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7558 digital objects.


This online collection presents a selection of reformatted recordings, scanned papers, and born-digital materials from the Archive for New Poetry at the UC San Diego Library's Special Collections & Archives. This content represents only a small fraction of the total content in the Archive, though materials are being added on an ongoing basis.

The Archive for New Poetry (ANP) is a comprehensive research collection of American poetry and poetics reflecting and documenting alternative approaches to writing in the English language that have emerged since 1945. Although the Archive includes mainstream and academic poets, particularly those whose works are antecedent to post-war American experimental writing, most of the collection focuses on the "New American" poets: the Black Mountain poets, the Objectivist movement, the San Francisco Renaissance, the New York School, and the language writers.

The Archive's focus on documenting experimental work, including public performances and collaborative efforts, has led to extensive collecting beyond published poems. In addition to monographs, anthologies, and works on criticism and interpretation, the Archive has substantial holdings of literary manuscripts and correspondence, publishers' and editors' archives, broadsides, sound recordings, "little magazines" and ephemeral printings, artist's books, concrete poems, and serials both established and short-lived. Use of these materials is supported by a reference collection of directories, bibliographies, and other essential research tools.

The Archive was established in 1968 when Roy Harvey Pearce, professor of literature at UC San Diego, donated important first editions of post-war American poets to the UC San Diego Library.

All of the unique materials in the Archive and included in this online resource are under copyright. Items that are not available for public download may still be keyword-searchable and requested for listening or viewing through the Library's Virtual Reading Room service.

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  • circa 1955 - Present

Collection image is title page from Clairvoyant Journal, 1974. Hannah Weiner Papers. MSS 504. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego Library.

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