New Orleans intellectual property attorney Marie Breaux interviews Peggy L. Fox, Tennessee Williams’ last editor, with a play at the printer when Williams died in 1983. Fox’s many roles in publishing include working at New Directions from 1975 and retiring as President and Publisher in 2011. She edited Williams’ poetry collection, Androgyne, Mon Amour, and the last plays published during his lifetime. After his death she initiated a program of publishing his unpublished works including Collected Stories, Stopped Rocking and Other Screenplays, Spring Storm, Not about Nightingales and two volumes of his Selected Letters. She also superintended new scholarly editions of William Carlos Williams’ poetry as well as various titles by Ezra Pound, H. D. (Hilda Doolittle), Federico García Lorca, and Thomas Merton. Fox worked with Chinese dissident poet Bei Dao, the award-winning translator of ancient Chinese poetry; David Hinton; Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Rosmarie Waldrop, Robert Creeley, Gary Snyder, and Michael McClure; and novelists, both in English (William Herrick and John Hawkes) and in translation (Uwe Timm and Antonio Tabucchi). She is also a Trustee of the Thomas Merton Legacy Trust and the E. E. Cummings Trust, both of which oversee new and reissued publications of these authors.
SAT 3/24 10:00 AM
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Williams Research Center