Patricia D. Roland Papers, 1995-2007 (MSS 0739)

Extent: 0.4 Linear feet (1 archives box)

The papers of Patricia D. Roland range in date from 1995-2007 and include letters from poets John Taggart and Dominique Fourcade; typescript drafts of John Taggart's writing; and Patricia Roland's personal papers.

Patricia D. Roland is a journalist and educator and taught for seven years at Harrisburg Area Community College. She attended state universities in Pennsylvania for French and journalism, and earned a Master's Degree in English literature. She has also published under the name Patricia Roland-Mateya and Patricia Mateya. Roland currently lives in San Francisco, California; and otherwise splits her time between Scotland, Ireland and France.

The Patricia D. Roland Papers are arranged in three series: 1) MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS, 2) LETTERS, and 3) WRITINGS OF JOHN TAGGART.


MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS include drafts of Roland's poems, notes and course material for a class taught by John Taggart at Shippensburg University. Also included are photographs of Roland, photographs of John Taggart, and a review written by Roland of Taggart's work for Harrisburg's The Patriot-News.


LETTERS from poets Dominique Fourcade and John Taggart. The majority of the letters are from Taggart, and date from 1995-2001.


The WRITINGS OF JOHN TAGGART series consists primarily of typescript drafts of Taggart's work. Of particular note, is his work "K. Tropes for Robert Creeley" which includes typescript drafts with annotations, correspondence with the philosopher Jacques Derrida, and French translations with edits; two drafts of "Walk-Out: Rereading George Oppen"; and "Odor of Quince" written for Patricia Roland. Some correspondence is also included.

Container List


Box: 1 Folder: 1
Typescript draft of poems and correspondence, Dec. 16, 2000
Box: 1 Folder: 2
"Poet is Inspired by Land, Life, Art," review of John Taggart's poetry, Dec. 4, 1995
Box: 1 Folder: 3
Course materials and notes from John Taggart's Creative Writing/Poetry class, Shippensburg University, 1996
Box: 1 Folder: 4
Photographs - Patricia D. Roland, John Taggart, 2003 and undated


Box: 1 Folder: 5
Fourcade, Dominique, 2000-2003
Box: 1 Folder: 6
Taggart, John, 1995-1999, ca. 2007


Box: 1 Folder: 7
Box: 1 Folder: 8
"Dream of Rocks and Maples," Harrisburg Q & A, correspondence
Box: 1 Folder: 9
"Excursion," and correspondence, March 5, 1997
Box: 1 Folder: 10
"K. Tropes for Robert Creeley," typescript draft with annotations, correspondence with Jacques Derrida, French translations with edits, 1998
Box: 1 Folder: 11
"Not Egypt," "William Bronk," "Marianne Moore," and "Shadyside School"
Box: 1 Folder: 12
"Odor of Quince" and correspondence, May 5, 2006
Box: 1 Folder: 13
Box: 1 Folder: 14-15
"Walk-Out: Rereading George Oppen"
Box: 1 Folder: 16
"When the Saints," memorial dedication to Bradford Graves, copy of draft with corrections, correspondence, 1999
Box: 1 Folder: 17
Poetics notes delivered at University of Chicago, correspondence, Nov. 3, 1999