Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Pattiann Rogers:

An Inventory of Her Papers, 1977-2000, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Rogers, Pattiann, 1940-
Title: Pattiann Rogers Papers,
Dates: 1977-2000
Abstract: Papers of author Pattiann Rogers from 1977-2000.
Collection # R5.2
Quantity: 2 boxes (2.0 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

The papers relate to Pattiann Rogers's career as a poet. She has published nine books of poetry and several chapbooks. She has received two National Endowment of the Arts grants, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Lannan Poetry Fellowship. Awards include Tietjens Prize, the Hokin Prize, the Roethke Prize, and four Pushcart Prizes.

A list of her publications include:

  • Rogers, Pattiann. Eating Bread and Honey. Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, 1997.
  • Rogers, Pattiann. The Expectations of Light. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1981.
  • Rogers, Pattiann. Firekeeper: New and Selected Poems. Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, 1994.
  • Rogers, Pattiann. Legendary Performance. Memphis, Tenn.: Ion Books/Racoon, 1987.
  • Rogers, Pattiann. Splitting and Binding. Middletown, Conn.: Harper and Row, 1989.
  • Rogers, Pattiann. The Tattooed Lady in the Garden. Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press, 1986.

Scope and Contents

The collection is composed mostly of correspondence with literary agents and academic professionals between the years 1998-2000. Some of the correspondence comes from fans and friends. A few files include early poems and essays from Rogers' college years, drafts of poems and essays from works written in 2000, an unpublished interview by Bill Yake, and a file of reviews and curriculum vitae.

The collection is in good condition and is part of the James Sowell Family Collection in Literature, Community and the Natural World.



The collection is organized into series: correspondence and literary production.


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research. Copyright is retained by the authors of items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by U.S. copyright law.

Copy requests in excess of 5 pages must be approved by the donor or her representative.

Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Persons)
Rogers, Pattiann, 1940-
Rogers, Pattiann, 1940- --Archives
Rogers, Pattiann, 1940- --Awards
Rogers, Pattiann, 1940- --Correspondence
Rogers, Pattiann, 1940- --History and criticism
Rogers, Pattiann, 1940- --Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc.
Rogers, Pattiann, 1940- --Manuscripts
American poetry--20th century
American poetry--Women authors
Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Natural history
Natural history in literature
Poets, American--20th century
Women and literature--United States
Women poets, American
Women poets, American--20th century

Related Material

For related materials located in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, see the following collections:

  • Pattiann Rogers Papers, 1960-1999 and undated

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Pattiann Rogers Papers, 1977-2000, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection accession #(s):

Purchase, 2002

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, 2002

Collection Inventory


Correspondence, 1996-2000

box folder
1 1 Literary Correspondence, A-B, 1998
2 Literary Correspondence, C-D, 1998
3 Literary Correspondence, E-G, 1998
4 Literary Correspondence, H-K, 1998
5 Literary Correspondence, L-M, 1998
6 Literary Correspondence, N-O, 1998
7 Literary Correspondence, P-Q, 1998
8 Literary Correspondence, R-S, 1998
9 Literary Correspondence, T-V, 1998
10 Literary Correspondence, W-Z, 1998
11 Literary Correspondence, A-B, 1999
12 Literary Correspondence, C-D, 1999
13 Literary Correspondence, E-G, 1999
14 Literary Correspondence, H-K, 1999
15 Literary Correspondence, L-M, 1999
16 Literary Correspondence, N-O, 1999
17 Literary Correspondence, P-Q, 1999
18 Literary Correspondence, R-S, 1999
19 Literary Correspondence, T-V, 1999
20 Literary Correspondence, W-Z, 1999
21 Literary Correspondence, A-B, 2000
22 Literary Correspondence, C-D, 2000
23 Literary Correspondence, E-G, 2000
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2 1 Literary Correspondence, H-K, 2000
2 Literary Correspondence, L-M, 2000
3 Literary Correspondence, N-O, 2000
4 Literary Correspondence, P-Q, 2000
5 Literary Correspondence, R-S, 2000
6 Literary Correspondence, T-V, 2000
7 Literary Correspondence, W-Z, 2000
8 Literary and Fan Correspondence, 1997-1999
9 Literary and Fan Correspondence, 1998
10 Literary and Fan Correspondence, 1999
11 Literary and Fan Correspondence, 2000
12 Lopez, Barry, 1996


Literary Production, 1977-2000

box folder
2 13 Notes and Drafts of Poems in binder, 1979
14 Notes and Drafts of Poems by Pattiann Rogers, 1979-1980
15 Poems and Drafts and Notes by Pattiann Rogers, 1979
16 Drafts of Poems and Essays, 2000
17 Drafts of Poems and Essays, 2000
18 Reviews and Curriculum Vitae, 1987-1995
19 Unpublished Interview of Pattiann Rogers by Bill Yake, 1997
20 "Why Did Amelia Harris Marry William Booth?" story by Pattiann Rogers, 1977


Scrapbook Material, 1983

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2 21 Photograph of Pattiann Rogers, 1983