University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Carol Bergé

An Inventory of Her Papers in the Manuscript Collection at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: Bergé, Carol, 1928-2006
Title: Carol Bergé Papers
Dates: 1960-1969
Abstract: The Carol Bergé Papers, 1960-1969, include drafts, notes, manuscripts, galleys, and page proofs of her works, plus correspondence, research materials, clippings, and contracts. The manuscripts for Poems Made of Skin (1968) and Circles, as in the Eye (1969) are found in this collection, as are those prose pieces that focus on local histories of contemporary art/literary scenes and trends. The bulk of the collection consists of Bergé's extensive correspondence with friends, writers, and editors. Also included are notes and press releases for the numerous benefits in which Bergé participated or organized. The remainder of the collection includes manuscripts by other authors, most of which were gifts to Bergé. The materials found in this collection document Bergé's work and life prior to 1970.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-0349
Extent: 4 boxes (1.6 linear feet)
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Biographical Sketch

Carol Bergé, born in 1928, in New York City, was primarily a poet and fiction writer. She was educated at New York University, 1946-1952, and at the New School for Social Research, 1952-1954. Bergé worked as a journalist and editorial assistant during the 1950s for such organizations as Simon and Schuster and Forbes magazine. In 1970, she founded CENTER Magazine and Press and served as editor and publisher until 1992. She also served as editor of The Mississippi Review (1977-1978) and of Ahsahta Press (1983).

Bergé lectured extensively at such universities as the University of New Mexico, the University of California at Santa Cruz, Indiana University at Bloomington, the State University of New York at Albany, and the University of Southern Mississippi. She was a board member of organizations such as American Center of P.E.N. and Poets and Writers. Bergé was also awarded numerous literary honors. These include the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation fellowship (1964), four fellowships-in-residence at the MacDowell Colony (1970-1975), and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction (1980).

Bergé was a prominent figure in New York's East Village poetry scene of the late 1950s and 1960s. Her work could be characterized as including "Beat" and early feminist elements, but reflects such diverse influences as Chaucer, Shakespeare, D. H. Lawrence, Dylan Thomas, William Carlos Williams, and Pablo Neruda. Bergé was involved with poets of the San Francisco poetry renaissance as well as poets of the Deux Megots, Le Métro cafe, and participated in the multimedia "happenings" which characterized New York's East Village poetry scene. She was involved in the origins of the poetry series at St. Mark's Church in the Bowery, which continues to introduce and support contemporary poets. In this capacity, and as very much a part of an urban avant-garde, she helped organize a number of important benefits and conferences.

A selection of her early poems was included in Imamu Amiri Baraka's (LeRoi Jones') 1962 anthology Four Young Lady Poets. Her later poems were frequently anthologized and appeared in numerous important literary magazines of the 1960s-1980s, as well as in journals such as Poetry and The Nation. In 1964, she published the first of a dozen small press books, The Vulnerable Island. A volume of reportage, The Vancouver Report, was published in 1965, and two poetry volumes, Poems Made of Skin and Circles, as in the Eye, were published in 1968 and 1969. In 1971, Bergé published From a Soft Angle: Poems about Women, which reflected a trend towards women's issues as a focus in writing. During the 1970s, Bergé's writing focus moved into prose and fiction. Her first novel, Acts of Love: An American Novel, appeared in 1973. In 1981, she published a collection of short fiction pieces entitled Fierce Metronome, and in 1984, she published her second novel, Secrets, Gossip and Slander.

Carol Bergé died in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on February 12, 2006.


Scope and Contents

The Carol Bergé Papers, 1960-1969, include drafts, notes, manuscripts, galleys, and page proofs of her works, plus correspondence, research materials, clippings, and contracts. The manuscripts for Poems Made of Skin (1968) and Circles, as in the Eye (1969) are found in this collection, as are those prose pieces that focus on local histories of contemporary art/literary scenes and trends. The bulk of the collection consists of Bergé's extensive correspondence with friends, writers, and editors. Also included are notes and press releases for the numerous benefits in which Bergé participated or organized. The remainder of the collection includes manuscripts by other authors, most of which were gifts to Bergé. The materials found in this collection document Bergé's work and life prior to 1970.

In addition to Bergé's own work and life, the papers touch upon several subject areas: the poetry of the "Beats," the San Francisco poetry renaissance, the New York East Side scene (especially the Deux Megots poets) and early modern feminist trends in poetry. The papers also document the numerous poets and editors with whom Bergé corresponded. Significant correspondents include: Imamu Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones), Nelson Ball, Paul Blackburn, Jerry Bloedow, Robert Creeley, David Cunliffe, Edward Dahlberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, George Hitchcock, David Ignatow, Lenore Kandel, Denise Levertov, Gordon Lish, Walter Lowenfels, W. S. Merwin, David Ossman, Margaret Randall, Tom Raworth, Ed Sanders, Diane Wakoski, and Louis Zukofksy. A complete list of correspondents is located at the end of this guide.

The collection is arranged in four series: Works, 1960-1969 (1.5 boxes), Poetry Readings, 1961-1967 (1 box), Poetry Manuscripts Collected, undated (0.5 box), and Correspondence, 1960-1969 (2 boxes). While the materials have been arranged into these series, the original order of material within folders has generally not been altered.


Restrictions

Access:

Open for research


Index Terms

People
Baraka, Imamu Amiri, 1934-
Ball, Nelson
Blackburn, Paul
Bloedow, Jerry
Bowering, George, 1935-
Childs, Barney
Congdon, Kirby
Coolidge, Clark, 1939-
Creeley, Robert, 1926-
Crozier, Andrew
Cunliffe, David
Curtis, C. Michael
De Loach, Allen
Ferlinghetti, Lawrence
Fraser, Kathleen
Harris, Marguerite, 1899-
Hitchcock, George
Hollo, Anselm
Ignatow, David, 1914-
Kandel, Lenore
Levertov, Denise, 1923-
Lish, Gordon
Lowenfels, Walter, 1897-1976
Marshall, Kathleen F.
Morris, Richard, 1939-
Mosler, Charles J.
Ossman, David
Pippett, Aileen
Planz, Allen, 1937-
Ragó, Henry
Randall, Margaret, 1936-
Raworth, Tom
Sanders, Ed
Schaff, David
Sewell, M. Broccard, 1912-
Sherman, Susan, 1939-
Sward, Bob, 1933-
Wakoski, Diane, 1937-
Zukofsky, Louis, 1904-1978
Subjects
Bohemianism -- United States
Editors
Poetry, American --20th century
Poets, American -- Women authors
Women poets, American
Places
Greenwich Village (New York, N. Y.) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century
San Francisco (Calif.) --Intellectual life -- 20th century
Document Types
Address books
Calendars
Chapbooks
First drafts
Galley proofs
Notebooks
Poems

Related Material

The following Ransom Center collections also contain Bergé -related materials:

  • Beck, Julian – Misc.
  • Corno Emplumado, El – Recip., Works/Number 13, 17, 21
  • Dahlberg, Edward – Recip., Misc.
  • Genesis West – Recip., Misc.
  • Zukofsky, Louis – Recip.
Significant bodies of Bergé materials are also held by the Special Collections Library at Washington University in St. Louis (representing the years 1970-1984) and by the Center for Archival Collections at Bowling Green State University (ca. 1981-1997), which also holds her personal library. Smaller bodies of material are available at the Beinecke Library at Yale, the Poetry Collection at SUNY Buffalo, the University of Connecticut, and Syracuse University.


Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Purchase, 1969 (R5081)

Processed by:

John Minniece, Eric Speas, Revised January 1994 by David Hatfield Sparks


Sources:

Carruth, Hayden, in Hudson Review (New York), 1969

Contemporary Authors, New Revision Series, Volume 7, 1982

Contemporary Authors Autobiography Series, Volume 10, 1989

Contemporary Poets, 1985

de Loach, Allen (ed.), The East Side Scene, 1972

McCord, Howard, in Measure (Pullman, Washington), 1970

Reed, Ishmael, in Washington, D C. Post, 1973


Series Descriptions

Series I. Works, 1960-1969 (1.5 boxes)

This series consists of notes, drafts, manuscripts and proofs of Bergé poems, essays and early chapbooks. These manuscripts have been placed in alphabetical order by title, but the original order of material within the folders created by Bergé has not been altered. Published works represented include: Circles, as in the Eye (1969), Poems Made of Skin (1968), and The Vancouver Report (1964), as well as the article "An Informal Chronograph of Some New York Poets, 1960-1965." Also included are her prose pieces concerning the contemporary poetry scene. There are several notebooks (calendars and address books) which include, besides addresses and daily schedules, notes and drafts for poems. Correspondence relating to the creation of these literary works is also present in this series.



Series II. Poetry Readings, 1961-1967 (1 box)

This series consists of notes, articles, press releases, and lists of poets for the various readings and benefits that Bergé helped organize. The bulk of the material represents a large benefit for El Corno Emplumado and its editor Margaret Randall. Also included are notes and flyers concerning problems that developed when the Deux Megots readings moved to St. Mark's Church in the Bowery in the East Village in New York City. The materials in this series were arranged by Bergé in chronological order and by event.



Series III. Poetry Manuscripts Collected, undated (0.5 box)

This series consists of originals and photocopies of manuscripts by Bergé's friends and colleagues. These manuscripts were often inscribed to her as gifts or were used in conferences and lectures. These include a number of concrete and/or mixed media poems (e.g. drawings, maps, postcards) as well as printed matter. Many other manuscripts of Bergé's friends and colleagues are found in the correspondence series. Materials in Series III are in alphabetical order by author. Significant poets represented here include: Paul Blackburn, Cid Corman, Fielding Dawson, Ted Enslin, Allen Ginsberg, Anselm Hollo, Robert Kelly, Jackson Mac Low, Margaret Randall, Ed Sanders, Gael Turnbull, and Diane Wakoski.



Series IV. Correspondence, 1960-1969 (2 boxes)

This series consists of extensive correspondence from Bergé's friends, colleagues, and editors. The majority of the correspondence is in a loose chronological order from 1962 to 1967. Remaining correspondence is in alphabetical order; individuals for whom there is more extensive material have separate folders, and there is one general correspondence folder. Bergé often kept carbons of her own letters and responses with the appropriate incoming correspondence. The original arrangement is maintained with no differentiation between incoming and outgoing correspondence.
The correspondence documents the numerous poets and editors with whom Bergé corresponded. The letters reflect Bergé's thoughts on relationships, lifestyles, and sexuality as well as the status and publication of her works. Also found in this series are poetry manuscripts and professional and literary criticism by Bergé and others.



Container List

Series I. Works, 1960-1969

Circles, as in the Eye (1969)
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1.1 Drafts of poems to be included in chapbook
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1.2 Proofs of chapbook
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1.3 "East Village Poetry Scene" (1965)
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1.4 Last Exit to Brooklyn -- Book review, 1966
Magazine 2
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1.5 "Informal Chronograph of Some New York Poets, 1960-1965," draft
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1.6 Research on various New York reading series, worksheets and mailing lists, 1963-1964
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1.7 Magazine 2, 1965 (#427 of 500 copies)
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1.8 Miscellaneous drafts and notes
Notebooks
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1.9 1965-1967
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1.10 1967-1968, undated
Poems Made of Skin (1968)
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1.11 Drafts of poems to be included in chapbook
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1.12 Correspondence (with Nelson Ball, 1968-1969) and publication announcements
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1.13 Typed manuscript, chapbook mock-up, miscellaneous correspondence concerning publication, and signed copies
The Vancouver Report (1964)
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1.14 Original edition, Fuck You Press, N.Y.
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1.15 Poetry used at Vancouver Conference, mimeographed
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1.16 Correspondence -- Responses to The Vancouver Report, 1963-1964
Volume 63: A Biannual of Poetry (5) Summer 1966
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2.1 Correspondence, 1966-1967
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2.2 Poetry manuscripts, undated
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2.3 Autographed copy of Volume 63, Summer 1966
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2.4 Working drafts of 30 published poems, 1960-1968 and six poems in El Corno Emplumado



Series II. Poetry Readings, 1961-1967

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2.5 Newspaper clippings, political pamphlets, 1961-1962, 1964
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2.6 The Plumed Horn Benefit, November 1962
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2.7 Correspondence -- Randall, Margaret ("Meg"), 1962
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2.8 Miscellaneous, 1964, undated
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2.9 Worksheets -- Miscellaneous readings, 1966, undated
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2.10 Miscellaneous benefits, 1967, undated
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2.11 L'Affaire St. Mark's -- Miscellaneous, 1967



Series III. Poetry Manuscripts Collected, undated

Container
2.12 A-F; includes: C. V. J. Anderson (1 item), R. Barker (1 item), Paul Blackburn (2 items), George Bowering (13 items), Malay Roy Choudhury (1 item), Clark Coolidge (1 item), Cid Corman (1 item), Fielding Dawson (1 item), Harold Dicker (3 items), David Dobbin (1 item), George Dowden (1 item), Theodore Enslin (4 items), R. Faderman (1 item), Kathleen Fraser (6 items), Gene Frumkin (6 items)
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2.13 G-L; includes: Serge Gavronsky (7 items), Allen Ginsberg (1 item), Carl Ginsberg (15 items), Adrianne Garnick (1 item), Stephen Handler (1 item), Marguerite Harris (10 items), Anselm Hollo (3 items), Will Inman (3 items), Lenore Kandel (13 items), Allan Kaprow (1 item), Allen Katzman (2 items), Robert Kelly (4 items), Mike Kirchberger (1 item), Alexander Lattimore (1 item), D. A. Levy (1 item)
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2.14 M-R; includes: Jackson Mac Low (1 item), Herb Martin (1 item), Mary Mayo (2 items), Taylor Mead (2 items), Kathleen Marshall (1 item), Jack Micheline (1 item), David Ossman (12 items), Nam June Paik (1 item), Sylvester Pollet (3 items), J. H. Prynne (1 item), Margaret Randall (37 items), David Ready (3 items)
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2.15 S-Z; includes Ed Sanders (2 items), David Schaff (3 items), Susan Sherman (15 items), Christian Sivrel (2 items), Robert Sward (8 items), Szabo (5 items), John Thomas (1 item), Gael Turnbull (4 items), Diane Wakoski (3 items), John Woods (12 items)



Series IV. Correspondence, 1961-1969

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3.1 Abbott, Terry [Ward], 1967-1969
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3.2 Blackburn, Paul, 1968
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3.3 Bowering, Angela and George, 1963-1964
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3.4 Gilbert, Jack -- While C. B. in Canada, 1963
Randall, Margaret (Meg)
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3.5 1963
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3.6 1964-1965
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3.7 General Correspondence A-Z, 1964-1966
Chronological Files
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3.8 Friends - The Writers, 1961-1962
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3.9 1962, undated
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4.1-2 1962-1963
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4.3 1963
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4.4 1963-1965
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4.5 1964
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4.6 1964-1965
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4.7 1966-1967



Index of Correspondents

  • Abbott, Ward Jr. (Desert Review)--3.1, 4.6
  • Abramson, Martin, 1915- --4.4
  • Alexander, D. (Odda Tala)--4.7
  • Allen, Donald Merriam, 1912- --4.2
  • Ames, Elizabeth (Yaddo)--4.2
  • Ammons, A. R., 1926- --4.2
  • Anania, Michael, 1939- (Audit/Poetry)--4.7
  • Angel Island Publications (The Editors)--4.2
  • Appel, Melvin Robert (Snapdragon)--4.3
  • Aronson, S. M. L. (Yale Literary Magazine)--4.2
  • Audit/Poetry (eds. Michael Anania, Betty Cohen, Charles Doria)--4.6
  • Axel (Xanadu)--3.7
  • Bakken, Dick (Salted Feathers)--4.7
  • Ball, Nelson ("Nels") (Weed Flower Press)--1.12-13, 2.1, 3.7, 4.2; (Co-editor, Volume 63)--4.6
  • Baraka, Imamu Amiri, 1934- --3.7, 4.2, 4.6
  • Barker, Lynne--2.10
  • Barker, Richard (Aquarius)--4.3, 4.6
  • Basara, Tom ("Dr. Truck")--4.6
  • Bax, Martin--4.2
  • Bellow, Richard (Random House)--3.7
  • Berger, Art--4.6
  • Berrigan, Ted (C Magazine)--4.6
  • Bill, Kenneth--4.6
  • Billow, Richard (Random House Inc.)--3.7
  • Bishop, Judith--4.4
  • Blackburn, Paul--1.16, 3.2, 3.8, 4.4
  • Blair, Ed--4.4
  • Block, Allan, 1923- --3.8
  • Bloedow, Jerry--1.16, 3.8, 4.1
  • Bloom, Clara--3.9
  • Bly, Carol (Mrs. Robert)--3.9
  • Bohen, Tom [Bergé's literary agent]--3.7
  • Bonazzi, Robert (Latitudes)--4.7
  • Bower, Warren (New York University)--1.16
  • Bowering, Angela--3.3
  • Bowering, George, 1935- (Open Letter)--3.3, 3.7
  • Brayner, Nan--4.6
  • Brown, Helen (Evergreen Review)--4.7
  • Bryan, John (Notes from Underground)--3.7
  • Bunker, Robert (New Mexico Highland University-Las Vegas)--4.6
  • Butterick, George F. (State University of New York at Buffalo)--1.16
  • Byrd, Robert--4.6
  • Carroll, Paul (Follet Publishing Company)--4.7
  • Casement, Douglas (The Sparrow)--4.6
  • Chapin, Hank (Found Objects)--4.2
  • Charters, Ann, 1936- --3.7
  • Chiarenza, Carl--3.7, 4.7
  • Chicago Choice (The Editors)--4.2
  • Chicago Review (The Editors, L. Shevy)--4.6
  • Childs, Barney (Genesis West)--1.16, 3.4
  • Cohn, Lowell (Midnight Press)--3.7, 4.6
  • Cole, William (Random House)--4.2, 4.6
  • Conally, Ron (Cronopios Magazine)--4.6
  • Congdon, Kirby (Interim Press)--2.1, 2.6, 4.6-7
  • Cook, Albert S. (State University of New York at Buffalo)--3.7
  • Coolidge, Clark, 1939- (Joglars)--4.4-6
  • Corman, Cid, 1924- (Origin Press)--4.3
  • Creeley, Robert, 1926- --1.16, 3.8-9, 4.6-7
  • Crozier, Andrew--1.16, 4.5
  • Cuddihy, William T. (New Student Review)--3.7; (Poetry Review, University of Tampa, Florida)--4.6
  • Cunliffe, David (Poetmeat)--3.7, 4.6
  • Curtis, C. Michael (Atlantic Monthly)--3.7, 4.6-7
  • Cuscaden, Robert R. (Midwest)--3.7, 4.2
  • Cyens, Leon--3.7
  • Dahlberg, Edward, 1900-1977--3.9
  • Das, Manohar (Acme)--4.6
  • De Loach, Allen (State University of New York at Buffalo)--3.7, 4.6-7
  • Deming, Lynn (Doubleday and Company Inc.)--3.7
  • Di Prima, Diane (Floating Bear)--4.2
  • Doria, Charles (Audit/Poetry)--4.6
  • Dorn, Edward, 1929- --3.9
  • Dorn, Helen--3.9
  • Dowden, George--4.4-5
  • Dragonette, Ree--4.4
  • Dream Sheet, The (Diane Wakoski)--3.7
  • Economou, George (Trobar)--3.8, 4.2
  • Enslin, Theodore, 1925- --3.9, 4.3
  • Eshleman, Clayton, 1935- --3.9
  • Faust, Seymour--4.1
  • Federman, Raymond, 1928- (Mica)--4.1
  • Ferlinghetti, Lawrence (City Lights)--3.9, 4.2, 4.6
  • Fokes, Fran (Genesis West)--3.4
  • Foss, Jack--3.9
  • Fowler, Gene (Origin)--3.9, 4.2
  • Fowler, John (Grist)--4.6-7
  • Fraser, Kathleen--3.8-9
  • Freedman, Morris (University of New Mexico-Albuquerque)--3.7
  • Freitag, Len--3.8-9
  • Friar, Kimon--3.7
  • Frieder, Jacqueline (American Dialog)--4.7
  • Friedman, Joseph (Venture)--4.1
  • Frumkin, Gene (Coastlines)--3.9
  • Gabree, John (Cavalier)--3.7, 4.7
  • Gaer, Joseph (Jewish Heritage Foundation)--4.2
  • Gavronsky, Anne-Marie--3.8
  • Gavronsky, Serge, 1932- --3.8, 4.4
  • Gilbert, Jack (Genesis West)--3.4
  • Gilpin, Richard (Liberation)--3.7
  • Ginn, Susan E. (Aylesford Review)--4.6
  • Glaze, Andy--1.16
  • Glikes, Erwin (Basic Books Inc.)--4.6
  • Golden, Harry (The Carolina Israelite)--4.2
  • Goodell, Larry (Duende)--4.6
  • Grinberg, Miguel (Argentine Anthology)--4.5-7
  • Hanna, Charles (Damascus Road)--3.8, 4.7
  • Harriman, John--2.5, 4.4
  • Harris, Larry Janifer--3.8, 4.4
  • Harris, Marguerite, 1899- ("Old Lady H")--3.8, 4.4
  • Hart, Howard--2.7
  • Hatch, Robert (The Nation)--4.1, 4.2
  • Henselmann, Evangeline--4.7
  • Hermann, Jim (Chrysalis, State University of Iowa)--4.2
  • Hess, Linda (The Asia Society)--4.7
  • Hickman, Berry (New Mexico Magazine)--4.6
  • Higgins, Dick (Something Else Press)--4.7
  • Hightower, John B. (New York Council on the Arts)--4.7
  • Hill, John E.--4.5
  • Hirschman, Jack--4.6
  • Hitchcock, George (San Francisco Review)--4.2-4, (Kayak)--4.7
  • Hoffer, Meville T. (Centurion Press)--4.4
  • Hollo, Anselm--3.9, 4.3-
  • Holst, Spencer--3.8
  • Horovitz, Michael (New Departures)--4.2
  • Howard, Richard (Poetry Chicago)--4.6
  • Howard, Susan--4.2
  • Ignatow, David, 1914- (The Nation, Beloit Poetry Journal)--3.7, 4.2, 4.4
  • Irwin, Jed--4.6
  • Jacobs, Willis (University of New Mexico Quarterly)--4.6
  • Janifer, Laurence M.--4.4
  • Jones, Hettie (Kulchur)--4.7
  • Jones, LeRoi--See Baraka, Imamu Amiri, 1934
  • Kandel, Lenore--3.9, 4.3-5
  • Katzman, Allen, 1937- (Seventh Street)--3.9
  • Katzman, Don, 1937- (Seventh Street)--3.9
  • Kelly, Robert (Trobar)--3.9, 4.3
  • Kempner, Robert D.--4.4
  • Keogh, Joseph (Poetry/Audit)--4.6
  • Kinnell, Galway, 1927- --4.6
  • Kinter, William--4.6
  • Kirchberger, Mike (Hika)--3.7, 4.7
  • Kissam, Ed (Burning Water)--4.2, 4.6
  • Kiyooka, Roy--1.16
  • Koch, Edward--4.4
  • Kopala, Barbara (Contemporary Authors)--3.7
  • Kover, Jonas (Theo)--4.6
  • Kowit, Steve--3.9
  • Larner, Jeremy, 1937- --4.4
  • Levertov, Denise, 1923- --4.1, 4.4
  • Levin, Peter (WCBS, New York)--3.7
  • Levy, Bill (Insect Trust Gazette)--4.6
  • Levy, D. A. 1924-1968 (Renegade Press)--4.5-6
  • Lewis, Harry (Poggamoggin)--4.6
  • Lima, Robert (Columbus Publications)--4.6
  • Linick, Anthony (Nomad)--3.7, 4.2
  • Lish, Gordon (Genesis West)--1.16, 3.4
  • Lowell, James (Asphodel)--4.6
  • Lowenfels, Lillian--4.7
  • Lowenfels, Walter, 1897-1976 (Dialog)--3.7, 4.6-7
  • Maciunas, George (Fluxus)--4.2, 4.4
  • McClure, Joanne (Keera)--3.9
  • McClure, Mike--3.9
  • McComas, J. (Transatlantic Review)--4.6
  • McFadden, David--1.16, 4.3
  • Mac Low, Jackson, 1922- [to Nelson Ball]--2.1
  • Major, Clarence (Coercion)--4.7
  • Malanga, Paul (Through a Window)--4.6
  • Marca-Relli, C.--3.7
  • Marshall, Jack--4.4
  • Marshall, Kathleen F. (The Second Coming)--2.10, 3.8, 4.2
  • Mass, Stephen A. ("Sirrah") (Columbus Publications)--4.6
  • Maxwell, Valerie (Greek Heritage)--4.7
  • Mayo, Mary (Village Voice)--3.8
  • Mazzaro, Jerry (Fresco Chapbooks)--4.1
  • Mednick, Murray [Nelson Ball to]--2.1
  • Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley), 1927- --3.8
  • Micheline, Jack--4.4
  • Millet, William--4.4
  • Mondragon, Mrs. Sergio de--see Randall, Margaret, 1936-
  • Montgomery, George--4.4
  • Moroton, Murray (Limbo)--3.7
  • Morris, Richard (Camels Coming)--4.6-7
  • Morris, Tina (Screeches Publications)--4.7
  • Mosler, Charles J.--3.8-9, 4.3-4
  • Moss, Howard (New Yorker)--3.7, 4.7
  • Nesbit, Lynn (Sterling Lord Agency)--4.6
  • New School Associates [invitation]--4.4
  • Newberry, Sam D.--4.4
  • Newman, Robert (Spectrum Gallery)--2.1
  • Nicholas, Mary Perot--3.8-9
  • Nicholas, Robert--3.8, 4.3-4
  • Oda, Makoto--4.5
  • Olson, Charles, 1910-1970--4.5
  • Olson, Tom (The Magazine)--4.7
  • Orenstein, Joyce (Academy of American Poets)--3.7
  • Ossman, Bettini--3.9
  • Ossman, David--3.7, 3.9, 4.1-5
  • Palchi, Alfredo de (Chelsea)--4.6
  • Paye, Charles N.--4.1
  • Perkins, Michael (Tompkins Square Press)--4.7
  • Perry, Sam--1.16
  • Pfeifer, Cusie (Angel Island Publications)--4.2
  • Phelps, Donald (For Now Magazine)--4.7; [Thomas Bohen to]--3.7
  • Pinelli, Joe--3.7
  • Pippett, Aileen--3.8-9
  • Planz, Allen, 1937- --3.7, 4.6; [Nelson Ball to]--2.1
  • Plymell, Charles, 1935 (Grist Magazine)--3.7
  • Pollak, Reliz (University of Wisconsin-Madison)--3.7
  • Pon, Dale Richard (Grope)--3.7
  • Posner, David (State University of New York at Buffalo)--4.6
  • Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972--3.9
  • Prairie Schooner (The Editors, "B. D. S.")--4.6
  • Prynne, Jeremy--3.9
  • Purdy, Al--4.4
  • Quinn, J. Kevin--4.6
  • Ragó, Henry (Poetry)--3.7, 4.2, 4.6-7
  • Randall, Margaret, 1936- (El Corno Emplumado)--1.16, 2.7, 3.1, 3.5-7, 4.7
  • Raworth, Tom (Outburst and Goliard Press)--3.7, 3.9, 4.3, 4.5, 4.7
  • Raworth, Val--4.3
  • Reid, James ("Jamie")--1.16
  • Rexroth, Kenneth, 1905- --3.9
  • Reyes, Carlos (Potpourri)--4.7
  • Rice, Stanley B. (Exotic)--4.2
  • Roberts, Francis (Prejudices)--4.6
  • Roman, U. Grant (Roman Books, Inc.)--4.6
  • Rosenthal, M. L., 1917- --3.8
  • Rosten, Norman, 1914- --3.1
  • Rothenberg, Jerome, 1931- (Some/Thing)--4.7
  • Roy Choudhury, Malay (Hungry Generation/India)--3.9
  • Ryan, William H. (Angel Island Publications)--4.2
  • Salzman, Jack (Long Island University)--4.7
  • Sanders, Ed (Fuck You/A Magazine of the Arts)--3.7, 4.3-4
  • Sandoval, Patricia Ann Rice, 1927- --4.4
  • Schaff, David (Yale Literary Magazine)--4.2-3, 4.5
  • Schevill, James Erwin, 1920- (The Poetry Center, S. F. State, CA)--3.9, 4.2
  • Schwaber, Paul (Basic Books Inc.)--4.6
  • Second Coming (The Editors)--4.2
  • Sewell, M. Broccard, 1912- (Aylesford Review)--3.7, 4.6-7
  • Shapiro, Harvey--3.7
  • Shapiro, Maxine (Harper's Bazaar)--3.7
  • Sherman, Susan (Ikon Magazine)--3.7-8, 4.4
  • Shustak, Lawrence--4.7
  • Simon, Alvin (American Dialog)--3.7
  • Sivrel, Christian B.--4.4
  • Smith, J. (Quagga)--4.2
  • Sohm, H.--4.7
  • Soleall, Guy--4.6
  • Solomont, Susan (Green Knight Press)--3.7
  • Solution, Andy--3.7
  • Sorrentino, Gilbert, 1929- (Grove Press and Evergreen)--3.7
  • Steinberg, G. J.--4.7
  • Stern, Gerd--3.9
  • Stoddard, Roger E. (Brown University)--4.6
  • Strevart, Ellen (La Mama Theatre)--2.11
  • Sturgeon, Ted--4.5
  • Sward, Bob, 1933- --4.3-4, 4.6
  • Sward, Diane--4.6
  • Szabo, William--4.4-5
  • Thomas, John--3.9
  • Tomlinson, Brenda and Charles--4.2
  • Transatlantic Review (The Editors, B. Y.)--3.7, 4.6
  • Tri-Quarterly (The Editors)--4.6
  • Tucker, Martin ("Marty") (Venture)--3.8, 4.2
  • Turnbull, Gael, 1928- --4.3
  • Van Alstyn, Ed (Northwest Review)--1.16
  • Virtanen, Pekka (Teekari B./Finland)--3.7, 4.7
  • Wah, Fred--1.16, 4.2
  • Wakoski, Diane, 1937- --2.6, 3.7-9, 4.4-5
  • Walsh, Chad (Beloit College)--4.6
  • Wang, Arthur W. (Hill and Wang Inc.)--3.7, 4.7
  • Webb, Jon Edgar (The Outsider)--4.2
  • Weiner, Hannah--2.10, 4.4
  • Weissner, Carl (Klactoveed Sedsteen)--3.7, 4.5
  • Wieners, John, 1934- --4.4
  • Wilentz, Ted (Totem/Corinth Books Inc.)--4.7
  • Williams, Galen (The Poetry Center, N. Y. C.)--4.7
  • Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963 [Funeral invitation]--4.4
  • Wilson, Robert A. (Phoenix Bookstore)--4.7
  • Winnick, Harriet--3.9
  • Woods, John--4.5
  • Woodward, R. Eveleen (Edward MacDowell Association)--4.2
  • Wroth, Will (Northwest Review, University of Oregon)--4.6
  • Wynn, Dudley (University of New Mexico)--3.7
  • Yglesias, Helen (The Nation)--3.7
  • Zukofsky, Louis, 1904-1978--3.9, 4.4
  • Unidentified
  • Belle--3.1
  • Bill--3.9
  • [DiPrima?], Diane--4.4
  • Eleanor--2.10
  • J_____--4.4
  • Joanne K. B.--2.10
  • John--1.16, 4.4-5
  • Libby--3.8
  • Nerina--1.16
  • Ross (Time/Space)--4.6
  • Sandy--4.4
  • Unidentified (Commonwealth of Kentucky)--4.6
  • Unidentified [Kennedy stamp]--4.7