Ron Silliman Papers, 1965-1988 (MSS 0075)

Restrictions: A letter of recommendation in Box 5, folder 2 is restricted. Correspondence with Douglas Messerli in Box 12, folder 20 may not be quoted or published without prior written permission from Ron Silliman.

Extent: 10.4 Linear feet (26 archives boxes)

Papers of Ron Silliman, American writer and editor. Silliman has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area most of his life and is associated with the Language school of contemporary writers. He edited the anthology In The American Tree, published in 1986. The papers include extensive correspondence with many prominent contemporary writers, including Rae Armantrout, Charles Bernstein, Michael Davidson, Lyn Hejinian, Douglas Messerli, John Taggart, and Hanna Weiner. Also included are drafts of Silliman's published works, notebooks, and materials relating to In the American Tree. The collection is divided into five series: 1) ORIGINAL FINDING AID, 2) CORRESPONDENCE, 3) WRITINGS, 4) IN THE AMERICAN TREE and 5) ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES.

Ron Silliman was born in Pasco, Washington, in 1946. Raised north of Berkeley in Albany, California, Silliman has spent most of his life in the San Francisco Bay Area. He attended Merritt College in Oakland, San Francisco State University, and the University of California, Berkeley.

Silliman has long been associated with the Language poets. This group of poets dates, according to Silliman, from the 1971 issue of This. Controversies over Language writing have been reflected in many influential journals of contemporary writing. Although the designation "Language writer" is applied to a disparate group and is considered a misnomer by some of them, most Language writers agree that conventions of language structure everyday experience; and most mistrust what they consider the unacknowledged metaphysical assumptions of the New American poetics. Typically, Language writing redresses the illusions that words signify separately constituted things and concepts and that grammar discloses relations among them. Instead, Language is thought constitutive of that which it signifies and governs, through grammar, the relations which order things.

Ron Silliman's publications include Moon in the 7th House (Gunrunner Press, 1968), Crow (Ithaca House, 1971), Mohawk (Doones Press, 1973), NOX (Burning Deck, 1974), Ketjak (This, 1978), Sitting Up, Standing, Taking Steps (Tuumba Press, 1978), Legend (L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E/Segue, 1980), Tjanting (The Figures, 1981), Bart (Potes & Poets Press, 1982), ABC (Tuumba Press, 1983), Paradise (Burning Deck, 1985), The Age of Huts (Roof, 1986), The New Sentence (Roof, 1987), Lit (Potes & Poets Press, 1987), and What (The Figures, 1988). He was the editor of the influential anthology In the American Tree (The National Poetry Foundation, 1986), and currently he is the editor of Socialist Review.

The Ron Silliman papers contain collected correspondence and writings related to Silliman's career as a writer. The materials cover a range from the mid-1960s to 1988, excluding his most recent publication WHAT (1988). The collection is divided into five series: 1) ORIGINAL FINDING AID, 2) CORRESPONDENCE, 3) WRITINGS, 4) IN THE AMERICAN TREE and 5) ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES.

SERIES 1) ORIGINAL FINDING AID: Produced in 1986 by Ron Silliman in preparation for the sale of his papers. Located at the beginning of the collection, this guide provides details and annotations not found in the present container list. The current arrangement of the papers follows closely Silliman's original organization.

SERIES 2) CORRESPONDENCE: Letters received by Silliman over a period of more than twenty years. Among the major correspondents are Bruce Andrews, Rae Armantrout, Barbara Baracks, Charles Bernstein, Michael Davidson, Alan Davies, Ray DiPalma, Larry Eigner, Jack Foley, David Gitin, Robert Grenier, Lyn Hejinian, Doug Messerli, John Taggart, and Hannah Weiner. The letters are arranged alphabetically by correspondent, then chronologically. Any undated materials have been placed at the beginning of each folder, while writings of individuals follow at the end. Some carbon copies exist of Silliman's outgoing correspondence beginning in the early 1980s.

The collection originally contained two large folders of unarranged letters. These have been organized alphabetically into "miscellaneous" folders and placed at the beginning of each alphabet letter series. In cases in which Silliman had already created folders for letters of the alphabet (e.g., "J - Misc."), other letters were simply added to them. Generally, the miscellaneous materials represent brief exchanges -- often acceptance or rejection letters from publishers. Letters which lacked a surname were placed in the folders marked "unidentified correspondents."

Absent from the CORRESPONDENCE series are materials created during the development and production of the anthology In the American Tree. Correspondence with contributing authors and prospective publishers forms a separate series entitled IN THE AMERICAN TREE.

SERIES 3) WRITINGS. Arranged in four subseries: A) Typescripts, B) Early Poems, C) Notebooks, and D) Critical Works and Prose.

A) Typescripts: Arranged chronologically, in their original order. While some folders contain complete works, such as The Age of Huts, Ketjak, and Tjanting, most gather individual poems. Also included in this subseries are the texts for Silliman's early publications; Crow, Nox, and Mohawk. "Typescripts" are the "correct" copies of the majority of Ron Silliman's texts with the exception of THE ALPHABET and some of the poems in the "Early Poems" subseries. The original manuscript/typescript of In the American Tree has been removed to the series of that title.

B) Early Poems: A number of poems not included in the "Typescripts" subseries. Their organization is chronological and the groupings reflect Silliman's original ordering.

C) Notebooks: Manuscript versions of many works. In some cases, a single notebook contains a single text, while others contain several texts, collected poems, false starts, or the accumulated writing from a particular time period. The notebooks are organized alphabetically by the title which Silliman assigned to each.

D) Critical Works and Prose: Includes THE NEW SENTENCE, a collection of critical essays begun in 1977 which explores the role of poetics and its relationship to society. Many of these essays began as talks. The organization of THE NEW SENTENCE materials follows the order of the book's table of contents, and includes correspondence between Silliman and David Sternbach concerning the development of the text. Also included in the "Critical Works" subseries are Tom Beckett's interview with Ron Silliman for the publication The Difficulties, a collection of Silliman's book reviews alphabetized by author, an audio piece entitled "A.M.", and several examples of political prose.

SERIES 4) IN THE AMERICAN TREE: Both the original manuscript of the anthology, a combination of typescript and photocopy, and correspondence with the contributing authors. Also included are letters to prospective publishers and drafts of accompanying texts, such as the table of contents. Correspondence with Douglas Messerli in this series may not be quoted or published without written permission from Ron Silliman.

SERIES 5) ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES: Brittle and high-acid content materials have been photocopied onto acid-free paper. The copies have been substituted and the originals have been placed in series order.

Container List

ORIGINAL FINDING AID

Box: 1 Folder: 1
Original Finding Aid by Silliman

CORRESPONDENCE

Box: 1 Folder: 2
Unidentified correspondents
Box: 1 Folder: 3
Unidentified correspondents
Box: 1 Folder: 4
A-miscellaneous
Box: 1 Folder: 5
Abbott, Steve, 1979 - 1980
Box: 1 Folder: 6
Acker, Kathy (TBT), 1974 - 1975
Box: 1 Folder: 7
Ahern, Tom, 1972 - 1977
Box: 1 Folder: 8
Alexander, Charles, 1983 - 1985
Box: 1 Folder: 9
Alexander, D., 1969 - 1969
Box: 1 Folder: 10
Alpert, Barry, 1972 - 1977
Box: 1 Folder: 11
Amnasan, Michael
Box: 1 Folder: 12
Andrews, Bruce, 1971 - 1986
Box: 1 Folder: 13
Andrews, Bruce, 1971 - 1986
Box: 2 Folder: 1
Andrews, Bruce - Miscellaneous enclosed writings
Box: 2 Folder: 2
Andrews, Bruce - Miscellaneous enclosed writings
Box: 2 Folder: 3
Antin, David, 1974 - 1978
Box: 2 Folder: 4
Anton, Antole, 1982 - 1982
Box: 2 Folder: 5
Armantrout, Rae - Writings
Box: 26 Folder: 23-25
Armantrout, Rae, ca. 1970-1980, and undated
Box: 2 Folder: 6
Ashbery, John, 1974 - 1985
Box: 2 Folder: 7
Astle, Richard, 1973 - 1984
Box: 2 Folder: 8
B-miscellaneous
Box: 2 Folder: 9
Baily, Harvey, 1968 - 1968
Box: 2 Folder: 10
Balsmeyer, Jeff, 1977 - 1980
Box: 2 Folder: 11
Baracks, Barbara, 1972 - 1976
Box: 2 Folder: 12
Barich, Bill, 1986 - 1986
Box: 2 Folder: 13
Barone, Dennis, 1980 - 1981
Box: 2 Folder: 14
Bartlett, Lee, 1984 - 1986
Box: 3 Folder: 1
Beckett, Tom, 1980 - 1986
Box: 3 Folder: 2
Beckett, Tom, 1980 - 1986
Box: 3 Folder: 3
Benedetti, David, 1982 - 1982
Box: 3 Folder: 4
Bennett, John M., 1976 - 1981
Box: 3 Folder: 5
Benson, Andy, 1982 - 1982
Box: 3 Folder: 6
Benson, Steve, 1979 - 1986
Box: 3 Folder: 7
Bergland, Brita, 1983 - 1985
Box: 3 Folder: 8
Berkson, Bill, 1974 - 1983
Box: 3 Folder: 9
Bernheimer, Alan, 1981 - 1982
Box: 3 Folder: 10
Bernstein, Charles
Box: 3 Folder: 11
Bernstein, Charles
Box: 3 Folder: 12
Bernstein, Charles
Box: 3 Folder: 13
Bernstein, Charles
Box: 3 Folder: 14
Bernstein, Charles
Box: 3 Folder: 15
Bernstein, Charles
Box: 3 Folder: 16
Bernstein, Lisa, 1980 - 1986
Box: 3 Folder: 17
Berssenbrugge, Mei-Mei, 1986 - 1986
Box: 3 Folder: 18
Bertolino, James, 1975 - 1976
Box: 3 Folder: 19
Blaser, Robin, 1969 - 1969
Box: 3 Folder: 20
Blazek, Doug, 1969 - 1970
Box: 3 Folder: 21
Bly, Robert, 1966 - 1966
Box: 4 Folder: 1
Broone, Bruce, 1979 - 1979
Box: 4 Folder: 2
Borneman, Bill, 1981 - 1982
Box: 4 Folder: 3
Brannen, Jon, 1974 - 1975
Box: 4 Folder: 4
Bromige, David, 1969 - 1985
Box: 4 Folder: 5
Bromige, David, 1969 - 1985
Box: 4 Folder: 6
Browne, Colin, 1984 - 1986
Box: 4 Folder: 7
Bruchac, Joseph, 1986 - 1986
Box: 4 Folder: 8
Bukowski, Charles, 1966 - 1967
Box: 4 Folder: 9
Burns, Gerald, 1973 - 1980
Box: 4 Folder: 10
Byrd, Don, 1975 - 1983
Box: 4 Folder: 11
C-miscellaneous
Box: 4 Folder: 12
Carravetta, Peter, 1983 - 1984
Box: 4 Folder: 13
Castells, Manuel, 1983 - 1983
Box: 4 Folder: 14
Cheney, Don, 1982 - 1985
Box: 4 Folder: 15
Chester, Laura
Box: 4 Folder: 16
Chibeau, Ed, 1983 - 1983
Box: 4 Folder: 17
Child, Abigail, 1977 - 1984
Box: 4 Folder: 18
Clark, Tom
Box: 4 Folder: 19
Cohen, Robert David, 1968 - 1969
Box: 4 Folder: 20
Collins, Jess
Box: 4 Folder: 21
Collum, Jack, 1975 - 1976
Box: 4 Folder: 22
Coolidge, Clark, 1985 - 1985
Box: 4 Folder: 23
Cooper, Dennis
Box: 4 Folder: 24
Corbett, Bill, 1974 - 1980
Box: 4 Folder: 25
Corman, Cid, 1969 - 1985
Box: 4 Folder: 26
Cox, Barry, 1982 - 1983
Box: 4 Folder: 27
Creeley, Robert, 1973 - 1985
Box: 4 Folder: 28
Cuddihy, Michael
Box: 4 Folder: 29
D-miscellaneous
Box: 4 Folder: 30
Dahlen, Beverly, 1980 - 1985
Box: 5 Folder: 1
Darragh, Tina
Box: 5 Folder: 2
Davidson, Michael, 1975 - 1986
Box: 5 Folder: 3
Davies, Alan, 1975 - 1985
Box: 5 Folder: 4
Davies, Alan, 1975 - 1985
Box: 5 Folder: 5
Davies, Alan, 1975 - 1985
Box: 5 Folder: 6
Dawson, Fielding, 1975 - 1975
Box: 5 Folder: 7
Day, Jean, 1982 - 1984
Box: 5 Folder: 8
DeJasu, Lee, 1972 - 1981
Box: 5 Folder: 9
Dewdney, Christopher, 1977 - 1977
Box: 5 Folder: 10
DiManno, Yves, 1983 - 1983
Box: 5 Folder: 11
DiPalma, Ray, 1971 - 1986
Box: 5 Folder: 12
DiPalma, Ray, 1971 - 1986
Box: 6 Folder: 1
DiPalma, Ray - Miscellaneous enclosed writings
Box: 6 Folder: 2
DiPalma, Ray - Miscellaneous enclosed writings
Box: 6 Folder: 3
DiPalma, Ray - Miscellaneous enclosed writings
Box: 6 Folder: 4
DiPalma, Ray - Miscellaneous enclosed writings
Box: 6 Folder: 5
Doyle, Mike, 1970 - 1974
Box: 6 Folder: 6
Dreyer, Lynne, 1975 - 1984
Box: 6 Folder: 7
Drucker, Johanna
Box: 6 Folder: 8
Duckworth, William, 1982 - 1982
Box: 6 Folder: 9
Duehr, Gary, 1983 - 1983
Box: 6 Folder: 10
Duerden, Richard, 1969 - 1969
Box: 6 Folder: 11
Duncan, Carol, 1983 - 1983
Box: 6 Folder: 12
DuPlessis, Rachel Blau, 1981 - 1986
Box: 6 Folder: 13
Dybek, Stuart, 1973 - 1974
Box: 6 Folder: 14
E-miscellaneous
Box: 6 Folder: 15
Eigner, Larry, 1971 - 1986
Box: 7 Folder: 1
Enslin, Ted, 1971 - 1978
Box: 7 Folder: 2
Eshleman, Clayton, 1968 - 1986
Box: 7 Folder: 3
Estrin, Jerry, 1981 - 1986
Box: 7 Folder: 4
Evans, George, 1984 - 1987
Box: 7 Folder: 5
F-miscellaneous
Box: 7 Folder: 6
Fagin, Larry, 1977 - 1977
Box: 7 Folder: 7
Faust, Seymour, 1971 - 1972
Box: 7 Folder: 8
Faville, Curtis, 1972 - 1985
Box: 7 Folder: 9
Fawcett, Brian, 1973 - 1978
Box: 7 Folder: 10
Federman, Raymond (THE AMERICAN BOOK REVIEW), 1981 - 1981
Box: 7 Folder: 11
Feldman, Laura, 1983 - 1984
Box: 7 Folder: 12
Fischer, Norman, 1978 - 1985
Box: 7 Folder: 13
Ficher, Tom, 1977 - 1985
Box: 7 Folder: 14
Fisher, Allen, 1986 - 1986
Box: 7 Folder: 15
Fixel, Lawrence, 1983 - 1983
Box: 7 Folder: 16
Foley, Jack, 1972 - 1986
Box: 7 Folder: 17
Foley, Jack, 1972 - 1986
Box: 7 Folder: 18
Foley Jack, 1972 - 1986
Box: 7 Folder: 19
Fraccaro, Steven, 1978 - 1978
Box: 7 Folder: 20
Fraser, Kathleen, 1981 - 1982
Box: 7 Folder: 21
Fredman, Steve, 1982 - 1982
Box: 7 Folder: 22
Freilicher, Mel
Box: 8 Folder: 1
Friedlander, Ben, 1984 - 1985
Box: 8 Folder: 2
Friedman, Ed, 1977 - 1977
Box: 8 Folder: 3
Frym, Gloria, 1982 - 1982
Box: 8 Folder: 4
Fyman, Cliff, 1984 - 1984
Box: 8 Folder: 5
G-miscellaneous
Box: 8 Folder: 6
Gaburo, Kenneth, 1982 - 1982
Box: 8 Folder: 7
Gangel, Sue, 1982 - 1982
Box: 8 Folder: 8
Ganick, Peter, 1980 - 1986
Box: 8 Folder: 9
Gay, Michel, 1985 - 1986
Box: 8 Folder: 10
Gibson, Morgan, 1967 - 1970
Box: 8 Folder: 11
Gilbert, Jack
Box: 8 Folder: 12
Gilfillan, Marril
Box: 8 Folder: 13
Ginsberg, Allen, 1965 - 1965
Box: 8 Folder: 14
Gitin, David, 1971 - 1981
Box: 8 Folder: 15
Gitin, Maria, 1980 - 1984
Box: 8 Folder: 16
Glass, Fred, 1980 - 1985
Box: 8 Folder: 17
Glass, Jesse, 1983 - 1983
Box: 8 Folder: 18
Gleeson, Ann (The Marin Poetry Center), 1983 - 1983
Box: 8 Folder: 19
Glassgold, Peter (NEW DIRECTIONS), 1986 - 1986
Box: 8 Folder: 20
Gluck, Bob, 1979 - 1984
Box: 8 Folder: 21
Golding, Alan, 1986 - 1987
Box: 8 Folder: 22
Gordon, Peter, 1975 - 1975
Box: 8 Folder: 23
Gorham, John
Box: 8 Folder: 24
Gottlieb, Michael, 1977 - 1985
Box: 8 Folder: 25
Gray, Darrell, 1974 - 1977
Box: 8 Folder: 26
Greene, Tinker
Box: 8 Folder: 27
Greenwald, Ted, 1977 - 1982
Box: 8 Folder: 28
Grenier, Robert, 1970 - 1985
Box: 9 Folder: 1
Grossinger, Richard, 1975 - 1975
Box: 9 Folder: 2
Gurnis, Peter, 1978 - 1986
Box: 9 Folder: 3
H-miscellaneous
Box: 9 Folder: 4
Hagedorn, Jessica, 1986 - 1986
Box: 9 Folder: 5
Haining, Jim, 1972 - 1980
Box: 9 Folder: 6
Hall, Donal, 1980 - 1984
Box: 9 Folder: 7
Harryman, Carla, 1982 - 1982
Box: 9 Folder: 8
Hartley, George, 1986 - 1986
Box: 9 Folder: 9
Hartman, Anna, 1979 - 1986
Box: 9 Folder: 10
Hartz, Jim, 1980 - 1986
Box: 9 Folder: 11
Harwood, Lee, 1984 - 1984
Box: 9 Folder: 12
Hass, Robert, 1982 - 1984
Box: 9 Folder: 13
Hartlen, Burt, 1980 - 1984
Box: 9 Folder: 14
Hejinian, Lyn, 1976 - 1986
Box: 9 Folder: 15
Henkin, Bill, 1982 - 1982
Box: 9 Folder: 16
Hickman, Leland, 1982 - 1986
Box: 9 Folder: 17
Higgins, Dick, 1977 - 1984
Box: 9 Folder: 18
Higgs, Kimball, 1982 - 1982
Box: 9 Folder: 19
Hirschman, Jack
Box: 9 Folder: 20
Hocquard, Emmanuel, 1985 - 1985
Box: 9 Folder: 21
Hollo, Anselm, 1980 - 1980
Box: 9 Folder: 22
Hoogstraten, Harry, 1981 - 1981
Box: 9 Folder: 23
Hoover, Paul, 1973 - 1986
Box: 9 Folder: 24
Hoover, Russell (AMERICAN BOOK REVIEW), 1983 - 1984
Box: 9 Folder: 25
Hough, Lindy, 1969 - 1969
Box: 9 Folder: 26
Howe, Fanny, 1981 - 1985
Box: 9 Folder: 27
Howe, Susan, 1985 - 1985
Box: 9 Folder: 28
Hudspith, Vicki, 1978 - 1983
Box: 9 Folder: 29
Hunt, Erica, 1985 - 1985
Box: 9 Folder: 30
I-miscellaneous, 1930 - 1930
Box: 9 Folder: 31
Inman, Peter
Box: 9 Folder: 32
Irby, Kenneth, 1968 - 1983
Box: 9 Folder: 33
J-miscellaneous
Box: 9 Folder: 34
Jameson, Fredric, 1981 - 1984
Box: 9 Folder: 35
Jenkins, Len
Box: 10 Folder: 1
Jewett, Mancy
Box: 10 Folder: 2
Johnson, Ron, 1972 - 1972
Box: 10 Folder: 3
Junker, Howard, 1985 - 1986
Box: 10 Folder: 4
K-miscellaneous
Box: 10 Folder: 5
Kabza, Tod, 1974 - 1977
Box: 10 Folder: 6
Kahn, Paul, 1975 - 1980
Box: 10 Folder: 7
Kaplan, Ed, 1983 - 1983
Box: 10 Folder: 8
Keim, William
Box: 10 Folder: 9
Kelly, Robert, 1968 - 1971
Box: 10 Folder: 10
Kessler, Stephen (Alcatraz Editions), 1981 - 1981
Box: 10 Folder: 11
Koch, Kenneth, 1985 - 1985
Box: 10 Folder: 12
Kolokithas, Dawn, 1980 - 1986
Box: 10 Folder: 13
Korzeniowsky, Carole, 1977 - 1977
Box: 10 Folder: 14
Koshel, Ann, 1983 - 1983
Box: 10 Folder: 15
Kostelanetz, Richard, 1972 - 1980
Box: 10 Folder: 16
Kyger, Joanne
Box: 10 Folder: 17
L-miscellaneous
Box: 10 Folder: 18
La Charity, Ralph, 1977 - 1982
Box: 10 Folder: 19
La Polla, Franco, 1983 - 1983
Box: 10 Folder: 20
Lally, Michael, 1972 - 1983
Box: 10 Folder: 21
Lance, Jeanne, 1981 - 1986
Box: 10 Folder: 22
Lansing, Gerrit, 1980 - 1980
Box: 10 Folder: 23
LaPalma, Marina, 1982 - 1982
Box: 10 Folder: 24
Laufer, Susan, 1979 - 1979
Box: 10 Folder: 25
Lauzen, Sarah, 1983 - 1984
Box: 10 Folder: 26
LaVoie, Stephen, 1974 - 1985
Box: 10 Folder: 27
Lazarchuk, Michael-Sean
Box: 10 Folder: 28
Lazer, Hank, 1985 - 1985
Box: 10 Folder: 29
Learn, Beth, 1975 - 1975
Box: 10 Folder: 30
Leary, Bruce
Box: 10 Folder: 31
Lee, David
Box: 11 Folder: 1
Lenhart, Gary, 1980 - 1980
Box: 11 Folder: 2
Levertov, Denise, 1971 - 1971
Box: 11 Folder: 3
Levine, Steve, 1984 - 1984
Box: 11 Folder: 4
Levy, Andrew, 1984 - 1986
Box: 11 Folder: 5
Lewis, Joel, 1981 - 1985
Box: 11 Folder: 6
Liddy, Jim, 1967 - 1967
Box: 11 Folder: 7
Lischka, Gerhard Johann, 1984 - 1984
Box: 11 Folder: 8
Lonidier, Lynn, 1969 - 1969
Box: 11 Folder: 9
Lorenzo, Rafael, 1982 - 1982
Box: 11 Folder: 10
Lourie, Ivan, 1966 - 1981
Box: 11 Folder: 11
Lourie, Ivan, 1966 - 1981
Box: 11 Folder: 12
Lovedahl, Cecil, 1975 - 1976
Box: 11 Folder: 13
Lowenfels, Walter (DIALOG), 1966 - 1967
Box: 11 Folder: 14
Luoma, Bill, 1982 - 1985
Box: 11 Folder: 15
M-miscellaneous
Box: 11 Folder: 16
MacAdams, Lewis, 1980 - 1980
Box: 11 Folder: 17
Mac Low, Jackson, 1974 - 1985
Box: 11 Folder: 18
Malone, Kirby, 1977 - 1983
Box: 11 Folder: 19
Mandel, Tom
Box: 11 Folder: 20
Marcus, Morton, 1969 - 1969
Box: 11 Folder: 21
Mariah, Paul (MAN-ROOT), 1971 - 1973
Box: 11 Folder: 22
Marlatt, Daphne, 1965 - 1965
Box: 12 Folder: 1
Marron, John, 1974 - 1986
Box: 12 Folder: 2
Marshall, Tom, 1982 - 1983
Box: 12 Folder: 3
Mason, John, 1982 - 1984
Box: 12 Folder: 4
Matson, Clive, 1980 - 1980
Box: 12 Folder: 5
Mattingly, George
Box: 12 Folder: 6
Mayer, Bernadette, 1983 - 1984
Box: 12 Folder: 7
Mayer, Bill
Box: 12 Folder: 8
McAleavey, David, 1970 - 1985
Box: 12 Folder: 9
McBride, John
Box: 12 Folder: 10
McCaffery, Steve, 1976 - 1985
Box: 12 Folder: 11
McClure, Michael, 1977 - 1977
Box: 12 Folder: 12
McCurry, Jim, 1975 - 1976
Box: 12 Folder: 13
McDonell, Dan, 1980 - 1980
Box: 12 Folder: 14
McGann, Jerome, 1985 - 1986
Box: 12 Folder: 15
McInerney, Brian, 1971 - 1972
Box: 12 Folder: 16
McPherson, Bruce, 1978 - 1982
Box: 12 Folder: 17
Melnick, David, 1972 - 1983
Box: 12 Folder: 18
Meltzer, David
Box: 12 Folder: 19
Menard, Andrew, 1976 - 1976
Box: 12 Folder: 20
Messerli, Douglas
Box: 12 Folder: 21
Metcalf, Paul, 1975 - 1982
Box: 12 Folder: 22
Meyer, Tom, 1968 - 1972
Box: 12 Folder: 23
Mohr, Bill, 1981 - 1983
Box: 12 Folder: 24
Montag, Tom (MARGINS), 1976 - 1976
Box: 13 Folder: 1
Moromarco, Fred, 1986 - 1986
Box: 13 Folder: 2
Moriarty, Laura, 1987 - 1987
Box: 13 Folder: 3
Morice, Dave, 1971 - 1980
Box: 13 Folder: 4
Moritz, Al, 1976 - 1976
Box: 13 Folder: 5
Moritz, John, 1983 - 1983
Box: 13 Folder: 6
Morrow, Bradford (CONJUNCTIONS), 1982 - 1986
Box: 13 Folder: 7
Mosher, Mike, 1985 - 1985
Box: 13 Folder: 8
Mullis, DeLys, 1983 - 1983
Box: 13 Folder: 9
Myles, Eileen
Box: 13 Folder: 10
N-miscellaneous
Box: 13 Folder: 11
Nameroff, Rochelle, 1979 - 1981
Box: 13 Folder: 12
Nations, Opal
Box: 13 Folder: 13
Nayer, Louise
Box: 13 Folder: 14
Nolan, Pat, 1983 - 1983
Box: 13 Folder: 15
O-miscellaneous
Box: 13 Folder: 16
OPEN LETTER (Frank Davey, bp Nichol), 1986 - 1986
Box: 13 Folder: 17
Oppen, Mary, 1986 - 1986
Box: 13 Folder: 18
Ott, Gil, 1978 - 1986
Box: 13 Folder: 19
P-miscellaneous
Box: 13 Folder: 20
Padgett, Ron, 1975 - 1982
Box: 13 Folder: 21
Palmer, Michael, 1972 - 1985
Box: 13 Folder: 22
Parlatore, Anselm (BLUEFISH), 1975 - 1984
Box: 13 Folder: 23
Patler, Louis, 1979 - 1982
Box: 13 Folder: 24
Patterson, Ian, 1984 - 1984
Box: 13 Folder: 25
Pearson, Ted, 1978 - 1978
Box: 13 Folder: 26
Perelman, Bob, 1976 - 1984
Box: 13 Folder: 27
Phillips, Dennis, 1981 - 1982
Box: 13 Folder: 28
Perloff, Marjorie, 1984 - 1986
Box: 13 Folder: 29
Perrin, Byron, 1983 - 1983
Box: 13 Folder: 30
Perry, David, 1967 - 1970
Box: 13 Folder: 31
Peters, Robert
Box: 13 Folder: 32
Phillips, Frances, 1986 - 1986
Box: 13 Folder: 33
Piombino, Nick, 1978 - 1985
Box: 13 Folder: 34
Piper, Paul
Box: 13 Folder: 35
Plotke, David
Box: 13 Folder: 36
Preston, Jim, 1971 - 1984
Box: 13 Folder: 37
Price, Larry
Box: 13 Folder: 38
Q-miscellaneous
Box: 13 Folder: 39
Quartermain, Peter & Meredith, 1985 - 1985
Box: 13 Folder: 40
Quasha, George, 1969 - 1971
Box: 14 Folder: 1
R-miscellaneous
Box: 14 Folder: 2
Rafferty, Pierce, 1985 - 1985
Box: 14 Folder: 3
Randall, Margaret, 1968 - 1969
Box: 14 Folder: 4
Rapaport, Herman, 1986 - 1986
Box: 14 Folder: 5
Raphael, Dan, 1985 - 1985
Box: 14 Folder: 6
Rasula, Jed, 1979 - 1981
Box: 14 Folder: 7
Ratcliffe, Stephen, 1983 - 1984
Box: 14 Folder: 8
Ratner, Rochelle (THE AMERICAN BOOK REVIEW), 1980 - 1986
Box: 14 Folder: 9
Raworth, Tom, 1974 - 1979
Box: 14 Folder: 10
Reeve, Marshall, 1980 - 1981
Box: 14 Folder: 11
Reich, Steve, 1975 - 1975
Box: 14 Folder: 12
Retallack, Joan
Box: 14 Folder: 13
Roberts, Steve, 1982 - 1982
Box: 14 Folder: 14
Robinson, Kit, 1975 - 1984
Box: 14 Folder: 15
Robinson, Nick, 1985 - 1985
Box: 14 Folder: 16
Rodefer, Stephen, 1980 - 1986
Box: 14 Folder: 17
Rosenweig, Phyllis, 1985 - 1986
Box: 14 Folder: 18
Ross, Andrew
Box: 14 Folder: 19
Rothenberg, Jerry, 1968 - 1986
Box: 14 Folder: 20
ROVA (Saxophone Quartet), 1985 - 1985
Box: 14 Folder: 21
Royet-Journoud, Claude (LZ GAZETTE DE LECTEUR), 1981 - 1981
Box: 14 Folder: 22
Ruggia, James (The Poetry Project at St. Marks Church), 1985 - 1985
Box: 14 Folder: 23
S-miscellaneous
Box: 14 Folder: 24
Scalapino, Leslie, 1980 - 1986
Box: 14 Folder: 25
Schelling, Andrew, 1985 - 1985
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Schiff, Harris, 1982 - 1982
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Schjeldahl, Peter, 1980 - 1984
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Schmitz, Dennis, 1968 - 1968
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Schneider, David, 1980 - 1980
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Schwartz, Stephen
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Schwerner, Armand, 1968 - 1968
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Scott, Jill
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Seaton, Peter, 1977 - 1986
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Selby, Spencer, 1986 - 1986
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Sellard, Eric
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Sheidlower, David (The Coincidence Press)
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Shein, Keith, 1977 - 1980
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Sherry, James, 1977 - 1985
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Shoch, Jim (Democratic Socialists of America), 1985 - 1985
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Shurin, Aaron
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Siegenthaler, Peter (THE AMERICAN POETRY REVIEW), 1984 - 1984
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Simas, Joey, 1984 - 1985
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Simic, Charles, 1971 - 1971
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Smith, Larry (CALIBAN), 1986 - 1986
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Smith, Phil, 1974 - 1975
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Sonbert, Warren, 1981 - 1983
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Sorcic, Jim, 1968 - 1968
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Stanley, George, 1968 - 1969
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Stein, Charles
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Sternbach, David, 1984 - 1985
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Swensen, Cole, 1986 - 1986
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T-miscellaneous
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Taggart, John, 1970 - 1979
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Taylor, Tom
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Tejada, Robert, 1985 - 1985
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Terdiman, Dick, 1982 - 1983
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Terrell, Carroll, 1981 - 1986
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Towle, Tony
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Trachtenberg, Stanley, 1985 - 1985
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U-miscellaneous
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University of California, 1970 - 1982
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V-miscellaneous
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Valoritis, Nano, 1980 - 1980
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Viek, Claudia, 1982 - 1984
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Viek, Claudia, 1982 - 1984
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Vincent, Stephen, 1974 - 1985
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W-miscellaneous
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Waldman, Anne, 1977 - 1983
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Waldrop, Rosmarie, 1973 - 1985
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Ward, Diane, 1977 - 1983
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Warsh, Lewis, 1968 - 1968
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Watson, Craig, 1975 - 1982
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Watts, Charles
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Weinberger, Eliot, 1976 - 1984
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Weiner, Hannah, 1975 - 1986
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Weiner, Susan
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Weinstein, Norman, 1984 - 1984
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Wellman, Don (O.ARS), 1980 - 1983
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Wellman, John, 1982 - 1982
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Wesling, Donald, 1982 - 1982
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Westbrook, Bradley D., 1986 - 1986
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Welt, Bernard, 1978 - 1984
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Whalen, Phil, 1973 - 1973
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Wiater, Michael, 1972 - 1973
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Williams Johathan (The Jargon Society, Inc.), 1969 - 1969
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Wilk, David, 1976 - 1976
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Wilson, John, 1974 - 1978
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Winch, Terry, 1973 - 1977
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Wong, Nellie, 1979 - 1979
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Yau, John, 1977 - 1983
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Young, Al, 1966 - 1969
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Young, Geoff, 1980 - 1984
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Young, Karl, 1975 - 1985
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Z-miscellaneous
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Zukofsky, Louis, 1969 - 1969
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Zweig, Ellen, 1981 - 1981

WRITINGS

Typescripts

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Poems, 1968 - 1971
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Poems, 1971 - 1972
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Poems, 1972 - 1973
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Poems, 1973 - 1973
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KETJAK - typescript
Oversize: FS-116
KETJAK- video

A VHS user copy is available: ANP PS3569.I445 K4719 1976. The original media has also been digitized.

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Poems, 1975 - 1976
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Poems, 1975 - 1976
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Poems, 1975 - 1976
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Poems, 1976 - 1977
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AGE OF HUTS
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TJANTING
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TJANTING

Early Poems

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Poems Retrieved - Vacancies: Poems 1964-5
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Poems Retrieved - 13 typescript poems circa 1966-1967
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Poems Retrieved - Poems: 1/66-1/68
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Poems Retrieved - Moscow Mule, 1973 - 1973

Notebooks

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2197
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aRb
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Bart, 1976 - 1976
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Blankbook Notebook, 1973 - 1974
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The Chinese Notebook, 1974 - 1974
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Composition book
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Demo
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Force, 1979 - 1979
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Garfield, 1982 - 1982
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Half full notebook, 1977 - 1977
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Hidden, 1985 - 1985
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Ketjak, 1974 - 1974
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Ketjak, 1974 - 1974
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Ketjak, 1974 - 1974
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Lit, 1982 - 1982
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Manifest, 1981 - 1981
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Oz, 1984 - 1985
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Paradise, 1983 - 1983
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Sitting Up, Standing, Taking Steps, 1976 - 1976
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Skies, 1980 - 1981
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Sunset Debris, 1975 - 1976
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Sunset Debris, 1975 - 1976
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Tjanting, 1976
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Tone, 1983
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Zone, 1981

Critical Works and Prose

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A.M., 1978 - 1978
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Alphabet of Bees (for Abigail Child)
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Anselm Hollo
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Art with no name
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Barrett Watten
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Beckett Interview (Tom Beckett interviews Ron Silliman for THE DIFFICULTIES)
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Book Reviews by Ron Silliman
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Change Poets
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Charles Bernstein
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Collaboration with Bromige
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College papers, 1969 - 1971
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Composition as Action
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Different Languages
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District Elections Come to the Tenderloin
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Dwelling Place
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For the Vancouver Conference, 1985 - 1985
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Frameworks
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Horizon (talk), 1977 - 1977
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How can Poetry Flash print an article which actually, 1984 - 1984
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How can we best join in a unified political struggle, 1981 - 1981
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Identification, Reference, Mode
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Ideological Function of the Matrix
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Is there, currently, an American poetry?
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New Prose, New Prose Poem
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NEW SENTENCE - "Contexts" (preface)
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NEW SENTENCE - "Disappearance of the Word, Appearance of the World"
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NEW SENTENCE - Re Writing: Marx"
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NEW SENTENCE - "The Poitical Economy of Poetry"
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NEW SENTENCE - "Benjamin's Aura"
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NEW SENTENCE - "For L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E"
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NEW SENTENCE - "Of Theory, to Practice"
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NEW SENTENCE - "The New Sentence"
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NEW SENTENCE - "Toward Prose"
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NEW SENTENCE - "Migratory Meaning"
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NEW SENTENCE - "Z-sited Path"
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NEW SENTENCE - "Spicer' s Language"
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NEW SENTENCE - "Sentences"
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NEW SENTENCE - "Controlling Interests"
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NEW SENTENCE - "Hannah Weiner"
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NEW SENTENCE - "ZYXT"
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NEW SENTENCE - "Index"
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NEW SENTENCE - Early Version
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NEW SENTENCE - Galleys
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Nice
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On shy to like Larry Eigner
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Opening
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Orders of Meaning
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Performance
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Prison Poems
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Quips and Players
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Re Production
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Reading Ketjak
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Send us a list...of 5 non-poetry books...
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Statement for None of the Above
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The Strong Weekly, J Stone Press
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This
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What of the Voyage?
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While some are being flies, /Others are having examples

IN THE AMERICAN TREE

Manuscript

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Original Manuscript
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Original manuscript
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Original manuscript
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Original manuscript

Correspondence

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Andrews, Bruce, 1981 - 1982
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Armantrout, Rae, 1981 - 1982
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Beckett, Tom, 1982 - 1982
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Benson, Steve, 1981 - 1981
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Bernheimer, Alan, 1981 - 1981
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Bernstein, Charles
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Bromige, David, 1982 - 1984
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Coolidge, Clark, 1981 - 1984
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Darragh, Tina, 1980 - 1982
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Davidson, Michael, 1982 - 1982
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Davies, Alan, 1981 - 1982
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Day, Jean, 1982 - 1982
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DiPalma, Ray, 1981 - 1982
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Dreyer, Lynne, 1982 - 1984
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Gottlieb, Michael, 1982 - 1982
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Greenwald, Ted, 1982 - 1982
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Grenier, Robert, 1981 - 1982
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Harryman, Carla, 1982 - 1982
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Hejinian, Lyn, 1982 - 1982
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Howe, Fanny, 1982 - 1982
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Howe, Susan, 1982 - 1982
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Hunt, Erica, 1982 - 1982
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Inman, Peter, 1982 - 1982
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Mac Low, Jackson, 1982 - 1982
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Mandel, Tom, 1982 - 1982
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Mason, John, 1982 - 1982
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Mayer, Bernadette, 1982 - 1984
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Melnick, David, 1984
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Messerli, Doug, 1981 - 1983
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Retallack, Joan, 1981 - 1982
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Palmer, Michael, 1981 - 1982
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Perelman, Bob, 1981 - 1982
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Piombino, Nick, 1982 - 1982
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Price, Larry, 1982 - 1982
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Robinson, Kit, 1981 - 1982
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Rodefer, Stephen, 1982 - 1982
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Seaton, Peter, 1982 - 1982
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Sherry, James, 1982 - 1984
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Ward, Diane, 1981 - 1982
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Watten, Barrett, 1981 - 1981
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Weiner, Hannah, 1981 - 1981
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Erickson, Buzz (Ross-Erickson Publishers), 1982 - 1984
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National Poetry Foundation, Inc. (C.F. Terrel, Burton Hatlen], 1984 - 1985
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Rothenberg, Jerry, 1982 - 1982
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Shoemaker, Jack (Norh Point Press)
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Southern Illinois University Press (Kenney Winters), 1984 - 1984

Production materials

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Acknowledgements
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Contributors notes
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Miscellaneous materials
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Reviews
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Tentative table of contents, 1982 - 1982

ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES

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Originals of Preservation Photocopies