Interview with Guy Davenport, September 3, 1992

Project: Kentucky Writers Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Davenport begins the interview by discussing his teaching career at the University of Kentucky, and the changes to the university that he has witnessed since he arrived as a professor in the 1960s. Subsequently, Davenport's trips to France and Denmark are recalled. Next, the interviewee considers his friendships with Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Guy Mendes, and John Jacob Niles. Davenport also talks of his brief meetings with Victor Hammer, and the paintings of Robert Motherwell.

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1992oh373_kw047

Interviewee Name

Guy Davenport

Interviewer Name

James Birchfield

Interview Date

1992-09-03

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Davenport, Guy Interview by James Birchfield. 03 Sep. 1992. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Davenport, G. (1992, September 03). Interview by J. Birchfield. Kentucky Writers Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Davenport, Guy, interview by James Birchfield. September 03, 1992, Kentucky Writers Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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