Armand Schwerner Papers, 1945 - 1999 (MSS 0485)

Restrictions: Original films and recordings are restricted. Researchers must request user copies be produced. Extremely brittle documents have been photocopied for preservation. The original documents are restricted due to fragility; researchers may use the photocopies located in the collection.

Extent: 35 Linear feet (74 archives boxes, 12 card file boxes, 2 flat boxes, and 6 oversize folders)

Papers of Armand Schwerner, poet, performance artist, musician, translator, editor and professor of literature. The papers contain correspondence, drafts of published and unpublished poetry and prose, journals, notes, translations, reviews and editorial work. Schwerner's readings and performances are represented by flyers, text, photographs, and audio and videorecordings. Also included are drafts of writings of others and subject files related his interest in Buddhism, and various biographical documents.

Armand Schwerner was born on May 11, 1927, in Antwerp, Belgium. His family immigrated to the United States in the mid-1930s, and settled in New York City. He attended Cornell University, where he published his first poems in the Cornell Review. Schwerner then attended Columbia University, earning a B.A. in 1950 and a M.A. in 1964. In 1964 he began teaching English at Staten Island Community College.

In the late 1950s, Schwerner published poems in small magazines. His first book of poetry, The Lightfall, appeared in 1963 from Jerome Rothenberg's Hawk's Well Press. During this period he also co-authored with Donald Kaplan a satiric prose book, The Doomsday Dictionary, published by Simon and Schuster in 1963.

In the mid-1960s, Schwerner began writing a long serial poem, "The Tablets," which was framed as translations of erratic texts on clay tablets from an extinct culture in the Near East. The first publications of "The Tablets" announced that these poems were "transmitted through Armand Schwerner," who, in turn, represented himself in a fictional form in the poem as the "scholar/translator." Numbered serially, the first eight "Tablets" were published by the Cummington Press in 1968 as The Tablets I-VIII, and a subsequent volume, The Tablets I-XV, was published by Grossman in 1971. Three subsequent collections of poems gathered expanded versions of "The Tablets," which finally culminated with a posthumous edition of 27 complete tablets, accompanied with journal notes and divigations, from the National Poetry Foundation at the University of Maine in 1999. The Tablets were also used in two theatrical productions, one eponymous staging by the Living Theater in their 1989-1990 repertory and another entitled Dragon Bond Rite, in 1995.

Schwerner's works of collected poetry also include If Personal (1968); Seaweed (1969); The Bacche Sonnets (1974); This Practice (1976); The Work, the Joy and the Triumph of the Will (1977); Sounds of the River Naranjana (1983); and Selected Shorter Poems (1999).

Schwerner was adept as a translator, concentrating on work from Native American texts, but he also produced a translation of Philoctetes by Sophocles, as well as an incomplete version of Dante's Inferno, which he was working on at the time of his death. Schwerner read his poetry at dozens of venues throughout his career, often collaborating with other artists or providing his own musical improvisations.

Schwerner died in February 1999.

The Armand Schwerner Papers document all stages of his life and intermingled activities as a poet, playwright, translator, performer and teacher. The papers contain manuscript and typescript drafts of Schwerner's prose and poetry, including his long serial poem The Tablets, published collected poetry and unpublished poems. Many of his activities as a performance artist, both in reading his own works and in collaboration with others, are represented by texts, instructions, photographs, film, audio and videorecordings. Also included are interviews with Schwerner; articles by others about his work; correspondence with family, editors, artists and other poets including Stephen Berg, Michael Heller, Toby Olson, and George Oppen; drafts of translations; editorial work; teaching materials; conference and meeting materials; prepublication writings of other poets; and research files related to Schwerner's interest in Buddhism and Akkadian and Sumerian texts. High school and college notebooks, papers and other materials document Schwerner's educational development and academic training.

The papers date from the late 1940s through material that was published posthumously in 1999. The papers are arranged in thirteen series: 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 2) CORRESPONDENCE, 3) WRITINGS BY SCHWERNER, 4) PERFORMANCES AND READINGS, 5) INTERVIEWS / CRITICISM, 6) TEACHING MATERIALS, 7) CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS, 8) WRITINGS OF OTHERS, 9) SUBJECT FILES, 10) MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS, 11) PHOTOGRAPHS AND FILMS, 12) RECORDINGS, and 13) ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES.

Container List

BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS: Arranged in six subseries: A) General Materials, B) Address Books, C) Appointment Calendars, D) Educational Materials, E) Family Materials, and F) Tax Returns.

A) General Materials: Documents relating to Schwerner's life, including his birth certificate, identity cards, passports, curriculum vitae, as well as immigration, marriage and military service documents. Also included are clippings about Schwerner. Arranged alphabetically.

B) Address Books

C) Appointment Calendars: Includes bound calendars and loose leaves of monthly calendars with annotated entries, often with several versions for each month. Arranged chronologically.

D) Educational Materials: Class notebooks, loose notes, transcripts, and examination books from Schwerner's high school and college education. His school essays are located in SERIES 2: WRITINGS. Arranged alphabetically by institution.

E) Family Materials: Genealogical content in the form of photocopies of letters.

F) Tax Returns: Documentation of Schwerner's income-generating activities and non-teaching sources of income. Arranged chronologically.

General

Box 1 Folder 1
65th Birthday celebration, May 17, 1992
Box 1 Folder 2
70th Birthday celebration. Guest list, announcement and birthday cards, 1997
Box 1 Folder 3
Birth certificate. Duplicate, 1984
Box 1 Folder 4
Certificate of U.S. citizenship, June 27, 1951
Box 1 Folder 5
Clippings about Schwerner, 1972 - 1987
Box 1 Folder 6
Columbia University. Diplomas, 1950 and 1964
Box 1 Folder 7-8
Curriculum vitae, 1972 - 1995
Box 1 Folder 9
Divorce materials, 1975 - 1980
Box 1 Folder 10
Drawings of Schwerner
Box 1 Folder 11
Driver's test, 1945
Box 1 Folder 12
Employment materials, 1951 - 1955
Box 1 Folder 13
Hawaii trip, 1973
Box 1 Folder 14
Illness and funeral materials, 1997 - 1999
Box 1 Folder 15
International Biographical Centre. International Authors and Writers Who's Who, 14th Edition, 1995
Box 1 Folder 16
Marriage materials, 1961
Box 1 Folder 17
Medical appeal letter, 1998
Box 1 Folder 18
Military service, 1945 - 1951
Box 1 Folder 19
Miscellaneous
Box 1 Folder 20
Obituaries for Armand Schwerner, 1999
Box 1 Folder 21
Passports and identity cards, 1950 - 1994
Box 1 Folder 22
Performance banquet to honor Armand Schwerner, April 11, 1999
Box 1 Folder 23
Publication flyers that mention Schwerner
Box 1 Folder 24
Reviews that mention Schwerner, 1971 - 1972

Address Books

Box 2 Folder 1
Loose notes
Box 2 Folder 2
Addresses and phone directory, February 3, 1991
Box 2 Folder 3
Telnet
Box 3 Folder 1
Miscellaneous books

Appointment Calendars

Box 3 Folder 2
1980 - 1987, July
Box 4 Folder 1
1987, August - 1991
Box 5 Folder 1
1991, March - 1996, January
Box 6 Folder 1
1997, October - 1998, February
Box 6 Folder 2
1998

Educational Materials

Box 6 Folder 3
List of graduate courses attended, 1949 - 1957

Columbia University

Box 6 Folder 4
Admissions notice, 1950
Box 6 Folder 5
Anthropology 133, 1954
Box 6 Folder 6-7
Anthropology class notes, 1950 - 1954
Box 6 Folder 8
Anthropology class notes and papers
Box 6 Folder 9
English notebook, essays and notes, 1954
Box 6 Folder 10
English notes, 1954
Box 6 Folder 11
Fellowship loan application and letter of decline, 1958
Box 7 Folder 1
Grade reports and State War Service Scholarship for Veteran materials, 1948 - 1950
Box 7 Folder 2
Graduate course material, 1954
Box 7 Folder 3
History and literature, 1949 - 1950
Box 7 Folder 4
Summer session, 1985
Box 7 Folder 5
Transcripts, 1949 - 1951

Cornell University

Box 7 Folder 6
Blue book examinations, 1946 - 1947
Box 7 Folder 7
French and history materials, 1947
Box 7 Folder 8
Literature class notebook, 1947
Box 7 Folder 9
Literature essays and other notes, 1947
Box 7 Folder 10
Erasmus Hall High School, Class of 1945 - 50th Reunion Program, 1995

Universite de Geneve

Box 7 Folder 11
French papers, 1947 - 1948
Box 8 Folder 1
French workbook, 1947 - 1948
Box 8 Folder 2
La Sociologie Juridique - Cours de Mr. Jean Piaget, May 1948
Box 8 Folder 3
School record book, 1947
Box 8 Folder 4
Student notes and papers, 1947 - 1948

University of Delaware - Foreign Study Section at the University of Geneva

Box 8 Folder 5
Correspondence and transcripts, 1947 - 1948
Oversize FB-327 Folder 3
Group photograph, 1947 - 1948

William Howard Taft High School

Box 8 Folder 6
Awards and yearbook, 1945
Box 8 Folder 7
Graduation program, 1945
Box 8 Folder 8
Physics laboratory notebook, 1944
Box 8 Folder 9-10
Physics notebook, 1945, undated
Box 8 Folder 11
Student note cards, 1944

Family Materials

Box 9 Folder 1
Genealogy
Box 9 Folder 2-3
Pressel, Phil - Schwerner Family history letters
Box 9 Folder 4
Schwerner, Elie - Estate settlement (A.S.'s father), 1974

Tax Returns

Box 9 Folder 5
1950 - 1988
Box 10 Folder 1
1989 - 1996

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 2) CORRESPONDENCE: Armand Schwerner's CORRESPONDENCE is arranged in two subseries: A) General and B) Poetics Listserv. The General subseries, arranged alphabetically, includes letters from several dozen poets and critics as well as a large number of friends. The majority of the most important sets of correspondence involve editors, publishers, or artistic collaborators, including Frances Alenikoff, Stephen Berg, Carol Berge, Harry Duncan, Sande Green, Michael Heller, Burt Kimmelman, John Martin (Black Sparrow Press), Toby Olson, George Oppen, Sherman Paul, Margaret Randall and Ellen Zweig. The Poetics Listserv subseries contains printouts from this online discussion group that Schwerner collected.

General

Box 11 Folder 1
List of letters
Box 11 Folder 2
A - Miscellaneous
Box 11 Folder 3
Abel, David, 1980 - 1983
Box 11 Folder 4
Academy of American Poets (Elizabeth Kray, executive director), 1967 - 1994
Box 11 Folder 5
Acts (David Levi Strauss, editor), 1985 - 1988
Box 11 Folder 6
Adler, Warren, 1958
Box 11 Folder 7
Alenikoff, Frances, 1982 - 1986
Box 11 Folder 8
Allen, Donald, 1967
Box 11 Folder 9
Alpert, Barry, 1971 - 1987
Box 11 Folder 10
Alternative Press
Box 11 Folder 11
American Poetry (Lee Bartlett, editor), 1986 - 1995
Box 11 Folder 12-13
American Poetry Review (Stephen Berg, editor), 1969 - 1995
Box 11 Folder 14
Andre, Michael (Unmuzzled Ox), 1976 - 1996
Box 11 Folder 15
Andrews, Bruce, 1973 - 1981
Box 11 Folder 16
Antin, David, 1965 - 1987
Box 11 Folder 17
Antin, Eleanor, 1973
Box 11 Folder 18
Apel, Dagmar, 1985 - 1987
Box 11 Folder 19
Arnold, Bob, 1975
Box 11 Folder 20
Ascher, Carol, 1980
Box 11 Folder 21
Atlas Press (Alastair Brotchie), 1986 - 1991
Box 12 Folder 1
Augustine, Jane, 1981 - 1997
Box 12 Folder 2
Auster, Paul, 1980 - 1984
Box 12 Folder 3
B - Miscellaneous
Box 12 Folder 4
Bach, Kirsten, 1983 - 1986
Box 12 Folder 5
Balestrini, Nanni, 1984 - 1992
Box 12 Folder 6
Ballet, Arthur, 1987
Box 12 Folder 7
Baracks, Barbara, 1973 - 1974
Box 12 Folder 8
Bartlett, Lee, 1993 - 1996
Box 12 Folder 9
Battaglia, Frank and Kathleen Sullivan, 1995 - 1998
Box 12 Folder 10
Beltrametti, Franco, 1984 - 1992
Box 12 Folder 11
Bercovici, Eric, 1961 - 1966
Box 12 Folder 12
Berge, Carol (Center magazine, editor), 1960 - 1996
Box 12 Folder 13
Bernstein, Charles, 1981 - 1996
Box 12 Folder 14
Bersenbrugge, Mei Mei
Box 12 Folder 15
Birenbaum, William M., 1968 - 1972
Box 12 Folder 16
Black Sparrow Press (John Martin), 1967 - 1977

See also Box 43, folder 10.

Box 12 Folder 17
Blackburn, Paul, 1960 - 1972
Box 12 Folder 18
Blaine, Julien, 1989 - 1994
Box 12 Folder 19
Blitz, Michael, 1987 - 1988
Box 12 Folder 20
Blue Mountain Center (Harriet Barlow, director), 1985 - 1987
Box 12 Folder 21
Bly, Robert, 1971 - 1972
Box 12 Folder 22
Bogan, Louise, 1957 - 1960
Box 12 Folder 23
Boone, Daniel, 1996
Box 12 Folder 24
Borgman, Chuck F, 1991 - 1995
Box 12 Folder 25
Boundary 2 (William V. Spanos, editor), 1975 - 1981
Box 12 Folder 26
Boxcar (Leland Hickman, poetry editor), 1986 - 1988
Box 12 Folder 27
Brody, Jules, 1958 - 1964
Box 12 Folder 28
Bromige, David, 1971
Box 12 Folder 29
Bronk, William, 1972
Box 12 Folder 30
Bukowski, Charles, 1960
Box 12 Folder 31
Burbank, Jim, 1974 - 1977
Box 12 Folder 32
Byrd, Don, 1983 - 1987
Box 12 Folder 33
Ca - Co - Miscellaneous
Box 13 Folder 1
Con - Cy - Miscellaneous
Box 13 Folder 2
Carruth, Hayden, 1972 - 1973
Box 13 Folder 3
Chandler, Bruce, 1974 - 1979
Box 13 Folder 4
Chopin, Henri, 1965 - 1985
Box 13 Folder 5
Christensen, Paul, 1989 - 1991
Box 13 Folder 6
City Lights, 1961
Box 13 Folder 7
Cohen, Becky, 1996
Box 13 Folder 8
Cohen, Marty, 1972
Box 13 Folder 9
Collela, Guiliana, 1980 - 1985
Box 13 Folder 10
Columbia Forum (Erik Wensberg, editor), 1971 - 1972
Box 13 Folder 11
Columbia University, 1953 - 1970
Box 13 Folder 12
Committee for International Poetry, 1982 - 1986
Box 13 Folder 13
Cone, Joe, 1997
Box 13 Folder 14
Conjunctions (Bradford Morrow, editor), 1981 - 1996
Box 13 Folder 15
Contemporary Poets, 1994 - 1995
Box 13 Folder 16
Corman, Cid (Origin/Origin Press Inc.), 1962 - 1983
Box 13 Folder 17
Creative Artists Public Service Program (Darcy Ryser, director), 1973 - 1976
Box 13 Folder 18
Creeley, Robert, 1971 - 1991
Box 13 Folder 19
D - Miscellaneous
Box 13 Folder 20
Dahlberg, Edward, 1960
Box 13 Folder 21
D'Arpino, Tony, 1986
Box 13 Folder 22
David R. Godine - Publisher (Stephen Brook, editor), 1973 - 1975
Box 13 Folder 23
Davidson, Michael, 1984
Box 13 Folder 24
De Loach, Allen, 1968 - 1976
Box 13 Folder 25
Degnan, June Oppen, 1965
Box 13 Folder 26
DeKooning, Elaine, 1977
Box 13 Folder 27
Di Prima, Diane
Box 13 Folder 28
Diamond, Stanley, 1982 - 1990
Box 13 Folder 29
Diggory, Terry, 1997
Box 13 Folder 30
Dolin, Sharon, 1993
Box 13 Folder 31
Dooley, Maura, 1992
Box 14 Folder 1
Doria, Charles, 1970 - 1986
Box 14 Folder 2
Doubleday and Company, Inc., 1970 - 1977
Box 14 Folder 3
Drachler, Rose, 1979 - 1981
Box 14 Folder 4
Drake, Alan (Archae, publisher), 1990 - 1991
Box 14 Folder 5
Drucker, Johanna, 1996-1998
Box 14 Folder 6
Duncan, Harry, 1967 - 1975
Box 14 Folder 7
DuPlessis, Rachel Blau, 1981 - 1995
Box 14 Folder 8
E - Miscellaneous
Box 14 Folder 9
Economou, George D., 1971 - 1992
Box 14 Folder 10
Edith C. Blum Art Institute (Linda Weintraub, director), 1985 - 1986
Box 14 Folder 11
Edward F. Albee Foundation, Inc., 1984 - 1986
Box 14 Folder 12
Eigner, Larry, 1961 - 1964
Box 14 Folder 13
Einzig, Barbara, 1993
Box 14 Folder 14
Ellen La Forge Memorial Poetry Foundation, Inc. (Louisa Solano, president), 1988 - 1989
Box 14 Folder 15
Ellis, Charlie R., 1963 - 1967
Box 14 Folder 16
Enslin, Ted, 1962 - 1975
Box 14 Folder 17
Everett, Graham, 1959 - 1980
Box 14 Folder 18
Eyo, 1993 - 1994
Box 14 Folder 19
F - Miscellaneous
Box 14 Folder 20
Falcone, Karin, 1993
Box 14 Folder 21
Farber, Donald
Box 14 Folder 22
Feld, Steve, 1991
Box 14 Folder 23
Feola, Maryann, 1995 - 1996
Box 14 Folder 24
Fields, Rick, 1983 - 1989
Box 14 Folder 25
Finkelstein, Anne, 1982 - 1985
Box 14 Folder 26
Finlay, Ian Hamilton
Box 14 Folder 27
Fraser, Kathleen, 1974 - 1984
Box 14 Folder 28
Fredman, Stephen, 1995
Box 14 Folder 29
French and Spanish Book Corporation, 1988
Box 15 Folder 1
G - Miscellaneous
Box 15 Folder 2
Gaisner, Rhee, 1987 - 1988
Box 15 Folder 3
Gangemi, Ken, 1970 - 1998
Box 15 Folder 4
Garber, Gene, 1994
Box 15 Folder 5
Gary, Claudia Lee, 1970 - 1972
Box 15 Folder 6
Gavronski, Serge, 1983 - 1999
Box 15 Folder 7
Geary, Dave, 1980 - 1990
Box 15 Folder 8
Gingerich, Willard, 1988 - 1992
Box 15 Folder 9
Glass, Jesse Jr., 1986 - 1987
Box 15 Folder 10
Goldbarth, Albert
Box 15 Folder 11
Goldfarb, Sidney, 1975 - 1991
Box 15 Folder 12
Gordon, Coco, 1984
Box 15 Folder 13
Gould, Roberta, 1975
Box 15 Folder 14
Graham, Jim (Lumen, editor), 1978 - 1993
Box 15 Folder 15
Graves, Robert, 1960
Box 15 Folder 16
Green, Malcolm, 1988 - 1989
Box 15 Folder 17
Green, Sande, 1983 - 1996
Box 15 Folder 18
Greene, Jonathan, 1964 - 1979
Box 15 Folder 19
Grenier, Arpine, 1996
Box 15 Folder 20
Grist On-Line (John Fowler), 1993 - 1994
Box 15 Folder 21
Grossman Publishers, Inc., 1970 - 1976
Box 15 Folder 22
Gruntz, George, 1971 - 1972
Box 15 Folder 23
H - Miscellaneous
Box 15 Folder 24
Halpern, Daniel, 1969
Box 15 Folder 25
Hamel, Anne, 1993 - 1995
Box 16 Folder 1
Hamilton, Colleen, 1996
Box 16 Folder 2
Harper, William (American Ritual Theater Company), 1978 - 1982
Box 16 Folder 3
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (Thomas F. Staley, director), 1991
Box 16 Folder 4
Haworth Press, Inc. (Peter Gellatly, editor-in-chief), 1993 - 1994
Box 16 Folder 5
Hearse (E.V. Griffith), 1969 - 1970
Box 16 Folder 6
Heidsieck, Bernard, 1980 - 1992
Box 16 Folder 7-12
Heller, Michael, 1972 - 1998 & undated
Box 16 Folder 13
Hermansader, Marcy, 1987 - 1989
Box 16 Folder 14
Hess, Sally, 1988 - 1994
Box 16 Folder 15
Heule, Sharon, 1971 - 1979
Box 16 Folder 16
Hitchcock, George (San Francisco Review), 1960 - 1971
Box 16 Folder 17
Hoepffner, Bernard, 1992 - 1993
Box 16 Folder 18
Hollo, Anselm, 1964
Box 16 Folder 19
Hoover, Paul, 1993
Box 16 Folder 20
Horovitz, Michael, 1971
Box 16 Folder 21
Houghton Mifflin Company (Ellen Mattingly), 1971
Box 16 Folder 22
Howe, Susan, 1980 - 1987
Box 17 Folder 1
I - Miscellaneous
Box 17 Folder 2
Ignatow, David, 1962 - 1988
Box 17 Folder 3
Ignatow, Rose Graubart, 1971 - 1985
Box 17 Folder 4
Ironwood (Michael Cuddihy, editor), 1981
Box 17 Folder 5
J - Miscellaneous
Box 17 Folder 6
Jacques Marchais Center of Tibetan Art (Barbara Lipton, director), 1983 - 1998
Box 17 Folder 7
Janicot, Francoise, 1993 - 1994
Box 17 Folder 8
Japan Society (Paula Lawrence), 1995 - 1997
Box 17 Folder 9
Johnson, Kent and Craig Paulenich, 1988 - 1995
Box 17 Folder 10
Joris, Pierre, 1974 - 1991
Box 17 Folder 11
Junction Press (Mark Weiss), 1998
Box 17 Folder 12
K - Miscellaneous
Box 17 Folder 13
Kaminsky, Marc, 1988 - 1995
Box 17 Folder 14
Kantrowitz, Anne, 1974 - 1992
Box 17 Folder 15
Kaplan, Donald Martin, 1959 - 1965
Box 17 Folder 16
Katzman, Lisa, 1986 - 1987
Box 17 Folder 17
Kaufman, Shirley, 1970 - 1971
Box 17 Folder 18
Kelly, Robert, 1962 - 1997
Box 17 Folder 19
Kenyon Review, 1992 - 1994
Box 17 Folder 20
Kessler, Milton, 1972 - 1986
Box 17 Folder 21
Kim, Jin-Hi, 1992 - 1997
Box 17 Folder 22
Kimmelman, Burt, 1990 - 1998
Box 17 Folder 23
Kistler, William, 1992
Box 17 Folder 24
Kostelanetz, Richard, 1968 - 1996
Box 17 Folder 25
Kulchur (Lita Hornick, editor), 1964 - 1973
Box 17 Folder 26
L - Miscellaneous
Box 17 Folder 27
Lavazzi, Thomas, 1992
Box 18 Folder 1
Leibowitz, Herbert, 1972 - 1995
Box 18 Folder 2
Lenore, Patricia, 1980 - 1985
Box 18 Folder 3
Lerner, Michael, 1987
Box 18 Folder 4
Lerner, Rachelle K, 1993 - 1997
Box 18 Folder 5
Lesser, Rika, 1979
Box 18 Folder 6-7
Letters of condolence regarding Ari Schwerner's death, December 1995 - January 1996
Box 18 Folder 8-10
Letters of condolence to Armand, 1980, 1990, 1998
Box 18 Folder 11
Letters of condolence to Jeanine Klein, Armand Schwerner's sister, after his death, 1999
Box 19 Folder 1
Levertov, Denise, 1960
Box 19 Folder 2
Lewis, Harry, 1967 - 1980
Box 19 Folder 3
Lilien, David, 1959
Box 19 Folder 4
Lim, Shirley, 1979 - 1985
Box 19 Folder 5
Lippe, Jane, 1974
Box 19 Folder 6
Literary Monitor (Garry Lagier, editor), 1979 - 1997
Box 19 Folder 7
Litz, A. Walton, 1964 - 1991
Box 19 Folder 8
Living Theatre, Inc. (Joanie Fritz, managing director), 1988 - 1995
Box 19 Folder 9
Long, Robert James, 1982 - 1994
Box 19 Folder 10
Lowenfels, Walter, 1968 - 1974
Box 19 Folder 11
Lowenstein, Tom, 1970 - 1989
Box 19 Folder 12
Lynch, Ronald D. (Institute for Art and Urban Resources), 1980 - 1983
Box 19 Folder 13
M - Miscellaneous
Box 19 Folder 14
Mac Low, Jackson, 1961 - 1997
Box 19 Folder 15
Mackey, Nathaniel (Hambone, editor), 1986 - 1993
Box 19 Folder 16
Malanga, Gerard, 1975
Box 19 Folder 17
Malina, Judith and Hanon Reznikov, 1988 - 1998
Box 19 Folder 18
Malone, Kirby, 1976 - 1979
Box 19 Folder 19
Marshall, Jack, 1970
Box 19 Folder 20
Martone, John (editor, Tel-Let), 1988
Box 19 Folder 21
Matthews, Harry, 1989
Box 19 Folder 22
McCaffery, Steve, 1993 - 1994
Box 19 Folder 23
McHale, Brian, 1995 - 1998
Box 19 Folder 24
McIntosh, Sandy, 1971 - 1974
Box 19 Folder 25
Menneteau, Agnes, 1985
Box 19 Folder 26
Merwin, Wilhem (Bill) S., 1961 - 1984
Box 19 Folder 27
Messerli, Douglas, 1978 - 1990
Box 19 Folder 28
Miller, Pamela, 1985
Box 19 Folder 29
Minkoff, George Robert, 1990
Box 19 Folder 30
Mood, John and Stephanie, 1980
Box 19 Folder 31
Morley, Patrick and Philip, 1986 - 1995
Box 19 Folder 32
Morrow, Charles, 1977 - 1999
Box 19 Folder 33
N - Miscellaneous
Box 20 Folder 1
Naropa Institute, 1992 - 1993
Box 20 Folder 2
Nathanson, Tenney, 1983
Box 20 Folder 3
Nation, 1960 - 1989
Box 20 Folder 4
National Endowment for the Arts, 1974 - 1985
Box 20 Folder 5
National Poetry Foundation (Sylvester Pollet), 1994 - 1998
Box 20 Folder 6
New American Poetry Circuit (Jeanette L. Jones, coordinator), 1969 - 1971
Box 20 Folder 7
New Directions (James Laughlin, publisher), 1966 - 1981
Box 20 Folder 8
New Rivers Press (C.W. Truesdale, editor/publisher), 1976 - 1997
Box 20 Folder 9
New Wilderness Foundation (Carol Tuynman, executive director), 1980 - 1984
Box 20 Folder 10
Newman, Robert, 1973 - 1975
Box 20 Folder 11
Niblock, Phill, 1974 - 1996
Box 20 Folder 12
Nin, Anais, 1971
Box 20 Folder 13
Nordstrom, Lou and Lynn, 1988 - 1992
Box 20 Folder 14
North Dakota Quarterly (Robert W. Lewis, editor), 1986
Box 20 Folder 15
Nowak, Mark Andrew, 1990 - 1996
Box 20 Folder 16
O - Miscellaneous
Box 20 Folder 17
O'Brien, Geoffrey, 1986
Box 20 Folder 18
Odyssey Review (Ulla E. Eder, editor), 1962 - 1963
Box 20 Folder 19
Okada, Kei, 1985 - 1986
Box 20 Folder 20
Olson, Toby, 1972 - 1996
Box 20 Folder 21
Oppen, George, 1964 - 1987
Box 20 Folder 22
Oppen, Mary, 1970 - 1986
Box 20 Folder 23
Ott, Gil, 1980 - 1989
Box 20 Folder 24
Owens, Rochelle, 1972 - 1975
Box 20 Folder 25
Oxford University Press (Angela Blackburn, senior editor), 1992 - 1993
Box 20 Folder 26
P - Miscellaneous
Box 21 Folder 1
Paideuma (Carroll F. Terrell, managing editor), 1984 - 1986
Box 21 Folder 2
Palmer, Michael, 1985
Box 21 Folder 3
Paris Review (Maxine Groffsky), 1966 - 1967
Box 21 Folder 4
Parlatore, Anselm (Bluefish, editor), 1983 - 1985
Box 21 Folder 5
Pashman, Susan, 1995 - 1998
Box 21 Folder 6
Paul, Sherman, 1981 - 1996
Box 21 Folder 7
Pearce, Roy Harvey, 1972
Box 21 Folder 8
Pearlman, Susan F, 1946 - 1949
Box 21 Folder 9
Peck, H. Daniel, 1986 - 1989
Box 21 Folder 10
PEN American Center (Elizabeth Hardwick, chairman), 1973 - 1990
Box 21 Folder 11
Pequod, 1992 - 1995
Box 21 Folder 12
Perishable Press, Ltd. (Walter Hamady), 1973 - 1991
Box 21 Folder 13
Perloff, Marjorie, 1979 - 1993
Box 21 Folder 14
Peterson, David, 1993 - 1996
Box 21 Folder 15
Planz, Allen, 1964 - 1991
Box 21 Folder 16
Poetry Center (Frances Phillips, director), 1969 - 1990
Box 21 Folder 17
Poetry in Public Places (Verna Gillis, executive director), 1974 - 1983
Box 21 Folder 18
Poetry Project (Ed Friedman, artistic director), 1979 - 1998
Box 21 Folder 19
Poetry Society of America (David Ignatow, president), 1982 - 1998
Box 21 Folder 20
Poets and Writers, Inc. (Erin Clermont), 1970 - 1993
Box 22 Folder 1
Poets House, Inc. (Lee Ellen Briccetti, executive director), 1986 - 1997
Box 22 Folder 2
Polk, Leslie, 1972
Box 22 Folder 3
Q - Miscellaneous
Box 22 Folder 4
Quasha, George, 1969 - 1975
Box 22 Folder 5
R - Miscellaneous
Box 22 Folder 6
Rakosi, Carl, 1993 - 1999
Box 22 Folder 7
Randall de Mondragon, Margaret and Sergio, 1963 - 1968
Box 22 Folder 8
Random House, Inc., 1972 - 1995
Box 22 Folder 9
Rasula, Jed, 1987 - 1996
Box 22 Folder 10
Ratner, Rochelle (Hand Book, editor), 1976 - 1994
Box 22 Folder 11
Rejection letters
Box 22 Folder 12
Research Foundation of the City University of New York, 1985 - 1991
Box 22 Folder 13
Rhoads, Gerdo and George, 1951 - 1974
Box 22 Folder 14
Rigg, Jean, 1989 - 1992
Box 22 Folder 15
Rose, Peter and Jesse Lewis, 1986
Box 22 Folder 16
Rosenblum, Martin J., 1986 - 1988
Box 22 Folder 17
Rothenberg, Jerome and Diane, 1961 - 1993
Box 22 Folder 18
Rubin, Anna, 1984 - 1995
Box 22 Folder 19
Sa - Sn - Miscellaneous
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So - Sz - Miscellaneous
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Saavedia, Lucia, 1985 - 1995
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Sabatini, Arthur J., 1989 - 1997
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Sackler, Jay Perry, 1945 - 1959
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Salthouse (DeWitt Clinton), 1976 - 1985
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Sanders, Ed, 1975 - 1992
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Schwerner, Adam (son), 1968 - 1998
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Schwerner, Ari (son), 1973 - 1996
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Schwerner, Armand - Letter to himself, 1958
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Schwerner, Doloris (wife), 1956 - 1990
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Schwerner, Elie and Sara (father and mother), 1947 - 1978
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Schwerner, Jeanine (sister), 1951 - 1998
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Schwerner, Nathan
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Seidman, Hugh, 1973 - 1994
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Shambhala Publications, Inc. (Peter Turner, associate editor), 1991 - 1992
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Shawcross, John T., 1983 - 1992
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Shein, Keith, 1978
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Silliman, Ron, 1968 - 1972
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Simic, Charles, 1974 - 1975
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Simon and Schuster, Inc., 1962 - 1970
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Slyomovics, Susan, 1986 - 1996
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Smith, Mary, 1996
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Snyder, Elise F., 1956 - 1995 & undated
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Snyder, Gary, 1960 - 1998
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Snyder, Katie and Tim, 1989 - 1993
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Some (Alan Ziegler, editor), 1972 - 1978
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Spenser, Gloria, 1948 - 1951
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Station Hill Press, 1980 - 1985
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Stevens, Norman D., 1993 - 1997
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Stevenson, Diane, 1974 - 1982
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Stewart, Thomas A., 1971 - 1975
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Stiller, Andrew, 1971 - 1991
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Stimpson, Catharine R., 1987 - 1995
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Stryk, Lucien, 1978 - 1984
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Styron, William, 1963
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Sulfur (Clayton Eshleman), 1960 - 1995
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Sultan, Stan, 1949 - 1984
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Sussman, Alan, 1988 - 1990
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Swallow Press (Morton P. Weisman, president), 1978 - 1979
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T - Miscellaneous
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Taggart, John, 1984
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Talisman (Ed Foster, editor), 1991 - 1993
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Tanahashi, Kazuaki, 1984 - 1987
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Tarn, Nathaniel, 1974 - 1996
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Tate, James
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Teachers and Writers Collaborative (Ron Padgett), 1982 - 1983
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Teele, Becky, 1985 - 1996
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Tietz, Ward, 1992 - 1993
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Tiger Bass, Madeline, 1975 - 1990
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Tikkun (Michael Lerner, editor), 1987 - 1990
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To (Seth Frechie, co-editor), 1993
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True, Betty, 1951
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Tyuonyi (Phillip Foss, editor), 1991
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U - Miscellaneous
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University Union Activities Board (Amy Boxenhorn, chairperson), 1976 - 1989
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V - Miscellaneous
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Van Spanckeran, Kathy, 1979 - 1993
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Vas Dias, Robert, 1969 - 1998
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Vega, Janine Pommy, 1973 - 1981
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Viking Penguin Inc., 1976 - 1982
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W - Miscellaneous
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W. Thomas Taylor (Thomas Taylor, publisher), 1987 - 1989
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W. W. Norton and Company, Inc. (Peter Jacobsohn), 1964 - 1979
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Wakoski, Diane, 1964 - 1985
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Waldman, Anne, 1993
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Wallenstein, Barry, 1971 - 1976
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Wand, David H. F., 1972 - 1975
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Watten, Barrett
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Weaver, Kathleen, 1973 - 1976
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Weber, Dick, 1972 - 1974
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Weiss, Jason, 1986 - 1995
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Weiss, Mark, 1974 - 1997
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Wellman, Don, 1980 - 1982
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Wellman, Mac, 1985 - 1996
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White, Sarah, 1992
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Whyatt, Frances
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Williams, Jonathan, 1971 - 1974
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Willoughby, John S., 1973
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Wolf Run Books (Sandra Braman, editor), 1979
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Y - Miscellaneous
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Yellow Springs Institute (John Clauser, director), 1984 - 1986
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Yoshimasu, Gozo and Marilia, 1985 - 1990
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Young, Karl, 1974
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Z - Miscellaneous
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Zavatsky, Bill, 1970 - 1981
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Zeligson, Leah Zoia, 1996
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Zen Community of New York (Norman Fischer), 1983 - 1985
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Zines, Alice, 1993 - 1997
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Zweig, Ellen, 1979 - 1997 & undated
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Unidentified correspondents (A - O)
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Unidentified correspondents (P - Z)

Poetics Listserv

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E-mail address list
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Amato, Joe and Henry Gould
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Archambean, Robert
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Bouchard, Daniel
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Boughn, Michael
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Boxkite (James Taylor, editor)
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Brook, James
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Byrd, Don, 1998
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Caccavale, Richard
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Christensen, Paul
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Coffey, Michael - Post of article, "The Different Faces of Poetry"
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Conte, Joseph
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Crown, Kathleen - Rutgers Poetry Conference, 1996 - 1997
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Dixon, Tennessee Rice
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Drake, Robert (Re: Eye-Rhymes)
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Evans, Steve
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Gould, Henry
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Hansen, Jeff
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Heller, Michael
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Himmelfarb, Sharon
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Hollo, Anselm
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Johnson, Kent
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Kimmelman, Burt
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Lightman, Ira
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McHale, Brian, 1996 - 1997
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Nowak, Mark
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Richards, Camille (Meditation)
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Sabatini, Arthur

Schwerner, Armand

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Re: Dragon Bond Rite
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Re: Spirit Possession
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Miscellaneous e-mail
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Sherry, James
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Smith, Rod

University of Buffalo Poetics Discussion Group

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Re: asteroid to hit earth. Demian Reed, Mark Weiss, Schuchat Simon, Charles Alexander. Re: Mimeo/Off-set Revolute. Steven Vincent, March 1997
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Re: Patrick Foley and Doug Barbour. Posting to Armand Schwerner from Kyle Connor, 1997
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Charles Alexander, Steve Shoemaker and Rod Smith, January - February 1997
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Douglas Barbour, Dale Smith and Juliana Spahr
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Re: Contraries, formally disturbed Michael Boughn, Joe Safdie, Henry Gould, Mark Wallace and David Kellogg. 1997, February - March, February - March 1997
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Re: Dichotomous/ BK of forms; boredom, poetry, questions. Henry Gould, Stephen Cope, Michael Boughn, Catherine Paul, Mark Prejsnar, Pat Pritchett, Maria Damon, Clare Clifford and Hugh Steinberg, March 1997
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Re: Difficult poetry; technique. Jordan Davis, Charles Alexander, Patrick Pritchett, J. Fuhrman, Beth Lee Simon, Judy Roitman, Michael McGee and David Zauhar, May 1998
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Re: Glossolalia Ward Tietz and Bill Brown
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Re: Menocal, Shards of Love
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Miscellaneous
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Re: Olson Stuff, Alan Golding, Maria Damon, Tenney Nathanson and Jonathan Levin
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Re: Perloff/Kellogg/ "disturbed" thread. Chris Stroffoline, Marjorie Perloff, Robert Archambeau, Steven Vincent, Ira Lightman, Joe Safdie, Joseph Lease and David Kellogg, March 1997
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On Ezra Pound and Fascist politics - Jerome Rothenberg, John E. Mathias, Steve Shoemaker, Mark Prejsnar and Mark Weiss
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"What experimental poets do to the mainstream?" An exchange of letters between Tom Beard, Henry Gould, Keith Tuma and Mark Wallace
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Vidaver, Aaron
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Wallace, Mark
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Weiss, Mark
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Zamsky, Robert

WRITINGS BY SCHWERNER

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 3) WRITINGS BY SCHWERNER: Arranged in twelve subseries, with the main portion of the materials comprising poetry at various stages of textual development, including both published and unpublished work: A) School Papers, B) Journals, C) Notes, D) Published Poetry, E) The Tablets, F) Unpublished Poetry, 1950s-1960s, G) Unpublished Poetry, 1970s-1990s, H) Published Prose, I) Unpublished Prose, J) Translations, K) Reviews by Schwerner and L) Editorial Work.

A) School Papers: Primarily typescript drafts of essays on literary figures written during college and graduate school.

B) Journals: Intermittent entries by Schwerner into a wide variety of bound notebooks that often contain laid in quotes, newspaper clippings and notes. Undated journals located at the end of the subseries relate to projects or subjects. Arranged chronologically.

C) Notes: Loose sheets of paper and notecards with handwritten observations.

D) Published Poetry: Drafts of individual poems published in literary journals and in Schwerner's works of collected poetry. Drafts of poems comprising a collected work are arranged according to the table of contents of the work. Published poems appearing individually or in several collected works are associated with their work of first appearance. Arranged chronologically.

E) Tablets: Arranged first numerically by individual "Tablet" and then chronologically by grouping the material in order of its appearance in book form, beginning with the Cummington Press collection in 1968. Translations of "Tablets" appear at the end of the subseries.

F) Unpublished Poetry, 1950s-1960s: Manuscript and typescript drafts of Schwerner's unpublished poems written during this period. Some of the poems may have been published in literary journals. Arranged alphabetically by title.

G) Unpublished Poetry, 1970s-1990s: Drafts of poems written in the last decades of Schwerner's career.

H) Published Prose: Typescript drafts of The Doomsday Dictionary, drafts of journal articles, essays about "The Tablets" and Buddhism, and Schwerner's master's thesis on Wallace Stevens.

I) Unpublished Prose: Fiction, as well as introductions of poets and comments on their work. Of interest is Schwerner's short account of his poetical development entitled "Autobiographical Account of Poetical Development."

J) Translations: Drafts of poems and dramatic work ranging from his translation of Philoctetes by Sophocles to Buddhist and Native American texts, as well as an incomplete rendition of Dante's Inferno.

K) Reviews by Schwerner: Published and unpublished reviews of books or performance events.

L) Editorial: Material related to Shwerner's sporadic editorial projects, including work on The New Wilderness Letter and his production of study guides for literary works. The Quixote materials contain typescript submissions from Jerome Rothenberg, Robert Creeley, Denise Levertov, and others.

School Papers

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Balzac
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Balzac's Basic Social and Religious Ideas
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Camus: Moralism and Godlessness
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Le Combat Contre les Ombres - Duhamel..
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Darkness and Conjecture: The Sacred Fount
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Hunger
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L'Illusion Comique et Clitandre, comedie et trigi- comedie de Corneille: sources et influences
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...may make too great an act
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Musicological Notes to Symphony in G Major, #10, K. 74 (Mozart) and Symphony in C Major, K. 96 (Mozart)
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Nat