Moramarco and Zolynas Editorial Files, 1988-2005 (bulk 1989-1992) (MSS 0714)

Extent: 1.2 Linear feet (3 archives boxes)

Editorial files of Fred Moramarco and Al Zolynas, poets and editors. The bulk of the materials date from 1989 to 1992 and document the editorial and publishing process for the poetry anthologies Men of Our Time: An Anthology of Male Poetry in Contemporary America and The Poetry of Men's Lives: An International Anthology. The collection contains correspondence with prospective contributors and publishers, permissions information, research, publicity and reviews, and publishing agreements.

Fred Moramarco is the founding editor of Poetry International, an annual journal published at San Diego State University. Now retired, Moramarco taught creative writing, poetry, and American literature at San Diego State University. He is the co-author of several books, including Italian Pride: 101 Reasons to be Proud You're Italian, Containing Multitudes: Poetry in the US Since 1950, and Modern American Poetry.

Al Zolynas was born in Austria in 1945 and lived in a number of cities before settling in California. He teaches writing and literature at Alliant International University, San Diego, and resides with his wife in Escondido, California. He has written numerous books, including The New Physics, Under Ideal Conditions (San Diego Book Award, Best Poetry, 1994), and The Same Air.

Having known one another since graduate school, Moramarco and Zolynas collaborated on two anthologies of men's poetry, the first titled Men of Our Time: Male Poetry in Contemporary America and published in 1992. Their second editorial collaboration, The Poetry of Men's Lives: An International Anthology, published in 2004, won the San Diego Book Award for Best Poetry Anthology in 2005.

The Moramarco and Zolynas Editorial Files document the editorial and publication process behind two poetry anthologies conceived by Fred Moramarco and Al Zolynas. The collection contains correspondence, research notes, lists of accepted poems and permissions, clippings, and reader reports related to the publication of Men of Our Time: An Anthology Of Male Poetry in Contemporary America, 1992 and The Poetry Of Men's Lives: An International Anthology, 2004. The papers date from 1988 to 2005 and are arranged in two series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE and 2) EDITORIAL FILES.

SERIES 1: CORRESPONDENCE

The CORRESPONDENCE series is arranged alphabetically by correspondent and primarily contain responses from prospective poets regarding the inclusion of their poems in Men of Our Time. Notable correspondents include Robert Bly, Charles Bukowski, Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, William Stafford, and Nathaniel Tarn. Letters between editors Moramarco and Zolynas, filed under "Moramarco," document the development of their poetry anthologies, which sought to capture the contemporary male experience and the expressive quality of male poets.

SERIES 2: EDITORIAL FILES

The EDITORIAL FILES series is arranged by anthology and includes notes and research for each anthology, publicity, reviews, reader reports, and publishing agreements. A CD-R labeled "Poetry of Men's Lives Archives" is included in this series. The disc contains working files for the second anthology, including form letters, poems included in the anthology, permissions information, and drafts of the manuscript.

Container List

CORRESPONDENCE, 1988-2007

Box: 1 Folder: 1
A-Miscellaneous
Box: 1 Folder: 2
Agee, Chris, 2003
Box: 1 Folder: 3
Aguerow, Jack, 1991
Box: 1 Folder: 4
Antler, 1989-1991
Box: 1 Folder: 5
Atkinson, Charles, 1988-1992
Box: 1 Folder: 6
B-Miscellaneous
Box: 1 Folder: 7
Balaban, John, 1989-1991
Box: 1 Folder: 8
Benedikt, Michael, 1989-1991
Box: 1 Folder: 9
Bly, Robert, 1989-1991
Box: 1 Folder: 10
Browne, M.D., 1989-1991
Box: 1 Folder: 11
Bruchac, Joseph, 1989-1990
Box: 1 Folder: 12
Bukowski, Charles, 1991
Box: 1 Folder: 13
C-Miscellaneous
Box: 1 Folder: 14
Cassels, Cyrus, 1991
Box: 1 Folder: 15
Cioffari, Philip, 1989-1991
Box: 1 Folder: 16
Cleary, Michael, 1988-1991
Box: 1 Folder: 17
Coleman, Horace, 1990-1992
Box: 1 Folder: 18
Contoski, Victor, 1989-1991
Box: 1 Folder: 19
D-Miscellaneous
Box: 1 Folder: 20
Dacey, Philip, 1988-1990
Box: 1 Folder: 21
Davis, Glover, 1988
Box: 1 Folder: 22
Dobyns, Stephen, 1991
Box: 1 Folder: 23
Dunn, Stephen, 1989
Box: 1 Folder: 24
Dybek, Stuart, 1988-1991
Box: 1 Folder: 25
E-Miscellaneous
Box: 1 Folder: 26
Economou, George D. , 1990-1991
Box: 1 Folder: 27
Ehrhart, W.D. , 1988-1992
Box: 1 Folder: 28
Evans, David Allan, 1989-1992
Box: 1 Folder: 29
F-Miscellaneous
Box: 1 Folder: 30
Farrell, Warren , 1992, 2004
Box: 1 Folder: 31
Finkel, Donald , 1991
Box: 1 Folder: 32
Fishman, Charles, 1988-1991
Box: 1 Folder: 33
Flynn, Richard, 1989-1992
Box: 1 Folder: 34
G-Miscellaneous
Box: 1 Folder: 35
Gangemi, Kenneth, 1990-1991
Box: 1 Folder: 36
Garrett, George, 1989, 1991
Box: 1 Folder: 37
Gildner, Gary, 1989
Box: 1 Folder: 38
Ginsberg, Allen, 1989-1991
Box: 1 Folder: 39
Gonzalez, Ray, 1989
Box: 1 Folder: 40
Gotera, Vince, 1990-1992
Box: 1 Folder: 41
Grapes, Jack, 1989-1992
Box: 1 Folder: 42
Greenway, William, 1989-1992
Box: 1 Folder: 43
H-Miscellaneous
Box: 1 Folder: 44
Hall, Donald, 1989-1991
Box: 1 Folder: 45
Hamill, Sam, 1989
Box: 1 Folder: 46
Hass, Bob, 1991-1992
Box: 1 Folder: 47
Ignatow, David, 1991
Box: 1 Folder: 48
Jenkins, Louis, 1989-1992
Box: 1 Folder: 49
Johnson, Nicholas, 1988-1991
Box: 1 Folder: 50
Justice, Donald, undated
Box: 1 Folder: 51
K-Miscellaneous
Box: 1 Folder: 52
Koertge, Ron, 1989-1992
Box: 1 Folder: 53
Kowit, Steve, 1992
Box: 1 Folder: 54
L-Miscellaneous
Box: 1 Folder: 55
Ladin, Jay, 1989-1992
Box: 1 Folder: 56
Lehman, David, 1989-1991
Box: 1 Folder: 57
Levine, Philip, 1989-2001
Box: 1 Folder: 58
Locklin, Gerald, 1989-1992
Box: 1 Folder: 59
M-Miscellaneous
Box: 1 Folder: 60
Major, Clarence, 1989-1992
Box: 1 Folder: 61
Marshall, Jack, 1989-1992
Box: 1 Folder: 62
Matthews, William, 1989-1991
Box: 1 Folder: 63
Miller, Jim Wayne, 1989-1991
Box: 1 Folder: 64
Minczeski, John, 1989-1991
Box: 2 Folder: 1
Moramarco, Fred with Al Zolynas, 1988-2004
Box: 2 Folder: 2
N-Miscellaneous
Box: 2 Folder: 3
Najarian, Pete, 1990-1992
Box: 2 Folder: 4
Nathan, Leonard, 1989-1992
Box: 2 Folder: 5
Niatum, Duane, 1989-1991
Box: 2 Folder: 6
Nims, John Frederick, 1989-1992
Box: 2 Folder: 7
O-Miscellaneous
Box: 2 Folder: 8
Ochester, Ed, 1989
Box: 2 Folder: 9
O'Leary, Patrick, 1989-1991
Box: 2 Folder: 10
Ortiz, Simon J., 1990-1991
Box: 2 Folder: 11
Osaki, Mark, 1989-1992
Box: 2 Folder: 12
Oyama, Richard, 1992-1993
Box: 2 Folder: 13
P-Miscellaneous
Box: 2 Folder: 14
Pavlich, Walter, 1991-1992
Box: 2 Folder: 15
Perlberg, Mark, 1989-1992
Box: 2 Folder: 16
Peters, Robert, 1989-1992
Box: 2 Folder: 17
Pinsky, Robert, 1990-1991
Box: 2 Folder: 18
Plath, James, 1989-1990
Box: 2 Folder: 19
Plump, Sterling, 1991-1992
Box: 2 Folder: 20
Quintana, Leroy V. , 1989-1992
Box: 2 Folder: 21
R-Miscellaneous
Box: 2 Folder: 22
Rajendra, Cecil, 2004-2005
Box: 2 Folder: 23
Rattee, Michael, 1989-1992
Box: 2 Folder: 24
Ray, David, 1989
Box: 2 Folder: 25
Redmond, Eugene B., 1990
Box: 2 Folder: 26
Root, William Pitt, 1989-1991
Box: 2 Folder: 27
Rudman, Mark, 1991
Box: 2 Folder: 28
Ryan, Michael, 1991
Box: 2 Folder: 29
S-Miscellaneous
Box: 2 Folder: 30
Saleh, Dennis, 1988-1993
Box: 2 Folder: 31
Selerie, Gavin, 2001
Box: 2 Folder: 32
Shapiro, Harvey, 1989-1991
Box: 2 Folder: 33
Silberg, Richard, 1989-1992
Box: 2 Folder: 34
Simic, Charles, 1991
Box: 2 Folder: 35
Simon, John Oliver, 2001-2002
Box: 2 Folder: 36
Snodgrass, W.D. , 1989-1991
Box: 2 Folder: 37
Snyder, Gary, 1992
Box: 2 Folder: 38
Soto, Gary, 1989-1992
Box: 2 Folder: 39
Stafford, William, 1989

Includes a photograph of Stafford.

Box: 2 Folder: 40
Sternlieb, Barry, 1989-1992
Box: 2 Folder: 41
Stewart, Frank, 1988-1991
Box: 2 Folder: 42
Straus, Austin, 1990-1992
Box: 2 Folder: 43
Sutter, Barton, 1989-1991
Box: 2 Folder: 44
Sweet, Chris, 1989-1991
Box: 2 Folder: 45
T-Miscellaneous
Box: 2 Folder: 46
Tarn, Nathaniel, 1989-1991
Box: 2 Folder: 47
Taylor, Henry, 1989-1991
Box: 2 Folder: 48
Thompson, Simon, 2003
Box: 2 Folder: 49
Trinidad, David, 1991-1992
Box: 2 Folder: 50
U-Miscellaneous, 1989-1990
Box: 2 Folder: 51
University of Georgia Press - re. Men of Our Time: An Anthology Of Male Poetry in Contemporary America, 1988-1994
Box: 2 Folder: 52
University of Georgia Press - re. The Poetry Of Men's Lives: An International Anthology, 2000-2004
Box: 2 Folder: 53
V-Miscellaneous
Box: 2 Folder: 54
Van Brunt, Lloyd, 1989-1992
Box: 2 Folder: 55
Vernon, John, 1989-1991
Box: 2 Folder: 56
Vinz, Mark, 1989-1992
Box: 2 Folder: 57
W-Miscellaneous
Box: 2 Folder: 58
Wallace, Ron, 1989-1991
Box: 2 Folder: 59
Waters, Michael, 1988-1992
Box: 2 Folder: 60
Webb, Charles, 1991-1992
Box: 2 Folder: 61
Weigl, Bruce, 1990-1991
Box: 3 Folder: 1
Williams, C.K., 1988-1991
Box: 3 Folder: 2
Wilson, Mindy, 2004
Box: 3 Folder: 3
Wilson, Rob, 1990-1991
Box: 3 Folder: 4
Y-Miscellaneous
Box: 3 Folder: 5
Young, Gary, 1988-1992
Box: 3 Folder: 6
Z-Miscellaneous
Box: 3 Folder: 7
Zimmer, Paul, 1991

EDITORIAL FILES, 1988-2005

Men of Our Time: An Anthology Of Male Poetry in Contemporary America (1992)
Box: 3 Folder: 8
Author marketing questionnaire
Box: 3 Folder: 9
Catalog copy - Draft of publisher's catalog listing, including edits
Box: 3 Folder: 10
Editing style sheet
Box: 3 Folder: 11
Form letters, 1989-1992
Box: 3 Folder: 12
Lists of accepted poems & permissions, 1989-1992
Box: 3 Folder: 13
Notes & research
Box: 3 Folder: 14
Publicity & reviews
Box: 3 Folder: 15
Publishing agreement, 1991
Box: 3 Folder: 16
Reader reports, 1990
Box: 3 Folder: 17
Student response reports, 1996
The Poetry Of Men's Lives: An International Anthology (2004)
Box: 3 Folder: 18
Archive on CD-R
Box: 3 Folder: 19
Lists of accepted poems & permissions, 2002-2004
Box: 3 Folder: 20
Notes & research
Box: 3 Folder: 21
Publicity
Box: 3 Folder: 22
Publishing agreement, 2001
Box: 3 Folder: 23
Reader reports, 2003
Box: 3 Folder: 24
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