New jazz poets collection, 1962-1970.


New jazz poets collection, 1962-1970.

The collection contains correspondence files of Walter Lowenfels and his wife Lillian with poets, publishers, and the Broadside record label for New jazz poets; manuscript poems, contracts, and biographical materials; setting copy, galleys, page mock-ups, and page proofs; and the album New jazz poets. Correspondents include Carol Berge, Julian Bond, Len Chandler, Jr., Nikki Giovanni, LeRoi Jones (Imamu Amiri Baraka), Tuli Kupferberg, Peter La Farge, Julius Lester, Marge Piercy, Ishmael Reed, Sonia Sanchez, Ed Sanders, Irwin Silber, Diane Wakoski, and others. Also, correspondence with Folkways records, Oak Publications, Louis M. Rabinowitz Foundation, and Nan Talese at Random House.

1.4 cubic feet.

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Bergé, Carol, 1928-2006 (person)

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Wakoski, Diane. (person)

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