence, photographs, day planners, literary publications, journals and memorabilia. Fonds is arranged into several series.

Pick, Alison, 1975-

Correspondence

Series consists of personal and professional correspondence sent and received by Alison Pick. These records include handwritten letters but are predominantly email correspondence. Most of the email correspondence in this series was exchanged between Pick and a number of other Canadian writers and poets, her editor, literary agent and publishers. These records pertain to personal and literary topics, as well as the publication, promotion and sale of Pick's book, "Far to go."

Pick, Alison, 1975-

Day planners and journals

Series consists of four day planners used by Alison Pick between 2005 and 2008, as well as two childhood journals from 1988 and 1989.

Pick, Alison, 1975-

Manuscripts, notebooks and other writing

Series consists of records pertaining to the writing and editing of Alison Pick's published works, including novels "The Sweet edge" (2005) and "Far to go" (2010), and poetry collections "Question & answer" (2002) and "The Dream world" (2008). Also included in this series are records relating to Pick's work as a freelance writer of articles, interviews and literary reviews, her submissions to poetry journals, and her writing while a student at the University of Guelph. The records in this series are notebooks, notes, poetry drafts, draft and edited manuscripts, galley proofs, invoices, computer disks, correspondence, and grant application materials. Editorial commentary from Pick's House of Anansi Press editor Lynn Henry is included with some "Far to go" edited manuscripts.

Pick, Alison, 1975-

Memorabilia

Series consists of records accumulated by Alison Pick pertaining to reviews of her books, interviews she gave about her writing, her attendance at literary events, and awards she received. The records in this series are magazine and newspaper articles, book reviews, programs, name tags, an audio cassette, a CD-R, a photograph and a medal. Also included in this series are Pick's high school yearbooks.

Pick, Alison, 1975-

Photographs

Series consists of photographs of or by Alison Pick, taken in the 1990s and 2000s. These photographs pertain to canoe trips taken by Pick; her attendance at literary workshops, writing retreats and readings; research for her book "The Sweet edge"; and social gatherings with Canadian writers including Michael Crummey, Michael Winter, Christine Pountney, Steven Heighton, David Seymour, Karen Solie, and many others.

Pick, Alison, 1975-

Publications

Series consists of serial publications in which Alison Pick's poetry and short fiction were published between 1999 and 2010. These publications include "The New quarterly," "The Fiddlehead," "Arc," "Fireweed," "Contemporary verse 2," "Exile," "Prairie fire," and others.

Pick, Alison, 1975-