Alex Smith Papers, 1963 - 1987 (MSS 0070)

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Extent: 11.8 Linear feet (29 archives boxes and 1 flat box)

Papers of Alex Smith, poet, writer, teacher and bibliographer. The collection includes typescripts of hundreds of Smith's poems, manuscripts of his short stories and long poems, and correspondence with a number of important literary figures including: Steve Benson, Alan Bernheimer, George Butterick, Joan Hall, and Kit Robinson.

Alexander Dick Smith, Jr. - poet, writer, teacher and bibliographer - was born on October 10, 1948, in Portland, Maine, to Maryrose Ann Delano Smith and Alexander Dick Smith, Sr. His family moved to Groton, Connecticut, where Smith attended Robert E. Fitch Sr. High School for the years 1960-1966.

After finishing high school, Smith went directly to Yale University in 1966. There, he met fellow poets Rodger Kamenetz, Alan Bernheimer, and Kit Robinson, with whom he maintained close ties with his life, exchanging poetry, ideas and criticism with them.

After graduating from Yale University and a cross-country bicycle trip to San Francisco, Smith returned to Groton, Conn., and accepted a position as substitute teacher in the local school system. He proved to be an excellent teacher, and he received several offers for full-time teaching positions. However, he declined so that he could return to San Francisco where he felt he could best pursue his love of writing. Kit Robinson, Alan Bernheimer, Lyn Hejinian, and Bill Graves were a few of many poets Smith knew who were living and thriving in San Francisco and writing a style of poetry that Alex very much wanted to understand and practice himself. He lived in San Francisco for half a year, during which time he edited the only issue published of Nadine, a poetry magazine with work from writers all over the country, including Merill Gilfillan, Alan Bernheimer, Steve Benson and Rodger Kamenetz, as well as some of Smith's own work.

Smith decided his writing would benefit from more education; thus, in 1973, he enrolled as a graduate student in the English Department at the University of Connecticut. At UConn, Smith studied Chaucer, modern and post-modern narrative, and Greek. In addition to his studies, Smith was also occupied with a graduate assistant position. During the three summers between 1974 and 1976, he worked as a research and editorial assistant to George Butterick on The Journal of the Charles Olson Archive. In 1976, Smith was awarded a monetary grant from the University of Connecticut's Computer Center, which allowed him to complete Frank O'Hara: A Comprehensive Bibliography (1979) as well as increase his computer skills.

Throughout graduate school, Alex wrote and published poetry. In 1975, 1977 and 1978, he won first prize in the Wallace Stevens Poetry Contest. Alex's writing style had undergone a change by the time he entered graduate school. His earlier writing was heavily influenced by the New York School and was visual, iconographic, light, and humorous. As he grew older, his poems began to grow darker. Influenced by Walt Whitman and Wallace Stevens, Smith began to write what he called narrative poems - descriptions of real situations, with people interacting with each other, often very unhappily. Later, Smith began to use spelling and diction that were reminiscent of a Shakespearean and Elizabethan age. He wrote extremely long poems, such as "The Four Seasons," which were often a rewriting of works by Shakespeare. Smith called these poems "Snets."

In Smith's letters to his friends, beginning around 1976, one can see a developing disdain for academia. He often speaks of his apathetic students, with whom he became increasingly frustrated due to their seeming indifference. Smith himself was a stellar student, maintaining straight A's in all of his courses, and he had a dwindling tolerance for bored and boring students. Thus, rather than earn his PhD and remain in academia, Smith left the University in 1980 to pursue a career in computer programming.

In 1980, Smith was hired as a mail-room clerk for the New England Research Application Center (NERAC), a NASA sponsored agency that specialized in computer assisted information retrieval for business and industry. He moved up rapidly within the company and, by the end of 1981, was already a computer programmer. He stayed with NERAC until 1987, earning several more promotions. Smith never put aside his love of writing poetry, often composing poems while at work. Many of his poems from the eighties are scribbled on scraps of NERAC office paper.

In March or April of 1987, Smith moved with Tom Yankowski, Smith's companion for more than ten years, to the community of Hillcrest in San Diego, California. By this time, Alex had suffered from AIDS, and he attempted simply to focus on maintaining his health and continuing his writing. In July of 1987, Rodger Kamenetz, a classmate from Yale, helped Smith to publish his only collected book of poems titled Colonizing the Red Planet. Smith died of cancer in September of 1987.

Papers of Alex Smith, poet, writer, teacher and bibliographer. The collection includes typescripts of hundreds of Smith's poems, journals, manuscripts of his short stories and long poems, and correspondence with a number of important literary figures including: Steve Benson, Alan Bernheimer, George Butterick, Joan Hall, and Kit Robinson. The bulk of the collection dates from the 1970s. Notably missing in this collection are the papers related to the scholarly work Frank O'Hara: A Comprehensive Bibliography (1979) that Smith compiled while a graduate student at the University of Connecticut.

Arranged in seven series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) JOURNALS, 3) WRITINGS BY SMITH, 4) ACADEMIC MATERIALS, 5) MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS, 6) EPHEMERA, and 7) WRITINGS BY OTHERS.

Container List

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES ONE) CORRESPONDENCE: Divided into two subseries. Family Correspondence contains letters from Smith's immediate family that date between 1976-1987. General Correspondence contains letters written to and, in many cases, by Smith. The letters from Steve Benson, Alan Bernheimer, Tom Devine, Bill Graves, and Joan Joffe Hall make up a significant portion of this subseries. Also included are letters from Donald Allen and Kit Robinson. The general correspondence subseries is arranged first alphabetically by correspondent and then chronologically within the folders. Smith's outgoing letters are filed with the pertinent incoming correspondence.

Family Correspondence

Box: 1 Folder: 1
Delano, Daniel B. [Smith's grandfather]
Box: 1 Folder: 2
Delano, Michael. [Smith's cousin], 1987
Box: 1 Folder: 3
Delano, Rose. [Probably Smith's aunt on his mother's side], 1987
Box: 1 Folder: 4
Smith, Alexander D. [Smith's father], 1976 - 1987
Box: 1 Folder: 5
Smith, Alex D. & Marirose. [Smith's mother and father], 1977 - 1985
Box: 1 Folder: 6
Smith, Marirose Ann Delano, 1976 - 1987
Box: 1 Folder: 7
Smith, Tim, 1976 - 1981

General Correspondence

Box: 1 Folder: 8
A miscellaneous, 1977 - 1987
Box: 1 Folder: 9
Allen, Donald - Uncollected Frank O'Hara materials
Box: 1 Folder: 10
Ann, 1985 - 1987
Box: 1 Folder: 11
Axelrod, Giancoplos and Johnson, P.C., 1987
Box: 1 Folder: 12
B miscellaneous, 1981 - 1987
Box: 1 Folder: 13
Barone, Dennis and Debbie, 1978 - 1980
Box: 1 Folder: 14
Benson, Steve, 1976 - 1987
Box: 2 Folder: 1
Bernheimer, Alan, 1977 - 1987
Box: 2 Folder: 2
Bertholf, Robert, 1976 - 1982
Box: 2 Folder: 3
Bittker, Susan, 1976 - 1987
Box: 2 Folder: 4
Bly, Robert, 1978
Box: 2 Folder: 5
Boer, Charles, 1977 - 1987
Box: 2 Folder: 6
Boggs, Leslie, 1980
Box: 2 Folder: 7
Business letters, 1973 - 1979
Box: 2 Folder: 8
Butterick, George and Collette, 1976 - 1987
Box: 2 Folder: 9
Button, John, 1977 - 1979
Box: 2 Folder: 10
C miscellaneous, 1976 - 1987
Box: 2 Folder: 11
Chow, Vivian, 1979 - 1987
Box: 2 Folder: 12
Cobble, Sue, 1976
Box: 2 Folder: 13
Copies of letters received and sent, 1974
Box: 2 Folder: 14
Cummings, Hildy [William Benson Museum of Art], 1980 - 1981
Box: 2 Folder: 15
D miscellaneous, 1987
Box: 2 Folder: 16
Danon, Ruth, 1979 - 1980
Box: 2 Folder: 17
Dena, 1977
Box: 2 Folder: 18
Devine, Tom, 1973 - 1980
Box: 3 Folder: 1
Dibaggio, John A., 1982 - 1985
Box: 3 Folder: 2
Dorbin, Sandy, 1976 - 1980
Box: 3 Folder: 3
E miscellaneous, 1978 - 1979
Box: 3 Folder: 4
F miscellaneous, 1978
Box: 3 Folder: 5
Fairbanks, Hop, 1976
Box: 3 Folder: 6
Falvey, Dave, 1977 - 1980
Box: 3 Folder: 7
Forman, Bill, 1976 - 1980
Box: 3 Folder: 8
G miscellaneous, 1978 - 1987
Box: 3 Folder: 9
Goldman, Wendy, 1977
Box: 3 Folder: 10
Graves, Bill, 1976 - 1984
Box: 3 Folder: 11
H miscellaneous, 1976 - 1987
Box: 3 Folder: 12
Hall, Joan Joffe, 1978 - 1987
Box: 3 Folder: 13
Halvely [?], Myra, 1977
Box: 3 Folder: 14
Hanisch, Carol [Meeting Ground newspaper], 1978
Box: 3 Folder: 15
Hausmann, Wayne [Quartro book service], 1976 - 1977
Box: 3 Folder: 16
Heiko, Michael, 1976 - 1984
Box: 3 Folder: 17
International Preview Society, 1979 - 1980
Box: 3 Folder: 18
K miscellaneous, 1987
Box: 3 Folder: 19
Kamenetz, Rodger, 1978 - 1987
Box: 3 Folder: 20
Kennedy, Sean, 1987
Box: 4 Folder: 1
Konowitch, Bonnie, 1976 - 1980
Box: 4 Folder: 2
L miscellaneous, 1976 - 1987
Box: 4 Folder: 3
M miscellaneous, 1975 - 1987
Box: 4 Folder: 4
Mayer, Howard, 1976 - 1977
Box: 4 Folder: 5
McKain, David, 1977
Box: 4 Folder: 6
Michaels, Clair, 1987
Box: 4 Folder: 7
Miller, Jeannette [Small Press distribution], 1978 - 1982
Box: 4 Folder: 8
Morgan, Bill, 1980
Box: 4 Folder: 9
Morgan, Richard, 1978 - 1982
Box: 4 Folder: 10
Morse, David, 1984 - 1987
Box: 4 Folder: 11
N miscellaneous
Box: 4 Folder: 12
Newbury, Penny, 1987
Box: 4 Folder: 13
O miscellaneous, 1978
Box: 4 Folder: 14
P miscellaneous, 1976 - 1981
Box: 4 Folder: 15
Padgett, Ron, 1981 - 1983
Box: 4 Folder: 16
Parker, Alice, 1981
Box: 4 Folder: 17
Perkins, Joyce, 1976 - 1985
Box: 4 Folder: 18
Peterson, Doug, 1976
Box: 4 Folder: 19
Pollard, Martin, 1976
Box: 4 Folder: 20
Quinn, Hugh, 1977
Box: 4 Folder: 21
R miscellaneous, 1977 - 1980
Box: 4 Folder: 22
Rideout, Lucy, 1976 - 1987
Box: 4 Folder: 23
Robinson, Kit, 1973 - 1987
Box: 4 Folder: 24
Russell, Roberta, 1977 - 1978
Box: 4 Folder: 25
S miscellaneous, 1976 - 1986
Box: 4 Folder: 26
Sonsteom, Anne, 1980
Box: 4 Folder: 27
Spencer, Lisa, 1979
Box: 4 Folder: 28
State of Connecticut Judicial Department, 1981
Box: 4 Folder: 29
Stern, Milton, 1976
Box: 4 Folder: 30
Stricklan, Margaret, 1979 - 1980
Box: 4 Folder: 31
T miscellaneous, 1981
Box: 4 Folder: 32
Ungar, Barbara [Book of the Month Club], 1980
Box: 4 Folder: 33
University of California Press, 1977
Box: 4 Folder: 34
Village Voice, 1977
Box: 4 Folder: 35
Vold, Jan Eric, 1980
Box: 4 Folder: 36
W miscellaneous, 1977 - 1985
Box: 4 Folder: 37
Watts, Tom, 1987
Box: 4 Folder: 38
Welti, Laura, 1981 - 1982
Box: 4 Folder: 39
Weple, Noel, 1987
Box: 4 Folder: 40
Wrexham Foundation, 1977 - 1987
Box: 4 Folder: 41
Wilde, Daniel and Helen, 1987
Box: 4 Folder: 42
Y miscellaneous, 1987
Box: 5 Folder: 1
Yankowski, Tom [letters to him], 1976 - 1984
Box: 5 Folder: 2-3
Yankowski, Tom, 1975 - 1982
Box: 5 Folder: 4
Z Press, 1975 - 1980
Box: 5 Folder: 5
Zeising, Michael and Mark
Box: 5 Folder: 6-7
Unidentified correspondents, 1970 - 1987

JOURNALS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES TWO) JOURNALS: Journals that Smith kept between the years 1965 and 1987. These journals record ideas for poems and stories, musings, and Smith's responses to events and people. Many of the journals are pocket-sized note books that Alex could carry with him and jot down his thoughts whenever he felt the urge. In most cases, Smith did not date the individual entries in his journals. Instead, he tended to indicate the inclusive dates of a notebook of its cover. This series has been arranged chronologically.

Box: 5 Folder: 8
1965 - 1972
Box: 6 Folder: 1
Sensation, 1970
Box: 6 Folder: 2
Alex Smith and Alan Bernheimer Color Book, 1971
Box: 6 Folder: 3
Personal Matters, a Heartbreak Book, 1974
Box: 6 Folder: 4
Untitled journals, 1975
Box: 6 Folder: 5
In S Back Time, 1975
Box: 6 Folder: 6-7
Wines: I Own, I Drank and Index, 1976 - 1977
Box: 6 Folder: 8
In the Peaceable Kingdom, 1976
Box: 6 Folder: 9
#12, 1977
Box: 6 Folder: 10
#13, 1977 - 1978
Box: 6 Folder: 11
Work Book #1, 1977 - 1979
Box: 7 Folder: 1
Untitled journal, 1977
Box: 7 Folder: 2
While Moving, 1978
Box: 7 Folder: 3
#14, 1978
Box: 7 Folder: 4
#15, 1978
Box: 7 Folder: 5
#16, 1978
Box: 7 Folder: 6
#17, 1978
Box: 7 Folder: 7
#18, 1978
Box: 7 Folder: 8
Untitled journal, 1978
Box: 7 Folder: 9
I Just Do, 1978 - 1979
Box: 7 Folder: 10
Untitled journal, 1979
Box: 7 Folder: 11
Strong Wind, 1979
Box: 7 Folder: 12
Untitled journal, 1979
Box: 7 Folder: 13
Stamped Blind, 1979
Box: 7 Folder: 14
Calls, Songs and Cries, 1979
Box: 7 Folder: 15
Untitled journal, 1979
Box: 7 Folder: 16
As it is, 1980
Box: 7 Folder: 17
The New Vernacular, 1980
Box: 7 Folder: 18
Untitled journal, 1980
Box: 7 Folder: 19
PO, Hard Times, 1980
Box: 7 Folder: 20
Untitled journal, 1980
Box: 8 Folder: 1
Narrotology, 1981 - 1982
Box: 8 Folder: 2
Untitled journal, 1981
Box: 8 Folder: 3
The Girl Can't Help it, 1981
Box: 8 Folder: 4
Untitled journal, 1982
Box: 8 Folder: 5
The Pre-AIDS, 1982
Box: 8 Folder: 6-7
The Sonnets of William Shakespeare, 1982
Box: 8 Folder: 8
Reinventing the Wheel, 1983
Box: 8 Folder: 9
Untitled journal, 1983
Box: 8 Folder: 10
This That and the Other Thing, etc., 1983
Box: 8 Folder: 11
Use the Decorative, 1983
Box: 8 Folder: 12
Untitled journal, 1983
Box: 8 Folder: 13
Untitled journal, 1987
Box: 8 Folder: 14
Freewrite
Box: 8 Folder: 15
The Life and Times of Anton Bruckner
Box: 8 Folder: 16
Miscellaneous poems
Box: 9 Folder: 1
Notes Toward a Dialogue
Box: 9 Folder: 2-3
Untitled journals

WRITINGS BY SMITH

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES THREE) WRITINGS BY SMITH: This is the largest series of the collection and is arranged in three subseries. Most of the material is undated; therefore, all of the items in this series have been arranged alphabetically by title or by first line of the work. The first subseries, Published Writings, contains typescripts, hand-written drafts, and, in many instances, the published version of Smith's poem or article. Published poems make up the bulk of this subseries. Also included are rock concert reviews Smith wrote for The Advocate and Connecticut Daily News, as well as an article he wrote for the San Diego newspaper Update recounting his struggle of living with AIDS.

The second subseries, Unpublished Poetry collections, etc., is comprised of collections of poems and narratives gathered together in a notebook or some other form under a single title. The subseries also includes rejection letters from publishers, ideas for narratives, and lists of poems written by Smith. The third subseries, Drafts of Unpublished Poems, is arranged alphabetically by the poem's title or first line.

Published Writings

Box: 9 Folder: 4
Advocate newpaper - rock concert reviews, 1976 - 1977
Box: 9 Folder: 5
Americana
Box: 9 Folder: 6
Ballad, Saved by a ..., 1977
Box: 9 Folder: 7
Books, he said - Zeising Brothers Book Emporium bookmark
Box: 9 Folder: 8
The Child and the Charms - Theatre production translated by Alex Smith
Box: 9 Folder: 9
Coldness On the Other End
Box: 9 Folder: 10
The Collected Thoughts of Professor Plato
Box: 9 Folder: 11
Colonizing the Red Planet, 1983
Box: 9 Folder: 12
Colonizing the Red Planet - FSSO Forum, Vol. IV, two copies, 1977
Box: 9 Folder: 13
Composition
Box: 9 Folder: 14
Enigma Variations
Box: 9 Folder: 15
Exploded View
Box: 9 Folder: 16
Fall Semester
Box: 9 Folder: 17
A Few Minutes of Your Time
Box: 9 Folder: 18
First Mowing
Box: 9 Folder: 19
Her Ultimatum
Box: 9 Folder: 20
In Love Alone
Box: 9 Folder: 21
Just Talk
Box: 9 Folder: 22
Little Dissertation
Box: 9 Folder: 23
Magic for an old Hat
Box: 9 Folder: 24
Miss Monroe Concluded for Her
Box: 9 Folder: 25
Nadine, 1972
Box: 9 Folder: 26
The New Life
Box: 9 Folder: 27
O'Hara, Frank bibliography - Painting and Literary references
Box: 9 Folder: 28
Olson, for George Butterick - Published in Five Writers, 1974
Box: 10 Folder: 1
Olson, for George Butterick, 1974
Box: 10 Folder: 2
Poem - Miss Monroe... Ziesing Brothers Book Emporium bookmark
Box: 10 Folder: 3
Prayer for the First of Spring - Zeising Brothers Book Emporium bookmark
Box: 10 Folder: 4
Revelations
Box: 10 Folder: 5
Secret Agent
Box: 10 Folder: 6
Shared Shelter
Box: 10 Folder: 7
Slow Dance
Box: 10 Folder: 8
The Sorrows of K
Box: 10 Folder: 9
Surviving AIDS, Update newspaper, 1987
Oversize: FB-009 Folder: 1
Surviving AIDS - Newspaper, 1987
Box: 10 Folder: 10
Take the stranger..
Box: 10 Folder: 11
They Lie in Bed
Box: 10 Folder: 12
The Things we Do for Love, 1977
Box: 10 Folder: 13
Three Priests
Box: 10 Folder: 14
To a Slow Music
Box: 10 Folder: 15
Two Poems by Alex Smith, 1987
Box: 10 Folder: 16
A Woman Speaks
Box: 10 Folder: 17-18
Woman With Filet of Fish - 15th annual Wallace Stevens Program. Smith won first prize with this poem, 1978

Unpublished Poetry Collections, etc.

Box: 10 Folder: 19
Correspondence - rejects and tries, 1977 - 1987
Box: 10 Folder: 20-21
Ideas for stories
Box: 10 Folder: 22
Lists of University of Connecticut poems, 1973 - 1974
Box: 10 Folder: 23
Miscellaneous lists of Smith's poems
Box: 10 Folder: 24
21 Poems, 1970 - 1973
Box: 10 Folder: 25
Album of Sentiments, 1968 - 1969
Box: 10 Folder: 26
Answer Book, 1979 - 1980
Box: 10 Folder: 27
Arguments for the Defense
Box: 10 Folder: 28-29
As You Were and Other Songs, 1973 - 1975
Box: 10 Folder: 30
The Bird and the Bear
Box: 11 Folder: 1
Bits sketch book
Box: 11 Folder: 2
Elective Affinities, 1973 - 1978
Box: 11 Folder: 3
Enigma Variations, 1978 - 1979
Box: 11 Folder: 4-5
The Erasurehead Shakespeare - Entire manuscript, 1983
Box: 11 Folder: 6
The Erasurehead Shakespeare, Snets, 1982
Box: 11 Folder: 7
First Loves
Box: 11 Folder: 8
First Poems When I Was Young Enough to Write, 1963 - 1965
Box: 11 Folder: 9
Four Poems From the French, 1974
Box: 11 Folder: 10-11
The Four Seasons, 1983 - 1987
Box: 11 Folder: 12
The French Poetry, 1971
Box: 11 Folder: 13
From the Journals of Lucky Pierre
Box: 11 Folder: 14
From Vladimar Mayakovsky, 1972
Box: 11 Folder: 15
Generation, 1985
Box: 11 Folder: 16
Harmony, 1974
Box: 11 Folder: 17
The Image of a Hhhhheart, 1984
Box: 12 Folder: 1
Magic for an Old Hat, 1977
Box: 12 Folder: 2
My Moment, 1978
Box: 12 Folder: 3
The New Vernacular, 1974
Box: 12 Folder: 4
Poems
Box: 12 Folder: 23
Poems for the Eight Days in a Week, 1974

Folder of typewritten poems, with a dedication by Smith to Susan Bittker on the title page. The second portion of the folder contains photocopies of typed poems, with extensive annotations by Smith, addressed to Joan Joffe Hall. Donated to the Library by Bittker in 2013.

Box: 12 Folder: 5
Poems Without a Place or Mostly Shit, 1972
Box: 12 Folder: 6
San Diego, 1987
Schuyler bibliography
Box: 12 Folder: 7
Correspondence re: first printings of American authors
Box: 12 Folder: 8
Correspondence, general
Box: 12 Folder: 9
General materials
Box: 12 Folder: 10
A-E translations
Box: 12 Folder: 11
FPAA lists, etc
Box: 12 Folder: 12
Notes re: reviews on Schuyler
Box: 12 Folder: 13
The Secret, Five Poems, 1974
Box: 12 Folder: 14
Sentimental Obsessions, Selected California, 1970 - 1973
Box: 12 Folder: 15
Six Poems
Box: 12 Folder: 16
Stories and Sketches
Box: 12 Folder: 17
The Teacher, 1974
Box: 12 Folder: 18
Thirteen Poems for Wallace Stevens contest
Box: 12 Folder: 19
Three Letters
Box: 12 Folder: 20-21
Tokay, 1972
Box: 12 Folder: 22
You and I: Poems in California, 1970 - 1972
Box: 13 Folder: 1
Untitled writing, 1973
Box: 13 Folder: 2
Untitled writing
Box: 13 Folder: 3
Untitled writing, 1985
Box: 13 Folder: 4-5
Untitled - handwritten group of poems
Box: 13 Folder: 6
Untitled - The bus had..
Box: 13 Folder: 7
Untitled - Well, goodbye..

Drafts of Unpublished Poems

Box: 13 Folder: 8
1+1-1
Box: 13 Folder: 9
2 Poems
Box: 13 Folder: 10
2 Poems After the Egyptian
Box: 13 Folder: 11
2 Refrains
Box: 13 Folder: 12
5 Lines Before 7
Box: 13 Folder: 13
6 Days on the Road
Box: 13 Folder: 14
10-3
Box: 13 Folder: 15
18 in Motor City
Box: 13 Folder: 16
Above as Below
Box: 13 Folder: 17
The Accused Will Stand
Box: 13 Folder: 18
The actor said he never..
Box: 13 Folder: 19
Adam Laughed
Box: 13 Folder: 20
Acrobatics..
Box: 13 Folder: 21
Adolescence
Box: 13 Folder: 22
Advertisement, 1972
Box: 13 Folder: 23
Advice to a Friend
Box: 13 Folder: 24
Advice to a Poet
Box: 13 Folder: 25
After All and Before That
Box: 13 Folder: 26
After Catullus
Box: 13 Folder: 27
After Dinner
Box: 13 Folder: 28
After Image
Box: 13 Folder: 29
After LaForgue, for Elizabeth Bishop
Box: 13 Folder: 30
After Making Love
Box: 13 Folder: 31
After Mellarme
Box: 13 Folder: 32
After the Death of a Child, 1978
Box: 13 Folder: 33
After the Funeral
Box: 13 Folder: 34
After Translating from the Chinese or The Construction Worker
Box: 13 Folder: 35
After Verlaine
Box: 13 Folder: 36
After World War III
Box: 13 Folder: 37
The aging teachers chat..
Box: 13 Folder: 38
Alan's Hat
Box: 13 Folder: 39
Alex Smith Heard These, 1974
Box: 13 Folder: 40
All in One
Box: 13 Folder: 41
All night he dreams..
Box: 13 Folder: 42
All the books..
Box: 13 Folder: 43
All the News
Box: 13 Folder: 44
Almost 1 to 10
Box: 13 Folder: 45
Although his lilt's..., 1974
Box: 13 Folder: 46
Always for the First Time
Box: 13 Folder: 47
Always happy, debonair..
Box: 13 Folder: 48
Amarillo Variations
Box: 13 Folder: 49
American Gothic
Box: 13 Folder: 50
An American Story
Box: 13 Folder: 51
Amy and All, 1976
Box: 13 Folder: 52
Ancient History
Box: 13 Folder: 53
Ancient World, 1974
Box: 13 Folder: 54
And now awake..
Box: 13 Folder: 55
And the secretary..
Box: 13 Folder: 56
Andre Breton in Abysinia, 1973
Box: 13 Folder: 57
Anemones in an Round Frame
Box: 13 Folder: 58
The Answer Was No
Box: 13 Folder: 59
Apropos d'une Photo Sans Defauts
Box: 13 Folder: 60
Arguments for the Defense, 1973
Box: 13 Folder: 61
Arizonalized
Box: 13 Folder: 62
Arms and Feet
Box: 13 Folder: 63
Art in Heaven
Box: 13 Folder: 64
The Art of Drawing in a Cave
Box: 13 Folder: 65
The Art of Noise, 1973
Box: 13 Folder: 66
The Art of Standing in a Cave
Box: 13 Folder: 67
The Art of the Helmet
Box: 13 Folder: 68
As a hand..
Box: 13 Folder: 69
As I Drive to QVCC
Box: 13 Folder: 70
As I Grade Papers in November 1976
Box: 13 Folder: 71
As Is
Box: 13 Folder: 72
As she passed a..
Box: 13 Folder: 73
As the Ad Was Answered a Sloop Appeared
Box: 13 Folder: 74
As the Story Advances, His Slant Changes
Box: 13 Folder: 75
At Best
Box: 13 Folder: 76
At Diana's Pool
Box: 13 Folder: 77
At the age of..
Box: 13 Folder: 78
At the Chateau
Box: 13 Folder: 79
At the moment you are..., 1976
Box: 13 Folder: 80
At the Woman's Center
Box: 13 Folder: 81
Atonal
Box: 13 Folder: 82
Automatic Writing, 1977
Box: 13 Folder: 83
Autumn Sonatina
Box: 13 Folder: 84
Avoiding Action, 1974
Box: 13 Folder: 85
Away! he said..
Box: 13 Folder: 86
B Minor
Box: 13 Folder: 87
Ballad - I fell asleep..
Box: 13 Folder: 88
Ballad...Satan sits
Box: 13 Folder: 89
The Bathers
Box: 13 Folder: 90
Bearings
Box: 13 Folder: 91
Because he thinks..., 1977
Box: 13 Folder: 92
The Before I Say Goodbye
Box: 13 Folder: 93
Before the music..
Box: 14 Folder: 1
Behind Dark Glasses
Box: 14 Folder: 2
Being so intent to be..., 1974
Box: 14 Folder: 3
Bell Song for the Buddha
Box: 14 Folder: 4
Berta, for the bread..., 1976
Box: 14 Folder: 5
A big black sheep..
Box: 14 Folder: 6
Big Idea in a Small Space
Box: 14 Folder: 7
Birdsong
Box: 14 Folder: 8
Bits
Box: 14 Folder: 9
Blah, blah, blah, all..
Box: 14 Folder: 10
The Blossum
Box: 14 Folder: 11
Blue
Box: 14 Folder: 12
The blue bird brings..
Box: 14 Folder: 13
Both Sides Now
Box: 14 Folder: 14
The boy in red flannel..
Box: 14 Folder: 15
A boy surrounded..
Box: 14 Folder: 16
Boy With a Cock
Box: 14 Folder: 17
Bozoes With the Hots
Box: 14 Folder: 18
Brazilian Songs
Box: 14 Folder: 19
Breakfast Dishes
Box: 14 Folder: 20
The Brunt
Box: 14 Folder: 21
But don't forget..
Box: 14 Folder: 22
But What Is
Box: 14 Folder: 23
By the Old Mill Stream
Box: 14 Folder: 24
By the Rise of the Bank
Box: 14 Folder: 25
Cabaret
Box: 14 Folder: 26
Call them boys..
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Camera Obscura
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Car Wreck on the Highway
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Card to Michael Herko, 1976
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Catechism
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Cedar forests..
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Central Heating by Pierre Reverdy
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Certain people say..
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Certainly Not You
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Changes As Is
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Chinese Poems
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Chino/Serie [?]
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Circe
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The clock's arms..
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Codger
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Cold Greeting
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The cold woman..
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Command Perforamnce
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Common sense is..
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Composition, Two Birds
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Concealed weapon
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The Concourse at 11:25 A.M
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Connecticut, 1973
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Connecticut Schicksalied
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Connective Tissues
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Correspondence, by Charles Boudelaire
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The Cougar
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Count of Ten
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Country LIfe
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A Couple in Housing Complex, 1977
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Cover
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Crackers wilt on..
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Crank Call
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Crasis
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Crazy Birds
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Crazy Lady, 1977
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Creme Yellow
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Crossroads Revery, 1976
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Curled up inside..
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Cut it out, Catullus..
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Day after day..
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Day and Night
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Dead Man At a Desk
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Deadline
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A Death in the Family
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Defying gravity..., 1975
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Deja Vu
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Demoralization
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Desert Music
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Design for a Monument
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A Desk of Obligations
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Determinations
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Diary of a Mad Housewife
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Divorcee
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Do what you came for..
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Do you want to be an angel?
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Does Europe's sunshine..
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Does my best friend..., 1973
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Does not think..
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Domestic Poetry, to David Kheridan
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Double Negative, 1974
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Down like water..
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Down the Road, Down the Road
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Down to dirty duds..
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Dramatization
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Dream
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Dry Stalks
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Dully rising..
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Ears
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Eau de Vie
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Either Orpheus died..
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Elegy
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Emotion is the most..
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The empty cage..
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Envoi
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Epitaph
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Euphonic Sounds, After Max Jacob
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Even if no one..
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Everyday Life at the Opera
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Exact in bitter verse..
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Excavation
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Excised Lives
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Explanations With Some Red
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The Eye Hung in Space
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The Eyes in Any Head of Mine
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The face behind..
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The face in the window..
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Fame: this thought..
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Fantasy Life
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Farewell dew, weeds..
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Fashions come..
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F.D
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Fear and Loathing in a Light Vein
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Fear and Loving at tthe Opera
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Fears Before Fall
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Few of us are..
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The final approach..
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First Day
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First Draft
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First he picks up..
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First Impressions
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The First Move
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First Supper
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First There
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Five Easy Pieces
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The Flat Broke Views
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The flesh of her..
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Flexing the hand..
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Fog and Salt
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Foolish heart, break..
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For a Writer
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For Another Time of Day, 1973
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For Benny's Birthday, 1972
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For Bill to Fly, 1973
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For Roberta
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For so long I assumed..
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For the Duration
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For the man of the..
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For the Time Being, 1977
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Forgive this long abuse..
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Forgotten Things
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The four high school..
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Franco Wasn't Shrewd
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Free Fall
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From an Alley
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From His Reluctant Lover
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Full contact with..
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Gavotte
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Generation
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Genius is in Question
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Get this, bitch..
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Getting to Know You
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The girl he never knew..., 1977
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Give and Take
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A Ghost Story
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Glitch
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Going from a place..
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Golden Moments
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Grammer of Motives
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A Great Ode from Antigone
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Green Parosol
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Grief is a despairing..
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The Growth of Snow, 1977
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Hands up
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A handsome gentleman..
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Happy with her..
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The Hardest Thing
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Have You Had Too Much to Drink?
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He basks in the sun.., 1974
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He came into the room..
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He could not bear..
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He is a scraggly..
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He looks ahead, still..
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He loved piece-meal..
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He pretends they are..
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He saw it in her soul..
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He Says, She Says
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He Signs a Yellow Greeting Card and Smokes a Menthol Cigarette
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He sweeps..
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He tried to jump..
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He walks in the gutter..
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He was trying..., 1976
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He waved a flag..
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The heart, what's..
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Henry Spaeth in Willimantic
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Her Dress, 1976
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Her housework done..
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Her laughter among the craggy..
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Her Nature
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Her poem mocks..
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Her precise views..., 1977
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Here Goes, for Bob Harris
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Hermaphrodite for Colette
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The Hero of New York
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Hi Christie..
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Hidden in a flock..
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A Hinge
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The History of Art it the History of a Lonely People
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Holding Pattern
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Holly
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Home Movie
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Homo Homini Lupus
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Honey, she said..
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Hornbook
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How I work as a Poet, 1973 - 1974
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How shall I love..
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How to Act
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How to march..
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How to Teach Creative Writing
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How You May Feel, for Mike Rumaker, 1975 - 1975
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An Humid Air
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Hurt Mended
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Hymn for the Sun, 1973
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I a crazy man in bed..
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I am done with..
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I am the gay boy..
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I am the wife..
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I can't keep my..
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I can't pay attention..
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I could have been..
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I couldn't bear..
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I don't know if..
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I have never lived..
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I have spent much..
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I loved her at least..
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I read the manuscript..., 1976
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I went to Maine
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I thought, just keep..