Ashbery, John, 1927-....

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American poet and critic.

From the description of Amid mounting evidence : typescript signed with autograph corrections : [New York], 1986 Dec. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870140

Poet.

From the description of Reminiscences of John Ashbery : oral history, 1974. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122564946

American poet and editor of Art & Literature.

From the description of The Tennis Court Oath galley proof, 1961. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122685058

John Ashbery is an American poet.

From the description of Papers, ca. 1927-1987. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612679813

The letters cover a span starting two days after Ashbery and Gregg graduated from Deerfield Academy, and continue through the following summers and during a period of time when Gregg was drafted into the Army and served in postwar Europe, while Ashbery was still a student at Harvard.

Gregg was a friend of Ashbery's at Deerfield Academy and a classmate his first year at Harvard.

From the description of John Ashbery letters to Richard A. "Sandy" Gregg and other papers, 1945-1947. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612873384

Michael Gizzi was born in Schenectady, New York in 1949 to Carolyn and Anthony Gizzi. He had two brothers, Peter and Thomas Gizzi. He spent part of his childhood living in Ohio and lived in East Greenwich, Rhode Island for three years (10th, 11th, and 12th grade) of high school. His parents moved up to Pittsfield, Massachusetts and he returned to Rhode Island as an undergraduate student at Brown University where he recieved a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1976. He would return to Brown to earn his Master of Fine Arts degree in English in June 1977. He attended the Masters program with Keith Waldrop who, ultimately, connected him to the Burning Deck community of poets and artists. He was married to his first wife, fellow artist, Ippy (Patterson) and had his daughter Pilar at this time and they purchased a home in Rehobeth, Massachusetts. He worked for seven years as an arborist and tree surgeon in Southeastern New England to support his family.

After receiving his MFA, Michael Gizzi moved out to the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts where he worked collaboratively with Clark Coolidge on a Jack Keuroac inspired series. This work with Clark Coolidge fomented a long lasting friendship in work and in life. In the early 1990s, Gizzi began teaching English and creative writing at Lenox High School, which he did for several years. In the late 1990s, he would move back to Providence. At this time he was married to his second wife, Cape Verde native, RISD graduate and collage artist, Barbieo (Barros). He worked as adjunct faculty and visiting professor at Roger Williams University and Brown University. He officially started work as an adjunct creative writing professor at Roger Williams in 2005 and worked for three more years as a visiting professor there. Due to financial constraints, Roger Williams could not ask Gizzi back in the fall of 2009. He worked as a visiting professor in literary arts at Brown during this time, as well, and coordinated a number of poetry readings and projects such as the Down City Poetry Series on campus.

In the midst of his apparently normal life, Michael Gizzi established himself in literary circles as an author and editor through his connection to the Waldrops and other impressive poets. He authored over ten books of poetry, including: Bird As, Avis, Species of Intoxication, New Depths of Deadpan, and No Both. Both of his wives, Ippy and Barbieo, contributed artwork for covers of his books. For example, Ippy designed the cover artwork for his work "Cured in the Going Bebop". His works were published by Burning Deck, Hard Press, Roof, among others and he would work as an editor for a few of those companies. An indicative reflection of these relationships is highlighted in his work as editor of "Lingo" Magazine which functioned as a component of Hard Press from 1992 - 1998. During this time he edited works from writers such as Bernadette Mayer, Jim Brodey, Merrill GilFillan, and Trevor Winkfield. In 1996 (and 2007) Gizzi was award the Gertrude Stein Award for Innovative Writing. In early 2000 Gizzi collaborated with Craig Watson (who he met for the first time in 1976 at the Waldrop's home) to open their own publishing company called Qua Books. There first published work was John Ashbery's "As Umbrellas Follow Rain" in 2002. Their second published work was George Stanely's "A Tall, Serious Girl" in 2003. He worked on outside projects as well, such as lyrics for music scores.

Michael Gizzi died unexpectedly on Monday, September 27th, 2010 in his Providence home at the age of 61.

From the guide to the Michael Gizzi papers, Gizzi (Michael) Papers, circa 1940-2010, (John Hay Library Special Collections)

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creatorOf Babbitt, Milton, 1916-2011. No longer very clear (1994) / music by Milton Babbitt ; poem by John Ashbery. Manhattan School of Music, Peter Jay Sharp Library
referencedIn Rochelle Owens Papers, 1900-1997 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Poets' Theatre (Cambridge, Mass.) records, 1936-1989 (inclusive), 1950-1960 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Bertolino, James, 1942-. Papers, 1968-1980. Ohio University, Alden Library
referencedIn Holden, Jonathan. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1977-1987. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Hardwick, Elizabeth. Papers, 1934-1991 (bulk 1960-1990). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Paul Auster Papers, 1963-1995, 1972-mid-1995 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn William Harmon Papers (#4568), 1939-2000 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Poets' Theatre (Cambridge, Mass.). Records of the Poets' Theatre, 1950-1968 (inclusive), 1951-1958 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn John Taggart Papers, 1962-2002 University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
referencedIn Clayton Eshleman Papers, 1958 - 1993 University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
creatorOf Brainard, Joe, 1942-1994. Joe Brainard letters, 1957-1994. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn Di Piero, W. S. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1973-1976. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Ecco Press. Ecco Press records, 1963-1996. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Woodberry Poetry Room (Harvard College Library) poetry readings, 1931- (ongoing). Woodberry Poetry Room, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Michael Gizzi papers, Gizzi (Michael) Papers, circa 1940-2010 John Hay Library, Special Collections
referencedIn John Hollander Papers, circa 1950-2007 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Ecco Press records, 1963-1996 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Garrett, George, 1929-2008. Papers of George Garrett [manuscript], 1989-1990. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Grand Street Publications, Inc. Grand Street Publications editorial files, 1981-1990. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Perloff, Marjorie. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1977-1987. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn C: A Journal of Poetry, Archive, ca. 1955-1966 (Bulk 1964-1966) Fales Library & Special Collections
creatorOf Ashbery, John. The Tennis Court Oath galley proof, 1961. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Carter, Elliott, 1908-. Syringa / Elliott Carter ; poem by John Ashbery ; Greek by Hesiod, Sappho, Mimnermus, Plato, Ibycus, Homer, Orpheus. University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music, Sibley Music Library
creatorOf Carroll, Donald, 1940-. Donald Carroll letters received from poets, 1959-1969. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Schuyler, James. Papers, 1947-1991. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Koch, Kenneth, 1925-2002. Kenneth Koch papers, ca. 1939-1995. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Eye and Ear Theater Archive, 1979-1996 (Bulk ) Fales Library & Special Collections
creatorOf Allen, Donald, 1912-2004. Donald Allen collection, 1930-2005. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn Diane Di Prima Papers, 1948-1971 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Hanuman books. Hanuman books records, 1978-1996, (bulk 1986-1994). University of Michigan
creatorOf Ashbery, John, 1927-. Poems, [ca.1950-1964]. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Harmon, William, 1938-. William Harmon papers, 1939-2000 (correspondents A). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Freilicher, Jane, 1924-. Jane Freilicher papers, 1945-1995. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Ashbery, John, 1927-. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1972-1995. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Harper's Magazine Records, 1847-1983, (bulk 1940-1983) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Amichai, Yehuda. Yehuda Amichai papers, 1929-1999. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Irma Hurley papers, ca. 1958-1961. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Joe Brainard Letters, 1957-1994 Mandeville Special Collections Library
creatorOf Aldan, Daisy. Papers, 1946-1966. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Palaemon Press (Winston-Salem, N.C.). Editorial archive, 1974-1984. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Parnassus: poetry in review records, 1971-1996 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, ca. 1933-1997. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911-1979. Papers, 1925-1979. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Eshleman, Clayton. Papers, 1958-1993. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn George P. Garrett Papers, 1929-2008, (bulk 1960-2000) David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Yehuda Amichai papers, 1929-1999 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Aram Saroyan Papers., undated, 1950-1977. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.
referencedIn Dashow, James. Second voyage : for tenor with electronic accompaniment / James Dashow ; text by John Ashberry. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Gizzi, Michael. Michael Gizzi Papers circa 1940-2010 Brown University, Brown University Library
referencedIn Insect Trust Gazette. Manuscripts-Correspondence, 1963-1968. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
referencedIn Padgett, Ron, 1942-. Ron Padgett papers, 1929-2008. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Freilicher, Jane, 1924-. Oral history interview with Jane Freilicher, 1987 Aug. 4-5. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Carter, Elliott, 1908-. Syringa : for mezzo-soprano, bass, guitar, alto flute, English horn, bass clarinet (also B♭ clar.), trombone (ten.-bass), percussion (one player), violin, viola, 'cello, bass, piano / Elliott Carter ; English poem by John Ashbery ; texts in Classical Greek by Sappho, Ibycos, Mimnermus, and others chosen by the composer. University of North Texas Library, UNT
referencedIn Ashbery, John Lawrence, 1927- : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Stewart, Susan, 1952-. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1977-1993. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Corbett, William, 1942-. William Corbett collection, 1968-2003. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Boyle, Kay, 1902-1992. Kay Boyle letters and poems, 1935-1975. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Adamic, Louis, 1899-1951. Hopwood Awards Collection, 1930- University of Michigan
creatorOf Ashbery, John, 1927-. Papers, ca. 1927-1987. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn (Everett) Leroi Jones (aka Amiri Baraka) Papers, 1957-1965 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Stephen Sandy letters from poets, 1954-1988. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Klein, Joseph. 3 haiku : after John Ashbery, for mezzo-soprano and percussion (1989) / Joseph Klein. University of North Texas Library, UNT
referencedIn Books & Co. records, 1978-1997 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Nell Blaine diaries and correspondence, ca. 1947-2002. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Tate, James, 1943-. James Tate Papers, 1944-1998 (bulk 1962-1998). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Fink, Thomas A. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1987. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn James Schuyler Papers, 1947-1991 University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
creatorOf Ashbery, John, 1927-. Reminiscences of John Ashbery : oral history, 1974. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Frank O'Hara collection of papers, 1955-1966 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn American Review records, 1967-1977 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Lowenfels, Walter, 1897-1976. Papers, 1966-1967. Washington University in St. Louis, .
creatorOf Dashow, James. Second voyage : for tenor voice solo with electronic accompaniment / [music by] James Dashow ; text : Voyage in the blue by John Ashbery. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Yevtushenko, Yevgeny Aleksandrovich, 1933-. Papers, ca. 1920-1999, ca. 1945-1997 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Jane Freilicher papers, 1945-1995. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Lieberman, Laurence. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1972-1998. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Cornell University. Creative Writing Program. Creative Writing Program broadsides, 2003-2010. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Ron Padgett papers, 1929-2008 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Ted Berrigan Papers, 1963-1964 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Waldman, Anne, 1945-. Anne Waldman papers, 1945-<2002> (bulk 1958-1998). University of Michigan
creatorOf Miller, Richard. Richard Miller archive for the Tiber Press poetry series by Ashbery, Koch, O'Hara, and Schuyler, ca. 1955-1975. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Freilicher, Jane, 1924-. Jane Freilicher interviews, 1987 Aug. 4 and 5. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Ashbery, John, 1927-. Correspondence to Edward F. Fry, 1975-1976. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Harper's magazine records, 1847-1983 (bulk 1940-1983). Library of Congress
referencedIn James Tate Papers TXRC05-A10003., 1944-1998 (bulk 1962-1998) Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Henry Nash Smith Papers, 1927-1986 Bancroft Library
referencedIn Larry Fagin Papers., n.d., 1958-1977. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Center.
referencedIn Living Theatre records, 1945-1991 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Ashbery, John, 1927-. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Blaine, Nell, 1922-1996. Nell Blaine diaries and correspondence, ca. 1947-2002. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Ashbery, John, 1927-. Amid mounting evidence : typescript signed with autograph corrections : [New York], 1986 Dec. 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Owens, Rochelle. Papers, 1900-1997. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Moramarco, Fred S., 1938-. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1970-1983. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Gerard Malanga Papers, 1944-1971 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Irma Hurley papers, ca. 1958-1961. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Ashbery, John, 1927-. John Ashbery letters to Richard A. "Sandy" Gregg and other papers, 1945-1947. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Updike, John. [Broadside collection]. Hollins University, Wyndham Robertson Library
creatorOf Ashbery, John, 1927-. Amid mounting evidence : typescript signed with autograph corrections : [New York], 1986 Dec. 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Harvard Film Archive Visiting Directors Audio Collection, 2008. Harvard Film Archive, Fine Arts Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Poetry mss., 1954-2002 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly
referencedIn Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911-1979. Elizabeth Bishop papers, 1911-1993 (bulk 1929-1979). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn First Poems of American Poets. First Poems of American Poets records, 1969-1970. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Richard Miller archive for the Tiber Press poetry series by Ashbery, Koch, O'Hara, and Schuyler, ca. 1955-1975. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Leland Hickman Papers, 1950-1991 University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
creatorOf Ashbery, John Lawrence. Three novels of Henry Green. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Kenneth Koch papers, ca. 1939-1995 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Carter, Elliott, 1908-. Syringa : for mezzo-soprano, bass, guitar, alto flute, English horn, bass clarinet (also B♭ clar.), trombone, percussion (one player), violin, viola, 'cello, bass, piano / [music by] Elliott Carter ; English poem by John Ashbery ; texts in Classical Greek by Sappho, Ibycus, Mimnermus, and others chosen by the composer. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Evans, Cynthia. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1977. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Lord, James. James Lord papers, circa 1917-2008. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Hickman, Leland. Papers, 1950-1991. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Ashbery, John. Collection of John Ashbery ephemera. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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