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A R C H I V E

Correspondence, Drafts of Poems, Unpublished Poems, Media, and Interviews

1966 - 2005

Personal drawings, postcards, and letters from literary figures such as William Stafford and Ted Kooser.

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1966 - 2016

A close look at multiple versions of the same poem as each went through the process of revision (either on long walks or at his desk).

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1951 - 2016

Draft versions of everything from the poet's most ambitious poems to his most personal poems written especially for his wife.

Bill Klefkorn, Ted Kooser, and Don Welch

1984-2016

Interviews and Poetry Readings

Photo for "Bronzeing" (c. 2001)

1976 - Present

Read the original reviews of Don's works published in journals, newspapers, and books.

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2022

Funding for this project has been provided by the Nebraska Arts Council and North Carolina State University.

Image by Bill Oxford
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