Finding-Aid for the Lorin Cuoco Papers (MSS152)

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Biographical Note

With the writer William Gass, Lorin Cuoco established the International Writers Center at Washington University in 1990 and served as its associate director until 2001. She is the editor of six books published during her tenure at the IWC including The Writer in Politics, The Dual Muse: the Writer As Artist, the Artist As Writer, The Writer and Religion and Literary St. Louis: A Guide.

Cuoco is a former radio reporter and producer, based in St. Louis. She filed stories on the arts for Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Performance Today, and produced broadcasts for NPR World of Opera. She also produced a weekly poetry program, Ars Poetica, a series of literary profiles and the radio play The Coffee Room by Stanley Elkin. She served as producer of The Tunnel Audiobook as read by the author William Gass published by Dalkey Archive Press in 2006.

Her poetry, interviews and other writings have appeared in New Letters, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, River Styx and St. Louis magazine. She was a Lannan Writer in Residence in Marfa, Texas in 2002.

Via St. Louis Poetry Center

Scope and Contents Note

Consists of materials relating to Lorin Cuoco's literary activities including interviews, work with the St. Louis Poetry Center, the International Writers' Center, River Styx, Arts in Transit, Literary Bus Tour, William Gass's The Tunnel, etc. Also includes correspondence with various writers including Brian Taylor, Howard Nemerov, Glenn Savan, Ethan Bumas, Eddy Harris, Michael Hoffmann, Caryl Phillips, Red Watson, Sally Ball, Matt Freeman, William Gass, Stephen Schenkenberg, etc.

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