The Jack Spicer Papers, 1939-1982, document Spicer's career as a poet in the San Francisco Bay Area. Included are writings,
correspondence, teaching materials, school work, personal papers, and materials relating to the literary magazine
J. Spicer's creative works constitute the bulk of the collection and include poetry, plays, essays, short stories, and a novel.
Correspondence is also significant, and includes both outgoing and incoming letters to writers such as Robin Blaser, Harold
and Dora Dull, Robert Duncan, Lewis Ellingham, Landis Everson, Fran Herndon, Graham Mackintosh, and John Allan Ryan, among
others. Also included are writings by other Bay Area writers, including Blaser, Duncan, and a significant amount by Stephen
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 Redlands, California from 1943 to 1945.
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