Restrictions

Audio recordings in Series 3: WRITINGS and Series 10: AUDIO RECORDINGS are restricted. Researchers must request user copies be produced.

Abstract

Papers of Bernadette Mayer, writer, teacher, editor, and publisher. Most often associated with the New York School, Mayer uses compositional methods such as chance operations, collage and cut-up. Materials include correspondence (1963-1996) with writers, artists, publishers, and friends; manuscripts and typescripts; notebooks (1964-1993) and loose notes; teaching notes; audiorecordings and photographs; and biographical materials such as calendars, datebooks and reading announcements. The collection is arranged in eleven series: 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL, 2) CORRESPONDENCE, 3) WRITINGS, 4) NOTEBOOKS, 5) WRITINGS OF OTHERS, 6) TEACHING MATERIAL, 7) EDITING MATERIAL, 8) EPHEMERA, 9) PHOTOGRAPHS, 10) AUDIORECORDINGS, and 11) ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES.

Biography

Bernadette Mayer was born on May 12, 1945, in Brooklyn, New York. She received her B.A. from the New School for Social Research in 1967, shortly after which she began teaching there on a part-time, semi-permanent basis. From 1967-1969, Mayer and conceptual artist Vito Acconci edited the experimental journal 0 TO 9, which published work from experimentalists in a range of genres and media. In the early 1970s, Mayer lived with film-maker Ed Bowes, with whom she collaborated on numerous projects. In 1975, Mayer married writer and publisher Lewis Warsh, with whom she had three children. Warsh and Mayer collaboratively edited United Artists press, which published a number of seminal books of poetry, including Ted Berrigan's SONNETS and Mayer's own UTOPIA.

Throughout the 1980s, Mayer was director of The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church in New York where, as well as teaching writing workshops, she produced the Poetry Project's reading series. Mayer's position made her a central figure in the community of artists and writers gathered at that time in New York City's Lower East Side, and many of her students from this period -- Lee Ann Brown and Lisa Jarnot among them -- have gone on to become writers themselves.

As a writer, Mayer is most often associated with the New York School, a rubric which refers to composers, painters, visual artists, conceptual artists, and choreographers in addition to writers. Mayer's use of compositional methods such as chance-operation, collage, and cut-up identify her as an artist pursuing concerns similar to those of John Cage, Jackson Mac Low or Frank O'Hara -- central figures in the New York School -- as well as more contemporary figures associated with L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E writing. But Mayer's work is also significantly influenced by modernist figures such as James Joyce and Gertrude Stein, as well as by her background in classical studies, evident in her syllabi, reading lists and in her informal translations of Catallus.

Mayer's publications include: CEREMONY LATIN (1964), STORY (1968), MOVING (1971), MEMORY (1975), STUDYING HUNGER (1975), THE BASKETBALL ARTICLE (1975), POETRY (1976), THE GOLDEN BOOK OF WORDS (1978), ERUDITIO EX MEMORIA (1978), MIDWINTER DAY (1982), UTOPIA (1984), SONNETS (1989), THE FORMAL FIELD OF KISSING (1990), THE DESIRES OF MOTHERS TO PLEASE OTHERS IN LETTERS (1994), and PROPER NAME AND OTHER STORIES (1996). In 1992, New Directions published A BERNADETTE MAYER READER, which included excerpts from all of her books in addition to new material.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Bernadette Mayer Papers document Mayer's career as a writer and teacher and, to a lesser extent, her career as a publisher and editor. Additionally, the papers reflect the broader community of artists and writers known as the New York School. Materials include correspondence from writers, artists, publishers, and friends; notebooks and loose notes; manuscripts and typescripts of Mayer's works; teaching notes; audiorecordings and photographs; and biographical materials such as calendars, datebooks and publicity materials. The materials date from the mid-1960s to the early 1990s, and are arranged in eleven series: 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL, 2) CORRESPONDENCE, 3) WRITINGS, 4) NOTEBOOKS, 5) WRITINGS OF OTHERS, 6) TEACHING MATERIAL, 7) EDITING MATERIAL, 8) REALIA AND EPHEMERA, 9) PHOTOGRAPHS, 10) AUDIORECORDINGS, and 11) ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES.

SERIES 1: BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL

The BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL series consists primarily of Mayer's calendars and datebooks, encompassing the years 1975-1994. Other items include address books, biographical abstracts, interviews with Mayer, and grant applications. Additional biographical material may be found in Series 4, 8, 9, and 10.

SERIES 2: CORRESPONDENCE

The CORRESPONDENCE series is the most extensive in the collection. It contains letters from a wide range of literary and artistic figures, including Bill Berkson, Charlotte Carter, Clark Coolidge, William Corbett, Ed Freidman, Fanny Howe, Laura Riding Jackson, Nick Piombino, Anne Waldman, and Hannah Weiner. Also included are substantial letters from Bruce Andrews, Charles Bernstein, Lyn Hejinian, and others associated with L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E writing; younger writers or students such as Lee Ann Brown, Lisa Jarnot and Kristen Prevallet; visual and conceptual artists such as Vito Acconci, Ed Bowes and George Schneeman; family members; and numerous personal friends. In addition to letters, the series also contains enclosures such as personal gifts or publications sent to Mayer, the most noteworthy of which is a group of Anne Waldman's notebooks dedicated to Mayer.

SERIES 3: WRITINGS

The WRITINGS series is arranged in three subseries: A) Collected, B) Uncollected, and C) School Papers.

A) The first subseries consists of published and unpublished writings gathered into folders and arranged alphabetically by title. Included in this subseries are manuscript and typescript drafts of Mayer's published volumes, as well as numerous manuscripts and typescripts that remain unpublished at the time of processing. Most notable among the former are the slides and tape recordings that formed the basis for MEMORY, and extensive notes and source materials for UTOPIA. Most notable among the latter are a collaboration with Alice Notley, a collaboration with Bill Berkson, longer works of Mayer's such as "Mind of Hour," and extensions of published works such as "The Studying Hunger Journals." In most cases, Mayer's ostensible aim in gathering this work is eventual publication. In cases where Mayer's purpose appears to be other than that of publication (as in the working folder entitled "To Type or Work On"), poems and drafts of poems have been listed and refiled in the Uncollected subseries.

B) The second subseries contains uncollected writings filed individually and alphabetized according to title or first line. Included are drafts of individual poems and pieces of writing with typescript and holograph corrections and emendations.

C) The School Papers subseries contains Mayer's academic papers from high school and college, including reading notes, early drafts and corrections. Notebooks containing college work are located at the beginning of Series 4.

SERIES 4: NOTEBOOKS

The NOTEBOOKS series consists of Mayer's notebooks arranged in two subseries: A) Dated, and B) Undated. The series primarily documents Mayer's day-to-day activities and impressions, but often contains manuscript drafts of poems and prose-writings as well as various exercises such as freewrites and letters. Many of the notebooks also contain teaching notes and student writings. In cases where a notebook was titled by Mayer, the title has been retained. In most other cases, the notebooks have been assigned titles that refer to their general contents.

A) The first subseries contains notebooks dated by Mayer and notebooks whose date has been ascertained. The notebooks date from 1964 to 1993 and are arranged chronologically.

B) The Undated subseries includes notebooks provided with a speculative or general date based on content or type of book.

SERIES 5: WRITINGS OF OTHERS

The WRITINGS OF OTHERS series consists of manuscripts and typescripts of writings by numerous peers of Mayer's, as well as by some of her more notable students, such as Lee Ann Brown and Lisa Jarnot. Included are works by Ted Berrigan, Clark Coolidge, William Corbett, Fanny Howe, Tom Savage, James Schuyler, Charlie Vermont, Anne Waldman, and Hannah Weiner. It is usually unclear whether a given manuscript or typescript was submitted for consideration by United Artists or 0 TO 9, or whether it was submitted to Mayer for informal commentary.

SERIES 6: TEACHING MATERIAL

The TEACHING MATERIAL series consists of materials relating to Mayer's career as a teacher of experimental writing. Course descriptions, handouts, reading lists, and syllabi predominate, although the series also includes some loose notes pertaining to particular courses and Mayer's collaborations with her students. Most of the material relates to courses given at the Naropa Institute, the New School for Social Research and the Poetry Project, but materials pertaining to courses taught at other institutions, as well as to Mayer's experience teaching writing in New York City's public high-schools, are also included. Notes for THE ART OF SCIENCE WRITING, a pedagogical work written by Mayer and Dale Worsley, are filed in Series 3A.

SERIES 7: EDITING MATERIALS

This series is arranged in four subseries: A) 0-9, B) Miscellaneous, C) United Artists, and D) UNNATURAL ACTS and consists of correspondence, submissions, and other materials relating to Mayer's career as an editor.

SERIES 8: EPHEMERA

The EPHEMERA series contains miscellaneous materials related to past relationships and family.

SERIES 9: PHOTOGRAPHS

The PHOTOGRAPHS series is arranged in three subseries: A) Prints, B) Albums, and C) Slides. The prints are primarily black-and-white images of Mayer and photographs of others taken by Mayer. Bill Berkson, Ted Berrigan, Ed Bowes, Anne Waldman, and Lewis Warsh are among those represented. The albums document Mayer's family and friends. The Slides subseries contains images of family. Slides related to Mayer's book MEMORY are located in Series 3A.

SERIES 10: AUDIO RECORDINGS

The AUDIO RECORDINGS series is arranged in two subseries: A) By Others and B) By Mayer. Included are audiocassette diary recordings by Mayer and a reel-to-reel audiotape by Lewis Warsh at Harvard University in 1972. Audiocassette diary recordings related to Mayer's book MEMORY are located in Series 3A. Please note that all audio recordings in this collection are restricted. Researchers must request user copies be produced.

SERIES 11: ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES

The ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES series contains brittle or high acid content original documents that have been photocopied. This material is restricted; researchers must use preservation photocopies found in the collection.

BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL

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1 1 Address books.
Calendars.
1 2 1975.
1 3 1976.
1 4 1977.
1 5 1981.
1 6 1982.
1 7 1983.
1 8 1984.
1 9 1985.
1 10 1986.
2 1 1987.
2 2 1988.
2 3 1989.
2 4 1990.
2 5-6 1991.
2 7 1992.
2 8 1993.
2 9 1994.
3 1 Conversation between Lee Ann Brown and Bernadette Mayer - Typescript, ca. 1993.
3 2 Educational Press Association of America - Distinguished Achievement Award, 1989.
3 3 Grant applications, 1987 - 1992.
Interview with Bernadette Mayer, by Ann Rower. Conversation on October 18, 1984.
3 4 Typescript.
3 5 Numbered draft with notes.
3 6 Early draft.
3 7 Interview with Bernadette Mayer, by Clark Coolidge? Typescript.
3 8 Introduction to Mayer as a speaker, by Ed Friedman.
3 9 National Endowment for the Arts - Final Report - Fellowship in Poetry, 1979-1980.
3 10 New School for Social Research - Bachelor's degree, 1967.
3 11 Passport, 1972.
3 12 Reading and speaking contracts, 1978 - 1992.
3 13-14 Reading announcements.
3 15 Resumes.
3 16 Reading lists.
3 17 SKYLINE MAGAZINE, [Mayer's high school newspaper], 1958 - 1962.
3 18 WHO'S WHO OF AMERICAN WOMEN - Biography note.
3 19 Zines - Addresses of small presses and literary magazines.

CORRESPONDENCE

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3 20 Unidentified correspondents.
3 21 Letters from Mayer to unidentified correspondents.
3 22 13TH MOON, 1974 - 1976.
3 23 A - Miscellaneous.
3 24 Abbott, Steve, 1983.
4 1 Acconi, Vito, 1963.
4 2 Adam, Helen.
4 3 Alternative Press, 1993.
4 4 Altieri, Charles.
4 5 Andrews, Bruce, 1973 - 1976.
4 6 Armantrout, Rae, 1989.
4 7 Arthurs, Meg, 1991 - 1994.
4 8 B - Miscellaneous.
4 9 Baker, Peter N. Jr., 1993 - 1996.
4 10 Banks, Lea, 1980 - 1982.
4 11 Banks, Russell, 1980 - 1987.
4 12 Barg, Barbara, 1981 - 1983.
4 13 Barnes, Susan, 1990.
4 14 Beckett, Tom, 1981.
4 15 Benson, Steve, 1981.
4 16 Berkson, Bill, 1980 - 1995.
4 17 Berkson, Lynn, 1975 - 1979.
4 18 Berninger, Wayne, 1993 - 1994.
4 19 Bernstein, Charles, 1978 - 1991.
4 20 Berrigan, Ted, 1969 - 1983.
4 21 Berssenbrugge, Mei-Mei, 1982.
4 22 Blanchard, David, 1992 - 1993.
4 23 Borrus, Beth, 1990.
4 24 Bowes, Catch and Ed. Sr. (Ed Bowes's parents), 1970 - 1972.
5 1 Bowes, Ed, 1967 - 1979.
5 2 Bowes, Tom, 1967 - 1993.
5 3 Brainard, Joe, 1980 - 1992.
5 4 Brenner, Summer, 1980 - 1984.
5 5 Bricken, Patsy, 1990 - 1991.
5 6 Brody, Jim, 1969 - 1985.
5 7 Brown, Jean, 1977 - 1980.
5 8 Brown, Lee Ann, 1985 - 1995.
5 9 Brownstein, Michael, 1973.
5 10 Budenz, Julia, 1985 - 1986.
5 11 Burckhardt, Rudy, 1982.
5 12 Burk, Ronnie, 1983.
5 13 Butterick, George, 1986.
5 14 Bye, Reed, 1986.
5 15 Bynum, Tom, 1990 - 1995.
5 16 C - Miscellaneous.
5 17 Cage, John, 1982 - 1989.
5 18 Cabiles, Claire, 1979 - 1991.
5 19 Calas, Alex, 1992 - 1995.
5 20 Callahan, Eileen, 1978 - 1986.
5 21 Callahan, Robert, 1978 - 1982.
5 22 Canter, Art, 1990 - 1993.
5 23 Carey, Steve, 1984.
5 24 Carroll, Paul, 1971 - 1972.
5 25 Carter, Charlotte, 1974 - 1991.
6 1 Chadwick, Cydney, 1990 - 1991.
6 2 Chasnoff, Julius and Julia.
6 3 Chester, Laura, 1987 - 1992.
6 4 Cleary, Beverly.
6 5 Codrescu, Andrei, 1980 - 1994.
6 6 Cohn, Jim, 1985 - 1991.
6 7 Collom, Jack, 1987 - 1994.
6 8 Columbia Scholastic Press Association, 1988 - 1989.
6 9 Coolidge, Clark, 1973 - 1995.
6 10 Coolidge, Susan, 1987 - 1992.
6 11 Coolidge, Sylvia, 1985 - 1993.
6 12 Cooper, Dennis, 1983.
6 13 Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines, 1969 - 1983.
6 14 Cope, David, 1988.
6 15 Corbett, Bill, 1977 - 1984.
6 16 Corbett, Bill, 1985 - 1995.
6 17 Creative Artists Public Service Program, 1975 - 1983.
6 18 Creely, Robert, 1980 - 1992.
6 19 Cruz, Victor Hernandez.
6 20 Cummings, Paul, 1983 - 1995.
6 21 Cunningham, Merce, 1992.
6 22 Curtis Brown Ltd. (Ellen Levine), 1977.
7 1 D - Miscellaneous.
7 2 Davidson, Michael, 1979.
7 3 Davies, Alan, 1974 - 1983.
7 4 Decker, Helen, 1990 - 1992.
7 5 DeCoursey, Peggy, 1973 - 1979.
7 6 DeCoursey, Peggy, 1980 - 1997.
7 7 DeNoyelles, William, 1983 - 1993.
7 8 Devennie, Diane, 1975.
7 9 Dever Art Museum.
7 10 Dinsmore, Danika, 1992 - 1995.
7 11 Doneyan, Patricia, 1988.
7 12 Donofrio, Beverly, 1984.
7 13 Downes, Rackstraw.
7 14 Dreyer, Lynne, 1976.
7 15 Durrell, Brad.
7 16 E - Miscellaneous.
7 17 Eigner, Larry, 1987.
7 18 Einzig, Barbara, 1974 - 1987.
7 19 Ellis, Simone, 1979 - 1980.
[Simone O.]
7 20 Ellis, Stephen, 1988 - 1991.
7 21 Elmslie, Kenward, 1979 - 1989.
7 22 Enslin, Theodore, 1989.
Ensslin, John.
8 1 1969 - 1979.
8 2 1980 - 1992.
8 3 EPOCH, 1986 - 1992.
8 4 Eshleman, Clayton, 1971 - 1973.
8 5 F - Miscellaneous.
8 6 Fagin, Larry, 1982.
8 7 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence, 1987.
8 8 Field, Edward, 1990.
8 9 Fischer, Norman, 1980 - 1983.
8 10 Foley, Jack, 1986.
8 11 Foster, Ed, 1982 - 1994.
8 12 Fox, Elizabeth, 1979 - 1986.
8 13 Frances, Linda, 1983 - 1984.
8 14 Friedman, Ed, 1970 - 1989.
8 15 Friedman, Elizabeth, 1989.
8 16 Freilicher, Melvyn, 1971 - 1992.
8 17 Fyman, Cliff, 1982 - 1995.
8 18 G - Miscellaneous.
8 19 Galet, Josh, 1987 - 1994.
8 20 Gallagher, Liam, 1976 - 1984.
8 21 Gander, Forrest, 1986.
8 22 Gardner, Keith, 1992 - 1994.
8 23 Gerber, Yancy.
8 24 Ginsberg, Allen, 1989.
8 25 Giorno, John, 1973 - 1994.
8 26 Gitin, David.
8 27 Gizzi, Michael.
8 28 Gizzi, Peter, 1995.
9 1 Good, Philip.
9 2 Gordon, 1986.
9 3 Graham, Dan, 1970 - 1991.
9 4 Greenspan, Eliot, 1989 - 1994.
9 5 Grossinger, Richard, 1989.
9 6 Guest, Barbara, 1994.
9 7 Gullo, Gary, 1991 - 1993.
9 8 H - Miscellaneous.
9 9 Hackman, Neil, 1972 - 1974.
9 10 Hall, Ree, 1978.
9 11 Hanaoka, Makiko, 1987 - 1988.
9 12 Hard Press, 1993 - 1994.
9 13 Harrison, Lee, 1987 - 1991.
9 14 Harwood, Lee, 1981.
9 15 Hejinian, Lyn, 1981 - 1989.
9 16 Henning, Barbara, 1993.
9 17 Higgins, Dick, 1969 - 1977.
9 18 Hollo, Anselm, 1972.
9 19 Holman, Bob, 1980 - 1989.
9 20 Hornick, Lita (Kulchur Foundation), 1973 - 1994.
9 21 Howe, Fanny, 1980 - 1996.
9 22 Howe, Susan, 1980 - 1981.
9 23 I - Miscellaneous.
9 24 Irby, Kenneth, 1985.
9 25 Ivanovic, Deyan, 1990.
10 1 J - Miscellaneous.
10 2 Jackson, Laura Riding, 1965 - 1986.
10 3 Jarnot, Lisa, 1992 - 1994.
10 4 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1981 - 1992.
10 5 Johns, Jasper, 1969.
10 6 K - Miscellaneous.
10 7 Kashner, Sam, 1978.
10 8 Katz, Alex and Ada, 1971 - 1992.
10 9 Katz, Vincent, 1984 - 1988.
10 10 Kearney, Margaret, 1975 - 1990.
10 11 Kidde, Katherine, 1984.
10 12 Killian, Kevin, 1989 - 1995.
10 13 Kostelanetz, Richard, 1969 - 1974.
10 14 Kushner, Bill, 1980 - 1986.
10 15 L - Miscellaneous.
10 16 Lally, Michael, 1971 - 1982.
10 17 Lance, Jeanne, 1981 - 1988.
10 18 Lange, Art, 1976 - 1981.
10 19 L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E, 1982.
10 20 Leblond, Pauline, 1992.
10 21 Lehman, David, 1978 - 1988.
10 22 Lenhart, Gary, 1982 - 1986.
10 23 Lenox Library Association, 1979.
10 24 Levine, Steve, 1978 - 1991.
10 25 Levitt, Annabel, 1975 - 1979.
10 26 Levy, Andrew, 1987 - 1992.
11 1 Lichtenstein, Roy, 1969.
11 2 Liff, Seena, 1985 - 1991.
11 3 Lifshin, Lynn, 1981.
11 4 LONG NEWS: IN THE SHORT CENTURY, 1991.
11 5 Luster, Helen, 1979 - 1983.
11 6 M - Miscellaneous.
11 7 Mac Low, Jackson, 1976 - 1993.
11 8 Malanga, Gerard, 1966 - 1989.
11 9 Malmude, Steve, 1987.
11 10 Masters, Greg, 1982 - 1986.
11 11 Matthews, Harry, 1969.
11 12 Mattingly, George, 1973 - 1974.
Mayer, Rosemary.
11 13 1963 - 1980.
11 14 1981 - 1989.
11 15 McGrath, Connell, 1990.
11 16 Mechem, James, 1976 - 1992.
11 17 Meltzer, David, 1972.
11 18 Messing, Robin, 1975 - 1977.
11 19 Metcalf, Paul, 1971 - 1984.
11 20 Mikolowski, Ken, 1984 - 1988.
11 21 Miller, David, 1973 - 1978.
11 22 Monoyhan, Timothy, 1986 - 1988.
11 23 Moore College of Art, 1977 - 1978.
11 24 Moran, Judy, 1979 - 1980.
11 25 Moxley, Jennifer, 1991 - 1992.
11 26 Mullen, David.
11 27 Murphy, Grace, 1976 - 1986.
11 28 Murphy, Mrs. (Grace's mother).
11 29 Myles, Eileen, 1980 - 1992.
12 1 N - Miscellaneous.
12 2 Naropa Institute, 1977.
12 3 National Endowment for the Arts, 1971 - 1991.
12 4 National Poetry Foundation, 1985.
12 5 New College of California (John Effing and Louis Patler), 1985 - 1986.
12 6 New Directions (Barbara Epler), 1983 - 1994.
12 7 New School for Social Research, 1973 - 1995.
12 8 New Wilderness Foundation, 1978 - 1984.
12 9 New York Foundation for the Arts, 1990.
12 10 Noel, Susan, 1978 - 1988.
12 11 Nolan, Pat.
12 12 North Atlantic Books (Richard Grossinger), 1980 - 1985.
12 13 North Carolina Arts Council, 1987.
12 14 North, Charles, 1975 - 1985.
12 15 Notley, Alice, 1967 - 1983.
12 16 Nunley, Dick, 1979 - 1982.
12 17 O - Miscellaneous.
12 18 O-BLEK, 1987 - 1988.
12 19 Orlovsky, Peter, 1978 - 1982.
12 20 Owen, Maureen, 1980 - 1991.
12 21 Owen, Robert, 1980 - 1982.
12 22 P - Miscellaneous.
12 23 Packer Collegiate Institute, 1990 - 1993.
12 24 Padgett, Ron, 1973 - 1984.
12 25 Palmer, Michael, 1976 - 1994.
12 26 PARTISAN REVIEW, 1974 - 1978.
12 27 Perelman, Bob, 1979.
12 28 Perreault, John, 1970 - 1973.
12 29 Persea Books, Inc. (Simon Schuchat), 1976 - 1977.
12 30 Pettet, Simon, 1990 - 1995.
12 31 Phipps, Wanda, 1986 - 1990.
12 32 Pindell, Howardena, 1990.
13 1 Piombino, Nick, 1972 - 1976.
13 2 Piper, Paul S., 1982 - 1984.
13 3 Poetry Center, 1978 - 1989.
13 4 Poetry Project, 1974 - 1994.
13 5 Pratt, Tim, 1983 - 1990.
13 6 Prevallet, Kristin, 1992 - 1994.
13 7 R - Miscellaneous.
13 8 Ratcliffe, Stephen, 1982 - 1984.
13 9 Raworth, Tom, 1990.
13 10 Ricereto, Danine, 1989 - 1991.
13 11 Rizza, Gerard, 1983 - 1988.
13 12 Robinson, Elizabeth, 1984 - 1986.
13 13 Rodefer, Stephen, 1980.
13 14 Rosenthal, Bob, 1981 - 1982.
13 15 Rosenthal, Shelley, 1973 - 1982.
13 16 Rothenberg, Jerome, 1972 - 1982.
13 17 Rower, Ann, 1974.
13 18 Rubinfine, David, 1975.
13 19 S - Miscellaneous.
13 20 Sanders, Ed, 1983.
13 21 Saroyam, Aram, 1965.
13 22 Savage, Tom, 1981 - 1990.
13 23 Scala, Suzanne, 1980 - 1992.
14 1 Scalapino, Leslie, 1989 - 1990.
14 2 Schelling, Andrew, 1992 - 1994.
14 3 Schjeldahl, Peter, 1974 - 1979.
14 4 Schneeman, Elio, 1980 - 1982.
14 5 Schneeman, George, 1973 - 1977.
14 6 Schnieder, David, 1981 - 1986.
14 7 Schuchat, Simon, 1978 - 1983.
14 8 Selby, Spencer.
14 9 Sher, Gail, 1982 - 1985.
14 10 Sherry, James, 1991.
14 11 Shoughrue, Vaughn.
14 12 Sikelianos, Eleni, 1989 - 1996.
14 13 Silliman, Ron, 1973 - 1986.
14 14 Silverman, Herschel, 1978 - 1994.
14 15 Simon, Meg, 1978 - 1994.
14 16 Small Press Traffic, 1986 - 1989.
Small Press Distribution.
14 17 Smedman, Lorna, 1978 - 1984.
14 18 Solan, Miriam, 1988 - 1993.
14 19 Sollfrey, Stacey.
14 20 Sondheim, Alan, 1973.
14 21 Soyer, Rebecca and Raphael, 1973 - 1985.
14 22 Spahr, Juliana, 1993.
14 23 St. Germain, Rita, 1978 - 1979.
14 24 St. Luke's School, 1988 - 1993.
14 25 St. Mark's Church In-the-Bowery, 1974 - 1982.
14 26 Stamos, Peter, 1974 - 1979.
14 27 Stearns, Ethelyn, 1986 - 1992.
14 28 Stearns, Todd, 1986.
14 29 Strauss, David Levi.
14 30 Stroffolino, Chris, 1990.
14 31 Stuart, Philip, 1985.
14 32 Sukenick, Ron, 1975 - 1977.
14 33 Sullivan, Gary, 1994.
14 34 Sullivan, Mary.
14 35 Sun and Moon Press (Douglas Messerli), 1977 - 1995.
14 36 T - Miscellaneous.
14 37 TALISMAN: A JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY POETRY AND POETICS, 1991.
14 38 Tarn, Nathaniel, 1974 - 1976.
14 39 Tart, Indrek, 1989 - 1990.
15 1 Tauger, Gayle, 1991.
15 2 Teachers and Writers Collaborative, 1982 - 1994.
15 3 Templeton, Fiona, 1980.
15 4 Thomas, Heather.
15 5 Thomson, Virgil, 1972.
15 6 Tillman, Lynne, 1988.
15 7 Tysh, Chris, 1987.
15 8 U - Miscellaneous.
15 9 University of California, San Diego, 1982 - 1993.
15 10 V - Miscellaneous.
15 11 Valoritis, Nanos, 1980 - 1981.
15 12 Vasovic, Nebojsa, 1989 - 1991.
15 13 Veitch, Tom, 1971.
15 14 Vermont, Charles, 1973 - 1992.
15 15 Viscusi, Mr. and Mrs. J., 1963.
15 16 Viscusi, Robert, 1963.
15 17 W - Miscellaneous.
15 18 Wachtel, Andrea, 1971.
15 19 Waldman, Anne, 1969 - 1979.
15 20 Waldman, Anne, 1980 - 1995.
15 21 Waldman, Anne.
Journals and letters.
15 22 Waldman, Frances, 1970 - 1991.
16 1 Waldrop, Keith, 1993.
16 2 Waldrop, Rosemary, 1980 - 1984.
16 3 Warsh, Lewis, 1967 - 1993.
16 4 Warsh, Marie, 1988 - 1994.
16 5 Warsh, Max, 1988 - 1990.
16 6 Warsh, Sophia, 1987 - 1990.
16 7 WASHINGTON REVIEW OF THE ARTS, 1982 - 1984.
16 8 Watkins, Ben.
16 9 Watten, Barrett, 1974 - 1986.
16 10 Weigel, Tom, 1983.
16 11 Weinberger, Eliot, 1984.
16 12 Weiner, Hannah.
16 13 Weiner, Hannah, 1974 - 1992.
16 14 Welsh, H., 1981 - 1982.
16 15 Wessells, Henry (IV), 1987.
16 16 Whalen, Philip, 1967 - 1985.
16 17 Wilentz, Ted, 1968 - 1992.
16 18 Willis, Elizabeth, 1992 - 1994.
16 19 Wilson, Edmund, 1976.
16 20 Winch, Terence, 1983 - 1988.
16 21 Winkfield, Trevor, 1970.
16 22 Woolf, Doug, 1978 - 1986.
16 23 Worsley, Dale, 1988 - 1990.
16 24 Wright, C.D., 1986 - 1991.
16 25 Y - Miscellaneous.
16 26 Yorty, Don, 1986.
16 27 Young, Geoffrey, 1983 - 1986.
16 28 Z - Miscellaneous.

Collected

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ART OF SCIENCE WRITING with Dale Worsley.
16 29 Proposal for a book on the teaching of science writing (7th - 12th grades).
16 30 Notes, notebooks, essays by Mayer, and essays of others regarding writing and science.
17 1-2 Draft with notes.
17 3 Agreement contract.
17 4 Copyright certificate.
AUGUST.
17 5-6 Draft with notes.
17 7 Pages 1-112, typescript.
17 8 Pages 113-219, typescript.
17 9 Pages 220-325, typescript.
17 10 Bernadette Food - Typescript.
BERNADETTE MAYER READER.
17 11 Typescript and notes.
17 12 Selection notes and extraneous drafts.
18 1 Bluelines.
18 2 Memorandum of agreement, 1991.
18 3 Reviews.
Bill Berkson interview, conducted by mail between 1981 and 1985.
18 4-5 Typescript, photocopy and manuscript.
18 6 Photocopy.
Photocopy.
18 7 Children's Book with Grace.
Crayon, ink and pencil.
18 8 Collaborations and Phil's [Good] poems.
Collaboration with Alice Notley.
18 9 Poems, letters and miscellaneous writings.
18 10 Includes "Outtakes and Letters," "Last Collaboration" and photograph by Monica Weigel.
18 11 Photographs by Monica Weigel and photocopies.
DESIRES OF MOTHERS TO PLEASE OTHERS IN LETTERS.
18 12-14 Draft.
19 1 Draft.
19 2 Pages 1-109, typescript.
19 3 Pages 110-242, typescript.
19 4 Contract agreement, 1993.
19 5 Dialogue.
ERUDITIO EX MEMORIA.
19 6 Typescript.
19 7 Review.
FORMAL FIELD OF KISSING: TRANSLATIONS, IMITATIONS AND EPIGRAMS.
19 8 Manuscript, photocopy and typescript drafts and emendations.
19 9 Reviews.
GOLDEN BOOK OF WORDS.
19 10 Drafts.
19 11 Typescript.
19 12 Galleys, blueline, etc.
19 13 Poems excluded.
19 14 Reviews.
19 15 Good Poems - Typescript and manuscript drafts of poems.
19 16 Guilford Journals of Mayer and Masters - Typescript and photocopy.
20 1 Image Sound - Typescript draft.
20 2 Introduction to Reasoning - Typescript draft with letter from Harry Segessman, 1973.
20 3 Landlord, Family, Money, and Poetry Situations - Miscellaneous drafts.
20 4 Leave Out (?) - List of poems and miscellaneous drafts.
20 5 Interpretation of Dreams.
20 6 Leek House (Every Other Day of Sept. 1977) - Typescript.
20 7 Manuscripts - [Mayer's title].
MEMORY.
20 8 Sources.
20 9 Typescript and holograph drafts and notes.
20 10 FB21001 First draft with cut-ups, journal and audiotape transcription, 1971.
20 11 Draft.
20 12 Typescript with manuscript emendations.
20 13 Publication contract, 1976.
20 14 Reviews.
Slides.
20 15 July 1-5, 1971.
21 1 July 6-10, 1971.
21 2 July 11-15, 1971.
21 3 July 16-19, 1971.
21 4 July 21-25, 1971.
21 5 July 26-31, 1971.
21 6 July 20, 1971.
21 7 Installation.
22 2 Tape 3, July 8-13: "end 13 yellow (not the end)".
Restrictions Apply
22 3 Tape 4, July 13-19: "a bracket of folding chairs".
Restrictions Apply
22 4 Tape 5, July 24: "shines a flashlight with the other into my eyes".
Includes a CD listening copy.
22 5 Tape 6, July 24 end - 29: "why I'm not a scientist".
Restrictions Apply
22 6 Tape 7, July 29: "I can see the Cadillac".
Restrictions Apply
22 7 Reel-to-reel, [Mayer reading final text?].
Restrictions Apply
MIDWINTER DAY.
23 1 Notes sent with notes from Joe Brainard, October 16, 1978.
23 2 Typescript.
23 3 Reviews.
Mind of Hour.
23 4 2:08 - 3:08.
23 5 Old Mind of Hour, numbered leaves typescript.
23 6 Typescript, includes solicitation letter from Hard Press and miscellaneous leaves related to draft, August - September, 1992.
23 7 State of Mind of Hour typescript.
23 8 "19-40," typescript.
23 9 Old Mind of Hour, includes unnumbered leaves and a typescript.
MOVING.
23 10 Miscellaneous notes and documents.
23 11 Second draft photocopy.
23 12 Negatives.
Mutual Aid.
23 13 Typescript and manuscript drafts of poems and writings included and excluded.
23 14-15 Typescript.
24 1 Not Published Originals - Typescript drafts of poems and prose.
24 2 Not Sure - Typescript drafts of poems.
24 3 Old is Finding Out Something - Transcript.
24 4 Ones I'm Not Sure of.
24 5 Peru Dream Journal.
Piece of Cake.
24 6 With Lewis Warsh. Typescript.
24 7 August/September, 1976.
24 8 Poem-like Things - Collaborations, others' poems, failed experiments, found things, lecture on structure published in O ANTHOLOGY, and some Marie works.
24 9 Poems 80-82.
24 10 Poems for the Dead.
POETRY.
24 11 Typescript.
24 12 Publication contract.
PROPER NAME AND OTHER STORIES.
24 13-14 Typescript. Includes letter from Barbara Epler.
24 15 Drafts of prose work excluded from publication.
24 16 Memorandum of agreement.
24 17 Questionable Prose Works - Pieces included in and under consideration.
24 18 Random Words from Milton.
24 19 Remembering (Conclusion) - Typescript draft with postcard cover.
24 20 Secret Knowledge of Utopian Philosophies - A Journal of a Week in New York, April 26 - May 2, 1981.
SELECTED POEMS, 1965-1990.
24 21 Rejects (to not consider for a book), typescript, photocopy and mock-up leaves of published and unpublished poems gathered and arranged by the poet.
25 1 Typescripts.
25 2 Sex or Suppressed Poems.
25 3 Skinny Sonnets - Typescript.
SONNETS.
25 4-5 Typescript drafts.
25 6 Miscellaneous typescript drafts.
25 7 Final selection and draft, typescript, photocopy, and manuscript.
25 8 Reviews.
25 9 Sources and poems with miscellaneous drafts.
25 10-11 STORY - Typescript drafts and notes.
Strike Anywhere(s).
25 12 Cover.
25 13-14 Typescript drafts.
STUDYING HUNGER.
25 15 Typescript draft, parts I and II incomplete.
25 16 Typescript journal leaves, including conclusion, part II.
26 1-3 Journals.
26 4 Review.
26 5 Things to Use.
26 6 Things Written Recently and Not So - Lists of poems and miscellaneous leaves.
26 7 To Type or Work on - Various writings, incomplete.
Two Haloed Mourners.
26 8 Typescript draft.
26 9 Typescript and cover.
UTOPIA.
26 10-11 Source material and notes.
26 12 "Poems: type for book?".
26 13 "Might go in the book".
26 14 Miscellaneous drafts with notes.
26 15 First draft with notes.
26 16 Second draft with notes, typescript and manuscript with some newspaper clippings and source material.
27 1 Index with notes, typescript and manuscript.
27 2 Addendum.
27 3 Early draft with notes.
27 4-5 Draft with notes.
27 6-7 Miscellaneous drafts with notes.
27 8 Final draft typescript.
27 9 Some bluelines and galleys.
27 10 Ten inch floppy disc with cloth cover and attached garter belt.
27 11 Printing receipts.
27 12 Reviews.

Uncollected

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Box Folder Oversize
Lists of poems.
27 13 With dates and publication histories.
27 14 Title cut-up.
27 15 0 to 19.
27 16 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0.
27 17 3 X's.
27 18 3 Years 3 Gifts: Another Other.
27 19 7 Love Songs on a Dinner.
27 20 11 Lines.
27 21 12 Days till 1st School Day.
27 22 13 American Imitation Amatory Epigrams.
27 23 14-Line Poem.
27 24 15 Times.
27 25 15 1/2 Lines for Philip.
27 26 16 Lines for Anybody.
27 27 123 - With Lewis Warsh.
27 28 1966.
27 29 1979.
27 30 1980.
27 31 1981.
27 32 1982.
28 1 1988.
28 2 1992 Election.
28 3 Abbreviated Phrase Memory.
28 4 About Having to Leave Lenox.
28 5 Abstractest...
28 6 Adult Diapers.
28 7 Aeschulyeans - Includes Bill Berkson's comments.
28 8 Afternoons; Second Afternoon; German, Last of Her Race; Grandfather Orders His Tomb.
28 9 Against Air.
28 10 Agoraphobia.
28 11 Aid for Dependent Children.
28 12 Alice...
28 13 All Soul's Day 1985.
28 14 Almanac 1984.
28 15 Alternative Life Combined.
28 16 Amatory Eclogue.
28 17 America.
28 18 America is Greed.
28 19 American Antiquity - Includes comments by Bill Berkson.
28 20 Analysis of Lions and Bears and Owls.
28 21 Ancient Brooklyn Talk by the Boardwalk.
28 22 Ancient Degree - Includes comments by Bill Berkson.
28 23 And if I had to give this up, I'd give it to you...
28 24 And When We're Tired We're Understood.
28 25 Announcement Sonnet.
28 26 Annual Poems.
28 27 Another Landlord Poem.
28 28 Antarctic.
28 29 Anti-Superbowl Bleeding.
28 30 Anything That You Wanna Tell Me.
28 31 Apologia pro Vita Sua.
28 32 Appendix Out.
28 33 Apple.
28 34 April 19 Walk.
28 35 Arcadian Shop: Your Birthday Presents.
28 36 As I Adam You with Blue.
28 37 As You Are.
28 38 At Arnold Eagle's tape playing...
28 39 At Lake Buel.
28 40 At least it isn't raining...
28 41 At the Blue Hour.
28 42 Attempt at a Love Song for Lack of Exactitude about Politics or Lack of a Movement Political in 1990 - With Philip Good.
28 43 Attention to Spring.
28 44 Auditoriums.
28 45 August 16 - September 12.
28 46 August 23, 1983.
28 47 August Twenty-One.
28 48 Avenue A to Class.
28 49 Bad Ghazal Weather.
28 50 Bad Poems New and Old.
28 51 Ballad of Theodore.
28 52 Be Not to Be.
28 53 Beach Poem, Tree Poem, Stalin Poem.
28 54 Bear in Mind.
28 55 Beech-Nut - With Peter Schjeldahl.
28 56 Been in NY 3 weeks today...
28 57 Before Sextet and After Sextet.
28 58 Beginning Middle End.
28 59 Bell Ring.
28 60 Bernadette Mayer - Holtsville, BM/IRS Fantasy, 1991.
28 61 Bernadette's Dream of Philip's (End of School) May 5th.
28 62 Best in acts, "itself heat light," the room repairing...
28 63 Bill Pledge.
28 64 Birds of Gloucester.
28 65 Birthday Song.
28 66 Bitter American Poem.
28 67 Block Island, Rhode Island.
28 68 Blue.
28 69 Blue Spots the Poet.
28 70 Blue veins. Blue dawn...
28 71 Bob the Sham and the Scaredycats, a Vicious Poem.
28 72 Body hurts dogfood fire mind sock smell tollbooth ring...
28 73 Boot-Black, an Artists' and Writers' Groucho.
28 74 Booze Turns Men into Women.
28 75 Breadth of or Homage to a Frozen Waterfall.
28 76 Bring It Here.
28 77 Buck-Buck McFate.
28 78 Buy a leg of lamb or half of one...
28 79 But What!.
28 80 Bye 1980.
28 81 Cabin Fever a Letter.
28 82 Cactus is Flowering.
28 83 Calvin Cooler for Philip Justice.
28 84 Capital Letters at the Beginnings of Each Line Give Importance to Them.
28 85 Carlton Fisk is My Ideal.
28 86 Carrot Poem.
28 87 Casional Poems and Casional Prose, 1965.
28 88 Catapulted...
28 89 Catholic Harmony.
28 90 Celluloid and the Pie-Pot.
28 91 Chair in Heaven.
28 92 Chased Perception.
28 93 Chiefly beauty is visual...
28 94 Christmas 1975.
28 95 City is Anger...
28 96 Clara Olson.
28 97 Clarity Version of the Enigma of Light.
28 98 Classic Sloop.
28 99 Cleaning the Colander.
28 100 Coffee Ardor - With commentary by Bill Berkson.
28 101 Coffeepot Nuclear Arms.
29 1 Coincidence of the Three Blue Lighters Coin.
29 2 Coincidental Dream on the Deck of Twin Lakes.
29 3 Collaboration - How to dismiss the epicenter from...
29 4 College Poem.
29 5 Colors of All the Letters (This Is in Answer) 2 Beat, Love You (the Long Ago Burrito Poem).
29 6 Comeback.
29 7 Coming back to NY on Earth Day's 20th anniversary...
29 8 Coming of age at the cathedral...
29 9 Coming Work.
29 10 Complete Introductory Lectures on Poetry.
29 11 Complete Music of Webern (a Movie).
29 12 Constant Minutes.
29 13 Convention.
29 14 Counting Proofreading Errors Sonnet.
29 15 Country Curtains.
29 16 Crickets or Katydids.
29 17 Crops Like Coffee and Cut Flowers - Collaboration.
29 18 Cross-Country.
29 19 CSPA - Collaboration with notes.
29 20 Cucumbers in a Box of Snow.
29 21 Curl that under under the under...
29 22 Currency.
29 23 Cycloplegia at the Cyclopedia.
29 24 Daddy Long Legs.
29 25 Dairy Queen of Byrum.
29 26 Dangerous Solamente Sense.
29 27 Dante - With Bill Berkson's comments.
29 28 Dark the Large-Mouthed the War.
29 29 Dark Where the Straight.
29 30 Date.
29 31 David.
29 32 Day.
29 33 Day a night with... -Collaboration with Ethie Stearns.
29 34 Dead Moth Fall.
29 35 Dear Amended Return Acknowledge.
29 36 Dear Ed.
29 37 Dear Marie.
29 38 Dearest Ethelyn Friend.
29 39 Death is a cambric fabric...
29 40 Deer knows life is awesome do you agree...
29 41 Definitions at the Center of a Newspaper.
29 42 Dentist Fiction.
29 43 Desultoriness of Courtyards.
29 44 Did Me Seek.
29 45 Did You Ever See a Devil, Uncle Joe?.
29 46 Disorder - Travel Section.
29 47 Dithyramb on You.
29 48 Do You Have Sex in Bed of the Floor?.
29 49 Do You Tell Stories? Yes.
29 50 Dominations.
29 51 Don Can't Sleep - With Philip Good.
29 52 Don Cliff Sophie Phil Sonnet.
29 53 Dream.
29 54 Dream: common?...
29 55 Dream July 6th.
29 56 Dream Notes for Fanny.
29 57 Dream Tape Transcribed - Hypnagogic Imagery.
29 58 Dreamed I started to bleed - dark red blood. I...
29 59 Dreams I Had While You Were Here.
29 60 Drivers.
29 61 E Commits A Murder.
29 62 Each passing hour I want no power...
29 63 Earmark.
29 64 Early Poems One.
29 65 Early Poems Two.
29 66 Early Poems Four.
29 67 Ed and Ned.
29 68 Edge ought to stir...
29 69 Eels on Toast Points.
29 70 Electric's Time of Use.
29 71 Elegy.
29 72 Eleventh Cup.
29 73 Elmer Gantry.
29 74 Empty Chairs.
29 75 Encyclopedia.
29 76 Enigma of Night.
29 77 Epithalamium for Ethel and Todd.
29 78 Erase it, it's easily the blue of the sky and the sea...
29 79 Essay - Notes by Bill Berkson.
29 80 Essay II - Notes by Bill Berkson.
29 81 Etymological Epithalamium.
29 82 Even among the solutions of resemblances plus dreams...
29 83 Everyday Life Lecture.
29 84 Everything Hour.
29 85 Eve of Angst.
29 86 Everyone Seemed So Laid Back in the Park.
29 87 Exact as what my old maid the cleaner more brotherly...
29 88 Ex-Communist Wins in Ukraine.
29 89 Exhibit.
29 90 Experimentation in Rubrics.
29 91 Explanation.
29 92 Failures in Infinitives.
29 93 Falling Cranes Low-Flying Planes.
29 94 Familiar Paeans of Discovery.
29 95 Family Situation.
29 96 Famous People - A Play in Two Acts.
30 1 Fan.
30 2 Fear Sure.
30 3 Feast.
30 4 Feeling Dead of my Words.
30 5 Ferenczi.
30 6 Ferenczi and Other Stories.
30 7 Fiction.
30 8 Fifteen Three's.
30 9 Five Automatic Poems and Some Hynagogic Wanderings.
30 10 Fjdkdirufjghty.
30 11 For Alice.
30 12 For Max on His Second Birthday.
30 13 Four Poems.
30 14 Frame.
30 15 Francois Villon Follows the Thin Lion.
30 16 Fred/Freud/Ferenczi/Frenzy/Fuck.
30 17 Freewriting it's it's I think it's...
30 18 Freewriting last class Monday May 20th...
30 19 Fresh Air Is Met Red.
30 20 Frogs.
30 21 From Delirium.
30 22 From the workshop door...
30 23 Fuck Your Brains Out.
30 24 Garden.
30 25 General.
30 26 Generic Elbows.
30 27 Generosity of an Ill Wind.
30 28 Gerard Cento.
30 29 Get your dose of color proving what not that proving what but...
30 30 Getting into the Locker Room.
30 31 Gin riggers my nerve...
30 32 Glass.
30 33 Go right end p 2 rte. 10A...
30 34 God must be hanged...
30 35 God Told Me To.
30 36 Going go spinning around the earth on your back spinning...
30 37 Good Friday.
30 38 Goshen Double-Sonnet.
30 39 Grave You.
30 40 Gray, Not Purple; Fresh Air Is Met Red.
30 41 Greens.
30 42 Guanyin.
30 43 Guarding the Cake.
30 44 Guild.
30 45 Hair Law.
30 46 Hairless Love.
30 47 Hardship.
30 48 Hazy Day (for the New Yorker).
30 49 He had an actual complaint... - With comments by Bill Berkson.
30 50 Headdress.
30 51 Hear the thrusts, deaths, and sighs...
30 52 Heart.
30 53 Heat of the Sun.
30 54 Helena said the truth was...
30 55 Help.
30 56 Help Wanted.
30 57 Helpless of...
30 58 Hen's Teeth - With Peter Schjeldahl.
30 59 Here's Gold.
30 60 Hide the Blue Utopias.
30 61 High Standing.
30 62 Hike #72: Without the Bibliography.
30 63 His Tight White Pants - Collaboration with Phil Good.
30 64 Historic Preservation.
30 65 History of Violet of the Iris Family.
30 66 House and Bernadette.
30 67 House Caps.
30 68 How come I always feel...
30 69 How the People or the Men Wear Their Pants So Low.
30 70 Hundred Eggs.
30 71 I Adorn You with Blue.
30 72 I always think something might come up...
30 73 I Am the Adriatic Sea.
30 74 I Am Raymond Chandler.
30 75 I Am Your Child No I'm Not Your Child I'm Your Girlfriend.
30 76 I Am Your Food I Am Your Fate.
30 77 I can't write a poem in a state like this...
30 78 I could not force...
30 79 I could try to write something, I really think I ought to read...
30 80 I Fault Love.
30 81 I have no faith in myself except when...
30 82 I have this sensation I'm not doing anything exactly right...
30 83 I Have Some Time Off.
30 84 I Knock Out a Tab to You.
30 85 I write my poems with my hands on my breasts...
30 86 I haven't got anything to work with...
30 87 I knew I'd dream of David on this morning...
30 88 I knew I wouldn't sleep this night theres too...
30 89 I know it's dangerous but I am going to eat it...
30 90 I Love You.
30 91 I met John jogging when Max said...
30 92 I Never Cooked Rice.
30 93 I Soaked the Now Empty Adriatic Quince Jar I Got from Bella's Store and Its Lid in Steaming Water.
30 94 I sweep the stones...
30 95 I think I've done everything but I can't stop now...
30 96 I, this same bear...
30 97 I threw away the rest of the pea soup and swept the...
30 98 I want my prime numbers to appear crystal clear... - Collaboration.
30 99 I Won't Not Go.
30 100 I Wore a Swear in My Aperture.
30 101 I will wed...
30 102 I Wish You Were up Late, Gerard.
31 1 I would present an arm of her entry under the...
31 2 I'd Like to Practice Armed Swimming with the Republican Woman Who Has Her Eyebrows Tattooed On.
31 3 Ice Cube Epigram.
31 4 Idyll.
31 5 If it be true that this...
31 6 If My Name Was Clark I'd Open a Clark Bar.
31 7 Illustrated Progress.
31 8 I'm going to write my opinions...
31 9 In one second I see/green...
31 10 In Same Rooms.
31 11 In the dark sky by means of stones...
31 12 In the Middle of the Night.
31 13 In three d?...
31 14 Incorporation of Sophia's Cereal.
31 15 Injection of Milk as Sense of Humor.
31 16 Instead of Always Doing Old Things.
31 17 Insult Poem to Fred Jordan.
31 18 Intermission.
31 19 International Security and Arms Control.
31 20 Introductions.
31 21 Inventing Stasis.
31 22 Invisible Structure.
31 23 Invoking Saint Augustine.
31 24 Iroquois Experiment.
31 25 Is Lana Turner an Angel?.
31 26 Is Summer There?.
31 27 Is the work to be done in loud waiting color secrets...
31 28 Is This My Pen?.
31 29 Island.
31 30 Istanbul Train.
31 31 It Moves Across.
31 32 It Was Miss Scarlet with the Candlestick in the Billiard Room.
31 33 It's August in the ristorante, May on 1st. Avenue, June in the trees... - Collaboration.
31 34 I've been being very sloppy IUD...
31 35 Jean Harlow in the Newspaper Room.
31 36 Jonas was bitten by a wasp...
31 37 Journal 8/6/84.
31 38 Juan Gave Nora a Pomegranate.
31 39 July 8th.
31 40 July 29.
31 41 Jumping the Turnstyle.
31 42 June.
31 43 June 5 for David.
31 44 Just a need to put some paper in the typewriter for no...
31 45 Justice Murder.
31 46 Katydid Peggy.
31 47 Kerouac Would.
31 48 Key Food.
31 49 Khartoum.
31 50 King Wished He Was a Factory.
31 51 Kingly Englanders - With comments by Bill Berkson.
31 52 Knicks.
31 53 Lake Buel Nothings.
31 54 Landlord Quit to Write a Book.
31 55 Language Woes.
31 56 Last Thing I Need to Do.
31 57 Late Faulkner.
31 58 Late Morning Activity Obtained Colorful Postage Stamps Instead of Small Ones.
31 59 Laura Cashdollars.
31 60 Leaders Are Hanging in Outlines from the Clotheslines.
31 61 Let's write a poem on the very fancy folder...
31 62 Letter to Fifteen People.
31 63 Life-saving fish was having some difficulty...
31 64 Lines?.
31 65 Lines are fallen in pleasant places... - With comments by Bill Berkson.
31 66 Little Injuries.
31 67 Living in Prison with Me.
31 68 Living in sin is fast becoming...
31 69 Living Section.
31 70 Lollard the dull...
31 71 Loop.
31 72 Lost Boys.
31 73 Love and Death.
31 74 Love Awry.
31 75 Love Poet Change World.
31 76 Love's Price.
31 77 Loveliest melodious variations...
31 78 Madman Beats up Nun, 74.
31 79 Magical.
31 80 Make Noise.
31 81 Man on the night of January first...
31 82 Management.
31 83 Manicatriarchic Sonnet.
31 84 March 15.
31 85 March 18.
31 86 March 25, 1986.
31 87 Marie Goes out at Eight to Buy Me Flowers.
31 88 Marie walks out early on July 22 morning...; Your description of the thunderstorm...
31 89 Marie You Must Meet Christina at the Music School Tomorrow and Not at Her Home.
31 90 Max had a dream...
31 91 Measured dissertation of obervations.
31 92 Mental Aberrations Starting with O.
31 93 Midwinter.
31 94 Midwinter Day.
31 95 Migratory Workers on the Edge of a Frozen Field.
31 96 Mildred Pierce and Worse.
31 97 Milkweed Smithereens.
31 98 Milton and Enjambment.
32 1 Minnesota.
32 2 Miss Thailand.
32 3 Misses Good and Well.
32 4 Mistranslation of a Poem in a Foreign Language Not Known by the Author or the Translator.
32 5 Mistresses of Ceremonies.
32 6 Morning Poems.
32 7 Most Precious Not Aluminum.
32 8 Mother's Both Ways.
32 9 Mountain Sentence.
32 10 Moving.
32 11 Moving Boat is a Squeezed Boat: 52 Cards.
32 12 Mums.
32 13 My jaw's jagged and rugged...
32 14 My Machines.
32 15 My Parents Politics.
32 16 My Presidential Platform.
32 17 My Timer Went Off.
32 18 Name of the Place Is I Like Ity Like That (O Factum Male).
32 19 Naropa Some Residue in the Glass.
32 20 Nathaniel Hawthorne.
32 21 New Malfunctioning Buses.
32 22 New Paper Not Meditated On.
32 23 New Yorker.
32 24 Night Poems.
32 25 No day no-car Sunday all the other children have...
32 26 No Fool Like a Piano.
32 27 No Good.
32 28 No More Reading.
32 29 No Nukes.
32 30 Non-Unified Field Theory of Love and Landlords.
32 31 North Vietnamese troops on Apbia Mountain near the Laotian border...
32 32 Not knowing writing anymore...
32 33 Notes in Letter to L.J. about Possibility of Poetry Essay.
32 34 Notes on MINE - A review of Clarke Coolidge's MINE.
32 35 Notion to write a poem...
32 36 Notus Notandum in the Open-Window Kitchen Only for Two.
32 37 Now I can write something finally, I cannot write...
32 38 O Alice are you a virgin...
32 39 On You Whom I Often and Silently Come.
32 40 Obedience to Clothing.
32 41 Obfuscated Poem.
32 42 Obfuscated Version of the Enigma of Night.
32 43 October 8th.
32 44 October 28 New York to Buffalo on "Maple Leaf".
32 45 Ode on Periods.
32 46 Ode to Max Report Card: Failing, Falling in Love.
32 47 Of the lack of mutual aid I pawn...
32 48 O.K., Fiacre...
32 49 Old is Finding Out Something.
32 50 On a Mess.
32 51 On Grace and Peggy Not Visiting.
32 52 On Re-Typing and Re-Reading My Own Works.
32 53 On the Biographies of a Hundred Poets.
32 54 On the Way.
32 55 On the Unknown Lavender Raspberry.
32 56 On top of books... - Collaboration with Phil Good, 1/11/91.
32 56 Onan Bows.
32 58 Once We Breathe the Breath of Sweet Surrender.
32 59 One of the Animals Retires.
32 60 One more cup of coffee...
32 61 One Sentence Poem.
32 62 One Thing.
32 63 Ones.
32 64 Order is the marathon rain three...
32 65 Orgasm or Organism?.
32 66 Otives and Intentions, Public Importance.
32 67 Our lives are so crazy...
32 68 Outline of Our Lives.
32 69 Outside the Rectangles or What Spaces of All Your Cars You Go.
32 70 Paid Political Advertisement to Look Slimmer.
32 71 Painting by Chimes.
32 72 Paragon.
32 73 Parsley.
32 74 Part of a Longer Poem - With comments by Bill Berkson.
32 75 Passion in an Angel.
32 76 Past the Right Falling of My Hair.
32 77 Peach pear plum grape date fig lime prune apple orange...
32 78 Penguins remind me of abstract illusions...
32 79 Penis O'Clock.
32 80 People.
32 81 People Get Ready Blow Ups Happen, or Mikhail Gorbachev's Premature Ejaculation.
32 82 People He Knows by Tom Bowes.
32 83 Period of the Delaware Water Gap.
32 84 Philadelphia - Kansas City 1980.
32 85 Philip...
32 86 Phils.
32 87 Photos.
32 88 Play; I Don't Speak Well; The Blues.
32 89 Pleasure.
32 90 Pleasures of Love.
32 91 Poem (A false log is burning furnished...).
32 92 Poem (If I were atonal and you were a monk...).
32 93 Poem (A surface of...).
32 94 Poem (We've solved the problem...).
32 95 Poem (You view the wrist to view...).
32 96 Poem for Jimmy.
32 97 Poem for Max.
32 98 Poem for Peter Gizzi, Shall I Ever Chance to Find Him.
32 99 Poems in Journal.
32 100 Poetry project...
32 101 Poetry starts with a p - so what... - Collaboration.
32 102 Poetry, Moths.
32 103 Poet's Work.
33 1 Pope John.
33 2 Pope Loses His Crocodile Skins.
33 3 Porch Items.
33 4 Portrait of Mabel Dodging the Village Cure.
33 5 Postal Patterns of Reaction.
33 6 Possessives and Apostrophes.
33 7 Postmodernism.
33 8 Pour Aide-Memoire.
33 9 Praying to the Sun.
33 10 Preservation of Fruit Stands in January.
33 11 Primitive Road.
33 12 Principal Stock Exchanges of the World.
33 13 Print.
33 14 Prose.
33 15 Prose and Mallarme.
33 16 Pussy's sleeping on the clipboard for the mud sculpting studio...
33 17 Rad: "I Think to You My Encased Fish".
33 18 Rains.
33 19 Random Words from Anna Karenina.
33 20 Random Words from Milton.
33 21 Rape Purple.
33 22 Reading.
33 23 Reading and Relations, Art and Mathematics.
33 24 Reading proofs for love I've lost mostly bills...
33 25 Reading the unread books, I happened upon a passage which...
33 26 Realism, Eroticism and Nihilism.
33 27 Recognition of astonishing things...
33 28 Recommendation for Allen Ginsberg.
33 29 Redempt Shun Songs.
33 30 Redemption Song.
33 31 Replace Every Word.
33 32 Request for Telephone Contact.
33 33 Respected ocean of the red paint people...
33 34 Reviews by Mayer.
33 35 Review of Any Book.
33 36 Rich Sweat.
33 37 Risk Left.
33 38 Roses That Wither Most Gracefully on Avenue A.
33 39 Salvation.
33 40 Say Goodbye to Legacy.
33 41 Sci-Fi notes.
33 42 Scifi Thank You.
33 43 Screaming Cheetah Wheels.
33 44 Sea.
33 45 Selective, a play.
33 46 Self-Criticism Session, 1982.
33 47 Semi-colons.
33 48 September 31st.
33 49 Seriosity.
33 50 Sestina.
33 51 Sestina - for Ted.
33 52 Setting my poems out to dry...
33 53 Seven Lakes Drive.
33 54 Seventy-Nine Blues.
33 55 Several Events (Every One the Same).
33 56 Sexual Etiology of the Child.
33 57 She left me soon as it was early enough for...
33 58 Short History of Education.
33 59 She Turned.
33 60 Shuffle and Deal.
33 61 Simon, Lewis and Sophia in Front of the Curtis Hotel.
33 62 Simon's in China.
33 63 Simple Complications.
33 64 Sin in the Bleekers.
33 65 Since it is late, my primitive disdain... - With comments by Bill Berkson.
33 66 Sing sweet spell of not singing...
33 67 Situation Vacant.
33 68 Six Groups of Nine - With comments by Bill Berkson.
33 69 Skinny Sonnets.
33 70 Skinny Sonnets: Hypnagogic Word Playing in Reporters' Notepads - Photocopy with manuscript note.
33 71 Skylark.
33 72 Sleep Soup: My List of Things to Do.
33 73 So I Spill the Ink.
33 74 So I wouldn't have to hang out...
33 75 So much a little who's who period love...
33 76 So Much Depends on William Carlos Williams.
33 77 So We Each Worked.
33 78 Social workers are asleep in Louis XIV...
33 79 Soma.
33 80 Some Other Paradise.
33 81 Something has to be done on the holiday...
33 82 Sonnet 23[degrees]47%.
33 83 Sonnet (I see the veins...).
33 84 Sonnet (a little tiny poem...).
33 85 Sonnet (Swell is the attribute of leisure...).
33 86 Sonnet (There was a man on 8th Street...).
33 87 Sonnet Ann Fuller.
33 88 Sonnet Bill DeNoyelles.
33 89 Sonnet for Marie.
33 90 Sonnet for Philip.
33 91 Sonnet Independent.
33 92 Sonnet Mothers and Fathers.
33 93 Sonnet of Six Parents.
33 94 Sonnet: Three Bowerbirds Are Known to Be Bowerless.
33 95 Sonnet Water.
33 96 Soon Full Moon.
33 97 Sophia painted the rock that keeps the poems from flying...
33 98 Sophia's Birthday (7th).
33 99 Sorry of Lightning's Not Dumb Escort.
33 100 Sorting Socks.
33 101 South Ferry.
33 102 Spectacle after spectacle in the conspiratorial silence...
34 1 Spent three months thinking...
34 2 Split Decision.
34 3 Spotted Touchwomen.
34 4 Spring.
34 5 Spring and All.
34 6 Spring winter weather no work good Friday...
34 7 St. Luke's vs. Tweed.
34 8 St. Paul's Index Finger - With comments by Bill Berkson.
34 9 Star Wars.
34 10 Staring Down Watching Everyone - Collaboration.
34 11 Steps.
34 12 Still Used Arms Ultra Light History.
34 13 Stimulus yes and answer swell so...
34 14 Story.
34 15 Story of a Woman Who Am I? Forgive Me.
34 16 Studying Hunger - For Bob and Elizabeth on a particular Thanksgiving.
34 17 Summer Vacation.
34 18 Sun Ideas.
34 19 Sunday.
34 20 Super Grand Food Union Caldor Town Bowl.
34 21 Suzie.
34 22 Swan Silvertones.
34 23 Sweet Content.
34 24 Sweet smack...
34 25 Sweetheart no love...
34 26 Table.
34 27 Take Me to the River.
34 28 Talismans.
34 29 Talk.
34 30 Tapestry.
34 31 Tenners - With Peter Schjeldahl.
34 32 Telling.
34 33 Thanks for the Blue Lighter, George.
34 34 That.
34 35 That New York City Earth.
34 36 The.
34 37 There is a giant bug in my hair...
34 38 Thick.
34 39 Thin Red.
34 40 Things not as...
34 41 Things to Do in Henniker.
34 42 This Audience of Men.
34 43 This day we'd...
34 44 This Ink Doesn't Look Black to Me.
34 45 This is the first part and the first one...
34 46 This Man/s This and That Man's That.
34 47 This man whom I love is not good...
34 48 This Is a Problem Solving Dream.
34 49 This is the program memory...
34 50 This maturity is good for poetry...
34 51 This Morning.
34 52 This World's w.o. a Cap.
34 53 Those two unfortunate roses must've...
34 54 Three.
34 55 Three Casual Poems for Johnny Stanton.
34 56 Three Envelopes; Art Has Lapsed We Know; Dead Is the Dumb Ass Lover.
34 57 Three Mesostics for Gerard Rizza.
34 58 Three Stories Entitled to Tempt.
34 59 Thursday Poem.
34 60 Tin Dish - Will It Burn?.
34 61 Tirade (Not Wanted) -- to Write Is Evil.
34 62 Tires for Succulent.
34 63 To a Ballet-er: Don't Bring the Men in the Water or You Won't Be Able to Incest Mr. Bluet.
34 64 To a Politician.
34 65 To Admiral Scott About Space.
34 66 To be read with a midwestern accent...
34 67 To My Mistrusters.
34 68 Toadstools.
34 69 To All Who Will Be Home Tomorrow.
34 70 To Bill and Phil on Getting My Things from Massachusetts.
34 71 To have an eye to...
34 72 To Muse.
34 73 To Sophia.
34 74 To start...
34 75 To the Woman in the Candy Store.
34 76 To Walk to the Waterfall.
34 77 Tomorrow's tuesday another nursery school day...
34 78 Tract of Land, etc..
34 79 Tragic Condition of the Statue of Liberty.
34 80 Tree Grows in Padua - Collaboration.
34 81 Twin Plants and Dash Mystery - With Clark Coolidge.
34 82 Two Ghosts Embracing in a Churchyard.
34 83 Typewriter Wrote This.
34 84 Two Dollar Bill.
34 85 Two girls...
34 86 Typing Blind So You Will Know.
34 87 Ugly of May.
34 88 Ugly Random Haircuts in the Shower Hay Fever.
34 89 Unrelated Couplets.
34 90 Untitled.
34 91 Vacation.
34 92 Valentine for.
34 93 Visual Room.
34 94 Vitamin E.
34 95 W Sonnet.
34 96 Waltze's Waltzes.
34 97 Wandering Scholars.
34 98 Wandering Scholars Mess.
34 99 Warmongers.
34 100 Warren.
34 101 War in Every Line.
34 102 Wars.
34 103 Watching the Complex Train-Track Changes.
34 104 We are like two pears...
34 105 We are two long boys swimming...
35 1 We coexist with these cockroaches...
35 2 We Had Exempt a Status of Our Play Now We Shouldn't Speak This Way.
35 3 We must go back to school to make new metrical rules...
35 4 We Plow the Roads.
35 5 We Who Remain - Collaboration.
35 6 We've Solved the Problem.
35 7 What Reception (of Death)?.
35 8 What's in the Teeth of the Geometric Wind (It Was As If).
35 9 What's Meant for Pleasure.
35 10 When a skeptic begins to sing I don't listen...
35 11 When finally done is not done and...
35 12 While absolute ending of Gerard's still...
35 13 Whimper.
35 14 White Blood.
35 15 Who Am I? Forgive Me.
35 16 Why what you say is love I see as hostile...
35 17 Wild Newt.
35 18 Wilderness 1982 - Includes POETRY PROJECT NEWSLETTER.
35 19 Will and Dreams.
35 20 Windows.
35 21 Wing Is Living of Involved a Quiet Act.
35 22 Wives of the Poets.
35 23 Woman I Mix Men Up...
35 24 Work in Progress.
35 25 Worst Journey in the World.
35 26 Worthless Conversation Unless It Is Going to Direct Pain.
35 27 Writing Science.
35 28 Wrong Refrigerator.
35 29 X on Page 50 at Half-Inch Intervals.
35 30 Xerox this work often and... - Collaboration with Phil Good.
35 31 Yellow-orange.
35 32 Yo - Here Are Some Neat Poems.
35 33 You Don't Aggressively Soothe the Butter.
35 34 You Get Pretty Good and Listen, Men, the B-52's.
35 35 You Have a Right to Utility Service During Serious Illness Interrupted Us.
35 36 You know there is a condition...
35 37 You see because I cook I am an explainer...
35 38 You "Shouldn't" Be Fair in Poems Love.
35 39 You Think Tomatoes Are Sex on (8/6/84) a Frightening Monday.
35 40 You, Us, Fuck It.
35 41 You wanted me to tell about David...
35 42 Young girls wished for stars instead of husbands...
35 43 Ziggurat; Ziggurat II.

School Papers

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35 44 Book reports and miscellaneous writings from high school.
35 45 Note regarding papers, 1981.
35 46 1962: Gerontion and the Psalms.
35 47 1965: Grimm and American Values.
35 48 1966: "Image and Spectacle in BLOOD WEDDING and YERMA by Federico Garcia Lorca." Also, "PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN: Words, Epiphanies, Poetry." Includes drafts.
35 49 1967, January: "CANZONE I of the CANZONIERE: "Al Poco Giorno e al Gran Cerchio D'Ombra...' by Dante." Also includes "Falstaff: Logic and Language in I HENRY IV," "Modern Poetry Examination" and "Statement and Form in Mythology".
35 50 1967, May: "20th Century Cultural History".
35 51 1967, Spring: "Allegory of the Artist." Also includes "Bloom in the Modern Age," "Goethe's West-Oestlicher Divan" and "THE OWL by John Hawkes".
36 1 Fragments and unidentified writings.
36 2-3 Notes, jottings, lists, and fragments.
36 4-5 Undated or unidentified. Includes papers on Yeats, Goethe, and Hawthorne and the title sheet from Translations of Mallarme.
36 6 Unidentified drafts and miscellaneous notes.

NOTEBOOKS

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36 7 1964, July: Latin - Manuscript and some class notes.
36 8 1964, September: Poem to the People Downstairs - Manuscript and typescript.
36 9 1965: Denise Levertov Poem - Manuscript.
37 1 1965: Silas Marner... - Manuscript with typescript leaves included.
37 2 1966, April: Dreams.
37 3 1969, January: Story - Letter from Ed Bowes.
37 4 1971, July: Red Tide in Florida - Manuscript, includes notes regarding photography.
37 5 1971, July 22 - Manuscript with newspaper clippings and some notes regarding photography. Includes a letter from Dan Graham.
37 6 1971, October: Tonight - Manuscript and typescript.
37 7 1971, October.
37 8 1971, November: Jean Perreault's Commune.
37 9 FB20901 1972, April: Notebook.
37 10 FB20902 1972, August: Notebook.
37 11 1972, October: I had my Amazons shout you... - Manuscript with numerous bound and unbound typescript leaves included.
37 12 1973: Somebody Says.
37 13 FB20903 1973, January: Notebook.
38 1 1973, March 23 - Manuscript with some typescript includes 22 sheets of typescript bound by safety pin into the notebook.
38 2 1973, September: House in Use - Manuscript with letters and numerous typescript leaves included.
38 3 1973, September: This begins where morning leaves off... - Manuscript and typescript, includes typescript drafts of poems.
38 4 1974, April.
38 5 1974, May: Subject...
38 6 1974, July.
38 7 1974, August: Open and Shut Case.
38 8 1974, September: I just wanna see all these inanimate objects...
38 9 1974, October: I Think.
39 1 1974, December: Utah Stars.
39 2 1975: Notebook.
39 3 1975, January 11.
39 4 1975, March: It's the Lewis Journal.
39 5 1975, December: Painting is with me but another word for feeling is design... - Manuscript with some typescript poems, receipts and postcards.
39 6 1976, May: Ferns.
39 7 1976, July: Melanie... - Manuscript with typescripts included.
39 8 1976, July: Problems.
39 9 1976, August 14.
40 1 1976, October 12.
40 2 1977, March: Elvis Presley and the Poppies - Manuscript with some typescript poems, 1977.
40 3 FB20904 1977, September.
40 4 1977, November: Free Sixpack.
40 5 1978, February 8 (cont'd)...
40 6 1978, March: Book on Epic.
40 7 1978, July: Notes for a Big Book.
40 8 1978, October: You Planned the Disappearance of My Desire - Manuscript with typescript leaves included.
40 9 1979: Midwinter Day.
40 10 1979, February: Dreams - Manuscript with some typescript leaves included.
40 11 1979, February-March: Walk Around.
41 1 1979, March: Jovian Moons - Manuscript with photographs and newspaper clippings.
41 2 1979, November: Slippage.
41 3 1980, February: Begin Again.
41 4 1980, April: It's gonna be awhile... - Manuscript with typescript drafts of poems.
41 5 1980, June: Where else am I but in New York...
41 6 1980, September: Name is the word I live... - Manuscript with typescript leaves included.
41 7 1980, August.
41 8 1981 February: Another Journal Entitled - Manuscript with numerous typescript leaves included. Some children's drawings and paintings.
42 1 1981, August: This Is Mobile Knowtebook to Right in.
42 2 1982, January: This is the journal of Bernadette Mayer... - Manuscript with some typescript leaves and newspaper clippings included.
42 3 1982, April: Journal Most Precious - Manuscript with various unbound leaves, realia, etc.
42 4 1982, September: I just got back from the lake...
42 5 1983, August: Delayed starting another journal... - Manuscript with some typescript leaves included.
43 1 1983, November: Writing with Linda Francis - Manuscript includes collaboration with Linda.
43 2 1984, July: Had dream of corn...
43 3 1985, April: Around Spring 1985.
43 4 1985, November: I've been meaning to begin keeping this journal...
43 5 1986, December - 1987, January.
43 6 1989.
43 7 1989: Cascade Reporter Notepad.
43 8 1989: Trip Book - Manuscript of summer trip to Naropa Institute, Boulder, Colorado.
44 1 1988, August - 1989, April.
44 2 1990: Farm.
44 3 1990, March: Journal of Small Cures - Manuscript includes newspaper clippings and miscellaneous realia, 1990.
44 4 1990, June: Bread...
44 5 1990, September/October: Somewhere in 1990 - Manuscript with some drawings.
44 6 1991, May: New Method of Sleeping.
44 7 1993, January: Quiet place within yourself...
44 8 1993, November: Contains List of Some Hikes and Other Poems.
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45 1 Memo Book.
45 2 Two Nuns and a Statue of Christ - Pencil, crayon and ink drawings, 1960s?.
45 3 Barbara Overhaul - Manuscript with drawings, 1964-1965?.
45 4 Bataille - Manuscript with drawings, 1967-1969?.
45 5 Thursday 5pm, Early 1970s?.
45 6 NYC, 1970s?.
45 7 Police car..., 1970-1973?.
45 8 Dear David, 1970-1973?.
45 9 There's a whole - goddammitt, 1972?.
45 10 Buy Water - Drawings, 1980s?.
45 11 Includes notes for Utopia index, early 1980s.
45 12 1980s.
45 13 Recorded, 1989?.
46 1 Nijinsky's Lecture on God, 1990s?.
46 2 Ca. early 1990s.
46 3 Write narrative among each?, 1990s?.
46 4 Russian art..., 1993?.
46 5 Beautiful Villa, 1993?.
46 6 Skinny Sonnets for Phil, 1993?.
46 7 New News, 1993?.
46 8 Girl w. Ball.
46 9 Circa 1990.

WRITINGS OF OTHERS

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46 10 Acker, Kathy - Includes "A Map of My Dreams" and "Records of Daily Life" (photocopy).
46 11 Ayden, Erje.
46 12 Barnes, Susan.
46 13 Berkson, Bill - Includes poems entitled "Job's Lane," "Getty" and "Women Bring Nuts".
Berrigan, Ted.
46 14 Includes poems entitled "Litany" and "Bernadette Mayer".
46 15 Paste-ups for THE SONNETS.
47 1-3 Bowes, Ed.
47 4 Bricken, Patsy.
47 5 Brito, Manuel.
47 6 Brown, Lee Ann.
47 7 Brownstein, Michael - Includes poem entitled "HI!".
47 8 Bynum, Thomas.
47 9 Canter, Arthur.
47 10 Carey, Steve.
47 11 Carter, Charlotte.
47 12 Ceravolo, Joseph.
48 1 Cohn, Jim.
48 2-4 Collom, Jack.
48 5 Coolidge, Clark.
48 6 Corbett, William - Includes "Esker," "Kame," "Felled Elms," "Either/Or," "A Common Story," "Runaway Pond," and "Don't Think: Look".
48 7 Crawford, Lynn and Mathews, Harry.
48 8 DeNoyelles, Bill.
48 9 Dinsmore, Danika - "Observing Memory: Thought, Ritual, States of Consciousness, and the Writing Process - With a Focus on the Works of Bernadette Mayer".
48 10 Dreyer, Lynne.
48 11 Elmslie, Kenward - Poems (photocopies) from CITY JUNKET.
48 12 Ensslin, John.
48 13 Foley, Jack.
49 1 Friedman, Ed.
49 2 Fyman, Cliff.
49 3 Gallup, Dick.
49 4 Genser, Cynthia.
49 5 Gerber, Yancy.
49 6 Giorno, John.
49 7 Gizzi, Michael.
49 8 Gizzi, Peter.
49 9 Goldberg, Jeff.
49 10 Good, Phil.
49 11 Gurnis, Peter.
49 12 Gustafson, Jim.
49 13 Hanaoka, Makiko.
49 14 Hartman, Yuki.
49 15 Henning, Barbara.
49 16 Hixon, India.
49 17 Howe, Fanny - Includes photocopies of "Introduction to the World," "The Lives of a Spirit," and "The Quietist".
50 1 Jarnot, Lisa.
50 2 Jurek, Thom.
50 3 Kaplan, Edward.
50 4 Klester, Johanna.
50 5 Kushner, Bill.
50 6 Kyger, Joanne - Eight typescript poems including "Ode," "Descent," "The Blue Sword of Night," and "Poem".
50 7 Lange, Art.
50 8-9 Lenhart, Gary.
50 10 Levy, Andrew.
50 11 Livingston, Peter.
50 12 Luster, Helen.
50 13 Mac Low, Jackson - Includes "A Vocabulary for Sharon (Belle) Mattlin," "60th Light Poem: In Memoriam Robert Duncan -- 8-9 October 1988," "They Didn't Whir / He Gave No Advice," "Rebus Effort Remove Government," "He Never Relaxed for a Moment," and "Forties 16 2nd Mix".
50 14 Malanga, Gerard.
50 15 Masters, Greg.
50 16 Mayer, Rosemary.
50 17 Moxley, Jennifer.
50 18 Mullen, Harryette.
50 19 Myles, Eileen.
51 1 Nemet-Nejat, Murat.
51 2 Noel, Susan.
51 3 Notley, Alice - "For My Sister: Meeting in Air" (photocopy).
51 4 Owen, Maureen.
51 5 Pearlman, Dina.
51 6 Phipps, Wanda.
51 7 Pinney, Todd.
51 8 Piombino, Nick - Typescript of "The Meaning and Structure of Blake's MARRIAGE OF HEAVEN AND HELL: A Brief Analysis".
51 9 Prevallet, Kristin.
51 10 Quasha, George.
51 11 Ricereto, Danine.
51 12 Rosenberg, David.
51 13 Rosenthal, Bob.
51 14 Rubenfine, David.
51 15-16 Savage, Tom.
52 1 Savage, Tom.
52 2 Schjeldahl, Peter.
52 3 Schloss, Edith.
52 4 Schneeman, George.
52 5 Schuyler, James - "At Home With Ron Padgett" (typescript) and "Many of My Poems" (typescript).
52 6 Sher, Gail.
52 7 Silverman, Herschel.
52 8 Smedman, Lorna.
52 9 Solan, Miriam.
52 10 Sollfrey, Stacey.
52 11 Sparrow.
52 12 Stearns, Ethie.
52 13 Stroffolino, Chris.
52 14 T.
52 15 Truitt, Samuel.
52 16 Tysh, Chris.
52 17 Upshaw, Reagan.
52 18 Valerio, Anita.
52 19 Vasovic, Nebojsa.
52 20 Vermont, Charlie.
Waldman, Anne.
52 21 Includes "Crunchspot," "First Winter Days," " Vermeer," "Lovers," "El Rito," "To Roofer," "Women Their Men," "Ethnic," "Neighbors," "Roman Dream," "Smitten," "Clor Trimeton," "Estrogen," and "Azalea Blooming Today".
52 22 Includes "When the World Was Steady," "Poem for the Streets of New York City!" and "Philema".
53 1 Waldrop, Rosmarie - "Shorter American Memory".
53 2 Warsh, Marie.
53 3 Warsh, Sophia.
53 4-6 Weiner, Hannah - Includes "Spoke," "Little Book 137" and "SEEN Introduction".
53 7 Weiners, John - "The Lanterns Along the Wall" (photocopy).
53 8 Whalen, Tom.
53 9 Wright, C.D.
53 10 Yorty, Don.

TEACHING MATERIAL

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Handouts and Assignments

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53 11 Course descriptions - Proposals and drafts of proposals for courses taught at The New School for Social Research and elsewhere.
53 12 Dictionaries and definitions.
53 13 Dreams - Includes a list of dream-related quotations and dream writing experiments.
53 14 Experiments - Lists of assigned and recommended writing experiments with some student writing resulting from those experiments.
53 15 Insults - Includes manuscript and photocopies of insult poems, some student work and a manuscript draft of "To a Politician".
53 16 Joyce and Stein - Includes photocopied material written by or relating to James Joyce and Gertrude Stein, including essays by Stan Brakhage and Catherine R. Simpson.
53 17 Love poems - Photocopy selection of love poems by various poets.
54 1 Pantoum/Sestina - Photocopied descriptions and examples of Pantoum and Sestina forms.
54 2 Reading lists - Includes typescript and photocopy lists of recommended reading complied collectively with students and others.
54 3 Structure of the Prose Sentence and of the Poetic Line - Photocopy, paste-up and typescript anthology of reading gathered and titled by the poet.
54 4 Surrealism - Typescript, print and photocopy pages of or pertaining to surrealist writing.
54 5 Various untitled photocopy collection of readings gathered and bound by Mayer. Includes typescript, final exam, miscellaneous handouts, and assignments.
54 6 Visual poems - Photocopy pages of concrete and visual poems by others.
Writings of others.
54 7 Miscellaneous photocopy pages of poems and writing by others gathered unbound by the poet.
54 8 Printed pages of poems by others gathered unbound by Mayer.

Notes and Notebooks

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54 9 Notes from an unidentified course taught in 1986.
54 10 Notebook - Contains notes from teaching writing at various public school locations in New York City, beginning February 1986.
54 11 Mrs. Poetry - Notes from writing courses taught at various public schools in New York City, beginning May 1986. Includes some student writing and poems in typescript by the poet.
54 12 Mott Hall and MCSM - Notes from courses taught at Mott Hall and the Manhattan Center in 1986 and 1987.
55 1 Notebook - Includes notes from workshops taught at The New School for Social Research, The Poetry Project at St. Marks Church, and J.H.S. 104 in NYC between December 1987 and July 1988.
55 2 Poetry Workshop - Notes from Poetry Workshop taught at The New School for Social Research beginning February 8, 1988, and other unidentified courses, 1987 - 1988.
55 3 Lang Po Mini Lectures - Typescript and holograph notes for lectures delivered at The Poetry Project, New York City, February 24, 1989 - March 17, 1989.
55 4 Naropa 89 - Notes from a workshop taught at The Naropa Institute in summer 1989.
55 5 New School - Notes and student writing with manuscript comments by Mayer from a workshop taught at The New School for Social Research beginning September 1990.
55 6 Poetry Workshop - Notes from Poetry Workshop taught at The New School for Social Research beginning September 1990.
55 7 Notebook - Notes from unidentified course beginning November 6, 1990.
55 8 Notes from unidentified courses taught in 1990 and 1991.
55 9 Poetry Workshop - Notes from Poetry Workshop taught beginning September 23, 1991, at The New School for Social Reserach.
56 1 Experiments in Poetry - Notes from workshop taught beginning February 5, 1991, at The New School for Social Research.
56 2 September 1991 - Notes from CWR 270 taught at an unidentified location.
56 3 Notebook 1991-1992 - Notes from an unidentified course taught at The College of Staten Island beginning October, 1991.
56 4 Poetries I and II - Notes from courses taught at an unidentified location beginning February, 1992.
56 5 1994-1995 - Notes from workshop taught at The New School for Social Research beginning October, 1994.
56 6 Diary JHS 104 - Typescript diary of experiences teaching at JHS 104, New York City.
56 7 Miscellaneous notes, unbound freewrites, class plans, etc.
56 8 Lesson plan - Notes regarding math and science.
56 9 Social Studies Health Writing - Notes regarding writing and social studies and health.
57 1 Small Notebook Shared with Mott Hall - Notes regarding courses taught at the Manhattan Center.

Miscellaneous

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57 2 August 2nd writing experiment...
57 3 Letter of resignation from New England College.
57 4 Miscellaneous notes.
57 5 Mott Hall Sestinas - Includes work by Mayer and students.
57 6 Naropa workshop, 1987.
57 7 Notes from an unidentified workshop.
57 8 On the Ending of the Staten Island 40-Person 4-Hour Class.
57 9 Poetry Project Workshop.
57 10 Reading workshop - Includes typescript notes "On Reading".
57 11 Student publications - 1987 "Blast to the Past;" 1987 "Poetry Movements of the Summer of 1987," 1988 "JHS 104M," and undated PS 154, PS 161 and PS 208.
57 12 Student writings - "Night Sky." Collection of poems inspired by an article in THE NEW YORK TIMES.

EDITING MATERIAL

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57 13 Letters to the editors.
57 14 Grant proposal to the Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines, 1968.
57 15 Unidentified manuscripts.
Poetry submissions.
57 16 Coolidge, Clark.
57 17 Drummond, Phillip.
57 18 Higgins, Dick.
57 19 Rothenberg, Jerome.
57 20 Saroyan, Aram.
57 21 Smithson, Robert.
57 22 Weiner, Hannah.

Miscellaneous

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57 23 HANDBOOK OF POETIC FORMS. Teachers and Writers Collaborative. Drafts of Mayer's entries for basic poetic forms and correspondence with Ron Padgett, 1986-1987.
57 24 Proofreading notes.
57 25 Street Works Theater - Ephemera, mimeograph flyers and notes, 1969.

United Artists

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57 26 Logos.
57 27 Examples of type.
57 28 Miscellaneous proofreaders notes.

UNNATURAL ACTS

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57 29 Manuscripts.
58 1 Material gathered by Mayer pertaining to UNNATURAL ACTS magazine.
58 2 Magazine with notes and rewrites.
58 3 Miscellaneous notes.
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58 4 AGNES AND SALLY announcement. Mimeograph promotional announcement for Warsh's book.
58 5 Bernadette Mayer and Ed Bowes. Includes "A list of arbitrary changes agreeded to by E.F. Bowes and B.F. Mayer".
58 6 Bernadette Mayer and Lewis Warsh. Includes notes and drawings.
58 7 Ed Bowes biography materials.
58 8 Drawing.
58 9 Family notes.
58 10 Horoscope [for Bernadette], 1969.
58 11 Garden of Eden on Manhattan's Lower East Side.

PHOTOGRAPHS

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58 12 Photographs of Mayer.
58 13 Photographs of others - Mostly images of Ed Bowes.
58 14 Miscellaneous photographs - Images of buildings and nature.
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58 15 Photo album one. Includes images of Lewis Warsh, Bill Berkson, Kenward Elmslie, Joe Brainard, and Alice Notley.
58 16 Photo album two. Includes images of Alice Notley, Ted Berrigan and Bill Berkson.
58 17 Photo album three. Includes images of Bill Berkson and Anne Waldman.
59 1 For Bernadette from Rosemary with Love 1979.
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59 2 Ed Bowes and children.
59 3 Miscellaneous.

AUDIO RECORDINGS

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By Others

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59 4 Warsh, Lewis. Reading at the Woodbury Poetry Room, Harvard University 10/25/72.
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60 1 August 8, 1976.
60 2 August 10, 11 (1976).
60 3 August 20, 23, 24, 27 (1976).
60 4 Sept. 5, 1976 - Dream.
60 5 September 3, 5, 9 (1976).
60 6 September 11, 1976.
60 7 Sept. 17, 1976 - Side 1 and 2.
60 8 Sept. 17, 1976 - Side 3.
60 9 Sept. 27, 1976.

ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES

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61 1 Boxes 9-11, 13-15.
61 2 Boxes 16-17.
61 3 Boxes 18-20, 23.
61 4 Boxes 24-29.
61 5 Boxes 30-36, 57.


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