Hejinian, Lyn

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American poet, publisher, and editor, born in San Francisco in 1941. Associated with the Language School of contemporary poetry.

Publisher of Tuumba Press chapbooks since the late 1970s and editor of Poetics journal since 1982. An important figure in promoting the avant-garde poetry of her day. Has spent most of her life in the San Francisco Bay Area.

From the description of Lyn Hejinian papers, 1973-1994. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 20533670

Biography

Lyn Hejinian was born in 1941 in San Francisco. After spending high school and college years in New England, Hejinian returned to California in 1968. In the late 1970s Hejinian began publishing Tuumba chapbooks, which was to become one of the most important series of chapbooks of contemporary poetry in the United States. Her own published work began with The GREAT ADVENTURE (197_?), following which appeared A THOUGHT IS THE BRIDE OF WHAT THINKING (Tuumba, 1976), WRITING IS AN AID TO MEMORY (The Figures, 1978), GESUALDO (Tuumba, 1978), A MASK OF MOTION (Burning Deck, 1980), MY LIFE (Burning Deck, 1980; and Sun and Moon, 1987), THE GUARD (Tuumba, 1984) and REDO (Salt-Works Press, 1984).

From 1981 to 1999, Hejinian was the co-editor, with Barrett Wratten, of POETICS JOURNAL and is co-director, with Travis Ortiz, of the literary project Atelos. She has been a member of the Poetics Faculty at the New College of California and is a professor in the department of English at the University of California, Berkeley.

Hejinian lives in Berkeley with her husband, composer-musician Larry Ochs.

From the guide to the Lyn Hejinian Papers, 1966-2004, (University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Ross, Joe, 1960-. [Beyond the page mothers : Poetry reading, March 7, 1999 [sound recording]]. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Hejinian, Lyn. [Poetry reading, Oct. 15, 1983 [sound recording] / Lyn Hejinian]. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Lyn Hejinian Papers, 1966-2004 University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
referencedIn Ron Padgett papers, 1929-2008 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Silliman, Ronald, 1946-. Ron Silliman papers, 1965-1988. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn Joanne Kyger Papers, 1950-2009 Mandeville Special Collections Library
creatorOf Scalapino, Leslie. Leslie Scalapino Papers, 1982-2010. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Waldman, Anne, 1945-. Anne Waldman papers, 1945-<2002> (bulk 1958-1998). University of Michigan
referencedIn Howe, Fanny. Fanny Howe papers, 1980-1990. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Parnassus: poetry in review records, 1971-1996 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Susan Howe papers, 1894-2008, 1956-2008 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Rae Armantrout papers, circa 1970-2001 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Hejinian, Lyn. [Lecture, Nov., 6, 1987 [sound recording] / Lyn Hejinian]. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Hickman, Leland. Papers, 1950-1991. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn Howe, Fanny. Papers, 1980-1990 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
creatorOf Alternative Press (Detroit, Michigan). The Alternative Press records, 1961-1998 (bulk 1970-1995). University of Michigan
referencedIn John Taggart Papers, 1962-2002 University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
referencedIn Rodefer, Stephen. Stephen Rodefer papers, 1955-1994. 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
creatorOf Hejinian, Lyn. Correspondence with Singing Horse Press, 1979-1989. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Howe, Susan. Papers, 1942-2000. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Frym, Gloria. Gloria Frym papers, 1938-2007. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn Leland Hickman Papers, 1950-1991 University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
referencedIn Woodberry Poetry Room (Harvard College Library) poetry readings, 1931- (ongoing). Woodberry Poetry Room, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Dragomoshchenko, A. (Arkadiĭ). [Poetry reading, March 18, 1993 [sound recording] / Arkadiĭ Dragomoshchenko ; translation by Lyn Hejinian]. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn Ron Silliman Papers, 1965-1988 University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
referencedIn Rae Armantrout Papers, 1954-2009 Mandeville Special Collections Library
creatorOf HEJINIAN, LYN. Franklin Furnace artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf Alternative Press (Detroit, Michigan). [The Alternative Press collection], 1969-1992. Wayne State University
creatorOf Mayer, Bernadette. Papers, 1958-1996. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn Sun & Moon Press Archive, 1976-2002 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 Leslie Scalapino Papers, 1982 - 2011 Mandeville Special Collections Library
creatorOf Hejinian, Lyn. [Poetry reading, April 8, 1993 [sound recording] / Lyn Hejinian and Carla Harryman]. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Armantrout, Rae, 1947-. Rae Armantrout papers, 1947-2010. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn Diane Di Prima Papers., undated, 1934-1990. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.
creatorOf Kyger, Joanne. Joanne Kyger papers, 1950-2009. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Dragomoshchenko. A. (Arkadiĭ). [Poetry reading, March 24, 1988 [sound recording] / Arkadiĭ Dragomoshchenko ; translation by Lyn Hejinian]. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn Padgett, Ron, 1942-. Ron Padgett papers, 1929-2008. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Gloria Frym Papers, 1938 - 2007 University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
creatorOf Boone, Charles. Pieces for solo snare drum [sound recording] / Charles Boone ; performed by Riely Frances and Chris Rose. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn Howe, Susan, 1937-. Susan Howe papers, 1894-2008 (bulk 1956-2008). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Fanny Howe Papers, 1924-1993 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Howe, Fanny. Fanny Howe papers, 1924-2009. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Dragomoshchenko, A. (Arkadiĭ). [Poetry reading, April 5, 1998 [sound recording] / Arkadiĭ Dragomoshchenko ; translation by Lyn Hejinian]. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn Armantrout, Rae, 1947-. Rae Armantrout papers, circa 1970-2001. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Hejinian, Lyn. [Poetry reading, April 8, 1981 [sound recording] / Lyn Hejinian and Robert Grenier ; introduction by Bernadette Mayer]. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
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associatedWith Alternative Press (Detroit, Michigan) corporateBody
associatedWith Armantrout, Rae, 1947- person
associatedWith Benson, Steve, 1949- person
associatedWith Bernstein, Charles, 1950- person
associatedWith Boone, Charles. person
correspondedWith Bromige, David person
associatedWith Bromige, David, person
associatedWith Collidge, Clark, 1939- person
correspondedWith Di Prima, Diane. person
associatedWith Dragomoshchenko, A. (Arkadiĭ) person
associatedWith Eshleman, Clayton, person
associatedWith Frym, Gloria. person
correspondedWith Grenier, Robert person
associatedWith Grenier, Robert, person
associatedWith Harryman, Carla. person
correspondedWith Hejinian, Carolyn person
associatedWith Hejinian, Carolyn, person
associatedWith Hickman, Leland. person
associatedWith Howe, Fanny person
associatedWith Howe, Fanny, person
associatedWith Howe, Fanny Quincy. person
associatedWith Howe, Susan, person
associatedWith Howe, Susan, 1937- person
associatedWith Kyger, Joanne. person
associatedWith Lacy, Steve, person
associatedWith Mac Low, Jackson, person
associatedWith Mayer, Bernadette. person
associatedWith McCaffery, Steve, person
associatedWith Notley, Alice, 1945- person
associatedWith Padgett, Ron, 1942- person
associatedWith Palmer, Michael, 1943- person
correspondedWith Parnassus: poetry in review corporateBody
associatedWith Perelman, Bob, person
correspondedWith Raworth, Tom person
associatedWith Raworth, Tom, person
associatedWith Retallack, Joan, person
associatedWith Rodefer, Stephen, person
associatedWith Scalapino, Leslie. person
associatedWith Silliman, Ronald, 1946- person
correspondedWith Snyder, Gary person
correspondedWith Sun & Moon Press corporateBody
associatedWith Taggart, John, 1942- person
associatedWith Tuumba Press corporateBody
associatedWith Waldman, Anne, 1945-. person
associatedWith Woodberry Poetry Room (Harvard College Library). corporateBody
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American poetry--20th century
Women poets--United States
Publishers and publishing--United States--Archives
Women poets
Publishers and publishing--Archives
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Birth 1941-05-17

Americans

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