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Alfred O.C. Nier Papers, 1930-1996

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Series 3. Poetry manuscripts, 1946-2009, undated 
Note This series contains handwritten, typed, and computer printed poetry manuscripts; galley proofs; and comments and suggestions from friends, editors, and publishers regarding Robert Bly's books of poetry which demonstrate the process of creating the written art form.
Generally, the files are organized as received from Bly. Throughout his career, he often repurposed his works for new publications; therefore, the order was maintained to demonstrate Bly's usage of his manuscripts. Where there was no apparent order, one was imposed by the archivist.
Some of Bly's poetry can also be found in his journals, as he appears to have used his journals for multiple purposes. In addition, some poetry can be found in the Subject Correspondence subseries. Researchers are encouraged to review both the Journals and Correspondence series to thoroughly complete their study of his work on poetry.
To provide more precise access to some of Robert Bly's major poetic publications, this series is organized into ten subseries.
 
Subseries 1. Silence in the Snowy Fields, 1958-1991, undated 
Note Robert Bly's first major book of poetry was published in 1962 by Wesleyan University Press. This subseries is arranged in chronological order to aid researchers in following Robert Bly's progression of this work.
Box 98
Snowy Fields bits and pieces, 1958-1964, undated  Box 98, Folder 01
 
Old manuscripts of The Snowy Fields, 1959, undated  Box 98, Folder 02
 
Earliest Snowy Fields [and other] poems, 1961-1965  Box 98, Folder 03
 
First draft of Snowy Fields, Before 1962  Box 98, Folder 04
 
Silence [enlarged edition] early draft, Before 1962  Box 98, Folder 05
 
Snowy Fields early drafts, Before 1962  Box 98, Folder 06
Box 99
Editor's draft of "Silence in the Snowy Fields", Circa 1962  Box 99, Folder 01
 
[Galley proofs], 1962  Box 99, Folder 02
 
Notes for Snowy Fields, Circa 1962  Box 99, Folder 03
 
Old version: English Snowy Fields, Before 1967  Box 99, Folder 04
 
Snowy Fields second book; old versions, 1968-1969  Box 99, Folder 05
 
Snowy Fields - recent versions, Circa 1960s  Box 99, Folder 06
 
Snowy Fields II; old versions, 1976, undated  Box 99, Folder 07
 
Second Snowy Fields; old versions [1 of 3], Circa 1970s  Box 99, Folder 08
 
Second Snowy Fields; old versions [2 of 3], Circa 1970s  Box 99, Folder 09
 
Second Snowy Fields; old versions [3 of 3], Circa 1970s  Box 99, Folder 10
Box 100
Third Snowy Fields; old versions, 1985-1988  Box 100, Folder 01
 
Third Snowy Fields; old versions, 1988-1991  Box 100, Folder 02
 
Third Snowy Fields; old versions, Circa 1980s  Box 100, Folder 03
 
Subseries 2. The Light Around the Body, 1951-1970s, undated 
Note Robert Bly's National Book Award winning work was published in 1967 by Harper & Row. This subseries is arranged in chronological order to aid researchers in following Robert Bly's progression of this work.
Box 100
Old Mss: the Grant poem and poems on New York, Circa 1951-1954  Box 100, Folder 04
 
For Grant, 1955-1957, undated  Box 100, Folder 05
 
[Drafts of] Poems: Light Around the Body, 1955, 1957-1958, undated  Box 100, Folder 06
 
J.P. Morgan; first three drafts, 1957-1960  Box 100, Folder 07
 
J.P. Morgan poems, 1958-1964  Box 100, Folder 08
 
J.P. Morgan book; documents chosen for [inclusion], Circa 1950s-1960s  Box 100, Folder 09
Box 101
J.P. Morgan book; early drafts, Circa 1950s-1960s  Box 101, Folder 01
 
Grant drunk in the rain; Morgan book; 4th draft, Circa 1961  Box 101, Folder 02
 
Ascension of J.P. Morgan; quotations and clippings used, 1961-1963, 1965-1966, undated  Box 101, Folder 03
 
American life and the death instinct, 1963  Box 101, Folder 04
 
Don [Hall's] comments, 1963  Box 101, Folder 05
 
A horse singing in the Assyrian, 1964  Box 101, Folder 06
 
Notes for The Light around the Body and for the long poem of Mother Fears, 1964, 1966, 1970, undated  Box 101, Folder 07
 
Rewritings of Morgan's poems, 1965-1966  Box 101, Folder 08
 
The Light Around the Body, second draft, Circa 1966  Box 101, Folder 09
 
[Simpson, Kinnell,] Ignatow, and Zweig on faults, 1966, undated  Box 101, Folder 10
 
Permissions Record: Light Around the Body, Circa 1966-1967  Box 101, Folder 11
 
Early drafts of Light Around the Body, Before 1967  Box 101, Folder 12
 
Final drafts of Light Coming From the East, Before 1967  Box 101, Folder 13
Box 102
Light [Around the Body alternate version], Before 1967  Box 102, Folder 01
 
Notes on Capitalism (The Light Around the Body), Before 1967  Box 102, Folder 02
 
The Grocer's Dream; Early drafts of Light Around the Body, Before 1967  Box 102, Folder 03
 
Magazine record: J.P. Morgan book about America, 1967-1970, undated  Box 102, Folder 04
 
Copy from which The Light Around the Body was set, 1967, 1970  Box 102, Folder 05
 
Old versions: Light Around the Body, Circa 1960s  Box 102, Folder 06
 
Old versions; J.P. Morgan poems, Circa 1960s-1970s  Box 102, Folder 07
 
Subseries 3. Sleepers Joining Hands, 1960s-1990s, undated 
Note This book contained Robert Bly's prose and verse poetry and was published in 1973 by Harper & Row. This subseries is arranged in chronological order to aid researchers in following Robert Bly's progression of this work.
Box 102
Comments by Don Hall and Paul Zweig on the draft of Sleepers, 1969  Box 102, Folder 08
 
Sleepers Joining Hands: Hair, 1969  Box 102, Folder 09
 
Drafts five through nine of The Shadow poem, 1969-1972  Box 102, Folder 10
Box 103
Lines from early Sleepers, Circa 1960s-1971  Box 103, Folder 01
 
The poem on hair, Circa 1960s-1970s  Box 103, Folder 02
 
Possible poems for big book, 1970, undated  Box 103, Folder 03
 
Teeth Mother changes for book version, Circa 1970-1973  Box 103, Folder 04
 
Sleepers permission record, 1970, 1985, undated  Box 103, Folder 05
 
Louis [Simpson's] rearrangement of book, 1971  Box 103, Folder 06
 
Mother prose, second draft, 1971  Box 103, Folder 07
 
Sleepers Joining Hands final draft, 1971  Box 103, Folder 08
 
Fran's [at Harper and Row] revision and later notes, 1972  Box 103, Folder 09
 
Carbons and copies destined for big book, Before 1973  Box 103, Folder 10
 
Draft of the essay in Sleepers, Before 1973  Box 103, Folder 11
 
Hard Shadow Teacher poem, Before 1973  Box 103, Folder 12
 
Louis Simpson's notes on Sleepers, Before 1973  Box 103, Folder 13
 
Mother prose half changed from second to third draft, Before 1973  Box 103, Folder 14
 
Old Mss of Mother prose; last draft, Before 1973  Box 103, Folder 15
 
Old titles, old versions, Before 1973  Box 103, Folder 16
 
Single poems being rewritten, Before 1973  Box 103, Folder 17
Box 104
Sleepers: details on the prose, Before 1973  Box 104, Folder 01
 
Sleepers Joining Hands: old one, Before 1973  Box 104, Folder 02
 
[The Shadow-Brother and other poems], Before 1973  Box 104, Folder 03
 
[Cover of Sleepers Joining Hands], 1973  Box 104, Folder 04
 
[Galley proofs], Circa 1973  Box 104, Folder 05
 
Sleepers: new ideas, 1973-1984, 1986, 1991  Box 104, Folder 06
 
Making Sleepers Joining Hands better, Circa 1980s-1990s  Box 104, Folder 07
 
New arrangement of lines for Sleepers #2, Circa 1980s-1990s  Box 104, Folder 08
 
New Sleepers, Circa 1990s  Box 104, Folder 09
 
Subseries 4. The Morning Glory, 1960s-1970s, undated 
Note This book of Robert Bly's prose poetry was published in 1975 by Harper & Row. This subseries is arranged in chronological order to aid researchers in following Robert Bly's progression of this work.
Box 104
Prose poem written at a hockey game, Before 1968  Box 104, Folder 10
 
Morning Glory old versions, 1968, undated  Box 104, Folder 11
 
Morning Glory poems; fairy versions, Circa 1960s-1970s  Box 104, Folder 12
 
The Morning Glory; Magazine publications, Circa 1960s-1970s  Box 104, Folder 13
 
Morning Glory copies, Before 1975  Box 104, Folder 14
 
Morning Glory first completed draft, Before 1975  Box 104, Folder 15
 
Foul material for The Morning Glory [1 of 2], Circa 1975  Box 104, Folder 16
Box 105
Foul material for The Morning Glory [2 of 2], Circa 1975  Box 105, Folder 01
 
Morning Glory permissions, 1975, undated  Box 105, Folder 02
 
Morning Glory prose poems being re-written, Circa 1970s  Box 105, Folder 03
 
Second Morning Glory; old versions, Circa 1970s  Box 105, Folder 04
 
Subseries 5. This Body is Made of Camphor and Gopherwood, 1960s-1990s, undated 
Note This book of Robert Bly prose poems was published in 1977 by Harper & Row. It includes drawings by Gendron Jensen. To aid researchers in following Robert Bly's progression of this work, this subseries is arranged chronologically, with the exception of the body book grouping, which are listed together, following Bly's organization.
Box 105
Friend, this Body is Made of Camphor and Gopherwood; old versions, Circa 1960s-1970s  Box 105, Folder 05
 
First body book, 1973-1974  Box 105, Folder 06
 
Second body book, 1974-1975  Box 105, Folder 07
 
Third body book, 1975  Box 105, Folder 08
 
Fourth body book, 1975  Box 105, Folder 09
 
Fifth body book, 1976  Box 105, Folder 10
 
Seventh body book, 1976-1977  Box 105, Folder 11
 
Eighth Body book, 1976-1977  Box 105, Folder 12
Box 106
Ninth Body book, 1977-1978  Box 106, Folder 01
 
Body Poems II; old versions, 1975, undated  Box 106, Folder 02
 
Body poems; Camphor and Gopherwood old versions, 1975, 1984-1985, 1992, undated  Box 106, Folder 03
 
The Body Poems; old versions, 1976, undated  Box 106, Folder 04
 
Final details for Camphor and Gopher Wood, 1977  Box 106, Folder 05
 
[Uncorrected proof], Circa 1977  Box 106, Folder 06
 
[Proofs], 1977, undated  Box 106, Folder 07
 
The Gopherwood Canzone; February 1978 draft, 1978, undated  Box 106, Folder 08
 
The Descent into the Body; old versions, Circa 1970s  Box 106, Folder 09
 
The new Camphor and Gopherwood, Circa 1970s  Box 106, Folder 10
 
Gopherwood prose poems; extra possibilities, Circa 1970s-1990s  Box 106, Folder 11
Box 107
Draft book for body poems, 1981, 1987, 1999, undated  Box 107, Folder 01
 
Camphor and Gopher Wood permissions, 1985, undated  Box 107, Folder 02
 
Body poems; first drafts, 1987-1988, undated  Box 107, Folder 03
 
Camphor and Gopherwood, part two; old versions, Circa 1980s  Box 107, Folder 04
 
New versions of sound poems for Camphor and Gopherwood, Circa 1980s  Box 107, Folder 05
 
Subseries 6. Ramages, 1970s-2000s, undated 
Note The book, Four Ramages of Robert Bly was first published in 1983 by the Barnwood Press. It includes illustrations and graphics by Barbara LaRue King. This subseries is arranged in chronological order to aid researchers in following Robert Bly's progression of this work.
Box 107
The very first Ramages, Circa 1978  Box 107, Folder 06
 
Free Ramages; old versions 1, 1978-1983  Box 107, Folder 07
 
Record of Ramages [in publications], 1978, 1980-1981,1983, undated  Box 107, Folder 08
 
Ramages; old versions, Circa 1970s  Box 107, Folder 09
 
Ramages; old versions [1 of 2], Circa 1970s-2000s  Box 107, Folder 10
Box 108
Ramages; old versions [2 of 2], Circa 1970s-2000s  Box 108, Folder 01
 
Book of Ramages; old versions, 1980 -1981  Box 108, Folder 02
 
Ramages; old versions, 1981-1982  Box 108, Folder 03
 
Book of Ramages; old versions, 1983 -1985  Box 108, Folder 04
 
Free Ramages; old versions 2, 1983-1986  Box 108, Folder 05
 
Ramages; old versions, 1984-1986, undated  Box 108, Folder 06
 
Old versions of Ramages for the Ivar Oakeson, 1986-1987  Box 108, Folder 07
 
Free Ramages; old versions 3, 1986-1990  Box 108, Folder 08
 
Book of Ramages notes, Circa 1980s  Box 108, Folder 09
 
Ramages; old versions, Circa 1980s-1990s  Box 108, Folder 10
 
New Ramage poems, 1992  Box 108, Folder 11
Box 109
New ramages; rewritings, 1992, undated  Box 109, Folder 01
 
Subseries 7. Loving a Woman in Two Worlds, 1960s-1987, undated 
Note Robert Bly's book of love poems was published in 1985 by the Dial Press. This subseries is arranged in chronological order to aid researchers in following Robert Bly's progression of this work.
Box 109
Love Poems; old versions, Circa 1960s-1970s  Box 109, Folder 02
 
Love Poems; early versions, 1972-1976, undated  Box 109, Folder 03
 
Love Poems; old versions, 1976-1979, undated  Box 109, Folder 04
 
Love Poems; old versions, 1979, undated  Box 109, Folder 05
 
Love Poems; old versions, Circa 1970s  Box 109, Folder 06
 
Love Poems; old versions, 1980, undated  Box 109, Folder 07
 
Love Poems; record of publications, 1980-1984, undated  Box 109, Folder 08
 
A Man Loves a Woman in Both Worlds; Don Hall's, [Jane Kenyon's, and Saul Galin's] comments, 1981, undated  Box 109, Folder 09
 
Love Poems; old versions, 1981, undated  Box 109, Folder 10
 
Don [Hall's and Saul Galin's] comments on Love Poems, 1982  Box 109, Folder 11
 
Love Poems copy for 82, Circa 1982  Box 109, Folder 12
Box 110
Love Poems; old versions, 1982, undated  Box 110, Folder 01
 
Love Poems; old versions [1 of 2], 1982-1983  Box 110, Folder 02
 
Love Poems; old versions [2 of 2], 1982-1983  Box 110, Folder 03
 
Loving a Woman in Two Worlds, 1982-1984, undated  Box 110, Folder 04
 
Indigo Bunting; Don Hall's notes, 1983  Box 110, Folder 05
 
Indigo Bunting: Galway [Kinnell's] comments, 1983  Box 110, Folder 06
 
[Indigo Bunting] Love Poems; Paul's newly typed version, 1983  Box 110, Folder 07
Box 111
Indigo Bunting: Saul [Galin's] and Gioia's comments, 1983  Box 111, Folder 01
 
Love Poems; old versions, 1983, undated  Box 111, Folder 02
 
Fifty Males Sitting Together; old versions, 1983-1984  Box 111, Folder 03
 
Love Poems; old versions, 1983-1984, undated  Box 111, Folder 04
 
[Indigo Bunting Draft], 1984  Box 111, Folder 05
 
Loving a Woman in Two Worlds publishing details, 1984-1985, undated  Box 111, Folder 06
 
Loving a Woman in Two Worlds advance proofs, 1985  Box 111, Folder 07
 
Loving a Woman in Two Worlds final Mss, Circa 1986-1987  Box 111, Folder 08
 
Love Poems; old versions, 1987  Box 111, Folder 09
 
Subseries 8. Morning Poems, 1980s, 1992-2002, 2005, undated 
Note This book of Robert Bly's poetry was published in 1997 by HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. To aid researchers in following the progression of this work, the subseries is arranged chronologically with the exception of the bound notebooks which were numbered by Bly. These are listed in the order Bly appeared to use them, beginning with the first notebook.
Box 111
Morning poems; old versions, Circa 1980s, 2001, undated  Box 111, Folder 10
Box 112
Morning poems 1, 1992-1994  Box 112, Folder 01
 
Morning poems 2, 1994  Box 112, Folder 02
 
Morning poems 3, 1994-1995  Box 112, Folder 03
 
Morning poems 4, 1995-1996  Box 112, Folder 04
 
Morning poems 5, 1995-1996  Box 112, Folder 05
 
Morning poems 6, 1996  Box 112, Folder 06
Box 113
Morning poems 7, 1996-1997  Box 113, Folder 01
 
Morning poems 8, 1997  Box 113, Folder 02
 
Morning Poems; old versions, 1996  Box 113, Folder 03
 
"Morning Poems" [draft]: comments by Galway Kinnell, Circa 1997  Box 113, Folder 04
 
"Morning Poems" [draft]: comments perhaps by Don Hall, Circa 1997  Box 113, Folder 05
 
"Morning Poems" [draft]: Ruth's comments, Circa 1997  Box 113, Folder 06
 
Morning poems; rewriting, 1997, undated  Box 113, Folder 07
 
Morning Poems II; old versions, 1998-1999  Box 113, Folder 08
 
Morning poems, 1999  Box 113, Folder 09
Box 114
Old versions; recent Morning poems, 2002, undated  Box 114, Folder 01
 
Morning poems - hopeless - old versions, 2005, undated  Box 114, Folder 02
 
Subseries 9. Abraham poems, 1998-2000s, undated 
Note Robert Bly's book of poetic ghazals, The Night Abraham Called to the Stars , was published in 2001 by Harper Collins. To aid researchers in following the progression of this work, the files in this subseries are arranged in chronological order with the exception of each poem found in the original book. Each file was received in alphabetical order; therefore, that arrangement was maintained. In addition, The bound notebooks which were numbered by Bly were maintained in the numeric order created by him.
Box 114
The night Abraham called to the stars, 1998-1999, undated  Box 114, Folder 03
 
Augustine on his ship, Circa 1998-2001  Box 114, Folder 04
 
Baal Shem Tov, Circa 1998-2001  Box 114, Folder 05
 
The battle at Ypress 1915, Circa 1998-2001  Box 114, Folder 06
 
Cabbages of Chekhov, Circa 1998-2001  Box 114, Folder 07
 
Calderon, Circa 1998-2001  Box 114, Folder 08
 
The country roads, Circa 1998-2001  Box 114, Folder 09
 
Dawn, Circa 1998-2001  Box 114, Folder 10
 
The dead of Shiloh, Circa 1998-2001  Box 114, Folder 11
 
The difficult word, Circa 1998-2001  Box 114, Folder 12
 
The eel in the cave, Circa 1998-2001  Box 114, Folder 13
 
Eudalia and Plato, Circa 1998-2001  Box 114, Folder 14
 
The fish in the window, Circa 1998-2001  Box 114, Folder 15
 
The five inns, Circa 1998-2001  Box 114, Folder 16
 
Forgiving the mailman, Circa 1998-2001  Box 114, Folder 17
 
The French generals, Circa 1998-2001  Box 114, Folder 18
 
Giordano Bruno, Circa 1998-2001  Box 114, Folder 19
 
Hannibal and Robespierre, Circa 1998-2001  Box 114, Folder 20
 
How all this wealth came to be, Circa 1998-2001  Box 114, Folder 21
 
Iseult and the badger, Circa 1998-2001  Box 114, Folder 22
 
Jerez at Easter, Circa 1998-2001  Box 114, Folder 23
 
Listening, Circa 1998-2001  Box 114, Folder 24
 
The love from far away, Circa 1998-2001  Box 114, Folder 25
 
Monet's haystacks, Circa 1998-2001  Box 114, Folder 26
 
Montserrat, Circa 1998-2001  Box 114, Folder 27
 
Moses' cradle, Circa 1998-2001  Box 114, Folder 28
 
Natchez Inns, Circa 1998-2001  Box 114, Folder 29
 
Nikos and his donkey, Circa 1998-2001  Box 114, Folder 30
 
Noah watching the rain, Circa 1998-2001  Box 114, Folder 31
 
Old St. Peter, Circa 1998-2001  Box 114, Folder 32
 
Pitzeem and the mare, Circa 1998-2001  Box 114, Folder 33
 
In praise of scholars, Circa 1998-2001  Box 114, Folder 34
Box 115
The raft of green logs, Circa 1998-2001  Box 115, Folder 01
 
Rembrandt's portrait of Titus, Circa 1998-2001  Box 115, Folder 02
 
So be it. Amen, Circa 1998-2001  Box 115, Folder 03
 
The storyteller's way, Circa 1998-2001  Box 115, Folder 04
 
Testifying to the night, Circa 1998-2001  Box 115, Folder 05
 
The trap-door, Circa 1998-2001  Box 115, Folder 06
 
The wagon and the cliff, Circa 1998-2001  Box 115, Folder 07
 
Walking backward, Circa 1998-2001  Box 115, Folder 08
 
Wanting to steal time, Circa 1998-2001  Box 115, Folder 09
 
The way the parrot learns, Circa 1998-2001  Box 115, Folder 10
 
What kept Horace alive, Circa 1998-2001  Box 115, Folder 11
 
When we became lovers, Circa 1998-2001  Box 115, Folder 12
 
Why is it the spark's fault, Circa 1998-2001  Box 115, Folder 13
 
Wildebeest, Circa 1998-2001  Box 115, Folder 14
 
Record of Abraham (one) poems in England, 1999-2000  Box 115, Folder 15
 
Abraham poems 2, 1999  Box 115, Folder 16
 
Abraham poems [3], 1999  Box 115, Folder 17
 
Abraham poems [4], 1999-2000  Box 115, Folder 18
 
Abraham poems [5], 2000  Box 115, Folder 19
Box 116
Abraham poems [6], 2000  Box 116, Folder 01
 
Abraham poems [7], 2000  Box 116, Folder 02
 
Abraham poems [9]; new ghazals, 2001  Box 116, Folder 03
 
Abraham Two; old versions [1 of 3], 2000, 2003-2004, undated  Box 116, Folder 04
 
Abraham Two; old versions [2 of 3], 2000, 2003-2004, undated  Box 116, Folder 05
 
Abraham Two; old versions [3 of 3], 2000, 2003-2004, undated  Box 116, Folder 06
 
[Abraham galleys], 2001  Box 116, Folder 07
Box 117
Abraham Two; old versions, 2001-2002  Box 117, Folder 01
 
Literary essays on the Abraham poems, 2001-2003  Box 117, Folder 02
 
Abraham Two poems; old versions [1 of 2], 2002, undated  Box 117, Folder 03
 
Abraham Two poems; old versions [2 of 2], 2002, undated  Box 117, Folder 04
 
Abraham poems and essays about them, Circa 2005  Box 117, Folder 05
 
Abraham poems [accepted] first book, Circa 2000s  Box 117, Folder 06
 
Subseries 10. Other poetry, 1946-2009, undated 
Note There are manuscripts of both published and unpublished poems in this subseries. This subseries is arranged in chronological order to aid researchers in following Robert Bly's progression of this work.
Box 117
Reservoir of poems, 1946-1960  Box 117, Folder 07
Note Includes Robert Bly's list of where he was during this time
 
Drafts of poems written at Harvard, Circa 1947-1950  Box 117, Folder 08
Box 118
[Harvard poetry assignments], Circa 1947-1950  Box 118, Folder 01
 
Poems collected at Harvard, 1947-1951, 1953  Box 118, Folder 02
 
Twenty iambic poems, 1947-1954  Box 118, Folder 03
 
Poems gathered at Cambridge, 1949-1954  Box 118, Folder 04
 
First poems; old versions, 1949-1954, 1970s-1980s  Box 118, Folder 05
 
Miscellaneous poems; old Mss, 1949-1961, 1968, undated  Box 118, Folder 06
 
[North Shore: Unbound poetry and verse], Circa 1950  Box 118, Folder 07
 
[North Shore] Work Book from the Woods, 1950  Box 118, Folder 08
 
Wild Indians, Circa 1950  Box 118, Folder 09
 
[The Indian Trial], 1950-1951  Box 118, Folder 10
 
[Globes and Old Astrologies], Circa 1950-1954  Box 118, Folder 11
 
Old Ms Norway [1 of 2], [1950-1955], 1956-1957  Box 118, Folder 12
 
Old Ms Norway [2 of 2], [1950-1955], 1956-1957  Box 118, Folder 13
Box 119
Long Poems, 1950, 1954-1958, 1961, 1966, undated  Box 119, Folder 01
 
Old Mss for choral stanzas, 1951-1952  Box 119, Folder 02
 
Workbook for first year in New York, 1951-1952  Box 119, Folder 03
 
17 Choral Stanzas; old versions, 1951-1952, undated  Box 119, Folder 04
 
Old Mss for the fifteen poems of 1953, Circa 1951-1953  Box 119, Folder 05
 
Studies for choral stanzas, 1951-1953  Box 119, Folder 06
 
Battle for the Round Voice and the Chant, Circa 1951-1954  Box 119, Folder 07
 
Choruses begun by opening poems, Circa 1951-1954  Box 119, Folder 08
 
Dialogue line-strong, Circa 1951-1954  Box 119, Folder 09
 
For Speaking, Circa 1951-1954  Box 119, Folder 10
 
Greek meter, Circa 1951-1954  Box 119, Folder 11
 
Iambic Poems, Circa 1951-1954  Box 119, Folder 12
 
Individual choruses and poems, Circa 1951-1954  Box 119, Folder 13
Box 120
Material: Vision, Joy, Others, Circa 1951-1954  Box 120, Folder 01
 
[Miscellaneous work while in New York] [1 of 2], Circa 1951-1954  Box 120, Folder 02
 
[Miscellaneous work while in New York] [2 of 2], Circa 1951-1954  Box 120, Folder 03
 
Old Mss: Jezebel, Circa 1951-1954  Box 120, Folder 04
 
Old Mss: The Poem of the Bonaparte Gull, Circa 1951-1954  Box 120, Folder 05
 
Old Mss: The War, Circa 1951-1954  Box 120, Folder 06
 
Old poems with some good passages, Circa 1951-1954  Box 120, Folder 07
 
Poems begun for The New Life, Circa 1951-1954  Box 120, Folder 08
 
Poems from the Gentleness, Circa 1951-1954  Box 120, Folder 09
 
Poems modeled on Pindar's Meter, Circa 1951-1954  Box 120, Folder 10
 
Poems written in New York, 1951-1954, undated  Box 120, Folder 11
 
Poetry in English, Circa 1951-1954  Box 120, Folder 12
 
Possible patterns in the New Meter, Circa 1951-1954  Box 120, Folder 13
 
Short line poems, Circa 1951-1954  Box 120, Folder 14
 
Small half-composed poems, Circa 1951-1954  Box 120, Folder 15
 
Small Poems, Circa 1951-1954  Box 120, Folder 16
 
[Soul's Life], Circa 1951-1954  Box 120, Folder 17
 
Studies for poetry, Circa 1951-1954  Box 120, Folder 18
 
Study of [others'] poems; works of art, Circa 1951-1954  Box 120, Folder 19
 
Swinging, Circa 1951-1954  Box 120, Folder 20
 
The Alcatray Chorus: Tennessee meter, Circa 1951-1954  Box 120, Folder 21
 
The Chorus Record, Circa 1951-1954  Box 120, Folder 22
Box 121
The folder of the old life, Circa 1951-1954  Box 121, Folder 01
 
The Great Role, Circa 1951-1954  Box 121, Folder 02
 
The Group, Circa 1951-1954  Box 121, Folder 03
 
The movement toward Beauty, Circa 1951-1954  Box 121, Folder 04
 
The poem of the "garbled words", Circa 1951-1954  Box 121, Folder 05
 
The Seasons Chorus: Manassas Meter, Circa 1951-1954  Box 121, Folder 06
 
The War, Circa 1951-1954  Box 121, Folder 07
 
Thoughts noted, Circa 1951-1954  Box 121, Folder 08
 
Thoughts [poem], Circa 1951-1954  Box 121, Folder 09
 
Tragedy folder, Circa 1951-1954  Box 121, Folder 10
 
Various verse, Circa 1951-1954  Box 121, Folder 11
 
Visions, Circa 1951-1954  Box 121, Folder 12
 
Worksheets for the fifteen choruses, Circa 1951-1954  Box 121, Folder 13
 
Studies for choruses, Circa 1952  Box 121, Folder 14
 
Ten Poems on Death, 1952  Box 121, Folder 15
 
The Wedding Chorus for Donald Hall, 1952  Box 121, Folder 16
 
Words [notebook], Circa 1952  Box 121, Folder 17
 
Studies for the stanzas of full choruses, 1952, undated  Box 121, Folder 18
 
[Choruses written to a single, Circa 1952-1953  Box 121, Folder 19
 
Workbook for second year in New York, 1952-1953  Box 121, Folder 20
 
To Lead-Ensign, 1952-1953, undated  Box 121, Folder 21
Box 122
Commodus and other unfinished choruses, 1952-1956  Box 122, Folder 01
 
Early poems prepared in 1954, 1952, 1954, undated  Box 122, Folder 02
 
Late 1952, 1952, 1955, undated  Box 122, Folder 03
 
Fifteen poems from 1953, 1953  Box 122, Folder 04
 
Old Mss: "Once I Sang in Streets", 1953  Box 122, Folder 05
 
Poems for America, Circa 1953  Box 122, Folder 06
 
The Eclogues, 1953  Box 122, Folder 07
 
The Present, 1953  Box 122, Folder 08
 
Early versions of choruses, 1953-1954, undated  Box 122, Folder 09
 
Poems to others, 1953-1954, undated  Box 122, Folder 10
 
Poem book, 1953, 1956-1957  Box 122, Folder 11
 
Eudalia, Circa 1954  Box 122, Folder 12
 
Schoolcraft's Diary and other poems, 1954  Box 122, Folder 13
 
Schoolcraft's diary; early and late drafts, 1954, undated  Box 122, Folder 14
 
[Charlemagne's poems], 1954-1955, undated  Box 122, Folder 15
 
Old Ms from Iowa, 1954-1955  Box 122, Folder 16
Box 123
Poem journal at Iowa, 1954-1955  Box 123, Folder 01
 
Poems written in Iowa City before marriage, 1954-1955  Box 123, Folder 02
 
Workbook from Iowa, 1954-1955  Box 123, Folder 03
 
Early poems not pursued later, 1954-1956  Box 123, Folder 04
 
The Black Road (The Journey Toward Women), Circa 1954-1956  Box 123, Folder 05
 
To search The fields of wrath, Circa 1954-1956  Box 123, Folder 06
 
Old Mss of Choruses-Cambridge [and Minnesota], 1954, 1956  Box 123, Folder 07
 
Poems put together in 1954 in Cambridge before going to Iowa, 1954, 1959, undated  Box 123, Folder 08
 
Paul Engle's writing workshops, 1955  Box 123, Folder 09
 
Workbook from the farm, 1955  Box 123, Folder 10
 
Copy Book of Grammar and Structure, 1955, undated  Box 123, Folder 11
 
Various urges to poetry, 1955 (?), undated  Box 123, Folder 12
 
Iowa thesis: Three Steps to Poverty and Death, 1955-1956  Box 123, Folder 13
 
Missouri Traveller; old versions, 1955-1956, 1958-1963, 1970-1972, undated  Box 123, Folder 14
 
Notes on the three lives and poems, 1955-1956, 1961, 1966  Box 123, Folder 15
 
Road of poverty and death, 1955-1957, undated  Box 123, Folder 16
 
Failed political poems, 1955-1967  Box 123, Folder 17
Box 124
Poems for friends, Circa 1955-1971  Box 124, Folder 01
 
[Poems from the early days on the farm], Circa 1955-1971  Box 124, Folder 02
 
Spiritual and inward poems, 1955, 1960s, undated  Box 124, Folder 03
 
Eudalia poems, 1955, circa 2000s, undated  Box 124, Folder 04
 
Four [versions] of thesis book at Iowa City, 1956  Box 124, Folder 05
Note Includes notes regarding Robert Bly's intention to send copies to John Berryman, Alan Tate, and William Duffy
 
Oslo - Summer, 1956  Box 124, Folder 06
Note Bound notebook also includes prose passages regarding trip to Norway
 
The road to poverty and death, 1956  Box 124, Folder 07
 
Poems: Norway, 1956, undated  Box 124, Folder 08
 
The Nineteen Decades After Independence, 1956 (?), undated  Box 124, Folder 09
 
Book of Pilgrimage; Norway, 1956-1957  Box 124, Folder 10
 
Poems in Iowa City, Norway, 1956-1957  Box 124, Folder 11
 
The Book of Poverty, 1956, 1958, undated  Box 124, Folder 12
 
Greece, 1957  Box 124, Folder 13
 
Mostly Oslo, 1957  Box 124, Folder 14
 
The blue book; Norway, 1957  Box 124, Folder 15
Box 125
An Adventure, 1957, undated  Box 125, Folder 01
 
Poems written in New York in the late fifties, 1957, undated  Box 125, Folder 02
 
The Road of Poverty and Death, 1957, undated  Box 125, Folder 03
 
Back, back through dark doors, 1957-1958  Box 125, Folder 04
 
Old Mss from Winter, 1957-1958  Box 125, Folder 05
 
My own book; spiritual poems, 1957-1965  Box 125, Folder 06
 
Political poems, 1957-1958, 1960, undated  Box 125, Folder 07
 
Book to take to libraries [workbook], 1957, 1965, undated  Box 125, Folder 08
 
New York; Spring, 1958  Box 125, Folder 09
 
The book of poverty and death, 1958  Box 125, Folder 10
Note Includes entries for The Fifties magazine
 
Workbook: stanzas for choruses, Circa 1958  Box 125, Folder 11
 
The farm, 1958-1959  Box 125, Folder 12
 
The boar and the sea; the black prince, 1958-1961  Box 125, Folder 13
Box 126
Lists of poems [and places] by year, 1958-circa 1990  Box 126, Folder 01
 
The longing to slip away, 1958-1964, 1969, undated  Box 126, Folder 02
Note Includes mss of Driving Through Minnesota During the Hanoi Bombings
 
The book of the truth, 1959?  Box 126, Folder 03
 
Evening walks, 1959-1969  Box 126, Folder 04
 
Record of poems published, 1959-1971, undated  Box 126, Folder 05
 
Quiet Poems, 1959, 1961, undated  Box 126, Folder 06
 
A Meditation on the Korean War, Circa 1950s  Box 126, Folder 07
 
[Contraband queens], Circa 1950s  Box 126, Folder 08
 
Drawings of poems in the unknown meter, Circa 1950s  Box 126, Folder 09
 
Four string meter, Circa 1950s  Box 126, Folder 10
 
Iliad - Book I, Circa 1950s  Box 126, Folder 11
 
Journal-New York: [at Kabekona though I live alone], Circa 1950s  Box 126, Folder 12
 
Nineteenth century scholars on Pindar's meter, Circa 1950s  Box 126, Folder 13
 
Schoolcraft's Diary, Circa 1950s  Box 126, Folder 14
 
[Short poems], Circa 1950s  Box 126, Folder 15
Box 127
Schoolcraft's Diary: 1830 [1 of 2], Circa 1950s-1960s  Box 127, Folder 01
 
Schoolcraft's Diary: 1830 [2 of 2], Circa 1950s-1960s  Box 127, Folder 02
 
The interior woman, Circa 1950s-1960s  Box 127, Folder 03
 
Very early poems, Circa 1950s-1960s  Box 127, Folder 04
 
Wonderfully bad early poems, Circa 1950s-1960s  Box 127, Folder 05
 
More poems on business, 1960  Box 127, Folder 06
 
Farm; Spring solitudes, 1960-1961  Box 127, Folder 07
Note Includes mss for Silence in the Snowy fields
 
Poem book, 1960-1961  Box 127, Folder 08
 
Poems made out of images; mostly failed poems, 1960-1980  Box 127, Folder 09
 
[Poems submitted to publishers], 1960-1961, 1967  Box 127, Folder 10
 
Spring, 1961  Box 127, Folder 11
 
Country poems not taken in anywhere, 1961, undated  Box 127, Folder 12
Box 128
1962 poems; Teeth mother sections, 1961-1963  Box 128, Folder 01
 
Workbooks for spiritual poems, 1961, 1964-1965, 1971 (?), undated  Box 128, Folder 02
 
Spring - Fall, 1962  Box 128, Folder 03
 
Spring - Fall, 1963  Box 128, Folder 04
 
Thinky poems, 1963-1964, undated  Box 128, Folder 05
 
[Notebooks in Paris], 1964, undated  Box 128, Folder 06
 
Early notes for "Hair" and "The Battle of Jutland", 1964-1965  Box 128, Folder 07
 
Shadow poem; first four drafts, 1964-1969, undated  Box 128, Folder 08
 
[Poems in] Spring, Summer, Fall - Europe, 1964, 1966, undated  Box 128, Folder 09
 
Poems about trees and moonlight, 1965  Box 128, Folder 10
Box 129
Awaking of the stones, 1965, undated  Box 129, Folder 01
 
[Untitled notebook of poems], 1965-1969, undated  Box 129, Folder 02
 
Reservoir of poems, 1965-1970  Box 129, Folder 03
 
Max Ernst poems, 1965, 1967-1968, undated  Box 129, Folder 04
 
Kuan and Doing nothing poems, 1966  Box 129, Folder 05
Note Includes list of events in 1966
 
1967 Book [of poems], 1967  Box 129, Folder 06
 
Water - Poverty first draft, 1967  Box 129, Folder 07
 
Scattered poems, 1967, undated  Box 129, Folder 08
 
Doing nothing poems; for the shack, 1967-1970  Box 129, Folder 09
 
England and Australia recording poems, 1967-1973, undated  Box 129, Folder 10
 
Minneapolis, 1967, 1970-1971, undated  Box 129, Folder 11
Box 130
[Poems in] 1968, 1968  Box 130, Folder 01
 
Hair, 1968-1969  Box 130, Folder 02
 
Missouri Traveller collection rewritings; old Mss, 1968-1969, undated  Box 130, Folder 03
 
Turtle poems, 1968-1969, undated  Box 130, Folder 04
 
Poem book, 1968-1970, 1972, undated  Box 130, Folder 05
 
Hair, 1968-1972  Box 130, Folder 06
 
Poems to type, 1968-1979, undated  Box 130, Folder 07
 
Miscellaneous poems already typed, 1968, 1975-1977, undated  Box 130, Folder 08
Box 131
Copies of poems, After 1968  Box 131, Folder 01
 
Dream Poems, 1969  Box 131, Folder 02
 
Early drafts of The Teeth Mother, 1969  Box 131, Folder 03
 
Old manuscripts, 1969  Box 131, Folder 04
 
The Mother Book: first two drafts, 1969  Box 131, Folder 05
 
Galway [Kinnell's] and others' notes on Vietnam poem [Teeth Mother], 1969, undated  Box 131, Folder 06
 
New poems [notebook], 1969, undated  Box 131, Folder 07
 
Passages for the Shadow poem 1, 1969-1970  Box 131, Folder 08
 
Third draft of Mother book, 1969-1970  Box 131, Folder 09
 
Week of Happiness poems, 1969, Circa 1970s-1990s  Box 131, Folder 10
Box 132
Original [loose notes] mss of poems 76, 1969, 1972, undated  Box 132, Folder 01
 
Last draft of Teeth Mother, Before 1970  Box 132, Folder 02
 
Possibilities for Forty Poems on American History, Before 1970  Box 132, Folder 03
 
Being carried down by the heavy Earth-Spirit, Circa 1960s  Box 132, Folder 04
 
Earliest notes for spiritual poems, Circa 1960s  Box 132, Folder 05
 
Meditation book; water poverty, Circa 1960s  Box 132, Folder 06
 
Miscellaneous poems from the sixties (copies), Circa 1960s  Box 132, Folder 07
 
Old mss, miscellaneous, Circa 1960s  Box 132, Folder 08
 
Poems for "A year of my life", Circa 1960s  Box 132, Folder 09
 
[Small red notebook], Circa 1960s  Box 132, Folder 10
 
Teeth Mother poem, Circa 1960s  Box 132, Folder 11
 
The Road, Circa 1960s  Box 132, Folder 12
 
The Teeth Mother and Death Mother, Circa 1960s  Box 132, Folder 13
 
Workbook for poems, Circa 1960s  Box 132, Folder 14
Box 133
A week of happiness, Circa 1960s-1970s  Box 133, Folder 01
 
Collection of short poems not necessarily for "A Year", Circa 1960s-1970s  Box 133, Folder 02
 
Jumping out of Bed; old versions, Circa 1960s-1970s  Box 133, Folder 03
 
Kabekona prose poems; old versions, Circa 1960s-1970s  Box 133, Folder 04
 
My collection of bad poems, Circa 1960s-1970s  Box 133, Folder 05
 
Old manuscripts of "Twenty Spiritual Poems", Circa 1960s-1970s  Box 133, Folder 06
 
Poems that have association with surrealism, Circa 1960s-1970s  Box 133, Folder 07
 
Shadow poems; old versions, Circa 1960s-1970  Box 133, Folder 08
 
Small fragments of poems, Circa 1960s-1970s  Box 133, Folder 09
 
The four functions poem, Circa 1960s-1970s  Box 133, Folder 10
 
The long flowing poem; old versions, Circa 1960s-1970s  Box 133, Folder 11
 
The old Mss for "Poverty and Death", Circa 1960s-1970s  Box 133, Folder 12
 
The worldly soul and the other one speaks, Circa 1960s-1970s  Box 133, Folder 13
Box 134
Passages for the long poem, 1970  Box 134, Folder 01
 
Passages for the Shadow poem 2, 1970  Box 134, Folder 02
 
Point Reyes poems; old versions, 1970, undated  Box 134, Folder 03
 
Inverness prose poems, Circa 1970-1971  Box 134, Folder 04
 
On the farm, 1970-1971  Box 134, Folder 05
 
Old versions: Shadow poem [1 of 2], 1970-1971, undated  Box 134, Folder 06
 
Old versions: Shadow poem [2 of 2], 1970-1971, undated  Box 134, Folder 07
 
The shadow goes away; Inverness, 1970-1972  Box 134, Folder 08
Box 135
Reservoir of poems, 1970-1975  Box 135, Folder 01
Note Includes letters from Donald Hall
 
Passages, 1971  Box 135, Folder 02
 
Passages for the shadow poem, 1971  Box 135, Folder 03
 
"A Year" [poetry and prose], 1971, undated  Box 135, Folder 04
 
Shadow poem: Possible structure progressions, 1971, undated  Box 135, Folder 05
 
First drafts of poems, 1971-1972  Box 135, Folder 06
 
On the farm, 1971-1972  Box 135, Folder 07
 
Record of poems published, 1971-1972, undated  Box 135, Folder 08
 
Shadow poem; passages toward final draft, 1971-1972, undated  Box 135, Folder 09
 
Jumping Out of Bed notes [and publishing details], 1972, undated  Box 135, Folder 10
Box 136
Shadow poem; final revisions, 1972, undated  Box 136, Folder 01
 
Wang [Hui-Ming's] literal versions [Jumping Out of Bed], 1972, undated  Box 136, Folder 02
 
Night winds collection, 1972-1977  Box 136, Folder 03
 
Singing by trees, 1972, Circa 1990s-2000s  Box 136, Folder 04
 
David Ignatow's thoughts on the Birth poem, Before 1973  Box 136, Folder 05
 
Magazine Publications: Jumping Out of Bed, Before 1973  Box 136, Folder 06
 
Farm poems, 1973-1974  Box 136, Folder 07
 
Old versions, miscellaneous, 1973-1974  Box 136, Folder 08
 
The nafs poem book, 1973-1975, undated  Box 136, Folder 09
 
Love poems, 1973-1977  Box 136, Folder 10
 
First love poems for Ruth, 1973-1977, undated  Box 136, Folder 11
Box 137
Record [of poems published], 1973-1982, undated  Box 137, Folder 01
 
[Point Reyes poems mock-up], 1974  Box 137, Folder 02
 
Unfinished poems, 1974  Box 137, Folder 03
 
The narrative poem, 1974, undated  Box 137, Folder 04
 
Outdoor book, 1974-1975  Box 137, Folder 05
 
Solitudes in the snowy fields, 1974-1976, undated  Box 137, Folder 06
 
Manuscripts of poems typed in, 1975  Box 137, Folder 07
 
Man in the black coat; late versions, 1975, undated  Box 137, Folder 08
 
Songs and dulcimer sequences, 1975, undated  Box 137, Folder 09
 
Old versions; new poems, 1975-1976  Box 137, Folder 10
 
Walks, 1975-1976  Box 137, Folder 11
Box 138
Catching, 1975-1977, undated  Box 138, Folder 01
 
Reservoir of poems, 1975-1980  Box 138, Folder 02
 
Collected prose poems [1 of 2], 1975, 1988-1989, Circa 1990s- 2000s, undated  Box 138, Folder 03
 
Collected prose poems [2 of 2], 1975, 1988-1989, Circa 1990s- 2000s, undated  Box 138, Folder 04
 
Seeing poems, 1976  Box 138, Folder 05
 
Record of broadsides and postcards [in publications], 1976, undated  Box 138, Folder 06
 
Old versions [of poems], 1976-1977  Box 138, Folder 07
 
"Jumping Out of Bed" last proofs, 1977  Box 138, Folder 08
 
Early morning writing book, 1978  Box 138, Folder 09
 
First drafts of poems, 1978  Box 138, Folder 10
 
First Twenty Sound Poems; first complete draft, 1978, undated  Box 138, Folder 11
 
Poems for the children, 1978, undated  Box 138, Folder 12
 
The Gavottes; old versions, 1978, undated  Box 138, Folder 13
 
This tree will be here for a thousand years; old versions, 1978, undated  Box 138, Folder 14
Box 139
The Man in the Black Coat Turns (copies for magazines), 1978-1982, undated  Box 139, Folder 01
 
This Tree Will Be Here [permissions list], Before 1979  Box 139, Folder 02
 
Love poems, 1979  Box 139, Folder 03
 
[Page proofs for untitled books of poems], 1979  Box 139, Folder 04
 
Seeing poems, 1979  Box 139, Folder 05
 
["This Tree Will be Here for a Thousand Years"] publishing details, 1979  Box 139, Folder 06
 
Two duplicate nest eggs, 1979  Box 139, Folder 07
 
Man in the black coat; old versions [1 of 2], 1979, undated  Box 139, Folder 08
 
Man in the black coat; old versions [2 of 2], 1979, undated  Box 139, Folder 09
 
"This Tree Will be Here for a Thousand Years" final changes, 1979, undated  Box 139, Folder 10
Box 140
"This tree [will be here for a thousand years"] foul material, 1979, undated  Box 140, Folder 01
 
An outdoor book, 1979-1980  Box 140, Folder 02
 
Love poems; new copy book, Circa 1979-1980  Box 140, Folder 03
 
[Autobiographical poems], 1979-1983, undated  Box 140, Folder 04
 
Copy book for prose poems, Circa 1970s  Box 140, Folder 05
 
Early attempts at sound, Circa 1970s  Box 140, Folder 06
 
Energy poems; old versions, Circa 1970s  Box 140, Folder 07
 
Groups to send, Circa 1970s  Box 140, Folder 08
 
Haiku, Circa 1970s  Box 140, Folder 09
 
Notes on Viking poems, Circa 1970s  Box 140, Folder 10
 
Poem in one line, Circa 1970s  Box 140, Folder 11
 
Poems and translations usable for England, Circa 1970s  Box 140, Folder 12
 
Prose poems about people, Circa 1970s  Box 140, Folder 13
 
The ecstatic poem with no order, Circa 1970s  Box 140, Folder 14
 
The music of pitches, Circa 1970s  Box 140, Folder 15
 
Work book for the ascending book, Circa 1970s  Box 140, Folder 16
Box 141
Man in the black coat turns; my own copy, Circa 1970s-1981  Box 141, Folder 01
 
A woman I did not know; old version, Circa 1970s-1980s  Box 141, Folder 02
 
As Soon as the Master is Untied; old versions, Circa 1970s-1980s  Box 141, Folder 03
 
Blacksmith; old versions, Circa 1970s-1980s  Box 141, Folder 04
 
Bones of the early snail, Circa 1970s-1980s  Box 141, Folder 05
 
Chinese Tomb Guardians; old versions, Circa 1970s-1980s  Box 141, Folder 06
 
Dragon-St. George early versions, Circa 1970s-1980s  Box 141, Folder 07
 
King Alfred, the Hag, and her son; old versions, Circa 1970s-1980s  Box 141, Folder 08
 
My Father and the Titans, Circa 1970s-1980s  Box 141, Folder 09
 
My father's wedding, Circa 1970s-1980s  Box 141, Folder 10
 
My own failures writing book; Hair, Circa 1970s-1980s  Box 141, Folder 11
 
Not Caring poems, Circa 1970s-1980s  Box 141, Folder 12
 
Old versions: Bouquet book and Father poems, Circa 1970s-1980s  Box 141, Folder 13
 
Old versions, one hundred poems, Circa 1970s-1980s  Box 141, Folder 14
Note Includes only one poem
 
Portia Awakes in Her Sorrowing House; old versions, Circa 1970s-1980s  Box 141, Folder 15
 
["Seeing" or "things" poems; introduction drafts], Circa 1970s-1980s  Box 141, Folder 16
 
Spinning Wheel Concerto, Circa 1970s-1980s  Box 141, Folder 17
 
The four mothers speeches, Circa 1970s-1980s  Box 141, Folder 18
 
The Hawk, Circa 1970s-1980s  Box 141, Folder 19
 
The Red Donkey poem; old versions, Circa 1970s-1980s  Box 141, Folder 20
 
The Stones of the Cathedral Say Nothing; old versions, Circa 1970s-1980s  Box 141, Folder 21
 
The Winemaker; old versions, Circa 1970s-1980s  Box 141, Folder 22
 
Turning the Dark Side; old versions, Circa 1970s-1980s  Box 141, Folder 23
 
Vowels floating the water poems; Statius, Circa 1970s-1980s  Box 141, Folder 24
 
Water flows so nimbly!; old versions, Circa 1970s-1980s  Box 141, Folder 25
 
What the blue fly gives up; old versions, Circa 1970s-1980s  Box 141, Folder 26
 
Extra love poems, Circa 1970s-1990s  Box 141, Folder 27
 
The poem on the Dreamer and Whitman, Circa 1970s-1990s  Box 141, Folder 28
 
Poems for poets and friends, Circa 1970s-2000s  Box 141, Folder 29
 
Reservoir of unfinished poems, Circa 1970s, 1990s-2000s  Box 141, Folder 30
Box 142
[Minnesota Writers' Publishing House poem], Circa 1980  Box 142, Folder 01
 
[News of the Universe: Part 1: the old position], 1980  Box 142, Folder 02
 
Seeing poems, 1980  Box 142, Folder 03
 
Man in the black coat; Don [Hall's] comments, 1980, undated  Box 142, Folder 04
 
Drum poetry, 1980-1981, undated  Box 142, Folder 05
 
Seeing poems; old versions, 1980-1981, 1983  Box 142, Folder 06
 
Seeing poems, 1981  Box 142, Folder 07
 
["The Man in the Black Coat Turns" galley proofs], 1981  Box 142, Folder 08
 
Man in the Black Coat permissions, 1981, undated  Box 142, Folder 09
 
Miscellaneous poems; old versions, 1981-1982  Box 142, Folder 10
 
Anger at children, 1981-1982, undated  Box 142, Folder 11
Box 143
Strange tunes found in old poems, 1981-1982, undated  Box 143, Folder 01
 
Melancholy man #1; old versions, 1981-1990  Box 143, Folder 02
 
Night Winds; old versions, 1981, 1983, undated  Box 143, Folder 03
 
Miscellaneous poems; old versions, 1982  Box 143, Folder 04
 
Seeing poems, 1982  Box 143, Folder 05
 
Sidney Lanier and measuring time, 1982, undated  Box 143, Folder 06
 
Lifters; Bringing the swinging motion in, 1982-1983, undated  Box 143, Folder 07
 
The two tunes hidden in some poems, 1982-1983, undated  Box 143, Folder 08
Box 144
Seeing poems, 1983  Box 144, Folder 01
 
Selected Poems comments by Don Hall, 1983  Box 144, Folder 02
 
Poem book '84, 1983-1984  Box 144, Folder 03
 
Conversation with Ivar Oakeson, 1983, 1993, undated  Box 144, Folder 04
 
["In the Month of May" publisher's proof], 1984  Box 144, Folder 05
 
Old versions; new poems, Circa 1984  Box 144, Folder 06
 
Seeing poems, 1984  Box 144, Folder 07
 
Consonants, Circa 1984, undated  Box 144, Folder 08
 
New seeing poems; old versions, 1984-1986  Box 144, Folder 09
 
Poems for Sam; old versions, Circa 1984-1989  Box 144, Folder 10
 
[Poems received about Sam], Circa 1985  Box 144, Folder 11
Box 145
Selected poems permissions record and type sample, 1985  Box 145, Folder 01
 
Selected Poems[; various edits] [1 of 3], 1985  Box 145, Folder 02
 
Selected Poems[; various edits] [2 of 3], 1985  Box 145, Folder 03
 
Selected Poems[; various edits] [3 of 3], 1985  Box 145, Folder 04
 
Poem book, 1985-1986  Box 145, Folder 05
 
[Selected poems page proofs], 1985-1986  Box 145, Folder 06
 
[Selected Poems book cover options], Circa 1986  Box 145, Folder 07
Box 146
["Selected poems" uncorrected proof], Circa 1986  Box 146, Folder 01
 
[The Winged Life; Yolla Bolly Press], 1986  Box 146, Folder 02
 
Ready made pitch sequences, 1987, undated  Box 146, Folder 03
 
The dweller in the dark cabin, 1987, undated  Box 146, Folder 04
 
[Poems for] sending, 1987-1988, undated  Box 146, Folder 05
 
Prose poems written in 1988, 1988  Box 146, Folder 06
 
Father lines unused, 1988, 1990, undated  Box 146, Folder 07
Note Includes letter from Donald Hall
 
Mother Conference prose poems, 1989, undated  Box 146, Folder 08
 
Poem book, 1989-1991, undated  Box 146, Folder 09
 
[A moist night manuscripts], Circa 1980s  Box 146, Folder 10
 
Autobiographical anthology, Circa 1980s  Box 146, Folder 11
 
[Comments on love poems], Circa 1980s  Box 146, Folder 12
Box 147
Father Poems; old versions, Circa 1980s  Box 147, Folder 01
 
Iambic poems from the fifties, 1980s  Box 147, Folder 02
 
Love poems in four lines; old, Circa 1980s  Box 147, Folder 03
 
Minnesota book; old versions, Circa 1980s  Box 147, Folder 04
 
Ways of starting a sentence, Circa 1980s  Box 147, Folder 05
 
The Vico poem, Circa 1980s-1990s  Box 147, Folder 06
 
For collected poems, Circa 1980s-2000s  Box 147, Folder 07
 
New edition of This Tree; old, 1990-1991  Box 147, Folder 08
Box 148
Melancholy man #2 and Dandy walker; old versions, 1990-1992  Box 148, Folder 01
 
Miscellaneous new poems, 1990-1992  Box 148, Folder 02
 
The rage at children, 1990, 1992, undated  Box 148, Folder 03
 
What Have I Ever Lost by Dying; old versions number 1, Before 1992  Box 148, Folder 04
 
What Have I Ever Lost by Dying; old versions number 2, Before 1992  Box 148, Folder 05
 
What Have I Ever Lost by Dying; old versions number 3, Before 1992  Box 148, Folder 06
Box 149
New prose poems; old versions, 1992  Box 149, Folder 01
 
["The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart" uncorrected proof], Circa 1992  Box 149, Folder 02
 
Lines to memorize, 1992, undated  Box 149, Folder 03
 
Love poems and you poems, 1992, undated  Box 149, Folder 04
 
["Meditations on the Insatiable Soul" proofs], 1994  Box 149, Folder 05
 
["Meditations on the Insatiable Soul" production materials], 1995, undated  Box 149, Folder 06
 
My father and his big bones, 1996, undated  Box 149, Folder 07
 
Poem book; rewritings 2, 1996-1997, undated  Box 149, Folder 08
Box 150
Poems, 1996-1998, undated  Box 150, Folder 01
 
Poems; late essays for the Goddess book, 1997  Box 150, Folder 02
 
[Eating the] Honey of Words; old versions, 1997-1998  Box 150, Folder 03
 
Eating the Honey of Words; final text [1 of 2], Before 1999  Box 150, Folder 04
 
Eating the Honey of Words; final text [2 of 2], Before 1999  Box 150, Folder 05
 
Absurd passages from The Spirit Boy, Circa 1990s  Box 150, Folder 06
 
Baby bird poem and mudhens; old versions, Circa 1990s  Box 150, Folder 07
 
Image and simile, Circa 1990s  Box 150, Folder 08
Box 151
Love poems; old versions, 1990s (?)  Box 151, Folder 01
 
Nathaniel's sayings; old versions, Circa 1990s  Box 151, Folder 02
 
Not-caring poems; new drafts, Circa 1990s  Box 151, Folder 03
 
Raggedy old (unfinished) poems, 1990s  Box 151, Folder 04
 
The hag; old versions, Circa 1990s  Box 151, Folder 05
 
Word book, Circa 1990s  Box 151, Folder 06
 
Ivar Oakeson's song, Circa 1990s-2000s  Box 151, Folder 07
 
Spirit Boy and the Insatiable Soul [with edits from] Don Hall, Circa 1990s, 2003  Box 151, Folder 08
 
The Urge to Travel Long Distances; first attempt, 2000-2001, undated  Box 151, Folder 09
 
Newton Poem, 2001, undated  Box 151, Folder 10
 
While listening to music, 2001, 2004 [?]  Box 151, Folder 11
 
[Three poems], Circa 2002  Box 151, Folder 12
 
Call and Answer; old versions, 2002, undated  Box 151, Folder 13
 
My sentence was a thousand years of joy; [various versions] [1 of 3], 2002, 2004, undated  Box 151, Folder 14
Box 152
My sentence was a thousand years of joy; [various versions] 2 of 3], 2002, 2004, undated  Box 152, Folder 01
 
My sentence was a thousand years of joy; [various versions] [3 of 3], 2002, 2004, undated  Box 152, Folder 02
 
Record of new sending poems ready to go, 2003-2004, undated  Box 152, Folder 03
 
"My sentence was a thousand years" comments by Frank Steele, 2004  Box 152, Folder 04
 
[My Sentence was a Thousand Years of Joy: last version with corrections], 2004  Box 152, Folder 05
 
Call and Answer [Broadside], 2005  Box 152, Folder 06
 
[My sentence was a thousand years of joy final changes], Circa 2005  Box 152, Folder 07
 
My sentence was a thousand years; old versions, 2005, undated  Box 152, Folder 08
 
[The Urge to Travel Long Distances proofs], 2005, undated  Box 152, Folder 09
 
[What it is like to live to be eighty], Circa 2006  Box 152, Folder 10
 
Listening to music, 2006-2008, undated  Box 152, Folder 11
 
[Confounding the Gravediggers], Circa 2007  Box 152, Folder 12
 
[New collection of poetry (?)], 2007, undated  Box 152, Folder 13
Box 153
[Collected prose poems], Circa 2008  Box 153, Folder 01
 
[Manuscript and published poetry], 2008, undated  Box 153, Folder 02
 
[New poetry?], 2008-2009, undated  Box 153, Folder 03
 
Chants to learn, Circa 2000s  Box 153, Folder 04
 
Existence and Non-Existence, Circa 2000s  Box 153, Folder 05
 
For Vincente Greigo's Flamenco, Circa 2000s  Box 153, Folder 06
 
Jacob and Rachel (harsh barks), Circa 2000s  Box 153, Folder 07
 
Margaret Porete (old versions), Circa 2000s  Box 153, Folder 08
 
Poems (for Selected) not yet included with the first draft, Circa 2000s  Box 153, Folder 09
 
Prose poems; old versions, Circa 2000s  Box 153, Folder 10
 
The Mass in B Minor; old versions, Circa 2000s  Box 153, Folder 11
 
The Mourning poem, Circa 2000s  Box 153, Folder 12
 
The Sandpipers; old versions, Circa 2000s  Box 153, Folder 13
 
The Shoehorn, Circa 2000s  Box 153, Folder 14
 
The urge to travel long distances - enlarged, Circa 2000s  Box 153, Folder 15
 
Brief poems [publications] record, Undated  Box 153, Folder 16
 
Country poem workbook, Undated  Box 153, Folder 17
 
Fourteen Short Poems magazine publication, Undated  Box 153, Folder 18
 
Record of Seeing poems to send, Undated  Box 153, Folder 19
 
Shabishisa: A Book of Poems, Undated  Box 153, Folder 20
 
[Unsigned loose poems], Undated  Box 153, Folder 21