Guide to the Gerald Stern Papers, 1920s-2012 SC.2007.04

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Table of Contents

Summary Information
Biography
Scope and Content Notes
Arrangement
Administrative Information
Controlled Access Headings
Previous Citation
Collection Inventory
Series I. Poetry and Other Works1940-2012
1. Early and Other Unpublished Poems,1940-1992
2. The Pineys,1969
3. Rejoicings,1973
4. Lucky Life,1977
5. The Red Coal,1981
6. Father Guzman,1982
7. Paradise Poems,1984
8. Lovesick,1987
9. Leaving Another Kingdom,1990
10. Bread Without Sugar,1992
11. Odd Mercy,1995
12. This Time: New and Selected Poems,1998
13. Underground Dancing,1999
14. Last Blue,2000
15. American Sonnets,2002
16. What I Can't Bear Losing,2004
17. Everything Is Burning,2005
18. Not God After All,2004
19. The Preacher,2007
20. 2015 Addition,
Series II. Articles, Essays, Lectures, Workshops and Other Projects,1980s-1990s
1. Articles
2. Essays
3. Lectures, Workshops and Other Projects1979-2007
4. Interviews,1981-2012
Series III. Drawings1950-1990
Series IV. Correspondence,1950-2007
1. Family,1918-2007
2. Significant Others,1977-2006
3. Friends and Acquaintances,1948-2007
4. Robert Summers,1955-1971
5. Politicians,1980-2006
6. Requests and Reviews,1966-2006
7. Well-Known Poets,1948-2007
8. Lesser-Known Poets,1954-2007
9. Publishers and Editors,1970-2005
10. Critics,1981-2005
11. Novelists and Prose Writers,1980-2007
12. Artists,1967-2007
13. General,1982-2002
Series V. Publicity,1970-2007
Series VI. Readings and Appointment Books,1982-2012
Series VII. General Activities,1948-2005
Series VIII. Poems, Essays, etc. for and about Gerald Stern1970s-2007
1. Poems
2. Essays, Articles, Short Stories
3. Theses, Dissertations, Books
4. Reviews, Parodies, Translations
Series IX. Manuscripts by Others,1980-2007
1. Marked manuscripts with Stern's notes
3. Unmarked manuscripts
4. 2015 Addition
Series X. Published Works,1950-2013
1. Magazines and Periodicals,1950-2007
2. Anthologies,1970-2007
Series XI. Photographs1930-2007
1. Gerald Stern,1930-2007
2. Family and Friends,1920-2007
3. Professional Life,1940-2007
Series XII. Media Material,1970-2007
1. Projects
2. Readings
3. Interviews and Lectures
4. Videocassettes

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Gerald Stern Papers
Creator
Stern, Gerald, 1925-
Collection Number
SC.2007.04
Date
1920-2012
Extent
60.25 linear feet (57 boxes)
Abstract
Gerald Stern, the first Poet Laureate of New Jersey and Chancellor of the American Academy of American Poets, was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1925 to Polish and Ukrainian immigrant parents. He received degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and Columbia University. He is the author of over fifteen books of poetry, two collections of essays, a one verse play, and in 2014 he published a book of his drawings. In addition, he has as received a number of nationally recognized awards. The collection consists of manuscripts of Stern's poems and essays, including associated material, as well as correspondence, drawings, photographs, and audio and video recordings, making it a valuable resource in understanding Stern’s creative process, influences in his life and his impact on national culture.

Preferred Citation

Gerald Stern Papers, 1920-2012, SC.2007.04, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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Biography

Gerald Daniel Stern was born February 22, 1925 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His parents, Harry and Ida Barach Stern, were Jewish immigrants from the Ukraine and Poland, respectively, who lived on Wylie Avenue in the city’s Hill District, but later moved to an apartment on Beechwood Boulevard in the heavily Jewish neighborhood of Squirrel Hill. The second of two children, Stern was deeply affected by the death of his older sister, Sylvia, from cerebrospinal meningitis when he was eight years old. Stern attended Pittsburgh public schools, graduating from Taylor Allderdice High School in 1942. He was then admitted to the University of Pittsburgh, where he majored in English and was a member of the Men’s Debating Association and Men’s Glee Club. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pitt in 1947 and a Master of Arts degree from Columbia University in 1949. He did post-graduate study at the Université de Paris (1949-1950) and at Columbia University (1950-1952), but never completed the coursework necessary for a Ph.D. On September 12, 1952, Stern married Patricia Miller, with whom he has two children, David and Rachel. Stern and his wife divorced in the late 1980s.

Stern served in the United States Army Air Corps in 1946 and 1947. From 1951 to 1953, he was an English teacher and later principal at Lake Grove School, Long Island, N.Y. In 1954, during a tour of Europe with his wife Pat, he taught at Victoria Drive Senior Secondary School in Glasgow, Scotland. Upon returning to the United States in 1956, Stern accepted the position of instructor in Temple University’s English Department, where he taught until 1963. From 1963 to 1967, he served as an assistant professor in the English Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and from 1968 to 1982 he was a professor at Somerset County (later known as Raritan Valley) Community College in Somerville, N.J. During this latter period, he also conducted poetry workshops at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., (1975-1978) and Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, N.Y. (Spring 1977), as well as serving as a visiting professor at the University of Pittsburgh (Fall 1978) and Columbia University (1980). Stern also acted as literature consultant to both New Jersey’s and Pennsylvania’s Council of the Arts, as well as coordinator of the Pennsylvania Poetry in the Schools Program (1974-1978).

In 1982, Stern joined the faculty at the University of Iowa’s Writers’ Workshop, where he held the position of senior poet until 1995. He continued his visits to other universities, serving as Chairman of Creative Writing at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa (1984); Fanny Hurst Professor at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. (1985); Visiting Professor at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa. (1988); Holder of Bain Swiggert Chair at Princeton University (1989); Visiting Professor at New York University (1989); and Poet-in-Residence at Bucknell University (1994). In 2002, Stern co-founded the New England College’s Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Program in Poetry with friend and former student Chard deNiord, and served as one of its inaugural faculty members. Most recently, Stern became a Distinguished Poet-in-Residence for the MFA Program in Poetry at Drew University, Madison, N.J., in January 2009.

Gerald Stern is the author of over fifteen books of poetry, two collections of personal essays, a one verse play, and a book of drawings. His first major published work was a long poem entitled "The Pineys," which first appeared in the Journal of the Rutgers University Library in 1969, when Stern was 44. Since then, he has given countless poetry readings and lectures throughout the United States and Europe and conducted several poetry workshops. He has been awarded numerous prestigious honors and prizes for his work. Among these are:

National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) Master Poet of Pennsylvania Grant, 1973-1975; NEA Creative Writing Grants, 1976, 1981, 1987; 1977 Lamont Poetry Selection Award for Lucky Life; 1978 Nominee, National Book Critics Circle Award for  Lucky Life; 1979 Pennsylvania Creative Writing Grant; 1980 Pennsylvania Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts; 1980 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship; 1980 Bess Hokin Award for Poetry; 1981 Paris Review’s Bernard F. Connor Award; 1982 Melville Caine Award from the Poetry Society of America for  The Red Coal; 1984 Jerome J. Shestack Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets; 1992 Paterson Poetry Prize from Passaic County (N.J.) Community College for  Bread Without Sugar; 1993 Fellow of the Academy of American Poets; 1996 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize for Lifetime Achievement; 1998 National Book Award for Poetry for  This Time: New and Selected Poems; 2000-2002 Poet Laureate of New Jersey; 2005 Wallace Stevens Award; 2005 National Jewish Book Award for Poetry; 2006 Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets; 2012 class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; 2012 recipient of the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry from the Library of Congress; 2014 winner of the Frost Medal.

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Scope and Content Notes

The Gerald Stern Papers consist of manuscripts of his poems, essays, drawings, correspondence, publications in which his works appeared, photographs, and audio and/or video recordings of many of his readings, lectures and interviews. It is a valuable resource in understanding Stern’s creative process, influences in his life, and his impact on national culture. The collection covers Stern's life from his early years through his writing and teaching career.

New materials were added to the collection in 2015. These materials are identified at the end of each applicable series or subseries as "2015 Addition."

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Arrangement

The collecton is organized into twelve series, as described below:

Series I. Poetry and Other Works

Series II. Articles, Essays, Lectures, Workshops and Other Projects

Series III. Drawings

Series IV. Correspondence

Series V. Publicity

Series VI. Readings

Series VII. General Activities

Series VIII. Poems, Essays, etc. for and about Gerald Stern

Series IX. Manuscripts by Others

Series X. Published Works

Series XI. Photographs

Series XII. Media Material

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, November 2009

University of Pittsburgh Library System
Archives & Special Collections
Website: library.pitt.edu/archives-special-collections
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Contact Us: www.library.pitt.edu/ask-archivist

Revision Description

 Finding aid revised in 2015 and 2016 by Jennifer Needham with the donation of additional materials.  December 2015

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

The University of Pittsburgh holds the property rights to the material in this collection, but the copyright may still be held by the original creator/author. Researchers are therefore advised to follow the regulations set forth in the U.S. Copyright Code when publishing, quoting, or reproducing material from this collection without the consent of the creator/author or that go beyond what is allowed by fair use.

Acquisition Information

Acquired from Gerald Stern on November 27, 2007. Additional materials acquired in January 2014.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Debora A. Rougeux in October 2009. A subsequent addition was processed between 2014-2015 by Jennifer Needham.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Columbia University.
  • Harper & Row, Publishers.
  • Houghton, Mifflin and Company.
  • Iowa Writers' Workshop.
  • New England College. MFA Program in Poetry.
  • Spring Church Book Company.
  • University of Pittsburgh. Press.
  • University of Pittsburgh.
  • W.W. Norton & Company.

Genre(s)

  • Audiocassettes
  • Audiotapes
  • Caricatures
  • Cartoons (Humorous images)
  • Clippings (Information artifacts)
  • Correspondence
  • Drawings (Visual works)
  • Manuscripts (Document genre)
  • Negatives (Photographic)
  • Notebooks
  • Photographs
  • Slides (Photographs)
  • Typescripts
  • Videocassettes

Geographic Name(s)

  • Easton (Pa.)
  • Iowa City (Iowa)
  • Lambertville (N.J.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Anderson, Maggie
  • Barber, Al
  • Barnstone, Aliki
  • Barnstone, Willis, 1927-
  • Berg, Stephen
  • Buckley, Christopher, 1948-
  • Costanza, Jerry
  • Daniels, Guy
  • Davis, Christopher, 1960-
  • Del Vecchio, Gloria C.
  • DeNiord, Chard, 1952-
  • Digges, Deborah
  • Galassi, Jonathan
  • Gilbert, Jack, 1925-
  • Hall, James
  • Hall, Mary Anne
  • Hazley, Richard
  • Hillringhouse, Mark
  • Hoagland, Tony
  • Irwin, Mark
  • Keys, Kerry Shawn, 1946-
  • Lee, Li-Young, 1957-
  • Levine, Philip, 1928-
  • Macari, Anne Marie
  • McHugh, Heather, 1948-
  • Mitchell, Susan, 1944-
  • Moss, Howard, 1922-1987
  • Moyers, Bill D.
  • Murray, Joan, 1945-
  • Ochester, Ed
  • Orlovitz, Gil, 1918-1973
  • Pinsker, Sanford
  • Robbins, Doren
  • Roberts, Len, 1947-2007
  • Rosenberg, Liz
  • Sadoff, Ira
  • Schulman, Grace
  • Schwartz, Lynne Sharon
  • Smith, Carol Houck
  • Solataroff, Ted
  • Somerville, Jane, 1934-
  • Stern, David
  • Stern, Gerald, 1925-
  • Stern, Harry
  • Stern, Ida Barach
  • Stern, Patricia Miller
  • Stern, Rachel
  • Stricker, Meredith
  • Summers, Robert, d. 1972
  • Van Brunt, Lloyd, 1936-
  • Vogelsang, Arthur

Subject(s)

  • College teachers -- United States
  • Personal papers
  • Poetry -- Competitions
  • Poetry -- Publishing
  • Poetry -- Study and teaching -- United States
  • Poets as teachers -- United States
  • Poets, American -- 20th century
  • Universities and colleges -- United States -- Faculty

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Previous Citation

Gerald Stern Papers, 1920-2012, SC.2007.04, Special Collections Department, University of Pittsburgh

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Collection Inventory

Series  I. Poetry and Other Works 1940-2012 

Scope and Content Notes

This series contains early and unpublished poems as well as materials related to published works, including notes, rough drafts, research material, original manuscripts, and page proofs. In this series are nineteen subseries; the first comprises early and/or unpublished poems while the remainder for each of Stern's published works. Within subseries 2-16, poems are arranged in the order in which they appear in the published work.

New material was added to this series in 2015 and is organized alphabetically.

Subseries  1. Early and Other Unpublished Poems, 1940-1992 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries contains early and/or unpublished poems, mostly unfinished, and notes, which range in date from 1940 to 1992.

  BoxFolder
Early poems, 1940-1950 11
  Folder
Early writings, 1940-1950 2
  Folder
Old poems (unpublished) 3
  Folder
Old poems (unpublished) 4
  Folder
Notes, 1940-1960 5
  Folder
Bach   6
  Folder
Jonah 7
  Folder
Soothing Position 8
  Folder
In this my Clime 9
  Folder
Saturday Afternoon 10
  Folder
Ishmael's Dream, circa 1950 11
  Folder
Gropius, mid 1960s 12
  Folder
Anschluss, 1965 13
  Folder
Rejected poems 14
  Folder
Little Glass Cups 15
  Folder
Sweetest of all Blossoms 16
  Folder
The Drunk 17
  Folder
Reegan 18
  Folder
Friendship 19
  Folder
Old Refrain 20
  Folder
Uncollected poems 21
  Folder
Uncollected poems (notes) 22
  Folder
Unpublished drafts 23
  Folder
Black-eyed Susans 24
  Folder
The Kiss 25
  Folder
Sumac 26
  Folder
Love Me 27
  Folder
Josephine's Garden 28
  Folder
Notes on mythology 29
  Folder
Notes on poetry of Judaism 30
  Folder
Notes, 1965-1975 31
  Folder
Notes, cira 1970 32
  Folder
Basara, 1970 33
  Folder
Hot Days, circa 1970 34
  Folder
Wrecker, 1972 35
  Folder
Beach poem, 1972 36
  Folder
Tree of God, 1972-1973 37
  Folder
Essence of Paradise 38
  Folder
Wendell Wilkie 39
  Folder
Chicken Man, 1973 40
  Folder
Tomato Stakes, 1973 41
  Folder
Black Holes, 1974 42
  Folder
Noise poem, 1974 43
  Folder
Notes, circa 1975 44
  Folder
Dead Bugs, circa 1975 45
  Folder
Afternoon Nap, circa 1975 46
  Folder
Notes and uncollected poems, circa 1975 47
  Folder
Bird Death Throes, 1977 48
  Folder
Corn Forest, 1977 49
  Folder
I am Fooled, 1978 50
  Folder
Boiling Alive, 1980 51
  Folder
Italy poem, circa 1980 52
  Folder
Map, circa 1980 53
  Folder
Poem about boxelder bug, early 1980s 54
  Folder
Enoch I 55
  Folder
Notes, 1985 56
  Folder
That House, 1990 57
  Folder
Witch Haul / 3 Warm Days, 1990 58
  Folder
Swordfish, 1990 59
  Folder
Unpublished poems, circa 1992 60
  Folder
Unpublished poems, circa 1992  61
  Folder
Notes, circa 1990  62

Subseries  2.  The Pineys, 1969 

Scope and Content Notes

In 1969 Stern's first major published work, The Pineys, was published in the  Journal of the Rutgers University Library. The entire issue was dedicated to this lengthy poem about the people who reside in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey. It would later be included in  Two Long Poems along with “Father Guzman,” published in 1990.

The subseries includes Stern's research, notes, various drafts (one of which completely handwritten in pencil), typescripts, and photographs.

  BoxFolder
Research notes 21
  Folder
Research articles 2
  Folder
Research publications 3
  Folder
Research newsclippings 4
  Folder
Notes 5
  Folder
Drafts 6
  Folder
Manuscript 7
  Folder
Typescripts and copies 8
  Folder
Drafts of Richard Hazley's introduction 9
  Folder
Proof pages from Journal of the Rutgers University Library 10
  Folder
Copy of The Pineys as it appeared in The Journal of the Rutgers University Library, XXXII, no. 2 (1969): 41-80 11
  Folder
Proposal for cover (newsclipping) 12
  Folder
Photographs 13

Subseries  3.  Rejoicings, 1973 

Scope and Content Notes

Rejoicings, published in 1973, was a collection of Stern's early poetry written between 1966 and 1972. Many of these poems were included in his first book of poetry,  The Naming of Beasts, published by Cummington Press in 1972.

Each folder contains notes and drafts for each of the poems, organized according to the order they appear in the book. The subseries also includes various typescripts, correspondence with publishers, reviews, and publicity.

  Folder
Rejoicings 14
  Folder
The Naming of Beasts 15
  Folder
The Unity 16
  Folder
His Animal is Finally a Kind of Ape 17
  Folder
Goons are Leaving 18
  Folder
Bird Cursing 19
  Folder
I will be a Romantic 20
  Folder
On the Far Edge of Kilmer 21
  Folder
Going North on 202 22
  Folder
Poem of Life 23
  Folder
Weeds 24
  Folder
When I Have Reached the Point of Suffocation 25
  Folder
Lost with Lieutenant Pike 26
  Folder
Immanuel Kant and the Hopi 27
  Folder
Pleistocene 28
  Folder
Heat Rises in Gusts 29
  Folder
Burst of Wind between Broadway and the River 30
  Folder
Top Rock 31
  Folder
Columbia the Gem 32
  Folder
Traitors 33
  Folder
Delaware West 34
  Folder
Planting Strawberries 35
  Folder
Dog in The House 36
  Folder
In Carpenter's Woods 37
  Folder
Eroica 38
  Folder
From the Pennsylvania Side 39
  Folder
Turning into a Pond 40
  Folder
Notebooks 41
  Folder
Rejection Letters 42
  Folder
Reviews 43
  Folder
Publicity and advertisements 44
  Folder
Biographical information 45
  Folder
Correspondence with Arthur Vogelsang of Metro Book Co. 46
  Folder
Typescript for Metro Book Company 47
  Folder
Typescript (2 copies) for Cummington Press edition of Naming of Beasts 48
  Folder
Page Proofs from Cummington Press edition of Naming of Beasts 49
  Folder
Copyright Certificate for Naming of Beasts 50
  Folder
Rejoicings: Selected Poems / Gerald Stern. Fredericton, N.B.: Fiddlehead Poetry Books, 1973. 51

Subseries  4.  Lucky Life, 1977 

Scope and Content Notes

Stern's work became widely recognized after the 1977 publication of Lucky Life, which was that years Lamont Poetry Selection of the Academy of American Poets and was nominated for a National Book Award.

The first part of the subseries includes drafts of individual poems and research notes, organized according the order they appear in the publication. These are then followed by materials that document the books publication and include proofs, reviews, and correspondence with various publishers.

  BoxFolder
Power of Maples 31
  Folder
Last Self-Portrait 2
  Folder
At Bickford's 3
  Folder
One Foot in the River 4
  Folder
Staus Park 5
  Folder
Let Me Please Look into my Window 6
  Folder
I am so exhausted 7
  Folder
On the Island 8
  Folder
County Line Road 9
  Folder
Margie Moser's Garden 10
  Folder
When it Gets Cold 11
  Folder
Days of Nietzsche 12
  Folder
Burying an Animal on the Way to New York 13
  Folder
Sensitive Knife 14
  Folder
The One Thing in Life 15
  Folder
On My Poor Road 16
  Folder
Blue Skies, White Breasts, Green Trees 17
  Folder
The Sounds 18
  Folder
Sometimes When I Close my eyes 19
  Folder
Peace in the Near East 20
  Folder
Blue Tie 21
  Folder
Mentioning of the Souls 22
  Folder
Self-portrait 23
  Folder
Lobelia 24
  Folder
Three Tears 25
  Folder
Climbing This Hill Again 26
  Folder
Lucky Life 27
  Folder
Malgueña 28
  Folder
Pile of Feathers 29
  Folder
Feeding Prisoners 30
  Folder
Gold Flower 31
  Folder
Honey Locust 32
  Folder
Proverbs 33
  Folder
Bob Summers, and, Gert's Gifts 34
  Folder
Behaving like a Jew 35
  Folder
Love for the Dog 36
  Folder
Psalms 37
  Folder
This is it 38
  Folder
96 Vandam 39
  Folder
If You Forget The Germans 40
  Folder
The Hungarian 41
  Folder
God of Rain, God of Water 42
  Folder
Home from Greece 43
  Folder
Long Nose 44
  Folder
If You Saw Me Walking 45
  Folder
The Thaw 46
  Folder
Morning Harvest 47
  Folder
Peddler's Village 48
  Folder
Sweetness of Life 49
  Folder
Too Much, Too Much 50
  Folder
Underground Dancing 51
  Folder
Something New 52
  Folder
Notebook 53
  Folder
Correspondence from readers 54
  Folder
Reviews 55
  Folder
Newspaper clippings 56
  Folder
Publicity and advertising 57
  Folder
Correspondence with Godine Press 58
  Folder
Correspondence with Houghton Mifflin 59
  Folder
Typescript with handwritten corrections 60
  Folder
Bound uncorrected proof 61
  Folder
Galley proof (2 copies) 62
  Folder
Master proof 63
  Folder
Correspondence with Spring Church Book Company 64
  Folder
Correspondence with Carnegie-Mellon University Press 65
  Folder
Copyright releases 66
  Folder
Notes 67

Subseries  5.  The Red Coal, 1981 

Scope and Content Notes

The Red Coal, published in 1981, earned Stern the Melville Caine Award.

The subseries consists of notes and drafts for individual poems, organized according to the order they appear in the book. The subseries also includes publication information, like correspondence with publishers and various proofs.

  BoxFolder
List of poems for possible inclusion 41
  Folder
Faces of Love 2
  Folder
Little White Sister 3
  Folder
Immensity 4
  Folder
Rotten Angel 5
  Folder
Dangerous Cooks 6
  Folder
Good Friday, 1977 7
  Folder
Pick and Poke 8
  Folder
Royal Manor Road 9
  Folder
Modern Love 10
  Folder
War against the Jews 11
  Folder
Little Did The Junco Know 12
  Folder
Lord, Forgive a Spirit 13
  Folder
Elaine Comparone 14
  Folder
Ice, Ice 15
  Folder
One More Time the Lambs 16
  Folder
The Sacred Spine 17
  Folder
I Remember Galileo 18
  Folder
Potpourri 19
  Folder
Margritte Dancing 20
  Folder
The Shirt Poem 21
  Folder
June First 22
  Folder
Thinking about Shelley 23
  Folder
Cow Worship 24
  Folder
Joseph Pockets 25
  Folder
Phipps Conservatory 26
  Folder
Days of 1978 27
  Folder
No Wind 28
  Folder
June Fourth 29
  Folder
The Angel Poem 30
  Folder
St. Patrick's Day, 1979 31
  Folder
Visiting Florida Again 32
  Folder
Hanging Scroll 33
  Folder
A Hundred Years from Now 34
  Folder
The Poem of Liberation 35
  Folder
Acacia 36
  Folder
Your Animal 37
  Folder
The Rose Warehouse 38
  Folder
The Red Coal 39
  Folder
There is Wind 40
  Folder
The Way-We-Were Lounge 41
  Folder
Waving Goodbye 42
  Folder
In the Shadows 43
  Folder
Dear Mole 44
  Folder
My Hand 45
  Folder
These Birds 46
  Folder
Arthur's Lily 47
  Folder
The Picasso Poem 48
  Folder
The Roar 49
  Folder
For Night to Come 50
  Folder
Here I am Walking 51
  Folder
List of Reviewers 52
  Folder
Reviews 53
  Folder
Publicity and advertisement 54
  Folder
Small press distributors 55
  Folder
Correspondence with Houghton Mifflin 56
  Folder
Typescript with handwritten corrections 57
  Folder
Galley proof 58
  Folder
Revised page proof 59
  Folder
Master proof 60
  Folder
Correspondence with Spring Church Book Co. 61
  Folder
Copyright releases 62
  Folder
Sales reports 63

Subseries  6.  Father Guzman, 1982 

Scope and Content Notes

"Father Guzman," was Stern's first verse play originally published in The Paris Review in 1982 and later published in 1990 as  Two Long Poems, which also included  "The Pineys" .

The subseries includes research materials, notes, drafts, proofs, correspondence, and a playscript.

  Folder
Research materials 64
  Folder
Notes 65
  Folder
Drafts 66
  Folder
Stella Adler Studio of Acting 67
  Folder
Photocopy of play 68
  Folder
Paris Review galleys 69
  Folder
Proof pages from Paris Review 70
  Folder
Proof Pages for Two Long Poems 71
  Folder
Correspondence 72

Subseries  7.  Paradise Poems, 1984 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries includes materials related to Paradise Poems, published in 1984 by Random House. Materials include notes and drafts for individual poems, organized according to the order they appear in the book. Following the individual poems are notebooks, correspondence with publishers, and proofs and galleys that include Stern's notes and corrections.

  BoxFolder
Orange Roses 51
  Folder
Later Today 2
  Folder
Rhododendron 3
  Folder
Picking the Roses 4
  Folder
In Memory of W. H. Auden 5
  Folder
Clay Dog 6
  Folder
Steve Dunn's Spider 7
  Folder
Romania, Romania 8
  Folder
It's Nice to Think of Tears 9
  Folder
Souls from Emerson 10
  Folder
Song 11
  Folder
Weeping and Waiting 12
  Folder
Hidden Justice 13
  Folder
Christmas Sticks 14
  Folder
The Same Moon Above Us 15
  Folder
Leaving Another Kingdom 16
  Folder
Near Perigord 17
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For Song 18
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My Swallows 19
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Berkeley 20
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The Dancing 21
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Moscow 22
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May 15 23
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Bee Balm 24
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Vivaldi Years 25
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Dubuque Street, and , Saying the First Words 26
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Huzza! 27
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Night Again 28
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Today a Leaf 29
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The New Moses 30
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Singing 31
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The Seine at Night 32
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At Jane's 33
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John's Mysteries 34
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Soap 35
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I Pity the Wind 36
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82/83 37
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Romance 38
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Villa-Lobos 39
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The Nettle Tree 40
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Sycamore 41
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Baja 42
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Of Blessed Name 43
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Kissing Stieglitz Goodbye 44
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Two Trees 45
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One Bird to Love Forever 46
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Fritz 47
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Three Skies 48
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Red Bird 48
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Adler 50
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The Expulsion 51
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Ground Hog Lock 52
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July 2, 1983 53
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The Dogs 54
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Notebooks 55
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Translations 56
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Reviews 57
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Correspondence with Random House 58
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Typescript with handwritten notes 59
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Bound galley proof with notes 60
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Galley proof 61
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Setting copy 62
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Master set, first pass 63
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Master set, second pass 64
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1st Vintage Press edition galley (2 copies) 65
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Galley as revised to April 26, 1984 66
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Galley as revised to May 25, 1984 67
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Unbound copy of book 68

Subseries  8.  Lovesick, 1987 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries contains materials related to Stern's Lovesick, published in 1987 by Harpercollins and includes notes and drafts for individual poems, organized according to the order they appear in the publication. Following individual poems are notebooks, reviews, correspondence with publishers, and galleys and proofs that include Stern's notes and corrections.

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Nobody Else Living 61
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Lovesick 2
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All I Have Are the Tracks 3
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I do a Piece From Greece 4
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I Hate My Moaning 5
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This Was a Wonderful Night 6
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I Sometimes Think of the Lamb 7
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Stopping Schubert 8
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I am in a Window 9
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Bela 10
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A Song for the Romeos 11
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Tashlikh 12
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Pussy Willow 13
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Richard Strauss, My Hero 14
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My First Kinglet 15
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I Slept Like That 16
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Lillian Harvey 17
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There I was One Day 18
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One Animal's Life 19
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Silver Hand 20
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Washington Square 21
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Arranging a Thorn 22
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The Dog 23
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Shaking Myself and Sighing 24
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A Pair of Hands 25
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Bob Summers' Body 26
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It Was in Houston 27
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Neither English nor Spanish 28
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I am in Love 29
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My Favorite Demon 30
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Another Insane Devotion 31
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The Blink of an Eye 32
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Making The Light Come 33
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It was a Rising 34
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Hobbes 35
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Grapefruit 36
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A Garden 37
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No Longer Terror 38
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Nobody Else Alive 39
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Knowledge Forwards and Backwards 40
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Saturday Afternoon 41
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Two Moons 42
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Lyric 43
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My Favorite Farewell 44
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For Once 45
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Stolen Face 46
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Steps 47
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Notebooks 48
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Translations 50
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Reviews 51
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Publicity and advertisement 52
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Typescript with notes 53
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Copy edited manuscript (original and photocopy) 54
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Galley proof with notes 55
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Galleys in page form, 1987 56
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Bound uncorrected proof 57
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Camera copy 58
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Cover proofs 59

Subseries  9.  Leaving Another Kingdom, 1990 

Scope and Content Notes

Leaving Another Kingdom, published in 1990 by Harpercollins was a collection of previously published poems. The subseries includes only a typescript, proof, and a galley.

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Typescript 59
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Bound uncorrected proof (2 copies) 60
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Galleys with cover 61

Subseries  10.  Bread Without Sugar, 1992 

Scope and Content Notes

This suberies includes materials related to Stern's 1993 collection of poetry, Bread Without Sugar, published by W.W. Norton and Co. The poem "Bread Without Sugar," was first published in 1991 by Sutton Hoo Press. Sutton Hoo was a fine press publisher founded in Iowa City in 1989. The publication of his long poem would be their first.

The subseries includes notes and drafts of individual poems, orgainzed according the order they appear in the book, follwed by reviews, correspondence with publishers,typescripts, proofs, and galleys--many of which include Stern's notes and corrections.

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Sylvia 71
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Three Hearts 2
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My Death for Now 3
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One Day an Arbor Vitae 4
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Brain of My Heart 5
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The Founder 6
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The First Lewd Offering 7
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Nice Mountain 8
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Love is the Opposite 9
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The Age of Strolling 10
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Sending Back the Gloom 11
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One Gift 12
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First Day of Spring 13
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R for Rosemary 14
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How Would it Be? 15
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Saving My Skin from Burning 16
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Shouting 17
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The Eyes Are Always Brown 18
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A Song for Kenneth Burke 19
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Aspiring to Music 20
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Grinnell, Iowa 21
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Ukrainian 22
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Coleman Valley Road 23
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What It Is Like 24
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Two Daws 25
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Her Right Eye Catches the Lavendar 26
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His Song of the Green Willow 27
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Those Things, and, If the Lark Had Thorns 28
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The Smell of Death 29
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Red with Pink 30
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Someone Will Do It for Me 32
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I Would Call It Derangement 32
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The Thought of Heaven 33
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Bread Without Sugar 34
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Notes 35
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Reviews and Translations 36
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Correspondence with The Georgia Review 37
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Correspondence with W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. 38
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Typescript 39
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Bound uncorrect proof (2 copies) 40
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Unbound manuscript with printing notes 41
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Master pages proof 42
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Master galleys 43
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Reproduction duplicates 44

Subseries  11.  Odd Mercy, 1995 

Scope and Content Notes

Stern's ninth collection of poetry, Odd Mercy, published in 1995 by W.W. Norton included 22 poems.

The subseries includes notes and drafts of individual poem, organized according to the order they appear in the book, followed by notebooks, reviews, correspondence with publishers, and a typescript, proof, and galley which include Stern's notes and corrections.

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Birthday 81
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Odd Mercy 2
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Blue 3
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Bitter Thoughts 4
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Ducks Are for Our Happiness 5
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Diary 6
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Mimi 7
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Hinglish 8
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Finding the Bush 9
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Blacker Than Ever 10
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Only Elegy 11
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Ida 12
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Small Sunflowers 13
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The Jew and the Rooster Are One 14
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Fleur 15
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St. Mark's 16
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Two Things 17
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Knowledge 18
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Sixteen Minutes 19
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Essay on Rime 20
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Hot Dog 21
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Notebooks 22
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Reviews 23
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Correspondence with W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. 24
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Typescript with notes 25
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Bound uncorrected proof 26
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Galley 27

Subseries  12.  This Time: New and Selected Poems, 1998 

Scope and Content Notes

National Book Award winner, This Time, was published in 1998 and included selections from his previous seven books of poetry and 14 new poems. The subseries mostly includes drafts of the new poems and various publication materials, like proofs, as well as materials realted the publication's National Book Award for Poetry.

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December 1, 1994 28
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Both of Them Were Sixty-Five 29
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Memoirs 30
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Lilacs for Ginsberg 31
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Notes 32
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List of Reviewers 33
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Reviews 34
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Publicity 35
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Typescript 36
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Proof 37
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Galleys 38
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1998 National Book Award for Poetry 39

Subseries  13.  Underground Dancing, 1999 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries includes one galley for the Polish translation of Stern's poem "Underground Dancing" , translated by Adam Szyper and published in 1999.

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Underground Dancing 40

Subseries  14.  Last Blue, 2000 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries includes materials related to Last Blue, published in 2001 by W.W. Norton and Co., and includes notes and drafts for individual poems, according to the order they appear in the book. This is followed by various typescripts, proofs, and galleys, organized according to the publishing process, and include Stern's notes and corrections.

New materials were added to the subseries in 2015 and include additional typescripts and a galley.

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Once of the Smallest 91
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Pluma 2
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Against The Crusades 3
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Whatever Paris Meant 4
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Someone to Watch Over Me 5
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Wailing 6
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An Explanation 7
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Domestic 8
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Light 9
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The Sorrows 10
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Progress and Poverty 11
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Pennsylvania Bio 12
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A Rose Between The Sheets 13
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Swifts 14
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About Women 15
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Some Brown 16
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Forsythia 17
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The Music 18
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Night 19
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Drowning on the Pamet River 20
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Mexican 21
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Paris 22
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March 27 23
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The Dove's Neck 24
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Sleep 25
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The Joke 26
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Snowdrop 27
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December '98 28
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Last Blue 29
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Vision and What It Was 30
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Kingdom 31
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Notes 32
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Notebooks 33
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Notebooks 34
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Reviews and Correspondence 35
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Typescript with notes 36
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Typescript with notes 37
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Bound uncorrected proof 38
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Master galleys, first pass 39
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Master galleys, second pass 40
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Master galleys, third Pass 41

Section: 2015 Addition 

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Early typescript with notes 42-43
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Typescript with early changes 44
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Typescript, marked up by Norton 45
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Copyedited galley 46
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Foul matter from Norton 47

Subseries  15.  American Sonnets, 2002 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries includes materials related to American Sonnets, published in 2003 by W.W. Norton and Co., and includes notes and drafts for individual poems, according to the order they appear in the book. This is followed by notebooks, correspondence with pubishers, and various proofs and galleys, organized according to the publishing process, and that include Stern's notes and corrections.

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Winter Thirst 101
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How a Word Can Breathe, and, September, 1999 2
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June 3
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Once 4
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For the Bee 5
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Alone 6
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My Tenderness 7
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You 8
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Flexible Flyer 9
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Beechview 10
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The Inkspots 11
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Peaches 12
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Exordium and Terminus 13
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Grass and Water 14
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In Time 15
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Sink 16
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Mimi 17
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All I Did for Him 18
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Places You Wouldn't Believe 19
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Pag 20
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Hydrangea 21
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Crosshatching 22
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Spider 23
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Dandelions 24
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Hats 25
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String Bean 26
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Savel Kliatchko 27
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Irishry 28
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Grand Hotel 29
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Sam and Morris 30
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Burning 31
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Studebaker 32
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Standing Up 33
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Cost 34
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Still Burning 35
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Samaritans 36
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Roses 37
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Letters 38
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The Hammer 39
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Hearts 40
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Ted Rosenberg 41
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Slash of Red 42
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Egg, and, Justice 43
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Notes 44
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Notebooks 45
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Reviews 46
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Correspondence 47
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Typescript 48
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Corrected manuscript (2 copies) 49
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Proofs, author's set 50
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Proofs, master set 51
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Galleys 52

Subseries  16.  What I Can't Bear Losing, 2004 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries includes materials related to Stern's collection of personal essays, What I Can't Bear Losing, published in 2004 by W.W. Norton and Co., and includes notes and drafts for individual essays, organized according to the order they appear in the book. This is followed by notebooks, correspondence, and typescripts, organized according to the publishing process, and that include Stern's notes and corrections.

The book was republished in 2009 with the addition of seven new essays. Materials related to the 2009 edition are located under the subseries "2015 Addition."

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Introduction 53
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Sunday 54
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The Beacon 55
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Remorse 56
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First Rites 57
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Some Secrets 58
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Hotel du Centre 59
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Vow of Silence 60
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Paris Post 61
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Blessed 62
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The Sabbath 63
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Bullet in My Neck 64
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Ginsberg and I 65
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Andy 66
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Caves 67
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Charity 68
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Tree of Life 69
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The Ring 70
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Salesman 71
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A Day Without The Jews 72
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What I Have to Defend, What I Can't Bear Losing 73
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Notes 74
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Notebooks 75
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Notebooks 76
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Reviews 77
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Publicity and advertisement 78
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Correspondence with W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. 79
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Typescript, part 1 80
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Typescript, part 2 81
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Copyright releases 82

Subseries  17.  Everything Is Burning, 2005 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries includes materials related to Stern's 15th book of poetry, Everything is Burning, published in 2006 by W.W. Norton and Co., and includes notes and drafts for individual poems, according to the order they appear in the book. This is followed by notebooks, various typescripts, proofs, and galleys, organized according to the publishing process, and include Stern's notes and corrections.

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Strawberries 111
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Matins 2
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Google of Geese 3
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The Perzola 4
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The Cup 5
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Billy in the Next Room 6
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E.P. I 7
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E.P. II 8
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E.P. III 9
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I Was in Charge 10
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The 18th Street Book Fair 11
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Berries of Death 12
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Albatross I 13
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Those Saucer that Were His Eyes 14
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Dead Bat 15
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Loving the Mirrors 16
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Never Went to Birdland 17
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Dr. Dunn 18
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Suzanne 19
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Tenderness 20
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The Snow on the River 21
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The Gulls 22
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Dog That I Am 23
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Sylvia 24
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Hemingway's House 25
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Just Say Goodbye to Mother 26
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May 30 27
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Jack 28
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May Frick Be Damned 29
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The Trent Lott, The McNamara Blues 30
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Luck 31
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The Tie 32
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Stern Country 33
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Bermuda 34
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Bolero 35
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Dumbbells 36
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Stern Country 37
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Gimbels 38
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Worms 39
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Trickle Down 40
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Richard 41
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Lilies 42
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Cheese 43
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Loyal Carp 44
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Golden Rule 45
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City of God 46
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The Taste of Ducklings 47
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L'Chaim 48
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Cigars 49
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Good Boy 50
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Harold and I 51
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Shouldering 52
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Bejewels 53
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My Sister's Funeral 54
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The Red is Fuschia 55
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Anti-Goose 56
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My First Shriek 57
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One of My Legs 58
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Bio 59
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Moon 60
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Battle of the Bulge 61
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Mars 62
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Thought 63
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Desnos 64
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Plank Road 65
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Driven 66
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Twenty-Five Cents 67
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Brain of Magellan 68
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Shepherd 69
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Corsets 70
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Sacco, Vanzetti 71
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Whoso 72
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Homesick 73
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The Law 74
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She Was a Dove 75
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Notes 76
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Notebooks 77
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Reviews 78
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Correspondence with W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. 79
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Copy of original typescript 80
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Revised typescript 81
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Master typescript 82
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Author's reference copy 83
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First pass proofs 84
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Master galleys 85
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Master galleys, author's copy 86

Subseries  18.  Not God After All, 2004 

Scope and Content Notes

Not God After All, published in 2004 by Autumn House Press, feature petite narratives accompanied by drawings by Sheba Sharrow. The subseries includes drafts, notes, reviews, publication information, and proofs.

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Drafts of Introduction 87
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Drafts of A Fire I Understand (original title) 88
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Notes 89
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Reviews 90
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Autumn House Press 91
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Proofs 92

Subseries  19.  The Preacher, 2007 

Scope and Content Notes

Stern's long poem, The Preacher was published as part of the Quarternote Chapbook Series by Sarabade Books in 2007. The subseries mostly contains various typescripts with notes, correspondence, and proofs.

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Preacher typescript 3, with notes 121
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Preacher typescript 4, with notes 2
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Preacher typescript with corrections made 3
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Preacher typescript with edits made 4
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Final Preacher typescript 5
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Ecclesiastes as witness: a personal essay 6
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Vogelsang 7
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Untitled poem 8
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Notebooks 9
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American Poetry Review 10
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Correspondence with Sarabande Books 11
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First pass proofs 12
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Second pass proofs 13

Subseries  20. 2015 Addition, 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries includes materials added to the collection in 2015 and is divided into sections for books published between 2008-2012.

Section:     Save the Last Dance, 2008 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries contains materials related to Stern's collection of poetry, Save the Last Dance, pubished in 2008 by W.W. Norton and Company. Included are notes and drafts of individual poems, organized alphabetically, followed by typescripts, proofs, and galleys, organized according to the publication process.

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59 N. Sitgreaves 451
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Asphodel 2
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Bill Matthews 3
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Cooper Union 4
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Death by Wind 5
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Diogenes 6
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Dream III 7
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Flute II 8
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Glut 9
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Jackknife 10
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He Again 11
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His Name 12
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Lorca 13
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Love 14
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Love Box 15
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My Dear 16
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One Day 17
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Rapture Lost 18
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Rukeyser 19
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Save the Last Dance for Me 20
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Stomachs 21
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Traveling Backward 22
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The Truth 23
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Unidentified Poem 24
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Wordsworth 25
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Research for "The Preacher," 2007 26
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Notebook of Rough Drafts and Notes 27-29
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Photocopies of pages from notebooks of rough drafts with notes 30
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Second and Third Drafts 31
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Norton Copyedited Manuscript, 2007 32
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Typescript with Edits 33
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Front Matter 34
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Norton Page Proof, 1st Pass, 2007 35
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Norton Page Proof, 2nd Pass, 2007 36
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Galley 37
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Correspondence, Reviews, and Publication Information, 2007-2009 38

Section:     What I Can't Bear Losing, 2009 

Scope and Content Notes

What I Cant' Bear Losing was originally published in 2003. This subseries contains materials related to the 2009 edition which included seven new essays. The subseries includes drafts of new essays, research notes, notebooks, and typescripts, proofs, and drafts.

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Against Whistling, various drafts with edits 39
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Burning Money, research 40
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Burning Money, drafts and notebook, 2008 41
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A Guest at the World's Table 42
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A Guest at the World's Table, submitted as My Father for the anthology, Growing Up Jewish, 2004 43
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Mother's Day, various drafts with edits 44
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Music with Barbara Ras's edits, 2008 45
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Nostalgia, research for rewrite that did not happen, 2008 46
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Plain Talk 47
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Ruth, various drafts with edits 48
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William Carlos Williams, notebook and various drafts, 2007 49
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Research 50
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Old essays, reworked 51
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Composition book and small notebook 52
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Photocopy of contents of notebook 53
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Drafts of Essays, edited by Barbara Ras and correspondence with Ras, 2008 54
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Copyedited penultimate drafts 55
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Drafts of introduction 56
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Rejected essays, 2009 57
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Copyedited manuscript 58-59
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Correspondence regarding book design, 2009 60

Section:     Early Collected Poems, 2010 

Scope and Content Notes

Early Collected Poems is a collection of Stern's first six books of poetry, including:  Rejoicings, Lucky Life, The Red Coal, Paradise Poems, Lovesick, and  Bread Without Sugar. The subseries mostly includes foul matter from Norton.

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Master with foul matter, 2009 461-3
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First pass with foul matter from Norton, 2009 4-5
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First pass with Stern's changes, 2009 6-7
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Second pass with foul matter from Norton, 2009 8-9
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Second pass with Stern's changes 10-11
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Significant changes made to poems by Stern, 2009 12
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Author's questionnaire for marketing and author memo to production, 2009 13
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Third pass with foul matter from Norton, 2010 14-15
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Third pass with Stern's changes 16
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Fourth pass, including only front matter and index, 2010 17
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Fifth pass including only front matter and index, 2010 18
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Copyedited manuscript, 2010 19
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Notes concerning index, 2010 20
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Portion of index, 2010 21

Section:     Stealing History, 2012 

Scope and Content Notes

This section inlcudes materials related to Stern's collection of essays, Stealing History, published in 2009 by Trinity University Press and mostly contains Stern's research which consists of printouts of Wikipedia articles, organized alphabetically. Only those Wikipedia articles marked with Stern's notes were retained. For unmaked articles, a list was created and included in the series. The series also includes notes and various drafts of sections and full manuscripts, organized according to the publishing process.

Note that there is a notebook for In Beauty Bright that contains drafts for  Stealing History, located in following subseries.

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Arshile Gorky 22
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Bialystoker 23
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Bosnian War 24
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Caravaggio 25
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Christianity 26
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Haiti 27
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Hijackers 28
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History of Jews in Poland 29
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Humor 30
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Israel 31
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James Schuyler 32
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Judaism 33
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Lucille Clifton 34
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Martin Niemoller 35
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Meister Eckhart 36
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Miscellaneous 37
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Quilts of Gees Bend 471
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Rwandan Genocide 2
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Stanley McChrystal 3
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Travel 4
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Ukraine 5
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War in Darfur 6
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The Zone, drafts and research (not published), 7
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List of printed Wikipedia and newspaper articles that did not contain Stern's notes, 8
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Loose drafts 9-10
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Notebook of drafts and loose notes 11
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Notebooks of rough drafts 12-15
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Notes 16
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Permissions, 2011 17
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Complete draft with edits, 18-19
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Draft of chapter breakdown 20
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Draft, final major changes 21-22
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Drafts of sections with edits 23-26
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Draft version A 27
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Draft version B 28
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Draft version C 29
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Draft version D 30
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Last manuscript with Stern's final edits 31-32
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Manuscript with Stern's and Barbara Ras' edits 33
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Manuscript with Stern's and Barbara Ras' edits 481
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Proof with corrections 2-3
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Style sheet and word list, 2011 4
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Trinity University Press foul matter 5-8
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Versions of chapter breakdown 9

Section:     In Beauty Bright, 2012 

Scope and Content Notes

This section includes materials related to In Beauty Bright, published in 2014 by W.W. Norton and Company, and mostly contains drafts and notes. Note that drafts of  In Beauty Bright are also located within a notebook of rough drafts for the unpublished poem "I", which follows this subseries.

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Eleanor, 2007 10
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Handwritten drafts and notes 11-12
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Notebook of rough drafts, notes, and drawings. Includes some drafts from Stealing History 13
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Rejected poems 14
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Two Graces, 2009 15
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Revised drafts 16
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Copyedited manuscript from Norton with Stern's last changes 17
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Front matter 18

Section:    I 

Scope and Content Notes

This section includes materials related to Stern's unpublished poem "I" and includes research, drafts, and a notebook, which also includes drafts for In Beauty Bright.

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Research 19
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Rough drafts 21
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Rough drafts with revisions 22

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Series  II. Articles, Essays, Lectures, Workshops and Other Projects, 1980s-1990s 

Scope and Content Notes

This series includes materials related to Stern as editor of various anthologies and his column, Notes From a River, feature in the American Poetry Review from 1979-1984. Also incuded are research and drafts of various articles and essays written by Stern and materials pertaining to lectures,talks, workshops, and interviews published in various journals.

New material was added to this series in 2015 and can be found within each subseries as "2015 Addition."

Subseries  1. Articles 

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Jewish Encyclopedia 1214
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Jewish Encyclopedia 15
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Jewish Encyclopedia 16
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American Jewish Poetry 17
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American Jewish Poetry 18

Subseries  2. Essays 

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Research for Notes from the River 19
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Drafts of Notes from the River 20
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Notes from the River, Column 2 21
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Correspondence concerning Notes on the River 22
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Drafts of Nostalgia 23
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East Liberty notes 24
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Sabbath 25
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Port Authority 26
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Some Secrets 27
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Living in Ruin 28
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Caves 29
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Essay on Heaven 30
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Essay on Music 31
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Chanty 32
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Research for essay on Gil Orlovitz 33
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Miss Pink at Last 34
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Correspondence concerning Orlovitz essay 35
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Tilting the Universe 36
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Notebook 37
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Research material on Mourning 38
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Research material on Anti-Semitism 39
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Research material on James Wright 40
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Research material on Edith Stein 41

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Scope and Content Notes

This new material consists of additional drafts from Stern's American Poetry Review column, Notes From the River, as well as older essays that were not published in APR. Also included are newer essays published in various journals.

Section:    Notes from the River, 1979-1987 

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The Bombing, 1986 4823
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Caves, 1987 24
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Coming of Age, 1983 25
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Correspondence, notes, and drafts of unpublished essays, 1979-1988 26
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First and second Column the appeared in APR, 1979 27
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Future of Asbury Park, 1985 28
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Grossman's Lament   29
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Honeysuckle, 1983 30
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Notebook of rough drafts 31
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Polarity 32
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The Sabbath, 1984 33
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Some Secrets, originally published in In Praise of What Persists, 1983 34
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Some Thoughts on God's Grandeur 35
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Unpublished manuscript that includes essays from Notes From the River 36

Section:    Essays, 1985-2013 

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Andy, essay on Andy Warhol, 491
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Bud Schulberg remembrance for Norton Poetry website, 2009 2
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December Thirtieth 3
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Essay on Hart Crane's "Eternity," for "The Poem the Changed my Life" in American Poets magazine, 2012 4
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Essay on Jack Gilbert and Richard Hazley 5
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Essay on Jean Valentine for American Poets magazine 6
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Essay on Muriel Rukeyer for Poetry magazine, 2012 7
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Essay on Muriel Rukeyser's poem, St. Roach, for Field magazine 8
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Essay on Peter Feldstein for The Oxford Photography Project 9
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Essay on Poet Laureateship 10
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Explanation of poem, Dream IV, for Best American Poetry, 2011 11
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Explanation of poem, Places You Wouldn't Believe, for Poetry East 12
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Explanation of poem, Stoop, 2010 13
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For Night to Come, version that appeared in 45 Contemporary Poems, with discussion questions and Stern's responses, 1985 14
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Introduction to Aliki Barnstone's, The Collected Poems C.P. Cavafy, 2006 15
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Introduction to E.J. Garcia's Your Bright Hand, 2011 16
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Introduction to Ross Gay's Against Which, 2005 17
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Lucille Clifton tribute, 2010 18
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Marks of Pain, Marks of Love: The Appreciation of Aghios, essay on Peter Feldstein 19
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More Major, essay on Roethke's, The Chums, for Field, 1995 20
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The Morosco, with recent edits, originally appeared in Notes from the River 21
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Nowhere USA, essay on William Matthew's poem, Morningside Heights, 2005 22
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Phil Levine remembrance, 2012 23
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Poetry Itself, essay on Linda Gregg 24
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Portion of the essay Caves, originally titled Leaf 25
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The Quarrel, essay on Stephan Dunn's poem, Don't Do That, 2013 26
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Retrospective on Paul Matthews 27
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Review of Arthur Vogelsang's, Left Wing of a Bird, 2003 28
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Statement for Seven Habits of Highly Effective Poets 29
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Ted Solotaroff remembrance, 2008 30
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A Toy World, introduction to Illana Shmueli's Towards Babel, 2013 31
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Wedding statement for David and Diane, 2005 32

Subseries  3. Lectures, Workshops and Other Projects 1979-2007 

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Thoughts for talks 131
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Poetry selections for readings 2
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Poems for talks 3
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Domestic poetry lecture 4
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Poetry and Subversion notes 5
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Stern's statements on his poems 6
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Notes for a talk on writing programs 7
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Amazon.Com's Millennium Poem Project 8
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Content in Poetry talk 9
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Pound and Paradise lecture 10
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Poetry and Anthropology lecture 11
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Speech for New York high school students 12
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Lecture on Justice and Injustice 13
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Talk on Persona 14
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Lecture on Healing 15
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Coleridge Lecture, New School 16
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Sonnet Class material 17
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Oxford photography project 18
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Introduction to Crossing Limits 19
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Poetry East essay 20
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Stern film 21
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Essays on Growing Up, 1949 versus 1987 22
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Poet's Project in Philadelphia 23
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Canthara: essays on W. C. Williams 24
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Essay on class about Matthew Arnold 25
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Three Rivers - Ten Years 26
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Paris essay 27
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Lecture on What Coheres 28
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Myself and Walt Whitman 29
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Introduction to Ploughshares 30
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A Few words on form 31
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Stern on Stern 32
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A Seer: essay on Baja 33
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Life Is Not a River 34
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Essay on For Night to Come 35
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Nicaragua 36
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What Is A Poet? 37
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Karl Stirner 38
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Filling the Page 39
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Roethke 40
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Linda Gregg 41
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Lou Asekolf 42
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Galway Kinnell 43
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Muriel Rukeyser 44
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Allen Grossman 45
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Kathleen Pierce 46
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Susan Mitchell 47
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Bob Haas 48
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Brenda Hillman 49
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Stanley Kunitz 50
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Hayden Carruth 51
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Bob Behr 52
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W. S. Mirwin 53
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Chris Davis 54
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Bill Matthews 55
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Liz Stout 56
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Li-Young Lee 57
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Deborah Digges 58
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Stanley Plumley 59

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Pure and Impure Poetry, delivered at the Academy of Americna Poets Forum, 2009 4933
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Research for talk, The Anxiety of I, delivered at the Chancellor's Forum, 2008 34
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The X Factor, delivered in the California foothills, 2008 35

Subseries  4. Interviews, 1981-2012 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries contains photocopies of published interviews, mostly from journals. Many of the files include transcripts of the interviews and drafts with edits made by Stern as well as correspondence with those that interviewed Stern.

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Affection for the World: A Conversation with Gerald Stern," Penn State News, 2006 36
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A Conversation with Gerald Stern, Rattle, 2003 37
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A Conversation with Gerald Stern, Fourth Genre, 2003 38
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A Conversation with Gerald Stern, Willow Spring, 2003 39
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Dictionary of Literary Biography, by Chard deNiord, 1991 40
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Explaining, Explaining: A Conversation with Gerald Stern, Boulevard, 1992 41
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Feelings, 1997 42
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Five Questions: An Interview with Gerald Stern, CutBank, 1995 43
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Gerald Stern: A Rebel Poet Speaks about Memory, Propriety, Sonnets, MFA Programs, and Joy, Drexel Online Journal (includes CD of interview), 2003 44
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Gerald Stern Speaking, Akros, 1983 45
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Gerald Stern: Ten Poems and an Interview, American Poetry Review, 1984 46
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A God in the House: Poets Talk About Faith, 2011 47
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Good News, Bad News: An Interview with Gerald Stern, Delicious Imaginations: Conversations with Contemporary Writers, 1997 48
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I Knew Some of Them, But They All Knew Me: Interview with Gerald Stern, Zone 3, 2012 49
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Interview at New England College, interviewed by Li-Young Lee and Chard deNiord, 2003 50
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Interview with Gerald Stern, Iowa Review, 2 editions, 1989, 2000 51
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An Interview with Gerald Stern, South Florida Poetry Review, 1992 52
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An Interview with Gerald Stern, The Writer's Chronicle, 2012 53
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An Interview with Gerald Stern, Yarrow, 1981 54
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The Literary Interview as Public Performance, Culture and Society, 2013 55
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Lucky Life: An Interview with Gerald Stern, Faultline, 1998 56
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Meaning & Memory: Interviews with Fourteen Jewish Poets, 1996-2001 57
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Melanie Greenhouse Interview, 2008 58
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Miscellaneous correspondence regarding interviews, 1996-2004 59
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Number Your Answers: An Interview with Gerald Stern, Writer's Chronicle, 2006 60
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Paradise? An Interview with Gerald Stern," Chicago Literary Review, 1984 61
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The Paris Years: 1949-1950, interview by Juan Felipe Herrera, 2011-2012 62
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Passwords Primeval: 20 American Poets in Their Own Words, 2009-2010 63
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A Poet of the Mind, Poetry East, 1988 64
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The Poetry of Constant Renewal and Celebration, The Missouri Review, 1981  65
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Rumpus Interview with Gerald Stern, 2010 66
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Smith College Interview, 2012 67
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Splendor in the Weeds: An Interview with Gerald Stern, Text and Performance Quarterly, 1996 68
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You Must Ruin Your Life: An Interview with Gerald Stern, Lyric, 2003 69

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Series  III. Drawings 1950-1990 

Scope and Content Notes

This series contains drawings done mostly by Stern from the 1950s through the 1990s. This does not include the drawings that appeared in his 2014 book of drawings, Dancing with Tears in My Eyes.

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Cartoons and sketches 61
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Printed sketches 63
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Artwork by others 64

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Series  IV. Correspondence, 1950-2007 

Scope and Content Notes

This series consists of correspondence to and from Stern, arranged alphabetically and by type of correspondent (note that Stern designated these "types").

New material was added to this series in 2015 and is desidated within the applicable subseries as "2015 Addition."

Subseries  1. Family, 1918-2007 

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Stern, David, 1979-2005 141
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Stern, Ida, 1907-1986 2
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Stern, Ida, 1946-1986 3
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Stern, Ida, 1918-1994 4
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Stern, Patricia, 1950-1985 5
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Stern, Rachel, 1948-2001 6

Section: 2015 Addition, 2007-2011 

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Stern, David, 2007-2009 501
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Stern-Martin, Rachel, 2009-2011 2
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Extended Family Members, 2010-2011 3

Subseries  2. Significant Others, 1977-2006 

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Apatovsky, Patricia, 1984 147
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Bartas-Smith, Nancy, 2006 8
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Beeman, Robin, 1989-1992 9
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Buzzetta, Joanne, 1994-1998 10
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Carmichael, Lorraine, 1988-1994 11
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Crow, Mary, 1989 12
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Davinoff, Linda, 1990 13
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Finkelstein, Caroline, 1994-1998 14
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Freund, Diane, 1982-1988 15
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Freund, Diane, 1989-2006 16
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Greene, Patty, 1994-1996 17
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Griffith, Pat, 1984-2005 18
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Henley, Patricia, 1988-2004 19
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Hurwitz, Ellen, 1996 20
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"Irena" 21
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Liebricht, Sauvegnon, 1990-1992 22
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Macari, Anne Marie 23
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MacDougall, Jo, 1990-2004 24
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McCormick, Nora, 1994 25
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McKinney, Irene, 1988-1994 26
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"Mavis" 27
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Mendel, Olga, 1982-1991 28
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Rago, Juliet 29
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Rock, Judy, 1977-1989 30
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Rock, Judy, 1990-1992 31
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Robinson, Judith R., 1992-1996 32
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Rukeyser, Muriel, 1990 33
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Sharrow, Sheba, 1988-2004 151
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Smith, Nancy, 1996 2
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Sussman, Harriet, 1977-1984 3
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Taylor, Rae Marie, 1986-2004 4
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Thomas, Abigail, 1988-1998 5
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Trimble, Dranda, 1988 6
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Wayne, Jane, 1983-1996 7
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White, Sarah, 1989 8
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Yerushalmi, Oprah, 1989-1991 9
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Zak, Victoria 10

Subseries  3. Friends and Acquaintances, 1948-2007 

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A, 1981-2005 11
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B, 1967-2007 12
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C, 1973-2004 13
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D, 1963-2007 14
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E-G, 1963-2004 15
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H-J, 1959-2006 16
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K, 1950-2006 17
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L, 1975-2006 18
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M, 1948-2005 19
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N-O, 1975-2002 20
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P-Q, 1974-2005 161
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R, 1974-2005 2
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Sa-Sl, 1975-2006 3
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Sm-Sz, 1981-2005 4
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T-V, 1975-2005 5
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W-Z, 1971-2004 6

Section:    2015 Addition, 2007-2011 

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Bernat, Edwina, 2007-2011 504
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Ceniza, Sherry, 2008-2009 5
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Coe, Bruce, 2009 6
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Drew, Naomi, 2009 7
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Holt, Rush, 2009 8
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Mazur, Gail, 2008 9
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McVey, Scott & Hela, 2010 10
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Musher, Noah, 2008-2009 11
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Sigstedt, Val, 2008-2012 12
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Weingart, Reva, 2006-2009 13

Subseries  4. Robert Summers, 1955-1971 

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Letters to Stern, 1969 167
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Letter from Summers to his wife 8
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Eulogies on Summers 9
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Typescript of The Demented 10
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Typescript of Florence Hobbes, 1955 11
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Typescript of The Paris Exercise, 1968 12
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Typescript of chapters 1-10 of The Swindle 13

Subseries  5. Politicians, 1980-2006 

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Rush Holt, 2002-2006 14
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Ed Koch, 2002 15
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Dick Thornburgh, 1980 16

Subseries  6. Requests and Reviews, 1966-2006 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries contains requests for Stern's poems for journals and for publication in anthologies, reviews of other poets' works, and requests for participation in various projects and events.

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Readings, Events, Projects, etc. 17
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Reviews, Poems, Essays, etc 18
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Introductions 19
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Anthologies, 1979-1994 20
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Anthologies, 1995-2007 21
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Journals, A, 1966-2005 171
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Journals, B-F, 1977-2006 2
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Journals, G-L, 1962-2005 3
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Journals, M-O, 1969-2005 4
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Journals, Pa-Pn, 1975-2004 5
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Journals, Po-Q, 1975-2005 6
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Journals, R-T, 1970-2003 7
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Journals, U-Z, 1982-2005 8

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Audio Visual Projects, 2007-2009 5014
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Anthologies etc., 2003-2012 15
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Magazines/Poems & Prose, 1997-2012 16
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Requests for Previews and Introductions, 2007-2008 17

Subseries  7. Well-Known Poets, 1948-2007 

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Ackerman, Diane, 1985-2002 181
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Addonisio, Kim, 1994 2
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Asekoff, Louis, 1989-2003 3
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Banks, Russell, 1986 4
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Baraka, Amiri, 2002 5
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Barnstone, Aliki, 1995-2005 6
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Barnstone, Willis, 1994-2007 7
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Bell, Marvin, 1977-1984 8
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Black, Sophie Cabot 9
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Bly, Robert, 1968-1973 10
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Boruch, Marianne, 1988-1990 11
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Busch, Frederick 12
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Carruth, Hayden, 1987-2004 13
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Clover, Joshua, 1993-1994 14
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Codrescu, Andrei, 1994 15
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Coleman, Wanda, 2003 16
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Collier, Michael, 2005 17
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Collins, Billy, 2001 18
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Connellan, Leo, 1977 19
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Cooper, Jane, 1976-2002 20
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Creeley, Robert, 1990 21
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Derricotte, Toi, 1989-2005 22
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Dickey, James, 1981 23
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Digges, Deborah, 1984-1996 24
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Doty, Mary, 1995 25
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Dove, Rita, 1982-1986 26
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Dungy, Camille, 2006 27
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Dunn, Stephen, 1981-2004 28
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Emanuel, Lynn, 1987-1999 29
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Espoda, Martin 30
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Gallagher, Tess, 1979-1983 31
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Gander, Forrest, 1995 32
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Garrison, Deborah, 2005 33
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Gay, Ross 34
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Gilbert, Jack, 1948-2005 35
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Ginsburg, Allen, 1988 36
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Gluck, Louise, 1990 37
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Goldbarth, Albert 38
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Graham, Jorie 39
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Gregg, Linda, 1977-1999 40
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Grossman, Allen, 1990-1992 41
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Haba, Jim, 1987-2003 42
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Hacker, Marilyn, 2002 43
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Hall, Donald, 1974-2001 44
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Halpern, Daniel, 1982-2006 45
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Hamill, Sam, 1981 46
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Harper, Michael, 1981 47
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Hazley, Richard - letters to, 1949-1978 48
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Hazley, Richard - letters from, 1950-1997 49
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Herrera, Juan Felipe, 1990-2004 50
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Heyen, Bill, 2004 51
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Hicok, Bob, 2001 52
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Hirsch, Edward, 1976-1998 54
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Hillman, Brenda, 1988-1989 53
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Hirshfield, Jane, 2004-2006 55
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Hoagland, Tony, 1989-2006 56
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Honga, Garrett, 1983-1994 57
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Howard, Richard, 1975-2004 58
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Ignatow, David, 1977-1991 59
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Justice, Donald, 1993 60
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Kasdorf, Julia, 1991-1992 61
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Katrovas, Richard, 1983-2007 62
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Kaufman, Shirley, 1987-2004 63
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Kessler, Milton, 1977-1991 64
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Kinnell, Galway, 1977-2006 65
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Kizer, Carolyn, 1989 66
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Koestenbaum, Phyllis, 1977-1997 67
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Knight, Etheridge, 1977-1987 68
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Kulick, Bill and Kunitz, Stanley, 1968-2004 69
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Lauterbach, Ann, 1991 70
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Larkin, Joan, 2004-2007 71
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Laux, Dorianne, 2004 72
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Lee, Li-Young, 1982-1999 73
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Levertov, Denise, 1987 74
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Levine, Philip, 1977-1998 75
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Levine, Philip, 1982-1994 76
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Levine, Philip, 1990-1994 77
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Levine, Philip, 1988-2005 78
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Levis, Larry, 1990-1996 79
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Lindeman, Jack, 1977-2004 80
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Louis, Adrian C., 2006 81
  Folder
Lux, Thomas, 1988-2007 82
  BoxFolder
Macari, Anne Marie, 1998-2005 191
  Folder
MacDonald, Cynthia, 1979 2
  Folder
MacDiarmid, Hugh, 1954 3
  Folder
Marshall, Jack, 1982-1994 4
  Folder
Martinez, Dionesio D., 1990-1998 5
  Folder
Matthews, Bill, 1998-2005 6
  Folder
McCartney, Paul 7
  Folder
McHugh, Heather, 1977-2006 8
  Folder
Mead, Jane, 1991-2005 9
  Folder
Meredith, William 10
  Folder
Merwin, William, 1978-2005 11
  Folder
Mills, Ralph, 1974 12
  Folder
Mitchell, Susan, 1964-1998 13
  Folder
Moore, Honor, 1988-2001 14
  Folder
Mullen, Laura, 1991-1995 15
  Folder
Muske, Carol, 1992-2003 16
  Folder
Myers, Jack, 1984-1994 17
  Folder
Nurske, Dennis, 2000 18
  Folder
Nye, Naomi Shihab, 1995 19
  Folder
Oates, Joyce Carol, 1988 20
  Folder
O'Driscoll, Dennis, 2005 21
  Folder
Olds, Sharon, 1984-1990 22
  Folder
Oliver, Mary, 1981-1982 23
  Folder
Orlovitz, Gil, 1967-1988 24
  Folder
Orr, Greg, 1984-1995 25
  Folder
Ostriker, Alicia, 1975-2006 26
  Folder
Parini, Joy, 1991 27
  Folder
Pastan, Linda, 1981 28
  Folder
Phillips, Carl, 2006 29
  Folder
Pierce, Kathleen, 1989-2006 30
  Folder
Piercy, Marge, 1988 31
  Folder
Pinsker, Sanford, 1974-1992 32
  Folder
Pinsky, Robert, 1985-2005 33
  Folder
Pletzinger, Thomas, 2002-2005 34
  Folder
Plumly, Stanley, 1977-2005 35
  Folder
Prose, Francine, 1984 36
  Folder
Purpura, Lia, 1989-2007 37
  Folder
Ramke, Bin, 1984 38
  Folder
Ray, David, 1981-2002 39
  Folder
Rector, Liam, 1992 40
  Folder
Redel, Victoria, 1994-2000 41
  Folder
Reiss, James, 1977-1992 42
  Folder
Revell, Donald, 1988-2006 43
  Folder
Rivard, David, 1997 44
  Folder
Roberts, Leonard R., 1982-2007 45
  Folder
Rumkorf, Peter, 1977 46
  Folder
Ryan, Michael, 1992 47
  Folder
Sadoff, Ira, 1994-2004 48
  Folder
Salamun, Tomaz, 1998-2006 49
  Folder
Schulman, Grace, 1976-2006 50
  Folder
Schwartz, Lynne Sharon, 1983-2007 51
  Folder
Seshadri, Vijay, 1996 52
  Folder
Simic, Charles, 1990-2005 53
  Folder
Simpson, Louis, 1981 54
  Folder
Smith, Bruce, 1999 55
  Folder
Smith, Charlie 56
  Folder
Snyder, Gary, 1983 57
  Folder
Soto, Gary, 1994 58
  Folder
Spark, Muriel, 1989 59
  Folder
Strand, Mark 60
  Folder
St. John, David 61
  Folder
Summers, Robert, 1968-1977 62
  Folder
Svoboda, Terese, 1990-1995 63
  Folder
Troupe, Quincy, 2003 64
  Folder
Twitcell, Chase, 1991-1992 65
  Folder
Valentine, Jean, 1976-2005 66
  Folder
Voigt, Ellen, 1992-2007 67
  Folder
Vogelsang, Arthur, 1978-2005 68
  Folder
Wakoski, Diane, 1977 69
  Folder
Waters, Michael, 2003-2006 70
  Folder
Weaver, Afaa Michael, 1992-2007 71
  Folder
Weigl, Bruce, 1989 72
  Folder
Willard, Nancy 73
  Folder
Willeford, Charles, 1979 74
  Folder
Williams, Charles K., 1983-2004 75
  Folder
Wilner, Eleanor, 1979-1984 76
  Folder
Wright, Annie, 1987 77
  Folder
Wright, Charles, 1977-1992 78
  Folder
Wright, James, 1977-2005 79
  Folder
Young Bear, Ray, 1989 80
  Folder
Zagjewski, Adam, 1984 81
  Folder
Zimmer, Paul, 1976-1992 82

Section: 2015 Addition, 1995-2012 

  BoxFolder
Asekoff, L.S., 2009-2010 5018
  Folder
Barbarese, Joe, 2009-2010 19
  Folder
Barnstone, Willis, 2007-2012 20
  Folder
Bauer, Curtis, 2007-2012 21
  Folder
Beatty, Jan, 2010 22
  Folder
Beisch, June 23
  Folder
Bell, Marvin, 2011 24
  Folder
Boutelle, Anne, 2011-2012 25
  Folder
Briccetti, Lee, 2010 26
  Folder
Buckley, Christopher, 2008-2012 27
  Folder
Budy, Andrea Hollander, 2009 28
  Folder
Burkard, Michael, 2007-2009 29
  Folder
Cole, Peter, 2007-2012 30
  Folder
Collier, Michael, 2009-2012 31
  Folder
Collins, Billy, 1997 32
  Folder
del Vecchio, Gloria, 2011 33
  Folder
de Niord, Chard, 2006-2012 34
  Folder
Dernier, Ann, 2007-2012 35
  Folder
Derricote, Toi, 2009-2012 36
  Folder
Desht, Martin, 2008-2012 37
  Folder
Dickman, Matthew, 2008 38
  Folder
Doty, Mark, 2011 39
  Folder
Dove, Rita, 2011 40
  Folder
Dunn, Stephen, 2008 41
  Folder
Espada, Martin, 2007 42
  Folder
Friedman, Jeff, 2010-2012 43
  Folder
Garrison, Deborah, 2009 44
  Folder
Gaspar, Frank, 2006-2012 45
  Folder
Gay, Ross, 2009-2012 46
  Folder
Gilbert, Jack, 2008 47
  Folder
Goldbarth, Albert 48
  Folder
Goodrich, Christopher, 2007-2010 49
  Folder
Graham, Jorie 50
  Folder
Gregg, Linda, 2009-2011 51
  Folder
Gubernat, Susan, 2007-2008 52
  Folder
Haba, Jim and Erica, 2010 53
  Folder
Hacker, Marilyn, 2009-2010 54
  Folder
Hahn, Kimiko 55
  Folder
Hall, Judith, 2007 56
  Folder
Hamilton, David, 2007 57
  Folder
Heyan, Bill, 2004 58
  Folder
Hirsch, Edward, 2008-2011 59
  Folder
Hirschfield, June, 2007-2011 60
  Folder
Hoagland, Tony, 2007-2009 61
  Folder
Howell, Rebecca, 2008-2011 62
  Folder
Jackson, Rick, 2008-2009 63
  Folder
Kaminsky, Ilya, 2007-2012 64
  Folder
Katrovas, Richard, 2007-2010 65
  Folder
Keys, Kerry, 2007-2011 66
  Folder
Kirby, David, 2008-2010 67
  Folder
Kinnell, Galway and Bobby Bristol, 2011-2012 68
  Folder
Longstroth, Gail, 2012 69
  Folder
Larkin, Joan, 2009-2011 70
  Folder
Laux, Dorianne, 2007-2012 71
  Folder
Lee, Li-Young, 2007-2009 72
  Folder
Lehman, David, 2010 73
  Folder
Lempert, Norbert 74
  Folder
Levi, Jan Heller, 2007-2012 75
  Folder
Levin, Lynn, 2007-2009 76
  Folder
Levin, Phillis, 2011-2012 77
  Folder
Levine, Philip, 2007-2012 78
  Folder
Levis, Larry 79
  Folder
Lipton, Rob, 2011 80
  Folder
Logghe, Joan 81
  Folder
Longenbach, James, 2008 82
  Folder
Longley, Michael, 2000 83
  Folder
Lux, Thomas, 2008 84
  Folder
Lynch, Alessandra, 2005-2008 85
  Folder
Lyman, Henry, 2007-2012 86
  Folder
Macari, Anne Marie, 2002-2012 87
  Folder
Marcus, Morton, 2008 88
  Folder
Marshall, Jack, 2007-2012 89
  Folder
Matthews, Sebastian, 2006-2009 90
  Folder
McCullough, Laura, 2011 91
  Folder
McDougal, Jo, 2007 92
  Folder
McGrath, Campbell, 2009-2011 93
  Folder
McHugh, Heather, 2007-2011 94
  Folder
McKee, Louis 95
  Folder
Mead, Jane, 2008-2012 96
  Folder
Milar, Joe 97
  Folder
Mitchell, Susan, 2009 98
  Folder
Morling, Malena, 2007-2009 99
  Folder
Moscaliuc, Mihaela, 2009-2012 100
  Folder
Moss, Stanley, 2010-2012 101
  Folder
Muldoon, Paul, 2009-2010 102
  Folder
Murray, Joan 103
  Folder
Nathanson, Roy, 2011-2012 104
  Folder
Ochester, Ed 105
  Folder
O'Donnell, Mutt, 2008-2009 106
  Folder
Olds, Shavon, 2010 107
  Folder
Oresick, Peter, 1991-2012 108
  Folder
Ostriker, Alicia, 2009-2012 109
  Folder
Pasternack, Gary, 2008-2011 110
  Folder
Peirce, Kathleen, 2011-2012 111
  Folder
Pinsky, Robert, 2011 112
  Folder
Pletzinger, Thomas, 2004-2013 113
  Folder
Plumly, Stanley, 2007 114
  Folder
Posner, Martha, 2007-2011 115
  Folder
Purpura, Lia, 2008 116
  Folder
Redel, Victoria, 2008-2012 117
  Folder
Reese, Henry, 2008 118
  Folder
Revell, David, 2011 119
  Folder
Richards, Peter, 2008-2011 120
  Folder
Rigsbee, David, 2009-2010 121
  Folder
Robbins, Doren, 2007-2012 122
  Folder
Rohrer, Matthew, 2011-2012 123
  Folder
Roffman, Rosaly, 2011 124
  Folder
Rosal, Patrick, 2011 125
  BoxFolder
Sadoff, Ira, 2005-2012 511
  Folder
Schultz, Philip, 2008-2010 2
  Folder
Schwartz, Howard, 2010 3
  Folder
Setton, Ruth, 2007-2011 4
  Folder
Sexton, Megan, 2008-2010 5
  Folder
Shulman, Grace, 2007-2010 6
  Folder
Simon, Maurya, 2009 7
  Folder
Smith, Bruce, 2012 8
  Folder
Soldofsky, Alan, 2007-2010 9
  Folder
Stewart, Jack, 2008 10
  Folder
Stone, Bianca, 2012 11
  Folder
Stone, Ruth, 2009-2010 12
  Folder
Stricker, Meredith, 2008-2010 13
  Folder
Svobada, Terese, 2012 14
  Folder
Swenson, Karen, 2007-2011 15
  Folder
Tiger, Madeline 16
  Folder
Timpane, John, 2012 17
  Folder
Turner, Brian, 2008-2010 18
  Folder
Valentine, Jean, 2007-2012 19
  Folder
Vogelsang, Arthur, 2007-2012 20
  Folder
Voight, Ellen Bryant, 2008 21
  Folder
Vollmer, Judith, 2007-2012 22
  Folder
Waldman, Anne, 2008 23
  Folder
Waldor, Peter, 1995-2012 24
  Folder
Wallace, Naomi, 2008-2010 25
  Folder
Ward, Christina, 2009-2010 26
  Folder
Waters, Michael, 2008-2012 27
  Folder
Watson, Ellen Dore, 2009-2011 28
  Folder
Weaver, Afaa, 2007-2012 29
  Folder
Wheeler, Susan, 2009 30
  Folder
Williams, C.K., 2007-2011 31
  Folder
Wilson, Jim, 2010-2012 32
  Folder
Zackheim, Michele, 2009-2011 33
  Folder
Zisquist, Linda, 2007-2011 34

Subseries  8. Lesser-Known Poets, 1954-2007 

  BoxFolder
General, 1980-2007 201
  Folder
Aggos, Julie 2
  Folder
Anderson, Maggie, 1980-1999 3
  Folder
Anghelaki-Rooke, Katerina, 1986-1988 4
  Folder
Balaban, John, 1981 5
  Folder
Balakian, Peter, 1979 6
  Folder
Balitas, Vincent D., 1980-1981 7
  Folder
Ball, Angela, 1988-1992 8
  Folder
Barbarese, John 9
  Folder
Barber, Al 10
  Folder
Barnstone, Tony, 1999 11
  Folder
Barr, Tina, 1983-2006 12
  Folder
Bass, Ellen, 2005 13
  Folder
Beckman, Joshua, 1998 14
  Folder
Behn, Robin, 1984-1998 15
  Folder
Bertolino, James, 1984-2005 16
  Folder
Bethel, Gar 17
  Folder
Biggs, Mary, 1982-1983 18
  Folder
Black, Ralph, 1994-2003 19
  Folder
Blatt, Richard, 1985 20
  Folder
Bluestone, Steve and Blumenthal, Michael, 1992-2006 21
  Folder
Bosselaar, Laure-Anne and Boroson, Rebecca, 1991-2006 22
  Folder
Boutelle, Annie, 2004-2006 23
  Folder
Bowers, Neal, 1994 24
  Folder
Braun, Henry, 1975-1997 25
  Folder
Brass, Deborah, 1989-1995 26
  Folder
Bricetti, Lee, 2005-2007 27
  Folder
Bringhurst, Robert, 1987-1994 28
  Folder
Brothers, Connie, 2002 29
  Folder
Buckley, Christopher, 1990-2007 30
  Folder
Budy, Andrea Hollander, 1992-2000 31
  Folder
Burke, Judith, 1983-1993 32
  Folder
Burke, Shelley, 1985 33
  Folder
Burroway, Janet, 1990-2005 34
  Folder
Burrows, Anudas, 1990-1993 35
  Folder
Burrows, David 36
  Folder
Bursk, Chris 37
  Folder
Butler, Denis B., 1954-1955 38
  Folder
Calloway, Kathy, 1982-1989 39
  Folder
Capps, Ashley, 2006 40
  Folder
Carey, Michael, 1977-2002 41
  Folder
Castro, Jan, 1985 42
  Folder
Catellani, Catherine, 1983 43
  Folder
Cherry, Kelly, 1987-1989 44
  Folder
Chess, Rick, 1981-1988 45
  Folder
Chetwynd, Richard, 1994 46
  Folder
Cioffi, Vince, 1998-2000 47
  Folder
Cleary, Suzanne, 1983-2002 48
  Folder
Clewell, David, 1982 49
  Folder
Cole, Henri, 1982-1988 50
  Folder
Cole, Peter, 1980-2003 51
  Folder
Comparone, Elaine, 1978-1983 52
  Folder
Conoley, Gillian, 1983-1987 53
  Folder
Corkery, Christopher, 1982 54
  Folder
Costanza, Gerald, 1974-2002 55
  Folder
Czury, Craig, 1993-1994 56
  Folder
Dana, Robert, 1986-1999 57
  Folder
Daniels, Guy, 1968-1985 58
  Folder
Daniels, Jim, 1985-1997 59
  Folder
Daniels, Kate, 1982-2003 60
  Folder
Davis, Chris, 1987-1995 61
  Folder
Del Vecchio, Gloria C., 1975-2003 62
  Folder
Deming, Alison Hawthorne, 1993-2001 63
  Folder
Desht, Martin J., 1992-2007 64
  Folder
DeNiord, Chard, 1987-2006 65
  Folder
Di Suvero, Victor, 1992 66
  Folder
Dobkin, Alix, 1991 67
  Folder
Dodd, Wayne, 1988-1996 68
  Folder
Dolin, Sharon, 1995-2003 69
  Folder
Doubiago, Sharon, 1985-2004 70
  Folder
Dow, Philip, 1975-1993 71
  Folder
Duemer, Joseph, 1983 72
  Folder
DuPlessis, Rachel Blau, 1976-1999 73
  Folder
Everwine, Peter, 2002-2005 74
  Folder
Faerstein, Howie, 2004-2007 75
  Folder
Fairchild, Peter, 2000-2002 76
  Folder
Farnsworth, Robert, 1999 77
  Folder
Farragher, Shaun, 1975 78
  Folder
Fishman, Charles, 1986-1993 79
  Folder
Flynn, Nick, 1997 80
  Folder
Flynn, Tom, 1990 81
  Folder
Fraser, Kathleen, 1983 82
  Folder
Friebert, Stuart, 1987-1995 83
  Folder
Fried, Daisy, 2005 84
  Folder
Fox, Robert and Foster, Jeanne, 1987-2004 85
  Folder
Frost, Carol, 1998-2004 86
  Folder
Galvin, James 87
  Folder
Garber, Fred, 1985 88
  Folder
Garcia, Richard, 2004 89
  Folder
Garland, Max, 1995 90
  Folder
Garrett, Sidney, 2005 91
  Folder
Gibson, Reginald O'Hare 92
  Folder
Gillan, Maria Mazziotti, 1991-2006 93
  Folder
Glasser, Elton, 1982-2005 94
  Folder
Godine, David, 1991 95
  Folder
Goedicke, Patricia, 1990-1994 96
  Folder
Goldberg, Barbara, 1989 97
  Folder
Goodman, Joanna, 1993 98
  Folder
Gordon, Jaimy, 1983-1990 99
  Folder
Grossman, Jeffrey 100
  Folder
Grubin, Eve, 1999-2005 101
  BoxFolder
Hall, James and Mary Ann, 1983-2005 211
  Folder
Hallgren, Sherri 2
  Folder
Hamilton, David, 1987-2001 3
  Folder
Harrison, Jeffrey, 1987-2002 4
  Folder
Hathaway, Kit 5
  Folder
Hendrie, Don, 1985-1987 6
  Folder
Hillringhouse, Mark, 1983-2005 7
  Folder
Hoffman, Daniel, 1978-2002 8
  Folder
Horwitz, Ellen, 1995 9
  Folder
Humes, Harry, 1981-2006 10
  Folder
Iddings, Kathleen, 1985-1999 11
  Folder
Ignatow, Rose, 1986 12
  Folder
Inez, Colette, 1988 13
  Folder
Irwin, Mark, 1983-2004 14
  Folder
Jackson, Allen M., 1992-1993 15
  Folder
Jackson, Major L., 1997 16
  Folder
Jackson, Richard, 1996-2005 17
  Folder
Johnson, Susan, 1995 18
  Folder
Joseph, Larry, 1987-2010 19
  Folder
Junkins, Donald, 1984 20
  Folder
Kamenetz, Rodger, 1997-2001 21
  Folder
Kaufman, Janet, 1997 22
  Folder
Kearney, Meg, 1994-1996 23
  Folder
Keelan, Claudia, 1994-2006 24
  Folder
Keys, Kerry Shawn, 1975-2005 25
  Folder
Kirby, David, 2006-2007 26
  Folder
Klappert, Peter, 1980-1987 27
  Folder
Kocher, Ruth Ellen 28
  Folder
Kray, Elizabeth, 1982-1983 29
  Folder
Kroll, Judy 30
  Folder
Lazard, Naomi, 1980 31
  Folder
Lazer, Hank, 1978-1985 32
  Folder
Lea, Sydney, 1985 33
  Folder
Lechey, Jim 34
  Folder
Levi, Jan Heller, 2000 35
  Folder
Levin, Lynn E., 1999-2009 36
  Folder
Levine, Mark 37
  Folder
Lieberman, Laurence, 1991 38
  Folder
Logghe, Joan, 1993 39
  Folder
Losch, Rita, 1973-2003 40
  Folder
Lovett, Jim 41
  Folder
Lowenfels, Walter 42
  Folder
Ludvigson, Susan, 1988-1990 43
  Folder
Lusk, Daniel, 1982 44
  Folder
Lynch, Alessandra, 1989-2003 45
  Folder
Malanga, Gerald, 1976-2004 46
  Folder
Marcus, Julia, 1978 47
  Folder
Marcus, Mort, 1989 48
  Folder
Marlis, Stefanie, 1989 49
  Folder
Marshall, Donald G., 1988 50
  Folder
Matthews, Sebastian, 2005-2006 51
  Folder
McConkey, Jim, 1982-2005 52
  Folder
McGrew, Bruce and Fox, 1987-1999 53
  Folder
McNair, Wesley, 1992-1998 54
  Folder
Meinke, Peter, 1990-2006 55
  Folder
Merriam, Eve, 1988 56
  Folder
Mezey, Robert, 1982-1993 57
  Folder
Miller, Bonnie, 1986 58
  Folder
Miller, Jane, 1985 59
  Folder
Mills, Ralph, 1978-1981 60
  Folder
Morling, Malena, 1998-2007 61
  Folder
Morris, Mary 62
  Folder
Mort, Jo-Ann, 1976-1983 63
  Folder
Murray, Joan, 1981-2006 64
  Folder
Musial, Grzegorz, 1988-1993 65
  Folder
Myers, Neil, 1988-1989 66
  Folder
Nameroff, Rochelle, 1993 67
  Folder
Nathanson, Roy, 1982-1992 68
  Folder
Nims, John F. 69
  Folder
Nolach, Cecilia, 2003 70
  Folder
O'Connell, Richard, 1960-1974 71
  Folder
O'Hanian, Hunter, 1997 72
  Folder
Oresick, Peter, 1980-2007 73
  Folder
Orlen, Steve, 1984-1989 74
  Folder
Pace, Rosalind, 1978-1996 75
  Folder
Pacernick, Gary, 1980-2005 76
  Folder
Pankey, Eric 77
  Folder
Pape, Greg, 1983-1992 78
  Folder
Parmet, Harriet, 1999-2001 79
  Folder
Peters, Robert, 1982 80
  Folder
Pettit, Michael, 1984-1988 81
  Folder
Petrosky, Tony, 1995-2002 82
  Folder
Piccione, Anthony, 1993 83
  Folder
Pillin, William, 1979-1981 84
  Folder
Pirro, Sam, 2006 85
  Folder
Piscal, Mike, 1993 86
  Folder
Plymell, Charles 87
  Folder
Pollito, Elizabeth 88
  Folder
Pranges, Marmie, 1993 89
  Folder
Rackner, Barry, 2005 90
  Folder
Raffel, Burton 91
  Folder
Ragan, James, 1990 92
  Folder
Ramsey, Jerry, 2000 93
  Folder
Rawlings, Hunter, 1989 94
  Folder
Rawson, Eric, 1989-1997 95
  Folder
Rice, Stan, 1980 96
  Folder
Richards, Peter, 1994-2003 97
  Folder
Rigsbee, David, 1992-2006 98
  Folder
Robbins, Doren, 1994-2006 99
  Folder
Roffman, Rosaly, 1986-2005 100
  Folder
Rosen, Kenneth, 1987-2004 101
  Folder
Rosenberg, Liz, 1981-1995 102
  Folder
Ross, Ted, 1968 103
  Folder
Rudman, Mark, 1980-1991 104
  BoxFolder
Salazar, Rachel, 1988 221
  Folder
Sandy, Stephen, 1988-2004 2
  Folder
Santos, Rod 3
  Folder
Schalm, Karin, 1994 4
  Folder
Setton, Ruth K., 1999-2005 5
  Folder
Shechner, Mark, 1978 6
  Folder
Shelton, Richard, 2002 7
  Folder
Shinder, Jason, 1980-2000 8
  Folder
Shomer, Enid, 1991-1993 9
  Folder
Shultz, Philip, 1981-2006 10
  Folder
Siedlecki, Peter A., 1977-1988 11
  Folder
Simms, Michael, 1987-1988 12
  Folder
Simpson, David 13
  Folder
Singer, Sean, 2003 14
  Folder
Sklarew, Myra 15
  Folder
Smith, David, 1989 16
  Folder
Smith, Harry, 1972-2004 17
  Folder
Soldofsky, Alan, 1981-2003 18
  Folder
Solomon, Mark 19
  Folder
Sonde, Susan, 1981 20
  Folder
Soniat, Katherine 21
  Folder
Southwick, Marcia, 1990 22
  Folder
Standing, Sue, 1978 23
  Folder
Stitt, Peter, 1995-1998 24
  Folder
Stricker, Meredith, 1988-2007 25
  Folder
Stryk, Lucien, 1992 26
  Folder
Sugarman, Yerra, 2002 27
  Folder
Surat, Michele, 2006-2007 28
  Folder
Swander, Mary, 1990 29
  Folder
Sward, Robert, 1988-1989 30
  Folder
Swenson, Karen, 2001-2004 31
  Folder
Szyper, Adam, 2002-2003 32
  Folder
Tagliabue, John, 1992 33
  Folder
Task, Sergei, 1990 34
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Terranova, Elaine, 1974 35
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Thayil, Jeet 36
  Folder
Tiger, Madeline J., 1988-2002 37
  Folder
Timpane, John, 1995 38
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Traxler, Patricia, 1994-1996 39
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Tsalka, Dan 40
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Turner, Alberta, 1982 41
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Ullman, Leslie 42
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Urdang, Constance, 1982 43
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Van Brunt, H.L. (Lloyd), 1974-2006 44
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Van Sluijs, Sharon M., 1987-2004 45
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Vollmer, Judith, 1997-2004 46
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Wagner, John 47
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Waldorf, Peter, 2006 48
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Walker, David, 1994 49
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Walker, Scott, 1990 50
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Wallace, Naomi, 2003 51
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Wallace, Ron, 1987 52
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Ward, B.J., 2001-2005 53
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Watson, Ellen, 1998-2004 54
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Weir, Dara, 1990 55
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Weinstein, Norman 56
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Weissbort, Daniel, 1989-2006 57
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Wickert, Max 58
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Winner, Robert, 1983 59
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Witte, John, 1977-1987 60
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Wolff, Rebecca, 1989 61
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Wood, Susan, 1989 62
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Wylder, Deb, 1988 63
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Zisquit, Linda, 1986-2007 64
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Zulauf, Sander, 1991 65

Section: 2015 Addition, 1990-2012 

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A-B, 1997-2011 5135
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A-B, 2007-2011 36
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C-D, 2007-2012 37
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E-F, 2007-2012 38
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G-H, 2007-2012 39
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I-L, 2007-2012 40
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M-P 41
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Q-T, 2007-2012 42
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U-Z, 1990-2012 43

Subseries  9. Publishers and Editors, 1970-2005 

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American Poetry Review - Stephen Berg to G.S., 1974-2004 2266
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American Poetry Review - G.S. to Stephen Berg, 1974-1977 67
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American Poetry Review - General, 1976-2003 68
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Boa Editions - A. Poulin, 1982-2000 69
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Cummington Press - Harry Duncan, 1970-1974 70
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Fiddlehead Poetry Books - Fred Cogswell, 1972-1973 71
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Harper & Row - Ted Solotaroff, 1983-1990 72
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Holy Cow Press - Jim Perlman, 1979-1981 73
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Houghton Mifflin Company - Johnathan Galassi, 1976-1985 74
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Houghton Mifflin Company - Thomas S. Hart, 1981-1983 75
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Houghton Mifflin Company - General, 1978-1992 76
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New Directions - James Laughlin, 1989 77
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New England Review, 1978-1992 78
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New Yorker - Howard Moss, 1976-1983 79
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New Yorker - General, 1983-1997 81
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Norton - Jill Bialosky, 1989-2000 82
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Norton - Carol Houck Smith, 1990-2005 83
  Folder
Norton - General, 1996-2004 84
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University Of Pittsburgh Press - Ed Ochester, 1977-1999 85
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University of Pittsburgh Press - General, 1978-2005    86
  Folder
W. Thomas Taylor, 1987-1988 87

Section: 2015 Addition, 2006-2012 

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Baker, David, 2009 5144
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Bailosky, Jill, 2009-2012 45
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Bonano, David, 2008-2011 46
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Corey, Stephen, 2011-2012 47
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Epler, Barbara, 2008-2010 48
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Flinn, Mary, 2008-2010 49
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Fox, Curtis, 2011-2012 50
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Gorham, Sarah, 2006-2011 51
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Hougton Mifflin, 2009 52
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Koch, Hans, 2010 53
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Moss-Coane, Marty, 2009 54
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New Yorker, 2008-2010 55
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Quinn, Alice, 2008-2011 56
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Ras, Barbara, 2007-2012 57
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Simms, Michael, 2007-2010 58
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Simon, Daniel, 2009-2012 59
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Smith, Carol, 2006-2009 60
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Somerville, Jane, 2011 61
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Swenson, Tree, 2007-2012 62
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W.W. Norton, 2008-2012 63

Subseries  10. Critics, 1981-2005 

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Cheuse, Alan, 1992 2288
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Kitchen, Judith 89
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Lopate, Philip, 1991-1992 90
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Perloff, Marjorie, 1990 91
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Rossky, William 92
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Somerville, Jane, 1981-2005 93

Subseries  11. Novelists and Prose Writers, 1980-2007 

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Bodanes, Jerome, 1989 94
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Conroy, Frank, 1988 95
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Frank, Joan, 2006 96
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Cornick, Vivian, 2004 97
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Havazelet, Ehud, 1991 98
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Hemple, Patricia 99
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Petesch, Natalie, 1980-2002 100
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Shacochis, Robert, 1987 101
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West, Paul, 1983-1985 102
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Wolitzer, Hilma, 1982 103
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Zackheim, Michele, 1992-1993 104

Section: 2015 Addition, 2007-2012 

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Aaron, Chester, 2010-2012 5164
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Antoni, Robert, 2010-2012 65
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Bathanti, Joseph, 2007-2010 66
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Beeman, Robin, 2010-2011 67
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Canin, Ethan, 2009 68
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Clemente, Jennifer, 2008-2011 69
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Ehrenkrauz, Eleanor, 2011 70
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Freund, Diane, 2008-2011 71
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Goldworm, Irving, 2007-2012 72
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Hedges, Chris, 2007-2010 73
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Henley, Patricia, 2007-2011 74
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Hoffman, Aoina, 2007-2008 75
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Kinder, Chuck, 2008-2012 76
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Liebrecht, Savyon, 2008 77
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Lopate, Philip, 2012 78
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Oates, Joyce Carol, 2010-2011 79
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Rosenberg, David, 2012 80
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Schwartz, Lynne Sharon, 2011 81
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Smith, Nancy, 2008 82
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Taylor Hall, Mary Ann, 2003-2010 83
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Thomas, Abigail, 2006-2010 84
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Zackheim, Michelle 85

Subseries  12. Artists, 1967-2007 

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Caracas-Rogovin, Gretchen 22105
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Fishman, Louise, 1991 106
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Herzberg, Victoria Shalvah and Don, 2006 107
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Major, Clarence, 2006 108
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Randall, Colleen, 2007 109
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Silbert, Layle, 1978-1993 110
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Stirner, Karl, 1967 111

Section: 2015 Addition, 1992-2012 

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Dobkin, Alix, 2010 5186
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Feldstein, Peter, 2008-2010 87
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Fink, Larry 88
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Fishman, Louise, 2009-2012 89
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Grubin, David & Joan, 2007-2012 90
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Hardwick, Cheryl, 2008-2009 91
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Haffka, Michael, 2011-2012 92
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Hillringhouse, Mark, 2007-2012 93
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Matthews, Paul, 1992-2012 94
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Posner, Martha, 2012 95
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Stirner, Karl, 2007-2012 96
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Yeros, Dimitros, 2011 97

Subseries  13. General, 1982-2002 

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Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, 1982 22112
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Moyers, Bill 1989-1994 113
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Ward, Christina 1995-2002 114

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Series  V. Publicity, 1970-2007 

Scope and Content Notes

This series contains publicity and advertising material from the early 1970s to 2007 and is arranged by date into three subseries.

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 1970-1980 231
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 1990-2000 2
  Folder
2000-2007 3

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Series  VI. Readings and Appointment Books, 1982-2012 

Scope and Content Notes

This series consists of Stern's personal files of letters and publicity about readings, including posters. Also included are appointment books which demonstrate his relentless public reading schedule. The series is arranged chronologically.

New materials were added in 2015.

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 1982-1983 4
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 1983-1984 5
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 1985 6
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 1986-1987 7
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 1988 8
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 1989 9
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 1990 10
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 1991 11
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 1992 12
  Folder
 1994 13
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 1995 14
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 1996 15

Section: 2015 Addition, 1997-2012 

Section:  1. Readings, 1997-2012 

  BoxFolders
 1997 521-2
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 1998 3-4
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 1999 5-6
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 2000 7-9
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 2001 10-11
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 2002 12-13
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 2003 14-15
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 2004 16
  Folders
 2005 17-18
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 2006 19-20
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 2007 21-22
  BoxFolders
 2008 531-3
  Folders
 2009 4-5
  Folder
 2010 6
  Folders
 2011 7-8
  Folders
 2012 9-10

Section:  2. Appointment Books, 1997-2012 

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 1997 11
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 1998 12
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 1999 13
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 2000 14
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 2001 15
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 2001-2002 16
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 2003 17
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 2004 18
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 2005 19
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 2006 20
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 2007 21
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 2008 22
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 2009 23
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 2011 24
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 2012 25

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Series  VII. General Activities, 1948-2005 

Scope and Content Notes

This series contains general poetry information and projects with which Stern has been involved and includes directories, articles, tapes, letters, talks, essays, political organizations, colleges, temporary college positions, prize judging, laureateships, radio appearances, etc. It is arranged in the order in which it was received.

New material was added to this series in 2015 and is arranged alphabetically.

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Bill Moyers, 1989 241
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National Poetry Series, 1987-1991 2
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Israeli magazines, 1986-1987 3
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Books to buy, 1983 4
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1996 Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, 1988-1996 5
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New York City Poets 6
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New England Review, 1985-1986 7
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California Institute of the Arts, 1983 8
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Speakers' Agency, 1980 9
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Squaw Valley, 2004 10
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Sarah Lawrence College, 1997-1999 11
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Spring Church Book Company, 1984-1996 12
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Poet Laureate, 2000-2001 13
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Radio, 1999 14
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Archives and papers, 1999-2005 15
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Prize judging, 1998-2001 16
  Folder
Proofreading marks 17
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Raritan Valley Community College, 1998-2004 18
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Friends of Peace Now, 1989-1990 19
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New England College, 2004-2005 20
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1953 Crossroads, The Lake Grove School, Lake Grove N.Y., 1953 21
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Religion, 1996 22
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Papers, 2002 23
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Gerald Stern Poetry Foundation, 2003 24
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Marianne Moore 25
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MacArthur Foundation, 1999 26
  Folder
Loess Hills Books 27
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Judy Lubershane Agency, 2002 28
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Dodge Poets, 2003 29
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University of Pittsburgh Honorary Degree, 2002 30
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Jewish Book Awards, 2003 31
  Folder
Conferences and readings, 1995-1999 32
  Folder
Joshua Beckman introduction 33
  Folder
Center for Book Arts, 1998 34
  Folder
Biographies of Gerald Stern, 1999 35
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Articles, 2004 36
  Folder
Art residencies, 1998 37
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Genealogy, 1998 38
  Folder
Gale Groups, 2001 39
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Directories, Flyers, Posters, etc., 1980-2003 40
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Guggenheim, 1975-2005 41
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Griffin Poetry Prize, 2003 42
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Artists' colonies, 1987-1992 43
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Critical essay, 1981 44
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Salary Recommendation Form, 1985-1986 45
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National Endowment for the Arts, 1983-1986 46
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Sabbatical, 1987 47
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Mileage Plus, 1985-1986 48
  Folder
Job offers, 1982-1989 49
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Lafayette College, 1982-1983 50
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Course proposal 51
  Folder
Independent study 52
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MFA exam, 1982-1983 53
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Orpheus class, 1985 54
  Folder
Proposed fellowship, 1984 55
  Folder
International Writing Program, 1982 56
  Folder
Recommendations, 1981-1998 57
  Folder
Student recommendations, 1983-1993 58
  Folder
Letters of recommendation for Gerald Stern, 1979-1981 59
  Folder
Writing programs 60
  Folder
Workshops, Fall 1982 61
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Fulbright Program, 1982-1984 62
  Folder
Jerry's Stew, 1983 63
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Alabama Chair, 1983-1984 64
  Folder
Faculty Development Grant Application, 1982 65
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English Department Guidelines, 1982-1983 66
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Iowa course, 1982 67
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Haven, Steve, 1994 68
  Folder
Hikmit, 1948 69
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Green Haven Correctional Facility, 1994 70
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Hilai International, 1986-1987 71
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Holocaust, 1987-1988 72
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Moshe Dor 73
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Iowa Governor's Institute, 1991-1994 74
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Djerassi Foundation, 1988 75
  Folder
Cole's Tape 76
  Folder
Old resumes 77
  Folder
Contests and prizes, 1991 78
  Folder
Contemporary American Poet-Critic, 1988 79
  Folder
Andover, 1983 80
  Folder
College of Santa Fe, 1994 81
  Folder
Cigna, 1984-1985 82
  Folder
Contemporary Authors, 1984 83
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Poetry Pilot, 1988-1989 84
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Pennsylvania Council on the Arts 251
  Folder
Poetry on Tape 2
  Folder
Visiting Poets Workshop 3
  Folder
Reconstructionist, 1987-1988 4
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Cranbrook Kingswood School, 1995 5
  Folder
Yiddish poets 6
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Yiddish, 1986-1988 7
  Folder
Jewish studies, 1996 8
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Workshop, 1990-1993 9
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Walt Whitman, 1992 10
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New Jersey poets, 1976-1979 11
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Bennington, 1990 12
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Brittingham Prize, 1988 13
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Virginia Prize, 1988 14
  Folder
Readings, 1975-1981 15
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Walt Whitman International Poetry Center, 1974 16
  Folder
Poetry Resource Center, 1988 17
  Folder
Purdue, 1991 18
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St. James Press, 1989-1990 19
  Folder
Addresses of publishers, 1974 20
  Folder
Credentials, 1947-1982 21
  Folder
Vitas 22
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Resumés 23
  Folder
Rejections from magazines 24
  Folder
Princeton evaluations, 1989-1990 25
  Folder
"Guggy" recommendations 26
  Folder
Contemporary Poets, 1979 27
  Folder
Grants and fellowships awards, 1974-1982 28

Section: 2015 Addition, 2003-2012 

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Academy of American Poets, Chancellorship Year's Correspondence, 2006-2008 541
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Academy of American Poets, Chancellorship Year's Correspondence, 2008-2011 2
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Academy of American Poets, Chancellorship Year's Correspondence, 2011 3
  Folder
Academy of American Poets' Wallace Stevens Award, 2006 4
  Folder
Addresses 5
  Folder
Adjunct Reader for Texas State, 2007-2008 6
  Folder
Amanda Bandler, 2009 7
  Folder
Application letter for poetry retreat on the Isle of Jura, 2007 8
  Folder
Association of Writers and Writing Programs tribute to Stern, 2008-2009 9
  Folder
Autumn House royalty statements and brochures, 2004-2009 10
  Folder
Auden Notes at Swarthmore 11
  Folder
Articles about Gerald Stern, 2006-2009 12
  Folder
American Academy of Arts and Letters Award of Merit, 2010 13
  Folder
"Apologia Pro Sua Pranta" 14
  Folder
Best American Poetry Selections, 2006-2011 15
  Folder
Blue Flower Arts Agency agreements, correspondents, and events, 2006-2009 16
  Folder
Christina Buss, 2009 17
  Folder
Contract for Bullet in My Neck, 2009 18
  Folder
Book dealers 19
  Folder
Bryn Mawr poetry class, 2009 20
  Folder
Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2001-2009 21
  Folder
Cave Canem Benefit, 2010 22
  Folder
Cavan Berry Press, 2006-2009 23
  Folder
Chapbook Festival, 2012 24
  Folder
City of Asylum Pittsburgh, 2008 25
  Folder
College of New Jersey, 2006 26
  Folder
Comments on "Spring," published in The New Yorker, 2008 27
  Folder
Cortland Review feature, 2008-2010 28
  Folder
Cultural Center of Cape Cod Judging, 2011 29
  Folder
Deborah Diggs memorial, 2009-2011 30
  Folder
Drew University commencement speech, 2009 31
  Folder
Drew University Poet in residence, 2008-2009 32
  Folder
Enid Stover Poetry Recitation, 2009 33
  Folder
Ed Ochester reading, University of Pittsburgh, 2007 34
  Folder
Fishouse Poems Audio Archive, 2006-2009 35
  Folders
Fishouse "Gold in the Ore" Anthology, 2007-2008 36-37
  Folder
Folger Shakespeare Library Event, 2008 38
  Folder
Gerald Stern Foundation proposal, 2006 39
  Folder
Glasgow Anthology request, 2012 40
  Folder
Jacob Adler Book, 2009 41
  Folder
Jewish Book Awards Program, 2006-2012 42
  Folder
"Job: the Open Book" 43
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John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 2009-2010 44
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John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 2008-2009 45
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John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 2007-2009 46
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Hofstra students 47
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Impeach Cheney statement written for demonstration, 2007 48
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Intimacy and Sexuality lecture 49
  Folder
Irving Greenburg article 50
  Folder
Isles, community development organization, 2007 51
  Folder
Jackson Poetry Prize judging, 2010-2011 52
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Jeff Streeby paper on Stern Poems, 2008 53
  Folder
Kathleen Fagley's Linebreak Lecture, 2005 54
  Folder
Leaves of Grass Film Project, 2004 55
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Library of Congress Poetry and Literature Center's The Poetry of American Identity Project, 2012 56
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Lucille Clifton tributes, 2010 57
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Lucky Life movie, 2010 58
  Folder
Lampert, Norbert concerning documentary, "Poets and Poetry in the US Today", 2007 59
  Folder
Lyrikling, 2007 60
  Folder
MacDowell Colony Residency, 2010-2011 61
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New England College, 2005-2006 62
  Folder
New England College, 2007-2008 63
  Folder
New Jersey State Museum, "Vision and a Voice", 2005 64
  Folder
New York Times article on Stern, 2003 65
  Folder
New Yorker submissions, 2006-2011 66
  Folder
Norton royalty statements, 2005-2010 67
  Folder
Norton correspondence and agreements, 2003-2010 68
  BoxFolder
The Oxford Project, 2008 551
  Folder
Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement, 2006 2
  Folder
Ploughshares Cohen Awards nominations, 2008-2009 3
  Folder
Poems rejected by Jerry 4
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"The Poem That Changed My Life", for American Poet, 2011 5
  Folder
Poets House, 2007-2011 6
  Folder
Poets and poetry quotes 7
  Folder
Poetry Foundation's bio on Gerald Stern, 2012 8
  Folder
Poetry on Posters Project, 2010 9
  Folder
Poetry Society contest judge, 2011 10
  Folder
Prague - Romantic Talk 11
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The Preacher - APR's Publication 12
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The Preacher, Georgia Review, 2007 13
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The Preacher - Letters About, 2007 14
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Prose explanation of poetry 15
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Poetry Society of America Awards, 2006 16
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Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, 2005 17
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Pushcart Prize, 2007-2011 18
  Folders
Research 19-21
  Folder
Research and statements for Jewish Encyclopedia, 2004-2006 22
  Folder
Research on Ike Williams 23
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Research on William Carlos Williams 24
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Research for tribute to Ruth Stone 25
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Sarabande Books royalty statements, 2008-2010 26
  Folder
Stern family tree 27
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Steven Dunn piece for anthology, 2011-2012 28
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Squaw Valley, 2000 29
  Folder
Term paper on Stern, 2008 30
  Folder
Term paper on Stern, 2010 31
  Folder
"A Tribute to Gerald Stern" by Ed Hirsch, Antioch Review, 2009 32
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T.S. Eliot Talk, New England College, 2008 33
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Virginia Center for the Arts Fellowship, 2007 34

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Series  VIII. Poems, Essays, etc. for and about Gerald Stern 1970s-2007 

Scope and Content Notes

This series includes works for and about Stern written by other authors, including poems, essays, parodies and translations of Stern's work.

Subseries  1. Poems 

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Anthologies and general 2529
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By Author, A-L 30
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By Author, M-Z 31
  Folder
Birthday tributes 32

Subseries  2. Essays, Articles, Short Stories 

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Barron, Jonathan N. 33
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Chess, Richard 34
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Cochran, Robert 35
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De Niord, Chard 36
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Drakulic, Slavenka 37
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Faerstein, Howard 38
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Garber, Frederick 39
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Jacobstein, Roy 40
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Kaye, Gail 41
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Kephart, Beth 42
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Locke, Joseph H. 43
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Mark, Michael 44
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McClung, Dustin 45
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McCorkle, James 46
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Noel, Karen S. 47
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Oness, Chad 48
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Oringel, Susan E. 49
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Parmet, Harriet L. 50
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Pinsker, Sanford 51
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Rhodenbaugh, Suzanne 52
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Rigsbee, David 53
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Robbins, Doren 54
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Simpson, Richard 55
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Solomon, Mark 56
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Spencer, Dayna and Penny Armstrong 57
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Stitt, Peter 58
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Sysko, L. J. 59
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Young, Michael T. 60

Subseries  3. Theses, Dissertations, Books 

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Baumgard, Annette 61
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Pletzinger, Thomas 62
  Folder
Somerville, Jane 63

Subseries  4. Reviews, Parodies, Translations 

  Folder
Reviews 64
  Folder
Parodies 65
  Folder
Translations 66

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Series  IX. Manuscripts by Others, 1980-2007 

Scope and Content Notes

This series contains manuscripts written by other writers that were sent to Stern for comment or review. Materials are separated into subseries according to those that contain or do not contain Stern's notes.

New material was added to this series in 2015.

Subseries  1. Marked manuscripts with Stern's notes 

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Anghelaki-Rooke, Katerina 261
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Barnstone, Aliki 2
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Bluestone, Stephen 3
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Goodman, Ron 4
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Gregg, Linda 5
  Folder
Justice, Donald 6
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Katrovas, Richard 7
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Krygowski, Nancy 8
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Mitchell, Susan 9
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Pinsker, Sanford 10
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Plumly, Stanley 11
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Rawson, Eric 12
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Revell, Donald 13
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South, Patrick 14
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Udall, Jay 15
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Waldor, Peter 16
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Wallach, Yona 17
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Wilt, K.V. 18

Subseries  3. Unmarked manuscripts 

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Assorted poems 19
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Barnstone, Willis 20
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Barron, Jonathan N. 21
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Dana, Robert 22
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Daniels, Jim 23
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Derracote, Toi 24
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Desht, Martin 25
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Friedman, Jeff and Nati Zohar 26
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Garland, Max 27
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Goldberg, Barbara 271
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Harter, Penny 2
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Hoagland, Tony 3
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Johnson, J. Chester 4
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Joly, Odile 5
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Keller, Christopher 6
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Keplinger, David 7
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Lee, Li-Young 8
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Mauch, Matthew D. 9
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Millen, Jane 10
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Moss, Stanley 11
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Moss, Stanley 12
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Oresick, Peter 13
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Pacernick, Gary 14
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Purpura, Lia 15
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Robbins, Doren 16
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Thomas, Abigail 17
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Williams, C.K. 18
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Zagajewski, Adam 19
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Zisquit, Linda Stern 20

Subseries  4. 2015 Addition 

Section: Marked manuscripts with Stern's notes 

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Barbarese, Joe, Various Writings 5535
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Bauer, Curtis, "The Real Cause for Your Absence"  36
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Ciceran, Tristan 37
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Daniels, Kelly, "The Big Speech"  38
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Desht, Martin, Various Chapters of Manuscript, 2011 39
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Friedman, Jeff, 2009 40
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Glassman, Naomi, Adolf und Gertrud 41
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Goodrich, Christopher 42
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Greenberg, Alex, Piece on Allen Ginsberg 43
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Hoffman, Adina 44-45
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Howell, Rebecca, Translation of Amal al-Jubouri's, "Hagar Before the Occupation 46
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Lipton, Ror, 2011 47
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Long, Doc, 2009 48
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Loughran, Michael 49
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Moscaliuc, Mihaela 50
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Ostriker, Alicia, 2008 51
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Ras, Barbara 52
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Revell, Donald, Tantivy 53
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Robbins, Doren, 2010 54
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Ruebner, Tuvia 55
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Sadoff, Ira 56
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Schwartz, Howard, 2008 561
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Schwartz, Lynn 2
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Schwartz, Lynne, See You in the Dark 3
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Shmueli, Ilana, "Drafting a Life"  4
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Swir, Anna, Various Poems 5
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Unknown Author, Various Poems 6
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Waldor, Peter, The County Executives 7
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Watel, Lauren 8
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Watson, Ellen 9

Section: Unmarked manuscripts 

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Aaron, Chester 10-11
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Asekoff, L.S. 12
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Barbarese, J.T., Various Essays 13
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Barnstone, Willis, Dante on the Road 14
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Barnstone, Willis, "Dawn Cafe in Paris"  15
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Barnstone, Willis, Dreaming in Chinese 16
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Barnstone, Willis, The Fate of the Babylonians 17
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Barnstone, Willis, Hope Dangles from Eternity: Poems with Drawings for Ruth Stone 18
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Barnstone, Willis, A Night in the Bordello 19
  Folders
Barnstone, Willis, A Swan Over Manhattan 20-21
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Barnstone, Willis, Translation of Dante's Inferno, 2008 22
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Barnstone, Willis, Translation of The Restored New Testament 23-24
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Barnstone, Willis, "With Pancho Villa On the Road Encountering Poets, TB and Mermaids"  25
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Bathanti, Joseph 26
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Baumel, Judith 27
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Behn, Robin 28
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Bertolino, Jim, 29
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Bourne, John Setliffe 30
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Boutelle, Annie 31
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Boyle, Anita, "Whenever the Sun"  32
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Brasfield, James 33
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Campion, Peter 34
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Cohen, Andrea 35
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Dunn, Stephen 36
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Elliot, Wende, The First Half: Poetry from Age 17 to 39 38
  Folder
Eklund, George 37
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Elliot, Wende, 2009 39
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Finkelstein, Norman, "The Sacred and the Real" in  The Tablets of Armand Schwerner" 40
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Friebert, Stuart, 2008 41
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Friedman, Jeff, "Birthday"  42
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Gaspar, Frank 43
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Goldbarth, Albert, Everybody's Nickname 571
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Golub, Deborah 2
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Hand, Monica 3
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Harris, Daniel and Adam Shechter 4
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Horn, Bernard 5
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Johnson, J. Chester, "For Conduct and Innocents (In Memory of Dietrich Bonhoeffer),"  2010 6
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Kasdorf, Julia, "Poetry in America,"  2011 7
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Katrovas, Richard, The Magic Book: Why I Thought Publishing a Book Would Change Everything, 2010 8
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Katrovas, Richard 9
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Kenny, Adele 10
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Kuhn, H. Danielle, "Bertolino, Bertolino"  11
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Larkin, Joan, "Brother Dust"  12
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Levin, Lynn, 2008 13
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Liebrecht, Savyon 14
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Logghe, Joan, "The Last Streetcar"  15
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Lowenthal, Rodger, Various Poems 16
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Lucas, Terry, The Gate, 2008 17
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Major, Clarence 18
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Marmer, Jake, Jazz Talmud, 2011 19
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Marshall, Jack, 2008 20
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Martin, Helbert, 2011 21
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Moscaliuc, Mihaela, Various Poems 22
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Moses, Emmanuel (Translated by Marilyn Hack) 23
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Olson, Christina, Various Poems 24
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Perry, Carole Elizabeth, Night Work 25
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Past, Melodie 26
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Rackin, Ethel 27
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Richards, Peter 28
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Robbins, Doren 29
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Roffman, Rosaly DeMaios 30
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Rubber Side Down, anthology edited by Jose Gouveia, 2008 31
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Rudden, John, 1996 32
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Shmueli, Ilana, "Zwischen Dem Jetzt und Dem Jetzt" 33
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Schwartz, Mimi, "Traveling with J Street to Israel, the West Bank, and Jordan"  34
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Udall, Jay 35
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Unknown Author, Adieu Paris, Bonjour Paris 36
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Unknown Author, "Chill and Burn Me: The Amazing Sense of Emily Dickinson"  37
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Unknown Author, "Haiku Harvest"  38
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Unknown Author, In the Hourglass 39
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Unknown Author, The Wild Thing Poems 40
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Unknown Author, "Why Love Resembles a Fruit" and  "Relics"  41
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Various Authors, Teen Writing Magazine, Summer 'O9 42
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Various Poets, Poems for Peace: Poems by Jewish and Palestinian Poets 43
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Vogelsang, Arthur 44
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Vogelsang, Arthur, Expedition, 2009 45
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Waldor, Peter 46
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Waldor, Peter, The Wilderness Poetry of Wu Xing 47
  Folder
Waldor, Peter 48
  Folder
Zisquit, Linda Stern 49

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Series  X. Published Works, 1950-2013 

Scope and Content Notes

Included in this series are magazines, periodicals, and anthologies that Stern's works or reviews of his work appeared. The series is arranged by type of publication into two subseries: magazines and periodicals and anthologies.

Subseries  1. Magazines and Periodicals, 1950-2007 

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 1950-1969 281
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 1974 2
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 1975 3
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 1976 4
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 1977 5
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 1978 6
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 1978 7
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 1979 8
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 1980 9
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 1980 10
  BoxFolder
 1981 291
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 1982 2
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 1982 3
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 1983 4
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 1983 5
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 1984 6
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 1984 7
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 1985 8
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 1985 9
  BoxFolder
 1986 301
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 1986 2
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 1987 3
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 1987 4
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 1988 5
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 1989 6
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 1990 7
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 1990 8
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 1991 9
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 1992 311
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 1992 2
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 1993 3
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 1993 4
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 1994 5
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 1995 6
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 1995 7
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 1996 8
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 1996 9
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 1997 321
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 1998 2
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 1999 3
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 1999 4
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 2000 5
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 2000 6
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 2001 7
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 2001 8
  BoxFolder
 2002 331
  Folder
 2002 2
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 2002 3
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 2003 4
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 2003 5
  Folder
 2003 6
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 2004 7
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 2004 8
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 2004 341
  Folder
 2005 2
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 2005 3
  Folder
 2006 4
  Folder
 2006 5
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 2007 6

Section: 2015 Addition, 1978-2013 

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 1978 581
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 1979 2
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 1981 3
  Folder
 1982 4
  Folder
 1983 5
  Folder
 1984 6
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 1986 7
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 1987 8
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 1989 9
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 1992 10
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 1994 11
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 1995 12
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 1996 13
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 1997 14
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 1998 15
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 1999 16
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 2001 17
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 2003 18-19
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 2004 20
  Folders
 2005 21-22
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 2006 23-24
  Folder
 2007 25
  BoxFolders
 2008 591-3
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 2009 4-5
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 2010 6-7
  Folders
 2011 8-9
  Folders
 2012 10-11
  Folder
 2013 12

Subseries  2. Anthologies, 1970-2007 

  Box
 1970-1979 35
  Box
 1990-1993 36
  Box
 1994-2000 37
  Box
 2001-2007 38

Section: 2015 Addition, 1983-2013 

  BoxFolder
 1983 5913
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 1985 14-15
  Folder
 1987 16
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 1989 17
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 1991 18
  BoxFolder
 1994 601
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 1995 2
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 1996 3
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 1997 4
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 1998 5
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 2000 6
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 2001 7
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 2002 8
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 2003 9
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 2004 10
  Folders
 2005 11-12
  Folder
 2006 13
  BoxFolders
 2007 611-2
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 2008 3-4
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 2009 5-6
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 2010 7-8
  Folder
 2011 9
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 2012 10-11
  Folders
 2013 12-13

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Series  XI. Photographs 1930-2007 

Scope and Content Notes

This series includes personal photos of Stern and his family and friends, as well as professional author photos and photos of Stern with other well-known poets. It includes some slides and negatives, as well as prints. The series is divided by topic into three subseries, with dates ranging from the 1930s through 2007.

Subseries  1. Gerald Stern, 1930-2007 

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 1930-1940 391
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 1940-1950 2
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 1950-1960 3
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 1960-1970 4
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 1970-1980 5
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 1980-1990 6
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 1990-2000 7
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 2000-2007 8
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Trips with JoAnn Buzetta, 1997 9
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Photo Album, 1998-1999 10
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Trip to Poland, 2000 11

Subseries  2. Family and Friends, 1920-2007 

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Family 401
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Family 2
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Family 3
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Assorted negatives 4
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Calendars of Rebecca Martin and family 5
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Ida and Harry Stern 6
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Ida and Harry Stern 7
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Ida and Harry Stern 8
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Ida and Harry Stern 9
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Friends 10
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Oversized photographs 11

Subseries  3. Professional Life, 1940-2007 

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 1940-1950 411
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 1970-1980 2
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 1990-2000 3
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Gerald Stern with other well-known poets 4
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Poets of Pennsylvania 5
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Landscapes 6
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Photos by Kelly Wise 7
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Photos by Laverne Clark 8
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Photos by Mark Hillringhouse 9
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Photos by Jill Krementz 10
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Photos by James Baker Hall 11
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Photos by Martin Desht 12
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Photos by Mark Kane 13
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Photos by Kathleen Lynch 14
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Photos by David Burrows 15
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Photos by Robert Turney 16

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Series  XII. Media Material, 1970-2007 

Scope and Content Notes

This series contains media material from projects in which Stern was involved and readings he gave of his poetry, as well as interviews and lectures. The series is arranged into four subseries; the first three by type of event, the last by form.

Subseries  1. Projects 

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Somerset Community College - The Making of a Poem 421
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Watershed Foundation - Poetry on Tape 2
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Daniel Lusk - WHYY Broadcast 3
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New England College - MFA Poetry Program 4
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Interlochen Arts Academy 5
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Temple University Paley Library Presents 6

Subseries  2. Readings 

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Reel to Reel Tapes 7
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Audiocassettes, 1970s-1980s 431
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Audiocassettes, 1990s-2000s 2

Subseries  3. Interviews and Lectures 

  Folder
Audiocassettes 3
  Folder
Compact Disks 4

Subseries  4. Videocassettes 

  BoxFolder
 1980-2000 441

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