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Black Mountain school (Group of poets)
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Denise Levertov collection

  • Collection
  • 1940 - 1967

The collection consists of letters and postcards (1940-1951) written by Levertov to Charles Wrey Gardiner (editor of Poetry Quarterly); letters, drafts of poems and a postcard (1946-1947) to John Hayward; and drawings not used for "A Tree Telling of Orpheus", 1967. The letters also mention Dannie Abse, Herbert Read and Kenneth Rexroth.

Levertov, Denise, 1923-1997

Ed Dorn fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1969

The fonds consists of a handwritten letter, together with its envelope, to John Martin (Black Sparrow) re Dorn's broadsheets. Also included is a broadsheet entitled “The Cosmology of Finding Your Spot” by Ed Dorn.

Dorn, Edward

Robert Duncan collection

  • Collection
  • 1966

The collection consists of corrected page proofs of "The Years as Catches" (in a proof of the cover), which was published by Oyez in 1966. Also included is a typescript of "I Am A Most Fleshly Man", with its page markings and bibliography; a typescript of "Notes On Proofs"; and some font samples.

Duncan, Robert, 1919-1988

Stony Brook Poetics Foundation collection

  • Collection
  • 1961 - 1968

The collection consists of a black portfolio containing seven cardboard sheets with holograph poems, all signed and numbered [#3 of 10 copies]. Included are: "fragment of Passages (33)" by Robert Duncan; "Dreams" by Jim Harrison; "Swan That Sings And" by Denise Levertov ; "The Connoisseur of Jews" by Jerome Rothenberg; "Poem" by Charles Simic; "Yen Yu" by Louis Simpson; and "To Do" by John Wieners. Also included is a typed letter on poetry (Jan. 1961) by Denise Levertov and a printed prospectus (Oyez) for "The Years As Catches" by Robert Duncan, which contains contributions from Denise Levertov "On Reading the Early Poems of Robert Duncan" and Charles Olson (untitled). Signed holographs issued by the Stony Brook Poetics Foundation in support of its publication program, probably during the Stony Brook Poetry Conference, at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1968.

Stony Brook Poetics Foundation

Tish group collection

  • Collection
  • ca. 1961-1963

The collection consists mostly of blue "ditto" typescript reproductions of poems and prose by the groups contributors. They appear to be limited copies for consideration amongst the group participants. Also included is a corrected typescript copy of "Stacked-Verse"(Aug., 1962, 40 pp.) by Lionel Kearns. Among the contributors represented are George Bowering, Fred Wah, Judy Copithorne, Rona Haddon (Murray), David Bromige, Clark Coolidge, John E. Hill, James Reid, Dan McLeod, Linda Wagner, etc.

Tish group