||The American poet Theodore Enslin was born in Chester, Pennsylvania, in 1925.
Enslin has published over 80 books of poetry, beginning with The Work Proposed
at Cid Corman's Origin Press in 1958. Howard McCord was born in El Paso, Texas, in 1932.
McCord directed the Creative Writing program at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. McCord
has published over 30 books of poetry, fiction, and criticism including 1997's The Man
Who Walked to the Moon. The eighty-five items in this collection are letters from
Theodore Enslin to Howard McCord, and carbons of McCord's replies. The letters pertain to
Enslin's progress with Ranger (published in 1978), travel itineraries, homeopathic medicine,
and McCord's planning of a trip to Iceland. There are also copies of letters written by Howard
McCord to Professor E.W. Tedlock, Jr., and to a Professor Jones recommending Enslin for a D.H.