Saturday, June 06, 2009


The following note comes from Patrick Durgin, looking for the copyright holders to the work of V.R. “Bunny” Lang

I am seeking contact information for whomever may be involved with the literary estate of V. R. "Bunny" Lang, founding member of the Cambridge Poets Theater in the 50s, friend and inspiration to Frank O'Hara, among others. On behalf of the press Kenning Editions, I seek to acquire permission to reprint a work by Lang in a major forthcoming anthology of Poets Theater. Her husband Bradley Phillips controlled the estate until his death. It is known that he has a sister, Sarah Phillips, who may still live in the Boston area. Lang biographer Alison Lurie suggested that Sarah was a Radcliffe graduate, but the name is not on file with the Alumni Association at Harvard. Although Lurie has given the reprint her blessing, she does not in fact control the estate. Lang's papers, donated by Lurie, are held by the Harvard Libraries' American Theater Collection, though the library has no leads in this matter. It seems that only the Phillips family would now know who does. Any information you can provide in this regard would be greatly appreciated. Please back channel and/or spread the word.

Patrick F. Durgin
2457 N. Fairfield Avenue
2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60647


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