A Guide to the James Koller Papers, 1959-1986

Koller (James) Papers

Summary Information

Title
James Koller Papers
Creator
Koller, James
Inclusive Dates
1959-1986
Extent
7.5 Linear Feet
Abstract
The collection consists of letters to James Koller from various friends and colleagues, including Philip Whalen, and original manuscripts and typescripts of Koller's poetry and novels.
Call Number
1974.0002
Language
English
Finding Aid Prepared By
Archives & Special Collections staff
Repository
University of Connecticut Library 405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205 Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1205 archives@uconn.edu URL:

Preferred Citation

[Item, Folder #], James Koller Papers. Archives &and Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraryies.

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Access and Use

Acquisition Information

Theis collection was purchased in 1974.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open and available for research.

Preferred Citation

[Item, Folder #], James Koller Papers. Archives &and Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraryies.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Coyote Books.

Genre(s)

  • Manuscripts (document genre)
  • Periodicals
  • Typescripts
  • Correspondence
  • Photographs
  • Notes
  • Poems

Geographic Name(s)

  • Albuquerque (inhabited place)
  • Brunswick (Me.)
  • New Mexico (state)
  • Maine (state)
  • San Francisco (inhabited place)
  • California (state)
  • Illinois (state)

Occupation(s)

  • Authors

Personal Name(s)

  • Arnold, Bob.
  • Beltrametti, Franco.
  • Dorn, Edward
  • Koller, James
  • Deemer, Bill.
  • Clark, Tom
  • Kelly, Robert, 1935-
  • McClure, Michael
  • Kyger, Joanne
  • Taggart, John, 1942-
  • Whalen, Philip
  • Waldman, Anne, 1945-
  • Eigner, Larry, 1927-.
  • Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997
  • Enslin, Theodore
  • Hyner, Stefan
  • Snyder, Gary, 1930-
  • Hollo, Anselm
  • Creeley , Robert, 1926-2005
  • Kahn, Paul.
  • Waldman, Anne, 1945-

Subject(s)

  • Twentieth century.
  • American poetry
  • Poetry -- Editing
  • Editors

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Biography of

Born in 1936 in Oak Park, Illinois, Koller is an American poet, novelist, editor and publisher. Koller obtained his B.A. from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, in 1958; he then moved to San Francisco where he became the editor of Coyote's Journal, and the publisher of Coyote Books. He later moved with the magazine to New Mexico, and then to Maine. Koller has authored twenty-seven collections of poetry and four novels, and was a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship recipient in both 1968 and 1973.

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Scope and Contents

The collection primarily consists of letters to James Koller from various friends and colleagues (including Philip Whalen) and original manuscripts and typescripts of Koller's poetry and novels. The materials date from 1959-1986. Dan Cushman's novel Stay Away, Joe (New York: Viking Press, 1953) was originally included in the collection, attached to Bill Deemer's February 6, 1984 letter to Koller.

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Bibliography

Contemporary Authors Autobiography Series, Volume 5,  Gale, 1987.

Who's Who In Writers, Editors & Poets, 1989-90,  Highland Park:  December Press, 1989.

Contemporary Poets, 6th edition,  St. James Press, 1996.

Contemporary Authors Online.  The Gale Group, 2000.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Correspondence undated, 1960-1986 

Allen, Donald M. 1974-1982 


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Text   11

Arnold, Bob 1974-1979 


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Text   12

Arnold, Bob 1980-1981 


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Text   13

Arnold, Bob 1982 


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Text   14

Arnold, Bob 1983 


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Text   15

Arnold, Bob 1984 January - May 


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Text   16

Arnold, Bob 1984 June - December 


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Text   17

Arnold, Bob 1985-1986 


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Text   18

Beltrametti, Franco 1967-1969 


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Text   19

Beltrametti, Franco 1970-1971 


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Text   110

Beltrametti, Franco 1972-1973 


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Text   111

Beltrametti, Franco 1974-1976 


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Text   212

Beltrametti, Franco 1977-1979 


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Text   213

Beltrametti, Franco 1980 


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Text   214

Beltrametti, Franco 1981-1982 


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Text   215

Beltrametti, Franco 1983-1986 


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Text   216

Beltrametti, Judy 1974-1981 


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Text   217

Bersenbrugbe, Mei Mei 1980 


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Text   218

Bertholf, Robert 1972-1978 


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Text   219

Bertolino, James 1978 


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Text   220

Blackburn, Joan 1972 


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Text   221

Blackburn, Paul 1966-1971 


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Text   222

Blue Cloud, Peter 1976-1983 


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Text   223

Bly, Robert [1973?] 


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Text   224

Boyce, Jack 1966-1967 


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Text   225

Brantigan, Richard 1968-1970 


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Text   226

Bruchac, Joseph 1982 


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Text   227

Butterick, George 1974-1982 


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Text   228

Carroll, Paul 1973 


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Text   229

Clark, Tom 1969-1982 


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Text   230

Clarke, Jack 1972 


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Text   231

Cody, Jim 1975-1976 


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Text   232

Collom, Jack 1972-1975 


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Text   233

Crreley, Robert 1966, 1981 


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Text   234

Deemer, Bill 1965-1966 


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Text   335

Deemer, Bill 

"Glorious Signs of a Beautiful Person" original drawing 1965 


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Graphic Materials   131

"Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments" Broadside of sonnet for Deemer wedding 1966 


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Graphic Materials   132

Deemer, Bill 1967-1968 


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Text   336

Deemer, Bill 1969-1973 


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Text   337

Deemer, Bill 1974-1980 


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Text   338

Deemer, Bill 1981 


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Text   339

Deemer, Bill 1982 


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Text   340

Deemer, Bill 1983-1985 


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Text   341

Deemer, Bill undated 


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Text   342

Dorn, Edward 1968-1980 


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Text   343

Duerden, Richard 1976 


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Text   344

Eigner, Larry 1966-1968 


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Text   345

Ekner, Reidor 1980-1984 


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Text   346

Ekvall, Robert E. 1972-1975 


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Text   347

Enslin, Theodore undated 


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Text   348

Enslin, Theodore 1975-1985 


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Text   349

Eulart, Don 1972-1975 


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Text   350

Faulwell, Dean 1972 


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Text   451

Finkel, Donald 1972-1978 


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Text   452

Finstein, Max 1980 


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Text   453

Garland, Peter 1972-1985 


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Text   454

Gifford, Barry 1974-1977 


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Text   455

Ginsberg, Allen 1966-1977 


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Text   456

Glover, Albert 1972-1974 


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Text   457

Goodell, Larry 1980 


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Text   458

Halper, Jon 1976-1980 


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Text   459

Hamill, Sam 1978-1980 


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Text   460

Hemensley, Kris 1973-1974 


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Text   461

Hollo, Anselm 1980 


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Text   462

Hoogstraten, Harry 1972-1978 


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Text   463

Hoogstraten, Harry 1979-1984 


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Text   464

Hyner, Stefan 1978-1981 


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Text   465

Hyner, Stefan 1982 


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Text   466

Hyner, Stefan 1983-1985 


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Text   467

Isherwood, Justin 1972-1980 


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Text   468

Jaegar, Julia Newman 1970-1974 


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Text   569

Johnstone, Paul 1976-1979 


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Text   570

Kahn, Paul 1975-1976 


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Text   571

Kahn, Paul 1977-1978 


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Text   572

Kahn, Paul 1979-1981 


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Text   573

Kahn, Paul 1982 


    boxfolder
Text   574

Kahn, Paul 1983-1985 


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Text   575

Karr, Ted 1972-1976 


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Text   576

Kelly, Robert 1972 


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Text   577

Kohler, Michael 1977-1979 


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Text   578

Koller, James/Johnstone, Paul 1976-1977 


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Text   579

Koller, James/Kyger, Joanne 1966 


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Text   580

Koller, James/McClure, Michael 1964 


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Text   581

Koller, James/Rosenthal, Irving 1960 


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Text   582

Koller, James/Steve & Peter 1981 


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Text   583

Kooler, James/Whalen, Philip 1963-1964 


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Text   584

Kwong, Bill 1972-1981 


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Text   585

Kyger, Joanne 1966-1983 


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Text   586

Lawless, Gary 1972-1973 


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Text   587

Lawless, Gary 1980-1981 


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Text   588

Lewandowski, Steve 1979-1980 


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Text   689

Longville, Tim 1969-1980 


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Text   690

MacAdams, Lewis 1977-1980 


    boxfolder
Text   691

MacDonald, Douglas 1972-1975 


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Text   692

MacDonald, Douglas 1976-1980 


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Text   693

Martin, John 1970-1973 


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Text   694

Martin, John 1974-1979 


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Text   695

Martin, John 1980-1986 


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Text   696

Martin, Paul 1975-1979 


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Text   697

McClure, Michael 1960-1967 


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Text   698

McCord, Howard 1972-1973 


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Text   699

McNaughton, Duncan 1974-1980 


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Text   6100

McNult, Tim 1980-1983 


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Text   6101

Miller, Steve 1978-1979 


    boxfolder
Text   6102

Millward, Pamela 1975-1980 


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Text   6103

Miodini, Cate 1980-1982 


    boxfolder
Text   6104

Mottram, Eric 1972-1979 


    boxfolder
Text   7105

Nemirow, Steve 1981 


    boxfolder
Text   7106

Propper, Dan 1981 


    boxfolder
Text   7107

Rathbu, Roberto 1972 


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Text   7108

Reyes, Carlos 1975 


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Text   7109

Rodefer, Stephen 1980 


    boxfolder
Text   7110

Rosenthal, Irving 1959-1960 


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Text   7111

Rothenberg, Jerome 1970-1985 


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Text   7112

Ruutila, Ecru 1978-1980 


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Text   7113

Sanfield, Steven 1974-1978 


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Text   7114

Shoemaker, Jack 1981 


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Text   7115

Snyder, Gary 1966-1972 


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Text   7116

Snyder, Gary 1975-1983 


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Text   7117

Skingass, David 1972 


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Text   7118

Steuding, Bob 1976 


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Text   7119

Sze, Arthur 1981-1983 


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Text   7120

Taggart, John 1975 


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Text   7121

Tarachon, Michael 1980-1981 


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Text   7122

Tarn, Nathaniel 1972 


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Text   7123

Urdang, Constance 1978 


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Text   7124

Van Aelstyn, Edward 1970-1978 


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Text   7125

Vas Dias, Robert 1972-1982 


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Text   7126

Vega, Janine Pommy 1976-1978 


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Text   7127

Vega, Janine Pommy 1979-1982 


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Text   7128

Vincent, Stephen 1982 


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Text   8129

Wah, Fred 1972 


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Text   8130

Waldman, Anne 1969-1982 


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Text   8131

Warsh, Lewis 1968-1970 


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Text   8132

Whalen, Philip 1963-1966 


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Text   8133

Whalen, Philip 1967 


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Text   8134

Whalen, Philip 1968-1969 


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Text   8135

Whalen, Philip 1970-1972 


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Text   8136

Whalen, Philip 1974-1985 


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Text   8137

Wilk, David 1978-1982 


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Text   8138

Wilson, Keith 1971-1981 


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Text   8139

Other Correspondence (A-Z, Unidentified) 1970-1985 


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Text   8140

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Series II: Writings 1965-1976 

"The Blackberries were not Ripe" 1966 


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Text   91

"Blue-Green A Mountain Lake" 1966 


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Text   92

Born at Night/In Red Trimmed Blue Shoes" 1966 


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Text   93

California Poems 1971 


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Text   94

"Crows Fill the Trees" 1968 


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Text   95

"Elisabeth, Elisabeth, Elisabeth Yellow Hair" 1967 


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Text   96

"For Charles Hassler & Sally Jo Knowles" 1966 


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Text   97

He Only Dreamed of Places Now" 1966 


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Text   98

Here I am Again" 1965 


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Text   99

"How It Happened" 1965 


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Text   910

"I Tried to Write You a Song" 1966 


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Text   911

"I Went to See My True Love" 1966 


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Text   912

"I'd Climb the Highest Mountain with You" 1966 


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Text   913

If You Don't Like Me You Can Leave Me Alone undated 

Original TS with ms corrections 


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Text   914

Original TS with ms corrections 


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Text   915

Original TS with ms corrections--full ms 


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Text   916

Original TS and MS, "Notes for Movie & Novel" 


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Text   917

"I'm Going Home" 1965 


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Text   918

"Lightening Coming Home" 1968 


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Text   919

"Mars the Ruler" 1968 


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Text   920

"Moon, Moon, Moon" 1968 


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Text   921

"On Her Knees" 1968 


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Text   922

Poems for the Blue Sky" 1976 


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Text   923

"Radio Poem" 1965 


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Text   924

Shannon Who Was Lost Before undated 

Original TS 


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Text   1025

Original TS 


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Text   1026

Original TS with ms corrections 


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Text   1027

Original TS with ms corrections 


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Text   1028

Original TS with ms corrections [Draft 1] 


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Text   1029

Original TS with ms corrections [Draft 1] 


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Text   1030

Original TS with ms corrections [Draft 2] 


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Text   1031

Original TS with ms corretions [Draft 2] 


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Text   1032

Original TS with ms corrections [Draft 3] 


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Text   1133

Original TS with ms corrections [Draft 3] 


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Text   1134

Original Ts with ms corrections [Draft 4] 


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Text   1135

Skins/Poems 1959-1967 1969 


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Text   1136

Skins/Poems 1959-1967 1969 


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Text   1137

"So Early to Wake" 1966 


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Text   1138

Songs of the Teton Sioux undated 


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Text   1139

"Sleepy Naked Piss" 1968 


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Text   1140

"Snow on Mt. St. Helena" 1967 


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Text   1141

"Sorry Lady, the Train Just Left 10 Minutes Ago" 1966 


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Text   1142

"That Fall, on Bicycle, at Dusk" 1966 


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Text   1143

"Three Hawks, Low" 1968 


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Text   1144

Two Hands/Poems 1959-1961 1965 


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Text   1145

Complete set of 26 offset plates, oversize 1965 


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Mixed Materials   133

"Two Red Roses" 1968 


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Text   1146

Untitled Scenario 1968 


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Text   1147

"We Came Out of That City" 1968 


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Text   1148

"Well, If it Ain't Old Wolf Tit" 1965 


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Text   1149

Wind/Fragments for a Beginning undated 


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Text   1150

"Wish You Were Here" 1965 


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Text   1151

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Series III: Photographs undated, 1969-1979 

"Bearhunters' Cave" undated 


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Graphic Materials   121

"Beowulf!" 1979 


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Graphic Materials   122

"Boys Peeking Thru Fence" 1978 


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Graphic Materials   123

"Bull & Matador" undated 


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Graphic Materials   124

"Esopus Rises" undated 


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Graphic Materials   125

"House" undated 


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Graphic Materials   126

"Junk Truck" 1969 


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Graphic Materials   127

"Junk Truck Negative" 1969 


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Graphic Materials   128

"Landscape" undated 


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Graphic Materials   129

"Little Girl" undated 


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Graphic Materials   1210

"Man Reading Book" undated 


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Graphic Materials   1211

"Man Wearing Suspenders" 1978 


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Graphic Materials   1212

"Man With Pipe" undated 


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Graphic Materials   1213

"Sailing Trophies" 1978 


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Graphic Materials   1214

Skins cover photograph undated 


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Graphic Materials   1215

"Sleeping Baby" undated 


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Graphic Materials   1216

"Three Person Band" undated 


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Graphic Materials   1217

"Two Girsl & Cat" undated 


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Graphic Materials   1218

"Woman Holding Infant" undated 


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Graphic Materials   1219

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