A Guide to the James Koller Papers, 1959-1986

Koller (James) Papers

Summary Information

Title
A Guide to the James Koller Papers
Creator
Koller, James
Inclusive Dates
1959-1986
Extent
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
Patricia Triplett and Shahb Shojaeizadeh.
Repository
University of Connecticut Libraries 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 Libraries.

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Access and Use

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 Libraries.

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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)

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

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

Correspondence, undated, 1960-1986 

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Allen, Donald M., 1974-1982 

1:1

Arnold, Bob, 1974-1979 

1:2

Arnold, Bob, 1980-1981 

1:3

Arnold, Bob, 1982 

1:4

Arnold, Bob, 1983 

1:5

Arnold, Bob, January - May 1984 

1:6

Arnold, Bob, June - December 1984 

1:7

Arnold, Bob, 1985-1986 

1:8

Beltrametti, Franco, 1967-1969 

1:9

Beltrametti, Franco, 1970-1971 

1:10

Beltrametti, Franco, 1972-1973 

1:11

Beltrametti, Franco, 1974-1976 

2:12

Beltrametti, Franco,1977-1979 

2:13

Beltrametti, Franco, 1980 

2:14

Beltrametti, Franco, 1981-1982 

2:15

Beltrametti, Franco, 1983-1986 

2:16

Beltrametti, Judy, 1974-1981 

2:17

Bersenbrugbe, Mei Mei, 1980 

2:18

Bertholf, Robert, 1972-1978 

2:19

Bertolino, James, 1978 

2:20

Blackburn, Joan, 1972 

2:21

Blackburn, Paul, 1966-1971 

2:22

Blue Cloud, Peter, 1976-1983 

2:23

Bly, Robert, [1973?] 

2:24

Boyce, Jack, 1966-1967 

2:25

Brantigan, Richard, 1968-1970 

2:26

Bruchac, Joseph, 1982 

2:27

Butterick, George, 1974-1982 

2:28

Carroll, Paul, 1973 

2:29

Clark, Tom, 1969-1982 

2:30

Clarke, Jack, 1972 

2:31

Cody, Jim, 1975-1976 

2:32

Collom, Jack, 1972-1975 

2:33

Crreley, Robert, 1966, 1981 

2:34

Deemer, Bill, 1965-1966 

3:35

Deemer, Bill 

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"Glorious Signs of a Beautiful Person" original drawing, 1965 

13:1

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

13:2
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Deemer, Bill, 1967-1968 

3:36

Deemer, Bill, 1969-1973 

3:37

Deemer, Bill, 1974-1980 

3:38

Deemer, Bill, 1981 

3:39

Deemer, Bill, 1982 

3:40

Deemer, Bill, 1983-1985 

3:41

Deemer, Bill, undated 

3:42

Dorn, Edward, 1968-1980 

3:43

Duerden, Richard, 1976 

3:44

Eigner, Larry, 1966-1968 

3:45

Ekner, Reidor, 1980-1984 

3:46

Ekvall, Robert E., 1972-1975 

3:47

Enslin, Theodore 

3:48

Enslin, Theodore, 1975-1985 

3:49

Eulart, Don, 1972-1975 

3:50

Faulwell, Dean, 1972 

4:51

Finkel, Donald, 1972-1978 

4:52

Finstein, Max, 1980 

4:53

Garland, Peter, 1972-1985 

4:54

Gifford, Barry, 1974-1977 

4:55

Ginsberg, Allen, 1966-1977 

4:56

Glover, Albert, 1972-1974 

4:57

Goodell, Larry, 1980 

4:58

Halper, Jon, 1976-1980 

4:59

Hamill, Sam, 1978-1980 

4:60

Hemensley, Kris, 1973-1974 

4:61

Hollo, Anselm, 1980 

4:62

Hoogstraten, Harry, 1972-1978 

4:63

Hoogstraten, Harry, 1979-1984 

4:64

Hyner, Stefan, 1978-1981 

4:65

Hyner, Stefan, 1982 

4:66

Hyner, Stefan, 1983-1985 

4:67

Isherwood, Justin, 1972-1980 

4:68

Jaegar, Julia Newman, 1970-1974 

5:69

Johnstone, Paul, 1976-1979 

5:70

Kahn, Paul, 1975-1976 

5:71

Kahn, Paul, 1977-1978 

5:72

Kahn, Paul, 1979-1981 

5:73

Kahn, Paul, 1982 

5:74

Kahn, Paul, 1983-1985 

5:75

Karr, Ted, 1972-1976 

5:76
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Kelly, Robert, 1972 

5:77

Kohler, Michael, 1977-1979 

5:78

Koller, James/Johnstone, Paul, 1976-1977 

5:79

Koller, James/Kyger, Joanne, 1966 

5:80

Koller, James/McClure, Michael, 1964 

5:81

Koller, James/Rosenthal, Irving, 1960 

5:82

Koller, James/Steve & Peter, 1981 

5:83

Kooler, James/Whalen, Philip, 1963-1964 

5:84

Kwong, Bill, 1972-1981 

5:85

Kyger, Joanne, 1966-1983 

5:86

Lawless, Gary, 1972-1973 

5:87

Lawless, Gary, 1980-1981 

5:88

Lewandowski, Steve, 1979-1980 

6:89

Longville, Tim, 1969-1980 

6:90

MacAdams, Lewis, 1977-1980 

6:91

MacDonald, DOuglas, 1972-1975 

6:92

MacDonald, Douglas, 1976-1980 

6:93

Martin, John, 1970-1973 

6:94

Martin, John, 1974-1979 

6:95

Martin, John, 1980-1986 

6:96

Martin, Paul, 1975-1979 

6:97

McClure, Michael, 1960-1967 

6:98

McCord, Howard, 1972-1973 

6:99

McNaughton, Duncan, 1974-1980 

6:100

McNult, Tim, 1980-1983 

6:101

Miller, Steve, 1978-1979 

6:102

Millward, Pamela, 1975-1980 

6:103

Miodini, Cate, 1980-1982 

6:104

Mottram, Eric, 1972-1979 

7:105

Nemirow, Steve, 1981 

7:106

Propper, Dan, 1981 

7:107

Rathbu, Roberto, 1972 

7:108

Reyes, Carlos, 1975 

7:109

Rodefer, Stephen, 1980 

7:110

Rosenthal, Irving, 1959-1960 

7:111

Rothenberg, Jerome, 1970-1985 

7:112

Ruutila, Ecru, 1978-1980 

7:113

Sanfield, Steven, 1974-1978 

7:114

Shoemaker, Jack, 1981 

7:115

Snyder, Gary, 1966-1972 

7:116

Snyder, Gary, 1975-1983 

7:117

Skingass, David, 1972 

7:118

Steuding, Bob, 1976 

7:119

Sze, Arthur, 1981-1983 

7:120

Taggart, John, 1975 

7:121

Tarachon, Michael, 1980-1981 

7:122

Tarn, Nathaniel, 1972 

7:123

Urdang, Constance, 1978 

7:124

Van Aelstyn, Edward, 1970-1978 

7:125

Vas Dias, Robert, 1972-1982 

7:126

Vega, Janine Pommy, 1976-1978 

7:127

Vega, Janine Pommy, 1979-1982 

7:128

Vincent, Stephen, 1982 

8:129

Wah, Fred, 1972 

8:130

Waldman, Anne, 1969-1982 

8:131

Warsh, Lewis, 1968-1970 

8:132

Whalen, Philip, 1963-1966 

8:133

Whalen, Philip, 1967 

8:134

Whalen, Philip, 1968-1969 

8:135

Whalen, Philip, 1970-1972 

8:136

Whalen, Philip, 1974-1985 

8:137

Wilk, David, 1978-1982 

8:138

Wilson, Keith, 1971-1981 

8:139

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

8:140

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Writings, 1965-1976 

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"The Blackberries were not Ripe", 1966 

9:1

"Blue-Green A Mountain Lake", 1966 

9:2

Born at Night/In Red Trimmed Blue Shoes", 1966 

9:3

California Poems, 1971 

9:4

"Crows Fill the Trees", 1968 

9:5

"Elisabeth, Elisabeth, Elisabeth Yellow Hair", 1967 

9:6

"For Charles Hassler & Sally Jo Knowles", 1966 

9:7

He Only Dreamed of Places Now", 1966 

9:8

Here I am Again", 1965 

9:9

"How It Happened", 1965 

9:10

"I Tried to Write You a SOng", 1966 

9:11

"I Went to See My True Love", 1966 

9:12

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

9:13

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

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Original TS with ms corrections 

9:14

Original TS with ms corrections 

9:15

Original TS with ms corrections--full ms 

9:16

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

9:17
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"I'm Going Home", 1965 

9:18

"Lightening Coming Home", 1968 

9:19

"Mars the Ruler", 1968 

9:20

"Moon, Moon, Moon", 1968 

9:21

"On Her Knees", 1968 

9:22

Poems for the Blue Sky", 1976 

9:23

"Radio Poem", 1965 

9:24

Shannon Who Was Lost Before, undated 

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Original TS 

9:25

Original TS 

9:26

Original TS with ms corrections 

9:27

Original TS with ms corrections 

9:28

Original TS with ms corrections [Draft 1] 

9:29

Original TS with ms corrections [Draft 1] 

9:30

Original TS with ms corrections [Draft 2] 

9:31

Original TS with ms corretions [Draft 2] 

9:32

Original TS with ms corrections [Draft 3] 

9:33

Original TS with ms corrections [Draft 3] 

9:34

Original Ts with ms corrections [Draft 4] 

9:35
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Skins/Poems 1959-1967, 1969 

9:36

Skins/Poems 1959-1967, 1969 

9:37

"So Early to Wake", 1966 

9:38

Songs of the Teton Sioux, undated 

9:39

"Sleepy Naked Piss", 1968 

9:40

"Snow on Mt. St. Helena", 1967 

9:41

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

9:42

"That Fall, on Bicycle, at Dusk", 1966 

9:43

"Three Hawks, Low", 1968 

9:44

Two Hands/Poems 1959-1961, 1965 

9:45
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Complete set of 26 offset plates, oversize, 1965 

13:3

"Two Red Roses", 1968 

9:46

Untitled Scenario, 1968 

9:47

"We Came Out of That City", 1968 

9:48

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

9:49

Wind/Fragments for a Beginning, undated 

9:50

"Wish You Were Here", 1965 

9:51

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Photographs, undated, 1969-1979 

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"Bearhunters' Cave", undated 

12:1

"Beowulf!", 1979 

12:2

"Boys Peeking Thru Fence", 1978 

12:3

"Bull & Matador", undated 

12:4

"Esopus Rises", undated 

12:5

"House", undated 

12:6

"Junk Truck", 1969 

12:7

"Junk Truck Negative", 1969 

12:8

"Landscape", undated 

12:9

"Little Girl", undated 

12:10

"Man Reading Book", undated 

12:11

"Man Wearing Suspenders", 1978 

12:12

"Man With Pipe", undated 

12:13

"Sailing Trophies", 1978 

12:14

Skins cover photograph, undated 

12:15

"Sleeping Baby", undated 

12:16

"Three Person Band", undated 

12:17

"Two Girsl & Cat", undated 

12:18

"Woman Holding Infant", undated 

12:19

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