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Poetry Reading Flyers of the Mimeograph Revolution

 

Poetry reading flyers are transitory by nature — quickly printed, locally distributed, easily discarded and thus frequently overlooked by scholars and curators when researching and documenting literary activities. They appear from time to time as fleeting one-offs in archives and collections, yet when viewed in the context of a large group these seemingly ephemeral objects take on significance as primary documents.

Through close observation of this collection of poetry reading flyers, one gains insight into considerations of the development and representation of literary communities and affiliations of poets, the interplay of visual image, text and design, and the evolution of printing technology.

A great many of the flyers appeared during the flowering of the mimeo revolution, an extraordinarily rich period of literary activity which was in part characterized by a profusion of poetry readings, performances, and publications documented by the flyers.

This collection includes flyers from the mid-sixties to the present with a focus on the seventies, and embraces a range of poets and national venues with particular attention to activity in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area.

For a reading by Lewis Warsh and Harris Schiff, Ear Inn, New York City, December 6, n.d.
Flyer. 11 x 8-1/2 inches.

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There are approximately 400 flyers (including a smattering of posters and cards), which are often 8 ½ x 11 – 8 ½ x 17 inches and printed as cheaply as possible, frequently via mimeograph, and often intended to be mailed. More than 250 writers and artists and nearly 100 venues are represented with a strong concentration on the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church as well as Café Le Metro, The Folklore Center, The Living Theater, Intersection, The Poetry Center at San Francisco State, New Langton Arts Center, and Cody’s to name only a few.

This collection was assembled over the last 20 years and to the best of our knowledge represents the largest single offering of such material to date.

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Selected Highlights from the Collection

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For "Benefit Reading for Juillard Magazine" with Jim Carroll, Maureen Owen, Anne Waldman, Dick Gallup, Ron Padgett, Larry Fagin, Peter Schjeldahl, Patti Smith, Jim Brodey, Peter Orlovsky, and Ralston Farina among others at The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church, December 22, 1971. Artwork by George Schneeman. Signed by George Schneeman. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 11 inches.

 

For “Jail Poets” reading by Ray Bremser (in absentia), Carl Einhorn, Taylor Mead, Jackson Mac Low, and John Wieners among others, at The Living Theatre, September 9, 1963. Artwork by Emma Silverman. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 11 inches.

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  For “The Heavyweight Sound Fight” with Sten Hanson, Charlie Morrow, Carles Santos, Armand Schwerner, and Simone Forti at Gleason’s Gym, New York City, March 14, 1981?. Poster. 29 x 23 inches.

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For a reading by Larry Fagin, Charles Levendosky and David Shapiro at New York University, February 21, 1971. Artwork by Joe Brainard. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 11 inches.

 

For a reading by Diane Wakoski and Robert Van Dias at The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church, October 24, 1973. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 11 inches.

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  For “Poetry Cabaret,” “Polymnia in the Penthouse,” 3 evenings of readings with George Economou, Charles Reznikoff, Jerome Rothenberg, John Wieners, Paul Violi, Helen Adam, Anne Waldman, Rebecca Wright, Larry Fagin, Lewis MacAdams, David Meltzer, and Carter Ratcliff in the Penthouse Restaurant of the Museum of Modern Art, New York City, April n.d. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 17 inches.

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  For “The Fashion Show Poetry Event” by Eduardo Costa, John Perreault, and Hannah Weiner. Fashions by James Lee Byars, Allan d’Arcangelo, Alex Katz, Marisol, Les Levine, James Rosenquist, Marjorie Strider, Claes Oldenburg, and Andy Warhol among others at the Center for Inter-American Relations, New York City, January 14, 1969. Design by Les Levine. Poster. 26-3/4 x 19-1/2 inches.

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For "Marathon Reading From the Works of Gertrude Stein" at The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church, April 28 and 29, 1972. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 11 inches.

 

For a reading by John Giorno with the women’s rock group Grapevine at Barnard College, February 22, 1973. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 11 inches.

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For a reading by Charles Reznikoff at The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church, November 4, 1970. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 11 inches.

 

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For "Charles Reznikoff Memorial Reading" at The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church, March 20, 1976. Participants included Peter Orlovsky, Larry Fagin, Joel Oppenheimer, Ron Padgett, Alice Notley, Stanley Kunitz, Susan Howe, Allen Ginsberg, Charles North, Michael Scholnick, Anne Waldman, Bill Zavatsky, Maureen Owen, and Ted Berrigan among others. Artwork by George Schneeman. Signed by George Schneeman. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 11 inches.

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  For a "Poetry Reading Benefit for Tail of the Tiger Buddhist Meditation Center" with Allen Ginsberg, John Giorno, Anne Waldman, Robert Newman, Armand Schwerner, Charles Stein, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City, January 12, 1973. Poster. 19 x 25 inches.

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"For the Benefit of Leroi Jones," a reading, concert, lecture, and entertainment featuring Frank O’Hara, Gaby Rodgers, Jack Richardson, Paul Blackburn, Larry Rivers, Anita Ellis, Joel Oppenheimer, Cecil Taylor & Co., and Don Cherry & Brass Ensemble at the Living Theatre, June 24, 1963. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 11 inches.

 

For “First New York Appearance in Five Years: John Ashbery Reading from his own work” at The Living Theatre, September 16, 1963. Artwork by Emma Silverman. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 11 inches.

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For a reading by Edwin Denby, Katie Schneeman, and Tessie Mitchell at The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church, April 25, 1973. Artwork by George Schneeman. Signed by Schneeman. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 11 inches.

 

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For a benefit "Brunch / Reading with Margaret Randall" at La Peña Cultural Center, Berkeley, February 2, n.d. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 11 inches.

 

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For a reading by Clark Coolidge and Michael Friedman at Beyond Baroque, Venice, California, May 20, 2000. Silkscreen by Jim Ringley. This is no. 38 of 60 and is signed by Ringley. Poster. 12 x 15 inches.

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For a reading by Ted Berrigan and Dick Gallup at The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church, March 28, 1973. Artwork by George Schneeman. Signed by Schneeman. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 11 inches.

 

For "Mondays at Moe’s" reading series with Barbara Guest, Garrett Caples, and Bill Berkson at Moe’s Books, Berkeley, June 2000. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 11 inches.

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For a reading series at the Grand Piano Coffeehouse with Steve Abbott, Jack Mueller, Frances Mayes, Mark Linenthal, David Meltzer, Leonard Wolf, among others at the Grand Piano Coffeehouse, San Francisco, January 12–February 2, 1980. Artwork by Steve Abbott. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 11 inches.

 

For the monthly "10 Leonard Street Poetry Readings," New York City, with Kenneth Irby, Charles Bernstein, Lyn Hejinian, Clayton Eshleman, Larry Fagin, Michael Palmer, Ted Enslin, Greg Succop, Jed Rasula and Don Byrd, April n.d. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 11 inches.

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For "The Nova Convention" with Allen Ginsberg, Merce Cunningham, John Cage, Ed Sanders, Anne Waldman, Susan Sontag, Timothy Leary, Les Levine, Robert Anton Wilson, William S. Burroughs, Keith Richards, Patti Smith, Philip Glass, Brion Gysin, John Giorno among others at the Entermedia Theater, New York City, December 1 and 2, 1978. Poster. 17 x 22 inches.

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“Attention!! poets, space cadets, flamebrains, dope freaks, mishuganas, snatch˜snarfers, & snapping pussy! Ted Berrigan & Ed Sanders reading from their works and performing secret banned rites at the Le Metro Cafe,” New York City, May 26th, 1965. Artwork by Ed Sanders. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 11 inches.

 

For a reading by William S. Burroughs and John Giorno at the Keystone Korner, San Francisco, May 16, 1981. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 11 inches.

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For a reading with Sandra Maria Esteves, Lois Elaine Griffith, Janet Hamill, Helen Wong Huie, and Sara Miles at the Figaro Cafe, New York City, March 7, 1978. Celebrating the publishing of Ordinary Women: An Anthology of Poetry by New York City Women. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 11 inches.

 

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For a reading by Jim Carroll and Scott Cohen at the Folklore Center, New York City, June 9, n.d. Artwork by Carter Ratcliff. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 11 inches.

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For "Robert Duncan reading his poetry and appearing in an act of his play, 'Faust Foutu,' " at The Living Theatre, New York City, May 2, 1960. Artwork by Jess. Flyer. 13-1/8 x 8-1/2 inches.

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For a reading by Ted Berrigan and Anselm Hollo at The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church, January 15, 1975. Artwork by George Schneeman. Signed by Schneeman. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 11 inches.

 

For a reading by Diane di Prima and Michael McClure at The Dance Palace, Point Reyes Station, California, February 11, n.d. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 11 inches.

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For "Poetry Reading by Lee Harwood and Joe Brainard" at The Folklore Center, New York City, December 3, 1967. Artwork by Joe Brainard. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 11 inches.

 

For a reading by Peter Schjeldahl and Tom Clark, New York University, November 19, n.d. Artwork by George Schneeman. Signed by Schneeman. Flyer. 8 1/2 x 11 inches./p>

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For "Wave Hill Poetry Events" with John Giorno, Anne Waldman, and John Perreault at Wave Hill, Riverdale, New York, September 7, 1969. Design by Les Levine. Poster. 22-1/2 x 28-1/2 inches.

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For a reading and/or performance by Ira Cohen at the Tribal Warning Theatre, San Francisco, July 19, n.d. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 11 inches.

 

For a reading by Kenward Elmslie at The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church, May 13, n.d. Artwork by Joe Brainard. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 11 inches.

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"Hello! I'm Sluggo. Just Wanted to Let You Know," for a reading by Clark Coolidge and Larry Fagin at The New York Studio School, April 2, n.d. Artwork by Joe Brainard. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 11 inches.

 

For a reading and performance by Allen Ginsberg with Peter Orlovsky at Town Hall, New York City, March 19, 1966. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 11 inches.

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For "Benefit for the Visit to the United States of His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche" with Michael Brownstein, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, John Giorno, Philip Glass, Joan Jonas, Les Levine, Charlemagne Palestine, Ed Sanders, Anne Waldman, and Robert Wilson at at St. Mark’s Church, New York City, October 29, 1975. Design by Les Levine. Poster. 20-3/8 x 34-1/4 inches.

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For a reading by Paul Violi and Phyllis Rosenzweig at Folio Bookstore, Washington, D.C., October 29, 1976. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 11 inches.

 

For a "public lecture" by Jonathan Williams at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, April 20 and a reading by Jonathan Williams with Tom Meyer, April 21, 1988 at the Bockley Gallery, Minneapolis. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 11 inches.

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For a reading by W.H. Auden and introduction by Mark Strand at Columbia University, January 13, 1972. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 11 inches.

 

For a reading by Bobbie Creeley and Joanne Kyger at Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, June 29, 1971. [Intersection’s poetry reading series was coordinated by Lewis Warsh in 1971]. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 11 inches.

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For “Johnny Guitar” by John Giorno, a reading for Anne Waldman’s birthday party at St. Mark’s Church, New York City, April 2, 1969. Design by Les Levine. Flyer. 17-1/2 x 22-1/2 inches.

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For a reading by Clark Coolidge at The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church, October 17, 1973. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 11 inches.

 

For “Breakthrough in the Grey Room!” an evening of readings and films by Diane Wakoski, [Paul] Sharits, and [David] Franks, at the B&O Station, May 14, n.d. Flyer. 9-7/8 x 12-1/2 inches.

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For a reading by Jerome Rothenberg and George Quasha at The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church, January 20, n.d. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 11 inches.

 

For “Homage to Philip Guston” at The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church, December 17, 1980. Participants included Dore Ashton, Morton Feldman, Ted Berrigan, Alice Notley, Bill Berkson, Joel Oppenheimer, Rudy Burckhardt, Clark Coolidge, Stanley Kunitz, Bill Corbett, Fielding Dawson, Larry Fagin, and Michael Blackwood among others. Artwork by Philip Guston. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 11 inches.

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For "Runesmith Caravan, Being an Evening of Song, Poem & Frolic” with Diane di Prima and John Braden, Straight Theatre, San Francisco, April 29, n.d. Poster. 19-1/2 x 14-5/8 inches.

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For "Thursday Nite Womens Series" with Mary Mackey, Susan McDonald, Susan Effros, Ora Williams, Erica Horn, and Jeanie Lance at Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, July n.d. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 14 inches.

 

For a reading by Andre Codrescu at the University of California, Berkeley, April 12, n.d. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 14 inches.

 

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For "Saturday Afternoon Poetry Series" with Gene Simpson, O.D. Merrick, Neeli Cherry, Black Pearl, and Palace Monkey’s Poet Band at Minnies Can-Do Club, San Francisco, March 1975. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 14 inches.

 

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For "Intersection Tuesday Poetry Series" with Joanna Drucker, Michael Wolfe, Steve Ratner, Susan Griffin among others at Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, December n.d. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 14 inches.

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For "St. Mark's Poetry Project Annual New Year's Benefit" at St. Mark’s Church, January 1, 1983. Poster by George Schneeman. Poster. 16-1/2 x 21-3/4 inches.

 

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For a reading by Bernadette Mayer and Clark Coolidge at The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church, February 24, n.d. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 11 inches.

 

For a reading by Philip Whalen at Cody’s Books, Berkeley, July 25, n.d. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 11 inches.

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For a reading by Larry Goodell and Steve Rodefer at The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church, September 26, 1973. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 11 inches.

 

For the monthly "Poetry Readings at Le Metro,” at Café Le Metro, New York City, May 1965, with Kenward Elmslie, Dick Gallup, Jerome Rothenberg, and Kathleen Fraser. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 11 inches.

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For a reading by John Wieners at The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church, January 17, 1973. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 11 inches.

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For "The Living Theatre Repertory presents Women of Trachis by Sophokles [sic], a version by Ezra Pound and The Marrying Maiden by Jackson Mac Low," Tuesday nights, 1960. Flyer. 9 x 7 inches.

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For a reading by Peter Schjeldahl at the Fischbach Gallery, New York City, May 1, n.d. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 11 inches.

 

For "Keystone Korner Jazz & Poetry Benefit" for Amiri Baraka, including poets Diane di Prima, David Meltzer, Jack Hirschman, Kush, and Ira Cohen among others at the Keystone Korner, San Francisco, April 12, n.d. Flyer. 8-1/4 x 12-5/8 inches.

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For “An Evening of Natural Poetry,” a benefit for Indigena with readings by Gary Snyder, Anne Waldman, Joanne Kyger, and Michael McClure at Martin Luther King Jr. High, Berkeley, June 5, n.d. Poster. 14-1/4 x 18 inches.

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For the “Rebel Poets” reading with Taylor Mead, Jack Micheline, and Bernie Uronovitz at The Living Theatre, New York City, July 1, n.d. Poster. 10 x 17 inches.

 

For a reading by Ron Padgett of his poetry and translation of poems by Blaise Cendrars. December 29, 1977. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 11 inches.

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For a reading by Barbara Kruger and Juan Hamill (Janet Hamill) at Artists Space, New York City, April 22, 1975(?). On verso, in Hamill’s hand, appears to be her reading list. Flyer. 8-3/4 x 5-1/2 inches.

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For a reading by Kay Boyle, presented by the Poetry Center, San Francisco State University, December 10, n.d. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 14 inches.

 

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For the monthly “Poet’s Gallery Line-Up” reading series with Paul de Barros, D.A. Hagelberg, John Oliver Simon and Wayne Miller at The Coffee Gallery, San Francisco, March 1974. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 14 inches.

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For "Poetry at Cody’s" March readings calendar with Kay Boyle, Nanos Valaoritis, Howard Hart, Susan Efros, Erika Horn, and Terry Wetherby Cody’s Books, Berkeley, March n.d. Flyer. 14 x 8-1/2 inches.

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For a reading by Tom Raworth at Cody’s Books, April 14, 1976. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 13-1/2 inches.

 

For "Benefit for The Living Theatre who are busted and behind bars in Brazil” with Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Michael McClure, Diane di Prima, The Cockettes Magic Theater, and Saul Landau at University of California, Berkeley, August 9, n.d. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 14 inches.

 

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For “The Sand Dollar Reading at Cody’s” with Bill Berkson, Michael Davidson, Robert Duncan, Ron Johnson, Jeanetta Jones, Michael McClure, Michael Palmer, and Leslie Scalapino at Cody's Books, Berkeley, November 24, n.d. Poster. 17 x 22 inches.

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For a benefit for Soup magazine hosted by Steve Abbott with Kathy Acker, Francisco Alarçon, Bruce Boone, Dennis Cooper, Kathleen Fraser, Robert Glück, Anselm Hollo, Stephen Kessler, Harold Norse, and Nanos Valaoritis at the Valencia Rose Cafe, San Francisco, March 17, n.d. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 14 inches.

 

For "Poetry at Cody’s" July readings calendar with Don Cushman, Jerry Ratch, Irwin Rosen, Mary Lou Doyle, Elsa Gidlow, and Karen Brodine at Cody’s Books, Berkeley, July n.d. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 14 inches.

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For “Tiny Events by Poets” with Hannah Weiner, Jim Carroll, Emmett Williams, John Giorno, Joe Brainard, Jackson Mac Low, Carter Ratcliff, Ron Padgett, Anne Waldman, Carol Berge, Peter Schjeldahl, Michael Brownstein, Dan Graham, Vito Acconci, among others at the Longview Country Club (annex to Max's Kansas City), November 17th, 1968. Flyer. 8-1/2 x 14 inches.

 

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For the “Women for Angela” reading with Janice Mirikatani, Pat Parker, Susan Griffin, Jessica Hagedorn, and Thulani Nkadindi among others at the Fellowship Hall, Berkeley, June 10, n.d. Poster. 11 x 12-3/4 inches.

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Poets and Venues Represented in the Collection

Some of the poets represented in the collection:

Keith Abbott
Steve Abbott
Kathy Acker
Helen Adam
Francisco Alarçon
Bruce Andrews
David Antin
Brother Antonius
Allan Appel
John Ashbery
Dore Ashton
W.H. Auden
Russell Banks
Barbara Baracks
John Barth
Jennifer Bartlett
Michael Benedikt
Bill Berkson
Alan Bernheimer
Charles Bernstein
Ted Berrigan
Elizabeth Bishop
Paul Blackburn
Max Blagg
Robin Blaser
Douglas Blazek
Robert Bly
Kay Boyle
Joe Brainard
Edward Kamau Braithwaite
Ray Bremser
Edwin Brock
Jim Brodey
David Bromige
Susan Brooker
Gwendolyn Brooks
James Broughton
Rebecca Brown
Michael Brownstein
Charles Bukowski
William S. Burroughs
Don Byrd
John Cage
Ernesto Cardinale
Jim Carroll
Tom Clark
Andy Clausen
Carole Gregory Clemmons
Andrei Codrescu
Ira Cohen
Clark Coolidge
Dennis Cooper
Robert Coover
Gregory Corso
Robert Creeley
Fielding Dawson
Edwin Denby
Donna Dennis
Diane di Prima
Jim Dine
Ed Dorn
Rose Drachler
Johanna Drucker
Robert Duncan
George Economu
Russell Edson
Carl Einhorn
Kenward Elmslie
Ted Enslin
Clayton Eshleman
Larry Fagin
Ray Federman
Leslie Fiedler
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Mary Ferrari
Norman Fischer
Simone Forti
Kathleen Fraser
Ed Friedman
Dick Gallup
Merrill Gilfillan
Allen Ginsberg
John Giorno
Daniela Gioseffi
Louise Gluck

Robert Glück
John Godfrey
Larry Goodell
Michael Gottlieb
Ted Greenwald
Richard Grossinger
Barbara Guest
Thom Gunn
Robert Haas
Janet Hamill
Michael S. Harper
Jana Harris
Lee Harwood
Bobbie Louise Hawkins
Anthony Hecht
Lyn Hejinian
David Henderson
Gerritt Henry
Brenda Hillman
Jack Hirschman
George Hitchcock
Emmanuel Hocquard
Anselm Hollo
Bob Holman
Susan Howe
Andrew Hoyem
Robert Huff
Kenneth Irby
Ray Johnson
Jill Johnston
Franz Kamin
Robert Kelly
Maurice Kenny
James Koller
Bill Knot
Allison Knowles
Kenneth Koch
James Koller
Richard Kostelanetz
Chris Kraus
Rochelle Kraut
Richard Krech
Barbara Kruger
Maxine Kumin
Tuli Kupferberg
Joanne Kyger
James Laughlin
Irving Layton
Denise Levertov
Phillip Levine
Frank Lima
Ron Loewinsohn
Elouise Loftin
John Logan
Phillip Lopate
Lori Lubeski
Lydia Lunch
Jackson Mac Low
Lewis MacAdams
Gerard Malanga
Steve Malmude
Jack Marshall
George Mattingly
Thomas McGrath
Charlie Morrow
Bernadette Mayer
Roy McBride
Michael McClure
Rod McKuen
Taylor Mead
David Meltzer
James Merrill
W.S. Merwin
Tom Meyer
Jack Micheline
Tessie Mitchell
Eileen Myles
Howard Nemerov
Joachim Neugroschel
Kathy Norris
Harold Norse
Charles North
Alice Notley
Frank O’Hara
Tillie Olsen

Joel Oppenheimer
Kevin Opstedal
Peter Orlovsky
Simon Ortiz
Maureen Owen
Ron Padgett
Michael Palmer
Raymond Patterson
Bob Perelman
John Perrault
Julianne Perry
Janine Pommy Vega
Charles Potts
George Quasha
Margaret Randall
Jed Rasula
Carter Ratcliff
Rochelle Ratner
Tom Raworth
Ishmael Reed
Kenneth Rexroth
Kit Robinson
Stephen Rodefer
Phyllis Rosenzweig
Jerome Rothenberg
Claude Royet-Journaud
Muriel Rukeyser
Tamara Ryuichi
Ed Sanders
Aram Saroyan
Leslie Scalapino
Harris Schiff
Peter Schjeldahl
George Schneeman
Carolee Schneemann
Simon Schuchat
Armand Schwerner
Hugh Seidman
David Shapiro
Harvey Shapiro
Bill Shields
Grace Schulman
Tanikawa Shuntaro
Aaron Shurin
Ron Silliman
Charles Simic
John Oliver Simon
Louis Simpson
Patti Smith
Gary Snyder
Alan Sondheim
Johnny Stanton
Charles Stein
Mark Strand
Cole Swenson
May Swenson
Barbara Szerlip
Lynne Tillman
Tony Towle
David Trinidad
Quincy Troupe
Mona Van Duyn
Paul Vangelisti
Robert Vas Dias
Tom Veitch
Paul Violi
D.R. Wagner
Diane Wakoski
Derek Walcott
Anne Waldman
Lewis Warsh
Barrett Watten
Hannah Weiner
Philip Whalen
John Wieners
Jonathan Williams
A.D. Winans
Leonard Wolfe
Douglas Woolf
Harold Wright
Al Young
Katagiri Yuzuru
Bill Zavatsky

 

Some of the venues represented in the collection:

10 Leonard St., New York City
22 Wooster St., New York City
98 Greene Street Loft, New York City
1437 Harrison St. Oakland
Artists Space, New York City
Barnard College, New York City
The Bishop’s Coffeehouse, Oakland
Bockley Gallery, Minneapolis
Borregaard’s Museum, San Francisco
Branford College, Yale University, New Haven
Café Babar, San Francisco
Café Le Metro, New York City
Caspar Art Collective, Caspar
Cody’s Books, Berkeley
Coffee Gallery, San Francisco
Ear Inn, New York City
The Dance Palace, Point Reyes Station
Dr. Generosity’s, New York City
DNA Lounge, New York City
Fellowship of Unitarians, Berkeley
Folio Bookstore, Washington, D.C.
Folklore Center, New York City 
Fugazi Hall, San Francisco
Galleria Arriba, Great Barrington
Grand Piano Coffee House, San Francisco
The Guggenheim Museum, New York City
Hallwalls, Buffalo
Hofstra University, New York City
Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco
Just Buffalo (Allentown Community Center),
     Buffalo
Keystone Korner, Berkeley
The Lab, San Francisco
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
The Living Theatre, New York City
Luna’s Café, Sacramento
Minnie’s Can-Do Club, San Francisco
Moe’s Books, Berkeley
Monterey Peninsula College
The Mudd Club, New York City
New Langton Arts Center, San Francisco

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
The New School, New York City
The New York Studio School, New York City
New York University
Panjandrum Press, San Francisco
La Peña Cultural Center, Berkeley
Pierson College, Yale University
Poetry at the Press Club, San Francisco
The Poetry Center, New York City
The Poetry Center, San Francisco State College
The Poetry Center of the 92nd St. Y, 
       New York City
The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church, 
       New York City
Poetry Theatre at Westbeth, New York City
Printers Inc. Bookstore, Palo Alto
Realty Art Workshop, San Francisco
Remington’s, New York City
Rice Media Center, Houston
Sacramento Poetry Center 
La Salamandra, Berkeley
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco State University
Show & Tell Gallery, San Francisco
SIR Center, San Francisco
Soldiers and Sailors Monument, New York City
St. Adrian Company, New York City
Star Turtle Gallery, New York City
The Strand, San Francisco
SUNY Buffalo
Town Hall, New York City
Tribal Warning Theatre, New York City
University of California, Berkeley
Valencia Rose Cafe, Berkeley
The Victoria Street Theatre, Santa Barbara
Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis
The Walt Whitman Bookshop, San Francisco
Waterfront Theatre, San Francisco
Wave Hill, New York City
Western Front, Vancouver
Whitney Museum of Art, Riverdale

 

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