John Ciardi Collection
Manuscript Collection 372

SUBGROUP I: Books
Series 7: Textbooks

HOW DOES A POEM MEAN? First edition signed:
For Mary Motley
With happy good wishes
John Ciardi
July 14, 1961
Penn State U.

HOW DOES A POEM MEAN? First edition.Gift from Judith Ciardi.

HOW DOES A POEM MEAN? Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1959. Paperback. Signed and inscribed to Cornelia Otis Skinner on title page:
for Cornelia-all 1028 pp., including those
1didn't write, with all good wishes including
certain high sentiments 1suspect 1haven't
thought of yet, but summarized as
Love,
John Ciardi

HOW DOES A POEM MEAN? Second Paperback Copy. Signed and inscribed:
For Tod Minter
--I hope you find
some use for this.
Best.
John Ciardi

HOW DOES A POEM MEAN?

HOW DOES A POEM MEAN? Second edition. Cowritten by Miller Williams. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1975. Paperback. Gift of Judith Ciardi.

HOW DOES A POEM MEAN? Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1959. Hardcover. First edition, signed and inscribed on FEP:
For Rev. Robert D. Hershey
with all good wishes
from Chautauqua-
John Ciardi

Originally published as part of INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE and retaining original pagination, 665-1023. Laid in: Photocopy of a review. Newspaper not identified. Pasted in: 1. An announcement and picture of Ciardi at Thiel College,
c. 1960. 2. An Announcement about the first BROWSER'S DICTIONARY, c. 1980.

POETRY: A CLOSER LOOK. Programmed Instruction with Selected Poems. James M. Reid, John Ciardi, Laurence Perrine. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1963. First edition. Preface says that Ciardi wrote Part III, "Metaphor in Poetry." See letter to a Mrs. Behringer (under Letters and Manuscripts in this collection), which explains the origins of this book and defends it.Accompanied by Teacher's Manual. Gift of Judith Ciardi or Myra.

POETRY: A CLOSER LOOK. Paperback.

STEPS TO READING LITERATURE 2. To accompany ADVENTURES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1964. Paperback.