Mark Salerno Papers, 1974-2009 (MSS 780)

Restrictions: Original media formats are restricted. Viewing/listening copies may be available for researchers.

Extent: 12 Linear feet (30 archives boxes and 1 map case folder)

Papers of Mark Salerno (1956-), a Los Angeles-based poet and founding editor of ARSHILE: A Magazine of the Arts.

Mark Salerno was born in New York City in 1956 to Margaret Giannini and Louis Salerno. He attended Columbia University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1978 in English, and a Master of Arts in 1979 in English and Comparative Literature. He also holds an M.F.A. from Otis College of Art and Design where he studied with Norma Cole, Leslie Scalapino and Paul Vangelisti.

From 1993 to 1999, Salerno edited ARSHILE: A Magazine of the Arts, which was published biannually in Los Angeles by Salerno's 96 Tears Press. The magazine featured poetry, fiction, drama, essays, photography, original cover art, and reviews and interviews from both emerging and prominent writers. Salerno often contributed his own poetry and translations of Italian poets' work.

Salerno is the author of several books of poetry including: Entertainment Tonight; Hate by 96 Tears Press (1995); his chapbook For Revery by Duration Press (2000); Method by The Figures (2002) which was a finalist in the National Poetry Series; So One Could Have by Ren Hen Press (2004); Odalisque by Salt (2007); and Being Like This published by Beard of Bees (2009). His work has also appeared in numerous magazines, and he is the recipient of a Fund for Poetry award. In addition to writing and publishing, Salerno has taught creative writing and English classes since 1985 at various institutions such as Norton College in Los Angeles, Metropolitan College Boston University, Los Angeles Valley College Van Nuys, Pasadena City College, Glendale Community College, California College of Arts and Crafts Oakland, College of Alameda, OTIS College of Art & Design and Woodbury University.

Mark Salerno currently lives in Los Angeles.

Papers of Mark Salerno, a Los Angeles-based poet and founding editor of ARSHILE: A Magazine of the Arts. The papers include correspondence with friends, family members and colleagues, and drafts of his writings. Manuscript material includes Salerno's poems and poetry anthologies, radio plays, interviews, and essays. The collection also includes a small amount of drawings, photographs, ephemera and other materials chronicling Salerno's career.

Arranged in five series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) WRITINGS, 3) POETRY EVENTS, 4) MISCELLANEOUS, and 5) DIGITAL MEDIA.

ARSHILE Magazine Records. MSS 779. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

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

Container List

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

Series 1) CORRESPONDENCE. Arranged in two subseries: A) Incoming Correspondence, and B) Outgoing Correspondence. Inclusive dates range from 1981 through 2007.

A) Incoming Correspondence: Handwritten and printed letters, cards and notes from friends, family members, colleagues and publishers. Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

B) Outgoing Correspondence: Correspondence by Mark Salerno sent to friends, family members, and colleagues. The earlier material includes typescript drafts of his letters, while later correspondence is primarily printouts of email threads. These files were kept in the author's original chronological order.

Incoming Correspondence

Box 1 Folder 1
Almeida, Wendy, 1988-1993
Box 1 Folder 2
Bowker, R.R. (Books in Print), 1994-1998
Box 1 Folder 3-7
Brookner, Edward, 1988-2003
Box 1 Folder 8
The Cerulean Press (Blair H. Allen, editor), 1984-1989
Box 1 Folder 9
Crago, Gina, 1982-1993
Box 2 Folder 1-2
Crane, Richard, 1984-2003
Box 2 Folder 3
David, Marguerite H., 1982-1991
Box 2 Folder 4
Davis, Crystal E., 1984-1995
Box 2 Folder 5
Davis, Suzi, 1991
Box 2 Folder 6
Deluca, Carlo J., 1989-1990
Box 2 Folder 7
Dowling, Elizabeth, 1988-1990
Box 2 Folder 8
Elmslie, Kenward, 1998 January 8

Includes handmade birthday card from Elmslie to Salerno.

Box 2 Folder 9-11
Eritano, Candice (Candy), 1997-2000
Box 3 Folder 1
Gill, Jerry, 1989-2000
Box 3 Folder 2
Gomez, Mark and Maria, 1989-1994
Box 3 Folder 3-5
Gregory, Erna C., 1999-2007
Box 3 Folder 6
Griese, Todd, 1983-1984
Box 3 Folder 7
Harper, Kate Gale, 1992-1995
Box 3 Folder 8
Heaney, Janet, 1983
Box 3 Folder 9
Heaney, Jocelyn, 1988-1992
Box 3 Folder 10
Heaney, Sean Andrew, 1982-1984
Box 4 Folder 1-2
Heaney, Sean Andrew, 1982-1992

Includes poetry written by Sean Heaney for Mark Salerno.

Box 4 Folder 3
Hollo, Anselm, 2002

Includes dummy of "The Guys in the Little Room" by the Dozens Press.

Box 4 Folder 4
Kempton-Smith, Debbi, 2002-2003
Box 4 Folder 5
King, Jon, 1989
Box 4 Folder 6
Kitaj, R.B., 2000-2007
Box 4 Folder 7
Kludjian, Veronica Marie, 1983-1986
Box 4 Folder 8
Lally, Michael, 1992-2004
Box 4 Folder 9
Laskey, John, 1991-1995
Box 4 Folder 10
Leisure, Matt, 1983-2002
Box 4 Folder 11
Lichtle, Melissa, 1991-1992
Box 4 Folder 12
The Los Angeles Review (Mark E. Cull, Publisher), 1988-1989
Box 4 Folder 13
Mara, 1992
Box 4 Folder 14
McInerney, Kevin, 1983-2004
Box 4 Folder 15
McInnis, Michael (Primal Publishing), 1989-1992
Box 4 Folder 16
Milne, Kathleen, 1983-1995
Box 4 Folder 17-18
Mohr, Bill, 1985-2004

Includes printed drafts of Bill Mohr's poetry, some with handwritten notes.

Box 5 Folder 1
Opstedal, Kevin, 2002-2004

Includes Dummy of "Variable High Cloudiness" chapbook by Dozens Press.

Box 5 Folder 2
O'Sullivan, Francis (Frank) and Ann, 1982-1992
Box 5 Folder 3
Pettet, Simon, 2004
Box 5 Folder 4
Poole, Eileen, 1998
Box 5 Folder 5
Posey, Robert Stephen, 1982-2006
Box 5 Folder 6
Punch/Press (Robin Eckhardt, editor), 1988-1989
Box 5 Folder 7
Salerno, Justin, 1995-1999
Box 5 Folder 8
Salerno, Louis and Margaret Giannini (parents), 1977-1987
Box 5 Folder 9
Salerno, Louis J. II (brother), 1975-1993
Box 5 Folder 10
Salerno, Robert (brother), 1999 May 29
Box 5 Folder 11
Schwarz, Robin, 1992
Box 5 Folder 12
Smallenburg, Harry, 1990-1991
Box 5 Folder 13
Straus, Austin, 1983-1985
Box 5 Folder 14
Tierney, Anne, 1985-1992
Box 5 Folder 15
Tierney, Elizabeth (Lisa), 1982-2004
Box 5 Folder 16
Weekley, Richard (Editor of Vol. No), 1984
Box 5 Folder 17
Williams, Ted and Veronica Kludjian, 1982-1992
Box 5 Folder 18
Zavesky, John, 1991-2001
Box 5 Folder 19
Zollo, Leslie Diller, 1985-1998
Box 5 Folder 20
Zollo, Paul, 1997 January-April

Includes some promotional materials for Zollo's music group "The Ghosters."

Box 6 Folder 1-3
Zollo, Paul, 1985-2003

Includes some promotional materials for Zollo's music group "The Ghosters."

Box 6 Folder 4-5
Miscellaneous

Outgoing Correspondence

Box 6 Folder 6-8
1981 June-1986 August
Box 7 Folder 1-10
1986 September-1998 February

Includes correspondence with Borders Book and Music for a poetry reading event; the Library of Congress; and photograph of Allen Ginsberg and Ian Ayres.

Box 8 Folder 1-8
1998 March-2000 December
Box 9 Folder 1-8
2000 May-2002 November

Includes correspondence as editor of www.slope.org and OTIS reading.

Box 10 Folder 1-7
2002 October-2003 November
Box 11 Folder 1-7
2003 July-2004 September
Box 12 Folder 1-7
2004 October-2005 August
Box 13 Folder 1-2
2005 September-2007 August

WRITINGS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 2) WRITINGS. Arranged in four subseries: A) Poetry, B) Radio Plays, C) Essays, Reviews and Interviews, Etc., and D) Works by Others.

A) Poetry: Includes handwritten and typescript drafts of Mark Salerno's poems, drafts and proofs of his published books, chapbooks and poetry anthologies. Notable works include Being Like This, Entertainment Tonight, For Revery, Hate: A Book of Poems, Matters, Method, Odalisque, Paint it Black, So One Could Have and When I'm Gone. Arranged in alphabetical order by title.

B) Radio Plays: Includes typescript drafts of scripts Salerno wrote for Hollywood Entertainment Radio from 1983 through 1984. Arranged in alphabetical order by title.

C) Essays, Reviews and Interviews, Etc.: This subseries includes Salerno's handwritten notes on various ideas and themes; drafts of essays and other critical works; Salerno's English translation from the Italian of "The Buried Port" by Giuseppe Ungarretti; and the author's publication files, including his poetry submissions and acceptance and rejection letters. It also includes some interview materials, such as transcripts, audiocassette recordings and a written interview by Mark Salerno of Johnette Napolitano of Concrete Blonde; and a few recorded radio interviews of Salerno wherein he discusses his poetry and the founding of ARSHILE: A Magazine of the Arts. Arranged in alphabetical order.

D) Works by Others: Includes writings by Dore Ashton, an excerpt from John Laskey's The Monster, a novel; Paul Zollo's radio plays with Mark Salerno's notes; and other materials.

Poetry

Box 13 Folder 3
14 Lines + 1 for Marguerite, 1984 December 18
Box 13 Folder 4
14 Lines + 1 (for Marguerite): A Sequel, 1990 June 6
Box 13 Folder 5
1915 to 1945, 1984 February 25-26
Box 13 Folder 6
Account Summary, 1986 December 30
Box 13 Folder 7
The Actor -- for Bob Gill, 1991 February 22
Box 13 Folder 8
Advice Haiku, 1987 January 14
Box 13 Folder 9
Afternoon Song, 1990 March 11
Box 13 Folder 10
All Days, 1991 March 18
Box 13 Folder 11
Always Open, 1987 January 14
Box 13 Folder 12
American-Standard, 1991 April 4
Box 13 Folder 13
An Alba, 1987 February 18
Box 13 Folder 14
Another Quandary, 1990 September 12
Box 13 Folder 15
Anybody's Guess, 1990 April 16
Box 13 Folder 16
Anyone Somehow Burning, 1987 March 2
Box 13 Folder 17
The Arbitrary is Merely Terrifying, 1990 May 4
Box 13 Folder 18
Are There Any Questions, 1990 February 20

Originally titled "Small's Paradise."

Box 13 Folder 19
Arthur Rimband Has A Vision, 1986 October 29
Box 13 Folder 20
As If, 1990 October 17
Box 13 Folder 21
Assessment, 1990 October 31
Box 13 Folder 22
Assignment in Two Parts, 1991 March 1
Box 13 Folder 23
Atlantic City, undated
Box 13 Folder 24
Autobiography at 26, and The Persistence of Memory (III)
Box 13 Folder 25
Because There Was One One Time, 1991 February 19
Box 13 Folder 26-27
Being Like This, 2009

An anthology published by Beard of Bees.

Box 13 Folder 28
Best Regards, 1990 May 14
Box 13 Folder 29
Best Wishes, undated
Box 13 Folder 30
Boston Moon Ode, undated
Box 13 Folder 31
Boulder, undated
Box 13 Folder 32
Boy Meets Girl, 1991 April 19
Box 13 Folder 33
Bronx Cheer, 1990 April 2
Box 13 Folder 34
The Bureau of Control, 1990 October 7
Box 13 Folder 35
Calendar, 1987 January 7, 8
Box 13 Folder 36
Calligrammes for Valentine's Day, 1987 February 12
Box 13 Folder 37
Calling All Cars, 1984 December 18
Box 13 Folder 38
Canada Dry, 1985
Box 13 Folder 39
Cavano, undated
Box 13 Folder 40
Check, 1990 October 19
Box 13 Folder 41
Core Curricula, 1990 April 9
Box 13 Folder 42
Credo, 1983 July 7, Septeber 27
Box 13 Folder 43
Cubby Selby, 1991 March 26
Box 13 Folder 44
Cynical, 1985 January 23-24
Box 13 Folder 45
The Darkest Month, undated
Box 13 Folder 46
Day After Thanksgiving, 1990 November 22
Box 13 Folder 47
Dear Richard, 1987 February 14
Box 14 Folder 1
Discouraging News, 1990 November 24-28
Box 14 Folder 2
Domestic Life (Some Perils Therein), 1985 January 16
Box 14 Folder 3
Done For, 1987 March 31
Box 14 Folder 4
Don't Make Me Laugh, 1989 June 21
Box 14 Folder 5
Door to the River, 1989 June 26
Box 14 Folder 6
Double Sonnet -- for, but not to, Sean Heaney, undated
Box 14 Folder 7
E.A.T. and R.S.P. Suite: Three Sonnets, 1987 February 11
Box 14 Folder 8
Elegy, 1989 February 17
Box 14 Folder 9
End of the Century, 1990 April 13
Box 14 Folder 10-13
Entertainment Tonight, 1991
Box 14 Folder 14
Epithalamium, Or The Prophet -- to Paul and Leslie Zollo, 1988 December 16
Box 14 Folder 15
Even the Light, 1990 October 17
Box 14 Folder 16
Everything -- for Melissa, 1991 April 15
Box 14 Folder 17
Final Cut, 1990 November 10
Box 14 Folder 18-20
For Revery, 2000

A chapbook published by Duration Press.

Box 15 Folder 1-2
For Revery, 2000
Box 15 Folder 3
Forget About It, 1990 October-November
Box 15 Folder 4
Forgetting Rita, 1981
Box 15 Folder 5
Frank O'Hara and Joel Oppenheimer are Dead, 1989 June 23
Box 15 Folder 6
From a French Text, 1987 January 27
Box 15 Folder 7
Funny Business, 1990 February 20
Box 15 Folder 8
General Advice (Ten Things), 1990 November 7
Box 15 Folder 9
Get Lucky, 1990 November 17
Box 15 Folder 10
Glad You Asked, 1989 June 22
Box 15 Folder 11
Gone Camping with Ted Williams, undated
Box 15 Folder 12
Good-Bye and Hello, 1989 June 23
Box 15 Folder 13
Good-Bye Porkpie Hat, 1991 March 28
Box 15 Folder 14
The Good-Bye Sonnet, 1987 March 6
Box 15 Folder 15
The Gratitude, 1985 January 8
Box 15 Folder 16
Greenwich Mean Time, 1990 February 15
Box 15 Folder 17-18
Grief #1, 2002 May 16-2005 January 11
Box 15 Folder 19
Haiku, undated
Box 15 Folder 20
Haiku: Winter, 1986 December 9
Box 15 Folder 21
Hands, 1990 May 3
Box 15 Folder 22
Hands Up, 1989 July 7
Box 15 Folder 23
Happy Motoring, undated
Box 15 Folder 24
Hard to Please, 1990 April 17
Box 15 Folder 25-28
Hate: A Book of Poems, 1994, 1995
Box 16 Folder 1-8
Hate: A Book of Poems, 1994, 1995

Includes correspondence regarding publication of book.

Box 17 Folder 1-2
Hate: A Book of Poems, 1994-1996

Includes cover art and reviews.

Oversize MC-040-06
Hate: A Book of Poems display board, 1994
Box 17 Folder 3
He Never Thought, 1990 November 10
Box 17 Folder 4
Head Arrangement, 1990 February 16
Box 17 Folder 5
Heads or Tales, 1990 March 28
Box 17 Folder 6
Heart Haiku, 1987 February 24
Box 17 Folder 7
A Heart-Shaped Box, 1987 February 2
Box 17 Folder 8
Hearts and Flowers, 1990 May 7
Box 17 Folder 9
Hello to Her Hello, 1990 May 21
Box 17 Folder 10
Hermeneutics, 1990 November 17
Box 17 Folder 11
His Premise Is, 1987 January 22
Box 17 Folder 12
A History of Love, 1991 February 27
Box 17 Folder 13
Hollywood & Cahuenga, 1983, 1991 February 18
Box 17 Folder 14
If It Were True, 1984 November 28-29
Box 17 Folder 15
If It Were True; Take a Note, undated

From Famous Last Words.

Box 17 Folder 16
In Any Case, 1990 March 29
Box 17 Folder 17
In Dutch, 1990 November 5
Box 17 Folder 18
In Memoriam a Suicide -- #2, undated
Box 17 Folder 19
In Memoriam: Locvizza, 30 September 1910, 1984 July 12
Box 17 Folder 20
In My Solitude, 1990 October 29
Box 17 Folder 21
In the History of Bop, undated
Box 17 Folder 22
Instead of Saying, 1987 April 3
Box 17 Folder 23
Intentional Fallacy, undated
Box 17 Folder 24
It is Five-Fifteen A.M., 1987 January 28

Originally titled "When Leaves are Blowing."

Box 17 Folder 25
It Must Have Been Lousy, 1991 April 16
Box 17 Folder 26
It Takes Around 10 Years, 1990 April 19
Box 17 Folder 27
It Was A Mistake, Honest, 1982 August
Box 17 Folder 28
It's All, 1990 October 31
Box 17 Folder 29
A Japanese Hat, 1990 June 18
Box 17 Folder 30
Juilianne, 1983 May 17, 24
Box 17 Folder 31-32
June Street, 1990
Box 17 Folder 33
Last Sonnet, 1990 May 18
Box 17 Folder 34
Late Morning Sky, 1991 April 18
Box 17 Folder 35
Latin Imitation, 1991 January 30
Box 17 Folder 36
Le Beau Monde et Le Poete, 1983 July 28
Box 17 Folder 37
Letter to Heaney, 1983 May 27
Box 17 Folder 38
A Letter to My Love, 1984 November 1
Box 17 Folder 39
Lexicon, undated
Box 17 Folder 40
A Life, 1987 June 15
Box 17 Folder 41
Life Not Death, 1987 February 16
Box 17 Folder 42
Lights Out, 2006 December
Box 17 Folder 43
Line Drive, 1990 May 10

Originally titled "The Art of Our Necessities is Strange."

Box 17 Folder 44
Love Made Me So, 1983 October 5
Box 17 Folder 45
Love or Something, 1991 March 20
Box 17 Folder 46
Love Poem -- for Joel Oppenheimer, 1990 May 15
Box 17 Folder 47
Love Troubles, 1990 September 12
Box 17 Folder 48
Lucy in the Sky, 1990 May 23
Box 17 Folder 49
Manifesto: Ten Things, undated
Box 17 Folder 50
Mark Rothko, 1990 October 19

Originally titled "Red Over Dark Blue on Dark Grey, 1961."

Box 17 Folder 51-52
Matters, 2002
Box 18 Folder 1-8
Matters, 2001-2003

Published by Second Best Bed Press. Includes correspondence regarding publication of book.

Box 18 Folder 8
Maybe It's Christmas in New York, 1983 December, 1987 January 9
Box 18 Folder 9
Mayday, 1990 May 30
Box 18 Folder 10-11
Melissa; Melissa (What You Need to Know About Her), 1991 March-April
Box 18 Folder 12
The Memory of Location, 1986 November 18
Box 18 Folder 13-14
Memory Piece #5 and # 6, undated
Box 18 Folder 15
Message To You, Night Song, and Duplicate Is A Word, 1989
Box 18 Folder 16-17
Method, 2001, 2002

An anthology published by The Figures Press, includes advertising in The Poetry Project.

Box 18 Folder 18
Misery: for Stephen Posey, 1990 May 2

Includes advertising for book.

Box 18 Folder 19
A Modernist Aesthetics Manifesto, 1983 September 28
Box 18 Folder 20
Monday Through Saturday, 1987 January 23

Originally titled "Warming Up a Riff."

Box 18 Folder 21
Morning
Box 18 Folder 22
Morning Song, 1987 March 13
Box 18 Folder 23
The Motto of Denny's is Not "We Never Close" -- for R.S.P., 1990 October 25
Box 18 Folder 24
The Murial of the Lead
Box 18 Folder 25
New and Selected, 1987 January 30
Box 18 Folder 26
New Life (11 lines), 1991 March 15
Box 18 Folder 27
Night Scene, 1984 November 10
Box 18 Folder 28
Nine Poems, 1988

Some poems have appeared in Fine Madness and Impetus, or have been published by the Punch/Press.

Box 19 Folder 1-6
Not These Days, 1985
Box 19 Folder 7
Notation, 1990 June 8
Box 19 Folder 8-9
Novice Birder Speaking, 1990 May 1, 1991 March 4
Box 19 Folder 10
Now as These Days Go By, 1990 October 19
Box 19 Folder 11-12
Now's the Time, 1989
Box 19 Folder 13
October, 1990 October 16
Box 19 Folder 14-17
Odalisque, 2007

An anthology published by Salt Publishing.

Box 20 Folder 1-4
Odalisque, 2002-2009

Includes correspondence regarding publication of book and reviews.

Box 20 Folder 5
Old Style Poem, 1987 January 16
Box 20 Folder 6
On a Theme from Thomas Wyatt, 1991 March 1
Box 20 Folder 7
One for Creely, 1990 October 19
Box 20 Folder 8
Our Ontology
Box 20 Folder 9-13
Paint it Black, 1997-2005

Drafts with handwritten notes.

Box 21 Folder 1-9
Paint it Black, 1997-1998

Includes correspondence regarding publication of book.

Box 22 Folder 1-7
Paint it Black, 1998 February-2003 June

Includes correspondence regarding publication of book.

Box 23 Folder 1-2
Paint it Black, 1997-2004

Includes correspondence regarding publication of book and responses.

Box 23 Folder 3
Past Suite: Four Sonnets, 1987 March 3
Box 23 Folder 4
Pat Walsh, Cavano, and Haiku
Box 23 Folder 5
People Just Aren't, for Bukowski, 1994 March 10
Box 23 Folder 6
Perils of Metaphor, 1991 April 11
Box 23 Folder 7
The Persistence of Memory
Box 23 Folder 8
Philosophical Dualism Does Not Win the West -- for Posey Ferguson, maybe, 1991 February 28
Box 23 Folder 9
Philosophy: A Fragment, 1990 May 16
Box 23 Folder 10
The Photograph, 1991 February 15
Box 23 Folder 11
Pick a Card, 1985 January 22
Box 23 Folder 12
Pick a Color, 1987 February 17
Box 23 Folder 13
Piece of Cake, 1987 February 24
Box 23 Folder 14
Pleasant Dreams
Box 23 Folder 15
Poem, 1990 May 9
Box 23 Folder 16
Poetry, 1991 April 18
Box 23 Folder 17
Postcard Home -- for Bob Gill, 1987 January 13
Box 23 Folder 18
Prayer: Moonlight on Glimmerglass
Box 23 Folder 19
Promise to Heaney, 1982 August
Box 23 Folder 20
Pursuit of Happiness, 1990 November 23
Box 23 Folder 21
Quatrains, 1990 October 25-29
Box 23 Folder 22
Rationale -- for Melissa, 1991 May 6
Box 23 Folder 23
The Real Valentine's Day Poem, 1987 February 3
Box 23 Folder 24
Red Wagon
Box 23 Folder 25
Registration, 1990 October 22
Box 23 Folder 26
Relaxin' at Camarillo
Box 23 Folder 27
The Return of Art Pepper, 1990 February 12-15
Box 23 Folder 28
Ringing the Changes, 1990 April 11
Box 23 Folder 29
Roman Catholic Italo-American Zen Buddhist Blues, 1983 November 15
Box 23 Folder 30-31
Rondeau, 1991 February 20-21
Box 23 Folder 32-37
Ruthless, 1992-1995
Box 24 Folder 1-2
Ruthless
Box 24 Folder 3
The Same, But Different, 1990 October 8
Box 24 Folder 4
Same Old, 1990 October 31
Box 24 Folder 5
Say it Isn't So, 1990 May 9-10
Box 24 Folder 6
Seven Times Two, 1987 February 10

Originally titled "Seven Five Two."

Box 24 Folder 7
She Is, 1987 February 4
Box 24 Folder 8
She Wants to Hear "The Man I Love", 1990 April 23
Box 24 Folder 9
Short Orders, 1990 October 31
Box 24 Folder 10
The Silence of Animals, 1985 (Valetine's Day) February 14
Box 24 Folder 11
Six Two and Even, 1989 June 29
Box 24 Folder 10-13
Sixteen Love Sonnets, 1987
Box 24 Folder 14
Sketch, 1983 July 18
Box 24 Folder 15
A Sketch in Winter, 1990 March 27
Box 24 Folder 16
Snap-On, 1987 February 25
Box 24 Folder 17-19
So One Could Have, 2003-2004

An anthology published by Ren Hen Press, includes correspondence regarding publication of book and reviews.

Box 24 Folder 20
So Then, 1991 April 25
Box 24 Folder 21
Some Valentine, 1991 February 14
Box 24 Folder 22
Sonnet, 1984 July 28
Box 24 Folder 23
Sonnet: Atlantic City, 1983 August 24, 27
Box 24 Folder 24
Sonnet and Coda
Box 24 Folder 25
Sonnet for Ed, 1989 February 28
Box 24 Folder 26
Sonnet for the Do-It-Yourself-ers
Box 24 Folder 27
Sonnet from Memory, 1984 January 25
Box 24 Folder 28
Sonnet: Paris List
Box 24 Folder 29
Sonnet: To Lisa, 1983 July 25, August 27
Box 24 Folder 30
Souvenir, 1989 May 11
Box 24 Folder 31
Standard Light, 1990 October 5

Originally titled "Standard Time."

Box 24 Folder 32
Stephanie, 1990 September 7

Originally titled "Why I Hate You, for Stephanie."

Box 24 Folder 33
Stiff Upper Lip, 1990 April 12
Box 24 Folder 34
Still Checking Will You Hold, 1991 March 16
Box 24 Folder 35
Street of Dreams, 1990 February 27
Box 24 Folder 36
Strictly According to Hogle, 1987 February 27
Box 24 Folder 37
Sunday, 1990 November 18
Box 24 Folder 38
Sure Thing, 1990 September 14
Box 24 Folder 39
Susan
Box 24 Folder 40
Take Five, 1987 March 5
Box 24 Folder 41
Taking It From the Top, 1984 December 13-14, 17
Box 25 Folder 1
Talking to You When You're Not Even Here, 1991 April 24
Box 25 Folder 2
Ten in Nine, 1990 May 17
Box 25 Folder 3
Testing One Two Three, 1987 January 2
Box 25 Folder 4
Testing the Gauges, 1990 October 19
Box 25 Folder 5
They Come Back, 1987 February 23
Box 25 Folder 6
They Think…, 1983 November/December
Box 25 Folder 7
Things I Do Every Day in Fountain Valley, 1982
Box 25 Folder 8
Thinking it Over at the Newstand, undated
Box 25 Folder 9
Thinking of Ted, 1989 July 17
Box 25 Folder 10
Three Etudes for W.C.W., 1990 February 26
Box 25 Folder 11
Ticker Tape on Pier 52, 1989 June 28
Box 25 Folder 12
Time is on My Side (Yes it Is), 1987 February 13
Box 25 Folder 13-14
Time. Love. Money., 1991
Box 25 Folder 15
The Time of the Fire, 1990 May 21
Box 25 Folder 16
Time's Up, 1990 October 19
Box 25 Folder 17
To Bill Mohr, 1987 January 5-6, 7
Box 25 Folder 18
To Leslie Diller, 1984 November 12
Box 25 Folder 19
Tom's #5, 1991 February 18
Box 25 Folder 20
The Treachery of Images
Box 25 Folder 21-23
Troubadour, 1987
Box 25 Folder 24
Try to See it My Way, 1990 February 23
Box 25 Folder 25
Two Sketches for Sean Heaney, 1986 October 24
Box 25 Folder 26
Under It All, 1984 November 14
Box 25 Folder 27
Une Femme, 1983 November 15
Box 25 Folder 28
Untitled XXVIII; An End of Sonnets, undated

In Famous Last Words.

Box 25 Folder 29
Untitled XXX, 1989 July 11
Box 25 Folder 30
Untitled XXXI (Abstract Sonnet), 1990 April 27-30
Box 25 Folder 31
The Usual, 1984 November 9
Box 25 Folder 32
Vanitas, 1981 August 7
Box 25 Folder 33
Vinegar, Red Pepper and Salt, 1991 February 27
Box 25 Folder 34
Was I Not There, undated
Box 25 Folder 35
Weeks, 1991 April 23
Box 25 Folder 36
Were the World, 1985 January 9
Box 25 Folder 37
What Are You Doing Now, 1987 January 22
Box 25 Folder 38
What Are Those Lights on the Moon -- after Joel Oppenheimer, 1987 January 20
Box 25 Folder 39
What I Remember, 1982 August 29, September 20
Box 25 Folder 40
What People Said, 1982 August
Box 25 Folder 41
What We Think People Will Think of Us, 1990 February 22
Box 25 Folder 42
What You Do, 1990 November 2
Box 25 Folder 43
What's Your Story - Broadside, undated
Box 25 Folder 44
When I'm Gone, 1987 January 21
Box 25 Folder 45-46
When I'm Gone, 1987

Drafts of poetry anthology.

Box 26 Folder 1-2
When I'm Gone, 1987

Drafts of poetry anthology.

Box 26 Folder 3
Which is Equal To, 1986 December 29
Box 26 Folder 4
Who Are You Kidding, 1991 April 22
Box 26 Folder 5
Who Can Tell, 1991 April 18
Box 26 Folder 6
Who Feels Unless He Clutches, 1987 January 12
Box 26 Folder 7
Why Aren't We Laughing, 1986 October 30, 1985 Febuary
Box 26 Folder 8
Wishing, 1987 January 29
Box 26 Folder 9
With Kathy in Tuscany, 1977, 1982 November
Box 26 Folder 10
Yonkers in January, 1989 June 27
Box 26 Folder 11
You Are Entitled to Receive a Complimentary Gift (for Tony Campisi), 1991 April 5-8
Box 26 Folder 12-14
You Are My Heart's Bouquet
Box 26 Folder 15
You Know, 1990 October 8
Box 26 Folder 16
You Were Thinking of Bronx Roofs, 1986 December 31
Box 26 Folder 17
Young Girls in the Sixties, 1991 April 17
Box 26 Folder 18-21
Miscellaneous poems, 2000, undated
Box 26 Folder 22
Manuscript draft of poems sent to Ted Berrigan, includes Berrigan's comments, 1982 July 25

Radio Plays

Box 26 Folder 22
Albert Schweitzer, 1983 December 29
Box 26 Folder 23
Alfred Nobel, 1983 December 27
Box 26 Folder 24
A Biography of John Wayne, ca. 1983-1984
Box 26 Folder 25
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, ca. 1983-1984
Box 26 Folder 26
The Consumer Price Index, ca. 1983-1984
Box 26 Folder 27
The Emperor's New Clothes, ca. 1983-1984
Box 26 Folder 28
A Grimm Sampler, ca. 1983-1984
Box 26 Folder 29
Here's A, B and C, ca. 1983-1984
Box 26 Folder 30
How Running Can Change Your Life, 1983 December 29
Box 26 Folder 31
Hypnosis, ca. 1983-1984
Box 26 Folder 32
Judas--Betrayer of Christ, ca. 1983-1984
Box 27 Folder 1
Macrobiotics: The Oriental Way to Good Health, 1983 December 13
Box 27 Folder 2
Polo: The Aristocrat of International Sport, 1983 December 28
Box 27 Folder 3
The Psalms, 1983 December 20
Box 27 Folder 4
The Real Princess, ca. 1983-1984
Box 27 Folder 5
Remodeling [House], 1983 December 14
Box 27 Folder 6
The Stock Market Crash of 1929, ca. 1983-1984
Box 27 Folder 7
Stonewall Jackson's Victories in Virginia, ca. 1983-1984
Box 27 Folder 8
Trolling the Fresh Water Lakes For Bears, ca. 1983-1984
Box 27 Folder 9
Visiting San Francisco, ca. 1983-1984
Box 27 Folder 10
What You Should Know About House Painting, ca. 1983-1984
Box 27 Folder 11
When Television Was Live, ca. 1983-1984
Box 27 Folder 12
Winning at Baccarat, ca. 1983-1984

Essays, Reviews and Interviews, Etc.

Box 27 Folder 13
Acceptance letters, 1987-1989
Box 27 Folder 14
Dream notes, 1982-1984
Box 27 Folder 15
Desk notes, Van Nuys, 1984
Box 27 Folder 16
Mark's Opera, undated

Handwritten [partial ?] draft.

Box 27 Folder 17-19
Napolitano, Johnette - Interview for Song Talk, 1995-1996

Includes interview transcripts, correspondence, and article.

Box 27 Folder 20
Napolitano, Johnette (Concrete Blonde) - Interview recordings on audiocassette, 1995
Box 27 Folder 21
Nature, Culture, and the West, A Journal - Essay draft, 2002 September-December
Box 27 Folder 22
Notes for "June Street", ca. 1992
Box 27 Folder 23
Notes from The New American Poetry and Painting, undated
Box 27 Folder 24
Notes, 1998
Box 27 Folder 25
Notes and synopses for movie script
Box 27 Folder 26
Notes for movie script
Box 27 Folder 27
Notes, various
Box 27 Folder 28
Notes for poetry
Box 28 Folder 1
Papers/essays for Beginning Fiction, The New School, 1980
Box 28 Folder 2
Poetics Statement for Tripwire, undated

Includes correspondence with Yedda Morrison and David Buuck for Tripwire.

Box 28 Folder 3-6
Poetry submissions, 1986-1993

Includes correspondence.

Box 28 Folder 7
Printing and publication, 2002

Includes correspondence.

Box 28 Folder 8-9
Rejection letters, 1986-1989
Box 29 Folder 1
Speech, Dennis Catrell's retirement party, 1999 May 21
Box 29 Folder 2
Statement for Paul Vangelisti's "History" issue of Ribot, 1997
Box 29 Folder 3
Untitled Story, undated
Box 29 Folder 4
Titles and publication data of Mark Salerno's poetry, 1992 August 2
Box 29 Folder 5-6
Translation by Salerno of "The Buried Port" by Giuseppe Ungarretti, 2001
Box 29 Folder 7
Recorded interviews with Mark Salerno - KPFK Poetry Show and Sound Exchange, and KSCA-FM 101.9 (four audiocassettes), 1995, 2001
Box 29 Folder 8
Words for Music: A Novel - Draft pages of synopses

Works by Others

Box 29 Folder 9
The Alternative Press (Ken Mikolowski), 1990-1995

Includes fine press broadsides.

Box 29 Folder 10
Ashton, Dore, ca. 1992

Includes "Some Perplexed Ideas at the End of the Century."

Box 29 Folder 11
Cohen, Ira, 1981-1988

Includes Ira Cohen's art postcards printed by Archetypal Images.

Box 29 Folder 12
Laskey, John - Excerpt from The Monster
Box 29 Folder 13
Zollo, Paul - Radio play drafts with corrections
Box 29 Folder 14
Unknown author, "What I Want in a Man", undated

Written for Mark Salerno [?].

POETRY EVENTS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 3) POETRY EVENTS: Documentation from Salerno's poetry readings, book signings and related events primarily in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. Materials include promotional ephemera such posters, pamphlets and flyers of the events, as well as related correspondence. Some notable events include: a book signing at Cody's Books in Berkeley for Mark Salerno and John Laskey; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) event for Carl Rakosi and Mark Salerno; the National Academy of Songwriters Salute to the American Songwriter; reading at The Poetry Project; and the Robert Creeley Memorial in Hollywood. Material range in date from 1982-2000.

Box 29 Folder 15-16
Beyond Baroque poetry reading, 2000 May 6
Box 30 Folder 1
The First Annual Conference of the College of Neglected Science (CONS), 1997 May 2-3
Box 30 Folder 2
Flyers for book signing at Cody's Books in Berkeley - Mark Salerno and John Laskey, 1996 April 10
Box 30 Folder 3
Flyer for Los Angeles County Museum of Art - Carl Rakosi and Mark Salerno, 1998 January 23
Box 30 Folder 4
Poetry small press flyers and advertisements
Box 30 Folder 5
National Academy of Songwriters, Salute to the American Songwriter, 1991 December 12
Box 30 Folder 6
Photographs - Mark Salerno Poetry events, 1982-2002
Box 30 Folder 7
Poetry project posters
Box 30 Folder 8
Flyers for poetry events, readings, and book signings, 1983-1996
Box 30 Folder 9
Poetry readings at Boston Playwrights Theatre and Barnes and Nobel Bookstore, 1994, 1995
Box 30 Folder 10-11
Poetry reading at Butler/Gabriel Books, 1992 September 11
Box 30 Folder 12
Reading at The Poetry Project - Flyers by Joe Brainard
Box 30 Folder 13
Robert Creeley Memorial in Hollywood, 2005
Box 30 Folder 14
Writers on Site Program, Poets & Writers Inc., 1997
Box 30 Folder 15
The Writer's Voice poetry workshop and reading by Mark Salerno, 1996 February

MISCELLANEOUS

Box 30 Folder 16
Academic/fiscal planner, 1982-1984
Box 30 Folder 17
Writer of the Year Award, Boston University, 1988
Box 30 Folder 18
Columbia University Dept. of English and Comparative Literature award letter for Master of Arts, 1979 August 1
Box 30 Folder 19
Course proposals, ca. 1991
Box 30 Folder 20
Cuban art and literary small presses - Flyers and ephemera, 1993-1997
Box 30 Folder 21
Curriculum vitae, ca. 1991
Box 30 Folder 22
Loyola Dramatics Society "A Midsummer Night's Dream" program, 1974 April 18-19

Mark Salerno played Lysander in this performance.

Box 30 Folder 23
OTIS College of Art and Design - Graduate writing program course description and correspondence, 2001
Box 30 Folder 24
Photographs of Mark Salerno

Includes photographs of Hollywood poetry reading, Joanne Kyger.

Box 30 Folder 25
Reviews, The New Review of Literature
Oversize MC-040-06
Watercolor portraits of Mark Salerno by Don Bachardy, 1998

DIGITAL MEDIA

Scope and Content of Series

Series 5) DIGITAL MEDIA: Unprocessed digital media, consisting of two cartons of diskettes, zip disks, CD-ROMs, and a hard drive. Files appear to be primarily drafts of writings, by Salerno and others.

Restrictions Apply