David Gitin edited Bricoleur, corresponded with Oppen from 1968-1977. He published Oppen, sought his editorial eye when writing
poetiy himself, welcomed his support when he wentjob-hunting. Oppen had sustained correspondence in this periodwith Michael
Heller, Armand Schwerner, Levertov & Michael Cuddihy, but probably not many others. Serendipity sold for Gitin letters a decade
ago, but that lot did not include Oppen, as I remember it. Below is a detailed list ofthe Oppen file, and as a courtesy, a
register of everything else Gitin brought in last week, for though it is tempting to sell these others singly in various directions,
to maximize profits, it is not courteous to Stanford to do so: I include all the non-Oppen for a lump sum additional, as indicated.
Gitin did not cooperate with Rachel Blau who did a SELECTED LETTERS for Sulphur, publishing mostly letters to her. Our letters
are unpublished. Sometimes Oppen addresses Joyce Gitin. Oppen & Gitin were often in the same city together (SF), & therefore
met, did not correspond. In this period Oppen's SEASCAPE is published & COLLECTED POEMS is in progress. Rough drafts ofPRIMTTIVE
appear in the correspondence, a bit.
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