En Passant archive

Creator: Costello, James, 1937-
Abstract: American attorney, poet, and editor James A. Costello was born in Utica, New York, on August 10, 1937. In 1975 he founded En Passant Poetry (1975 – 1982), a literary magazine devoted to poetry, poetry in translation, book reviews, and graphics. Costello is also a published poet and the author of The Underbelly Poems (1981). The En Passant Archive consists of 1.3 linear feet of letters from contributors, administrative correspondence, little magazines, including twelve issues of En Passant, and the manuscripts of most of the thirteen issues of the magazine published between 1975 and 1983. The En Passant Archive contains a comprehensive selection of items typically associated with administration of a little magazine. The majority of the items in the archive are letters from the contributors whose works were published in En Passant. Although examples of Costello’s written comments are rare, the correspondence does reflect the editorial exchange that passed between Costello and the poets who sought publication in his magazine.
Date(s): 1970-1983
Call Number: MSS 0414