Title:Tom Clark papers, 1984-1986
Creator/Contributor:Clark, Tom, 1941-2018, creator
Creator/Contributor:Weinberg, Jeffrey H.
Creator/Contributor:Ferris, Lester., Correspondent.
Manuscripts of poems, books reviews, essays, correspondence, volumes formerly owned by Clark and containing his notes and
Typescript of "Disordered Ideas" (poetry); holograph and typescript, galley, correspondence relating to Clark's reading and
to the publication by Lester Ferris of the Lapis Press of his poem, "His Supposition; poetry notebook and drafts and typescripts
of poems, 1984-1986; holograph and typescript of his Introduction to Kerouac's "Escapedes," with related correspondence with
publisher Jeffrey H. Weinberg; holograph draft and final typescript of "Towards a Theory of Beauty: Five Essays on Aesthetics"
(1985); notes, holograph drafts and typescripts for book and poetry reviews; and an interview with Clark by Lynn Gray, Winter
Correspondence, clippings pertaining to the Poetry Flash "language war." Clark's annotated copies of Kerouac's "Book of Dreams,"
and the Kerouac biography, "Jack's Book."
Kerouac, Jack -- 1922-1969
American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism
American literature -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area
Poetry, Modern -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Poets, American -- 20th century -- California
Authors, American -- 20th century
Poets, American -- 20th century -- Interviews
California poet, author and critic. In June 1985 George Lakoff reviewed Writing/talks, edited by Bob Perelman, in Poetry Flash.
The following issue of Poetry Flash (July 1985) carried a response by Tom Clark, solicited by Poetry Flash's associate editor,
which sparked considerable controversy. Correspondence and clippings related to the ensuing debate are included in this collection.
Manuscripts for publication.
2 boxes (.8 linear ft.).
BANC MSS 86/163 c [no longer used]
BANC MSS 86/59 c box 1
BANC MSS 86/59 c box 2
BANC MSS 86/59 c