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Works by Carol Muske-Dukes

Contents of Series

Contained in this series are drafts, proofs, and manuscripts of various works by Carol Muske-Dukes both published and unpublished. Drafts of poems have been collected under their individual titles unless there is evidence that the author or publisher compiled the poems to resemble a book form. In addition to documenting the process through which Muske-Dukes created her works, this series contains publicity regarding the works, as well as published reviews. Overall, this series is intended to trace the life of Muske-Dukes' works from their creation to their reception by the literary world.
 

Poetry

Poetry: The files for book length works were maintained according to original groupings found upon receipt with the following exceptions: The proofs for Octave Above Thunder were rearranged to combine the "Rough Pages," and at least one completed proof without "Rough Pages." The untitled manuscript of early work was cobbled together from poems contained in a folder titled "Early Work" according to a table of contents also contained in the folder.
 

Applause (1989)

Applause

Manuscripts, reviews, and publicity for Applause, which was published in 1989.
Box 1, Folder 1-2

Manuscripts

Manuscripts

Three edited manuscripts of Applause, including an early version titled After Care.
Box 1, Folder 3

Reviews and Publicity

Reviews and Publicity

Reviews of Applause and announcements for readings and publication. Announcement from January 27, 1989 Publisher's Weekly was sent to Muske-Dukes by Peter Oresick, Promotion and Marketing Director for University of Pittsburgh Press.
 

Camouflage (1975)

Box 1, Folder 4

Reviews and Publicity

Reviews and Publicity

Reviews of Camouflage, announcements for readings, and one copy of finished book.
 

An Octave Above Thunder: New and Selected Poems (1997)

An Octave Above Thunder

Manuscript, proofs, associated cover letters and cover sheets, reviews, and publicity for An Octave Above Thunder, which was published in 1997.
Box 1, Folder 5

Manuscript

Manuscripts

Edited manuscript of An Octave Above Thunder.
Box 1, Folder 6-7

Proofs

Proofs

Three proofs of An Octave Above Thunder from different moments in the publishing process and associated cover letters and fax cover sheets.
Box 2, Folder 1

Proofs (Cont.)

Proofs (Cont.)

Continuation of file consisting of three proofs for An Ocatve Above Thunder that starts in Box 1, Folder 6.
Box 2, Folder 2

Reviews, Cover Designs, and Publicity

Reviews, Cover Designs, and Publicity

Reviews, proofs of potential cover designs, and announcements of An Octave Above Thunder.
 

Red Trousseau (1993)

Red Trousseau

Drafts (compiled by Muske-Dukes), manuscripts, proofs, reviews, publicity, contract, and associated correspondence for Red Trousseau, which was published in 1993.
Box 2, Folder 3

Drafts

Drafts

A file of drafts and a letter to a literary agent, dated 8/2/1991, compiled by Muske-Dukes. Most drafts are for poem titled "M. Butterfly."
Box 2, Folder 4-6

Manuscripts

Manuscripts

One incomplete manuscript and two complete manuscripts of Red Trousseau.
Box 2, Folder 7-8

Proofs

Proofs

3 proofs of Red Trousseau and cover letter from Michael Hardart of Viking Penguin Books dated 7/20/1993.
Box 2, Folder 9

Reviews, Publicity, and Contract

Reviews, Publicity, and Contract

Contract with Penguin USA dated 8/22/1991, in addition to reviews and announcements for readings and publication of Red Trousseau.
 

Skylight (1981)

Skylight

Two manuscripts, three proofs, one copy of finished work, reviews, publicity, and dust jacket cover for Skylight, which was published in 1981.
Box 2, Folder 10-12

Manuscripts

Manuscripts

Three manuscripts of Skylight.
Box 3, Folder 1

Proofs

Proofs

Three proofs of Skylight.
Box 3, Folder 2

Reviews, Publicity, Dust Jackets, and Finished Copy

Reviews, Publicity, Dust Jackets, and Finished Copy

Three dust jackets for Skylight, in addition to reviews, an announcement for reading, an advertisement for release, and a finished copy of Skylight.
 

Sparrow (2003)

Sparrow

Proofs, reviews, advertisements, and announcement of publication for Sparrow, which was published in 2003.
Box 3, Folder 2-3

Proofs

Proofs

One incomplete proof (faxed 9/17/2002) and one complete proof (with cover letter from Lee Boudreaux dated 1/9/2003) of Sparrow.
Box 3, Folder 5

Reivews and Publicity

Reviews and Publicity

Reviews, advertisements, and an announcement of publication for Sparrow.
 

Wyndmere (1985)

Wyndmere

Proofs, advertisements, and copyright permissions associated with Wyndmere, which was published in 1985.
Box 3, Folder 6

Proofs

Proofs

Three proofs of Wyndmere including drafts of "A Fresco," a revised version of "Reentering Eden."
Box 3, Folder 7

Reviews, Publicity, and Copyright Permissions

Publicity and Copyright Permissions

Reviews, advertisements, excerpts, and copyright permissions for Wyndmere. Also, one review essay titled "Adulthood of a Genre," by Alberta Turner. Review from the June 1, 1985 issue of Library Journal was enclosed in a October 1, 1985 letter from Kathy McLaughlin, Editorial Assistant at the University of Pittsburgh Press. Review from July 14, 1985 issue of The Forum was encolsed with a July 17, 1985 letter from the editors of the newspaper. Flyer advertising "50 Years of Books" from University of Pittsburgh press was enclosed in a letter from Peter Oresick dated May 16, 1986.
 

Untitled Manuscript

Untitled

Incomplete manuscript of an early untitled work.
Box 3, Folder 8

Manuscript

Manuscript

An incomplete manuscript of an early untitled work. Many of the poems contained in this manuscript found their way into Muske-Dukes' first book of poems, Camouflage.
 

Individual Poems

Drafts of Poems: This grouping contains drafts, proofs, and photocopies of individual poems written by Muske-Dukes, including those appearing in book length works.
Box 3, Folder 9

"3 Weathers"

3 Weathers

One typewritten draft of a poem titled "3 Weathers" removed from file labeled "Early Work."
Box 3, Folder 10

"The Actor's Daughter"

"The Actor's Daughter"

One handwritten draft of a poem titled "The Actor's Daughter."
Box 3, Folder 11

"Amaurosis"

"Amaurosis"

One handwritten draft of a poem titled "Amaurosis."
Box 3, Folder 12

"Anna"

"Anna"

Four typed drafts of a poem titled "Anna." This poem appears in Wyndmere, which was published in 1985.
Box 3, Folder 13

"Applause"

"Applause": Five typed drafts of a poem titled "Applause." This poem appears in a book also titled Applause, published in 1989.
Box 3, Folder 14

"Appraisal"

"Appraisal"

One handwritten draft of a poem titled "Appraisal."
Box 3, Folder 15

"The Artificial Child"

Artificial Child

One typed draft of a poem titled "Artificial Child" (unedited).
Box 3, Folder 16

"Asbestos"

Asbestos

Two typed drafts with a page of handwritten revisions of a poem titled "Asbestos." This poem was printed in Applause, published in 1989.
Box 3, Folder 17

"At Yoga Class"

"At Yoga Class"

One photocopy of a poem titled "At Yoga Class" as it appears in Ms. Magazine. This poem also appears in Camouflage, published in 1975.
Box 3, Folder 18

"Attica: Death Studies"

"Attica: Death Studies"

One handwritten and two typed drafts of a poem titled "Attica: Death Studies."
Box 4, Folder 1

"Audition"

Audition

Three typed and one handwritten draft of a poem titled "Audition."
Box 4, Folder 2

"August, Los Angeles Lullaby"

August, Los Angeles, Lullaby

Eighteen typed drafts of a poem titled "August, Los Angeles, Lullaby." This work was printed in Wyndmere, published in 1985.
Box 4, Folder 3

"Avalanche"

"Avalanche"

One handwritten draft and some notes under the title "Avalanche."
Box 4, Folder 4

"Big Sur"

"Big Sur"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Big Sur."
Box 4, Folder 5

"Blue Streak"

"Blue Streak"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Blue Streak."
Box 4, Folder 6

"The Booby"

"The Booby"

One typed draft of a poem titled "The Booby" removed from file labeled "Early Work."
Box 4, Folder 7

"Box" (fr. Applause)

"Box" (fr. Applause)

Thirteen typed drafts and one handwritten draft of a poem titled "Box." This poem was printed in Applause, published in 1989.
Box 4, Folder 8

"Box" (fr. Sparrow)

"Box" (fr. Sparrow)

Three typed drafts and one emailed draft (to Mark Doty) of a poem titled "Box." This poem was printed in Sparrow, published in 2003.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Doty, Mark
Box 4, Folder 9

"Building the Sky"

"Building the Sky"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Building the Sky."
Box 4, Folder 10

"By Heart"

"By Heart"

One typed draft of a poem titled "By Heart" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript contained in this collection.
Box 4, Folder 11

"Census"

"Census"

Nine typed drafts and three handwritten draft of a poem titled "Census." This poem was printed in Applause, published in 1989.
Box 4, Folder 12

"Chameleon"

"Chameleon"

Two drafts of a poem titled "Chameleon" removed from file labeled "Early Work." While this short poem shares similar phrases and imagery as "Camouflage," the table of contents included in the untitled manuscript indicates that "Chameleon" and "Camouflage" are two different poems.
Box 4, Folder 13

"Character"

"Character"

Four drafts of a poem titled "Character." This poem appears in Red Trousseau, published in 1992.
Box 4, Folder 14

"Cheap Scent"

"Cheap Scent"

Three typed drafts of a poem titled "Cheap Scent," and photocopy of the poem as it appeared in Ms. Magazine.
Box 4, Folder 15

"Child with Six Fingers"

"Child with Six Fingers"

One typed unedited draft of a poem titled "Child with Six Fingers" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript contained within this collection.
Box 4, Folder 16

"Conversation Triolet"

"Conversation Triolet"

One draft of a poem titled "Conversation Triolet."
Box 4, Folder 17

"The Counterfeiter"

"The Counterfeiter"

Three unedited drafts of a poem titled "The Counterfeiter" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript contained within this collection.
Box 4, Folder 18

"December 8th"

"December 8th"

One proof a poem titled "December 8th" printed in the Michigan Quarterly Review (Vol. 36, No. 1: Winter 1997).
Box 4, Folder 19

"De-tasseling"

"De-tasseling"

One typed and one handwritten draft of a poem titled "De-tasseling" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.
Box 4, Folder 20

"Dream"

"Dream"

Four typed drafts of a poem titled "Dream." This poem appears in Applause, published in 1989.
Box 4, Folder 21

"Elocution: Touch"

"Elocution: Touch"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Elocution: Touch." This poem appears in Skylight, published in 1981.
Box 4, Folder 22

"The Empty Chair"

"The Empty Chair"

One typed and one emailed draft (to Mark Doty) of a poem titled "The Empty Chair." This poem appears in Sparrow, published in 2003.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Doty, Mark
Box 4, Folder 23

"Epithamalion"

"Epithamalion"

One handwritten draft of a poem titled "Epithamalion."
Box 4, Folder 24

"Essays on Revolution Written in a Class that Ran Out of Time"

"Essays on Revolution Written in a Class that Ran Out of Time"

Two typed drafts and a preservation photocopy of a poem titled "Essays on Revolution Written in a Class that Ran Out of Time" removed from file labeled "Early Work." The photocopy is take from The San Francisco Quarterly, Vol.6, No. 1 (Winter, 1970). This poem also appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.
Box 4, Folder 25

"The Eulogy"

"The Eulogy"

Three typed drafts of a poem titled "The Eulogy." This poem appears in Applause, published in 1989.
Box 4, Folder 26

"Excelsior"

"Excelsior"

One handwritten draft of a poem titled "Excelsior."
Box 4, Folder 27

"Ex-Embassy"

"Ex-Embassy"

Thirteen typed drafts and two handwritten drafts of a poem titled "Ex-Embassy." This poem appears in Applause, published in 1989.
Box 4, Folder 28

"The Faceless Emigre"

"The Faceless Emigre"

Three uneditted typed drafts of a poem titled "The Faceless Emigre" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.
Box 4, Folder 29

"The Family"

"The Family"

One typed draft of a poem titled "The Family."
Box 3, Folder 30

"The Fault"

"The Fault"

Six typed and one handwritten draft of a poem titled "The Fault." Perhaps a precursor to a poem by the same title that appears in Skylight, published in 1981. Poem based in part on a journal Muske-Dukes wrote while living in Irvine. Pages from this journal are included in the "Notes and Maps" file in the Ephemera series, the Box ????, Folder ????.
Box 4, Folder 31

"Federal Offense"

"Federal Offense"

Three typed drafts of a poem titled "Federal Offense."
Box 4, Folder 32

"Field Trip"

"Field Trip"

One photopy of a poem titled "Field Trip." This poem appears in Red Trousseau, published in 1992.
Box 4, Folder 33

"Fishing"

"Fishing"

Two typed drafts of a poem titled "Fishing" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.
Box 4, Folder 34

"For Annie"(Sounding)

"For Annie"

Nine typed and one handwritten draft of a poem titled "For Annie." This poem is most likely a precursor to "Sounding," which is dedicated to Muske-Dukes' daughter, Annie Cameron. The drafts of "For Annie" share the following images with "Sounding": A man taking an ultrasound of Annie Annie's fingers lifting "as if to stave off a sudden wind" The speaker's heart beating with the heart of her unborn daughter
Box 4, Folder 35

"A Former Love, a Lover of Form"

"A Former Love, a Lover of Form"

One typed draft of a poem titled "A Former Love, a Lover of Form." This poem appears in Wyndmere, published in 1985.
Box 4, Folder 36

"Freezing to Death"

"Freezing to Death"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Freezing to Death." This poem appears in Camouflage, published in 1975.
Box 4, Folder 37

"Getting Out of the Body"

"Getting Out of the Body"

Three typed drafts of a poem titled "Getting Out of the Body."
Box 4, Folder 38

"Giraffe Song"

"Giraffe Song"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Giraffe Song" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.
Box 4, Folder 39

"Gold Side Car"

"Gold Side Car"

One handwritten draft of a poem titled "Gold Side Car."
Box 4, Folder 40

"Golden Retriever"

"Golden Retriever"

Two drafts of a poem per specifications for The New Yorker with attached cover letter dated 11/3/1983. One unmarked draft. This poem appears in Skylight, published in 1981.
Box 4, Folder 41

"Great Spirit"

"Great Spirit"

Two typed drafts of a poem titled "Great Spirit."
Box 4, Folder 42

"Haunting the Graveyard"

"Haunting the Graveyard"

Three drafts of a poem titled "Haunting the Graveyard."
Box 4, Folder 43

"Having Fled the Cite Universitaire, Paris, 1970"

"Having Fled the Cite Universitaire, Paris, 1970"

Four typed drafts of a precursor to "Having Fled the Cite Universitaire, Paris, 1970," titled "Twenty-Four, Paris, 1970." This poem appears in An Octave Above Thunder, published in 1997.
Box 4, Folder 44

"Hemophilia"

"Hemophilia"

One typed draft of a sestina titled "Hemophilia."
Box 4, Folder 45

"I Go to Hell"

"I Go to Hell"

One unedited typed draft of a poem titled "I Go to Hell" removed from file labeled "Early Work."
Box 4, Folder 46

"I Think"

"I Think"

One typed draft of a poem titled "I Think."
Box 4, Folder 47

"Ideal"

"Ideal"

Nine typed drafts and one handwritten draft of "Ideal." Early drafts are titled "Lord, let me not have hate." This poem appears in Applause, published in 1989.
Box 4, Folder 48

"Immunity"

"Immunity"

Thrity-seven typed drafts of a poem title "Immunity." This poem appears in Applause, published in 1989.
Box 4, Folder 49

"The Importance of"

"The Importance of"

One typed unedited draft of "The Importance of." This poem appears in Sparrow, published in 2003.
Box 4, Folder 50

"In Media Res"

"In Media Res"

One typed and one handwritten draft of a poem titled "In Media Res."
Box 4, Folder 51

"Inquisition"

"Inquisition"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Inquisition."
Box 4, Folder 52

"Iphigenia"

"Iphigenia"

Two drafts of a poem titled "Iphigenia."
Box 4, Folder 53

"Kind" (August 1974: A Tapestry)

"Kind" (August 1974: A Tapestry)

Four typed drafts and one handwritten draft of a poem titled "Kind" that most likely is a precursor to "August 1974: A Tapestry," which appears in Applause, published in 1989.
Box 4, Folder 54

"Le Hot Jazz"

"Le Hot Jazz"

Two typed drafts of a poem titled "Le Hot Jazz." This poem appears in Sparrow, which was publised in 2003.
Box 4, Folder 55

"Learning the Light Step"

"Learning the Light Step"

Three typed drafts and one handwritten draft of a poem titled "Learning the Light Step."
Box 4, Folder 56

"Light Years"

"Light Years"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Light Years."
Box 4, Folder 57

"Lines from the Private Eye"

"Lines from the Private Eye"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Lines from a Private Eye."
Box 4, Folder 58

"M. Butterfly"

"M. Butterfly"

Two typed drafts of a poem titled "M. Butterfly." This poem appears in Red Trousseau, published in 1992.
Box 5, Folder 1

"Machine"

"Machine"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Machine." This poem appears in Sparrow, published in 2003.
Box 5, Folder 2

"Magnificat"

"Magnificat"

One photocopy of a poem titled "Magnificat." This poem appears in Sparrow, published in 2003.
Box 5, Folder 3

"Masks in Rain"

"Masks in Rain"

Two typed drafts and one emailed draft (to Grace [Schulman?]) of a poem titled "Masks in Rain." This poem appears in Sparrow, published in 2003.
Box 5, Folder 4

"Microwave"

"Microwave"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Microwave" removed from file labeled "Early Work."
Box 5, Folder 5

"Minnesota" (Fairy Tale)

"Minnesota"

Five typed and four handwritten drafts of a poem titled "Minnesota," which may be a precursor to "Fairy Tale." "Fairy Tale" appears in Wyndmere, published in 1985.
Box 5, Folder 6

"Monk's House, Rodmell"

Box 5, Folder 7

"Mono, 1967"

"Mono, 1967"

One unedited draft of a poem titled "Mono, 1967."
Box 5, Folder 8

"My Will"

"My Will"

One handwritten draft of a poem titled "My Will."
Box 5, Folder 9

"Night Without Objects"

"Night Without Objects"

One handwritten draft of a poem titled "Night Without Objects."
Box 5, Folder 10

"An Octave Above Thunder"

"An Octave Above Thunder"

Various incomplete drafts of a poem titled "An Octave Above Thunder." This poem appears in a book by the same name published in 1997.
Box 5, Folder 11

"Old Heroes Revisited"

"Old Heroes Revisited"

One draft of a poem titled "Old Heroes Revisited."
Box 5, Folder 12

"Opium"

"Opium"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Opium." This poem appears in Skylight, published in 1981.
Box 5, Folder 13

"Our Side"

"Our Side"

One typed draft and one handwritten fragment of a poem titled "Our Side." This poem appears in Sparrow, published in 2003.
Box 5, Folder 14

"The Owl and the Plum"

"The Owl and the Plum"

One unedited typed draft of a poem titled "The Owl and the Plum" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.
Box 5, Folder 15

"Pacemaker"

"Pacemaker"

Seven typed drafts of a poem titled "Pacemaker." This poem appears in An Ocatve Above Thunder, published in 1997.
Box 5, Folder 16

"The Painter's Daughter"

"The Painter's Daughter"

One typed draft of a poem titled "The Painter's Daughter." This poem appears in Skylight, published in 1981.
Box 5, Folder 17

"Palm Sunday"

"Palm Sunday"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Palm Sunday."
Box 5, Folder 18

"The Pan Handler"

"The Pan Handler

One typed draft of a poem titled "The Pan Handler."
Box 5, Folder 19

"The Paper Hanger"

"The Paper Hanger"

One handwritten draft of a poem titled "The Paper Hanger" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.
Box 5, Folder 20

"Pediatrics"

"Pediatrics"

Two typed drafts of a poem titled "Pediatrics." This poem appears in Applause, published in 1989.
Box 5, Folder 20

"Pick Up Sticks"

"Pick Up Sticks"

Five typed drafts of a poem titled "Pick Up Sticks." This poem appears in Applause, published in 1989.
Box 5, Folder 21

"Players"

"Players"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Players." This poem appears in Sparrow, published in 2003.
Box 5, Folder 22

"Poem"

"Poem"

Three typed drafts of a poem titled "Poem" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.
Box 5, Folder 23

"Poem"

"Poem"

Two typed drafts and one handwritten draft of a poem titled "Poem."
Box 5, Folder 24

"The Poet Macho"

"The Poet Macho"

One handwritten draft of a poem titled "The Poet Macho" removed from file labeled "Early Work."
Box 5, Folder 25

"Prague: Two Journals"

"Prague: Two Journals"

One typed untitled precursor to a poem titled "Prague: Two Journals," which appears in Red Trousseau, published in 1992.
Box 5, Folder 26

"Proteus in Hollywood"

"Proteus in Hollywood"

Five typed drafts of a poem titled "Proteus in Hollywood."
Box 5, Folder 27

"Rain"

"Rain"

One unedited typed draft of a poem titled "Rain" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.
Box 5, Folder 28

"Real Decorations"

"Real Decorations"

One unedited typed draft of a poem titled "Real Decorations."
Box 5, Folder 29

"Rendevous with a Harp"

"Rendevous with a Harp"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Rendevous with a Harp" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.
Box 5, Folder 30

"Replica"

"Replica"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Replica."
Box 5, Folder 31

"Retired Schoolteacher"

"Retired Schoolteacher"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Retired Schoolteacher."
Box 5, Folder 32

"Rhythms"

"Rhythms"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Rhythms" removed from file labeled "Early Work."
Box 5, Folder 33

"Richochet"

"Richochet"

Seven typed drafts of a poem titled "Richochet." This poem was published in the The New York Times (June 22, 1995).
Box 5, Folder 34

"Rite"

"Rite"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Rite" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.
Box 5, Folder 35

"Romeo"

"Romeo"

One typed draft of poem titled "Romeo." This poem appears in Sparrow, published in 2003.
Box 5, Folder 36

"Safe"

"Safe"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Safe."
Box 5, Folder 37

"Separator"

"The Separator"

Three typed drafts of a poem titled "The Separator." This poem appears in Wyndmere, published in 1985.
Box 5, Folder 38

"Sesimbra"

"Sesimbra"

One draft of a poem titled "Sesimbra."
Box 5, Folder 39

"Shock"

"Shock"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Shock" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.
Box 5, Folder 40

"Short Histories of the Sea"

"Short Histories of the Sea"

Five typed drafts and one handwritten fragment of "Short Histories of the Sea." This poem appears in Skylight, published in 1981.
Box 5, Folder 41

"The Skaters (A Swan Dream)"

"The Skaters (A Swan Dream)"

Two typed drafts of a poem titled "The Skaters (A Swan Dream)."
Box 5, Folder 42

"Skid"

"Skid"

Three typed drafts of "Skid." This poem appears in Applause, published in 1989.
Box 5, Folder 43

"Sled"

"Sled"

Two typed drafts of a poem titled "Sled."
Box 5, Folder 44

"Sleeping Beauty"

"Sleeping Beauty"

Two typed drafts of a poem titled "Sleeping Beauty."
Box 5, Folder 45

"Slot Machine"

"Slot Machine"

Two typed drafts of a poem titled "Slot Machine" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.
Box 5, Folder 46

"Solar Machinery"

"Solar Machinery"

Two typed drafts of a poem titled "Solar Machinery."
Box 5, Folder 47

"Song for the Soon to Be Orphaned"

"Song for the Soon to Be Orphaned"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Song for the Soon to Be Orphaned" removed from file labeled "Early Work."
Box 5, Folder 48

"Songs for Traveling South"

"Songs for Traveling South"

One typed draft of "Songs for Traveling South" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.
Box 5, Folder 49

"Stage and Screen, 1989"

"Stage and Screen, 1989"

One photopy of a poem titled "Stage and Screen, 1989" as it appears in Red Trousseau, published in 1992.
Box 5, Folder 50

"The Star of Quoquoe, L.I."

"The Star of Quoque, L.I."

One typed draft of a poem titled "The Star of Quoque, L.I."
Box 5, Folder 51

"Stepfather"

"Stepfather"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Stepfather" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.
Box 5, Folder 52

"Still Life with Supernintendo"

Box 5, Folder 53

"Strange Interlude"

"Strange Interlude"

Three typed drafts and one emailed draft (to Mark Doty) of a poem called "Strange Interlude." This poem appears in Sparrow, published in 2003.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Doty, Mark
Box 5, Folder 54

"Summer Cold"

"Summer Cold"

Four typed drafts and three photopies of a poem titled "Summer Cold" labeled "May 12th: 1986 The New Yorker" and one photocopy of a handwritten copy on letterhead reading "1989-90 Poetry Readings and Seminars at the Folger Shakespeare Library." This poem appears in Applause, published in 1989.
Box 5, Folder 55

"Teaching at the School for the Gifted"

"Teaching at the School for the Gifted"

Four typed drafts of "Teaching at the School for the Gifted." This poem appears in An Octave Above Thunder, published in 1997.
Box 5, Folder 56

"There is a Man"

"There is a Man"

One handwritten draft of a poem titled "There is a Man."
Box 5, Folder 57

"Three Letters"

"Three Letters"

One handwritten draft of a section II from the sequence "Three Letters," "To J." This poem appears in Wyndmere, published in 1985.
Box 5, Folder 58

"To the Subway Pervert"

"To the Subway Pervert"

One unedited draft of a poem titled "To the Subway Pervert."
Box 5, Folder 59

"Trees"

"Trees"

Two typed drafts of a poem titled "Trees" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.
Box 5, Folder 60

"Trudy's Piano Bar: Tangier"

"Trudy's Piano Bar: Tangier"

One typed draft and one photocopy of a poem titled "Trudy's Piano Bar: Tangier."
Box 5, Folder 61

"The Truth"

"The Truth"

One typed draft of a poem titled "The Truth."
Box 5, Folder 62

"Tuesday Again"

"Tuesday Again"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Tuesday Again." This poem appears in Skylight, published in 1981.
Box 5, Folder 63

"Unsent Letter 3"

"Unsent Letter 3"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Unsent Letter 3." This poem appears in Red Trousseau, published in 1992.
Box 5, Folder 64

"Unsent Letter 4"

"Unsent Letter 4"

One photocopy of a poem titled "Unsent Letter 4." This poem appears in Red Trousseau, published in 1992.
Box 5, Folder 65

"Vermont"

"Vermont"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Vermont."
Box 5, Folder 66

"Vermont Farmhouse, 3 AM"

"Vermont Farmhouse, 3 AM"

Three typed drafts and two handwritten drafts of a poem titled "Vermont Farmhouse, 3 AM." This poem appears in Applause, published in 1989.
Box 5, Folder 67

"Villanelle"

"Villanelle"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Villanelle." This poem appears in Sparrow, which was published in 2003.
Box 5, Folder 68

"Visitor"

"Visitor"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Visitor."
Box 5, Folder 69

"Voice"

"Voice"

Two typed and one handwritten draft of a poem titled "Voice."
Box 5, Folder 70

"Voices"

"Voices"

One unedited typed draft of a poem titled "Voices" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.
Box 5, Folder 71

"War Crimes"

"War Crimes"

One typed draft of a poem titled "War Crimes." This poem appears in Skylight, published in 1981.
Box 5, Folder 72

"War Crimes" and "Invention of Cuisine"

"War Crimes" and "Invention of Cuisine"

One draft of each poem marked to the page specifications for The New Yorker. These poems appear in Skylight, published in 1981.
Box 5, Folder 73

"The Way a Swan Turns"

"The Way a Swan Turns"

One unedited typed draft of a poem titled "The Way a Swan Turns." This poem appears in Wyndmere, published in 1985.
Box 18, Folder 17

"We Drive Through Tyndall's Theory of Sight"

"We Drive Through Tyndall's Theory of Sight"

Three prints of broadside of a poem titled "We Drive Through Tyndall's Theory of Sight" printed by Iron Mountain Press. This poem appears in Wyndmere, published in 1985.
Box 5, Folder 74

"Weather Report"

"Weather Report"

Two typed drafts of a poem titled "Weather Report" removed from file labeled "Early Work."
Box 5, Folder 75

"White Key"

"White Key"

Eight typed drafts of a poem titled "White Key." This poem appears in Wyndmere, published in 1985.
Box 5, Folder 76

"The Wish Foundation"

"The Wish Foundation"

Thirteen typed drafts and one handwritten draft of a poem titled "The Wish Foundation." This poem appears in Applause, published in 1989.
Box 5, Folder 77

Poems from Wyndmere

Eight photocopies of typed poems gathered by Muske-Dukes, perhaps for a reading. The poems included are: "Anna," "Fairy Tale," "The Way a Swan Turns," "Panis Angelicus," "Afterwards," "White Key," "Coming Over Coldwater," and "Surprise." All of these poems appear in Wyndmere, published in 1985.
Box 5, Folder 78

Untitled Drafts

Untitled Drafts

Drafts of two untitled poems.
 

Translations

Translations: Poems translated into English by Muske-Dukes.
Box 6, Folder 1

Poems by Delmira Augustini

Poems by Delmira Augustini

Several drafts of works translated from Augustini with a letter regarding stating that Augustini's work is in the public domain.
 

Prose

 

Channeling Mark Twain (2007)

Channeling Mark Twain: Manuscripts, drafts, notes, and publicity for Channeling Mark Twain, published in 2007.
Box 6, Folder 4

Early Versions

Early Versions

Prior to completing Channeling Mark Twain, Muske-Dukes sent out a short story titled "Contraband," which she submitted to The New Yorker and Esquire. Although this story was ultimately rejected by both publications, it contains many key elements for the opening to Channeling Mark Twain. This story is based on a chapter from an unpublished novel titled The Honey-Producers or Edelweiss, depending upon the draft. Both submitted copies of "Contraband" and the editors' replies are housed in Box 6, Folder 4.
Box 6, Folder 5-7

Manuscripts

Manuscript

Two complete manuscripts of Channeling Mark Twain and one incomplete manuscript. Enclosed with the manuscript contained in folders 6:7-6:8 is a poem deleted from final draft (p.220). Enclosed with the incomplete manuscript (7:2) are letters from Random House Associate Editor Laura Ford that regarding her recommendations for revision before sending the manuscript along to production.
Box 7, Folder 1-2

Manuscripts (cont.)

Manuscripts (cont.)

Continutation of the file containing manuscripts of Channeling Mark Twain. For content description refer to above file (Box 6, Folders 5-7).
Box 7, Folder 3

Notes and Drafts

Notes and Drafts

Notes and drafts of various passages from Channeling Mark Twain compiled by Muske-Dukes. Contents include a partial draft of Chapter 1 and a spiral bound notebook containing drafts of passages from the novel.
Box 7, Folder 4

Publicity

Publicity

A mailing announcing the publication date for Channeling Mark Twain.
 

Dear Digby (1989)

Dear Digby

Drafts, manuscripts, notes, revisions, reviews and publicity for the novel Dear Digby. Screenplays by Muske-Dukes and Janet Kovalcik are also contained within this subseries as is the stage adaptation written by Joseph Megel. While all the scripts based on Digby are filed with the manuscripts of the novel, they are described separately. The Muske-Dukes screenplay is described in this series under "Subseries 3: Scripts [by Muske-Dukes]." The scripts written by Kovalcik and Megel are described in the series "Works by Others."
Box 7, Folder 5-8

Drafts

Drafts

Several drafts of the collaboration between Muske-Dukes and Curtis Ingham, a former editor at Ms. Magazine. Enclosed amongst these drafts was a letter from Muske-Dukes to Lynn Nesbit, dated November 3, 1981 regarding Nesbit's service as a literary agent. Unlike the final version of Dear Digby, published in 1989, the collaboration with Ingham saw Willis Digby undertake an expedition to Libya.
Box 8, Folder 1-2

Drafts (cont.)

Drafts (cont.)

Continutation of the file containing drafts of Dear Digby. For content description refer to above file (Box 7, Folders 5-8).
Box 8, Folder 3-4

Manuscripts

Manuscripts

One manuscript of a novel titled Dear Digby.
Box 8, Folder 5

Notes and Revisions

Notes and Revisions

Notes and revisions regarding Dear Digby including a letter from John Irving with suggestions for revision.
Box 8, Folder 6

Reviews, Invitations, and Publicity

Reviews, Invitations, and Publicity

Reviews, invitations to a party celebrating the publication of Dear Digby, a copy of a congratulatory letter sent to the editor of the novel, and adversitements for Digby, including announcements for readings.
 

Edelweiss / The Honey-Producers

Box 6, Folder 2-3

Drafts

Drafts

Prior to completing Channeling Mark Twain, Muske-Dukes wrote a precursor novel titled The Honey-Producers, or Edelweiss, depending upon the draft. Using a chapter of this novel, Muske-Dukes produced a short story titled "Contraband," which she submitted to The New Yorker and Esquire. Although this story was ultimately rejected by both publications, it contains many key elements for the opening to Channeling Mark Twain. Both submitted copies of "Contraband" and the editors' replies are housed in Box 6, Folder 4.
 

Life After Death (2001)

Life After Death: Manuscripts, proofs, articles, publicity, a dust jacket design, and a style sheet for Life After Death.
Box 9, Folder 5

Drafts

Drafts

An incomplete gathering of revised pages for Life After Death.
Box 9, Folder 6-8

Manuscripts

Manuscripts

One folder full of fragments of Life After Death, and a manuscript inluding pages 1-261.
Box 10, Folder 1-4

Proofs

Proofs

Two sets of proofs for Life After Death. One set includes a cover letter dated 11/3/2000 from Random House Copy Editor Veronica Windholz. The other set includes edits and a cover letter dated 12/2/2000 from Windholz.
Box 10, Folder 5

Articles, Publicity, and Notes

Articles, Publicity, and Notes from Publisher

Articles, style sheet, cover design, research notes, and a book signing announcement for Life After Death.
 

Married to the Icepick Killer: A Poet in Hollywood (2002)

Box 10, Folder 6

Proofs and Notes

Proofs and Notes

One proof of Married to the Icepick Killer, documents regarding copyright permissions for previously published essays, and a draft of the dust jacket notes.
Box 10, Folder 7

Reviews and Publicity

Reviews and Publicity

Reviews for Married to the Icepick Killer and announcements for readings.
 

Saving St. Germ (1993)

Box 10, Folder 8-9

Drafts

Drafts

Two complete drafts, one of them labeled "bible" that compiles multiple layers of revisions, and one incomplete draft.
Box 11, Folder 1-5

Draft (cont.)

Drafts (cont.)

Continutation of the file containing drafts of Saving St. Germ. For content description refer to above file (Box 10, Folders 8-9)
Box 12, Folder 1-5

Manuscripts

Manuscript

One manuscript formerly housed with berets between plasitc covers, one manuscript labeled "binding die copy," and one manuscript with comments from editor at Viking Penguin. The last manuscript mentioned is enclosed with a letter from editor Dawn Seferian of Viking Penguin dated May 26, 1992 summarizing the recommendations and margin notes made upon the text.
Box 13, Folder 1-5

Manuscripts (cont.)

Manuscripts (cont.)

Continutation of the file containing manuscripts of Saving St. Germ. For content description refer to above file (Box 12, Folders 1-5).
Box 14, Folder 1-5

Proofs

Proofs

Two copies of galley proof, one marked "rough pages", the other marked "Author's second pass," and one bound copy of unedited proof. A letter from Michael Hardart, assistant to Dawn Seferian of Viking Penguin, dated June 24, 1993.
Box 14, Folder 6

Notes and Research

Box 14, Folder 7

Reviews and Publicity

Reviews and Publicity

Reviews, advertisments, an announcement of publication, and articles regarding Saving St. Germ.
 

Women and Poetry: Truth, Autobiography, and the Shape of the Self (1997)

Box 15, Folder 1

Drafts

Drafts

Two drafts of the introduction to Women and Poetry.
Box 15, Folder 2

Manuscripts

Manuscripts

One completed manuscript of Women and Poetry.
Box 15, Folder 3

Proofs

Proofs

One incomplete set of page proofs enclosed with accompanying correspondance to and from University of Michigan Press. Correspondence consists of two letters from copy editor Kristen Lare, dated January 28, 1997 and March 19, 1997, and one letter from Muske-Dukes to LeeAnn Fields, dated June 25, 1997. The contents of this file were compiled by Muske-Dukes.
Box 15, Folder 4

Reviews and Publicity

Publicity

Reviews and publicity for Women and Poetry. Reviews enclosed were mailed to Muske-Dukes by the University of Michigan Press publicity department.
Box 15, Folder 5

Articles and Essays

Articles and Essays

Articles and essays written by Muske-Dukes, with the exception of book reviews. Some of the pieces are filed with their respective drafts. "Ann Stafford: In Memoriam," "Evil Science Runs Amok--Again," and "War of the Edens," are included in Married to the Icepick Killer, while "Paris: Split Ends" contains some of the context for the chapter titled "Let Me Play the Lion Too: A Remembrance" and "Conception Point" presents much of what appears in the chapter titled "Slouching Toward a Brief Literay History of Southern California." "Carolyn Kizer: Superkid" appears in Women and Poetry. Works are filed alphebetically by title.
 

Reviews

Box 15, Folder 6-7

New York Times

New York Times

Reviews written by Muske-Dukes that appear in the New York Times.
Box 15, Folder 8

Los Angeles Times and Washington Post

Los Angeles Times and Washington Post

Reviews by Muske-Dukes that appear in the Los Angeles Times or the Washington Post.
Box 15, Folder 9

Magazines and Journals

Magazines and Journals

Reviews written by Muske-Dukes that appear in various magazines and journals including The Hungry Mind Review, The Nation, and The Yale Review.
Box 15, Folder 10

Short Fiction

Short Fiction

Drafts of short fiction by Muske-Dukes.
 

Book Proposals

Book Proposals

Proposals by Muske-Dukes for books that have not been published.
Box 16, Folder 1

Blinding the Mind's Eye: The Death of the Heart

Blinding the Mind's Eye

The proposal and supporting documents for a co-authored book (with Michelle Latolais) to be titled Blinding the Mind's Eye: The Death of the Heart. Supporting documents include correspondence between Arthur Miller and Muske-Dukes and Latolais, photocopied essays by Theodore Adorno and Laura Mulvey, and drafts and notes for the proposal. The documents in this folder were compiled by Muske-Dukes.
 

Scripts

 

Dear Digby (Screenplay)

Box 9, Folder 1-2

Manuscripts

Manuscripts

Two manuscripts for a screen adaptation of Dear Digby by Muske-Dukes, one dated 4/17/1992 and the other 8/28/1992.
 

Elixir

Box 16, Folder 2-3

Drafts

Drafts

Three drafts of a play titled Elixir: A Play. Two drafts are labeled "Revision Draft" and dated May 2, 1999. One revision draft has names penned in next to the list of characters, the other revision draft is highlighted for the part of Colonel James Blood.
Box 16, Folder 4

Publicity, Programs, and Notes

Publicity and Notes

An announcement for a reading at the Matrix Theatre on May 17,1999, cast listings, and notes for Elixir.
 

Notebooks

Notebooks

The notebooks contained within this subseries contain drafts of many works by Muske-Dukes. They are roughly arranged by work. Since most notebooks contain drafts of multiple works, a strict arrangement by work, regrettably, is impossible.
Box 17, Folder 1

Channeling Mark Twain

Channeling Mark Twain

Two notebooks containing drafts of Channeling Mark Twain. Manuscripts, drafts, and publicity for this novel are contained in Box 6, Folder 4 through Box 7, Folder 4.
Box 17, Folder 2

Channeling Mark Twain and Reviews

Channeling Mark Twain and Reviews

One notebook containing drafts of Channeling Mark Twain and book reviews by Muske-Dukes. Manuscripts, drafts, and publicity for Channeling Mark Twain are contained in Box 6, Folder 4 through Box 7, Folder 4. Drafts of book reviews by Muske-Dukes are contained in Box 15, Folders 6-9.
Box 17, Folder 3

Channeling Mark Twain and Saving St. Germ

Channeling Mark Twain and Saving St. Germ

One notebook containing drafts of Channeling Mark Twain and Saving St. Germ. Manuscripts, drafts, and publicity for Channeling Mark Twain are contained in Box 6, Folder 4 through Box 7, Folder 4. Drafts, manuscripts, proofs, reviews, and publicity for Saving St. Germ are contained in Box 10, Folder 8 to Box 14, Folder 7.
Box 17, Folder 4

Channeling Mark Twain and World Leaders Program

Channeling Mark Twain and World Leaders Program

One notebook containing notes for an international program to stimulate advancement in poetry and drafts of Channeling Mark Twain. Manuscripts, drafts, and publicity for Channeling Mark Twain are contained in Box 6, Folder 4 through Box 7, Folder 4.
Box 17, Folder 5

Dear Digby

Dear Digby

Four notebooks containing drafts of Dear Digby. Drafts, manuscripts, proofs, reviews, and publicity for Dear Digby are contained in Box 7, Folder 5 through Box 8, Folder 6. Manuscripts of screenplays are contained in Box 8, Folder to Box 7, Folder 2, and manuscripts for the stage play are contained in Box 9, Folders 3-4.
Box 17, Folder 6

Dear Digby and Poems from Applause

Dear Digby and Poems from Applause

One notebook containing drafts of Dear Digby and drafts of poems from Applause. Drafts, manuscripts, proofs, reviews, and publicity for Dear Digby are contained in Box 7, Folder 5 through Box 8, Folder 6. Manuscripts of screenplays are contained in Box 8, Folder to Box 7, Folder 2, and manuscripts for the stage play are contained in Box 9, Folders 3-4. Manuscripts, reviews, and publicity for Applause are contained in Box 1 Folders 1-3.
Box 17, Folder 7

Dear Digby and "Monk's House, Rodmell"

Dear Digby and Monk's House, Rodmell

One notebook containing drafts of Dear Digby and "Monk's House, Rodmell." Drafts, manuscripts, proofs, reviews, and publicity for Dear Digby are contained in Box 7, Folder 5 through Box 8, Folder 6. Manuscripts of screenplays are contained in Box 8, Folder to Box 7, Folder 2, and manuscripts for the stage play are contained in Box 9, Folders 3-4. Drafts of "Monk's House, Rodmell" are contained in Box 5, Folder 6.
Box 17, Folder 8

Edelweiss

Edelweiss

One notebook containing drafts of Edelweiss. Drafts of Edelweiss are contained in Box 6, Folders 2-3.
Box 17, Folder 9

Life After Death

Life After Death

One notebook containing drafts for Life After Death. Drafts, proofs, reviews, and publicity for Life After Death are contained in Box 9, Folder 5 to Box 10, Folder 5.
Box 17, Folder 10

Life After Death, Poetry to the Point Article, and Paul Monette Piece

One folder containing drafts of Life After Death, "Shakespeare Meets the Long Gray Line" (about Poetry to the Point), and a piece on Paul Monette. Drafts, proofs, reviews, and publicity for Life After Death are contained in Box 9, Folder 5 to Box 10, Folder 5. A photocopy of "Shakespeare Meets the Long Gray Line" is filed with other articles written by Muske-Dukes in Box 15, Folder 5.
Box 17, Folder 11

Life After Death, Elixir, Speech for Parents' Anniversary

One notebook containing drafts of Life After Death, Elixir, and a speech for the 50th wedding anniversary of Muske-Dukes' parents. Drafts, proofs, reviews, and publicity for Life After Death are contained in Box 9, Folder 5 to Box 10, Folder 5. Drafts, publicity, programs and notes for Elixir are contained in Box 16, Folders 2-4.
Box 17, Folder 12

Notes for Life After Death, Saving St. Germ, and Eavan Boland Essay

One notebook containing notes for Life After Death regarding mortuaries, drafts of Saving St. Germ, and drafts of an essay about Eavan Boland. Drafts, proofs, reviews, and publicity for Life After Death are contained in Box 9, Folder 5 to Box 10, Folder 5 Drafts, manuscripts, proofs, reviews, and publicity for Saving St. Germ are contained in Box 10, Folder 8 to Box 14, Folder 7.
Box 18, Folder 1

Saving St. Germ and Journal

One notebook containing drafts of Saving St. Germ and journal entries from 1989. Drafts, manuscripts, proofs, reviews, and publicity for Saving St. Germ are contained in Box 10, Folder 8 to Box 14, Folder 7.
Box 18, Folder 2

"Circus" and Good Roles

"Circus" and Good Roles

One notebook containing drafts of a poem titled "Circus" and a screenplay titled Good Roles.
Box 18, Folder 3

"Epithalamion"

"Epithalamion"

One notebook containing a draft of a poem titled "Epithalamion." Another draft of this poem may be found in Box 4, Folder 23.
Box 18, Folder 4

"Kenya Summer" and Untitled Poem

"Kenya Summer" and Untitled Poem

One notebook containing drafts of an untitled poem dated November 5, 1973 and a poem titled "Kenya Summer."
Box 18, Folder 5

"Pediatrics" and Notes for Will

"Pediatrics" and Notes for Will

One notebook containing drafts of a poem titled "Pediatrics" and notes for a will and testament.
Box 18, Folder 6

"Sounding" and Elkhart Schools Project

"Sounding" and Elkhart Schools Project

One notebook containing drafts of a poem titled "Sounding" and notes for Muske-Dukes' paper on public schools in Elkhart, Indiana. Other drafts of "Sounding" may be found in Box 4, Folder 34.
Box 18, Folder 7

"Unsent Letter" and University Business

"Unsent Letter" and University Business

One notebook containing drafts of "Unsent Letter" and notes regarding Muske-Dukes' responsibilities at USC. Other drafts and copies from the "Unsent Letter" sequence are contained in Box 5, Folders 62-63.
Box 18, Folder 8

Good Roles

One notebook containing drafts of a screenplay titled Good Roles.
Box 18, Folder 9

Good Roles and Letter to George Washington University

Good Roles and Letter to George Washington University

One notebook containing drafts of a screenplay titled Good Roles and a letter to George Washington University.
Box 18, Folder 10

Elkhart Schools Project

Elkhart Schools Project

One notebook containing notes for a report by Muske-Dukes regarding public schools in Elkhart, Indiana.
Box 18, Folder 11

"Something Unlikely" and Joe Jackson Article

"Something Unlikely" and Joe Jackson Article

One notebook containing drafts for a story called "Something Unlikely" and an article on Joe Jackson, father of the Jackson 5.
Box 18, Folder 12

Woolf Essay and Letters and Long Island

Woolf Essay and Letters

One notebook containing drafts of an essay about Virginia Woolf and drafts of letters to Random House and Jean Gould. One notebook in various hands with notes for stories or poems related to Long Island.
Box 18, Folder 13

Notes Regarding Lynne McMahon, Christopher Buckley, and Kate Daniels

Notes Regarding Lynne McMahon, Christopher Buckley, and Kate Daniels

One notebook containing passages resembling introductions or letters of recommendation regarding McMahon, Buckley, and Daniels.
Box 18, Folder 14

India and Kashmir Journal

India and Kashmir Journal

One notebook containing a journal for a trip taken in August of 1973 to India and Kashmir.
 

Juvenilia and Student Papers

Box 18, Folder 15

Juvenilia

Juvenilia

Pieces of short stories written by Muske-Dukes, one spiral notebook for a high school creative writing course, and a sketchbook containing a story, sketches, and magazine photographs of James Dean.
Box 18, Folder 16

Student Papers

Student Papers

One essay titled "The Great White Goddess," and two copies of a directed reading assignment titled "A Dialogue: Sappho and the Women's Liberation Front" dated April 14, 1970.
 

Academic Files

Content of Series

This series traces Muske-Dukes' various academic endeavors, inluding her career at the University of Southern California (USC), her work in New York area prisons, and her participation in conferences and other programs. Documentation relating to Muske-Dukes' USC tenure has been compiled in its own subseries to commerate her contribution to USC's history, in particular, her role in the creation of USC's graduate program in Literature and Creative Writing.
 

University of Southern California

 

Course Information

Box 16, Folder 5

Course Notes

Course Notes

One notebook containing notes outlining a week-to-week schedule for English 404 and an enclosed roster of English Department faculty.
Box 16, Folder 6

Syllabi and Course Handouts

Syllabi and Course Handouts

Syllabi for English 304 (Intro. to Poetry Writing), English 405 (Fiction Writing), English 406 (Poetry Writing Workshop), English 408 (Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop), English 455 (Contemporary Prose), English 456 (Contemporary Poetry), as well as pop-quiz, a journals report worksheet, and other handouts used in class.
Box 16, Folder 7

Student Papers

Student Papers

Copies of student essays written for courses taught by Muske-Dukes.
 

Literature and Creative Writing Ph.D File

Creative Writing Ph.D File

Forms, proposals, and notes related to the creation of a Ph.D program in Literature and Creative Writing at USC. Most of the documents contained under this heading were maintained in a file kept by Muske-Dukes.
Box 16, Folder 8

Forms

Forms

Copies of forms filed with USC for the formation of the Ph.D program in Literature and Creative Writing.
Box 16, Folder 9

Mission Statement, Syllabi, and Reading Lists

Mission Statement, Syllabi, and Reading Lists

A mission statement written by the Creative Writing Task Force, proposed syllabi for graduate courses, and reading lists for incoming students.
Box 16, Folder 10

Correspondence and Notes

Correspondence and Notes

Correspondence, notes, and drafts of documents related to the creation of a Ph.D program in Literature and Creative Writing. This file includes resumes for potential faculty members, drafts of a program prospectus, and funding information. Correspondence kept in this file was compiled by Muske-Dukes.
Box 19, Folder 1

Guidelines

Guidelines

University guidelines and graduate program procedures.
Box 19, Folder 2

Information About Other Ph.D Programs

Information About Other Ph.D Programs

Information compiled by Muske-Dukes about Creative Writing programs at the University of Houston, the University of Illinois at Chicago, the University of Utah, and the University of Iowa.
Box 19, Folder 3

Information About Muske-Dukes

Information About Muske-Dukes

Information regarding Carol Muske-Dukes' academic career. This file contains a review for the 1988-1989 academic year, a personal statement written by Muske-Dukes, a CV, and various awards and distinguishments garnered at USC.
Box 19, Folder 4

Neighborhood Academic Enrichment Program

Neighborhood Academic Enrichment Program

Handouts and completed assignments from an 8th grade writing workshop for the USC Neighborhood Academic Enrichment Program.
 

Art Without Walls

Box 19, Folder 5-7

Correspondence, Notes, and Financial Documents

Correspondence, Notes, and Financial Documents

Documents concerning the formation and operation of Art Without Walls, a program funded by the Cultural Council Foundation to teach poetry to inmates at Riker's Island Prison. Muske-Dukes is a founding member of this program.
Box 19, Folder 8

Flyers, Course Notes, and Student Assignments

Flyers, Course Notes, and Student Assignments

Flyers and notes pertaining to instruction through Art Without Walls, including photocopied handouts of poems. This file also contains the work of inmates who participated in the program.
 

Other Programs, Projects, and Conferences

Box 20, Folder 1

Aspen Workshop

Aspen Workshop

A file compiled by Muske-Dukes consisting of a directory of participants, a schedule for the Aspen Music Festival and some notes.
Box 20, Folder 2

Breadloaf Writers Conference 1976 and 2002

Breadloaf Writers Conference

In 2002, Muske-Dukes agreed to participate as a faculty member at the conference. Included is the confirmation reply from the conference, a 2002 directory, the biographies of 2002 faculty members, a speech written by Muske-Dukes, a photocopies essay about John Donne, one issue of the conference newsletter from 2002, and two issues of the newsletter from 1976.
Box 20, Folder 4

Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival

Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival

In 1996, Muske-Dukes was a featured poet at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival. Included in this file is information about programing at the festival. Also included was a set of poet trading cards, which are housed in Box 40, Folder 2.
Box 20, Folder 4-5

Giving Back the World

Giving Back the World

Notes, correspondence, and poems for a project called Giving Back the World, which was to result in an anthology of poems by current world leaders (circa 1986). The anthology was to be edited by Muske-Dukes and Elaine Dudley. Amongst the world leaders contributing poems to the project are President Corazon Aquino of the Philippines, Margarita Papandreou (founder of the Women's Union of Greece), Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher of Great Britian, and Pope John Paul II.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Aquino, Corazon Cojuangco
John Paul II, Pope, 1920-2005
Papandreou, Margarita
Thatcher, Margaret
Box 20, Folder 6

The Inside Circuit and Right to Write

The Inside Circuit and Right to Write

The Inside Circuit and Right to Write consisted of readings at New York State prisons. Right to Write was a reading specifically in response to Jerome Washington's removal from his post as editor of the Auburn Prison's newspaper. Correspondence about Washington and the benefit reading are housed in this file. There are also copies of an ad posted in The Nation for a benefit reading for Washington.
Box 20, Folder 7

Narrative Impulse Festival

Narrative Impulse Festival

In 1995, Muske-Dukes participated in a panel discussion at the Narrative Impulse Festival. Included are correspondence, notes, and programs from the festival.
Box 20, Folder 8

Poetry in the Schools

Poetry in the Schools

Muske-Dukes participated in New York Poetry in the Schools until 1976. This file includes lecture notes, photocopies, and Muske-Dukes' letter of resignation.
Box 20, Folder 9

Poetry Society of America West

Box 20, Folder 10

Poetry to the Point

Poetry to the Point

In 1997, Muske-Dukes participated in Poetry to the Point, a program that invited poets to read and discuss poetry at Westpoint with cadets enrolled in a section of English Literature. Included is correspondence from the United States Military Academy, Muske-Dukes' itinerary, notes about the program, and a letter from a cadet requesting a letter of recommendation.
Box 20, Folder 11

Rattlesnake Mountain Writers' Conference

Rattlesnake Mountain Writers' Conference

In 1986, Muske-Dukes gave a reading at the Rattlesnake Mountain Writers' Conference. This file contains correspondence between Muske-Dukes and event organizers, a flyer for the reading, and a completed feedback form.
Box 20, Folder 11

Watershed Foundation

Watershed Foundation

In 1985, the Watershed Foundation released an audio recording of Muske-Dukes reading poems from Camouflage, Skylight, and Wyndmere. The recording is titled The Fire in the Mirror. A copy of an audio cassette of this recording is contained in Box 45.
Box 20, Folder 13-14

Pre-USC Courses

Pre-USC Courses

This file contains handouts, student assignments, and a draft of a letter of grievance to Columbia University (contained in a spiral notebook) pertaining to Muske-Dukes' teaching experience prior to her career at USC. Not included in this file are documents pertaining to Art Without Walls, which are filed in Box 19, Folders 5-7. The materials in Box 20, Folder 14 were enclosed in the scrapbook contained in Box 43.
Box 20, Folder 14

Visiting Positions and Boards

Visiting Positions and Boards

This file contains documents for visiting professorships, as well as advisory boards or committees during Muske-Dukes' time at USC.
Box 21, Folder 1

Conference Advertisements

Conference Advertisements

This file contains advertisements that document Muske-Dukes' participation in various conferences and workshops.
Box 21, Folder 2

Reading Announcements

Reading Announcements

This file contains announcements for readings in which Muske-Dukes' participated.
Box 21, Folder 3

Reports on Education

Reports on Education

This file contains a series of reports regarding teaching of the arts in various American schools. Included is a report by Muske-Dukes about arts education in Elkhart, Indiana.
 

Photocopies

Photocopies

Photocopies of essays and poems maintained by Muske-Dukes.
Box 21, Folder 4

Criticism

creator: Strand, Mark, 1934-

Criticism

Photocopies of essays falling under the category of literary criticism. One essay is inscribed with a note from Mark Strand.
Box 21, Folder 5

Poetry - 20th Century

Poetry - 20th Century

A file of 20th century poetry kept by Muske-Dukes, which includes work by Frost, Adrian Louis, Alice Fulton, and Yusef Komunyakaa. All other photocopies in this file were gathered by the processing archivist from other parts of the collection.
Box 21, Folder 6

Bishop, Poetic Form, and Cartoon

Bishop, Poetic Form, and Cartoon

A file compiled by Muske-Dukes consisting of an essay titled "Poetic Persistences and Resistences: Elizabeth Bishop as 'Minor Female Wordsworth,'" some chapters from A Poetry Handbook, by Mary Oliver (titled "The Line" and "Some Given Forms," and a comic strip.
Box 21, Folder 7

Erasmus and Cervantes

Erasmus and Cervantes

A file compiled by Muske-Dukes consisting of the first three parts of The Praise of Folly and the prologue from Don Quixote.
Box 21, Folder 8

Milton

Milton

A file compiled by Muske-Dukes consisting of books IV, VIII, X, and XII of Paradise Lost.
Box 21, Folder 9

Pessoa

Pessoa

A file compiled by Muske-Dukes consisting of various translations of poems by Fernando Pessoa.
Box 21, Folder 10

Mark Strand

creator: Strand, Mark, 1934-

Mark Strand

A file compiled by Muske-Dukes of works by and about Mark Strand, including a photocopy of Blizzard of One with a note from Strand reading "For Carol, Love "The Blizzard."
Box 21, Folder 11

Courses Taught by Others

creator: Latiolais, Michelle

Courses Taught By Others

This file includes syllabi and handouts from courses taught by instructors other than Muske-Dukes.
 

Correspondence

Contents of Series

This series contains the vast bulk, but not all, of the correspondence contained in this collection. For example, correspondence from publishers enclosed with manuscripts of Muske-Dukes' work have been kept together under the series titled "Works by Muske-Dukes." And in certain other cases, correspondence files have been created under "Academic Files" to better document various projects that Muske-Dukes has undertaken over her lifetime.
 

Personal Correspondence

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Motherhood
Box 21, Folder 12

Abani, Christopher 2001, undated

Chris Abani

Poet, novelist, and former student of Muske-Dukes.
Box 21, Folder 13

Abbott, Lee 1994

Lee Abbott

Fiction writer.
Box 21, Folder 14

Adewslia-Ostowslea, Lushnita 1992

Box 21, Folder 15

Ai 1981, undated

Ai

Poet and American Book Award winner.
Box 21, Folder 16

Alda, Alan 1996

Alan Alda

Actor.
Box 21, Folder 17

Allen, Steve 1995

Steve Allen

Actor and comedian.
Box 21, Folder 18

Allende, Isabel 1995

Isabel Allende

Novelist.
Box 21, Folder 18

Angel, Ralph 1985-1986

Ralph Angel

Poet.
Box 21, Folder 19

Appleman, Philip 1976-1997

Philip Appleman

Poet.
Box 21, Folder 20

Arvio, Sarah undated

Sarah Arvio

Poet.
Box 21, Folder 21

Ashley, Renee 1993

Renee Ashley

Poet.
Box 21, Folder 22

Atwater, Lerri 1995, undated

Box 21, Folder 23

Auberjonois, Rene 2001-2002

Rene Auberjonois

Actor.
Box 22, Folder 1

Baker, David 1994-1999

David Baker

Poet.
Box 22, Folder 2

Barr, Tina 1981, undated

Tina Barr

Poet.
Box 22, Folder 3

Baudo, Laura 2004

Laura Baudo

Writer and wife of Robert F.X. Sillerman.
Box 22, Folder 4

Becker, Roberta 2001-2002

Box 22, Folder 5

Bedient, Calvin 1996-1997

Calvin Bedient

Poet and critic.
Box 22, Folder 6

Behn, Robin 1977-1992

Robin Behn

Poet.
Box 22, Folder 7

Berke, Judith 2001

Judith Berke

Poet.
Box 22, Folder 8

Berryman, Jo 1993-2002

Box 22, Folder 9

Bialosky, Jill 2002

Jill Bialosky

Poet.
Box 22, Folder 10

Bloom, Harold 2003-2005

Harold Bloom

Critic.

Restricted Access

Access to the contents of Box 22, Folder 10 is permitted with authorization of Carol Muske-Dukes.
Box 22, Folder 11

Blumenthal, Michael 1981

Michael Blumenthal

Poet.
Box 22, Folder 12

Boland, Eavan 1993-1998, undated

Eavan Boland

Poet and critic.

Enclosed Materials

Poems enclosed.
Box 22, Folder 13

Borbes, Bill 1978

Box 22, Folder 14

Bowen, Barbara 1980-2001

Box 22, Folder 15

Bowen, Laurel Page 2002

Box 22, Folder 16

Bowles, Paul undated

Bowles, Paul, 1910-1999

Novelist and fiction writer.
Box 22, Folder 17

Boyle, T. Coraghessan 1985-1989, undated

T.C. Boyle

Novelist and USC colleague.
 

Broch, Lawrence

Lawrence Broch

Screenwriter and husband of Susan Dickes.
Box 22, Folder 18

Brodsky, Joseph undated

Joseph Brodsky

Poet, essayist, playwright, U.S. Poet Laureate, and Nobel Prize winner.

Attached Note

Attached is a note by Muske-Dukes with regards to reference in the letter from Brodsky.
Box 22, Folder 19

Brothers, Connie 1979-1986

Connie Brothers

Administrative assistant at the University of Iowa when Muske-Dukes taught there in 1980.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Iowa Writers' Workshop
Box 22, Folder 20

Brown, Kurt 1975-1981, undated

Kurt Brown

Poet and founder of the Aspen Writers' Conference.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Brown, Kurt
Aspen Writer's Conference
Box 22, Folder 21

Buckley, Christopher 1980-2000, undated

Christopher Buckley

Poet.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Buckley, Christopher, 1948-
Box 22, Folder 22

Burmaster, Mary 1999-2001

Box 22, Folder 23

Buturain, Leah 1999-2003

Box 22, Folder 24

Carlile, Nancy 1980

Box 22, Folder 25

Casey, John 1981

John Casey

American novelist and translator. Winner of the National Book Award in 1989 for his novel Spartina.
Box 22, Folder 26

Cedent, Anita undated

Box 22, Folder 27

Ceniceroz, Jonathan 2001

Jonathan Ceniceroz

Playwright.
Box 22, Folder 28

Chin, Marilyn 1994-1995

Marilyn Chin

Poet.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Chin, Marilyn
Box 22, Folder 29

Clark, Kevin 1995

Kevin Clark

Poet.
Box 22, Folder 30

Clary, Killarney 1998-2002

Killarney Clary

Poet.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Clary, Killarney
Box 22, Folder 31

Cohen, Elizabeth 1993

Box 22, Folder 32

Collins, Billy 1975-2004

Billy Collins

Poet and U.S. Poet Laureate.

Enclosed Materials

Poems and computer printed photos enclosed.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Collins, Billy
Box 22, Folder 33

Collins, Martha 1994

Martha Collins

Poet.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Collins, Martha, 1940-
Box 22, Folder 34

Colman, Cathy 1998-2001

Cathy Colman

Poet.
Box 22, Folder 35

Connolly, Carol 1992

Carol Connolly

Poet and columnist. First poet laureate of St. Paul, Minnesota.
Box 22, Folder 36

Corn, Alfred 1995-1999

Alfred Corn

Poet and critic.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Corn, Alfred, 1943-
 

Curea, Victoria

Box 22, Folder 38

Damasio, Antonio R. 2000

Antonio Damasio

Professor of Neuroscience.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Damasio, Antonio R.
 

Daniels, Kate 1984, undated

Kate Daniels

Poet.
Box 22, Folder 39

Davis, Lisa 1982

Box 23, Folder 1

Delanty, Greg 2002-2004, undated

Greg Delanty

Poet.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Delanty, Greg, 1958-
Box 23, Folder 2

Dickes, Susan 2000

Susan Dickes

Screenwriter and wife of Lawrence Broch.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Broch, Lawrence
Dickes, Susan
Box 23, Folder 3

Dischell, Stuart undated

Stuart Dischell

Poet.
Box 23, Folder 4

Donahue, Joe 1998

Joe Donahue

Poet.
Box 23, Folder 5

Doty, Mark 1995-2003, undated

Mark Doty

Poet and winner of the National Book Award for poetry in 2008.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Doty, Mark
Box 23, Folder 6

Dove, Rita 1993

Rita Dove

Poet, Pulitzer Prize winner, and U.S. Poet Laureate.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Dove, Rita
Box 23, Folder 7

Dow, Philip 1977

Philip Dow

Poet.
Box 23, Folder 8

Dubie, Norman 1981-1984

Norman Dubie

Poet.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Dubie, Norman, 1945-
Box 23, Folder 9

Dwyer, Susan 1980-1997

Susan Dwyer

Editor. Worked at Antaeus, amongst other places.

Enclosed Materials

Photos enclosed
Box 23, Folder 10

Eileenchild, Meg 1975

Meg Eileenchild

Founder of the degree program in Women's Studies at Portland State University and creator of the Meg Eileenchild O'Hara Scholarship.
Box 23, Folder 11

Emanuel, Lynn 1987-2001

Lynn Emanuel

Poet.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Emanuel, Lynn, 1949-
Box 23, Folder 12

Engels, John 1977, undated

John Engels

Poet.
Box 23, Folder 13

Estes, John 1999

John Estes

Poet.
Box 23, Folder 14

Evans, Elizabeth 1998

Box 23, Folder 15

Everett, Percival 1998-1999

Percival Everett

Novelist and Muske-Dukes' colleague at USC.
Box 23, Folder 16

Faludi, Susan 1998-2001

Susan Faludi

American writer.
Box 23, Folder 17

Feldman, Irving 1993-1994

Enclosed Materials

Poems enclosed.

Irving Feldman

Poet.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Feldman, Irving, 1928-
Box 23, Folder 18

Feldshuh, Tovah 1987

Tovah Feldshuh

Actress.
Box 23, Folder 19

Fletcher, Terri 1999

Box 23, Folder 20

Flood, Reggie undated

Box 23, Folder 21

Fossett, Judith Jackson 2001

Judith Jackson Fossett

Writer and colleague at USC.
 

Fraser, Kathleen 1974-1997

Kathleen Fraser

Poet.
Box 23, Folder 23

Friebert, Stuart 1981-2002, undated

Stuart Friebert

Poet and editor of Field.
Box 23, Folder 24

Fulton, Alice, 1952- 1999-2003

Alice Fulton

Poet.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Fulton, Alice, 1952-
Box 23, Folder 25

Funicello, Linda 1980

Box 23, Folder 26

Furtney, Diane 1998

Diane Furtney

Poet.
Box 23, Folder 27

Gaspar, Frank 1995

Frank Gaspar

Poet and novelist.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Gaspar, Frank, 1946-
Box 23, Folder 28

George, Alice 1981

Alice George

Poet.
Box 23, Folder 29

Gildroy, Doreen 2002-2005

Doreen Gildroy

Poet.
Box 23, Folder 30

Gillet, Michelle 1980

Michelle Gillet

Poet, editor, and newspaper columnist.
Box 23, Folder 31

Gimelson, Deborah 1983

Deborah Gimelson

Poet and co-editor of the Poetry Society of America Bulletin.
Box 23, Folder 32

Glivier, Leroy 2003

Box 23, Folder 33

Gloe, Terrance 2000

Box 23, Folder 34

Gluck, Louise 1994-2003, undated

Louise Gluck

Poet, Pulitzer Prize winner, Bollingen Prize winner, and U.S. Poet Laureate.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Gluck, Louise, 1943-
Box 23, Folder 35

Gottlieb, Annie 1975, undated

Annie Gottlieb

Author and cultural critic.
Box 23, Folder 36

Gould, Jean 1983-1986

Box 23, Folder 37

Graham, Jorie 1981-1992, undated

Enclosed Materials

Photos of Jorie Graham's duaghter enclosed. Poems enclosed.

Jorie Graham

Poet and Pulitzer Prize winner.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Graham, Jorie, 1951-
Box 23, Folder 38

Gray, Patricia undated

Enclosed Materials

Poem enclosed.
Box 23, Folder 39

Grossman, Florence 1978-1980

Florence Grossman

Poet.
Box 23, Folder 40

Hall, Donald 1977-1997

Enclosed Materials

Photos of Jane Kenyon enclosed.

Donald Hall

Poet, non-fiction writer, and husband of poet Jane Kenyon.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Hall, Donald, 1928-
Box 24, Folder 1

Hall, Judith 1995-1997, undated

Box 24, Folder 2

Halligan, Sue 1999

Box 24, Folder 3-4

Halpern, Daniel 1972-1988, undated

Enclosed Materials

Photos enclosed.

Daniel Halpern

Fiction writer and editor of Antaeus.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Halpern, Daniel, 1945-
Lux, Thomas, 1946-
Box 24, Folder 5

Halpern, Susan 1980

Box 24, Folder 6

Handley, William

William Handley

Writer and colleague at USC.
Box 24, Folder 7

Harrison, Jeff 1998

Box 24, Folder 8

Hass, Robert 1979-2002

Robert Hass

Poet, Pulitzer Prize winner, Poet Laureate (1995-1997), husband of poet Brenda Hillman.

Enclosed Materials

Photos enclosed. Essay enclosed.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Hass, Robert
Hillman, Brenda
Box 24, Folder 9

Hauser, Reine 1980-1982

Reine Hauser

Poet.
Box 24, Folder 10

Hempel, Amy 1995-1998, undated

Box 24, Folder 11

Hillman, Brenda 1984-1997

Brenda Hillman

Poet and wife of poet Robert Hass.

Notes on Contents

Letters regarding contributions to a book titled New Writings on Mohterhood and Poetics are co-signed by Hillman and Patricia Dienstfrey, the co-editor of the book.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Hass, Robert
Hillman, Brenda
Box 24, Folder 12

Hirshfield, Jane 1991-2002

Jane Hirshfield

Poet.

Enclosed Materials

Essay enclosed.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Hirshfield, Jane, 1953-
Box 24, Folder 13

Hoffman, Dick undated

Box 24, Folder 14

Houghton, Helen 2001

Box 24, Folder 15

Houston, Velina Hasu 1999-2001

Enclosed Materials

Poem enclosed.
Box 24, Folder 16

Howe, Fanny 1977-1998

Fanny Howe

Poet.
Box 24, Folder 17

Hudgins, Andrew 1994-1995

Andrew Hudgins

Poet.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Hudgins, Andrew
Box 24, Folder 18

Humphreys, Helen 1995-1996

Enclosed Materials

Photos enclosed.

Items Removed

Enclosed with a letter dated October 22, 1995 was a copy of Nuns Looking Anxious, Listening to Radios, by Humphreys. This book is now in Box 38, Folder 1.
Box 24, Folder 19

Ingham, Curtis Catherine 1981-1984, undated

Curtis Ingham

Editor at Ms.. Ingham collaborated with Muske-Dukes on the early drafts of Dear Digby.
Box 24, Folder 20

Irving, John 1977-1997, undated

John Irving

Novelist, screenwriter, and Academy Award winner.

Enclosed Materials

Photos enclosed.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Irving, John, 1942-
Box 24, Folder 21

Jackson, Mae 1975-2004, undated

Mae Jackson

Director of Art Without Walls after Muske-Dukes' departure.
Box 24, Folder 22

Jiracek, Meg 1971, undated

Box 24, Folder 23

Johnson, [?] 1977

Box 25, Folder 1

Jones, Robert 1995-1998

Box 25, Folder 2

Justice, Donald 1976-1996, undated

Donald Justice

Poet and Pulitzer Prize winner.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Justice, Donald Rodney, 1925-2004
Box 25, Folder 3

Karr, Mary 2005-2006

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Karr, Mary
Box 25, Folder 4

Keeley, Edmund and Pamela undated

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Keeley, Edmund
Box 25, Folder 5

Keenan, Deborah 1994-2002, undated

Enclosed Materials

Photos enclosed. Poems enclosed.
Box 25, Folder 6

Kent, Barbara 1999

 

Kielpinski, Katie

Box 25, Folder 8

King, Stephen 2003

Stephen King

Novelist.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

King, Stephen, 1947-
Box 25, Folder 9

Kingsolving, Susan (Baumann) 1975-2003

Susan Kingsolving

Poet.
Box 25, Folder 10

Kinnell, Galway 1994-1998

Galway Kinnell

Poet, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Kinnell, Galway, 1927-
Box 25, Folder 11

Kizer, Carolyn (Woodbridge) 1977-2003, undated

Carolyn Kizer

Poet and Pulitzer Prize winner.

Materials Enclosed

Poems enclosed.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Kizer, Carolyn
Box 25, Folder 12

Klappert, Peter 1981-1996

Peter Klappert

Poet.

Materials Enclosed

Essay enclosed.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

George Mason University.
Klappert, Peter
Box 25, Folder 13

Klein, Michael 1989-2005, undated

Box 25, Folder 14

Koczywas, Marianna 1995-1997

Box 25, Folder 15

Korelitz, Jean Hanff 1997

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Muldoon, Paul
Box 25, Folder 16

Kraman, Cynthia 1993

Box 25, Folder 17

Kumin, Maxine 1979-1980

Maxine Kumin

Poet, novelist, Pulitzer Prize winner.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Kumin, Maxine, 1925-
Box 25, Folder 18

Kunitz, Stanley 1980

Stanley Kunitz

Poet, Pulitzer Prize winner, National Book Award winner, Bollingen Prize winner, and U.S. Poet Laureate.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Kunitz, Stanley, 1905-2006
Box 25, Folder 19

Ladd, Lesleigh 1979

Box 25, Folder 20

Latiolais, Michelle

Michelle Latiolais

Novelist.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Latiolais, Michelle
Box 25, Folder 21

Lavender, William 1999

Box 25, Folder 22

Lea, Sydney, 1942- 1977-1992, undated

Sydney Lea

Poet and founder of The New England Review.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Lea, Sydney, 1942-
Box 25, Folder 23

Lehman, David 1991-1999

David Lehman

Poet.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Lehman, David, 1948-
Box 25, Folder 24

Leibowitz, Herbert A. 1975-1994

Herbert Leibowitz

Poet and founder of Parnassus.

Enclosed Materials

Photos enclosed.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Leibowitz, Herbert A.
Box 25, Folder 25

Levin, Peter 1997-2000

Peter Levin

Director.

Materials Enclosed

Poems enclosed.
Box 25, Folder 26

Levine, Philip 1996-1997

Philip Levine

Poet, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Levine, Philip, 1928-
Levis, Larry
Box 25, Folder 27

Levis, Larry 1979-1987, undated

Larry Levis

Poet and husband of Marcia Southwick.

Enclosed Materials

Drafts of poems by Levis. Box 25, Folder 27 consists of a file kept by Muske-Dukes titled "Last Letters Re: Larry Levis / Marcia Southwick, etc."

Restricted Access

Access to the contents of Box 25, Folder 27 is permitted with authorization of Carol Muske-Dukes.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Levis, Larry
Southwick, Marcia
Box 26, Folder 1

Lieben, Eileen 1994-2001

Box 26, Folder 2

Lithgow, John and May 1988-2002, undated

John Lithgow

Actor, children's author, Emmy and Tony winner.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Lithgow, John, 1945-
Box 26, Folder 3

Lux, Thomas 1977-1995, undated

Thomas Lux

Poet and former live-in partner of Muske-Dukes.

Enclosed Materials

Drafts of poems by Lux. Also included in the file are two letters to Lux from Muske-Dukes and a letter to Lux from James Tate. One of the letters from Muske-Dukes is most likely a reply to a letter dated March 7, with a postmark of March 19, 1983.

Restricted Access

Access to the contents of Box 26, Folder 3 is permitted with authorization of Carol Muske-Dukes.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Lux, Thomas, 1946-
Box 26, Folder 4

McCarthy, Lee 1996

Box 26, Folder 5

McClatchy, J.D. 1976-2003

J.D. McClatchy

Poet, critic, and editor of The Yale Review.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

McClatchy, J.D., 1945-
Box 26, Folder 6

McCracken, Elizabeth 1999

Elizbeth McCracken

Novelist.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

McCracken, Elizabeth
Box 26, Folder 7

McFall, Gardner 1980-1997

Subjects and Indexing Terms

McFall, Gardner
Box 26, Folder 8

McGee, Lynn 1987-1993, undated

Box 26, Folder 8

MacGuire, John 2002

Box 26, Folder 9

McHugh, Heather 1979-1994, undated

Heather McHugh

Poet.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

McHugh, Heather, 1948-
Box 26, Folder 10

MacKenzie, Ginny 1983-2003, undated

Ginny MacKenzie

Poet.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

MacKenzie, Ginny
Box 26, Folder 11

McKernan, John 1982

John McKernan

Poet.
Box 26, Folder 12-15

McMahon, Lynne 1978-1984, undated

Lynne McMahon

Poet. Wife of poet Sherod (Rod) Santos.

Enclosed Materials

Drafts of poems by McMahon, a draft of a poem by Sherod Santos in a letter dated October 21, 1984, and a copy of a letter of recommendation by Santos on behalf of Muske-Dukes in a letter dated December 10, 1986. Photos enclosed.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Buckley, Christopher, 1948-
Dukes, David, 1945-2000
McMahon, Lynne
Santos, Sherod, 1948-
Box 27, Folder 1-3

McMahon, Lynne (cont.) 1985-1994

Box 27, Folder 4

McMicheal, James 1977-2003

James McMichael

Poet.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Dukes, David, 1945-2000
McMichael, James, 1939-
Box 27, Folder 5

MacShane, Frank 1977-1984

Frank MacShane

Professor of writing. Founder of the writing division at Columbia University School of the Arts, where Muske-Dukes taught in the late 70s.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Lux, Thomas, 1946-
MacShane, Frank
Box 27, Folder 6

Macomber, Doug 1998, undated

Doug Macomber

Photographer. Partner of poet Carl Phillips.

Photograph in White House

Photograph of Muske-Dukes and Mark Doty as described in Married to the Icepick Killer.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Doty, Mark
Phillips, Carl, 1959-
Box 27, Folder 7

Mall, Jeanette 1975

Box 27, Folder 8

Manning, Peter 1987-2001, undated

Peter J. Manning

Professor of English Literature. Muske-Dukes' colleague at USC.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Manning, Peter J., 1942-
University of Southern California--Archives
Box 27, Folder 9

Marhsall, Joan Van Ark 2001

Box 27, Folder 10

Martin, Jay 2001

Box 27, Folder 11

Martin, Steve 1995-2003, undated

Steve Martin

Actor, novelist, comedian.

Enclosed Materials

Draft of fictional work by Martin.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Dukes, David, 1945-2000
Martin, Steve, 1945-
"Life After Death" "The Pleasure of My Company"
Box 27, Folder 12

Mathis, Cleopatra 1986-2001

Cleopatra Mathis

Poet. Professor of Creative Writing at Dartmouth University.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Mathis, Cleopatra, 1947-
Box 27, Folder 13

Matthews, William 1980

William Matthews

Poet.

Materials Enclosed

Photos enclosed.
Box 28, Folder 1

Mayes, Frances

Mayes, Frances

Novelist and poet.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Mayes, Frances
Box 28, Folder 2

Mazur, Gail 1981-2003, undated

Gail Mazur

Poet, editor (Blacksmith Press), director of Blacksmith Poetry program.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Mazur, Gail
Box 28, Folder 3

Mazzocco, Robert 1977-1978, undated

Robert Mazzocco

Poet.

Enclosed Poems

Drafts of the following poems by Mazzocco.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Mazzocco, Robert, 1932-
Box 28, Folder 4

Merrin, Jeredith 1995-1997, undated

Jeredith Merrin

Poet and critic.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Merrin, Jeredith, 1944-
Box 28, Folder 5

Merwin, W.S. (William Stanley) 1990-2005, undated

W.S. Merwin

Poet, Pulitzer and Bollingen winner.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Merwin, W.S. (William Stanley), 1927-
Box 28, Folder 6

Miles, Josephine 1981

Box 28, Folder 7

Miller, Jane 1982

Jane Miller

Poet.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Miller, Jane, 1949-
Box 28, Folder 8

Milosz, Czeslaw 1991

Czeslaw Milosz

Poet and Nobel Prize laureate.
Box 28, Folder 9

Morris, Mary 1987-1991, undated

Mary Morris

Novelist, non-fiction writer.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Morris, Mary, 1947-
Box 28, Folder 10

Moser, Dennis undated

Box 28, Folder 11

Mosio, Jackie 1980, undated

Box 28, Folder 12

Moyan, Nancy 1975

Box 28, Folder 13

Musk, Dennis 1987

Box 28, Folder 14

Muske, Bill and Elizabeth (Elsie) 2000-2001, undated

Bill and Elizabeth Dukes

The parents of Carol Muske-Dukes.
Box 28, Folder 15

Muske, Bob and Mary Jo 1974-2001, undated

Box 28, Folder 16

Muske, James 1974

Box 28, Folder 17

Nelson, Marilyn 1997-2004

Marilyn Nelson

Poet.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Nelson, Marilyn, 1946-
Box 28, Folder 18

Nims, John Frederick 1987

John Nims

Poet, editor of Poetry (1978-1984).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Nims, John Frederick, 1913-1999
Box 28, Folder 19

Norman, Howard A. 1984-1993, undated

Norman, Howard A.

Novelist and husband of Jane Shore.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Norman, Howard A.
Shore, Jane, 1947-
Box 28, Folder 20

Norris, Kathleen 1995-2000

Kathleen Norris

Poet and essayist.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Norris, Kathleen, 1947-
Box 28, Folder 21

Nystrom, Debra 1988-2003

Debra Nystrom

Poet.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Nystrom, Debra
Box 28, Folder 22

Oates, Joyce Carol 1997

Joyce Carol Oates

Poet, novelist, critic, essayist, National Book Award winner.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-
Box 28, Folder 23

O'Hehir, Diana 1998

Diana O'Hehir

Poet and novelist.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

O'hehir, Diana, 1929-
Box 28, Folder 24

Olds, Sharon 1983-2002, undated

Sharon Olds

Poet.

Enclosed Materials

Drafts of the following poems by Sharon Olds. Drafts of poems by Muske-Dukes from Sparrow with comments from Olds.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Olds, Sharon
Box 28, Folder 25

Oliveira, David 2001

David Oliveira

Poet.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Oliveira, David
Box 28, Folder 26

Ontkean, Mike 1993-1998

Box 28, Folder 27

Orr, Gregory 1980-2006

Gregory Orr

Poet.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Orr, Gregory
Box 28, Folder 28

Orr, Linda 1977-1979

Linda Orr

Poet and critic.

Letter Addressed to Thomas Lux

The letter dated July 13, 1979 is addressed to Thomas Lux, who was living with Muske-Dukes at the time.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Lux, Thomas, 1946-
Orr, Linda, 1943-
Box 29, Folder 1

Painter, Stephanie 1996

Box 29, Folder 2

Paley, Paula 1973-1975

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Halpern, Daniel, 1945-
Box 29, Folder 3

Papin, Claude 2001

Box 29, Folder 4

Parker, Robert 2004

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Parker, R.H.
Box 29, Folder 5

Pastan, Linda 1977-1994

Linda Pastan

Poet.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Pastan, Linda, 1932-
Box 29, Folder 6

Peacock, Molly 1976-1995

Molly Peacock

Poet.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Peacock, Molly, 1947-
Box 29, Folder 7

Pellegrini, Ann 2002-2003

Box 29, Folder 8

Perloff, Marjorie 1986-1997, undated

Marjorie Perloff

Critic.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Perloff, Marjorie
Box 29, Folder 9

Peters, Bob 1982

Box 29, Folder 10

Phillips, Carl 1998-2003, undated

Carl Phillips

Poet and partner of photographer Doug Macomber.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Phillips, Carl, 1959-
Box 29, Folder 11

Phillips, Robert S. 1980

Robert Phillips

Poet and critic.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Phillips, Robert S.
Box 29, Folder 12

Pinsky, Robert 1995-2003

Robert Pinsky

Poet, critic, U.S. Poet Laureate from 1997-2000.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Pinsky, Robert
Box 29, Folder 13

Place, Vanessa 2003

Box 29, Folder 14

Plumly, Stanley 1976-1998

Stanley Plumly

Poet.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Plumly, Stanley
Box 29, Folder 15

Pollitt, Katha 2003

Box 29, Folder 16

Portnow, Marjorie 1976-1977

Marjorie Portnow

Painter.
Box 29, Folder 17

Purl, Linda 1988

Enclosed Materials

Photos Jorie Graham and others enclosed.
Box 29, Folder 18

Purpura, Lia 2001

Lia Purpura

Poet.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Purpura, Lia, 1964-
Box 29, Folder 19

Rankaitis, Susan 2005

Susan Rankaitis

Artist.
Box 29, Folder 20

Reiss, Barbara 1975

Barbara Reiss

Ex-wife of poet James Reiss.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Reiss, James
Box 29, Folder 21

Reiss, James 1977-1995, undated

James Reiss

Poet and ex-husband of Barbara Reiss.

Enclosed Materials

Draft of poem by Reiss. In an envelope postmarked June 3, 1977, Reiss enclosed a letter he was to have delivered to Thomas Lux and a poem by Muske-Dukes titled "Elocution: Touch." This poem later appeared in Skylight.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Lux, Thomas, 1946-
Reiss, James
Box 29, Folder 22

Reiss, Lisa 1981

Box 29, Folder 23

Rich, Adrienne 1975-2006, undated

Adrienne Rich

Poet, activist, National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award winner.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Rich, Adrienne, 1929-2012
Box 29, Folder 24

Robbins, Doren 1997, undated

Doren Robbins

Poet.

Enclosed Materials

Enclosed with a card regarding the passing of Larry Levis are two poems by Robbins.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Levis, Larry
Robbins, Doren
Box 29, Folder 25

Roman, David 2001

Box 29, Folder 26

Rosen, Michael 1982-1999, undated

Michael Rosen

Poet and children's author.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Rosen, Michael, 1946-
Box 29, Folder 27

Rosenberg, Liz 1997, undated

Liz Rosenberg

Poet, young adult and children's writer.

Enclosed Materials

Enclosed with the letters are drafts of poems by Rosenberg.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Rosenberg, Liz
Box 29, Folder 28

Rossini, Clare 1994-2005, undated

Clare Rossini

Poet.

Enclosed Materials

Drafts of poems by Rossini.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Rossini, Clare
Box 29, Folder 29

Rudman, Mark 1976-1982, undated

Mark Rudman

Poet and editor of Pequod.

Water damaged letter

Letter dated October 21, 1982 has been water damaged causing the ink to run. No mold appears to be present. (Note by Steven Bingo)

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Rudman, Mark
Box Restricted

Ryan, Michael 1976-2005

Restricted Access

Access to the contents of Box 29, Folder 30 is permitted with authorization of Carol Muske-Dukes.

Michael Ryan

Poet.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Ryan, Michael, 1946-
Box 30, Folder 1

Sadoff, Ira 1976-1994, undated

Ira Sadoff

Poet.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Sadoff, Ira
Box 30, Folder 2

St. John, David 1999, undated

David St. John

Poet and colleague of Muske-Dukes at USC.

Enclosed Materials

Enclosed is a draft of a story titled "Cafe Rio."

Subjects and Indexing Terms

St. John, David, 1949-
Box 30, Folder 3

Samuelson, Karen 1976

Box 30, Folder 4

Santos, Sherod 1980-1994, undated

Sherod (Rod) Santos

Poet, essayist, and husband of poet Lynne McMahon.

Restricted Access

Access to the contents of Box 30, Folder 4 is permitted with authorization of Carol Muske-Dukes.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

McMahon, Lynne
Santos, Sherod, 1948-
Box 30, Folder 5

Scales, Robert 2000, undated

Robert Scales

Director, stage producer, and Dean of USC School of Theatre (1993-2003).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Dukes, David, 1945-2000
Box 30, Folder 6

Schulman, Grace 1975-2003, undated

Grace Schulman

Poet and editor for The Nation.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Schulman, Grace
Box 30, Folder 7

Selman, Robyn 1982-1998

Box 30, Folder 8

Seshadri, Vijay 1997-2002

Vijay Seshadri

Poet.
Box 30, Folder 9

Shoaf, Diann Blakely 1995-1998, undated

Diann Blakely Shoaf

Poet.
Box 30, Folder 10

Shore, Jane 1977-1997, undated

Jane Shore

Poet and wife of novelist Howard Norman.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Norman, Howard A.
Shore, Jane, 1947-
Box 30, Folder 11

Simic, Charles 1977-1998, undated

Charles Simic

Poet, Pulitzer Prize winnter, U.S. Poet Laureate (2007).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Simic, Charles, 1938-
Box 30, Folder 12

Simic, Goran 1996

Box 30, Folder 13

Simon, Maurya 1983-2001

Maurya Simon

Poet.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Simon, Maurya, 1950-
Box 30, Folder 14

Slattery, William 1994

Box 30, Folder 15

Smilgis, Martha 1982

Martha Smilgis

Writer for Time magazine.
Box 30, Folder 16

Southwick, Marcia 1980-1992

Marcia Southwick

Poet and wife of poet Larry Levis.
Box 30, Folder 17

Spencer, Brent 1996-1997

Brent Spencer

Novelist.
Box 30, Folder 18

Stambler, Kirk and Victoria 1996

Kirk Stambler and Victoria Tennant

Victoria Tennant is an actress who worked on a TV Miniseries called "The Winds of War" with David Dukes.
Box 30, Folder 19

Stern, Gerald 1976-2003

Gerald Stern

Poet and winner of National Book Award.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Stern, Gerald, 1925-
Box 30, Folder 20

Stewart, Jody 1979-1987

Box 31, Folder 1

Stoppard, Tom 1987-2001

Tom Stoppard

Screenwriter, playwright, Tony Award and Academy Award winner.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Stoppard, Tom
Box 31, Folder 2

Strand, Mark 1977-2003, undated

Mark Strand

Poet, Pulitzer Prize winner, and U.S. Poet Laureate.

Note about Correspondents and Enclosed Materials

File includes letters from Strand's wife and daughter. Drafts of poems by Strand enclosed.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Strand, Mark, 1934-
Box 31, Folder 3

Subach, Karen 1997

Karen Subach

Poet and fiction writer.
Box 31, Folder 4

Svendsen, Linda 1981-1985

Linda Svendsen

Fiction writer and screenwriter.
Box 31, Folder 5

Swincord, Robin 1996, undated

Robin Swicord

Screenwriter.
Box 31, Folder 6

Tart, Indrek

Box 31, Folder 7

Townsend, Ann 1994-1997

Ann Townsend

Poet.
Box 31, Folder 8

Troupe, Quincy 1983-1992

Quicny Troupe

Poet and biographer of Miles Davis.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Troupe, Quincy
Box 31, Folder 9

Valentine, Jean 1996-1997

Jean Valentine

Poet and National Book Award winner.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Valentine, Jean
Box 31, Folder 10

Van Duyn, Mona 1994

Mona Van Duyn

Poet, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner, and U.S. Poet Laureate.

Enclosed Materials

Signed copy of a speech Van Duyn gave as Poet Laureate.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Van Duyn, Mona
Box 31, Folder 11

Vendler, Helen 1998, undated

Helen Vendler

Critic.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Vendler, Helen Hennessy
Box 31, Folder 12

[?], Victor 1976

Box 31, Folder 13

Vogelsang, Arthur 1976-2003

Arthur Vogelsang

Poet and editor of American Poetry Review.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Vogelsang, Arthur
Box 31, Folder 14

Voigt, Ellen Bryant 1995-2003

Ellen Bryant Voigt

Poet.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Voigt, Ellen Bryant, 1943-
Box 31, Folder 15

Voisine, Connie

Connie Voisine

Poet.
Box 31, Folder 16

Von Bow [?], Heidi 1980

Box 31, Folder 17

Wakoski, Diane 1996-2002

Diane Wakoski

Poet.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Wakoski, Diane
Box 31, Folder 18

Wallach, K [?] 1978

Box 31, Folder 19

Warren, Robert Penn 1981

Robert Penn Warren

Poet, novelist, critic, Pulitzer Prize winner, and U.S. Poet Laureate.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989
Box 31, Folder 20

Wasserman, Steve 1997-2003

Steve Wasserman

Editor of Los Angeles Times Book Review.
Box 31, Folder 21

Wheeler, Jackson 1993-2001

Jackson Wheeler

Poet.
Box 31, Folder 22

Wheeler, Susan 1999-2004

Box 31, Folder 23

White, Mimi 1998

Box 31, Folder 24

Whyatt, Frances 1975

Box 31, Folder 25

Williams, Galen 1995

Box 32, Folder 1

Wolff, Geoffrey 1996

Geoffrey Wolff

Novelist.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Wolff, Geoffrey, 1937-
Box 32, Folder 2

Wolloch, Cecilia 1991-1995

Box 32, Folder 3

Wood, Susan 1977-1981

Susan Wood

Poet.
Box 32, Folder 4

Wright, Annie 1989

Enclosed Materials

A book created for a memorial reading in remembrance of Elizabeth Kray, poet and co-founder of Poets House with Stanley Kunitz.
Box 32, Folder 5

Wright, Charles 1979-1992, undated

Enclosed Materials

Drafts of poems by Wright.

Charles Wright

Poet, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner. Taught at UC Irvine when Muske-Dukes was a visiting writer (1978).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Wright, Charles, 1935-
Box 32, Folder 6

Xavier, Jonathan 1991

Box 32, Folder 7

Yenser, Stephen 1986-1997

Box 32, Folder 8

York, Michael 2003

Michael York

Actor and recording artist.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

York, Michael, 1942-
Box 32, Folder 9

Zentall, Kate 1994

Box 32, Folder 10

Condolences Regarding Death of David Dukes 2000-2002

Box 32, Folder 11-12

Greeting Cards 1973-2003, undated

Contents

Holiday and other cards of thanks or congratulations. Not included are cards sent by those for whom a correspondence file has been separately compiled.
Box 32, Folder 13-14

Unidentified Correspondence

 

Professional Correspondence

Note on Contents

Within the subseries "Professional Correspondence," documents have been grouped according to agency whenever possible. For example, much of the correspondence from Howard Moss can be found under the broader category of correspondence from The New Yorker, as the correspondence from Moss emerges from his professional reponsibility as poetry editor for The New Yorker. For correspondence refering to book length projects, such as anthologies, correspondence has been arranged according to publisher. This should allow one to more easily trace the evolution of various books that Muske-Dukes created or to which she contributed.
Box 33, Folder 1

13th Moon 1997

Box 33, Folder 2

Aaron M. Priest Literary Agency 2001-2004

Contents

Correspondence regarding Sparrow and Life After Death. Amongst the correspondents are literary agent Molly Friedrich, among others.
Box 33, Folder 3

Academy of American Poets - Adamska, Ludmilla 1980-2002

List of Correspondents

Academy of American Poets, Ace Gallery of New York, Diane Ackerman, Ludmilla Adamska
Box 33, Folder 4

Agee, Louis - The American Review 1974-1996, undated

Notes on Contents

A letter from the editor of Amazon Quarterly, Audre Lorde, requesting poems by inmates from Riker's Island is contained in this file. While this file also contains correspondence from The American Poetry Review, it does not contain any correspondence written by editor Arthur Vogelsang. These letters may be found under "Vogelsang, Arthur" in the Personal Correspondence file.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Alcosser, Sandra, 1944-
Lorde, Audre
Box 33

The American Voice - Associated Writing Programs 1975-1999

List of Correspondents

The American Voice, American Writers Congress, Amnesty International, Amorosano Associates, Andover / Phillips Academy, Antaeus, Antioch University, Arcade Publishing, The Armory Gallery, Aspen Writers' Conference, Aspen Anthology, The Associated Writing Programs
Box 33, Folder 6

The Atlantic Monthly - Baruch College 1984-2003

Notes on Contents

Included are responses to poems submitted to The Atlantic Monthly, a fax from Russell Banks regarding a letter of recommendation for Muske-Dukes, and a letter requesting a review of poet Grace Schulman for the position of Distinguised Professor at Barnard College.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Banks, Russell, 1944-
Schulman, Grace
Box 33, Folder 7

Bell, Susan 1993

Notes on Contents

A proposal for a show called "Book Talk" where Muske-Dukes and Maya Angelou review books. Enclosed are powerpoint printouts and supporting documents.
Box 33, Folder 8

Bennington College - Buzz 1976-2003

List of Correspondents

Bennington College, Gina Bergamino, Jake Berthot, Blackbird, Blacksmith House (from Terri Trespicio), Dainn Blakely, Corey Blechman, BOA Editions Limited, Deborah Bogen, Don Bogen, Joseph Boone (USC Colleague), Borders, Inc., Boston Unviersity, Kay Boyle, The Bragr Times, Susan Brownmiller, Edward Brynes, Buzz, Michael Bugeja
Box 33, Folder 9

California Institute for the Arts - Cavan Kerry Press 1982-2003, undated

List of Correspondents

California Institute for the Arts, California Polytechnic State University - San Louis Obispo, California State University - Chico, California State University - San Bernardino, Calliopea Press, Caprice, Carnegie Mellon University, Michael J. Carter, Cavan Kerry Press
Box 33, Folder 10

Chaffey College - Chrome Yellow Films 1976-2002

Notes on Contents

A letter from John Cheever, letters from Christian Children's Fund, and correspondence from Nicholas Christopher regarding Muske-Dukes' contributions to an anthology titled Walk on the Wild Side.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Cheever, John
Christopher, Nicholas
Box 33, Folder 11

City University of New York - Collier, Michael 1975-2002, undated

List of Correspondents

City University of New York, Clapperstick Institute, Claremont University (re: Kingsley Tufts award), CNN, Shirley Cohen, College of the Holy Cross, Micheal Collier (re: Breadloaf Writers Conference)
Box 33, Folder 12

Columbia: A Magazine - Council of the Library Foundation 1975-2003, undated

List of Correspondents

Columbia: A Magazine of Poetry and Prose, Columbia University Press, Columbia University, Company of the Animals Fund, Conejo Valley Unified School District, Carol Connolly, Contact Programs, Frank Corradi, The Council of the Library Foundation
Box 33, Folder 13

County and City of Los Angeles - Curtis Brown, Ltd. 1975-1999, undated

List of Correspondents

County and City of Los Angeles, Craig Krull Gallery, Crazyhorse, Creative Arists Public Service Program (CAPS),Creative Movement, Creighton University, Alison Curie, Current, Curtis Brown, Ltd.
Box 33, Folder 14

Daedelus Books - Dutton's Brentwood 1975-2001

List of Correspondents

Daedalus Books, Ruth Daigon, Elaine Dallman, Jim Daniels, Dartmouth College, Daughters, Inc., Marie de Vaure, Delta Airlines, A Directors' Theatre, Doubleday and Company, Dutton's Brentwood
Box 33, Folder 15

E - F 1975-2004, undated

List of Correspondents

East Tennessee State University (signed Richard Morgan), The Ecco Press, D. Anthony English, Entropy Magazine, Esperanza High School, Esquire (signed by Gordon Lish and others), Evergreen, Heea Fales, Farrar Straus & Giroux (signed by Jason Shinder), Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Field (mostly signed by Stuart Freibert), Forest Lawn Memorial Park, The Forum, Michael Frank, Friends of the Sunland-Tujunga Branch Library
Box 33, Folder 16

Gale Group - General Services Administration 1991-2002

List of Correspondents

Gale Group, General Services Administration
Box 34, Folder 1

George Mason University - Gravida 1976-2004

List of Correspondents

George Mason University, Georgetown University (David Gewanter), Gibbs Smith Publishing, Gimbel Addelson Productions, Dana Gioia, Goddard College, Gravida
Box 34, Folder 2

Green Mountain Review - Hunter, Vicky 1971-2003

List of Correspondents

Green Mountains Review, Greenfield Review, Greywolf Press, Marilyn Hacker, Audrey Hall, Donita Hall, Sir Peter Hall, Karla Hammond, Harold Matson Comapny, Inc., Michael Harper, Harper Collins Publishers, Harry Dejur Henry Street Playhouse, Heidi Hart, Richard Harteis, Anthony Hecht, Heresies, Frank Hertle, Ed Hirsch, Jack Hitt, Tony Hoagland, Hollywood Center Foundation, Holt, Reinhart, and Winston, Houghton Mifflin, The Hudson Review (from Hayden Carruth), Hungry Mind Review, Vicky Hunter
Box 34, Folder 3

I 1981-1996, undated

List of Correspondents

Collete Inez, The Ingram Merrill Foundation, The Inner City Education Foundation, The Iowa Reviw, Tara Ison, Italian Cultural Institute
Box 34, Folder 4

J 1979-2005, undated

List of Correspondents

Erik Jackson, K. Don Jacobusse, Marc Jarman, Gish Jen, Dennis Jewell, John O'Hara Journal, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Foster Johnson, June Jordan, Mark Juergens
Box 34, Folder 5

K 1974-2005, undated

List of Correspondents

Barbara Kassel, Kayak, Meg Kearney, Kehillat Israel, Garrison Keillor, Kendall / Hunt Publishing Company, Kent State University, The Kenyon Review, Kim-from-L.A., Elizabeth Kirschner, Krueger Gallery
Box 34, Folder 6

Lanese, Peyrot and Mucci, Inc. - Lifshin, Lyn 1976-2005

List of Correspondents

Lagnese, Peyrot and Mucci, Inc., Anne Lamott, Lannan Foundation, Alexis Lathem, Lerner Heller, L'Espervier Press, Lexington Prison (from Carolyn Snow-Fulton), Library Journal, Library of Congress, Life Savers Wild Horse Rescue Ranch, Lyn Lifshin
Box 34, Folder 7

Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Fund - Los Angeles Valley College 1985-2003

List of Correspondents

Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Fund, Doris B. Lincoln, Links Books, Lucy Lippard, Literalistic, Ltd., The Little Magazine, Sally Livingston, Liz Darhansoff Literary Agency, The Los Angeles Institute of the Humanities, Los Angeles Poetry Festival, Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles Theatre Works, The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Valley College
Box 34, Folder 8

Lost Road Publishers - McQuade, Molly 1975-2004, undated

creator: Louis, Adrian C.

Enclosed Materials

Enclosed with the letter from Doris B. Lincoln dated May 26, 1975 was a book of poems by Lincoln titled, Greening the Twig. This book is currently filed in Box ??????, Folder ???????? under "Works by Others."

List of Correspondents

Lost Road Publishers (C.D. Wright), Adrian Louis, Louis W. and Maude Hill Family Foundation, Beverly Lowry, Candace McClelland, Connie McCreight, MacDowell Colony, Joe McElroy, Pamela Macintosh, Molly McQuade
Box 34, Folder 9

Mademoiselle - Mattawa, Khaled 1974-1999

List of Correspondents

Mademoiselle, Maisonneuve Press (Jay Meek), Manhattan Theatre Club, Marilyn Sanders Photography, Marlborough School, Martha Maillard Literary Agency, Sandy Marvinney, Khaled Mattawa
Box 34, Folder 10

Maxwell Davidson Gallery - The Missouri Review 1975-2001

List of Correspondents

Maxwell Davidson Gallery, Medina Foundation, Joseph Megel, Meridian, Michigan Quarterly Review, Middlebury College (Breadloaf Writers' Conference), Sara Miles, Minnesota State University - Mankato, Mississippi Review, Missouri Review
Box 34, Folder 11

Mitchell, Susan - Mundus Atrium 1974-2003

List of Correspondents

Susan Mitchell, Moons and Lions Tailes, Mostow/Lieberman Productions (re: U-571), Toni Morrison, Mothers Embracing Nuclear Disarmament, Mount San Antonio Community College, Bill Moyers, Ms., Henryette Mullens, Mundus Atrium
Box 34, Folder 12

The Nation - New Virginia Review 1973-2005

List of Correspondents

The Nation, The National Book Critics Circle, The National Book Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, National Organization for Women, New Bones, The New England Review, New School for Social Research, New Virginia Review
Box 35, Folder 1

New York Council for the Humanities - New York University 1973-2004

List of Correspondents

New York Council for the Humanities, New York Public Library, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, New York Quarterly, New York State Council on the Arts (re: Poets in the Schools), The New York Times, New York University
Box 35, Folder 2

The New Yorker 1976-1993, undated

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Moss, Howard, 1922-1987
Box 35, Folder 3

North Stone Review - Oxford University Press 1974-2005

List of Correspondents

The North Stone Review, Harry Northup, Northwest Airlines, Northwestern University, Odyssey Theatre, Off Main Gallery, Office of the Governor (of California), Ohio State University, Ohio State University Press, Ohio University, Oui, Ron Overton, Oxford University Press
Box 35, Folder 4

Pacific Review - Pen Center USA West 1976-2001

creator: Pape, Greg, 1947-

List of Correspondents

Pacific Review, Greg Pape, Paragon House Publishers, Paris Press, The Paris Review (from Richard Howard), Parnassus (from Herbert Leibowitz), Paul Thompson Jewelers, PEN American Center, PEN Center USA West
Box 35, Folder 5

Perry, Susan - Poetry Flash 1979-2002, undated

List of Correspondence

Susan Perry, Pete and Susan Barnett Art Gallery, Pfeiffer-Guinzberg Productions (Re: Dear Digby), Penguin Putnam Inc., Sybil Pincus, Ploughshares, Pocket Books, Poetry, Poetry East, Poetry Flash, Poetry Northwest (from David Wagonner[?])
Box 35, Folder 6

Poetry Society of America - Poets' House 1974-2002

List of Correspondents

Poetry Society of America, Poets and Writers, Poets' House
Box 35, Folder 7

Pomona Valley Writers' Association - Pushcart Press 1979-2006

List of Correspondents

Pomona Valley Writers' Association, Portland State University, Matt Prager, Prarie Lights Books, Minnie Bruce Pratt, Susan Pratt, Princeton University, Princeton University Press, Patrick Pritchett, Public Art Fund, Pushcart Press
Box 35, Folder 8

Random House 1999-2003

Box 35, Folder 9

Rector, Liam - Rutgers University Press 1980-2004

List of Correspondents

Laim Rector, David Remnick, Kathryn Rhett, David Rigsbee, River City Review (Sharon Bryan), Rockefeller Brothers Fund, The Rockefeller Foundation, Richard Ronan, S.X. Rosenstock, Runes: A Review of Poetry, Rutgers University, Rutgers University Press
Box 35, Folder 10

Sacco, Mary Anne - Sarabande Books 1975-2002

creator: Sacks, Oliver W.

List of Correspondents

Mary Anne Sacco, Oliver Sacks, St. Johnsbury Academy (Tim Averill), St. Martin's Press, St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Paul Dispatch, Salt Publishing, San Diego State University, San Francisco Review, San Francisco State University, Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency, Sarabande Books Enclosed with the letter from St. Paul Dispatch dated April 11, 1975, is a black and white photograph of Muske-Dukes
Box 35, Folder 11

Scates, Maxine - Shenandoah 1990-2000

List of Correspondents

Maxine Scates, Jay Schapira M.D. (Cardiologist), Bart Scheider, [?] Schmitz, Thom Schram, Seneca Review, Patty Seyburn, Shapiro-Lichtman Travel Agency, Shenandoah
Box 35, Folder 12

Shinder, Jason

Jason Shinder

Poet and founder of YMCA National Writer's Voice program.

Enclosed Materials

Enclosed is a manuscript of Shinder's poetry.
Box 35, Folder 13

Lynn Shoemaker - Solo Press 1981-2002

List of Correspondents

Lynn Shoemaker, Layle Silbert, Michael Silverblatt, Slate, Small World Books, Arhtur Smith, Solo Press
Box 35, Folder 14

Some - State University of New York Stony Brook 1980-2002, undated

List of Correspondents

Some, Southern California Booksellers Association, Southland Council of Teachers of English, Elizabeth Spires, The Spoon River Poetry, Adrian Spratt, Maureen Sprunger, State University of New York (SUNY) Albany, SUNY Binghamton, SUNY Stony Brook
Box 35, Folder 15

Stearns, Kate - Swenson, Karen 1974-2002, undated

List of Correspondents

Kate Stearns, Jean Stephenson, The Steven Barclay Agency, Terry Stevenson, Story Line Press, Phyllis Stowell, Sun and Moon Press, Sunbury: A Poetry Magazine, Karen Swenson
Box 36, Folder 1

Taylor, Henry - The Threepenny Review 1976-2000, undated

List of Correspondents

Henry Taylor, Marcella Taylor, Patrick Thaddeus, David [Theo ?], This is Art Entertainment Group, Inc., Threepenny Review
Box 36, Folder 2

The Toby Press, Ltd. - Twitchell, Chase 1981-2004, undated

List of Correspondents

The Toby Press, Ltd., Tractor, Trafika, David Trinidad, Triquarterly, Tufts Unviersity, Alberta Turner, Chase Twitchell
Box 36, Folder 3

Unites States Military Academy - University of California Riverside

List of Correspondents

United States Military Academy, University of Alaska - Anchorage, University of California - Berkeley, University of California - Davis, University of California - Irvine, University of California - Los Angeles, University of California - Riverside
Box 36, Folder 4

University of Chicago - University of Iowa Press 1979-2005

List of Correspondents

University of Chicago, University of Chicago Press, University of Cincinnati University of Florida (William Logan), University of Georgia, University of Houston, University of Illinois Press (Kevin Prufer), University of Iowa, University of Iowa Press
Box 36, Folder 5

University of Massachusetts - University of Northern Iowa 1975-2000

List of Correspondents

University of Massachusetts, University of Michigan Press, University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Press (Thom Tammaro), Univerity of Missouri, University of Nevada Press, University of North Carolina, University of North Dakota, University of Northern Iowa
Box 36, Folder 6

University of Pittsburgh - University of Pittsburgh Press 1974-1994

List of Correspondents

University of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Press
Box 36, Folder 7

University of Southern California 1989-2005, undated

List of Correspondents

Department of Industrial Relations, Stephen Sample, Madeline Puzo, David E. James, Joseph Boone, Marshall Cohen, Peter M. Shugarman, James D. Lytle, Dr. James C. Fleming, Roz Halikis, others.
Box 36, Folder 8

University of Tennessee - Urbanski, Debbie 1974-2003

List of Correspondents

University of Tennessee, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Unterberg Poetry Center (formerly Poetry Center), Debbie Urbanski
Box 36, Folder 9

Van Brunt, Lloyd - Versatility Books 1975-1999

List of Correspondents

Lloyd Van Brunt, Vanderbilt University, Retika Vazirani, Patrice Vecchione, Vermont Council on the Arts, Versatility Books (Robert Creely)
Box 36, Folder 10

Viking Penguin, Inc. 1988-1993

Box 36, Folder 11

W.W. Norton - Westchester County Deptartment of Correction 1975-2004

List of Correspondents

W.W. Norton (Nan Cohen), Alice Walker, Rosanna Warren, Warren Wilson College, Washington Square, Wave Hill (Natalie Robins), Wesleyan University Press, Westchester County Department of Correction
Box 36, Folder 12

Western Humanities Review - Writeoff Records

List of Correspondents

Western Humanities Review, Gail White, Who's Who in America, William Holden Wildlife Foundation, Suzanne Wise, Witherspoon and Chernoff Associates, Inc., WNET Thirteen, Wolf-Kastler and Associates, Michelle Wolf, Woman Books, Jay Wright, Writeoff Records
Box 36, Folder 13

Writers at Work - Writer's Digest 1990-2003, undated

List of Correspondents

Writers at Work, A Writers' Community (Laurel Blossom), Writer's Digest
Box 36, Folder 14

Yale Review - Zinnes, Harriet 1975-1999

List of Correspondents

Yale Review, Yellow Umbrella Press, Heidi Zeigler, Paul Zimmer, Harriet Zinnes
Box 36, Folder 15

USC-Program Applicants

Contents of File

Letters by applicants regarding admissions to the PhD. program in Literature and Creative Writing.
Box 36, Folder 15

Correspondence from Students 1981-2005, undated

Note about Contents

Includes letters and cards from past students, including students from conferences and workshops.
Box 37, Folder 1-3

Fan Mail and Response to Published Works 1989-2003, undated

Files Maintained by Muske-Dukes

The contents of Box 37, Folder 1-2 contain a file compiled by Muske-Dukes labeled "Some Fan Mail." The contents of Box 37, Folder 3 contain a file of emailed responses compiled by Muske-Dukes.
Box 37, Folder 4-5

Correspondence from Muske-Dukes 1972-2005

Enclosed Materials

Enclosed with the letter to Toby Hershaw dated May 10, 1995 were "Having Fled the Cite Universitaire," "At the School for the Gifted," "Pacemaker," "Unsent Letter 3," "Family," "Proteus in Hollywood," "Stage and Screen," "Audition," and "Concertina." Enclosed with the fax coversheet to Grace Schulman dated January 25, 2003 were "Box" (from Sparrow), "Strange Interlude," and "Masks in Rain."

Restricted Access

A small amount of this file (letter from Carol Muske to David Dukes) has been placed in Box 46 Restricted Access. Access to this part of the file is permitted with authorization of Carol Muske-Dukes.

List of Recipients

Maggie Anderson and Judy Kirman, Joseph Aoun, Sylvan Barnet (Tufts University), Susan Bianchi, Bruce [?], Don Bruckner, Ms. Calisher, Ms. Cochran, Alex Colman, Dan [Halpern?], David Dukes, Mssrs. DelGrosso, et. al., Ed [Healton?], Finlay [?], [?] Fischer, Linda Friedman, George [?], Jorie Graham, Toby Hershaw, Melissa H., John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, John [?], Judy Krasnik, Nora Krug, Richard Lewontin, Tom Lux, Pamela Macintosh, Mark [Strand?], John Mayer, Jack Miles, Lynn Nesbit, Paul [Monette?], [?] Pippin, Alice Quinn, Rhiannon [?], David Rigsbee, Clare Rossini, Michael Ryan, David St. John, Grace Schulman, Jay Shapira, Darby and George Sheets, Sheilah [?], Rebecca Sinclair, Paul Slovak, Arthur Smith, Lisa Sorge, Steve [Sample?], Mark Strand, Susan [?], Suzanna Tamminen, Barrie Thorne, [?] Young
 

Works by Others

Contents of Series

When possible drafts of individual poems were kept in series titled "Correspondence." This series contains larger bodies of work Muske-Dukes kept. Perhaps the one file that breaks all boundaries defined in this finding aid is the Paul Monette file, which includes both work by Monette to Muske-Dukes and vice-versa.
Box 37, Folder 6

Bell, Marvin

Trinket

Poem titled "Trinket."
Box 37, Folder 7

Budbill, David

The Map of Life or What?

A report for the Rockefeller Brothers' Fund regarding education in public schools. Muske-Dukes wrote a report for this fund concerning a school in Elkhart, Indiana.
Box 37, Folder 8

Campbell Hall School

Day I Was Born, The

Booklet of poems titled The Day I Was Born..., produced by the 5th grade class of Campbell Hall, 1993. One of the poets represented is Annie Muske-Dukes, daughter of Carol Muske-Dukes.
Box 37, Folder 9

Collins, Billy

Sense of Place, A

Typed poem titled "A Sense of Place" by Billy Collins, with handwritten annotations by Carol Muske-Dukes.
Box 37, Folder 10

Doty, Mark

Firebird

20-page manuscript titled "Firebird."
Box 37, Folder 11

Fraser, Kathleen

When New Time Folds Up

Letter from Kathleen Fraser to Carol Muske-Dukes, along with the galleys of her manuscript, When New Time Folds Up, 1993.
Box 37, Folder 12

Graham, Jorie

Materialism

Galleys of a book of poems called Materialism, along with some loose poems and some correspondence between Graham and Muske-Dukes.
Box 37, Folder 13

Heaney, Seamus

Speech

6-page copy of a speech by Seamus Heaney made in Belfast in 1995.
Box 37, Folder 14

Heine, Heinrich

Hebrew Melodies

The translation of Heinrich Heine's Hebrew Melodies and Other Poems with Jewish Themes and cover letter were both written by Arnold Dunn, professor of Biological Sciences at USC. 2001.
Box 38, Folder 1

Humphreys, Helen

Nuns Looking Anxious Listening to Radios

Published book, Nuns Looking Anxious Listening to Radios, by Helen Humphreys.
Box 38, Folder 2

Kenyon, Jane

Reading Aloud to My Father

Poem by Jane Kenyon, printed as a broadside in a memorial tribute to Kenyon at Harvard University in 1996.
Box 8, Folder 7-8

Kovalcik, Janet. Dear Digby (Screenplay) manuscripts

Box 38, Folder 3

Kingsolving, Susan (Baumann)

I in My Red Chair

Photocopy of a poem by Susan (Baumann) Kingsolving.
Box 38, Folder 4

Krueger, Lisa

Interview with Meta Doherty Wilde

20-page transcription of an interview between Lisa Krueger and Meta Doherty Wilde. Letter from Lisa Krueger to Carol Muske-Dukes regarding the interview.
Box 38, Folder 5

Lannan Foundation

Carol Muske Sings on Sunday

2-page poem from the Lannan Foundation dedicated to Carol Muske (Dukes).
Box 38, Folder 6

Levine, Phillip

Mercy, The (Poems)

Book of poems (uncorrected proof) by Philip Levine. Enclosed card from the publicity department of Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. states "With the compliments of the author."
Box 38, Folder 7

Levis, Larry

Elegy

Group of poems by Larry Levis. Introduction by Philip Levine, which was written in 1996 after Levis's death.
Box 38, Folder 8

Lincoln, Doris B.

Greening Twig

Book of poems by Doris Brandt Lincoln.
Box 38, Folder 9

Lithgow, John

New Year's Eve 1999: The Lithgow Residence

Scrapbook of photos of party guests and excerpts from books, poems, etc. from a party held at the John and Mary Lithgow's home on New Year's Eve, 1999. Black plastic binder.
Box 38, Folder 10

Lux, Thomas

Notebook

A notebook that once belonged to Thomas Lux. Only two pages written on, the rest blank.
Box 38, Folder 11

Maso, Carole 1993

Ava

Carol Maso's comments on her recent novel, Ava. 4 pages.
Box 9, Folder 3-4

Megel, Joseph. Dear Digby (script) manuscript

Box 38, Folder 12

Matthews, William 1987

Magenta Bowling Ball, The

Photocopy of a 21-page typed manuscript by William Matthews, hand-edited by Carol Muske-Dukes.
Box 38, Folder 13

Monette, Paul

Poems

Folder of poems by Paul Monette, many with hand-written notes to Muske-Dukes.
Box 38, Folder 14

Oppenheimer, Joel

P.S. 84

A report for the Rockefeller Brothers' Fund regarding education in public schools. Muske-Dukes wrote a report for this fund concerning a school in Elkhart, Indiana.
Box 38, Folder 15-16, Box 39, Folder 1

Pinksy, Robert 2004

Manuscripts

Three works: Box 38, Folder 15 contains a manuscript by Pinksy called "Democracy, Culture, and the Voice of Poetry." Folder 16 contains an anthology titled, Invitation to Poetry, edited by Robert Pinsky and Maggie Dietz. The work is an "advance uncorrected proof." 2004. Box 39, Folder 1, contains an untitled manuscript by Pinsky about David and Goliath (2004).
Box 39, Folder 2

Rudman, Mark

Mystery in the Garden, The

Poem by Mark Rudman inscribed to Carol, David, and Annie, December 4, 1985.
Box 39, Folder 3

Schulman, Grace

Gift from a Lost World

Typed manuscript by Grace Schulman. In her essay, Schulman discusses the books, manuscripts, and paintings of artist E. McKnight Kauffer (1890-1954) who was her uncle. 20 pages. Also a tearsheet with a poem titled "The Stars and the Moon" by Schulman.
Box 39, Folder 4

Shinder, Jason

Town of My Love, The

Manuscript of poems by Jason Shinder bound in plastic comb binding. 67 pages. Yellow sticky note to Carol [Muske-Dukes] from Shinder dated 2/18/2002.
Box 39, Folder 5

Smith, Dave

Luck of Farragut High School, The

Prose manuscript by Dave Smith. 26 pages of the story, plus 8 additional pages of a curriculum unit on drawing and painting.
Box 39, Folder 6

Spratt, Adrian

Poems

A collection of poems by Adrian Spratt, written in the early 1980s. Includes his cover letter to Muske-Dukes.
Box 39, Folder 7-8

Stanford, Ann

Contents

A collected manuscript of poetry edited by David Trinidad and Maxine Scates.
Box 39, Folder 9

Strand, Mark

Figure in a Landscape

Manuscript of poems bound in plastic coil binding by Mark Strand. Undated.
Box 39, Folder 10

Subach, Karen

Into the Mirror

Title page and one poem titled "At the Raptor Center."
Box 10, Folder 11

Townsend, Ann

Dime Store Erotics

Published book of poems by Ann Townsend, 1998. Insccribed by Townsend to Muske-Dukes on the title page.
Box 39, Folder 12

Works About Muske-Dukes

Works About Muske-Dukes

Articles, newsletters, notes, etc. regarding Muske-Dukes and her poetry.
 

Ephemera

Box Restricted

Address Book

Address Book

Carol Muske-Duke's personal address book, almost completely filled with names, addresses, and phone numbers of personal contacts and businesses. Many loose scraps of paper between the pages.

Restricted Access

Due to the confidential nature of the names, addresses, and phone numbers in Muske-Duke's address book, access to this item is permitted with authorization of Carol Muske-Dukes.
Box 42

Calendar 1998

Calendar

Red leather bound journal for 1998, most pages blank. Entries consist of words and short phrases as reminders for birthdays, dinners, readings, etc.
Box 43

Clippings

Clippings

Three ov folders of miscellaneous newspaper clippings, many regarding Carol Muske-Dukes. One of the folders consists solely of Los Angeles Times Book Reviews and New York Times Book Reviews.
Box 40, Folder 1

Creighton University

Creighton University

Newspapers, booklets, flyers, etc. related to Creighton University of which Muske-Dukes is an alumnus. She was the editor of the university's "Shadows" magazine while she was a student. 1966 yearbook for Creighton University is in Box 42.
Box 40, Folder 2

Family Papers

Family Papers

Legal documents, receipts, and clippings about the Muske-Dukes family. The two blank pages with newspaper clippings taped to them and the draft of a letter to David Dukes were compiled in a file labeled "Carol Muske File."

Restricted Access

Part of this file is confidential and placed in Box 46 Restricted Access. Access to the contents of this file is permitted with authorization of Carol Muske-Dukes.
Box 40, Folder 3

General Articles

General Articles

Photocopies of newspaper and magazine articles on a variety of topics including feminism, literature, salad dressing recipes, etc.
Box 42

Guest Book c.1989

Guest Book

Partly used bound guestbook for a book party as stated on title page: "Guests of Willis Jane Digby: Book party for 1st novel, Dear Digby, in New York City."
Box 40, Folder 4

Invitations, Programs, Catalogs, Fliers

Invitations, Programs, Catalogs, Fliers

Ephemera connected with poetry readings, plays, and other events.
Box 40, Folder 5

Lists of Bookstores

Lists of Bookstores

Publication titled Literary Bookstores in the U.S., published by Poets ∧ Writers, Inc., 1988. File also contains typed and handwritten lists of bookstores with address information.
Box 40, Folder 6

Lists of Contacts

Lists of Contacts

Typed and handwritten lists of names and addresses. The page titled "Possible List" is for a party scheduled on July 11, 2005.
Box 40, Folder 7

Notes and Maps

Notes and Maps

Various handwritten and typed notes and handwritten maps.
Box 43

Scrapbook

Scrapbook

Large scrapbook of newspaper advertisements and scripts for advertisements, 1967-68.
Box 41-43

Publications

 

Photographs

Box 44, Folder 1

Art Without Walls, 1981 1981

Scope and Contents note

Six black and white photos taken by Thomas Victor at a prison benefit in 1981. Subjects include Carol Muske-Dukes, Susan Sarandon, Hamilton Fish, Robert Flack, Gail Rosenbloom, Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis, Ed Koren, and Curtis Ingham.
Box 44, Folder 2

Compton, Richard (Photographer) c. 1981

Scope and Contents note

15 black and white photographs taken by Richard Compton of Aspen, Colorado. Envelope and note from Compton are included with the photographs. Subjects include Kurt Brown, Stephen Dobyns, Maurya Stanton, Larry Levis, and Carol Muske-Dukes.
Box 44, Folder 3

Dukes, David

Scope and Contents note

2 snapshots of David Dukes: one of him carrying copies of Muske-Dukes's new book for a book signing. Her own note on the back of the photo indicates that it might have been the novel, Saving St. Germ. The other photo is of Dukes leaning back in a punt in Oxford; photo is annotated on the back "Punting on the Cam--Oxford--1987."
Box 44, Folder 4

Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, 1966 1966

Scope and Contents note

9 5x7 black-and-white portrait photographs of poets participating in the sixth biennial Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, September 19-22, 1996 at the Village of Waterloo in Stanhope, New Jersey. Poets featured include: Yehuda Amichai, Gwendolyn Brooks, Mark Doty, Allen Ginsburg, Robert Hass, Stanley Kunitz, Philip Levine, Carol Muske [as written on back of photo], Le Thi Deim Thuy. Website describes event: http://www.dodgepoetry.org
Box 44, Folder 5

Graham, Jorie

Scope and Contents note

5"x7" black and white photograph of writer Jorie Graham.
Box 42

Muske-Dukes, Carol

Scope and Contents note

Slightly oversized photo of Muske-Dukes in "pioneer" costume holding a shotgun. It's an "old time" style photo like those produced at amusement parks and piers.
Box 44, Folder 6

Lux, Thomas

Scope and Contents note

6 candid snapshots of Thomas Lux and 12 8"x10" black and white portraits of Lux and Carol Muske-Dukes. Many of the portraits were taken by Kelly Wise; three notes by her regarding the photos are included in the file.
Box 44, Folder 7

MacDowell Colony Fellows 1975

Scope and Contents note

4 snapshots of MacDowell Colony fellows taken in the summer of 1975: Phillip Schultz, Chuck [?], Carol Muske-Dukes, and Marjorie Portnow.
Box 44, Folder 8

Merwin, W.S. 1979

Scope and Contents note

2 candid snapshots of W.S. Merwin and Carol Muske-Dukes.
Box 44, Folder 9

Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents note

8 snapshots of unidentified groups and friends.
Box 44, Folder 10

Muske-Dukes, Carol, 1950s-1960s

Scope and Contents note

4 photographs of Muske-Dukes and friends.
Box 44, Folder 11

Muske-Dukes, Carol, 1970s

Scope and Contents note

4 photographs of Muske-Dukes and friends.
Box 44, Folder 12

Muske-Dukes, Carol, 1980s

Scope and Contents note

1 8"x10" black and white photo of Carol Muske-Dukes et al at a Writers' Community Benefit, dated "1983(?)." Three copies of a 5"x7" photo of Muske-Dukes for a book jacket, c.1980. Color snapshot of Muske-Dukes, annotated on the back with "Charlottesville-- teaching at UVA" stamped May 1981.
Box 44, Folder 13

Muske-Dukes, Carol, 1990s

Scope and Contents note

14 color snapshots of Carol Muske-Dukes. 1 8"x10" black and white photo of Muske-Dukes and Adrienne Rich. 5 black and white 8"x10" portraits of Muske-Dukes. 1 color 8"x10" portrait of Muske-Dukes.
Box 44, Folder 14

Muske-Dukes, Carol, 2000s

Scope and Contents note

3 color photos of Carol Muske-Dukes, one of which she is shown with Richard Howard who won the Los Angeles Time Book Prize in Poetry for 2004.
Box 44, Folder 15

Pen/ Faulkner Award, 2002

Scope and Contents note

1 8"x10" color photograph of the writers who participated in the 2002 celebration of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. Included with the photo are a photocopy of a newspaper article about the event and a letter to Muske-Dukes from Janice Delaney of PEN/Faulkner. A compact disk of the event is in Box 45.
Box 44, Folder 16

Photocopies

Scope and Contents note

7 pages of photocopied photographs of Carol Muske-Dukes and others.
Box 44, Folder 17

St. John, David

Scope and Contents note

7 color photos of David St. John and his family, one including Carol Muske-Dukes at a dinner party.
Box 44, Folder 18

Shrine Auditorium, 2000

Scope and Contents note

2 color photos showing the exterior of the Shrine Auditorium during the 2000 Academy Awards ceremony. Both photos are glued to a piece of paper.
Box 44, Folder 19

Strand, Mark

Scope and Contents note

2 photos of poet Mark Strand, one with his wife Julia.
Box 44, Folder 20

Strand, Halpern, and Muske-Dukes c. 1973

Scope and Contents note

Black and white photo of writers Mark Strand, Stephen Halpern, and Carol Muske-Dukes.
Box 44, Folder 21

Summer 1975

Scope and Contents note

24 color snapshots of Muske-Dukes and friends, many taken at a picnic.
Box 44, Folder 22

Negatives

Scope and Contents note

5 sleeves of negatives of Carol Muske-Dukes.
 

Audio-Visual Materials

Box 45

Audiocassettes

Scope and Contents note

5 audiocassette tapes: 1) Carol Muske, The Mirror on Fire 2) KCRW, Bookworm, recorded June 13, 2001 3) Carol Muske, "In Our Time," WKCR, July 13, 1979 4) Carol Muske-Dukes, WNYC [no date or program information] 5) Carol Muske, "Why Write Poetry?" Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, 2004 [includes thank-you letter from the L.A. Times Events Programming Group]
Box 45

Compact Discs

Scope and Contents note

3 compact discs: 1) Gilmore, Jimmie Dale, Come On Back 2) 14th Annual PEN/Faulkner Gala: "The Road Not Taken," September 30, 2002, The Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington D.C. 3) University of Southern California, USC Presents "CU@USC" with Carol Muske-Dukes, March 8, 2004
Box 45

Video Tapes 2005

Scope and Contents note

1 videotape of the "Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Awards Ceremony," April 22, 2005.