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Francis Poole Collection

Identifier: UAFP0005

Scope and Contents

Francis Poole graduated from Florida Atlantic University in 1971. While a student he edited the unauthorized student literary magazine "Zephyr." After graduation he edited, with Bert Furbee, "Skullpolish." In 1977, Poole began publishing and editing "Blades" which he describes as "a tiny magazine." "Blades," in fact, is considered a poetry magazine of importance for both its content and its design which falls within the book arts category. "Blades" ended its publication with the 50th issue in 2011. Besides being a well-established poet, Poole is the curator of the Paul Bowles Collection at the University of Delaware. The collection consists of Poole's published books of poetry and the magazines he edited after graduating from Florida Atlantic University.


  • Created: 1974-2011
  • Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2009


Conditions Governing Access

Collections are available for supervised use in the Special Collections reading room during regular hours or by appointment. Users are required to complete a registration form and to comply with regulations governing use. Research assistance may be available but please email or phone first to set up an appointment. Photocopies or electronic copies of material in the collections may be provided within copyright limits but may not be ready immediately. In addition, selected materials are digitized and available electronically through the Digital Library.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials in the collections are to be used for private study, scholarship, or research in accord with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code). FAU Libraries adhere to all conditions specified in the law when providing reproductions of copyrighted material. Any subsequent use of a reproduction in excess of " fair use," may result in the user’s liability for copyright infringement. When using electronic copies or images, please keep in mind that copyright law applies. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright permission from the rights holder when copying material in excess of fair use. Restriction in the copying of materials may be imposed if the researcher does not have written permission from the rights holder. Should the researcher use or reproduce special collections material when submitting or publishing his or her own writing or research, the author should credit Florida Atlantic University Libraries Special Collections. If research at FAU Special Collections results in publication, we would appreciate citation information that would allow us to reference that work to future researchers. Also, If the researcher desires to reuse material for commercial use, please contact Special Collections.


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Arrangement Note

Poole's poetry books are arranged in chronological order. The magazines he edited are arranged first by title and then chronologically.

Custodial History

Material held by Francis Poole until mailed to the Special Collections Department.

Source of Acquisition

In 2009, Francis Poole mailed this material to the Special Collections Department. As issues of "Blades" were published they were sent to the Special Collections Department.

Processing Information

In 2013, the collection was processed by Leslie Siegel

Francis Poole Collection
Leslie Siegel
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Repository Details

Part of the Florida Atlantic University Libraries Repository

777 Glades Road, Bldg 3 RM 261
Boca Raton Fl 33431 US