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Jack Spicer papers, 1956-1963.
BANC MSS 99/94 c
Collection Overview

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.

Abstract:

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.

Date:

1956 (issued)

Subject:

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Spicer, Jack -- Archives
Spicer, Jack -- Friends and associates
Herndon, Fran -- Correspondence
Dorn, Edward -- Correspondence
Ariel -- 1926-2017 -- Correspondence
Dorn, Edward
Spicer, Jack
Poets, American -- 20th century
Poets, American -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area
Friendship
Poets, American
California -- San Francisco Bay Area

Note:

Jack Spicer papers, BANC MSS 99/94 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
In English.

Type:

Manuscripts for publication.
Photographs.
Poems.

Physical Description:

print
0.4 (1

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 99/94 c

Origin:

California

Related Item:

Homage to Creeley : Spicer, Jack.
Heads of the town up to the aether : Spicer, Jack.
Holy grail : Spicer, Jack.
Billy the Kid : Spicer, Jack.