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Maureen Owen collection of Greenwich Village poetry

Call Number: YCAL MSS 218
Scope and Contents

The Maureen Owen Collection of Greenwich Village Poetry consists of audio recordings on reel-to-reel tape and audio cassette. Many of the recordings are of poets reading their work or the work of others at literary events held by the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery in New York City. There are also recordings of poets reading their work and being interviewed on Susan Howe's radio shows on WBAI Radio in New York. Miscellaneous readings recorded in Connecticut and elsewhere are present as well. The collection includes two audio publications which were originally issued on cassette, Black Box No. 12 and BREATHINGSPACE/77.

The recordings include readings by the following authors: Russell Banks, Regina Beck, Ted Berrigan, Elizabeth Bishop, Ed Friedman, John Godfrey, Ted Greenwald, Barbara Guest, John Francis Alexander Heath-Stubbs, Dale Herd, Bob Holman, Fanny Howe, Carole Spearin McCauley, Douglas Messerli, Eileen Myles, Charles North, George Oppen, Maureen Owen, Ron Padgett, Charles Rezkinoff, Adrienne Rich, Ed Sanders, Ron Silliman, Jack Spicer, and Virgil Tomson.

Physical Description

Other Storage Formats: Audio Recordings

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Digitized audio files are available via this finding aid for streaming on-site at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Digital versions of the original recordings are available for reference use to scholars off-site. Original recordings are housed in Restricted Fragile in boxes 1-3, and may only be consulted with permission of the appropriate curator.

Conditions Governing Use

The Maureen Owen Collection of Greenwich Village Poetry is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Richard Deming, 2004.

1975 - 1981
1.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Related Names
Owen, Maureen, 1943-
Language of Materials