A Curriculum of the Soul. Joanne Kyger. Institute of Further Studies. 1972–2002.
A Curriculum of the Soul. Joanne Kyger. Institute of Further Studies. 1972–2002.
A Curriculum of the Soul. Joanne Kyger. Institute of Further Studies. 1972–2002.
A Curriculum of the Soul. Joanne Kyger. Institute of Further Studies. 1972–2002.
A Curriculum of the Soul. Joanne Kyger. Institute of Further Studies. 1972–2002.
A Curriculum of the Soul. Joanne Kyger. Institute of Further Studies. 1972–2002.
A Curriculum of the Soul. Joanne Kyger. Institute of Further Studies. 1972–2002.
A Curriculum of the Soul. Joanne Kyger. Institute of Further Studies. 1972–2002.

A Curriculum of the Soul.

Institute of Further Studies, 1972–2002. Item #2137

Saddle-stitched in wrappers. The "fascicles," or chapbooks, drew on terms from Charles Olson's "A Plan for the Curriculum of the Soul," a document published in 1968 that was Projective Verse's answer to bibliography: a map of 223 terms, names, subjects, and ideas arrayed across a page. 

In 1970, after Olson's death, Jack Clarke arranged pairings of 28 poets and terms from the "Curriculum." Joanne Kyger was a participant in the series along with Gerrit Lansing, Alice Notley, Harvey Brown, John Wieners, Robin Blaser, Ed Sanders, Michael McClure, Anselm Hollo, and many others, who explored Olson's topics at length and with their own poetic investments. Kyger remarks on the importance of "A Curriculum" to her and others in the post "The Community of The Curriculum of the Soul," on the Poetry Foundation site. 

These copies are from the library of Joanne Kyger and include her notes in the form of post-its with holograph annotations, as well as light annotations and laid-in notes throughout. Condition ranges from very good plus to near fine, and show evidence of Kyger's reading practice. Individual photos and condition reports available upon request. Includes:

0. Charles Olson, Pleistocene Man
1. Albert Glover, The Mushroom
2. Duncan McNaughton, Dream
3. John Wieners, Woman
4. Michael Boughn, One's Own Mind
5. Lisa Jarnot, One's Own Language
6. Fred Wah, Earth
7. John Clarke, Blake
8. Robert Duncan, Dante
9. Alice Notley, Homer's Art
10. Robin Blaser, Bach's Belief
11. Robert Dalke, trans., Novalis' Subjects
12. George F. Butterick, The Norse
13. Edward Kissam, The Arabs
14. Edward Billowitz, American Indians
15. Harvey Brown, Jazz Playing
16. Lewis MacAdams, Dance
17. Ed Sanders, Egyptian Hieroglyphs
18. Michael Bylebyl, Ismaeli Muslimism
19. David Tirrell, Alchemy
20. Danny Zimmerman, Perspective
21. Drummond Hadley, Vision
22. James Koller, Messages
23. Gerrit Lansing, Analytic Psychology
24. Michael McClure, Organism
25. John Thorpe, Matter
26. Joanne Kyger, Phenomenological
27. Anselm Hollo, Sensation
28. Robert Grenier, Attention

Price: $2,500.00

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