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Rochelle Holt Dubois was born in Chicago in 1946 of Russian-Scottish-Polish parents. She started writing poetry at the age of thirteen, and eventually included prose in her writings. She received a B.A. from the University of Illinois, Chicago Circle, in 1967; an M.F.A. in the Writer's Workshop at the University of Iowa in 1970; and a Ph.D. from Columbia Pacific University in 1980. Her first book of poetry, To Make a Bear Dance, was published in 1970 in Iowa City. With D.H. Stefanson, Holt was co-publisher and editor of Valhalla Literary Magazine through Ragnarok Press, which received three Coordinating Council Literary Magazine grants. A protege of Anaiis Nin, she has been widely published, publishing a book annually since 1970. Her joint publication with Virginia Love Long in 1985, Letters of Human Nature, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in the small press prose division. Broad in her interests, she has been a painter, dancer, letterpress printer, sculptor, and educator, as well as poet and writer of prose.
The papers of Rochelle Ly nn Holt consist of correspondence, photographs, publications, newsletters, and books of poetry and prose.
The papers of Rochelle Ly
nn Holt consist of correspondence, photographs, publications, newsletters, and books of poetry and prose.
were given to the University of Iowa Libraries by Rochelle
Lynn Holt and others.
Rochelle Lynn Holt and others.
to Internet: August 2004
Biographies and photographs, Rochelle Lynn Holt
Holt, Rochelle Lynn.
A Ballet of Oscillations. Sioux City, IA: Ragnarok Press, 1972. Valkyrie Series #5
"Houseman's Letters to George Galway:" Books at Iowa 15 (Nov. 1971), pp. 3 -- 10
Children of the Moon. Sioux City, IA: Ragnarok Press, 1973. Valhalla Series #2
From 1 Bird. Birmingham, AL: Ragnarok Press, 1978. Valkyrie Series #14
How to Cope With Depression Psychically. Westfield, NJ.: Merging Media, 1985
"Let Djuna Say." Typescript
To Make a Bear Dance. Iowa City, IA: Ragnarok Press, 1970. Valkyrie Series #1
"No Frigate Like a Book." Unpublished Manuscript. Photocopy
"One Working Woman's Newsletter"
Pangs. Novel. TMS with holographic corrections
Pathways -- Art as Healer. Valhalla #8. Merging Media: 1981 -- 1982
Valhalla. Birmingham, AL.: Ragnarok Press, 1977. Valhalla #4
Holt, Rochelle Lynn and D.H. Stefanson. Water, Light, Woman. Holly Springs, MS.: Ragnarok Press, 1974. Bifrost #3
Waterways: Poetry in the Mainstream. Fisher, Barbara and Richard Alan Spiegel, Eds. New York: Tenpenny Players, Inc., 1985
Holt, Rochelle Lynn. The Woman in the Moon. Tunnel, NY: Geryon Press, 1982
Rose Shell Press
Columbia Pacific University
Letters to Richard Centing
Letters to Donald R. Harkness, American Studies Press, 1981 -- 1991
Correspondence with Chesely Hartman "Bud" Wells, Jr.
1974 -- 1975
January -- March 1977
April -- December 1977
1979 -- July 1980
Chesely Hartman "Bud" Wells, Jr., "Lili," and Rochelle Lynn Holt, 1976