Carl Rakosi Papers, 1903-2004 (MSS 0355)

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Extent: 8.2 Linear feet (18 archives boxes and 1 oversize folder)

Papers of Carl Rakosi, American poet and social worker, who professionally practiced psychotherapy under the name Callman Rawley. Rakosi was known for his association with the Objectivist movement as well as other Jewish writers. The collection contains correspondence, prose, poems, book reviews, and extensive interviews with Rakosi.

Carl Rakosi was born on November 6, 1903, in Berlin, Germany, and came to the United States with his father and stepmother in 1910. He received his B.A. (1924) and M.A. (1926) from the University of Wisconsin, and completed his Masters of Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania in 1940. He married Leah Jaffe in 1939.

During the thirties, Rakosi was a member of a group of poets called "The Objectivists," which included Louis Zukofsky, Charles Reznikoff, and George Oppen. Between 1939 and 1965, he stopped writing in order to devote himself to social work and psychotherapy. It was not until 1965, at the urging of Andrew Crozier, that Rakosi started to write again. Rakosi practiced social work and psychotherapy as Callman Rawley, his legally adopted professional name. Between 1945 and his retirement in 1968, Rakosi was Executive Director of the Jewish Family and Children's Service in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He also conducted a private practice in psychotherapy between 1955 and 1971.

As an important Objectivist poet, Rakosi's style of writing can be summarized by Stanley Cooperman's comment: "What Rakosi has, delightfully, is an ability to translate emotion into objects, tastes, smells: and these, in turn, are completely familiar- except that the familiarity occurs in unexpected juxtapositions of sound and theme...Rakosi's work is at once irreverent and serious; highly intellectual and simplistic."

His published works include SELECTED POEMS (1941), AMULET (1967), ERE-VOICE (1971), EX CRANIUM, NIGHT (1975), MY EXPERIENCE IN PARNASSUS (1977), SPIRITUS I (1983), COLLECTED POEMS (1986), THE EARTH SUITE (1997), and THE OLD POET'S TALE (1999). Besides his literary work, including poetry, essays and book reviews, Rakosi also published articles and reviews on social work and psychology.

In 2003, Rakosi's 100th birthday celebration was marked by several poets--including Anselm Hollo, Lyn Hejinian, George Evans and others--reading from their own work at Rakosi's request. Until his death on June 24, 2004, Rakosi continued to develop new poems and to correspond with younger writers interested in his and other Objectivists' work.

Papers of Carl Rakosi, American poet and social worker, who professionally practiced psychotherapy under the name Callman Rawley. Rakosi was known for his association with the Objectivist movement as well as other Jewish writers. The collection contains correspondence, prose, poems, book reviews, and extensive interviews with Rakosi, as well as journal articles, case histories and notes that document his work as a psychotherapist during the decades when he withdrew from the publishing world. Included are typescripts and photocopies of poems for The Collected Poems of Carl Rakosi and page proofs for The Old Poet's Tale (1999). The collection represents the part he played as a young poet in the Objectivist movement, with copies of correspondence with other Objectivist poets such as Louis Zukofsky, and essays written by Rakosi much later on the impact of that literary moment, such as "The Objectivist Connection" which explains the origin of the term "Objectivist." The collection contains worksheets for poems, audio and videocassette recordings of readings and interviews, and drafts of printed interviews.

Accession Processed in 1996

Materials primarily documenting Rakosi's writings from 1988-1995, as well as his career as a psychotherapist and social worker.

Arranged in four series: 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 2) CORRESPONDENCE, 3) WRITINGS BY RAKOSI and 4) WRITINGS BY OTHERS.

Accessions Processed in 2003

Includes correspondence (including important early correspondence from the 1930s, as well as more recent letters), worksheets for poems, tapes of readings and interviews with Rakosi, drafts of printed interviews, and materials related to Rakosi's readings and lectures from approximately 1973-1999.

Arranged in five series: 5) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 6) CORRESPONDENCE, 7) WRITINGS BY RAKOSI, 8) RECORDINGS and 9) ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES.

Accession Processed in 2005

Includes more recent correspondence (though it does contain excerpts of important early correspondence from the 1930s with other writers and family members), substantial folders of source material and drafts of poems in progress, materials related to Rakosi's 100th birthday, and memorials.

Arranged in three series: 10) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 11) CORRESPONDENCE and 12) WRITINGS BY RAKOSI.

Additional Carl Rakosi materials are located Special Collections & Archives' David Ignatow Papers (MSS 2), United Artists Archive (MSS 12), George Oppen Papers (MSS 16), Clayton Eshleman Papers (MSS 21), Sun and Moon Archive (MSS 221), and Charley George Papers (MSS 387).

Significant portions of Rakosi's papers are also located at the University of Texas, Austin, the Houghton Library at Harvard University, and the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Container List

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BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

Scope and Contents of Series

Series 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS. Arranged in two subseries: A) Miscellaneous and B) Interviews.

A) Miscellaneous: Materials related to Rakosi's education and business, including transcripts, business cards and curriculum vitae.

B) Interviews: Drafts and printed copies of interviews and writings about Rakosi, including some which are focused on the larger groups with which Rakosi is often associated, such as the Objectivists and Jewish writers. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by the author's (or interviewer's) last name.

Miscellaneous

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Birth certificate, 1903
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Certificates and academic transcripts, 1910 - 1953
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Poetry lecture flyers
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Professional profile of Callman Rawley, 1968 - 1990

Includes newspaper clippings.

Interviews

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Cohn, Jim. "A conversation with Carl Rakosi"

Published in BOMBAY GIN, Summer 1988.

Box: 1 Folder: 6
Conversation with Carl Rakosi, 1994

"Some of the questions put to me at Poet's House." Contains only the questions asked.

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Evans, George and August Kleinzahler - "An interview with Carl Rakosi", 1986

Correspondence and proofs of interview published in CONJUNCTIONS 11.

Box: 1 Folder: 8
Rosenblum, Martin J. "Carl Rakosi: An Interview"

Published in MARGINS, no.17, 1975. Published copy, annotated by Rakosi.

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Shaw, Mary Ellen

"We're not supposed to be guides to the world: A conversation with Carl Rakosi." Published in PREVIEW, June 1975. Photocopy.

Box: 1 Folder: 10
Shoemaker, Steve, 1981

Correspondence and typescript.

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Sommers, Piotr

Typescript, annotated by Rakosi.

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Contents of Series

Series 2) CORRESPONDENCE: Literary and professional correspondence, including carbon copies of Rakosi's replies. Notable correspondents include Jean-Paul Auxemery, who translated many of Rakosi's poems into French, Cid Corman, Andrew Crozier, Kathi George and Michael Heller. Also represented are exchanges with the editors of numerous poetry magazines. Finally, Rakosi's early life is reflected in the letters of his first girlfriend, Mary Biggs, and his mother, Flora Steiner. Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

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Unidentified correspondents
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A - miscellaneous
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AMERICAN POETRY REVIEW, 1992
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Another Chicago Press, 1994
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Auxemery, Jean-Paul, 1989 - 1991
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B - miscellaneous
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Bacon, Sydney, 1989 - 1990
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Baker, Tony, 1988 - 1989
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Bernstein, Maurice, 1989 - 1994
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Biggs, Mary, 1926 - 1927
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Black Sparrow Press (John Martin), 1992
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Buckeye, Bob, 1988 - 1990
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Burwash, Nathaniel, 1990 - 1994
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C - miscellaneous
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Caddel, Richard, 1988 - 1994
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Chartres, Samuel, 1990
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Codrescu, Andrei, 1992 - 1994
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Cole, Peter, 1989 - 1994
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Cope, David, 1993 - 1995
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Corman, Cid, 1989 - 1993
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Crozier, Andrew, 1989 - 1993
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D - miscellaneous
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Dawson, Fielding, 1990 - 1995
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Dennis, Rodney G. (Harvard University Library), 1978 - 1982
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di Prima, Diane, 1992
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Dominguez Rey, Antonio, 1990
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Duggan, Laurie, 1989 - 1991
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DuPlessis, Rachel Blau, 1989 - 1994
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E - miscellaneous
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Ebin, Jennifer and Julie, 1989 - 1991
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Eshleman, Clayton, 1992
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F - miscellaneous
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Fitterman, Robert, 1990
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Foley, Jack, 1993
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G - miscellaneous
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George, Kathi, 1990 - 1992
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George, Kathi, 1992
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Gilonis, Harry, 1990 - 1993
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Griffin, Jonathan, 1986 - 1993
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H - miscellaneous
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Haberman, Daniel and Barbara, 1989 - 1994
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Hamburger, Michael, 1989 - 1990
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Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1993
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Heller, Michael, 1987 - 1994
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Hollo, Anselm, 1989
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Holman, Bob, 1989
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Humleker, Ruth, 1989
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I - miscellaneous
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J - miscellaneous
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Jensen, Don, 1992
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K - miscellaneous
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Kessler, Milton, 1990 - 1992
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King, Martha and Basil, 1989 - 1994
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Kleinzahler, August, 1989 - 1990
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L - miscellaneous
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Lebensohn, Zigmond M., 1992
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Levy, John, 1993 - 1994
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Lieberman, E. James, 1992 - 1993
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M - miscellaneous
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MARGIN (Robin Magowan), 1988
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Marshall, Jack, 1990 - 1992
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Money, Peter, 1993 - 1995
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Morrow, Bradford, 1990
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N - miscellaneous
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Naropa Institute, 1991 - 1993
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National Poetry Festival (Keith Anderson), 1973

Includes an index of Rakosi's audio tapes recorded at the festival.

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NEW AMERICAN WRITING (Paul Hoover and Maxine Chernoff), 1989 - 1993
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O - miscellaneous
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P - miscellaneous
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Pacernick, Gary, 1993 - 1994
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Peterson, David, 1992 - 1993
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Prynne, Jeremy, 1988 - 1994
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R - miscellaneous
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Rakosi (stepmother), 1940 - 1941
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Rosenblum, Martin Jack, 1989 - 1991
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Rosenthal, Gary, 1993
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Rothenberg, Jerome, 1994
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Rudolf, Anthony, 1988 - 1991
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S - miscellaneous
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Salerno, Mark, 1994
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Serendipity Books, 1973 - 1978
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Shoemaker, Steve, 1992 - 1994
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Sipper, Ralph B., 1977
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Szegedy-Maszak, Mihaly, 1989 - 1990
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T - miscellaneous
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TALISMAN (Ed Foster), 1989 - 1993
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TO (Seth Frechie), 1993
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Tranter, John, 1989 - 1991
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Trip to England, 1988
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Trip to London and France, 1989
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Turnbull, Gael, 1989 - 1993
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U - miscellaneous
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University Library of Wisconsin - Madison, 1978 - 1979
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University of California, Berkeley, 1992 - 1993
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University of California, San Diego, 1985 - 1987
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University of Virginia. Hillel Jewish Student Center, 1991
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V - miscellaneous
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W - miscellaneous
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Y - miscellaneous
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Young, Karl, 1989 - 1994
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ZYZZYVA, 1992

WRITINGS BY RAKOSI

Scope and Contents of Series

Series 3) WRITINGS BY RAKOSI. Arranged in four subseries: A) Lectures, B) Prose, C) Poetry and D) Social Work and Psychotherapy.

A) Lectures: Notes and correspondence for two poetry lectures.

B) Prose: Essays on Objectivist poets, including Charles Reznikoff and George Oppen; a short essay, "The Objectivist Connection," that explains the origin of the term Objectivist; first draft and source materials for Rakosi's unpublished autobiography.

C) Poetry: Typescripts and photocopies of poems for The Collected Poems of Carl Rakosi and an annotated proof for Poems, 1923-1941; drafts of miscellaneous poems in various stages of development; and some of Rakosi's contributions to Jewish liturgy.

D) Social Work and Psychotherapy: Callman Rawley's journal articles and book reviews, as well as notes and analysis on patient interviews.

Lectures

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Lecture on George Oppen at The Poetry Center, 1994

Notes and correspondence.

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Lecture on "Psychology of the Poet" at Jefferson College, Michigan

Notes, ca. 1970s.

Prose

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Literary agreements, 1974 - 1980
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Autobiography (Part I)

Data and primary sources.

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Autobiography (Part II)

Data and primary sources.

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Autobiography

First draft.

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Book Reviews, 1967 - 1985
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Charles Reznikoff: A Tribute

Magazine clipping from MARGINS, nos. 28-30, 1976.

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Comments on Sorrentino's THE ORANGERY

Photocopy.

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From Sixth Session on Writing

A lecture on language given at the Naropa Institute and published in ROCKY LEDGE 5, July/August 1980.

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George Oppen, the last days

Photocopy.

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George Oppen, 1908-1984

Obituary article published in J.A.C.O.B.'S. LETTER: THE JEWISH QUARTERLY OF THE ARTS FOR SAN FRANCISCO AND THE BAY AREA, vol. V, no. 1, January-March 1985.

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Kiesel, Stanley. THE PEARL IS A HARDENED SINNER

Forward by Rakosi.

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New Forms - Introductory Statement

Published in THE POETRY PROJECT, #129, Summer Issue, 1988.

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Objectivist Connection

Two page typescript on the origin of the term "Objectivist." Also included are notes, drafts, and articles for the essay.

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Observations

Photocopy of typescript.

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Poetry book reviews written by Rakosi

Published in the MINNEAPOLIS STAR AND TRIBUNE. Newspaper clippings and typescript drafts.

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Robert Duncan

Typescript.

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Royaumont: A Few Observations

Magazine clipping from POETRY FLASH, no.204, March 1990. Included is correspondence related to Rakosi's article on the Conference on the American Objectivists held at Royaumont, France in September 1989.

Poetry

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COLLECTED POEMS OF CARL RAKOSI

Typescripts and photocopies of poems (Part I).

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COLLECTED POEMS OF CARL RAKOSI

Typescripts and photocopies of poems (Part II).

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COLLECTED POEMS OF CARL RAKOSI, 1983

Photocopy of the manuscript, edited by Rakosi, indicating selections. Includes a letter to John Martin of Black Sparrow Press. Acquired by the Library in 2011.

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Contributions to the liturgy for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, 1970 - 1980

Printed programs and notes.

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DROLES DE JOURNAL, 1982 - 1989

French translation by Jean-Paul Auxemery.

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Miscellaneous poems (Part I)
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Miscellaneous poems (Part II)
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Miscellaneous poems (Part III)
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Miscellaneous poems (Part IV)
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POEMS, 1923-1941

Photocopy of typescript for the Sun and Moon Press publication edited by Andrew Crozier.

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POEMS, 1923-1941, 1993

Proof copy.

Social Work and Psychotherapy

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Articles about social work and psychology by Callman Rawley, 1937 - 1992
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Seven Case Histories, 1942 - 1950

Restrictions Apply

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Notes on clients (Part I)

Restrictions Apply

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Notes on clients (Part II)

Restrictions Apply

WRITINGS OF OTHERS

Scope and Contents of Series

Series 4) WRITINGS OF OTHERS. Arranged in two subseries: A) Manuscripts and B) Critical Essays on Rakosi.

A) Manuscripts: Manuscripts of collected poetry sent to Rakosi, arranged alphabetically by author.

B) Critical Essays on Rakosi: Three critical essays on Rakosi's literary work.

Manuscripts

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Cohn, Jim. "Prairie Falcon: Selected Poems, 1976-1987", 1987

Bound mimeograph.

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Cole, Peter. "Ambit", 1969
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Fielding, Dawson. "The Black Mountain Book"

Proof.

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Evans, George. "A walk in the garden of heaven"

Mimeograph.

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Glass, Jesse

Miscellaneous poems.

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Kleinzahler, August. "Earthquake Weather"

Photocopy of annotated proof.

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Morrow, Bradford. "Posthumes"

Proof.

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Schwarty, Naomi

Critical Essays on Rakosi

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Corman, Cid, 1989 - 1990

"Caught in the Act: The Comedian as Social Worker, the work of Carl Rakosi"

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Fixel, Lawrence

"The mindscape of Carl Rakosi: Towards a reading of THE COLLECTED POEMS"

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Riemer, Ruby

"Carl Rakosi and the Metaphoric Mode"

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BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

Scope and Contents of Series

Series 5) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS. Arranged in two subseries: A) Interviews and Writings about Rakosi and B) Miscellaneous Materials.

A) Interviews and Writings about Rakosi: Drafts and printed copies of interviews and writings about Rakosi and his associations with the Objectivists and with Jewish writers. Arranged alphabetically by the author's (or interviewer's) last name.

B) Miscellaneous Materials: Materials related to Rakosi's education and business, including transcripts, business cards, and CVs. Includes two large folders of materials related to his wife, Leah Rakosi. Arranged alphabetically.

Interviews and Writings about Rakosi

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Bromige, David - "On the Page: Discussing the Objectivists", 1989

December. Published in POETRY FLASH.

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Devaney, Tom - "Carl Rakosi Interview with Oliver Brossard", 2001

March 30.

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Dickison, Steve - Interview with Carl Rakosi, 1998 - 2001

Includes correspondence with the Poetry Center.

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Evans, George and August Kleinzahler - "Interview with Carl Rakosi", 1986

July 6. San Francisco. Published in CONJUNCTIONS. Includes notes and drafts.

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From Sixth Session on Writing - Interview with Carl Rakosi
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Hatlen, Burton - Interview with Carl Rakosi, 1985
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Rosenblum, Martin - "Unexpected Arrangement", 1987
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Miscellaneous newspaper articles and reviews of Rakosi, 1968 - 1997

Miscellaneous Materials

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Biographical sketch by unknown author

Incomplete copy with editorial marks.

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Business cards
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Curricula vitae, 1936 - 1976

Includes CVs and resumes of Rakosi's professional life as a social worker and as a writer.

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DICTIONARY OF LITERARY BIOGRAPHY 193: AMERICAN POETS SINCE WWII, Sixth Series, ed. Joseph Conte, 1997 - 1998

Includes master proofs with correspondence with Elizabeth Losh.

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Education
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Family photographs on videocassette

Restrictions Apply

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Rakosi, Leah (Carl's wife), 1939 - 1989

Part 1. Includes Carl Rakosi's notes, diaristic musings and notes and drafts of poems and letters. Also includes Leah's reminiscences.

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Rakosi, Leah (Carl's wife), 1939 - 1989

Part 2. Includes newspaper clippings, Carl's notes and musings on Leah, notes and drafts of poems and letters.

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Rakosi, Leah (Carl's wife), 1939 - 1989

Includes cards to and from Leah (birthday, anniversary, etc.), letters of condolence written to Carl when Leah died in 1989 and responses from Carl.

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Tribute to Carl Rakosi - Housing Works Used Book Cafe, 2001

April 11. New York. Includes flyers, photos, lists of readers, and audiocassette tape.

Audiocassette is restricted.

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Miscellaneous materials

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Contents of Series

Series 6) CORRESPONDENCE: Correspondence with various editors, organizations and younger authors on the literary scene, in addition to former colleagues and family members. Includes copies of correspondence with Allen Ginsberg, George Oppen and Louis Zukofsky. Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

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A - Miscellaneous
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Abrams, Sam, 1997 - 1998
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Almond, Gabriel
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AMERICAN POETRY REVIEW (Arthur Vogelsang, editor), 1993 - 2000

Includes page proofs of Rakosi's "Ballad of the Diminished I" and "Field Notes."

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Auster, Paul, 1999 - 2000
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B - Miscellaneous
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Bacigulpo, Massimo, 1993 - 1998

Includes "No Jerusalem but This - Reznikoff to Menashe," "Sant' Ambrogio in the Half-Light: Growing Up Near Olga Rudge and Ezra Pound" and "Theologian" (by Rakosi, published in VERSI PER UNSECOLO).

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Backwoods Broadsides (Sylvester Pollet), 1995 - 1996
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Bacon, Sidney, 1997 - 2000
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Baker, Ed, 1999 - 2000
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Barick, Bill, 1993 - 1998
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Bednarik, Joseph S. (editor, THE SUMAC READER)
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Bernstein, Maurice, 1996 - 1998

Includes "Growing Old! Growing Old! I am Growing Old."

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BLOODAXE BOOKS (Andrew MacAllister, editor), 1996
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BOXKITE (James Taylor, editor), 1997
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Bullock, Ken, 1992 - 1996
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C - Miscellaneous
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Caddell, Rick, 1989 - 1997
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CAFE REVIEW (Steve Luttrell, editor), 1995 - 1996
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Cantor, Margery, 1994 - 1996
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CHICAGO REVIEW (Devin Johnston, poetry editor), 1996
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Climenhaga, Joel, 1997
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Cloud House Poetry Archives (Steven S. Kushner, director), 1995 - 2001
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Cohn, Jim, 1991 - 1996
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Cole, Peter, 1994 - 2001
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Collum, Jack, 2002
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CONJUNCTIONS (Bradford Morrow, editor), 1982 - 1995
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Cope, David, 1987 - 1998
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Corman, Cid, 1983 - 1997
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Creeley, Robert, 1997
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Crow, Jennifer (granddaughter), Dallas (her husband) and Rawley (their son), 1995 - 2002
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Cozier, Andrew, 1965

Includes "The Heifer (after Carl Rakosi)."

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D - Miscellaneous
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Dorn, Ed, 1985
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Duncan, Robert, 1994

Excerpt from a letter.

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DuPlessis, Rachel Blau, 1982 - 1997

Includes "Prospectus: THE OBJECTIVIST NEXUS (ed. DuPlessis and Quartermain).

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Ephron, Harmon S. ("Sol" or Sollie") and Pat, 1930 - 1935
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Ephron, Harmon S. ("Sol" or Sollie") and Pat, 1966 - 1978

Includes some copies of Rakosi's letters to Ephron.

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Ephron, Harmon S. ("Sol" or Sollie") and Pat, 1979 - 1992

Includes some copies of Rakosi's letters to Ephron.

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Ephron, Harmon S. ("Sol" or Sollie") and Pat

Includes drafts of Rakosi's letters, notes on Ephron's letters and notes for Rakosi's poems based on correspondence with Ephron.

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Eshleman, Clayton, 1987
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Evans, George, 1980 - 2000
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EX-EXEC (William McCurdy, editor), 1996
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F - Miscellaneous
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Felsteiner, John, 1998 - 2002
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Ferlinghetti, Lawrence, 1999
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Fitzpatrick, Kevin, 1997
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G - Miscellaneous
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George, Kathi, 1995 - 1999
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Gilonis, Harry, 1995 - 1999

Includes "Echoes Series" (by Gilonis and Ian Hamilton Finlay), "From the Old Welsh" and "A Picture."

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Ginsburg, Allen, 1985 - 1999

Includes "A Ballad of Skeletons."

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H - Miscellaneous
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H. W. Wilson Company (Vineta Colby, editor of WORLD AUTHORS: 1980 - 1985), 1987
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Haas, Brad, 1999

Includes "Trifocal" and other miscellaneous poems.

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Hanging Loose Press (Robert Hershon, editor), 2000
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Heller, Michael, 1989 - 2001
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Heyman, Peggy and Bill, 1999

Includes correspondence from Peggy's father, Bernie.

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Hofer, Jen, 1997 - 1999

Includes AS FAR AS (1999).

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Hollo, Anselm and Jane, 1996 - 2000
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Jacob, Bob, 2002

Includes miscellaneous poems.

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Jeffs, Naomi (daughter of Sidney Bacon), 2002
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Jenkins, Edith, 1999
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Johnson, Nicholas (editor, Etruscan Books), 1998 - 2001

Includes other correspondence re. Rakosi's poetry reading tour in England in 1997.

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K - Miscellaneous
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Kane, Marilyn (companion), 1989 - 1999

Includes journal kept while Rakosi was in Europe.

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Katz, Eliot, 1999

Includes Rakosi's "The Daily News" and "Down to Earth Suite."

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King, Basil, 1989 - 2000
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Kleinzahler, August, 1996
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L - Miscellaneous
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LaRose, Julie (Rawley, granddaughter, daughter of Dan and Barbara Nordby), 2001
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Lawrence, Anne, 1975 - 1976
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Lebensohn, Zigmond M
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Leveton, Eva, 2000
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Levine, Steve, 1982
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Levy, John, 1987 - 2000
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Lewis, Joel

Includes "WPA Poems."

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Lieberman, Dr. E. James, 1995 - 1998
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Lipschutz, Kurt, 2001
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LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS (Jeremy Harding, poetry editor), 1996 - 1998
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1997 - 1998
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M - Miscellaneous
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McCarthy, Eugene, 1995
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Messerli, Douglas, 2000

Includes "The Acts, for Carl Rakosi."

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Mills, Billy and Catherine Walsh, 1997 - 1999
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Minkoff, George Robert (George Robert Minkoff, Inc., Rare Books), 1986 - 1989
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Money, Peter, 1995 - 2000
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MOSAIC (Suzan Berns, producer), 1996 - 1997
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Mottram, Eric, 1987
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N - Miscellaneous
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Naropa Institute, 1998
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Nash, Carl, 1995 - 1996
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NATION, 1996
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National Endowment for the Arts, 1976 - 1977
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National Poetry Foundation, 1985 - 1999

Includes correspondence written by Sylvester Pollet, Burton Hatlen and others. See also PAIDEUMA.

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Nissman, Barbara, 1996
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Nordby, Dan and Barbara (daughter), 1995 - 1997

See also Rawley, Barbara.

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O' Brien, Geoffrey (executive editor, The Library of America), 1995 - 2001
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Oppen, George, 1975

Photocopies of originals.

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P - Miscellaneous
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PAIDEUMA (Carroll F. Terrell, editor), 1985 - 1986
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Pen Center USA West, 1996
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Poetry Center, San Francisco State University, 1987
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POETRY FLASH
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POETRY INTERNATIONAL (Fred Moramarco, editor), 1996
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POETRY NEW YORK (Burt Kimmelman, editor), 1996 - 1997
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POETS ON THE LINE (Linda Lerner, editor), 1995 - 1998
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Popper, Samuel and Evelyn, 1972 - 2002
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Potts, Charles (Tsunami, Inc.), 1997 - 2000
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Powell, James (poetry editor, OCCIDENT), 1979 - 1987
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Prynne, Jeremy, 1988 - 1997
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R - Miscellaneous
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Rawley, Barbara (daughter), 1974 - 1998

See also Norby, Dan and Barbara.

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Rawley, George (son) and Leanna, 1972
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Rawley, Joanna (granddaughter, daughter of Barbara Rawley), 1998 - 1999
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RIBOT (Paul Vangelisti, editor), 1996 - 1998
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Riley, Peter
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Rosenblum, Martin, 1986 - 1995
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Rosenthal, Gary, 1987 - 1997
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Roth Publishing, Inc. (Tina Posner, associate editor), 1987 - 1996

Re. permission to reprint two of Rakosi's poems in ANNUAL SURVEY OF AMERICAN POETRY (1986).

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Rothenberg, Jerome, 1995 - 1996
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Royet-Journoud, Claude, 1986
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Rudolph, Anthony (The Menard Press), 1995 - 1999
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S - Miscellaneous
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Safer, Louis, 2000
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Salerno, Mark (editor, ARSHILE), 1993 - 1998
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SAMIZDAT (Robert Archambeau), 2002
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Schwerner, Armand, 1993 - 1999
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Scroggins, Mark, 1998
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Scully, Maurice, 1997 - 2000
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Shatsky, Joel (editor, CONTEMPORARY JEWISH-AMERICAN DRAMATISTS AND POETS: A BIO-BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOURCEBOOK), 1997
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Shere, Charles, 1995 - 2000

Includes music for "The Old Poet's Tale" and audiocassette tape of Charles Shere's music.

Audiocassette is restricted.

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Shoemaker, Steve, 1998
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Sun and Moon Press (Douglas Messerli, publisher), 1990 - 1997
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T - Miscellaneous
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TALISMAN (Ed Foster, editor), 1982 - 1997
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Thompson, Phyllis Hoge, 2002
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Tobias, Rebecca (Lawrence), 1997
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Tranter, John, 1987 - 1997
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Turnbull, Gael, 1993 - 2000
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U - Miscellaneous
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University of Wisconsin-Madison, University Libraries (Yvonne Schofer, bibliographer), 1986 - 1989
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Vescia, Monique, 1996
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W - Miscellaneous
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Watsky, Paul, 2001

Includes "In Montana," MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS and "What's My Line? Revisited."

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Weinberger, Eliot, 1996
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Whalen, Philip, 1999
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Wilson, Richard, 1999
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Winthrop, Arthur, 1998
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Woodland Pattern Book Center, 1996 - 1998
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Young, Karl (Light and Dust Books), 1994 - 1997
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Zukofsky, Louis, 1930 - 1942

Includes photocopied excerpts of original correspondence and Rakosi's notes on correspondence. Originals housed at University of Texas, Humanities Research Center.

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Unidentified correspondents

WRITINGS BY RAKOSI

Scope and Contents of Series

Series 7) WRITINGS BY RAKOSI. Arranged in three subseries: A) Prose, B) Poetry and C) Readings and Lectures.

A) Prose: Blurbs and introductions for books by Rakosi and others; short essays and published letters to editors. Includes correspondence between Margery Latimer (1899-1932, a.k.a. Margery Latimer Toomer, wife of Jean Toomer) and Blanche Matthias, and other research materials used for Rakosi's Collected Prose.

B) Poetry: Materials related to published works, as well as drafts and manuscripts of poems.

C) Readings and Lectures: Rakosi's notes and lists of poems for readings and lectures given from approximately 1973-1999 with flyers and announcements for these events. Arranged chronologically, with undated materials at the end.

Prose

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Blurbs and forewords for others' books

Includes blurbs for Mark Salerno's HATE, Daniel Haberman's book of poems, Beau Beausoleil's AGAINST THE HEAVENS, and foreword to Stanley Kiessel's THE PEARL IS A HARDENED SINNER.

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COLLECTED PROSE - Research materials, 1921 - 1977

Includes Margery Latimer's (1899 - 1932, a.k.a. Margery Latimer Toomer) letters to Blanche Matthias. Also includes Matthias' description of friendship, Rakosi's notes on Latimer-Matthias correspondence. Materials used in COLLECTED PROSE, pp. 88 - 104.

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Encounter with Jonathan Griffin
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Plan of Work - Guggenheim Fellowship
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Rakosi to Weinberger, 1995

Letter to Eliot Weinberger, published in EXQUISITE CORPSE.

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Robert Duncan
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Word About the Objectivists, 1994

Spring.

Poetry

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Americana

Includes drafts and notes.

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Death of a Wife

Includes drafts and notes.

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EARTH SUITE (1997)

Includes table of contents, afterwords and press releases.

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Everyday Book - Working drafts, manuscripts and notes

Part 1. Published (in part) as "Nine Poems from 'The Everyday Book'" ("The Poet," "The Moment," "The Execution," "Fragment," "The History of Man," "Tune," "How to be with A Rock," "Aie!" "Riddle") in NEW DIRECTIONS 25, 1972: 138 - 143. Also includes postcards and letters from "Mom," "Beau," Alan Leveton, Kurt Lipschutz, and others. Also includes SPARROW 53 ("My Experiences in Parnassus" by Rakosi) with notes.

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Everyday Book - Working drafts, manuscripts and notes

Part 2.

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HISTORY (1981)

Typescript of "Foreword."

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Instructions to the Intellect

Includes drafts and notes.

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OLD POET'S TALE (1999) - Page proofs, 1998

Includes correspondence, notes and corrections. Also includes "George Oppen: The Last Day" (prose predecessor to THE OLD POET'S TALE).

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Working papers - Drafts and typescripts of poems

Part 1. Includes "Poem Beginning Jew," "A Knight Y'clept Psychology," "On the Street," "The Slave," "The Burdens of Ambiguity," "Shory Psalm," "The Report," "Chips Off the Old Block," "The Situation," "Mysteries," "1996," and "The New Prometheus."

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Working papers - Drafts and typescripts of poems

Part 2.

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Working papers - Drafts and typescripts of poems

Part 3.

Readings and Lectures

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Programs for readings, 1973 - 1987

Includes lists of poems to read and some announcements.

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Programs for readings, 1990 - 1999

Includes lists of poems to read and some announcements.

RECORDINGS

Scope and Contents of Series

Series 8) RECORDINGS: Sound and video recordings of Rakosi's readings and interviews from 1995-1999. Media is restricted. Researchers may request user copies be produced. Arranged in two subseries: A) By Carl Rakosi and B) Miscellaneous.

A) By Carl Rakosi: Sound and video recordings (on VHS, audiocassette and compact disc) of Rakosi's poetry readings, interviews, and autobiographical sessions.

B) Miscellaneous: Audiocassette recording of poetry by various authors, read by unidentified speakers, for Carl Rakosi.

By Carl Rakosi

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Autobiographical Sessions I and II, 1995

January 18. Cloud House Poetry Archives: Living History Project. 2 audiocassette tapes.

Restrictions Apply

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Interviewed by Rabbi Alan Lew, Beth Shalom and MOSAIC #20, 1996

July 21. VHS videocassette tape.

Restrictions Apply

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In the Plain Life, San Francisco, 1997

April 15. Produced by Alan Leveton, M.D. for his series, "Leveton's Kabinet Presents." 2 VHS videocassette tapes.

Restrictions Apply

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Reading at Beth Shalom, 1996

March 26. Produced by Cloud House Poetry Archives. Audio compact disc.

Restrictions Apply

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Reading at Library of Congress, Mumford Room, 1996

April 11. VHS videocassette tape.

Restrictions Apply

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Reading at Poetry Center, San Francisco State University, 1999

September 9. Introduction by Steve Dickison. VHS videocassette tape and audio compact disc.

Restrictions Apply

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Reading Six Town Poetry Festival, 1996

June 26. Produced by Cloud House Poetry Archives. VHS videocassette tape and audiocassette tape.

Restrictions Apply

Miscellaneous

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Poetpourri for Carl Rakosi

Includes Walt Whitman, T. S. Eliot, Gertrude Stein, Edith Sitwell, James Joyce, Ezra Pound, Robert Duncan, and William Carlos Williams. Audiocassette tape.

Restrictions Apply

ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES

Scope and Contents of Series

Series 9) ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES: Originals of brittle or high acid content documents that have been photocopied.

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Originals of preservation photocopies

Accession Processed in 2005

BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

Scope and Contents of Series

Series 10) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS: Materials related to Rakosi's 100th birthday celebration (including music composed for a selection of his poetry), a lifetime achievement award, and business cards and CVs.

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100th Birthday - Music by others for Rakosi's Poems, 2003

Includes correspondence with musicians and copies of poems.

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AMULET, 1968

Excerpts from reviews.

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Berrigan, Anselm. "Carl Rakosi 100th Birthday Celebration", 2004

From POETRY PROJECT NEWSLETTER.

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Business Card/ CV (Callman Rawley)/ Writing Brochure (Rakosi)
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Carl Rakosi: A Tribute - Housing Works Used Book Cafe, 2001

April 11. Flyer from event in New York.

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Obituaries

POETRY PROJECT NEWSLETTER and various newspapers (copies).

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Small Press Traffic Lifetime Achievement Award, San Francisco, 2003

Includes correspondence and press clippings.

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Tallerton, David. [Tribute to Leah Rakosi]
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Miscellaneous newspaper clippings mentioning Rakosi, 1996 - 1999

Includes undated mention of Rakosi on ABC program.

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Contents of Series

Series 11) CORRESPONDENCE: Correspondence with various editors, organizations and younger authors, as well as correspondence with George Oppen and Louis Zukofsky. Includes significant correspondence with both fellow writers and family members, and a large folder of miscellaneous letters from admirers of Rakosi's work, dating from 1970-2003. Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

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A-Z - Miscellaneous, 1970 - 2003

Includes some responses by Rakosi.

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Albon, George, 2003
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AND WE THE CREATURES (C.J. Sage, editor), 2003
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Armantrout, Rae, 2004
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Backwoods Broadsides (Sylvester Pollet), 1996 - 2003
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Bacon, Sydney, 2002
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Barich, William
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Bullock, Ken, 2003

Includes enclosure.

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Clitheroe, Frederic, 1983

Copy of originals.

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Collum, Jack, 2002 - 2003
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Corman, Cid, 1989
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Creeley, Robert, 1987 - 2004

Includes poem for Rakosi by Creeley.

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Crow, Jennifer (granddaughter), Rawley (great-grandson), 2004
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Crozier, Andrew, 1983 - 2004
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Dembo, Larry S., 1987
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Devaney, Tom, 2002 - 2004

Includes transcript of Delaney interviewing Rakosi in 2001.

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Dorsky, Nick, 2002 - 2003
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Downey, Fred, 2003 - 2004

Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center.

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Duggan, Laurie, 2003
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Evans, George, 2003

Includes event flyer.

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Fauchereau, Serge, 2004
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Felstiner, John, 2002 - 2003

Enclosures of Felstiner's translation of Neruda and note from Denise Levertov.

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Filreis, Al, 2002 - 2003
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Fisher, Roy, 2003 - 2004
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Fixel, Justine, 2003

Lawrence Fixel family.

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Fleming, Gerald, 2003

Fleming poem enclosed with program for "Writers Remembered."

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Frym, Gloria, 2003
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Gallagher, Kevin, 2002 - 2003

Relates to poems published in journal ARC.

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Gambarotte, Martin, 2002 - 2003

Rakosi's Spanish translator.

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George, Charley and Kathi, 1976 - 1999
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Graham, Allan, 2003
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Haas, Bradford, 2004

Editor for webzine flashpointmag.com.

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Hall, John, 2003
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Heller, Michael, 1995 - 2004

Copy of journal article on Rakosi enclosed.

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Hiler, Jerome, 2002
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Hirschman, Jack, 2003
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Hofer, Jen, 2002 - 2004
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Hollo, Anselm and Jane, 2003
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Johnson, Nicholas, 2001 - 2004

Enclosures relating to British publication of poems.

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Kane, Marilyn, 2002
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Kamenetz, Roger, 2003
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Katz, Eliot, 2003 - 2004
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Kiesel, Stanley, 1975 - 1977
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King, Basil, 2003 - 2004
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King, Mimi and Jeff (granddaughter and grandson-in-law), 2003
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Lefevere, Andre, 1975
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Levy, John, 2003
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Library of America (Geoffrey O'Brien), 2002
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Lieberman, James, 1996 - 2004
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Lipschutz, Kurt, 2001 - 2003
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Metre (Philip Coleman, University of Dublin), 2004
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Miller, David, 2003
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Mills, Catherine and Billy, 1997
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Money, Peter, 2002
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Morrison, Yedda, 1998 - 1999
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Naropa University (Steven Taylor), 2003
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NEW YORKER, 2004

Includes poetry submissions "A Valentine" and "Royally Stewed."

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Oppen, George, 1974

Photocopy of original with Rakosi's marginal notes.

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Palmer, Robert, 1998 - 1999

Printer for Rakosi's THE OLD POET'S TALE.

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Poets House (Suzanne Wise, program coordinator), 2002
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Popper, Steve, 2003
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Prynne, Jeremy H., 1994 - 2004
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Rawley, Barbara (daughter) and Dan Nordby (son-in-law), 2003
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Rigsbee, David, 1985
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Rothenberg, Jerome, 2004
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Rudolph, Anthony, 2002 - 2004

Enclosures - Articles on Rakosi at 100.

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SF Poet museum (curator, Steven Kushner), 1999 - 2003

Cloud House Poetry Archives.

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Salant, Dorothy, 2003
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Salerno, Mark, 2002 - 2003
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Sullivan, Nancy, 1968
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Tiger, Madeline, 2002

Includes "Listening to the Venerable Poet."

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Turnbull, Gael, 2001 - 2003
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U.S. LATINO REVIEW (Andres Castro, editor), 2001 - 2002
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VERSEtility Books (Robert Jacob), 2001
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Waldman, Anne, 2003
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Whalen, Philip, 1999
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Winthrop, Arthur, 2003
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Wolfe, Bonny, 2003
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Zukofsky, Louis - Excerpts from letters, 1930 - 1933

Rakosi's notes on his correspondence with Zukofsky and copies of article on Zukofsky.

WRITINGS BY RAKOSI

Scope and Contents of Series

Series 12) WRITINGS BY RAKOSI. Arranged in three subseries: A) Prose, B) Poetry and C) Miscellaneous.

A) Prose: Draft of a letter to the editor of Poetry Flash on the Conference on the American Objectivists held at Royaumont, France, in September 1989; and drafts of tributes and articles Rakosi wrote about George Oppen.

B) Poetry: Unfinished working drafts of several poems, including a draft of his earlier poem "Americana."

C) Miscellaneous: Working papers, drafts and manuscripts of poems and source materials, including "Journal" and "Journal 2;" undated fragments and drafts relating to Rakosi's earlier writings.

Prose

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George Oppen, 1975 - 1985

Review of collected poems (notes from), copy of obituary published in J.A.C.O.B.'s Letter, 1985.

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To the Editor, 1990

Article on Conference on American Objectivists in POETRY FLASH, draft; Conference held in Royaumont, France, Sept. 1989; published in POETRY FLASH, no. 204, March 1990.

Poetry

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The Aged

Source materials; journal entries for poem.

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The Aged on Dying (for a play)
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The Agnostic's Prayer - Draft
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Annals of the Presidency

Source material for the poem.

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For Testament II - Draft

Notes on Leon Sarabian Herald and Kenneth Fearing, 1935.

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Genesis - Draft
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Homage to Night and Day (Fabre) - Draft
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How I Got to the Center of the Universe - Draft
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Hungarian Fantasy - Draft
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Image - Draft
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Lady in a Window - Draft
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Letters to the Editor, Two Cents, etc.

Drafts of poems and source materials.

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Material for Christian Poem, Cross - Draft
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Meditation - Draft
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New Poems to Develop
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Ode to Rockbottom - Draft
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Paris, 1913
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Plumber - Draft
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Poem to Work on - Draft

Includes draft of "Americana."

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The Scot in the Heather - Draft
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Welfare Bums - Draft, 1942

Draft of possible play.

Miscellaneous

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American Folk Songs and Proverbs
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Ideas for Poems
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Journal
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Journal 2
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Material for Poems
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Musical Metaphors
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Nature
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Notes, etc.
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Prose

Contains notes on the Objectivists.

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Senator Joseph McCarthy

Source material for poem or prose.

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Unpublished notes 1
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Unpublished Notes 2