Charlie Vermont Papers, 1965 - 1983 (MSS 0036)

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Extent: 0.4 Linear feet (1 archives box)

Papers of an American poet and editor which shed light on the careers of a group of writers who began publishing in the late 1960's. The Vermont papers are dominated by correspondence with other poets which touch on both the correspondent's and Vermont's literary careers and personal lives. While the earliest of the letters dates from the late 1960's, and the most recent is from the early 1980's, the majority were written in the mid-1970's. Also included is a small group of original writings by Vermont.

American poet and editor Charlie Vermont published three books of poetry: Charlie is Laughing, Two Women, and Selected Poems. He was also the editor of Two Charlies with Charles Walsh.

The papers document the personal lives and literary careers of Charlie Vermont and writers with whom he was associated from the late 1960's to early 1980's. The collection is arranged in two series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE and 2) WRITINGS & EPHEMERA.

SERIES 1: CORRESPONDENCE

CORRESPONDENCE sent to Vermont by various writers makes up the bulk of the collection. Most of these writers were also personal friends of Vermont's; therefore the letters often transcend professional matters and touch on Vermont's and the correspondent's lives. The letters of each correspondent are collected within a single folder, and the folders are arranged alphabetically. Letters from unidentified correspondents are collected at the end of the series. The largest collection of letters are those sent by Lewis Warsh, Charles Walsh, Bernadette Mayer, and Ken Irby. The collection is limited in scope by the absence of Vermont's own letters.

SERIES 2: WRITINGS & EPHEMERA

The second series, WRITINGS & EPHEMERA, consists of two manuscripts written by Vermont, and each is collected in a separate folder. A folder titled "Ephemera," which contains photographs of Vermont and flyers, completes the collection.

Container List

CORRESPONDENCE

Box: 1 Folder: 1
Batki, John
Box: 1 Folder: 2
Berkson, Bill
Box: 1 Folder: 3
Blaisdell, Gus
Box: 1 Folder: 4
Bly, Robert
Box: 1 Folder: 6
Casey, Mike
Box: 1 Folder: 5
Bromige, David
Box: 1 Folder: 7
Clark, Tom
Box: 1 Folder: 8
Codrescu, Andrei
Box: 1 Folder: 9
Creeley, Robert
Box: 1 Folder: 10
Eppsteiner, F
Box: 1 Folder: 11
Ferlingetti, Lawrence
Box: 1 Folder: 12
Fiedler, Kurt
Box: 1 Folder: 13
Fraser, Kathleen
Box: 1 Folder: 14
Golden Light Southwest Anthology
Box: 1 Folder: 15
Goldstein, Richard
Box: 1 Folder: 16
Goodell, Larry
Box: 1 Folder: 17
Grillc, Paul
Box: 1 Folder: 18
Grossinger, Richard
Box: 1 Folder: 19
Gustafson, Jim
Box: 1 Folder: 20
Hassan, Iha
Box: 1 Folder: 21
Hawkins, Bobby Louise
Box: 1 Folder: 22
Hickman, Lee
Box: 1 Folder: 23
Hough, Lindy
Box: 1 Folder: 24
Irby, Ken
Box: 1 Folder: 25
Levitt, Peter
Box: 1 Folder: 26
MacClain, Martin
Box: 1 Folder: 27
Mayer, Bernadette
Box: 1 Folder: 28
Mikolowski, Ken
Box: 1 Folder: 29
Owen, Maureen
Box: 1 Folder: 30
Pearlman, Bill
Box: 1 Folder: 31
Plymell, Charles
Box: 1 Folder: 32
Robertson, Kell
Box: 1 Folder: 33
Rodefer, Stephen
Box: 1 Folder: 34
Stein and Day Publishers
Box: 1 Folder: 35
Veitch, Tom
Box: 1 Folder: 36
Vermont, Henry
Box: 1 Folder: 37
Vigil, Carmen
Box: 1 Folder: 38
Waldman, Anne
Box: 1 Folder: 39
Walsh, Charles
Box: 1 Folder: 40
Warsh, Lewis
Box: 1 Folder: 41
Warshall, Peter
Box: 1 Folder: 42
Whalen, Phil
Box: 1 Folder: 43
Young, Geoff
Box: 1 Folder: 44
Unidentified correspondence

WRITINGS & EPHEMERA

Box: 1 Folder: 45
Bee Eye
Box: 1 Folder: 46
Review of Jim Gustafson's recent book
Box: 1 Folder: 47
Ephemera