Alex Smith Papers, 1963 - 1987 (MSS 70)

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

Papers of Alex Smith (1948-1987), 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 newspaper - 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 Abyssinia, 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 Blossom
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..
Box 14 Folder 27
Camera Obscura
Box 14 Folder 28
Car Wreck on the Highway
Box 14 Folder 29
Card to Michael Herko, 1976
Box 14 Folder 30
Catechism
Box 14 Folder 31
Cedar forests..
Box 14 Folder 32
Central Heating by Pierre Reverdy
Box 14 Folder 33
Certain people say..
Box 14 Folder 34
Certainly Not You
Box 14 Folder 35
Changes As Is
Box 14 Folder 36
Chinese Poems
Box 14 Folder 37
Chino/Serie [?]
Box 14 Folder 38
Circe
Box 14 Folder 39
The clock's arms..
Box 14 Folder 40
Codger
Box 14 Folder 41
Cold Greeting
Box 14 Folder 42
The cold woman..
Box 14 Folder 43
Command Performance
Box 14 Folder 44
Common sense is..
Box 14 Folder 45
Composition, Two Birds
Box 14 Folder 46
Concealed weapon
Box 14 Folder 47
The Concourse at 11:25 A.M
Box 14 Folder 48
Connecticut, 1973
Box 14 Folder 49
Connecticut Schicksalied
Box 14 Folder 50
Connective Tissues
Box 14 Folder 51
Correspondence, by Charles Boudelaire
Box 14 Folder 52
The Cougar
Box 14 Folder 53
Count of Ten
Box 14 Folder 54
Country Life
Box 14 Folder 55
A Couple in Housing Complex, 1977
Box 14 Folder 56
Cover
Box 14 Folder 57
Crackers wilt on..
Box 14 Folder 58
Crank Call
Box 14 Folder 59
Crasis
Box 14 Folder 60
Crazy Birds
Box 14 Folder 61
Crazy Lady, 1977
Box 14 Folder 62
Creme Yellow
Box 14 Folder 63
Crossroads Revery, 1976
Box 14 Folder 64
Curled up inside..
Box 14 Folder 65
Cut it out, Catullus..
Box 14 Folder 66
Day after day..
Box 14 Folder 67
Day and Night
Box 14 Folder 68
Dead Man At a Desk
Box 14 Folder 69
Deadline
Box 14 Folder 70
A Death in the Family
Box 14 Folder 71
Defying gravity..., 1975
Box 14 Folder 72
Deja Vu
Box 14 Folder 73
Demoralization
Box 14 Folder 74
Desert Music
Box 14 Folder 75
Design for a Monument
Box 14 Folder 76
A Desk of Obligations
Box 14 Folder 77
Determinations
Box 14 Folder 78
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 the 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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Grammar of Motives
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A Great Ode from Antigone
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Green Parasol
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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..