Category Archives: Madison Cawein

A Madison Cawein Sesquicentennial

By Spencer Cawein Pate Today, March 23, 2015, is the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the birth of Madison Julius Cawein. To celebrate–and to enact a little more “poetic justice”–my dad had these beautiful stamps made with Madison’s image: Here … Continue reading

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Madison Cawein’s Louisville II

By Spencer Cawein Pate As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been planning to return to Louisville, Kentucky, in order to explore the collections of the Filson Historical Society related to Madison Cawein. This post will be another photoessay–a sequel to my original post … Continue reading

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Madison Cawein and German Poetry

By Spencer Cawein Pate Thanks to Greg Conn’s comment about the Filson Historical Society in Louisville, I’ve been exploring their website and newsletters in order to learn more about their Madison Cawein collections. Since they possess several cubic feet of … Continue reading

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Madison Cawein’s Louisville

By Spencer Cawein Pate [Please see also Madison Cawein’s Louisville II.] My family recently traveled to Louisville, Kentucky in order to visit some of the important locations in Madison Cawein’s life and work. (See my other posts on Cawein here.) … Continue reading

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The Cawein-Teasdale Letters

By Spencer Cawein Pate [This post has been updated to include the text of Teasdale’s letters to Cawein, courtesy of the special collections of the Filson Historical Society. Please see the full explanation here.] I’ve just learned of a new twist to … Continue reading

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Poetic Justice: Rediscovering the Life and Work of Madison Cawein

By Spencer Cawein Pate [This is the undergraduate honors thesis I completed as a student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.  See my subsequent posts on Cawein here.] I. Introduction For those readers who are not related to poets, rest assured that … Continue reading

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