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Abstract

Papers of Gloria Frym, Bay Area-based poet, educator, and writer. The collection contains correspondence with other prominent poets and writers; typescripts and drafts of published and unpublished creative literary works; teaching materials; and notebooks. The papers also include biographical materials, audio recordings of interviews, and spoken word performances.

Biography

Gloria Frym was born in 1947, in Brooklyn, New York, and grew up in Los Angeles, California. She earned her MA and BA degrees at the University of New Mexico, studying with Robert Creeley. In the early part of her career, she taught creative writing to inmates in the San Francisco county jail systems and with the work furlough programs. Her book, How I Learned (1992), resulted from her work with the prison inmates, and was funded by several grants from the California Arts Council.

Her first poetry book, Impossible Affection, was published in 1979. During the same time period, she received a grant to write Second Stories: Women Artists Whose Careers Began After Thirty-Five (1979), a book of interviews which included Helene Aylon, Frances Jaffer, and Cherry Jackson.

Frym eventually moved to Berkeley from Albuquerque and began teaching creative writing at the New College of California in San Francisco as core faculty in the poetics program from 1987-2002. During this time, she became interested in elements of "language" poetry and began writing prose poems, developing into the prose narrative.

She received a Fund for Poetry Award, The Walter and Elise Haas Creative Work Fund Grant, and the San Francisco State University Poetry Book Award. Her collection of poetry Homeless At Home (2001) won the American Book Award in 2002. She has also published essays, articles, interviews, and reviews in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Baltimore Sun, and Sentence: A Journal of Prose Poetics. Her published poetry collections also include Solution Simulacra (2006) and Lost Sappho Poems (2007).

Frym is an associate professor in the MFA and BA writing and literature programs at the California College of the Arts in the Bay Area, and also visiting faculty at Western Connecticut State University and the Naropa Institute.

Scope and Content of Collection

The papers of Gloria Frym document the literary and teaching career of San Francisco based poet, educator, and writer. Materials include personal and business correspondence; manuscript typescripts; and pre-publication materials for collected published works, poems, prose, essays, lectures, and other creative works. Also included in the papers contain numerous bound notebooks; teaching materials; audio and video cassette recordings, and biographical materials. The collection is arranged in six series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) WRITINGS BY GLORIA FRYM, 3) NOTEBOOKS, 4) TEACHING MATERIALS, 5) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, and 6) AUDIO AND VISUAL RECORDINGS.

SERIES 1: CORRESPONDENCE

The CORRESPONDENCE series is arranged in two subseries: A) General and B) Family.

A) The General correspondence, arranged alphabetically, contains letters both to and from colleagues, poets, and friends. Prominent correspondents include Helene Aylon, Andrei Codrescu, Robert Creeley, Anselm Hollo, Joanne Kyger, Holly Prado, and Anne Waldman.

B) The Family Correspondence includes letters from Claire (mother), David (brother), and Renay (sister) Frym. Other personal correspondence includes letters from the Carter and Benedetti families.

SERIES 2: WRITINGS BY GLORIA FRYM

The WRITINGS BY GLORIA FRYM series is arranged in five subseries: A) Collected Works, B) Poems, C) Prose, D) Lectures, and E) Miscellaneous Creative Works.

A) Arranged by date of publication, the Collected Works subseries represents poetry and prose works, that were published or unpublished between 1979-2007. The papers include handwritten drafts, typescript drafts, and page proofs.

B) The Poems are manuscripts and drafts of uncollected or unpublished poems. The titles are arranged alphabetically.

C) The Prose materials are manuscripts and drafts of uncollected or unpublished stories and narratives. The titles are arranged alphabetically.

D) The Lectures subseries, arranged chronologically, contains lecture notes and remarks given by Frym between 1980-2005.

E) Arranged alphabetically, the Miscellaneous Creative Works are experimental or conceptual written works, essays, and a draft interview narrative with Andrei Codrescu.

SERIES 3: NOTEBOOKS

The NOTEBOOKS series, arranged chronologically, contains bound and unbound notebooks with poem drafts, diaristic entries, and miscellaneous notes ranging from 1973-2005.

SERIES 4: TEACHING MATERIALS

The TEACHING MATERIALS series contains five subseries: A) Naropa Institute, B) New College of California, C) San Francisco State University, D) San Bruno Prison Literary Workshops, and E) Miscellaneous. The files are arranged chronologically.

A) Frym taught at Naropa Institute beginning in 1994. The materials include syllabi and class curriculum notes for the summer writing program prose workshops.

B) The materials in the New College of California subseries reflects courses Frym taught in poetry, Whitman and Dickinson, and the publication of Prosodia, a student poetry journal. Materials include syllabi and class notes.

C) The materials document the poetry and prose creative writing courses Frym taught at San Francisco State University creative writing program from 1983-1988.

D) In the early part of her career, Frym taught creative writing in the San Francisco Prison system and work furlough programs. The materials include diaristic notebooks, notes, chapbooks produced by the students, and letters from prisoners.

E) Frym worked at several other institutions as visiting faculty, including California College of the Arts, the University of New Mexico, Saint Mary's College of California, and Western Connecticut State University. The materials include syllabi and notes.

SERIES 5: BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

The BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS series is arranged in two subseries: A) Miscellaneous Materials and B) Anti-War Photographs.

A) The Miscellaneous Materials subseries, arranged alphabetically, includes articles about Frym; reading announcement flyers, 1976-2007; artist statements; photographs of Frym and others; and subject files.

B) The Anti-War Photographs, arranged chronologically, are various snapshots taken by Frym during protest demonstrations against war in the San Francisco area, 2002-2007.

SERIES 6: AUDIO AND VISUAL RECORDINGS

The AUDIO AND VISUAL RECORDINGS series contains audiocassette recorded interviews conducted by Gloria Frym for her book, Second Stories, between 1978-1979. The files also include readings, interviews, and miscellaneous spoken word recordings with Frym. The series also contains a videocassette of a spoken word performance.

CORRESPONDENCE

Box Folder Oversize
1 1 Abbott, Keith, 1981 - 2006.
1 2 Abbott, Steve, 1980.
1 3 Adisa, Opal, 2005 - 2006.
1 4 Ahearn, John, 1993.
1 5 Alexander, Charles, 2006 - 2007.
1 6 Amat, Nuria, 2005 - 2006.
1 7 Angell, Roger, 1986.
1 8 Appleyard, Jack, 1982.
1 9 Armantrout, Rae, 2006.
1 10-11 Aron, Michael, 1998 - 2002.
1 12 Auster, Paul, 1993.
1 13 Austin, John, 1978 - 1979.
1 14-16 Aylon, Helene, 1976 - 2007.
2 1 Aylon, Helene, undated.
2 2 Barba, Sharon, 1973 - 1981.
2 3 Barlett, Lee, 1992.
2 4 Baron, Todd, 1983 - 1984.
2 5-8 Barrett, Jill.
3 1-6 Barrett, Jill.
4 1 Baude, Dawn Michelle, 1990 - 2007.
4 2 Beerman, Richard.
4 3 Bell, Ron.
4 4-7 Benedetti, David Jr., 1972 - 1999, undated.
4 8 Benedetti, David Sr., 1981 - 1999.
4 9 Berge, Carol, 1979 - 1981.
4 10 Berkson, Bill, 2005 - 2006.
4 11-12 Berlin, Lucia, 1987 - 2004.
5 1 Berrigan, Anselm, 2006.
5 2 Brenner, Summer, 1973 - 2007.
5 3 Briggs, Robert.
5 4 Brook, James.
5 5 Bruser, Madeline.
5 6 Bryant, Tisa, 2006.
5 7-8 Buffington, Beverly.
5 9 Bunnin, Brad.
5 10 Burger, Mary, 2005 - 2007.
6 1 Burton, Robert.
6 2 Bush, Rebecca.
6 3 Bye, Reed, 2000 - 2005.
6 4 Byrd, Don, 2000.
6 5 Cabeza de Vaca, Barbara.
6 6 Carlson, Vicki, 1987.
6 7 Carson, Jo, 1992.
6 8 Cherep, Bobbi Granik.
6 9 Chernoff, Maxine, 1996 - 2007.
6 10-12 Chester, Laura, 1972 - 1989.
6 13 Clark, T.J. (Tim) and Anne Wagner, 1993 - 2005.
6 14 Clark, Tom, 1983 - 2006.
6 15 Cliff, Michelle, 2004 - 2005.
6 16 Codrescu, Andrei, 1977 - 2006.
7 1-2 Colby, Kate, 2005 - 2007.
7 3-4 Collom, Jack, 1996 - 2007.
7 5 Corman, Cid, 1983 - 2003.
7 6 Creeley, Robert, 1988 - 2000.
7 7 Crews, Judson, 1977 - 1983.
7 8 Dahlen, Beverly, 1980 - 2007.
7 9 Davies, Gayle.
7 10 Davis, Lydia, 1992.
7 11 Dawson, Fielding, 1993 - 2002.
7 12 Day, Jean, 1987 - 2007.
7 13 De Jesus, Pedro, 2005.
7 14 De Lynn, Jane, 1979 - 2007.
8 1 De Mattels, Roberto.
8 2 Dickison, Steve, 2005 - 2006.
8 3 Dientsfry, Patricia, 1984 - 1997.
8 4 Dobrowolski, Patti, 1985 - 1986.
8 5 Einzig, Barbara, 1981 - 1992.
8 6 Emerson, Steve, 1982 - 2005.
8 7 Equi, Elaine, 2007.
8 8 Evans, George, 1986 - 2007.
8 9 Farber, Tom, 1991 - 2007.
8 10 Farley, Mary Allison.
8 11 Feldman, Bella, 1979 - 1999.
8 12 Feldman, Leonard.
8 13 Finch, Annie, 2005 - 2007.
8 14 Fowler, Gene, 1977 - 1978.
8 15 Fraser, Kathleen, 1977 - 1993.
8 16 Frumkin, Gene, 1977 - 1982.
8 17 Fulton, Jean.
9 1-3 Gage, Nancy.
9 4 Gates, Barbara.
9 5 Gerstler, Amy, 1993.
9 6 Gladman, Renee, 1996 - 2007.
9 7 Gold, Artie, 1979 - 1983.
9 8 Gonzalez, Ray, 2007.
9 9 Gonzalez Mateos, Adriana, 2005 - 2007.
9 10 Good, Philip, 2005 - 2006.
10 1 Goodell, Larry, 1975 - 2002.
10 2 Greenstreet, Kate, 2007.
10 3 Griffith, Patricia, 1990 - 1991.
10 4 Gudding, Gabriel, 2006 - 2007.
10 5 Guerrilla Girls, 1988.
10 6 Guerrero, Keiso.
10 7 Gustafson, Jim, 1988.
10 8 Harper, Susan.
10 9 Harris, Burton.
10 10 Harris, Jana, 1977 - 1981.
10 11 Healy, James.
10 12 Hejinian, Lyn, 1977 - 2006.
10 13 Henning, Barbara, 2005 - 2007.
10 14 Hensolt, John, 1977 - 1980.
10 15 Hickman, Leland, 1983 - 1984.
10 16 Higgins, Mary Rising, 2003 - 2007.
10 17 Highsmith, David, 1978.
10 18 Hill, Owen, 1997 - 2007.
10 19 Hillman, Brenda, 2005 - 2007.
10 20 Hollo, Anselm, 1983 - 2007.
10 21 Holman, Bob, 2006.
10 22 Hoover, Paul, 1996 - 2006.
10 23 Howe, Susan, 1996.
11 1 Inez, Colette, 1994 - 1999.
11 2 Jeffer, Francis, 1981.
11 3 Jannotta, Marjorie.
11 4 Jarnot, Lisa, 2006.
11 5 Johnston, Alastair, 1992 - 2004.
11 6 Jong, Erica.
11 7 Joris, Pierre, 1976 - 1996.
11 8-9 Jouris, John, 1979 - 1984, undated.
AKA: Max Greenstreet, husband of poet Kate Greenstreet.
11 10 Kahn, Alice, 2000.
11 11 Kalamaras, George, 2007.
11 12 Kane, Cindy, 1985 - 1991.
12 1-2 Kane, Cindy, 1992 - 2005, undated.
12 3 Kauffman, Linda.
12 4 Kessler, Stephen, 1984 - 1999.
12 5 Killian, Kevin, 2007.
12 6 Klein, Auram.
12 7 Kovitz, Marshall.
12 8 Kramer, Jane, 1993.
12 9 Krichevsky, John, 1982 - 1988.
12 10 Kyger, Joanne, 1989 - 2007.
12 11 Lakoff, George, 2004 - 2005.
12 12 Lateiner, Bonnie.
12 13 Laurie, Annie.
12 14 LaVoie, Lovetta.
12 15 Ladure, C.U.
12 16 Lavoir, Steven, 1977 - 1998.
12 17 Lease, Joseph, 2005 - 2007.
12 18 Lenthe, Jean-Vi.
13 1 Lethem, Jonathan, 1997 - 2007.
13 2 Levine, David.
13 3 Levine, Steve, 1984.
13 4 Levitt, Dona.
13 5 Lloyd, David, 2006.
13 6 Lyons, Harriet.
13 7 Manfred, Freya, 1982.
13 8 Marcel, Lina.
13 9 Marjon, Louis.
13 10 Marlatt, Daphne, 1981.
13 11 Mattingly, George, 2005.
13 12 Mayers, Frances.
13 13 McConnell, Patricia.
13 14 McNaughton, Duncan, 2000 - 2005.
13 15 Means, Patrick.
13 16 Mechem, James.
13 17 Meltzer, David, 2004 - 2007.
13 18 Miller, Richard.
13 19 Miner, Valerie and Stephanie Mines, 1977 - 1979.
13 20 Misrach, Richard, 1997.
13 21 Mizutani, Hiroko.
13 22 Morgan, Robin.
13 23 Morgan, Ruth, 1987 - 1994.
13 24 Morrison, Rusty, 2007.
13 25 Mullen, Laura, 1996 - 1997.
13 26 Nashner, Marjorie, 1991 - 1993.
13 27 Newman, Gail, 1978.
14 1 Nguyen, Hoa, 1997 - 2007.
14 2 Nicosia, Gerald, 1994 - 1997.
14 3 Nielson, Alden, 2005.
14 4 Nisbet, Jim, 1981 - 2002.
14 5 Nolan, Pat, 1994 - 2006.
14 6 Norins, Wendy.
14 7 Norton, Linda, 2005 - 2007.
Restrictions Apply
14 8 Notley, Alice, 1998.
14 9 Obenzinger, Hilton, 2005 - 2007.
14 10 Oest, Ron and Nora.
14 11 Offut, Chris, 1996.
14 12 Orenstein, Gloria, 2006.
14 13 Palmer, Michael, 2007.
14 14 Part, Stephen.
14 15 Patton, Julie, 1996 - 1997.
14 16 Pearlman, Bill, 1971 - 1997.
14 17 Penberthy, Jenny, 1995 - 2005.
14 18 Peters, Nancy, 2005 - 2006.
14 19 Piper, Paul.
14 20 Poppelsdorf, Robin.
14 21 Powell, Pam.
14 22 Prado, Holly, 1993 - 1999.
14 23 Prevallet, Kristin, 2004 - 2007.
14 24 Qi, Shouhua, 2006.
14 25 Raczko, Jolanta.
14 26 Ransom, Jane, 2004 - 2006.
14 27 Rappaport, Neil, 1985.
15 1-2 Rathbun, Victoria.
15 3 Raworth, Tom, 1996 - 2007.
15 4 Reed, David, 1980 - 1991.
15 5 Reichmann, Sebastien, 1990 - 1991.
15 6 Rice, Meredith.
15 7 Rice, Stan, 1976 - 1988.
Includes interview with Stan Rice, conducted by Jean-Vi Lenthe, April, 1988.
15 8 Richmond, Michelle, 2007.
15 9 Robinson, Kit, 1984 - 2006.
15 10 Rothenberg, Michael, 2005 - 2007.
15 11 Sandy, Stephen, 1996 - 1999.
15 12 Scalapino, Leslie, 2006.
15 13 Schafer, Kate.
15 14 Schelling, Andrew, 2007.
15 15 Semilion, Julian, 1991 - 1998.
15 16 Shats, Sergei.
15 17 Shein, Keith, 1977 - 1979.
15 18 Sherry, James, 1989.
16 1 Silberstein, Allegra.
16 2 Silliman, Ron, 1991 - 2007.
16 3 Silva, Geno.
16 4 Singer, Jonathan, 1978 - 2002.
16 5 Skratz, G.P., 1982 - 2006.
16 6 Smith, Dale, 2004 - 2006.
16 7 Spahr, Juliana, 2005 - 2006.
16 8 Spas, Dick.
16 9 Stroffolino, Chris, 2005 - 2007.
16 10 Sullivan, Gary, 2005 - 2007.
16 11 Surovell, Hariette, 1980 - 1982.
16 12 Szymaszek, Stacy, 2007.
16 13 Talcott, W., 1990 - 1991.
16 14 Tannenbaum, Judith.
16 15 Temko, Allan, 1990.
16 16 Torregian, Sotere, 1979 - 2006.
16 17 Trachtenberg, Amy, 2001 - 2007.
16 18 Tully, Judd, 1980 - 1984.
16 19 Valoritis, Nanos, 1980 - 1992.
16 20 Vasovic, Nebojsa.
16 21 Vincent, Stephen, 1976 - 2007.
16 22 Waldman, Anne, 1996 - 2005.
17 1 Walsh, Gail.
17 2 Warsh, Lewis, 2001 - 2007.
17 3 Wesserman, Jo Ann, 1998 - 1999.
17 4 White, Gretchen.
17 5 Williams, Ann, 2006 - 2007.
17 6 Woodard, Tim.
17 7 Wulffson, Pam.
17 8 Young, Al, 2006.
17 9 Young, Geoffrey, 1975 - 2007.
17 10 Zamora, Daisy, 2006.
18 1-6 A - Z - Miscellaneous.
19 1-5 Unidentified.
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20 1-2 Benedetti family, 1974 - 1999.
20 3-4 Carter family, 1970 - 2001.
21 1-3 Frym family - Includes David (brother), Claire (mother), and Renay Frym (sister), 1968 - 1989.
21 4 Frym family - Includes aunts, Uncle Sam, cousins Jody, Ricky, Sandy, grandmother Dina, 1970 - 1988.
21 5 Frym, Hencha (aunt), 1938 - 1941.

WRITINGS BY GLORIA FRYM

Collected Works

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Box Folder Oversize
Impossible Affection (1979).
22 1 Original typescript draft, 1979.
22 2 Galley copies with corrections, 1979.
22 3 Reviews and memorabilia.
Second Stories: Conversations with Women Whose Artistic Careers Began after Thirty-Five (1979).
22 4 Typescript draft original interview with Helene Aylon, notes, photographs, and correspondence. (See also Box 44, Folders 1-3), 1977 - 1979.
22 5 Typescript draft original interview with Sherry Bettendorf, 1977.
22 6 Typescript draft original interview with Eleanor Lawrence, 1977.
22 7 Typescript draft original interview with Anita Patterson, 1977.
22 8 Typescript draft original interview with Beatrice Berlin. (See also Box 44, Folders 4-5), 1978.
22 9 Typescript draft original interview with Cherry Jackson and notes. (See also Box 44, Folders 14-16), 1978.
22 10 Typescript draft original interview with Frances Jaffer and notes. (See also Box 44, Folders 17-18), 1978.
22 11 Typescript draft original interview with Malvina Reynolds. (See also Box 44, Folders 19-20), 1978.
23 1 Typescript draft original interview with Josephine Carson. (See also Box 44, Folders 6-8), 1979.
23 2 Typescript draft original interview with Bobbie Louise Hawkins. (See also Box 44, Folders 11-13), 1979.
23 3-5 Typescript draft.
23 6 Correspondence with Chronicle Books and reviews, 1979 - 1983.
Back to Forth (1982).
23 7 Typescript draft, 1982.
23 8 Correspondence and reviews, 1982 - 1987.
"Trespass: Photographing in a Man's World".
23 9 Correspondence, 1987 - 1990.
23 10 Proposal typescript draft.
24 1 Proposal materials, 1986.
24 2 Interview materials and notes, 1985.
By Ear (1990).
24 3-4 Typescript drafts, 1990.
24 5 Page proofs, 1990.
24 6 Announcements, 1991.
How I Learned: Short Stories (1992).
24 7 Early typescript draft. Includes notes and problems, 1992.
24 8 Original typescript manuscript, 1992.
25 1-2 Page proofs, 1992.
25 3 Correspondence with Coffee House Press and reviews.
Distance No Object (1999).
25 4 Editor revised manuscript.
25 5 Correspondence, reviews, and press releases, 1997 - 2000.
Homeless at Home (2001).
25 6 Typescript draft, 2001.
25 7 Uncorrected galley proofs.
25 8 Correspondence with Creative Arts and reviews, 1998 - 2001.
Includes American Book Award announcement.
"Rose of the Mission".
25 9 "The Girl," Part 1 - Typescript draft with notes, 1998 - 2001.
25 10 "Girl No More," Part 2 - Typescript draft with notes, 1998 - 2001.
26 1 "The Woman," Part 3 - Typescript draft with notes, 1998 - 2001.
26 2-4 Typescript drafts, 2001 - 2002.
27 1 Draft, with writer correction, 2002.
Solution Simulacra (2006).
27 2 Old version, 2006.
27 3-5 Typescript drafts - One with alternate title, "Dawn, a travelogue", 2006.
27 6-7 Page proofs, 2006.
27 8 Correspondence and reviews, 2005 - 2007.
"Mind Over Matter".
28 1 Drafts of poems, 2006.
28 2 Edited draft and revised version typescript, 2006.
Lost Sappho Poems (2007).
28 3 Correspondence, 2007.
28 4 Poem drafts, 2007.
28 5 Typescript drafts. Includes third draft edit from 2005, 2007.
28 6 Page proofs, 2007.
Box Folder Oversize
28 7 "19 Jan, Edgar Allan Poe's birthday, MLK birthday".
28 8 "Abnormal Growth," April 20, 1979.
28 9 "Act Now".
28 10 "Affirmative Action, a Wedding Song," October, 1975.
28 11 "Albuquerque Riot".
28 12 "All the More".
28 13 "Always Invisible but Present".
28 14 "Amniotic Love," June 30, 1975.
28 15 "Antipode," May, 1979.
28 16 "Arm Chair Walks Aways...".
28 17 "As I Continue to Consider it All as a Struggle...".
28 18 "Back in New Mexico".
28 19 "Backhand".
28 20 "Before the Departure, Make a List...".
28 21 "Beverly...," December 25, 1972.
28 22 "Blush," October 12, 1979.
28 23 "Body Language: Street Women," October 10, 1973.
28 24 "Boys Dart Across a Schoolyard...".
28 25 "Brown the Psychic," April 3, 1987.
28 26 "Casual Conjugality...".
28 27 "Central Heat," October 28, 1997.
28 28 "Change of Diet".
28 29 "Children and Bread".
28 30 "China Post," January, 1976.
28 31 "Christmas and the Best of Friends...".
28 32 "Cigarette Junkie Blues".
28 33 "Classical Poem for Cindy, on Saturday".
28 34 "Clearing in a Thick Rain Forest...".
28 35 "Constellation," November 18, 1992.
28 36 "Context".
28 37 "Could I Still Bring Lovers to My Room," October 21, 1972.
28 38 "Cutting the Cord," December 1, 1975.
28 39 "Dancing White Arabians Pause Momentarily to Consider the Cheesecake Moon".
28 40 "Day Labor".
28 41 "Dear Edgar Allan Poe".
28 42 "Dear Friend".
28 43 "Death of a Rabbit on the First Day of Fall".
28 44 "Deed Without a Name," October 31, 1972.
28 45 "Delicate Difference...".
28 46 "Delicate Iron," October 9, 1972.
28 47 "Dessert," March 3, 1974.
28 48 "Diet for the Smallest Planet".
28 49 "Dina," October 21, 1973.
28 50 "Diurnal".
28 51 "Dry Riverbed Tears," July 1, 1974.
28 52 "During the Earthquake".
28 53 "Educational Uses of Theatre".
28 54 "Endless Lips".
28 55 "Equinox".
28 56 "Evidence".
28 57 "Exercise in Early Autumn," September 24, 1972.
28 58 "Exercise: Sex (Love) Objects, 10 Objections".
28 59 "Exercise: The Streets of My Ghetto: A Love Poem," November 9, 1972.
28 60 "Existential Warfair in Fervent Valley".
28 61 "Existential Warfair: For Placitas Poets".
28 62 "External Weather, for David".
28 63 "Faithful to the Text".
28 64 "Few Things Not Bad".
28 65 "First Chopping Through the Block," August 7, 1973.
28 66 "First Dance Class".
28 67 "Fishnet Hose," October 7, 1975.
28 68 "Five A.M. Shadows," November 12, 1972.
28 69 "Flooding vs. Burning Roots in the Garden: To Robin Morgan".
28 70 "For a Man Who Interrupted My Poem".
28 71 "For a Strong Woman Alone and Childless at 28," September 22, 1972.
28 72 "For Art and Reality".
28 73 "For Mr. Z from Ms. G".
28 74 "For My Sister Approaching Womanhood".
28 75 "For Summer".
28 76 "For Tommy," June, 1972.
28 77 "Fossil".
28 78 "Free Country".
29 1 "Freeze".
29 2 "The Garden is Surrounded by Yellow Organdy Curtains...".
29 3 "Gender".
29 4 "Genesis: For Love," October 18, 1972.
29 5 "Growing Bone," April 25, 1979.
29 6 "Haiku for You".
29 7 "Half Moon Cycle," November 26, 1972.
29 8 "Hands of the Watch are Made by Hands," January, 1982.
29 9 "Higher Authority".
29 10 "His Music," April 25, 1979.
29 11 "His World is a Unified Body...".
29 12 "How to Kill Skunks Poets and Other Strangers".
29 13 "How We Want to See the Other...".
29 14 "Hummingbird".
29 15 "I Can't Keep My Eyes Inside," April 24, 1976.
29 16 "I Clench My Teeth...," August 2, 1972.
29 17 "I Want to Catch You...".
29 18 "Idio - Synchratic Synthesis".
29 19 "If You Fear Your God".
29 20 "In Cold Blood," December 5, 1973.
29 21 "Insect on Flower".
29 22 "Inside the Library the Air is Stuffy and Warm...".
29 23 "Invocation Copula".
29 24 "It Only Happens to the Best of Us...".
29 25 "It's Hard to Feel I'm Connected to You by Some Universal Consciousness".
29 26 "Keep the Light On...".
29 27 "Kiersten".
29 28 "Last Gut Rot Rock".
29 29 "Late Autumn State of Affairs," October 27, 1971.
29 30 "Listen...".
29 31 "Loneliness of a Long Distance Insomniac".
29 32 "Love it or Levitt...".
29 33 "Love Poem, Coming Home," August 17, 1973.
29 34 "Lucia and Tess".
29 35 "Main Course," October, 1975.
29 36 "Maybe it's Time to Start Stealing Your Own Lines...".
29 37 "Meat Market: Okie's Tuesday Ball".
29 38 "Midwinter...".
29 39 "Morning Sickness".
29 40 "Mother Poem".
29 41 "New Mexico in October," October 24, 1974.
29 42 "No Clouds Bloom the Soft-dying Day".
29 43 "No More Hot Links," May 1, 1979.
29 44 "Nobody Gets Enough Love...".
29 45 "Not So Perfect...".
29 46 "Occasional Lover: Three Intermissions...".
29 47 "Ode to New Mexico Spring from a Hydromaniac," April 12, 1976.
29 48 "Often, but a Little at a Time...".
29 49 "On Thinking of Leaving New Mexico".
29 50 "One Day's Headlines".
29 51 "One Poem".
29 52 "Outside the Window".
29 53 "Painter", 1974.
29 54 "Ped Xing".
29 55 "Penumbra," April 29, 1976.
29 56 "Performance Piece," April 21, 1979.
29 57 "Places...".
29 58 "Plan for December 31, 1999".
29 59 "Please," November 20, 1983.
29 60 "Poet, for Bill".
29 61 "Poetry".
29 62 "Pre Halloween High".
29 63 "Preparation," June, 1972.
29 64 "Proxy Song of the Sado-Masochist," November 21, 1974.
29 65 "Pubic Hair Suite," January, 1975.
29 66 "Quality of Grace".
29 67 "Quanto".
29 68 "Ralph, the Cat, is Sick..." November 6, 1972.
29 69 "Recent Developments".
29 70 "Restaurant Love Affair".
29 71 "Return of Stalin's Daughter".
29 72 "Room of His Own, for Tyrone".
29 73 "September Layed Bare, the Autumn Bride", 2005.
29 74 "She Ate 26 Ginger Snaps for Lunch...".
29 75 "She Cries Come in, because...".
29 76 "She Knows She Raised Me Well," January 13, 1973.
29 77 "She Used to Dress as Water".
29 78 "Six Brass Birds Hang from a Fixture by Strings...".
29 79 "Smooth Accepts a Stream".
29 80 "SOLA," April 24, 1976.
29 81 "Something She Looks for...".
29 82 "Song to My Jewish Mother".
29 83 "Sonnet".
29 84 "Sonnet, the Pause," July 14, 2006.
29 85 "Speak".
29 86 "Split Infinite".
29 87 "Spring".
29 88 "Stage Fright".
29 89 "Statue of Liberty is a Madonna," October 19, 1972.
29 90 "Store Bought".
29 91 "Street Melange: A Love Poem in Four Voices," November 9, 1972.
29 92 "Subject Matters".
29 93 "Spawning," March 16, 1976.
29 94 "Sunbury".
29 95 "Symmetry".
29 96 "Take it Down".
29 97 "Taos Diary: Rio Grande Gorge".
29 98 "That which circumvents the speech...," December 13, 1973.
29 99 "Therapy Begins at Home," January 28, 1976.
29 100 "There's a Burned Outness...".
29 101 "There was No Way of Collaborating Half Way...".
29 102 "They Found Each Other in the Holsum Nursing Home...".
29 103 "Those Poems," October 27, 1997.
29 104 "Time for New Songs".
29 105 "Tonight you sleep...".
29 106 "Violet Light...," Decemer 28, 1978.
29 107 "Waiting consists of...".
29 108 "Walk After a Bus Ride Downtown...".
29 109 "War After War".
29 110 "Watercolor Wash".
29 111 "Weather has Nothing to Do With it...".
29 112 "What Became of Medusa's Snakes".
29 113 "What We Know about Rain...".
30 1 "What's On Your Mind".
30 2 "When We're Not Tanning".
30 3 "Will in Pieces...".
30 4 "Wilted Roses".
30 5 "Winter Despair: A Nightmare," December 21, 1972.
30 6 "Women Considered".
30 7 "World Between the Sheets...".
30 8 "Worm," January 24, 1976.
30 9 "You Ask Too Many Questions...".
30 10 "You are Too Young to Have This Arthritis...".
30 11 "You Say You're "Thickly Shellacked, Coats and Coats...".
30 12 "Your Job".
30 13 "You're Sitting...".
30 14 Miscellaneous poems.
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30 15 "Brut".
30 16 "Big Fix".
30 17 "C.V. on V.D".
30 18 "Care," November 9, 1972.
30 19 "Custom of the Country".
30 20 "Gloria and David: A Drama".
30 21 "Homegirls, 1960s Style".
30 22 "How I Learned".
30 23 "How to Make a Fortune Cake," May 29, 1998.
30 24 "Hurry".
30 25 "It's Never Too Late to Have a Happy Childhood".
30 26 "Little Story, History".
30 27 "Mean Mother".
30 28 "Mother of Pearl, War, and Pearl".
30 29 "Neighbors".
30 30 "New Man," August 22 - October 19, 2001.
30 31 "New York," March 10-13, 1983.
30 32 "Patrol".
30 33 "Play: A Mystery" - Typescript, 1972.
30 34 "Polydipsia or Not".
30 35 "Pomegranite: A Restoration Comedy Shot in the Serious Vein or All's Well That Eats Well".
30 36 "Privilege," August 9, 2000.
30 37 "Tete Offensive".
30 38 "TV Guide" - First draft.
30 39 "Two Griefs," March 25, 2005.
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31 1 "How Being a Woman Affects My Writing and How I Have Presented Women in My Work" - Text of presentation to the Women's National Book Association, March 11, 1980.
31 2 "Notes on the Political Implications of the New Narrative" - Panel discussion, San Francisco, April 25, 1980.
31 3 "Habit of Reading," Writers' Center of the Chautaupau Institution, Chautauqua, New York, July 12, 1996.
31 4 "Recombinatory Poetics: The Poem in Prose" - Originally delivered at the Naropa Institute, June 1997.
31 5 "Glass Breaking Boy: Teaching Poetry Inside" - Scripps College Humanities Institute Conference Education and/or Incarceration, October 8-9, 1998.
31 6 "Breaking and Entering: Chekhov Doesn't Dawdle," Writer's Center at Chautauqua, July 4, 2000.
31 7 "Derivations" - Remarks, San Francisco State Poetry Center Honors program, May 10, 2003.
31 8 "Lorine Niedecker's Plain (Language)" - Abstract for Lorine Niedecker Centenary Conference, Milwaukee, WI, October 9-11, 2003.
31 9 "Relations Stop Nowhere: Robert Creeley" - Memorial Tribute for Robert Creeley, San Francisco State University, November 7, 2005.

Miscellaneous Creative Works

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31 10 "Allen Ginsberg's Knees, or "Candor Ends Paranoia".
31 11 "Application".
31 12 "At Home," November, 1981.
31 13 "Back Pay".
31 14 "Big System".
31 15 "Bills Were Carefully Folded...".
31 16 "Bob and Sergio," April, 2000.
31 17 "Bolinas," February 27, 1979.
31 18 "Boys Against Girls," October, 1990.
31 19 "Career Opportunity".
31 20 "Catch of the Day".
31 21 "Celia Cruz: 1924-2003 A Tribute to Azucar!, July 19, 2003.
31 22 "Chapters For You," June, 1984.
31 23 "Colors of the Rainbow Appeared...," December 6, 1972.
31 24 "Columbus Day".
31 25 "Conjoined".
31 26 "D," December 6, 1972.
31 27 "David Meltzer: On Whom Nothing is Lost", 2005.
31 28 "Dean's Widow," July, 1995.
31 29 "Defining Pluralism: Six Contemporary American Women Poets," May, 1983.
31 30 "Deluxe Burger," February, 1979.
31 31 "Diagramed Sentence".
31 32 "Distance No Object".
31 33 "Dove Love".
31 34 "Dream," January, 1982.
31 35 "Episodes from the Sad, Revised Life of Christopher Columbus.
31 36 "Escuela Secundaria Prada Privada: Schedule".
31 37 "Ethnography".
31 38 "Every Space Explored Yields Beauty".
31 39 "Expect".
31 40 "Fable".
31 41 "Family Christmas", 1985.
31 42 "Far Away, He Remembers...".
31 43 "First Lie," November, 1982.
31 44 "From the Editors".
31 45 "Good Morning".
31 46 "Guitar He Just Carved is Hanging in the Plum Tree", 1982.
31 47 "Health".
31 48 "Homologue".
31 49 "Hotel Excelsior Splendide".
31 50 "House," August 25, 1996.
31 51 "Hypnos".
31 52 "I Think Each Creak of the Broken Rocking Chair...".
31 53 "I Will Pretend That You Are Dead...".
31 54 "IN Venshun," English 500-04, November 26, 1968.
31 55 "Inexorable," October, 1982.
31 56 "Infant Sorrow".
31 57 "The Influence of Jewish Mysticism on My Work".
31 58 Interview with Andrei Codrescu by Gloria Frym, February 8, 1978.
31 59 "It is Easier to Feed Someone Else Than to Feed Yourself...".
31 60 "It Was the Kind of Cliff Unknown to All...," August 21, 1974.
31 61 "Job".
31 62 "Letter to a Male Friend Who Advised Law School".
31 63 "Lie".
31 64 "Link".
31 65 "Love," July, 1995.
31 66 "Love and Work".
31 67 "Lucia Berlin," November 13, 2004.
31 68 "Madame Bovary C'est Moi," July, 1983.
32 1 "March".
32 2 "Mazatlan," March 15, 1982.
32 3 "Melt".
32 4 "Miami Medea".
32 5 "My Art".
32 6 "My Service".
32 7 "Nails".
32 8 "Never Let the Same Day Bite You Twice".
32 9 "New Yellow Tablecloth Differentiates This Day From All the Rest...".
32 10 "No Dogs".
32 11 "No Story, Summer".
32 12 "Not Much Stands Between Life and Death,...," August 27, 1990.
32 13 "Nothing Compared to".
32 14 "On the Front".
32 15 "Onion Address".
32 16 "Orphan".
32 17 "Our Husbands, We Have No Other Name For Them".
32 18 "Perfect".
32 19 "Phonemia," July, 1983.
32 20 "Plans, I Firmly Believe...".
32 21 "Red".
32 22 "Reunion".
32 23 Reviews written by Gloria Frym, 1978 - 1989.
32 24 "Right".
32 25 "Rush".
32 26 "Sam Porter nee Perlstein Left Russia...".
32 27 "Season Ticket".
32 28 "Selma Lies", 1985.
32 29 "Set Up".
32 30 "She Walks in Beauty, but Wonders Why...".
32 31 "Six of One".
32 32 "The Smoke of War Disappears...".
32 33 "Strange Fruit".
32 34 "Systems".
32 35 "Tending the Bar," May 11, 1979.
32 36 "Them," September 13, 1982.
32 37 "There is a Bonelessness About," March, 1979.
32 38 "There is a National Monument in Our Mist".
32 39 "Thin Walls".
32 40 "Times and Their Desperate Offspring".
32 41 "Tired of Living Your Life?".
32 42 "Tongue Lash".
32 43 "Transplant".
32 44 "Unknown Body".
32 45 "Vernal Ascent Morning".
32 46 "Vital Signs".
32 47 "We Spent That Summer Painfully Aware of Ourselves...".
32 48 "Weeping Behind the Mane".
32 49 "What Leaves," February 21, 1980.
32 50 "When I Attempt to Tell a Story to Someone...".
32 51 "While Shakespeare Lives...".
32 52 "Win".
32 53 "World in Which the Dead Continue to Make Money...".
32 54 "The Writing".
32 55 "Young Woman From New England...".

NOTEBOOKS

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33 1-7 1973 - 1978.
34 1-5 1978 - 1980.
35 1-8 1981 - 1993.
36 1-7 1994 - 1998.
37 1-9 1997 - 2001.
38 1-6 2002 - 2005.
38 7-8 Undated.

TEACHING MATERIALS

Naropa Institute, Summer Writing Program

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39 1 Prose Workshop, 1994.
39 2 "Haiku of Fiction" Prose Workshop, 1995.
39 3 "Breaking and Entering" Prose Workshop, 1996.
39 4 "Prose Poem" Workshop, 1997.
39 5 "Promissary of Prose" Workshop, 1999.
39 6 "Exploring Eden" Workshop, 2004.

New College of California

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39 7 Issues of Identity in Women Poets, Fall, 1987.
39 8 Core Poetics: New World Poetry, 1987 - 1989.
39 9 Issues of Identity II: Modernist Women Poets, Fall, 1988.
39 10 Poetics Workshop: Advanced Poetry, Spring 1990 - Fall 1992.
39 11 Experiments in Poetic Form, Fall 1990 - Spring 1994.
39 12 Poetics Workshop, Advanced Poetry, Fall 1993 - Fall 1995.
40 1 Publishing Prosodia Practicum, 1994 - 1995.
40 2 Whitman and Dickinson: American Extremities, Spring 1995.
40 3 Publishing Prosodia Practicum, 1996 - 1997.
40 4 Poetic Workshop: Advanced Poetry, Fall 1997 - Fall 2001.
40 5 Emily Dickinson: Citizen of Paradise, Spring 2001.
40 6 Graduate seminars and workshops.

San Francisco State University

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40 7 Creative Writing: Poetry Writing 404, 1983 - 1987.
40 8 Creative Writing 304, 1984 - 1985.
40 9 Poetics: The Poem in Prose 810, 1986 - 1988.

San Bruno Prison Literacy Workshops

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40 10 Notebook, 1982 - 1987.
40 11 Chapbooks - Produced for the ReEntry Poetry Writing Workshop, 1983 - 1988.
41 1 Re-entry Course: Creative Writing Workshop - Work furlough notes and poems, 1983 - 1991.
41 2-3 Letters from prisoners, 1983 - 1998.

Miscellaneous

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41 4 University of New Mexico - Creative Writing: Poetry - English 522, Spring, 2002.
41 5 California College of the Arts - Writing Studio, 2003 - 2004.
41 6 California College of the Arts - Miscellaneous class syllabi, 2003 - 2006.
41 7 Saint Mary's College of California - MFA Fiction Workshop, Spring, 2004.
41 8 Western Connecticut State University - MFA mentoring workshops, 2005 - 2008.

BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

Miscellaneous

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42 1 Awards and grants, 1987 - 2007.
42 2 Articles about Gloria Frym, 1978 - 2007.
42 3 Best Friends magazine and collective - Legal case, 1977.
42 4 Carol Berge affair, 1980 - 1985.
42 5 Laura Chester, Black Sparrow - Plagarism affair, 1986 - 1994.
42 6 Photographs of Gloria Frym with others.
42 7 Photographs of others, including Andrei Codrescu, Helene Aylon, and Anselm Hollo.
42 8 Poetry wars, 1983 - 1985.
42 9-10 Reading announcements, 1976 - 2007.
42 11 Statements and blurbs, 2003 - 2007.

Anti-War Photographs

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43 1-2 2002 - 2003.
43 3 March, 2004.
43 4 September, 2005.
43 5 February, 2006.
43 6 February, 2007.

AUDIO AND VISUAL RECORDINGS

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43 7 New College of California Faculty reading - Readings from David Metzer, Lyn Hejinian, Gloria Frym, Adam Cornford, and Tom Clark. VHS, 60 minutes, March 18, 1997.
Second Stories: Conversations with Women Whose Artistic Careers Began after Thirty-Five (1979). Gloria Frym's tape recording for Second Stories.
44 1-3 Aylon, Helene. Frym interviews Aylon and discusses her art work. (See also Box 22, Folder 4).
44 4-5 Berlin, Beatrice. Frym interviews Berlin and discusses her art work. Session includes tapes 1 & 2 recorded May 3, 1978. (See also Box 22, Folder 8).
44 6-8 Carson, Josephine. Frym interviews Carson and discusses her art work. Session includes tapes 1, 2, & 3 recorded on June 18, 1979. (See also Box 23, Folder 1).
44 9-10 Feldman,Bella. Frym interviews Feldman and discusses her art work. Session includes tapes 1 & 2.
44 11-13 Hawkins, Bobbie Louise. Frym interviews Hawkins and discusses her art work. Session includes tapes 1, 2, & 3 recorded on February 27, 1979. (See also Box 23, Folder 2).
44 14-16 Jackson, Cherry. Frym interviews Jackson and discusses her art work. Session includes tapes 1, 2, & 3 recorded January 27, 1978. (See also Box 22, Folder 9).
44 17-18 Jaffer, Frances. Frym interviews Jaffer and discusses her art work. Session includes tape 1 recorded March 15, 1978 & tape 3 recorded May 17, 1979. (See also Box 22, Folder 10).
44 19-20 Reynolds, Malvina. Frym interviews Reynolds and discusses her art work. Session includes tapes 1 and 2 recorded on January 25, 1978. (See also Box 22, Folder 11).
45 1-2 Sendgraft, Jerry. Frym interviews Sendgraft and discusses her art work. Session includes tapes 1 & 2 recorded on April 17, 1979.
45 3-5 Sipper, Ruth. Frym interviews Sipper and discusses her art work. Session includes tapes 1, 2, & 3. Tapes 1 & 2 recorded June 28, 1978 and tape 3 recorded July 11, 1978.
45 6-7 Williams, Liza. Frym interviews Williams and discusses her art work. Session includes tapes 1 and 3 recorded on June 2, 1978.
46 1-3 Gloria Frym interviews Andrei Codrescu - Discusses his writing. Session includes tapes 1, 2, & 3, February 8, 1978.
46 4 Gloria Frym reading - Olympia, WA, May 17, 1978.
46 5 Gloria Frym reading - Bound Together, San Francisco, CA, June 12, 1978.
46 6-8 Interview with Gloria Frym - Includes three tapes, August 8, 1978.
46 9 Gloria Frym reading - The Grand Piano, San Francisco, CA - Includes readings by Laura Chester and Katherine Freely, June 2, 1979.
46 10 San Bruno County Jail Poetry Reading - Aired on KALW Radio Show, "Here Comes the Sun" - Readings by Frym's students from "For Color Girls" and "Ain't Supposed to Die by Natural Death", December 13, 1982.
46 11 Miscellaneous tape recording by Gloria Frym - Tape recording includes a man singing and Frym's discussion about American Women poets, June 20, 1983.
46 12 Gloria Frym reads from How I Learned - "The Homestead Series", April 16, 1994.
46 13 Naropa Institute reading with Gloria Frym and Akilah Oliver - Frym reads from Distance No Object and Oliver reads from "Fibbs," a series of poems, June 24, 1999.
46 14 KPFA Interview with Gloria Frym - Berkeley, CA - Aired on KPFA 941.1 FM show, "Cover to Cover" - Interview with author and reading from Distance No Object, July 24, 2000.
46 15 Gloria Frym home recording - Author types and reads a work in progress poem, "My Work Comes Last".
46 16 Conversation with Gloria Frym - Frym discusses art, death, and taking control with artist, Helene Aylon.
46 17 Conversation with Gloria Frym and unknown guest - Discussion about mental health, writing, sexism, and art.
46 18 KCBS Interview with Gloria Frym - San Francisco, CA - Aired on KCBS 74 AM show, "It's Never Too Late" - Author discusses her book, Second Stories. Side A and B of tape include other works read by Frym.


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