Charlie Vermont Papers, 1965 - 1983 (MSS 36)


Extent: .8 Linear feet (2 archives boxes)

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

American poet and editor Charlie Vermont's publications include: Charlie is Laughing, Two Women, and Selected Poems. He was also the editor of Two Charlies magazine with Charles Walsh.

The papers of poet Charlie Vermont, which document the personal lives and literary careers of Charlie Vermont and writers with whom he was associated from the late 1960s to early 1980s.

Arranged in three series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) WRITINGS AND EPHEMERA, 3) 2021 ADDITIONS.

Container List


Scope and Content of Series

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 correspondents' 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.

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


Scope and Content of Series

Series 2) WRITINGS AND EPHEMERA: Two manuscripts written by Vermont, and a folder of photographs and flyers.

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


Box 2 Folder 1-7
Miscellaneous letters, 1969-1983

Includes brief, single letters from correspondents including Steve Rodefer, Lewis Warsh, Besmilr Brigham, Fred Epstein, Bernadette Mayer, and Henry Korn.

Box 2 Folder 8
Peter Levitt, "Hiroshima, Brox-style, or how I lost my balls in P.S. 106"
Box 2 Folder 9
Submissions and correspondence for Two Charlies Magazine