Title:Eric Walker papers
Creator/Contributor:Walker, Eric, 1964-1994, creator, creator.
Creator/Contributor:Vinograd, Deborah, artist.
Contains typescript and manuscript poems, published poems, unpublished collections of poetry, notebooks, color pen drawings,
and publications containing Eric Walker's poems. Unpublished collections include: Schizophrenia, Hearts and Freeways, Poems
from the Subterranean Heart, The Heart's Assembly, among others. Includes some unpublished prose pieces including "Hell's
Children." Also contains a photocopy of an article from Spectacle magazine (Vol. 1 No. 2, Spring 1998) titled, "The Fall of
Euphorion: The wrongful death of Eric Walker," that explores the relationship between mental illness and creativity. Includes
one folder of 21 color snapshots from Eric Walker's childhood and teen years, and 1 color snapshot of his brother and father.
Also includes one pen-and-ink sketch on a napkin of a jester-like figure by Deborah Vinograd and one mixed media drawing,
possibly of Eric Walker, by an unidentified artist in 1991.
Walker, Eric -- 1964-1994 -- Diaries
Walker, Eric -- 1964-1994 -- Archives
Walker, Eric -- 1964-1994 -- Photographs
Poets, American -- California
Schizophrenia -- Poetry
Mental illness -- Poetry
Schizophrenics -- California
Eric Walker papers, BANC MSS 2014/203, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift of Diane Walker Murray; 2014-2018.
Selected publications transferred to the Print Collections of the Bancroft Library.
Eric Bailey Walker (born September 8, 1964, California ; died March 13, 1994 in Humboldt, California) was an award-winning
poet inspired by the works of Rimbaud and mentored initially by Brother Antoninus (William Everson). He suffered from schizophrenia
for at least a decade of his life and was often in and out of mental institutions.. He died by suicide while being held in
Humboldt County Jail on charges of stalking.
Type:Manuscripts for publication.
Pastels (visual works)
Drawings (visual works)
2.0 (5 22 color snapshots
BANC MSS 2014/203 box 1
BANC MSS 2014/203 box 2
BANC MSS 2014/203 box 3
BANC MSS 2014/203 box 4
BANC MSS 2014/203 box 5
BANC MSS 2014/203