Special Collections and Archives

Richard Blevins papers

Finding Aid for the Richard Blevins papers, 1950-2004


Author: Prepared by Erin Holman, August 19, 1994; Updated and prepared for the Web by Barbara Bass, December 3, 1997; Updated, materials added, and reprocessed by Edith Serkownek June 2010

Descriptive Rules: DACS


Origination: Blevins, Richard

Inclusive Dates: early 1950s-2004

Bulk Dates: 1972-2004

Extent: 21 cubic feet (31 boxes = 14 record storage boxes, 6 half size record storage boxes, 1 document box, 3 slim document boxes, 5 small audio-visual boxes and 2 flat boxes)

Physical Location: 11th Floor

Language of Materials: English

Abstract: This collection documents Richard Blevins' work as a poet, student, teacher, author, editor and publisher from the early 1970s to 2004. It includes Blevins' own journals, poetry, research and scholarly writings, as well as his extensive correspondence with fellow-poets and friends. The collection includes manuscripts submitted to the Zelot Press (1981-1988), a small press founded by Blevins and partner, Bill Shields. Blevins was strongly influenced by the Black Mountain poets and this is reflected in the contents of the collection which include writings both about and by a number of members of this school, including Ed Dorn, Robert Duncan, Robert Creeley and Joel Oppenheimer.

Biography of Richard Blevins: Richard Lowell Blevins was born June 27, 1950, in Wadsworth, Ohio. He attended Kent State University and was there at the time of the May 4th, 1970 shootings. Blevins was a conscientious objector during the Vietnam War and several of his published pieces would later reflect on the events of May 4th. While at KSU, Blevins studied with Black Mountain poets Robert Duncan and Edward Dorn. Both Duncan and Dorn had a profound impact on Blevins development as a scholar and a writer. Blevins was graduated from KSU in 1973 with a degree in General Studies. He married Joann Armbruster in 1972. He received his M.A. in English literature from the University of Oregon in 1976, and his Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Pittsburgh in 1985.

Blevins began his teaching career as a substitute teacher at the Eugene [Oregon] Montessori School in 1976. He taught briefly at the University of Akron (1977-1978) and at Kent State University (1978). In 1978 Blevins joined the English faculty at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, and has been an associate professor of English there since 1986. The University of Pittsburgh has given him several awards for his work including the Distinguished Teaching Award (1990), the Sigma Tau Delta Humanities Award (1991) and the Chancellor's Award (1999). He held the Humanities chair from 1999 to 2008.

Blevins' published works of poetry include Arrowhead (1985), Breathing Bolano (2009) Captivity Narratives (2008), Castle Tubin (2006) Clarel's Motel (1987), The Collected Later Poems Of Philip Marlowe (1999), Court of Half-King (1980), Fogbow Bridge (2000), Hers How (1986), Letters from Kansas (1986), Longplaying (1994), The Morrison Poem (1992), Remembering the Future (1981), Taz Alago (1984), and Three Sleeps (1982; 1992). His essays and poetry have been published in many journals including Credences, Poetry Review (London), Sagetrieb, RE:AL, Redneck Review of Literature, Talisman, Melville Society Extracts, American Letters and Commentary, and Poetics Journal. Blevins' scholarly writing and editing includes volumes 9 and 10 of Charles Olson and Robert Creeley: The Complete Correspondence (1990; 1996); The Collected Poems of George F. Butterick (1988) and numerous entries in the Dictionary of Literary Biography, the Encyclopedia of American Literature, the Encyclopedia of World Literature and The Ezra Pound Encyclopedia.

Between 1981 and 1988, Blevins and partner, Bill Shields, served as co-editors and publishers of the Zelot Press. Blevins and Shields started this small poetry press as a means to publish literature which was not being accepted by other presses. The press' name, Zelot, makes fun of the religious fervor of poets and the "closed room" which keeps many authors from getting their work published. During this period Blevins and Shields edited and published some 60 chapbooks, pamphlets and broadsides, and the periodicals, The Zelot (1981-1982) and It Doesn't Matter (1986-1987).

Blevins currently teaches at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg and he is married to author Martha J. Koehler.

Scope and Content: The Richard Blevins papers span from the early 1950s to 2006, with the bulk of the material in the collection documenting both Blevins' writing and academic career beginning in the early 1970s. Blevins' work as poet, student, scholar and teacher are all reflected in this collection.

The collection includes Blevins' personal journals and writings dating from 1972 to 2003. The three earliest of these journals were written during Blevins' years as an undergraduate at Kent State University. Blevins studied with Black Mountain poets Robert Duncan and Edward Dorn during 1972-1973, and their presence is reflected in this collection through journals and course notes, personal letters, unpublished poems, posters, and broadsides. Blevins was a student at Kent State University when the May 4th, 1970 shootings took place. This collection contains issues of KSU's literary magazine, The Human Issue, and the poetry book Four on Four (1974), both of which reflect on this event.

The collection contains correspondence to Blevins from various poets, professionals, and publishers. Persons associated with contemporary poetry and literature, especially the Black Mountain poets, are represented including Edward Abbey, Helen Adam, George Butterick, Robert Creeley and Joel Oppenheimer. Extensive correspondence from Blevins' friends includes Robert Bertholf, Steve Ellis, Jed Hickson, Ken Irby, Peter Kidd (Igneus Press), Basil and Martha King, and John Moritz (Tansy Press).

The collection also contains drafts, manuscripts and research reflective of Blevins extensive writing, both poetic and academic. Drafts of many of Blevins' poems and books of poetry are included in this collection. Academic writings include research used in Blevins' unpublished dissertation, Henry (Will Henry) Allen's Uses of History in "From Where the Sun Now Stands", A Novel of the American West and volumes 9 and 10 of Charles Olson and Robert Creeley: The Complete Correspondence. Publications, correspondence and manuscripts related to Blevins' and Bill Shields work as publishers of the Zelot Press (1981-1988) is present, with contributing authors including Blevins, Shields, George Butterick, Fielding Dawson, Ken Irby, Basil and Martha King, Joel Oppenheimer, and Douglas Woolf. Finally, several smaller presses are represented in the collection, notably broadsides and correspondence from The Alternative Press, Igneus Press, and Tansy Press.

Statement of Arrangement: The Richard Blevins papers are divided into series as follows:

Preferred Citation: Richard Blevins papers. Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.

Separated Materials: Some books from the Richard Blevins papers have been catalogued and are available through KentLINK.

Acquisition Information: Richard Blevins donated this collection of correspondence, manuscripts, research and journals beginning in May 1994. He has continued to add to this collection periodically.


Box 1

Series 1: Personal Documents and Ephemera

Material organized by subject.

Folder -- Contents

  1. Personal Documents: Blevins' biographical information including curriculum vitae, list of publications, genealogy and interview by journalism student: Miscellaneous dates
  2. Personal Documents: Blevins' datebook/calendar: November-December 1999
  3. Personal Documents: Newspaper and periodical clippings on Blevins: Miscellaneous dates 1967-2003
  4. Family Documents: CD cover art for Imminent Groove, a band including Doug Blevins (Richard Blevins' son) and artist's statement: April 10, 1999 and undated
  5. Family Documents: Memorial service material for Jim Blevins (Richard Blevins' father) including Richard Blevins' eulogy and sympathy cards: November 24, 2001
  6. Ephemera: Brass identification tag "Property of the Univ. of Ct." (perhaps once attached to a key?): Undated
  7. Ephemera: Felt high school sports letter "S" with football pin, moth damage: Undated
  8. Ephemera: Literary: Ralph Waldo Emerson portraits (reproductions) and Emily Dickinson letter (photocopy): Undated
  9. Ephemera: Miscellaneous: Brochures, flyers, tickets, postcards and images from museums, historical sites, plays, events and shows: Miscellaneous dates
  10. Ephemera: Miscellaneous: Brochures, flyers, tickets, postcards and images from museums, historical sites, plays, events and shows: Miscellaneous dates
  11. Ephemera: Obituaries/Memorial Services for Wilson Heflin, Stanley Maveety, Joel Oppenheimer including programs and newspaper articles: 1985, 1988 and Undated
  12. Ephemera: Post office FBI Wanted posters issued by J. Edgar Hoover (reprints?): 1959
  13. Ephemera: Sketch: Joann Armbruster sketch by Blevins: October 28, 1970
  14. Ephemera: Sketch: Child's drawing for "Mommy and Tilly": Undated
  15. Ephemera: Sketches: Two sketches, untitled man (John Lennon?) and man titled "Shelley or Dylan": Undated
  16. Ephemera: Sports: Baseball: Souvenir programs, schedules and tickets: 1990s-2000s
  17. Ephemera: Sports: Football: Souvenir program for the dedication of the National Football Hall of Fame: August 23, 1964
  18. Ephemera: Sports: Hockey: Blevins' hockey coach membership cards: 1992-1999

Box 2

Series 2: Journals and Notebooks

Material organized chronologically.

Folder -- Contents

  1. Journals/notebooks: 1971-1972
  2. Journals/notebooks: 1972
  3. Journals/notebooks: 1972-1973
  4. Journals/notebooks: 1974
  5. Journals/notebooks: Circa 1976
  6. Journals/notebooks: 1977
  7. Journals/notebooks: 1979-1980
  8. Journals/notebooks: 1980
  9. Journals/notebooks: 1980-1981
  10. Journals/notebooks: 1982
  11. Journals/notebooks: 1983-1984
  12. Journals/notebooks: 1984-1986
  13. Journals/notebooks: 1986-1988
  14. Journals/notebooks: 1988-1989
  15. Journals/notebooks: 1989-1990
  16. Journals/notebooks: European trip and first draft poems: June 1990
  17. Journals/notebooks: 1991-1993
  18. Journals/notebooks: 1993-1995

Box 3

Series 2: Journals and Notebooks

Material organized chronologically.

Folder -- Contents

Personal Journals, Notebooks and Notes

  1. Journals/notebooks: 1995
  2. Journals/notebooks: 1995-1996
  3. Journals/notebooks: 1996-1997
  4. Journals/notebooks: [1997]-[1998]
  5. Journals/notebooks: [1998]- [2000]
  6. Journals/notebooks: 2000-2002
  7. Journals/notebooks: 2002-2003

Box 4

Series 3: Academic Career

Blevins attended Kent State University from 1968 to 1973 and briefly returned to KSU to teach in 1978. He attended the University of Oregon from 1974 to 1977 and the University of Pittsburgh from 1978 to 1981. He has taught at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg since 1978. Material organized chronologically and by subject.

Folder -- Contents
  1. Columbia University: Admission materials: 1972
  2. Kent State University: Course materials: 1972-1973
  3. Kent State University: Course papers by Blevins: 1972-1973 and Undated
  4. Kent State University: Ephemera: 1972-1973
  5. Kent State University: Manuscript: Begin of the Beguin by J. W. Cooper; typed manuscript with illustrations: February 1973
  6. Kent State University: Miscellaneous notes, drafts and poems: 1972-1973
  7. Kent State University: Publications: The Human Issue, and newspaper article and letter concerning poems which accidentally printed without crediting Blevins as the author; volume 2, number 1: Fall 1970
  8. Kent State University: Publications: The Human Issue; volume 2, number 2: Winter 1971
  9. Kent State University: Publications: The Human Issue; volume 2, number 3: Spring 1971
  10. Kent State University: Publications: The Human Issue; volume 4, number 1: Winter 1973
  11. Kent State University: Publications: The Human Issue including "Fragment from "Circle of the Raft" by Blevins; volume 4, number 2: Spring 1973
  12. Kent State University: Publications: Four in Memory by the May 4th Committee: May 4, 1974
  13. Kent State University: Publicity: Newspaper clippings and photograph of Blevins student activities: early 1970s
  14. Kent State University: Workshop materials: Robert Duncan: 1972
  15. Kent State University: Workshop materials: Richard Grossinger: 1973
  16. Kent State University: Workshop materials: Michael McClure: 1973
  17. University of Oregon: Academic requirements and graduate position information: 1974-1978
  18. University of Oregon: Course materials: German for Reading Knowledge: 1976
  19. University of Oregon: Course materials: Linguistics: 1974-1975
  20. University of Oregon: Course materials: Literature of the Bible: 1975-1976
  21. University of Oregon: Course materials: Middle English: 1974-1975
  22. University of Oregon: Course materials: Milton's Major Poems and Modern American Poetry: 1975 and 1976
  23. University of Oregon: Course materials: Old English: 1974
  24. University of Oregon: Course materials: Second Generation Romantics: 1975
  25. University of Oregon: Course materials: 17th Century Literature: 1975
  26. University of Oregon: Course papers by Blevins: 1975-1976
  27. University of Oregon: Ephemera including Corvallis Service Security work-related materials and badges: 1974-1977
  28. University of Oregon: Manuscript: Much Ado About Not a Whole Lot: A Play in One Act by Jim Scott for Major British Writers course: typed transcript: Undated
  29. University of Oregon: School of Music: Programs and book chapter: 1974 and Undated
  30. Kent State University: Publications: Flyers for the KSU Libraries edition of Robert Duncan's Medieval Scenes, and photograph of Blevins assisting in the sewing of covers for "Medieval Scenes": 1977 and 1978
  31. University of Pittsburgh: Admission and coursework-related: 1979-1983
  32. University of Pittsburgh: Course materials: Clarel: 1981 (folder 1 of 2)
  33. University of Pittsburgh: Course materials: Clarel: 1981 (folder 2 of 2)
  34. University of Pittsburgh: Course materials: Graduate Writing Course: 1979-1980
  35. University of Pittsburgh: Course materials: Seventeenth-Century Poetry Seminar: 1981 [folder 1 of 3]
  36. University of Pittsburgh: Course materials: Seventeenth-Century Poetry Seminar: 1981 [folder 2 of 3]
  37. University of Pittsburgh: Course materials: Seventeenth-Century Poetry Seminar: 1981 [folder 3 of 3]
  38. University of Pittsburgh: Course materials: Miscellaneous: 1981-1882
  39. University of Pittsburgh: Comprehensive exams for Ph.D.: 1982

Box 5

Series 3: Academic Career

Folder -- Contents

Blevins attended Kent State University from 1968 to 1973 and briefly returned to KSU to teach in 1978. He attended the University of Oregon from 1974 to 1977 and the University of Pittsburgh from 1978 to 1981. Blevins' unpublished dissertation is titled, "Will Henry's Use of Historical Sources in From Where the Sun Now Stands, A Novel of the American West". He has taught at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg since 1978. Material organized chronologically and by subject.

  1. University of Pittsburgh: Dissertation: "Notes toward a prospectus": December 8, 1980
  2. University of Pittsburgh: Dissertation correspondence and forms, including prospectus: 1979-1983
  3. University of Pittsburgh: Dissertation correspondence; Robert Gale (faculty advisor) to Blevins, 1982-1986
  4. University of Pittsburgh: Dissertation correspondence; Robert Gale to Will Henry; photocopied: 1979-1982
  5. University of Pittsburgh: Dissertation correspondence; Will Henry to Robert Gale; photocopied: 1979-1983
  6. University of Pittsburgh: Dissertation correspondence; Will Henry to Blevins: 1883-1984
  7. University of Pittsburgh: Dissertation correspondence; Blevins' research inquiries: 1983-1984
  8. University of Pittsburgh: Dissertation research; "Medical Topography and Diseases of Fort Scott", photocopy of article: 1852
  9. University of Pittsburgh: Dissertation research; Nez Perce-related pamphlets and books: Miscellaneous dates
  10. University of Pittsburgh: Dissertation research; Nez Perce War coverage in The Teller, a Lewiston, North Idaho newspaper, photocopies: August 14 through October 20, 1877
  11. University of Pittsburgh: Dissertation research; Nez Perce surrender accounts: photocopies of articles and published stories: Miscellaneous dates
  12. University of Pittsburgh: Dissertation research; Will Henry (as Clay Fisher and Henry W. Allen) short stories/essays, "Ghost Town", "Breaking Ground for a Novel", and ""Guarding the Packline to the Past"; photocopies: 1962, 1973 and 1981
  13. University of Pittsburgh: Dissertation research; literary criticism of Will Henry and Western Literature: photocopies of publications: Miscellaneous dates
  14. University of Pittsburgh: Dissertation summary and abstract, Henry (Will Henry) Allen's Use of Historical Sources in From Where the Sun Now Stands, A Novel of the American West: 1985
  15. University of Pittsburgh: Dissertation correspondence regarding publication: 1985-1986
  16. University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg: Employment; Official letters of job appointment, salary and promotion including letters of recommendation: Miscellaneous dates 1978-1987
  17. University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg: Teaching; Literature of the American West, syllabus, handouts and cartoon of Blevins' in his office: 1997-1998 and undated
  18. University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg: Teaching; Distinguished Teaching Award: 2001
  19. University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg: Miscellaneous materials including University events, semester schedules and invitations: 1980s-2000s

Box 6

Series 4: Conferences, Readings, Presentations and Events

Material organized chronologically.

Folder -- Contents

  1. Ken Irby poetry reading, University of Pittsburgh: Newspaper clipping and Blevins' introductory notes: 1979
  2. William Carlos Williams Centennial, Hiram College, State University of New York, Buffalo and unidentified institutions: Correspondence and programs: 1983
  3. Black Mountain Revisited, Maryland Institute: Correspondence and program: 1985
  4. Robert Graves Conference, State University of New York, Buffalo: Correspondence: 1985
  5. Black Mountain Poetry Conference, Bard College: Correspondence, conference information, article, "A trip report for George Butterick" by Blevins and photographs: 1987
  6. An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg: Blevins' speech manuscript: October 26, 1990
  7. Poetry for the Next Society: Assertions of Power, The Poetry Project: Correspondence and program: 1990
  8. A Symposium of the Imagination: Robert Duncan in Word and Image, State University of New York, Buffalo: Flyer: October 14, 1993
  9. Wick Poetry Program, Kent State University: Newspaper clippings, newsletter, program and Blevins' notes: 1994, 2001 and 2004
  10. American Poetry in the 1950s Conference, The National Poetry Foundation: Correspondence, programs, abstracts, Blevins' proposal and paper,"Two Williamses: Rexroth and Creeley Reading William Carlos Williams at the Birth of the Postmodern": 1995-1996
  11. Robert Duncan Conference: The Opening of the Field, State University of New York, Buffalo: Brochures and newspaper clipping: April 18-20, 1996
  12. Rebel Voices Speak Again, The National Portrait Gallery and The Smithsonian: Program with Robert Creeley: April 27, 1996
  13. Poetry and the Public Sphere: A Conference on Contemporary Poetry, Rutgers University: Schedule and program information: 1997
  14. Joel Oppenheimer: A Symposium, New England College: Correspondence, program and poems: October 30, 1998
  15. Ernest Hemingway: A Centennial Tribute, The Hemingway Cafe: Flyers noting Blevins' reading and remarks: March 23, 1999
  16. Stephen Ellis Poetry Reading, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg: Blevins' introductory notes: April 4, 2000
  17. Fogbow Bridge poetry reading by Blevins, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg: Flyers, newspaper clippings and Blevins' notes: September 25, 2000
  18. 40th Anniversary Celebration: The 60s. 1963-1973, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg: Blevins' notes for a presentation on history of poetry: November 19, 2003
  19. Poetry readings and unidentified events; flyers and invitations and Blevins notes: 1980s-2000s

Box 7

Subseries 5A: Manuscripts and Writings by Blevins: Drafts

Material organized alphabetically by title.

Folder -- Contents

  1. Blevins, Richard: "Airbrush Nation"; poem and notes: Undated
  2. Blevins, Richard: "Among the Wars"; poem drafts: Undated
  3. Blevins, Richard: Appalachian Group; poem in notebook: 1979
  4. Blevins, Richard: Appalachian Group; Poetry manuscript and notes: 1979 and undated [folder 1 of 2]
  5. Blevins, Richard: Appalachian Group; Poetry manuscript and notes: 1979 and undated [folder 2 of 2]
  6. Blevins, Richard: Arrowhead; poems loose and in notebook: Undated
  7. Blevins, Richard: "An Atlas for Robert Duncan"; introduction of Duncan to Blevins' University of Akron class: Circa 1977
  8. Blevins, Richard: B-Western; poetry manuscript: 1976
  9. [Blevins, Richard]: Bed of Glass; partial poetry manuscript: Undated
  10. Blevins, Richard: "Calliope Music'" and "Rites"; poems: Undated
  11. Blevins, Richard: Castle Tubin research material including Eduard Tubin Society publications: 2002-2003
  12. Blevins, Richard: Castle Tubin; poetry partial manuscript: Undated
  13. Blevins, Richard: [Castle Tubin]; poetry partial manuscript and notes: Undated
  14. Blevins, Richard: Castle Tubin; poetry manuscript proof, annotated: 2004
  15. Blevins, Richard: Castle Tubin: CD-R with images for books: Undated
  16. Blevins, Richard: Charles Olson and the Development of a New American Poetics; blue line proof for Kent State University publication: 1997
  17. Blevins, Richard: Circle of the Raft; Poetry manuscripts and notes: 1972
  18. Blevins, Richard: Circle of the Raft / Fitts; Poetry manuscript: 1973-1974
  19. Blevins, Richard: "Clarel's Motel" and "The Prairies' Dreaming Sod"; typeset drafts: 1975 and undated
  20. Blevins, Richard: The Collected Later Poems of Philip Marlowe; manuscript with accompanying correspondence: 1999
  21. Blevins, Richard: Court of the Half-King and untitled; manuscript and note fragments: 1979 and undated [folder 1 of 2]
  22. Blevins, Richard: Court of the Half-King and untitled; manuscript and note fragments: 1979 and undated [folder 2 of 2]
  23. Blevins, Richard: "December Rain", "To the Newly Fallen" and "West Urn"; poems in response to the death of Edward Dorn: 2000
  24. Blevins, Richard: Dictionary of Literary Biography, "Short Fiction: Robert Kelly"; contract, correspondence, research, manuscript drafts and introductory essay by Patrick Meanor: 1991-1992
  25. Blevins, Richard: Dictionary of Literary Biography; "Douglas Woolf" manuscript, correspondence and notes: 1999-2001
  26. [Blevins, Richard]: "Distracted Series"; three poems: Undated
  27. [Blevins, Richard]: "Embouchu_re," poem: Undated
  28. Blevins, Richard: Encyclopedia of American Literature, essay drafts: Paul Blackburn, Robert Duncan and Louis Zukofsky; research, manuscripts and correspondence: 1996-1997
  29. Blevins, Richard: Encyclopedia of World Literature, correspondence and research on Kenneth Patchen: 1998
  30. Blevins, Richard: The Ethos: Poems 1972-1995; poetry, partial manuscript: Undated
  31. Blevins, Richard: "Eucharist"; poem: Circa 1978
  32. Blevins, Richard: Ezra Pound Encyclopedia; correspondence, research and notes regarding articles on Duncan, Ginsberg, Olson and Oppenheimer: 2000, 2004 and Undated

Box 8

Subseries 5A: Manuscripts and Writings by Blevins: Drafts

Material organized alphabetically by title.

Folder -- Contents

  1. Blevins, Richard: Fitts; poetry notebooks: Circa 1975
  2. Blevins, Richard: Fitts; poetry manuscript with hand-written table of contents: 1975
  3. Blevins, Richard: Fitts; poetry manuscript: 1975
  4. Blevins, Richard: Fitts; poetry manuscript with accompanying correspondence to Robert Bertholf: 1975
  5. Blevins, Richard: Fitts; poetry manuscript: Circa 1976
  6. Blevins, Richard: Fitts; poetry manuscript, partial, including "Dispensations for 1828": 1977
  7. Blevins, Richard: Fitts; poetry manuscript: Circa 1977
  8. Blevins, Richard: Fitts / The Collected Poems; typed, bound manuscript: Circa 1977
  9. Blevins, Richard: Flattened Notes; poetry manuscript: Undated
  10. Blevins, Richard: The Flesh Signs It's Name; poetry manuscript and notes: 1975
  11. Blevins, Richard: The Flesh Signs It's Name; poetry manuscript and notes: 1975
  12. Blevins, Richard: The Flesh Signs Its Name; poetry manuscript with accompanying correspondence: 1976
  13. Blevins, Richard: A Flock of Landscapes; poetry manuscript: 1989 and Undated
  14. Blevins, Richard: Fogbow Bridge: Poems, 1972-1999; poetry manuscript and related correspondence: 1999
  15. Blevins, Richard: [Fogbow Bridge]; poetry manuscript: Circa 1998
  16. Blevins, Richard: For_m; poetry manuscript with a sketch of Blevins: Undated [folder 1 of 2]
  17. Blevins, Richard: For_m; poetry manuscript: Undated [folder 2 of 2]
  18. Blevins, Richard: "The Fourth Vessel: Strata in La Caverna"; essay manuscript with drawings, published in Credences 1: 1975
  19. Blevins, Richard: Frescoes from a Rented Room; poetry manuscript and drafts: 1980
  20. Blevins, Richard: "From the Muddle Out: Chaos Theory and Some Poems by Joel Oppenheimer"; article manuscript and printers proofs: 1998-1999
  21. Blevins, Richard: Godfree, or the Coast; poetry manuscript, notebook and drafts: Circa 1978
  22. Blevins, Richard: "Hieroglyph, Ideogram, Glyph: Rexroth and Creeley Reading Williams"; essay manuscript: Undated
  23. Blevins, Richard: High Season; research material and notes: 1995 and undated
  24. Blevins, Richard: High Season; poetry manuscript and notes: Undated
  25. Blevins, Richard: High Season: From Pennsylvania to Oregon & Back; poetry notebooks: Undated
  26. Blevins, Richard: High Season: From Pennsylvania to Oregon & Back, A Sonnet Cycle in Three Parts; poetry manuscript: Undated
  27. Blevins, Richard: High Season: From Pennsylvania to Oregon & Back, A Sonnet Cycle in Three Parts; poetry manuscript proofs for OASii: B'side Series: 1995
  28. Blevins, Richard: Home and Home; poetry manuscript for unpublished book: Undated
  29. [Blevins, Richard]: "Horror Vaci"; poems with notes: 2003
  30. Blevins, Richard: "Howard"; composite poem: Undated
  31. Blevins, Richard: "In the Twinkling of an Eye"; poem draft: November 12, 1997
  32. [Blevins, Richard]: "The Jazz of his Hotel"; poem with notes: Undated
  33. Blevins, Richard: "The Kind of Town", "Sheet-Rock", and "The Zealot"; short story manuscripts: 1980
  34. Blevins, Richard: "Listening to Sanford Dorbin: A critique of his Never Enough Light, New and Selected Poems, 1996-1994"; essay manuscripts: [1995]
  35. Blevins, Richard: Longplaying; loose poetry manuscript pages: Undated
  36. Blevins, Richard: Longplaying; poetry manuscript, photo ready copy: 1994
  37. Blevins, Richard: Longplaying, poetry manuscript, page proofs: 1994
  38. Blevins, Richard: Longplaying, poetry manuscript, page proofs and paste ups: Circa 1994
  39. Blevins, Richard: Longplaying, page proofs: 1995
  40. Blevins, Richard: Longplaying, page proofs, three sets: Circa 1994
  41. Blevins, Richard: Longplaying, cover by Judy Zimmerman (never used) and correspondence: May 25, [1995]

Box 9

Subseries 5A: Manuscripts and Writings by Blevins: Drafts

Material organized alphabetically by title.

Folder -- Contents

  1. Blevins, Richard: "May: A Sonnet Cycle for Jeanne Somers"; poem: Undated
  2. Blevins, Richard: "Might Versus Sprite" and "Mighty at Bat", handwritten poem and published poem in the Vic Davalillo Fan Club newsletter and correspondence: 1963
  3. Blevins, Richard: "Notes for Sherman Paul, in Belated Response, Instead of Conversation, to his Work in Progress on Nature Writing"; essay manuscript: May 18-19, 1990
  4. Blevins, Richard: One-Man Posse; poetry manuscript with accompanying correspondence: 1978
  5. Blevins, Richard: One-Man Posse; poetry manuscript, "Author's copy": [1978]
  6. Blevins, Richard: One-Man Posse; poetry manuscript, inscribed: 1978
  7. Blevins, Richard: One-Man Posse; poetry manuscript pages: 1978 and Undated
  8. Blevins, Richard: "Poetry and Poem"; article manuscript and notebook: 1977
  9. Blevins, Richard: The Phosphene Hieroglyphics: Visions of a Cornpone Pornographer: poetry notebook and loose poems, Akron: 1973
  10. Blevins, Richard: "The Place of Robert Duncan in My Poetry"; essay, written for Bertholf-Reid's Scales of the Marvelous: 1978
  11. [Blevins, Richard]: Preludes & Fugues; poetry manuscript with notes: Undated
  12. [Blevins, Richard]: Preludes & Fugues; poetry manuscript with notes: Undated
  13. Blevins, Richard: Remembering the Future; poetry manuscripts and drafts for The Zelot, number 1: 1981
  14. Blevins, Richard: "Rendering It Whole: On Tom Meyer"; article manuscript with accompanying correspondence: 1980
  15. Blevins, Richard: "Repartee with George F. Butterick" and "A Proposal, Consisting of 32 Questions for an Interview with George Butterick"; manuscript/interview: 1987
  16. Blevins, Richard: "Responding by Anticipating: Reading the Poetry Behind Leonard Schwartz's--'A Flicker at the Edge of Things"; article manuscript: Circa 1992
  17. Blevins, Richard: Review of Helen Adam's Stone Cold Gothic; article manuscript: 1984
  18. Blevins, Richard: Review of Sanford Dorbin's Never Enough Light, New and Selected Poems; manuscript drafts: Circa 1995
  19. Blevins, Richard: Review of Joel Oppenheimer's Names & Local Habitations (Selected Earlier Poems 1951-1972)' publication proof (?) (photocopy): Undated
  20. Blevins, Richard: Review of Judith Roche's Myrrh / My Life as a Screamer; article manuscript: Circa 1993
  21. Blevins, Richard: Review of David Rattray's How I Became One of the Invisible; article manuscript: 1993
  22. Blevins, Richard: "Re/view I-XII"; review of several books on and by Charles Olson and Robert Creeley: 1990
  23. Blevins, Richard: "Rexroth's Signature"; essay manuscripts: Undated
  24. Blevins, Richard: Roman Zero: poetry manuscript: Undated
  25. Blevins, Richard: Roman Zero: A Serial Poem after Heine & Prigogine; poetry manuscript: Undated
  26. Blevins, Richard: Roman Zero: A Serial Poem after Heine & Prigogine; poetry manuscript: Undated
  27. Blevins, Richard: Roman Zero: A Serial Poem after Heine & Prigogine; poetry manuscript: Undated
  28. Blevins, Richard: Roman Zero: A Serial Poem after Heine & Prigogine; poetry manuscript: Undated
  29. Blevins, Richard: Roman Zero: A Serial Poem after Heine & Prigogine; poetry manuscript pages: Undated
  30. Blevins, Richard: Roman Zero; poetry manuscript pages: Undated
  31. Blevins, Richard: Roman Zero; poetry manuscript proof with notes: Undated
  32. Blevins, Richard: "Semper Maestra tua Carmina Morte Canam"; poem with notes: Undated
  33. Blevins, Richard: "Silence After Eight"; poem draft and notes: 1998
  34. Blevins, Richard: The Six Transparencies; handwritten poetry manuscript in bound notebook: 1973
  35. Blevins, Richard: "Taos, Lucretius"; poem with accompanying correspondence to Robert Bertholf: May 20, 1977
  36. Blevins, Richard: "Taos, Lucretius"; poem with accompanying correspondence to Robert [Bertholf]: July 1, 1977
  37. Blevins, Richard: [Taos, Lucretius]; poetry manuscript pages and notes: 1977-1978
  38. Blevins, Richard, Taz Alago; poetry manuscript, Zelot/Tansy proofs, 1984

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Subseries 5A: Manuscripts and Writings by Blevins: Drafts

Material organized alphabetically by title.

Folder -- Contents

  1. Blevins, Richard: Three Sleeps; poetry manuscript pages and notes: 1981-1982
  2. Blevins, Richard: Three Sleeps; poetry manuscript pages and related material: 1982
  3. Blevins, Richard: [Three Sleeps]; printer's layout: December 1982
  4. Blevins, Richard: [Three Sleeps]; partial printer's layout: [1982]
  5. Blevins, Richard: Three Sleeps; Zelot Press booklet with revisions and accompanying manuscript pages: Copyright 1982; revisions 1983
  6. Blevins, Richard: Three Sleeps: A Historomance; poetry manuscript proofs: Circa 1992
  7. Blevins, Richard: Three Sleeps: A Historomance; poetry manuscript proofs, "Colleen's copy": Circa 1992
  8. Blevins, Richard: Three Sleeps: A Historomance; poetry manuscript proofs with accompanying correspondence: Circa 1992
  9. [Blevins, Richard]: "To the Antelope's Wishbone"; poem draft: Circa 1999
  10. Blevins, Richard: "A Tribute to Helen Adam"; manuscript essay: Undated
  11. [Blevins, Richard]: "Unframed, a portrait for the portfolio"; poem drafts: Undated
  12. Blevins, Richard: "Upon Learning That Kent State University Press Will Not Be Publishing My Selected Poems"; poem: Undated
  13. Blevins, Richard: "The Way of Distinct Travelers: The Practice of Open in 'Some Others', a Polyglossia of Criticism": essay manuscript proof for North Dakota Quarterly 57/2 with correspondence: 1987-1988
  14. [Blevins, Richard]: "Whiskey Boplicity"; poem draft pages: 1971
  15. [Blevins, Richard]: "Working Bibliography": Undated
  16. Blevins, Richard: Untitled poetry manuscript pages: 1973 and undated
  17. Blevins, Richard: Untitled poetry manuscript pages: [1974] and 1975
  18. Blevins, Richard: Untitled poetry notebook and loose poems: 1976-1977 and undated
  19. Blevins, Richard: Untitled poetry manuscript pages: 1977 and undated
  20. Blevins, Richard: Untitled poetry manuscript pages: late 1970s
  21. Blevins, Richard: Untitled poetry manuscript pages: late 1970s
  22. Blevins, Richard: Untitled poetry manuscript pages with accompanying correspondence from Peter Kidd: 1993 and undated
  23. Blevins, Richard: Untitled poetry manuscript pages and notes: 1999-2000
  24. [Blevins, Richard]: Untitled poetry manuscript pages, possiby Fogbow Bridge?: Undated
  25. [Blevins, Richard]: Untitled loose poems and manuscrupt pages: Undated
  26. [Blevins, Richard]: Untitled poetry manuscript including "Key Satch(el)," "9-0," "Phoebe," "Poetry New York," "Quarter After Eight," "Riverwind," "Urban Spaghetti," and "Verse (International)": Undated

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Subseries 5B: Manuscripts and Writings by Blevins: Olson/Creeley

Blevins edited volumes 9 and 10 of Charles Olson and Robert Creeley: The Complete Correspondence.

Contents

  1. Olson/Creeley Correspondence: Volume 9 research: copies of original Olson and Creeley letters and writings: Miscellaneous dates

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Subseries 5B: Manuscripts and Writings by Blevins: Olson/Creeley

Folder -- Contents
  1. Olson/Creeley Correspondence: Correspondence with publishers, Black Sparrow Press including catalogs: 1988-1998
  2. Olson/Creeley Correspondence: Copyright registration, contract and correspondence: 1988-1990
  3. Olson/Creeley Correspondence: Volume 9 editor's introduction by George Butterick: July 1988
  4. Olson/Creeley Correspondence: Volume 9 early notes including notes by George Butterick in Blue Books: Undated
  5. Olson/Creeley Correspondence: Volume 9 notes, research expense book, notes and and draft: 1988 and undated
  6. Olson/Creeley Correspondence: Volume 9 manuscript (folder 1 of 3): Undated
  7. Olson/Creeley Correspondence: Volume 9 manuscript (folder 2 of 3): Undated
  8. Olson/Creeley Correspondence: Volume 9 manuscript (folder 3 of 3): Undated
  9. Olson/Creeley Correspondence: Volume 9 proofs (folder 1 of 3): Undated
  10. Olson/Creeley Correspondence: Volume 9 proofs (folder 2 of 3): Undated
  11. Olson/Creeley Correspondence: Volume 9 proofs (folder 3 of 3): Undated
  12. Olson/Creeley Correspondence: Volume 10 research: 1996
  13. Olson/Creeley Correspondence: Volume 10 manuscript (folder 1 of 6): Undated
  14. Olson/Creeley Correspondence: Volume 10 manuscript (folder 2 of 6): Undated
  15. Olson/Creeley Correspondence: Volume 10 manuscript (folder 3 of 6): Undated
  16. Olson/Creeley Correspondence: Volume 10 manuscript (folder 4 of 6): Undated
  17. Olson/Creeley Correspondence: Volume 10 manuscript (folder 5 of 6): Undated
  18. Olson/Creeley Correspondence: Volume 10 manuscript (folder 6 of 6): Undated
  19. Olson/Creeley Correspondence: Volume 10 first draft, photocopy: May 1996 [folder 1 of 5]
  20. Olson/Creeley Correspondence: Volume 10 first draft, photocopy: May 1996 [folder 2 of 5]
  21. Olson/Creeley Correspondence: Volume 10 first draft, photocopy: May 1996 [folder 3 of 5]
  22. Olson/Creeley Correspondence: Volume 10 first draft, photocopy: May 1996 [folder 4 of 5]
  23. Olson/Creeley Correspondence: Volume 10 first draft, photocopy: May 1996 [folder 5 of 5]
  24. Olson/Creeley Correspondence: Volume 10 corrected first proofs [folder 1 of 4]: 1994 and 1996
  25. Olson/Creeley Correspondence: Volume 10 corrected first proofs [folder 2 of 4]: 1994 and 1996
  26. Olson/Creeley Correspondence: Volume 10 corrected first proofs [folder 3 of 4]: 1994 and 1996
  27. Olson/Creeley Correspondence: Volume 10 corrected first proofs [folder 4 of 4]: 1994 and 1996
  28. Olson/Creeley Correspondence: Photographs: Robert Creeley at Mallorca, 1952 and Charles Olson with Ezra Pound at Spoleto Festival, 1965; copies from the University of Connecticut, Olson Archives

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Subseries 5B: Manuscripts and Writings by Blevins: Olson/Creeley

Folder -- Contents
  1. Olson/Creeley Correspondence: Blevins' manuscript with notes and anonymous Reader's Report review recommending publication by the University of Wisconsin Press: 2002

Box 14

Subseries 5B: Manuscripts and Writings by Blevins: Olson/Creeley

Folder -- Contents
  1. Note cards for Olson/Creeley v. 10 endnotes: Undated

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Subseries 5C: Manuscripts and Writings by Blevins: Published Materials

Material organized alphabetically by title of Blevins' work.

Folder -- Contents

  1. Blevins, Richard: "81 Bleeker Street," "Bitter Ecologue" and "Something Duncan Said, Makes Me." NearSouth 4, with accompanying correspondence: Winter 2003
  2. Blevins, Richard: "American Larch."Winter Poetry Broadside. 3, Kent, Ohio: Friends of the Kent State University Libraries, signed by author: December 1992
  3. Blevins, Richard: "Among the Wars." The Asphodel Book Shop. Catalog 59, Burton, Ohio: October 1978
  4. Blevins, Richard: Barren Country. OASia: B-Side Series. 48, Portland, Maine: Oasis Press: January 1999
  5. Blevins, Richard: The Collected Later Poems of Philip Marlowe. Jersey City, New Jersey: Jenson/Daniels: 1999
  6. Blevins, Richard: "The Death of O." Kent, Ohio: Costmary Press, Friends of the Kent State University Libraries: 1978
  7. Blevins, Richard: "December Rain." W'ORCs/Aloud Allowed 14, no. 1; poetry magazine dedicated to Ed Dorn, including photographs of poetry reading: January/February 2000
  8. Blevins, Richard: "First Elegy, after Robert Duncan," and "Twenty-Third Elegy, Ease and Disease." Atelier 7: 1995
  9. Blevins, Richard: Fogbow Bridge: Selected Poems 1972-1999. Columbus, Ohio: Pavement Saw Press: 2000
  10. Blevins, Richard: "In the Dream a Pony," "''Hers How','" and "I've Never Been That Cold (October 1, 1877)." Re:al 14, no. 1: Spring/Fall 1988
  11. Blevins, Richard: "Jacques Plante's Masque A Readymade, after Duchampe." Art/Life 18, no, 1, issue 188: 1998
  12. Blevins, Richard: "Letters from Kansas." Notus: Spring 1990
  13. Blevins, Richard: The Morrison Poem. Murrysville, Pennsylvania: Self Published: January 1992
  14. Blevins, Richard: "The Narrative Other: Helen Adam's Ghosts and Grinning Shadows." Credences 3, no. 8 & 9: March 1980
  15. Blevins, Richard: "Review of For Love of the World: Essays on Nature Writers." Sagetrieb 12, no. 1: Spring 1993
  16. Blevins, Richard: "Some Few Unqualified Memories from the Land." Poetry Review 66, no. 3 & 4: 1977
  17. Blevins, Richard: "Sonnet XVI. Screw Jasper," "Sonnet XVIII. Seattle, i," "Sonnet XIX. Seattle, ii," and "Tenth Elegy, Jim Morrison's Tomb." Slate Run Review 1, no. 1: June 1996
  18. Blevins, Richard: "A Superior Air." The Why Project, Portland, Oregon: Anabasis, no 1: 1992
  19. Blevins, Richard: "Synapse is a Charged Medium." Credences, Kent, Ohio, no 1; Circa 1974 (Table of contents and Blevins' poem only)
  20. Blevins, Richard: Three Sleeps: A Historomance. Bedford, New Hampshire: Igneus Press and promotional cards: 1992
  21. Blevins, Richard: "Transparency 9-12." New Poetry: Magazine of the Poetry Society of Australia 22, no. 4 (photocopy): Undated
  22. Blevins, Richard: "The Trial of OJ." House Organ 8 (photocopy): Fall 1994
  23. Blevins, Richard: "Voyageur." :That: 8: January 1993

Box 16

Series 6: Zelot Press

Between 1981 and 1988, Blevins and partner, Bill Shields, served as co-editors and publishers of the Zelot Press. During this period Blevins and Shields edited and published some 60 chapbooks, pamphlets and broadsides, and the periodicals, The Zelot (1981-1982) and It Doesn't Matter (1986-1987). Material organized by subject and then alphabetically.

Folder -- Contents

  1. Zelot Press: Correspondence including poem submissions: 1983-1990
  2. Zelot Press: Events: Poetry reading flyer: Undated
  3. Zelot Press: Periodicals: It Still Doesn't Matter: Poetry magazine edited by Bill Shields and Richard Blevins: 1986 and undated
  4. Zelot Press: Periodicals: The Zelot; poetry chapbooks issues number 1, 3-5, 7 1981-1982
  5. Zelot Press: Publication records: 1981-1983
  6. Zelot Press: Publications; Blevins, Richard: 1982-1987
  7. Zelot Press: Publications; Butterick, George: 1985-1987
  8. Zelot Press: Publications; Byrd, Don: 1984
  9. Zelot Press: Publications; Dorbin, Sandford: 1986-1987
  10. Zelot Press: Publications; Fandel, John: 1986-1987
  11. Zelot Press: Publications; Fattori, Joanne: 1987
  12. Zelot Press: Publications; King, Basil: 1986
  13. Zelot Press: Publications; King, Martha: 1986-1987
  14. Zelot Press: Publications; Napora, Joe: 1987
  15. Zelot Press: Publications; Oppenheimer, Joel: 1987
  16. Zelot Press: Publications; Shields, Bill: 1982-1987
  17. Zelot Press: Publications; Woolf, Douglas: 1986
  18. Zelot Press: Publications: Miscellaneous and unidentified: 1983 and undated
  19. Zelot Press: Purchase orders, customer invoices, bills and distribution lists: Miscellaneous dates 1981-1989

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Series 7: Correspondence

Material organized alphabetically.

Folder -- Contents

  1. Correspondence: Abbey, Edward
  2. Correspondence: Abel, David
  3. Correspondence: Adam, Helen
  4. Correspondence: Adamson, Robert / Poetry Society of Australia
  5. Correspondence: Alexander, Charles / Chax Press
  6. Correspondence: Armbruster, Robert and Karen
  7. Correspondence: Atherton, Wayne / The Cafe' Review
  8. Correspondence: Baratier, David / Pavement Saw Press
  9. Correspondence: Basinski, Michael, with accompanying "Sponge Spites I" poems
  10. Correspondence: Battey, Earl, from Blevins to Battey
  11. Correspondence: Bertholf, Robert, including poetry
  12. Correspondence: Bertholf, Robert, including poetry
  13. Correspondence: Bertholf, Robert, including poetry
  14. Correspondence: Birk, Nancy / Kent State University
  15. Correspondence: Blevins, Tilly
  16. Correspondence: Bobbs-Merrill Company, Publishers, correspondence concerning Blevins manuscript Wake Up, Earth
  17. Correspondence: Bregman, Buddy
  18. Correspondence: Buckley, Susan
  19. Correspondence: Burmaster, Orvis / Ahsahta Press
  20. Correspondence: Butterick, George and Colette
  21. Correspondence: Butts, Wally
  22. Correspondence: Byrd, Don
  23. Correspondence: Chapman, Lee / First Intensity magazine
  24. Correspondence: Clay, Steve / Granary Books
  25. Correspondence: Cooper, Jerry
  26. Correspondence: Corbett, Bill / Fire Exit
  27. Correspondence: Creeley, Robert
  28. Correspondence: Croke, Andrew / Slate Run Review
  29. Correspondence: Currie, Jennifer
  30. Correspondence: Davenport, Guy
  31. Correspondence: de Rachewiltz, Mary, including poetry
  32. Correspondence: Dorbin, Sanford, including poetry
  33. Correspondence: Dorn, Ed
  34. Correspondence: Dorrance & Company Publishers; correspondence concerning Blevins manuscript Wake Up, Earth (Blevins first manuscript, age 15)
  35. Correspondence: Doubiago, Sharon, including writing
  36. Correspondence: Driscoll, Karen
  37. Correspondence: Duncan, Robert, and drafts of letters and poems by Blevins to Duncan
  38. Correspondence: Ellis, Stephen
  39. Correspondence: Ellis, Stephen
  40. Correspondence: Eshleman, Clayton / Sulfur
  41. Correspondence: Faas, Eckbert / York University
  42. Correspondence: Falcon, Eleanor D. / Antioch New Englad Graduate School
  43. Correspondence: Ferguson, Steve / Talkwork
  44. Correspondence: Ferrini, Henry / Ferrini Productions Inc.
  45. Correspondence: Ferrini, Vincent
  46. Correspondence: Formento, Dennis / Mesechabe
  47. Correspondence: Foster, Edward / Talisman
  48. Correspondence: Francis, Bill / University of Akron
  49. Correspondence: Gildzen, Alex / Kent State University
  50. Correspondence: Gish, Robert, including flyers and brochures regarding his publications
  51. Correspondence: Glomski, Chris
  52. Correspondence: Goodell, Larry
  53. Correspondence: Greene, Jonathan / Gnomon Press
  54. Correspondence: Harshman, Marc
  55. Correspondence: Hatlen, Burton / Sagetrieb
  56. Correspondence: Hickman, Lee / TEMBLOR
  57. Correspondence: Hickson, Jed, with poems and photographs enclosed
  58. Correspondence: Hickson, Jed, with poems enclosed
  59. Correspondence: Heidekat, Neal
  60. Correspondence: Houston, Neal B. / RE:AL
  61. Correspondence: Irby, Ken / Tansy Press
  62. Correspondence: Irby, Ken / Tansy Press
  63. Correspondence: Irby, Ken / Tansy Press
  64. Correspondence: Jakiela, Lori
  65. Correspondence: Jarnot, Lisa
  66. Correspondence: Jensen, Sarah / atelier

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Series 7: Correspondence

Material organized alphabetically.

Folder -- Contents

  1. Correspondence: Keller, Dean / Kent State University
  2. Correspondence: Kelly, Robert and Charlotte
  3. Correspondence: Kelly, Tom
  4. Correspondence: Kennedy, Ted, (Congressman); thank you for a letter of encouragement
  5. Correspondence: Kidd, Peter, with poems enclosed
  6. Correspondence: Kidd, Peter, with poems enclosed
  7. Correspondence: Kidd, Peter, with poems enclosed
  8. Correspondence: Kidd, Peter, with poems enclosed
  9. Correspondence: Kidd, Peter, with poems enclosed
  10. Correspondence: Kidd, Sophia
  11. Correspondence: King, Basil and Martha, including correspondence regarding illustrations for Three Sleeps
  12. Correspondence: Koehler, Martha
  13. Correspondence: Koch, Kenneth
  14. Correspondence: Kohn, Andy
  15. Correspondence: Kuusisto, Steve / Quarry West
  16. Correspondence: Lansing, Gerrit
  17. Correspondence: Laska, Peter
  18. Correspondence: Laughlin, James / New Directions
  19. Correspondence: Lowell, Jim and Tessa / Asphodel Book Shop including newspaper clipping
  20. Correspondence: Mann, Michael / unarmed
  21. Correspondence: Mariah, Paul / Manroot Press
  22. Correspondence: Marovitz, Sanford / Melville Society and Kent State University
  23. Correspondence: Martin, Dick
  24. Correspondence: Maud, Ralph / Charles Olson Society
  25. Correspondence: Maveety, Beth and Stanley
  26. Correspondence: McCord, Howard
  27. Correspondence: McNaughton, Duncan / Fathar journal
  28. Correspondence: Melton, Rob / University of Kansas
  29. Correspondence: Metcalf, Paul including Blevins' letter to Metcalf with copy of "Circle of the Raft"
  30. Correspondence: Meyer, Tom
  31. Correspondence: Monnot, Steve
  32. Correspondence: Moritz, John / Tansy Press
  33. Correspondence: Morley, Hilda, tribute related
  34. Correspondence: Murabito, Stephen
  35. Correspondence: Mycue, Edward / Norton Coker Press
  36. Correspondence: Napora, Joe
  37. Correspondence: Newman, Dave
  38. Correspondence: Northcutt, William
  39. Correspondence: Ohioana Library Association, including biographical information regarding Blevins for inclusion in the library: 1999 and 2004
  40. Correspondence: Oppenheimer, Joel and Theresa, including printed poems
  41. Correspondence: Paul, Sherman
  42. Correspondence: Paul, Sherman
  43. Correspondence: Podgurski, Robert
  44. Correspondence: Pollett, Sylvester / Backwoods Broadsides including publicity information
  45. Correspondence: Powell, Donald / Dark Child Press

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Series 7: Correspondence

Material organized alphabetically.

Folder -- Contents
  1. Correspondence: Rattray, David
  2. Correspondence: Ray, Kevin / Washington University in St. Louis
  3. Correspondence: Reedy, Penelope / Redneck Review of Literature
  4. Correspondence: [Reinhart], Pete
  5. Correspondence: Rejections
  6. Correspondence: Roche, Judith
  7. Correspondence: Rumessen, Vardo, Eduard Tubin related correspondence
  8. Correspondence: Safdie, Joseph
  9. Correspondence: Sargent, Jim, with poems and essays enclosed
  10. Correspondence: Schwartz, Harold
  11. Correspondence: Schwartz, Leonard with published essay enclosed
  12. Correspondence: Serafin, Steven / Encyclopedia of American Literature, Encylopedia of British Literature and Dictionary of Literary Biography
  13. Correspondence: Shabel, Beth (Blevins' research assistant) to Robert Creeley
  14. Correspondence: Sherwood, Ken
  15. Correspondence: Shields, Bill / Zelot Press and Clarel Editions
  16. Correspondence: Smith, Pat / Notus including Blevins' poem "Slight Return: The Jimi Hendrix Poem"
  17. Correspondence: Somers, Jeanne / Kent State University
  18. Correspondence: Somers, Jeanne / Kent State University
  19. Correspondence: Spellecy, John
  20. Correspondence: Sylvester, Bill
  21. Correspondence: Tarn, Nathaniel including poetry manuscript
  22. Correspondence: Temes, Peter
  23. Correspondence: Tobias, Richard
  24. Correspondence: Tubin, Eino
  25. Correspondence: UB Poetics discussion group
  26. Correspondence: Updike, John
  27. Correspondence: Vas Dias, Robert / Poetry Review
  28. Correspondence: [Vollmer, Judith]
  29. Correspondence: Watten, Barry / Poetics Journal including Robert Creeley essay
  30. Correspondence: Weatherhead, A. Kingsley
  31. Correspondence: Wellman, Don / O.ARS
  32. Correspondence: Williams, Jonathan / The Jargon Society
  33. Correspondence: Wodening, Jane Brakhage
  34. Correspondence: Woolf, Douglas
  35. Correspondence: Wright, Fred
  36. Correspondence: Yannella, Donald / The Melville Society
  37. Correspondence: Zauhar, David
  38. Correspondence: Unidentified

Box 20

Subseries 8A: Manuscripts and Writings by Other Authors: Drafts

Material organized alphabetically by the author's name and then title of the work.

Folder -- Contents

  1. Bertholf, Robert: "Annotations to Edward Dorn's Gunslinger"; annotation manuscript and correspondence: January 9, 1986
  2. Bertholf, Robert: "An Away Game with the Sabres"; manuscript: Undated
  3. Bertholf, Robert (ed): Imagining Persons: Robert Duncan's Lectures on Charles Olsen/]; manuscript with accompaning correspondence from the University of Wisconsin Press asking for Blevins' review of material: July 30, 2002 (Folder 1 of 3)
  4. Bertholf, Robert (ed): Imagining Persons: Robert Duncan's Lectures on Charles Olsen; manuscript with accompaning correspondence from the University of Wisconsin Press asking for Blevins' review of material: July 30, 2002 (Folder 2 of 3)
  5. Bertholf, Robert (ed): Imagining Persons: Robert Duncan's Lectures on Charles Olsen; manuscript with accompaning correspondence from the University of Wisconsin Press asking for Blevins' review of material: July 30, 2002 (Folder 3 of 3)
  6. Bertholf, Robert: "Introduction"; essay on literary history: Undated
  7. Bertholf, Robert: "Reading the River: from 'Growing Up with the Game,' Chapter 3": Academic paper: Undated
  8. Bertholf, Robert: Remembering Joel Oppenheimer; manuscript with accompanying correspondence: 1999
  9. Bertholf, Robert: Remembering Joel Oppenheimer; manuscript with accompanying correspondence: Circa 1999
  10. Bertholf, Robert: "Renewing the Set: Stevens' The Auroras of Autumn": Academic paper, Kent State University: Undated
  11. Bertholf, Robert: "William Blake and Robert Duncan"; Academic paper, Kent State Univiersity: Undated
  12. Bertholf, Robert: Untitled sports essay: Undated
  13. Bertholf, Robert: Untitled excerpts from volume on William Blake and Robert Duncan: Undated
  14. Bertholf, Robert, Untitled table of contents for a proposed book in honor of Kingsley Weatherhead (never published) and correspondence: 1991 and undated
  15. Bertholf, Robert and Ruth Murmi: "Scales of the Marvelous: Robert Duncan's 'The Venice Poem'": Academic paper, Kent State Univiersity: Undated
  16. Bishop, G.: "Per Ardua Ad Astra" and "On Having Too Much of a Good Thing"; poems: late 1970s
  17. Bradbury, Ken: "The Night Bub Blevins Went Berserk"; prose: 1999
  18. Braman, Sandra: Albuquerque; short story manuscript: Undated
  19. Braman, Sandra: A True Story; short story proofs: 1984
  20. Butterick, Collette: signed prints: 1986 and 1987
  21. Butterick, George: The Black Mountain Poets: The Origins of a Literary Term (written for Bard Conference, Poetry at Black Mountain College, but never delivered); manuscript with notes: June 1987
  22. Butterick, George: Repartee with the Mummy; manuscript drafts, published by Zelot Press: Undated
  23. Butterick, George: The Three Percent Stranger, Blevins' layout for Zelot Press: Undated
  24. Butts, Wally: Untitled poems from Vermont College reading and correspondence: January 23, 1995
  25. Byrd, Don: Grapes of Wrath Again; poetry manuscript: Undated
  26. Byrd, Don: Technics of Travel; Zelot-Tansy publication; proofs and partial proofs with accompaning correspondence: Circa 1983
  27. Creeley, Robert, "What"; handwritten poem dedicated to Blevins: May 21, 1988
  28. Currie, Jennifer: Left, Right, Here: A Series and Muted Chronologue(s); manscripts with accompanying correspondence: 1998 and undated
  29. Cycholl, Garin: Blue Mound to 161; published by Pavement Saw Press, printer's manuscript with correspondence and blurb from Blevins: 2004
  30. Doane, Timotha: Untitled poems dedicated to Ed Dorn: 2000
  31. Dorbin, Sanford: Never Enough Light: New and Selected Poems 1966-1994; Igneus Press, manuscript proof with handwritten note by Blevins: 1994 [Folder 1 of 3]
  32. Dorbin, Sanford: Never Enough Light: New and Selected Poems 1966-1994; Igneus Press, manuscript proof with handwritten note by Blevins: 1994 [Folder 2 of 3]
  33. Dorbin, Sanford: Never Enough Light: New and Selected Poems 1966-1994; Igneus Press, manuscript proof with handwritten note by Blevins: 1994 [Folder 3 of 3]
  34. Dorn, Ed: "Ed Dorn's Paradoy of William's 'This is Just to Say'"; poem, University of Pennsylvania webpage: September 30, 1996
  35. [Dorn, Ed]: "The Last Cast"; poem: Undated
  36. Duncan, Robert: Miscellaneous: Flyers for poetry readings, sermons and lectures: 1972, 1982 and undated
  37. Duncan, Robert: Ground Work: Volume One; photocopied manuscript: February 1978
  38. Duncan, Robert: Ground Work: Volume Two ; photocopied manuscript: May 1981
  39. Duncan, Robert: "A Literary Map of the New American Poetry Movement"; Photocopied handwritten note: [1964?]
  40. Duncan, Robert: Poems by Duncan (photocopies) presented at the EMU Balloom, November 5, 1976 as part of Gay Pride Week, event flyer and accompanying correspondence between Blevins and Bertholf regarding poems: 1976 and 1977
  41. Duncan, Robert: Miscellaneous poems (photocopies): Miscellaneous dates 1967-1984
  42. Dugan, Alan: "Libation to Erato Muse of Lyric Poetry and Mime"; poem with accompanying correpondence from Dugan to Bill Shields: November 18, 1985
  43. [Ellis, Stephen], "Catharsis"; poem dedicated to Blevins: May 4, 1995
  44. Ellis, Stephen: "Divers Thoughts on Blevins' Fogbow Bridge"; manuscript: December 20, 1997
  45. Ellis, Stephen: "Down and Out, Yet Equally Up, Over and Across: The Antithetical Physics of Rich Blevins' Fogbow Bridge": January 21, 1998
  46. Ellis, Stephen: Opulence; bound manuscript inscribed to Blevins with Blevins notes added: August 10 and 18, 2002
  47. Ellis, Stephen: Preface: No Way Out: October 22, 2002
  48. Ellis, Stephen: Review of Richard Blevins' 'Three Sleeps'': 1997
  49. Glomski, Chris: Recovery of What Remains: a Close Reading of 'Letters from Kansas'; and Richard Blevins: A New Poem of Poetry and Travel; term papers with accompanying correspondence by Paul Sherman: April 28, 1988
  50. Hickson, Jed: "The Dream of a Rock", "Magic Occurs Acausally", "Strange Attractors" and "The Teacher"; poems: 1991 and 1992
  51. Hickson, Jed: Photograph by Hickson with accompanying poem, "Tribute to the Angels" by H.D.: 1974 and undated

Box 21

Subseries 8A: Manuscripts and Writings by Other Authors: Drafts

Material organized alphabetically by the author's name and then title of the work.

Folder -- Contents

  1. Irby, Ken: "exercitatio / praecipere"; photocopied poem, inscribed: December 1984
  2. Irby, Ken: "For Mercel Weinreich"; photocopied manuscript: 1975-1976; inscribed July 1979
  3. Irby, Ken: "Homage to Andrei Bely"; printed poem, inscribed: March 1981
  4. Irby, Ken, "Homage to Kandinsky and Hartley"; photocopied poem, inscribed: 1997
  5. Irby, Ken: "Introduction for Patrick Doud's The Man In Green"; manuscript: 1996
  6. Irby, Ken: Review of Jonathan Williams' Elite / Elate Poems and Portrait Photographs; photocopied manscript: Undated
  7. Irby, Ken: Review of Robert Duncan's Ground Work II: In the Dark for Conjunctions; photocopied manscripts, inscribed with accompanying correspondence: 1988
  8. Irby, Ken: Review of Robert Duncan's Roots and Branches (photocopies): 1965 and 1966
  9. Irby, Ken: Review of "sundry small press works of poetry"; photocopied manuscript, inscribed: 1982
  10. Irby, Ken: Riding the Dog; manuscript draft for The Zelot, number 4: December 1981
  11. Irby, Ken: "A Set"; poem with handwritten cover pages: May-August, 1981
  12. Irby, Ken: "Some Notes and Juxtapositions"; photocopied manuscript with handwritten notes and inscription: 1980
  13. Irby, Ken: "Some Notes on Zukofky's '80 Flowers' and Michele J. Jeggott's 'Reading Zukofsky's 80 Flowers'"; photocopied manuscript; Undated
  14. Irby, Ken: Studies: Cuts, Shots, Notes; photocopied manuscript, inscribed, with accompanying correspondence: 1999-2000
  15. Irby, Ken: "Visitations"; photocopied poem, inscribed: 1995
  16. Irby, Ken: "The Winterground"; photocopied manuscript: Undated
  17. Irby, Ken: Untitled poetry manuscript: sent to Zelot Press: November 1981
  18. Irby, Ken: Untitled poem; photocopied, inscribed: January 14, 1982
  19. Kenner, Hugh: Shakespeare's Birthday, 1979; Essay/play: 1979
  20. Kidd, Peter: Bear Stew; manuscript: Circa 1995
  21. Kidd, Peter: Moroccan Grail; bound novel manuscript, revised: Undated
  22. Kidd, Peter: Review of Charles Olson, Maximus to Gloucester: Undated
  23. Kidd, Peter: Review of The Collected Poems of George F. Butterick, transcript with accompanying correspondence: July 26, 1989
  24. Kimball, Philip: The Testament; "an unpublished translation of Rilke's The Testament, the basis for Blevins poem, "Unsent Love Letters" in Altier. A photocopied gift from Ken Irby": 1982
  25. King, Basil: Basil King: Letters to Richard Blevins, June 19, 1991-December 30, 1991; typed transcript and floppy disc edited by Colleen M. O'Brien: 1992
  26. King, Basil: Mirage; typed manuscript: Undated
  27. King, Basil: Mirage; photocopied manuscript with accompanying correspondence: 1992
  28. King, Basil: Mirage; publicity postcard: 1997
  29. King, Basil: A Painter's Bestiary; photocopied manuscript: Undated
  30. King, Basil: [A Painter's Bestiary]; photocopied manuscripts without cover pages: 1991
  31. King, Basil: A Painter's Bestiary; photocopied manuscript, "A Prototype Presentation of 'A Painters Bestiary'": Undated
  32. King, Basil: A Painter's Bestiary III; photocopied manuscript: May 1990
  33. King, Basil: A Painter's Bestiary and Basil King: Painter ; Publicity postcards, newspaper clipping and typed introduction, Granary Books: 1989 and 1990
  34. King, Basil: Paintings from the Cards; Publicity postcard, Granary Books: 1989
  35. King, Basil: Pastorale; photograph of a painting by Basil King printed in Diamonds are Forever: Artists and Writers on Baseball museum exhibition tour pamphlet: Undated
  36. King, Basil: Three Sleeps illustrations by Basil King; Photographs of drawings: 1991
  37. King, Basil: "Variations on a Theme"; poem: 1992
  38. [King, Martha]: "Digression"; essay manuscript: Undated
  39. King, Martha: "How to Recover From the War"; manuscript: Undated
  40. [King, Martha]: "Reading Paul Blackburn"; manuscript: Undated
  41. King, Martha: "Some Family Plots"; photocopied manuscript with notes: Undated
  42. Klein, Barry: "Fitts: Two Tableaux for Orchestra with Chorus on Poetry of Richard Blevins"; Doctoral disseration, Univeristy of Oregon, December 1976 (folder 1 of 2)
  43. Klein, Barry: "Fitts: Two Tableaux for Orchestra with Chorus on Poetry of Richard Blevins"; Doctoral disseration, Univeristy of Oregon, December 1976 (folder 2 of 2)
  44. Klein, Barry: "Fitts: Two Tableaux for Orchestra with Chorus on Poetry of Richard Blevins"; vocal score: Circa 1976
  45. Klein, Barry: October Album for Lynne; musical score: Undated
  46. Klein, Barry: String Quartet, Op. 12: 1976-1977
  47. Koehler, Martha: "Prospectus: Models of Reading: Gender Ideology and Narrative Form from Richardson to Burney", University of Pittsburgh: Undated
  48. Kohn, Andrew: Prospectus for dissertation on Stefan Wolpe: Undated
  49. Kohn, Andrew: Dissertation defense notes and reader's appraisal of "The Development of Stefan Wolpe's Compositional Style 1948-1963 and the Role of Other Arts, with Never Any Jam Today": 1995
  50. Kohn, Andrew: ["The Development of Stefan Wolpe's Compositional Style 1948-1963 and the Role of Other Arts, with Never Any Jam Today"]; Doctoral dissertation, University of Pittsburgh, drafts of chapters 8-10 with Blevins' comments: Undated
  51. Kohn, Andrew: "The Development of Stefan Wolpe's Compositional Style 1948-1963 and the Role of Other Arts, with Never Any Jam Today"; Doctoral dissertation, University of Pittsburgh: 1995 (folder 1 of 2)
  52. Kohn, Andrew: The Development of Stefan Wolpe's Compositional Style 1948-1963 and the Role of Other Arts, with Never Any Jam Today"; Doctoral dissertation, University of Pittsburgh with note from Kohn: 1995 (folder 2 of 2)
  53. Kohn, Andrew: "Real Crazy Beats in that / Bongo: Rhythm in Creeley"; article manuscript with correspondence: October 30, 1995
  54. [Kohn ?], Andrew: Miscellaneous poems: Undated

Box 22

Subseries 8A: Manuscripts and Writings by Other Authors: Drafts

Material organized alphabetically by the author's name and then title of the work.

Folder -- Contents

  1. Lansing, Gerrit: "By Darklong River: In Praise of Frederick Tuckerman, 1821-1873" and "A Toast to Poesy"; poems: Undated and May 27, 1995
  2. Laurence and Hohner, Matt. eds.: Different Homeland; quotes and excerpts from multiple authors for poetry anthology: Circa 1996
  3. Mazzaferro, Laurie: After They Are Banned; manuscript: early 2000s
  4. Moritz, John: "For Hart Crane"; manuscript drafts for The Zelot, number 7: [1982]
  5. Moritz, John: Untitled poems, inscribed: July 4, 1984
  6. Newman, David: Bloody Knuckles / Minimum Wage and Your Lips Tasted Like Wine, But Then Again I Was Drunk; poetry manuscripts with correspondence: 1994
  7. Noonan, Erik: "Francois Villon" and portrait sketches; photocopied essay and sketches with correspondence: 2003
  8. Paul, Sherman" [Hewing to Experience]; corrected proofs for chapters 37-40: Undated
  9. Paul, Sherman: "His Story and History, Review of Charles Olson & Robert Creeley: The Complete Correspondence, Volume 9" edited by Blevins: Undated
  10. Podgurski, Robert: "The Discourse of the 'Alchemic powers the Changing Mass Dissolve' in Erasmus Darwin's The Temple of Nature"; essay manuscript with accompanying correspondence: 1990
  11. Podgurski, Robert: "The Double-Wanded Motion"; essay/poetry manuscript: May 5, 1996
  12. Podgurski, Robert: "A Double Wanded Poetics"; essay manuscript: March 22, 1996
  13. Podgurski, Robert: "Doubling Back on the Cycle"; essay manuscript, inscribed: 1996
  14. Podgurski, Robert: "Following Robert Duncan's Incantatory Trail"; essay manuscript: Undated
  15. Podgurski, Robert: "Hidden Wands"; essay manuscript, inscribed: 1996
  16. Podgurski, Robert: "The Incantatory Trail Through Robert Duncan's Poetic Field"; academic paper: April 10, 1993
  17. Podgurski, Robert: "Inner Sorceries Outwardly Seeking"; poem dedicated and inscribed to Blevins: June 19, 1994
  18. Podgurski, Robert: Liber Pace; book manuscript, inscribed to Blevins: 1988 (Folder 1 of 2)
  19. Podgurski, Robert: Liber Pace; book manuscript, inscribed to Blevins: 1988 (Folder 2 of 2)
  20. Podgurski, Robert: "Magical Forces and Historiographic Speculation in Gustav Meyrink's The Angel of the West Window"; article, uncorrected proofs: Undated
  21. Podgurski, Robert: "Omen Pentecost", "Weave Alone in Light and Wend by Dark" and "Pulsating Nodes"; poems with notes: 1996 and 1997
  22. Podgurski, Robert: "Poems of Beechnut is a Food", "To Feel the Ghost of a Poem" and "Spiderplant"; poems, later published in Oasii Broadside Series by Stephen Ellis: 1994 and undated
  23. Podgurski, Robert: Poetry book reviews; manuscripts and photocopies of articles, inscribed: 1992, 1994, 1995, 1997
  24. Podgurski, Robert: "Sewing in the Lowlands" and "Trance and Transition"; poems: 1997
  25. Podgurski, Robert: "The Somnolent Lucidity of Three Sleeps: A Historomance by Richard Blevins"; manuscript book review, inscribed: 1993
  26. Podgurski, Robert: Wandering on Course; poetry manuscript, inscribed: 1995
  27. Podgurski, Robert: Waste Wanderings; mock-up for Zelot Press: 1987
  28. Podgurski, Robert: "Where Optics and Visionary Metaphysics Converge in Dante's Novella Vista"; essay manuscript: 1994
  29. Podgurski, Robert: Untitled literary essay introduction: Undated
  30. Rattray, David: Opening the Eyelid: Poems; poetry manuscript proof with accompanying correspondence: 1990
  31. Rudy, Jeff; poems: Undated
  32. Safdie, Joseph: "Before Anything Else there was Baseball"; poetry packet, inscribed to Blevins: August 15, 2002
  33. Safdie, Joseph: "Playoff Sonnets"; poem dedication to Blevins: December 8, 2003
  34. Searle, (?): "Looking for Hamlet: A Handbook in the Logic of Critical Argument": essay manuscript: Undated
  35. Shabel, Beth: "Selected Pages, Etc; essay manuscript": June 1992
  36. Shields, Bill: The Day I Found Marco Polo Outside of Cleveland; mock-up for The Zelot, issue number 2, inscribed by Blevins: 1981
  37. Shields, Bill: Poetry and short story manuscripts for Zelot Press : Undated
  38. Sherman, Paul: Hewing to experience; Section 8 of book proof: Circa 1989
  39. Somers, Jeanne: Zelot Press: A Study in Small Press Publishing; article manuscript, later published in the NOBS Newsletter, volume 22, number 3: 2005
  40. [Strauss, David Levi]: Untitled writings on author's friendship with Robert Duncan: Undated
  41. Weatherhead, A. Kingsley: From Poets in Oregon; mock-up and notes for The Zelot, issue number 3: [1981]
  42. Woolf, Douglas: From an Autobiographical Novel; mock-up for Zelot Press number 6: July 1982
  43. Woolf, Douglas: Woolf' Guide to New York; manuscript: Undated (folder 1 of 2)
  44. Woolf, Douglas: Woolf' Guide to New York; manuscript: Undated (folder 2 of 2)
  45. [Unidentified]: "Muted Chronologue(s)" and "Loose Edges on the Downbeat"; poems: Undated
  46. [Unidentified]: Untitled prose manuscript pages beginning, "Last night past what used to be the munitions warehouses. . .": September 24, 1999

Box 23

Subseries 8B: Manuscripts and Writings by Other Authors: Published Materials

Material organized alphabetically by the author's name and then title of the work.

Folder -- Contents

  1. Abbey, Edward: "The Right to Arms." The Redneck Review of Literature 15: Fall 1988
  2. Baratier, David: The Fall of Because. Johnstown, Ohio: Pudding House Publications: 1999
  3. Baratier, David: "Four Poems." Jacket 7; online poetry magazine, with accompanying correspondence: Circa 1999
  4. Bertholf, Robert: "Parables and Wallace Stevens' "Esthetique Du Mal"." English Literary History 42: 1975
  5. Bertholf, Robert, "Shelley, Stevens and Robert Duncan's essay in Artful Thunder: Versions of the Romantic Tradition in American Literature in Honor of Howard P. Vincent", edited by Robert J. DeMott and Sanford E. Marovitz: [Kent, Ohio]: The Kent State University Press: 1975
  6. Burns, Gerald: "Letter to the Editor." Small Press Review (regarding Robert Creeley): March 1992
  7. Butterick, George F.: Charles Olson and the Development of a New American Poetics. Richard Blevins. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Libraries and Media Services: 1996
  8. Butts, W. E.: A Season of Crows. Bedford, New Hampshire: Igneus Press: 2000
  9. Creeley, Robert: Multiple articles and poems in Work 3: An Homage to Rainer Gerhardt: Reprinted 1988
  10. Creeley, Robert and Ed Dorn: Poems in II: Active Anthology: 1988
  11. Dailey, Joel: Biopic. Bedford, New Hampshire: Igneus Press, inscribed to Blevins: 1999
  12. Dorbin, Sanford. "A Checklist of the Published Writings of Jack Spicer." California Librarian: October 1970
  13. Dorbin, Sanford: Saying Goodbye to Babylon. Chico, California: The Singlefooter; inscribed by the author: 2001
  14. Dorn, Ed: "The Poet Lets His Tongue Hang Down: A One-Question Interview from Bean News." The Paris Review 14, no. 55: Fall 1972 inscribed by the author "Kent 7 June 73" with a line added to the poem
  15. Dorn, Ed: Poems; photocopies of poems and short stories appearing in Migrant, Sniper Logic, Wild Dog and Yurgan: 1959-1965, 1996 and 2000
  16. Duncan, Robert: Faust Foutu. Stitson Beach, California: Enkidu Sur Rogate, inscribed by the author, September 4, 1974: 1960.
  17. Duncan, Robert: Poems, photocopies of poems and prose appearing in Catepillar, Lampeter Muse, Migrant, The Rivoli Review and Wild Dog: 1944, 1957, 1959, 1963 and 1969
  18. Duncan, Robert: Prose, photocopies of articles: 1944, 1963 and 1969
  19. Ellis, Stephen: 20 Poems from Full Tilt Flywheel. Portland, Maine: Oasis Press: January 2001
  20. Ellis, Stephen: A Book of Currencies. Amman, Jordon: Oasis Press: November 1997
  21. Ellis, Stephen: "Implantations of the Person Machine," Bloody Twin Press, postcard poem: Circa 1996
  22. Ellis, Stephen: In House. Chauncey, Ohio: Oasis Press, numbered edition 22/50: November, 2002
  23. Ellis, Stephen: In Omnia Paratus. Athens, Ohio: Oasis Press: November, 2001
  24. Ellis, Stephen: Interface. Jersey City, New Jersey: Jenson/Daniels, 1999
  25. Ellis, Stephen: The Long and Short of It. Portland, Maine: Oasis Press, inscribed to Blevins: October 1998
  26. Ellis, Stephen: A Natural History of Suchness. San Francisco: Auguste Press: 2001
  27. [Ellis, Stephen]: "Timing Each Her Ornaments," Unknown publisher, dedicated to Blevins: June 15, 1995
  28. Ellis, Stephen: Transactuals. Athens, Ohio: Oasis Press: September 2001.
  29. Ellis, Stephen: White Gravity. Pamphlet series. 12, Brooklyn: Meeting Eyes Bindery / Poetry New York: 1999
  30. Foster, Edward: Boy in the Key of E. Brownsville, Vermont: Goats + Compasses: February 1998
  31. Gish, Robert F.: Songs of my Hunter Heart: A Western Kinship. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press (inscribed by the author): 1992
  32. Grossinger, Richard: "Electrons" and "Nostalgia." Io 3: Winter 1966-1967
  33. Hemmen, Emile: Repainting Memory. Translated by Janine Goedert. Bedford, New Hampshire: Igneus Press: 2002
  34. Hyner, Stefan: Both Gone. Bussard Blatter. Schwtzinger, Germany: Bussard Journal; inscribed to Sharon: 1990
  35. Irby, Ken:: Ridge to Ridge: Poems 1990-2000. Ann Arbor, Michigan: OtherWind Press, Inc. (inscribed to Blevins and Martha by the author): 2001
  36. Irby, Ken: Studies Cuts Shots Takes: A Notebook Sequence August - December 1999. First Intensity Chapbooks. 2, Lawrence, Kansas: First Intensity Press: 2001
  37. Irby, Ken: Untitled poems. Lawrence, Kansas: Tansy Press, inscribed: April 1980
  38. Kidd, Peter: Bear Stew. Bedford, New Hampshire: Igneus Press, inscribed to Martha: 1996
  39. Kidd, Peter: "The Collected Poems of George F. Butterick." Sagetrieb 8, no. 3, book review: Winter 1989
  40. King, Basil. Warp Spasm. New York, New York: Spuyten Duyvil; uncorrected proof with correspondence: 2001
  41. King, Martha. "5 Poems." Brief, no 2, inscribed to Blevins and Martha: October, 1988
  42. Koehler, Martha. "Epistolary Closure and Triangular Return in Richardson's Clarissa." The Journal of Narrative Technique (pages removed from journal): Undated
  43. Little, Billy: "Review of The Collected Poems of George Butterick." Line: A Journal of Contemporary Writings and its Modernist Sources 14 (photocopy): Undated
  44. Martin, Richard: Modulations; publishers book order form including quote by Blevins and others in praise of the book: Undated
  45. Martin, Richard: Negation of Beautiful Words. Bedford, New Hampshire: Igneus Press; inscribed to Martha and Richard Blevins: 1996
  46. [Martin, Richard] published under, Duck Martian: Napkin Apologies. Fell Swoop. 48, New Orleans: Fell Swoop, Undated; inscribed to Blevins: October 31, 1998
  47. [Martin, Richard] published under, Duck Martian: Quack. Clarion, Pennsylvania: Lot M 3; inscribed to Blevins: 2002
  48. Newman, Dave: Truck It. Austin, Texas: Liquid Paper Press: 1999
  49. Noonan, Erik: "Even to Their Own Kind." Weigh Station 1, no. 1: November, 2001
  50. Oppenheimer, Joel: The Ghost Lover. Durham, North Carolina: Arthur Mann Kaye: 1983
  51. Podgurski, Robert. "Review of Basil Plinius' The Encomium to Riga." English Language Notes 36, no. 2: December 1998
  52. Podgurski, Robert. "The Shadow of a Thought." Oyster Boy Review 10; with accompanying correspondence: January/March 1999
  53. Pollet, Sylvester: "Review of The Uses of Adversity by Joel Oppenheimer." Sagetrieb 6, no. 1, inscribed to Blevins: Spring 1987
  54. Safdie, Joe: "Once Upon a Time with West Ed." Cento Magazine: Downloaded November 10, 2003
  55. Safdie, Joe: September Song. Portland, Maine: Oasis Press, inscribed to Blevins and including Blevins correspondence to Safdie: August 2000 and September 7, 2001
  56. Shields, Bill: "Bill Shields Interview." TheCreepShow, online magazine : 2002
  57. Stephanie, S.: Throat. Bedford, New Hampshire: Igneus Press: 2001.
  58. Wendell, Julia: Wheeler Lane. Bedford, New Hampshire: Igneus Press: 1998
  59. Wodening, Jane: Book of Gargoyles. Boulder, Colorado: Baksun/Grackle: 1999
  60. Unidentified: A Receipt; poetry chapbook: May 24, 1991
  61. Unidentified: "Creeley Crawlies: Robert Creeley at the California College of Arts & Crafts, 7 November 1990." unidentified publication (photocopy): Undated

Box 24

Series 9: Poetry Magazines, Newsletters and Chapbooks Runs

Material organized title or publisher and then chronologically.

Folder -- Contents

  1. 5 AM: Poetry magazine edited by Judith Vollemer and Ed Ochester, including poems "Y, no. 23" and "E, no. 24" by Blevins; Issues numbers 16 and 18: 2003 and 2005
  2. The Alternative Press broadsides and postcards: Miscellaneous issues: 1983 and Undated
  3. Backwoods Broadsides Chaplet Series: published by Sylvester Pollet; Miscellaneous issues 1997-1999
  4. Backwoods Broadsides Chaplet Series: published by Sylvester Pollet; Miscellaneous issues 2000-2004
  5. Christmas Broadside series, State University of New York at Buffalo, University Libraries: Miscellaneous issues 1982-2002
  6. Credences: edited by Robert Bertholf; distributed by the Asphodel Book Shop; Miscellaneous Table of Contents and publisher's announcements: Undated, 1975 and 1978
  7. Giants Play Well in the Drizzle: poetry magazine edited by Martha King and including poetry by Blevins, King and others: Miscellaneous issues 1986-1992
  8. Hanging Loose: poetry magazine; issues 18 and 23: 1972 and 1974
  9. Oasis Press material, published by Stephen Ellis: Publication list, broadsides including Oasii: B'Side Series, Oasia: Broadside Series and chapbooks; including Blevins High Season: From Pennsylvania to Oregon & Back, A Sonnet Cycle in Three Parts: Miscellaneous dates: 1995-2002
  10. Melville Society Extracts: May 1991 and published index to issues 49-72
  11. Minutes of the Charles Olson Society: Miscellaneous issues 1996 and 1999
  12. Minutes of the Charles Olson Society: Miscellaneous issues 2000-2001
  13. Minutes of the Charles Olson Society: Miscellaneous issues 2002-2004
  14. Northern Lights International Poetry/Brooklyn Series: chapbooks published by Martha King and Robert VanderMolen; Volumes I, numbers 1-3: 1991
  15. Pendulum: University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg literary magazine, including Blevins' students work: Spring 1991 and Spring 1996
  16. Poetry Flash: Issue dedicated to Robert Duncan including article by Robert Creeley, and article on Edward Dorn: March 1988 and February-March 2000
  17. Poetry Project Newsletter: Issues 165-171: 1997-1998
  18. Poetry Project Newsletter: Issues 173-182: 1999-2001
  19. Poetry Project Newsletter; Issue numbers 183-186, 188-190, 194-195 and 198: 2001-2004
  20. The Poetry Project: The Newsletter of the Poetry Project Ltd. at St. Marks Church In-the-Bowry: Miscellaneous issues 1990, 1994-1995
  21. The Pup: First in an Irregular Series of Emissions: Edited by Bill Shields: Miscellaneous issues 1987
  22. Tansy: Chapbook series, issue numbers 2-16, including issue 9 by Ken Irby and issue 13, Court of the Half King by Blevins: 1976-1982
  23. The Temple: Poetry magazine: Miscellaneous issues 2001
  24. :That: Poetry magazine edited by Stephen Dignazio and Stephen Ellis: Miscellaneous issues 1993-1994 and 1998
  25. Wch Way /New Wilderness Letter: collaborative poetry magazine issue, edited by Don Byrd, Jed Rasula and Jerome Rothenberg: 1985
  26. Winter Broadside, Kent State University: January 2004
  27. Ephemera: Publishers book, magazine and catalog announcements: Miscellaneous dates

Box 25

Series 10: Photographs

Photographs organized into family snapshots and then chronologically.

Folder -- Contents

  1. Photographs: Family snapshots: 1950s-1960s
  2. Photographs: Family and friends snapshots: 1970s-2000s
  3. Photograph: Robert Duncan in seminar at Kent State University, photograph by KSU photographer Douglas Moore: April 7, 1971
  4. Photograph: Robert Bertholf at home, Mantua Street, Kent: 1972
  5. Photograph: Robert Duncan and Blevins, and Robert Duncan's House: 1974, 1976 and Undated
  6. Photographs: Eugene, Oregon, Montessori School playground and class photograph: 1976-1977 (Blevins first teaching appointment)
  7. Photograph: Blevins with editions of his work, Three Sleeps: January, 1983
  8. Photographs: Gerrit Lansing and Robert Podgurski, Dogtown, Gloucester: December 1988
  9. Photographs: Blevins reading at "The West End," New York, New York: 1991
  10. Photograph: Igneus Press reading in Boston; Blevins, Peter Kidd, Vincent Ferrini and Peter Laska: 1991
  11. Photographs: Blevins skating in exhibition game, Penguins vs. Alumni: 1992
  12. Photographs: Basil and Martha King, taken by Joann Blevins: 1993
  13. Photographs: Ken Irby taken by Joann Blevins: June 1994
  14. Photographs: Blevins and son, Douglas, at Jimi Hendrix grave site and Seattle storefront where Hendrix purchased his first guitar: 1995
  15. Photographs: Ezra Pound's home and related sites at University of Pennsylvania campus and area: March 1997
  16. Photographs: Blevins, Jim Lowell, Joe Napora, Steve Ellis, Dennis Fomento, Brian Richards, Ken Warren and Robert Podgurski, taken by Karen Driscoll: July 1997
  17. Photograph: Mad Lab Oratory, poetry reading, Columbus, Ohio: July 4, 2001
  18. Photographs: Asphodel Book Shop's 25th anniversary with Jim Lowell, owner: Undated
  19. Photographs: Robert Creeley in Walsboro, Maine, taken by Joann Blevins: Undated
  20. Photographs: James Joyce's Dublin: Undated
  21. Photograph: Blevins in front of Basil King artwork: Undated
  22. Photograph: Gerrit Lansing in his bookstore, Gloucester, taken by Joann Blevins and photograph of Gerrit Lansing sketch: Undated
  23. Photograph: Bill Shields: Undated
  24. Photograph Album: Album created by son, Douglas Blevins, in honor of Blevins' 40th birthday; magnetic album, including loose photographs and ephemera: Undated
  25. Negatives: 35 mm negatives, copystand images of Voici: Undated

Box 26

Subseries 11A: Audiovisual Materials: Audio Cassette Tapes

Material organized chronologically.

Contents

  1. Cassette tape: Robert Creeley, published by Cassette Curriculum: Copyright 1970
  2. Cassette tape: Robert Creeley: May 18, 1973
  3. Cassette tape: Robert Duncan, Naropa: July 17, 1978 (tape 1)
  4. Cassette tape: Robert Duncan, Naropa: July 17, 1978 (tape 2)
  5. Cassette tape: Robert Duncan, Naropa: July 19, 1978 (tape 1)
  6. Cassette tape: Robert Duncan, Naropa: July 19, 1978 (tape 2)
  7. Cassette tape: Robert Duncan, Naropa: July 24, 1978 (tape 1)
  8. Cassette tape: Robert Duncan, Naropa: July 24, 1978 (tape 2)
  9. Cassette tape: Robert Duncan, Naropa: July 26, 1978 (tape 1)
  10. Cassette tape: Robert Duncan, Naropa: July 26, 1978 (tape 2)
  11. Cassette tape: Robert Duncan, Naropa: July 28, 1978 (tape 1)
  12. Cassette tape: Robert Duncan, Naropa: July 28, 1978 (tape 2)
  13. Cassette tape: Robert Duncan, Naropa: July 31, 1978 (tape 1)
  14. Cassette tape: Robert Duncan, Naropa: July 31, 1978 (tape 2)
  15. Cassette tape: Robert Duncan class on Olson, New College Poetics Program, San Francisco: February 17, 1982
  16. Cassette tape: Robert Duncan reading at Bard College: October 5, 1982
  17. Cassette tape: Robert Duncan reading "Passages": March 1, 1983
  18. Cassette tape: Joe Naropa reading: October 25, 1983
  19. Cassette tape: Ken Irby reading: August 10, 1986
  20. Cassette tape: Basil King "Bestiary" reading at The Granary: Circa 1989
  21. Cassette tape: Chuck Stein class on Alchemy, Bard [College]: February 27, 1990
  22. Cassette tape: "Blues for Blev," compiled by Sanford Dorbin: December 29, 1994 including written discography
  23. Cassette tape: Gerrit Lansing, telephone interview by Mary Van Vorst, Buffalo/Gloucester: March 1997
  24. Cassette tape: Ed Dorn reading, Alternative Radio, Lawrence, Kansas: Dubbed May 24, 2000
  25. Cassette tape: Mad Lab/ Bridewell, Blevins, Bennett, Ellis, Richards: August 4, 2001 (part 1)
  26. Cassette tape: Mad Lab/ Mainard, Abbott, La Charity, Moog: August 4, 2001 (part 2)
  27. Cassette tape: Charles Bukowski reading "Hostage": Undated
  28. Cassette tape: Robert Duncan reading, Charles Olson Lectures at Buffalo: Undated
  29. Cassette tape: Andrew Kohn, "Never Any Jam Today": Undated
  30. Cassette tape: Andrew Kohn, music set to William Carlos Williams' "The Orchestra" excerpts: Undated
  31. Cassette tape: M. Sott Momaday, "American Indian Religion and the Humanization of Man": Undated
  32. Cassette tape: Doug [Blevins] songs "demos", made by Blevins' son and including note: January 8, 2000
  33. Cassette tape: Untitled, "For Rich Blevins": Undated
  34. Cassette tape: labeled "Robert Duncan reading, 1 March 1983 (conclusion) but contains The English Poets: Copyright 1964

Box 27

Subseries 11B: Audiovisual Materials: Other

Contents

  1. CD-R: Blevins reading at Antioch Grad School, Keene, New Hampshire: September 26, 2003
  2. CD-R: Blevins reading at Antioch Grad School, Keene, New Hampshire: September 26, 2003
  3. CD-R: Blevins reading at Antioch Grad School, Keene, New Hampshire: September 26, 2003
  4. VHS tape: Basil King- Painter by Dave Gearey: Undated

Box 28

Series 12: Oversized Material

Material organized by subject and then chronologically.

Folder -- Contents

  1. Bertholf, Robert: Poster collage: Undated
  2. Creeley, Robert: Poster: Poetry reading, New England College: October 29, Undated
  3. Duncan, Robert: Poster: Poetry Reading "Talk: Opening the Dreamway," SUNY Buffalo: April 13, 1983
  4. Duncan, Robert: Manuscript; A Set of Passages: The Regulators, inscribed by the author: February 1982
  5. Duncan, Robert: Poster: Robert Duncan Conference: The Opening of the Field, [SUNY, Buffalo]: April 18-20, 1996
  6. King, Basil: Calendar: Diamonds Are Forever; photographs of baseball artwork from the New York State Museum and Smithsonian Institute exhibit, including a print of a painting by Basil King; calendar inscribed by King: December 23, 1989
  7. Klein, Barry and Richard Blevins: Musical Score and poem: Three Fanfares for Three Trombones by Klein and Three Fanfares by Blevins: November 13, 1974
  8. Klein, Barry: Musical Score: Three Yertushenko Poems, Eugene, Oregon: August 22, 1974
  9. Olson, Charles: Poster: A Charles Olson Festival, University of Iowa: November 5-11, 1978
  10. Poster: A Matter of Occasion, A Celebration: A Colloquium; including presentations by Robert Bertholf and Robert Duncan: April 15-16, 1983
  11. Poster: Diverse Voices: A Multicultural Reading Series, Pennsylvania State University: 1997-1998

Box 29

Series 12: Oversized Material

Material organized by subject and then chronologically.

Folder -- Contents

  1. Maps: Three USGS topographic maps of Nez Perce War battlefields, from Blevins dissertation field study: 1983
  2. Posters: Four Poetry Project posters: 1990, 1997 and 1998
  3. Poster: Chuck Berry at the Fisher Auditorium: September 22, 1994
  4. Poster: Pittsburgh Pirates versus Houston Astros: July 12, 1997
  5. Poster: William Blake, Samuel Palmer, and the English Visionaries, Thackrey & Robertson; exhibit(?): Undated
  6. Framed poster: The Inaugural Address of President John F. Kennedy: Undated

Box 30

Series 13: Artifacts

Contents

  1. Object: Butterick, George: Dental mold

Box 31

Series 14: Restricted Materials

  1. Restricted documents