Robert Peters Papers, 1960 - 2005 (MSS 0672)

Extent: 19.4 Linear feet (19 archives boxes, 4 card file boxes, 12 records cartons and 6 oversize folders)

Papers of Robert Peters, American poet, critic, scholar, and teacher. A professor of literature (1968-1991) at the University of California, Irvine, Peters reviewed contemporary poetry for small press magazines beginning in the 1970s, published over thirty poetry collections, and performed his work internationally. Materials include manuscript drafts of recent writing, including individual poems and drafts for collected poetry publications, book reviews (1993-2001); several novels; play scripts; correspondence; and journals.

Robert Peters, distinguished American poet, critic, scholar and teacher, was born in 1924 in Eagle River, Wisconsin. His father, Samuel, and mother, Dorothy, were farmers, and his own hard physical work and closeness to the land may contribute to the preference for the concrete over the abstract in his poetry, criticism, and scholarship. He studied British literature at the University of Wisconsin, receiving the Ph.D. degree in 1952 with a dissertation on several late Victorian poets and their relationship to the visual arts. It served as the basis for his major scholarly work, THE CROWNS OF APOLLO: SWINBURNE'S PRINCIPLES OF LITERATURE AND ART (Wayne State University Press, 1965). He co-edited the 3-volume edition of THE LETTERS OF JOHN ADDINGTON SYMONS (Wayne State University Press, 1967-69) and edited LETTERS TO A TUTOR: THE TENNYSON FAMILY LETTERS TO HENRY GRAHAM DAYKINS, 1866-1911 (Scarecrow Press, 1988) and Edmund Gosse's diary of his visit to America (Purdue University, 1966) among other scholarly pursuits in the field of Victorian literature. After several post-doctoral stints (University of Idaho, Boston University, and Ohio Wesleyan University), Peters received tenure in the English Department of Wayne State University. In 1963, he was hired by the rapidly expanding University of California, Riverside and five years later transferred to the University of California, Irvine, from which he retired in 1992.

Peters had felt the urge to be a writer from his adolescent years, but college studies, military service (1943-46), his teaching and research responsibilities, and raising a family -- he was married in 1950 and had three children by 1959 -- provided him with little time to pursue non-academic writing seriously. However, the sudden death from meningitis at age five of his second son, Richard, in 1960 led to an outpouring of poetry that was collected in his first major volume, SONGS FOR A SON, published in 1967 by W.W. Norton on the strong recommendation of Denise Levertov. Early influences on his work are varied, and include Robert Bly, James Dickey, Allen Ginsberg, Theodore Roethke, and Gary Snyder.

Although he continued to teach and do research in Victorian literature, particularly on Symonds and the Tennyson family, until his retirement, from 1967 on Peters' identity increasingly became that of a poet and critic of contemporary poetry. SONGS FOR A SON was followed quickly by THE SOWS HEAD AND OTHER POEMS (1968), CONNECTIONS IN THE ENGLISH LAKE DISTRICT (1972), RED MIDNIGHT MOON (1973), COOL ZEBRAS OF LIGHT AND HOLY COW: PARABLE POEMS (both 1974), BRONCHIAL TANGLE, HEART SYSTEM (1975), GAUGUIN'S CHAIR: SELECTED POEMS 1967-1974 (1977), and THE DROWNED MAN TO THE FISH (1978). In 1973, the first of what would become a long-standing interest in biographical poetry, BYRON EXHUMED: A VERSE SUITE, appeared. It was followed by THE GIFT TO BE SIMPLE: A GARLAND FOR MOTHER ANN LEE (1975), HAWTHORNE: POEMS ADAPTED FROM JOURNALS (1977), THE PICNIC IN THE SNOW: LUDWIG OF BAVARIA (1981), HAWKER (1984, winner of the Poetry Society of America's Alice Fay di Castagnola Prize), KANE (1985), THE BLOOD COUNTESS: ERZEBET OF HUNGARY (1987), SHAKER LIGHT: MOTHER ANN LEE IN AMERICA (1987), and HAYDON (1989). Peters also adapted his work on King Ludwig and the Blood Countess into performance pieces, which he has performed internationally.

After his divorce in 1972 and meeting with life partner and fellow poet Paul Trachtenberg (b. 1948) later that year, Peters' poetry began to reflect his experiences as a middle-aged gay man; this theme is particularly apparent in COOL ZEBRAS OF LIGHT (1974), THE POET AS ICE-SKATER (1975), LOVE POEMS FOR ROBERT MITCHUM (1981), WHAT DILLINGER MEANT TO ME (1983), and in SNAPSHOTS OF A SERIAL KILLER: A FICTION AND A PLAY (1992). In his mid-sixties, Peters began to write autobiographical work, including CRUNCHING GRAVEL: GROWING UP IN THE THIRTIES (1988), FOR YOU, LILI MARLENE: A MEMOIR OF WORLD WAR II (1995), FEATHER: A CHILD'S DEATH AND LIFE (1997), and FAMILIAL LOVE AND OTHER MISFORTUNES: POEMS OF MY EARLY YEARS (2002).

Feeling that too much academic criticism of poetry had become overly theoretical, Peters began publishing reviews of contemporary poetry in the 1970s, primarily in small-press magazines. These reviews were collected in four volumes entitled The Great American Poetry Bake-Off (1979, 1982, 1987, 1991). In this same vein, he began writing reviews of the little magazines themselves; these have been published, also in three volumes, as The Peters Black and Blue Guide(s) to Current Literary Journals (1983, 1985, 1987). The astuteness and the directness of tone and language in these reviews and their wide circulation among small press readers led Peters to receive and write an unusually large amount of correspondence with contemporary poets, all of which is preserved in archives at UC San Diego and at the University of Kansas.

In the mid-2000s, Peters began to exhibit symptoms of dementia. He and Trachtenberg, who wed in 2008, enjoyed attending Scrabble® tournaments, visiting the occasional casino, reading and writing, but no further books appeared. Peters died at his home in Huntington Beach on June 13, 2014.

Papers of Robert Peters, American poet, critic, scholar, and teacher. A professor of literature (1968-1991) at the University of California, Irvine, Peters reviewed contemporary poetry for small press magazines beginning in the 1970s, published numerous poetry collections, and performed his work internationally. The collection contains manuscript drafts of recent writing, including individual poems, collected poetry publications, book reviews (1993-2001), plays, journals (1957-2004), and novels. Also includes correspondence with family members, friends, colleagues and editors; interviews; audiocassette tapes of Peters' readings and performances; and photographs of Peters. Photograph albums document Peters' personal life, travels and his relationship with his partner, Paul Trachtenberg.

The papers are arranged in seven series: 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 2) CORRESPONDENCE, 3) WRITINGS, 4) WRITINGS OF OTHERS, 5) JOURNALS, 6) PHOTOGRAPHS, and 7) SOUND RECORDINGS.

Container List

BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS. Arranged in three subseries: A) Miscellaneous, B) Interviews and C) Peters' Family.

A) Miscellaneous: Memorabilia and documents related to important events in Peters' life, biographical and bibliographical information, and keepsakes.

B) Interviews: Arranged alphabetically by interviewer. Includes published interviews, as well as drafts of biographical questionnaires.

C) Peters' Family: Largely contains materials related to the death of Peters' infant son, Richard, including a "death journal" and family correspondence.

Miscellaneous

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Arrest narrative, 1969
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Bibliography for Robert Peters, 1948-1991

Edited by Madeline Jaroch.

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Biographical notes by Peters
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Biography for Academic Personnel, 1981
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Calendars, 1997 - 2002
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Calendars, 2003 - 2004
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Contemporary Authors Autobiography Series - Peters' entry
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Contemporary Poets

Biography entry proof.

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Divorce papers, 1968 - 1972
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Famous Authors Calendar with Robert Peters aphorism (signed), 1976
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Johnny Visits Granmama

Ink on board drawing.

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Lists of publications and recordings

Drafts.

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Newspaper reviews, 1994 - 2002
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Posters of readings by Peters
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Reviews of Robert Peters

Interviews

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Jason, Philip K. "Robert Peters: An Interview by Philip K. Jason", 1987

Published in THE SIGNAL NETWORK INTERNATIONAL, vol. 1, issue no. 1. Annotated by Peters.

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Lerner, Linda. "Interview with Robert Peters", 1996

Includes "Questionnaire for Linda Lerner."

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Moffet, Penelope. "Life on the outside: Robert Peters", 1985

Fall. Published in ELECTRUM MAGAZINE.

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Oberc, Larry. "Answer to Larry's Questions"
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Picano, Felice. "Not exactly a good gay grandfather of poetry", 2002

April. Published in LAMBDA BOOK REPORT.

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Oberc, Larry. "Talking to Robert Peters", 1993

Published in OXYGEN.

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Weber, Mark. Peters' response to Mark's questions, 1994

Peters Family

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Keck Family genealogy (Peters' mother's family)
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Peters, Richard - Baby book
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Peters, Richard

Correspondence and memorabilia following Richard's death.

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Peters, Richard - Family correspondence surrounding his death
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Peters, Richard - Memorial record, 1960
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Peters, Richard - Photographs
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Richard's Death Journal written by Robert Peters
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Willard, Leora Pepple. "A Genealogical Record of Our Kinsfolks - Peters"

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 2) CORRESPONDENCE. Arranged in two subseries: A) Family and B) Professional. The first subseries contains recent correspondence with Peters' two sons, Jeff and Robert, and his daughter, Margaret, among other family members. The Professional subseries largely relates to the publication of his poetry.

Family

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Peters, Jeff (son), 2000 - 2001
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Peters, Jeff (son), 2002

January - June.

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Peters, Jeff (son), 2002

July - December.

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Peters, Jeff (son), 2003 - 2004
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Peters, Jeff (son)
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Peters, Jeff (son)
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Peters, Margaret (daughter), 2001
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Peters, Margaret (daughter), 2002

January - June.

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Peters, Margaret (daughter), 2002

June - December.

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Peters, Margaret (daughter), 2003

January - April.

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Peters, Margaret (daughter), 2003

May - August.

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Peters, Margaret (daughter), 2003

September - December.

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Peters, Margaret (daughter), 2004
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Peters, Meredith, 2003 - 2004
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Peters, Meredith, 2004 - 2005
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Peters, Robert (son), 1994 - 2003
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Robert Peters' letters to all children, 2001 - 2004
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Robert Peters' letters to all children
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Family - Miscellaneous, 2002 - 2004

Professional

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5AM Magazine, 1999 - 2002
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Alvarez, Lisa, 2004
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AMERICAN BOOK REVIEW (Rebecca Kaiser, editor), 2000 - 2003
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Bachardy, Don, 1998 - 2005

Art and portraits of Robert Peters and Paul Trachtenberg included.

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Baker, Penny, 2001
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Balaban, John, 2003
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Balingit, Joann, 2002 - 2004

Poems enclosed.

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Ballard, Lara, 2002
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Banbow, Mr. and Mrs. Richard, 2002
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Barton, David, 1994

Poems enclosed.

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Baver, Dale, 2002 - 2003
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Benway Institute Studies

Undated.

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Berch, Eric, 1993
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Berg, Jim, 1998 - 2001

Regarding "The Isherwood Century."

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BLIND DATE

Undated.

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Bogen, Laurel Ann, 2001
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Bogg Publications, 1994
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Borchardt, Georges, Inc., 1994
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Bosveld, Jennifer (Pudding House Publications), 2000 - 2005
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Boyd, Greg (Asylum Arts), 2000 - 2004
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Boyd, Mary, 2004
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Brockmeier, Douglas, 2001
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Butscher, Ed, 2001 - 2002
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CAPE REVIEW (Wayne Atherton, editor), 1999
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Cahuenga Press, 2004
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Cesaretti, Robert, 2004
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Chandler, Jim (Thunder Sandwich), 2001
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Chapman, David L., 2003 - 2004
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Chesnut, Glen

Undated.

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Chichetto, James, 2002 - 2004

Regarding tenureship at Stonehill College.

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CHIRON REVIEW (Ruth Kemper), 2002
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Chorlton, David, 2003
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Cigale, Alex

Undated.

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Cirino, Leonard, 2001

Contains broadsides.

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Coake, Art, 2001 - 2004
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Collins, Billy, 2002
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Collins, Richard, 2000
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Congdon, Kirby, 2001 - 2005
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CONNECTICUT POETRY REVIEW, 2004
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Cory, Jim, 2002 - 2004
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Cotter, Craig, 1999 - 2004
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Dakyns, Andrew, 2004 - 2005

Great grandson of Henry G. Dakyns (Alfred Tennyson's son's tutor).

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Dale, Scott, 2001 - 2002
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Davis, Gray
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Dewey, Fred, 2002
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Duffy, Dan, 2005
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ELECTRONIC POETRY REVIEW (Doug Powell), 2002

Poems with line edits enclosed.

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Elysium Press (David Deiss), 2004
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Eshleman, Clayton, 2001
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Europa Publications (Alison Neale, associate editor), 2003
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Fellows, Will, 2001 - 2004
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Field, Edward, 2001
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Fisher, David, 2002 - 2003

San Francisco poet.

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Flores, Cristian
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Ford, Michael, 2001
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Frank, Amelie, 2002
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Fulton, Len, 2002

Dust book publication.

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Gale Group, 2002
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Giles, Fiona, 1999

Regarding "Pig-Family Game" reprint.

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Gilgun, John, 2002
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Glaze, Andrew, 2002 - 2003

Alabama poet.

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Handorf, Dug, 2002 - 2005
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Harrey, Jack, 2001 - 2002
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Hart, Henry, 2000
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Hathaway, Michael (CHIRON REVIEW), 1998 - 2005
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Hauk, Barbara, 2003 - 2004
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Healy, Eloise Klein, 2005
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Healey, Trebor, 2003 - 2004

Los Angeles fiction writer.

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HEELTAP (Richard Houff), 1999 - 2000
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Hewett, Greg, 2001
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Hippen, Robert, 2002
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Hofstadter, Mark, 2001

Poems and graphics enclosed.

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Holsclaw, Susan, 2001
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HOME PLANET NEWS, 2000
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Hood, Charles, 2000 - 2002

Photos enclosed.

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Hood, Charles, 2003 - 2005
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Hood, Charles

Includes manuscript entitled "Tiger Songs".

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Hoppenbrouwers, Toke, 2005
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Hunt, Nan, 2002

Broadside enclosed.

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Iddings, Kathleen, 2001
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Johnston, Devin, 1999
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Jones, Bovien, 2003
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Jones, Seaborn, 2001 - 2004
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Kaiser, Rebecca (AMERICAN BOOK REVIEW, editor), 2003
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Katcher, Antje (THREE MILE HARBOR, editor)
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Kempher, Ruth Moon, 2001 - 2003

Broadside enclosed, Florida poet.

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Killacky, John, 1992
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Kim, Chungmi, 2003

Korean-American poet, Robert Peters review enclosed.

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Kostos, Dean (Painted Leaf Press), 1999
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Krause, Richard, 2002
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Kuzme, Greg, 2001
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LA TIMES BOOK REVIEW (Steve Wasserman, editor), 1999
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Last, Curt, 2001 - 2002
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Leaping Dog Press, 2001 - 2003
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Lee, Terry, 2002
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Lerner, Linda, 1996 - 2005

Includes 1996 edition of Poets on the Line.

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Lev, Donald, 2001
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Library of Congress Copyright Office, 1996
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Lifshin, Lyn
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Linehan, Katherine, 2002

Oberlin College.

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Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2004
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Lummox Press, 2000
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Louisiana State University, 1993
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Mallory, Lee
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Manic d Press (Lisa Taplin), 1994

Excerpt from unpublished novel "Candyman" enclosed.

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Manners, Robert, 2001
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Manza, Jenny (Copper Canyon Press), 2001
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MARQUIS WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA (Fred Marks, managing director), 2002
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McClellan, Dennis, 2001
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McCombs, Judith, 2004 - 2005
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McCrie, Bob and Fulvia, 2001 - 2002
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McDaniel, Wilma E., 2000 - 2003
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McKee, Louis, 2001 - 2003
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McKinnon, Patrick

Poet.

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Metras, Gary, 2001

Poems enclosed.

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Millett, John, 2001 - 2002
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Minotaur Press (Jim Watson-Gove), 2004
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Mohr, Bill, 2002
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Mohring, Ron, 2000
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Murie, Martin, 2002
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Murphy, Sheila, 2002

Regarding Leo Connellan.

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Mycue, Edward, 2004
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NEON (Kirk Robertson, editor), 1999
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THE NEW YORKER, 2002
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Northup, Harry and Holly Prado, 2001 - 2003

Poems enclosed.

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Nusbaum, Arthur S., 2001
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Offen, Ron (FREE LUNCH, editor), 2002 - 2004
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Parkinson, Carol, 2003
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PEARL (Barbara Hauk), 1993 - 2004
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Perchik, Simon, 2001
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Picano, Felice, 1998 - 2005

Los Angeles writer.

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Pliura, Vytautas, 2003
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Plumb, David, 2004

Poet.

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Plymell, Charles, 1998 - 2004
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Potts, Charlie
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Powers, Michael
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Prado, Holly, 2002 - 2004

Los Angeles poet.

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Pygmy Forest Press (Leonard Cirino, editor), 2001

Includes broadsides.

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Questia Media, Inc. (Ashlee Ross), 2000
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RAINDOG, 2002 - 2003
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Ratch, Jerry, 2001 - 2002
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Ratner, Rochelle (AMERICAN BOOK REVIEW, editor), 2001 - 2003

New York poet, novelist.

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Red Hen Press (Mark Cull and Kate Gale, editors), 2001 - 2004
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Reynolds, Eric, 2001 - 2003

Graphic artist for Robert Peters' LOVE POEMS FOR ROBERT MITCHUM.

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River King Poetry Press (Wayne Lanter, editor), 2000
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Sandy, Stephen, 2001
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Schneider, Dan, 2002
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Shakespeare and Co. Booksellers, 1999 - 2001
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SHENANDOAH: THE WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY REVIEW
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Speer, Laurel, 2004
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Stier, Daryn, 1999
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Stoloff, Carolyn, 2001 - 2005

Poet and painter.

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Stolzfus, Ben, 2002
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Strongin, Lynn, 2002 - 2005

Poet and editor.

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SUNDOG (Jarret Keene, editor), 2000
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Suntup, Paul (Three Penny Poets, editor), 2000 - 2003

Council for Tebot Bach Anthology of California Poetry.

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Taggart, Phil, 2000 - 2003
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Thomas, John and Philomene Long, 2002
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THUS SPAKE THE CORPSE (Mark Spitzer, editor), 2000
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Tieger, Harold and Helen, 1999
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Tieger, Harold and Helen, 2000 - 2002
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Titus, Tom
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Trachtenberg, Paul, 2001
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Turney, Robert, 2001 - 2004
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UCSD Soft Reserves Services, 1999
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University of Iowa Press, 1999
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University of Wisconsin Press, 1998 - 2003
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Urbanus Press (Peter Drizhal, editor), 1993
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VAN GOGH'S EAR (Ian Ayres, editor), 2004
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Vazquez, Paul, 2003 - 2005

Painter.

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Voss, Jason, 2001
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Wakoski, Diane, 2002

Poet.

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Warner, Bill (GLB Publishers), 1998 - 2004
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West Beach Books (Jim Ericson), 2001

Regarding Robert Peters' erotica submission.

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West, Eleanor (Sandy), 2001 - 2002
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Wheeler, Jackson, 2002
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WHORESON DOG (Dennis Nishi, editor), 1993
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Wilkie, Phil, 2001
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Willard, Leorah (great aunt)
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Williams, Jonathan, 2002
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Williams, Walter (One Institute Center for Advanced Studies, director), 2000
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WISCONSIN RIVER VALLEY JOURNAL, 2003 - 2004
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YADDO NEWS
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Yamada, Mitsuye May, 2004
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Yon, Paul, 2002
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Unidentified correspondents
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Unidentified correspondents
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Unidentified correspondents

WRITINGS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 3) WRITINGS. Arranged in nine subseries: A) Reviews, B) Novels, C) Short Fiction, D) Plays, E) Collected Poetry, F) Individual Poems, G) Non-Fiction, H) Essays, and I) Miscellaneous.

A) Reviews: Includes manuscript drafts of recent (1993-2001) book reviews by Peters' of other poet's published work. Arranged chronologically.

B) Novels: Drafts of unpublished novels, arranged chronologically.

C) Short Fiction: Includes three works.

D) Plays: Scripts for many of Peters' performances, including the "Blood Countess," "Ludwig of Bavaria" and "Serial Killer: A Play for Single Performer." The subseries also includes the costume for "Ludwig of Bavaria."

E) Materials in the Collected Poetry: Dating from 1992, and include LOVE POEMS FOR ROBERT MITCHUM (1992), FAMILIAL LOVE AND OTHER MISFORTUNES: POEMS OF MY EARLY YEARS (2002), and MAKAR'S DOZENS (2006).

F) Individual Poems: Drafts of poems arranged alphabetically by title.

G) Non-Fiction: Published and unpublished works related to Peters' early life and career. Arranged chronologically.

H) Essays: Short essays on poets Katherine Ann Porter and Charles Bukowski, the Los Angeles poetry scene and a visit with William S. Burroughs.

I) Miscellaneous: Contains a tribute to Charles Bukowski of poems by other authors collected by Peters and files related to publication business.

Reviews

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Bibliography of Robert Peters reviews, 1988 - 1999
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Review of Dakota: A Spiritual Biography, by Kathleen Norris, 1993

Includes edited draft.

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Review of City of Coughing and Dead Radiators, by Martin Espada, 1994
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Review of Back: Brazil-Perv Poems, by Hugh Fox, 1997
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Review of "Fireflies", by Carol Muske, 1997

Includes correspondence with Michael Hathaway.

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Review of Quantum Genesis and Other Poems, by Philip Fried, 1997
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Review of Still Life with Buddy: A Novel Told in Fifty Poems, by Leslea Newman, 1997

Includes correspondence with Michael Hathaway.

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Review of Alphabet Soup: A Laconic Lexicon for Word Lovers, by Paul Trachtenberg, 1998

Includes draft copy.

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Review of Blessings The Body Gave, by Walter McDonald, 1998
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Review of Bukowski in the Bathtub, by Philomene Long, 1998

Includes correspondence with the author.

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Review of Esperanza: Poems for Orpheus, by Holly Prado, 1998

Draft with line edits and correspondence with CHICAGO REVIEW.

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Review of In the Flesh: Undressing for Success, by Gavin Dillard, 1998

Includes correspondence with Michael Hathaway (editor, CHIRON REVIEW).

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Review of New and Selected Poems, by Linda Lerner, 1998
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Review of Selling the Hammock, by Kate Gale, 1998
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Review of A Day for a Lay: A Century of Gay Poetry, by Gavin Geoffrey, 1999
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Review of Anytime Blues, by Linder Lerner, 1999
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Review of Blood and Tears: Poems for Matthew Shephard, ed. Scott Gibson, 1999
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Review of Early Grrrl, by Marge Piercy, 1999
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Review for Endless Tongue: 22 Semi-Automatics for Andre Breton, by Richard Houff, 1999

Incomplete.

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Review of Glass Town, by Lisa Russ Spaar, 1999

Includes correspondence regarding publishing in ABR and edited drafts.

Box: 8 Folder: 38
Review of God's Haircut and Other Remembered Dreams, by Ron Offen, 1999

Includes edited drafts.

Box: 8 Folder: 39
Review of House of Peace, by Marc Hofstadter, 1999

Includes correspondence with author.

Box: 8 Folder: 40
Review of Iceman: An Expansive Narrative: WWII, by John Millet, 1999
Box: 8 Folder: 41
Review of Lost River Mountain, by Charles Potts, 1999

Includes correspondence with THE CAFE REVIEW (editor, Wayne Atherton).

Box: 8 Folder: 42
Review of Betrayal's Like That, by John Bennett, 2000
Box: 8 Folder: 43
Review of Cool, Calm, and Collected: 1960-2000, by Carolyn Kizer, 2000

Includes edited draft.

Box: 8 Folder: 44
Review of Enemies of Time, by Donald Leu, 2000
Box: 8 Folder: 45
Review of Geography of the Forehead, by Ron Koertge, 2000
Box: 8 Folder: 46
Review of Modern Love: And Other Tall Tales, by Greg Boyd, 2000
Box: 8 Folder: 47
Review of Osso Buco, by Billy Collins, 2000
Box: 8 Folder: 48
Review of Picking the Lock to Paradise, by Joan Jobe Smith, 2000
Box: 8 Folder: 49
Review of the Xopilote Cantos, by Charles Hood, 2000
Box: 8 Folder: 50
Review of Archaeology of Desire, by Miriam Sagan, 2001

Includes edited draft.

Box: 8 Folder: 51
Review of Borrowed Coats, by Wilma E. McDaniel, 2001

Draft.

Box: 8 Folder: 52
Review of The Cave: Selected and New Poems, by C.H. Hanzlicek, 2001
Box: 8 Folder: 53
Review of Complete Poetry of James Hearst, 2001

Includes edited drafts.

Box: 8 Folder: 54
Review of Fuck You - Aloha - I Love You, by Juliana Spahr, 2001

Draft copy.

Box: 8 Folder: 55
Review of Loose Change, by Louis Mckee, 2001

Includes chapbook with line notes by Robert Peters and correspondence.

Box: 8 Folder: 56
Review of The Million Dollar Hole, by Michael Casey, 2001
Box: 8 Folder: 57
Review of The Prisons, by Maggie Jaffe, 2001
Box: 8 Folder: 58
Review of Queen for a Day: Selected and New Poems, by Denise Duhamel, 2001
Box: 8 Folder: 59
Various reviews - Incomplete, undated

Novels

Box: 9 Folder: 1
Joseph Lord, 1986

Unpublished novel; includes correspondence regarding publishing.

Box: 9 Folder: 2
Joseph Lord, 1986

Unpublished novel.

Box: 9 Folder: 3
Joseph Lord, 1986

Unpublished novel.

Box: 9 Folder: 4
Candyman, 1992

Correspondence regarding manuscript; unpublished novel.

Box: 9 Folder: 5
Hunting the Snark, 1996

Correspondence and miscellaneous materials.

Box: 9 Folder: 6
Shadow and Stone

TS with line edits by Paul Trachtenberg; unpublished.

Box: 9 Folder: 7
Shadow and Stone

TS with line edits by Paul Trachtenberg; unpublished.

Short Fiction

Box: 9 Folder: 8
Bus Ride
Box: 9 Folder: 9
The King
Box: 9 Folder: 10
The Visitor
Box: 9 Folder: 11
Miscellaneous source material
Box: 9 Folder: 12
Miscellaneous source material

Plays

Box: 9 Folder: 13
Performance and reading shows - Contacts and correspondence
Box: 9 Folder: 14
The Blood Countess

Abbreviated reading version.

Box: 9 Folder: 15
Daisy and Mignionette: A Chamber Play for Three Actors
Box: 9 Folder: 16
Daisy and Migionette - Source materials

Includes poem by Richard Peabody.

Box: 9 Folder: 17
Hawker of Morwenstow, 1989

TS and two duplicates.

Box: 10 Folder: 1
Hawker of Morwenstow, 1989

Play adapted from Hawker (1984).

Box: 10 Folder: 2
Haydon: A Performance Work for Single Actor, 1990

Version with line notes for presentation at Festival of Britain.

Box: 10 Folder: 3
Ludwig and Blood Countess production notes, 1982 - 1984

Includes tour diaries.

Box: 10 Folder: 4
Ludwig and Blood Countess production notes, 1985 - 1988

Includes tour diaries.

Box: 10 Folder: 5 Oversize: FB44501
Ludwig - Costume
Box: 10 Folder: 6
Mengele's Uterus: The Sex Life of J. Edgar Hoover, A Fairy's Tale
Box: 10 Folder: 7
Mother Ann Lee of the Shakers
Box: 10 Folder: 8
Polaroids for a Serial Killer, 1991

Edited reading version.

Box: 10 Folder: 8
Picnic in the Snow: Ludwig II of Bavaria
Box: 10 Folder: 10
Railroad Spikes and a Bed of Shaved Ice: A Reading Version, 1991

Line edits for performance.

Box: 10 Folder: 11
Serial Killer: A Play for Single Performer

Includes 1992 and 1993 performance flyers and materials.

Box: 10 Folder: 12
Serial Killer: A Play for Single Performer
Box: 10 Folder: 13
Seven Short Plays Mainly for Solo Performers, Collected, 2001

Typescript.

Box: 10 Folder: 14
Seven Short Plays - Correspondence with Asylum Arts, 2001

Collected Poetry

Box: 10 Folder: 15
Picnic in the Snow: Ludwig of Bavaria - Review by Edward Butscher, 1983
Box: 10 Folder: 16
GOOD NIGHT, PAUL: POEMS (1992) - Reviews and contracts
Box: 10 Folder: 17
LOVE POEMS FOR ROBERT MITCHUM (1992) - Correspondence and miscellaneous, 1981 - 2001

Drafts of Eric Reynolds' Mitchum graphics, photos, and chapbook enclosed.

Box: 11 Folder: 1
LOVE POEMS FOR ROBERT MITCHUM (1992) - Undated manuscript
Box: 11 Folder: 2
LOVE POEMS FOR ROBERT MITCHUM (1992) - Illustration by Margaret Peters

Copy of cover for original chapbook.

Box: 11 Folder: 3
POEMS: SELECTED AND NEW, 1967 -1991 (1992)

Revisions.

Box: 11 Folder: 4
Where the Bee Sucks: Workers, Drones, and Queens of Contemporary American Poetry (1994)

Correspondence and reviews.

Box: 11 Folder: 5
Newspoems, 2004

January 26.

Box: 11 Folder: 6
FAMILIAL LOVE AND OTHER MISFORTUNES: POEMS OF MY EARLY YEARS (2002), 1999 - 2003

Correspondence with Red Hen Press. Includes edited proof copy.

Box: 11 Folder: 7
FAMILIAL LOVE AND OTHER MISFORTUNES: POEMS OF MY EARLY YEARS (2002)
Box: 11 Folder: 8
FAMILIAL LOVE AND OTHER MISFORTUNES: POEMS OF MY EARLY YEARS (2002), 2000

Drafts with line edits.

Box: 11 Folder: 9
FAMILIAL LOVE AND OTHER MISFORTUNES: POEMS OF MY EARLY YEARS (2002), 2000

Drafts with line edits.

Box: 11 Folder: 10
FAMILIAL LOVE AND OTHER MISFORTUNES: POEMS OF MY EARLY YEARS (2002), 2000

Drafts with line edits.

Box: 11 Folder: 11
FAMILIAL LOVE AND OTHER MISFORTUNES: POEMS OF MY EARLY YEARS (2002), 2000

Drafts with line edits.

Box: 11 Folder: 12
FAMILIAL LOVE AND OTHER MISFORTUNES: POEMS OF MY EARLY YEARS (2002), 2000

Drafts with line edits.

Box: 11 Folder: 13
FAMILIAL LOVE AND OTHER MISFORTUNES: POEMS OF MY EARLY YEARS (2002), 2000

Drafts with line edits.

Box: 12 Folder: 1
FAMILIAL LOVE AND OTHER MISFORTUNES: POEMS OF MY EARLY YEARS (2002)

Edited, undated drafts.

Box: 12 Folder: 2
FAMILIAL LOVE AND OTHER MISFORTUNES: POEMS OF MY EARLY YEARS (2002)

Edited, undated drafts.

Box: 12 Folder: 3
FAMILIAL LOVE AND OTHER MISFORTUNES: POEMS OF MY EARLY YEARS (2002)

Edited, undated drafts.

Box: 12 Folder: 4
FAMILIAL LOVE AND OTHER MISFORTUNES: POEMS OF MY EARLY YEARS (2002), 2001

Galley proof.

Box: 12 Folder: 5
FAMILIAL LOVE AND OTHER MISFORTUNES: POEMS OF MY EARLY YEARS (2002), 2001

Edited proof.

Box: 12 Folder: 6
Selected Poems, 2005
Box: 12 Folder: 7
Bob's selected poems, 2005
Box: 12 Folder: 8
MAKAR'S DOZENS (2006) - Pulling Hens' Teeth: Poems, 2005
Box: 12 Folder: 9
MAKAR'S DOZENS (2006) - Pulling Hens' Teeth - "Adeline"
Box: 12 Folder: 10
MAKAR'S DOZENS (2006) - Pulling Hens' Teeth - "Berry-Gathering-Time Fears"
Box: 12 Folder: 11
MAKAR'S DOZENS (2006) - Pulling Hens' Teeth - "Bivouac: Ft. Jackson, SC"
Box: 12 Folder: 12
MAKAR'S DOZENS (2006) - Pulling Hens' Teeth - "Blephartis"
Box: 12 Folder: 13
MAKAR'S DOZENS (2006) - Pulling Hens' Teeth - "Brownie Box Camera"
Box: 12 Folder: 14
MAKAR'S DOZENS (2006) - Pulling Hens' Teeth - "Cowboys at Reno"
Box: 12 Folder: 15
MAKAR'S DOZENS (2006) - Pulling Hens' Teeth - "Dietrich in Wisconsin"
Box: 12 Folder: 16
MAKAR'S DOZENS (2006) - Pulling Hens' Teeth - "Dunwich, the North Sea"
Box: 12 Folder: 17
MAKAR'S DOZENS (2006) - Pulling Hens' Teeth - "An Elegy for Marry Perry"
Box: 12 Folder: 18
MAKAR'S DOZENS (2006) - Pulling Hens' Teeth - "English Lake District Lover"
Box: 12 Folder: 19
MAKAR'S DOZENS (2006) - Pulling Hens' Teeth - "Fine Points"
Box: 12 Folder: 20
MAKAR'S DOZENS (2006) - Pulling Hens' Teeth - "For Paul on His Birthday"
Box: 12 Folder: 21
MAKAR'S DOZENS (2006) - Pulling Hens' Teeth - "Freaks at the Orange County Fair"
Box: 12 Folder: 22
MAKAR'S DOZENS (2006) - Pulling Hens' Teeth - "Frost: Early May"
Box: 12 Folder: 23
MAKAR'S DOZENS (2006) - Pulling Hens' Teeth - "Garter Snake Gurgitates a Toad"
Box: 12 Folder: 24
MAKAR'S DOZENS (2006) - Pulling Hens' Teeth - "Hiram Ewald"
Box: 12 Folder: 25
MAKAR'S DOZENS (2006) - Pulling Hens' Teeth - "How Old Men Die: Commemorating the Explorer"
Box: 12 Folder: 26
MAKAR'S DOZENS (2006) - Pulling Hens' Teeth - "Jeff and Akemi Return to Japan"
Box: 12 Folder: 27
MAKAR'S DOZENS (2006) - Pulling Hens' Teeth - "At Al Jolson's Tomb"
Box: 12 Folder: 28
MAKAR'S DOZENS (2006) - Pulling Hens' Teeth - "July 4th Cemetary Walk"
Box: 13 Folder: 1
MAKAR'S DOZENS (2006) - Pulling Hens' Teeth - "Mom's Friday Hair Ritual"
Box: 13 Folder: 2
MAKAR'S DOZENS (2006) - Pulling Hens' Teeth

"On the Night He Died They Sat Side by Side Swinging on Their Front Porch"

Box: 13 Folder: 3
MAKAR'S DOZENS (2006) - Pulling Hens' Teeth - "Old Man Observes a Shopping Mall Christmas Tree"
Box: 13 Folder: 4
MAKAR'S DOZENS (2006) - Pulling Hens' Teeth - "Osteoarthritis as a House Mate"
Box: 13 Folder: 5
MAKAR'S DOZENS (2006) - Pulling Hens' Teeth - "Picking Blueberries"
Box: 13 Folder: 6
MAKAR'S DOZENS (2006) - Pulling Hens' Teeth - "Pomegranates"
Box: 13 Folder: 7
MAKAR'S DOZENS (2006) - Pulling Hens' Teeth - "The Possum"
Box: 13 Folder: 8
MAKAR'S DOZENS (2006) - Pulling Hens' Teeth - "Saw-Rig, Home-Made"
Box: 13 Folder: 9
MAKAR'S DOZENS (2006) - Pulling Hens' Teeth - "Son"
Box: 13 Folder: 10
MAKAR'S DOZENS (2006) - Pulling Hens' Teeth - "Today: A Love Poem for Paul"
Box: 13 Folder: 11
MAKAR'S DOZENS (2006) - Pulling Hens' Teeth - "Traipsing Through a Local Cemetary"
Box: 13 Folder: 12
MAKAR'S DOZENS (2006) - Pulling Hens' Teeth - "Wisconsin Snapshots"
Box: 13 Folder: 13
MAKAR'S DOZENS - Uncorrected proof

Individual Poems

Box: 13 Folder: 14
Correspondence with small presses, 2000
Box: 13 Folder: 15
Poems published in magazines
Box: 13 Folder: 16
Poems submitted to journals and magazines, 1992 - 1994

Correspondence enclosed.

Box: 13 Folder: 17
Poetry reading flyers/promos
Box: 13 Folder: 18
78th Birthday Poem: Emir for a Day
Box: 13 Folder: 19
Aging
Box: 13 Folder: 20
Aging Father Loses His Children, 1994
Box: 13 Folder: 21
Arctic Nights, Wild Men, Venison
Box: 13 Folder: 22
Backyard Garden
Box: 13 Folder: 23
Basilisk in Hollywood
Box: 13 Folder: 24
Boy in a River as Painted by Seurat
Box: 13 Folder: 25
Casino
Box: 13 Folder: 26
Caught
Box: 13 Folder: 27
Celebrity poems (4-11, 15-36)

Includes "For Lawrence Welsh".

Box: 13 Folder: 28
Christmas
Box: 13 Folder: 29
Christmas Tree
Box: 13 Folder: 30
On Climbing a Mountain with a Son
Box: 13 Folder: 31
Compiegne, France
Box: 13 Folder: 32
Cranberries
Box: 13 Folder: 33
Departure Poem
Box: 13 Folder: 34
Dick and Jane Poems - Unpublished, 1982
Box: 13 Folder: 35
Disembodied Poem
Box: 13 Folder: 36
Elegy for Marry Perry
Box: 13 Folder: 37
Eskimo Dog
Box: 13 Folder: 38
Failed Poet
Box: 13 Folder: 39
For Paul on his 53rd birthday, 2001

25 November 2001.

Box: 13 Folder: 40
Frigates of Illusion: Childhood
Box: 13 Folder: 41
Gambling at the Pechanga Casino
Box: 13 Folder: 42
Geography, Agism, and Coprophagia, 1994
Box: 13 Folder: 43
Grand Retirement Chair
Box: 13 Folder: 44
Hare Blight
Box: 13 Folder: 45
Heaven's Barbecued Passenger
Box: 13 Folder: 46
High Tea Poem
Box: 13 Folder: 47
Howard Warner
Box: 13 Folder: 48
How to Cook a Flamingo Old Roman Style
Box: 13 Folder: 49
I Find You at Last in Patagonia
Box: 13 Folder: 50
Indian Burial Ground, Onyx, California, 1993
Box: 13 Folder: 51
Inertia: The Party Goer
Box: 14 Folder: 1
Inhabited Heart
Box: 14 Folder: 2
Intergalactic Travel, Heaven's Passenger
Box: 14 Folder: 3
It Takes Guts to Eat a Pet
Box: 14 Folder: 4
J. Edgar Hoover and the Lindbergh Baby
Box: 14 Folder: 5
Killing Turkey
Box: 14 Folder: 6
Las Vegas Poem #1
Box: 14 Folder: 7
Las Vegas Poem #3: My Brother's Keeper
Box: 14 Folder: 8
Last Testament
Box: 14 Folder: 9
Living Cycle
Box: 14 Folder: 10
Memory Loss in the Parking Lot
Box: 14 Folder: 11
Mountain Cataract
Box: 14 Folder: 12
Mountain Shape Memory
Box: 14 Folder: 13
My Son Returns to Japan
Box: 14 Folder: 14
Nude Father Sleeping with Son
Box: 14 Folder: 15
O Beautiful Ohio, in Dreams Again I See
Box: 14 Folder: 16
On Helping a Wounded Friend
Box: 14 Folder: 17
On the Steppes
Box: 14 Folder: 18
On Turtle Lake: November
Box: 14 Folder: 19
On Walking Nude on the San Bernadino Mountains
Box: 14 Folder: 20
Orange
Box: 14 Folder: 21
Our Gander
Box: 14 Folder: 22
Palm Springs
Box: 14 Folder: 23
Palm Springs Tournament
Box: 14 Folder: 23
Pig Family Game
Box: 14 Folder: 24
Playing in the Tavern Band
Box: 14 Folder: 26
Pomegranates
Box: 14 Folder: 27
Reno
Box: 14 Folder: 28
Reno Poem #2: Vignettes
Box: 14 Folder: 29
Running Away From Home
Box: 14 Folder: 30
Safe for the Night
Box: 14 Folder: 31
Sambone
Box: 14 Folder: 32
San Gorgonio Mountain Walk
Box: 14 Folder: 33
Saw-Rig, Home-Made, Picking Strawberries, Frost
Box: 14 Folder: 34
Skeleton Dance
Box: 14 Folder: 35
Skin
Box: 14 Folder: 36
Sleeping in the Mojave Desert
Box: 14 Folder: 37
So Far, Few Wolf Children Have Been Authenticated
Box: 14 Folder: 38
Songs for a Son
Box: 14 Folder: 39
Suite on Death of Byron, 1999
Box: 14 Folder: 40
Sun is in the Trees
Box: 14 Folder: 41
Swallows Arrive at Capistrano
Box: 14 Folder: 42
Thanksgiving Turkey Ritual
Box: 14 Folder: 43
Thirteen Ways of Looking at Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel, 2000

Drafts.

Box: 14 Folder: 44
Trespassing
Box: 14 Folder: 45
Vision of Helen Tieger
Box: 14 Folder: 46
While You Were Gone
Box: 14 Folder: 47
Wisconsin Deer Hunting Tale: The Severed Foot
Box: 14 Folder: 48
Poem fragments and drafts

Non-Fiction

Box: 14 Folder: 49
CRUNCHING GRAVEL: GROWING UP IN THE THIRTIES (1988) - Reviews
Box: 14 Folder: 50
NELL'S STORY: A WOMAN FROM EAGLE RIVER (1995) - Correspondence
Box: 14 Folder: 51
FOR YOU, LILI MARLENE (1995) - Photocopies of photographs
Box: 14 Folder: 52
FOR YOU, LILI MARLENE (1995) - Paste-ups for photographs
Box: 14 Folder: 53
FOR YOU, LILI MARLENE (1995) - Reviews and Correspondence, 1995 - 1996
Box: 14 Folder: 54
FEATHER, A CHILD'S DEATH AND LIFE (1997), 1996

Revised page proof.

Box: 14 Folder: 55
FEATHER, A CHILD'S DEATH AND LIFE (1997), 1996

Revised proof copy.

Box: 15 Folder: 1
FEATHER, A CHILD'S DEATH AND LIFE (1997), 1996

Revised page proof.

Box: 15 Folder: 2
FEATHER, A CHILD'S DEATH AND LIFE (1997), 1996

Revised page proof.

Box: 15 Folder: 3
FEATHER, A CHILD'S DEATH AND LIFE (1997) - Paste-ups of photographs
Box: 15 Folder: 4
FEATHER, A CHILD'S DEATH AND LIFE (1997) - Reviews and correspondence, 1997 - 1998
Box: 15 Folder: 5
The House that Robert Built - Correspondence, 1997 - 1998
Box: 15 Folder: 6
The House that Robert Built, 1998

Draft.

Box: 15 Folder: 7
The House that Robert Built

Unpublished; undated. Memoir of the 1960s and 70s; drafts.

Box: 15 Folder: 8
The House that Robert Built

Unpublished; undated. Memoir of the 1960s and 70s; drafts.

Box: 15 Folder: 9
The House that Robert Built

Unpublished; undated. Memoir of the 1960s and 70s; drafts.

Box: 15 Folder: 10
The House that Robert Built

Unpublished, undated. Memoir of the 1960s and 70s; drafts.

Box: 15 Folder: 11
The House that Robert Built

Unpublished; undated. Memoir of the 1960s and 70s; drafts.

Box: 16 Folder: 1
Clean Writing, Dirty Shirts - Correspondence, 1997 - 1998

Includes correspondence with Billy Collins.

Box: 16 Folder: 2
Clean Writing, Dirty Shirts: A Memoir of the 'Sixties, 2001

Draft with line edits.

Box: 16 Folder: 3
Clean Writing, Dirty Shirts - Source material - Correspondence with ex-wife Jean, 1970

Essays

Box: 16 Folder: 4
Gab Poetry, or Shrike vs. Nightingale Music: Charles Bukowski
Box: 16 Folder: 5
Gay Isherwood Visits Straight Riverside, 1999

With copy edits.

Box: 16 Folder: 6
Katherine Ann Porter on Jews, Homosexuals, and Herself
Box: 16 Folder: 7
The L.A. Poetry Goose Keeps on Laying Plastic Eggs: Thoughts on West Coast Poetry
Box: 16 Folder: 8
Trip to Hardy County, 1989
Box: 16 Folder: 9
Visit with William S. Burroughs

See also Box 30, Folder 22.

Miscellaneous

Box: 16 Folder: 10
Charles Bukowski, 1920-1994

Poems by others collected by Peters.

Box: 16 Folder: 11
Publishing contracts and copyright agreements, 1968 - 1992
Box: 16 Folder: 12
Publishing contracts and copyright agreements, 1993 - 1999
Box: 16 Folder: 13
Royalty statements

WRITINGS OF OTHERS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 4) WRITINGS OF OTHERS: Includes several works by Peter's relatives, as well as other authors.

Box: 16 Folder: 14
Dzama, Marcel. Artwork

Student of Peters.

Box: 16 Folder: 15
Hauk, Barbara
Box: 16 Folder: 16
Hofstadter, Marc, 2005
Box: 16 Folder: 17
Peters, Jefferson

Robert Peters' son.

Box: 16 Folder: 18
Peters, Meredith. Artwork
Box: 16 Folder: 19
Peters, Sam. "A Dakota Boyhood"

Edited by Robert Peters, 1981.

Box: 16 Folder: 20
Trachtenberg, Paul.

Miscellaneous poems.

JOURNALS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 5) JOURNALS: Bound blank books (primarily dating from 1966-2004) with diaristic entries, poem drafts, memorabilia and photographs pasted in, and occasional letters that document Peters' life. Arranged chronologically.

Box: 17 Folder: 1
Journal and paste-up book, 1957
Box: 17 Folder: 2
1966, January 11 - 1967, May 22
Box: 17 Folder: 3
1967, Spring
Box: 17 Folder: 4
1967, July - November
Box: 17 Folder: 5
1968, January - February
Box: 17 Folder: 6
1968, March 23
Box: 17 Folder: 7
1968, June 18 - August 31
Box: 17 Folder: 8
1968, November - 1969, March
Box: 17 Folder: 9
1969, March - August 10
Box: 17 Folder: 10
1969, August 26 - September 7
Box: 17 Folder: 11
1969, October - 1970, December
Box: 17 Folder: 12
1970, December - 1971, July 4
Box: 17 Folder: 13
1971, July - 1972, August
Box: 17 Folder: 14
1972, July - 1973, May
Box: 17 Folder: 15
1973, May 27 - November
Box: 18 Folder: 1
1973, November - 1974, May
Box: 18 Folder: 2
1975, June - 1976, July
Box: 18 Folder: 3
1976
Box: 18 Folder: 4
1976, November 10
Box: 18 Folder: 5
1977, March 28 - June 1
Box: 18 Folder: 6
1977, June - July
Box: 18 Folder: 7
1977, July - 1978, March
Box: 18 Folder: 8
1978, April - July
Box: 18 Folder: 9
1978, August - 1979, March
Box: 18 Folder: 10
1979, June - October
Box: 18 Folder: 11
1979, October - December
Box: 18 Folder: 12
1979, December - 1980, March
Box: 19 Folder: 1
1980, April
Box: 19 Folder: 2
1980, May - September
Box: 19 Folder: 3
1980, August - October
Box: 19 Folder: 4
1980, September 30 - November 26
Box: 19 Folder: 5
1980, November 25 - 1981, March 5
Box: 19 Folder: 6
1981, March 9 - June 18
Box: 19 Folder: 7
1981, June - September
Box: 19 Folder: 8
1981, September 25 - December 26