Tom Mandel is the author/co-author of more than 20 books and chapbooks of poetry from 1978 to the present moment, including Realism, Letters of the Law, To the Cognoscenti, and The Grand Piano, a ten-volume experiment in collaborative autobiography by San Francisco Language Poets. He has been published by numerous influential small presses, including Tuumba, Burning Deck, Sun & Moon, Chax Press, and Zasterle. His writing has been published globally, including In the American Tree and The Norton Anthology of Post-Modern Verse (First Edition), as well as multiple volumes of Best American Poetry and in French in 49+1: Poètes Americain.
This archive tells the story of these publications, with ample correspondence; The papers are almost equally-divided between correspondence (early 1970s–onward), and drafts of works and other working documents. The collection includes frequent references to MIAM and other publishing projects, and correspondence with Charles Bernstein, Ann Lauterbach, Bruce Andrews, Ron Silliman, Rosmarie Waldrop, Ed Foster, David Deneger, Rae Armantrout, Charles Alexander, Leslie Scalapino, Manuel Brito, Barrett Watten, Spencer Selby, Lyn Hejinian, and many others.
The archive has sold.