Newspaper article about "Watermarks," an 80 page paperback published by the Brethren Press, Elgin, Illinois containing the poems of four Manchester College graduates. The poets graduated between 1966 and 1969. Their names are Paul Hoover, Brooks Couser, Robert Allen, Jr., and Terry Pettit.
Date of Accession
17 November 2010
Bio History Note
The editor of the book, Dr. James R. Hollis, was director of the Humanities Core at Manchester and a teacher in the area of contemporary literature. The book is illustrated by Kevin Miller, also a Manchester College graduate.
The undated ariticle states:
The poems represent in their diversity a personal journey or transition in life. Reflecting the 'homeland' of college and church, Dr. Hollis notes that to 'return home it is first necessary to have left home,' and thus the contributors and their contributions are in transition.
'The sponsorship of this volume, then, does not imply the church's endorsement of the values embodied in any particular poem but rather the church's willingness to listen sensitively to the songs of praise and despair that young men are singing.'
Description prepared 17 November 2010 by Jeanine M. Wine.