John Taggart Papers

Finding aid prepared by Special Collections & Archives
Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, California, 92093-0175
858-534-2533
spcoll@ucsd.edu
Copyright 2005


Descriptive Summary

Title: John Taggart Papers
Identifier/Call Number: MSS 0011
Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, California, 92093-0175
Languages: English
Physical Description: 29.6 Linear feet (69 archives boxes, 1 records carton and 2 oversized folders)
Date (inclusive): 1962-2012
Abstract: Papers of John Taggart, a contemporary American poet known for his formal and prosodic innovations. The collection contains manuscripts and typescripts of Taggart's published and unpublished poetry, juvenilia from the 1960s and 70s, fiction, and essays devoted to the work of individual artists such as George Oppen and Edward Hopper as well as collective movements such as the Objectivist poets. The collection also contains many of his personal journals, notebooks, and loose notecards, as well as ongoing correspondence with writers, artists, and editors such as Theodore Enslin and Susan Howe.
Creator: Taggart, John, 1942-

Scope and Content of Collection

Papers of John Taggart, a contemporary American poet known for his formal and prosodic innovations, and literary technique associated with Objectivist theory. The collection contains manuscripts and typescripts of Taggart's published and unpublished poetry, juvenilia from the 1960s and 70s, fiction, and essays devoted to the work of individual artists such as George Oppen and Edward Hopper as well as collective movements such as the Objectivist poets. The collection also contains many of his personal journals, notebooks, and loose notecards, as well as ongoing correspondence with writers, artists, and editors such as Theodore Enslin and Susan Howe.
Accessions Processed in 1987
The bulk of this accession dates from the early 1970s when Taggart was a doctoral student at Syracuse University, assembling his first collection of poetry and editing Maps. It also includes essays completed by Taggart while an undergraduate at Earlham College and a graduate student at the University of Chicago.
Arranged in seven series: 1) NOTEBOOKS AND JOTTINGS, 2) POETRY, 3) FICTION, 4) TRANSLATIONS, 5) ESSAYS AND REVIEWS, 6) CORRESPONDENCE and 7) MISCELLANEOUS.
Accessions Processed in 1989
Arranged in four series: 8) POETRY, 9) ESSAYS AND REVIEWS, 10) CORRESPONDENCE and 11) MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS.
Accessions Processed in 1991-2000
Arranged in three series: 12) CORRESPONDENCE, 13) WRITINGS and 14) NOTEBOOKS.
Accession Processed in 2005, 2012
Additional materials highlighting Taggart's literary and teaching career, including more recent letters from colleagues, editors and fellow poets, numerous drafts of both published and unpublished poems and critical works, as well as composition notebooks.
Arranged in three series: 15) CORRESPONDENCE, 16) WRITINGS and 17) NOTEBOOKS.

Biography

John Taggart was born in 1942 in Guthrie Center, Iowa. He graduated with honors in 1965 from Earlham College in Indiana, earning a B.A. in English Literature and Philosophy. In 1966 he received a M.A. in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Chicago, and in 1974 he completed a Ph.D. in the Humanities Interdisciplinary Studies Program at Syracuse University. His dissertation, titled "Intending a Solid Object: A Study in Objectivist Poetics," was one of the first extended discussions of the compositional strategies informing the work of poets Louis Zukofsky and George Oppen. Though the work has never been published as a monograph, revised sections of it have appeared in Louis Zukofsky: Man and Poet, edited by Carroll F. Terrell (National Poetry Foundation, 1979) and Credences: Journal of Twentieth Century Poetry and Poetics (nos. 2-3 Fall/Winter, 1982).
Taggart's poetry first appeared in print in 1965, when three poems, "Upon the Sweeping Flood," "An Egyptian Cat," and an "Evening with Anna Akhmatova" were published in Crucible. Since then, Taggart's work has appeared in many literary journals including The North American Review, The Painted Bride Quarterly, Ironwood, Boundry 2, Sulfur and Temblor. His work was featured in the 1969 summer issue of Cid Corman's Origin, and the 1979 spring issue of Paper Air was given over entirely to Taggart's work. Besides Taggart's long poem Peace on Earth, a "healing prayer" on the Vietnam War, the issue included commentary on Taggart's work by Toby Olson, Bruce Andrews, Jackson Mac Low, Paul Metcalf, and several others. Taggart's poetry has been printed in several anthologies including The Gist of Origin (Grossman, 1975), Pushcart Prize Anthology (Avon, 1980), New Directions: An International Anthology of Prose and Poetry (issues 24 and 41), and Poetes Americans D'Aujourd'hui (Delta, 1986).
In addition to numerous appearances in literary magazines and journals, Taggart has also published several collections of verse including To Construct a Clock, The Pyramid is a Pure Crystal, and Prism and the Pine Twig (Elizabeth Press 1971, 1974 and 1977 respectively), Dodeka, with an introduction by Robert Duncan (Membrane, 1979), Peace on Earth (Turtle Island, 1981), Dehiscence (Membrane, 1983), Loop (Sun and Moon, 1991), Standing Wave (Lost Roads, 1993), When the Saints (Talisman House, 1999), Pastorelles (Flood Editions, 2004), Crosses: Poems 1992-1998 (Stop Press, 2006), There Are Birds (Flood Editions, 2008) and Is Music: Selected Poems (Copper Canyon Press, 2010).
Taggart has earned a reputation as a judicious, though infrequent, commentator on contemporary American poetry. In addition to seminal articles on Zukofsky, Oppen and Objectivist poetics, Taggart has also reviewed the work of Wallace Stevens, William Bronk, Robert Duncan, Bruce Andrews, Theodore Enslin, and several other contemporary American poets. He was also the editor and publisher of Maps, an acclaimed literary magazine appearing during the late 1960s and early 1970s, and, in 1978, edited an issue of Truck (1978) devoted to the work of Enslin.
Taggart was a professor of literature and creative writing at Shippensburg State University from 1969 until his retirement in 2001. His work as writer and teacher has been awarded a Ford Foundation Fellowship (1965), a Distinguished Academic Service Award from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, a Pushcart Prize, and the Chicago Review Poetry Prize, as well as two National Endowments for the Arts Writing Fellowships (1976 and 1986).

Preferred Citation

John Taggart Papers, MSS 11. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

Acquisition Information

Acquired 1983-2012.

Restrictions

The reel-to-reel audio tape in box 23 is restricted. Researchers must request a user copy be produced.

Publication Rights

Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Bernstein, Charles, 1950- -- Correspondence
Butterick, George F. -- Correspondence
Creeley, Robert, 1926-2005 -- Correspondence
Enslin, Theodore -- Correspondence
Graves, Bradford -- Correspondence
Hopper, Edward, 1882-1967 -- Correspondence
Howe, Susan, 1937- -- Correspondence
Metcalf, Paul C. -- Correspondence
Olson, Toby -- Correspondence
Oppen, George -- Correspondence
Silliman, Ronald, 1946- -- Correspondence
Stevens, Wallace, 1879-1955 -- Correspondence
Taggart, John, 1942- -- Archives
Weil, James L. -- Correspondence
Young, Karl -- Correspondence
Zukofsky, Louis, 1904-1978 -- Correspondence
American poetry -- 20th century

 

Accessions Processed in 1987

 

NOTEBOOKS AND JOTTINGS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 1) NOTEBOOKS AND JOTTINGS: Consists of notebooks, journals, and notecards dating from 1963 to 1983, and newspaper clippings with annotations or attached notes. Most of the earlier notebooks appear related to classes Taggart attended at Earlham College and Syracuse University. The loose notecards filed in this series are citations taken from his reading during the 1970s. (Taggart has been fond of composing on notecards and small sizes of loose leaf paper before preparing a final draft on standard 8 x 11 paper. Typically these notecards have been filed with or in close proximity to the typescript to which they pertain, but only when that relationship was quite evident.) The journals written during the 1980s are more closely connected to subsequently published work; they often contain seed ideas for poems and essays, but also citations from and comments on other writers.
Box 1, Folder 1-4

Earlham notebook 1963 - 1964

Box 1, Folder 5

Notebook 1969

Box 1, Folder 6

Notebook "Surrealism" 1969

Box 1, Folder 7

Notebook "Arts-Ideas of 18th Century"

Box 1, Folder 8

Notebook "Analytic Problems in Visual Arts" 1969

Box 1, Folder 9

Notebook "Wittgenstein" 1970

Box 1, Folder 10

Selected notebooks on Romanticism

Box 1, Folder 11

Selected notes on Walt Whitman

Box 1, Folder 12

Selected notes on Arnold Schoenberg

Box 1, Folder 13

Notes on Luminist painters 1975

Box 1, Folder 14

Assorted notecards

Box 2, Folder 1-3

Assorted notecards 1978

Box 2, Folder 4

Notebook 1981 - 1982

Box 2, Folder 5

Journal 1982

Box 2, Folder 6

Notebook 1982 - 1983

Box 2, Folder 7-11

Newspaper clippings with notes attached

 

POETRY

Scope and Content of Series

Series 2) POETRY: Worksheets, heavily annotated drafts, and final versions of poems. Arranged in three subseries: A) Juvenilia and Unpublished Poetry, B) Uncollected Published Poetry and C) Collected Works.
A) Juvenilia and Unpublished Poetry: 110 or so unpublished poems, many of which are standard academic exercises, such as odes, sonnets, elegies, etc., dating from ca. 1963-1968. There are also a few poems written for Donald Justice's poetry workshops at Syracuse University, which are annotated by Justice. (Several of the poems in this template may have appeared in print.) Arranged alphabetically.
B) Uncollected Published Poetry: 45 published poems which have not been collected in any of Taggart's books, dating from 1964 to 1985. Arranged alphabetically.
C) Collected Works: Works published under the following titles: Liveforever, a lyrical mixture of poetry and meditations on the philosophy of Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger; To Construct a Clock (1972); The Pyramid is a Pure Crystal (1974); Prism and the Pine Twig (1977); Dodeka (1979); Peace on Earth (1981); Dehiscence (1983); and Loop. Organization mirrors the arrangement of the published collection to which the poems pertain. Dates for the composition of individual poems are given as provided by the poet.
 

Juvenilia and Unpublished Poetry

Box 2, Folder 12

Adultery, 1928: A Model 1969

Box 2, Folder 13

And this has also been... 1965

Box 2, Folder 14

Anise

Box 2, Folder 15

Antinous of Eleusis

Box 2, Folder 16

Approximations of a Galvometer

Box 2, Folder 17

Artemis 1965

Box 2, Folder 18

At the Grave of Blind Lemon Jefferson 1965

Box 2, Folder 19

Bowl-Ring Valentine Poem 1970

Box 2, Folder 20

Burning of My Cock's House

Box 3, Folder 1

But There Is No Evading 1974

Box 3, Folder 2

Chirographi

Box 3, Folder 3

Coming Forth By Day 1966

Box 3, Folder 4

Dancing - Lesson

Box 3, Folder 5

David Smith

Box 3, Folder 6

Day's Sickness 1965

Box 3, Folder 7

Dead is Now That Bankrupt

Box 3, Folder 8

Despairing

Box 3, Folder 9

Early, Adolescent Solipsism 1964

Box 3, Folder 10

Eight Lines on the State of the Nation / Realizati

Box 3, Folder 11

Emily Dickinson 1965

Box 3, Folder 12

Evening with Anna Akmatova

Box 3, Folder 13

Eyes That Look Through Many Branches

Box 3, Folder 14

Father and Son 1965

Box 3, Folder 15

Flame Fusion 1974

Box 3, Folder 16

Fear Behind the Curtain

Box 3, Folder 17

Few words for... 1968

Box 3, Folder 18

First Fragment: Sappho to Aphrodita

Box 3, Folder 19

For One Percussionist

Box 3, Folder 20

Garden of Cyrus 1974

Box 3, Folder 21

Georgia O'Keefe's Breasts..

Box 3, Folder 22

Happiness

Box 3, Folder 23

Hash Gift Returned

Box 3, Folder 24

How white bodies ought..

Box 3, Folder 25

Im Felden: The Unfaithful Shephard

Box 3, Folder 26

In a Summer Season

Box 3, Folder 27

In Honor of This High Feast

Box 3, Folder 28

In My Father's House

Box 3, Folder 29

Innocent Dream of a Young White Man

Box 3, Folder 30

In Our City 1968

Box 3, Folder 31

It is a Relief

Box 3, Folder 32

Khum

Box 3, Folder 33

Le Sperme

Box 3, Folder 34

Let Him Kiss Me

Box 3, Folder 35

Main 1969

Box 3, Folder 36

Mantis and The Bee

Box 3, Folder 37

Marriage 1964

Box 3, Folder 38

Mummy, Seen... 1965

Box 3, Folder 39

Musick of... 1965

Box 3, Folder 40

My Brother Has Committed a Crime

Box 3, Folder 41

Narcissus

Box 3, Folder 42

Nothing Is So Lovely as a Lie

Box 3, Folder 43

Nuances of a Theme by Stevens

Box 3, Folder 44

Nuances of a Theme of Rilke

Box 3, Folder 45

Ode for Gnaeus, Marcius, Surnamed 1964

Box 3, Folder 46

Ode for Titus Manlius, Son of God 1964

Box 3, Folder 47

Ode on a Bird Called the Phoenix 1964

Box 3, Folder 48

Ode on the Banishment of Appuleia Varilia

Box 3, Folder 49

Ode on the Battle of Cannae 1964

Box 3, Folder 50

Ode on the Birds of Evil Omen 1964

Box 3, Folder 51

Ode on the Death of Lutorius Priscus 1964

Box 3, Folder 52

Ode on the Death of Seneca 1964

Box 3, Folder 53

On a Painting by Rousseau

Box 3, Folder 54

Osiris: For Her Hand, Crumpled

Box 3, Folder 55

Painting: "Femme et enfants..."

Box 3, Folder 56

Painting, No. 2: "Femmes affrayees..."

Box 3, Folder 57

Panama, The Dream

Box 3, Folder 58

Passive girl reading..

Box 3, Folder 59

Piano Lessons, 1916-17 Matisse

Box 3, Folder 60

Please Forward If Found 1968

Box 3, Folder 61

Poem For My Birthday

Box 3, Folder 62

Poem for Looking Where Bud Powell...

Box 3, Folder 63

Poem for Willis 1965

Box 3, Folder 64

Poem Upon the Death of My Grandfather 1965

Box 3, Folder 65

Poet talks quietly

Box 3, Folder 66

Question

Box 3, Folder 67

Rain

Box 3, Folder 68

Raking Horse Manure

Box 3, Folder 69

Randolph Street, Chicago 1956 1964

Box 3, Folder 70

Reading Lesson 1972

Box 3, Folder 71

Real Hate Rises from Its Obscure Field

Box 3, Folder 72

Remote Flowers

Box 3, Folder 73

Samuel Beckett's Last Words

Box 3, Folder 74

Search for the Fecund Minimum

Box 3, Folder 75

She Burned

Box 3, Folder 76

Shells 1968

Box 3, Folder 77

She May Ask Him

Box 3, Folder 78

Sometimes, When It All Hangs In Air 1965

Box 3, Folder 79

Song Breaks Dragon's Teeth 1965

Box 3, Folder 80

Sonnet for a Portuguese Nun 1965

Box 3, Folder 81

Stone Breakers Make Way

Box 3, Folder 82

Syd Valentine..

Box 3, Folder 83

Tamarisk and Grass 1984

Box 3, Folder 84

That is the Poem 1974

Box 3, Folder 85

There Was a Clamouring Crowd

Box 3, Folder 86

There Was a Man

Box 3, Folder 87

These Nostril Hairs

Box 3, Folder 88

This Is So

Box 3, Folder 89

Thoughts Are Trees

Box 3, Folder 90

Transaction 1969

Box 3, Folder 91

Tribute to Charles Ives

Box 3, Folder 92

Turn Away As From a Snake

Box 3, Folder 93

Two Sisters

Box 3, Folder 94

Unexpected, I

Box 3, Folder 95

Upstate N.Y. Dusk Poem 1974

Box 3, Folder 96

Verses on an Ionian Analogy

Box 3, Folder 97

Villa Lante, No. 2

Box 3, Folder 98

Waiting for Things to Become Clear

Box 3, Folder 99

When the Cathedrals Were White 1964

Box 3, Folder 100

Whistling Clay Bull Made in Mexico

Box 3, Folder 101

Why the Nights Are Quiet

Box 3, Folder 102

Winter, Radio Poem 1968

Box 3, Folder 103

Words at my School 1969

 

Uncollected Published Poetry

Box 4, Folder 1

7 Series

Box 4, Folder 2

Antimasque for Antonio

Box 4, Folder 3

Body and Soul

Box 4, Folder 4

Christopher Columbus and the Guitar Factory 1964

Box 4, Folder 5

DeathBean Man 1965

Box 4, Folder 6

Die Logik 1975

Box 4, Folder 7

Disease Called Takeoff 1981

Box 4, Folder 8

Enticements 1985

Box 4, Folder 9

German Game 1970

Box 4, Folder 10

Gift of Fossils

Box 4, Folder 11

In Chicago, On a Bus

Box 4, Folder 12

In Itself 1987

Box 4, Folder 13

Inquiry 1987

Box 4, Folder 14

K Variations

Box 4, Folder 15

Knee 1969

Box 4, Folder 16

Kore's Sleeping Song

Box 4, Folder 17

Lester Young Pursued..

Box 4, Folder 18

My Daughter Sarah Gives..

Box 4, Folder 19

Nasturtium 1969

Box 4, Folder 20-22

Not Quite Parallel Lines 1985

Box 4, Folder 23

Noun Can Be Best 1974

Box 4, Folder 24

One True Love

Box 4, Folder 25

Poem for Morandi 1975

Box 4, Folder 26

Prayer No. 20 1986

Box 4, Folder 27

Question 1974

Box 4, Folder 28-29

Reading of Something Written 1985

 

Rothko Chapel Poem

Box 4, Folder 30-32

Drafts 1983

Box 5, Folder 1

Page proofs for "Conjunctions"; letter from Bradford Morrow 1984

Box 5, Folder 2

Page proofs for "Temblor"; letter from Leland Hickman 1985

Box 5, Folder 3

Rub Her Coke 1974

Box 5, Folder 4

Rule 14 L 1984

Box 5, Folder 5

Stone 1974

Box 5, Folder 6

Strip or Ribbon

Box 5, Folder 7

Tall Man

Box 5, Folder 8

Violet

Box 5, Folder 9

Walking and Running: A Model 1971

Box 5, Folder 10

What I said to Monk 1968

Box 5, Folder 11

Which Explains

Box 5, Folder 12

Young Man Said to Me

Box 5, Folder 13

Young White Man Steps Out..

Box 5, Folder 14

Bound workbook 1969 - 1972

 

Collected Works

 

Liveforever

Box 5, Folder 15-16

Drafts

Box 5, Folder 17-20

Second version 1970

Box 5, Folder 21

Two notebooks - Some material concerns THE PYRAMID IS A PURE CRYSTAL

 

To Construct a Clock (1972)

Box 5, Folder 22

Ricercar, pp. 11-12

Box 5, Folder 23

Egg, pp. 13-14

Box 5, Folder 24

Box, pp. 15-16

Box 5, Folder 25

Position, p.17

Box 6, Folder 1

Resemblances, p. 18 1968

Box 6, Folder 2

Signification, Burrs, p. 19

Box 6, Folder 3

Problem, p. 20 1970

Box 6, Folder 4

There Was a Cat, p. 21

Box 6, Folder 5

Miro's "The Kiss," p. 22

Box 6, Folder 6

Deceased Man, p. 23

Box 6, Folder 7

Drum Thing, p.24

Box 6, Folder 8

Corot's "Women With Child"

Box 6, Folder 9

Head in a Mirror, pp. 27-28

Box 6, Folder 10

Room, pp. 29-30

Box 6, Folder 11

Dance of Sleeves, pp. 31-33

Box 6, Folder 12

Eroded Rock, 1942, pp. 34-38

Box 6, Folder 13

Liveforever: Of Actual Things..., pp. 39-45

Box 6, Folder 14

Bound typescript 1972

 

The Pyramid is a Pure Crystal (1974)

Box 6, Folder 15

Notebook 1972

Box 6, Folder 16-17

Worksheets

Box 6, Folder 18

Manuscript 1971 - 1972

Box 6, Folder 19

Typescript

Box 6, Folder 20

Publisher's typescript

Box 6, Folder 21

Page proofs

 

Prism and the Pine Twig (1977)

Box 6, Folder 22

I live in a barn, p. 9

Box 6, Folder 23

They and We, no. 1 of "3 Poems...," p. 10 1974

Box 6, Folder 24

Tzuzumi, no. 2 of "3 Poems...," pp. 11-12 1974

Box 6, Folder 25

After-Image, no. 3 of "3 Poems...," p. 13 1974

Box 6, Folder 26

Black Puritan Trees of..., p. 15 1974

Box 6, Folder 27

Balance / Rest, p. 16 1974

Box 6, Folder 28

Square Order Shuffle, p. 17 1974

Box 6, Folder 29

Contrafact, pp. 18-19 1974

Box 6, Folder 30

Weight, pp. 21-22 1974

Box 6, Folder 31

Thought, Walking Away from Town, p. 23 1974

Box 6, Folder 32

Ars Poetics, p. 24 1974

Box 6, Folder 33

Bat-Geode, p. 25 1975

Box 6, Folder 34

Prism and the Pine Twig, p. 26 1975

Box 6, Folder 35

Jennifer's Poem, p. 27 1972

Box 6, Folder 36

Good-Bye, pp. 28-30 1975

Box 6, Folder 37

Dipytch: Some Words of Meister Eckhart, pp. 31-32 1975

Box 7, Folder 1

Notebook from Prism and the Pine Twig and Dodeka 1974

 

Dodeka (1979)

Box 7, Folder 2

Notecards

Box 7, Folder 3

Source essays

Box 7, Folder 4-10

First version 1975-1976

Box 7, Folder 11-13

Second version 1976

Box 7, Folder 14

First unison

Box 7, Folder 15-16

Last version

Box 8, Folder 1-9

Last version

Box 8, Folder 10-11

Dodeka

 

Peace on Earth (1981)

Box 8, Folder 12

Giant Steps 1978

Box 8, Folder 13

Slow Song for Mark Rothko

Box 8, Folder 14-15

Peace on Earth

Box 8, Folder 16-17

Inside Out

 

Dehiscence (1983)

Box 9, Folder 1

Typescripts

Box 9, Folder 2-6

Worksheets

Box 9, Folder 7

Typescript

Box 9, Folder 8

Cover art

 

Loop (1987)

Box 9, Folder 9

Notebook: "New Poetry for Mild Shouting Poems" 1983

Box 9, Folder 10

Sumac: for George Oppen 1980

Box 9, Folder 11

Sumac 1981

Box 9, Folder 12-13

O for a Thousand Tongues 1980

Box 9, Folder 14

Babble, Babble 1980

Box 9, Folder 15

See What Love 1981

Box 10, Folder 1

Mild Shouting Poem - Includes a letter from William Spanos 1981

Box 10, Folder 2

Bird Run

Box 10, Folder 3

Very Slow 1981

Box 10, Folder 4-5

Brace's Cove - Includes two letters from G. Butterick 1981

Box 10, Folder 6

Wild Blue Phlox 1981

Box 10, Folder 7

My Name Called Out 1981

Box 10, Folder 8

Nativity 1981

Box 10, Folder 9

Against the Nurses of Experience 1982

Box 10, Folder 10

In True Night 1982

Box 10, Folder 11

Sine Cura, Securum 1982

Box 10, Folder 12

Lily Alone 1982

Box 10, Folder 13

Not Raw Enough 1982

Box 10, Folder 14-15

Twenty-One Times

Box 10, Folder 16

Through Planes 1982

Box 10, Folder 17

Return to Dehiscence 1982

Box 11, Folder 1

Beware 1982

Box 11, Folder 2-3

Were You 1983

Box 11, Folder 4

Monk 1983

Box 11, Folder 5-6

Never Too Late 1983

Box 11, Folder 7

Orange Berries and Chain Letter 1987

Box 11, Folder 8

Repetition 1983

Box 11, Folder 9

Pen Vine and Scroll 1983

Box 11, Folder 10

Loop 1983

Box 11, Folder 11

Let's Be Indians and For Jerry Lee Lewis 1983

Box 11, Folder 12

Desire 1985

Box 11, Folder 13

Night Train 1985

Box 11, Folder 14

Three 1985

Box 11, Folder 15-16

Loop

 

FICTION

Scope and Content of Series

Series 3) FICTION: Six unpublished works.
Box 11, Folder 17

Into a More Gray Distant Suburb

Box 11, Folder 18

Skyaminos Not Yet Ascended

Box 11, Folder 19

Fiftieth Gate

Box 11, Folder 20

He Fell, Thunderously..

Box 11, Folder 21

Young America

Box 11, Folder 22

Nothing But Dust..

Box 11, Folder 23

Packing envelope for fiction

 

TRANSLATIONS

Box 11, Folder 24

Sappho's First Fragment

Box 11, Folder 25

Francis Ponge's My Creative Method

 

ESSAYS AND REVIEWS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 5) ESSAYS AND REVIEWS. Arranged in two subseries: A) Unpublished and B) Published.
A) Unpublished: Consists almost wholly of papers written for undergraduate and graduate courses, most of which address the works of literary authors. Of particular interest are the papers regarding Wallace Stevens, Walt Whitman and Henry Miller, and Taggart's dissertation on the Objectivist poets.
B) Published: Includes papers treating the work of William Bronk, Robert Duncan, Louis Zukofsky, and Susan Howe. It also includes two statements of Taggart's poetics, "The Poem as Woven Scarf" and "Of the Power of the Word," as well as correspondence to Taggart from various writers, artists, and editors.
 

Unpublished

Box 12, Folder 1

Theology of the 1 Isaiah 1962

Box 12, Folder 2

Concerning Fate in the Iliad 1963

Box 12, Folder 3

Explication of a Poem by Dylan Thomas

Box 12, Folder 4

Paper on Gerard Manley Hopkins

Box 12, Folder 5

Paper on Samuel Johnson

Box 12, Folder 6

Paper on Lyrical Ballads

Box 12, Folder 7

Paper on Classical Ideal of Art

Box 12, Folder 8

Paper on Jonathan Edwards 1964

Box 12, Folder 9

Paper on Richard Crashaw 1964

Box 12, Folder 10

Paper on John Milton 1964

Box 12, Folder 11

Paper on Dante and Ezra Pound 1964

Box 12, Folder 12

Paper on Franz Kafka

Box 12, Folder 13

Paper on William Shakespeare 1964

Box 12, Folder 14

Paper on Marlowe and Shakespeare 1964

Box 12, Folder 15

Paper on Jean-Paul Sartre

Box 12, Folder 16

Paper on Stephen Spender 1965

Box 12, Folder 17-18

Papers on Wallace Stevens 1965

Box 12, Folder 19

Paper on Edmund Spenser 1965

Box 12, Folder 20

3rd Paper on Wallace Stevens 1965

Box 12, Folder 21

Paper on Joan Miro 1965

Box 12, Folder 22

4th Paper on Wallace Stevens 1968

Box 12, Folder 23

Paper on Wolfgang Mozart 1968

Box 12, Folder 24

Review of Frank Samperi

 

Paper on Walt Whitman and Henry Miller

Box 12, Folder 25-28

Notes

Box 13, Folder 1-2

Notes & drafts

Box 13, Folder 3-4

Paper on Miller and the Whitman Tradition

Box 13, Folder 5

On Working With Dancers

 

Intending a Solid Object, Ph. D. thesis 1974

Box 13, Folder 6-7

Notes

Box 13, Folder 8-11

Abstract, chapters 1-7, bibliography

Box 13, Folder 12

Notes for bibliography of work by Cid Corman

Box 13, Folder 13

Notes and draft for talk on Pablo Neruda

Box 13, Folder 14

Statement of influences

 

Published

Box 14, Folder 1

Deep Jewels: George Oppen's SEASCAPE: Needle's Eye

Box 14, Folder 2-3

Reading William Bronk - Notecards & typescript

Box 14, Folder 4

Enslin Symposium (issue of Truck edited by Taggart)

Box 14, Folder 5-6

The New Primitive - Notes & typescript

Box 14, Folder 7-13

Louis Zukofsky: "Song of Degrees"

Box 14, Folder 14

Poem as Woven Scarf

Box 14, Folder 15

Of the Power of the Word

Box 14, Folder 16

Review of Susan Howe's Pythagorean Silence

 

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

Series 6) CORRESPONDENCE: Charles Bernstein, George Butterick, Robert Creeley, Ted Enslin, Bradford Graves, Susan Howe, Paul Metcalf, Toby Olson, George Oppen, Ron Silliman, James Weil, and Karl Young are some of the major represented correspondents. Also includes letters from Rene Char, Robert Duncan, Leslie Fiedler, and Louis Zukofsky. Several of the correspondent's files contain literary manuscripts or typescripts by the correspondent.
Box 15, Folder 1

Andrews, Bruce 1973 - 1978

Box 15, Folder 2

Barone, Dennis 1982 - 1985

Box 15, Folder 3-4

Bernstein, Charles 1978 - 1985

Box 15, Folder 5

Bronk, William 1975

Box 15, Folder 6-11

Butterick, George 1970 - 1985

Box 15, Folder 12

Byrd, Bobby 1980 - 1985

Box 15, Folder 13

Byrd, Don 1984

Box 15, Folder 14

Callahan, Bob 1979 - 1980

Box 15, Folder 15

Carruth, Hayden 1971 - 1985

Box 15, Folder 16

Char, Rene 1966

Box 15, Folder 17

Corman, Cid 1972

Box 15, Folder 18-19

Creeley, Robert 1979 - 1985

Box 15, Folder 20

Cuddihy, Michael 1983 - 1985

Box 15, Folder 21

Duncan, Robert 1973 - 1978

Box 15, Folder 22

DuPlessis, Rachel Blau 1981, 1984

Box 15, Folder 23

Economu, George 1975

Box 15, Folder 24

Edson, Russell 1976 - 1979

Box 15, Folder 25

Elliott, George P. 1978 - 1979

Box 15, Folder 26

Ellison, Ralph

 

Enslin, Theodore

Box 15, Folder 27-28

1975 - 1977

Box 16, Folder 1-7

1978 - 1985

Box 16, Folder 8

Eshleman, Clayton 1982 - 1985

Box 16, Folder 9

Ferreni, Vincent 1971

Box 16, Folder 10

Fiedler, Leslie 1978

Box 16, Folder 11

Golding, Alan 1983 - 1985

Box 16, Folder 12

Gottleib, Michael 1978

Box 16, Folder 13-14

Graves, Bradford 1981 - 1985

Box 16, Folder 15

Hejinian, Lyn 1974 - 1978

Box 16, Folder 16

Hickman, Leland 1983 - 1985

Box 16, Folder 17-21

Howe, Susan 1981 - 1985

Box 16, Folder 22

Johnson, Ronald 1974

Box 16, Folder 23

Justice, Donald 1979 - 1981

Box 16, Folder 24

Kitchell, Marilyn 1984 - 1985

Box 16, Folder 25

Mackey, Nathaniel 1982 - 1984

Box 16, Folder 26

Messerli, Douglas 1978 - 1979

 

Metcalf, Paul

Box 16, Folder 27-28

1978 - 1981

Box 17, Folder 1-2

1982 - 1983

Box 17, Folder 3

Morrow, Bradford 1982 - 1985

Box 17, Folder 4-9

Olson, Toby 1970 - 1985

Box 17, Folder 10-11

Oppen, George and Mary 1970, 1980

Box 17, Folder 12

Ortiz, Simon 1980 - 1981

Box 17, Folder 13

Palmer, Michael 1982 - 1985

Box 17, Folder 14

Pearson, Norman Holmes 1974 - 1975

Box 17, Folder 15

Piper, Paul 1983 - 1985

Box 17, Folder 16-17

Rothenberg, Jerome 1976 - 1983

Box 17, Folder 18

Samperi, Frank 1973

Box 17, Folder 19

Sherman, Bill 1974

Box 17, Folder 20

Sherry, James 1978

Box 17, Folder 21-24

Silliman, Ron 1971 - 1980

Box 17, Folder 25

Snyder, Gary 1972 - 1979

Box 17, Folder 26

Sorrentino, Gilbert 1976 - 1979

Box 17, Folder 27

Stryk, Lucien 1982 - 1983

Box 18, Folder 1

Tarn, Nathaniel and Janet 1978 - 1981

Box 18, Folder 2

Tarn, Nathaniel 1983 - 1985

Box 18, Folder 3-4

Waldrop, Keith and Rosmarie 1972 - 1979

Box 18, Folder 5-6

Watson, Craig 1982 - 1985

Box 18, Folder 7

Watten, Barrett 1972 - 1973

Box 18, Folder 8-10

Weil, James 1969 - 1979

Box 18, Folder 11

Williams, Jonathan 1977 - 1978

Box 18, Folder 12

Wilson, Keith 1973

Box 18, Folder 13-18

Young, Karl 1974 - 1985

Box 18, Folder 19

Zukofsky, Louis and Celia 1970 - 1980

Box 18, Folder 20

Miscellaneous correspondence

 

MISCELLANEOUS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 7) MISCELLANEOUS: Includes C.E. Hockersmith's musical settings for four of Taggart's poems, syllabi for courses Taggart taught at Shippensburg State University, and various publicity releases.
Box 18, Folder 21

Course syllabi and form for professorial evaluation

Box 18, Folder 22

Publicity releases

Box 18, Folder 23

Four musical compositions by C.E. Hockersmith

 

Accessions Processed in 1989

 

POETRY

Scope and Content of Series

Series 8) POETRY: Includes materials on the poems Dodeka and Loop, which directly relate to the previously processed accession. The Dodeka files contain a version prepared for poetry readings, which varies from the published edition; while the Loop materials comprise worksheets for poems not included in the previous Loop subseries. Taggart's latest poems are organized under the title Standing Wave and are arranged by order in which they will appear in the published work.
Box 19, Folder 1-3

Dodeka - Version prepared for reading purposes with variations from published edition 1979

 

LOOP

Box 19, Folder 4

Reflexive and His Master's Voice 1986

Box 19, Folder 5

Saul and David 1986

Box 19, Folder 6

Game With Red 1986

Box 19, Folder 7

Crying In The Chapel and Three Kisses 1986

Box 19, Folder 8

Rougher Black Music 1986

Box 19, Folder 9

Poem Beginning With A Line by Traherne 1986

Box 19, Folder 10

For Me undated

Box 19, Folder 11-12

Marvin Gaye Suite 1986

Box 19, Folder 13

That This May Be undated

 

STANDING WAVE

Box 19, Folder 14

Typescripts of final drafts

Box 19, Folder 15

Last Train 1988

Box 19, Folder 16

Three Words From Thomas Bernhard 1988

Box 20, Folder 1

All the Steps 1988

Box 20, Folder 2

King of Eynan 1988

Box 20, Folder 3

Blueweed 1988

Box 20, Folder 4

Star Dust 1988

Box 20, Folder 5

In The Sense Of 1988

Box 20, Folder 6

Black And White Close-Up 1988

Box 20, Folder 7

In And Under 1988

Box 20, Folder 8

Question No Question and The Face of Love 1988

Box 20, Folder 9

Take Away 1988

Box 20, Folder 10

How Long 1988

Box 20, Folder 11

Standing Wave 1988

Box 20, Folder 12

For Instance and Free Gifts 1988

Box 20, Folder 13

Alternate Take 1988

Box 21, Folder 1

Rereading 1988

Box 21, Folder 2

Vaguely Harmless 1988

Box 21, Folder 3

Milk and Seed 1988

Box 21, Folder 4

Ready Or Not 1988

Box 21, Folder 5

Like That And Then and "Louder" 1988

 

ESSAYS AND REVIEWS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 9) ESSAYS AND REVIEWS. Arranged in two subseries: A) Essays and B) Reviews. No distinction has been made regarding published versus unpublished works. The materials in each subseries are arranged alphabetically by title.
A) Essays: Included among these essays are a college paper on Charles Olson, notes on a paper for the UC San Diego Oppen Conference, and an exhibition catalogue essay on the sculpture of Bradford Graves.
B) Reviews: Includes Taggart reviews of the work of Theodore Enslin, Susan Howe, and Karl Young.
 

Essays

Box 21, Folder 6-7

Come Shadow Come And Take This Shadow Up - Essay on Louis Zukofsky

Box 21, Folder 8

Composition By Field: The Poetics of Charles Olson - Earlham (College) paper on projective verse

Box 21, Folder 9

Essay For Brad Graves' Show - Includes notebook 1985

Box 21, Folder 10-11

George Oppen And The Anthologies

Box 21, Folder 12

Notes concerning procedure in Basil Bunting's Briggflatts

Box 21, Folder 13

Olson and Melville

Box 21, Folder 14

Oppen notes for UCSD Oppen Conference 1986

Box 21, Folder 15

Prompted By Jazz

Box 21, Folder 16

Prose on Poetry - Foreword

Box 21, Folder 17

Review of Frank Samperi - Published in Occurrence 7 1977

Box 21, Folder 18

Slow Sing For Mark Rothko - Preface

Box 21, Folder 19

Teaching Of Poetry

Box 21, Folder 20

To Go Down To Go Into - Revised original

 

Reviews

Box 21, Folder 21

Enslin, Theodore. The Weather Within

Box 22, Folder 1

Howe, Susan. My Emily Dickinson

Box 22, Folder 2

Young, Karl. Five Kwaidan

 

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

Series 10) CORRESPONDENCE: Contains many of the same correspondents included in the accession processed in 1987, although more than two thirds of correspondents are new. Letters are organized by author, then arranged chronologically from earliest to latest. Among the correspondents in this series are Theodore Enslin, Bradford Graves, David Melnick, Bradford Morrow, Andrew Schelling, and Karl Young.
Of special importance is the abundant correspondence between Taggart and Enslin, including both incoming and outgoing letters. The Taggard-Enslin correspondence is deeply personal and involves discussions of contemporary writing, current events, music, and philosophical issues.
Box 22, Folder 3

Unidentified correspondents

Box 22, Folder 4

Alexander, Charles 1985 - 1987

Box 22, Folder 5

American Biographical Institute, Inc. 1987

Box 22, Folder 6

Ammons, Archie 1987

Box 22, Folder 7

Anderson, Cindy 1986 - 1987

Box 22, Folder 8

Andrews, Bruce 1976

Box 22, Folder 9

Barone, Dennis 1985 - 1989

Box 22, Folder 10

Berge, Carol 1970

Box 22, Folder 11

Bernstein, Charles 1986 - 1988

Box 22, Folder 12

Booth, Phillip 1988 - 1988

Box 22, Folder 13

Butterick, George 1979 - 1987

Box 22, Folder 14

Byrd, Bobby 1979 - 1987

Box 22, Folder 15

Callahan, Bob 1980

Box 22, Folder 16

Callahan, Eileen 1986

Box 22, Folder 17

Caputo, John 1988

Box 22, Folder 18

Carruth, Hayden 1986

Box 22, Folder 19

Coburn, Robert 1984

Box 22, Folder 20

Creeley, Robert 1986 - 1988

Box 22, Folder 21

Crumb, George 1985 - 1988

Box 22, Folder 22

Cuddihy, Michael 1975 - 1988

Box 22, Folder 23

Davidson, Michael 1984

Box 22, Folder 24

Dickison, Steven 1987

Box 22, Folder 25

Doyle, Mike 1970

Box 22, Folder 26

DuPlessis, Rachel Blau 1987 - 1988

Box 22, Folder 27

Edson, Russell 1970

Box 22, Folder 28-29

Enslin, Theodore 1972 - 1989

Box 22, Folder 30

Eshleman, Clayton 1986 - 1989

Box 22, Folder 31

Evans, George 1988

Box 22, Folder 32

Foss, Phillip 1987 - 1988

Box 22, Folder 33

Gartung, Karl undated

Box 22, Folder 34

Gass, William 1985

Box 22, Folder 35

Gingerich, Willard 1987 - 1988

Box 22, Folder 36

Giscombe, C.S. 1985

Box 22, Folder 37

Golding, Alan 1986 - 1989

Box 22, Folder 38

Graves, Bradford 1970 - 1989

Box 22, Folder 39

Heller, Michael 1970

Box 22, Folder 40

Hickman, Leland 1985 - 1986

Box 22, Folder 41

Hocquard, Emmanuel 1985

Box 22, Folder 42

Hoover, Paul 1988

Box 22, Folder 43

Jaffer, Frances 1987

Box 22, Folder 44

Johnson, Ronald 1985

Box 22, Folder 45

Kenner, Hugh 1987

Box 23, Folder 1

Kimmelman, Burt 1985 - 1987

Box 23, Folder 2

Kitchell, Marilyn 1986 - 1987

Box 23, Folder 3

Laughlin, James 1969 - 1989

Box 23, Folder 4

Levi Strauss, David 1986 - 1988

Box 23, Folder 5

Mac Low, Jackson 1988

Box 23, Folder 6

Marshall, Jack 1988

Box 23, Folder 7

Melnick, David 1966 - 1971

Box 23, Folder 8

Metcalf, Paul 1986 - 1989

Box 23, Folder 9

Morrow, Bradford 1985 - 1989

Box 23, Folder 10

Olson, Toby 1986 - 1989

Box 23, Folder 11

Palmer, Michael 1986

Box 23, Folder 12

Pater Faranda, Lisa 1987

Box 23, Folder 13

Perlman, John 1987 - 1989

Box 23, Folder 14

Perloff, Marjorie 1982 - 1987

Box 23, Folder 15

Perschetti, Vincent 1982

Box 23, Folder 16

Piper, Paul 1985 - 1986

Box 23, Folder 17

Quartermain, Peter 1986 - 1987

Box 23, Folder 18

Rosenblum, Martin 1986 - 1987

Box 23, Folder 19

Schelling, Andrew 1984 - 1989

Box 23, Folder 20

Scroggins, Mark 1987 - 1989

Box 23, Folder 21

Silliman, Ron 1986 - 1987

Box 23, Folder 22

Smith, Marla 1989

Box 23, Folder 23

Smith, Pat 1986 - 1988

Box 23, Folder 24

Steiner, George 1986

Box 23, Folder 25

Stevens, Holly 1970

Box 23, Folder 26

Sutton, Walter 1986 - 1987

Box 23, Folder 27

Tarn, Nathaniel 1986

Box 23, Folder 28

Tisdale, Walter 1988 - 1989

Box 23, Folder 29

Veinus, Abraham 1970 - 1988

Box 23, Folder 30

Waldrop, Rosmarie 1983 - 1987

Box 23, Folder 31

Watson, Craig 1985 - 1987

Box 23, Folder 32

Wellman, Don 1987 - 1988

Box 23, Folder 33

Young, Karl 1985 - 1989

 

MISCELLANEOUS

Scope and Contents of Series

Series 11) MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS: Includes three-dimensional paper models and a metal frame used in the composition of the poem Dodeka. Also contained in this group is a reel-to-reel audio tape recording of a 1965 reading Taggart organized in support of Exclusions, which later became the magazine Maps, and a group of sketches by Bradford Graves for Taggart's book of poetry Peace on Earth.
Box 23, Folder 34

First "Exclusions" Reading - Reel-to-reel audio tape recording of a reading which Taggart organized in support of Exclusions, later his magazine Maps. Readers at the Earlham College event included Clayton Eshleman, Ronald Johnson, Jonathan Williams, as well as regional poets 1965

Restrictions

Restrictions Apply
Box 24, Folder 1

Dodeka - Construction paper models and metal frame used in the composition of the poem

Oversize MC-037-07

Paper Air. Sketches by Bradford Graves

 

Accessions Processed in 1991-2000

 

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

Series 12) CORRESPONDENCE: Contains Taggart's professional correspondence with fellow poets, writers, editors and others connected with his teaching and literary career including Charles Bernstein, Bobby Byrd, Lew Daly, Alan Golding, Bradford Graves, James Laughlin, Hank Lazer, Paul Metcalf, Gil Ott, Pam Rehm, Abraham Veinus, Rosmarie Waldrop, John Wilson and Karl Young. Significant correspondents appearing in previous accessions include Theodore (Ted) Enslin and Bradford Graves. Also included is correspondence with the University of Alabama Press regarding the production process for Songs of Degrees. Materials date from 1970s to 2000.
Box 25, Folder 1

Alcalay, Ammiel 1989 - 1991

Box 25, Folder 2

Alexander, Charles 1985

Box 25, Folder 3

Andre, Michael 1972 - 1974

Box 25, Folder 4

Andrews, Bruce 1996

Box 25, Folder 5

Arnett, Carroll 1970 - 1976

Box 25, Folder 6

Ashbery, John 1984

Box 25, Folder 7-10

Barone, Dennis 1981 - 1997

Box 25, Folder 11

Baude, Dawn Michelle 1992

Box 25, Folder 12

Bell, Charles G. 1980

Box 25, Folder 13

Bernstein, Charles 1989 - 1994

Box 25, Folder 14

Bertholf, Robert 1978 - 1990

Box 25, Folder 15

Black Warrior Review 1991

Box 25, Folder 16

Bobo, Jean-Raphael 1989

Box 25, Folder 17

Booth, Philip 1998 - 2000

Box 25, Folder 18

Breda, Don 1997

Box 25, Folder 19

Buck, Paul 1972 - 1981

Box 25, Folder 20

Butterick, George 1979 - 1980

Box 25, Folder 21-23

Byrd, Bobby 1975 - 1997

Box 25, Folder 24

Byrd, Don 1971 - 1981

Box 25, Folder 25

Calhoun, Douglas 1970 - 1972

Box 25, Folder 26

Callahan, Bob 1980 - 1982

Box 25, Folder 27

Caputo, John 1983

Box 25, Folder 28

Chicago Review (Devin Johnston, poetry editor) 1995 - 1997

Box 25, Folder 29

Clippenger, David 1994

Box 25, Folder 30

Coburn, Robert 1977

Box 25, Folder 31

Cole, Norma 1993 - 1994

Box 25, Folder 32

Compendium Books (Nick Kimberly) 1971 - 1974

Box 25, Folder 33

Cox, Kenneth 1973 - 1975

Box 25, Folder 34

Credences: A Journal of Twentieth Century Poetics 1981

Box 25, Folder 35

Creeley, Robert 1990 - 1997

Box 25, Folder 36

Cuddihy, Michael 1975

Box 25, Folder 37-38

Custer, Chris 1990 - 1995

Box 25, Folder 39-40

Daly, Lew 1993 - 1997

General note

Also see Pam Rehm.
Box 26, Folder 1

Davenport, Guy 1974

Box 26, Folder 2

DeGraw, Shari 1993

Box 26, Folder 3

Derrida, Jacques 1995 - 1999

Box 26, Folder 4

Doyle, Mike 1970 - 1972

Box 26, Folder 5

DuPlessis, Rachel Blau 1975 - 1994

Box 26, Folder 6

Dutton, Geoffrey 1997

Box 26, Folder 7

Educational Alliance (Edwin Frank) 1992

Box 26, Folder 8

Eigner, Larry 1982

Box 26, Folder 9

Elliott, George P. 1979

Box 26, Folder 10-14

Enslin, Theodore 1987 - 2000

Box 26, Folder 15-17

Eshleman, Clayton 1972 - 1995

Box 26, Folder 18

Faville, Curtis 1973 - 1975

Box 26, Folder 19

Fees, Sandra 1997 - 1999, undated

Box 26, Folder 20

Fitterman, Rob 1984

Box 26, Folder 21

Foss, Phillip (editor, Tyuonyi) 1989

Box 26, Folder 22

Foster, Edward 1989 - 1994

Box 26, Folder 23

Fourcade, Dominique 1985

Box 26, Folder 24

Fredman, Stephen 1994 - 1997

Box 26, Folder 25

Gander, Forrest 1995 - 1997

Box 26, Folder 26

Gardner, D. undated

Box 26, Folder 27

Gatschet, Anne 1994

Box 26, Folder 28

Gingerich, Willard 1975

Box 26, Folder 29

Glover, Al 1975

Box 26, Folder 30

Golding, Alan 1986 - 1995

Box 27, Folder 1

Goodell, Larry 1975

Box 27, Folder 2

Gordon, David 1979

Box 27, Folder 3-6

Graves, Bradford 1970 - 1996

Box 27, Folder 7

Greene, Jonathan 1971 - 1975

Box 27, Folder 8

Guest, Barbara 1991

Box 27, Folder 9

Gunn, Douglas 1994 - 1995

Box 27, Folder 10

Hall, Donald 1989

Box 27, Folder 11

Hamady, Walter 1976 - 1990

Box 27, Folder 12

Harrison, Bob 1993

Box 27, Folder 13

Hatlen, Burton 1995 - 1996

Box 27, Folder 14-18

Heller, Michael 1971 - 2000

Box 27, Folder 19

Hemensley, Kris 1972

Box 27, Folder 20

Hickman, Leland 1988 - 1990

Box 27, Folder 21

Hocquard, Emmanuel 1989

Box 27, Folder 22-24

Howe, Susan 1984 - 1999

Box 28, Folder 1

Ivy's Book Shop

Box 28, Folder 2

Johnson, Ronald 1974 - 1991

Box 28, Folder 3

Justice, Donald 1970

Box 28, Folder 4

Kahn, Paul 1977 - 1978

Box 28, Folder 5

Karlins, Mark 1977 - 1982

Box 28, Folder 6

Kelly, Robert 1984

Box 28, Folder 7

Kenner, Hugh 1970 - 1990

Box 28, Folder 8

Kofsky, Frank 1970

Box 28, Folder 9

Kornblum, Allan 1981 - 1983

Box 28, Folder 10

Kostelanetz, Richard 1985

Box 28, Folder 11

Laughlin, James 1970 - 1982

Box 28, Folder 12-15

Lazer, Hank 1991 - 2000

Box 28, Folder 16

Levi Strauss, David 1983 - 1990

Box 28, Folder 17

Lewis, Harry 1979

Box 28, Folder 18

Lightening and Ash (Paul Kremsreiter, editor) 1995

Box 28, Folder 19

Longville, Tim 1972 - 1980

Box 28, Folder 20

Lost Roads Publishers (Wright, C.D. and Gander, Forrest) 1991 - 1993

Box 28, Folder 21

Mac Low, Jackson 1984 - 1993

Box 28, Folder 22

Macaulay, Charles 1991

Box 28, Folder 23

MacIntyre, Wendy 1974

Box 28, Folder 24

Mackey, Nathaniel 1979 - 1999

Box 28, Folder 25

Malanga, Gerald 1975

Box 28, Folder 26

Mariah, Paul 1974

Box 28, Folder 27

Marshall, Jack 1992 - 1995

Box 28, Folder 28

Martin, William 1994 - 1995

Box 28, Folder 29

McAleavey, David 1973 - 1980

Box 28, Folder 30

McDonough, Paul 1977 - 1981

Box 28, Folder 31

McGann, Jerome 1998

Box 28, Folder 32

McInerny, Brian 1977

Box 28, Folder 33

Melnick, David 1972 - 1974

Box 28, Folder 34

Meltzer, David 1970 - 1977

Box 28, Folder 35

Metcalf, Nancy 1999

Box 29, Folder  1-2

Metcalf, Paul 1979 - 1994

Box 29, Folder 3

Mikriamos, Philippe 1990

Box 29, Folder 4

Miller, David 1977 - 1989

Box 29, Folder 5

Miller, J. Hillis 1993

Box 29, Folder  6-7

Morrow, Bradford 1989 - 1997

Box 29, Folder 8

Mott, Glenn 1991

Box 29, Folder 9

Mottram, Eric 1972 - 1979

Box 29, Folder 10

Mourelatos, Linda Oppen 1984 - 1994

Box 29, Folder 11

Mullen, Harryette 1995

Box 29, Folder 12

Noll, Craig 1993

Box 29, Folder 13-14

Nowak, Mark 1989 - 1997

Box 29, Folder 15

O.ARS (Don Wellman, editor) 1983 - 1989

Box 29, Folder 16-17

O'Leary, Michael 1997 - 2000

Box 29, Folder 18-20

O'Leary, Peter 1995 - 2000

Box 29, Folder 21-25

Olson, Toby 1978 - 2000

Box 29, Folder 26

Ong, Walter 1973 - 1984

Box 29, Folder 27

Oppen, Mary 1974

Box 30, Folder 2

Ott, Gil 1978 - 1991

Box 30, Folder 3

Paideuma (Carroll F. Terrell, editor) 1978 - 1987

Box 30, Folder 

Palmer, Michael 1974 - 1999

Box 30, Folder 6

Paul, Sherman 1974 - 1984

Box 30, Folder 7

Perchik, Simon 1974

Box 30, Folder 8

Perlman, John 1975 - 1992

Box 30, Folder 9

Perloff, Marjorie 1992 - 1994

Box 30, Folder 10

Perschetti, Vincent 1982 - 1985

Box 30, Folder 11

Phelps, Donald

Box 30, Folder 12

Piper, Paul 1987

Box 30, Folder 13

Piskor, Frank 1969 - 1981

Box 30, Folder 14

Power, Kevin 1977

Box 30, Folder 15

Quartermain, Peter 1982

Box 30, Folder 16

Quasha, George 1976

Box 30, Folder 17

Ramsey, Paul 1979

Box 30, Folder 18

Rasula, Jed 1987 - 1988

Box 30, Folder 19

Ratner, Rochelle 1976 - 1980

Box 30, Folder 20-23

Rehm, Pam/Daly, Lew 1990-1999, undated

Box 30, Folder 24

Roether, Barbara 1982

Box 30, Folder 25

Rothenberg, Jerome 1992

Box 30, Folder 26

Royet-Journoud, Claude 1978 - 1983

Box 30, Folder 27

Rudman, Mark 1981 - 1982

Box 30, Folder 28-29

Rudolf, Anthony (The Menard Press) 1995 - 2000

Box 30, Folder 30

Saint Joseph College (Genevieve Slomski) 1994

Box 30, Folder 31

Salt-Works Press (Tom Bridwell) 1979 - 1987

Box 30, Folder 32

Schelling, Andrew 1985

Box 30, Folder 33

Schwerner, Armand 1984

Box 30, Folder 34

Sciver, Lorivan 1994

Box 31, Folder 1

Scroggins, Beth 1997 - 2000

Box 31, Folder 2-3

Scroggins, Mark 1988 - 1999

Box 31, Folder 4

Seidman, Hugh 1973

Box 31, Folder 5

Selby, Spencer 1994 - 1995

Box 31, Folder 6

Shannon, John 1973 - 1976

Box 31, Folder 7

Sher, Gail 1985

Box 31, Folder 8

Shoemaker, Jack 1971 - 1981

Box 31, Folder 9-10

Shoemaker, Steven 1991 - 1994

Box 31, Folder 11

Simas, Joseph 1986 - 1987

Box 31, Folder 12

Smith, Samuel 1996 - 2000

Box 31, Folder 13

Spanos, William 1977 - 1989

Box 31, Folder 14

State University of New York Press 1992 - 1993

Box 31, Folder 15

Strauss, David Levi 1988 - 1993

Box 31, Folder 16

Sun and Moon Press 1988 - 1994

Box 31, Folder 17-18

Sutton, Walter 1970 - 1993

Box 31, Folder 19

Sylvester, Bill 1985

Box 31, Folder 20

Talisman (Ed Foster) 1989

Box 31, Folder 21

Tarachow, Michael 1976 - 1980

Box 31, Folder 22

Thilleman, Tod 1994 - 1995

Box 31, Folder 23

This (Watten, Barett)

Box 31, Folder 24

Thomas, J.C. 1973

Box 31, Folder 25

Tipton, John 1997

Box 31, Folder 26

Tisdale, Walter 1989

Box 31, Folder 27

To (Frechie, Seth, editor) 1992 - 1993

Box 31, Folder 28

Tottel's (Silliman, Ron) 1971

Box 31, Folder 29

University at Buffalo, the Poetry/Rare Books Collection (Bertholf, Robert, curator) 1990

Box 31, Folder 30

University of Alabama 1991 - 1993

Box 31, Folder 31-32

University of Alabama Press 1991 - 1994

Box 32, Folder 1

Valery, Juliette 1996

Box 32, Folder 2

Vas Dias, Robert 1973 - 1985

Box 32, Folder 3

Veinus, Abraham 1972 - 1990

Box 32, Folder 4

Vetock, Jeff 1994 - 1995

Box 32, Folder 5

Vincent, Stephen 1994

Box 32, Folder 6

Waldrop, Rosmarie 1973 - 2000

Box 32, Folder 7-8

Watson, Craig 1978 - 1999

Box 32, Folder 9

Weinberger, Eliot 1974 - 1981

Box 32, Folder 10

Weiss, Ted 1970 - 1981

Box 32, Folder 11

Welish, Marjorie 1999 - 2000

Box 32, Folder 12

West, Paul 1990

Box 32, Folder 13

Wilk, David 1978 - 1982

Box 32, Folder 14

Williams, Jonathan 1974

Box 32, Folder 15

Wilson, John 1973 - 1990

Box 32, Folder 16

Wilson, Keith 1972, 1992

Box 32, Folder 17-18

Witte, John 1980 - 1981

Box 32, Folder 19

Wright, C.D. 1994 - 1996

Box 32, Folder 20

Yau, John 1979, 1991

Box 32, Folder 21

Young, Karl 1974 - 1995

Box 32, Folder 22

Zukofsky, Celia 1979

Box 32, Folder 23

Zukofsky, Paul 1999

Box 32, Folder 24

Zweig, Ellen 1983 - 1984

Box 32, Folder 25

Unidentified correspondents

 

WRITINGS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 13) WRITINGS: Arranged in four subseries: A) Poetry, B) Essays by John Taggart, C) Essays by Susan Howe and D) Reviews and Miscellaneous Notes.
A) Poetry: Contains drafts and revisions of Taggart's translation of fragments from the lost plays of Aeschylus, several poems grouped by Taggart under the title Crosses, Hopper variations, proofs and the working manuscript of Loop used by the Sun & Moon Press, and other major works entitled Problema, Standing Wave and When the Saints. These materials are arranged alphabetically.
B) Essays by John Taggart: Drafts of an essay on the fiction of Toby Olson entitled "Where All Beauty Resides" and drafts of an essay on Charles Olson and Herman Melville. Contains material related to Taggart's collection of essays entitled Remaining in Light: Ant Meditations on a Painting by Edward Hopper. Also included are materials related to Taggart's collection of essays on contemporary poetry and poetics, Songs of Degrees; an essay on the Black Mountain Poets; an essay describing his methodology in the translation of the lost plays of Aeschylus; and notes for the essays "Mere Illustrations: Maurice Sendak and Melville" and "Walk Out: Rereading George Oppen."
C) Essays by Susan Howe: Four essays by Susan Howe with marginal notes by Taggart. Arranged alphabetically.
D) Reviews and Miscellaneous Notes: Taggart's review of Edward Foster's "Understanding the Black Mountain Poets", his review of Barbara Guest's "Musicality" entitled Elegant Gradations/Flick and Flutter, notes on J. Hillis Miller's "Hawthorne and History" and other untitled notes and drafts of poems.
 

Poetry

 

Aeschylus

Box 33, Folder 1-4

Trans[lation] drafts

Box 33, Folder 5

Aeschylus 1-15 (rev.) + rewrites, typescript

Box 34, Folder 1-2

Aeschylus 1-15 (rev.) + rewrites, typescript

Box 34, Folder 3

Aeschylus 1-50 (rev.)

Box 34, Folder 4

Aeschylus 1-135 (rev.) - Version no. 4

Box 34, Folder 5

Pseudo-final draft used for one-more-time-revisions

Box 34, Folder 6

Aeschylus complete

Box 34, Folder 7

Aeschylus/Fragments - Galley proof

Box 34, Folder 8

Aria No. 17 1990

Box 34, Folder 9

Black Cohosh 1998 August 15

Box 34, Folder 10

Carlisle Indian School 1998 August 10

Box 34, Folder 11-12

Chicago Breakdown - First and second drafts 1999

Box 34, Folder 13

Chimneys 1993

Box 34, Folder 14

Chord/ Drone, Crosses - Draft with notes and revisions 1997

Box 34, Folder 15

Concetto Spaziale 1992

Box 34, Folder 16

Covered Bridge 1992

Box 34, Folder 17

Cranky and Right Tool 1993

 

Crosses

Box 34, Folder 18

Black Cross 1994

Box 34, Folder 19

Criss-Cross 1994

Box 34, Folder 20

Double Cross 1994

Box 34, Folder 21

Greek Cross 1994

Box 34, Folder 22

Green Cross 1994

Box 35, Folder 1

Lost Cross 1994

Box 35, Folder 2

White Cross 1994

Box 35, Folder 3

Amish Buggy 1994

Box 35, Folder 4-5

Bride City 1994 - 1995

Box 35, Folder 6

Clickety Clack 1995

Box 35, Folder 7

Consider 1995

Box 35, Folder 8

Expulsion 1995

Box 35, Folder 9

I'm not Schlierermacher 1995

Box 35, Folder 10-11

In Croce 1994

Box 35, Folder 12

Kiss 1995

Box 35, Folder 13

Last Words and Clifton Chenier is Dead 1994

Box 35, Folder 14

On the Lexicon 1995

Box 35, Folder 15

Ta en te phone 1995

Box 35, Folder 16

New work - Includes letter from Spencer Selby, 1995 April 5

Box 35, Folder 17

Final poems 1996 Summer

Box 35, Folder 18

Down and Dirty 1992

Box 35, Folder 19

Greek Lyric Meter 1992

Box 35, Folder 20

Her Time 1993

 

Hopper

Box 35, Folder 21

Hopper variations - Part 1 1995

Box 36, Folder 1-7

Hopper variations, Part 2 - Part 7 1995 - 1996

Box 36, Folder 8

Hopper variations - Excursion into Philosophy (complete), undated

Box 36, Folder 9

Hopper poem - Revisions/headnotes 1996 February 4

Box 36, Folder 10

Hopper variations (original) - Corrected pages

Box 37, Folder 1

How Sweet It Is 1993

Box 37, Folder 2

In The Upper Room 1991

General note

Reworked and retitled (What She Heard).
Box 37, Folder 3

Into the Hill Country 1992

Box 37, Folder 4-6

Jesus' Blood, notes and overlays 1994

Box 37, Folder 7

Kick Poem 1992

Box 37, Folder 8-10

K. Tropes, Crosses - Drafts

 

Loop

Box 37, Folder 11-12

Xerox of first set of proofs

Box 38, Folder 1-2

Manuscript

Box 38, Folder 3

Molloy-like 1991

Box 38, Folder 4

Not Blue Not Violet 1992

Box 38, Folder 5

Nude/ABA - Draft with notes 1997 August

Box 38, Folder 6

Number of Times 1991

Box 38, Folder 7

Oak-leafed Hydrangea - Draft with notes 1997 August

Box 38, Folder 8

Of The Two Ears 1993

General note

Also includes Party Game; Restoration Job, and Dead Tree Beaten Down.
Box 38, Folder 9

Precious Lord 1993

 

Problema

Box 38, Folder 10-14

Part I - Part III 1998

Box 39, Folder 1-4

Part IV (continued) 1998 December 19

Box 39, Folder 5-6

Later revisions, December 21, 1998 and January 3, 1999

Box 39, Folder 7

Prompted [by jazz]. Galley proof

Box 39, Folder 8

Proust's Rats - Draft with notes 1997 September

Box 39, Folder 9

Queen Not the Queen 1993

Box 39, Folder 10

Red Man 1992

Box 39, Folder 11

Rhapsodies 1996 March 14

Box 39, Folder 12

Samba De Orpheo 1996 March 29

Box 39, Folder 13

Sainte-Chapelle 1992

Box 39, Folder 14

So Many Treasures 1993

Box 39, Folder 15

Some Other Time 1991

Box 39, Folder 16

Standing Wave (1993) - Original typescript

Box 40, Folder 3

Two Words Two 1998 August 10

Box 40, Folder 1-2

Tauler Sentences 1992

Box 40, Folder 4

What Happened (Ron Johnson Poem)

 

When the Saints (1999)

Box 40, Folder 5

Last set of revisions (last of the new titles) 1999 January

Box 40, Folder 6

Original revised complete draft 1999 January

Box 40, Folder 7

Winter/Pink Flamingo 1996 March 16

Box 40, Folder 8

With the Spanish Poets 1993

Box 40, Folder 9

Word Misheard 1994

Box 40, Folder 10

Writer He The Reader She 1993

 

Essays by John Taggart

Box 40, Folder 11

Choose/Chosen, essay on poetry of vision 1990 November 29

Box 40, Folder 12

Ending In Ellipsis, The Sea In Our Ears; Robert Creeley's The Island - Handwritten draft and typescript

Box 40, Folder 13

Going for Broke: The Black Mt. Poets

Box 40, Folder 14

Instructed 1993

Box 40, Folder 15

Melville, Olson and Ourselves

Box 40, Folder 16-17

Mere Illustrations: Maurice Sendak and Melville, notes and drafts

Box 41, Folder 1-7

Mere Illustrations: Maurice Sendak and Melville, notes and drafts

Box 41, Folder 8

Mnemotechnic: 15 Notes 1998 July 19

General note

Paper given at the Boston Poetry Conference, and published in Kenning, no. 3 (Autumn/Winter 1998) under the title "The Roof Falling In: 15 Notes."
Box 41, Folder 9

On Translating Aeschylus

Box 41, Folder 10-16

Remaining in Light: Ant Meditations On a Painting by Edward Hopper

General note

Some drafts under title Hopper.
Box 42, Folder 1-8

Remaining in Light: Ant Meditations On a Painting by Edward Hopper

General note

Some drafts under title Hopper.
Box 43, Folder 1-2

Remaining in Light: Ant Meditations On a Painting by Edward Hopper

 

Songs of Degrees

Box 43, Folder 3-4

Author's copy - typescript photocopy with annotations

Box 43, Folder 5

Page proofs

Box 43, Folder 6

Preliminaries 1994

Box 43, Folder 7

Deep Jewels 1994

Box 43, Folder 8

Spiritual definition of poetry 1994

Box 43, Folder 9

Reading William Bronk 1994

Box 43, Folder 10

Zukofsky's Mantis

Box 43, Folder 11

How to do things with words 1994

Box 43, Folder 12

Preface 1994

Box 43, Folder 13

Poem as a woven scarf 1994

Box 43, Folder 14

Louis Zukofsky 1994

Box 43, Folder 15

Play and the Poetry of Susan Howe 1994

Box 43, Folder 16

Of the power of the word 1994

Box 43, Folder 17

George Oppen and the anthologies 1994

Box 44, Folder 1

Call me Isabel, call me Pierre 1994

Box 44, Folder 2

Picture of mystery and power 1994

Box 44, Folder 3

An on-going conversation 1994

Box 44, Folder 4

Introduction to Prompted 1994

Box 44, Folder 5

Come shadow come and pick this shadow up 1994

Box 44, Folder 6

To go down, to go into 1994

Box 44, Folder 7

Bibliography 1994

 

Walk out: Rereading George Oppen

Box 44, Folder 8-9

Notes 1994 - 1995

Box 44, Folder 10-11

Early drafts and notes, includes letter from Mary Oppen

Box 44, Folder 12

First draft

Box 44, Folder 13-14

Second drafts

Box 45, Folder 1-2

Third drafts

Box 45, Folder 3-4

Fourth drafts

Box 45, Folder 5

Revised version 1995 June

Box 45, Folder 6-8

Final drafts with corrections and notes 1995 June-July

Box 45, Folder 9

Werner Herzog: "Woyzeck", drafts

Box 45, Folder 10-11

Where Beauty Resides: Surface/Texture in the Fiction of Toby Olson

 

Essays by Susan Howe

Box 45, Folder 12

Envelop Fence Pen Coop Corral Cage Wall, typescript copy with marginal notes by John Taggart

Box 45, Folder 13

Statement on Poetics, typescript copy with marginal notes by John Taggart

Box 45, Folder 14

Then He is Range, typescript copy with marginal notes by John Taggart, cover letter by Howe 1988 June 22

Box 45, Folder 15

Where Should the Commander Be, copy with marginal notes by John Taggart

 

Reviews and Miscellaneous Notes

Box 45, Folder 16

Review of Edward Foster's "Understanding the Black Mountain Poets" 1995

Box 45, Folder 17

Elegant Gradations/Flick and Flutter, review of Barbara Guest's "Musicality" 1991

Box 45, Folder 18

Notes on J. Hillis Miller's "Hawthorne and History"

Box 45, Folder 19

Notes, miscellaneous

 

NOTEBOOKS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 14) NOTEBOOKS: Taggart's composition notebooks, arranged chronologically from 1983-1991.
Box 46, Folder 1-10

1983 - 1991

 

Accessions Processed in 2005, 2015

 

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

Series 15) CORRESPONDENCE: Contains ongoing correspondence with literary editors and fellow poets such as Robert Creeley, Theodore Enslin, Susan Howe, Nathaniel Mackey, Jackson Mac Low, Linda Oppen Mourelatos and others, including extensive correspondence from Kathleen R. Postle (1960-2000), who served as tenured literature faculty at Taggart's undergraduate alma mater, Earlham College. Some of the files contain literary works written by the correspondents. Arranged alphabetically.
Box 47, Folder 1

Alexander, Charles 1998

Box 47, Folder 2

Angle (Brian Lucas) 1998

Box 47, Folder 3

Antenym (Steve Carll) 1995

Box 47, Folder 4

Arizona Quarterly (Edgar A. Dryden) 1999

Box 47, Folder 5

Augustine, Jane 1998

Box 47, Folder 6

A - Miscellaneous

Box 47, Folder 7

Backwood Broadsides (Sylvester Pollett) 2002

Box 47, Folder 8-9

Barone, Dennis 1990 - 2011

Box 47, Folder 10

Batki, John 1974 - 1975

Box 47, Folder 11

Beach, Christopher 1997

Box 47, Folder 12

Beachy-Quick, Dan 2006 - 2007

Box 47, Folder 13

Beckett, Tom 1980 - 1987

Box 47, Folder 14

Bender, Kris (K.B.) 1990 - 1994

Box 47, Folder 15-16

Blauvelt, Ralph 1991 - 1994

Box 47, Folder 17

Bogen, Don (The Cincinnati Review) 2005 - 2006

Box 47, Folder 18

Brooks, Jason 1998 - 2007

Box 47, Folder 19

Buckeye, Bob 1978 - 1987

Box 47, Folder 20

B - Miscellaneous

Box 47, Folder 21

Chace, Joel 1999 - 2001

Box 47, Folder 22

Chicago Review (Devin Johnston et. al. editors) 1978 - 2006

Box 47, Folder 23

Clippinger, Annabelle 1994 - 2001

Box 47, Folder 24-25

Clippinger, David W. 1993 - 1998

Box 47, Folder 26-27

Cohen, Alicia 1999 - 2004

Box 47, Folder 28

Cone, Trevor 1998

Box 47, Folder 29

Conjunctions (Bradford Morrow) 2000 - 2002

Box 47, Folder 30

Cox, Cathy 1995 - 1998

Box 47, Folder 31

Creeley, Robert 1994 - 2002

Box 47, Folder 32

Cross, Michael 2006 - 2007

Box 47, Folder 33

Cross Cultural Poetics (Mark Nowak) 1998 - 2001

Box 47, Folder 34

C - Miscellaneous

Box 47, Folder 35

Daly, Lew 1995

Box 47, Folder 36

Derrida, Jacques 1997 - 1998

Box 47, Folder 37

Donovan, Tom 2004 - 2005

Box 47, Folder 38

Dutton, G.F. 1997

Box 47, Folder 39

D - Miscellaneous

Box 48, Folder 1-6

Enslin, Theodore (Ted) 2000 - 2011

Box 48, Folder 7

Equi, Elaine 1997

Box 48, Folder 8

E - Miscellaneous

Box 48, Folder 9

Facture (Paul Naylor) 1999 - 2002

Box 48, Folder 10

Featherston, Dan 2003 - 2008

Box 48, Folder 11

Fees, Sandra 1993 - 2002

Box 48, Folder 12

First Intensity (Lee Chapman) 2001 - 2002

Box 48, Folder 13

Flood Editions (Devin Johnston and Andrea Dunn)

Box 48, Folder 14

Fourcade, Dominique 2001

Box 48, Folder 15

Frechie, Seth (TO: A Journal of Poetry and the Creative Arts - Editor) 1992 - 1994

Box 48, Folder 16

Fredman, Stephen 1998

Box 48, Folder 17

F - Miscellaneous

Box 48, Folder 18

Ganick, Peter 1997

Box 48, Folder 19-20

Gilmore, Lyman 2000 - 2005

Box 48, Folder 21

Giscombe, Cecil 1995 - 1998

Box 48, Folder 22

Glass, Jesse 1986

Box 49, Folder 1-2

Golaski, Adam 2001 - 2011

Box 49, Folder 3

Golding, Alan (University of Louisville) 1992

Box 49, Folder 4

Golding-Shapiro, Alan 1996

Box 49, Folder 5

Graves, Bradford and Verna Gillis 1970 - 2004

Box 49, Folder 6

Gunn, Doug 1996

Box 49, Folder 7

G - Miscellaneous

Box 49, Folder 8

Haas, Brad 2001 - 2007

Box 49, Folder 9

Hambone 2001

Box 49, Folder 10

Harrison, Bob 1996 - 1997

Box 49, Folder 11

Heller, Michael (postcards) 1987 - 2010

Box 49, Folder 12-15

Heller, Michael 2000 - 2011

Box 49, Folder 16

Hollander, Benjamin 1990

Box 49, Folder 17

Hollenberg, Donna 2007 - 2010

Box 49, Folder 18

Hope, Penelope M. 1998

Box 49, Folder 19-20

Howe, Susan 2001 - 2010

Box 49, Folder 21

Hydock, Tim 1989 - 1991

Box 49, Folder 22

H - Miscellaneous

Box 50, Folder 1

Jarnot, Lisa 1997 - 2006

Box 50, Folder 2

Joris, Pierre 1983 - 1996

Box 50, Folder 3

J - Miscellaneous

Box 50, Folder 4

Kasseles, Nathalie 1990

Box 50, Folder 5

Kenning (Patrick F. Durgin) 1998

Box 50, Folder 6-7

Kimmelman, Burt 1999 - 2011

Box 50, Folder 8

Kinnard, Cynthia 1981 - 1984

Box 50, Folder 9

Kitaj, Ronald Brooks (R. B.) 2003

Box 50, Folder 10

Kuniya, Mark 1999 - 2010

Box 50, Folder 11

Kunz, Andrew 2001 - 2002

Box 50, Folder 12

K - Miscellaneous

Box 50, Folder 13-15

Lazer, Hank 1995 - 2011

Box 50, Folder 16

Lesar, Greg 1999

Box 50, Folder 17

Leviathan Quarterly (Michael Hulse) 2002

Box 50, Folder 18

Lovell, Thoreau 1995

Box 50, Folder 19

L - Miscellaneous

Box 50, Folder 20

Mac Low, Jackson 1992

Box 50, Folder 21

Mackey, Nathaniel 2003 - 2005

Box 50, Folder 22

Martin, Chris 2007 - 2011

Box 50, Folder 23

Martin, William 1995 - 1996

Box 50, Folder 24

Mason, Nicola (The Cincinnati Review) 2006

Box 50, Folder 25

McClure, Jane 1975

Box 50, Folder 26

McCord, Howard L. 1972 - 1977

Box 50, Folder 27

McLicker, Todd J. undated

Box 50, Folder 28

Messerli, Douglas (Green Integer) 2006 - 2008

Box 50, Folder 29

Messerli, Douglas (Sun and Moon Press) 1996

Box 50, Folder 30

Mir, Stan 2005 - 2011

Box 50, Folder 31

Mittenthal, Robert 1990

Box 51, Folder 1

Morrissey, Patrick 2009 - 2010

Box 51, Folder 2

Morrow, Bradford (Conjunctions Editor) 1986 - 2005

Box 51, Folder 3-4

Mossin, Andrew 2002 - 2011

Box 51, Folder 5

Mott, Glenn 2007 - 2008

Box 51, Folder 6

Mourelatos, Alexander 2003

Box 51, Folder 7

Mourelatos, Linda Oppen 1995

Box 51, Folder 8

M - Miscellaneous

Box 51, Folder 9

Naylor, Paul 2003 - 2004

Box 51, Folder 10

New American Writing (Paul Hoover) 1989 - 2003

Box 51, Folder 11

Noble, Joshua 2000

Box 51, Folder 12

North Carolina Literary Review (Alex Albright) 1994

Box 51, Folder 13

Nowak, Mark 1989 - 2012

Box 51, Folder 14

N - Miscellaneous

Box 51, Folder 15-17

O'Brien, Michael 2004 - 2008

Box 51, Folder 18-19

O'Leary, Michael 2000 - 2006

Box 51, Folder 20-23

O'Leary, Peter 2000 - 2011

Box 51, Folder 24

O'Leary, Peter (Postcards) 1999 - 2006

Box 52, Folder 1-2

Olson, Toby 1999 - 2010

Box 52, Folder 3

Olson, Toby (Human Nature) 1999

Box 52, Folder 4

Osterlund, Steve 1971

Box 52, Folder 5

Ott, Gil 1979 - 2001

Box 52, Folder 6

O - Miscellaneous

Box 52, Folder 7

Parsons, Marnee 1997

Box 52, Folder 8

Poetry New York (Tod Thilleman) 1999

Box 52, Folder 9

Poetry Project (Kimberly Lyons) 1988

Box 52, Folder 10-14

Postle, Kathleen 1960 - 2000

Box 53, Folder 1

Postle, Kathleen undated

Box 53, Folder 2

P - Miscellaneous

Box 53, Folder 3

Quartermain, Peter (The Objectivist Nexus) 1994

Box 53, Folder 4

Read, Thomas 2001 - 2002

Box 53, Folder 5-6

Rehm, Pamela 1999 - 2010

Box 53, Folder 7

Rhizome, S. 1997

Box 53, Folder 8

Rivera, Elena 2009 - 2011

Box 53, Folder 9

Rowen, Joe (?)

Box 53, Folder 10

Rudd, Roswell 2003

Box 53, Folder 11

Rudman, Mark 1982 - 1990

Box 53, Folder 12-13

Rudolf, Anthony 2000 - 2009

Box 53, Folder 14

Rudy, Maxwell 2002

Box 53, Folder 15

Rumble, Ken 2005

Box 53, Folder 16

Ryan, Francis 1996 - 2006

Box 53, Folder 17

R - Miscellaneous

Box 53, Folder 18

Salkind, Wendy 1997 - 2007

Box 53, Folder 19

Scroggins, Mark 1996 - 2002

Box 53, Folder 20

Selinger, Eric Murphy 2001

Box 53, Folder 21

Sherlock, Frank 1996

Box 53, Folder 22-23

Sherwood, Kenneth 1999 - 2004

Box 53, Folder 24

Steensen, Sasha (Colorado Review) 2007

Box 53, Folder 25

Stone, Sarah 2011

Box 53, Folder 26

Stop Press 2003 - 2006

Box 53, Folder 27

Sulfer (Clayton Eshleman) 1999

Box 53, Folder 28

Sun and Moon Press (Douglas Messerli) 1995 - 2000

Box 53, Folder 29

S - Miscellaneous

Box 53, Folder 30

Talisman House 1999 - 2000

Box 53, Folder 31

Tamminen, Suzanna 2000

Box 53, Folder 32

Tharp, Shannon 2010 - 2011

Box 53, Folder 33

Tipton, John 2002 - 2004

Box 53, Folder 34

T - Miscellaneous

Box 54, Folder 1

Un Bureau sur L'Atlantique (Emmanuel Hocquard and Judith Crews) 1990 - 1991

Box 54, Folder 2

Valery, Juliette 1997 - 1998

Box 54, Folder 3

Vas Dias, Robert 2008 - 2011

Box 54, Folder 4

Vetock, Jeff 1990 - 1996

Box 54, Folder 5

Voller, Jack G. 1995

Box 54, Folder 6-7

Watson, Craig 1978 - 2007

Box 54, Folder 8

Welch, Marjorie 2000

Box 54, Folder 9

Westbrook, Brad 1990 - 1995

Box 54, Folder 10

Wray, David 2002

Box 54, Folder 11

Wright, C.D. 1992 - 2007

Box 54, Folder 12

W - Miscellaneous

Box 54, Folder 13

Yau, John 1991

Box 54, Folder 14

Y, Z - Miscellaneous

Box 54, Folder 15

Unidentified correspondents

 

WRITINGS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 16) WRITINGS. Arranged in four subseries: A) Poetry, B) Essay and Talks, C) Writing by Others and D) Miscellaneous.
A) Poetry: Contains drafts and revisions of the collection of poems published for Flood Editions entitled Pastorelles (2004) which are arranged chronologically. The rest of the subseries is arranged alphabetically and includes additional drafts of Crosses: Poems 1992-1998 (2006), drafts and revisions of There Are Birds (2008), and Is Music: Selected Poems (2010) of which there are extensive drafts of his poem "Kitaj Angels." There is also a substantial number of unpublished poems. The bulk of the material dates from 1999-2010.
B) Essays and Talks: Includes "Henry Miller and the Whitman Tradition," "John Ashbery's 'Clepsydra': An Apologetics for the Modernist Poem" (1968), "Some Propositions and Exercises for the Critic of the Modernist Poem," drafts for a talk on George Oppen (2002), an essay on Mozart, the preface for a Zukofsky essay, as well as additional critical essays and talks.
C) Writing by Others: Includes typescript copy of a book by Theodore (Ted) Enslin with handwritten notes by Taggart, work by Bradford Graves with Taggart's margin notes, and an essay entitled "Between, Essays for My Poet Friends", with work dedicated to poets such as Barbara Guest, Lyn Hejinian, Charles Bernstein, Susan Howe, Robert Creeley and John Taggart, author unknown.
D) Miscellaneous: Announcements and flyers for poetry readings and performances by Taggart, Jackson Mac Low and Anne Tardos, Theodore Enslin and others. Also included are reviews of Taggart's published books Remaining in Light: Ant Meditations on a Painting by Edward Hopper and Standing Waves.
 

Poetry

Box 55, Folder 1-2

Aeschylus/Fragments

Box 55, Folder 3

After the Party 2003

Box 55, Folder 4

Against the Nurses of Experience

Box 55, Folder 5

All the Steps 1988

Box 55, Folder 6-8

Blood Count 2011

Box 55, Folder 9-12

Certain Sculptures of David Smith 2001

Box 56, Folder 1

Certain Sculptures of David Smith

Box 56, Folder 2

Clear 2001

Box 56, Folder 3-10

Crosses

Box 57, Folder 1

Crosses 2003

Box 57, Folder 2

Daylily 2001

Box 57, Folder 3-5

Deep Jewels and Songs of Degrees

Box 57, Folder 6

Dream of Rocks and Maples 2000

Box 57, Folder 7

The Emperor's Journey to Shu and First Love

Box 57, Folder 8

Excursion, draft

Box 57, Folder 9

First Love/Some Spanish words

Box 57, Folder 10

From the Heart 1994

Box 57, Folder 11

Glance 1999

Box 57, Folder 12

Grey Scale/Zukofsky

Box 58, Folder 1-3

Grey Scale/Zukofsky

Box 58, Folder 4

Historic Marker

Box 58, Folder 5

Horticultural

Box 58, Folder 6

Horse

Box 58, Folder 7

In the Moods 2002

Box 58, Folder 8

Into the Hill Country

Box 58, Folder 9-11

Is Music 2010

Box 58, Folder 12

Jazz is Dead 2002

Box 58, Folder 13-16

Kitaj Angels 2008

Box 59, Folder 1-13

Kitaj Angels 2008

Box 60, Folder 1

Last Letter

Box 60, Folder 2

Loyal 1999

Box 60, Folder 3-4

Loop 1990

Box 60, Folder 5

Marianne Moore 2000

Box 60, Folder 6

Matchsticks 2001

Box 60, Folder 7

Not Easily 2000

Box 60, Folder 8

Not This Not That

Box 60, Folder 9-10

Odor of Quince

 

Pastorelles

Box 60, Folder 11

Aluminum Road 1999

Box 60, Folder 12

Matchless Body/Arrow Beer 1999

Box 60, Folder 13

Thales the Milesian/In A Time of Drought 1999

Box 60, Folder 14

Not Egypt 2000

Box 60, Folder 15

William Bronk 2000

Box 60, Folder 16

Shadyside School 2000

Box 60, Folder 17

Magdalene Poem 2000

Box 60, Folder 18

Henry David Thoreau/Sonny Rollins 2000

Box 60, Folder 19

Pastorelle 4 2000

General note

Proof copy and note from Leland Hickman, TEMBLOR Magazine and Press, August 8, 1988.
Box 60, Folder 20

Golden Book 2000

General note

Drafts of UC Berkeley talk.
Box 60, Folder 21

Call 2000

Box 60, Folder 22

Patterns 2000

Box 60, Folder 23

In the Kitchen 2000

Box 60, Folder 24

Country Music 2000

General note

Drafts.
Box 61, Folder 1

Page 173 2001

Box 61, Folder 2

Pastorelle 5 2001

Box 61, Folder 3

Pastorelle 6 2001

General note

Original typescript draft for book, Parts 1-3.
Box 61, Folder 4

Pastorelle 7 2001

Box 61, Folder 5

A Grove or Green Place 2001

Box 61, Folder 6

Rhythm and Blues Singer 2001

Box 61, Folder 7

Lorine Niedecker's Pier 2001

Box 61, Folder 8

House in Hartford 2001

General note

Notes November 8, 1994.
Box 61, Folder 9

Pastorelle 8 2001

Box 61, Folder 10

Motel 2001

General note

Grey Scale/ Zukofsky drafts, for Birds book, Part I.
Box 61, Folder 11

Poem with German Words 2001

General note

Drafts, for Birds book, Part II.
Box 61, Folder 12

Moonrise 2001

Box 61, Folder 13

The Compulsion to Repeat 2001

General note

Draft of discarded poem.
Box 61, Folder 14

At the Counters' Ball 2001

General note

Drafts.
Box 61, Folder 15

Pastorelle 9 2001

Box 61, Folder 16

Car Museum 2002

General note

Early version of Crosses.
Box 61, Folder 17

Five/On the Line 2002

Box 61, Folder 18

Pastorelle 10 (Where to Plant a Tree) 2001

Box 61, Folder 19

Work 2002

Box 61, Folder 20

Irenaeus of Lyons 2002

Box 61, Folder 21

Pastorelle 11 2002

General note

Poem for Ted.
Box 61, Folder 22

Parmenidas/Fragments 3 and 15a

Box 61, Folder 23

Ideas for a Movie 2002

General note

Originally "Mild Shouting Poems."
Box 61, Folder 24

Platonic Poem 2002

Box 61, Folder 25

Pastorelle 13 2002

Box 61, Folder 26

Pastorelle 14 2002

Box 61, Folder 27

Pastorelle 15 2002

General note

Dehiscence part I.
Box 61, Folder 28

Pastorelle poems, various draft pages

Box 62, Folder 1-3

Pastorelles, draft pages

Box 62, Folder 4

Revisions of Pastorelles 11 + 12 2003 July 27

Box 62, Folder 5

Revisions 2003 August 27

Box 62, Folder 6

Final proof

Box 62, Folder 7

On the Nature of Things, last poem for Pastorelles 2003 September 3

Box 62, Folder 8

Proof and correspondence from Flood Editions 2003 September 20

Box 62, Folder 9

Proof pages for Flood Editions 2004 February 28

Box 62, Folder 10

Perfect Gifts

Box 62, Folder 11

Play within the Play 2001

Box 62, Folder 12

Poem for Jennifer 2002

Box 62, Folder 13

Portugal poems

Box 62, Folder 14

Postcard 1999

Box 62, Folder 15

Precise Notation

General note

Drafts.
Box 63, Folder 1-2

Refrains for Robert Quine, part I and II 2004 December 17

Box 63, Folder 3

Rejected poems

Box 63, Folder 4

Rhapsodies and other poems

Box 63, Folder 5-8

Robert the Reader/Robert the Misreader

General note

Drafts.
Box 63, Folder 9-10

Rothko Chapel Poem 1985

General note

Notes and letter from Leland Hickman, re: printing in TEMBLOR 2, September 28, 1985.
Box 63, Folder 11

Sentence 2001

Box 63, Folder 12

Shingles 2002

Box 63, Folder 13

Show and Tell/Robert Creeley

Box 63, Folder 14

Slash

General note

Drafts.
Box 63, Folder 15

Slow Song for Mark Rothko 2002

General note

Program with poem by Taggart for The University of Vermont, Spring Collage Concert, March 10, 2002.
Box 63, Folder 16

Song After 2001

Box 63, Folder 17

The Spring Poem 2002

Box 63, Folder 18

Straight With Her 2002

Box 63, Folder 19

Sudden Flare 2001

Box 63, Folder 20

The Sweet New Style 2002

Box 63, Folder 21

Tale of Tail

General note

For Robert Van Dias' birthday celebration.
Box 64, Folder 1-2

There are Birds 2008

General note

Proof for Flood Editions, includes correspondence, June 16, 2008.
Box 64, Folder 3

They Say

General note

Drafts.
Box 64, Folder 4

Tongue In 2001

Box 64, Folder 5-6

Triangles for Hope

General note

(Poem for My Daughter).
Box 64, Folder 7-11

Unveiling/Marianne Moore

General note

Worksheets, Parts I - V.
Box 65, Folder 1-10

Unveiling/Marianne Moore 2005 - 2007

General note

Drafts.
Box 65, Folder 11-12

Walk-Out (piece on George Oppen)

General note

Notes part I and 2.
Box 66, Folder 1

Walk-Out (piece on George Oppen)

General note

Talk on Discrete Series Part 3.
Box 66, Folder 2

Wall/Stairway

General note

Drafts.
Box 66, Folder 3

Wedding Photo

General note

For Sandra and for Ben, drafts.
Box 66, Folder 4

Drafts of poems 2009

Box 66, Folder 5

Drafts of poems 2012

General note

For Cecil Giscombe's Mixed Blood magazine, UC Berkeley.
Box 66, Folder 6

New poems 1999

Box 66, Folder 7

New work undated

Box 66, Folder 8

Various poems 2003 September 29

General note

Islands, Fast Line, Lapith, Marianne Moore, Pastorelle 2, drafts.
Box 67, Folder 1

Various poems

General note

The Nature of Things, Triangles, In Deliberative Sequence, Refrains for Robert Quine, Show and Tell, drafts.
Box 67, Folder 2

Various poems

General note

Yellow Line, Show and Tell, For a Daughter, Slash, drafts.
 

Essays and Talks

Box 67, Folder 3

Arcadia Transcended: Mozart's The Magic Flute

Box 67, Folder 4-5

Emerson's Bad Motorcycles (Chicago Art Institute talk) 2003

General note

Drafts.
Box 67, Folder 6

George Oppen: One Line - Delivered at Dactyl Foundation 2002

Box 67, Folder 7

Henry Miller and the Whitman Tradition. A study in the mechanics of literary tradition

Box 67, Folder 8

Introduction to book by Bradford Graves

Box 67, Folder 9

John Ashbery's "Clepsydra": An Apologetics for the Modernist Poem" 1968

Box 67, Folder 10

Moving on to the Beginning, drafts of Zukofsky preface

Box 67, Folder 11

Oppen Symposium talk 2008 April 8

General note

"On Singings and Thinking."
Box 67, Folder 12

Some Propositions and Exercises for the Critic of the Modernist Poem

Box 67, Folder 13

Writing from Art

General note

Coimbra Seminar, drafts and correspondence.
 

Writing by Others

Box 68, Folder 1

Enslin, Theodore - To An Unknown Shore 2009 - 2010

General note

Copy of book with notes by Taggart.
Box 68, Folder 2

Bradford Graves - A Mythology of Stone

Box 68, Folder 3

Between, Essays for My Poet Friends, unknown author 2000

 

Miscellaneous

Box 68, Folder 4

Poetry readings/performances, various

Box 68, Folder 5

Reviews, various

 

NOTEBOOKS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 17) NOTEBOOKS: Includes a notebook dedicated to Taggart's translations from Greek for his work Aeschylus. Other composition notebooks are arranged chronologically from 1991-2011.
Box 68, Folder 6

Aeschylus

Box 68, Folder 7-13

1991 May 15 - 1998

Box 69, Folder 1-8

1998 - 2007 April 21

Box 70, Folder 1-8

2007 April 21 - July 18, 2011