Michael Heller Papers M1741

Finding aid prepared by Anna Levia
Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, California, 94305-6064
Repository email: speccollref@stanford.edu


Title: Michael Heller papers
Identifier/Call Number: M1741
Contributing Institution: Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 36.0 Linear feet 76 manuscript boxes
Date (inclusive): 1960-2010
Abstract: The papers include correspondence dating from the early sixties with nearly 600 figures in the middle of the literary world including writers, critics, and publishers. Of particular note is correspondence with Cid Corman, Clayton Eshleman, Walter Hamady, Jackson Mac Low, George Oppen, Carl Rakosi, Armand Schwerner, John Taggart, Nathaniel Tarn, and Hannah Weiner. In addition there are files documenting Heller's work on George Oppen and Carl Rakosi, as well as notebooks, audio and videotapes, early manuscripts, literary ephemera and roughly 10,000 pages of manuscripts by other writers.
creator: Heller, Michael, 1937-

Access to Collection

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Scope and Content

The papers include correspondence dating from the early sixties with nearly 600 figures in the middle of the literary world including writers, critics, and publishers. Of particular note is correspondence with Cid Corman, Clayton Eshleman, Walter Hamady, Jackson Mac Low, George Oppen, Carl Rakosi, Armand Schwerner, John Taggart, Nathaniel Tarn, and Hannah Weiner. In addition there are files documenting Heller's work on George Oppen and Carl Rakosi, as well as notebooks, audio and videotapes, early manuscripts, literary ephemera and roughly 10,000 pages of manuscripts by other writers.

Biographical note

Michael Heller is an important Objectivist poet and literary critc. He is the author of ten books of critically acclaimed poetry, a memoir, three works of criticism, and essays on the Objectivist poets and poetry.

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 2010. Accession 2010-033.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], Michael Heller Papers, M1741. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Armantrout, Rae, 1947-
Corman, Cid
Eshleman, Clayton
Granary Books (Firm)
Hamady, Walter
Oppen, George
Pinsky, Robert
Rakosi, Carl, 1903-2004
Tarn, Nathaniel
Weiner, Hannah

 

Correspondence, incoming circa 1960-2010

Box 1, Folders 1-40

Ahern, Barry; Aji, Helene; Alexander, Charles; Alpert, Barry; Altieri, Charles; American Academy of Poets; American Book Review; American Poetry Review; Ammons, Archie; Apatowsky, Pat; Archambeau, Robert; Armstrong, Alison; Arnheim, Rudolf; Asekoff, Lou; Ashberry, John; Aston, Richard; Augustine, Jane; Auster, Paul; Axelrod, Steven; Ayres, Elizabeth; Baker, Tony; Baldwin, Neil; Barish, Bill; Barocas, Zach; Bartle, Barry; Bartlett, Lee; Baughman, Keith; Baumel, Judith; Beene, Gregory; Bell, Thomas; Bellow, Rachel Newton; Bergan, Brooke; Berge, Carol; Berman, Michael; Bernstein, Charles; Bernstein, Michael Andre; Best, Stanley; Birkerts, Sven; Binni, Francesco; Black, Star; Blakeney, Edgar; Blackburn, Charles; Booth, Philip; Bonnefoy, Yves; BoxKite

Box 2, Folders 1-33

Boychuk, Boydan; Boyers, Robert; Brecht, Stefan; Breslin, Ramsay; Briccetti, Lee (Poets House); Broder, Michael; Broqua, Vincent; Brooklyn Public Library; Brossard, Olivier; Buckeye, Robert; Burbank, Jim; Burgess, James; Burns, Richard; Burnshaw, Stanley; Butcher, Margaret; Bye, Reed; Byrd, Don; Caddel, Richard; Carruth, Hayden; Cave Canem; Caws, Mary Ann; Chapman, Lee; Charters, Sam; Chilton, Randolph; Codrescu, Andrei/Exquisite Corpse; Cohen, Marcel; Cohen-Cheminet, Genevieve; Cohen, David; Cole, Peter; Cole, Williams; Collins, Chris; Conte, Joseph; Contemporary Authors; Contemporary Poets; Cope, Stephen; Corbett, Bill; Corman, Cid; Michael Heller-Corman, Cid

Box 3, Folders 1-35

Cortland Review; Cox, Kenneth; Creeley, Robert; Crocker, Andrew; Cuddihy, Michael; Curley, Jon; Curry, Peggy; Curzon, David; Cushman, Stephen; Davenport, Guy; Davie, Donald; Defanti, Charles; Delblanco, Nicholas; Dembo, Larry; Denham, Alice; Dent, Peter; Dick, Jennifer; Dictionary of Literary Biography; Digby, John; Diggory, Terence; Dilsaver, Paul; DiPalma, Ray; Dodd, Wayne; Dolin, Sharon; Donnelly, Fiona; Donoghue, Denis; Drake, Alan; Duggan, Laurie; Duncan, Robert; Dunlop, Lane; DuPlessis, Rachel Blum; Dydo, Ulla; Economou, George; Emery, Chris/Salt Publishing; Enslin, Ted; Equi, Elaine; Eshleman, Clayton; Michael Heller to Eshleman; Estes, Angie; Evans, George

Box 4, Folders 1-26

Fagenblot, Michael; Fainlight, Ruth; Falk, Marcia; Fauchereau, Serge; Faust, Clive; Field, Ed; Feld, Ross; Feldman, Anita; Felstiner, John; Finch, Ray; Fink, Thomas; Finkelstein, Norman; Finlay, Alec; Finlay, Ian; Fishman, Charles; Fitterman, Rob; Fixel, Larry; Flack, Victor; Fogel, Al; Forrister, Frances; Foster, Ed

Box 5, Folders 1-21

Frank, K.; Fraser, Kathleen; Fredman, Steve; Frenche, Seth; Fruchter, Barry; Fund for Poetry; Gallaher, John; Frye, Richard; Gangemi, Kenneth; Gardner, Tom; Garrison, Peggy; Gavronsky, Serge; Geden, Matthew; Gefin, Laszlo; Gerber, Dan/Sumac Press; MH to Gerber, Dan; Gillis, Verna; MH to Gillis, Verna; Gilman, Sandor; Gilmore, Lyman; Gilonis, Harry; Gingerich, Willard; Gioseffi, Daniella; Gizzi, Peter; Glass, Jesse; Goldensohn, Barry; Golding, Alan; Golston, Michael; Gottesman, Max; Gould, Henry; Graham, Jim; Grassle, Karen; Graves, Bradford; Grealish, Gerard

Box 6, Folders 1-22

Greenstein, Michael; Grossman, Alan; Guedalla, Roger; Guimond, James; Hadas, Rachel; Hagen, Priscilla; Hahn, Lea; Hall, Donald; Hamelian, Leo; Hamady, Walter; MH to Hamady, Walter; Hammond, Mac; Hamilton, Ian; Hamill, Sam; Hampson, Robert; Hauma, Charles; Harding, Jeremy; Harris, Marie; Hass, Robert; Hatlen, Burton; Hayes, H.R.; Haynes, Charles; Haynes, Luke; Hecht, Mike; Heifetz, Henry; Heller, Doris; Heller, Erich; Heyden, William; Hindus, Milton; Hodel, John; Higgins, Aidan; Hoepffner, Bernard; Hoffman, Eric; Hoie, Claus; Hogg, James; Holden, Carole; Hogan, James; Hollenberg, Donna; Holsinger, Jayne; Hood, Michelle; Horowitz, Glenn; Huk, Romana; Hulce, Michael; Ignatow, David; Hyde, Lewis; Hutchison, Joseph; Jaron, Steven; Jarret, Emmett; Jex, William; Johnson, Ellen; Johnson, Halvard; Johnson, Judith; Johnson, Kent; Johnson, Mark; Johnson, Nicholas; Johnston, Devin; Joseph, Jane

Box 7, Folders 1-17

Kalamaras, George; Kalleberg, Garrett; Khalvati, Mimi; Kamenetz, Rodger; Kane, Daniel; Kane, Marilyn; Kantor, Peter; Kates, James; Kaufman, Shirley; Kauvar, Elaine; Kendler, Helene; Kenna, John, Kessler, Milton; Kimmelman, Burt; King, Basil; Kinnell, Galway; Kinsella, John; Kitaj, R.J.; Kleinzahler, August; Koethe, John; Kolesnik, Bernard; Koppany, Marton; Kornblum, Allan; Kostelanetz, Richard; Krantz, Fred; Krapf, Norbert; Krupnis, Mark; Kuzma, Gregg; Lake, Paul; Lane, Melissa; Latin American Rabbinical Seminary; Larkin, Peter; Latta, John; Laycock, Steven; Lazard, Naomi; Lazer, Hank; Leberer, Tom; Lehman, David; Leibowitz, Herb; Levendosky, Charles; MH to Levendosky, Charles

Box 8, Folders 1-15

Levine, Michael; Levy, Andrew; Levy, John; Levy, Kathryn; Lewis, Joel; Lewitt, Sol; Ling Vannierus, Karl; Long, Robert; Longville, Tim; Loo, Jeff; Lopate, Phillip; Lovell, Thoreau; Lozano, Lee; Lurssen, Adrian; Mackey, Nathaniel; MacLow, Jackson; Magowan, Robin; Malone, Kirby; Marcus, Jackie; Marin, Peter; Marino, Denis; Marshall, Jack; Martone, Michael; Martin, John; Massey, Joseph; Maurer, Christopher; Mayne, Seymour; McGann, Jerome; McHale, Brian; McIntire, Dennis; Melhem, D.H.; Menashe, Samuel; Messerli, Douglas; Miller, David; Mills, Ralph; Mills, Stuart; Moked, Gabriel; Molesworth, Charles; Montag, Tom; Moramarco, Fred; Moriarty, Laura; Morse, Jonathan; Morris, Dan; Mossin, Andrew

Box 9, Folders 1-19

Motika, Stephen; Mottram, Eric; Mourelatos, Alexander; Mulberry Poets; Murat; Murphy, Bruce; Murphy, Robert; Murrow, Brad; Mycue, Edward; Myers, Jack; Naropa; Naylor, Paul; Nelson, Rodney; The New School; NYC-Borough of Manhattan; Nicholls, Peter; Novak, Mark; O'Brien, Geoffrey; O'Cain, Annie; Oderman, Kevin; O'Hanlon, Michael; O'Heir, Diana; O'Leary, Peter; Olson, Toby; Oppen, George; MH to Oppen, George; Oppen, Linda; Oppen, Mary; Oppenheimer, Joel; Otis, Sally; Ott, Gil; Owens, Rochelle; Pacernick, Gary; Paden, William; Padgett, Ron; Palmer, Michael; Parlatore, Anselm; Paul, Sherman; Penberthy, Jenny; Perelman, Bob; Perlman, John; Perloff, Marjorie; Perril, Simon; Petersen, David; Peterson, Jeff; Pettet, Simon; Pickard, Connie; Phipps, Wanda; Pike, Steve; Plambino, Nick

Box 10, Folders 1-15

Pinsky, Robert; Pitruzzella, Eraldo; Plank, Heather; Poetry Society of America; Poets House; Pollet, Sylvester; Polizzotti, Mark; Pomerantz, Edward; Pomy-Vega, Janine; Posamentier, Evelyn; Pratt Institute; Pritchett, Patrick; Quartermain, Peter; Quasha, George; Quinn, Alice (New Yorker); Rabinowitz, Anna; Raia, Ernest; Rain Taxi/Eric Lorberer; Rakosi, Carl; Randall, Margaret; Randolph, Leonard; Ratner, Rochelle; Rattray, Helen; Raworth, Tom; Reisz, Matthew; Replansky, Naomi; Rhodes, Gerda; Rich, Adrienne; Riemer, Ruby; Riley, Peter; Ringrose, Chris; Roberts, Andrew; Robinson, Ian; Rosenblum, Martin; Rosenthal, David; Roth, Harvey; Rothenberg, Jerome; Rothenberg, Michael; Royet-Journoud, Claude; Rudman, Mark; Ryan, Dennis; Ryley, Robert H.; Sabatini, Arthur; San Jose State University; Salt Publishing; Sand, Kaia; Schlegel, Victoria; Schmidt, Michael; Schwartz, Howard; Schwerner, Adam; Schwerner, Armand

Box 11, Folders 1-11

Rudolf, Anthony; MH to Rudolf, Anthony

Box 12, Folders 1-20

Scroggins, Mark; Searl, Laurie; Seidman, Hugh; Selinger, Eric; Sentes, Bryan; Serpas, Martha; Shahar, Guy; Shakley, Lauren; Shapiro, Harvey; Shapiro, Myra; Shatzky, Joel; Sharp, Tom; Sheeler, Richard; Shirim; Shulman, Alix Kates; Sikelianos, Eleni; Silberg, Richard; Silbert, Layle; Silkin, Jon; Sklarew, Myra; Skolnick, Irene; Sloan, Margaret; Small Press Traffic; Smith, Daniel; Sommer, Jason; Southern Illinois University Press; Spaulding, John M.; Spevak, Judy; SUNY Press; Spina, Vincent; Spring, Declan; Steinhoff, Eirik; Stephens, Michael; Stern, Gerald; Stimpson, Catherine; Stowe, John; Stryk, Lucien; Swenson, Karen; Sukenick, Ronald; Syrkin, Marie; Tagliabue, John; Taggart, John

Box 13, Folders 1-15

Tarn, Nathaniel; Taylor, Andrew; Taylor, James; Tart, Indrek; Taub, Michael; Tejada, Roberto; Terrell, Caroll F.; Terris, Virginia; Thayler, Carl; Thilleman, Tod; Thome, Joel; Thorp, Michael; Tichy, Susan; Tiger, Madeline; Todd, Daniel; Tomlinson, Charles; Tost, Tony; Tranter, John; Traschen, Isadore; Tryphonopoulus, Demetres; Tucher, Martin; Tuma, Keith; Unterecker, John; Upton, Lawrence; Urban Academy; VanThof, Ton; University of Georgia Press; Vas Dias, Robert; Vescia, Monique; Viscusi, Margo; Voigt, Ellen; VonSpanckeren, Kathryn; Waldman, Ann; Waldrop, Rosmarie; Waller, Dolores; Walsh, William; Watts, Charles; Watts, Stephen; Weber, Marc; Weinberger, Eliot; Weil, James; Weiner, Hannah; Weinfield, Henry

Box 14, Folders 1-12

Weiss, Jason; Weiss, Mark; Weiss, Ted; Welish, Marjorie; Weinrich, Douglass; Whaling, Terence; Wheeler, Susan; Wilentz, Ted; Whiting, Nathan; Wilk, David; Williams, Galen; Williams, Jonathan; Williams, Sheri; Williams, Tyrone; Wilson, John; Wilson, John; Wilson, Rob; Woodland Pattern Book Center; Wright, John; XCP Conference; Yaddo; Yerushalmi, Yosef; Young, Geoffrey; Young, Augustus; Young, Gary; Young, Karl; Zavatsky, Bill; Zawacki, Andrew; Zeller, Fred; Zieger, Kip; Zucker, David; Zweig, Ellen; Correspondence with journals and publishers; Unidentified incoming correspondence

 

Correspondence, outgoing

Box 14, Folders 13-20

Michael Heller to Bellow, Saul; Berg, Stephen (APR); Bloom, Harold; MH to Cormack; Cooper, Jane; Fox, Siv; Hunter, Mickey; Jaffer, Frances; MH to Johnson, Ellen Fishman; Johnson, Tom; James, Leroi; Kenner, Hugh; Koppelman, George; MH to Miles, Josephine; Nader, Ralph; The Nation; New York Review of Books; New York Times; MH to Niedecker, Lorine; Owen, Maureen; Padgett, Ron; Paris, David; Proxmore, William; Red Wheelbarrow; Rego, Paul; Rexnikoff, Charles; MH to Sato, Hiroko; Schulman, Grace (The Nation); MH to Sumac Press (Jim Austin); MH to Yanney, Yehuda; Yurick, Sol; Zukofsky; unidentified outgoing correspondence

Box 15

Calendars

Box 16

Grants & fellowships; Publicity

 

Manuscripts & other writing

Boxes 24-25

Armand Schwerner materials

Boxes 26-28

Carl Rakosi: Man and Poet

Box 29

Conviction’s Net of Branches

Box 30

Critical writing; reviews; readings

Boxes 31-34

Early drafts, 1960s and 1970s

Box 29

Exigent Futures

Boxes 35-37

In the Builded Place

Boxes 38-42

Living Root

Boxes 43-57

Miscellaneous

Boxes 18-19

Notebooks

Box 58

Other media: cassette tapes, floppy discs, VHS

Boxes 59-60

Uncertain Poetries

Box 17

Memorabilia, 1959-1990s: MH commencement souvenirs, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1959; technical writing example, ca. 1967; reading and workshop flyers, 1980s-90s; theater and opera programs, 1990s 1950s-1990s

Boxes 20-23

Project files, 1979-1990s: Contract for Knowledge, 1979; readings; conference materials; interviews; workshops; seminars; NYU administrative materials 1970s-1990s

 

Writing by others

Boxes 24-25

Armand Schwerner materials

Box 61

Armantrout, Rae; Aston, Richard; Augustine, Jane; Ayres, Elizabeth; Barocas, Zach; Bannet, Eve Tavor; Berman, Michael; Bevington, Rickey; Birchard, Guy; Bouchard, Daniel; Brecht, Stefan

Box 62

Burgess, James; Byrd, Don; Caddel, Richard; Cole, Williams; Collom, Jack; Corman, Cid & Ed Baker; Crozier, Andrew; Curzon, David; DeFrees, Madeline; Dembo, L.S.; DiPalma, Ray

Box 63

Dolin, Sharon; Drake, Alan Davis; DuPlessis, Rachel Blau; Equi, Elaine; Eshleman, Clayton; Farhi, Moris; Feigenblot, Michael; Feldman, Anita; Fink, Thomas; Finkelstein, Norman; Fitterman, Robert

Box 64

Fitterman, Robert; Fixel, Larry; Fogel, Al; Forche, Carolyn; Foshay, Toby; Fredman, Steve; Friedman, Susan Stanford; Frye, Richard; Futoransky, Luisa; Gangemi, Kenneth Gardner, Thomas; Gartung, Karl

Box 65

Gavronsky, Serge; Gefin, Laszlo; Gingerich, Willard; Golding, Alan

Box 66

Graham, Jorie; Grealish, Gerard; Halpern, Daniel; Hatlen, Burton; Haynes, Charlie; Helman, Cecil; Horowitz, Gad Ignatow, David; Inez, Colette; James, Bill; Jaron, Steve; Johnson, Kent; JSS; Kalamaras, George; Kalleberg, Garrett

Box 67

Kantor, Peter; Kimmelman, Burt; King, Basil; Kleinzahler, August; Lanz, Abigail; Lavozzi, Thomas; Levendosky, Charles; Lieberman, David; Litwack, Susan

Box 68

LoSchiavo, David; Loy, David; Luna, James; Marshall, Jack; McAleavey, David; McHale, Brian; McIntosh, Sandy; Mee, Susie; Meilicke, Christine; Dylan, Michael; Miller, David; Moore, Bob; Morley, Jane; Morse, Jonathan; Mossini, Andrew

Box 69

Nordstrom, Lou; Nowak, Mark; O’Brien, Geoffrey; O’Hara, Frank & Norman Bluhm; Oles, Carole; Oppen, George; Otis, Sally; Pacernick, Gary; Peterson, David; Peterson, Jeffrey; Piombino, Nick; Rabinowitz, Jacob; Rakosi, Carl

Box 70

Ratner, Rochelle; Reiss, James; Replansky, Naomi; Riemer, Raby; Robinson, Ian; Rosenblum, Martin; Rosenthal, Arthur; Ross, Stephen David; Rothenberg, David; Rudman, Mark; Rudolf, Anthony

Box 71

Rudolf, Anthony; Schwerner, Armand; Seidman, Hugh; Shabtai, Aharon; Shapiro, David; Shapiro, Harvey; Smith, Daniel; Snyder, Elise

Box 72

Sommer, Jason; Stambaugh, John; Taggart, John

Box 73

Taggart, John; Tate, James; Taylor, Mark; Thilleman, Tod

Box 74

Truesdale, C.W.; Vas Dias, Robert; Wall, Alan; Weber, Idelle; Weber, Marc; Weiner, Joshua; Weinfeld, Henry

Box 75

Weinfeld, Henry

Box 76

Williams, Tyrone; Wilson, Rob; Wolfe, Shelly; Young, Augustus; Young, Karl; Zavatsky, Bill; Zawacki, Andrew; Zucker, David; Zweig, Ellen; [Unidentified]