Owen, Maureen, 1943-

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Maureen Owen, poet, publisher, and editor, was born in 1943 in Graceville, Minnesota. Owen began publishing and editing Telephone Books and Telephone magazine in 1969. During the 1970s, she worked as coordinator and director (1976-1980) of the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery in New York City.

From the description of Maureen Owen collection of Greenwich Village poetry, 1975-1981. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702179195

American poet, editor and publisher, Maureen Owen was born in Minnesota in 1943. She served as coordinator and director (1976-1980) of the St. Mark's Poetry Project in New York City and editor and publisher of Telephone Books and Telephone magazine. Owen's own poetry has been published in numerous books and journals.

From the description of Papers, 1970-2000. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 50036979

Biography

Maureen Owen was born in 1943 in Graceville, Minnesota. She has travelled to and lived in Japan where she was influenced by Japanese haiku, renku, and Zen Buddhism. In 1969, Owen began publishing and editing Telephone Books and Telephone magazine, a press and magazine that began in mimeograph format.

During the 1970s, Owen worked as coordinator and director (1976-1980) of the St. Mark's Poetry Project in New York City and served on the board of directors. She also was active as an instructor of numerous writing workshops at St. Mark's. Owen served on the board of directors of the Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines both as a member and as vice chairperson.

Her academic career includes teaching courses in creative writing and research at the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 1999, as well as mentoring workshops at Swarthmore College and St. Joseph's College in Connecticut. She received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship grant in 1979-1980, awards from the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts in 1998, and the Los Angeles Times Book Festival Prize in 1999.

Owen's publications include COUNTRY RUSH (1973), NO TRAVELS JOURNAL (1975), A BRASS CHOIR APPROACHES THE BURIAL GROUND in BIG DEAL 5 (1977), HEARTS IN SPACE (1980), AE (AMELIA EARHART) (1984), ZOMBIE NOTES (1986), IMAGINARY INCOME (1992), UNTAPPED MAPS (1993) and AMERICAN RUSH (1998). Her poems have also appeared in many anthologies and magazines from ANHOI to Z Magazine. Her title AMELIA EARHART won a Before Columbus American Book Award for Poetry in 1985.

From the guide to the Maureen Owen Papers, 1970-2000, (University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.)

Maureen Owen, poet, editor, publisher, and editor, was born in 1943 in Graceville, Minnesota. Owen began publishing and editing Telephone Books and Telephone magazine in 1969. During the 1970s, she worked as coordinator and director (1976-1980) of the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery in New York City. She taught writing and magazine production workshops for the Poetry Project, a Greenwich Village collective founded in 1966 as a forum for public literary events and as a resource center for writers.

Owen's publications include Country Rush (1973), No Travels Journal (1975), Hearts in Space (1980), AE (Amelia Earhart) (1984), Zombie Notes (1986), Imaginary Income (1992), Untapped Maps (1993) and American Rush (1998).

Owen received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship grant in 1979-80, and in 1998 was awarded by the Foundation of Contemporary Performance Arts. She received the Los Angeles Times Book Festival Prize in 1999. Owen has taught at Edinboro University, Swarthmore College, Saint Joseph College (CT), and Naropa University.

From the guide to the Maureen Owen collection of Greenwich Village poetry, 1975-1981, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

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referencedIn Howe, Fanny. Fanny Howe papers, 1980-1990. 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 Gitin, David. Papers, 1968-1993. Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Ron Padgett papers, 1929-2008 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Telephone Press. Telephone Press records, ca. 1975-1983. University of Connecticut, Homer Babbidge Library
referencedIn William B. Provine collection of evolutionary biology reprints, 20th century. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Howe, Susan, 1937-. Susan Howe papers, 1894-2008 (bulk 1956-2008). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Susan Howe papers, 1894-2008, 1956-2008 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Gitin, David. Papers, 1968-1993. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Gary Snyder Papers, 1910-2003;, (1945-2002 bulk) University of California, Davis. General Library. . Dept. of Special Collections
referencedIn Fanny Howe Papers, 1924-1993 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
creatorOf Owen, Maureen, 1943-. Papers, 1970-2000. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn Howe, Fanny. Fanny Howe papers, 1924-2009. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Maureen Owen Papers, 1970-2000 University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
referencedIn Padgett, Ron, 1942-. Ron Padgett papers, 1929-2008. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Brainard, Joe, 1942-1994. Joe Brainard letters, 1957-1994. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn Larry Fagin Papers., n.d., 1958-1977. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Center.
referencedIn Aram Saroyan Papers., undated, 1950-1977. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.
creatorOf Owen, Maureen, 1943-. Maureen Owen collection of Greenwich Village poetry, 1975-1981. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Joe Brainard Letters, 1957-1994 Mandeville Special Collections Library
creatorOf Alternative Press (Detroit, Michigan). [The Alternative Press collection], 1969-1992. Wayne State University
creatorOf Maureen Owen collection of Greenwich Village poetry, 1975-1981 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Davidson, Michael, 1944-. Page Mothers Conference, 1999 March 5-6 [sound recording]. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn Page Mothers Conference Tapes, 1999 University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
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associatedWith Adam, Helen, 1909- person
associatedWith Alternative Press (Detroit, Michigan) corporateBody
associatedWith Banks, Russell, 1940- person
associatedWith Beck, Regina. person
associatedWith Beck, Regina. person
associatedWith Berrigan, Ted. person
associatedWith Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911-1979. person
associatedWith Brainard, Joe, 1942-1994. person
associatedWith Brown, Rebecca, person
correspondedWith Fagin, Larry. person
associatedWith Friedman, Ed, 1950- person
associatedWith Gitin, David. person
associatedWith Godfrey, John, 1945- person
associatedWith Greenwald, Ted. person
associatedWith Greenwald, Ted. person
associatedWith Guest, Barbara. person
associatedWith Heath-Stubbs, John Francis Alexander, 1918- person
associatedWith Herd, Dale, 1940- person
associatedWith Holman, Bob, 1948- person
associatedWith Howe, Fanny person
associatedWith Howe, Fanny. person
associatedWith Howe, Fanny Quincy. person
associatedWith Howe, Susan, 1937- person
correspondedWith Mayer, Bernadette person
associatedWith Mayer, Bernadette, person
associatedWith McCauley, Carole Spearin. person
associatedWith Messerli, Douglas, 1947- person
associatedWith Myles, Eileen. person
associatedWith Nolan, Pat, 1943- person
associatedWith North, Charles, 1941- person
associatedWith Oppen, George. person
associatedWith Padgett, Ron, 1942- person
correspondedWith Provine, William B. person
associatedWith Reznikoff, Charles, 1894-1976. person
associatedWith Rich, Adrienne Cecile. person
associatedWith Sanders, Ed. person
associatedWith Sanders, Ed. person
correspondedWith Saroyan, Aram. person
associatedWith Silliman, Ronald, 1946- person
associatedWith Snyder, Gary person
associatedWith Spicer, Jack. person
associatedWith St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith St. Mark's Church In-the-Bowery (New York, N.Y.). Poetry Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Telephone Press. corporateBody
associatedWith Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989. person
associatedWith WBAI Radio (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Weigel, Tom, person
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Greenwich Village (New York, N.Y.)
Greenwich Village (New York, N.Y.)
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American poetry--20th century
Oral interpretation of poetry
Poets, American--20th century
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Poets--20th century
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Birth 1943-07-06

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