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Michael Benedikt papers

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Call Number: YCAL MSS 589
Abstract: Collection contains correspondence, writings, and personal papers documenting the personal and professional life of author Michael Benedikt. Correspondence in the collection consists of letters to Benedikt from authors and artists, editors and publishers, literary agents and organizations, academic institutions, and others dating largely from the late 1950s to early 1980s. Correspondents include Duane Ackerson, Anna Balakian, Alan Brilliant, A. Poulin, Carolee Schneemann, and others....
Dates: 1951-2002

Besmilr Brigham papers

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Call Number: YCAL MSS 1260
Abstract:

The Besmilr Brigham papers consists of correspondence, writings, notes and drawings, printed material, personal papers, and audiovisual media documenting the life and work of poet Besmilr Brigham. Materials date from 1931 to 2011, with the bulk dating between 1960 and 1990.

Dates: 1931-2011, bulk 1960s-1990

Coburn Britton papers

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Call Number: YCAL MSS 650
Abstract: The collection contains correspondence, writings, and personal papers documenting the life and literary activities of American poet and publisher Coburn Britton. The correspondence features a nearly three-decade long exchange between Britton and Jack Sullivan, some of which was compiled and published as Letters from Jack: Sex & Hell in Manhattan and Backwoods Maine (2002). In addition, there are small groups of correspondence with others, including Glenway Wescott, Edward Dahlberg, and...
Dates: 1919-1997

Joe C. Brown papers

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Call Number: JWJ MSS 376
Scope and Contents: The papers contain drafts, artwork, correspondence, photographs, and other materials documenting the life of Joe C. Brown. Correspondents include: South African poet and activist Dennis Brutus, Horace R. Cayton, publisher Dudley Randall, musician Phil Cohran, James W. Ivy, editor of The Crisis magazine, Beatrice M. Murphy, Harry Mark Petrakis, Constance Webb, and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Operation Breadbasket. There is also one autograph manuscript draft of an outgoing...
Dates: 1933-1993

Alfred Corn papers

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Call Number: YCAL MSS 605
Abstract:

The collection consists of correspondence, writings, photographs, audiovisual material, and printed material, documenting aspects of Alfred Corn's work as a poet and writer as well as his relationships with other poets and writers.

Dates: 1948-2017

Judson Crews papers

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Call Number: YCAL MSS 536
Abstract: The Judson Crews Papers provide evidence of the personal and professional life of American poet Judson Crews between 1930 and 1991. The papers document Crews' career as a poet, printer, and small-press publisher, and consist of correspondence, writings, and personal papers. Crews and his wife Mildred Tolbert, a photographer and writer, were members of the artistic community in Taos, New Mexico in the mid twentieth-century. There is also some material relating to Crews' friendship with Henry...
Dates: circa 1930-1991

Toi Derricotte papers

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Call Number: JWJ MSS 207
Content Description:

This collection contains writings, correspondence, journals, photographs, personal papers, teaching material, electronic media, audio recordings, videocassettes, and other material by or relating to poet, writer, and educator, Toi Derricotte. Material related to Cave Canem, the non-profit organization committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of African American poets, is also represented.

Dates: 1934-2015, bulk 1970-2010

Clayton Eshleman papers

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Call Number: YCAL MSS 464
Abstract: The collection consists of material created and accumulated by Clayton Eshleman in the course of his activities as a poet, author, translator, and editor, and primarily documents Eshleman's literary career from circa 1992 to 2008 and the publication of Sulfur magazine from circa 1990 to 2000. Material includes notes, drafts, and manuscripts for Eshleman's works of poetry and prose (published after 1994) and for works translated by Eshleman; proofs for issues...
Dates: 1920-2018, bulk circa 1990-2015

Alvin Feinman papers

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Call Number: YCAL MSS 1524
Abstract: The collection contains correspondence, writings, photographs, personal papers, electronic files, and other papers by or relating to Alvin Feinman. Among the correspondents are Feinman's wife, Deborah Dorfman, Harold Bloom, James Geary, Reginald Shepherd, and Danny Myerson. Writings consist of notes and drafts of Feinman's poetry, articles, essays, and other works. Included are materials pertaining to Preambles and Other Poems and the posthumous publication of...
Dates: circa 1950-2014

Forrest Gander papers

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Call Number: YCAL MSS 765
Abstract: Collection contains correspondence, writings, printed material, and other paper by or relating to American poet Forrest Gander. There is correspondence with other poets, writers, translators, and publishers. Correspondents include James Merrill, Robert Creeley, Clayton Eshleman, Rosmarie Waldrop, Fanny Howe, Ann Lauterbach, Michael Palmer, Michael Ondaatje, Marjorie Welish, David Shapiro, Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge, Charles Bernstein, Cole Swensen, Henri Cole, Peter Cole, Peter Gizzi, and many...
Dates: 1849-2016, bulk 1980-2006

Daniela Gioseffi papers

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Call Number: YCAL MSS 1096
Abstract: The Daniela Gioseffi Papers, which span from 1960 to 2018, contain correspondence, writings, printed material, electronic media, and other papers related to the life and work of Daniela Gioseffi. Correspondence makes up the bulk of the collection, documenting Gioseffi's personal and business relationships with poets, authors, critics, and cultural luminaries. Audiovisual materials and electronic media in the collection document interviews, readings, and other events with which Gioseffi was...
Dates: circa 1960-2018

Vicki Hearne papers

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Call Number: YCAL MSS 250
Abstract: The Vicki Hearne Papers consist of correspondence, writings, personal papers, photographs, audiocassettes, and clippings that document the development of her writing, from her works of poetry in the 1970s, through the books and articles she wrote in defense of dogs at the turn of the twenty-first century. Her writings reveal the connection between her work as an animal trainer and as an author and poet, both vocations informed by her readings and interpretation of philosophers including...
Dates: 1920-2005, bulk 1976-2001

Katherine Heinemann papers

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Call Number: YCAL MSS 412
Abstract:

The Katherine Heinemann Papers contains correspondence, interview notes and sound recordings, photographs, notes, and clippings.

Dates: circa 1920-1979

Ruth Jespersen papers

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Call Number: YCAL MSS 708
Abstract: The Ruth Jespersen Papers consist of correspondence, writings, audiocassettes, and printed material regarding the professional life of the American writer Ruth Jespersen. Correspondence includes letters between Jespersen and Stephen Baily and Steven Milhauser and a letter from Jespersen to Phil Lyman. Writings contain typescript drafts, typescript photocopies, printed versions, and photocopies of printed versions of Jespersen's poetry, prose, a teleplay, and a screenplay. Two audiocassettes...
Dates: 1976-1990

James Weldon Johnson collection files

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Call Number: JWJ MSS 114
Abstract: The James Weldon Johnson Collection Files contain manuscript correspondence, literary works and other documents relating to African Americans, dating from 1809 to 1979. The collection contains several letters to James Weldon Johnson from aspiring poets asking for feedback on their writing. Correspondence sent to Langston Hughes, Harold Jackman, Grace Nail Johnson, and Carl Van Vechten is also prominent in the collection. The collection includes broadway actress Rose McClendon's scripts used...
Dates: 1809-1979

Cynthia Earl Kerman Papers Relating to The Lives of Jean Toomer

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Call Number: JWJ MSS 116
Abstract:

Research files, including notes, manuscripts, printed material, photographs, and audio tapes compiled by Cynthia Earl Kerman in the process of writing The Lives of Jean Toomer.

Dates: 1959-1982

August Kleinzahler papers

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Call Number: YCAL MSS 1089
Scope and Contents:

The August Kleinzahler Papers, which span from 1970 to 2014, contain poetry and prose writings, correspondence, clippings, photographs, ephemera, printed material, and other documentation related to the life and work of August Kleinzahler.

Dates: 1970-2014

John Koethe papers

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Call Number: YCAL MSS 600
Scope and Contents: The collection consists of correspondence, writings, notebooks, clippings, writings of others, photographs, awards, student papers, teaching papers, audiovisual materials, and digital media documenting the life and work of poet John Koethe. Correspondence includes letters from other poets and writers including John Ashbery, Robert Dash, John Godfrey, Mary Kinzie, David Lehman, James Schuyler, Susan Stewart, and others. Writings include drafts of books by Koethe, individual poems, and other...
Dates: 1960-2011

Yusef Komunyakaa papers

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Call Number: JWJ MSS 152
Scope and Contents: The collection consists of writings, correspondence, writings of others, other papers, printed materials, audiovisual materials, and electronic media that document the life and work of African American poet Yusef Komunyakaa. The writings and correspondence are intermixed with writings of others and other papers that collectively document Komunyakaa's poetry, writings, teaching, and personal life. Printed materials include clippings, writings by Komunyakaa, and promotional materials. ...
Dates: 1930s-2014, bulk 1976-2014

James Laughlin papers

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Call Number: YCAL MSS 654
Abstract:

The James Laughlin Papers contain writings by Laughlin and others, an award acceptance speech by Laughlin, papers and audiocassettes relating to "New Directions at 50," the 50th Anniversary of New Directions exhibition at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, and various material removed from printed volumes.

Dates: 1939-1994, bulk 1976-1994