Ron Silliman Papers, 1965-1988 (MSS 75)

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. Original media formats are restricted. Viewing/listening copies may be available for researchers.

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.

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 (Poets & Poets Press, 1982), ABC (Tuumba Press, 1983), Paradise (Burning Deck, 1985), The Age of Huts (Roof, 1986), The New Sentence (Roof, 1987), Lit (Poets & 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).

Arranged in five series: 1) ORIGINAL FINDING AID, 2) CORRESPONDENCE, 3) WRITINGS, 4) IN THE AMERICAN TREE and 5) ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES.

Container List

ORIGINAL FINDING AID

Scope and Content of Series

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.

Box 1 Folder 1
Original Finding Aid by Silliman

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

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.

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
Box 14 Folder 26
Schiff, Harris, 1982 - 1982
Box 14 Folder 27
Schjeldahl, Peter, 1980 - 1984
Box 14 Folder 28
Schmitz, Dennis, 1968 - 1968
Box 14 Folder 29
Schneider, David, 1980 - 1980
Box 14 Folder 30
Schwartz, Stephen
Box 14 Folder 31
Schwerner, Armand, 1968 - 1968
Box 14 Folder 32
Scott, Jill
Box 14 Folder 33
Seaton, Peter, 1977 - 1986
Box 14 Folder 34
Selby, Spencer, 1986 - 1986
Box 15 Folder 1
Sellard, Eric
Box 15 Folder 2
Sheidlower, David (The Coincidence Press)
Box 15 Folder 3
Shein, Keith, 1977 - 1980
Box 15 Folder 4
Sherry, James, 1977 - 1985
Box 15 Folder 5
Shoch, Jim (Democratic Socialists of America), 1985 - 1985
Box 15 Folder 6
Shurin, Aaron
Box 15 Folder 7
Siegenthaler, Peter (THE AMERICAN POETRY REVIEW), 1984 - 1984
Box 15 Folder 8
Simas, Joey, 1984 - 1985
Box 15 Folder 9
Simic, Charles, 1971 - 1971
Box 15 Folder 10
Smith, Larry (CALIBAN), 1986 - 1986
Box 15 Folder 11
Smith, Phil, 1974 - 1975
Box 15 Folder 12
Sonbert, Warren, 1981 - 1983
Box 15 Folder 13
Sorcic, Jim, 1968 - 1968
Box 15 Folder 14
Stanley, George, 1968 - 1969
Box 15 Folder 15
Stein, Charles
Box 15 Folder 16
Sternbach, David, 1984 - 1985
Box 15 Folder 17
Swensen, Cole, 1986 - 1986
Box 15 Folder 18
T-miscellaneous
Box 15 Folder 19
Taggart, John, 1970 - 1979
Box 15 Folder 20
Taylor, Tom
Box 15 Folder 21
Tejada, Robert, 1985 - 1985
Box 15 Folder 22
Terdiman, Dick, 1982 - 1983
Box 15 Folder 23
Terrell, Carroll, 1981 - 1986
Box 15 Folder 24
Towle, Tony
Box 15 Folder 25
Trachtenberg, Stanley, 1985 - 1985
Box 15 Folder 26
U-miscellaneous
Box 15 Folder 27
University of California, 1970 - 1982
Box 15 Folder 28
V-miscellaneous
Box 15 Folder 29
Valoritis, Nano, 1980 - 1980
Box 15 Folder 30
Viek, Claudia, 1982 - 1984
Box 15 Folder 31
Viek, Claudia, 1982 - 1984
Box 15 Folder 32
Vincent, Stephen, 1974 - 1985
Box 15 Folder 33
W-miscellaneous
Box 15 Folder 34
Waldman, Anne, 1977 - 1983
Box 15 Folder 35
Waldrop, Rosmarie, 1973 - 1985
Box 16 Folder 1
Ward, Diane, 1977 - 1983
Box 16 Folder 2
Warsh, Lewis, 1968 - 1968
Box 16 Folder 3
Watson, Craig, 1975 - 1982
Box 16 Folder 4
Watts, Charles
Box 16 Folder 5
Weinberger, Eliot, 1976 - 1984
Box 16 Folder 6
Weiner, Hannah, 1975 - 1986
Box 16 Folder 7
Weiner, Susan
Box 16 Folder 8
Weinstein, Norman, 1984 - 1984
Box 16 Folder 9
Wellman, Don (O.ARS), 1980 - 1983
Box 16 Folder 10
Wellman, John, 1982 - 1982
Box 16 Folder 11
Wesling, Donald, 1982 - 1982
Box 16 Folder 12
Westbrook, Bradley D., 1986 - 1986
Box 16 Folder 13
Welt, Bernard, 1978 - 1984
Box 16 Folder 14
Whalen, Phil, 1973 - 1973
Box 16 Folder 15
Wiater, Michael, 1972 - 1973
Box 16 Folder 16
Williams Johathan (The Jargon Society, Inc.), 1969 - 1969
Box 16 Folder 17
Wilk, David, 1976 - 1976
Box 16 Folder 18
Wilson, John, 1974 - 1978
Box 16 Folder 19
Winch, Terry, 1973 - 1977
Box 16 Folder 20
Wong, Nellie, 1979 - 1979
Box 16 Folder 21
Yau, John, 1977 - 1983
Box 16 Folder 22
Young, Al, 1966 - 1969
Box 16 Folder 23
Young, Geoff, 1980 - 1984
Box 16 Folder 24
Young, Karl, 1975 - 1985
Box 16 Folder 25
Z-miscellaneous
Box 16 Folder 26
Zukofsky, Louis, 1969 - 1969
Box 16 Folder 27
Zweig, Ellen, 1981 - 1981

WRITINGS

Scope and Content of Series

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.

Typescripts

Box 16 Folder 28
Poems, 1968 - 1971
Box 16 Folder 29
Poems, 1971 - 1972
Box 17 Folder 1
Poems, 1972 - 1973
Box 17 Folder 2
Poems, 1973 - 1973
Box 17 Folder 3
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.

Box 17 Folder 5
Poems, 1975 - 1976
Box 17 Folder 6
Poems, 1975 - 1976
Box 17 Folder 7
Poems, 1975 - 1976
Box 18 Folder 1
Poems, 1976 - 1977
Box 18 Folder 2
AGE OF HUTS
Box 18 Folder 3
TJANTING
Box 18 Folder 4
TJANTING

Early Poems

Box 18 Folder 5
Poems Retrieved - Vacancies: Poems 1964-5
Box 18 Folder 6
Poems Retrieved - 13 typescript poems circa 1966-1967
Box 18 Folder 7
Poems Retrieved - Poems: 1/66-1/68
Box 18 Folder 8
Poems Retrieved - Moscow Mule, 1973 - 1973

Notebooks

Box 18 Folder 9
2197
Box 19 Folder 1
aRb
Box 19 Folder 2
Bart, 1976 - 1976
Box 19 Folder 3
Blankbook Notebook, 1973 - 1974
Box 19 Folder 4
The Chinese Notebook, 1974 - 1974
Box 19 Folder 5
Composition book
Box 19 Folder 6
Demo
Box 20 Folder 1
Force, 1979 - 1979
Box 20 Folder 2
Garfield, 1982 - 1982
Box 20 Folder 3
Half full notebook, 1977 - 1977
Box 20 Folder 4
Hidden, 1985 - 1985
Box 20 Folder 5
Ketjak, 1974 - 1974
Box 20 Folder 6
Ketjak, 1974 - 1974
Box 20 Folder 7
Ketjak, 1974 - 1974
Box 20 Folder 8
Lit, 1982 - 1982
Box 21 Folder 1
Manifest, 1981 - 1981
Box 21 Folder 2
Oz, 1984 - 1985
Box 21 Folder 3
Paradise, 1983 - 1983
Box 21 Folder 4
Sitting Up, Standing, Taking Steps, 1976 - 1976
Box 21 Folder 5
Skies, 1980 - 1981
Box 21 Folder 6
Sunset Debris, 1975 - 1976
Box 21 Folder 7
Sunset Debris, 1975 - 1976
Box 21 Folder 8
Tjanting, 1976
Box 22 Folder 1
Tone, 1983
Box 22 Folder 2
Zone, 1981

Critical Works and Prose

Box 22 Folder 3
A.M., 1978 - 1978
Box 22 Folder 4
Alphabet of Bees (for Abigail Child)
Box 22 Folder 5
Anselm Hollo
Box 22 Folder 6
Art with no name
Box 22 Folder 7
Barrett Watten
Box 22 Folder 8
Beckett Interview (Tom Beckett interviews Ron Silliman for THE DIFFICULTIES)
Box 22 Folder 9
Book Reviews by Ron Silliman
Box 22 Folder 10
Change Poets
Box 23 Folder 1
Charles Bernstein
Box 23 Folder 2
Collaboration with Bromige
Box 23 Folder 3
College papers, 1969 - 1971
Box 23 Folder 4
Composition as Action
Box 23 Folder 5
Different Languages
Box 23 Folder 6
District Elections Come to the Tenderloin
Box 23 Folder 7
Dwelling Place
Box 23 Folder 8
For the Vancouver Conference, 1985 - 1985
Box 23 Folder 9
Frameworks
Box 23 Folder 10
Horizon (talk), 1977 - 1977
Box 23 Folder 11
How can Poetry Flash print an article which actually, 1984 - 1984
Box 23 Folder 12
How can we best join in a unified political struggle, 1981 - 1981
Box 23 Folder 13
Identification, Reference, Mode
Box 23 Folder 14
Ideological Function of the Matrix
Box 23 Folder 15
Is there, currently, an American poetry?
Box 23 Folder 16
New Prose, New Prose Poem
Box 23 Folder 17
NEW SENTENCE - "Contexts" (preface)
Box 23 Folder 18
NEW SENTENCE - "Disappearance of the Word, Appearance of the World"
Box 23 Folder 19
NEW SENTENCE - Re Writing: Marx"
Box 23 Folder 20
NEW SENTENCE - "The Poitical Economy of Poetry"
Box 23 Folder 21
NEW SENTENCE - "Benjamin's Aura"
Box 23 Folder 22
NEW SENTENCE - "For L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E"
Box 23 Folder 23
NEW SENTENCE - "Of Theory, to Practice"
Box 23 Folder 24
NEW SENTENCE - "The New Sentence"
Box 23 Folder 25
NEW SENTENCE - "Toward Prose"
Box 23 Folder 26
NEW SENTENCE - "Migratory Meaning"
Box 24 Folder 1
NEW SENTENCE - "Z-sited Path"
Box 24 Folder 2
NEW SENTENCE - "Spicer' s Language"
Box 24 Folder 3
NEW SENTENCE - "Sentences"
Box 24 Folder 4
NEW SENTENCE - "Controlling Interests"
Box 24 Folder 5
NEW SENTENCE - "Hannah Weiner"
Box 24 Folder 6
NEW SENTENCE - "ZYXT"
Box 24 Folder 7
NEW SENTENCE - "Index"
Box 24 Folder 8
NEW SENTENCE - Early Version
Box 24 Folder 9
NEW SENTENCE - Galleys
Box 24 Folder 10
Nice
Box 24 Folder 11
On shy to like Larry Eigner
Box 24 Folder 12
Opening
Box 24 Folder 13
Orders of Meaning
Box 24 Folder 14
Performance
Box 24 Folder 15
Prison Poems
Box 24 Folder 16
Quips and Players
Box 24 Folder 17
Re Production
Box 24 Folder 18
Reading Ketjak
Box 24 Folder 19
Send us a list...of 5 non-poetry books...
Box 24 Folder 20
Statement for None of the Above
Box 24 Folder 21
The Strong Weekly, J Stone Press
Box 24 Folder 22
This
Box 24 Folder 23
What of the Voyage?
Box 24 Folder 24
While some are being flies, /Others are having examples

IN THE AMERICAN TREE

Scope and Content of Series

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. Arranged in three subseries: A) Manuscript, B) Correspondence, and C) Production Materials.

Manuscript

Box 25 Folder 1-4
Original Manuscript

Correspondence

Box 25 Folder 5
Andrews, Bruce, 1981 - 1982
Box 25 Folder 6
Armantrout, Rae, 1981 - 1982
Box 25 Folder 7
Beckett, Tom, 1982 - 1982
Box 25 Folder 8
Benson, Steve, 1981 - 1981
Box 25 Folder 9
Bernheimer, Alan, 1981 - 1981
Box 25 Folder 10
Bernstein, Charles
Box 25 Folder 11
Bromige, David, 1982 - 1984
Box 25 Folder 12
Coolidge, Clark, 1981 - 1984
Box 25 Folder 13
Darragh, Tina, 1980 - 1982
Box 25 Folder 14
Davidson, Michael, 1982 - 1982
Box 25 Folder 15
Davies, Alan, 1981 - 1982
Box 25 Folder 16
Day, Jean, 1982 - 1982
Box 25 Folder 17
DiPalma, Ray, 1981 - 1982
Box 25 Folder 18
Dreyer, Lynne, 1982 - 1984
Box 25 Folder 19
Gottlieb, Michael, 1982 - 1982
Box 25 Folder 20
Greenwald, Ted, 1982 - 1982
Box 25 Folder 21
Grenier, Robert, 1981 - 1982
Box 25 Folder 22
Harryman, Carla, 1982 - 1982
Box 25 Folder 23
Hejinian, Lyn, 1982 - 1982
Box 25 Folder 24
Howe, Fanny, 1982 - 1982
Box 25 Folder 25
Howe, Susan, 1982 - 1982
Box 25 Folder 26
Hunt, Erica, 1982 - 1982
Box 25 Folder 27
Inman, Peter, 1982 - 1982
Box 25 Folder 28
Mac Low, Jackson, 1982 - 1982
Box 25 Folder 29
Mandel, Tom, 1982 - 1982