Bernadette Mayer Papers
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Conversation between Lee Ann Brown and Bernadette Mayer - Typescript ca. 1993
Educational Press Association of America - Distinguished Achievement Award 1989
Grant applications 1987 - 1992
Interview with Bernadette Mayer, by Ann Rower. Conversation on October 18, 1984
Numbered draft with notes
Interview with Bernadette Mayer, by Clark Coolidge? Typescript
Introduction to Mayer as a speaker, by Ed Friedman
National Endowment for the Arts - Final Report - Fellowship in Poetry 1979-1980
New School for Social Research - Bachelor's degree 1967
Reading and speaking contracts 1978 - 1992
SKYLINE MAGAZINE, [Mayer's high school newspaper] 1958 - 1962
WHO'S WHO OF AMERICAN WOMEN - Biography note
Zines - Addresses of small presses and literary magazines
Letters from Mayer to unidentified correspondents
13TH MOON 1974 - 1976
A - Miscellaneous
Abbott, Steve 1983
Acconi, Vito 1963
Alternative Press 1993
Andrews, Bruce 1973 - 1976
Armantrout, Rae 1989
Arthurs, Meg 1991 - 1994
B - Miscellaneous
Baker, Peter N. Jr. 1993 - 1996
Banks, Lea 1980 - 1982
Banks, Russell 1980 - 1987
Barg, Barbara 1981 - 1983
Barnes, Susan 1990
Beckett, Tom 1981
Benson, Steve 1981
Berkson, Bill 1980 - 1995
Berkson, Lynn 1975 - 1979
Berninger, Wayne 1993 - 1994
Bernstein, Charles 1978 - 1991
Berrigan, Ted 1969 - 1983
Berssenbrugge, Mei-Mei 1982
Blanchard, David 1992 - 1993
Borrus, Beth 1990
Bowes, Catch and Ed. Sr. (Ed Bowes's parents) 1970 - 1972
Bowes, Ed 1967 - 1979
Bowes, Tom 1967 - 1993
Brainard, Joe 1980 - 1992
Brenner, Summer 1980 - 1984
Bricken, Patsy 1990 - 1991
Brody, Jim 1969 - 1985
Brown, Jean 1977 - 1980
Brown, Lee Ann 1985 - 1995
Brownstein, Michael 1973
Budenz, Julia 1985 - 1986
Burckhardt, Rudy 1982
Burk, Ronnie 1983
Butterick, George 1986
Bye, Reed 1986
Bynum, Tom 1990 - 1995
C - Miscellaneous
Cage, John 1982 - 1989
Cabiles, Claire 1979 - 1991
Calas, Alex 1992 - 1995
Callahan, Eileen 1978 - 1986
Callahan, Robert 1978 - 1982
Canter, Art 1990 - 1993
Carey, Steve 1984
Carroll, Paul 1971 - 1972
Carter, Charlotte 1974 - 1991
Chadwick, Cydney 1990 - 1991
Chasnoff, Julius and Julia
Chester, Laura 1987 - 1992
Codrescu, Andrei 1980 - 1994
Cohn, Jim 1985 - 1991
Collom, Jack 1987 - 1994
Columbia Scholastic Press Association 1988 - 1989
Coolidge, Clark 1973 - 1995
Coolidge, Susan 1987 - 1992
Coolidge, Sylvia 1985 - 1993
Cooper, Dennis 1983
Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines 1969 - 1983
Cope, David 1988
Corbett, Bill 1977 - 1984
Corbett, Bill 1985 - 1995
Creative Artists Public Service Program 1975 - 1983
Creely, Robert 1980 - 1992
Cruz, Victor Hernandez
Cummings, Paul 1983 - 1995
Cunningham, Merce 1992
Curtis Brown Ltd. (Ellen Levine) 1977
D - Miscellaneous
Davidson, Michael 1979
Davies, Alan 1974 - 1983
Decker, Helen 1990 - 1992
DeCoursey, Peggy 1973 - 1979
DeCoursey, Peggy 1980 - 1997
DeNoyelles, William 1983 - 1993
Devennie, Diane 1975
Dever Art Museum
Dinsmore, Danika 1992 - 1995
Doneyan, Patricia 1988
Donofrio, Beverly 1984
Dreyer, Lynne 1976
E - Miscellaneous
Eigner, Larry 1987
Einzig, Barbara 1974 - 1987
Ellis, Stephen 1988 - 1991
Elmslie, Kenward 1979 - 1989
Enslin, Theodore 1989
1969 - 1979
1980 - 1992
EPOCH 1986 - 1992
Eshleman, Clayton 1971 - 1973
F - Miscellaneous
Fagin, Larry 1982
Ferlinghetti, Lawrence 1987
Field, Edward 1990
Fischer, Norman 1980 - 1983
Foley, Jack 1986
Foster, Ed 1982 - 1994
Fox, Elizabeth 1979 - 1986
Frances, Linda 1983 - 1984
Friedman, Ed 1970 - 1989
Friedman, Elizabeth 1989
Freilicher, Melvyn 1971 - 1992
Fyman, Cliff 1982 - 1995
G - Miscellaneous
Galet, Josh 1987 - 1994
Gallagher, Liam 1976 - 1984
Gander, Forrest 1986
Gardner, Keith 1992 - 1994
Ginsberg, Allen 1989
Giorno, John 1973 - 1994
Gizzi, Peter 1995
Graham, Dan 1970 - 1991
Greenspan, Eliot 1989 - 1994
Grossinger, Richard 1989
Guest, Barbara 1994
Gullo, Gary 1991 - 1993
H - Miscellaneous
Hackman, Neil 1972 - 1974
Hall, Ree 1978
Hanaoka, Makiko 1987 - 1988
Hard Press 1993 - 1994
Harrison, Lee 1987 - 1991
Harwood, Lee 1981
Hejinian, Lyn 1981 - 1989
Henning, Barbara 1993
Higgins, Dick 1969 - 1977
Hollo, Anselm 1972
Holman, Bob 1980 - 1989
Hornick, Lita (Kulchur Foundation) 1973 - 1994
Howe, Fanny 1980 - 1996
Howe, Susan 1980 - 1981
I - Miscellaneous
Irby, Kenneth 1985
Ivanovic, Deyan 1990
J - Miscellaneous
Jackson, Laura Riding 1965 - 1986
Jarnot, Lisa 1992 - 1994
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation 1981 - 1992
Johns, Jasper 1969
K - Miscellaneous
Kashner, Sam 1978
Katz, Alex and Ada 1971 - 1992
Katz, Vincent 1984 - 1988
Kearney, Margaret 1975 - 1990
Kidde, Katherine 1984
Killian, Kevin 1989 - 1995
Kostelanetz, Richard 1969 - 1974
Kushner, Bill 1980 - 1986
L - Miscellaneous
Lally, Michael 1971 - 1982
Lance, Jeanne 1981 - 1988
Lange, Art 1976 - 1981
Leblond, Pauline 1992
Lehman, David 1978 - 1988
Lenhart, Gary 1982 - 1986
Lenox Library Association 1979
Levine, Steve 1978 - 1991
Levitt, Annabel 1975 - 1979
Levy, Andrew 1987 - 1992
Lichtenstein, Roy 1969
Liff, Seena 1985 - 1991
Lifshin, Lynn 1981
LONG NEWS: IN THE SHORT CENTURY 1991
Luster, Helen 1979 - 1983
M - Miscellaneous
Mac Low, Jackson 1976 - 1993
Malanga, Gerard 1966 - 1989
Malmude, Steve 1987
Masters, Greg 1982 - 1986
Matthews, Harry 1969
Mattingly, George 1973 - 1974
1963 - 1980
1981 - 1989
McGrath, Connell 1990
Mechem, James 1976 - 1992
Meltzer, David 1972
Messing, Robin 1975 - 1977
Metcalf, Paul 1971 - 1984
Mikolowski, Ken 1984 - 1988
Miller, David 1973 - 1978
Monoyhan, Timothy 1986 - 1988
Moore College of Art 1977 - 1978
Moran, Judy 1979 - 1980
Moxley, Jennifer 1991 - 1992
Murphy, Grace 1976 - 1986
Murphy, Mrs. (Grace's mother)
Myles, Eileen 1980 - 1992
N - Miscellaneous
Naropa Institute 1977
National Endowment for the Arts 1971 - 1991
National Poetry Foundation 1985
New College of California (John Effing and Louis Patler) 1985 - 1986
New Directions (Barbara Epler) 1983 - 1994
New School for Social Research 1973 - 1995
New Wilderness Foundation 1978 - 1984
New York Foundation for the Arts 1990
Noel, Susan 1978 - 1988
North Atlantic Books (Richard Grossinger) 1980 - 1985
North Carolina Arts Council 1987
North, Charles 1975 - 1985
Notley, Alice 1967 - 1983
Nunley, Dick 1979 - 1982
O - Miscellaneous
O-BLEK 1987 - 1988
Orlovsky, Peter 1978 - 1982
Owen, Maureen 1980 - 1991
Owen, Robert 1980 - 1982
P - Miscellaneous
Packer Collegiate Institute 1990 - 1993
Padgett, Ron 1973 - 1984
Palmer, Michael 1976 - 1994
PARTISAN REVIEW 1974 - 1978
Perelman, Bob 1979
Perreault, John 1970 - 1973
Persea Books, Inc. (Simon Schuchat) 1976 - 1977
Pettet, Simon 1990 - 1995
Phipps, Wanda 1986 - 1990
Pindell, Howardena 1990
Piombino, Nick 1972 - 1976
Piper, Paul S. 1982 - 1984
Poetry Center 1978 - 1989
Poetry Project 1974 - 1994
Pratt, Tim 1983 - 1990
Prevallet, Kristin 1992 - 1994
R - Miscellaneous
Ratcliffe, Stephen 1982 - 1984
Raworth, Tom 1990
Ricereto, Danine 1989 - 1991
Rizza, Gerard 1983 - 1988
Robinson, Elizabeth 1984 - 1986
Rodefer, Stephen 1980
Rosenthal, Bob 1981 - 1982
Rosenthal, Shelley 1973 - 1982
Rothenberg, Jerome 1972 - 1982
Rower, Ann 1974
Rubinfine, David 1975
S - Miscellaneous
Sanders, Ed 1983
Saroyam, Aram 1965
Savage, Tom 1981 - 1990
Scala, Suzanne 1980 - 1992
Scalapino, Leslie 1989 - 1990
Schelling, Andrew 1992 - 1994
Schjeldahl, Peter 1974 - 1979
Schneeman, Elio 1980 - 1982
Schneeman, George 1973 - 1977
Schnieder, David 1981 - 1986
Schuchat, Simon 1978 - 1983
Sher, Gail 1982 - 1985
Sherry, James 1991
Sikelianos, Eleni 1989 - 1996
Silliman, Ron 1973 - 1986
Silverman, Herschel 1978 - 1994
Simon, Meg 1978 - 1994
Smedman, Lorna 1978 - 1984
Solan, Miriam 1988 - 1993
Sondheim, Alan 1973
Soyer, Rebecca and Raphael 1973 - 1985
Spahr, Juliana 1993
St. Germain, Rita 1978 - 1979
St. Luke's School 1988 - 1993
St. Mark's Church In-the-Bowery 1974 - 1982
Stamos, Peter 1974 - 1979
Stearns, Ethelyn 1986 - 1992
Stearns, Todd 1986
Strauss, David Levi
Stroffolino, Chris 1990
Stuart, Philip 1985
Sukenick, Ron 1975 - 1977
Sullivan, Gary 1994
Sun and Moon Press (Douglas Messerli) 1977 - 1995
T - Miscellaneous
TALISMAN: A JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY POETRY AND POETICS 1991
Tarn, Nathaniel 1974 - 1976
Tart, Indrek 1989 - 1990
Tauger, Gayle 1991
Teachers and Writers Collaborative 1982 - 1994
Templeton, Fiona 1980
Thomson, Virgil 1972
Tillman, Lynne 1988
Tysh, Chris 1987
U - Miscellaneous
University of California, San Diego 1982 - 1993
V - Miscellaneous
Valoritis, Nanos 1980 - 1981
Vasovic, Nebojsa 1989 - 1991
Veitch, Tom 1971
Vermont, Charles 1973 - 1992
Viscusi, Mr. and Mrs. J. 1963
Viscusi, Robert 1963
W - Miscellaneous
Wachtel, Andrea 1971
Waldman, Anne 1969 - 1979
Waldman, Anne 1980 - 1995
Waldman, Frances 1970 - 1991
Waldrop, Keith 1993
Waldrop, Rosemary 1980 - 1984
Warsh, Lewis 1967 - 1993
Warsh, Marie 1988 - 1994
Warsh, Max 1988 - 1990
Warsh, Sophia 1987 - 1990
WASHINGTON REVIEW OF THE ARTS 1982 - 1984
Watten, Barrett 1974 - 1986
Weigel, Tom 1983
Weinberger, Eliot 1984
Weiner, Hannah 1974 - 1992
Welsh, H. 1981 - 1982
Wessells, Henry (IV) 1987
Whalen, Philip 1967 - 1985
Wilentz, Ted 1968 - 1992
Willis, Elizabeth 1992 - 1994
Wilson, Edmund 1976
Winch, Terence 1983 - 1988
Winkfield, Trevor 1970
Woolf, Doug 1978 - 1986
Worsley, Dale 1988 - 1990
Wright, C.D. 1986 - 1991
Y - Miscellaneous
Yorty, Don 1986
Young, Geoffrey 1983 - 1986
Z - Miscellaneous
ART OF SCIENCE WRITING with Dale Worsley
Proposal for a book on the teaching of science writing (7th - 12th grades)
Notes, notebooks, essays by Mayer, and essays of others regarding writing and science
Draft with notes
Draft with notes
Pages 1-112, typescript
Pages 113-219, typescript
Pages 220-325, typescript
Bernadette Food - Typescript
BERNADETTE MAYER READER
Typescript and notes
Selection notes and extraneous drafts
Memorandum of agreement 1991
Bill Berkson interview, conducted by mail between 1981 and 1985
Typescript, photocopy and manuscript
Collaborations and Phil's [Good] poems
Collaboration with Alice Notley
Poems, letters and miscellaneous writings
Includes "Outtakes and Letters," "Last Collaboration" and photograph by Monica Weigel
Photographs by Monica Weigel and photocopies
DESIRES OF MOTHERS TO PLEASE OTHERS IN LETTERS
Pages 1-109, typescript
Pages 110-242, typescript
Contract agreement 1993
ERUDITIO EX MEMORIA
FORMAL FIELD OF KISSING: TRANSLATIONS, IMITATIONS AND EPIGRAMS
Manuscript, photocopy and typescript drafts and emendations
GOLDEN BOOK OF WORDS
Galleys, blueline, etc
Good Poems - Typescript and manuscript drafts of poems
Guilford Journals of Mayer and Masters - Typescript and photocopy
Image Sound - Typescript draft
Introduction to Reasoning - Typescript draft with letter from Harry Segessman 1973
Landlord, Family, Money, and Poetry Situations - Miscellaneous drafts
Leave Out (?) - List of poems and miscellaneous drafts
Interpretation of Dreams
Leek House (Every Other Day of Sept. 1977) - Typescript
Manuscripts - [Mayer's title]
Typescript and holograph drafts and notes
First draft with cut-ups, journal and audiotape transcription 1971
Typescript with manuscript emendations
Publication contract 1976
July 1-5 1971
July 6-10 1971
July 11-15 1971
July 16-19 1971
July 21-25 1971
July 26-31 1971
July 20 1971
Notes sent with notes from Joe Brainard October 16, 1978
Mind of Hour
2:08 - 3:08
Old Mind of Hour, numbered leaves typescript
Typescript, includes solicitation letter from Hard Press and miscellaneous leaves related to draft August - September, 1992
State of Mind of Hour typescript
Old Mind of Hour, includes unnumbered leaves and a typescript
Miscellaneous notes and documents
Second draft photocopy
Typescript and manuscript drafts of poems and writings included and excluded
Not Published Originals - Typescript drafts of poems and prose
Not Sure - Typescript drafts of poems
Old is Finding Out Something - Transcript
Ones I'm Not Sure of
Peru Dream Journal
Piece of Cake
With Lewis Warsh. Typescript
Poem-like Things - Collaborations, others' poems, failed experiments, found things, lecture on structure published in O ANTHOLOGY, and some Marie works
Poems for the Dead
PROPER NAME AND OTHER STORIES
Typescript. Includes letter from Barbara Epler
Drafts of prose work excluded from publication
Memorandum of agreement
Questionable Prose Works - Pieces included in and under consideration
Random Words from Milton
Remembering (Conclusion) - Typescript draft with postcard cover
Secret Knowledge of Utopian Philosophies - A Journal of a Week in New York April 26 - May 2, 1981
SELECTED POEMS, 1965-1990
Rejects (to not consider for a book), typescript, photocopy and mock-up leaves of published and unpublished poems gathered and arranged by the poet
Sex or Suppressed Poems
Skinny Sonnets - Typescript
Miscellaneous typescript drafts
Final selection and draft, typescript, photocopy, and manuscript
Sources and poems with miscellaneous drafts
STORY - Typescript drafts and notes
Typescript draft, parts I and II incomplete
Typescript journal leaves, including conclusion, part II
Things to Use
Things Written Recently and Not So - Lists of poems and miscellaneous leaves
To Type or Work on - Various writings, incomplete
Two Haloed Mourners
Typescript and cover
Source material and notes
"Poems: type for book?"
"Might go in the book"
Miscellaneous drafts with notes
First draft with notes
Second draft with notes, typescript and manuscript with some newspaper clippings and source material
Index with notes, typescript and manuscript
Early draft with notes
Draft with notes
Miscellaneous drafts with notes
Final draft typescript
Some bluelines and galleys
Ten inch floppy disc with cloth cover and attached garter belt
Lists of poems
With dates and publication histories
0 to 19
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
3 Years 3 Gifts: Another Other
7 Love Songs on a Dinner
12 Days till 1st School Day
13 American Imitation Amatory Epigrams
15 1/2 Lines for Philip
16 Lines for Anybody
123 - With Lewis Warsh
Abbreviated Phrase Memory
About Having to Leave Lenox
Aeschulyeans - Includes Bill Berkson's comments
Afternoons; Second Afternoon; German, Last of Her Race; Grandfather Orders His Tomb
Aid for Dependent Children
All Soul's Day 1985
Alternative Life Combined
America is Greed
American Antiquity - Includes comments by Bill Berkson
Analysis of Lions and Bears and Owls
Ancient Brooklyn Talk by the Boardwalk
Ancient Degree - Includes comments by Bill Berkson
And if I had to give this up, I'd give it to you..
And When We're Tired We're Understood
Another Landlord Poem
Anything That You Wanna Tell Me
Apologia pro Vita Sua
April 19 Walk
Arcadian Shop: Your Birthday Presents
As I Adam You with Blue
As You Are
At Arnold Eagle's tape playing..
At Lake Buel
At least it isn't raining..
At the Blue Hour
Attempt at a Love Song for Lack of Exactitude about Politics or Lack of a Movement Political in 1990 - With Philip Good
Attention to Spring
August 16 - September 12
August 23, 1983
Avenue A to Class
Bad Ghazal Weather
Bad Poems New and Old
Ballad of Theodore
Be Not to Be
Beach Poem, Tree Poem, Stalin Poem
Bear in Mind
Beech-Nut - With Peter Schjeldahl
Been in NY 3 weeks today..
Before Sextet and After Sextet
Beginning Middle End
Bernadette Mayer - Holtsville, BM/IRS Fantasy, 1991
Bernadette's Dream of Philip's (End of School) May 5th
Best in acts, "itself heat light," the room repairing..
Birds of Gloucester
Bitter American Poem
Block Island, Rhode Island
Blue Spots the Poet
Blue veins. Blue dawn..
Bob the Sham and the Scaredycats, a Vicious Poem
Body hurts dogfood fire mind sock smell tollbooth ring..
Boot-Black, an Artists' and Writers' Groucho
Booze Turns Men into Women
Breadth of or Homage to a Frozen Waterfall
Bring It Here
Buy a leg of lamb or half of one..
Cabin Fever a Letter
Cactus is Flowering
Calvin Cooler for Philip Justice
Capital Letters at the Beginnings of Each Line Give Importance to Them
Carlton Fisk is My Ideal
Casional Poems and Casional Prose 1965
Celluloid and the Pie-Pot
Chair in Heaven
Chiefly beauty is visual..
City is Anger..
Clarity Version of the Enigma of Light
Cleaning the Colander
Coffee Ardor - With commentary by Bill Berkson
Coffeepot Nuclear Arms
Coincidence of the Three Blue Lighters Coin
Coincidental Dream on the Deck of Twin Lakes
Collaboration - How to dismiss the epicenter from..
Colors of All the Letters (This Is in Answer) 2 Beat, Love You (the Long Ago Burrito Poem)
Coming back to NY on Earth Day's 20th anniversary..
Coming of age at the cathedral..
Complete Introductory Lectures on Poetry
Complete Music of Webern (a Movie)
Counting Proofreading Errors Sonnet
Crickets or Katydids
Crops Like Coffee and Cut Flowers - Collaboration
CSPA - Collaboration with notes
Cucumbers in a Box of Snow
Curl that under under the under..
Cycloplegia at the Cyclopedia
Daddy Long Legs
Dairy Queen of Byrum
Dangerous Solamente Sense
Dante - With Bill Berkson's comments
Dark the Large-Mouthed the War
Dark Where the Straight
Day a night with... -Collaboration with Ethie Stearns
Dead Moth Fall
Dear Amended Return Acknowledge
Dearest Ethelyn Friend
Death is a cambric fabric..
Deer knows life is awesome do you agree..
Definitions at the Center of a Newspaper
Desultoriness of Courtyards
Did Me Seek
Did You Ever See a Devil, Uncle Joe?
Disorder - Travel Section
Dithyramb on You
Do You Have Sex in Bed of the Floor?
Do You Tell Stories? Yes
Don Can't Sleep - With Philip Good
Don Cliff Sophie Phil Sonnet
Dream July 6th
Dream Notes for Fanny
Dream Tape Transcribed - Hypnagogic Imagery
Dreamed I started to bleed - dark red blood. I..
Dreams I Had While You Were Here
E Commits A Murder
Each passing hour I want no power..
Early Poems One
Early Poems Two
Early Poems Four
Ed and Ned
Edge ought to stir..
Eels on Toast Points
Electric's Time of Use
Enigma of Night
Epithalamium for Ethel and Todd
Erase it, it's easily the blue of the sky and the sea..
Essay - Notes by Bill Berkson
Essay II - Notes by Bill Berkson
Even among the solutions of resemblances plus dreams..
Everyday Life Lecture
Eve of Angst
Everyone Seemed So Laid Back in the Park
Exact as what my old maid the cleaner more brotherly..
Ex-Communist Wins in Ukraine
Experimentation in Rubrics
Failures in Infinitives
Falling Cranes Low-Flying Planes
Familiar Paeans of Discovery
Famous People - A Play in Two Acts
Feeling Dead of my Words
Ferenczi and Other Stories
Five Automatic Poems and Some Hynagogic Wanderings
For Max on His Second Birthday
Francois Villon Follows the Thin Lion
Freewriting it's it's I think it's..
Freewriting last class Monday May 20th..
Fresh Air Is Met Red
From the workshop door..
Fuck Your Brains Out
Generosity of an Ill Wind
Get your dose of color proving what not that proving what but..
Getting into the Locker Room
Gin riggers my nerve..
Go right end p 2 rte. 10A..
God must be hanged..
God Told Me To
Going go spinning around the earth on your back spinning..
Gray, Not Purple; Fresh Air Is Met Red
Guarding the Cake
Hazy Day (for the New Yorker)
He had an actual complaint... - With comments by Bill Berkson
Hear the thrusts, deaths, and sighs..
Heat of the Sun
Helena said the truth was..
Hen's Teeth - With Peter Schjeldahl
Hide the Blue Utopias
Hike #72: Without the Bibliography
His Tight White Pants - Collaboration with Phil Good
History of Violet of the Iris Family
House and Bernadette
How come I always feel..
How the People or the Men Wear Their Pants So Low
I Adorn You with Blue
I always think something might come up..
I Am the Adriatic Sea
I Am Raymond Chandler
I Am Your Child No I'm Not Your Child I'm Your Girlfriend
I Am Your Food I Am Your Fate
I can't write a poem in a state like this..
I could not force..
I could try to write something, I really think I ought to read..
I Fault Love
I have no faith in myself except when..
I have this sensation I'm not doing anything exactly right..
I Have Some Time Off
I Knock Out a Tab to You
I write my poems with my hands on my breasts..
I haven't got anything to work with..
I knew I'd dream of David on this morning..
I knew I wouldn't sleep this night theres too..
I know it's dangerous but I am going to eat it..
I Love You
I met John jogging when Max said..
I Never Cooked Rice
I Soaked the Now Empty Adriatic Quince Jar I Got from Bella's Store and Its Lid in Steaming Water
I sweep the stones..
I think I've done everything but I can't stop now..
I, this same bear..
I threw away the rest of the pea soup and swept the..
I want my prime numbers to appear crystal clear... - Collaboration
I Won't Not Go
I Wore a Swear in My Aperture
I will wed..
I Wish You Were up Late, Gerard
I would present an arm of her entry under the..
I'd Like to Practice Armed Swimming with the Republican Woman Who Has Her Eyebrows Tattooed On
Ice Cube Epigram
If it be true that this..
If My Name Was Clark I'd Open a Clark Bar
I'm going to write my opinions..
In one second I see/green..
In Same Rooms
In the dark sky by means of stones..
In the Middle of the Night
In three d?..
Incorporation of Sophia's Cereal
Injection of Milk as Sense of Humor
Instead of Always Doing Old Things
Insult Poem to Fred Jordan
International Security and Arms Control
Invoking Saint Augustine
Is Lana Turner an Angel?
Is Summer There?
Is the work to be done in loud waiting color secrets..
Is This My Pen?
It Moves Across
It Was Miss Scarlet with the Candlestick in the Billiard Room
It's August in the ristorante, May on 1st. Avenue, June in the trees... - Collaboration
I've been being very sloppy IUD..
Jean Harlow in the Newspaper Room
Jonas was bitten by a wasp..
Juan Gave Nora a Pomegranate
Jumping the Turnstyle
June 5 for David
Just a need to put some paper in the typewriter for no..
King Wished He Was a Factory
Kingly Englanders - With comments by Bill Berkson
Lake Buel Nothings
Landlord Quit to Write a Book
Last Thing I Need to Do
Late Morning Activity Obtained Colorful Postage Stamps Instead of Small Ones
Leaders Are Hanging in Outlines from the Clotheslines
Let's write a poem on the very fancy folder..
Letter to Fifteen People
Life-saving fish was having some difficulty..
Lines are fallen in pleasant places... - With comments by Bill Berkson
Living in Prison with Me
Living in sin is fast becoming..
Lollard the dull..
Love and Death
Love Poet Change World
Loveliest melodious variations..
Madman Beats up Nun, 74
Man on the night of January first..
March 25, 1986
Marie Goes out at Eight to Buy Me Flowers
Marie walks out early on July 22 morning...; Your description of the thunderstorm..
Marie You Must Meet Christina at the Music School Tomorrow and Not at Her Home
Max had a dream..
Measured dissertation of obervations
Mental Aberrations Starting with O
Migratory Workers on the Edge of a Frozen Field
Mildred Pierce and Worse
Milton and Enjambment
Misses Good and Well
Mistranslation of a Poem in a Foreign Language Not Known by the Author or the Translator
Mistresses of Ceremonies
Most Precious Not Aluminum
Mother's Both Ways
Moving Boat is a Squeezed Boat: 52 Cards
My jaw's jagged and rugged..
My Parents Politics
My Presidential Platform
My Timer Went Off
Name of the Place Is I Like Ity Like That (O Factum Male)
Naropa Some Residue in the Glass
New Malfunctioning Buses
New Paper Not Meditated On
No day no-car Sunday all the other children have..
No Fool Like a Piano
No More Reading
Non-Unified Field Theory of Love and Landlords
North Vietnamese troops on Apbia Mountain near the Laotian border..
Not knowing writing anymore..
Notes in Letter to L.J. about Possibility of Poetry Essay
Notes on MINE - A review of Clarke Coolidge's MINE
Notion to write a poem..
Notus Notandum in the Open-Window Kitchen Only for Two
Now I can write something finally, I cannot write..
O Alice are you a virgin..
On You Whom I Often and Silently Come
Obedience to Clothing
Obfuscated Version of the Enigma of Night
October 28 New York to Buffalo on "Maple Leaf"
Ode on Periods
Ode to Max Report Card: Failing, Falling in Love
Of the lack of mutual aid I pawn..
Old is Finding Out Something
On a Mess
On Grace and Peggy Not Visiting
On Re-Typing and Re-Reading My Own Works
On the Biographies of a Hundred Poets
On the Way
On the Unknown Lavender Raspberry
On top of books... - Collaboration with Phil Good, 1/11/91
Once We Breathe the Breath of Sweet Surrender
One of the Animals Retires
One more cup of coffee..
One Sentence Poem
Order is the marathon rain three..
Orgasm or Organism?
Otives and Intentions, Public Importance
Our lives are so crazy..
Outline of Our Lives
Outside the Rectangles or What Spaces of All Your Cars You Go
Paid Political Advertisement to Look Slimmer
Painting by Chimes
Part of a Longer Poem - With comments by Bill Berkson
Passion in an Angel
Past the Right Falling of My Hair
Peach pear plum grape date fig lime prune apple orange..
Penguins remind me of abstract illusions..
People Get Ready Blow Ups Happen, or Mikhail Gorbachev's Premature Ejaculation
People He Knows by Tom Bowes
Period of the Delaware Water Gap
Philadelphia - Kansas City 1980
Play; I Don't Speak Well; The Blues
Pleasures of Love
Poem (A false log is burning furnished...)
Poem (If I were atonal and you were a monk...)
Poem (A surface of...)
Poem (We've solved the problem...)
Poem (You view the wrist to view...)
Poem for Jimmy
Poem for Max
Poem for Peter Gizzi, Shall I Ever Chance to Find Him
Poems in Journal
Poetry starts with a p - so what... - Collaboration
Pope Loses His Crocodile Skins
Portrait of Mabel Dodging the Village Cure
Postal Patterns of Reaction
Possessives and Apostrophes
Praying to the Sun
Preservation of Fruit Stands in January
Principal Stock Exchanges of the World
Prose and Mallarme
Pussy's sleeping on the clipboard for the mud sculpting studio..
Rad: "I Think to You My Encased Fish"
Random Words from Anna Karenina
Random Words from Milton
Reading and Relations, Art and Mathematics
Reading proofs for love I've lost mostly bills..
Reading the unread books, I happened upon a passage which..
Realism, Eroticism and Nihilism
Recognition of astonishing things..
Recommendation for Allen Ginsberg
Redempt Shun Songs
Replace Every Word
Request for Telephone Contact
Respected ocean of the red paint people..
Reviews by Mayer
Review of Any Book
Roses That Wither Most Gracefully on Avenue A
Say Goodbye to Legacy
Scifi Thank You
Screaming Cheetah Wheels
Selective, a play
Self-Criticism Session 1982
Sestina - for Ted
Setting my poems out to dry..
Seven Lakes Drive
Several Events (Every One the Same)
Sexual Etiology of the Child
She left me soon as it was early enough for..
Short History of Education
Shuffle and Deal
Simon, Lewis and Sophia in Front of the Curtis Hotel
Simon's in China
Sin in the Bleekers
Since it is late, my primitive disdain... - With comments by Bill Berkson
Sing sweet spell of not singing..
Six Groups of Nine - With comments by Bill Berkson
Skinny Sonnets: Hypnagogic Word Playing in Reporters' Notepads - Photocopy with manuscript note
Sleep Soup: My List of Things to Do
So I Spill the Ink
So I wouldn't have to hang out..
So much a little who's who period love..
So Much Depends on William Carlos Williams
So We Each Worked
Social workers are asleep in Louis XIV..
Some Other Paradise
Something has to be done on the holiday..
Sonnet (I see the veins...)
Sonnet (a little tiny poem...)
Sonnet (Swell is the attribute of leisure...)
Sonnet (There was a man on 8th Street...)
Sonnet Ann Fuller
Sonnet Bill DeNoyelles
Sonnet for Marie
Sonnet for Philip
Sonnet Mothers and Fathers
Sonnet of Six Parents
Sonnet: Three Bowerbirds Are Known to Be Bowerless
Soon Full Moon
Sophia painted the rock that keeps the poems from flying..
Sophia's Birthday (7th)
Sorry of Lightning's Not Dumb Escort
Spectacle after spectacle in the conspiratorial silence..
Spent three months thinking..
Spring and All
Spring winter weather no work good Friday..
St. Luke's vs. Tweed
St. Paul's Index Finger - With comments by Bill Berkson
Staring Down Watching Everyone - Collaboration
Still Used Arms Ultra Light History
Stimulus yes and answer swell so..
Story of a Woman Who Am I? Forgive Me
Studying Hunger - For Bob and Elizabeth on a particular Thanksgiving
Super Grand Food Union Caldor Town Bowl
Sweetheart no love..
Take Me to the River
Tenners - With Peter Schjeldahl
Thanks for the Blue Lighter, George
That New York City Earth
There is a giant bug in my hair..
Things not as..
Things to Do in Henniker
This Audience of Men
This day we'd..
This Ink Doesn't Look Black to Me
This is the first part and the first one..
This Man/s This and That Man's That
This man whom I love is not good..
This Is a Problem Solving Dream
This is the program memory..
This maturity is good for poetry..
This World's w.o. a Cap
Those two unfortunate roses must've..
Three Casual Poems for Johnny Stanton
Three Envelopes; Art Has Lapsed We Know; Dead Is the Dumb Ass Lover
Three Mesostics for Gerard Rizza
Three Stories Entitled to Tempt
Tin Dish - Will It Burn?
Tirade (Not Wanted) -- to Write Is Evil
Tires for Succulent
To a Ballet-er: Don't Bring the Men in the Water or You Won't Be Able to Incest Mr. Bluet
To a Politician
To Admiral Scott About Space
To be read with a midwestern accent..
To My Mistrusters
To All Who Will Be Home Tomorrow
To Bill and Phil on Getting My Things from Massachusetts
To have an eye to..
To the Woman in the Candy Store
To Walk to the Waterfall
Tomorrow's tuesday another nursery school day..
Tract of Land, etc.
Tragic Condition of the Statue of Liberty
Tree Grows in Padua - Collaboration
Twin Plants and Dash Mystery - With Clark Coolidge
Two Ghosts Embracing in a Churchyard
Typewriter Wrote This
Two Dollar Bill
Typing Blind So You Will Know
Ugly of May
Ugly Random Haircuts in the Shower Hay Fever
Wandering Scholars Mess
War in Every Line
Watching the Complex Train-Track Changes
We are like two pears..
We are two long boys swimming..
We coexist with these cockroaches..
We Had Exempt a Status of Our Play Now We Shouldn't Speak This Way
We must go back to school to make new metrical rules..
We Plow the Roads
We Who Remain - Collaboration
We've Solved the Problem
What Reception (of Death)?
What's in the Teeth of the Geometric Wind (It Was As If)
What's Meant for Pleasure
When a skeptic begins to sing I don't listen..
When finally done is not done and..
While absolute ending of Gerard's still..
Who Am I? Forgive Me
Why what you say is love I see as hostile..
Wilderness 1982 - Includes POETRY PROJECT NEWSLETTER
Will and Dreams
Wing Is Living of Involved a Quiet Act
Wives of the Poets
Woman I Mix Men Up..
Work in Progress
Worst Journey in the World
Worthless Conversation Unless It Is Going to Direct Pain
X on Page 50 at Half-Inch Intervals
Xerox this work often and... - Collaboration with Phil Good
Yo - Here Are Some Neat Poems
You Don't Aggressively Soothe the Butter
You Get Pretty Good and Listen, Men, the B-52's
You Have a Right to Utility Service During Serious Illness Interrupted Us
You know there is a condition..
You see because I cook I am an explainer..
You "Shouldn't" Be Fair in Poems Love
You Think Tomatoes Are Sex on (8/6/84) a Frightening Monday
You, Us, Fuck It
You wanted me to tell about David..
Young girls wished for stars instead of husbands..
Ziggurat; Ziggurat II
Book reports and miscellaneous writings from high school
Note regarding papers 1981
1962: Gerontion and the Psalms
1965: Grimm and American Values
1966: "Image and Spectacle in BLOOD WEDDING and YERMA by Federico Garcia Lorca." Also, "PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN: Words, Epiphanies, Poetry." Includes drafts
1967, January: "CANZONE I of the CANZONIERE: "Al Poco Giorno e al Gran Cerchio D'Ombra...' by Dante." Also includes "Falstaff: Logic and Language in I HENRY IV," "Modern Poetry Examination" and "Statement and Form in Mythology"
1967, May: "20th Century Cultural History"
1967, Spring: "Allegory of the Artist." Also includes "Bloom in the Modern Age," "Goethe's West-Oestlicher Divan" and "THE OWL by John Hawkes"
Fragments and unidentified writings
Notes, jottings, lists, and fragments
Undated or unidentified. Includes papers on Yeats, Goethe, and Hawthorne and the title sheet from Translations of Mallarme
Unidentified drafts and miscellaneous notes
1964, July: Latin - Manuscript and some class notes
1964, September: Poem to the People Downstairs - Manuscript and typescript
1965: Denise Levertov Poem - Manuscript
1965: Silas Marner... - Manuscript with typescript leaves included
1966, April: Dreams
1969, January: Story - Letter from Ed Bowes
1971, July: Red Tide in Florida - Manuscript, includes notes regarding photography
1971, July 22 - Manuscript with newspaper clippings and some notes regarding photography. Includes a letter from Dan Graham
1971, October: Tonight - Manuscript and typescript
1971, November: Jean Perreault's Commune
1972, April: Notebook
1972, August: Notebook
1972, October: I had my Amazons shout you... - Manuscript with numerous bound and unbound typescript leaves included
1973: Somebody Says
1973, January: Notebook
1973, March 23 - Manuscript with some typescript includes 22 sheets of typescript bound by safety pin into the notebook
1973, September: House in Use - Manuscript with letters and numerous typescript leaves included
1973, September: This begins where morning leaves off... - Manuscript and typescript, includes typescript drafts of poems
1974, May: Subject..
1974, August: Open and Shut Case
1974, September: I just wanna see all these inanimate objects..
1974, October: I Think
1974, December: Utah Stars
1975, January 11
1975, March: It's the Lewis Journal
1975, December: Painting is with me but another word for feeling is design... - Manuscript with some typescript poems, receipts and postcards
1976, May: Ferns
1976, July: Melanie... - Manuscript with typescripts included
1976, July: Problems
1976, August 14
1976, October 12
1977, March: Elvis Presley and the Poppies - Manuscript with some typescript poems 1977
1977, November: Free Sixpack
1978, February 8 (cont'd)..
1978, March: Book on Epic
1978, July: Notes for a Big Book
1978, October: You Planned the Disappearance of My Desire - Manuscript with typescript leaves included
1979: Midwinter Day
1979, February: Dreams - Manuscript with some typescript leaves included
1979, February-March: Walk Around
1979, March: Jovian Moons - Manuscript with photographs and newspaper clippings
1979, November: Slippage
1980, February: Begin Again
1980, April: It's gonna be awhile... - Manuscript with typescript drafts of poems
1980, June: Where else am I but in New York..
1980, September: Name is the word I live... - Manuscript with typescript leaves included
1981 February: Another Journal Entitled - Manuscript with numerous typescript leaves included. Some children's drawings and paintings
1981, August: This Is Mobile Knowtebook to Right in
1982, January: This is the journal of Bernadette Mayer... - Manuscript with some typescript leaves and newspaper clippings included
1982, April: Journal Most Precious - Manuscript with various unbound leaves, realia, etc
1982, September: I just got back from the lake..
1983, August: Delayed starting another journal... - Manuscript with some typescript leaves included
1983, November: Writing with Linda Francis - Manuscript includes collaboration with Linda
1984, July: Had dream of corn..
1985, April: Around Spring 1985
1985, November: I've been meaning to begin keeping this journal..
1986, December - 1987, January
1989: Cascade Reporter Notepad
1989: Trip Book - Manuscript of summer trip to Naropa Institute, Boulder, Colorado
1988, August - 1989, April
1990, March: Journal of Small Cures - Manuscript includes newspaper clippings and miscellaneous realia 1990
1990, June: Bread..
1990, September/October: Somewhere in 1990 - Manuscript with some drawings
1991, May: New Method of Sleeping
1993, January: Quiet place within yourself..
1993, November: Contains List of Some Hikes and Other Poems
Two Nuns and a Statue of Christ - Pencil, crayon and ink drawings 1960s?
Barbara Overhaul - Manuscript with drawings 1964-1965?
Bataille - Manuscript with drawings 1967-1969?
Thursday 5pm Early 1970s?
Police car... 1970-1973?
Dear David 1970-1973?
There's a whole - goddammitt 1972?
Buy Water - Drawings 1980s?
Includes notes for Utopia index early 1980s
Nijinsky's Lecture on God 1990s?
Ca. early 1990s
Write narrative among each? 1990s?
Russian art... 1993?
Beautiful Villa 1993?
Skinny Sonnets for Phil 1993?
New News 1993?
Girl w. Ball
WRITINGS OF OTHERS
Acker, Kathy - Includes "A Map of My Dreams" and "Records of Daily Life" (photocopy)
Berkson, Bill - Includes poems entitled "Job's Lane," "Getty" and "Women Bring Nuts"
Includes poems entitled "Litany" and "Bernadette Mayer"
Paste-ups for THE SONNETS
Brown, Lee Ann
Brownstein, Michael - Includes poem entitled "HI!"
Corbett, William - Includes "Esker," "Kame," "Felled Elms," "Either/Or," "A Common Story," "Runaway Pond," and "Don't Think: Look"
Crawford, Lynn and Mathews, Harry
Dinsmore, Danika - "Observing Memory: Thought, Ritual, States of Consciousness, and the Writing Process - With a Focus on the Works of Bernadette Mayer"
Elmslie, Kenward - Poems (photocopies) from CITY JUNKET
Howe, Fanny - Includes photocopies of "Introduction to the World," "The Lives of a Spirit," and "The Quietist"
Kyger, Joanne - Eight typescript poems including "Ode," "Descent," "The Blue Sword of Night," and "Poem"
Mac Low, Jackson - Includes "A Vocabulary for Sharon (Belle) Mattlin," "60th Light Poem: In Memoriam Robert Duncan -- 8-9 October 1988," "They Didn't Whir / He Gave No Advice," "Rebus Effort Remove Government," "He Never Relaxed for a Moment," and "Forties 16 2nd Mix"
Notley, Alice - "For My Sister: Meeting in Air" (photocopy)
Piombino, Nick - Typescript of "The Meaning and Structure of Blake's MARRIAGE OF HEAVEN AND HELL: A Brief Analysis"
Schuyler, James - "At Home With Ron Padgett" (typescript) and "Many of My Poems" (typescript)
Includes "Crunchspot," "First Winter Days," " Vermeer," "Lovers," "El Rito," "To Roofer," "Women Their Men," "Ethnic," "Neighbors," "Roman Dream," "Smitten," "Clor Trimeton," "Estrogen," and "Azalea Blooming Today"
Includes "When the World Was Steady," "Poem for the Streets of New York City!" and "Philema"
Waldrop, Rosmarie - "Shorter American Memory"
Weiner, Hannah - Includes "Spoke," "Little Book 137" and "SEEN Introduction"
Weiners, John - "The Lanterns Along the Wall" (photocopy)
Handouts and Assignments
Course descriptions - Proposals and drafts of proposals for courses taught at The New School for Social Research and elsewhere
Dictionaries and definitions
Dreams - Includes a list of dream-related quotations and dream writing experiments
Experiments - Lists of assigned and recommended writing experiments with some student writing resulting from those experiments
Insults - Includes manuscript and photocopies of insult poems, some student work and a manuscript draft of "To a Politician"
Joyce and Stein - Includes photocopied material written by or relating to James Joyce and Gertrude Stein, including essays by Stan Brakhage and Catherine R. Simpson
Love poems - Photocopy selection of love poems by various poets
Pantoum/Sestina - Photocopied descriptions and examples of Pantoum and Sestina forms
Reading lists - Includes typescript and photocopy lists of recommended reading complied collectively with students and others
Structure of the Prose Sentence and of the Poetic Line - Photocopy, paste-up and typescript anthology of reading gathered and titled by the poet
Surrealism - Typescript, print and photocopy pages of or pertaining to surrealist writing
Various untitled photocopy collection of readings gathered and bound by Mayer. Includes typescript, final exam, miscellaneous handouts, and assignments
Visual poems - Photocopy pages of concrete and visual poems by others
Writings of others
Miscellaneous photocopy pages of poems and writing by others gathered unbound by the poet
Printed pages of poems by others gathered unbound by Mayer
Notes and Notebooks
Notes from an unidentified course taught in 1986
Notebook - Contains notes from teaching writing at various public school locations in New York City, beginning February 1986
Mrs. Poetry - Notes from writing courses taught at various public schools in New York City, beginning May 1986. Includes some student writing and poems in typescript by the poet
Mott Hall and MCSM - Notes from courses taught at Mott Hall and the Manhattan Center in 1986 and 1987
Notebook - Includes notes from workshops taught at The New School for Social Research, The Poetry Project at St. Marks Church, and J.H.S. 104 in NYC between December 1987 and July 1988
Poetry Workshop - Notes from Poetry Workshop taught at The New School for Social Research beginning February 8, 1988, and other unidentified courses 1987 - 1988
Lang Po Mini Lectures - Typescript and holograph notes for lectures delivered at The Poetry Project, New York City, February 24, 1989 - March 17, 1989
Naropa 89 - Notes from a workshop taught at The Naropa Institute in summer 1989
New School - Notes and student writing with manuscript comments by Mayer from a workshop taught at The New School for Social Research beginning September 1990
Poetry Workshop - Notes from Poetry Workshop taught at The New School for Social Research beginning September 1990
Notebook - Notes from unidentified course beginning November 6, 1990
Notes from unidentified courses taught in 1990 and 1991
Poetry Workshop - Notes from Poetry Workshop taught beginning September 23, 1991, at The New School for Social Reserach
Experiments in Poetry - Notes from workshop taught beginning February 5, 1991, at The New School for Social Research
September 1991 - Notes from CWR 270 taught at an unidentified location
Notebook 1991-1992 - Notes from an unidentified course taught at The College of Staten Island beginning October, 1991
Poetries I and II - Notes from courses taught at an unidentified location beginning February, 1992
1994-1995 - Notes from workshop taught at The New School for Social Research beginning October, 1994
Diary JHS 104 - Typescript diary of experiences teaching at JHS 104, New York City
Miscellaneous notes, unbound freewrites, class plans, etc
Lesson plan - Notes regarding math and science
Social Studies Health Writing - Notes regarding writing and social studies and health
Small Notebook Shared with Mott Hall - Notes regarding courses taught at the Manhattan Center
August 2nd writing experiment..
Letter of resignation from New England College
Mott Hall Sestinas - Includes work by Mayer and students
Naropa workshop 1987
Notes from an unidentified workshop
On the Ending of the Staten Island 40-Person 4-Hour Class
Poetry Project Workshop
Reading workshop - Includes typescript notes "On Reading"
Student publications - 1987 "Blast to the Past;" 1987 "Poetry Movements of the Summer of 1987," 1988 "JHS 104M," and undated PS 154, PS 161 and PS 208
Student writings - "Night Sky." Collection of poems inspired by an article in THE NEW YORK TIMES
Letters to the editors
Grant proposal to the Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines 1968
HANDBOOK OF POETIC FORMS. Teachers and Writers Collaborative. Drafts of Mayer's entries for basic poetic forms and correspondence with Ron Padgett 1986-1987
Street Works Theater - Ephemera, mimeograph flyers and notes 1969
Examples of type
Miscellaneous proofreaders notes
Material gathered by Mayer pertaining to UNNATURAL ACTS magazine
Magazine with notes and rewrites
AGNES AND SALLY announcement. Mimeograph promotional announcement for Warsh's book
Bernadette Mayer and Ed Bowes. Includes "A list of arbitrary changes agreeded to by E.F. Bowes and B.F. Mayer"
Bernadette Mayer and Lewis Warsh. Includes notes and drawings
Ed Bowes biography materials
Horoscope [for Bernadette] 1969
Garden of Eden on Manhattan's Lower East Side
Photographs of Mayer
Photographs of others - Mostly images of Ed Bowes
Miscellaneous photographs - Images of buildings and nature
Photo album one. Includes images of Lewis Warsh, Bill Berkson, Kenward Elmslie, Joe Brainard, and Alice Notley
Photo album two. Includes images of Alice Notley, Ted Berrigan and Bill Berkson
Photo album three. Includes images of Bill Berkson and Anne Waldman
For Bernadette from Rosemary with Love 1979
Ed Bowes and children
ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES
Boxes 9-11, 13-15
Boxes 18-20, 23
Boxes 30-36, 57