Finding Aid for the St. Mark's Poetry Project Records, 1962-1987

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Descriptive Summary

Title: St. Mark's Poetry Project Records
Date (inclusive): 1962-1987
Collection number: 2016
Creator: St. Mark's Church In-the-Bowery (New York, N.Y.). Poetry Project.
Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Abstract: Collection consists of correspondence, literary manuscripts, and ephemera relating to the St. Mark's Poetry Project of New York, a government-financed program of creative arts open to "alienated" youth from ages 17 to 25.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], St. Mark's Poetry Project Records (Collection 2016). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233817 

History

The St. Mark's Poetry Project is part of a community arts program which has been operating out of St. mark's Church in the Bowery since 1966.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence, literary manuscripts, and ephemera relating to the St. Mark's Poetry Project of New York, a government-financed program of creative arts open to "alienated" youth from ages 17 to 25. Includes issues of the Project's newsletter, 1972-87. Manuscripts of poets include: Ray Bremer, Scott Cohen, Burt Kimmelman, R.A. Reinstein, M.G. Stephens, and Karen Swenson.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

St. Mark's Church In-the-Bowery (New York, N.Y.).--Poetry Project--Archives.
Poets, American--20th century--Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

Manuscripts for publication.


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence.

Physical Description: 29 pieces.
Box 1, Folder 1

Form letter concerning The World: A New York City Literary Magazine.

Box 1, Folder 1

To Bardinelli, Harold, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, from Joel Oppenheimer. 1966 July 27

Box 1, Folder 1

To Bardinelli, Harold, from Michael Allen, Rector of St. Mark's. 1966 August 18

Box 1, Folder 1

Bowart, Walter H. 1966 November 14

Box 1, Folder 1

The East Village Other, Inc. 1966 November 1; 1966 November 1; undated

Physical Description: 3 display ad bills.
Box 1, Folder 1

Eshelman. 1966 September 21

Box 1, Folder 1

Fay, Bob 1966 November

Box 1, Folder 1

Glueck, Louise 1966 October 21

Box 1, Folder 1

To Glueck, Louise, from Joel Sloman. 1966 October 31

Box 1, Folder 1

Hightower, John B., New York State Council on the Arts. 1966 September 14

Box 1, Folder 1

Hightower, John B., New York State Council on the Arts. 1966 September 16

Box 1, Folder 1

Kiviat, Erik [undated]

Box 1, Folder 1

[Kennedy?], Dylan [undated]

Box 1, Folder 1

Kuzma, Greg 1966 October

Box 1, Folder 1

To Kuzma, Greg, from Joel Sloman 1966 October 31

Box 1, Folder 1

Mauser, Susanna, New York State Council on the Arts 1966 October 21

Box 1, Folder 1

Mitchell, Martin S. 1966 December 8

Box 1, Folder 1

[Reed?], Ishmael [undated]

Box 1, Folder 1

Schjeldahl, Peter 1966 September 16

Box 1, Folder 1

Simon, Marc 1966 September 22

Box 1, Folder 1

Wilson, H. Dwight, Jr. 1966 November 6

Box 1, Folder 1

Anonymous [undated]

Box 1, Folder 2

List of participants

Physical Description: 4 pieces. (4 items)
Box 1, Folder 3

The genre of silence: a statement.

Physical Description: 2 pieces. (1 item)
Box 1, Folder 4

Newspaper ads--the Poetry Project [1966] September - [1966] November

Physical Description: 5 pieces.
Box 1, Folder 5

The Village Voice (newspaper) 1966 October 13

Physical Description: 1 issue

Note

(Note on front page on Lawrence Ferlinghetti scheduled to read at St. Mark's.)
Box 1, Folder 6

Theatre genesis.

Physical Description: 2 pieces. (2 items)
Box 1, Folder 7

New School for Research.

Physical Description: 2 pieces.

Scope and Content Note

Announcements.
Box 1, Folder 8

Poets, A - D.

Physical Description: 43 pieces.
Box 1, Folder 8

Ailengi, Frances.

Box 1, Folder 8

Grass being the soldiers of peace [undated]

Box 1, Folder 8

Anderson, Jim.

Box 1, Folder 8

Susie Creamcheese [undated]

Box 1, Folder 8

Bosofsky, Iris Faye

Box 1, Folder 8

War! [undated]

Physical Description: (4 copies)
Box 1, Folder 8

Bremer, Ray

Box 1, Folder 8

Firmament lament [undated]

Box 1, Folder 8

Hymn to the heart of Texas 1962 February

Box 1, Folder 8

Madagascar [undated]

Box 1, Folder 8

A mythological suite/the poet's youth-east [undated]

Box 1, Folder 8

Naima [undated]

Box 1, Folder 8

Scene - #1 the Morning Play 1962 September

Box 1, Folder 8

Strait Street [undated]

Box 1, Folder 8

Brodey, James.

Box 1, Folder 8

Spirit graph 1966

Note

Published in the genre of science, 1967.
Box 1, Folder 8

Cohen, Scott

Box 1, Folder 8

On the occasion of your birthday [undated]

Box 1, Folder 8

Pistil and stamen, but give my love flowers [undated]

Box 1, Folder 8

Provincetown--August 1965 1965 August 24

Box 1, Folder 8

---. Another copy

Box 1, Folder 8

Song 1966 April

Box 1, Folder 8

---. Another copy.

Box 1, Folder 8

This too has no title. 1968 April

Box 1, Folder 8

---. Another copy.

Box 1, Folder 8

[Truro]. [undated]

Note

Published in The Genre of Silence, 1967.
Box 1, Folder 8

Who, when you cried, heard you of the angelic? [undated]

Note

Published in The Genre of Silence, 1967.
Box 1, Folder 8

2 untitled poems.

Box 1, Folder 8

Dorn (?), Fred

Box 1, Folder 8

Lifecycle [undated]

Box 1, Folder 8

To be sung. [undated]

Box 1, Folder 8

Blue sea. [undated]

Box 1, Folder 8

Oh yes. [undated]

Box 1, Folder 8

Rufus Rufus. [undated]

Box 1, Folder 8

A sort of religion. [undated]

Box 1, Folder 8

Moses. [undated]

Box 1, Folder 8

On forcing place. [undated]

Box 1, Folder 8

The whisper. [undated]

Box 1, Folder 8

Douze et calme. [undated]

Box 1, Folder 8

Poem. ("bastard nightflower ... ") [undated]

Box 1, Folder 8

Poem. ("i wonder ... ") [undated]

Box 1, Folder 8

To the underwear lost on a journey. [undated]

Box 1, Folder 8

Single thought poem. [undated]

Box 1, Folder 8

Poem. ("i am gorged on green ... " [undated]

Box 1, Folder 8

Dorfman, David

Box 1, Folder 8

1 untitled poem. [undated]

Box 1, Folder 9

Poets, G - K.

Physical Description: 36 pieces.
Box 1, Folder 9

Gabi, Stephen

Box 1, Folder 9

Letter-like. 1966 September

Box 1, Folder 9

Gahagan, Martin P.

Box 1, Folder 9

Chicadee. [undated]

Box 1, Folder 9

---. Another copy. [undated]

Box 1, Folder 9

To W.B. [undated]

Box 1, Folder 9

---. Another copy. 1964 September 29

Box 1, Folder 9

Galiani, Stephen

Box 1, Folder 9

Touch. [undated]

Box 1, Folder 9

1 untitled poem. [undated]

Box 1, Folder 9

Gemperle, John

Box 1, Folder 9

Love poem. [undated]

Box 1, Folder 9

1963 Autumn. [undated]

Box 1, Folder 9

11 untitled poems. [undated]

Box 1, Folder 9

Herzog, R.H.

Box 1, Folder 9

And answers. [undated]

Box 1, Folder 9

Kallish, Deborah.

Box 1, Folder 9

26 poems 1963 September 13 - 1963 August 8

Box 1, Folder 9

Kelly, Robert

Box 1, Folder 9

State of siege: 11, 13, 21 [undated]

Box 1, Folder 9

Terminal moraine: 18. Memorial Day. [undated]

Box 1, Folder 9

2 sections from WEEKS: 197, 108. [undated]

Physical Description: 2 copies.
Box 1, Folder 9

Kimmelman, Burt

Box 1, Folder 9

After a nightmare in summer [undated]

Box 1, Folder 9

Imagination [undated]

Box 1, Folder 9

Ladies: mothers and wives. Take heed! (On being woken up). [undated]

Box 1, Folder 9

The capsuled night. [undated]

Box 1, Folder 9

On being awakened. [undated]

Box 1, Folder 9

Spring snow. [undated]

Box 1, Folder 9

When he comes. 1966 August

Box 1, Folder 9

3 untitled poems. 1966 September; [undated]; [undated]

Box 1, Folder 10

Poets, M - R.

Physical Description: 26 pieces.
Box 1, Folder 10

McLaughlin, Marilou

Box 1, Folder 10

3 untitled poems. [undated]

Box 1, Folder 10

Meyers, Barbara

Box 1, Folder 10

Coda. [undated]

Box 1, Folder 10

Milligan, Thomas

Box 1, Folder 10

Saturday night at the movies. 1966 August

Box 1, Folder 10

2 untitled poems. 1966 August; 1966 October

Box 1, Folder 10

Oakes, Wayne

Box 1, Folder 10

Oakles apocalypse. [undated]

Box 1, Folder 10

O'Hara, Frank

Box 1, Folder 10

Steps. [undated]

Physical Description: 5 copies.
Box 1, Folder 10

Reinstein, R.A.

Box 1, Folder 10

After five years. 1964 April 25-26

Box 1, Folder 10

Cityscape. 1966 April 4

Box 1, Folder 10

Forgotten cemetary [sic] 1966 July 24

Box 1, Folder 10

Poem because. undated

Physical Description: (2 typescripts, 1 manuscript)
Box 1, Folder 10

Rooftops. 1966 July 24, 1966 August 1 and 9

Box 1, Folder 10

Summer afternoon. 1966 July 21

Box 1, Folder 10

Summer windows. 1966 July 17

Box 1, Folder 10

Sunday. 1966 November 15

Box 1, Folder 10

Transmutation. 1966 July 22

Box 1, Folder 10

Winter choruses. 1963 December 5

Box 1, Folder 10

Winter rain. 1966 January 2

Box 1, Folder 10

Roth, J. Barr

Box 1, Folder 10

Haven. 1966 November

Box 1, Folder 10

1 untitled poem 1966 October

Box 1, Folder 11

Poets, S - Z.

Physical Description: 35 pieces.
Box 1, Folder 11

Saul of Christ, C.P.

Box 1, Folder 11

Earth. [undated]

Box 1, Folder 11

Fragment. [undated]

Box 1, Folder 11

New York! [undated]

Box 1, Folder 11

Prayer. [undated]

Box 1, Folder 11

24 untitled poems. [undated]

Box 1, Folder 11

Stephens, M.G.

Box 1, Folder 11

The Alembric. [undated]

Box 1, Folder 11

The fountain. [undated]

Box 1, Folder 11

Pink. 1967 June 8

Box 1, Folder 11

Swenson, Karen

Box 1, Folder 11

Dear Elizabeth. [undated]

Box 1, Folder 11

Kitty kaput. [undated]

Box 1, Folder 11

No my friend. [undated]

Box 1, Folder 11

Milk weed. [undated]

Note

(Published 12 March 1966 in the Herald Tribune.
Box 1, Folder 11

The best man. [undated]

Box 1, Folder 11

Poem. [undated]

Box 1, Folder 11

Because I am a turtle. [undated]

Box 1, Folder 11

The architect. [undated]

Box 1, Folder 11

Szabo.

Box 1, Folder 11

1 untitled poem. [undated]

Physical Description: 4 copies.
Box 1, Folder 12

Anonymous poems.

Physical Description: 5 pieces.
Box 1, Folder 12

Night bakery. [undated]

Box 1, Folder 12

Night bonds. April 28.

Box 1, Folder 12

Getting off. 1964.

Box 1, Folder 12

1 untitled poem. "A Christmas for Barbara Wilson." [undated]

Box 1, Folder 13

Joel Oppenheimer. A perfect detonator.

Physical Description: 95 pieces.
Box 1, Folder 13

A perfect detonator: a play in eight scenes from the novel THE SECRET AGENT by Joseph Conrad. [undated]

Physical Description: Script.
Box 1, Folder 14

Ephemera.

Physical Description: 12 pieces.
Box 1, Folder 15

Newsletter. St. Mark's Poetry Project.

Box 1, Folder 15

1972: 1.

Box 1, Folder 15

1973: 10.

Box 1, Folder 15

1974: 11-20.

Box 1, Folder 15

1975: 21-30.

Box 1, Folder 15

1976: 31, 32, 34-36.

Box 1, Folder 16

Newsletter. St. Mark's Poetry Project.

Box 1, Folder 16

1977: 48-50.

Box 1, Folder 16

1978: 51-60.

Box 1, Folder 16

1979: 61-70.

Box 1, Folder 18

1980: 71-78.

Box 1, Folder 18

1981: 79-86.

Box 2, Folder 2

1982: 87-94.

Box 2, Folder 3

1983: 95-101.

Box 2, Folder 4

1984: 103-110.

Box 2, Folder 5

1985: 111-117.

Box 2, Folder 6

1986: 118-122, 124.

Box 2, Folder 7

1987: 125, 126, 127 (December 1987/January 1988)

Box 1, Folder 17

Un poco loco.

Box 1, Folder 17

December 1978

Box 1, Folder 17

January 1979

Box 1, Folder 17

February 1979

Box 1, Folder 17

March 1979

Box 1, Folder 17

April 1979

Box 1, Folder 17

May 1979

Box 1, Folder 17

June 1979

Box 1, Folder 17

July 1979

Box 1, Folder 17

August 1979

Box 1, Folder 17

September 1979

Box 1, Folder 17

November 1979

Box 1, Folder 17

December 1979

Box 2, Folder 1

Godfrey, John. The Music of The Curbs. [New York: St. Mark's Church In-The-Bowery, c1976]