Silliman, Ronald, 1946-....

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American poet.

From the description of Disappearance of the word, appearance of the world : signed typescript, [1976?]. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 18849645

American poet, writer, and editor, born in Pasco, Washington, in 1946.

Has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area most of his life, and is associated with the Language School of writers. Attended Merritt College, San Francisco State Univ., and the Univ. of California at Berkeley. Editor of the anthology In the American tree (1986) and of the magazine Socialist review.

From the description of Ron Silliman papers, 1965-1988. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 20533668

Biography

Ron Silliman was born in Pasco, Washington, in 1946. Raised north of Berkeley in Albany, California, Silliman has spent most of his life in the San Francisco Bay Area. He attended Merritt College in Oakland, San Francisco State University, and the University of California, Berkeley.

Silliman has long been associated with the Language poets. This group of poets dates, according to Silliman, from the 1971 issue of This. Controversies over Language writing have been reflected in many influential journals of contemporary writing. Although the designation "Language writer" is applied to a disparate group and is considered a misnomer by some of them, most Language writers agree that conventions of language structure everyday experience; and most mistrust what they consider the unacknowledged metaphysical assumptions of the New American poetics. Typically, Language writing redresses the illusions that words signify separately constituted things and concepts and that grammar discloses relations among them. Instead, Language is thought constitutive of that which it signifies and governs, through grammar, the relations which order things.

Ron Silliman's publications include Moon in the 7th House (Gunrunner Press, 1968), Crow (Ithaca House, 1971), Mohawk (Doones Press, 1973), NOX (Burning Deck, 1974), Ketjak (This, 1978), Sitting Up, Standing, Taking Steps (Tuumba Press, 1978), Legend (L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E/Segue, 1980), Tjanting (The Figures, 1981), Bart (Potes & Poets Press, 1982), ABC (Tuumba Press, 1983), Paradise (Burning Deck, 1985), The Age of Huts (Roof, 1986), The New Sentence (Roof, 1987), Lit (Potes & Poets Press, 1987), and What (The Figures, 1988). He was the editor of the influential anthology In the American Tree (The National Poetry Foundation, 1986), and currently he is the editor of Socialist Review.

From the guide to the Ron Silliman Papers, 1965-1988, (University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.)

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referencedIn Rodefer, Stephen. Stephen Rodefer papers, 1955-1994. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Conjunctions. Records I, 1981-1984. State Library of Ohio
referencedIn Howe, Fanny. Fanny Howe papers, 1924-2009. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Phillips, Dennis. Papers, 1971-1998. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn Love Magazine Archive, 1965-1968 Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn Fanny Howe Papers, 1924-1993 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn John Taggart Papers, 1965-1974 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Waldman, Anne, 1945-. Anne Waldman papers, 1945-<2002> (bulk 1958-1998). University of Michigan
referencedIn Diane Di Prima Papers., undated, 1934-1990. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.
referencedIn Gary Snyder Papers, 1910-2003;, (1945-2002 bulk) University of California, Davis. General Library. . Dept. of Special Collections
referencedIn John Taggart Papers, 1962-2002 University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
referencedIn Doones Press. Doones Press records, 1969-1976. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Gitin, David. Papers, 1968-1993. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Rodefer, Stephen. Stephen Rodefer papers, 1955-1994. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Howe, Fanny. Papers, 1980-1990 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Rae Armantrout Papers, 1954-2009 Mandeville Special Collections Library
referencedIn Armantrout, Rae, 1947-. Rae Armantrout papers, circa 1970-2001. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Charles Bernstein Papers, 1962-2000 University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
referencedIn Gitin, David. Papers, 1968-1993. Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
creatorOf Conjunctions. Records II, 1985-1987. State Library of Ohio
referencedIn Sun & Moon Press Archive, 1976-2002 University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
referencedIn The Love magazine archive, 1965-1968 (bulk 1966-1967). New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Taggart, John, 1942-. Papers, 1962-2000. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn Leslie Scalapino Papers, 1982 - 2011 Mandeville Special Collections Library
referencedIn Gloria Frym Papers, 1938 - 2007 University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
referencedIn Kathleen Fraser Papers, 1957 - 2006 University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
creatorOf Armantrout, Rae, 1947-. Rae Armantrout papers, 1947-2010. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Rothenberg, Jerome, 1931-. Jerome Rothenberg papers, 1944-1985. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Silliman, Ronald, 1946-. Disappearance of the word, appearance of the world : signed typescript, [1976?]. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn Bernadette Mayer Papers, 1958 - 1996 Mandeville Special Collections Library
creatorOf Scalapino, Leslie. Leslie Scalapino Papers, 1982-2010. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Fraser, Kathleen, 1935-. Kathleen Fraser papers, 1957-2006. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Mayer, Bernadette. Papers, 1958-1996. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn Dennis Phillips Papers, 1971 - 1998 University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
creatorOf Hejinian, Lyn. Lyn Hejinian papers, 1973-1994. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn Rothenberg, Jerome, 1931-. Jerome Rothenberg collection on American literature, 1959-1995. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Larry Fagin Papers., n.d., 1958-1977. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Center.
referencedIn Howe, Fanny. Fanny Howe papers, 1980-1990. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Rae Armantrout papers, circa 1970-2001 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Lyn Hejinian Papers, 1966-2004 University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
referencedIn Towle, Tony, 1939-. [Letter] 1977 October, New York [to] San Francisco Review of Books / Tony Towle. University of Connecticut, Homer Babbidge Library
creatorOf Byrum, John. [Cleveland poetry chapbook collection]. Cleveland Public Library, Main Library
creatorOf Silliman, Ronald, 1946-. Correspondence with Singing Horse Press, 1978-1989. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Silliman, Ronald, 1946-. [Ketjak [videorecording] : American sign language version / Ron Silliman ; translated by Liz Montague. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Ithaca House (Firm). Ithaca House archive, 1969-1986. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Ithaca House archive, 1969 - 1986 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf Mac Low, Jackson. Papers, 1923-1995. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Silliman, Ronald, 1946-. Ron Silliman papers, 1965-1988. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Ron Silliman Papers, 1965-1988 University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
referencedIn Maureen Owen collection of Greenwich Village poetry, 1975-1981 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Owen, Maureen, 1943-. Maureen Owen collection of Greenwich Village poetry, 1975-1981. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Frym, Gloria. Gloria Frym papers, 1938-2007. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Bernstein, Charles, 1950-. Charles Bernstein papers, 1962-2000. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
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correspondedWith Di Prima, Diane. person
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correspondedWith Fagin, Larry. person
associatedWith Fraser, Kathleen, 1935- person
associatedWith Frym, Gloria. person
associatedWith Gitin, David. person
associatedWith Hejinian, Lyn. person
associatedWith Howe, Fanny person
associatedWith Howe, Fanny. person
associatedWith Howe, Fanny Quincy. person
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associatedWith Ithaca House (Firm) corporateBody
associatedWith Love (Berkeley, Calif.). corporateBody
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correspondedWith Mayer, Bernadette person
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associatedWith Towle, Tony, 1939- person
associatedWith Waldman, Anne, 1945-. person
associatedWith Weiner, Hannah, person
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American poetry--20th century
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Birth 1946-08-05

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