The Violette Newton Collection
West Texas A&M University is the home of the Violette Newton Collection. Violette Newton is the author of twenty books of poetry and was named Poet Laureate of Texas by the Texas legislature in 1973.
Her work has drawn major awards from the Poetry Society of America, the National Federation of State Poetry Societies, and the Poetry Society of Texas. Newton's first book was published when she was fifty-five years old. In 1975 she won the Medwick Award from the Poetry Society of America for a poem on a humanitarian theme. For her contribution to the arts, she was inducted into the Southeast Texas Women's Hall of Fame in 1991. In 1994 the Texas poetry society gave her its highest accolade in the Hilton Ross Greer Award.
Violette Newton donated a collection of her papers and possessions to the Cornette Library in 2005. The collection is located in the library's Texas Poets' Corner and is currently being processed. For information regarding access, please call (806) 651-2209 or e-mail a librarian opens in new window.
|Moses in Texas||1967||PS3564.E97 M67 1967|
|The Proxy||1973||PS3564.E97 P7 1973|
|Just My Size||1975||PS3564.E97 J87 1975|
|A Cathedral Ringing||1976||PS3564.E97 C38 1976|
|The Scandal||1981||PS3564.E97 S24 1981|
|Where the Summers Are||1985||PS3564.E97 W44 1985|
|This is a House to Stand||1986||PS3564.E97 T53 1986|
|All the Druids are Gone||1988||PS3564.E97 A43 1988|
|Even Hosannas||1989||PS3564.E97 E94 1989|
|Letters From Two Women, with Evelyn Corry Appelbee||1990||PS3551.P5573 L48 1990|
|All Time is Now||1991||PS3564.E97 A45 1991 Texana|
|The Shamrock Cross||1993||PS3564.E97 S53 1993|
|Because We Dream||1994||PS3564.E97 B4 1994|
|Art Songs||1995||PS3563.E7322 A78 1995|
|Jason's Journey||1996||PS3564.E97 J37 1996|
|Mourning Tide||1997||PS3564.E97 M68 1997|
|Fire in the Garden||1999||PS3564.E97 F57 1999|
|Terre-Bonne||2000||PS3564.E97 T47 2000|
|Summer Mardi Gras, Remembering The French Quarter||2003||PS3564.E97 S86 2003|
|Caedmon's Song||2004||PS3564.E97 C34 2004|