Moramarco and Zolynas Editorial Files MSS 714

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Moramarco and Zolynas Editorial Files
Identifier/Call Number: MSS 714
Contributing Institution: Mandeville Special Collections Library
La Jolla, California 92093-0175
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.2 Linear feet 3 archives boxes
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1989-1992
Date (inclusive): 1988-2005
Abstract: Editorial files of Fred Moramarco and Al Zolynas, poets and editors. The bulk of the materials date from 1989 to 1992 and document the editorial and publishing process for the poetry anthologies Men of Our Time: An Anthology of Male Poetry in Contemporary America and The Poetry of Men's Lives: An International Anthology. The collection contains correspondence with prospective contributors and publishers, permissions information, research, publicity and reviews, and publishing agreements.
Creator: Moramarco, Fred S., 1938-
Creator: Zolynas, Al, 1945-

Biography

Fred Moramarco is the founding editor of Poetry International, an annual journal published at San Diego State University. Now retired, Moramarco taught creative writing, poetry, and American literature at San Diego State University. He is the co-author of several books, including Italian Pride: 101 Reasons to be Proud You're Italian, Containing Multitudes: Poetry in the US Since 1950, and Modern American Poetry.
Al Zolynas was born in Austria in 1945 and lived in a number of cities before settling in California. He teaches writing and literature at Alliant International University, San Diego, and resides with his wife in Escondido, California. He has written numerous books, including The New Physics, Under Ideal Conditions (San Diego Book Award, Best Poetry, 1994), and The Same Air.
Having known one another since graduate school, Moramarco and Zolynas collaborated on two anthologies of men's poetry, the first titled Men of Our Time: Male Poetry in Contemporary America and published in 1992. Their second editorial collaboration, The Poetry of Men's Lives: An International Anthology, published in 2004, won the San Diego Book Award for Best Poetry Anthology in 2005.

Scope and Contents of Collection

The Moramarco and Zolynas Editorial Files document the editorial and publication process behind two poetry anthologies conceived by Fred Moramarco and Al Zolynas. The collection contains correspondence, research notes, lists of accepted poems and permissions, clippings, and reader reports related to the publication of Men of Our Time: An Anthology Of Male Poetry in Contemporary America, 1992 and The Poetry Of Men's Lives: An International Anthology, 2004. The papers date from 1988 to 2005 and are arranged in two series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE and 2) EDITORIAL FILES.
SERIES 1: CORRESPONDENCE
The CORRESPONDENCE series is arranged alphabetically by correspondent and primarily contain responses from prospective poets regarding the inclusion of their poems in Men of Our Time. Notable correspondents include Robert Bly, Charles Bukowski, Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, William Stafford, and Nathaniel Tarn. Letters between editors Moramarco and Zolynas, filed under "Moramarco," document the development of their poetry anthologies, which sought to capture the contemporary male experience and the expressive quality of male poets.
SERIES 2: EDITORIAL FILES
The EDITORIAL FILES series is arranged by anthology and includes notes and research for each anthology, publicity, reviews, reader reports, and publishing agreements. A CD-R labeled " Poetry of Men's Lives Archives" is included in this series. The disc contains working files for the second anthology, including form letters, poems included in the anthology, permissions information, and drafts of the manuscript.

Acquisition Information

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Publication Rights

Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

Preferred Citation

Moramarco and Zolynas Editorial Files, MSS 714. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Moramarco, Fred S., 1938- -- Archives
Zolynas, Al, 1945- -- Archives
American poetry--Male authors
Poets, American

 

CORRESPONDENCE 1988-2007

Box 1, Folder 1

A-Miscellaneous

Box 1, Folder 2

Agee, Chris 2003

Box 1, Folder 3

Aguerow, Jack 1991

Box 1, Folder 4

Antler 1989-1991

Box 1, Folder 5

Atkinson, Charles 1988-1992

Box 1, Folder 6

B-Miscellaneous

Box 1, Folder 7

Balaban, John 1989-1991

Box 1, Folder 8

Benedikt, Michael 1989-1991

Box 1, Folder 9

Bly, Robert 1989-1991

Box 1, Folder 10

Browne, M.D. 1989-1991

Box 1, Folder 11

Bruchac, Joseph 1989-1990

Box 1, Folder 12

Bukowski, Charles 1991

Box 1, Folder 13

C-Miscellaneous

Box 1, Folder 14

Cassels, Cyrus 1991

Box 1, Folder 15

Cioffari, Philip 1989-1991

Box 1, Folder 16

Cleary, Michael 1988-1991

Box 1, Folder 17

Coleman, Horace 1990-1992

Box 1, Folder 18

Contoski, Victor 1989-1991

Box 1, Folder 19

D-Miscellaneous

Box 1, Folder 20

Dacey, Philip 1988-1990

Box 1, Folder 21

Davis, Glover 1988

Box 1, Folder 22

Dobyns, Stephen 1991

Box 1, Folder 23

Dunn, Stephen 1989

Box 1, Folder 24

Dybek, Stuart 1988-1991

Box 1, Folder 25

E-Miscellaneous

Box 1, Folder 26

Economou, George D. 1990-1991

Box 1, Folder 27

Ehrhart, W.D. 1988-1992

Box 1, Folder 28

Evans, David Allan 1989-1992

Box 1, Folder 29

F-Miscellaneous

Box 1, Folder 30

Farrell, Warren 1992 and 2004

Box 1, Folder 31

Finkel, Donald 1991

Box 1, Folder 32

Fishman, Charles 1988-1991

Box 1, Folder 33

Flynn, Richard 1989-1992

Box 1, Folder 34

G-Miscellaneous

Box 1, Folder 35

Gangemi, Kenneth 1990-1991

Box 1, Folder 36

Garrett, George 1989 and 1991

Box 1, Folder 37

Gildner, Gary 1989

Box 1, Folder 38

Ginsberg, Allen 1989-1991

Box 1, Folder 39

Gonzalez, Ray 1989

Box 1, Folder 40

Gotera, Vince 1990-1992

Box 1, Folder 41

Grapes, Jack 1989-1992

Box 1, Folder 42

Greenway, William 1989-1992

Box 1, Folder 43

H-Miscellaneous

Box 1, Folder 44

Hall, Donald 1989-1991

Box 1, Folder 45

Hamill, Sam 1989

Box 1, Folder 46

Hass, Bob 1991-1992

Box 1, Folder 47

Ignatow, David 1991

Box 1, Folder 48

Jenkins, Louis 1989-1992

Box 1, Folder 49

Johnson, Nicholas 1988-1991

Box 1, Folder 50

Justice, Donald undated

Box 1, Folder 51

K-Miscellaneous

Box 1, Folder 52

Koertge, Ron 1989-1992

Box 1, Folder 53

Kowit, Steve 1992

Box 1, Folder 54

L-Miscellaneous

Box 1, Folder 55

Ladin, Jay 1989-1992

Box 1, Folder 56

Lehman, David 1989-1991

Box 1, Folder 57

Levine, Philip 1989-2001

Box 1, Folder 58

Locklin, Gerald 1989-1992

Box 1, Folder 59

M-Miscellaneous

Box 1, Folder 60

Major, Clarence 1989-1992

Box 1, Folder 61

Marshall, Jack 1989-1992

Box 1, Folder 62

Matthews, William 1989-1991

Box 1, Folder 63

Miller, Jim Wayne 1989-1991

Box 1, Folder 64

Minczeski, John 1989-1991

Box 2, Folder 1

Moramarco, Fred with Al Zolynas 1988-2004

Box 2, Folder 2

N-Miscellaneous

Box 2, Folder 3

Najarian, Pete 1990-1992

Box 2, Folder 4

Nathan, Leonard 1989-1992

Box 2, Folder 5

Niatum, Duane 1989-1991

Box 2, Folder 6

Nims, John Frederick 1989-1992

Box 2, Folder 7

O-Miscellaneous

Box 2, Folder 8

Ochester, Ed 1989

Box 2, Folder 9

O'Leary, Patrick 1989-1991

Box 2, Folder 10

Ortiz, Simon J. 1990-1991

Box 2, Folder 11

Osaki, Mark 1989-1992

Box 2, Folder 12

Oyama, Richard 1992-1993

Box 2, Folder 13

P-Miscellaneous

Box 2, Folder 14

Pavlich, Walter 1991-1992

Box 2, Folder 15

Perlberg, Mark 1989-1992

Box 2, Folder 16

Peters, Robert 1989-1992

Box 2, Folder 17

Pinsky, Robert 1990-1991

Box 2, Folder 18

Plath, James 1989-1990

Box 2, Folder 19

Plump, Sterling 1991-1992

Box 2, Folder 20

Quintana, Leroy V. 1989-1992

Box 2, Folder 21

R-Miscellaneous

Box 2, Folder 22

Rajendra, Cecil 2004-2005

Box 2, Folder 23

Rattee, Michael 1989-1992

Box 2, Folder 24

Ray, David 1989

Box 2, Folder 25

Redmond, Eugene B. 1990

Box 2, Folder 26

Root, William Pitt 1989-1991

Box 2, Folder 27

Rudman, Mark 1991

Box 2, Folder 28

Ryan, Michael 1991

Box 2, Folder 29

S-Miscellaneous

Box 2, Folder 30

Saleh, Dennis 1988-1993

Box 2, Folder 31

Selerie, Gavin 2001

Box 2, Folder 32

Shapiro, Harvey 1989-1991

Box 2, Folder 33

Silberg, Richard 1989-1992

Box 2, Folder 34

Simic, Charles 1991

Box 2, Folder 35

Simon, John Oliver 2001-2002

Box 2, Folder 36

Snodgrass, W.D. 1989-1991

Box 2, Folder 37

Snyder, Gary 1992

Box 2, Folder 38

Soto, Gary 1989-1992

Box 2, Folder 39

Stafford, William 1989

General note

Includes a photograph of Stafford.
Box 2, Folder 40

Sternlieb, Barry 1989-1992

Box 2, Folder 41

Stewart, Frank 1988-1991

Box 2, Folder 42

Straus, Austin 1990-1992

Box 2, Folder 43

Sutter, Barton 1989-1991

Box 2, Folder 44

Sweet, Chris 1989-1991

Box 2, Folder 45

T-Miscellaneous

Box 2, Folder 46

Tarn, Nathaniel 1989-1991

Box 2, Folder 47

Taylor, Henry 1989-1991

Box 2, Folder 48

Thompson, Simon 2003

Box 2, Folder 49

Trinidad, David 1991-1992

Box 2, Folder 50

U-Miscellaneous 1989-1990

Box 2, Folder 51

University of Georgia Press - re. Men of Our Time: An Anthology Of Male Poetry in Contemporary America 1988-1994

Box 2, Folder 52

University of Georgia Press - re. The Poetry Of Men's Lives: An International Anthology 2000-2004

Box 2, Folder 53

V-Miscellaneous

Box 2, Folder 54

Van Brunt, Lloyd 1989-1992

Box 2, Folder 55

Vernon, John 1989-1991

Box 2, Folder 56

Vinz, Mark 1989-1992

Box 2, Folder 57

W-Miscellaneous

Box 2, Folder 58

Wallace, Ron 1989-1991

Box 2, Folder 59

Waters, Michael 1988-1992

Box 2, Folder 60

Webb, Charles 1991-1992

Box 2, Folder 61

Weigl, Bruce 1990-1991

Box 3, Folder 1

Williams, C.K. 1988-1991

Box 3, Folder 2

Wilson, Mindy 2004

Box 3, Folder 3

Wilson, Rob 1990-1991

Box 3, Folder 4

Y-Miscellaneous

Box 3, Folder 5

Young, Gary 1988-1992

Box 3, Folder 6

Z-Miscellaneous

Box 3, Folder 7

Zimmer, Paul 1991

 

EDITORIAL FILES 1988-2005

 

Men of Our Time: An Anthology Of Male Poetry in Contemporary America (1992)

Box 3, Folder 8

Author marketing questionnaire

Box 3, Folder 9

Catalog copy - Draft of publisher's catalog listing, including edits

Box 3, Folder 10

Editing style sheet

Box 3, Folder 11

Form letters 1989-1992

Box 3, Folder 12

Lists of accepted poems & permissions 1989-1992

Box 3, Folder 13

Notes & research

Box 3, Folder 14

Publicity & reviews

Box 3, Folder 15

Publishing agreement 1991

Box 3, Folder 16

Reader reports 1990

Box 3, Folder 17

Student response reports 1996

 

The Poetry Of Men's Lives: An International Anthology (2004)

Box 3, Folder 18

Archive on CD-R

Box 3, Folder 19

Lists of accepted poems & permissions 2002-2004

Box 3, Folder 20

Notes & research

Box 3, Folder 21

Publicity

Box 3, Folder 22

Publishing agreement 2001

Box 3, Folder 23

Reader reports 2003

Box 3, Folder 24

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