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Series 1. Works by McPherson 1962-2017

Physical Description: 10.4 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents note

Contains McPherson's writings, the majority of which are published poems.
Arranged chronologically.
Box 1, Folder  1

"Why do . . . ," and "To Aunt Virginia who Lives in Napa Valley," The Phoenix, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, Vol. III, No. 1. 1962

Box 1, Folder  2

"In the Chapel," "After Grief," "On Being More," "Old," The Phoenix, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, Vol. IV, No. 1. 1963

Box 1, Folder  3

"Riding," "Intersection: On Listening to Thelonius Monk," "Convergence," The Reed, San Jose State College, Vol. XVII, May. 1964

Box 1, Folder  4

"The Switch," The Reed, San Jose State College, Vol. XVIII, May. 1965

Box 1, Folder  5

"For One Who Tells Me Carpe Diem," The Free Lance, Cleveland, Vol. 9, No. 1. 1965

Box 1, Folder  6

"Return from Hunting" and "The Bull," Poetry Northwest, Vol. VIII, No. 3, Autumn. 1965

Box 1, Folder  7

"Outside & Inside Songs," Andante (McMahon dorm's literary magazine, University of Washington), May. 1966

Box 1, Folder  8

"To a Night Worker" and "The Finishing," Hollow Orange 3, San Francisco, January. 1967

Scope and Contents note

Published under the name of Sandra J. Carlile
Box 1, Folder  9

"In the House of Hardware" "Job-Hunting Song" Poetry Northwest, Vol. VIII, No. 2, Summer. 1967

Box 1, Folder  10

"For the Birthday of a Hunter," Epoch, Vol. XVII, No. 1, Fall. 1967

Box 1, Folder  11

"A Change of Place," South Dakota Review, Vol. 5, No. 3, Autumn. 1967

Box 1, Folder  13

"The Joy of the Spadefoot Toad," Sage #4, Fall. 1967

Box 1, Folder  14

"Transparency," The Poetry Bag, Columbia, Mo., Vol. I, No.5, Fall. 1967

Box 1, Folder  15

"Deus Ex Machina," Perspective, Vol. 15, No. 3, Winter-Spring. 1968

Box 1, Folder  16

"A Gift," Southern Humanities Review, Vol. II, No. 1, 1968

Box 1, Folder  17

"Poppies," Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine, February 25. 1968

Box 1, Folder  18

"The Tax Assessor," Kayak #16. 1968

Box 1, Folder  19

"Elegies for the Hot Season," "Lake and Moon: Two Versions of Death," "View from Observatory Hill," Poetry Northwest. 1968

Box 1, Folder  20

"Leaf Smoke" and "In the Columbia Gorge, After a Death,"Quixote 1968

Box 1, Folder  21

"Magazine Salesman" and ""A Generation" Consumption, Vol. 1, No. 4, Summer. 1968

Box 1, Folder  22

"Preparation," The Colorado Quarterly, Vol. XVII, No. 1, Summer. 1968

Box 1, Folder  23

"The Circle," The Goodly Co. #13, November. 1968

Box 1, Folder  24

"In the Tramp's Dress," University of Portland Review, Vol. XX, No. 2, Fall. 1968

Box 1, Folder  25

"You, Asleep," "Roof Rat," "The Plant," "Losing Ground," "Gulls After a Ferry Between Countries," "Pisces Child," "Evolving an Instinct," Poetry Northwest, Vol. X, No. 1, Spring. 1969

Box 1, Folder  26

"The Spider," Malahat Review #10, Spring. 1969

Box 1, Folder  27

"The Tightrope Walker" and "Poem for the Happiness of Peter Orlovsky," Consumption, Vol. 2, No. 4, Summer. 1969

Box 1, Folder  28

"Worlds of Different Sizes," The Nation, August 25. 1969

Box 1, Folder  29

"Autumnal," Poetry, Vol. 114, No. 6, September. 1969

Box 1, Folder  30

"The Blessing" and "Lullaby: Baby Bats," Epoch, Vol. XIX, No. 1, Fall. 1969

Box 9, Folder  4

"A Map of the Pacific Ocean Floor," Rogue River Gorge #2, Ashland, OR. 1970

Box 1, Folder  31

"Amanitas" and "Resigning from a Job in a Defense Industry," Field. 1970

Box 1, Folder  32

"Lions," The Carleton Miscellany, Vol. XI, No. 1, Winter. 1970

Box 1, Folder  33

"Peace Talks," "A Book by William Morris," ""Foetal Pig," Shenandoah, Vol. 21, No. 2, Winter. 1970

Box 1, Folder  34

"His Body," "Some Meanings of Silence," "Eschatology," Poetry, Vol. CXVI, No. a, April. 1970

Box 1, Folder  35

"Keeping House" and "Succeeding a Fraternity into an Old House," Northwest Review, Vol. 10, No. 13, Summer. 1970

Box 1, Folder  36

Elegies for the Hot Season, (Book) New York: Ecco Press. 1970

Box 1, Folder  38

"Peter Rabbit," The New Republic, June 20. 1970

Box 1, Folder  39

"Three from the Market," Field #3, Fall. 1970

Box 9, Folder  10

"Paper Snake," Puget Soundings, March, p. 3. 1970

Box 1, Folder  41

"The Dawn of the Wheel" and "A Pumpkin at New Year's," Poetry Northwest, Vol. XIII, No. 1, Spring. 1971

Box 1, Folder  42

"A Community," "The War Surplus Store," and "Triolets," with the first lines: "Too poor to buy," "You folded your sheet," and "I have forgotten" Poetry, Vol. CXVIII, No. 2, May. 1971

Box 1, Folder  43

"Homage to John Clare," The Iowa Review, Vol. 2, No. 3, Summer. 1971

Box 1, Folder  44

"Butchery," Malahat Review #19, July. 1971

Box 1, Folder  45

"Coin," The Nation, November 1. 1971

Box 1, Folder  46

"Peddler," The Nation, December 6. 1971

Box 1, Folder  47

"Raffaele Minichiello," Shenandoah, Vol. XXII, No. 2, Winter. 1971

Box 1, Folder  48

"Holding Pattern," Poetry, Vol. CXIX, No. 4, January. 1972

Box 1, Folder  49

"What He Must Do To Earn Money," The New Yorker 1972 March 4

Box 1, Folder  50

"Mishima," The Nation 1972 March 6

Box 9, Folder  2

"On My Way to the Psychiatrist I Ask Directions of a Garbage Man," The New York Times 1972 March 25

Box 1, Folder  51

"Wanting a Mummy," The New Republic, April 8. 1972

Box 1, Folder  52

"Tenants," Stooge #6 1972

Box 1, Folder  53

"Seaweeds," "Some Engravings of Pierre Joseph Redoute," "A Little Fire," "Siberia," Poetry, Vol. CXXI, No. 2, November. 1972

Box 1, Folder  54

"Opossum," Shenandoah, Vol. 24, No. 1, Autumn. 1972

Box 9, Folder  1

Sheep," The New York Times 1972 October 14

Box 1, Folder  55

"Mary," "You lying beneath," "When I open one door," Egg, Surfside, CA, Vol. 1, No. 1, Winter 1972-1973

Box 2, Folder  1

"Cinderella," Harper's Magazine, January. 1973

Box 2, Folder  2

"A Feast for Rats: Old Japanese Print," The Iowa Review, Vol. 4, No. 2, Spring. 1973

Box 2, Folder  3

"Michael," "Morning Glory Pool," "Reply to a Letter of Inquiry After My Spirituality," "Bread," "Little Gold Coin for the Mouth of the Spring," Field #8, Spring. 1973

Box 2, Folder  4

"Little Songs," The New Republic, June 16. 1973

Box 2, Folder  5

"Saying No: A Brief Compendium & Sometimes a Workbook with Blank Spaces," The Iowa Review, Vol. 4, No. 3, Summer. 1973

Box 2, Folder  6

"The Gun is Such a Horse," "Honey," "Digging," "Wearing White," Harper's Magazine, July. 1973

Box 2, Folder  7

"Page," "The Empty House," "Poem,"with the first line "The name of his boat is Ophelia." "Triolet," with the first line "She was in love with the same danger." Poetry, Vol. CXXII, No. 4, July. 1973

Box 2, Folder  8

"Sisters," "Marlow and Nancy," "Ballad of Sonnets," "Water Poems," "Poem for Ishi, the Last Wild Indian," Antaeus #11, Autumn. 1973

Box 2, Folder  9

Radiation, (Book) New York, NY: The Ecco Press 1973

Box 2, Folder  10

"Myself" "Silver," The Iowa Review, Vol. 4, No. 4, Fall. 1973

Box 8, Folder  3

"Sonnet for Joe," The New Republic, May 12. 1973

Box 8, Folder  29

"Markers," Concerning Poetry, Vol. VI, No. II, Fall. 1973

Box 8, Folder  27

"For Fathers," Harper's Magazine, December. 1974

Box 2, Folder  11

"An Exhibit of Picasso," Malahat Review #30, Victoria, B.C., April. 1974

Box 2, Folder  12

"Letter After the Poems of a Friend," "Letter by Air," "Extract," "Fresh Flowers," Poetry, Vol. CXXIV, No. 3, June. 1974

Box 2, Folder  13

"Childish Landscape," "January Apples," Ironwood #4, December. 1974

Box 2, Folder  14

"Poem Whose First Stanza is Martin Heidegger on George Trakl," "The Heredity of Systems," "Metaphors," "In a Garden," "Seeing Dr. H, Teacher of Villanelles, 10 Years Later," "Sentience," Poetry, Vol. CXXVI, No. 4, July. 1975

Box 2, Folder  15

"A Coconut for Katerina," "The Bittern," "To An Alcoholic," "An Anonymous Pornographic Valentine," Field #13, Fall. 1975

Box 2, Folder  16

"Solvents," The Ohio Review, Vol. XVII, No. 1, Fall. 1975

Box 8, Folder  28

"Gnawing the Breast," American Review #24, April. 1976

Box 2, Folder  17

"Studies in the Imaginary," Poetry, Vol. CXXVIII, No. 6, September. 1976

Box 12, Folder  1

"Stonefly," The New Yorker, November, pp. 179. 1976

Box 2, Folder  18

"On Coming Out of Nowhere," "Children," Antaeus #24, Winter. 1976

Box 2, Folder  19

"1943," The Iowa Review, Vol. 7, No. 1, Winter. 1976

Box 9, Folder  5

"January Apples," in Rook Folios: Encircled by an Alphabet, Derry, PA 1976

Box 2, Folder  20

"Senility," "The Mouse," Field #16, Spring. 1977

Box 2, Folder  21

"Centerfold Reflected in a Jet Window," The Iowa Review, Vol. 8, No. 2, Spring. 1977

Box 2, Folder  22

"Preoccupied as last year's matted nests," "Storms side to side," The Iowa Review, Vol. 8, No. 4, Fall. 1977

Box 2, Folder  23

"To My Mother," "The Blue Sky," Poetry Northwest, Vol. XVIII, No. 4, Winter. 1977-1978

Box 2, Folder  24

"Last Week of Winter," The New Leader 1978 May 22

Box 9, Folder  7

"You Bring Me Two Fish," Poets On: Endings, Vol. 2, No. 2, Summer. 1978

Box 2, Folder  26

"Dependence on Flowers," "Sensing: Stories for a Deaf Friend," Field #18, Spring. 1978

Box 2, Folder  27

"The Compound Eye," "On a Picture of My Parents Together in the Second Grade," "Orange Peels," Antaeus #28, Winter. 1978

Box 8, Folder  4

"Considering Your Age," "Sitting on a Log in New York City," "Wisconsin," Willamette Week, March. 1978

Box 2, Folder  28

The Year of Our Birth, (Book) New York, NY: The Ecco Press 1978

Box 2, Folder  29

"Two Poems on Bitch," "Games," "Blue-Black Image," Field #20, Spring. 1979

Box 2, Folder  30

"For Johannes Bobrowski," Chicago Review, Vol. 31, No. 1, Summer. 1979

Box 2, Folder  31

"The Spa of the Posthumous," "In the Deceased Woman's Blossoming Yard," The Iowa Review, Vol. 10, No. 4, Fall. 1979

Box 8, Folder  7

"Loneliness," The Agni Review 10/11. 1979

Box 8, Folder  8

"Sensing: Stories for a Deaf Friend," "The Clown," "Writing to a Prisoner," "Corresponding," Helix #3, Australia, February. 1979

Box 2, Folder  32

"The Jet Engine," "Haze," "Lullaby," "Debut," "Black Soap," Poetry, Vol. CXXXV, No. 5, February. 1980

Box 9, Folder  11

"For Johannes Bobrowski," Reprinted in The Pushcart Prize, V: Best of the Small Presses, ed. Bill Henderson. Yonkers, NY: The Pushcart Press, pp. 456-57. 1980

Box 2, Folder  33

"The Mooncalf," Crazyhorse #20, Spring. 1980

Box 2, Folder  34

"To Mary Barnard," "The Root Hunters," The Iowa Review, Vol. 11, No. 2-3, Spring-Summer. 1980

Box 2, Folder  35

"If the Cardinals Were Like Us," "The Firefly," Antaeus #38, Summer. 1980

Box 3, Folder  1

"Man in an Old Myth," Antaeus 339, Autumn. 1980

Box 3, Folder  2

"The Wheel," Concerning Poetry, Vol. 13, No. 2, Fall. 1980

Box 3, Folder  3

"Unexplained Absences," Water Table, Seattle, No. 1, Fall. 1980

Box 3, Folder  4

"For Elizabeth Bishop," "Alleys," American Poetry Review, Vol. 9, No. 6, November-December. 1980

Box 3, Folder  5

"Immunization," Poets On: Passages, Vol. 4, No. 1, Winter. 1980

Box 9, Folder  3

"His Body," The Poet's Choice: 100 American Poets' Favorite Poems, ed. George Murphy. Green Harbor, MA: Tendril, Inc., p. 103. 1980

Box 9, Folder  12

"The Delicacy," American Poetry Review, Vol. 9, No. 1, Jan/Feb. 1980

Box 9, Folder  8

"The Root Hunters," The Iowa Review, Vol. 11, No. 2-3, Spring-Summer. 1980

Box 3, Folder  6

"A Tracing," "7, 22, 66," "Two Anonymous Poems Found in a Drawer, Dated 1979," Antaeus #40/41, Winter/Spring. 1981

Box 3, Folder  7

"The Museum of the Second Creation," "Lavender Mist," Field #24, Spring. 1981

Box 3, Folder  8

"Living Glass," "Singing Teakettle," "Preparing the Will, Three Generations," "Diary--May 15, 1980--Twin Cities," Poetry, Vol. CXXXVIII, No. June. 1981

Box 3, Folder  9

"Utanikki, August,1978," The Iowa Review, Vol. 12, No. 2-3, Spring/Summer. 1981

Box 3, Folder  9

Review of Leaf's Boundary by Sheila Zamora, The Iowa Review, Vol. 12, No. 2-3, Spring/Summer, pp. 373-74. 1981

Box 3, Folder  10

"In Costume," "Precocity, November 24," "Discoveries, Mid-Letter," "Russian Lyric," American Poetry Review, Vol. 10, No. 5, September-October. 1981

Box 3, Folder  11

"Night Vision," The Paris Review #81. 1981

Box 3, Folder  12

"Athletic Heart Syndrome," "Pheasant," Helix #7 & 8, Australia. 1981

Box 3, Folder  13

"Urban Ode," "Peter Is Here," "Only Once," "Wings and Seeds: For My Birthmother," Poetry, Vol. CXL, No. 4, July. 1982

Box 3, Folder  14

"Earthstars, Birthparents' House," "Ode Near the Aspen Music School," Antaeus #47, Autumn. 1982

Box 2, Folder  25

"Last Week of Winter," The Reaper 5. 1982

Box 3, Folder  15

"Helen Todd: My Birthname," "The Anointing," The Iowa Review, Vol. 13, No. 1, Winter. 1982

Box 8, Folder  23

Comment on Montale's "In the Greenhouse," Field #27, Fall, pp. 9-10. 1982

Box 8, Folder  21

"Wanting a Mummy," "Collapsars," The Longman Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry: 1950-1980, eds. Stuart Friebert & Davis Young. New York: Longman, pp. 574-576. 1983

Box 3, Folder  16

"Poem Begun in the Haro Strait When I Was 28 and Finished When I was 38," "Opening Fred Fujii's Shrine," Calapooya Collage #9, Summer, p. 11. 1983

Box 3, Folder  17

"Frightening Things," "The Machinists," Quarterly West #16, Spring/Summer. 1983

Box 3, Folder  18

Patron Happiness, (Book) New York, NY: The Ecco Press 1983

Box 3, Folder  19

"Wedding Dress," Grand Street, Vol. 2, No. 4, July. 1983

Box 3, Folder  20

"The Braille Volcanoes," The Nation, September 17. 1983

Box 3, Folder  21

"Telephone Report from the Executive Inn, Owensboro, Kentucky," Hubbub, Vol. 1, No. 2, Fall. 1983

Box 3, Folder  22

"From My Notebook, Cape Cod," Field #29, Fall. 1983

Box 3, Folder  23

"Lament, with Flesh and Blood," The Georgia Review, Vol. XXXVII, No. 3, Fall. 1983

Box 8, Folder  5

"Red Seeds Opening in the Shade," "Numbers 31," "The Red Wig," "Conception," "Young Women Talking about the Void," "Ode to a Friend from the Early Sixties," American Poetry Review, Vol. 12, No. 4, July/August. 1983

Box 8, Folder  15

"Opening Fred Fujii's Shrine," Anno Secundo, ed. Fr. William Ruddy. Blessed Sacrament Church, Seattle. 1983

Box 3, Folder  24

"Approaching Robert Hayden," Obsidian, Vol. 8, No. 1. 1984

Box 3, Folder  26

"Ledge," "Unspoken Request (Assembly of God, 1980)," "On Being Told `You Have Stars in Your Eyes' by a Man Who Denied that 95.6% of Single-Parent Households on Welfare in Our State are Headed by Women," Grand Street, Spring. 1984

Box 3, Folder  27

"Alcatraz," The New Republic, July 30. 1984

Box 3, Folder  28

"Chicory at Night," "The Man on the Plane Proposes Sterilization of Poor Women," The Yale Review, Vol. 73, No. 4, Summer. 1984

Box 8, Folder  2

"Portrait of a Man (1973)," "Poem beginning 'Standing in the Green Dolphin used books store,'" Calapooya Collage 8, Summer. 1984

Box 8, Folder  22

Untitled essay on the writing of "Collapsars," 45 Contemporary Poems: The Creative Process, ed. Alberta Turner. New York: Longman, pp. 134-37. 1985

Box 9, Folder  9

"Mesembryanthemum and Zauschneria," "Athletic Heart Syndrome" in Fusion West 1985

Box 3, Folder  29

"Fringecups," Grand Street, Vol. 4, No. 3, Spring, pp. 56-57. 1985

Box 4, Folder  1

"The Microscope in Winter," "Hallucination," Field #32, Spring 1985

Box 4, Folder  2

"The Feather," The New Yorker, June 10, p. 44. 1985

Box 4, Folder  3

"American Footnote: Hiroshima," Grand Street, Vol. 4, No. 4, Summer, p. 154. 1985

Box 4, Folder  4

"Picketing Our Anti-Choice Senator at Reed College, September 1982," "Security Clearance," Crazyhorse 29, Fall, p. 26-28. 1985

Box 4, Folder  5

Floralia, (Chapbook) Portland, OR and West Burke, VT: Trace Editions and The Janus Press 1985

Box 4, Folder  8

"In the Surgeon's Museum of Hands," The Iowa Review, Vol. 15, No. 1, Winter, p. 33. 1985

Box 4, Folder  6

"At the Grave of Hazel Hall," "The Senses," TriQuarterly 66, Spring/Summer 1986

Box 4, Folder  7

"Yellow Sand Verbena," "Wild Radish," The Yale Review, Vol. 75, No. 3, Spring (June) 1986

Box 4, Folder  9

"Deep Grass, May" Moth Mullein," "Streamers," "The Fidelity," "Eve," American Poetry Review, Vol. 15, No. 2, March/April 1986

Box 4, Folder  10

"Secrets: Beginning to Write Them Out," Field #34, Spring, pp. 19-36. 1986

Box 4, Folder  11

"Flowering Plum," Zyzzyva, Vol. II, No. 2, Summer, pp. 23-24. 1986

Box 4, Folder  12

"Maureen Morris, Mother of Five, Eats a Pansy from the Garden of a Fancy Restaurant in Aspen," The Iowa Review, Vol. 16, No. 1, Winter, p. 86. 1986

Box 4, Folder  13

"Fox," Western Humanities Review, Vol. xxxx, No. 2, Summer, pp. 123-24. 1986

Box 4, Folder  14

"YWCA, Wilder Avenue, Honolulu," Grand Street, Vol. 5, No. 4, Summer, pp. 69-70. 1986

Box 4, Folder  15

"The Danger Is," "Letter Resembling Things," Field #35, Fall, pp. 81-4. 1986

Box 4, Folder  16

"Note to Sappho," The New Republic, Feb. 2, Vol. 196, No. 5, p. 39. 1987

Box 4, Folder  17

"Of Birds and Their Metaphors," Threepenny Review #28, Vol. VII, No. 4, Winter, 22. 1987

Box 4, Folder  18

"Alpine Two-step," Antaeus, No. 58, Spring, pp. 87-8. 1987

Box 4, Folder  19

Alder, 1982," Zyzzyva, Vol. III, No. 2, Summer, pp. 104-5. 1987

Box 4, Folder  20

"Presbyterian, 1983," Poetry, Vol. CLI, Nos. 1-2, October-November, pp. 94-95. 1987

Box 4, Folder  21

"The Pantheist to His Child," Field 37, Fall, pp. 63-64. 1987

Box 4, Folder  22

"Elegy for Floating Things," Grand Street, Vol. 7, No. 3, Spring, pp. 96-97. 1988

Box 4, Folder  23

"Suspension: Junior Wells on a Small Stage in a Converted Barn," "Hawaiian Buddha," "Blues in the Joy of the Fourth of July, Dusk, Crissy Field, San Francisco," Tri-Quarterly, 72, Spring/Summer, pp. 186-192. 1988

Box 4, Folder  24

Streamers, (Book) New York: The Ecco Press. 1988

Box 4, Folder  25

"Design of Days, Redstart 7, December, 23. 1987

Box 9, Folder  13

"Kindness," Verse, Vol. 5, No. 1, February, pp. 9-11. 1988

Box 4, Folder  26

"The Ability to Make a Face like a Spider while Singing Blues: Junior Wells," The New Republic, p. 25 1988 May 16

Box 4, Folder  27

"Ridge Road," "Sonnet for a Singer," Ploughshares, Vol. 13, No. 4, pp. 68-70. 1988

Box 4, Folder  28

"Quilt of Rights," The American Voice, No. 11, Summer, p. 33. 1988

Box 4, Folder  29

"Easter 1979," "Some Schizophrenics," "As She Left Their Home," "The Stranger Melody," The Missouri Review, Summer, pp. 151-158. 1988

Box 4, Folder  30

"Black Quilt from the '60's: Synthetics: the No Blocks," "Red Diamond Centers: Approximation," Western Humanities Review, Vol. XLII, No. 3, Autumn, p. 214-215. 1988

Box 4, Folder  31

"Mrs. Longmire Builds a Picket Fence Quilt and Talks to It," "Muskogee Quilter Explains: The Non-Shortcut Method," "Tents-of-Armageddon Quilt, Black Improvisation, 1980's," "Waterfall With Baskets, Summer Quilt," "Twelve Bar Quilt," Field, No. 39, Fall, pp. 88-94. 1988

Box 4, Folder  32

Untitled comment on the influence of Pablo Neruda on my poetics, Quarry West 25, p. 59. 1988

Box 4, Folder  33

"Gulls in Frost," The New Criterion, Vol. 7, No. 6, February, p. 43. 1989

Box 5, Folder  1

"Autumn on a Small Tree," "Esther Mack's Utility Quilt with the Lights in It," "Quilt Top Discovered at the Muskogee Flea Market and Found to Contain Blocks Resembling Certain Designs of Descendants of Escapes Slaves in Suriname," "Some Metaphysics of Junior Wells," The Yale Review, Vol. 77, No. 4 1989

Box 5, Folder  2

"Diary: Day of Rest," TriQuarterly, No. 74, Winter, pp. 180-181. 1989

Box 5, Folder  3

"Bad Mother Blues," "Dancer to J. J. Malone and the Texas Twisters, Caspar, California," "For St. James, Who Said He Was on Tour with The Emotions," "We Were Waking," The American Poetry Review, Vol. 18, No. 3, May/June, pp. 3-4. 1989

Box 5, Folder  4

"Designating Duet," "Holy Woman: Pecolia Warner," "Notes on a Missouri Quilt Top Pieced on a Western Auto Catalog and on Newspaper Dated December 22, 1956," Two Private Sermons from the Reverend Dr. Small Surprised by Coni, Denise, and Me One Saturday in the Sanctuary of the Southside Community Church of God," Field, No. 41, Fall, pp. 72-78. 1989

Box 5, Folder  5

"Mysterious-Shape Quilt Top, Anonymous, Oklahoma," Tri-Quarterly 76, Fall, pp. 90-92. 1989

Box 5, Folder  6

"Appliqué Tulip Quilt from Kansas," "Willia Ette Graham's Infinity Log Cabin Quilt, Oakland, 1987," The New Criterion, Vol. 8, No. 4, December, pp. 44-48. 1989

Box 8, Folder  18

"Resigning from a Job in a Defense Industry," "Keeping House," Vital Signs ed. Ronald Wallace. Wisconsin: The University of Wisconsin Press, pp. 130-131. 1989

Box 8, Folder  24

"Two Young Trees Bending in Strong Wind," The New Republic, February 5, p. 35. 1990

Box 5, Folder  7

"One Way She Spoke to Me," "Redheart, Greenbark, Blueblossom," Field, No. 42, Spring, pp. 58-60. 1990

Box 5, Folder  8

"The Thorn-Shaver on Fifth," The Paris Review, No. 114, Spring, pp. 123-124. 1990

Box 5, Folder  9

"Millionaire Records," Zyzzyva, Vol. VI, No. 2, Summer, pp. 105-108. 1990

Box 5, Folder  10

"Postcard to the Musician," "Lowell Fulson, Age 66, Eli's Mile High Club, Oakland, California," Poetry, July, pp. 187-89. 1990

Box 5, Folder  10

"Lowell Fulson, Age 66, Eli's Mile High Club, Oakland, California," Poetry, July, 188-189. 1990

Box 5, Folder  11

"Eclipse Facsimile," The New Yorker, August 13, p. 38. 1990

Box 5, Folder  12

"Affirmation Against Critics," "Mixing the Patches," Poetry, October, pp. 1-3. 1990

Box 5, Folder  13

"Center: Strip and Medallion Quilt, 1890, by Mrs. Longmire, African-American Seamstress for Her Town in Maryland," "Suit and Tie," The Kenyon Review, Vol. XII, No. 4, Fall, pp. 71-73. 1990

Box 8, Folder  1

"On the Abundance of Shell Hinges after a Storm," Threepenny Review, Spring, p. 12. 1990

Box 8, Folder  25

"Finding the Quilter in Her Quilt," "Wake-Up Colloquy," "I Cannot Teach Her Closure," "Persuading My Lover That My Daughter is Fun to Live With because We'll Pretend She's My Sister," "Goose-in-the-Pond Improvisations, Southside Estate-Sale Quilt and Ghost," Weber Studies, Vol. 7, No. 2, Fall, pp. 79-82. 1990

Box 8, Folder  19

"Aggregating Anemones: New Year's Poems," Provincetown Arts, Vol. 7, p. 153. 1991

Box 5, Folder  14

"Women and Objects," Tri-Quarterly #81, Spring/Summer, pp. 197-200. 1991

Box 5, Folder  15

"Great Art, Great Criticism," "Illusion from a Quilt by Louise Williams," "Anonymous Kentucky Quilter," The Southern Review, Vol. 27, No. 2, April, pp. 247-249. 1991

Box 5, Folder  16

Untitled short essay on "audience," Manoa, Vol. 3, No. 1, Spring, pp. 108-110. 1991

Box 5, Folder  17

"Genius of Fog at Ecola Creek Mouth," Poetry, pp. 5-6. 1991

Box 1, Folder  12

"A Change of Place," South Dakota Review, Vol. 29, No.3, part two, p. 21, Autumn. 1991

Box 5, Folder  18

"Choosing an Author for Assurance in the Night," in Field, No. 45, pp. 44-45, Fall. 1991

Box 5, Folder  19

"Artists," "Waiting for Lesser Duckweed: On a Proposal of Issa's," The Iowa Review, Vol. 21, No. 3, Fall, pp. 4-10. 1991

Box 5, Folder  20

"Precipice, Rush, Sheath," in The Paris Review, No. 120, Fall, p. 211. 1991

Box 8, Folder  13

"Memento Mori: Pajamas He Fell Away From Us In," "Three Purses of a Nomadic Woman," "Postmark February 21, 1989: He Has Just Pulled The Hammer Back," "Postmark February 21, 1989: He Has Just Pulled The Hammer Back," "In Memory of the Surprised," American Poetry Review, July/August, pp. 16-17. 1991

Box 9, Folder  14

"Choosing an Author for Assurance in the Night," Reprinted in The Best American Poetry, 1992, ed. Charles Simic. New York: Scribners 1992

Box 5, Folder  21

"Bedrooms," in The New Yorker, January 20, p.36. 1992

Box 8, Folder  14

"Bedrooms," in See: A Journal of Visual Culture. Michael Read, Ed. The Friends of Photography, San Francisco. 1992

Box 5, Folder  22

"Landscape with Master Class, Northern Oregon Coast," The Southern Review, Vol. 28, No. 2, April, pp. 226-228. 1992

Box 5, Folder  23

"Coastscape and Mr. Begley," The Yale Review, Vol 80, No. 1 & 2, April, pp. 81-84. 1992

Box 5, Folder  24

"Women and Vision," in The Kenyon Review, Vol. XIV, No. 3, Summer, pp. 154-156. 1992

Box 5, Folder  25

"Two Men Trading Dance Movements at Tabby's Blues Box and Heritage Hall, Baton Rouge," in The Paris Review, No. 124, Fall, pp. 52-55. 1992

Box 8, Folder  17

"Food," Bakunin, Vol. 3, No. 1, Spring/Summer, pp. 44-45. 1992

Box 5, Folder  26

"The Context of a Necktie Quilt, Silk and Satins, 1940's," The New Republic, March 29, Vol. 208, No. 13, p. 48. 1993

Box 5, Folder  27

"Bluegum: On the Curving Paths of Golden Gate Park," in Tri Quarterly, 86, Winter, pp. 50-52. 1992-1993

Box 6, Folder  1

"Ode to Early Work," "Trading," "My Personal Hercules," in The Paris Review #127, Summer, pp. 120-123. 1993

Box 6, Folder  2

"Six Movements for Portraits of Erzulie," "Signs of Salvation," The Iowa Review, Vol 23, No. 2 (Spring/Summer) pp. 59-62. 1993

Box 6, Folder  3

"Path Through the Rhododendron and Azalea Test Gardens Twenty Years Ago," The New Criterion Vol 12, No. 3, November, pp. 48-49. 1993

Box 8, Folder  11

"Chain," "Preface in Invisible Ink to Accompany the Gift of a Blank Book," Western Humanities Review, Vol XLVII, No. 4, Winter, pp. 383-385. 1993

Box 6, Folder  10

The God of Indeterminacy (Book), Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press. 1993

Box 8, Folder  26

"Desert Night, Las Vegas," Field #49, Fall, p. 47. 1993

Box 9, Folder  6

"Lament, with Flesh and Blood," in Oregon Literature Series, eds Ingrid Wendt & Primus St. John, OSU Press, p. 238. 1993

Box 8, Folder  12

"Reposoir: Four Legends for Mose Tolliver's `Flowering Tree'," The American Poetry Review, Vol. 23, No. 3, May/June, p. 6. 1994

Box 1, Folder  37

"Pregnancy," in Articulation: The Body and Illness in Poetry. (revised edition), edited by Jon Mukand. The University of Iowa Press, 239-240 pp. 1994

Box 6, Folder  4

"Outsider: Juanita Rogers," "Outsider: Minnie Evans," in The Kenyon Review, Winter, Vol. XVI, No 1, pp. 152-154. 1994

Box 6, Folder  5

"Harmonies for the Alienation of My Daughter," "Ode for the God of Indeterminacy," Bakunin, Vol. 4, No. 2, Winter, p. 29-33 1994

Box 8, Folder  20

"Viewing Wildflowers on Mothers Day, 1950s," in Mockingbird 1994

Box 6, Folder  6

"The Study of Genius," Poetry, Vol. CLXIV, No. 2, May, pp. 63-64. 1994

Box 6, Folder  7

"Phlox diffusa: A Poem for My Fiftieth Birthday," "Paths Rounding Timberline, Mt. Hood, Last Week of Summer," The Yale Review, Vol. 82, No. 3, July, pp. 24-30. 1994

Box 6, Folder  8

"Measurings: Work and Worth," The American Voice, No. 34, pp. 95-96. 1994

Box 6, Folder  9

"Preliminary Designs," in The Southern Review, Vol. 30, No. 3, Summer, pp. 556-558. 1994

Box 6, Folder  11

"Justin McCarthy, Naive," "Trail to the Farthest Spring, Mt. Hood, September," "Diablerie: Haitian Spirit Flag," in Poetry Ireland Review 43/44, Autumn/Winter, pp. 96-98. 1994

Box 6, Folder  12

"My Theory of Mockingbirds," in Poetry, vol. CLXV, No. 4, pp. 212-213. 1995

Box 6, Folder  13

"Lessons Learned from a Small Drawing by Victor Joseph Gatto, Self-Taught Artist," in The Paris Review #135, Summer, p.51. 1995

Box 6, Folder  14

As yet untitled prose comment, for a Symposium on Writing and Spirituality, in Manoa, Vol. 7, No. 1, Summer, p.111. 1995

Box 6, Folder  15

"Ocean Water Absorbs Red, Orange, and Yellow Light." Harvard Review #8, spring, pp. 20-22. 1995

Box 6, Folder  16

"The Spaces Between Birds," "Images" "Poem for My Fifty-First Birthday," Field, No. 52, Spring, pp. 64-69. 1995

Box 6, Folder  17

"Edge Effect," "Research Trail, Cold Canyon, November: Solano County." Poetry, Vol. CLXVI, No. 4, July, pp. 203-209. 1995

Box 6, Folder  18

"Painting Self-Portraits with the Wisdom Project Women," in The American Voice, No. 33. 1995

Box 6, Folder  19

"Precious Metal." Field No. 53, Fall, pp. 77-79. 1995

Box 9, Folder  15

"Trail to the Farthest Spring, Mt. Hood, September," "Lessons Learned from a Small Drawing by Victor Joseph Gatto, Self-Taught Artist," "Diablerie: Haitian Spirit Flag," in Wild Duck Review, Vol. I, No. 6, September pp. 18-19. 1995

Box 9, Folder  16

"Edge Effect," Reprinted in The Best American Poetry, eds. Adrienne Rich and David Lehman, Scribner (New York) pp. 123-126 with comment on pp. 265-266 1996

Box 6, Folder  20

The Space Between Birds: Mother/Daughter Poems 1967-1995. (Book), Hanover and London: Wesleyan University Press, published by University Press of New England 1996

Box 6, Folder  21

Edge Effect: Trails and Portrayals (Book), Hanover and London: Wesleyan University Press, published by University Press of New England 1996

Box 6, Folder  22

"To a Penny Postcard, c 1911", "Four Anonymous Women with Bright Sad Mouths", Field #55, Fall, pp. 72-76. 1996

Box 6, Folder  23

"Tri Tactics" The Progressive, p. 30. 1997

Box 6, Folder  24

"Rolaids Bottle Vase, Chicago Highrise", The Antioch Review, Vol. 55, No. 1, p. 85. 1997

Box 6, Folder  25

"Primaries," "From Several Flea Markets in Arkansas," New England Review, Vol. 18, No. 1, p. 160-62. 1997

Box 6, Folder  26

"Chalk-Circle Compass", Poetry, Vol. CLXIX, No. 5, pp. 332-333. 1997

Box 6, Folder  27

"Through Lace Curtains, Ravens' (Pasternak)," The Yale Review, Vol. 85, No. 2, pp. 39-40. 1997

Box 6, Folder  28

"Material Theology," The Southern Review, Vol. 33, No. 2, pp. 275-279. 1997

Box 6, Folder  29

"Driving in Circles with the Blind," Zyzzyva, Vol. XIII, No. 2, pp. 171-173. 1997

Box 6, Folder  30

"The Hectograph," Field #57, pp. 103-106. 1997

Box 6, Folder  31

"To a Book of Needles, 1918," Poetry, Vol. CLXXI, No. 1, pp. 52-53. 1997

Box 7, Folder  1

"Seven Telegrams to Miss Olive M. Richards," The Massachusetts Review, Winter Issue, pp. 514-518. 1997

Box 8, Folder  6

"With Respect to the Palmer Method", The Missouri Review Vol. XX, No. 3, pp. 78-79. 1997

Box 8, Folder  9

"Peppertree and Tea," Mänoa 9:1, pp. 59-61. 1997

Box 7, Folder  2

"Given and Received," The Southern Review, Vol. 34, No. 1, pp. 32-33. 1998

Box 7, Folder  3

"Philosophy," The American Voice, No. 45, pp. 77-79. 1998

Box 7, Folder  4

"Man with a Tail," Oxymoron, Vol. 2, pp. 40-41. 1998

Box 7, Folder  5

"Gypsy Life," DoubleTake, p. 123. 1998

Box 7, Folder  6

"A Perspective of Tangerines," The Yale Review, Vol. 87, No. 1, pp. 94-95. 1999

Box 7, Folder  7

"In Her Image," Ploughshares, Vol. 25, No. 1, pp. 21-22. 1999

Box 7, Folder  8

"Last October," Field, #61 Fall, p127 1999

Box 3, Folder  25

"Approaching Robert Hayden," "Design of Days," "Hawaiian Buddha," "Given and Received," >"Man with a Tail," "In Her Image," "A Gentlewoman," Reprinted in Metre 7/8, A Magazine of International Poetry, Eds. by Justin Quinn and David Wheatley 2000

Box 7, Folder  9

"Blossom River Drive," "Children of the Village," Field #64, Spring, pp. 18-19. 2001

Box 8, Folder  10

"Do-It-Yourselfers Ghazal," "Expectation Days," "Cabawaguni Scarecrow," ZYZZYVA #61, Spring pp. 87-89. 2001

Box 7, Folder  10

"The Mexican Acrobat," TriQuarterly #110/111, Fall, p. 147. 2001

Box 8, Folder  16

"Solvents." Reprinted in The Ohio Review New & Selected, Vol II M-Z, p. 71. 2001

Box 7, Folder  11

A Visit to Civilization (Book), Middletown, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press 2002

Box 1, Folder  40

"Three from the Market," reprinted in Appetite: Food As Metaphor. Eds. Phyllis Stowell and Jeanne Foster. BOA editors, Ltd, Rochester, NY, pp. 120-121 2002

Box 7, Folder  12

"On Being Transparent," Poetry, No 6, September issue, p. 318. 2002

Box 7, Folder  13

"Virtue Study: It was his first," Poetry, November issue, p.51. 2002

Box 7, Folder  14

"Pre-Op Room," The Yale Review, Vol 91, No. 1, pp. 38-39. 2003

Box 7, Folder  15

"Blue Puzzle," Pacific Review, p. 34. 2003

Box 7, Folder  16

"Foil," "Gospel Disinclined," The Kenyon Review, Vol. XXVI, No. 3, Summer, pp. 131-132. 2004

Box 7, Folder  17

"Officer and Gentleman and a Small Heroic Order," Paris Review, No. 170, Summer, pp. 19-20. 2004

Box 7, Folder  18

"For a Buried Doll's Head, "Comparative Threats," Manufactured 1890's," Crazyhorse, No. 67, Spring, pp. 89-90. 2005

Box 7, Folder  19

"'Someone Talked'," "Silent Area," Field, No. 72, Spring, pp. 38-40. 2005

Box 7, Folder  20

"Virtue Study: Pastoral," Harvard Review, No. 28, pp. 138-139. 2005

Box 7, Folder  21

"The Bat By Porch Light," Agni, No. 63, pp. 77-78. 2006

Box 7, Folder  22

"Grouse," "On Suicide Watch," Poetry, Vol. CLXXXVII, No. 6, March, pp. 455-457. 2006

Box 7, Folder  23

"Sandra McPherson to Daryl Hine," letter dated 27 October 1969, in Between the Lines: A History of Poetry in Letters, 1962-2002, Eds. Joseph Parisi and Stephen Young, Ivan R. Dee Publisher, Chicago, 2006, p. 124. 2006

Box 7, Folder  24

Expectation Days, (Book), Champaign-Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press 2007

Box 12, Folder  2

"Far Away in Time, The Senses Return to Me As I Identify with That Tree," "Personal Estates," "Dodder and True Rhymes," The Yale Review, Vol. 98. No. 1, January, pp. 39-42. 2010

Box 12, Folder  3

"As We Understand Them (I)," "As We Understand Them (II)," Field, No. 83, Fall, pp. 84-85. 2010

Box 12, Folder  4

Monitoring to Assess Progress toward Meeting the Assabet River, Massachusetts, Phosphorus Total Maximum Daily Load - Aquatic Macrophyte Biomass and Sediment - Phosphorus Flux (Report), Pembroke and Sacramento Publishing Service Centers 2011

Box 12, Folder  5

"Light Schemes," "Early California Art," the Normal School, Vol. 4, No. 1, Spring, pp. 32 & 108. 2011

Box 12, Folder  6

"Hideout," The Plume Anthology of Poetry (Book), Asheville, North Carolina: MadHat Press, pp. 181. 2013

Box 12, Folder  7

"Loose Flowers," Field, No. 89, Fall, pp. 48-49. 2013

Box 12, Folder  8

"The Uses of Silhouettes," The Yale Review, Vol. 101, No. 4, October, pp.30. 2013

Box 12, Folder  9

Outline Scribe: New and Renewed Poems (Book), Ostrakon Press 2015

Box 12, Folder  10

"George's Harmonica," Ecotone: The Sound Issue, No. 20, Fall. pp. 119-120. 2015

Box 12, Folder  11

"Unspoken Request (Assembly of God 1980)," "Gospel Disinclined," "Signs of Salvation," "Unitarian Easter," Sacramento Voices (Book), Cold River Press, pp. 48-51. 2016

Box 12, Folder  12

"My Birth Father's Pencil: Drawing of an Illusion of Wisdom," "Cimarron Review, No. 195, Spring, pp. 50-51. 2016

Box 12, Folder  13

"Said the Parakeet," New Friend," Poetry, Vol. 1 CCVIII, No. 3, June, pp. 248-251. 2016

Box 12, Folder  14

"Hoh," "Imprint," Field, No. 95, Fall, pp. 90-92. 2016

Box 12, Folder  15

"Courbet is a Desperate Man," Ploughshares, Vol. 42, No. 4, Winter, pp. 85-86. 2016-2017

Box 12, Folder  16

"The Larry Shirts," Basalt, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 23. 2017

Box 12, Folder  17

"Coordinates," Five Blind Boys," The Yale Review, Vol. 105, No. 1, January, pp. 32-36. 2017

Box 12, Folder  18

"Investigation in Gray and Gaudy," "Las Hormigas," Poetry, Vol. CCIX, No. 4, January, pp.339-343. 2017

Box 12, Folder  19

"Hematological," Field, No. 96, Spring, pp.40. 2017

Box 12, Folder  20

"The Dijon Sky," Kenyon Review, Vol. XXXIX, No. 1, May/June, pp. 66-68. 2017

Box 12, Folder  21

"Last Conversations," Poetry, Vol. CCXI, No. 1, October, pp. 18-19. 2017

Box 9, Folder  17

Manuscripts undated

Box 9, Folder  18-26

Additional published poems and prose 1973-2009

Box 10, Folder  1-6

Poems published under the name Sandra Gibson 1978-1979

Box 11, Folder  1-33

Series 2. About Sandra McPherson and Her Works 1968-1996

Physical Description: 1 Linear Foot

Scope and Contents note

Includes interviews of McPherson, reviews of her writings, as well as sources that mention her work.
Arranged chronologically.
 

Series 3. Correspondence 1978-1997

Physical Description: 4 letters

Scope and Contents note

Contains four letters written to McPherson.
Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
Box 10, Folder  7

Garnder, Thomas 1985 August 14

Box 10, Folder  8

Poetry 1978 December 13

Box 10, Folder  9

Thornwillow Press 1997 August 7

Box 10, Folder  10

VanStavern, Jan 1990 October 30