Holly Prado Papers, 1952-2007 (MSS 597)

Extent: 14.8 Linear feet (37 archives boxes, 2 oversize folders)

The Holly Prado Papers include material spanning the career of poet Holly Prado, from examples of early efforts written in her youth in the 1950s, through her professional work into the early 2000s, with the greatest portion of material dating from the 1970s and 1990s. Prado's personal journals, dating from 1960 - 1999, make up the largest portion of the collection. Influenced by Jungian psychology, Prado has described journals an important tool for "nourishing" her writing. The second largest group of material consists of poetry, sometimes including more than one draft, annotations, and corrections. The balance of the collection includes personal and professional correspondence, notes, and materials relating to Prado's active involvement with teaching and literary events.

Poet Holly Prado was born in 1938 in Lincoln, Nebraska. She received a B.A. from Albion College in 1960. After graduating, she moved to Los Angeles, where she remained to become an active, influential member of the Southern California literary community as a poet, educator, and regular participant in live poetry readings and literary events. She married actor and poet Harry Northup in 1990.

Prado has been involved in poetry and literary education for all age groups since the mid-1960s. She taught English at John Marshall High School in Los Angeles (1965-1972), participated in a Poetry in the Schools Program sponsored by the Department of Labor and National Endowment for the Arts (1973-1974), and has taught numerous writing workshops offered through a variety of schools and organizations. As of 2006 she is included as a faculty member of the University of Southern California Master of Professional Writing Program.

Prado began writing for publication while still in college, but attributes a 1970 writing workshop taught by Alvaro Cardona-Hine with helping her develop her mature style. Prado's first published collection was Nothing Breaks Off at the Edge (1976). Her other published collections include Losses (1977), Specific Mysteries (1990), Esperanza: Poems for Orpheus (1998), and These Mirrors Prove It: Selected Poems and Prose, 1970-2003 (2005). Her poetry has also appeared in various anthologies, poetry journals, and magazines such as Ms. and Rolling Stone. In addition to poetry, Prado has contributed essays and reviews to several periodicals, notably the Los Angeles Times Book Review, and published two books of prose, Feasts (1976) and Gardens (1985). Prado became a founding member of the Cahuenga Press Poets Publishing Cooperative in 1989 with James Cushing, Phoebe MacAdams, and Harry Northup.

Prado's work is often noted for her use of a mythic voice and references to classical myths and mysteries. In the introduction to her collection Greatest Hits (2000), she described the work in Specific Mysteries and Word Rituals (released as a spoken word recording in 1993) as "ceremonies making words sacred." Jungian psychology has also had a significant influence on Prado's work, especially her enthusiasm for keeping personal journals. In the literary journal Chrysalis (no. 7, 1979) she discussed personal journaling as an important tool for keeping in touch with the unconscious, developing intuitiveness, and exploring emotional states without self-censoring, as well as a means of "nourishing" writing intended for publication. Her personal journals record thoughts, experiences, and dreams and sometimes include drawings, photographs, or ephemera.

The Holly Prado Papers include material spanning the career of poet Holly Prado, from examples of early efforts written in her youth in the 1950s, through her professional work into the early 2000s, with the greatest portion of material dating from the 1970s and 1990s. Prado's personal journals, dating from 1960 - 1999, make up the largest portion of the collection. Influenced by Jungian psychology, Prado has described journals an important tool for "nourishing" her writing. The second largest group of material consists of poetry, sometimes including more than one draft, annotations, and corrections. The balance of the collection includes personal and professional correspondence, notes, and materials relating to Prado's active involvement with teaching and literary events. The collection is arranged in two sections: accessions processed in 2006, and an accession processed in 2008. There are several more unprocessed accessions from 2009-2013 not represented in this finding aid; consult a librarian for access.

Accessions Processed in 2006: The Holly Prado Papers include material spanning her career, from examples of early writings from the 1950s through her professional work into the late 1990s, with the greatest portion of material dating from the 1970s and 1980s. Prado's personal journals make up the largest portion of the collection. The second largest group of material consists of poetry, sometimes including more than one draft, annotations and corrections. The balance of the collection includes correspondence, notes, and materials relating to Prado's active involvement with teaching and literary events.

The 2006 accessions are arranged in ten series: 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL, 2) CORRESPONDENCE, 3) WRITINGS, 4) NOTES, 5) READINGS, 6) TEACHING MATERIALS, 7) CONFERENCES, 8) JOURNALS, 9) WRITINGS BY OTHERS, and 10) MISCELLANEOUS.

Accession Processed in 2008: These materials compliment the previous accession, and mainly include papers from the 1980s and 1990s.

The 2008 accession is arranged in four series: 11) CORRESPONDENCE, 12) WRITINGS, 13) READINGS, and 14) JOURNALS.

This collection has additional unprocessed materials not described in this finding aid. See the UC San Diego Library catalog record to view the acquisition dates and extent of unprocessed additions.

Container List

Accessions Processed in 2006

BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS: General background on Holly Prado's life and career, including drafts of her resumes from the 1970s through late 1980s, brief biographies, a grant application, and newspaper clippings of articles about Prado.

Box 1 Folder 1
Biographies and resumes, 1974 - 1991
Box 1 Folder 2
Newspaper clippings, 1960 - 1991

Photographs

Box 1 Folder 3
Prado, Holly, 1973 - 1976
Box 1 Folder 4
Prado, Holly and Judy Brown, 1975
Box 1 Folder 5
Shatterproof Press Poetry Production and Social Action Award, 1987

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 2) CORRESPONDENCE: Personal and professional correspondence. Given Prado's active involvement with poetry publications and acquaintance with other writers, professional and personal may overlap, with personal letters from friends occasionally including comments on Prado's work. Query letters to poetry journals and magazines are also present.

Box 1 Folder 6
A -- Miscellaneous
Box 1 Folder 7
Alwan, Ameen, 1976
Box 1 Folder 8
Apple (David Curry), 1971
Box 1 Folder 9
Atlantic Monthly, 1973 - 1974
Box 1 Folder 10
B -- Miscellaneous
Box 1 Folder 11
Brooks, Elaine, 1970 - 1978
Box 1 Folder 12
Brown, Judy, 1972 - 1976
Box 1 Folder 13
Brown, Rob, 1975 - 1977
Box 1 Folder 14
C -- Miscellaneous
Box 1 Folder 15
Caterpillar (Clayton Eshleman), 1970 - 1971
Box 1 Folder 16
Dacotah Territory (Mark Vinz), 1971
Box 1 Folder 17
Eisky, Herb, undated
Box 1 Folder 18
Fire Exit (Bill Corbett), 1973
Box 1 Folder 19
G -- Miscellaneous
Box 1 Folder 20
H -- Miscellaneous
Box 1 Folder 21
Hickman, Leland (Lee), 1977
Box 1 Folder 22
Hill, Diane, 1991
Box 1 Folder 23
Hudson Review (Erin Seely), 1980
Box 1 Folder 24
Hughes, Barbara, 1975 - 1977
Box 1 Folder 25
Ironwood (Michael Cuddihy), 1974
Box 1 Folder 26
K -- Miscellaneous
Box 1 Folder 27
Kayak (George Hitchcock), 1970
Box 1 Folder 28
L -- Miscellaneous
Box 1 Folder 29
Lamp in the Spine (Patricia Hampl), 1974
Box 1 Folder 30
Lifson, Martha, 1976 - 1980
Box 1 Folder 31
M -- Miscellaneous
Box 1 Folder 32
Margins (Angela Peckenpaugh), 1974
Box 1 Folder 33
Miles, Jack, 1985 - 1988
Box 1 Folder 34
Minnesota Review (C.W. Truesdale), 1972 - 1973
Box 1 Folder 35
Mohr, Bill, 1976 - 1977
Box 1 Folder 36
Moore, Jim, 1971 - 1976
Box 1 Folder 37
Ms., 1974 - 1996
Box 1 Folder 38
N -- Miscellaneous
Box 1 Folder 39
New Republic, 1970
Box 1 Folder 40
New Yorker, 1970
Box 1 Folder 41
Nin, Anaïs, ca. 1973

Northup, Harry

Box 1 Folder 42
1979 - Includes note, "Postcards from Harry Northup to Holly Prado while Harry worked on the movie Tom Horn"
Box 1 Folder 43
1979 - 1980 - Includes note, "Postcards from Harry Northup to Holly Prado while Harry worked on the movie Used Cars"
Box 1 Folder 44
1981 - 1983
Box 1 Folder 45
O -- Miscellaneous
Box 1 Folder 46
P -- Miscellaneous
Box 1 Folder 47
Pebble (Greg Kuzma), 1971
Box 1 Folder 48
Q -- Miscellaneous
Box 1 Folder 49
Robertson, Kell, 1972 - 1973
Box 1 Folder 50
Rolling Stone, 1971 - 1973
Box 1 Folder 51
S -- Miscellaneous
Box 1 Folder 52
Samuel, Jean, 1974 - 1986
Box 1 Folder 53
Stoltzfus, Ben, 1988 - 1989
Box 2 Folder 1
T -- Miscellaneous
Box 2 Folder 2
Townsend, Alison -- Includes notes on Island, 1980 - 1989
Box 2 Folder 3
U -- Miscellaneous
Box 2 Folder 4
Weatherby, Terry, 1975
Box 2 Folder 5
Unidentified correspondents

WRITINGS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 3) WRITINGS: Primarily Prado's poetry, typically in typescript form, sometimes annotated. Some examples of Prado's earliest writing efforts from the 1950s and early 1960s are also present, including work Prado submitted for publication while still a student at Albion College and clippings of a column Prado wrote for the Albion College student newspaper. Arranged in six subseries: A) Childhood and Early Writings, B) Student Work, C) Poems, D) Poetry Collections, E) Poetry Miscellaneous, and F) Prose.

A) Childhood and Early Writings: Material Prado describes in a note as writing created "before I had any idea I could have a writing life." Includes poems from the early 1950s, short prose and a one act play.

B) Student Work: Primarily short prose written between 1954 and 1960, when Prado was a student at Albion College. Includes several clippings of her column for the Albion College student newspaper, The Pleiad, and a paper written for a Contemporary American Literature class taught by Peter Marin at Cal State, Los Angeles.

C) Poems: Individual poems and prose-poems, finished and unfinished, some in more than one version. Poems are typically typed, occasionally with handwritten annotations, and date from the late 1970s to early 1990s.

D) Poetry Collections: Groups of poems from Prado's files with a collective title. Some work is grouped thematically, some created as a poem cycle, and some grouped in collections intended for publication. Work dates from the 1970s to early 1990s.

E) Poetry Miscellaneous: Poems and prose-poems from Prado's files grouped to represent various date spans. The largest portion of material dates from the 1970s.

F) Prose: Several works of short prose, typed drafts and newspaper clippings of Prado's reviews for the Los Angeles Times, and a draft of her unpublished novel The Bright Obvious from 1989.

Childhood and Early Writings

Box 2 Folder 6
1952 - 1969
Box 2 Folder 7
Undated

Student Work

Box 2 Folder 8-10
Prose written at Albion College, 1954-1960 & undated
Box 2 Folder 11
"Wallace Stevens and Paul Klee" - Written at Cal State, Los Angeles, May 1966

Poems

Box 2 Folder 12
10 pm, 1977 - 1979
Box 2 Folder 13
1965: What I Have Not Said About the House on MacBeth Street, 1978 - 1992
Box 2 Folder 14
Art, 1988
Box 2 Folder 15
Climate: A Letter for Harry, 1978
Box 2 Folder 16
Coming Back, ca. 1976
Box 2 Folder 17
Dwarf, 1988 - 1990
Box 2 Folder 18
Dream of Frog Christ, unfinished, 1990
Box 2 Folder 19
For Judy, Driving from Los Angeles to Ojai Right Now, ca 1975
Box 2 Folder 20
Gathering, 1992
Box 2 Folder 21
The Griffith Park Observatory: A Ritual, 1978
Box 2 Folder 22
Hades Wife, unfinished, 1992
Box 2 Folder 23
A Life of Service, 1987
Box 2 Folder 24
Literature, 1987
Box 2 Folder 25
Natives, unfinished, 1987
Box 3 Folder 1
Romance, 1987
Box 3 Folder 2
Stone, ca. 1990
Box 3 Folder 3
Truth, 1987
Box 3 Folder 4
What is it in Us that Almost Sees Itself: A Serenade for Cat, 1978 - 1995

Poetry Collections

Box 3 Folder 5
Astrologer Poems, 1973 - 1974
Box 3 Folder 6-7
Dream Combinations, 1982 and undated

Dream Fictions

Box 3 Folder 8
Stones, 1988 - 1991
Box 3 Folder 9
Marla and the Singer, 1990 - 1991
Box 3 Folder 10
Finished Dream Fictions, 1991
Box 3 Folder 11
Dreams to possibly work with as fiction, 1991
Box 3 Folder 12
Earned Gifts, ca. 1975
Box 3 Folder 13-14
From One to the Next - Drafts, 1989 and undated
Box 3 Folder 15
Introductions: 15 Morning Love Stories, undated
Box 3 Folder 16-20
Island - Drafts and notes, 1989

Luna

Box 3 Folder 21
Originals, 1984 - 1986
Box 3 Folder 22
Rewrites, 1986 - 1987
Box 3 Folder 23
Selections, undated

Marriage Poems

Box 3 Folder 24
Drafts, 1990
Box 4 Folder 1-2
Drafts & poems not used, 1990 - 1991
Box 4 Folder 3
Myth/Muse Poems, 1986
Box 4 Folder 4
Novels About England and France, 1976
Box 4 Folder 5-6
Poems on the Mooncycle - Groups 1 and 2, 1989
Box 4 Folder 7
S'Associent Dans Une Menage a Trois Scandaluese, with Michael C. Ford and Neal Spiegel, ca. 1975
Box 4 Folder 8
Soft Essays: Explorations of the Creative Process, undated

Specific Mysteries

Box 4 Folder 9
Drafts, 1978 - 1979
Box 4 Folder 10
Incomplete manuscript, 1979 - 1980
Box 4 Folder 11
A Book of a Year, 1979 - 1980
Box 4 Folder 12
Revision without corrections, 1989
Box 4 Folder 13
Revision with corrections, 1989

Includes notes and book jacket material.

Box 4 Folder 14
Two poems published in Analytic Psychology Club of Los Angeles Bulletin, 1981 - 1982
Box 4 Folder 15
The Word in the Middle of the Body - Unpublished typescript, ca. 1980

Word Rituals

Box 4 Folder 16-17
Drafts & poems considered but not used, 1983 - 1993
Box 5 Folder 1-2
Undated

Poetry Miscellaneous

Box 5 Folder 3
1970
Box 5 Folder 4
From Prado's file "Completed Poems", 1970
Box 5 Folder 5
Sketchbook including drawings and poetry, 1970s
Box 5 Folder 6-11
1970 - 1976
Box 5 Folder 12-13
1972 - 1986
Box 6 Folder 1-5
1976 - 1991
Box 6 Folder 6
Undated

Prose

Box 6 Folder 7
To Approach Poetry, Fiction, and Symbolic Sense, 1989
Box 6 Folder 8-9
Bright Obvious, June 1989
Box 6 Folder 10
Eucalyptus, 1985
Box 6 Folder 11
Fortunes, 1987
Box 6 Folder 12
Guesses, undated
Box 6 Folder 13
Looking Toward America's Third Century: The Artist as Harpo Marx -- And More, undated

Los Angeles Times - Book reviews

Box 6 Folder 14
Typescripts, 1985 - 1986
Box 6 Folder 15
Newspaper clippings, 1976 - 1989
Box 6 Folder 16
Luke Stone's Sister, undated
Box 6 Folder 17
Mankind magazine - Book reviews and article, 1976 - 1977
Box 7 Folder 1
Moonglow, undated
Box 7 Folder 2
On Censorship, 1989
Box 7 Folder 3
The Other Side of the Family, 1987
Box 7 Folder 4
A Plain Story, undated
Box 7 Folder 5
Romance, undated

NOTES

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 4) NOTES: Chiefly consists of notepads which Prado and her husband, actor and poet Harry Northup, kept by their bedside between 1980 and 1995. On the notepads Prado and Northup shared thoughts, feelings, observations, and short messages. The subseries also includes a small amount of Prado's writing notes, notes from and about classes she attended in 1963 and 1964, and some working lists of material she had submitted for publication and information about sources for grants and awards.

Bedside notepads

Box 7 Folder 6-14
1980 - 1988
Box 7 Folder 15-16
1990 - 1991
Box 7 Folder 17
1993
Box 7 Folder 18-19
1995 - 1996
Box 7 Folder 20
Class notes, 1963 - 1964
Box 7 Folder 21
Grants and awards
Box 7 Folder 22
Lists of work submitted for publication, 1970 - 1989
Box 7 Folder 23-24
Notebooks (2), 1971 - 1972
Box 7 Folder 25
Miscellaneous

READINGS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 5) READINGS: Preparatory material and annotated poems used for live readings during the 1970s and 1980s.

Box 8 Folder 1
Open readings - Beyond Baroque, 1980

Miscellaneous

Box 8 Folder 2
1972 - 1988
Box 8 Folder 3
From Prado's file "Pieces About Writing from Various Readings", 1979 - 1987
Box 8 Folder 4
1980 - 1988
Box 8 Folder 5
1990 - 1993
Box 8 Folder 6-7
Reading announcements, 1971 - 1991 & undated

TEACHING MATERIALS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 6) TEACHING MATERIALS: Preparatory material for writing workshops led by Prado, and courses for which Prado was a guest lecturer.

Box 8 Folder 8
Los Angeles Council of English Teachers talk, 1985
Box 8 Folder 9
Olivia's classes, 1985
Box 8 Folder 10
Whitman, Walt - Session for course taught by Bob Peters, July 1989
Box 8 Folder 11-12
Writing workshops, 1976 - 1990

CONFERENCES

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 7) CONFERENCES: Chiefly consists of notes and organizational material for conferences in which Prado participated. The largest amount of material relates to the Woman's Words Conference (1975), including promotional materials which Prado helped create and a packet of writings by various authors who participated in the conference.

Box 8 Folder 13
Beyond Baroque panel on "The Politics of the Politics of Poetry," 1990
Box 8 Folder 14
The Diary, the Journal, the Autobiography conference - Reprint of article, "Journal Writing: Where it Can Go From Where It is," by Prado, published in New 44, May 1977
Box 8 Folder 15
Writing Inside Out, 1992

Woman's Words

Box 8 Folder 16
Organizational correspondence, 1974 - 1975
Box 8 Folder 17
Organizational notes
Box 8 Folder 18
Organizational material drafts, 1974 - 1975
Box 8 Folder 19
Promotional material
Box 8 Folder 20
Writings, various authors, 1975

JOURNALS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 8) JOURNALS: Comprises the largest amount of material in the collection. Prado's personal journals date from 1960 through 1999. Influenced by Jungian psychology, Prado has described journals an important tool for "nourishing" her writing. They record thoughts, experiences, and dreams, and sometimes include drawings, photographs, or ephemera. Some journals deal specifically with trips Prado took, or dreams and are typically handwritten.

Box 9 Folder 1
1960, 1960
Box 9 Folder 2
1962, Acting with Jeff Corey
Box 9 Folder 3-4
1964 - 1966
Box 9 Folder 5
1966, English 140
Box 9 Folder 6
1967
Box 9 Folder 7-8
1972
Box 10 Folder 1-9
1973 - 1977
Box 11 Folder 1-8
1977 - 1978
Box 12 Folder 1-10
1978 - 1979
Box 13 Folder 1-10
1979 - 1981
Box 14 Folder 1-10
1981 - 1982
Box 15 Folder 1-11
1982 - 1983
Box 16 Folder 1-12
1983 - 1984
Box 17 Folder 1-11
1984 - 1985
Box 18 Folder 1-12
1985 - 1986
Box 19 Folder 1-12
1986 - 1987
Box 20 Folder 1-13
1987 - 1988
Box 21 Folder 1-14
1988 - 1989
Box 22 Folder 1-13
1990 - 1991
Box 23 Folder 1-14
1991 - 1992
Box 24 Folder 1-15
1992 - 1993
Box 25 Folder 1-17
1993 - 1995
Box 26 Folder 1-17
1995 - 1997
Box 27 Folder 1-18
1997 - 1998
Box 28A Folder 1-7
1998 - 2000
Box 28A Folder 8
Responses to reading journals, 1999

WRITINGS BY OTHERS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 9) WRITINGS BY OTHERS: A small selection of material, chiefly short prose, by authors other than Prado on subjects of interest to her. Works of particular note in this series are essays written by students evaluating Prado's writing.

Box 28B Folder 1
Cooper, Dennis and Mark Watt. "It's a Small World: Los Angeles Poets," Gosh!, November 1978
Box 28B Folder 2
Cushing, Jimm. "L.A. Poets Drive Alone on Metaphysical Freeway," Reader (Los Angeles free weekly), June 10, 1983
Box 28B Folder 3
Davenport, Gary. "The Contemporary Novel of Sensibility," The Sewanee Review, Fall 1986
Box 28B Folder 4
Delp, Laurel. "The License to Write: L.A.'s Poets Start a New Tradition of Their Own," Los Angeles Herald Examiner, January 31, 1982
Box 28B Folder 5
Doubiago, Sharon. [review] Poetry Loves Poetry: An Anthology of Los Angeles Poets, edited by Bill Mohr. Electum Magazine, Fall/Winter 1987
Box 28B Folder 6
Hampl, Patricia. "A Woman's Journal: Where Public and Private Merge," Literata, April 21, 1975
Box 28B Folder 7
Koval, Amy. "Prado's 'Bread Worth Eating' Explains Process, Outcome of Self Satisfaction," New York Times, ca. 1990
Box 28B Folder 8
Margolis, Susan. "100 American Seducers on Their Craft and Sullen Art," Rolling Stone, August 16, 1973
Box 28B Folder 9
Nolan, Tom. "The Storytellers," Los Angeles (March 1987): 86-95
Box 28B Folder 10
Northup, Harry - Miscellaneous notes and poetry, 1977 - 1985
Box 28B Folder 11
Schwarz, John. "Everything at the Same Time", ca. 1980
Box 28B Folder 12
Zweig, Paul. "The Art of Poetry", undated
Box 28B Folder 13
On Hearing Holly Read Her Poem, undated
Box 28B Folder 14
Poems and broadsides - Miscellaneous, 1975 - 1989
Box 28B Folder 15
Student essays on Prado's work, 1991

MISCELLANEOUS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 10) MISCELLANEOUS: Includes material relating to a memorial service for poet Leland Hickman; a collection of newspaper clippings, correspondence and other material relating to a dispute between Los Angeles area poets and the Los Angeles Times Book Review, which led to an organized demonstration in 1988; an abstract photograph; a calendar; and miscellaneous publication announcements.

Oversize FB-411-04
Davis, Marshall. The Rhythm Bridge - Black and white photograph with inscription on reverse "For Holly Prado", 1980
Box 28B Folder 17
Hickman, Leland - Memorial service, August 3, 1991
Box 28B Folder 18
Los Angeles Times Book Review dispute, 1987 - 1989
Box 28B Folder 19
Publication announcements, 1971 - 1985
Oversize FB-411-05
Whole Woman Calendar, 1978

Accession Processed in 2008

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 11) CORRESPONDENCE: Personal and private correspondence from 1988-2007. It includes letters with publishers, as well as personal correspondence that may also include professional comments.

Box 29 Folder 1
Ann, Maude, 2006
Box 29 Folder 2
Bartels, Sanora, 2006
Box 29 Folder 3
Daniels, Gannon, 2006
Box 29 Folder 4
Garcia, L. Alexandra, 2006
Box 29 Folder 5
Harris, John
Box 29 Folder 6
LA Writers Series, undated
Box 29 Folder 7
Lecrivain, Marie, 2006
Box 29 Folder 8
Mekler and Deahl Publishers, 1997
Box 29 Folder 9
Mohr, William, 2007
Box 29 Folder 10
S - Miscellaneous
Box 29 Folder 11
Samuel, Jean, 2006
Box 29 Folder 12
Stafford, William, 1999
Box 29 Folder 13
Taus, Roger, 2006
Box 29 Folder 14-16
Townsend, Alison, 1988 - 2006
Box 29 Folder 17
Zager, Ray, 2004
Box 29 Folder 18
Unidentified correspondents

WRITINGS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 12) WRITINGS: Consists chiefly of Prado's poetry collections as well as works published in other journals. It is arranged in four subseries: A) Poetry Collections, B) Prose, C) Works Within Journals, and D) Miscellaneous.

A) Poetry Collections: Collections of poems compiled under one title, including Prado's works American Poetry and Orpheus. The work spans from 1991 through 2003.

B) Prose: Essays and publishing information on Prado's novel Gardens, 1982 through 1987.

C) Works Within Journals: Prado's work in other publications, from 1973 through 2006.

D) Miscellaneous: Essays written by others on Prado's work and other unnamed writing projects.

Poetry Collections

American Poetry

American Food

Box 29 Folder 19
Drafts, 1996
Box 29 Folder 20
Selections for New Rivers Press & revisions, 1997
Box 29 Folder 21
"Copy to read from", August 1997
Box 29 Folder 22
Final draft, 1997

American Love

Box 29 Folder 23
Draft, 1996
Box 30 Folder 1
Final versions, 1996
Box 30 Folder 2
Poetry chapbook competition, 1996
Box 30 Folder 3-10
Parts 1-4, 1995 - 1997
Box 31 Folder 1
Part 5, 1995
Box 31 Folder 2
Original notebook with final drafts, 1994 - 1997
Box 31 Folder 3
Revisions, 2003
Box 31 Folder 4-9
For Harry, ca. 2001
Box 31 Folder 10
Greatest Hits, 1976-2000
Box 31 Folder 11
Horizon: For my Nebraska, 1997
Box 31 Folder 12
Luna's Poems, 1997

Orpheus

Box 31 Folder 13
Notes, 1990 - 1993
Box 32 Folder 1
Poems in progress, 1991 - 1992
Box 32 Folder 2
Unused drafts, 1993
Box 32 Folder 3-6
Drafts of finished poems, 1992 - 1993
Box 32 Folder 7-8
Blood Becomes Seed, 1992, 1994
Box 32 Folder 9
Introduction, 1994
Box 33 Folder 1
Philomene's class, UCLA, 1993
Box 33 Folder 2
Magazine submissions, 1993 - 1996
Box 33 Folder 3
Press submissions, 1995 - 1997
Box 33 Folder 4
Prayer Poems, undated

Prose

Gardens

Box 33 Folder 5
Correspondence, including manuscripts, 1982 - 1985
Box 33 Folder 6
Publishing documents and reviews, 1983 - 1987
Box 33 Folder 7
Green, 1994
Box 33 Folder 8
Marla, October 18, 2000
Box 33 Folder 9
Miscellaneous prose, 2000 - 2001
Box 33 Folder 10
Water on Mars, December 7, 2000
Box 33 Folder 11-12
Where Have I Been?, 1998 - 1999
Box 34 Folder 1
Widswarth, December 26, 1993

Works Within Journals

Box 34 Folder 2-4
Photocopies, 1973 - 2006
Box 34 Folder 5
Photocopies, undated

Miscellaneous

Box 34 Folder 6
Essays on Prado's These Mirrors Prove It, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, 2005
Box 34 Folder 7
Miscellaneous choices to work on, January 18, 1993

READINGS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 13) READINGS: Annotated materials used for live readings during the 1990s.

Box 34 Folder 8
American Poetry - American Food reading selections, 1996 - 1997
Box 34 Folder 9
Beyond Baroque, July 31, 1992
Box 34 Folder 10
Beyond Baroque - "Word Rituals", February 4, 1994

JOURNALS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 14) JOURNALS: Prado's personal journals from 1999 to 2004, titled by date span. The journals are typically handwritten and occasionally include drawings and clippings.

Box 35 Folder 1-12
1999 December-2002 March
Box 36 Folder 1-12
2002-2004