Charlie Vermont Papers

Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
Copyright 2005
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla 92093-0175

Descriptive Summary

Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla 92093-0175
Title: Charlie Vermont Papers
Creator: Vermont, Charlie
Identifier/Call Number: MSS 0036
Physical Description: .8 Linear feet (2 archives boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1965 - 1983
Abstract: Papers of Charlie Vermont, an American poet and editor, which shed light on the careers of a group of writers who began publishing in the late 1960s. The extent of the collection is small, and dominated by correspondence with other poets which touch on both the correspondents' and Vermont's literary careers and personal lives. While the earliest of the letters dates from the late 1960s, and the most recent is from the early 1980s, the majority were written in the mid-1970s. Also included is a small group of original writings by Vermont.
Languages: English .


American poet and editor Charlie Vermont's publications include: Charlie is Laughing, Two Women, and Selected Poems. He was also the editor of Two Charlies magazine with Charles Walsh.

Scope and Contents of Collection

The papers of poet Charlie Vermont, which document the personal lives and literary careers of Charlie Vermont and writers with whom he was associated from the late 1960s to early 1980s.
Arranged in three series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) WRITINGS AND EPHEMERA, 3) 2021 ADDITIONS.

Publication Rights

Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

Preferred Citation

Charlie Vermont Papers, MSS 36. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

Acquisition Information

Acquired 1986, 2021.



Subjects and Indexing Terms

American poetry -- 20th century
Photographic prints -- 20th century
Vermont, Charlie -- Archives



Scope and Content of Series

Series 1) CORRESPONDENCE: Correspondence sent to Vermont by various writers makes up the bulk of the collection. Most of these writers were also personal friends of Vermont's; therefore the letters often transcend professional matters and touch on Vermont's and the correspondents' lives. The letters of each correspondent are collected within a single folder, and the folders are arranged alphabetically. Letters from unidentified correspondents are collected at the end of the series. The largest collection of letters are those sent by Lewis Warsh, Charles Walsh, Bernadette Mayer, and Ken Irby. The collection is limited in scope by the absence of Vermont's own letters.
Box 1, Folder 1

Batki, John

Box 1, Folder 2

Berkson, Bill

Box 1, Folder 3

Blaisdell, Gus

Box 1, Folder 4

Bly, Robert

Box 1, Folder 6

Casey, Mike

Box 1, Folder 5

Bromige, David

Box 1, Folder 7

Clark, Tom

Box 1, Folder 8

Codrescu, Andrei

Box 1, Folder 9

Creeley, Robert

Box 1, Folder 10

Eppsteiner, F

Box 1, Folder 11

Ferlingetti, Lawrence

Box 1, Folder 12

Fiedler, Kurt

Box 1, Folder 13

Fraser, Kathleen

Box 1, Folder 14

Golden Light Southwest Anthology

Box 1, Folder 15

Goldstein, Richard

Box 1, Folder 16

Goodell, Larry

Box 1, Folder 17

Grillc, Paul

Box 1, Folder 18

Grossinger, Richard

Box 1, Folder 19

Gustafson, Jim

Box 1, Folder 20

Hassan, Iha

Box 1, Folder 21

Hawkins, Bobby Louise

Box 1, Folder 22

Hickman, Lee

Box 1, Folder 23

Hough, Lindy

Box 1, Folder 24

Irby, Ken

Box 1, Folder 25

Levitt, Peter

Box 1, Folder 26

MacClain, Martin

Box 1, Folder 27

Mayer, Bernadette

Box 1, Folder 28

Mikolowski, Ken

Box 1, Folder 29

Owen, Maureen

Box 1, Folder 30

Pearlman, Bill

Box 1, Folder 31

Plymell, Charles

Box 1, Folder 32

Robertson, Kell

Box 1, Folder 33

Rodefer, Stephen

Box 1, Folder 34

Stein and Day Publishers

Box 1, Folder 35

Veitch, Tom

Box 1, Folder 36

Vermont, Henry

Box 1, Folder 37

Vigil, Carmen

Box 1, Folder 38

Waldman, Anne

Box 1, Folder 39

Walsh, Charles

Box 1, Folder 40

Warsh, Lewis

Box 1, Folder 41

Warshall, Peter

Box 1, Folder 42

Whalen, Phil

Box 1, Folder 43

Young, Geoff

Box 1, Folder 44

Unidentified correspondence



Scope and Content of Series

Series 2) WRITINGS AND EPHEMERA: Two manuscripts written by Vermont, and a folder of photographs and flyers.
Box 1, Folder 45

Bee Eye

Box 1, Folder 46

Review of Jim Gustafson's recent book

Box 1, Folder 47




Box 2, Folder 1-7

Miscellaneous letters 1969-1983


Includes brief, single letters from correspondents including Steve Rodefer, Lewis Warsh, Besmilr Brigham, Fred Epstein, Bernadette Mayer, and Henry Korn.
Box 2, Folder 8

Peter Levitt, "Hiroshima, Brox-style, or how I lost my balls in P.S. 106"

Box 2, Folder 9

Submissions and correspondence for Two Charlies Magazine