Special Collections and Archives

A Gathering of Poets records

Special Collections and Archives

A Gathering of Poets records

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A Gathering of Poets records

May 4 Collection - Boxes 75, 75A, 75B, 76, 76A

Finding Aid

Prepared by Nancy Birk and Gail Redmann, February 1994; Updated December 2011; April 2017


Inclusive Dates: 1990-1992
Extent: 3.75 cubic feet (3.5 record storage boxes + 1 cassette box)
Physical Location: 12th floor


Historical Note:  On May 4, 5, and 6, 1990 A Gathering of Poets was held at Kent State University in conjunction with the 20th Anniversary events. Approximately 125 poets from all over the United States responded to personal invitations or to the open call to poets to come to Kent State on May 4th and remember the four students left dead and the nine others wounded by the Ohio National Guard on May 4, 1970. An ad-hoc committee of the May 4th 20th Anniversary Commission planned all the poetry events. Members of this committee were poets who lived in Kent, some of whom were affiliated with Kent State University. In addition to the poets who attended A Gathering of Poets, many others who were not able to attend sent poems or messages to be read. 

Scope and Content:  This collection includes planning and logistical files associated with the Gathering of Poets event, poetry prepared as part of the event, recordings of readings and other events part of the 1990 Gathering, and finally manuscripts and other materials associated with the published anthology A Gathering of Poets, published in 1992.


Arrangement: The collection is organized into the following series. The first three series pertain to the 1990 Gathering event.


May 4 Collection - Box 75
Folder -- Contents

Series 1: Organizational Files

  1. Gathering of Poets: Flyer: The Kent Statement
  2. Gathering of Poets: Flyer, Schedule, May 3-6, 1990
  3. Gathering of Poets: Flyer, Plum Creek Park, May 6, 1990
  4. Gathering of Poets: Proposal
  5. Gathering of Poets: Letter of Invitation
  6. Gathering of Poets: Letter to Poets Attending
  7. Gathering of Poets: Letter to Poets Not Attending
  8. Gathering of Poets: Poet Contact Lists
  9. Gathering of Poets: Proposed and Final Event Agendas
  10. Gathering of Poets: Program
    Scope and Content: Includes an hourly schedule of readings.
  11. Gathering of Poets: Organizational Notes and Meeting Agendas
  12. Gathering of Poets: Correspondence, Maggie Anderson
  13. Gathering of Poets: Transportation Committee -- Notes, Correspondence
  14. Gathering of Poets: Financial Information
  15. Gathering of Poets: Poems and their Readers at Gathering
  16. Gathering of Poets: Correspondence to Michael Schwartz
  17. Gathering of Poets: Correspondence, Special Collections and Archives
  18. Gathering of Poets: Other May 4th Activities
  19. Gathering of Poets: Remembrance Week Pamphlet
  20. Gathering of Poets: Event Ribbons
  21. Gathering of Poets: Guest Book
  22. Gathering of Poets: Photographs
  23. Gathering of Poets: Press Release
  24. Gathering of Poets: Correspondence, KSU Stater
  25. Gathering of Poets: Magazine and Journal Articles
  26. Gathering of Poets: Press Clippings
  27. Gathering of Poets: Thank You Letters
  28. Gathering of Poets: Essay about the Gathering: "The Problem With This World (Kent State University, May 1990)" Jaeger, Lowell
  29. Gathering of Poets: “The Time of Your Life”, April 1990
  30. Gathering of Poets: A Forest Gathering Of Poets, Eugene, Oregon, June 21-23, 1991
  31. Gathering of Poets: Chase, Stacey. "A Gathering of Poets at Kent State." Poets & Writers Magazine. November/December 1990

Series 2: A Gathering of Poets: Poets and Poetry

  1. Ahshaad, Dahmaad
  2. Anderson, Maggie
  3. Arthwell, Bill
  4. Baker, Michael
  5. Bakken, Dick
  6. Beatty, Jan
  7. Becker, Robin
  8. Beckett, Tom
  9. Bell, Marvin
  10. Bertolino, James
  11. Bilia, Angela
  12. Bill, Jim
  13. Blake, William
  14. Bloch, Chana
  15. Bloch, Mark
  16. Bourne, Daniel
  17. Boyer, Margot F.
  18. Brandler, Marcielle
  19. Broughton, James
  20. Browne, Michael Dennis
  21. Bruchac III, Joseph
  22. Bryll, Ernest
  23. Bryner, Jeane
  24. Burton, Leesa
  25. Butts, Walter
  26. Carlsen, Susan
  27. Casey, Michael
  28. Chadbourne, Mary
  29. Chase, Stacey
  30. Chatfield, Hale
  31. Cherry, Kelly
  32. Clampitt, Amy
  33. Clark, Kevin
  34. Clifton, Louise
  35. Cohen, Andy
  36. Cooper, Jane
  37. Craig, Ray
  38. Crawford, Sophie
  39. Crawford, Tom
  40. Cvetic, Jim
  41. Daniels, Jim
  42. Daniels, Kate
  43. David, Gary
  44. Davis, Kathe
  45. Davis, Marilyn
  46. Derricotte, Toi
  47. DiPrima, Diane
  48. Dobler, Patricia
  49. Doubiago, Sharon
  50. Dove, Rita
  51. Drees Kenneth
  52. Dunn, Virginia
  53. Emanuel, Lynn
  54. Emir, Sara
  55. Emmington, Terry
  56. Evans, Laurie
  57. Fay, Julie
  58. Field Edward
  59. Forche, Carolyn
  60. Franke, Chris
  61. Gallagher, Tess
  62. Gawun, Luba
  63. Gertler, Pesha
  64. Gildzen, Alex
  65. Ginsberg, Allen
  66. Goedlicke, Patricia
  67. Hall, Donald
  68. Hansen, Joseph
  69. Hardenbrook, Yvonne Moore
  70. Harpo, Joy
  71. Harrold, Dan
  72. Harshman, Marc
  73. Hassler, David
  74. Hassler, Donald
  75. Hillman, Brenda
  76. Hines, Thomas
  77. Hikmet, Nazim
  78. Holland, Tiff
  79. Horvath, Brookr
  80. Howell, Christopher
  81. Huerta, David

May 4 Collection - Box 75A
Folder -- Contents

Series 2: A Gathering of Poets: Poets and Poetry (continued)

  1. Huffman, Todd
  2. Hutchinson, Jenifer
  3. Ignatow, David
  4. Inado, Lawson Fusao
  5. Jackson State Students
  6. Jacobson, Susan
  7. Jaeger, Lowell
  8. Jakiela, Lori
  9. Jamison, Mark
  10. Janik, Nell
  11. Jones, Mark
  12. Joseph, Lawrence
  13. Justice, Jacquie
  14. Kaminsky, Marc
  15. Keatts, Charles
  16. Kennedy, Bill
  17. Kerman, Judith
  18. Kinnell, Galway
  19. Komunyakaa, Yusef
  20. Kovacik, Karen
  21. Krahling, Mort
  22. Kumin, Maxine
  23. Lammon, Martin
  24. Lawless, Gary
  25. Leed, Jacob
  26. Leon, Peter,
  27. Levertov, Peter
  28. Liebler, M.L.
  29. Lindberg, Judy
  30. Lipman, Joel
  31. Little Word
  32. Makuck, Peter
  33. Marcus, Morton
  34. Matthews, William
  35. Matzel, James
  36. McCafferty, Michael
  37. McCarthy, Jim
  38. McCarthy, Tim
  39. McFadden, Larry
  40. McKinney, Irene
  41. McNamara, Devon
  42. McNeill, Louise
  43. Metcalf, Paul
  44. Meyer, Thomas
  45. Mihaly, Elizabeth
  46. Monson, Connie
  47. Moore, Honor
  48. Moore, Todd
  49. Morrison, Jeffrey
  50. Moses, Jill
  51. Mueller, Lisel
  52. Murcko, Terry
  53. Muska, Nick
  54. Napier, Alan
  55. Napora, Joe
  56. Oaks, Jeff
  57. Ochester, Connie
  58. Olds, Sharon
  59. Ostriker, Alicia
  60. Pacosz, Christina
  61. Patten, Karl
  62. Paulenich, Craig
  63. Payton, Scott
  64. Perreault, John
  65. Petroff, Steven
  66. Pilkington, Dan
  67. Platz, Judith
  68. Plumly, Stanley
  69. Polite, Frank
  70. Posti, Steve
  71. Pursifull, Deb
  72. Ragain, Major
  73. Ragan, James
  74. Ravikovitch, Dahlia
  75. Robinson, Kenyette
  76. Roche, Judith
  77. Roffman, Rosaly
  78. Romito, Whitney
  79. Rossiter, Charles
  80. Rutsala, Vern
  81. Rylant, Cynthia
  82. Scates, Maxine
  83. Scott, Gary
  84. Sesto, Cameron
  85. Shearer, Branton
  86. Shelly, Louise
  87. Shelton, Richard
  88. Shevin, David
  89. Smith, Gerry
  90. Snyder, Richard
  91. Sobiesko, Dorota
  92. Sollers, John
  93. Somerville, Jane
  94. Stafford, William
  95. Stamm, Geoffrey
  96. Stanford, Ann
  97. Stein, Bob
  98. Stein, Dona Luongo
  99. Stein, Kevin
  100. Stern, Gerald
  101. Stevenson, Gerald
  102. Strange, Aralee
  103. Stryk, Lucien
  104. Studebaker, William
  105. Takahashi, Shinkichi
  106. Thompson, Daniel
  107. Thornberry, Dave and Jackie
  108. Tidrick, Darrin
  109. Trale, Marianne
  110. Tremblay, Bill
  111. Trigilio, Tony
  112. Tulencik, Wendell
  113. Tyler, Steve
  114. Umrigar, Thirty
  115. Valentine, Jean
  116. Valentine, Liz
  117. Van Itallie, Jean-Claude
  118. Van Riper, Craig
  119. Vollmer, Judith
  120. Walker, Alice
  121. Water, Michael
  122. Wei, Eva
  123. Weigl, Bruce
  124. Weiler, Robert A.
  125. Whitcome, Lee
  126. Wikle, Lynn
  127. Wilkens, Jim
  128. Williams, C.K.
  129. Williams, Jonathan
  130. Williams, Sandra
  131. Williamson, Alan
  132. Wohlken, Gayle
  133. Wright, C.D.
  134. Yasutome, Kay
  135. Zimmer, Paul
  136. Unauthored Poetry

May 4 Collection - 75B
Folder – Contents

Series 3: A Gathering of Poets: Audio Recordings

1. Cassette 1 -- " 5/4/90 Wright-Curtis 8:30 pm"

Side A:

  • male - Paul Zimmer's "How Birds Should Die"* (p. 278); "Thanksgiving";"Christian Scientist"; "Cape Cod 1960, Peking 1997; "Explaining Why He Drove Over Two Teenage Blond Girls": "The Happiest Days of My Life"
  • Ed Ochester - "When the Dow Jones Industrial Index Hit its All Time High in1966"; "Dialogue (ca 1969); "America is Running" (ca 1971); "Looking Good" (ca 1990); "I'm Not the World's Most Physical Guy" (about Jesse Helms); "Oh, By theWay"*(p. 118).
  • Craig Paulenich - "Night Sauna"*(p. 279); "Carp"; "The Still Changes"; "Ursa" (series of 3 poems: "The Road"; poem about Kicking Bear, Sioux Chief at WoundedKnee - title unclear; "Old Man with Claws")
  • Gerald Stern - poem about Genesis 22 (Abraham and Isaac); Nazim Hikmet's "On Living"*(p. 279)

Side B:

  • Gerald Stern (cont.) - "Today a Leaf"; "When I Have Reached the Point ofSuffocation"; "Lucky Life"*(p. 272); Virginia Dunn's poem about Moses
  • Open readings
  • Alice ? - C.K. Williams' "In the Heart of the Beast"*(p. 72)
  • Jacquie Thornberry - "Piet family history" (brief poems of family recollections)
  • Dave Thornberg - poem about seasons; "I witness a distant dance. . ."; "Glen"; "Caspar"; "At the Goodwill Store. . ."; "Jesus is Love. . ."; "WWII"; "Hitler Had a Dog"; "Walking home after burning Baron Frankenstein's castle. . ."; five brief family poems.
  • Lowell Jaeger - "Why do I Hate You?"
  • Toi Derricotte - "The Drugstore" (continued on Cassette 3)

2. Cassette 2 -- "5/4/90 Wright-Curtis 8:30 pm"

3. Cassette 3 -- " 5/4/90 Wright-Curtis 10:00 pm "

Side A:

  • Toi Derricotte (continued) - "The Drugstore" (conclusion); "Captivity: The Minks"*(p. 211)
  • Alicia Ostriker? - Dahlia Ravikovitch's "Hovering at Low Altitude"*(209);opening section of The Mother and Child Papers.
  • Gerald Stevenson? - Michael Dennis Browne's "Song"; "Evensong"; "Bluegrass Seasons"; "Wynan's Place"; Marvin Bell's "Green"*(p. 140)
  • Tom Beckett - "TV"
  • Yusef Komunyakaa - "Venus's Flytraps"; "Camouflage in Dashimia (sp?)";"You and I Are Disappearing"*(p. 44); "Thanks"*(p. 262)
  • James Ragan - "The Tent People of Beverly Hills"; "Horrible and Fascinating"; "The Defense Trial of Hans Vilver (sp?)"
  • Patricia Goedicke - "Dead Baby"*(p. 183); "The Tongues We Speak".
  • Amy Kirk - "1970 saw me in a crib. . ."; "I'm the last of the orange. . ."
  • Wendy Schaffer - "Summer"; "Waitress Poem"; title unclear.
  • 1Eva Wei - Robert A. Weiler's "The Great American Way"
  • Chris Franke - "The Clean Poem"; "Elegy for Some NEA Funds in 1989"

Side B:

  • Eva Wei - "Remembering Mother"; "A Cloud is More".
  • Kevin Clark - Hannah Stein's "Hunger Strike"; "The Sky"*(p. 174)
  • Morton Marcus - refused to read because of late hour; asked to be postponed until following evening.
  • Tiff Holland? - Allen Ginsburg's "Cosmopolitan Greetings"*(p. 247)

4. Cassette 4 -- "Brady's 5/4/90 - open readings (1:30 am)"

Side A:

  • male - "Chant Fantasia and Themes of Hoffman, Etc.", "1989 Beijing Spring";"Oh Say Can You See, 7/4/89".
  • female - "Ode to Ronald Reagan"
  • male - "Peace Vigil and CovePark"; "The War at Home"; "Fog"; "Wierd"
  • male - "Try to Read More Proust and Train Your Memory"; "Time"
  • Barry Zucker - James Snidell's (sp?) "City Life Along the Homefront, 1942";"Bomb"
  • male - "The Absurd Damnation"
  • female - untitled, about the town of Kent
  • female - (recording cuts off)

Side B:

  • male - part of first poem; "His Palm"
  • Ray ? - Todd Rungren's song about steel mill closing in Cleveland
  • female - "The Penalty of Indifference"
  • female - "Imagine"
  • male - "Sh, Don't Tell the Children"; "Seeds"; "The Wall of Tears"; "Nagasaki"
  • male - "5/4/90. . ."
  • Mitchell Cohn - "Brooklyn Snow"; poem about the film "The Day After"

5. Cassette 5 -- "5/5/90 Wright-Curtis 10:00 am " (audio is of poor quality)

Side A:

  • male (from upstate NY) - unintelligible; "1954"; "How We Pray"; "TheChildren's Poetry"; "Martin's Nursing Home"; "The Clearing"; "Poem for Victor Hugo"
  • female - "Enough"; "Getting it Straight from Egypt"; "Tuckerman's Ravine Trail"; "Blossom. . ."

Side B:

  • music
  • male - "The "CIA"
  • male - untitled about freedom; "12:25 pm May 4. . ."
  • Kathe Davis - Nell Janik's (sp?) "A New May"; "The Hardest Thing"*(p.160)
  • male - poem about May 4; "To Hungry Teamsters. . ."; "Cacophonic Mosaic of Cuyahoga"; "Blue"; "First Cutting"

Cassette 5 -- "5/5/90 Wright-Curtis 12:15"

  • Eva Wei - poem about mother; unintelligible
  • Susan Jacobson? - Yvonne Hardenbrook's "History Lesson"*(p.66); "ShiftChange"; title unclear; "Catafalque"
  • Jimmy Cvetic - selection from "On Walden Pond"; two selection's from poet's work in progress, "The Trial of Harry S. Truman": "The House that Never Rose" and"56th Day of Trial"

6. Cassette 6 -- " 5/5/90 Wright-Curtis, 1:40 pm"

Side A: blank

Side B:

  • female - part of first poem; "Old Neighborhood"
  • female - Michael Waters' "The Torches"*(p.104); "On Death and Dying"; "Offerings"
  • female - Honor Moore's "Spuyten Duyvil: 9"(p.233); unintelligible
  • male ("Santa Claus"): "Merry Christmas 1989"; "Christmas and the Christ Child"; "The Hope of the World in the 1990s"; "What is This Thing Called Love?"; "The Lady that Lives Alone"; "Mother's Day"
  • male - "A Guardsman's Letter to Santa"; May 4 poem; "Minor Notes"; "Fallen Soldiers of the World"; "Henry the Rabbit Gets a New Clutch"
  • female - "It could have been you. . ."; "Shadows"; "Atonement for Eve"

7. Cassette 7-- " 5/5/90 Wright-Curtis 2:20 pm"

Side A:

  • female (6B, #6 cont.) - untitled poem about family connections
  • female - "Losing Space" (story fragment); "Womb One"(?); "Sleeping in theAlley"; "Be Water"
  • Eva Wei - Chinese song; prayer poem based on Matt. 11: 25-30
  • Bob Moore - unintelligible; May 4 poem; anti-war poem; unintelligible;"Another sanctimonious protest poem designed to make the poet feel superior to the ordinary lowlife, guaranteed not to have the slightest impact on stopping the war machine"; "The Pathology of Space"
  • male - unclear

Side B:

  • male (from Dayton) - "Remembering Soot"(?); "Living in Kyoto"; "Love for FallClay"; "Let Your Ears Perk Up"
  •  female - "I'm a Slow Girl from Oregon"; "The Game"; "Inside These Waters";"Inland Sea"
  • music and unintelligible voice
  • male - "Guadalorco (sp?) Massacre in Mexico City"
  • male - "Luck"; "The Order Came Down"; "The Ones Not Rescued"; "Perhaps in an "Elevator One Day"; "Facts"; "Indigenous"

8. Cassette 8-- "5/5/90 Wright-Curtis 3:45 pm"

Side A:

  • male (student of poetry from WashingtonState) - "Lines from My Grandfather Face Down in a Ditch"
  • male (professor of poetry at Hiram) - "The Flesh"; "The Life Lovers"; "George"; "Why There is no Artificial Intelligence"; "Baseball Sacrifice: Sudden Death"
  • female - "Doctor's gone fishing. . ."
  • male - "Let's Hope This Thing Blows Over Soon"
  • female - "At the Corinthian Theater"; "Black and White"; "Port au Prince, Haiti: May 4th, 1972"; "Hunting Swan"; "Understanding"; "Not Now"

Side B:

  • female - "Bus Ride in Germany"; "What Can Come of Hurting"; "Coming Back"; "St. Nectarius"; "If we could only drink the dreams of the good world. . ."
  • female - "Ginseng Capital of the World"
  • Terry Emington - "For Allison's Daughter"; "Nobody Takes Me Serious"
  • male - "In Cambodia Where Already Dead" (?); "The Language of the Dead";"The Moving Wall Comes to Macomb, Illinois"
  • Ora Ford - "Come to the Master in Prayer"; "When We're All Together May 4th1970"; "I No Longer Need to Cry"; "God Made You Special"
  • male - "Time"

9. Cassette 9-- "5/5/90 Wright-Curtis 7:00 pm"

Side A:

  • Maggie Anderson - "Art in America"*(p.276)
  • Jane Pirto - "In 1970, the B52s. . ."
  • Richard Dillon - "Epigram Never Did Nothing"(?); "WildKingdom"
  • Mort Krahling - "Spring Kent"
  • Judy Kerman - "Politics"; "Coathanger"; "Mothering"; "The Use of Force in Public Architecture"; "Pilgrimage Place - KSU"; title in Hebrew
  • Terry Murcko - "Golgotha"; "Sometime During the Moonwalk Party in July1970"; "Even a Busted Clock"
  • John Sollers - "Instant Recall"
  • Ray Craig - "Gathering"

Side B:

  • Marc Harshman - "Almost"; "Listening and Telling"*(p.231); "Mousal"(?)
  • unidentified - "The Fourth Fact"; "The Mother and Child Reunion"; "I've sent my sister down the beach. . ."
  • Karl Patten - e.e. cummings' "Olaf"; "Remembering on a Birthday"; "Saint Cow"*(p.20)
  • Jean Valentine - Osip Mandelstam's "#394"*(p.100); "X"; "The Undervoice"

10. Cassette 10-- "5/5/90 Wright-Curtis 8:30 pm"

Side A:

  • Morton Marcus - "This is Life; This is my Body"; "The Cell"*(p.243); poem about the Yugoslavian birthplace of Charlie Simic(sp?); "The Other"
  • Maggie Anderson - "Heart Fire"*(p.188); "Gifts"
  • Jim Daniels - "Signing"; "Pieces"; "A Real Comedian: The True Genius of Bob Hope"*(p.111)
  • Sandra Williams - "Learning to Fish"*(p.21); "Speed of Sound"; "Traveling"
  • Tom Crawford - "The Firing"; untitled; "Laundry"; "Mourning Farouck"(?);"The Heart"*(p.264); "Song of the Carpenter"

Side B:

  • Tom Crawford (cont.) - untitled; "War Effort, 1943"*(p.16); "Snow"
  • Maxine Scates - Ann Stanford's "Our Town"*(p.91); "The Teacher"*(p.87)(written by Scates about Ann Stanford); "Desire in America"
  • David Sherin - "The Discovery of Fire"*(p.71); "Why East and West Don'tUnderstand One Another"; "They Only Went Out Once"; "Needles and Knees"
  • Lynn Sollers - "Three Lakes, Wisconsin"
  • Christopher Howell - Thomas O'Leary's "The Dream of a Citizen Soldier on the Eve of Execution"; "Dear Mrs. Terry"

11. Cassette 11-- "5/5/90 Wright-Curtis 10:30 pm"

Side A:

  • Christopher Howell (cont.) - "Liberty and Ten Years of Return"*(p.107); "SpiritHovering Above the Box"; " A Reminder to the Current President"*(p.31); "A Cry"
  • Irene McKinney - "Deep Mining"; "Visiting My Gravesite: Talbott Churchyard,West Virginia"*(p.207); "Chrysanthemums"; "Twilight in West Virginia: 6 o'clock Mine Report"
  • Judith Platz - "You Must Want to Swim"; "Grandmother's Song"
  • Bill Tremblay - "Evening with Novelists at Crown Point Estates"; "Learning to Listen"; "Notes on Grace"

Side B:

  • Bill Tremblay (cont.) - selection from Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass
  • Sharon Doubiago - journal entry of 7 May 1993; "Sometimes I Understand the Hatred Against Women"*(p.45); "Austin: the Making of the Boy"; journal entryregarding the Chappaquidick incident; "How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways"
  • Dick Bakken - (difficult to understand) "Going into Moonlight,"p.265)

12. Cassette 12-- "5/5/90 Wright-Curtis 10:30 pm" (continued)

Side A:

  • Dick Bakken (continued)
  • female - Lisel Mueller's "Bedtime Story"*(p.167)
  • male - Alan Williamson's "Freeze-Frame"*(p.151)
  • female - Maxine Kumen's "The Poet's Garden"*(p.267)
  • male - Kelly Cherry's "The Fate of the Children"*(p.172)
  • male - William Studebaker's "Trace Elements Around the Saylor Creek Bombing Range"*(p.120)
  • female - Joy Harjo's "Eagle Poem"(p.282)
  • Elin Forchay? - "There is a cyclone fenced between ourselves and the slaughter. . ."
  • female - Sharon Olds' "The Protestor"*(p.50)
  • female - Jane Cooper's "The Flashboat"*(p.274); Tess Gallagher's "As If HeWere Free"*(p.269)
  • male - Jules Whitman's "Translitic"(sp?)
  • male - Edward Field's "The Scream"*
  • female - Robin Becker's "Birch Trees"* (interference)
  • male - "Poets of the world ignite. . ."
  • female - (difficult to understand)
  • male - Lewis Parker's "The Eagle Call'; a poem submitted by a JacksonState student titled "A Slave's Prayer"

Side B: blank

13. Cassette 13-- "Gathering of Poets, Sunday, May 6, 1990 - Plum Creek Park"

Side A: blank

Side B:

  • male - history of poetry at Kent since 1970
  • Judy Platz? - Arthur O'Shaughnessy's "Ode"; "Mortality Poem"
  • male - untitled poem last half of tape blank

14. Cassette 14--"Wright-Curtis" 5/5/90 11:50am"

Series 4: A Gathering of Poets Anthology

  1. Proposal for A Gathering of Poets
  2. Editor's Notes, misc. correspondence -- Anderson, Maggie
  3. Personal Notebooks – Anderson, Maggie
  4. Editor's Notes, misc. correspondence -- Craig, Ray
  5. Editor's Notes, misc. correspondence -- Gildzen, Alex
  6. Selection of Poems, Editor's notes
  7. Publication and Poet Permission Forms
  8. Permissions to Publish (most are copies -- the Press has the originals)
  9. Royalties
  10. "Preface" -- TS drafts
  11. "Prelude to a Gathering" -- TS drafts
  12. Poetry Submission No. 1
  13. Poetry Submission No. 2
  14. Poetry Submission No. 3
  15. Poetry Submission No. 4
  16. Poetry Submission No. 5
  17. Poetry Submission No. 6
  18. Poetry Submission No. 7
  19. Poetry Submission No. 8
  20. "Introduction" -- Page proofs
  21. Biographies of Contributing Poets
  22. "Contributors Notes" -- TS drafts
  23. "Acknowledgments" -- TS drafts
  24. "Acknowledgments" -- Page proofs
  25. Text -- Submissions, copy edited for input, folder 1
  26. Text -- Submissions, copy edited for input, folder 2
  27. Text -- Copy edited computer output
  28. Text -- Page proofs, #1
  29. Text -- Page proofs, #2
  30. Text -- Page proofs, #3
  31. Text -- Page proofs, #4
  32. Text -- Page proofs, #5
  33. Text -- Page proofs, #6
  34. Text -- Page proofs, #7

May 4 Collection - Box 76A
Folder -- Contents

Series 4: A Gathering of Poets Anthology (continued)

  1. Text -- Page proofs, with corrections by poets
  2. Text -- Final page proofs, folder 1
  3. Text -- Final page proofs, folder 2
  4. Text -- Final page proofs, folder 3
  5. Text -- Page proofs, "Author Index"
  6. Text -- Page proofs, "Nov. & Dec. Texts", #1
  7. Text -- Page proofs, "Nov. & Dec. Texts", #2
  8. Text -- Page proofs, "March Text", #1
  9. Text -- Page proofs, "March Text", #2
  10. Press Clippings
  11. Readings, Notices
  12. Book Meetings and Notes
  13. Correspondence -- Contributing Poets
  14. Correspondence -- KSU Press
  15. Correspondence -- Editor to Editor
  16. Reviews
  17. Publicity Materials
  18. Interview Correspondence -- Lee, John