Gloria Frym Papers, 1938 - 2007 (MSS 0692)

Restrictions: The audio and visual recordings in Series 6 are restricted. Users must request a listening copy to be produced. The entire contents of Box 14, Folder 7 are restricted until further notice.
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Extent: 17.6 Linear feet (43 archives boxes and 2 card file boxes)

Papers of Gloria Frym, Bay Area-based poet, educator, and writer. The collection contains correspondence with other prominent poets and writers; typescripts and drafts of published and unpublished creative literary works; teaching materials; and notebooks. The papers also include biographical materials, audio recordings of interviews, and spoken word performances.

Gloria Frym was born in 1947, in Brooklyn, New York, and grew up in Los Angeles, California. She earned her MA and BA degrees at the University of New Mexico, studying with Robert Creeley. In the early part of her career, she taught creative writing to inmates in the San Francisco county jail systems and with the work furlough programs. Her book, How I Learned (1992), resulted from her work with the prison inmates, and was funded by several grants from the California Arts Council.

Her first poetry book, Impossible Affection, was published in 1979. During the same time period, she received a grant to write Second Stories: Women Artists Whose Careers Began After Thirty-Five (1979), a book of interviews which included Helene Aylon, Frances Jaffer, and Cherry Jackson.

Frym eventually moved to Berkeley from Albuquerque and began teaching creative writing at the New College of California in San Francisco as core faculty in the poetics program from 1987-2002. During this time, she became interested in elements of "language" poetry and began writing prose poems, developing into the prose narrative.

She received a Fund for Poetry Award, The Walter and Elise Haas Creative Work Fund Grant, and the San Francisco State University Poetry Book Award. Her collection of poetry Homeless At Home (2001) won the American Book Award in 2002. She has also published essays, articles, interviews, and reviews in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Baltimore Sun, and Sentence: A Journal of Prose Poetics. Her published poetry collections also include Solution Simulacra (2006) and Lost Sappho Poems (2007).

Frym is an associate professor in the MFA and BA writing and literature programs at the California College of the Arts in the Bay Area, and also visiting faculty at Western Connecticut State University and the Naropa Institute.

The papers of Gloria Frym document the literary and teaching career of San Francisco based poet, educator, and writer. Materials include personal and business correspondence; manuscript typescripts; and pre-publication materials for collected published works, poems, prose, essays, lectures, and other creative works. Also included in the papers contain numerous bound notebooks; teaching materials; audio and video cassette recordings, and biographical materials. The collection is arranged in six series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) WRITINGS BY GLORIA FRYM, 3) NOTEBOOKS, 4) TEACHING MATERIALS, 5) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, and 6) AUDIO AND VISUAL RECORDINGS.

SERIES 1: CORRESPONDENCE

The CORRESPONDENCE series is arranged in two subseries: A) General and B) Family.

A) The General correspondence, arranged alphabetically, contains letters both to and from colleagues, poets, and friends. Prominent correspondents include Helene Aylon, Andrei Codrescu, Robert Creeley, Anselm Hollo, Joanne Kyger, Holly Prado, and Anne Waldman.

B) The Family Correspondence includes letters from Claire (mother), David (brother), and Renay (sister) Frym. Other personal correspondence includes letters from the Carter and Benedetti families.

SERIES 2: WRITINGS BY GLORIA FRYM

The WRITINGS BY GLORIA FRYM series is arranged in five subseries: A) Collected Works, B) Poems, C) Prose, D) Lectures, and E) Miscellaneous Creative Works.

A) Arranged by date of publication, the Collected Works subseries represents poetry and prose works, that were published or unpublished between 1979-2007. The papers include handwritten drafts, typescript drafts, and page proofs.

B) The Poems are manuscripts and drafts of uncollected or unpublished poems. The titles are arranged alphabetically.

C) The Prose materials are manuscripts and drafts of uncollected or unpublished stories and narratives. The titles are arranged alphabetically.

D) The Lectures subseries, arranged chronologically, contains lecture notes and remarks given by Frym between 1980-2005.

E) Arranged alphabetically, the Miscellaneous Creative Works are experimental or conceptual written works, essays, and a draft interview narrative with Andrei Codrescu.

SERIES 3: NOTEBOOKS

The NOTEBOOKS series, arranged chronologically, contains bound and unbound notebooks with poem drafts, diaristic entries, and miscellaneous notes ranging from 1973-2005.

SERIES 4: TEACHING MATERIALS

The TEACHING MATERIALS series contains five subseries: A) Naropa Institute, B) New College of California, C) San Francisco State University, D) San Bruno Prison Literary Workshops, and E) Miscellaneous. The files are arranged chronologically.

A) Frym taught at Naropa Institute beginning in 1994. The materials include syllabi and class curriculum notes for the summer writing program prose workshops.

B) The materials in the New College of California subseries reflects courses Frym taught in poetry, Whitman and Dickinson, and the publication of Prosodia, a student poetry journal. Materials include syllabi and class notes.

C) The materials document the poetry and prose creative writing courses Frym taught at San Francisco State University creative writing program from 1983-1988.

D) In the early part of her career, Frym taught creative writing in the San Francisco Prison system and work furlough programs. The materials include diaristic notebooks, notes, chapbooks produced by the students, and letters from prisoners.

E) Frym worked at several other institutions as visiting faculty, including California College of the Arts, the University of New Mexico, Saint Mary's College of California, and Western Connecticut State University. The materials include syllabi and notes.

SERIES 5: BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

The BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS series is arranged in two subseries: A) Miscellaneous Materials and B) Anti-War Photographs.

A) The Miscellaneous Materials subseries, arranged alphabetically, includes articles about Frym; reading announcement flyers, 1976-2007; artist statements; photographs of Frym and others; and subject files.

B) The Anti-War Photographs, arranged chronologically, are various snapshots taken by Frym during protest demonstrations against war in the San Francisco area, 2002-2007.

SERIES 6: AUDIO AND VISUAL RECORDINGS

The AUDIO AND VISUAL RECORDINGS series contains audiocassette recorded interviews conducted by Gloria Frym for her book, Second Stories, between 1978-1979. The files also include readings, interviews, and miscellaneous spoken word recordings with Frym. The series also contains a videocassette of a spoken word performance.

Container List

CORRESPONDENCE

General

Box: 1 Folder: 1
Abbott, Keith, 1981 - 2006
Box: 1 Folder: 2
Abbott, Steve, 1980
Box: 1 Folder: 3
Adisa, Opal, 2005 - 2006
Box: 1 Folder: 4
Ahearn, John, 1993
Box: 1 Folder: 5
Alexander, Charles, 2006 - 2007
Box: 1 Folder: 6
Amat, Nuria, 2005 - 2006
Box: 1 Folder: 7
Angell, Roger, 1986
Box: 1 Folder: 8
Appleyard, Jack, 1982
Box: 1 Folder: 9
Armantrout, Rae, 2006
Box: 1 Folder: 10-11
Aron, Michael, 1998 - 2002
Box: 1 Folder: 12
Auster, Paul, 1993
Box: 1 Folder: 13
Austin, John, 1978 - 1979
Box: 1 Folder: 14-16
Aylon, Helene, 1976 - 2007
Box: 2 Folder: 1
Aylon, Helene, undated
Box: 2 Folder: 2
Barba, Sharon, 1973 - 1981
Box: 2 Folder: 3
Barlett, Lee, 1992
Box: 2 Folder: 4
Baron, Todd, 1983 - 1984
Box: 2 Folder: 5-8
Barrett, Jill
Box: 3 Folder: 1-6
Barrett, Jill
Box: 4 Folder: 1
Baude, Dawn Michelle, 1990 - 2007
Box: 4 Folder: 2
Beerman, Richard
Box: 4 Folder: 3
Bell, Ron
Box: 4 Folder: 4-7
Benedetti, David Jr., 1972 - 1999, undated
Box: 4 Folder: 8
Benedetti, David Sr., 1981 - 1999
Box: 4 Folder: 9
Berge, Carol, 1979 - 1981
Box: 4 Folder: 10
Berkson, Bill, 2005 - 2006
Box: 4 Folder: 11-12
Berlin, Lucia, 1987 - 2004
Box: 5 Folder: 1
Berrigan, Anselm, 2006
Box: 5 Folder: 2
Brenner, Summer, 1973 - 2007
Box: 5 Folder: 3
Briggs, Robert
Box: 5 Folder: 4
Brook, James
Box: 5 Folder: 5
Bruser, Madeline
Box: 5 Folder: 6
Bryant, Tisa, 2006
Box: 5 Folder: 7-8
Buffington, Beverly
Box: 5 Folder: 9
Bunnin, Brad
Box: 5 Folder: 10
Burger, Mary, 2005 - 2007
Box: 6 Folder: 1
Burton, Robert
Box: 6 Folder: 2
Bush, Rebecca
Box: 6 Folder: 3
Bye, Reed, 2000 - 2005
Box: 6 Folder: 4
Byrd, Don, 2000
Box: 6 Folder: 5
Cabeza de Vaca, Barbara
Box: 6 Folder: 6
Carlson, Vicki, 1987
Box: 6 Folder: 7
Carson, Jo, 1992
Box: 6 Folder: 8
Cherep, Bobbi Granik
Box: 6 Folder: 9
Chernoff, Maxine, 1996 - 2007
Box: 6 Folder: 10-12
Chester, Laura, 1972 - 1989
Box: 6 Folder: 13
Clark, T.J. (Tim) and Anne Wagner, 1993 - 2005
Box: 6 Folder: 14
Clark, Tom, 1983 - 2006
Box: 6 Folder: 15
Cliff, Michelle, 2004 - 2005
Box: 6 Folder: 16
Codrescu, Andrei, 1977 - 2006
Box: 7 Folder: 1-2
Colby, Kate, 2005 - 2007
Box: 7 Folder: 3-4
Collom, Jack, 1996 - 2007
Box: 7 Folder: 5
Corman, Cid, 1983 - 2003
Box: 7 Folder: 6
Creeley, Robert, 1988 - 2000
Box: 7 Folder: 7
Crews, Judson, 1977 - 1983
Box: 7 Folder: 8
Dahlen, Beverly, 1980 - 2007
Box: 7 Folder: 9
Davies, Gayle
Box: 7 Folder: 10
Davis, Lydia, 1992
Box: 7 Folder: 11
Dawson, Fielding, 1993 - 2002
Box: 7 Folder: 12
Day, Jean, 1987 - 2007
Box: 7 Folder: 13
De Jesus, Pedro, 2005
Box: 7 Folder: 14
De Lynn, Jane, 1979 - 2007
Box: 8 Folder: 1
De Mattels, Roberto
Box: 8 Folder: 2
Dickison, Steve, 2005 - 2006
Box: 8 Folder: 3
Dientsfry, Patricia, 1984 - 1997
Box: 8 Folder: 4
Dobrowolski, Patti, 1985 - 1986
Box: 8 Folder: 5
Einzig, Barbara, 1981 - 1992
Box: 8 Folder: 6
Emerson, Steve, 1982 - 2005
Box: 8 Folder: 7
Equi, Elaine, 2007
Box: 8 Folder: 8
Evans, George, 1986 - 2007
Box: 8 Folder: 9
Farber, Tom, 1991 - 2007
Box: 8 Folder: 10
Farley, Mary Allison
Box: 8 Folder: 11
Feldman, Bella, 1979 - 1999
Box: 8 Folder: 12
Feldman, Leonard
Box: 8 Folder: 13
Finch, Annie, 2005 - 2007
Box: 8 Folder: 14
Fowler, Gene, 1977 - 1978
Box: 8 Folder: 15
Fraser, Kathleen, 1977 - 1993
Box: 8 Folder: 16
Frumkin, Gene, 1977 - 1982
Box: 8 Folder: 17
Fulton, Jean
Box: 9 Folder: 1-3
Gage, Nancy
Box: 9 Folder: 4
Gates, Barbara
Box: 9 Folder: 5
Gerstler, Amy, 1993
Box: 9 Folder: 6
Gladman, Renee, 1996 - 2007
Box: 9 Folder: 7
Gold, Artie, 1979 - 1983
Box: 9 Folder: 8
Gonzalez, Ray, 2007
Box: 9 Folder: 9
Gonzalez Mateos, Adriana, 2005 - 2007
Box: 9 Folder: 10
Good, Philip, 2005 - 2006
Box: 10 Folder: 1
Goodell, Larry, 1975 - 2002
Box: 10 Folder: 2
Greenstreet, Kate, 2007
Box: 10 Folder: 3
Griffith, Patricia, 1990 - 1991
Box: 10 Folder: 4
Gudding, Gabriel, 2006 - 2007
Box: 10 Folder: 5
Guerrilla Girls, 1988
Box: 10 Folder: 6
Guerrero, Keiso
Box: 10 Folder: 7
Gustafson, Jim, 1988
Box: 10 Folder: 8
Harper, Susan
Box: 10 Folder: 9
Harris, Burton
Box: 10 Folder: 10
Harris, Jana, 1977 - 1981
Box: 10 Folder: 11
Healy, James
Box: 10 Folder: 12
Hejinian, Lyn, 1977 - 2006
Box: 10 Folder: 13
Henning, Barbara, 2005 - 2007
Box: 10 Folder: 14
Hensolt, John, 1977 - 1980
Box: 10 Folder: 15
Hickman, Leland, 1983 - 1984
Box: 10 Folder: 16
Higgins, Mary Rising, 2003 - 2007
Box: 10 Folder: 17
Highsmith, David, 1978
Box: 10 Folder: 18
Hill, Owen, 1997 - 2007
Box: 10 Folder: 19
Hillman, Brenda, 2005 - 2007
Box: 10 Folder: 20
Hollo, Anselm, 1983 - 2007
Box: 10 Folder: 21
Holman, Bob, 2006
Box: 10 Folder: 22
Hoover, Paul, 1996 - 2006
Box: 10 Folder: 23
Howe, Susan, 1996
Box: 11 Folder: 1
Inez, Colette, 1994 - 1999
Box: 11 Folder: 2
Jeffer, Francis, 1981
Box: 11 Folder: 3
Jannotta, Marjorie
Box: 11 Folder: 4
Jarnot, Lisa, 2006
Box: 11 Folder: 5
Johnston, Alastair, 1992 - 2004
Box: 11 Folder: 6
Jong, Erica
Box: 11 Folder: 7
Joris, Pierre, 1976 - 1996
Box: 11 Folder: 8-9
Jouris, John, 1979 - 1984, undated

AKA: Max Greenstreet, husband of poet Kate Greenstreet.

Box: 11 Folder: 10
Kahn, Alice, 2000
Box: 11 Folder: 11
Kalamaras, George, 2007
Box: 11 Folder: 12
Kane, Cindy, 1985 - 1991
Box: 12 Folder: 1-2
Kane, Cindy, 1992 - 2005, undated
Box: 12 Folder: 3
Kauffman, Linda
Box: 12 Folder: 4
Kessler, Stephen, 1984 - 1999
Box: 12 Folder: 5
Killian, Kevin, 2007
Box: 12 Folder: 6
Klein, Auram
Box: 12 Folder: 7
Kovitz, Marshall
Box: 12 Folder: 8
Kramer, Jane, 1993
Box: 12 Folder: 9
Krichevsky, John, 1982 - 1988
Box: 12 Folder: 10
Kyger, Joanne, 1989 - 2007
Box: 12 Folder: 11
Lakoff, George, 2004 - 2005
Box: 12 Folder: 12
Lateiner, Bonnie
Box: 12 Folder: 13
Laurie, Annie
Box: 12 Folder: 14
LaVoie, Lovetta
Box: 12 Folder: 15
Ladure, C.U
Box: 12 Folder: 16
Lavoir, Steven, 1977 - 1998
Box: 12 Folder: 17
Lease, Joseph, 2005 - 2007
Box: 12 Folder: 18
Lenthe, Jean-Vi
Box: 13 Folder: 1
Lethem, Jonathan, 1997 - 2007
Box: 13 Folder: 2
Levine, David
Box: 13 Folder: 3
Levine, Steve, 1984
Box: 13 Folder: 4
Levitt, Dona
Box: 13 Folder: 5
Lloyd, David, 2006
Box: 13 Folder: 6
Lyons, Harriet
Box: 13 Folder: 7
Manfred, Freya, 1982
Box: 13 Folder: 8
Marcel, Lina
Box: 13 Folder: 9
Marjon, Louis
Box: 13 Folder: 10
Marlatt, Daphne, 1981
Box: 13 Folder: 11
Mattingly, George, 2005
Box: 13 Folder: 12
Mayers, Frances
Box: 13 Folder: 13
McConnell, Patricia
Box: 13 Folder: 14
McNaughton, Duncan, 2000 - 2005
Box: 13 Folder: 15
Means, Patrick
Box: 13 Folder: 16
Mechem, James
Box: 13 Folder: 17
Meltzer, David, 2004 - 2007
Box: 13 Folder: 18
Miller, Richard
Box: 13 Folder: 19
Miner, Valerie and Stephanie Mines, 1977 - 1979
Box: 13 Folder: 20
Misrach, Richard, 1997
Box: 13 Folder: 21
Mizutani, Hiroko
Box: 13 Folder: 22
Morgan, Robin
Box: 13 Folder: 23
Morgan, Ruth, 1987 - 1994
Box: 13 Folder: 24
Morrison, Rusty, 2007
Box: 13 Folder: 25
Mullen, Laura, 1996 - 1997
Box: 13 Folder: 26
Nashner, Marjorie, 1991 - 1993
Box: 13 Folder: 27
Newman, Gail, 1978
Box: 14 Folder: 1
Nguyen, Hoa, 1997 - 2007
Box: 14 Folder: 2
Nicosia, Gerald, 1994 - 1997
Box: 14 Folder: 3
Nielson, Alden, 2005
Box: 14 Folder: 4
Nisbet, Jim, 1981 - 2002
Box: 14 Folder: 5
Nolan, Pat, 1994 - 2006
Box: 14 Folder: 6
Norins, Wendy
Box: 14 Folder: 7
Norton, Linda, 2005 - 2007

Restrictions Apply

Box: 14 Folder: 8
Notley, Alice, 1998
Box: 14 Folder: 9
Obenzinger, Hilton, 2005 - 2007
Box: 14 Folder: 10
Oest, Ron and Nora
Box: 14 Folder: 11
Offut, Chris, 1996
Box: 14 Folder: 12
Orenstein, Gloria, 2006
Box: 14 Folder: 13
Palmer, Michael, 2007
Box: 14 Folder: 14
Part, Stephen
Box: 14 Folder: 15
Patton, Julie, 1996 - 1997
Box: 14 Folder: 16
Pearlman, Bill, 1971 - 1997
Box: 14 Folder: 17
Penberthy, Jenny, 1995 - 2005
Box: 14 Folder: 18
Peters, Nancy, 2005 - 2006
Box: 14 Folder: 19
Piper, Paul
Box: 14 Folder: 20
Poppelsdorf, Robin
Box: 14 Folder: 21
Powell, Pam
Box: 14 Folder: 22
Prado, Holly, 1993 - 1999
Box: 14 Folder: 23
Prevallet, Kristin, 2004 - 2007
Box: 14 Folder: 24
Qi, Shouhua, 2006
Box: 14 Folder: 25
Raczko, Jolanta
Box: 14 Folder: 26
Ransom, Jane, 2004 - 2006
Box: 14 Folder: 27
Rappaport, Neil, 1985
Box: 15 Folder: 1-2
Rathbun, Victoria
Box: 15 Folder: 3
Raworth, Tom, 1996 - 2007
Box: 15 Folder: 4
Reed, David, 1980 - 1991
Box: 15 Folder: 5
Reichmann, Sebastien, 1990 - 1991
Box: 15 Folder: 6
Rice, Meredith
Box: 15 Folder: 7
Rice, Stan, 1976 - 1988

Includes interview with Stan Rice, conducted by Jean-Vi Lenthe, April, 1988.

Box: 15 Folder: 8
Richmond, Michelle, 2007
Box: 15 Folder: 9
Robinson, Kit, 1984 - 2006
Box: 15 Folder: 10
Rothenberg, Michael, 2005 - 2007
Box: 15 Folder: 11
Sandy, Stephen, 1996 - 1999
Box: 15 Folder: 12
Scalapino, Leslie, 2006
Box: 15 Folder: 13
Schafer, Kate
Box: 15 Folder: 14
Schelling, Andrew, 2007
Box: 15 Folder: 15
Semilion, Julian, 1991 - 1998
Box: 15 Folder: 16
Shats, Sergei
Box: 15 Folder: 17
Shein, Keith, 1977 - 1979
Box: 15 Folder: 18
Sherry, James, 1989
Box: 16 Folder: 1
Silberstein, Allegra
Box: 16 Folder: 2
Silliman, Ron, 1991 - 2007
Box: 16 Folder: 3
Silva, Geno
Box: 16 Folder: 4
Singer, Jonathan, 1978 - 2002
Box: 16 Folder: 5
Skratz, G.P., 1982 - 2006
Box: 16 Folder: 6
Smith, Dale, 2004 - 2006
Box: 16 Folder: 7
Spahr, Juliana, 2005 - 2006
Box: 16 Folder: 8
Spas, Dick
Box: 16 Folder: 9
Stroffolino, Chris, 2005 - 2007
Box: 16 Folder: 10
Sullivan, Gary, 2005 - 2007
Box: 16 Folder: 11
Surovell, Hariette, 1980 - 1982
Box: 16 Folder: 12
Szymaszek, Stacy, 2007
Box: 16 Folder: 13
Talcott, W., 1990 - 1991
Box: 16 Folder: 14
Tannenbaum, Judith
Box: 16 Folder: 15
Temko, Allan, 1990
Box: 16 Folder: 16
Torregian, Sotere, 1979 - 2006
Box: 16 Folder: 17
Trachtenberg, Amy, 2001 - 2007
Box: 16 Folder: 18
Tully, Judd, 1980 - 1984
Box: 16 Folder: 19
Valoritis, Nanos, 1980 - 1992
Box: 16 Folder: 20
Vasovic, Nebojsa
Box: 16 Folder: 21
Vincent, Stephen, 1976 - 2007
Box: 16 Folder: 22
Waldman, Anne, 1996 - 2005
Box: 17 Folder: 1
Walsh, Gail
Box: 17 Folder: 2
Warsh, Lewis, 2001 - 2007
Box: 17 Folder: 3
Wesserman, Jo Ann, 1998 - 1999
Box: 17 Folder: 4
White, Gretchen
Box: 17 Folder: 5
Williams, Ann, 2006 - 2007
Box: 17 Folder: 6
Woodard, Tim
Box: 17 Folder: 7
Wulffson, Pam
Box: 17 Folder: 8
Young, Al, 2006
Box: 17 Folder: 9
Young, Geoffrey, 1975 - 2007
Box: 17 Folder: 10
Zamora, Daisy, 2006
Box: 18 Folder: 1-6
A - Z - Miscellaneous
Box: 19 Folder: 1-5
Unidentified

Family

Box: 20 Folder: 1-2
Benedetti family, 1974 - 1999
Box: 20 Folder: 3-4
Carter family, 1970 - 2001
Box: 21 Folder: 1-3
Frym family - Includes David (brother), Claire (mother), and Renay Frym (sister), 1968 - 1989
Box: 21 Folder: 4
Frym family - Includes aunts, Uncle Sam, cousins Jody, Ricky, Sandy, grandmother Dina, 1970 - 1988
Box: 21 Folder: 5
Frym, Hencha (aunt), 1938 - 1941

WRITINGS BY GLORIA FRYM

Collected Works

Impossible Affection (1979)
Box: 22 Folder: 1
Original typescript draft, 1979
Box: 22 Folder: 2
Galley copies with corrections, 1979
Box: 22 Folder: 3
Reviews and memorabilia
Second Stories: Conversations with Women Whose Artistic Careers Began after Thirty-Five (1979)
Box: 22 Folder: 4
Typescript draft original interview with Helene Aylon, notes, photographs, and correspondence. (See also Box 44, Folders 1-3) , 1977 - 1979
Box: 22 Folder: 5
Typescript draft original interview with Sherry Bettendorf, 1977
Box: 22 Folder: 6
Typescript draft original interview with Eleanor Lawrence, 1977
Box: 22 Folder: 7
Typescript draft original interview with Anita Patterson, 1977
Box: 22 Folder: 8
Typescript draft original interview with Beatrice Berlin. (See also Box 44, Folders 4-5) , 1978
Box: 22 Folder: 9
Typescript draft original interview with Cherry Jackson and notes. (See also Box 44, Folders 14-16) , 1978
Box: 22 Folder: 10
Typescript draft original interview with Frances Jaffer and notes. (See also Box 44, Folders 17-18) , 1978
Box: 22 Folder: 11
Typescript draft original interview with Malvina Reynolds. (See also Box 44, Folders 19-20) , 1978
Box: 23 Folder: 1
Typescript draft original interview with Josephine Carson. (See also Box 44, Folders 6-8) , 1979
Box: 23 Folder: 2
Typescript draft original interview with Bobbie Louise Hawkins. (See also Box 44, Folders 11-13) , 1979
Box: 23 Folder: 3-5
Typescript draft
Box: 23 Folder: 6
Correspondence with Chronicle Books and reviews, 1979 - 1983
Back to Forth (1982)
Box: 23 Folder: 7
Typescript draft, 1982
Box: 23 Folder: 8
Correspondence and reviews, 1982 - 1987
"Trespass: Photographing in a Man's World"
Box: 23 Folder: 9
Correspondence, 1987 - 1990
Box: 23 Folder: 10
Proposal typescript draft
Box: 24 Folder: 1
Proposal materials, 1986
Box: 24 Folder: 2
Interview materials and notes, 1985
By Ear (1990)
Box: 24 Folder: 3-4
Typescript drafts, 1990
Box: 24 Folder: 5
Page proofs, 1990
Box: 24 Folder: 6
Announcements, 1991
How I Learned: Short Stories (1992)
Box: 24 Folder: 7
Early typescript draft. Includes notes and problems , 1992
Box: 24 Folder: 8
Original typescript manuscript, 1992
Box: 25 Folder: 1-2
Page proofs, 1992
Box: 25 Folder: 3
Correspondence with Coffee House Press and reviews
Distance No Object (1999)
Box: 25 Folder: 4
Editor revised manuscript
Box: 25 Folder: 5
Correspondence, reviews, and press releases, 1997 - 2000
Homeless at Home (2001)
Box: 25 Folder: 6
Typescript draft, 2001
Box: 25 Folder: 7
Uncorrected galley proofs
Box: 25 Folder: 8
Correspondence with Creative Arts and reviews, 1998 - 2001

Includes American Book Award announcement.

"Rose of the Mission"
Box: 25 Folder: 9
"The Girl," Part 1 - Typescript draft with notes, 1998 - 2001
Box: 25 Folder: 10
"Girl No More," Part 2 - Typescript draft with notes, 1998 - 2001
Box: 26 Folder: 1
"The Woman," Part 3 - Typescript draft with notes, 1998 - 2001
Box: 26 Folder: 2-4
Typescript drafts , 2001 - 2002
Box: 27 Folder: 1
Draft, with writer correction, 2002
Solution Simulacra (2006)
Box: 27 Folder: 2
Old version, 2006
Box: 27 Folder: 3-5
Typescript drafts - One with alternate title, "Dawn, a travelogue" , 2006
Box: 27 Folder: 6-7
Page proofs, 2006
Box: 27 Folder: 8
Correspondence and reviews, 2005 - 2007
"Mind Over Matter"
Box: 28 Folder: 1
Drafts of poems, 2006
Box: 28 Folder: 2
Edited draft and revised version typescript , 2006
Lost Sappho Poems (2007)
Box: 28 Folder: 3
Correspondence, 2007
Box: 28 Folder: 4
Poem drafts, 2007
Box: 28 Folder: 5
Typescript drafts. Includes third draft edit from 2005, 2007
Box: 28 Folder: 6
Page proofs, 2007

Poems

Box: 28 Folder: 7
"19 Jan, Edgar Allan Poe's birthday, MLK birthday"
Box: 28 Folder: 8
"Abnormal Growth," April 20, 1979
Box: 28 Folder: 9
"Act Now"
Box: 28 Folder: 10
"Affirmative Action, a Wedding Song," October, 1975
Box: 28 Folder: 11
"Albuquerque Riot"
Box: 28 Folder: 12
"All the More"
Box: 28 Folder: 13
"Always Invisible but Present"
Box: 28 Folder: 14
"Amniotic Love," June 30, 1975
Box: 28 Folder: 15
"Antipode," May, 1979
Box: 28 Folder: 16
"Arm Chair Walks Aways..."
Box: 28 Folder: 17
"As I Continue to Consider it All as a Struggle..."
Box: 28 Folder: 18
"Back in New Mexico"
Box: 28 Folder: 19
"Backhand"
Box: 28 Folder: 20
"Before the Departure, Make a List..."
Box: 28 Folder: 21
"Beverly...," December 25, 1972
Box: 28 Folder: 22
"Blush," October 12, 1979
Box: 28 Folder: 23
"Body Language: Street Women," October 10, 1973
Box: 28 Folder: 24
"Boys Dart Across a Schoolyard..."
Box: 28 Folder: 25
"Brown the Psychic," April 3, 1987
Box: 28 Folder: 26
"Casual Conjugality..."
Box: 28 Folder: 27
"Central Heat," October 28, 1997
Box: 28 Folder: 28
"Change of Diet"
Box: 28 Folder: 29
"Children and Bread"
Box: 28 Folder: 30
"China Post," January, 1976
Box: 28 Folder: 31
"Christmas and the Best of Friends..."
Box: 28 Folder: 32
"Cigarette Junkie Blues"
Box: 28 Folder: 33
"Classical Poem for Cindy, on Saturday"
Box: 28 Folder: 34
"Clearing in a Thick Rain Forest..."
Box: 28 Folder: 35
"Constellation," November 18, 1992
Box: 28 Folder: 36
"Context"
Box: 28 Folder: 37
"Could I Still Bring Lovers to My Room," October 21, 1972
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"Cutting the Cord," December 1, 1975
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"Dancing White Arabians Pause Momentarily to Consider the Cheesecake Moon"
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"Day Labor"
Box: 28 Folder: 41
"Dear Edgar Allan Poe"
Box: 28 Folder: 42
"Dear Friend"
Box: 28 Folder: 43
"Death of a Rabbit on the First Day of Fall"
Box: 28 Folder: 44
"Deed Without a Name," October 31, 1972
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"Delicate Difference..."
Box: 28 Folder: 46
"Delicate Iron," October 9, 1972
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"Dessert," March 3, 1974
Box: 28 Folder: 48
"Diet for the Smallest Planet"
Box: 28 Folder: 49
"Dina," October 21, 1973
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"Diurnal"
Box: 28 Folder: 51
"Dry Riverbed Tears," July 1, 1974
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"During the Earthquake"
Box: 28 Folder: 53
"Educational Uses of Theatre"
Box: 28 Folder: 54
"Endless Lips"
Box: 28 Folder: 55
"Equinox"
Box: 28 Folder: 56
"Evidence"
Box: 28 Folder: 57
"Exercise in Early Autumn," September 24, 1972
Box: 28 Folder: 58
"Exercise: Sex (Love) Objects, 10 Objections"
Box: 28 Folder: 59
"Exercise: The Streets of My Ghetto: A Love Poem," November 9, 1972
Box: 28 Folder: 60
"Existential Warfair in Fervent Valley"
Box: 28 Folder: 61
"Existential Warfair: For Placitas Poets"
Box: 28 Folder: 62
"External Weather, for David"
Box: 28 Folder: 63
"Faithful to the Text"
Box: 28 Folder: 64
"Few Things Not Bad"
Box: 28 Folder: 65
"First Chopping Through the Block," August 7, 1973
Box: 28 Folder: 66
"First Dance Class"
Box: 28 Folder: 67
"Fishnet Hose," October 7, 1975
Box: 28 Folder: 68
"Five A.M. Shadows," November 12, 1972
Box: 28 Folder: 69
"Flooding vs. Burning Roots in the Garden: To Robin Morgan"
Box: 28 Folder: 70
"For a Man Who Interrupted My Poem"
Box: 28 Folder: 71
"For a Strong Woman Alone and Childless at 28," September 22, 1972
Box: 28 Folder: 72
"For Art and Reality"
Box: 28 Folder: 73
"For Mr. Z from Ms. G"
Box: 28 Folder: 74
"For My Sister Approaching Womanhood"
Box: 28 Folder: 75
"For Summer"
Box: 28 Folder: 76
"For Tommy," June, 1972
Box: 28 Folder: 77
"Fossil"
Box: 28 Folder: 78
"Free Country"
Box: 29 Folder: 1
"Freeze"
Box: 29 Folder: 2
"The Garden is Surrounded by Yellow Organdy Curtains..."
Box: 29 Folder: 3
"Gender"
Box: 29 Folder: 4
"Genesis: For Love," October 18, 1972
Box: 29 Folder: 5
"Growing Bone," April 25, 1979
Box: 29 Folder: 6
"Haiku for You"
Box: 29 Folder: 7
"Half Moon Cycle," November 26, 1972
Box: 29 Folder: 8
"Hands of the Watch are Made by Hands," January, 1982
Box: 29 Folder: 9
"Higher Authority"
Box: 29 Folder: 10
"His Music," April 25, 1979
Box: 29 Folder: 11
"His World is a Unified Body..."
Box: 29 Folder: 12
"How to Kill Skunks Poets and Other Strangers"
Box: 29 Folder: 13
"How We Want to See the Other..."
Box: 29 Folder: 14
"Hummingbird"
Box: 29 Folder: 15
"I Can't Keep My Eyes Inside," April 24, 1976
Box: 29 Folder: 16
"I Clench My Teeth...," August 2, 1972
Box: 29 Folder: 17
"I Want to Catch You..."
Box: 29 Folder: 18
"Idio - Synchratic Synthesis"
Box: 29 Folder: 19
"If You Fear Your God"
Box: 29 Folder: 20
"In Cold Blood," December 5, 1973
Box: 29 Folder: 21
"Insect on Flower"
Box: 29 Folder: 22
"Inside the Library the Air is Stuffy and Warm..."
Box: 29 Folder: 23
"Invocation Copula"
Box: 29 Folder: 24
"It Only Happens to the Best of Us..."
Box: 29 Folder: 25
"It's Hard to Feel I'm Connected to You by Some Universal Consciousness"
Box: 29 Folder: 26
"Keep the Light On..."
Box: 29 Folder: 27
"Kiersten"
Box: 29 Folder: 28
"Last Gut Rot Rock"
Box: 29 Folder: 29
"Late Autumn State of Affairs," October 27, 1971
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"Listen..."
Box: 29 Folder: 31
"Loneliness of a Long Distance Insomniac"
Box: 29 Folder: 32
"Love it or Levitt..."
Box: 29 Folder: 33
"Love Poem, Coming Home," August 17, 1973
Box: 29 Folder: 34
"Lucia and Tess"
Box: 29 Folder: 35
"Main Course," October, 1975
Box: 29 Folder: 36
"Maybe it's Time to Start Stealing Your Own Lines..."
Box: 29 Folder: 37
"Meat Market: Okie's Tuesday Ball"
Box: 29 Folder: 38
"Midwinter..."
Box: 29 Folder: 39
"Morning Sickness"
Box: 29 Folder: 40
"Mother Poem"
Box: 29 Folder: 41
"New Mexico in October," October 24, 1974
Box: 29 Folder: 42
"No Clouds Bloom the Soft-dying Day"
Box: 29 Folder: 43
"No More Hot Links," May 1, 1979
Box: 29 Folder: 44
"Nobody Gets Enough Love..."
Box: 29 Folder: 45
"Not So Perfect..."
Box: 29 Folder: 46
"Occasional Lover: Three Intermissions..."
Box: 29 Folder: 47
"Ode to New Mexico Spring from a Hydromaniac," April 12, 1976
Box: 29 Folder: 48
"Often, but a Little at a Time..."
Box: 29 Folder: 49
"On Thinking of Leaving New Mexico"
Box: 29 Folder: 50
"One Day's Headlines"
Box: 29 Folder: 51
"One Poem"
Box: 29 Folder: 52
"Outside the Window"
Box: 29 Folder: 53
"Painter", 1974
Box: 29 Folder: 54
"Ped Xing"
Box: 29 Folder: 55
"Penumbra," April 29, 1976
Box: 29 Folder: 56
"Performance Piece," April 21, 1979
Box: 29 Folder: 57
"Places..."
Box: 29 Folder: 58
"Plan for December 31, 1999"
Box: 29 Folder: 59
"Please," November 20, 1983
Box: 29 Folder: 60
"Poet, for Bill"
Box: 29 Folder: 61
"Poetry"
Box: 29 Folder: 62
"Pre Halloween High"
Box: 29 Folder: 63
"Preparation," June, 1972
Box: 29 Folder: 64
"Proxy Song of the Sado-Masochist," November 21, 1974
Box: 29 Folder: 65
"Pubic Hair Suite," January, 1975
Box: 29 Folder: 66
"Quality of Grace"
Box: 29 Folder: 67
"Quanto"
Box: 29 Folder: 68
"Ralph, the Cat, is Sick..." November 6, 1972
Box: 29 Folder: 69
"Recent Developments"
Box: 29 Folder: 70
"Restaurant Love Affair"
Box: 29 Folder: 71
"Return of Stalin's Daughter"
Box: 29 Folder: 72
"Room of His Own, for Tyrone"
Box: 29 Folder: 73
"September Layed Bare, the Autumn Bride", 2005
Box: 29 Folder: 74
"She Ate 26 Ginger Snaps for Lunch..."
Box: 29 Folder: 75
"She Cries Come in, because..."
Box: 29 Folder: 76
"She Knows She Raised Me Well," January 13, 1973
Box: 29 Folder: 77
"She Used to Dress as Water"
Box: 29 Folder: 78
"Six Brass Birds Hang from a Fixture by Strings..."
Box: 29 Folder: 79
"Smooth Accepts a Stream"
Box: 29 Folder: 80
"SOLA," April 24, 1976
Box: 29 Folder: 81
"Something She Looks for..."
Box: 29 Folder: 82
"Song to My Jewish Mother"
Box: 29 Folder: 83
"Sonnet"
Box: 29 Folder: 84
"Sonnet, the Pause," July 14, 2006
Box: 29 Folder: 85
"Speak"
Box: 29 Folder: 86
"Split Infinite"
Box: 29 Folder: 87
"Spring"
Box: 29 Folder: 88
"Stage Fright"
Box: 29 Folder: 89
"Statue of Liberty is a Madonna," October 19, 1972
Box: 29 Folder: 90
"Store Bought"
Box: 29 Folder: 91
"Street Melange: A Love Poem in Four Voices," November 9, 1972
Box: 29 Folder: 92
"Subject Matters"
Box: 29 Folder: 93
"Spawning," March 16, 1976
Box: 29 Folder: 94
"Sunbury"
Box: 29 Folder: 95
"Symmetry"
Box: 29 Folder: 96
"Take it Down"
Box: 29 Folder: 97
"Taos Diary: Rio Grande Gorge"
Box: 29 Folder: 98
"That which circumvents the speech...," December 13, 1973
Box: 29 Folder: 99
"Therapy Begins at Home," January 28, 1976
Box: 29 Folder: 100
"There's a Burned Outness..."
Box: 29 Folder: 101
"There was No Way of Collaborating Half Way..."
Box: 29 Folder: 102
"They Found Each Other in the Holsum Nursing Home..."
Box: 29 Folder: 103
"Those Poems," October 27, 1997
Box: 29 Folder: 104
"Time for New Songs"
Box: 29 Folder: 105
"Tonight you sleep..."
Box: 29 Folder: 106
"Violet Light...," Decemer 28, 1978
Box: 29 Folder: 107
"Waiting consists of..."
Box: 29 Folder: 108
"Walk After a Bus Ride Downtown..."
Box: 29 Folder: 109
"War After War"
Box: 29 Folder: 110
"Watercolor Wash"
Box: 29 Folder: 111
"Weather has Nothing to Do With it..."
Box: 29 Folder: 112
"What Became of Medusa's Snakes"
Box: 29 Folder: 113
"What We Know about Rain..."
Box: 30 Folder: 1
"What's On Your Mind"
Box: 30 Folder: 2
"When We're Not Tanning"
Box: 30 Folder: 3
"Will in Pieces..."
Box: 30 Folder: 4
"Wilted Roses"
Box: 30 Folder: 5
"Winter Despair: A Nightmare," December 21, 1972
Box: 30 Folder: 6
"Women Considered"
Box: 30 Folder: 7
"World Between the Sheets..."
Box: 30 Folder: 8
"Worm," January 24, 1976
Box: 30 Folder: 9
"You Ask Too Many Questions..."
Box: 30 Folder: 10
"You are Too Young to Have This Arthritis..."
Box: 30 Folder: 11
"You Say You're "Thickly Shellacked, Coats and Coats..."
Box: 30 Folder: 12
"Your Job"
Box: 30 Folder: 13
"You're Sitting..."
Box: 30 Folder: 14
Miscellaneous poems

Prose

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"Brut"
Box: 30 Folder: 16
"Big Fix"
Box: 30 Folder: 17
"C.V. on V.D"
Box: 30 Folder: 18
"Care," November 9, 1972
Box: 30 Folder: 19
"Custom of the Country"
Box: 30 Folder: 20
"Gloria and David: A Drama"
Box: 30 Folder: 21
"Homegirls, 1960s Style"
Box: 30 Folder: 22
"How I Learned"
Box: 30 Folder: 23
"How to Make a Fortune Cake," May 29, 1998
Box: 30 Folder: 24
"Hurry"
Box: 30 Folder: 25
"It's Never Too Late to Have a Happy Childhood"
Box: 30 Folder: 26
"Little Story, History"
Box: 30 Folder: 27
"Mean Mother"
Box: 30 Folder: 28
"Mother of Pearl, War, and Pearl"
Box: 30 Folder: 29
"Neighbors"
Box: 30 Folder: 30
"New Man," August 22 - October 19, 2001
Box: 30 Folder: 31
"New York," March 10-13, 1983
Box: 30 Folder: 32
"Patrol"
Box: 30 Folder: 33
"Play: A Mystery" - Typescript, 1972
Box: 30 Folder: 34
"Polydipsia or Not"
Box: 30 Folder: 35
"Pomegranite: A Restoration Comedy Shot in the Serious Vein or All's Well That Eats Well"
Box: 30 Folder: 36
"Privilege," August 9, 2000
Box: 30 Folder: 37
"Tete Offensive"
Box: 30 Folder: 38
"TV Guide" - First draft
Box: 30 Folder: 39
"Two Griefs," March 25, 2005

Lectures

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"How Being a Woman Affects My Writing and How I Have Presented Women in My Work" - Text of presentation to the Women's National Book Association, March 11, 1980
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"Notes on the Political Implications of the New Narrative" - Panel discussion, San Francisco, April 25, 1980
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"Habit of Reading," Writers' Center of the Chautaupau Institution, Chautauqua, New York, July 12, 1996
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"Recombinatory Poetics: The Poem in Prose" - Originally delivered at the Naropa Institute, June 1997
Box: 31 Folder: 5
"Glass Breaking Boy: Teaching Poetry Inside" - Scripps College Humanities Institute Conference Education and/or Incarceration, October 8-9, 1998
Box: 31 Folder: 6
"Breaking and Entering: Chekhov Doesn't Dawdle," Writer's Center at Chautauqua, July 4, 2000
Box: 31 Folder: 7
"Derivations" - Remarks, San Francisco State Poetry Center Honors program, May 10, 2003
Box: 31 Folder: 8
"Lorine Niedecker's Plain (Language)" - Abstract for Lorine Niedecker Centenary Conference, Milwaukee, WI, October 9-11, 2003
Box: 31 Folder: 9
"Relations Stop Nowhere: Robert Creeley" - Memorial Tribute for Robert Creeley, San Francisco State University, November 7, 2005

Miscellaneous Creative Works

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"Allen Ginsberg's Knees, or "Candor Ends Paranoia"
Box: 31 Folder: 11
"Application"
Box: 31 Folder: 12
"At Home," November, 1981
Box: 31 Folder: 13
"Back Pay"
Box: 31 Folder: 14
"Big System"
Box: 31 Folder: 15
"Bills Were Carefully Folded..."
Box: 31 Folder: 16
"Bob and Sergio," April, 2000
Box: 31 Folder: 17
"Bolinas," February 27, 1979
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"Boys Against Girls," October, 1990
Box: 31 Folder: 19
"Career Opportunity"
Box: 31 Folder: 20
"Catch of the Day"
Box: 31 Folder: 21
"Celia Cruz: 1924-2003 A Tribute to Azucar!, July 19, 2003
Box: 31 Folder: 22
"Chapters For You," June, 1984
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