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Kirk, Heather.

  • Correspondence (n.d., 1969 November 20 - 1972 September 20), between H. Kirk and Alden Nowlan.
  • Correspondence relating chiefly to an essay The poetry of Alden Nowlan written for an English course at York University and to a proposal for and script of a film about A. Nowlan titled Miracle at Desolation Creek, both written by H. Kirk. (File includes film proposal; copy of the essay is in Works on Nowlan Series.) Letters discuss A. Nowlan's poetry and short stories as well as his rural Maritimes background, other literature, books read and various other topics. File includes letter relating to Kent Martin's film about A. Nowlan, Between tears and laughter, telecast on Telescope in December 1972, as well as poetry by Martin Reyto, H. Kirk's husband. Includes references to the following: The mysterious naked man : poetry collection; A black plastic button and a yellow yoyo : poem; Under the ice; Bread, wine and salt; Miracle at Indian River : short story collection; The unnatural son; A day's work; The innermost one; A call in December; The rose and the puritan : poetry collection; There was an old woman from Wexford : short story/novel chapter; The girl who went to Mexico; Another poem; Playing the Jesus game : poetry collection; A treaty to be signed with guests; The wanton troopers; Two strangers; Cattle among the alders; I, Icarus; The apology; Night watch : short story/novel chapter; Talk, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education lecture series, January 20, 1971; Alden Nowlan's Maritimes; Miracle at Indian River : radio play; Various persons named Kevin O'Brien; Between tears and laughter; Canada, as seen through the eyes of a poet; Talk, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education lecture series, January 6, 1971.

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

  • Correspondence (1965 June 15 - 1983 May 17), between various officials at CBC and Alden Nowlan.
  • Correspondence relating to broadcast and publishing rights to A. Nowlan's works; commissioning of poems, short stories and radio and television drama; guest appearances by A. Nowlan on radio and television programs; and submission of work to Tamarack Review. Radio play fragment of There was an old woman from Wexford on verso of letter dated November 14, 1975. Includes references to the following: There was an old woman from Wexford : radio play; Summer; Canadian love song; The way to the station; Gardens of the wind; The werewolf revisited; Miracle at Indian River : short story; His native place; Rumours of war; Cynthia loves you; The unnatural son; Anointed with oils; Bread, wine and salt; The mysterious naked man : poetry collection; Miracle at Indian River : short story collection; Under the ice; Playing the Jesus game : poem; Miracle at Indian River : radio play; Alden Nowlan's Maritimes; The gunfighter; And he wept aloud so that the Egyptians heard it; Blueberries, strawberries, wintergreen; The fresh-ploughed hill; A dog barking at night; First lesson in theology; A night hawk fell with a sound like a shudder; I, Icarus; The cinnamon bears; Verbal transcription; First impressions; Small town small talk; Aunt Jane; Patricia Grey; Charlie; Husband and wife; Daughter of Zion; The last leper in Canada; In memoriam : Claude Orser (1894-1968); Ancestral memories evoked by attending the opening of The Playhouse in Fredericton, New Brunswick; Saint John River; Looking for Nancy; July 15; For Jean Vincent D'Abbadie, Baron St.-Castin; The people who are gone; On the nature of human compassion; The mysterious naked man : poem; Broad Street; The apology; Down shore; Ypres : 1915; "Good sir," said Sancho Panza, "Take my advice and do not die"; Miracle at Indian River : television play; Playing the Jesus game : poetry collection; The first game of the finals; The bull moose; Shaped by this land; Various persons named Kevin O'Brien; All on a summer's day; The incredible murder of Cardinal Tosca : radio play; The dollar woman : radio play; Christmas at King's Landing; La Svengali; The things which are; The year of the revolution; Ecstacy; Britain Street.