Joanne Kyger Papers, 1950 - 2009 (MSS 0730)

Restrictions: Original material too fragile to handle from boxes 34 & 35 has been restricted; photocopies must be used instead. Contracts containing social security numbers, located in Series 3, WRITINGS, are restricted until after Kyger's death. Also, reel-to-reel recordings in box 42 are restricted. Researchers must request user copies be produced.

Extent: 22 Linear feet (43 archives boxes, 1 records carton, 2 shoe boxes, 2 flat boxes and 9 map case folders)

The papers of Joanne Kyger, an important member of the 'post-beat' West Coast poetry community. The papers document Kyger's life and writing as she traveled through San Francisco, Japan, New York, and Bolinas, California. The bulk of the collection covers the period from 1957 through 2007 and includes correspondence, poetry manuscripts and typescripts, ephemera, photographs, and audio recordings.

Joanne Kyger is a West Coast poet who emerged as the Beat movement was beginning to wane in the 1960s. The daughter of Jacob and Anne Kyger, she was born November 19, 1934. Her father's career as a navy officer led to a peripatetic early life: by the time she was fourteen she had lived in Vallejo, Ca. (where she was born), China, Washington, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Illinois. Her father retired in 1949, and the family settled permanently in Santa Barbara, Ca.

Kyger attended the University of California at Santa Barbara from 1952 to 1956, where she took classes with Hugh Kenner and Paul Wienphal both of whom were important to the development of her poetry. She left the University one unit short of her degree, and the following year moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. Kyger soon got a job working at Brentano's Bookstore in San Francisco's North Beach, and she usually spent her nights sharing poems with friends at poetry bars. In 1957 she met John Wieners at The Place, one of the poetry bars, and through him met Robert Duncan and Jack Spicer; it was also during this time that she first met Gary Snyder. Duncan and Spicer were the doyens of a group of poets who would gather on Sundays to read and discuss each other's work. Kyger said of those meetings: "They (Duncan and Spicer) would read what they had written, and everybody else would read what they had written. And you would be severely criticised. A lot of people would be so heavily criticised that they wouldn't come back."

Later Kyger moved to the East West House, where such writers as Philip Whalen, Lew Welch, and Jack Kerouac were occasional residents. In 1960 she moved to Japan, where she and Snyder were married on February 23. There were two ceremonies: one by the American consul and another at the Daitoku ji monastery in Kyoto. Her life with Snyder in Kyoto and later in India is the subject of The Japan and India Journals, 1960-1964 (1981).

Following her divorce from Snyder in 1964 Kyger returned to the Bay Area. She has said about this time, "I just took off on this big energy cruise. I had lots to say to everybody, and it wasn't like playing second fiddle anymore." The following year Donald Allen published her first book, The Tapestry and the Web (1965).

In 1966 Kyger married the painter Jack Boyce, and together they travelled through Spain, France, Italy, and England. Upon their return Kyger and Boyce stayed briefly in New York, and then in 1967 returned to the San Francisco area where they spent the next year. In 1968 the two traveled to Bodega Bay, then to Bolinas in 1969, where Kyger has continued to live (she and Boyce separated in 1970). In the 1970s Bolinas was known for being a center for wandering poets, as well as a home for Philip Whalen, Robert Creeley, Donald Allen, Tom Clark, and others. Kyger married the artist Donald Guravich in 1978. Kyger has maintained an active presence in the community, and has been particularly concerned with environmental issues. She has also continued to travel extensively including several trips to Mexico while continuing to publish her poetry.

Selected Bibliography: The Tapestry and the Web (1965), Joanne, Places to Go (1970), Desecheo Notebook (1971), Trip Out and Fall Back (1974), All This Every Day (1975), The Wonderful Focus of You (1980), Up My Coast, The Japan and India Journals 1960-64, Mexico Blonde (1981), Going On: Selected Poems 1958-80 (1983).

The Joanne Kyger Papers document Kyger's career as a poet and important member of the West Coast poetry community. Materials include correspondence with prominent poets, artists, and editors; manuscript and typescript drafts of Kyger's poetry; and audio recordings of spoken word events. The papers range in date from 1950 through 2009 and are arranged in seven series: 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 2) CORRESPONDENCE, 3) WRITINGS, 4) WRITINGS OF OTHERS, 5) OTHER PROJECTS, 6) SUBJECT FILES, and 7) IMAGES & RECORDINGS.

SERIES 1: BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

The BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS series contains award and grant information; newspaper clippings about Kyger's life and work; personal papers including calendars, biographies, and notes; and interviews with Kyger for various publications and projects. Materials related to Kyger's marriage to Gary Snyder are also located in the series. Materials include photographs of their wedding and reception, a photocopy of the marriage certificate, and newspaper clippings about the event.

SERIES 2: CORRESPONDENCE

The CORRESPONDENCE series is comprised of letters, cards, email, and postcards from friends, family, colleagues, editors, and publishers, ranging in date from 1950 to 2008. Correspondence details Kyger's life in San Francisco, Japan, New York, and Bolinas, California, as well as her working relationships with various publishers and magazine editors. Notable correspondents include Donald Allen, Ebbe Borregaard, Joe Brainard, Robert Creeley, Nemi Frost, Gary Snyder, Anne Waldman, Lewis Warsh, and Philip Whalen. Also of interest are a small number of typescript carbons of letters written by Kyger to friends and family describing her time in Japan.

The series is arranged alphabetically by correspondent. Unidentified correspondents are arranged chronologically at the end of the series.

SERIES 3: WRITINGS

The WRITINGS series includes handwritten and typescript poetry and writings - completed works as well as fragments of work in progress. The series is arranged in two subseries: A) Chronological Files and B) Collaborations.

A) The Chronological Files subseries includes handwritten and typescript manuscripts and drafts; scrapbooks of Kyger's work on school newspapers; journals and manuscripts for published works, including books where Kyger was a contributor; and, in the case of published projects, correspondence, contracts, galley copies, and page proofs. Of particular interest are the original bound journals Kyger kept in while in Japan and used to create Japan and India Journals published in 1981.

The files, ranging in date from 1951 to 2007, are arranged chronologically and in most cases retain Kyger's original folder titles.

B) The Collaborations subseries, arranged chronologically, contains pieces written by Kyger with friends and fellow writers. One unusual piece is a typescript on toilet paper, which Kyger wrote with Stan Persky in 1959. The piece, titled "In the Tunnel," is extremely fragile and a copy has been made for patron use.

SERIES 4: WRITINGS OF OTHERS

The WRITINGS OF OTHERS series is arranged alphabetically by author and primarily contains poetry, reviews, essays, and articles, written about Joanne Kyger and her work. In most cases, files contain typescript drafts, annotated by Kyger, along with correspondence between Kyger and the author. The series includes a 1964 article published in Kado: Japanese Floral Art, that mentions Joanne Kyger's time learning flower arranging in Japan and includes an image of her work.

SERIES 5: OTHER PROJECTS

The OTHER PROJECTS series pulls together Kyger's activities outside of, but often still related to, writing. The series is arranged in three subseries: A) Readings, B) Teaching, and C) Miscellaneous Projects.

A) Readings consists of correspondence, notes, posters, announcements, programs, and ephemera related to conferences and spoken word events Kyger participated in between 1965-2007. The folders are arranged chronologically with undated material filed at the end of the subseries.

B) The Teaching subseries includes material related to classes and workshops taught by Kyger on writing, journaling, and poetry, from 1967-2003. Arranged chronologically, materials include class notes, correspondence, reference material, and ephemera.

C) The Miscellaneous Projects subseries documents art, poetry, and editing projects in which Kyger participated. Editing projects include issues of the poetry journals Wild Dog and Turkey Buzzard Review, as well as local newspaper the Bolinas Hearsay News. The subseries also contains materials related to the National Center for Experiments in Television (NCET). Kyger created the video piece Descartes (1968) while working at the NCET as an artist in residence.

SERIES 6: SUBJECT FILES

The SUBJECT FILES series is arranged alphabetically by topic and primarily contains newspaper clippings and ephemera. Subjects include poets Ted Berrigan, Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, and Philip Whalen, as well as the Beat Generation and Bolinas, California. Miscellaneous ephemera is filed chronologically at the end of the series. The ephemera illustrates Kyger's life and interests over the years, from peace marches in the 1960s to poetry readings by friends.

SERIES 7: IMAGES & RECORDINGS

The series is arranged in three subseries: A) Artwork, B) Photographs, and C) Audio Recordings.

A) The Artwork subseries is comprised of drawings and sketches made by Joanne Kyger and friends. The subseries includes work by Bill Berkson, Tom Field, Nemi Frost, and Arthur Okamura, as well as collaborative drawings and sketchbooks comprised of work by several artists. One drawing of particular interest is a pen & ink drawing depicting "Blabbermouth Night" at The Place in San Francisco. The drawing has no identified artist and is located with the oversize, unidentified artwork.

B) A small number of images make up the Photographs subseries. Images include snapshots of Joanne Kyger and other poets including Gary Snyder and Allen Ginsberg. Also included in the subseries are slides taken in 1972 by Roy Kiyooka labeled "A Day in Bolinas & San Fran. with Friends."

C) Audio Recordings document spoken word events that Kyger participated in from 1966-2009. Reel-to-reel tapes, audio cassettes, and a single CD document readings that include, along with Kyger, poets Robert Duncan, Lewis MacAdams, Gary Snyder, and Bobbie Louise Hawkins.

Joanne Kyger Correspondence, MSS 0008. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

Container List

BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

Box: 1 Folder: 1
Awards & grants, 1987-2005
Box: 1 Folder: 2
Bibliographies
Box: 1 Folder: 3
Calendars, 1965-1968 (incomplete)
Interviews
Box: 1 Folder: 4
1977-2007 & undated
Box: 1 Folder: 5
Interviewed by Michael Price & Dale Smith, 1997
Box: 1 Folder: 6
Interviewed by Anne Waldman
Box: 1 Folder: 7
Interviewed by John Suiter - Two interviews, 2000-2003
Box: 1 Folder: 8
Interviewed for Rain Taxi by Eric Lorberer, 2001
Box: 1 Folder: 9
Bolinas Museum Oral History Project, 2006
Marriage to Gary Snyder
Box: 1 Folder: 10
Photographs & ephemera
Box: 1 Folder: 11
Newspaper clippings, 1960
Box: 1 Folder: 12
Newspaper clippings about Kyger, 1974-2007
Box: 1 Folder: 13
Miscellaneous material

CORRESPONDENCE

Box: 1 Folder: 14
A - Miscellaneous
Box: 1 Folder: 15
Abrams, Sam, 1979-2000
Box: 1 Folder: 16
Accurso, Richard, 1984-2003
Box: 2 Folder: 1
Acevedo, Susanna, 1976-1991
Box: 2 Folder: 2
Acevedo, Susanna & Arthur Okamura, from Bali, 1979-1980
Box: 2 Folder: 3
Adnan, Etel, 1997-2006
Box: 2 Folder: 4
Alexander, Paul, 1975-2008
Box: 2 Folder: 5
Allen, Donald, 1959-1990
Box: 2 Folder: 6
Amandi, Jocelyn, 1978-1990
Box: 2 Folder: 7
Anderson, Jim, 1980-2006
Box: 2 Folder: 8
Antler, 1997-2003
Box: 2 Folder: 9
Arnold, Bob, 1987-2006
Box: 2 Folder: 10
Aronowitz, Al, 1992-1995
Box: 2 Folder: 11
Avec, (Cydney Chadwick, ed.), 1988
Box: 2 Folder: 12
B - Miscellaneous
Box: 2 Folder: 13
Bachy, (Leland Hickman, ed.), 1977-1980
Bacon, Joe
Box: 3 Folder: 1
1975-2007
Box: 3 Folder: 2
Copies of letters written by Bacon to various people, 1975-1986
Box: 3 Folder: 3
Baldwin, Gordon, 1973-2007
Box: 3 Folder: 4
Baldwin, Mado (Gail), 1973-1996
Box: 3 Folder: 5
Ballard, Micah, 2000-2005
Box: 3 Folder: 6
Batki, John, 1993-2003
Box: 3 Folder: 7
Baude, Dawn-Michelle (Kolokithas), 1985-2007
Box: 3 Folder: 8
Belforti, Rose Marie, 1987-1991
Box: 3 Folder: 9
Beltrametti, Franco, 1974-1997
Box: 3 Folder: 10
Benedetti, David, 1990-2007
Box: 3 Folder: 11
Benton, William, 1977-1994
Box: 3 Folder: 12
Berg, Peter, 1978-2003
Box: 4 Folder: 1
Berkson, Bill, 1971-2008
Box: 4 Folder: 2
Berkson, Lynn O'Hare, 1979-2007

Includes paste-ups of the Bolinas Hearsay News, with Lynn's column "Notes from a Broad."

Box: 4 Folder: 3
Berlandt, Herman, 2006
Box: 4 Folder: 4
Berlin, Lucia, 1997-2003
Box: 4 Folder: 5
Berssenbrugge, Mei-Mei, 1979-1981
Box: 4 Folder: 6
Bertholf, Robert, 1975-2001
Box: 4 Folder: 7
Beyond Baroque Foundation Literary/Arts Center, 1975-1999
Box: 4 Folder: 8
Black, Noel, 1998-1999
Box: 4 Folder: 9
Blackall, Simon, 1966-1969
Box: 4 Folder: 10
Black Sparrow Press, 1992-2002
Box: 4 Folder: 11
Blakebrough, Les, 1961-2002
Box: 4 Folder: 12
Bombay Gin, 1992-1999
Box: 4 Folder: 13
Borregaard, Ebbe, 1960-2006
Box: 4 Folder: 14
Boughn, Michael, 1988-2000
Box: 4 Folder: 15
Boyce, Jack, 1964-1972

Includes letters to Kyger re. Boyce's death.

Brainard, Joe
Box: 4 Folder: 16
1971-1977
Box: 4 Folder: 17
1982-1993
Box: 4 Folder: 18
Letters about Brainard, including correspondence with Ron Padgett about possible book, 1994-2001
Box: 4 Folder: 19
Brandi, John, 2005-2008
Box: 4 Folder: 20
Briggs, Eleanor, 1974-1983
Box: 4 Folder: 21
Briggs, Robert, 1994-2001
Box: 4 Folder: 22
Brill, Kastle, 1984-1985
Box: 5 Folder: 1
Brodecky, Bill, 1966-1983
Box: 5 Folder: 2
Brown, Bill, 1966-1994
Box: 5 Folder: 3
Brown, Maggie, 1978-2008
Box: 5 Folder: 4
Brown, Rebecca, 1975-1988
Box: 5 Folder: 5 Oversize: MC-011-01
Brunner, Jon, 1988-1995
Box: 5 Folder: 6
Burk, Ronnie, 2000-2002
Box: 5 Folder: 7
Bye, Reed, 1979-2005
Box: 5 Folder: 8
C - Miscellaneous
Box: 5 Folder: 9
Café Review, (Steve Luttrell, ed.), 1992-2000
Box: 5 Folder: 10
Caldwell, Christopher, 2000-2004
Box: 5 Folder: 11
California College of Arts and Crafts, 1977
Box: 5 Folder: 12
Cantor, Margery, 1985
Box: 5 Folder: 13
Charters, Ann, 1981-2000
Box: 5 Folder: 14
City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, 2000-2003

Includes an interview of Joanne Kyger & David Meltzer's interview of Philip Whalen.

Box: 5 Folder: 15
Clark, Tom & Angelica, 1966-2007
Box: 5 Folder: 16
Clorfeine, Stephen, 1975-1997
Box: 5 Folder: 17
Coffey, Dan, 2000-2001
Box: 5 Folder: 18
Collom, Jack, 1994-2007
Box: 5 Folder: 19
Congdon, Kirby, 1967
Box: 5 Folder: 20
Connor, Julia, 1992-2006
Box: 5 Folder: 21
Coordinating Council of Literacy Magazines, 1979
Box: 5 Folder: 22
Corman, Cid, 1962-1991
Box: 5 Folder: 23
Creeley, Robert, 1966-2003
Box: 6 Folder: 1
D - Miscellaneous
Box: 6 Folder: 2
Dahi, Soheyl, (ed. Sore Dove Press), 2004-2008
Box: 6 Folder: 3
Dahme, Dorothy, 1999
Box: 6 Folder: 4
Daley, Debora, 1976-1979
Box: 6 Folder: 5
Daley, John, 1978-2007
Box: 6 Folder: 6
Daley, Patrice, 1986-2001
Box: 6 Folder: 7
Daniel, Darrin, 1990-1999
Box: 6 Folder: 8
Davidson, Michael, 1976
Box: 6 Folder: 9
Davies, Alan, 1975-1999
Box: 6 Folder: 10
De Ferreccio, Jazmin Aminian, 2000
Box: 6 Folder: 11
Degli Esposti, Rita & John Gian Pozzi, 1979-2001
Box: 6 Folder: 12
Demers, Robin, 2005-2007
Box: 6 Folder: 13
DeSilver, Albert, 1996-2005
Box: 6 Folder: 14
DeVore, Trane, 2005-2006
Box: 6 Folder: 15
Dharmadhatu Berkeley, 1976-1977
Box: 6 Folder: 16
DiPrima, Diane, 1976-2006
Box: 6 Folder: 17
Donlon, Helen, 1987-1997
Box: 6 Folder: 18
Dorn, Ed and Jennifer, 1974-2003
Box: 6 Folder: 19
Dorsky, Nathaniel, 2000-2006
Box: 6 Folder: 20
Doss, Margot Patterson & John, 1966-2002
Box: 7 Folder: 1
Drees, Mahina, 1975-1979
Box: 7 Folder: 2
Dull, Dora, 1959-1963
Box: 7 Folder: 3
Dunn, Annalee, 2002-2006
Box: 7 Folder: 4
Dunn, James, 2002-2008
Box: 7 Folder: 5
E - Miscellaneous
Box: 7 Folder: 6
East West House - Kyger's letters to friends at East West House detailing her trip to Japan, ca. 1960
Box: 7 Folder: 7
Edwards, Ernesto, 1986-2008
Box: 7 Folder: 8
Eigner, Larry, 1986
Box: 7 Folder: 9
Ellingham, Lewis, 1975-2007
Box: 7 Folder: 10
Elmslie, Kenward, 1974-1999
Box: 7 Folder: 11
E.P. Dutton, Inc., 1985
Box: 7 Folder: 12
Everyman Publishers, PLC, 2002
Box: 7 Folder: 13
Exquisite Corpse, (Andrei Codrescu, ed.), 1992-1995
Box: 7 Folder: 14
F - Miscellaneous
Box: 7 Folder: 15
Fagin, Larry, 1967-2004
Box: 7 Folder: 16
Falk, Jane, 1999-2007
Box: 7 Folder: 17
Fattal, Simone, 1996-2007
Box: 7 Folder: 18
Ferlinghetti, Lawrence, 1979-2006
Box: 7 Folder: 19
Ferlinghetti, Selden "Kirby", 1988-2001
Box: 7 Folder: 20
Ferraris, Fred, 1997
Box: 8 Folder: 1
Field, Tom, ca. 1959-1995
Box: 8 Folder: 2
First Light Films, re. film Women and the Beats, 1993-1994
Box: 8 Folder: 3
Fitzgerald, Dora, 1978-2003
Box: 8 Folder: 4
Follet, CB, ed. Beside the Sleeping Maiden: Poets of Marin, 1996-1997
Box: 8 Folder: 5
Fox, Hugh, 1967-1968
Box: 8 Folder: 6
Frost, Nancy Drew, 1962-2007
Frost, Nemi
Box: 8 Folder: 7
ca. 1957-1959
Box: 8 Folder: 8
1960-1967
Box: 8 Folder: 9
1977-2007
Box: 8 Folder: 10 Oversize: MC-011-02
Frost, Robert T. M. "Robin", 1957-1958
Box: 8 Folder: 11
Frumkin, Kathleen, 2002-2007
Box: 8 Folder: 12
Frym, Gloria, 1990-2006
Box: 8 Folder: 13
G - Miscellaneous
Box: 8 Folder: 14
Gach, Gary, 1988-2007
Box: 8 Folder: 15
Gallup, Dick, 1978-1981
Box: 8 Folder: 16
Gare du Nord, (Douglas Oliver & Alice Notley, eds.), 1997-1998
Box: 8 Folder: 17
Gas, (Kevin Opstedal, ed.), 1991-1998
Box: 8 Folder: 18
Gitin, Maria, 1976
Box: 8 Folder: 19
Goldfarb, Sidney, 1999-2007
Box: 8 Folder: 20
Grace, Nancy, 2001-2002
Box: 8 Folder: 21
Greene, Anne, 1976
Box: 8 Folder: 22
Grenier, Robert, 1975-1999
Box: 8 Folder: 23
Grimm, Mary - Correspondence regarding Nancy Drew Frost's death, 2007
Box: 9 Folder: 1
Guravich, Donald & family, 1999-2007
Box: 9 Folder: 2
Gustafson, Jim, 1981-1984
Box: 9 Folder: 3
H - Miscellaneous
Box: 9 Folder: 4
Hailey, Deborah, 1993-2000
Box: 9 Folder: 5
Halper, Jon, 1988-1989
Box: 9 Folder: 6
Harmon, Harvey S., 1958
Box: 9 Folder: 7
Haselwood, Dave, 1990-2002
Box: 9 Folder: 8
Hastings, Lee Adair, 1961-2006
Box: 9 Folder: 9
Hatch, Annie, 1960-1963
Box: 9 Folder: 10
Hatch, Jim, 1990-1993
Box: 9 Folder: 11
Hawkins, Bobbie Louise, 1980-2007
Box: 9 Folder: 12
Heath, Jenny, 1991-2007
Box: 9 Folder: 13
Heijinian, Lyn, 1995-2003
Box: 9 Folder: 14
Heilig, Steve, 2000-2007
Box: 9 Folder: 15
Heineman, Lydia, 1999
Box: 9 Folder: 16
Hemensley, Kris, 1976-1984
Box: 9 Folder: 17
Hennessy, Lois, [Gary Snyder's mother], 1961
Box: 9 Folder: 18
Hickman, Leland, 1966-1991
Box: 9 Folder: 19
Hollo, Anselm & Jane, 1981-2007
Box: 9 Folder: 20
Holt, Jessica, 2006-2007
Box: 9 Folder: 21
Hoogstraten, Harry, 1978-1980
Box: 9 Folder: 22
Hoyem, Judy, 1968-2006
Box: 9 Folder: 23
Hriskos, Jim & Virginia, 1965-1967
Box: 9 Folder: 24
Hunt, Byron Alton, ca. 1979-1980
Hyner, Stefan
Box: 9 Folder: 25
1983-1989
Box: 9 Folder: 26
1990-2000
Box: 10 Folder: 1
2001-2008 & undated
Box: 10 Folder: 2
I - Miscellaneous
Box: 10 Folder: 3
Intersection, Center for the Arts and Religion, 1976-1989
Box: 10 Folder: 4
Irby, Kenneth, 1989-2008
Box: 10 Folder: 5
J - Miscellaneous
Box: 10 Folder: 6
Jarnot, Lisa, 1988-2006
Box: 10 Folder: 7
Jenkins, Dora, 1998-2005
Box: 10 Folder: 8
Johnson, Diane, 1977-1979
Box: 10 Folder: 9
Johnson, Kent, 1988-1989
Box: 10 Folder: 10
Johnson, Maile, 1987-2006
Box: 10 Folder: 11
Johnson, Ron, 1984-1998
Box: 10 Folder: 12
Johnson, William J. (Bill), 1976-1997
Box: 10 Folder: 13
Johnston, Alastair & Dawn, 1976-2006
Box: 10 Folder: 14
Jones, Jamey, 1994-2007
Box: 10 Folder: 15
Joy, Joan, 1962-2001
Box: 10 Folder: 16
K - Miscellaneous
Box: 10 Folder: 17
Kahn, Lloyd, 2006-2008
Box: 10 Folder: 18
Kahn, Paul, 1977-2006
Box: 10 Folder: 19
Kapleau, DeLancey, 1962-1963
Box: 10 Folder: 20
Kearney, Margaret, 1978-2005
Box: 10 Folder: 21
Kervin, Brian, 2000-2007
Box: 10 Folder: 22
Killian, Kevin, 1991-1997
Box: 10 Folder: 23
Kite, Mary, 2004-2005
Box: 10 Folder: 24
Koller, Jim & Maggie Brown, 1966-2006
Box: 10 Folder: 25
Kowit, Steve, 1987-1988
Box: 11 Folder: 1
Krafft, Charles, 1977-2004
Box: 11 Folder: 2
Kundawala, Ish, 1988-1998
Box: 11 Folder: 3
Kush (Steven Kushner), undated
Box: 11 Folder: 4
Kyger, Anne [Kyger's mother], 1960-1986
Box: 11 Folder: 5
Kyger, Jacob [Kyger's father], 1960-1961
Box: 11 Folder: 6
L - Miscellaneous
Box: 11 Folder: 7
La Alameda Press, 1999-2004
Box: 11 Folder: 8
Lally, Michael, 1975
Box: 11 Folder: 9
Lamont, Kimberly M., 1991-1993
Box: 11 Folder: 10
Lampe, Keith (aka Ro-Non-So-Te, Ponderosa Pine), 1971-1995
Box: 11 Folder: 11
Lance, Jeanne, 1973-2004
Box: 11 Folder: 12
Larsen, Nicolai, undated
Box: 11 Folder: 13
LaVoie, Steven, 1976-1987
Box: 11 Folder: 14
Lawless, Gary, undated
Box: 11 Folder: 15
Laws, Judy, 1967
Box: 11 Folder: 16
Lazzeri, Simone, 1978-1990
Box: 11 Folder: 17
Lerner, Steve, 1985-2005
Box: 11 Folder: 18
Levi, Louise Landes, 1991-2007
Box: 11 Folder: 19
Lifshin, Lyn, undated
Box: 11 Folder: 20
Loewinsohn, Ron, 1963-1968
Box: 11 Folder: 21
Lowell, Douglas, 1986
Box: 11 Folder: 22
Lowry, Thea [Gary Snyder's sister], 1961-1962
Box: 11 Folder: 23
M - Miscellaneous
Box: 11 Folder: 24
MacAdams, Lewis, 1967-2007
Box: 11 Folder: 25
MacAdams, Ocean Lee, 1978-2001
Box: 12 Folder: 1
MacAdams, Phoebe, 1975-2005
Box: 12 Folder: 2
Main, Alvin & June, 1960
Box: 12 Folder: 3
Mallman, Jerome, 1958-2007
Box: 12 Folder: 4
Malone, Eric, 2003-2004
Box: 12 Folder: 5
Marin Arts Council, 1987
Box: 12 Folder: 6
Marin Poetry Center, 1996-2003
Box: 12 Folder: 7
Marsh, Kate, 1981-2003
Box: 12 Folder: 8
Marshall, Tom, 1980-1995
Box: 12 Folder: 9
Martin, Richard, 2000-2002
Box: 12 Folder: 10
Mayo, Gui, 1999-2006
Box: 12 Folder: 11
Mazer, Ben, 2004-2008
Box: 12 Folder: 12
McClure, Michael, 1971-2004
Box: 12 Folder: 13
McIntyre, Joan, 1975-1980
McNaughton, Duncan
Box: 12 Folder: 14
1975-1988
Box: 12 Folder: 15
1990-2008 & undated
Box: 12 Folder: 16
McNaughton, Genie, 1989-1994
Box: 12 Folder: 17
McNeill, William (Bill), ca. 1960-1981

Includes a small, undated notebook of McNeill's, describing Kyoto.

Box: 12 Folder: 18
McQuaid, Diana, 1978-2003
Box: 12 Folder: 19
Meier, Barbara, 1978-1994
Box: 12 Folder: 20
Meltzer, David & Tina, 1975-2007
Box: 12 Folder: 21
Mikolowski, Ken, 1978-1999
Box: 13 Folder: 1
Miller, Margaret Kyger, 1960-2006

Includes correspondence regarding Margaret's death.

Box: 13 Folder: 2
Mills, Susannah, 1978-2006
Box: 13 Folder: 3
Mills College, 1999
Box: 13 Folder: 4
Millward, Pamela, 1966-1967
Box: 13 Folder: 5
Money, Peter, 1992-1999
Box: 13 Folder: 6
Montgomery, John, 1982-1994
Box: 13 Folder: 7
Moore, Alvin William, 1986-2007
Box: 13 Folder: 8
Morgan, Bill, 1983-2008
Box: 13 Folder: 9
Morris, Virginia, 1979-1989
Box: 13 Folder: 10
N - Miscellaneous
Box: 13 Folder: 11
Naropa Institute, 1975-2004
Box: 13 Folder: 12
The National Poetry Series, 1982-1992
Box: 13 Folder: 13
Navero, Bud, 1978-2006
Box: 13 Folder: 14
Nevada County Poetry Series (NCPS), 2004
Box: 13 Folder: 15
Newton, Ryan, 2003-2006
Box: 13 Folder: 16
Nicosia, Gerald, 1977-1994
Nisbet, Jim
Box: 13 Folder: 17
1978-2007 & undated
Box: 13 Folder: 18
Correspondence regarding Sweetie's Bar and Café readings, 2001-2005
Box: 13 Folder: 19
Noel, Susan, 2000
Box: 13 Folder: 20
Nolan, Pat, 1975-2007
Box: 13 Folder: 21
Northup, Harry, 1994-2008
Box: 13 Folder: 22
Notley, Alice, 1986-2001
Box: 13 Folder: 23
O - Miscellaneous
Box: 13 Folder: 24
O'Donnell, Joshua, 2003-2007
Box: 13 Folder: 25
Okamura, Arthur, 1978-2002
Box: 13 Folder: 26
Olin, Jeni, 1998-2001
Box: 13 Folder: 27
Opstedal, Kevin, 1993-2008
Box: 13 Folder: 28
Ostriker, Alicia, 1991-1994
Box: 13 Folder: 29
Oswald, Ernest, 1983-1984
Box: 14 Folder: 1
P-Q - Miscellaneous
Box: 14 Folder: 2
Patterson, Ron, 1998
Box: 14 Folder: 3
Peabody, Richard, ca. 1996
Box: 14 Folder: 4
Pearl, (Gregory Stephenson, ed.), 1977-1991
Box: 14 Folder: 5
Penguin Books, 1966-2001
Box: 14 Folder: 6
Persky, Stan, 1960-1971
Box: 14 Folder: 7
Pettet, Simon, 1982-2007
Box: 14 Folder: 8
Phillips, Lynn, 1975-1982
Box: 14 Folder: 9
Pirtles, Rebecca Bush, 1992-1998
Box: 14 Folder: 10
The Poetry Center, 1975-2003
Box: 14 Folder: 11
Poetry Flash, 1997-2001
Box: 14 Folder: 12
The Poetry Project, 1976-2004
Box: 14 Folder: 13
Pohlman, Edward, 1983-2006
Box: 14 Folder: 14
Powell, Donald, 1979-1982
Box: 14 Folder: 15
Prevallet, Kristen, 1995
Box: 14 Folder: 16
Price, Michael, 2001-2003
Box: 14 Folder: 17
R - Miscellaneous
Box: 14 Folder: 18
Raderman, Marlene, 1984-1990
Box: 14 Folder: 19
Rain Taxi, 2001-2005
Box: 14 Folder: 20
Ratcliffe, Steven, 1998-2005
Box: 14 Folder: 21
Raworth, Tom, 1961-2006
Box: 15 Folder: 1
Reddan, Jerry, 2003-2006
Box: 15 Folder: 2
Reeves, Anne & Francis, 1985-2004
Box: 15 Folder: 3
Rogoff, Marianne, 1995-2006
Box: 15 Folder: 4
Romano, Denise, 1995
Box: 15 Folder: 5
Ross, Charlie & family, 1985-1993
Box: 15 Folder: 6
Rothenberg, Michael, 1986-2007
Box: 15 Folder: 7
Rowan, Leslie & Peter, 1976-1993
Box: 15 Folder: 8
Rubenstein, Carol, 1977-1988
Box: 15 Folder: 9
Russo, Linda, 1999-2009
Box: 15 Folder: 10
S - Miscellaneous
Box: 15 Folder: 11
Safdi, Joe & Sara Schrom, 1978-2007
Box: 15 Folder: 12
Salazar, Deborah, 1992-1997
Box: 15 Folder: 13
Sanchez, Ernesto, 1995-2002
Box: 15 Folder: 14
Sand Dollar Booksellers (Jack Shoemaker), 1975-1978
Box: 15 Folder: 15
Sanders, Ed & Miriam, 1974-2008
Box: 15 Folder: 16
Saroyan, Aram, 1998-2002
Box: 15 Folder: 17
Scalapino, Leslie, 1979-2007
Box: 15 Folder: 18
Schelling, Andrew, 1993-2006
Box: 15 Folder: 19
Schiemann, Philipp, 1999-2002
Box: 16 Folder: 1
Schneider, David, 1983-2007
Box: 16 Folder: 2
Sears, Loren, 1985-2007
Box: 16 Folder: 3
Shambhala Sun, 1993
Box: 16 Folder: 4
Shekeloff, Mertis, 1960-2006
Box: 16 Folder: 5
Sigo, Cedar, 1998-2007
Box: 16 Folder: 6
Simpson, Steve, 1999-2005
Box: 16 Folder: 7
Singh, Rani, 1992-2007
Box: 16 Folder: 8
Skinner, Johathan, 2001-2007
Box: 16 Folder: 9
Skold, Annie, 1960-1963
Box: 16 Folder: 10
Slack, Jane [Jack Boyce's sister], 1966-1967
Box: 16 Folder: 11
Small Press Distribution, 1996-2001
Box: 16 Folder: 12
Small Press Traffic, 2001
Box: 16 Folder: 13
Smith, Dale & Hoa Nguyen, 1996-2006
Box: 16 Folder: 14
Smith, Willie, 1994-2002
Box: 16 Folder: 15
Snell, Roger, 2004-2006
Box: 16 Folder: 16
Snyder, Gary, 1959-2007
Box: 16 Folder: 17
Snyder, Harold & Mathilde, 1959-1964
Box: 16 Folder: 18
Stanley, George, 1958-2003
Box: 16 Folder: 19
Sugioka, Kimi, undated
Box: 16 Folder: 20
Suiter, John, 2001-2008
Box: 16 Folder: 21
T - Miscellaneous
Box: 16 Folder: 22
Thomas, Jimo, 1987-1999
Box: 16 Folder: 23
Tills, Steve, 1995
Box: 16 Folder: 24
Todd, Glenn, 1981-2006
Box: 16 Folder: 25
Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, 1994-1996
Box: 16 Folder: 26
U - Miscellaneous
Box: 16 Folder: 27
University of California Press, 1993-2007
Box: 16 Folder: 28
Upton, Charles - Photocopies of "open letters" to Gary Snyder, Allen Ginsberg, & the poets of Naropa Institute, undated
Box: 16 Folder: 29
V - Miscellaneous
Box: 16 Folder: 30
VanDeWetering, Janwillem, 2003-2007
Box: 16 Folder: 31
Van Gogh's Ear, (Ian Ayres, ed.), 2001
Box: 17 Folder: 1
Vincent, Stephen, 1980-2008
Box: 17 Folder: 2
Vogel, Shelly, 1980-1991
Box: 17 Folder: 3
W - Miscellaneous
Waldman, Anne
Box: 17 Folder: 4
1967-1999
Box: 17 Folder: 5
2000-2008
Box: 17 Folder: 6
Warsh, Lewis, 1982-2001
Box: 17 Folder: 7
Warshall, Peter, 1974-2007
Box: 17 Folder: 8
Watsky, Paul, 2006-2007
Box: 17 Folder: 9
Watts, Richard, 1977
Weigel, Evelyne Kyger
Box: 17 Folder: 10
1958-1970
Box: 17 Folder: 11
1973-1987
Box: 17 Folder: 12
Weishaus, Joel, 1987-2007
Whalen, Philip
Box: 17 Folder: 13
1960-1991
Box: 17 Folder: 14
1959-1965 - Photocopies. Originals are located at Reed College
Box: 18 Folder: 1
Whaling City Review, (John Landry, ed.), 1995
Box: 18 Folder: 2
Whitefield, Chris, 2003-2006
Box: 18 Folder: 3
Whitefield, Nancy Breedlove, 1976-1997
Box: 18 Folder: 4
Wieners, John, 1963-2002
Box: 18 Folder: 5
Whole Earth Magazine, 1998-1999
Box: 18 Folder: 6
Wienpahl, Paul, 1960-1961
Box: 18 Folder: 7
Wilmarth, Richard, 1992-1998
Box: 18 Folder: 8
Wolfe, Michael, 1980-1986
Box: 18 Folder: 9
Wolff, Joe, 2007-2008
Box: 18 Folder: 10
Women-In-Literature, Inc., 1997
Box: 18 Folder: 11
World Bout Poetry Association, 1992-2003
Box: 18 Folder: 12
The Writer's Almanac, 1999-2002
Box: 18 Folder: 13
Wyrick, Claudia, 2003-2004
Box: 18 Folder: 14
Y - Miscellaneous
Box: 18 Folder: 15
Yardas, William, 1985-2008
Box: 18 Folder: 16
Young, Nicole, 2000-2002
Box: 18 Folder: 17
Z - Miscellaneous
Box: 18 Folder: 18
Zeno, Karly & Jim, ca. 1970-2008
Box: 18 Folder: 19
Zoland Books, 1999
Miscellaneous correspondence
Box: 18 Folder: 20
Notes for Kyger while staying at the Hotel Boulderado, 1978
Box: 18 Folder: 21
Notes, poems & artwork for Kyger's birthdays
Unidentified correspondents
Box: 18 Folder: 22
[David ?], 1990
Box: 18 Folder: 23
[Mayra ?], 1988
Box: 18 Folder: 24
[Michael & Katie ?], 2000-2001
Box: 18 Folder: 25
[Micah ?], 1988-2001
Box: 18 Folder: 26
1950-1969
Box: 18 Folder: 27
1979-1979
Box: 18 Folder: 28
1982-1989
Box: 18 Folder: 29
1991-2006
Box: 18 Folder: 30
Undated

WRITINGS

Chronological Files

Box: 19 Folder: 1
Scrapbook - Newspaper clippings of JK's articles for school paper, 1951-1952
Box: 19 Folder: 2
Scrapbook - Newspaper clippings of articles written by JK for paper El Gaucho, 1954
Box: 19 Folder: 3 Oversize: FB-515-01
Early poetry, ca. 1952-1956
Box: 19 Folder: 4
Early writing & school assignments, 1954-1955
Box: 19 Folder: 5
Miscellaneous notes & writings, ca. 1957-1958
Box: 19 Folder: 6
Duncan poetry workshop notebook, 1958-1959
Box: 19 Folder: 7-10
Writing, ca. 1958
Box: 19 Folder: 11
Writing, 1958-1959
Box: 20 Folder: 1
Early spring, 1959
Box: 20 Folder: 2
In progress & fragments, ca. 1959-1961
Box: 20 Folder: 3
Writing, 1959-1961
Box: 20 Folder: 4
Copies of "notebook" poems, 1959-1964
Box: 20 Folder: 5
Poems from Japan, 1960-1964
Box: 20 Folder: 6
Miscellaneous poems, 1962-1963
Box: 20 Folder: 7 Oversize: FB-515-02, MC-011-07
Writing, 1964
Box: 20 Folder: 8
"Imaginary Apparitions", 1965
Box: 20 Folder: 9-13 Oversize: FB-515-03
The Tapestry and the Web (1965)
Box: 20 Folder: 14
Writing, 1965-1966
Box: 20 Folder: 15
Unpublished manuscripts, 1965-1966
Box: 20 Folder: 16
"The Throned Boy", 1966
Box: 20 Folder: 17
Poems from Rome, 1966
Box: 20 Folder: 18
Travels in Europe, February-September 1966
Box: 21 Folder: 1
New York City, September-December 1966
Box: 21 Folder: 2 Oversize: FB-515-04
The Fool in April (1966)
Box: 21 Folder: 3
"Three Days", 1967
Box: 21 Folder: 4 Oversize: MC-011-03
NYC writing, mostly unpublished, 1967
Box: 21 Folder: 5
NYC, 1967
Box: 21 Folder: 6
San Francisco/Bolinas, 1967-1968
Box: 21 Folder: 7
Buchanan Street, 1968
Box: 21 Folder: 8
"This Other Thing", 1968
Box: 21 Folder: 9
Journals, 1968-1969
Box: 21 Folder: 10
Salmon Creek, Bodega Bay, 1968-1969
Box: 21 Folder: 11
"Bodega Bay Cosmic News", ca. 1968-1969
Box: 21 Folder: 12
"Bodega Bay Cosmic Revolution", Winter 1968-1969
Box: 21 Folder: 13 Oversize: FB-515-05
Handwritten copies of poems, 1968-ca. 1970
Box: 21 Folder: 14
Bolinas, 1969
Box: 21 Folder: 15
"Ganesha", March 1969
Box: 21 Folder: 16
The Tent, Spring-Summer 1969
Box: 21 Folder: 17
Writing, 1969-1974
Box: 21 Folder: 18
Walk with Arthur O. to Secret Lake, ca. 1970
Box: 22 Folder: 1-6
Places to Go (1970)
Box: 22 Folder: 7
Joanne (1970)
Box: 22 Folder: 8
Cliff House, Fall 1970
Box: 22 Folder: 9
Lynne's house, Winter-Spring 1970
Box: 22 Folder: 10
Downtown Brighton Avenue, Fall 1970-Spring 1971
Box: 22 Folder: 11-13 Oversize: FB-011-04
Desecho Notebook (1971)
Box: 22 Folder: 14
On the Mesa: An Anthology of Bolinas Writing (1971), ed. Joel Weishaus - Correspondence & contracts
Box: 22 Folder: 15
New house on Evergreen, Poetry Medicine Show, 1971
Box: 23 Folder: 1
Miscellaneous writing, ca. 1972
Box: 23 Folder: 2
Writing, 1972
Box: 23 Folder: 3
Writing, Spring-Winter 1972
Box: 23 Folder: 4
Writing, 1973
Box: 23 Folder: 5
"Baul," produced by Lewis MacAdams, etc., 1973
Box: 23 Folder: 6
"Keep it Together", 1973-1974
Box: 23 Folder: 7
Writing, 1973-1974
Box: 23 Folder: 8
Trip Out and Fall Back (1974)
Box: 23 Folder: 9
"And So On", Summer 1974
Box: 23 Folder: 10
Writing, 1974-1977
Box: 23 Folder: 11
Older poems to be rescued, ca. 1974-1985
Box: 23 Folder: 12-16
All This Every Day (1975) - Includes bound typescript with edits
Box: 23 Folder: 17
Miscellaneous copies of typescripts - "Out the Window," Up My Coast, etc., 1975-1977
Box: 24 Folder: 1-2
Writing, 1977
Box: 24 Folder: 3
Bolinas & Boulder, Fall-Winter 1977-1978
Box: 24 Folder: 4
Bolinas Soap Opera, for Radio Free Bolinas, 1978
Box: 24 Folder: 5
Pretty contemporary summer, 1978
Box: 24 Folder: 6
Writing, 1978-1978
Box: 24 Folder: 7
The Wonderful Focus of You (1979)
Box: 24 Folder: 8
Writing, January-October 1980
Box: 24 Folder: 9
"The Oral Tradition of the Garden of Eden", 1980
Box: 24 Folder: 10
Bolinas, 1980-1981
Box: 24 Folder: 11-14
Japan and India Journals (1981) - Includes original journals, bound
Box: 25 Folder: 1-2
Japan and India Journals (1981)
Box: 25 Folder: 3-5
Up My Coast (1981)
Box: 25 Folder: 6
Calligraphic wonders, inspired brushstrokes, 1981
Box: 25 Folder: 7
Writing, 1982-1983
Box: 25 Folder: 8-10
Going On: Selected Poems 1958-1980 (1983)

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Box: 25 Folder: 11
Writing, 1983-1984
Box: 25 Folder: 12-13
Writing, 1985-1986
Box: 25 Folder: 14-17
The Dharma Committee (1986)
Box: 25 Folder: 18
Man & Women (1987) - Written with Michael Rothenberg
Box: 25 Folder: 19
Kwan Yin, Summer 1987
Box: 25 Folder: 20
Writing, 1987-1988
Box: 26 Folder: 1
Writing, 1988
Box: 26 Folder: 2-3
Phenomenological (1989)
Box: 26 Folder: 4
Writing, 1989
Box: 26 Folder: 5
At John's house, 1989
Box: 26 Folder: 6
Writing, 1990
Box: 26 Folder: 7-10
Just Space: Poems, 1979-1989 (1991)
Box: 26 Folder: 11
Writing, 1991
Box: 26 Folder: 12
Naropa, Fall-Winter 1991
Box: 26 Folder: 13
Boulder, Fall 1991
Box: 27 Folder: 1
Contemporary Authors Autobiography Series, "Joanne Kyger, 1934-", 1991-1992
Box: 27 Folder: 2
Writing, 1992
Box: 27 Folder: 3
Journals, typed, 1992
Box: 27 Folder: 4
"Poems by Joanne Kyger," The New Censorship, vol. 4, no. 10, January 1994
Box: 27 Folder: 5
Writing, 1993
Box: 27 Folder: 6
Working manuscript, 1993
Box: 27 Folder: 7
Journals, typed, January-March 1993
Box: 27 Folder: 8
Writing, 1994
Box: 27 Folder: 9
Miwok workings, 1994
Box: 27 Folder: 10
The Brown Thrasher, 1994
Box: 27 Folder: 11
Journal, typed, 1994
Box: 27 Folder: 12
Introduction for Paul Elliott's book, 1994
Box: 27 Folder: 13
Writing, 1995
Box: 27 Folder: 14
Journal, typed, 1995
Box: 27 Folder: 15
"Buddhism and the Beat Generation," for Tricycle, 1995
Box: 27 Folder: 16-17
Some Sketches from the Life of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1996)
Box: 27 Folder: 18
The Beat Book: Writings from the Beat Generation (1996), ed. Anne Waldman
Box: 27 Folder: 19
Women of the Beat Generation: The Writers, Artists and Muses at the Heart of a Revolution (1996), pub. Conari Press

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Box: 28 Folder: 1
Writing, 1996
Box: 28 Folder: 2
A Different Beat: Writings by Women of the Beat Generation (1997), ed. Richard Peabody
Box: 28 Folder: 3
Writing, 1997
Box: 28 Folder: 4
Eine Neue Landkarte (1998)
Box: 28 Folder: 5
Writing, 1998
Box: 28 Folder: 6-8
Pátzcuaro (1999) - Includes original journal
Box: 28 Folder: 9
Writing, 1999
Box: 28 Folder: 10
"Bobbie piece" - [About Bobbie Louise Hawkins for Lee Christopher's book], 1999
Box: 28 Folder: 11
Autobiographical, poetics & the beats, 1999-2004
Box: 29 Folder: 1
Some Life (2000)
Box: 29 Folder: 2-3
Strange Big Moon: The Japan and India Journals, 1960-1964 (2000)

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Box: 29 Folder: 4
"The Real News," pub. in webzine Big Bridge (2000)
Box: 29 Folder: 5
Writing, 2000
Box: 29 Folder: 6
Memorial tribute to Edward Dorn, February 2000
Box: 29 Folder: 7
Introductions & blurbs, by Kyger for work of others, 2000-2010
Box: 29 Folder: 8-13
Again: Poems, 1989-2000 (2001)
Box: 30 Folder: 1-3
Again: Poems, 1989-2000 (2001)
Box: 30 Folder: 4
Angel Hair Sleeps with a Boy in My Hair: The Angel Hair Anthology (2001), eds. Anne Waldman & Lewis Warsh
Box: 30 Folder: 5
Writing, January-August 2001
Box: 30 Folder: 6
Writing, September-December 2001
Box: 30 Folder: 7
Ten Shines (2002)
Box: 30 Folder: 8-10
As Ever: Selected Poems (2002)
Box: 31 Folder: 1-8
As Ever: Selected Poems (2002)
Box: 32 Folder: 1-3
As Ever: Selected Poems (2002)
Box: 32 Folder: 4
Writing, 2002
Box: 32 Folder: 5
Writing, 2003
Box: 32 Folder: 6
"Pomegranate Syrup", 2003-2006
Box: 32 Folder: 7
The Distressed Look (2004)
Box: 32 Folder: 8
God Never Dies: Poems from Oaxaca (2004)
Box: 32 Folder: 9
Detektivgeschichten der Leidenschaft (2005)
Box: 32 Folder: 10
"Anne Waldman: The Early Years," pub. in Jacket Magazine (2005)
Box: 32 Folder: 11
"Thanks to David" and "Historic Afterglows", 2005
Box: 32 Folder: 12
Night Palace (2006)
Box: 32 Folder: 13
Page proofs & correspondence from New, 2006
Box: 32 Folder: 14
Writing, 2006
Box: 32 Folder: 15
"Again," printed on a bookmark for Poetry Flash, 2006-2007
Box: 32 Folder: 16
Not Veracruz: Poems, January-March 2006 (2007)