Bob Perelman Papers, 1964 - 2012 (MSS 0740)

Restrictions: Audiocassettes in boxes 11 & 24 are restricted. Researchers must request user copies be produced.

Extent: 11.6 Linear feet (28.5 archives boxes, 1 flat box, 3 map case folders)

Papers of American poet Bob Perelman, documenting his career as a poet, professor, literary critic, and one of the founders of the Language poetry movement on the West Coast. The collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, teaching materials, conference materials, interviews, ephemera, audio recordings, notebooks, and photographs from 1964-2012.

Robert Lawrence Perelman was born on December 2, 1947 in Youngstown, Ohio to Mark and Evelyn Perelman. An aspiring musician, he studied at Interlochen and then entered the University of Rochester as a music major before transferring to the University of Michigan's classics department in 1966. In 1969, Perelman was awarded a Bachelor of Arts by the University of Michigan, followed by a Master of Arts for classical studies in 1970 and a Master of Fine Arts from the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa in 1972. He held various teaching positions in Iowa and New England, and was cofounder and editor of Hills magazine, which continued publication through 1983.

Perelman married artist Francie Shaw in 1975. After traveling in Guatemala, they moved to San Francisco in 1976. Their children Max and Reuben were born in 1979 and 1983. Many of Perelman's published works, such as Playing Bodies (2003) were produced in collaboration with Shaw.

In San Francisco, Perelman became actively involved in the Language poetry movement, working with West Coast poets Ron Silliman, Rae Armantrout, Barrett Watten, Carla Harryman, Lyn Hejinian, Kit Robinson, and Steve Benson. Perelman published several volumes of poetry and one play (The Alps, 1980) before returning to graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley. His Ph.D. dissertation, The Illegible Narratives of Modernist Genius: Pound, Zukofsky, Stein, and Joyce, was published in 1990.

Perelman was hired by the University of Pennsylvania as assistant professor of English in 1990. He was promoted to associate professor in 1995 and professor in 2001. In addition to his poetry, he is known for his literary criticism (The Trouble with Genius, 1994, and The Marginalization of Poetry, 1996) and his translations of poetry including Catullus, Vallejo, Salamun, and modern Russian poets.

The Bob Perelman Papers document Perelman's career as a poet, professor, literary critic, and translator from 1964-2012. The collection includes correspondence and collaborative works with other prominent poets, writings and translations by Perelman, ephemera, interviews, conference and teaching materials, and photographs. The papers are arranged in the following series: 1) BIOGRAPHICAL, 2) CORRESPONDENCE, 3) EPHEMERA, 4) CONFERENCES & READINGS, 5) TEACHING MATERIALS, 6) WRITINGS BY OTHERS, 7) WRITINGS, 8) COLLABORATIVE WORKS, 9) PHOTOGRAPHS, 10) NOTEBOOKS, and 11) APPOINTMENT & ADDRESS BOOKS.

SERIES 1: BIOGRAPHICAL

The BIOGRAPHICAL series contains Perelman's diplomas, information on his 2006 Pew Fellowship in the Arts, and interviews of Perelman conducted between 1983 and 2009. The interviews are arranged in chronological order.

SERIES 2: CORRESPONDENCE

The CORRESPONDENCE series contains incoming correspondence received by Perelman from friends, colleagues, publishers and editors. Much of the correspondence is addressed to Francie Shaw as well as to Perelman. Notable correspondents include Rae Armantrout, Carla Harryman, Steve Benson, Lyn Hejinian, Ron Silliman, Kit Robinson, and Barrett Watten. The series is arranged alphabetically by correspondents' surnames. Unidentified correspondents are filed at the end of the series.

SERIES 3: EPHEMERA

The EPHEMERA series includes programs, flyers and posters promoting poetry readings, lectures, workshops and other public appearances by Perelman from 1977-2012.

SERIES 4: CONFERENCES & READINGS

The CONFERENCES & READINGS series includes programs, posters, news clippings, and other materials regarding poetry conferences and readings in which Perelman participated between 1985 and 2010. The series is arranged chronologically.

SERIES 5: TEACHING MATERIALS

The TEACHING MATERIALS series contains Perelman's notes and other teaching materials from the University of Pennsylvania, the California Poets in the Schools program, and a residency in Vancouver.

SERIES 6: WRITINGS BY OTHERS

The WRITINGS BY OTHERS series consists of manuscript drafts annotated by Perelman and reviews written about Perelman and his work. The series is arranged in two subseries: A) Drafts and B) Reviews.

A) Drafts

The Drafts subseries contains manuscript drafts annotated by Perelman for colleagues or publishers, including the National Poetry Foundation and Cornell University Press.

B) Reviews

The Reviews subseries contains reviews of Perelman's work by other writers, both published reviews and unpublished drafts. Some of the reviews have been annotated by Perelman. The subseries is arranged first by author surname followed by titles of the works reviewed.

SERIES 7: WRITINGS

The WRITINGS series consists of drafts of Perelman's published and unpublished writings. The series is arranged in three subseries: A) Poetry & Drama, B) Nonfiction and c) Translations.

A) Poetry & Drama

The Poetry & Drama subseries contains typescript drafts of Perelman's poems, books of poetry, and one play, The Alps. The series is arranged alphabetically by title. Drafts of individual poems may be found both under the title of the poem and under the title of the book in which the poem was published. Miscellaneous poems and drafts are filed at the end of the subseries.

B) Nonfiction

The Nonfiction subseries contains drafts, notes, and other materials regarding Perelman's nonfiction writing, including literary criticism, reviews, interviews, talks, newspaper articles, and a journal. The subseries is arranged alphabetically by title. Miscellaneous drafts and notes are filed at the end of the subseries.

C) Translations

The Translations subseries consists of Perelman's poetry translations from Russian, Latin, and Spanish to English. Authors include Catullus, Cesar Vallejo, Sergei Esenin, Vladimir Mayakovsky, and Nikolay Zabolotsky. Miscellaneous translations are filed at the end of the subseries.

SERIES 8: COLLABORATIVE WORKS

The COLLABORATAIVE WORKS series contains poetry and performance pieces produced by Perelman with other poets or with his wife, artist Francie Shaw. Collaborations with Shaw include "11 Romantic Positions," "Figures," "Folds," and Playing Bodies (2003). Other collaborative works include the Brat Guts Project with Steve Benson and Kit Robinson, dream poems with Lyn Hejinian, and Grand Piano, a collective autobiography by ten poets.

SERIES 9: PHOTOGRAPHS

The PHOTOGRAPHS series contains one folder of photographs of Bob Perelman taken between 1981 and 2012.

SERIES 10: NOTEBOOKS

The NOTEBOOKS series consists of Perelman's handwritten notebooks from 1964-1994 which contain notes, dated journal entries, and drafts of poetry and other writings. Three of the notebooks were kept by Perelman while a student at Rochester University from 1964-1965.

SERIES 11: APPOINTMENT & ADDRESS BOOKS

The APPOINTMENT & ADDRESS BOOKS series contains Perelman's appointment books from 1990-1997 and two undated address books.

Container List

BIOGRAPHICAL

Miscellaneous

Box: 1 Folder: 1 Oversize: FB-522-01
Diplomas, 1969-1995
Box: 1 Folder: 2
Pew Fellowship in the Arts, 1993-2008

Interviews

Box: 1 Folder: 3
Interviewed by Bruce Boone, 1983-2008
Box: 1 Folder: 4
Interviewed by George Hartley, August 11, 1986
Box: 1 Folder: 5
Interviewed by Maralyn Lois Polak, 1990
Box: 1 Folder: 6
Interviewed by Clint Burnham & Deanna Ferguson for Boo magazine, October 15, 1995
Box: 1 Folder: 7
Interviewed by Peter Nicholls, 1998
Box: 1 Folder: 8
Interviewed by Nagy Rashwan & Nicholas Zurbrugg, June 4, 1998
Box: 1 Folder: 9
Interviewed by Eric Lorberer for Rain Taxi, Summer 2000
Box: 1 Folder: 10
Interviewed by Bruce Andrews, 2009
Box: 1 Folder: 11
Interviewed by Toh Hsien Min

CORRESPONDENCE

Box: 1 Folder: 12
A - Miscellaneous
Box: 1 Folder: 13
Abbott, Steve, 1980-1981
Box: 1 Folder: 14
Aberystwyth University, 1994-1996
Box: 1 Folder: 15
Academy of American Poets, 1994-2001
Box: 1 Folder: 16
"Against Shock and Awe" , 2003
Box: 1 Folder: 17
Ajay, Steve, 1972-1989
Box: 1 Folder: 18
Altieri, Charles, 1990
Box: 1 Folder: 19
Amato, Joe, 1996-1997
Box: 1 Folder: 20
American Literary History, (Gordon Hunter, ed.), 1992
Box: 1 Folder: 21
American Literature, 1992-1999
Box: 1 Folder: 22
Amnasan, Michael, 1986-1988
Box: 1 Folder: 23
Andrews, Bruce, 1976-2001
Box: 1 Folder: 24
Andrews, Tom, 1993
Box: 1 Folder: 25
Anthology debate, 1981-1987
Box: 1 Folder: 26
Antin, David, 1977-1996
Box: 1 Folder: 27
Antin, Eleanor, 1996
Box: 1 Folder: 28
Ashbery, John, 1991
Box: 1 Folder: 29
Auster, Paul, 1973-2002
Armantrout, Rae
Box: 1 Folder: 30
1978-1986
Box: 2 Folder: 1-3
1986-2001, undated
Box: 2 Folder: 4
Askenase, Alicia, 1991-1998
Box: 2 Folder: 5
AVEC (Cydney Chadwick, ed.), 1990-1992
Box: 2 Folder: 6
B - Miscellaneous
Box: 2 Folder: 7
Barone, Dennis, 1982-1992
Box: 2 Folder: 8
Barr, Maury, 1971
Box: 2 Folder: 9
Barron, Jonathan, 1996-1999
Box: 2 Folder: 10
Batki, John, 1976-1984
Box: 2 Folder: 11
Beckett, Tom, 1980-1987
Box: 2 Folder: 12
Bellamy, Dodie, 1996-1998
Box: 2 Folder: 13
Benson, Steve, 1977-2007
Box: 2 Folder: 14
Bergland, Brita, 1979
Box: 2 Folder: 15
Berkson, Bill, 1978-1980
Box: 2 Folder: 16
Bernheimer, Alan, 1993-2001
Box: 2 Folder: 17-18
Bernstein, Charles, 1977-2003
Box: 2 Folder: 19
Berrigan, Sandy, 1977-1978
Box: 3 Folder: 1
Berrigan, Ted
Box: 3 Folder: 2
Boone, Bruce, 1981-1988
Box: 3 Folder: 3
Braman, Sandra, 1982-1984
Box: 3 Folder: 4
Bromige, David, 1976-2001
Box: 3 Folder: 5
Browe, Colin, 1984-1988
Box: 3 Folder: 6
C - Miscellaneous
Box: 3 Folder: 7
Cabri, Louis, 2001-2002
Box: 3 Folder: 8
Carson, Anne, 1979
Box: 3 Folder: 9
Cazé, Antoine, 1994-1996
Box: 3 Folder: 10
Chaloner, David, 1982-1998
Box: 3 Folder: 11
Champion, Miles, 1996-1997
Box: 3 Folder: 12
Chax Press, 2004
Box: 3 Folder: 13
Cheek, Chris, 1995-1998
Box: 3 Folder: 14
Chernoff, Maxine, 1980
Box: 3 Folder: 15
Chicago Review, 1995-2000
Box: 3 Folder: 16
Child, Abigail, 1981-2000
Box: 3 Folder: 17
Coolidge, Clark, 1977-1988
Box: 3 Folder: 18
Corbett, Bill, 1979-1986
Box: 3 Folder: 19
Cote, Alan, 2001-2002
Box: 3 Folder: 20
Creeley, Robert, 1975-1979
Box: 3 Folder: 21
D - Miscellaneous
Box: 3 Folder: 22
Dahlen, Beverly, 1983-1988
Box: 3 Folder: 23
Davidson, Daniel, 1990-1992
Box: 3 Folder: 24
Davidson, Michael, 1978-1996
Box: 3 Folder: 25
Davies, Alan, 1977-2002
Box: 3 Folder: 26
Davis, Leslie, 1994-1996
Box: 3 Folder: 27
Davis, Lydia, 1973-2008
Box: 3 Folder: 28
Day, Jean, 1983-1984
Box: 4 Folder: 1
Day, Ron, 1988-1991
Box: 4 Folder: 2
Derksen, Jeff, 1997-2002
Box: 4 Folder: 3
Dewdney, Chris, 1978-1979
Box: 4 Folder: 4
Devaney, Thomas, 2002-2009
Box: 4 Folder: 5
Di Palma, Ray, 1977-1990
Box: 4 Folder: 6
Djuric, Dubravka, 1989-1998
Box: 4 Folder: 7
Dominique, François, 1993-1994
Box: 4 Folder: 8
DuPlessis, Rachel Blau, 1988-2002
Box: 4 Folder: 9
E - Miscellaneous
Box: 4 Folder: 10
Eigner, Larry, 1974-1976
Box: 4 Folder: 11
Eshelman, Clayton, 1981-1992
Box: 4 Folder: 12-13
Evans, Steve, 1995-2000
Box: 4 Folder: 14
Evans, Steve & Jennifer Motley, 1997-2000
Box: 4 Folder: 15
F - Miscellaneous
Box: 4 Folder: 16
Falkenstein, Karen, 1997
Box: 4 Folder: 17
Ferguson, Deanna
Box: 4 Folder: 18
Finkelstein, Norman, 1989-1991
Box: 4 Folder: 19
Fischer, Norman, 1978-2000
Box: 4 Folder: 20
Flanzbaum, Geoff & Hilene, 1991-2003
Box: 4 Folder: 21
Fraser, Kathleen, 1977-2001
Box: 4 Folder: 22
Friedlander, Ben, 1984-2008
Box: 4 Folder: 23
Friedman, Ed, 1980-1981
Box: 4 Folder: 24
Funsten, Kenneth, 1982-1985
Box: 4 Folder: 25
Fuse (John Cornall, ed.), 1989-1990
Box: 4 Folder: 26
G - Miscellaneous
Box: 4 Folder: 27
Gallagher, Kristen, 1999
Box: 4 Folder: 28
Gitin, Daniel, 1976-1982
Box: 4 Folder: 29
Gizzi, Michael, 1994-1998
Box: 4 Folder: 30
Gizzi, Peter, 1985-1997
Box: 4 Folder: 31
Gluck, Robert, 1980-1986
Box: 4 Folder: 32
Golding, Alan, 1989-2009
Box: 4 Folder: 33
Gontarek, Leonard, 1998-2002
Box: 4 Folder: 34
Gottlieb, Michael, 1978-2001
Box: 5 Folder: 1
Graham, Jorie
Box: 5 Folder: 2-3
Grand Piano, 2001-2003
Box: 5 Folder: 4
Gray, Darrell, 1975-1984
Box: 5 Folder: 5
Green, Jo Ellen, 1991-1992
Box: 5 Folder: 6
Greenwald, Ted, 1977-1979
Box: 5 Folder: 7-8
Grenier, Robert, 1973-2010
Box: 5 Folder: 9
Grim, Jessica, 1996-1997
Box: 5 Folder: 10
Group article responses, 1987-1988
Box: 5 Folder: 11
Guest, Barbara, 1999-2000
Box: 5 Folder: 12
Guggenheim Foundation, 1994-1996
Box: 5 Folder: 13
Gurnis, Peter, 1981-1992
Box: 5 Folder: 14
H - Miscellaneous
Box: 5 Folder: 15
Hall, Donald, 1975-2000
Box: 5 Folder: 16
Harryman, Carla, 1977
Box: 5 Folder: 17
Hart, Matt, 1995-2006
Box: 5 Folder: 18
Hartley, George, 1986-1990
Box: 5 Folder: 19
Hartz, Jim, 1981-1985
Box: 5 Folder: 20
Hass, Bob, 1990-2003
Box: 5 Folder: 21
Hejinian, Lyn, 1977-2003
Box: 6 Folder: 1
Hickman, Lee, 1982-1990
Box: 6 Folder: 2
Hill, Craig, 1982-1983
Box: 6 Folder: 3
Hofer, Jen & Summi Kaipa, 1999
Box: 6 Folder: 4
Hollo, Anselm, 1973-2008
Box: 6 Folder: 5
Hoogstraten, Harry, 1980-1981
Box: 6 Folder: 6
Hoover, Paul, 1979-1996
Box: 6 Folder: 7
Howe, Fanny, 1977-2003
Box: 6 Folder: 8 Oversize: FB-522-02
Howe, Susan, 1979-2002
Box: 6 Folder: 9
Huk, Romana, 1998-2002
Box: 6 Folder: 10
I - Miscellaneous
Box: 6 Folder: 11
Indiana Review (Gretchen Knapp, ed.), 1993-2002
Box: 6 Folder: 12
Interstate (Loris Essary, ed.), 1977-1978
Box: 6 Folder: 13
Irby, Ken, 1977-1980
Box: 6 Folder: 14
J - Miscellaneous
Box: 6 Folder: 15
Jameson, Frederic, 1984
Box: 6 Folder: 16
K - Miscellaneous
Box: 6 Folder: 17
Kabza, Tod, 1976-1981
Box: 6 Folder: 18
Kaplan, Alice, 1987-1996
Box: 6 Folder: 19
Kaufmann, Robert, 2003
Box: 6 Folder: 20
Killian, Kevin, 1990-2005
Box: 6 Folder: 21
Korzeniowsky, Carole, 1978
Box: 6 Folder: 22
L - Miscellaneous
Box: 6 Folder: 23
Lance, Leanne, 1979-1986
Box: 6 Folder: 24
Lauterbach, Ann, 1992-2001
Box: 6 Folder: 25
Lazer, Hank, 1995-1997
Box: 6 Folder: 26
Lehman, Daniel, 1988-1997
Box: 6 Folder: 27
Lemardley Cunci, Marie Christine, 1994-1995
Box: 6 Folder: 28
Levy, Andrew, 1985-2001
Box: 6 Folder: 29
Lopez, Tony, 1997-2004
Box: 6 Folder: 30-31
M - Miscellaneous
Box: 7 Folder: 1
Mackey, Nathaniel, 1986-2003
Box: 7 Folder: 2
Mac Low, Jackson, 1981-1992
Box: 7 Folder: 3
Magee, Michael, 2000-2001
Box: 7 Folder: 4
Mandel, Tom, 1977-1982
Box: 7 Folder: 5
Margin (Robin Magowan, ed.)
Box: 7 Folder: 6
Mark, Alison, 2001-2002
Box: 7 Folder: 7
Mason, John, 1981-1986
Box: 7 Folder: 8
Math, Stuart, 1971-1984
Box: 7 Folder: 9
Mayer, Bernadette, 1980-1982
Box: 7 Folder: 10
McAleavey, David, 1974-1984
Box: 7 Folder: 11
McCaffery, Steve, 1977-2001
Box: 7 Folder: 12
McClure, Michael, 1978
Box: 7 Folder: 13
McGann, Jerome, 1988-1993
Box: 7 Folder: 14
Messerli, Douglas, 1977-1998
Box: 7 Folder: 15
Middleton, Peter, 1989-2001
Box: 7 Folder: 16
Moon, Susan, 1973-1974
Box: 7 Folder: 17
Moriarty, Laura, 1997
Box: 7 Folder: 18
Moxley, Jennifer, 1987-2007
Box: 7 Folder: 19
Mullen, Harryette, 2001
Box: 7 Folder: 20
Myles, Eileen, 1982-2001
Box: 7 Folder: 21
N - Miscellaneous
Box: 7 Folder: 22
Naylor, Paul, 1993
Box: 7 Folder: 23
Ngai, Sianne, 1999-2004
Box: 7 Folder: 24
Nicholls, Peter, 1994-1997
Box: 7 Folder: 25
Nielsen, A.L., 1989-2000
Box: 7 Folder: 26
Notley, Alice, 1980-1998
Box: 7 Folder: 27
O - Miscellaneous
Box: 7 Folder: 28
Object Permanence (Robin Purves, ed.)
Box: 7 Folder: 29
Ott, Gil, 1980-2001
Box: 7 Folder: 30
Owen, Maureen, 1977-1980
Box: 7 Folder: 31
P - Miscellaneous
Box: 7 Folder: 32
Paczkowski, Susan, 1971-1972
Box: 7 Folder: 33
Padgett, Ron, 1978-1980
Box: 7 Folder: 34
Palmer, Michael, 1976-1999
Box: 7 Folder: 35
Paul, Sherman, 1980-1988
Box: 7 Folder: 36
Perlman, Robert Rockower (Bob), 1990
Box: 7 Folder: 37
Perloff, Marjorie, 1985-1997
Box: 7 Folder: 38
Ploughshares (Bill Knott, ed.), 1987
Box: 8 Folder: 1
Poetry Society of America (Christina Davis, ed.), 1999-2000
Box: 8 Folder: 2
Poets & Poets Press, Inc. (Peter Ganick, ed.), 1983-1992
Box: 8 Folder: 3
Poets House, 2001-2002
Box: 8 Folder: 4
Princeton University Press (Robert E. Brown, ed.), 1992-1997
Box: 8 Folder: 5
Quartermain, Peter, 1982-1995
Box: 8 Folder: 6
R - Miscellaneous
Box: 8 Folder: 7
Rabaté, Jean-Michel, 1992-1996
Box: 8 Folder: 8
Raddle Moon (Susan Clark, ed.), 1995
Box: 8 Folder: 9
Rasula, Jed, 1981
Box: 8 Folder: 10
Ratcliffe, Stephen, 1982-1990
Box: 8 Folder: 11
Raworth, Tom, 1979-2002
Box: 8 Folder: 12
Reality Studios (Ken Edwards, ed.), 1980-1988
Box: 8 Folder: 13
Retallack, Joan, 1992-2002
Box: 8 Folder: 14
Riley, Denise, 1997-2002
Box: 8 Folder: 15
Roberts, Steven, 1982-1985
Box: 8 Folder: 16
Robertson, Lisa, 2000-2001
Box: 8 Folder: 17
Robinson, Kit, 1975-1993
Box: 8 Folder: 18
Robinson, Lou, 1980-1983
Box: 8 Folder: 19
Rodefer, Stephen, 1980-1988
Box: 8 Folder: 20
Rosenbach Museum, 1994-1997
Box: 8 Folder: 21-22
S - Miscellaneous
Box: 8 Folder: 23
Salamun, Tomaz, 1973-1998
Box: 8 Folder: 24
Scalapino, Leslie, 1976-2007
Box: 8 Folder: 25
Schultz, Kathy Lou, 1999-2007
Box: 8 Folder: 26
Schultz, Susan, 1993
Box: 8 Folder: 27
Scroggins, Mark, 1991-1993
Box: 8 Folder: 28
Senton, Peter, 1978-1979
Box: 8 Folder: 29
Selby, Spencer, 1987
Box: 8 Folder: 30
Sherin, Kerry, 2002
Box: 8 Folder: 31
Sherry, James, 1978-1988
Box: 8 Folder: 32
Shiny International (Michael Friedman, ed.), 1989-2005
Box: 8 Folder: 33
Shurin, Aaron, 1981
Box: 8 Folder: 34
Silliman, Ron, 1975-2002
Box: 9 Folder: 1
Simic, Charles, 1975
Box: 9 Folder: 2
Simon, Greg, 1979-1980
Box: 9 Folder: 3
Sonbert, Warren, 1977-1985
Box: 9 Folder: 4
South Atlantic Quarterly (Melissa Lentricchia, ed.), 1993
Box: 9 Folder: 5
Spahr, Julianna, 2000-2004
Box: 9 Folder: 6
Stefans, Brian, 1999-2002
Box: 9 Folder: 7
Stewart, Susan, 1997-2002
Box: 9 Folder: 8
Stroffolino, Chris, 1987-2002
Box: 9 Folder: 9
Sussikind, Harriet, 1988-1989
Box: 9 Folder: 10
T - Miscellaneous
Box: 9 Folder: 11
Thomas, Lorenzo, 1996
Box: 9 Folder: 12
Toothpaste Press (Allan Kornblum, ed.), 1975-1978
Box: 9 Folder: 13
Trias, Peter, 1972-1977
Box: 9 Folder: 14
Tully, Andrew, 1993
Box: 9 Folder: 15
Twitchell, Jeff, 1995
Box: 9 Folder: 16
U - Miscellaneous
Box: 9 Folder: 17
University of California Press, 1991-2002
Box: 9 Folder: 18
University of Chicago Press, 1995-2009
Box: 9 Folder: 19
University of Coimbra, 1994-2002
Box: 9 Folder: 20
University of Pennsylvania, 1990-2003
Box: 9 Folder: 21
University Press of New England, 1994-1999
Box: 9 Folder: 22
V - Miscellaneous
Box: 9 Folder: 23
W - Miscellaneous
Box: 9 Folder: 24
Waldman, Anne, 1977-1980
Box: 9 Folder: 25
Waldrop, Rosemarie, 1978-2000
Box: 9 Folder: 26
The Walt Whitman Association, 1992
Box: 9 Folder: 27
Waltuch, Michael, 1977-1978
Box: 9 Folder: 28
Ward, Dianne, 1978-1990
Box: 9 Folder: 29
Watten, Barrett, 1972-2000
Box: 9 Folder: 30
Wayne State University, 1991-2002
Box: 9 Folder: 31
Weinberger, Eliot, 1985-1990
Box: 9 Folder: 32
Welish, Marjorie, 1993-2002
Box: 9 Folder: 33
Wellman, Don, 1981-1985
Box: 10 Folder: 1
Wesleyan University Press, 1997-2008
Box: 10 Folder: 2
Whalen, Philip, 1980
Box: 10 Folder: 3
Woolf, Doug, 1977-1982
Box: 10 Folder: 4
Y - Miscellaneous
Box: 10 Folder: 5
Young, Geoff, 1978-2007
Box: 10 Folder: 6
Z - Miscellaneous
Box: 10 Folder: 7
Zasterle Press (Manuel Brito, ed.), 1989-2007
Box: 10 Folder: 8
Zukofsky, Louis, 1974-1975
Box: 10 Folder: 9
Zwerdling, Alex, 1990-2001
Box: 10 Folder: 10-11
Unidentified correspondents, 1973-2008 & undated

EPHEMERA

Box: 10 Folder: 12-15 Oversize: FB-522-03, MC-007-01
Ephemera, 1977-2012 & undated

CONFERENCES & READINGS

Box: 10 Folder: 16 Oversize: FB-522-04
Abbaye Royamount. Conference on American Objectivists, September 1989
Box: 10 Folder: 17
Modernist Studies Association (MSA) Conferences, 1991-2000
Box: 10 Folder: 18
Kentucky Center for the Arts and the University of Louisville English Department. Kentucky Center Readings, 1992
Box: 10 Folder: 19
University of Southampton. Writing at the Limits: The Poetics and Politics of Recent American Poetries, May 20-22, 1994
Box: 11 Folder: 1 Oversize: MC-007-02
Grupo de Estudos Anglo-Americanos, Coimbra. 2º Encontro Internacional de Poetas, May 28-31, 1995
Box: 11 Folder: 2
The New England Center. Assembling Alternatives: An International Poetry Conference/Festival, August 28 - September 2, 1996
Box: 11 Folder: 3 Oversize: FB-522-05
Tel-Aviv University. Poetics of Avant-Garde Poetries, November 24-26, 1997
Box: 11 Folder: 4
University of Arizona, Modern Languages Auditorium. Bob Perelman - audiocassette tape, January 29, 1997

Audiocassette tapes are restricted. Researchers must request user copies be produced.

Box: 11 Folder: 5
Kings' Talk Series. Conditions for Writing, July 4, 1998
Box: 11 Folder: 6
The Institute for Writing and Thinking, Bard College. Poetry & Pedagogy: The Challenge of the Contemporary, June 24-27, 1999
Box: 11 Folder: 7
The National Poetry Foundation and The University of Maine, Orono. The Opening of the Field: A Conference on North American Poetry in the 1960s, June 28 - July 2, 2000
Box: 11 Folder: 8
Université de Paris-Sorbonne. Ezra Pound and the 20th Century. Nineteenth International Ezra Pound Conference, July 5-8, 2001
Box: 11 Folder: 9
Naropa Festival, Camden. Whitman's Influence on Modern Poetics. Panel discussion with Jena Osman, Heather Thomas, Bob Perelman, Jack Collum, Rachel DuPlessis & Anselm Hollo, 2002
Box: 11 Folder: 10 Oversize: FB-522-05, MC-007-02
Miscellaneous conferences, 1985-2010

TEACHING MATERIALS

Box: 11 Folder: 11
California Poets in the Schools, 1981-1986
Box: 11 Folder: 12
Penn Notes - English 301, "Romanticism to Modernism", 1991
Box: 11 Folder: 13
Vancouver Residency notes

WRITINGS BY OTHERS

Drafts

Box: 11 Folder: 14
"'After All One Must Know More Than One Sees and One Does Not See a Cube in its Entirety': Gertrude Stein and Picasso and Cubism." Paideuma: Studies in American and British Modernist Poetry. Annotated by Perelman, 2003
Box: 11 Folder: 15
Cambridge Companion to 20th Century American Poetry. Comments by Perelman
Box: 11 Folder: 16
Clark, Tom. "Stalin as Linguist." Poetry Flash 148: 5-11. Annotated by Perelman, July 1985
Box: 11 Folder: 17
Hill, Craig. "Homage Bob Perelman"
Box: 11 Folder: 18
Jennison, Ruth. "Walking into Ideology: Lorine Niedecker's Experiments in the Syntax of Consciousness." Radical Vernacular: Lorine Niedecker and the Poetics of Place, (Elizabeth Willis, ed.), 132-150. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press. Annotated by Perelman, 2008
Box: 11 Folder: 19
Jennison, Ruth. "Scrambling Narrative: Niedecker and the White Dome of Logic." Journal of Narrative Theory 41 (1): 53-81. Annotated by Perelman, 2011
Box: 12 Folder: 1-2
Reed, Brian M. Nobody's Business: Twenty-First Century Avant-Garde Poetics. Annotated by Perelman, 2011
Box: 12 Folder: 3
Unidentified author. "What was the Question". Comments by Perelman

Reviews

Box: 12 Folder: 4
Epstein, Andrew. "Verse vs. Verse: The Language Poets are Taking over the Academy. But Will Success Destroy Their Integrity?" Lingua Franca: 45-54, September 2000
Box: 12 Folder: 5
Evans, Steve. "Bob Perelman", March 24, 1998
Box: 12 Folder: 6
Godfrey, John. "To the Reader by Bob Perelman." Poetry Project 108:13, October 1984
Box: 12 Folder: 7
Janecek, Gerald. "The Poetry of Absence: Parataxis in Bob Perelman and Lev Rubinshtein"
Box: 12 Folder: 8
Kalaidjian, Walter. "Transpersonal Poetics." American Culture Between the Wars: Revisionary Modernism & Postmodern Critique. New York: Columbia University Press , 1993
Box: 12 Folder: 9
Proctor, Claire. "Bob Perelman and the Political Potential of Poetry", 2004
Box: 12 Folder: 10
Silliman, Ron. "The Marginalization of Poetry by Bob Perelman." The Impercipient Lecture Series 1 (2), May 1997
Box: 12 Folder: 11
Captive Audience, 1988-1989
Box: 12 Folder: 12
Face Value, 1988
Box: 12 Folder: 13
The First World, 1985-1989
Box: 12 Folder: 14
The Future of Memory, 1999
Box: 12 Folder: 15
The Marginalization of Poetry, 1997
Box: 12 Folder: 16
Primer, 1981-1982
Box: 12 Folder: 17
Ten to One, 1999-2000
Box: 12 Folder: 18
The Trouble with Genius, 1994-1995
Box: 12 Folder: 19
To the Reader, 1984
Box: 12 Folder: 20
Virtual Reality, 1993
Box: 12 Folder: 21
Miscellaneous reviews, 1985-2000

WRITINGS

Poetry & Drama

Box: 12 Folder: 22
"After the Symposium"
Box: 12 Folder: 23
"Against Shock and Awe." Philadelphia Inquirer, February 24, 2003
a.k.a. (1979)
Box: 12 Folder: 24-25
Drafts
Box: 13 Folder: 1-3
Drafts
Box: 13 Folder: 4
The Alps (1980)
Box: 13 Folder: 5
"April in the Archive"
Box: 13 Folder: 6
"Between Minsk and Pinsk"
Box: 13 Folder: 7
Bigwall 2 - "A Series of Small Boxes"
Box: 13 Folder: 8
The Black Stork Liberation (1972)
Braille (1975)
Box: 13 Folder: 9-10
Binder, January - October
Box: 13 Folder: 11-14
Drafts
Box: 14 Folder: 1
Drafts
Box: 14 Folder: 2
Typescript inscribed to Perelman's parents
Box: 14 Folder: 3
"Canonicity"
Box: 14 Folder: 4-5
Captive Audience (1988)
Box: 14 Folder: 6
"Chaim Soutine", 1998
Box: 14 Folder: 7
"Cosi Fan Tutti"
Box: 14 Folder: 8
"Critical Mass"
Box: 14 Folder: 9
"Dairy", 1992
Box: 14 Folder: 10
"The Dark Ages"
F Poems (Poems for or about Francie Shaw)
Box: 14 Folder: 11
F Poems
Box: 14 Folder: 12
Francie - Drafts
Box: 14 Folder: 13
Wife Life
Box: 14 Folder: 14
"Fake Dreams", 1998
Box: 15 Folder: 1
The First World (1986) - Drafts
The Future of Memory (1998)
Box: 15 Folder: 2
Cover art
Box: 15 Folder: 3-9
Drafts and proofs
Box: 16 Folder: 1-2
Early
Box: 16 Folder: 3
Names for copies
Box: 16 Folder: 4
Proofs
Box: 16 Folder: 5
"Group 2" and "Group 3"
Box: 16 Folder: 6
Guatemala Notes
Box: 16 Folder: 7
"Have You Heard the One", 1998
Box: 16 Folder: 8
"Homage to 'Homage to Sextus Propertius'"
Box: 16 Folder: 9
"The Ideal Poem", 1998
IFLIFE (2006)
Box: 16 Folder: 10-11
"1 Book" drafts
Box: 16 Folder: 12
2005 versions
Box: 16 Folder: 13
2005 versions - Drafts that didn't make the cut to IFLIFE
Box: 16 Folder: 14
"Against Shock and Awe" drafts
Box: 17 Folder: 1
"The Culture of Barbarism"
Box: 17 Folder: 2
"Dairy," "Litter" drafts
Box: 17 Folder: 3
Draft, with comments by Geoff Young, 2006
Box: 17 Folder: 4-9
Drafts 1-5
Box: 18 Folder: 1
Draft 6
Box: 18 Folder: 2
"Here 2" drafts
Box: 18 Folder: 3
"Indirect Address: A Ghost Story"
Box: 18 Folder: 4
"In Memory"
Box: 18 Folder: 5
Mean 2005 drafts
Box: 18 Folder: 6
Miscellaneous drafts, "2 New"
Box: 18 Folder: 7
"Out on Bail"
Box: 18 Folder: 8-9
Poetry drafts
Box: 18 Folder: 10
Poetry drafts, February 2003
Box: 19 Folder: 1
Proofs, June 28, 2006
Box: 19 Folder: 2
Proofs, July 27, 2006
Box: 19 Folder: 3
"The Iliad, Continued", 1998
Box: 19 Folder: 4
"In a Nutshell", 1998
Box: 19 Folder: 5
"The Last of the Mohicans"
Box: 19 Folder: 6
"Litter"
Box: 19 Folder: 7
"Lord Randall"
Box: 19 Folder: 8
"The Manchurian Candidate", 1998
Box: 19 Folder: 9
"The Manchurian Candidate: A Remake, 1998
Box: 19 Folder: 10
"The Masque of Rhyme", 1998
Box: 19 Folder: 11
"The Monolog of Avantgarde Reason", 1998
Box: 19 Folder: 12
"My One Life", 1996
Box: 19 Folder: 13
"My Type" drafts, 2000
Box: 19 Folder: 14
Non Ten to One Titles
Box: 19 Folder: 15
"Ohio Urn", 1998
Box: 19 Folder: 16
"On Motifs from The Resurrection of Christ by Piero dell Francesca"
Box: 19 Folder: 17
"Poetry and News", 1998
Box: 19 Folder: 18
Primer (1981) - Drafts
Box: 19 Folder: 19
Russian poem, 1992
Box: 19 Folder: 20
"Spheres", 2005
Box: 19 Folder: 21
"Surds in Theory"
Box: 19 Folder: 22 Oversize: FB-522-06
"Tank Top." Zen Monster, June 20, 2007
Ten to One: Selected Poems (1999)
Box: 20 Folder: 1-2
Draft
Box: 20 Folder: 3-4
Manuscript
Box: 20 Folder: 5-6
Proof
Box: 20 Folder: 7
"Time Travel: A Poem in Two Acts"
Box: 20 Folder: 8
"Time Travel: Modern Poem"
Box: 20 Folder: 9
"To My Mother", 1998
Box: 21 Folder: 1
To the Reader (1984) - Drafts
Box: 21 Folder: 2
"Two Poems"
Box: 21 Folder: 3
"Virgil's 4th Eclogue"
Box: 21 Folder: 4
Virtual Reality (1993)
Box: 21 Folder: 5
"Vitrene Gossip." 26 Letters, 26 Poets, 2004
Box: 21 Folder: 6
"Voice Play"
Box: 21 Folder: 7
"Walktalk", 2004
Box: 21 Folder: 8
"Writing in Real Time", 1998
Box: 21 Folder: 9
"Writing Parts"
Box: 21 Folder: 10
Miscellaneous drafts
Box: 21 Folder: 11-12 Oversize: FB-522-07
Miscellaneous poems
Box: 21 Folder: 13
Miscellaneous poems - Drafts of IFLIFE and Future of Memory

Nonfiction

Box: 21 Folder: 14
Alice Notley
Box: 21 Folder: 15
Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Talks, 2004
Box: 21 Folder: 16
Bathos, 2008
Berkeley Program, 1985-1991
Box: 21 Folder: 17
Essays
Box: 22 Folder: 1
Essays
Box: 22 Folder: 2-3
"Doctor Williams's Position, Updated." Contemporary Poetics (Louis Armand, ed.). Northwestern University Press, 2007
Box: 22 Folder: 4
Enthusiasm and Memory
Box: 22 Folder: 5
Eulogy for Mark Perelman, 2004
Box: 22 Folder: 6
"The First Person"
Box: 22 Folder: 7
Interview of Erica Hunt, May 2008
Box: 22 Folder: 8
Introduction for Norma Cole and Fanny Howe Reading at Dia Center for the Arts, April 7, 2007
Box: 22 Folder: 9
Journal, October 27, 2001 - January 12, 2002
Box: 22 Folder: 10
Magazine, 2008
The Marginalization of Poetry: Language Writings and Literary History (1996)
Box: 22 Folder: 11
Drafts
Box: 22 Folder: 12-13
Proof
Box: 22 Folder: 14
Publication
Box: 22 Folder: 15
"Must Works of Art Reflect Only Marketplace Values?" The Philadelphia Inquirer, February 5, 1995
Box: 22 Folder: 16
"The New and its Reproductive Practices." Wayne State Talk, 2003
Box: 22 Folder: 17
"A Note on 'Sentences My Father Used'"
Box: 22 Folder: 18
"NOTes on MEmoir, Revisited"
Box: 22 Folder: 19
Objectivism outline
Box: 22 Folder: 20
"Occupying the Present." Talk on Bruce Andrews, Festschrift at Fordham University, November 2012
Box: 22 Folder: 21
"Oppen's Poetics and Politics Today"
Box: 23 Folder: 1
"Orthodox Avant-Garde"
Box: 23 Folder: 2
Philly Talks 13: Rachel DuPlessis and Barrett Watten - Notes, 1999
Box: 23 Folder: 3
Poetry Flash letters to the editor, 1985 & undated
Box: 23 Folder: 4
"The Poetry Hoax"
Box: 23 Folder: 5
"Poetry in Theory." diacritics 26 (3-4):158-175, 1996
Box: 23 Folder: 6
"Robert Creeley's Selected Poems and Presences (with Marisol)"
Box: 23 Folder: 7
"The Sea-Elephant", 2008
Box: 23 Folder: 8
"Self Portrait with Language Writing." Iowa Review 32 (1), Spring 2002
Box: 23 Folder: 9
"'Still Itself': Charles Reznikoff's Poetry, or the Vicissitudes of Simplicity"
Box: 23 Folder: 10
Talks - Langston Residency
Box: 23 Folder: 11
"Transcription", 2008
Box: 23 Folder: 12
The Trouble with Genius: Reading Pound, Joyce, Stein and Zukofsky (1994) - Notes
Box: 23 Folder: 13
Ulysses notes
Box: 23 Folder: 14
Windows (1985). Kit Robinson - Review
Box: 23 Folder: 15 Oversize: FB-522-08
Miscellaneous drafts, 1995-2012
Box: 23 Folder: 16
Miscellaneous notes

Translations

Box: 23 Folder: 17
Antokolsky, Pavel
Box: 23 Folder: 18
Bagritsky, Eduard
Box: 23 Folder: 19
Belyi, Andrei
Box: 23 Folder: 20
Bunin, Ivan
Box: 23 Folder: 21
Catullus
Box: 23 Folder: 22
Esenin, Sergei
Box: 23 Folder: 23
Khodasevich, Vladislav
Box: 23 Folder: 24
Klebnikov, Velimir
Box: 23 Folder: 25
Mandelshtam, Osip
Box: 23 Folder: 26
Mayakovsky, Vladimir
Box: 23 Folder: 27
Pasternak, Boris
Box: 23 Folder: 28
Svetlov, Mikhail
Box: 23 Folder: 29
Tikhonov, Nikolai
Box: 23 Folder: 30
Tsvetaeva, Marina
Box: 23 Folder: 31
Vallejo, Cesar
Box: 23 Folder: 32
Voloshin, Maximilian
Box: 23 Folder: 33
Zabolotsky, Nikolay
Box: 23 Folder: 34
Miscellaneous translations

COLLABORATIVE WORKS

Box: 23 Folder: 35 Oversize: FB-522-09
"2 + 4 + Itself." Performance piece with Larry Ochs
Box: 23 Folder: 36
"11 Romantic Positions." With illustrations by Francie Shaw, 1976
Brat Guts Project. With Steve Benson and Kit Robinson
Box: 23 Folder: 37
Drafts
Box: 24 Folder: 1 Oversize: FB-522-10
Drafts
Box: 24 Folder: 2
Collaboration with David Bromige during time spent sharing an office
Box: 24 Folder: 3
"Dream." Drafts of dream poems with Lyn Hejinian, 1996-2003
Box: 24 Folder: 4 Oversize: MC-007-03
"Figures." Performance piece with Francie Shaw, 1977
Box: 24 Folder: 5-6
"Folds." Drawings by Francie Shaw
Grand Piano
Box: 24 Folder: 7
Grand Piano 4 - Drafts, 2007
Box: 24 Folder: 8
Grand Piano 4 - Comments from Carla Harryman, Steve Benson & Barrett Watson on Bob Perelman's portion
Box: 24 Folder: 9
Grand Piano 5 - Drafts, 2007
Box: 24 Folder: 10
Grand Piano 10 - Drafts, 2010
Box: 24 Folder: 11
"The Laws of Genre May be Eroding Today." With Reuben Perelman
Playing Bodies (2003). Illustrations by Francie Shaw
Box: 24 Folder: 12
Audiocassette tape, February 7, 2002

Audiocassette tapes are restricted. Researchers must request user copies be made.

Box: 24 Folder: 13-15
Dino Drafts, 2001
Box: 25 Folder: 1-2
Drafts
Box: 25 Folder: 3
Photographs of artwork, postcards
Box: 25 Folder: 4
Radical Poetics and Secular Jewish Culture (Stephen Paul Miller and Daniel Morris, eds., 2010). With Bob Perelman
Box: 25 Folder: 5
"Terms of Address." Performance piece with Steve Benson and Carla Harryman
Box: 25 Folder: 6
Writing/Talks (Bob Perelman, ed., 1985) - Publicity

PHOTOGRAPHS

Box: 25 Folder: 7
Photographs of Bob Perelman, 1981-2012

NOTEBOOKS

Box: 26 Folder: 1-3
University of Rochester, 1964-1965
Box: 26 Folder: 4-8
July 1974 - March 1977
Box: 27 Folder: 1-8
March 1977 - March 1982
Box: 28 Folder: 1-8
March 1982 - June 1994
Box: 29 Folder: 1
Orono '93
Box: 29 Folder: 2-5
Undated notebooks

APPOINTMENT & ADDRESS BOOKS

Box: 29 Folder: 6-11
Appointment books, December 31, 1990 - June 17, 1997
Box: 29 Folder: 12
Address books, undated