The James Purdy Society

Web Site



Call for Contributions

and Contact Information



Readers of James Purdy's work are invited to contribute the following materials to this web site (all contributions will be properly credited):


Announcements of Conferences and Calls for Papers

Photos and Reminiscences of James Purdy

Essays, Notes, and Correspondence from Faculty, Graduate and Undergraduate Students, and General Readers

Course Descriptions and Course Materials

Annotations of Items in the Bibliography

Items for the Encyclopedic Guide: Summaries of Works; Descriptions of Characters and Settings; Identifications of Motifs, Extended Figures of Speech, and Other Literary Devices

Suggestions for the Quotable Quotations Section

Suggestions of Links to Other Internet Materials



All contributions and correspondence about this site can be directed to Martin Kich at:


If you are interested in helping to define the mission and to draft the bylaws of the James Purdy Society, please contact Dennis Moore at:




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