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Jim Carroll poems

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0755

Scope and Content Note

The Jim Carroll Collection includes ten typescript poems signed by the author. Although the poems are undated, they were included in Angel Hair magazine, which was edited by Lewis Warsh, from 1966-1969. The group includes five poems that were anthologized in Living at the Movies, including "For the Secret Poets in Kansas," about William Burroughs, and "Poem (for Clarice Rivers)" which appeared in Rolling Stone.


  • Creation: 1969-1970


Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections, University of Delaware Library,

Jim Carroll (1950- )

Poet, writer, musician, and actor Jim Carroll was born August 1, 1950, in New York City. By the time he was eighteen years old, Carroll had established a reputation as an emerging poet. Most of his writing is autobiographical, describing life in New York, friends, and his ten-year heroin addiction. Carroll’s poetry collections include Organic Trains (1967), Four Ups and One Down (1970), Living at the Movies (1973), and The Book of Nods (1986). His nonfiction includes The Basketball Diaries (1978), which was adapted for film in 1995, and Forced Entries: the Downtown Diaries, 1971-73 (1987). In addition, he released four records with The Jim Carroll Band and several spoken-word recordings.

"Jim Carroll." Contemporary Authors Online (reproduced in Biography Resource Center). (accessed October 2005).


10 item


Ten poems by New York poet and musician Jim Carroll.


Purchase, August 2005.

Shelving Summary

Box 49, F0755: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

OCLC Number


Processed by Karalee Kopreski, October 2005. Encoded by Anita Wellner, December 2007. Further encoded by George Apodaca, October 2015.

Finding aid for Jim Carroll poems
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University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
2007 December 6
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Repository Details

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