Title:Jack Spicer papers, 1956-1963
Creator/Contributor:Spicer, Jack, creator, creator.
Creator/Contributor:Herndon, Fran, correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Dorn, Edward, correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Ariel, 1926-2017, correspondent.
Consists chiefly of typescripts and manuscripts of single and collected poems, all undated. Includes typescripts of 9 poems,
including 3 signed by Spicer, and poems collected under the titles: Billy the Kid; The heads of the town up to the aether,
including cover sketches by Fran Herndon, mock-up, and prospectus; Holy grail; and, "Fix sequence" (a working title given
by Kevin Killian). The verso of page 6 of the poem, "Book of the death of Arthur" (in Holy grail), has Spicer's draft of a
letter to Edward Dorn of New York concerning the writing of poetry; on page 3 of "Fix sequence" is a letter from Ariel Parkinson
concerning Heads of the town ...
Also includes a letter from Spicer to Herndon concerning their friendship, 1 black and white photoprint of an original photograph
portrait of Spicer by Edgar Austin, and 1 reprint of a 1956 color snapshot by Kent Bowker, showing Spicer in a convertible
with friends, [Robert] Duncan, Robin Blaser, Dick Bratset, and Joe and Carolyn Dunn.
Spicer, Jack -- Archives
Spicer, Jack -- Friends and associates
Herndon, Fran -- Correspondence
Dorn, Edward -- Correspondence
Ariel -- 1926-2017 -- Correspondence
Poets, American -- 20th century
Poets, American -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area
California -- San Francisco Bay Area
Jack Spicer papers, BANC MSS 99/94 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Type:Manuscripts for publication.
BANC MSS 99/94 c