Poet, be like God, 1983-1987.


Ellingham, Lewis. Poet, be like God, 1983-1987.

Poet, be like God, 1983-1987.

The collection is comprised of research materials generated or collected by Lewis Ellingham between the years 1983-1987 when Ellingham engaged in a large unpublished study of the Jack Spicer circle titled POET, BE LIKE GOD. The collection includes audio-recordings and transcripts of interviews with Robin Blaser, Ebbe Borregaard, Richard Duerden, Robert Duncan, Josephine Miles, and other members and associates of the Spicer circle; research files assembled and given to Ellingham by Robert Duncan and Russell Fitzgerald; a small file of correspondence between Ellingham and others concerning Ellingham's project; and an early typescript of the first six chapters of POET, BE LIKE GOD and another, later typescript of the complete work. Donald Allen, Robin Blaser, Ebbe Borregaard, Lori Chamberlain, Robert Creeley, Michael Davidson, and Denise Levertov are some of the correspondents represented in the collection. (Research papers and correspondence in the collection are photocopies prepared by Ellingham of originals held at the State University of New York at Buffalo.).

3.6 lin. ft. (8 archives boxes, 4 card file boxes)

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Ellingham, Lewis

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Lew Ellingham is a San Francisco writer and critic who has served as book editor for the Sierra Club. He has published poems in numerous magazines and journals and is the author of POET, BE LIKE GOD (1984), an unpublished account of the Jack Spicer circle. Jack Spicer, 1925-1965, was an influential San Franciso poet celebrated for his experiments with language. The publisher of White Rabbit Press, Spicer became the central figure in a coterie of experimental poets living...

Borregaard, Ebbe

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Publisher. From the description of Papers, 1961-1965. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 38483721 ...

Duncan, Robert, 1919-1988

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California poet. From the description of Robert Edward Duncan papers, 1960-1977. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 122545242 Robert Duncan (January 7, 1919 -February 3, 1988) was an American poet and a student of H.D. and the Western esoteric tradition who spent most of his career in and around San Francisco. Though associated with any number of literary traditions and schools, Duncan is often identified with the poets of the New American Poetry and B...

Levertov, Denise, 1923-1997

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The interview took place at Wells College, New York. From the description of Audio interviews with poet Denise Levertov by Clive Scott Chisholm : sound recordings, 1973 Jan. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754864806 Correspondence to Lewis and Sophia Mumford from Denise Levertov and her husband, Mitchell Goodman. From the description of Letters, 1965-1976, to Lewis and Sophia Mumford. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155871475 ...

Blaser, Robin.

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Robin Francis Blaser (May 18, 1925-May 7, 2009) was a noted author and poet in both the United States and Canada. From the description of Robin Blaser fonds. [n.d.]. (University of Victoria Libraries). WorldCat record id: 688600933 American poet. From the description of Robin Blaser papers, 1955-1971. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 122551936 ...

Davidson, Michael, 1944-....

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Spicer, Jack

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American poet who worked and resided in San Francisco for much of his adult life. From the description of You, Apollo ..., 1949. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 32848532 Biographical Information John Lester Spicer was born on January 30, 1925, in Hollywood, California, where his parents managed a small hotel. He attended Hollywood and Fairfax High Schools from 1939 to 1943, then University of Re...

Duerden, Richard

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American poet, and poetry editor of two important poetry magazines in the 1960s and 1970s. He was in close contact with a number of major writers of the Beat movement. From the description of Richard Duerden papers, ca. 1950-1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 462765510 ...

Miles, Josephine, 1911-1985

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Noted poet, literary scholar and teacher. Member of the faculty of the Dept. of English at the University of California, Berkeley, 1952-1978. From the description of Josephine Miles papers, 1911-1986. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 122514475 American author; d. 1985. From the description of Papers, 1957-1968. (Washington University in St. Louis). WorldCat record id: 26090013 Biography ...

Creeley, Robert, 1926-2005

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Sponsored by Stanford University, the English Department, the Creative Writing Program, the Stanford Humanities Center, the Stanford Library, and the Library Associates. From the description of A symposium on his poetry and his place in American letters : recording, 2005 Nov. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754864090 David Shaff was at Yale at this time; he wrote and edited poetry. From the description of Letters to David O. Schaff, 1962-1965. (Unknown). WorldC...

Chamberlain, Lori, de correpsondent.

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Allen, Donald, 1912-2004

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Editor and publisher. From the description of Papers, 1957-1971. (University of Connecticut). WorldCat record id: 28415680 American editor and publisher, born in Iowa in 1912. Allen was an editor at Grove Press for sixteen years, where his most important work was the anthology The New American Poetry. He founded the Four Seasons Foundation and Grey Fox Press. Allen also was the translator of works of Eugène Ionesco. Allen has had a significant impact on the development of p...