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Finding aid of the Carol Muske-Dukes papers

Finding aid prepared by Steve Bingo and Jacqueline Morin, 2009

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Special Collections
Creator
Muske-Dukes, Carol, 1945-
Title
Carol Muske-Dukes papers
Collection no.
0349
Date
1960s-2008
Extent
20.0 Linear feet, 46 boxes
Language
English
Abstract
Collection consists of the literary works, academic files, and personal papers of Carol Muske-Dukes, California poet laureate and USC professor of creative writing. The materials cover the period from the early 1960s to 2008.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Carol Muske-Dukes papers, Collection no. 0349, University Archives, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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Biography/History

Carol Muske-Dukes is a writer and educator, whose body of work stretches from the 1970s forward and whose achievements as an educator include the founding of two creative writing programs--one for inmates of New York area prisons and the other, a PhD. program in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Southern California (USC). Muske-Dukes, an accomplished poet, novelist, and essayist, has won a number of different awards, including the Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award (Poetry Society of America), the Witter Bynner Award (Library of Congress), and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. While Muske-Dukes' career in education includes a number of notable positions, including brief stints at the University of Iowa's International Writing Program, University of California at Irvine, and the Writing Division at Columbia University, her most notable achievements include the establishment of the aforementioned doctoral program in Literature and Creative Writing at USC and Free Space/Art Without Walls. What is distinctive about Muske-Dukes as both an artist and educator--though it is perhaps false to draw a line between the two--involves the blurring or challenging of conventional boundaries: the boundary between art and science (as evident in her novel Saving St. Germ), the boundary between "high" culture that the academic world can embody and the street culture which may be attributed to the incarcerated, and between established themes that have marked the tradition of Western literature and the more politically charged themes that may be seen as less transcendent in nature.

Carol Muske-Dukes was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on December 17, 1945. In an article written for the December 29, 2002 edition of the New York Times, Muske-Dukes recalls the impact that her mother, Elizabeth, made in shaping her relationship to the English language. According to Muske-Dukes, her mother's ability to recite poems, a result from her schooling during the Great Depression, incubated Carol Muske-Dukes' ability to learn "words with my body as well as my brain." Muske-Dukes went on to graduate with a B.A. from Creighton University and an M.A. from San Francisco State College in 1970 (currently San Francisco State University).

After spending time abroad, Muske-Dukes settled in New York where she established Free Space/Art Without Walls in 1972, a writing program for female inmates at Riker's Island Prison, and developed her craft as a poet. Over the course of her time in New York and the various writers' conferences she attended in the 1970s, Muske-Dukes developed collegial relationships with Mark Strand, Grace Schulman, Daniel Halpern, Thomas Lux, and John Irving, amongst others. In 1975, the University of Pittsburgh Press published Camouflage, Muske-Dukes' first book of poems. In 1979, Muske-Dukes won the Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award from the Poetry Society of America, and in 1981, Doubleday published Skylight, her second book of poems. During her final years in New York, Muske-Dukes accepted visiting teaching positions at the University of Iowa and University of California at Irvine. At Irvine, Muske-Dukes met long time confidants Charles Wright, as well as Sherod Santos and Lynne McMahon (both students at the time), and at Iowa, she developed a friendship with Larry Levis.

In 1981, Muske-Dukes was awarded a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation, which enabled her to travel to Italy to work on her third book of poems. In Italy, Muske-Dukes met actor David Dukes, whom she would marry in 1983. Shortly after the marriage, she and David moved to California, where their daughter, Annie, was born, also in 1983. By 1985, the University of Pittsburgh Press published Muske-Dukes' third book of poems, Wyndmere, which traces an arc from her family's roots in the upper-Midwest to poems voiced through the future-looking lens of a new mother. Muske-Dukes' first novel, Dear Digby (published by Viking-Penguin), was published in 1989, an effort that spanned nearly a decade including an initial collaboration with Ms. editor Curtis Catherine Ingham. Applause, which contains several poems that center around illness and the body, was also published in 1989 (by University of Pittsburgh). Saving St. Germ and Red Trousseau, were both published in 1993 (by Viking and Penguin respectively). Saving St. Germ, concerns the relationship between a biochemist and her daughter, who has a rather unique relationship to language. As part of her background research for this book, Muske-Dukes corresponded with a number of biochemists, including Richard Lewontin. Red Trousseau, like St. Germ focuses, in part, on how the mind connects and shapes the world through language. 1997 saw the completion of a volume of new and collected poems titled An Octave Above Thunder as well as Women and Poetry, a volume of essays about influential female voices in British and American poetry. 2001 saw the publication of Life After Death (Random House), Muske-Dukes' third novel. In October of 2000, Muske-Dukes' husband, David Dukes, died unexpectedly from a heart attack. In the wake of this loss, Muske-Dukes compiled a collection of essays titled Married to the Icepick Killer (Random House), which included work previously published by Muske-Dukes as well some original pieces, and Sparrow (Random House), a finalist for the 2004 National Book Award.

In 1985, the University of Southern California hired Muske-Dukes to teach Creative Writing. While at USC, Muske-Dukes helped establish the doctoral program in Literature and Creative Writing. The program accepted its first class of students for the fall of 2001, making it one of only a handful of such programs in the nation. Among Muske-Dukes' other achievements during her tenure at USC are the Witter Bynner award from the Library of Congress (awarded in 1997) and the establishment of the David Dukes Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded to students at USC's School of Theatre.

In 2007, Random House published Channeling Mark Twain, Muske-Dukes' fourth novel, a semi-autobiographical work following the story of a poet teaching writing to female inmates at Riker's Island. Like Dear Digby, Channeling Mark Twain is the culmination of years of drafts and revisions, including a novel titled Edelweiss and a short story titled "Contraband," which would eventually become the opening chapter of Twain. As this novel represents a process that spans a large bulk of Muske-Dukes' career, it is perhaps fitting that it interweaves poetry with prose, "high" culture with popular, the act of teaching with that of creation, political themes with those transcendent of the novel's historical moment; that is, the avenues down which have helped define Muske-Dukes' career.

In 2009, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Muske-Dukes as California's poet laureate.

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Scope and Content

Collection consists of the literary works, academic files, and personal papers of Carol Muske-Dukes, California poet laureate and USC professor of creative writing. The materials cover the period from the early 1960s to 2008.

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Organization

Organized by series: I. Works by Carol Muske-Dukes; II. Academic Files; III. Correspondence; IV. Works by Others; V. Ephemera; VI. Publications; VII. Photographs; VIII. Audio-Visual Materials. Series I consists of the following subseries: 1. Poetry, 2. Prose, 3. Scripts, 4. Notebooks, 5. Juvenilia and Student Papers. Series II consists of the following subseries: 1. University of Southern California, 2. Art Without Walls, and various files concerning other programs, projects, and conferences in which Muske-Dukes participated. Series III is divided into: 1. Personal Correspondence, 2. Professional Correspondence, 3. Correspondence from Muske-Dukes. Series IV is organized according to the author of the work. Series V is arranged alphabetically chiefly by format of the material. Series VI is organized by type of publication and size. Series VII consists of files of photographs arranged alphabetically by subject (of the photograph). Series VIII is divided into three formats: Audiocassettes, Compact disks, and Video tapes.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
2009
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
213-740-5900
specol@usc.edu

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Access to the contents of Box 22, Folder 10 is permitted only with the authorization of Carol Muske-Dukes.

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Related Materials

Related Material

Related USC Materials

Gale Group. "Carol (Anne) Muske-Dukes" in Contemporary authors online. 2002.

Muske, Carol. Applause. 1989.

Muske, Carol. Camouflage. 1975.

Muske-Dukes, Carol. Channeling Mark Twain. 2007.

Muske-Dukes, Carol. Dear Digby. 1989.

Muske-Dukes, Carol. Life after death. 2001.

Muske-Dukes, Carol. Married to the icepick killer: a poet in Hollywood. 2002.

Muske, Carol. An ocatve above thunder: new and selected poems. 1989.

Muske, Carol. Red trousseau. 1993.

Muske-Dukes, Carol. Saving St. Germ. 1993.

Muske, Carol. Skylight. 1981.

Muske-Dukes, Carol. Sparrow. 2003.

Muske, Carol. Woman and poetry: truth, autobiography and the shape of the self. 1997.

Muske, Carol. Wyndmere. 1985.

Related Materials at Other Institutions

David Dukes Papers, T-Mss 2004-012. Billy Rose Theater Division, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Art without Walls (Organization). -- Archives
  • University of Southern California. -- Faculty

Genre(s)

  • Audiocassettes
  • Clippings
  • Correspondence
  • Ephemera
  • Manuscripts
  • Photographs

Personal Name(s)

  • Bloom, Harold -- Correspondence
  • Dukes, David, 1945-2000 -- Archives
  • Irving, John, 1942- -- Correspondence
  • Levis, Larry -- Archives
  • Lux, Thomas, 1946- -- Archives
  • McMahon, Lynne -- Correspondence
  • Muske-Dukes, Carol, 1945- -- Archives
  • Rich, Adrienne, 1929-2012 -- Correspondence
  • Ryan, Michael, 1946- -- Correspondence
  • Strand, Mark, 1934- -- Archives
  • Wright, Charles, 1935- -- Correspondence

Subject(s)

  • American poetry--20th century--Archival resources
  • Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources
  • Creative writing (Higher education)--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Works by Carol Muske-Dukes 

Contents of Series

Contained in this series are drafts, proofs, and manuscripts of various works by Carol Muske-Dukes both published and unpublished. Drafts of poems have been collected under their individual titles unless there is evidence that the author or publisher compiled the poems to resemble a book form. In addition to documenting the process through which Muske-Dukes created her works, this series contains publicity regarding the works, as well as published reviews. Overall, this series is intended to trace the life of Muske-Dukes' works from their creation to their reception by the literary world.

 Poetry 

 Applause (1989) 

Applause

Manuscripts, reviews, and publicity for Applause, which was published in 1989.

Box Folder

 Manuscripts 

Manuscripts

Three edited manuscripts of Applause, including an early version titled  After Care.

1 1-2

 Reviews and Publicity 

Reviews and Publicity

Reviews of Applause and announcements for readings and publication. Announcement from January 27, 1989  Publisher's Weekly was sent to Muske-Dukes by Peter Oresick, Promotion and Marketing Director for University of Pittsburgh Press.

1 3

 Camouflage (1975) 

Box Folder

 Reviews and Publicity 

Reviews and Publicity

Reviews of Camouflage, announcements for readings, and one copy of finished book.

1 4

 An Octave Above Thunder: New and Selected Poems (1997) 

An Octave Above Thunder

Manuscript, proofs, associated cover letters and cover sheets, reviews, and publicity for An Octave Above Thunder, which was published in 1997.

Box Folder

 Manuscript 

Manuscripts

Edited manuscript of An Octave Above Thunder.

1 5

 Proofs 

Proofs

Three proofs of An Octave Above Thunder from different moments in the publishing process and associated cover letters and fax cover sheets.

1 6-7

 Proofs (Cont.) 

Proofs (Cont.)

Continuation of file consisting of three proofs for An Ocatve Above Thunder that starts in Box 1, Folder 6.

2 1

 Reviews, Cover Designs, and Publicity 

Reviews, Cover Designs, and Publicity

Reviews, proofs of potential cover designs, and announcements of An Octave Above Thunder.

2 2

 Red Trousseau (1993) 

Red Trousseau

Drafts (compiled by Muske-Dukes), manuscripts, proofs, reviews, publicity, contract, and associated correspondence for Red Trousseau, which was published in 1993.

Box Folder

 Drafts 

Drafts

A file of drafts and a letter to a literary agent, dated 8/2/1991, compiled by Muske-Dukes. Most drafts are for poem titled "M. Butterfly."

2 3

 Manuscripts 

Manuscripts

One incomplete manuscript and two complete manuscripts of Red Trousseau.

2 4-6

 Proofs 

Proofs

3 proofs of Red Trousseau and cover letter from Michael Hardart of Viking Penguin Books dated 7/20/1993.

2 7-8

 Reviews, Publicity, and Contract 

Reviews, Publicity, and Contract

Contract with Penguin USA dated 8/22/1991, in addition to reviews and announcements for readings and publication of Red Trousseau.

2 9

 Skylight (1981) 

Skylight

Two manuscripts, three proofs, one copy of finished work, reviews, publicity, and dust jacket cover for Skylight, which was published in 1981.

Box Folder

 Manuscripts 

Manuscripts

Three manuscripts of Skylight.

2 10-12

 Proofs 

Proofs

Three proofs of Skylight.

3 1

 Reviews, Publicity, Dust Jackets, and Finished Copy 

Reviews, Publicity, Dust Jackets, and Finished Copy

Three dust jackets for Skylight, in addition to reviews, an announcement for reading, an advertisement for release, and a finished copy of  Skylight.

3 2

 Sparrow (2003) 

Sparrow

Proofs, reviews, advertisements, and announcement of publication for Sparrow, which was published in 2003.

Box Folder

 Proofs 

Proofs

One incomplete proof (faxed 9/17/2002) and one complete proof (with cover letter from Lee Boudreaux dated 1/9/2003) of Sparrow.

3 2-3

 Reivews and Publicity 

Reviews and Publicity

Reviews, advertisements, and an announcement of publication for Sparrow.

3 5

 Wyndmere (1985) 

Wyndmere

Proofs, advertisements, and copyright permissions associated with Wyndmere, which was published in 1985.

Box Folder

 Proofs 

Proofs

Three proofs of Wyndmere including drafts of "A Fresco," a revised version of "Reentering Eden."

3 6

 Reviews, Publicity, and Copyright Permissions 

Publicity and Copyright Permissions

Reviews, advertisements, excerpts, and copyright permissions for Wyndmere. Also, one review essay titled "Adulthood of a Genre," by Alberta Turner. Review from the June 1, 1985 issue of  Library Journal was enclosed in a October 1, 1985 letter from Kathy McLaughlin, Editorial Assistant at the University of Pittsburgh Press. Review from July 14, 1985 issue of  The Forum was encolsed with a July 17, 1985 letter from the editors of the newspaper. Flyer advertising "50 Years of Books" from University of Pittsburgh press was enclosed in a letter from Peter Oresick dated May 16, 1986.

3 7

 Untitled Manuscript 

Untitled

Incomplete manuscript of an early untitled work.

Box Folder

 Manuscript 

Manuscript

An incomplete manuscript of an early untitled work. Many of the poems contained in this manuscript found their way into Muske-Dukes' first book of poems, Camouflage.

3 8

 Individual Poems 

Box Folder

 "3 Weathers" 

3 Weathers

One typewritten draft of a poem titled "3 Weathers" removed from file labeled "Early Work."

3 9

 "The Actor's Daughter" 

"The Actor's Daughter"

One handwritten draft of a poem titled "The Actor's Daughter."

3 10

 "Amaurosis" 

"Amaurosis"

One handwritten draft of a poem titled "Amaurosis."

3 11

 "Anna" 

"Anna"

Four typed drafts of a poem titled "Anna." This poem appears in Wyndmere, which was published in 1985.

3 12

 "Applause" 

3 13

 "Appraisal" 

"Appraisal"

One handwritten draft of a poem titled "Appraisal."

3 14

 "The Artificial Child" 

Artificial Child

One typed draft of a poem titled "Artificial Child" (unedited).

3 15

 "Asbestos" 

Asbestos

Two typed drafts with a page of handwritten revisions of a poem titled "Asbestos." This poem was printed in Applause, published in 1989.

3 16

 "At Yoga Class" 

"At Yoga Class"

One photocopy of a poem titled "At Yoga Class" as it appears in Ms. Magazine. This poem also appears in  Camouflage, published in 1975.

3 17

 "Attica: Death Studies" 

"Attica: Death Studies"

One handwritten and two typed drafts of a poem titled "Attica: Death Studies."

3 18

 "Audition" 

Audition

Three typed and one handwritten draft of a poem titled "Audition."

4 1

 "August, Los Angeles Lullaby" 

August, Los Angeles, Lullaby

Eighteen typed drafts of a poem titled "August, Los Angeles, Lullaby." This work was printed in Wyndmere, published in 1985.

4 2

 "Avalanche" 

"Avalanche"

One handwritten draft and some notes under the title "Avalanche."

4 3

 "Big Sur" 

"Big Sur"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Big Sur."

4 4

 "Blue Streak" 

"Blue Streak"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Blue Streak."

4 5

 "The Booby" 

"The Booby"

One typed draft of a poem titled "The Booby" removed from file labeled "Early Work."

4 6

 "Box" (fr. Applause

"Box" (fr. Applause)

Thirteen typed drafts and one handwritten draft of a poem titled "Box." This poem was printed in Applause, published in 1989.

4 7

 "Box" (fr. Sparrow) 

"Box" (fr. Sparrow)

Three typed drafts and one emailed draft (to Mark Doty) of a poem titled "Box." This poem was printed in Sparrow, published in 2003.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Doty, Mark
4 8

 "Building the Sky" 

"Building the Sky"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Building the Sky."

4 9

 "By Heart" 

"By Heart"

One typed draft of a poem titled "By Heart" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript contained in this collection.

4 10

 "Census" 

"Census"

Nine typed drafts and three handwritten draft of a poem titled "Census." This poem was printed in Applause, published in 1989.

4 11

 "Chameleon" 

"Chameleon"

Two drafts of a poem titled "Chameleon" removed from file labeled "Early Work." While this short poem shares similar phrases and imagery as "Camouflage," the table of contents included in the untitled manuscript indicates that "Chameleon" and "Camouflage" are two different poems.

4 12

 "Character" 

"Character"

Four drafts of a poem titled "Character." This poem appears in Red Trousseau, published in 1992.

4 13

 "Cheap Scent" 

"Cheap Scent"

Three typed drafts of a poem titled "Cheap Scent," and photocopy of the poem as it appeared in Ms. Magazine.

4 14

 "Child with Six Fingers" 

"Child with Six Fingers"

One typed unedited draft of a poem titled "Child with Six Fingers" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript contained within this collection.

4 15

 "Conversation Triolet" 

"Conversation Triolet"

One draft of a poem titled "Conversation Triolet."

4 16

 "The Counterfeiter" 

"The Counterfeiter"

Three unedited drafts of a poem titled "The Counterfeiter" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript contained within this collection.

4 17

 "December 8th" 

"December 8th"

One proof a poem titled "December 8th" printed in the Michigan Quarterly Review (Vol. 36, No. 1: Winter 1997).

4 18

 "De-tasseling" 

"De-tasseling"

One typed and one handwritten draft of a poem titled "De-tasseling" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.

4 19

 "Dream" 

"Dream"

Four typed drafts of a poem titled "Dream." This poem appears in Applause, published in 1989.

4 20

 "Elocution: Touch" 

"Elocution: Touch"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Elocution: Touch." This poem appears in Skylight, published in 1981.

4 21

 "The Empty Chair" 

"The Empty Chair"

One typed and one emailed draft (to Mark Doty) of a poem titled "The Empty Chair." This poem appears in Sparrow, published in 2003.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Doty, Mark
4 22

 "Epithamalion" 

"Epithamalion"

One handwritten draft of a poem titled "Epithamalion."

4 23

 "Essays on Revolution Written in a Class that Ran Out of Time" 

"Essays on Revolution Written in a Class that Ran Out of Time"

Two typed drafts and a preservation photocopy of a poem titled "Essays on Revolution Written in a Class that Ran Out of Time" removed from file labeled "Early Work." The photocopy is take from The San Francisco Quarterly, Vol.6, No. 1 (Winter, 1970). This poem also appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.

4 24

 "The Eulogy" 

"The Eulogy"

Three typed drafts of a poem titled "The Eulogy." This poem appears in Applause, published in 1989.

4 25

 "Excelsior" 

"Excelsior"

One handwritten draft of a poem titled "Excelsior."

4 26

 "Ex-Embassy" 

"Ex-Embassy"

Thirteen typed drafts and two handwritten drafts of a poem titled "Ex-Embassy." This poem appears in Applause, published in 1989.

4 27

 "The Faceless Emigre" 

"The Faceless Emigre"

Three uneditted typed drafts of a poem titled "The Faceless Emigre" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.

4 28

 "The Family" 

"The Family"

One typed draft of a poem titled "The Family."

4 29

 "The Fault" 

"The Fault"

Six typed and one handwritten draft of a poem titled "The Fault." Perhaps a precursor to a poem by the same title that appears in Skylight, published in 1981. Poem based in part on a journal Muske-Dukes wrote while living in Irvine. Pages from this journal are included in the "Notes and Maps" file in the Ephemera series, the Box ????, Folder ????.

3 30

 "Federal Offense" 

"Federal Offense"

Three typed drafts of a poem titled "Federal Offense."

4 31

 "Field Trip" 

"Field Trip"

One photopy of a poem titled "Field Trip." This poem appears in Red Trousseau, published in 1992.

4 32

 "Fishing" 

"Fishing"

Two typed drafts of a poem titled "Fishing" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.

4 33

 "For Annie"(Sounding) 

"For Annie"

Nine typed and one handwritten draft of a poem titled "For Annie." This poem is most likely a precursor to "Sounding," which is dedicated to Muske-Dukes' daughter, Annie Cameron. The drafts of "For Annie" share the following images with "Sounding": A man taking an ultrasound of Annie Annie's fingers lifting "as if to stave off a sudden wind" The speaker's heart beating with the heart of her unborn daughter

4 34

 "A Former Love, a Lover of Form" 

"A Former Love, a Lover of Form"

One typed draft of a poem titled "A Former Love, a Lover of Form." This poem appears in Wyndmere, published in 1985.

4 35

 "Freezing to Death" 

"Freezing to Death"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Freezing to Death." This poem appears in Camouflage, published in 1975.

4 36

 "Getting Out of the Body" 

"Getting Out of the Body"

Three typed drafts of a poem titled "Getting Out of the Body."

4 37

 "Giraffe Song" 

"Giraffe Song"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Giraffe Song" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.

4 38

 "Gold Side Car" 

"Gold Side Car"

One handwritten draft of a poem titled "Gold Side Car."

4 39

 "Golden Retriever" 

"Golden Retriever"

Two drafts of a poem per specifications for The New Yorker with attached cover letter dated 11/3/1983. One unmarked draft. This poem appears in  Skylight, published in 1981.

4 40

 "Great Spirit" 

"Great Spirit"

Two typed drafts of a poem titled "Great Spirit."

4 41

 "Haunting the Graveyard" 

"Haunting the Graveyard"

Three drafts of a poem titled "Haunting the Graveyard."

4 42

 "Having Fled the Cite Universitaire, Paris, 1970" 

"Having Fled the Cite Universitaire, Paris, 1970"

Four typed drafts of a precursor to "Having Fled the Cite Universitaire, Paris, 1970," titled "Twenty-Four, Paris, 1970." This poem appears in An Octave Above Thunder, published in 1997.

4 43

 "Hemophilia" 

"Hemophilia"

One typed draft of a sestina titled "Hemophilia."

4 44

 "I Go to Hell" 

"I Go to Hell"

One unedited typed draft of a poem titled "I Go to Hell" removed from file labeled "Early Work."

4 45

 "I Think" 

"I Think"

One typed draft of a poem titled "I Think."

4 46

 "Ideal" 

"Ideal"

Nine typed drafts and one handwritten draft of "Ideal." Early drafts are titled "Lord, let me not have hate." This poem appears in Applause, published in 1989.

4 47

 "Immunity" 

"Immunity"

Thrity-seven typed drafts of a poem title "Immunity." This poem appears in Applause, published in 1989.

4 48

 "The Importance of" 

"The Importance of"

One typed unedited draft of "The Importance of." This poem appears in Sparrow, published in 2003.

4 49

 "In Media Res" 

"In Media Res"

One typed and one handwritten draft of a poem titled "In Media Res."

4 50

 "Inquisition" 

"Inquisition"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Inquisition."

4 51

 "Iphigenia" 

"Iphigenia"

Two drafts of a poem titled "Iphigenia."

4 52

 "Kind" (August 1974: A Tapestry) 

"Kind" (August 1974: A Tapestry)

Four typed drafts and one handwritten draft of a poem titled "Kind" that most likely is a precursor to "August 1974: A Tapestry," which appears in Applause, published in 1989.

4 53

 "Le Hot Jazz" 

"Le Hot Jazz"

Two typed drafts of a poem titled "Le Hot Jazz." This poem appears in Sparrow, which was publised in 2003.

4 54

 "Learning the Light Step" 

"Learning the Light Step"

Three typed drafts and one handwritten draft of a poem titled "Learning the Light Step."

4 55

 "Light Years" 

"Light Years"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Light Years."

4 56

 "Lines from the Private Eye" 

"Lines from the Private Eye"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Lines from a Private Eye."

4 57

 "M. Butterfly" 

"M. Butterfly"

Two typed drafts of a poem titled "M. Butterfly." This poem appears in Red Trousseau, published in 1992.

4 58

 "Machine" 

"Machine"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Machine." This poem appears in Sparrow, published in 2003.

5 1

 "Magnificat" 

"Magnificat"

One photocopy of a poem titled "Magnificat." This poem appears in Sparrow, published in 2003.

5 2

 "Masks in Rain" 

"Masks in Rain"

Two typed drafts and one emailed draft (to Grace [Schulman?]) of a poem titled "Masks in Rain." This poem appears in Sparrow, published in 2003.

5 3

 "Microwave" 

"Microwave"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Microwave" removed from file labeled "Early Work."

5 4

 "Minnesota" (Fairy Tale) 

"Minnesota"

Five typed and four handwritten drafts of a poem titled "Minnesota," which may be a precursor to "Fairy Tale." "Fairy Tale" appears in Wyndmere, published in 1985.

5 5

 "Monk's House, Rodmell" 

"Monk's House Rodmell"

5 6

 "Mono, 1967" 

"Mono, 1967"

One unedited draft of a poem titled "Mono, 1967."

5 7

 "My Will" 

"My Will"

One handwritten draft of a poem titled "My Will."

5 8

 "Night Without Objects" 

"Night Without Objects"

One handwritten draft of a poem titled "Night Without Objects."

5 9

 "An Octave Above Thunder" 

"An Octave Above Thunder"

Various incomplete drafts of a poem titled "An Octave Above Thunder." This poem appears in a book by the same name published in 1997.

5 10

 "Old Heroes Revisited" 

"Old Heroes Revisited"

One draft of a poem titled "Old Heroes Revisited."

5 11

 "Opium" 

"Opium"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Opium." This poem appears in Skylight, published in 1981.

5 12

 "Our Side" 

"Our Side"

One typed draft and one handwritten fragment of a poem titled "Our Side." This poem appears in Sparrow, published in 2003.

5 13

 "The Owl and the Plum" 

"The Owl and the Plum"

One unedited typed draft of a poem titled "The Owl and the Plum" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.

5 14

 "Pacemaker" 

"Pacemaker"

Seven typed drafts of a poem titled "Pacemaker." This poem appears in An Ocatve Above Thunder, published in 1997.

5 15

 "The Painter's Daughter" 

"The Painter's Daughter"

One typed draft of a poem titled "The Painter's Daughter." This poem appears in Skylight, published in 1981.

5 16

 "Palm Sunday" 

"Palm Sunday"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Palm Sunday."

5 17

 "The Pan Handler" 

"The Pan Handler

One typed draft of a poem titled "The Pan Handler."

5 18

 "The Paper Hanger" 

"The Paper Hanger"

One handwritten draft of a poem titled "The Paper Hanger" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.

5 19

 "Pediatrics" 

"Pediatrics"

Two typed drafts of a poem titled "Pediatrics." This poem appears in Applause, published in 1989.

5 20

 "Pick Up Sticks" 

"Pick Up Sticks"

Five typed drafts of a poem titled "Pick Up Sticks." This poem appears in Applause, published in 1989.

5 20

 "Players" 

"Players"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Players." This poem appears in Sparrow, published in 2003.

5 21

 "Poem" 

"Poem"

Three typed drafts of a poem titled "Poem" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.

5 22

 "Poem" 

"Poem"

Two typed drafts and one handwritten draft of a poem titled "Poem."

5 23

 "The Poet Macho" 

"The Poet Macho"

One handwritten draft of a poem titled "The Poet Macho" removed from file labeled "Early Work."

5 24

 "Prague: Two Journals" 

"Prague: Two Journals"

One typed untitled precursor to a poem titled "Prague: Two Journals," which appears in Red Trousseau, published in 1992.

5 25

 "Proteus in Hollywood" 

"Proteus in Hollywood"

Five typed drafts of a poem titled "Proteus in Hollywood."

5 26

 "Rain" 

"Rain"

One unedited typed draft of a poem titled "Rain" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.

5 27

 "Real Decorations" 

"Real Decorations"

One unedited typed draft of a poem titled "Real Decorations."

5 28

 "Rendevous with a Harp" 

"Rendevous with a Harp"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Rendevous with a Harp" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.

5 29

 "Replica" 

"Replica"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Replica."

5 30

 "Retired Schoolteacher" 

"Retired Schoolteacher"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Retired Schoolteacher."

5 31

 "Rhythms" 

"Rhythms"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Rhythms" removed from file labeled "Early Work."

5 32

 "Richochet" 

"Richochet"

Seven typed drafts of a poem titled "Richochet." This poem was published in the The New York Times (June 22, 1995).

5 33

 "Rite" 

"Rite"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Rite" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.

5 34

 "Romeo" 

"Romeo"

One typed draft of poem titled "Romeo." This poem appears in Sparrow, published in 2003.

5 35

 "Safe" 

"Safe"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Safe."

5 36

 "Separator" 

"The Separator"

Three typed drafts of a poem titled "The Separator." This poem appears in Wyndmere, published in 1985.

5 37

 "Sesimbra" 

"Sesimbra"

One draft of a poem titled "Sesimbra."

5 38

 "Shock" 

"Shock"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Shock" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.

5 39

 "Short Histories of the Sea" 

"Short Histories of the Sea"

Five typed drafts and one handwritten fragment of "Short Histories of the Sea." This poem appears in Skylight, published in 1981.

5 40

 "The Skaters (A Swan Dream)" 

"The Skaters (A Swan Dream)"

Two typed drafts of a poem titled "The Skaters (A Swan Dream)."

5 41

 "Skid" 

"Skid"

Three typed drafts of "Skid." This poem appears in Applause, published in 1989.

5 42

 "Sled" 

"Sled"

Two typed drafts of a poem titled "Sled."

5 43

 "Sleeping Beauty" 

"Sleeping Beauty"

Two typed drafts of a poem titled "Sleeping Beauty."

5 44

 "Slot Machine" 

"Slot Machine"

Two typed drafts of a poem titled "Slot Machine" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.

5 45

 "Solar Machinery" 

"Solar Machinery"

Two typed drafts of a poem titled "Solar Machinery."

5 46

 "Song for the Soon to Be Orphaned" 

"Song for the Soon to Be Orphaned"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Song for the Soon to Be Orphaned" removed from file labeled "Early Work."

5 47

 "Songs for Traveling South" 

"Songs for Traveling South"

One typed draft of "Songs for Traveling South" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.

5 48

 "Stage and Screen, 1989" 

"Stage and Screen, 1989"

One photopy of a poem titled "Stage and Screen, 1989" as it appears in Red Trousseau, published in 1992.

5 49

 "The Star of Quoquoe, L.I." 

"The Star of Quoque, L.I."

One typed draft of a poem titled "The Star of Quoque, L.I."

5 50

 "Stepfather" 

"Stepfather"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Stepfather" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.

5 51

 "Still Life with Supernintendo" 

"Still Life with Supernintendo"

5 52

 "Strange Interlude" 

"Strange Interlude"

Three typed drafts and one emailed draft (to Mark Doty) of a poem called "Strange Interlude." This poem appears in Sparrow, published in 2003.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Doty, Mark
5 53

 "Summer Cold" 

"Summer Cold"

Four typed drafts and three photopies of a poem titled "Summer Cold" labeled "May 12th: 1986 The New Yorker" and one photocopy of a handwritten copy on letterhead reading "1989-90 Poetry Readings and Seminars at the Folger Shakespeare Library." This poem appears in  Applause, published in 1989.

5 54

 "Teaching at the School for the Gifted" 

"Teaching at the School for the Gifted"

Four typed drafts of "Teaching at the School for the Gifted." This poem appears in An Octave Above Thunder, published in 1997.

5 55

 "There is a Man" 

"There is a Man"

One handwritten draft of a poem titled "There is a Man."

5 56

 "Three Letters" 

"Three Letters"

One handwritten draft of a section II from the sequence "Three Letters," "To J." This poem appears in Wyndmere, published in 1985.

5 57

 "To the Subway Pervert" 

"To the Subway Pervert"

One unedited draft of a poem titled "To the Subway Pervert."

5 58

 "Trees" 

"Trees"

Two typed drafts of a poem titled "Trees" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.

5 59

 "Trudy's Piano Bar: Tangier" 

"Trudy's Piano Bar: Tangier"

One typed draft and one photocopy of a poem titled "Trudy's Piano Bar: Tangier."

5 60

 "The Truth" 

"The Truth"

One typed draft of a poem titled "The Truth."

5 61

 "Tuesday Again" 

"Tuesday Again"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Tuesday Again." This poem appears in Skylight, published in 1981.

5 62

 "Unsent Letter 3" 

"Unsent Letter 3"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Unsent Letter 3." This poem appears in Red Trousseau, published in 1992.

5 63

 "Unsent Letter 4" 

"Unsent Letter 4"

One photocopy of a poem titled "Unsent Letter 4." This poem appears in Red Trousseau, published in 1992.

5 64

 "Vermont" 

"Vermont"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Vermont."

5 65

 "Vermont Farmhouse, 3 AM" 

"Vermont Farmhouse, 3 AM"

Three typed drafts and two handwritten drafts of a poem titled "Vermont Farmhouse, 3 AM." This poem appears in Applause, published in 1989.

5 66

 "Villanelle" 

"Villanelle"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Villanelle." This poem appears in Sparrow, which was published in 2003.

5 67

 "Visitor" 

"Visitor"

One typed draft of a poem titled "Visitor."

5 68

 "Voice" 

"Voice"

Two typed and one handwritten draft of a poem titled "Voice."

5 69

 "Voices" 

"Voices"

One unedited typed draft of a poem titled "Voices" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.

5 70

 "War Crimes" 

"War Crimes"

One typed draft of a poem titled "War Crimes." This poem appears in Skylight, published in 1981.

5 71

 "War Crimes" and "Invention of Cuisine" 

"War Crimes" and "Invention of Cuisine"

One draft of each poem marked to the page specifications for The New Yorker. These poems appear in  Skylight, published in 1981.

5 72

 "The Way a Swan Turns" 

"The Way a Swan Turns"

One unedited typed draft of a poem titled "The Way a Swan Turns." This poem appears in Wyndmere, published in 1985.

5 73

 "We Drive Through Tyndall's Theory of Sight" 

"We Drive Through Tyndall's Theory of Sight"

Three prints of broadside of a poem titled "We Drive Through Tyndall's Theory of Sight" printed by Iron Mountain Press. This poem appears in Wyndmere, published in 1985.

18 17

 "Weather Report" 

"Weather Report"

Two typed drafts of a poem titled "Weather Report" removed from file labeled "Early Work."

5 74

 "White Key" 

"White Key"

Eight typed drafts of a poem titled "White Key." This poem appears in Wyndmere, published in 1985.

5 75

 "The Wish Foundation" 

"The Wish Foundation"

Thirteen typed drafts and one handwritten draft of a poem titled "The Wish Foundation." This poem appears in Applause, published in 1989.

5 76

  

Poems from Wyndmere

Eight photocopies of typed poems gathered by Muske-Dukes, perhaps for a reading. The poems included are: "Anna," "Fairy Tale," "The Way a Swan Turns," "Panis Angelicus," "Afterwards," "White Key," "Coming Over Coldwater," and "Surprise." All of these poems appear in Wyndmere, published in 1985.

5 77

 Untitled Drafts 

Untitled Drafts

Drafts of two untitled poems.

5 78

 Translations 

Box Folder

 Poems by Delmira Augustini 

Poems by Delmira Augustini

Several drafts of works translated from Augustini with a letter regarding stating that Augustini's work is in the public domain.

6 1

 Prose 

 Channeling Mark Twain (2007) 

Box Folder

 Early Versions 

Early Versions

Prior to completing Channeling Mark Twain, Muske-Dukes sent out a short story titled "Contraband," which she submitted to  The New Yorker and  Esquire. Although this story was ultimately rejected by both publications, it contains many key elements for the opening to  Channeling Mark Twain. This story is based on a chapter from an unpublished novel titled  The Honey-Producers or  Edelweiss, depending upon the draft. Both submitted copies of "Contraband" and the editors' replies are housed in Box 6, Folder 4.

6 4

 Manuscripts 

Manuscript

Two complete manuscripts of Channeling Mark Twain and one incomplete manuscript. Enclosed with the manuscript contained in folders 6:7-6:8 is a poem deleted from final draft (p.220). Enclosed with the incomplete manuscript (7:2) are letters from Random House Associate Editor Laura Ford that regarding her recommendations for revision before sending the manuscript along to production.

6 5-7

 Manuscripts (cont.) 

Manuscripts (cont.)

Continutation of the file containing manuscripts of Channeling Mark Twain. For content description refer to above file (Box 6, Folders 5-7).

7 1-2

 Notes and Drafts 

Notes and Drafts

Notes and drafts of various passages from Channeling Mark Twain compiled by Muske-Dukes. Contents include a partial draft of Chapter 1 and a spiral bound notebook containing drafts of passages from the novel.

7 3

 Publicity 

Publicity

A mailing announcing the publication date for Channeling Mark Twain.

7 4

 Dear Digby (1989) 

Dear Digby

Drafts, manuscripts, notes, revisions, reviews and publicity for the novel Dear Digby. Screenplays by Muske-Dukes and Janet Kovalcik are also contained within this subseries as is the stage adaptation written by Joseph Megel. While all the scripts based on  Digby are filed with the manuscripts of the novel, they are described separately. The Muske-Dukes screenplay is described in this series under "Subseries 3: Scripts [by Muske-Dukes]." The scripts written by Kovalcik and Megel are described in the series "Works by Others."

Box Folder

 Drafts 

Drafts

Several drafts of the collaboration between Muske-Dukes and Curtis Ingham, a former editor at Ms. Magazine. Enclosed amongst these drafts was a letter from Muske-Dukes to Lynn Nesbit, dated November 3, 1981 regarding Nesbit's service as a literary agent. Unlike the final version of  Dear Digby, published in 1989, the collaboration with Ingham saw Willis Digby undertake an expedition to Libya.

7 5-8

 Drafts (cont.) 

Drafts (cont.)

Continutation of the file containing drafts of Dear Digby. For content description refer to above file (Box 7, Folders 5-8).

8 1-2

 Manuscripts 

Manuscripts

One manuscript of a novel titled Dear Digby.

8 3-4

 Notes and Revisions 

Notes and Revisions

Notes and revisions regarding Dear Digby including a letter from John Irving with suggestions for revision.

8 5

 Reviews, Invitations, and Publicity 

Reviews, Invitations, and Publicity

Reviews, invitations to a party celebrating the publication of Dear Digby, a copy of a congratulatory letter sent to the editor of the novel, and adversitements for  Digby, including announcements for readings.

8 6

 Edelweiss /  The Honey-Producers 

Box Folder

 Drafts 

Drafts

Prior to completing Channeling Mark Twain, Muske-Dukes wrote a precursor novel titled  The Honey-Producers, or  Edelweiss, depending upon the draft. Using a chapter of this novel, Muske-Dukes produced a short story titled "Contraband," which she submitted to  The New Yorker and  Esquire. Although this story was ultimately rejected by both publications, it contains many key elements for the opening to  Channeling Mark Twain. Both submitted copies of "Contraband" and the editors' replies are housed in Box 6, Folder 4.

6 2-3

 Life After Death (2001) 

Box Folder

 Drafts 

Drafts

An incomplete gathering of revised pages for Life After Death.

9 5

 Manuscripts 

Manuscripts

One folder full of fragments of Life After Death, and a manuscript inluding pages 1-261.

9 6-8

 Proofs 

Proofs

Two sets of proofs for Life After Death. One set includes a cover letter dated 11/3/2000 from Random House Copy Editor Veronica Windholz. The other set includes edits and a cover letter dated 12/2/2000 from Windholz.

10 1-4

 Articles, Publicity, and Notes 

Articles, Publicity, and Notes from Publisher

Articles, style sheet, cover design, research notes, and a book signing announcement for Life After Death.

10 5

 Married to the Icepick Killer: A Poet in Hollywood (2002) 

Box Folder

 Proofs and Notes 

Proofs and Notes

One proof of Married to the Icepick Killer, documents regarding copyright permissions for previously published essays, and a draft of the dust jacket notes.

10 6

 Reviews and Publicity 

Reviews and Publicity

Reviews for Married to the Icepick Killer and announcements for readings.

10 7

 Saving St. Germ (1993) 

Box Folder

 Drafts 

Drafts

Two complete drafts, one of them labeled "bible" that compiles multiple layers of revisions, and one incomplete draft.

10 8-9

 Draft (cont.) 

Drafts (cont.)

Continutation of the file containing drafts of Saving St. Germ. For content description refer to above file (Box 10, Folders 8-9)

11 1-5

 Manuscripts 

Manuscript

One manuscript formerly housed with berets between plasitc covers, one manuscript labeled "binding die copy," and one manuscript with comments from editor at Viking Penguin. The last manuscript mentioned is enclosed with a letter from editor Dawn Seferian of Viking Penguin dated May 26, 1992 summarizing the recommendations and margin notes made upon the text.

12 1-5

 Manuscripts (cont.) 

Manuscripts (cont.)

Continutation of the file containing manuscripts of Saving St. Germ. For content description refer to above file (Box 12, Folders 1-5).

13 1-5

 Proofs 

Proofs

Two copies of galley proof, one marked "rough pages", the other marked "Author's second pass," and one bound copy of unedited proof. A letter from Michael Hardart, assistant to Dawn Seferian of Viking Penguin, dated June 24, 1993.

14 1-5

 Notes and Research 

Notes and Research

14 6

 Reviews and Publicity 

Reviews and Publicity

Reviews, advertisments, an announcement of publication, and articles regarding Saving St. Germ.

14 7

 Women and Poetry: Truth, Autobiography, and the Shape of the Self (1997) 

Box Folder

 Drafts 

Drafts

Two drafts of the introduction to Women and Poetry.

15 1

 Manuscripts 

Manuscripts

One completed manuscript of Women and Poetry.

15 2

 Proofs 

Proofs

One incomplete set of page proofs enclosed with accompanying correspondance to and from University of Michigan Press. Correspondence consists of two letters from copy editor Kristen Lare, dated January 28, 1997 and March 19, 1997, and one letter from Muske-Dukes to LeeAnn Fields, dated June 25, 1997. The contents of this file were compiled by Muske-Dukes.

15 3

 Reviews and Publicity 

Publicity

Reviews and publicity for Women and Poetry. Reviews enclosed were mailed to Muske-Dukes by the University of Michigan Press publicity department.

15 4
Box Folder

 Articles and Essays 

Articles and Essays

Articles and essays written by Muske-Dukes, with the exception of book reviews. Some of the pieces are filed with their respective drafts. "Ann Stafford: In Memoriam," "Evil Science Runs Amok--Again," and "War of the Edens," are included in Married to the Icepick Killer, while "Paris: Split Ends" contains some of the context for the chapter titled "Let Me Play the Lion Too: A Remembrance" and "Conception Point" presents much of what appears in the chapter titled "Slouching Toward a Brief Literay History of Southern California." "Carolyn Kizer: Superkid" appears in  Women and Poetry. Works are filed alphebetically by title.

15 5

 Reviews 

Box Folder

 New York Times 

New York Times

Reviews written by Muske-Dukes that appear in the New York Times.

15 6-7

 Los Angeles Times and  Washington Post 

Los Angeles Times and Washington Post

Reviews by Muske-Dukes that appear in the Los Angeles Times or the  Washington Post.

15 8

 Magazines and Journals 

Magazines and Journals

Reviews written by Muske-Dukes that appear in various magazines and journals including The Hungry Mind Review,  The Nation, and  The Yale Review.

15 9
Box Folder

 Short Fiction 

Short Fiction

Drafts of short fiction by Muske-Dukes.

15 10

 Book Proposals 

Book Proposals

Proposals by Muske-Dukes for books that have not been published.

Box Folder

 Blinding the Mind's Eye: The Death of the Heart 

Blinding the Mind's Eye

The proposal and supporting documents for a co-authored book (with Michelle Latolais) to be titled Blinding the Mind's Eye: The Death of the Heart. Supporting documents include correspondence between Arthur Miller and Muske-Dukes and Latolais, photocopied essays by Theodore Adorno and Laura Mulvey, and drafts and notes for the proposal. The documents in this folder were compiled by Muske-Dukes.

16 1

 Scripts 

 Dear Digby (Screenplay) 

Box Folder

 Manuscripts 

Manuscripts

Two manuscripts for a screen adaptation of Dear Digby by Muske-Dukes, one dated 4/17/1992 and the other 8/28/1992.

9 1-2

 Elixir 

Box Folder

 Drafts 

Drafts

Three drafts of a play titled Elixir: A Play. Two drafts are labeled "Revision Draft" and dated May 2, 1999. One revision draft has names penned in next to the list of characters, the other revision draft is highlighted for the part of Colonel James Blood.

16 2-3

 Publicity, Programs, and Notes 

Publicity and Notes

An announcement for a reading at the Matrix Theatre on May 17,1999, cast listings, and notes for Elixir.

16 4

 Notebooks 

Notebooks

The notebooks contained within this subseries contain drafts of many works by Muske-Dukes. They are roughly arranged by work. Since most notebooks contain drafts of multiple works, a strict arrangement by work, regrettably, is impossible.

Box Folder

 Channeling Mark Twain 

Channeling Mark Twain

Two notebooks containing drafts of Channeling Mark Twain. Manuscripts, drafts, and publicity for this novel are contained in Box 6, Folder 4 through Box 7, Folder 4.

17 1

 Channeling Mark Twain and Reviews 

Channeling Mark Twain and Reviews

One notebook containing drafts of Channeling Mark Twain and book reviews by Muske-Dukes. Manuscripts, drafts, and publicity for  Channeling Mark Twain are contained in Box 6, Folder 4 through Box 7, Folder 4. Drafts of book reviews by Muske-Dukes are contained in Box 15, Folders 6-9.

17 2

 Channeling Mark Twain and  Saving St. Germ 

Channeling Mark Twain and Saving St. Germ

One notebook containing drafts of Channeling Mark Twain and  Saving St. Germ. Manuscripts, drafts, and publicity for  Channeling Mark Twain are contained in Box 6, Folder 4 through Box 7, Folder 4. Drafts, manuscripts, proofs, reviews, and publicity for  Saving St. Germ are contained in Box 10, Folder 8 to Box 14, Folder 7.

17 3

 Channeling Mark Twain and World Leaders Program 

Channeling Mark Twain and World Leaders Program

One notebook containing notes for an international program to stimulate advancement in poetry and drafts of Channeling Mark Twain. Manuscripts, drafts, and publicity for  Channeling Mark Twain are contained in Box 6, Folder 4 through Box 7, Folder 4.

17 4

 Dear Digby 

Dear Digby

Four notebooks containing drafts of Dear Digby. Drafts, manuscripts, proofs, reviews, and publicity for  Dear Digby are contained in Box 7, Folder 5 through Box 8, Folder 6. Manuscripts of screenplays are contained in Box 8, Folder to Box 7, Folder 2, and manuscripts for the stage play are contained in Box 9, Folders 3-4.

17 5

 Dear Digby and Poems from  Applause 

Dear Digby and Poems from Applause

One notebook containing drafts of Dear Digby and drafts of poems from  Applause. Drafts, manuscripts, proofs, reviews, and publicity for  Dear Digby are contained in Box 7, Folder 5 through Box 8, Folder 6. Manuscripts of screenplays are contained in Box 8, Folder to Box 7, Folder 2, and manuscripts for the stage play are contained in Box 9, Folders 3-4. Manuscripts, reviews, and publicity for  Applause are contained in Box 1 Folders 1-3.

17 6

 Dear Digby and "Monk's House, Rodmell" 

Dear Digby and Monk's House, Rodmell

One notebook containing drafts of Dear Digby and "Monk's House, Rodmell." Drafts, manuscripts, proofs, reviews, and publicity for  Dear Digby are contained in Box 7, Folder 5 through Box 8, Folder 6. Manuscripts of screenplays are contained in Box 8, Folder to Box 7, Folder 2, and manuscripts for the stage play are contained in Box 9, Folders 3-4. Drafts of "Monk's House, Rodmell" are contained in Box 5, Folder 6.

17 7

 Edelweiss 

Edelweiss

One notebook containing drafts of Edelweiss. Drafts of  Edelweiss are contained in Box 6, Folders 2-3.

17 8

 Life After Death 

Life After Death

One notebook containing drafts for Life After Death. Drafts, proofs, reviews, and publicity for  Life After Death are contained in Box 9, Folder 5 to Box 10, Folder 5.

17 9

  

Life After Death, Poetry to the Point Article, and Paul Monette Piece

One folder containing drafts of Life After Death, "Shakespeare Meets the Long Gray Line" (about Poetry to the Point), and a piece on Paul Monette. Drafts, proofs, reviews, and publicity for  Life After Death are contained in Box 9, Folder 5 to Box 10, Folder 5. A photocopy of "Shakespeare Meets the Long Gray Line" is filed with other articles written by Muske-Dukes in Box 15, Folder 5.

17 10

  

Life After Death, Elixir, Speech for Parents' Anniversary

One notebook containing drafts of Life After Death,  Elixir, and a speech for the 50th wedding anniversary of Muske-Dukes' parents. Drafts, proofs, reviews, and publicity for  Life After Death are contained in Box 9, Folder 5 to Box 10, Folder 5. Drafts, publicity, programs and notes for  Elixir are contained in Box 16, Folders 2-4.

17 11

  

Notes for Life After Death, Saving St. Germ, and Eavan Boland Essay

One notebook containing notes for Life After Death regarding mortuaries, drafts of  Saving St. Germ, and drafts of an essay about Eavan Boland. Drafts, proofs, reviews, and publicity for  Life After Death are contained in Box 9, Folder 5 to Box 10, Folder 5 Drafts, manuscripts, proofs, reviews, and publicity for  Saving St. Germ are contained in Box 10, Folder 8 to Box 14, Folder 7.

17 12

  

Saving St. Germ and Journal

One notebook containing drafts of Saving St. Germ and journal entries from 1989. Drafts, manuscripts, proofs, reviews, and publicity for  Saving St. Germ are contained in Box 10, Folder 8 to Box 14, Folder 7.

18 1

 "Circus" and Good Roles 

"Circus" and Good Roles

One notebook containing drafts of a poem titled "Circus" and a screenplay titled Good Roles.

18 2

 "Epithalamion" 

"Epithalamion"

One notebook containing a draft of a poem titled "Epithalamion." Another draft of this poem may be found in Box 4, Folder 23.

18 3

 "Kenya Summer" and Untitled Poem 

"Kenya Summer" and Untitled Poem

One notebook containing drafts of an untitled poem dated November 5, 1973 and a poem titled "Kenya Summer."

18 4

 "Pediatrics" and Notes for Will 

"Pediatrics" and Notes for Will

One notebook containing drafts of a poem titled "Pediatrics" and notes for a will and testament.

18 5

 "Sounding" and Elkhart Schools Project 

"Sounding" and Elkhart Schools Project

One notebook containing drafts of a poem titled "Sounding" and notes for Muske-Dukes' paper on public schools in Elkhart, Indiana. Other drafts of "Sounding" may be found in Box 4, Folder 34.

18 6

 "Unsent Letter" and University Business 

"Unsent Letter" and University Business

One notebook containing drafts of "Unsent Letter" and notes regarding Muske-Dukes' responsibilities at USC. Other drafts and copies from the "Unsent Letter" sequence are contained in Box 5, Folders 62-63.

18 7

  

Good Roles

One notebook containing drafts of a screenplay titled Good Roles.

18 8

 Good Roles and Letter to George Washington University 

Good Roles and Letter to George Washington University

One notebook containing drafts of a screenplay titled Good Roles and a letter to George Washington University.

18 9

 Elkhart Schools Project 

Elkhart Schools Project

One notebook containing notes for a report by Muske-Dukes regarding public schools in Elkhart, Indiana.

18 10

 "Something Unlikely" and Joe Jackson Article 

"Something Unlikely" and Joe Jackson Article

One notebook containing drafts for a story called "Something Unlikely" and an article on Joe Jackson, father of the Jackson 5.

18 11

 Woolf Essay and Letters and Long Island 

Woolf Essay and Letters

One notebook containing drafts of an essay about Virginia Woolf and drafts of letters to Random House and Jean Gould. One notebook in various hands with notes for stories or poems related to Long Island.

18 12

 Notes Regarding Lynne McMahon, Christopher Buckley, and Kate Daniels 

Notes Regarding Lynne McMahon, Christopher Buckley, and Kate Daniels

One notebook containing passages resembling introductions or letters of recommendation regarding McMahon, Buckley, and Daniels.

18 13

 India and Kashmir Journal 

India and Kashmir Journal

One notebook containing a journal for a trip taken in August of 1973 to India and Kashmir.

18 14

 Juvenilia and Student Papers 

Box Folder

 Juvenilia 

Juvenilia

Pieces of short stories written by Muske-Dukes, one spiral notebook for a high school creative writing course, and a sketchbook containing a story, sketches, and magazine photographs of James Dean.

18 15

 Student Papers 

Student Papers

One essay titled "The Great White Goddess," and two copies of a directed reading assignment titled "A Dialogue: Sappho and the Women's Liberation Front" dated April 14, 1970.

18 16

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Series 2:  Academic Files 

Content of Series

This series traces Muske-Dukes' various academic endeavors, inluding her career at the University of Southern California (USC), her work in New York area prisons, and her participation in conferences and other programs. Documentation relating to Muske-Dukes' USC tenure has been compiled in its own subseries to commerate her contribution to USC's history, in particular, her role in the creation of USC's graduate program in Literature and Creative Writing.

 University of Southern California 

 Course Information 

Box Folder

 Course Notes 

Course Notes

One notebook containing notes outlining a week-to-week schedule for English 404 and an enclosed roster of English Department faculty.

16 5

 Syllabi and Course Handouts 

Syllabi and Course Handouts

Syllabi for English 304 (Intro. to Poetry Writing), English 405 (Fiction Writing), English 406 (Poetry Writing Workshop), English 408 (Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop), English 455 (Contemporary Prose), English 456 (Contemporary Poetry), as well as pop-quiz, a journals report worksheet, and other handouts used in class.

16 6

 Student Papers 

Student Papers

Copies of student essays written for courses taught by Muske-Dukes.

16 7

 Literature and Creative Writing Ph.D File 

Creative Writing Ph.D File

Forms, proposals, and notes related to the creation of a Ph.D program in Literature and Creative Writing at USC. Most of the documents contained under this heading were maintained in a file kept by Muske-Dukes.

Box Folder

 Forms 

Forms

Copies of forms filed with USC for the formation of the Ph.D program in Literature and Creative Writing.

16 8

 Mission Statement, Syllabi, and Reading Lists 

Mission Statement, Syllabi, and Reading Lists

A mission statement written by the Creative Writing Task Force, proposed syllabi for graduate courses, and reading lists for incoming students.

16 9

 Correspondence and Notes 

Correspondence and Notes

Correspondence, notes, and drafts of documents related to the creation of a Ph.D program in Literature and Creative Writing. This file includes resumes for potential faculty members, drafts of a program prospectus, and funding information. Correspondence kept in this file was compiled by Muske-Dukes.

16 10

 Guidelines 

Guidelines

University guidelines and graduate program procedures.

19 1

 Information About Other Ph.D Programs 

Information About Other Ph.D Programs

Information compiled by Muske-Dukes about Creative Writing programs at the University of Houston, the University of Illinois at Chicago, the University of Utah, and the University of Iowa.

19 2
Box Folder

 Information About Muske-Dukes 

Information About Muske-Dukes

Information regarding Carol Muske-Dukes' academic career. This file contains a review for the 1988-1989 academic year, a personal statement written by Muske-Dukes, a CV, and various awards and distinguishments garnered at USC.

19 3

 Neighborhood Academic Enrichment Program 

Neighborhood Academic Enrichment Program

Handouts and completed assignments from an 8th grade writing workshop for the USC Neighborhood Academic Enrichment Program.

19 4

 Art Without Walls 

Box Folder

 Correspondence, Notes, and Financial Documents 

Correspondence, Notes, and Financial Documents

Documents concerning the formation and operation of Art Without Walls, a program funded by the Cultural Council Foundation to teach poetry to inmates at Riker's Island Prison. Muske-Dukes is a founding member of this program.

19 5-7

 Flyers, Course Notes, and Student Assignments 

Flyers, Course Notes, and Student Assignments

Flyers and notes pertaining to instruction through Art Without Walls, including photocopied handouts of poems. This file also contains the work of inmates who participated in the program.

19 8

 Other Programs, Projects, and Conferences 

Box Folder

 Aspen Workshop 

Aspen Workshop

A file compiled by Muske-Dukes consisting of a directory of participants, a schedule for the Aspen Music Festival and some notes.

20 1

 Breadloaf Writers Conference 1976 and 2002 

Breadloaf Writers Conference

In 2002, Muske-Dukes agreed to participate as a faculty member at the conference. Included is the confirmation reply from the conference, a 2002 directory, the biographies of 2002 faculty members, a speech written by Muske-Dukes, a photocopies essay about John Donne, one issue of the conference newsletter from 2002, and two issues of the newsletter from 1976.

20 2

 Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival 

Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival

In 1996, Muske-Dukes was a featured poet at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival. Included in this file is information about programing at the festival. Also included was a set of poet trading cards, which are housed in Box 40, Folder 2.

20 4

 Giving Back the World 

Giving Back the World

Notes, correspondence, and poems for a project called Giving Back the World, which was to result in an anthology of poems by current world leaders (circa 1986). The anthology was to be edited by Muske-Dukes and Elaine Dudley. Amongst the world leaders contributing poems to the project are President Corazon Aquino of the Philippines, Margarita Papandreou (founder of the Women's Union of Greece), Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher of Great Britian, and Pope John Paul II.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Aquino, Corazon Cojuangco
  • John Paul II, Pope, 1920-2005
  • Papandreou, Margarita
  • Thatcher, Margaret
20 4-5

 The Inside Circuit and Right to Write 

The Inside Circuit and Right to Write

The Inside Circuit and Right to Write consisted of readings at New York State prisons. Right to Write was a reading specifically in response to Jerome Washington's removal from his post as editor of the Auburn Prison's newspaper. Correspondence about Washington and the benefit reading are housed in this file. There are also copies of an ad posted in The Nation for a benefit reading for Washington.

20 6

 Narrative Impulse Festival 

Narrative Impulse Festival

In 1995, Muske-Dukes participated in a panel discussion at the Narrative Impulse Festival. Included are correspondence, notes, and programs from the festival.

20 7

 Poetry in the Schools 

Poetry in the Schools

Muske-Dukes participated in New York Poetry in the Schools until 1976. This file includes lecture notes, photocopies, and Muske-Dukes' letter of resignation.

20 8

 Poetry Society of America West 

20 9

 Poetry to the Point 

Poetry to the Point

In 1997, Muske-Dukes participated in Poetry to the Point, a program that invited poets to read and discuss poetry at Westpoint with cadets enrolled in a section of English Literature. Included is correspondence from the United States Military Academy, Muske-Dukes' itinerary, notes about the program, and a letter from a cadet requesting a letter of recommendation.

20 10

 Rattlesnake Mountain Writers' Conference 

Rattlesnake Mountain Writers' Conference

In 1986, Muske-Dukes gave a reading at the Rattlesnake Mountain Writers' Conference. This file contains correspondence between Muske-Dukes and event organizers, a flyer for the reading, and a completed feedback form.

20 11

 Watershed Foundation 

Watershed Foundation

In 1985, the Watershed Foundation released an audio recording of Muske-Dukes reading poems from Camouflage,  Skylight, and  Wyndmere. The recording is titled  The Fire in the Mirror. A copy of an audio cassette of this recording is contained in Box 45.

20 11

 Pre-USC Courses 

Pre-USC Courses

This file contains handouts, student assignments, and a draft of a letter of grievance to Columbia University (contained in a spiral notebook) pertaining to Muske-Dukes' teaching experience prior to her career at USC. Not included in this file are documents pertaining to Art Without Walls, which are filed in Box 19, Folders 5-7. The materials in Box 20, Folder 14 were enclosed in the scrapbook contained in Box 43.

20 13-14

 Visiting Positions and Boards 

Visiting Positions and Boards

This file contains documents for visiting professorships, as well as advisory boards or committees during Muske-Dukes' time at USC.

20 14

 Conference Advertisements 

Conference Advertisements

This file contains advertisements that document Muske-Dukes' participation in various conferences and workshops.

21 1

 Reading Announcements 

Reading Announcements

This file contains announcements for readings in which Muske-Dukes' participated.

21 2

 Reports on Education 

Reports on Education

This file contains a series of reports regarding teaching of the arts in various American schools. Included is a report by Muske-Dukes about arts education in Elkhart, Indiana.

21 3

 Photocopies 

Photocopies

Photocopies of essays and poems maintained by Muske-Dukes.

Box Folder

  Strand, Mark, 1934- Criticism 

Criticism

Photocopies of essays falling under the category of literary criticism. One essay is inscribed with a note from Mark Strand.

21 4

 Poetry - 20th Century 

Poetry - 20th Century

A file of 20th century poetry kept by Muske-Dukes, which includes work by Frost, Adrian Louis, Alice Fulton, and Yusef Komunyakaa. All other photocopies in this file were gathered by the processing archivist from other parts of the collection.

21 5

 Bishop, Poetic Form, and Cartoon 

Bishop, Poetic Form, and Cartoon

A file compiled by Muske-Dukes consisting of an essay titled "Poetic Persistences and Resistences: Elizabeth Bishop as 'Minor Female Wordsworth,'" some chapters from A Poetry Handbook, by Mary Oliver (titled "The Line" and "Some Given Forms," and a comic strip.

21 6

 Erasmus and Cervantes 

Erasmus and Cervantes

A file compiled by Muske-Dukes consisting of the first three parts of The Praise of Folly and the prologue from  Don Quixote.

21 7

 Milton 

Milton

A file compiled by Muske-Dukes consisting of books IV, VIII, X, and XII of Paradise Lost.

21 8

 Pessoa 

Pessoa

A file compiled by Muske-Dukes consisting of various translations of poems by Fernando Pessoa.

21 9

  Strand, Mark, 1934- Mark Strand 

Mark Strand

A file compiled by Muske-Dukes of works by and about Mark Strand, including a photocopy of Blizzard of One with a note from Strand reading "For Carol, Love "The Blizzard."

21 10
Box Folder

  Latiolais, Michelle Courses Taught by Others 

Courses Taught By Others

This file includes syllabi and handouts from courses taught by instructors other than Muske-Dukes.

21 11

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Series 3:  Correspondence 

Contents of Series

This series contains the vast bulk, but not all, of the correspondence contained in this collection. For example, correspondence from publishers enclosed with manuscripts of Muske-Dukes' work have been kept together under the series titled "Works by Muske-Dukes." And in certain other cases, correspondence files have been created under "Academic Files" to better document various projects that Muske-Dukes has undertaken over her lifetime.

 Personal Correspondence 

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Motherhood
Box Folder

 Abani, Christopher 2001, undated 

Chris Abani

Poet, novelist, and former student of Muske-Dukes.

21 12

 Abbott, Lee 1994 

Lee Abbott

Fiction writer.

21 13

 Adewslia-Ostowslea, Lushnita 1992 

21 14

 Ai 1981, undated 

Ai

Poet and American Book Award winner.

21 15

 Alda, Alan 1996 

Alan Alda

Actor.

21 16

 Allen, Steve 1995 

Steve Allen

Actor and comedian.

21 17

 Allende, Isabel 1995 

Isabel Allende

Novelist.

21 18

 Angel, Ralph 1985-1986 

Ralph Angel

Poet.

21 18

 Appleman, Philip 1976-1997 

Philip Appleman

Poet.

21 19

 Arvio, Sarah undated 

Sarah Arvio

Poet.

21 20

 Ashley, Renee 1993 

Renee Ashley

Poet.

21 21

 Atwater, Lerri 1995, undated 

21 22

 Auberjonois, Rene 2001-2002 

Rene Auberjonois

Actor.

21 23

 Baker, David 1994-1999 

David Baker

Poet.

22 1

 Barr, Tina 1981, undated 

Tina Barr

Poet.

22 2

 Baudo, Laura 2004 

Laura Baudo

Writer and wife of Robert F.X. Sillerman.

22 3

 Becker, Roberta 2001-2002 

22 4

 Bedient, Calvin 1996-1997 

Calvin Bedient

Poet and critic.

22 5

 Behn, Robin 1977-1992 

Robin Behn

Poet.

22 6

 Berke, Judith 2001 

Judith Berke

Poet.

22 7

 Berryman, Jo 1993-2002 

22 8

 Bialosky, Jill 2002 

Jill Bialosky

Poet.

22 9

 Bloom, Harold 2003-2005 

Harold Bloom

Critic.

Restricted Access

Access to the contents of Box 22, Folder 10 is permitted with authorization of Carol Muske-Dukes.

22 10

 Blumenthal, Michael 1981 

Michael Blumenthal

Poet.

22 11

 Boland, Eavan 1993-1998, undated 

Eavan Boland

Poet and critic.

Enclosed Materials

Poems enclosed.

22 12

 Borbes, Bill 1978 

22 13

 Bowen, Barbara 1980-2001 

22 14

 Bowen, Laurel Page 2002 

22 15

 Bowles, Paul undated 

Bowles, Paul, 1910-1999

Novelist and fiction writer.

22 16

 Boyle, T. Coraghessan 1985-1989, undated 

T.C. Boyle

Novelist and USC colleague.

22 17

 Broch, Lawrence 

Lawrence Broch

Screenwriter and husband of Susan Dickes.

Box Folder

 Brodsky, Joseph undated 

Joseph Brodsky

Poet, essayist, playwright, U.S. Poet Laureate, and Nobel Prize winner.

Attached Note

Attached is a note by Muske-Dukes with regards to reference in the letter from Brodsky.

22 18

 Brothers, Connie 1979-1986 

Connie Brothers

Administrative assistant at the University of Iowa when Muske-Dukes taught there in 1980.

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Iowa Writers' Workshop
22 19

 Brown, Kurt 1975-1981, undated 

Kurt Brown

Poet and founder of the Aspen Writers' Conference.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Brown, Kurt

Subject(s)

  • Aspen Writer's Conference
22 20

 Buckley, Christopher 1980-2000, undated 

Christopher Buckley

Poet.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Buckley, Christopher, 1948-
22 21

 Burmaster, Mary 1999-2001 

22 22

 Buturain, Leah 1999-2003 

22 23

 Carlile, Nancy 1980 

22 24

 Casey, John 1981 

John Casey

American novelist and translator. Winner of the National Book Award in 1989 for his novel Spartina.

22 25

 Cedent, Anita undated 

22 26

 Ceniceroz, Jonathan 2001 

Jonathan Ceniceroz

Playwright.

22 27

 Chin, Marilyn 1994-1995 

Marilyn Chin

Poet.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Chin, Marilyn
22 28

 Clark, Kevin 1995 

Kevin Clark

Poet.

22 29

 Clary, Killarney 1998-2002 

Killarney Clary

Poet.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Clary, Killarney
22 30

 Cohen, Elizabeth 1993 

22 31

 Collins, Billy 1975-2004 

Billy Collins

Poet and U.S. Poet Laureate.

Enclosed Materials

Poems and computer printed photos enclosed.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Collins, Billy
22 32

 Collins, Martha 1994 

Martha Collins

Poet.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Collins, Martha, 1940-
22 33

 Colman, Cathy 1998-2001 

Cathy Colman

Poet.

22 34

 Connolly, Carol 1992 

Carol Connolly

Poet and columnist. First poet laureate of St. Paul, Minnesota.

22 35

 Corn, Alfred 1995-1999 

Alfred Corn

Poet and critic.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Corn, Alfred, 1943-
22 36

 Curea, Victoria 

Box Folder

 Damasio, Antonio R. 2000 

Antonio Damasio

Professor of Neuroscience.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Damasio, Antonio R.
22 38

 Daniels, Kate 1984, undated 

Kate Daniels

Poet.

Box Folder

 Davis, Lisa 1982 

22 39

 Delanty, Greg 2002-2004, undated 

Greg Delanty

Poet.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Delanty, Greg, 1958-
23 1

 Dickes, Susan 2000 

Susan Dickes

Screenwriter and wife of Lawrence Broch.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Broch, Lawrence
  • Dickes, Susan
23 2

 Dischell, Stuart undated 

Stuart Dischell

Poet.

23 3

 Donahue, Joe 1998 

Joe Donahue

Poet.

23 4

 Doty, Mark 1995-2003, undated 

Mark Doty

Poet and winner of the National Book Award for poetry in 2008.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Doty, Mark
23 5

 Dove, Rita 1993 

Rita Dove

Poet, Pulitzer Prize winner, and U.S. Poet Laureate.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Dove, Rita
23 6

 Dow, Philip 1977 

Philip Dow

Poet.

23 7

 Dubie, Norman 1981-1984 

Norman Dubie

Poet.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Dubie, Norman, 1945-
23 8

 Dwyer, Susan 1980-1997 

Susan Dwyer

Editor. Worked at Antaeus, amongst other places.

Enclosed Materials

Photos enclosed

23 9

 Eileenchild, Meg 1975 

Meg Eileenchild

Founder of the degree program in Women's Studies at Portland State University and creator of the Meg Eileenchild O'Hara Scholarship.

23 10

 Emanuel, Lynn 1987-2001 

Lynn Emanuel

Poet.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Emanuel, Lynn, 1949-
23 11

 Engels, John 1977, undated 

John Engels

Poet.

23 12

 Estes, John 1999 

John Estes

Poet.

23 13

 Evans, Elizabeth 1998 

23 14

 Everett, Percival 1998-1999 

Percival Everett

Novelist and Muske-Dukes' colleague at USC.

23 15

 Faludi, Susan 1998-2001 

Susan Faludi

American writer.

23 16

 Feldman, Irving 1993-1994 

Enclosed Materials

Poems enclosed.

Irving Feldman

Poet.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Feldman, Irving, 1928-
23 17

 Feldshuh, Tovah 1987 

Tovah Feldshuh

Actress.

23 18

 Fletcher, Terri 1999 

23 19

 Flood, Reggie undated 

23 20

 Fossett, Judith Jackson 2001 

Judith Jackson Fossett

Writer and colleague at USC.

23 21

 Fraser, Kathleen 1974-1997 

Kathleen Fraser

Poet.

Box Folder

 Friebert, Stuart 1981-2002, undated 

Stuart Friebert

Poet and editor of Field.

23 23

 Fulton, Alice, 1952- 1999-2003 

Alice Fulton

Poet.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Fulton, Alice, 1952-
23 24

 Funicello, Linda 1980 

23 25

 Furtney, Diane 1998 

Diane Furtney

Poet.

23 26

 Gaspar, Frank 1995 

Frank Gaspar

Poet and novelist.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Gaspar, Frank, 1946-
23 27

 George, Alice 1981 

Alice George

Poet.

23 28

 Gildroy, Doreen 2002-2005 

Doreen Gildroy

Poet.

23 29

 Gillet, Michelle 1980 

Michelle Gillet

Poet, editor, and newspaper columnist.

23 30

 Gimelson, Deborah 1983 

Deborah Gimelson

Poet and co-editor of the Poetry Society of America Bulletin.

23 31

 Glivier, Leroy 2003 

23 32

 Gloe, Terrance 2000 

23 33

 Gluck, Louise 1994-2003, undated 

Louise Gluck

Poet, Pulitzer Prize winner, Bollingen Prize winner, and U.S. Poet Laureate.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Gluck, Louise, 1943-
23 34

 Gottlieb, Annie 1975, undated 

Annie Gottlieb

Author and cultural critic.

23 35

 Gould, Jean 1983-1986 

23 36

 Graham, Jorie 1981-1992, undated 

Enclosed Materials

Photos of Jorie Graham's duaghter enclosed. Poems enclosed.

Jorie Graham

Poet and Pulitzer Prize winner.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Graham, Jorie, 1951-
23 37

 Gray, Patricia undated 

Enclosed Materials

Poem enclosed.

23 38

 Grossman, Florence 1978-1980 

Florence Grossman

Poet.

23 39

 Hall, Donald 1977-1997 

Enclosed Materials

Photos of Jane Kenyon enclosed.

Donald Hall

Poet, non-fiction writer, and husband of poet Jane Kenyon.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Hall, Donald, 1928-
23 40

 Hall, Judith 1995-1997, undated 

24 1

 Halligan, Sue 1999 

24 2

 Halpern, Daniel 1972-1988, undated 

Enclosed Materials

Photos enclosed.

Daniel Halpern

Fiction writer and editor of Antaeus.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Halpern, Daniel, 1945-
  • Lux, Thomas, 1946-
24 3-4

 Halpern, Susan 1980 

24 5

 Handley, William 

William Handley

Writer and colleague at USC.

24 6

 Harrison, Jeff 1998 

24 7

 Hass, Robert 1979-2002 

Robert Hass

Poet, Pulitzer Prize winner, Poet Laureate (1995-1997), husband of poet Brenda Hillman.

Enclosed Materials

Photos enclosed. Essay enclosed.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Hass, Robert
  • Hillman, Brenda
24 8

 Hauser, Reine 1980-1982 

Reine Hauser

Poet.

24 9

 Hempel, Amy 1995-1998, undated 

24 10

 Hillman, Brenda 1984-1997 

Brenda Hillman

Poet and wife of poet Robert Hass.

Notes on Contents

Letters regarding contributions to a book titled New Writings on Mohterhood and Poetics are co-signed by Hillman and Patricia Dienstfrey, the co-editor of the book.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Hass, Robert
  • Hillman, Brenda
24 11

 Hirshfield, Jane 1991-2002 

Jane Hirshfield

Poet.

Enclosed Materials

Essay enclosed.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Hirshfield, Jane, 1953-
24 12

 Hoffman, Dick undated 

24 13

 Houghton, Helen 2001 

24 14

 Houston, Velina Hasu 1999-2001 

Enclosed Materials

Poem enclosed.

24 15

 Howe, Fanny 1977-1998 

Fanny Howe

Poet.

24 16

 Hudgins, Andrew 1994-1995 

Andrew Hudgins

Poet.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Hudgins, Andrew
24 17

 Humphreys, Helen 1995-1996 

Enclosed Materials

Photos enclosed.

Items Removed

Enclosed with a letter dated October 22, 1995 was a copy of Nuns Looking Anxious, Listening to Radios, by Humphreys. This book is now in Box 38, Folder 1.

24 18

 Ingham, Curtis Catherine 1981-1984, undated 

Curtis Ingham

Editor at Ms.. Ingham collaborated with Muske-Dukes on the early drafts of  Dear Digby.

24 19

 Irving, John 1977-1997, undated 

John Irving

Novelist, screenwriter, and Academy Award winner.

Enclosed Materials

Photos enclosed.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Irving, John, 1942-
24 20

 Jackson, Mae 1975-2004, undated 

Mae Jackson

Director of Art Without Walls after Muske-Dukes' departure.

24 21

 Jiracek, Meg 1971, undated 

24 22

 Johnson, [?] 1977 

24 23

 Jones, Robert 1995-1998 

25 1

 Justice, Donald 1976-1996, undated 

Donald Justice

Poet and Pulitzer Prize winner.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Justice, Donald Rodney, 1925-2004
25 2

 Karr, Mary 2005-2006 

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Karr, Mary
25 3

 Keeley, Edmund and Pamela undated 

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Keeley, Edmund
25 4

 Keenan, Deborah 1994-2002, undated 

Enclosed Materials

Photos enclosed. Poems enclosed.

25 5

 Kent, Barbara 1999 

25 6

 Kielpinski, Katie 

Box Folder

 King, Stephen 2003 

Stephen King

Novelist.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • King, Stephen, 1947-
25 8

 Kingsolving, Susan (Baumann) 1975-2003 

Susan Kingsolving

Poet.

25 9

 Kinnell, Galway 1994-1998 

Galway Kinnell

Poet, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Kinnell, Galway, 1927-
25 10

 Kizer, Carolyn (Woodbridge) 1977-2003, undated 

Carolyn Kizer

Poet and Pulitzer Prize winner.

Materials Enclosed

Poems enclosed.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Kizer, Carolyn
25 11

 Klappert, Peter 1981-1996 

Peter Klappert

Poet.

Materials Enclosed

Essay enclosed.

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • George Mason University.

Personal Name(s)

  • Klappert, Peter
25 12

 Klein, Michael 1989-2005, undated 

25 13

 Koczywas, Marianna 1995-1997 

25 14

 Korelitz, Jean Hanff 1997 

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Muldoon, Paul
25 15

 Kraman, Cynthia 1993 

25 16

 Kumin, Maxine 1979-1980 

Maxine Kumin

Poet, novelist, Pulitzer Prize winner.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Kumin, Maxine, 1925-
25 17

 Kunitz, Stanley 1980 

Stanley Kunitz

Poet, Pulitzer Prize winner, National Book Award winner, Bollingen Prize winner, and U.S. Poet Laureate.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Kunitz, Stanley, 1905-2006
25 18

 Ladd, Lesleigh 1979 

25 19

 Latiolais, Michelle 

Michelle Latiolais

Novelist.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Latiolais, Michelle
25 20

 Lavender, William 1999 

25 21

 Lea, Sydney, 1942- 1977-1992, undated 

Sydney Lea

Poet and founder of The New England Review.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Lea, Sydney, 1942-
25 22

 Lehman, David 1991-1999 

David Lehman

Poet.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Lehman, David, 1948-
25 23

 Leibowitz, Herbert A. 1975-1994 

Herbert Leibowitz

Poet and founder of Parnassus.

Enclosed Materials

Photos enclosed.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Leibowitz, Herbert A.
25 24

 Levin, Peter 1997-2000 

Peter Levin

Director.

Materials Enclosed

Poems enclosed.

25 25

 Levine, Philip 1996-1997 

Philip Levine

Poet, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Levine, Philip, 1928-
  • Levis, Larry
25 26

 Levis, Larry 1979-1987, undated 

Larry Levis

Poet and husband of Marcia Southwick.

Enclosed Materials

Drafts of poems by Levis. Box 25, Folder 27 consists of a file kept by Muske-Dukes titled "Last Letters Re: Larry Levis / Marcia Southwick, etc."

Restricted Access

Access to the contents of Box 25, Folder 27 is permitted with authorization of Carol Muske-Dukes.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Levis, Larry
  • Southwick, Marcia
25 27

 Lieben, Eileen 1994-2001 

26 1

 Lithgow, John and May 1988-2002, undated 

John Lithgow

Actor, children's author, Emmy and Tony winner.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Lithgow, John, 1945-
26 2

 Lux, Thomas 1977-1995, undated 

Thomas Lux

Poet and former live-in partner of Muske-Dukes.

Enclosed Materials

Drafts of poems by Lux. Also included in the file are two letters to Lux from Muske-Dukes and a letter to Lux from James Tate. One of the letters from Muske-Dukes is most likely a reply to a letter dated March 7, with a postmark of March 19, 1983.

Restricted Access

Access to the contents of Box 26, Folder 3 is permitted with authorization of Carol Muske-Dukes.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Lux, Thomas, 1946-
26 3

 McCarthy, Lee 1996 

26 4

 McClatchy, J.D. 1976-2003 

J.D. McClatchy

Poet, critic, and editor of The Yale Review.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • McClatchy, J.D., 1945-
26 5

 McCracken, Elizabeth 1999 

Elizbeth McCracken

Novelist.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • McCracken, Elizabeth
26 6

 McFall, Gardner 1980-1997 

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • McFall, Gardner
26 7

 McGee, Lynn 1987-1993, undated 

26 8

 MacGuire, John 2002 

26 8

 McHugh, Heather 1979-1994, undated 

Heather McHugh

Poet.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • McHugh, Heather, 1948-
26 9

 MacKenzie, Ginny 1983-2003, undated 

Ginny MacKenzie

Poet.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • MacKenzie, Ginny
26 10

 McKernan, John 1982 

John McKernan

Poet.

26 11

 McMahon, Lynne 1978-1984, undated 

Lynne McMahon

Poet. Wife of poet Sherod (Rod) Santos.

Enclosed Materials

Drafts of poems by McMahon, a draft of a poem by Sherod Santos in a letter dated October 21, 1984, and a copy of a letter of recommendation by Santos on behalf of Muske-Dukes in a letter dated December 10, 1986. Photos enclosed.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Buckley, Christopher, 1948-
  • Dukes, David, 1945-2000
  • McMahon, Lynne
  • Santos, Sherod, 1948-
26 12-15

 McMahon, Lynne (cont.) 1985-1994 

27 1-3

 McMicheal, James 1977-2003 

James McMichael

Poet.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Dukes, David, 1945-2000
  • McMichael, James, 1939-
27 4

 MacShane, Frank 1977-1984 

Frank MacShane

Professor of writing. Founder of the writing division at Columbia University School of the Arts, where Muske-Dukes taught in the late 70s.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Lux, Thomas, 1946-
  • MacShane, Frank
27 5

 Macomber, Doug 1998, undated 

Doug Macomber

Photographer. Partner of poet Carl Phillips.

Photograph in White House

Photograph of Muske-Dukes and Mark Doty as described in Married to the Icepick Killer.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Doty, Mark
  • Phillips, Carl, 1959-
27 6

 Mall, Jeanette 1975 

27 7

 Manning, Peter 1987-2001, undated 

Peter J. Manning

Professor of English Literature. Muske-Dukes' colleague at USC.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Manning, Peter J., 1942-

Subject(s)

  • University of Southern California--Archives
27 8

 Marhsall, Joan Van Ark 2001 

27 9

 Martin, Jay 2001 

27 10

 Martin, Steve 1995-2003, undated 

Steve Martin

Actor, novelist, comedian.

Enclosed Materials

Draft of fictional work by Martin.

Controlled Access Headings

Title(s)

  • "Life After Death"
  • "The Pleasure of My Company"

Personal Name(s)

  • Dukes, David, 1945-2000
  • Martin, Steve, 1945-
27 11

 Mathis, Cleopatra 1986-2001 

Cleopatra Mathis

Poet. Professor of Creative Writing at Dartmouth University.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Mathis, Cleopatra, 1947-
27 12

 Matthews, William 1980 

William Matthews

Poet.

Materials Enclosed

Photos enclosed.

27 13

 Mayes, Frances 

Mayes, Frances

Novelist and poet.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Mayes, Frances
28 1

 Mazur, Gail 1981-2003, undated 

Gail Mazur

Poet, editor (Blacksmith Press), director of Blacksmith Poetry program.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Mazur, Gail
28 2

 Mazzocco, Robert 1977-1978, undated 

Robert Mazzocco

Poet.

Enclosed Poems

Drafts of the following poems by Mazzocco.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Mazzocco, Robert, 1932-
28 3

 Merrin, Jeredith 1995-1997, undated 

Jeredith Merrin

Poet and critic.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Merrin, Jeredith, 1944-
28 4

 Merwin, W.S. (William Stanley) 1990-2005, undated 

W.S. Merwin

Poet, Pulitzer and Bollingen winner.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Merwin, W.S. (William Stanley), 1927-
28 5

 Miles, Josephine 1981 

28 6

 Miller, Jane 1982 

Jane Miller

Poet.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Miller, Jane, 1949-
28 7

 Milosz, Czeslaw 1991 

Czeslaw Milosz

Poet and Nobel Prize laureate.

28 8

 Morris, Mary 1987-1991, undated 

Mary Morris

Novelist, non-fiction writer.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Morris, Mary, 1947-
28 9

 Moser, Dennis undated 

28 10

 Mosio, Jackie 1980, undated 

28 11

 Moyan, Nancy 1975 

28 12

 Musk, Dennis 1987 

28 13

 Muske, Bill and Elizabeth (Elsie) 2000-2001, undated 

Bill and Elizabeth Dukes

The parents of Carol Muske-Dukes.

28 14

 Muske, Bob and Mary Jo 1974-2001, undated 

28 15

 Muske, James 1974 

28 16

 Nelson, Marilyn 1997-2004 

Marilyn Nelson

Poet.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Nelson, Marilyn, 1946-
28 17

 Nims, John Frederick 1987 

John Nims

Poet, editor of Poetry (1978-1984).

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Nims, John Frederick, 1913-1999
28 18

 Norman, Howard A. 1984-1993, undated 

Norman, Howard A.

Novelist and husband of Jane Shore.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Norman, Howard A.
  • Shore, Jane, 1947-
28 19

 Norris, Kathleen 1995-2000 

Kathleen Norris

Poet and essayist.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Norris, Kathleen, 1947-
28 20

 Nystrom, Debra 1988-2003 

Debra Nystrom

Poet.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Nystrom, Debra
28 21

 Oates, Joyce Carol 1997 

Joyce Carol Oates

Poet, novelist, critic, essayist, National Book Award winner.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-
28 22

 O'Hehir, Diana 1998 

Diana O'Hehir

Poet and novelist.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • O'hehir, Diana, 1929-
28 23

 Olds, Sharon 1983-2002, undated 

Sharon Olds

Poet.

Enclosed Materials

Drafts of the following poems by Sharon Olds. Drafts of poems by Muske-Dukes from Sparrow with comments from Olds.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Olds, Sharon
28 24

 Oliveira, David 2001 

David Oliveira

Poet.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Oliveira, David
28 25

 Ontkean, Mike 1993-1998 

28 26

 Orr, Gregory 1980-2006 

Gregory Orr

Poet.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Orr, Gregory
28 27

 Orr, Linda 1977-1979 

Linda Orr

Poet and critic.

Letter Addressed to Thomas Lux

The letter dated July 13, 1979 is addressed to Thomas Lux, who was living with Muske-Dukes at the time.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Lux, Thomas, 1946-
  • Orr, Linda, 1943-
28 28

 Painter, Stephanie 1996 

29 1

 Paley, Paula 1973-1975 

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Halpern, Daniel, 1945-
29 2

 Papin, Claude 2001 

29 3

 Parker, Robert 2004 

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Parker, R.H.
29 4

 Pastan, Linda 1977-1994 

Linda Pastan

Poet.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Pastan, Linda, 1932-
29 5

 Peacock, Molly 1976-1995 

Molly Peacock

Poet.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Peacock, Molly, 1947-
29 6

 Pellegrini, Ann 2002-2003 

29 7

 Perloff, Marjorie 1986-1997, undated 

Marjorie Perloff

Critic.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Perloff, Marjorie
29 8

 Peters, Bob 1982 

29 9

 Phillips, Carl 1998-2003, undated 

Carl Phillips

Poet and partner of photographer Doug Macomber.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Phillips, Carl, 1959-
29 10

 Phillips, Robert S. 1980 

Robert Phillips

Poet and critic.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Phillips, Robert S.
29 11

 Pinsky, Robert 1995-2003 

Robert Pinsky

Poet, critic, U.S. Poet Laureate from 1997-2000.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Pinsky, Robert
29 12

 Place, Vanessa 2003 

29 13

 Plumly, Stanley 1976-1998 

Stanley Plumly

Poet.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Plumly, Stanley
29 14

 Pollitt, Katha 2003 

29 15

 Portnow, Marjorie 1976-1977 

Marjorie Portnow

Painter.

29 16

 Purl, Linda 1988 

Enclosed Materials

Photos Jorie Graham and others enclosed.

29 17

 Purpura, Lia 2001 

Lia Purpura

Poet.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Purpura, Lia, 1964-
29 18

 Rankaitis, Susan 2005 

Susan Rankaitis

Artist.

29 19

 Reiss, Barbara 1975 

Barbara Reiss

Ex-wife of poet James Reiss.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Reiss, James
Box
29
Folder
20

 Reiss, James 1977-1995, undated 

James Reiss

Poet and ex-husband of Barbara Reiss.

Enclosed Materials

Draft of poem by Reiss. In an envelope postmarked June 3, 1977, Reiss enclosed a letter he was to have delivered to Thomas Lux and a poem by Muske-Dukes titled "Elocution: Touch." This poem later appeared in Skylight.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Lux, Thomas, 1946-
  • Reiss, James
29 21

 Reiss, Lisa 1981 

29 22

 Rich, Adrienne 1975-2006, undated 

Adrienne Rich

Poet, activist, National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award winner.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Rich, Adrienne, 1929-2012
29 23

 Robbins, Doren 1997, undated 

Doren Robbins

Poet.

Enclosed Materials

Enclosed with a card regarding the passing of Larry Levis are two poems by Robbins.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Levis, Larry
  • Robbins, Doren
29 24

 Roman, David 2001 

29 25

 Rosen, Michael 1982-1999, undated 

Michael Rosen

Poet and children's author.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Rosen, Michael, 1946-
29 26

 Rosenberg, Liz 1997, undated 

Liz Rosenberg

Poet, young adult and children's writer.

Enclosed Materials

Enclosed with the letters are drafts of poems by Rosenberg.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Rosenberg, Liz
29 27

 Rossini, Clare 1994-2005, undated 

Clare Rossini

Poet.

Enclosed Materials

Drafts of poems by Rossini.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Rossini, Clare
29 28

 Rudman, Mark 1976-1982, undated 

Mark Rudman

Poet and editor of Pequod.

Water damaged letter

Letter dated October 21, 1982 has been water damaged causing the ink to run. No mold appears to be present. (Note by Steven Bingo)

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Rudman, Mark
29 29
Box

 Ryan, Michael 1976-2005 

Restricted Access

Access to the contents of Box 29, Folder 30 is permitted with authorization of Carol Muske-Dukes.

Michael Ryan

Poet.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Ryan, Michael, 1946-
Restricted
Box Folder

 Sadoff, Ira 1976-1994, undated 

Ira Sadoff

Poet.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Sadoff, Ira
30 1

 St. John, David 1999, undated 

David St. John

Poet and colleague of Muske-Dukes at USC.

Enclosed Materials

Enclosed is a draft of a story titled "Cafe Rio."

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • St. John, David, 1949-
30 2

 Samuelson, Karen 1976 

30 3

 Santos, Sherod 1980-1994, undated 

Sherod (Rod) Santos

Poet, essayist, and husband of poet Lynne McMahon.

Restricted Access

Access to the contents of Box 30, Folder 4 is permitted with authorization of Carol Muske-Dukes.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • McMahon, Lynne
  • Santos, Sherod, 1948-
30 4

 Scales, Robert 2000, undated 

Robert Scales

Director, stage producer, and Dean of USC School of Theatre (1993-2003).

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Dukes, David, 1945-2000
30 5

 Schulman, Grace 1975-2003, undated 

Grace Schulman

Poet and editor for The Nation.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Schulman, Grace
30 6

 Selman, Robyn 1982-1998 

30 7

 Seshadri, Vijay 1997-2002 

Vijay Seshadri

Poet.

30 8

 Shoaf, Diann Blakely 1995-1998, undated 

Diann Blakely Shoaf

Poet.

30 9

 Shore, Jane 1977-1997, undated 

Jane Shore

Poet and wife of novelist Howard Norman.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Norman, Howard A.
  • Shore, Jane, 1947-
30 10

 Simic, Charles 1977-1998, undated 

Charles Simic

Poet, Pulitzer Prize winnter, U.S. Poet Laureate (2007).

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Simic, Charles, 1938-
30 11

 Simic, Goran 1996 

30 12

 Simon, Maurya 1983-2001 

Maurya Simon

Poet.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Simon, Maurya, 1950-
30 13

 Slattery, William 1994 

30 14

 Smilgis, Martha 1982 

Martha Smilgis

Writer for Time magazine.

30 15

 Southwick, Marcia 1980-1992 

Marcia Southwick

Poet and wife of poet Larry Levis.

30 16

 Spencer, Brent 1996-1997 

Brent Spencer

Novelist.

30 17

 Stambler, Kirk and Victoria 1996 

Kirk Stambler and Victoria Tennant

Victoria Tennant is an actress who worked on a TV Miniseries called "The Winds of War" with David Dukes.

30 18

 Stern, Gerald 1976-2003 

Gerald Stern

Poet and winner of National Book Award.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Stern, Gerald, 1925-
30 19

 Stewart, Jody 1979-1987 

30 20

 Stoppard, Tom 1987-2001 

Tom Stoppard

Screenwriter, playwright, Tony Award and Academy Award winner.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Stoppard, Tom
31 1

 Strand, Mark 1977-2003, undated 

Mark Strand

Poet, Pulitzer Prize winner, and U.S. Poet Laureate.

Note about Correspondents and Enclosed Materials

File includes letters from Strand's wife and daughter. Drafts of poems by Strand enclosed.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Strand, Mark, 1934-
31 2

 Subach, Karen 1997 

Karen Subach

Poet and fiction writer.

31 3

 Svendsen, Linda 1981-1985 

Linda Svendsen

Fiction writer and screenwriter.

31 4

 Swincord, Robin 1996, undated 

Robin Swicord

Screenwriter.

31 5

 Tart, Indrek 

31 6

 Townsend, Ann 1994-1997 

Ann Townsend

Poet.

31 7

 Troupe, Quincy 1983-1992 

Quicny Troupe

Poet and biographer of Miles Davis.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Troupe, Quincy
31 8

 Valentine, Jean 1996-1997 

Jean Valentine

Poet and National Book Award winner.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Valentine, Jean
31 9

 Van Duyn, Mona 1994 

Mona Van Duyn

Poet, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner, and U.S. Poet Laureate.

Enclosed Materials

Signed copy of a speech Van Duyn gave as Poet Laureate.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Van Duyn, Mona
31 10

 Vendler, Helen 1998, undated 

Helen Vendler

Critic.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Vendler, Helen Hennessy
31 11

 [?], Victor 1976 

31 12

 Vogelsang, Arthur 1976-2003 

Arthur Vogelsang

Poet and editor of American Poetry Review.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Vogelsang, Arthur
31 13

 Voigt, Ellen Bryant 1995-2003 

Ellen Bryant Voigt

Poet.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Voigt, Ellen Bryant, 1943-
31 14

 Voisine, Connie 

Connie Voisine

Poet.

31 15

 Von Bow [?], Heidi 1980 

31 16

 Wakoski, Diane 1996-2002 

Diane Wakoski

Poet.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Wakoski, Diane
31 17

 Wallach, K [?] 1978 

31 18

 Warren, Robert Penn 1981 

Robert Penn Warren

Poet, novelist, critic, Pulitzer Prize winner, and U.S. Poet Laureate.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989
31 19

 Wasserman, Steve 1997-2003 

Steve Wasserman

Editor of Los Angeles Times Book Review.

31 20

 Wheeler, Jackson 1993-2001 

Jackson Wheeler

Poet.

31 21

 Wheeler, Susan 1999-2004 

31 22

 White, Mimi 1998 

31 23

 Whyatt, Frances 1975 

31 24

 Williams, Galen 1995 

31 25

 Wolff, Geoffrey 1996 

Geoffrey Wolff

Novelist.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Wolff, Geoffrey, 1937-
32 1

 Wolloch, Cecilia 1991-1995 

32 2

 Wood, Susan 1977-1981 

Susan Wood

Poet.

32 3

 Wright, Annie 1989 

Enclosed Materials

A book created for a memorial reading in remembrance of Elizabeth Kray, poet and co-founder of Poets House with Stanley Kunitz.

32 4

 Wright, Charles 1979-1992, undated 

Enclosed Materials

Drafts of poems by Wright.

Charles Wright

Poet, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner. Taught at UC Irvine when Muske-Dukes was a visiting writer (1978).

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Wright, Charles, 1935-
32 5

 Xavier, Jonathan 1991 

32 6

 Yenser, Stephen 1986-1997 

32 7

 York, Michael 2003 

Michael York

Actor and recording artist.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • York, Michael, 1942-
32 8

 Zentall, Kate 1994 

32 9

 Condolences Regarding Death of David Dukes 2000-2002 

32 10

 Greeting Cards 1973-2003, undated 

Contents

Holiday and other cards of thanks or congratulations. Not included are cards sent by those for whom a correspondence file has been separately compiled.

32 11-12

 Unidentified Correspondence 

32 13-14

 Professional Correspondence 

Note on Contents

Within the subseries "Professional Correspondence," documents have been grouped according to agency whenever possible. For example, much of the correspondence from Howard Moss can be found under the broader category of correspondence from The New Yorker, as the correspondence from Moss emerges from his professional reponsibility as poetry editor for  The New Yorker. For correspondence refering to book length projects, such as anthologies, correspondence has been arranged according to publisher. This should allow one to more easily trace the evolution of various books that Muske-Dukes created or to which she contributed.

Box Folder

 13th Moon 1997 

33 1

 Aaron M. Priest Literary Agency 2001-2004 

Contents

Correspondence regarding Sparrow and  Life After Death. Amongst the correspondents are literary agent Molly Friedrich, among others.

33 2

 Academy of American Poets - Adamska, Ludmilla 1980-2002 

List of Correspondents

Academy of American Poets, Ace Gallery of New York, Diane Ackerman, Ludmilla Adamska

33 3

 Agee, Louis - The American Review 1974-1996, undated 

Notes on Contents

A letter from the editor of Amazon Quarterly, Audre Lorde, requesting poems by inmates from Riker's Island is contained in this file. While this file also contains correspondence from  The American Poetry Review, it does not contain any correspondence written by editor Arthur Vogelsang. These letters may be found under "Vogelsang, Arthur" in the Personal Correspondence file.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Alcosser, Sandra, 1944-
  • Lorde, Audre
33 4
Box

 The American Voice - Associated Writing Programs 1975-1999 

List of Correspondents

The American Voice, American Writers Congress, Amnesty International, Amorosano Associates, Andover / Phillips Academy, Antaeus, Antioch University, Arcade Publishing, The Armory Gallery, Aspen Writers' Conference, Aspen Anthology, The Associated Writing Programs

33
Box Folder

 The Atlantic Monthly - Baruch College 1984-2003 

Notes on Contents

Included are responses to poems submitted to The Atlantic Monthly, a fax from Russell Banks regarding a letter of recommendation for Muske-Dukes, and a letter requesting a review of poet Grace Schulman for the position of Distinguised Professor at Barnard College.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Banks, Russell, 1944-
  • Schulman, Grace
33 6

 Bell, Susan 1993 

Notes on Contents

A proposal for a show called "Book Talk" where Muske-Dukes and Maya Angelou review books. Enclosed are powerpoint printouts and supporting documents.

33 7

 Bennington College - Buzz 1976-2003 

List of Correspondents

Bennington College, Gina Bergamino, Jake Berthot, Blackbird, Blacksmith House (from Terri Trespicio), Dainn Blakely, Corey Blechman, BOA Editions Limited, Deborah Bogen, Don Bogen, Joseph Boone (USC Colleague), Borders, Inc., Boston Unviersity, Kay Boyle, The Bragr Times, Susan Brownmiller, Edward Brynes, Buzz, Michael Bugeja

33 8

 California Institute for the Arts - Cavan Kerry Press 1982-2003, undated 

List of Correspondents

California Institute for the Arts, California Polytechnic State University - San Louis Obispo, California State University - Chico, California State University - San Bernardino, Calliopea Press, Caprice, Carnegie Mellon University, Michael J. Carter, Cavan Kerry Press

33 9

 Chaffey College - Chrome Yellow Films 1976-2002 

Notes on Contents

A letter from John Cheever, letters from Christian Children's Fund, and correspondence from Nicholas Christopher regarding Muske-Dukes' contributions to an anthology titled Walk on the Wild Side.

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Cheever, John
  • Christopher, Nicholas
33 10

 City University of New York - Collier, Michael 1975-2002, undated 

List of Correspondents

City University of New York, Clapperstick Institute, Claremont University (re: Kingsley Tufts award), CNN, Shirley Cohen, College of the Holy Cross, Micheal Collier (re: Breadloaf Writers Conference)

33 11

 Columbia: A Magazine - Council of the Library Foundation 1975-2003, undated 

List of Correspondents

Columbia: A Magazine of Poetry and Prose, Columbia University Press, Columbia University, Company of the Animals Fund, Conejo Valley Unified School District, Carol Connolly, Contact Programs, Frank Corradi, The Council of the Library Foundation

33 12

 County and City of Los Angeles - Curtis Brown, Ltd. 1975-1999, undated 

List of Correspondents

County and City of Los Angeles, Craig Krull Gallery, Crazyhorse, Creative Arists Public Service Program (CAPS),Creative Movement, Creighton University, Alison Curie, Current, Curtis Brown, Ltd.

33 13

 Daedelus Books - Dutton's Brentwood 1975-2001 

List of Correspondents

Daedalus Books, Ruth Daigon, Elaine Dallman, Jim Daniels, Dartmouth College, Daughters, Inc., Marie de Vaure, Delta Airlines, A Directors' Theatre, Doubleday and Company, Dutton's Brentwood

33 14

 E - F 1975-2004, undated 

List of Correspondents

East Tennessee State University (signed Richard Morgan), The Ecco Press, D. Anthony English, Entropy Magazine, Esperanza High School, Esquire (signed by Gordon Lish and others), Evergreen, Heea Fales, Farrar Straus & Giroux (signed by Jason Shinder), Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Field (mostly signed by Stuart Freibert), Forest Lawn Memorial Park, The Forum, Michael Frank, Friends of the Sunland-Tujunga Branch Library

33 15

 Gale Group - General Services Administration 1991-2002 

List of Correspondents

Gale Group, General Services Administration

33 16

 George Mason University - Gravida 1976-2004 

List of Correspondents

George Mason University, Georgetown University (David Gewanter), Gibbs Smith Publishing, Gimbel Addelson Productions, Dana Gioia, Goddard College, Gravida

34 1

 Green Mountain Review - Hunter, Vicky 1971-2003 

List of Correspondents

Green Mountains Review,  Greenfield Review, Greywolf Press, Marilyn Hacker, Audrey Hall, Donita Hall, Sir Peter Hall, Karla Hammond, Harold Matson Comapny, Inc., Michael Harper, Harper Collins Publishers, Harry Dejur Henry Street Playhouse, Heidi Hart, Richard Harteis, Anthony Hecht,  Heresies, Frank Hertle, Ed Hirsch, Jack Hitt, Tony Hoagland, Hollywood Center Foundation, Holt, Reinhart, and Winston, Houghton Mifflin,  The Hudson Review (from Hayden Carruth),  Hungry Mind Review, Vicky Hunter

34 2

 I 1981-1996, undated 

List of Correspondents

Collete Inez, The Ingram Merrill Foundation, The Inner City Education Foundation, The Iowa Reviw, Tara Ison, Italian Cultural Institute

34 3

 J 1979-2005, undated 

List of Correspondents

Erik Jackson, K. Don Jacobusse, Marc Jarman, Gish Jen, Dennis Jewell, John O'Hara Journal, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Foster Johnson, June Jordan, Mark Juergens

34 4

 K 1974-2005, undated 

List of Correspondents

Barbara Kassel, Kayak, Meg Kearney, Kehillat Israel, Garrison Keillor, Kendall / Hunt Publishing Company, Kent State University, The Kenyon Review, Kim-from-L.A., Elizabeth Kirschner, Krueger Gallery

34 5

 Lanese, Peyrot and Mucci, Inc. - Lifshin, Lyn 1976-2005 

List of Correspondents

Lagnese, Peyrot and Mucci, Inc., Anne Lamott, Lannan Foundation, Alexis Lathem, Lerner Heller, L'Espervier Press, Lexington Prison (from Carolyn Snow-Fulton), Library Journal, Library of Congress, Life Savers Wild Horse Rescue Ranch, Lyn Lifshin

34 6

 Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Fund - Los Angeles Valley College 1985-2003 

List of Correspondents

Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Fund, Doris B. Lincoln, Links Books, Lucy Lippard, Literalistic, Ltd., The Little Magazine, Sally Livingston, Liz Darhansoff Literary Agency, The Los Angeles Institute of the Humanities, Los Angeles Poetry Festival, Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles Theatre Works,  The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Valley College

34 7

  Louis, Adrian C. Lost Road Publishers - McQuade, Molly 1975-2004, undated 

Enclosed Materials

Enclosed with the letter from Doris B. Lincoln dated May 26, 1975 was a book of poems by Lincoln titled, Greening the Twig. This book is currently filed in Box ??????, Folder ???????? under "Works by Others."

List of Correspondents

Lost Road Publishers (C.D. Wright), Adrian Louis, Louis W. and Maude Hill Family Foundation, Beverly Lowry, Candace McClelland, Connie McCreight, MacDowell Colony, Joe McElroy, Pamela Macintosh, Molly McQuade

34 8

 Mademoiselle - Mattawa, Khaled 1974-1999 

List of Correspondents

Mademoiselle, Maisonneuve Press (Jay Meek), Manhattan Theatre Club, Marilyn Sanders Photography, Marlborough School, Martha Maillard Literary Agency, Sandy Marvinney, Khaled Mattawa

34 9

 Maxwell Davidson Gallery - The Missouri Review 1975-2001 

List of Correspondents

Maxwell Davidson Gallery, Medina Foundation, Joseph Megel, Meridian,  Michigan Quarterly Review, Middlebury College (Breadloaf Writers' Conference), Sara Miles, Minnesota State University - Mankato,  Mississippi Review,  Missouri Review

34 10

 Mitchell, Susan - Mundus Atrium 1974-2003 

List of Correspondents

Susan Mitchell, Moons and Lions Tailes, Mostow/Lieberman Productions (re:  U-571), Toni Morrison, Mothers Embracing Nuclear Disarmament, Mount San Antonio Community College, Bill Moyers,  Ms., Henryette Mullens,  Mundus Atrium

34 11

 The Nation -  New Virginia Review 1973-2005 

List of Correspondents

The Nation, The National Book Critics Circle, The National Book Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, National Organization for Women, New Bones,  The New England Review, New School for Social Research,  New Virginia Review

34 12

 New York Council for the Humanities - New York University 1973-2004 

List of Correspondents

New York Council for the Humanities, New York Public Library, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, New York Quarterly, New York State Council on the Arts (re: Poets in the Schools), The New York Times, New York University

35 1

 The New Yorker 1976-1993, undated 

Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Moss, Howard, 1922-1987
35 2

 North Stone Review - Oxford University Press 1974-2005 

List of Correspondents

The North Stone Review, Harry Northup, Northwest Airlines, Northwestern University, Odyssey Theatre, Off Main Gallery, Office of the Governor (of California), Ohio State University, Ohio State University Press, Ohio University,  Oui, Ron Overton, Oxford University Press

35 3

  Pape, Greg, 1947- Pacific Review - Pen Center USA West 1976-2001 

List of Correspondents

Pacific Review, Greg Pape, Paragon House Publishers, Paris Press, The Paris Review (from Richard Howard), Parnassus (from Herbert Leibowitz), Paul Thompson Jewelers, PEN American Center, PEN Center USA West

35 4

 Perry, Susan - Poetry Flash 1979-2002, undated 

List of Correspondence

Susan Perry, Pete and Susan Barnett Art Gallery, Pfeiffer-Guinzberg Productions (Re: Dear Digby), Penguin Putnam Inc., Sybil Pincus,  Ploughshares, Pocket Books,  Poetry,  Poetry East,  Poetry Flash,  Poetry Northwest (from David Wagonner[?])

35 5

 Poetry Society of America - Poets' House 1974-2002 

List of Correspondents

Poetry Society of America, Poets and Writers, Poets' House

35 6

 Pomona Valley Writers' Association - Pushcart Press 1979-2006 

List of Correspondents

Pomona Valley Writers' Association, Portland State University, Matt Prager, Prarie Lights Books, Minnie Bruce Pratt, Susan Pratt, Princeton University, Princeton University Press, Patrick Pritchett, Public Art Fund, Pushcart Press

35 7

 Random House 1999-2003 

35 8

 Rector, Liam - Rutgers University Press 1980-2004 

List of Correspondents

Laim Rector, David Remnick, Kathryn Rhett, David Rigsbee, River City Review (Sharon Bryan), Rockefeller Brothers Fund, The Rockefeller Foundation, Richard Ronan, S.X. Rosenstock, Runes: A Review of Poetry, Rutgers University, Rutgers University Press

35 9

  Sacks, Oliver W. Sacco, Mary Anne - Sarabande Books 1975-2002 

List of Correspondents

Mary Anne Sacco, Oliver Sacks, St. Johnsbury Academy (Tim Averill), St. Martin's Press, St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Paul Dispatch, Salt Publishing, San Diego State University, San Francisco Review, San Francisco State University, Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency, Sarabande Books Enclosed with the letter from St. Paul Dispatch dated April 11, 1975, is a black and white photograph of Muske-Dukes

35 10

 Scates, Maxine - Shenandoah 1990-2000 

List of Correspondents

Maxine Scates, Jay Schapira M.D. (Cardiologist), Bart Scheider, [?] Schmitz, Thom Schram, Seneca Review, Patty Seyburn, Shapiro-Lichtman Travel Agency,  Shenandoah

35 11

 Shinder, Jason 

Jason Shinder

Poet and founder of YMCA National Writer's Voice program.

Enclosed Materials

Enclosed is a manuscript of Shinder's poetry.

35 12

 Lynn Shoemaker - Solo Press 1981-2002 

List of Correspondents

Lynn Shoemaker, Layle Silbert, Michael Silverblatt, Slate, Small World Books, Arhtur Smith, Solo Press

35 13

 Some - State University of New York Stony Brook 1980-2002, undated 

List of Correspondents

Some, Southern California Booksellers Association, Southland Council of Teachers of English, Elizabeth Spires, The Spoon River Poetry, Adrian Spratt, Maureen Sprunger, State University of New York (SUNY) Albany, SUNY Binghamton, SUNY Stony Brook

35 14

 Stearns, Kate - Swenson, Karen 1974-2002, undated 

List of Correspondents

Kate Stearns, Jean Stephenson, The Steven Barclay Agency, Terry Stevenson, Story Line Press, Phyllis Stowell, Sun and Moon Press, Sunbury: A Poetry Magazine, Karen Swenson

35 15

 Taylor, Henry - The Threepenny Review 1976-2000, undated 

List of Correspondents

Henry Taylor, Marcella Taylor, Patrick Thaddeus, David [Theo ?], This is Art Entertainment Group, Inc., Threepenny Review

36 1

 The Toby Press, Ltd. - Twitchell, Chase 1981-2004, undated 

List of Correspondents

The Toby Press, Ltd., Tractor,  Trafika, David Trinidad,  Triquarterly, Tufts Unviersity, Alberta Turner, Chase Twitchell

36 2

 Unites States Military Academy - University of California Riverside 

List of Correspondents

United States Military Academy, University of Alaska - Anchorage, University of California - Berkeley, University of California - Davis, University of California - Irvine, University of California - Los Angeles, University of California - Riverside

36 3

 University of Chicago - University of Iowa Press 1979-2005 

List of Correspondents

University of Chicago, University of Chicago Press, University of Cincinnati University of Florida (William Logan), University of Georgia, University of Houston, University of Illinois Press (Kevin Prufer), University of Iowa, University of Iowa Press

36 4

 University of Massachusetts - University of Northern Iowa 1975-2000 

List of Correspondents

University of Massachusetts, University of Michigan Press, University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Press (Thom Tammaro), Univerity of Missouri, University of Nevada Press, University of North Carolina, University of North Dakota, University of Northern Iowa

36 5

 University of Pittsburgh - University of Pittsburgh Press 1974-1994 

List of Correspondents

University of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Press

36 6

 University of Southern California 1989-2005, undated 

List of Correspondents

Department of Industrial Relations, Stephen Sample, Madeline Puzo, David E. James, Joseph Boone, Marshall Cohen, Peter M. Shugarman, James D. Lytle, Dr. James C. Fleming, Roz Halikis, others.

36 7

 University of Tennessee - Urbanski, Debbie 1974-2003 

List of Correspondents

University of Tennessee, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Unterberg Poetry Center (formerly Poetry Center), Debbie Urbanski

36 8

 Van Brunt, Lloyd - Versatility Books 1975-1999 

List of Correspondents

Lloyd Van Brunt, Vanderbilt University, Retika Vazirani, Patrice Vecchione, Vermont Council on the Arts, Versatility Books (Robert Creely)

36 9

 Viking Penguin, Inc. 1988-1993 

36 10

 W.W. Norton - Westchester County Deptartment of Correction 1975-2004 

List of Correspondents

W.W. Norton (Nan Cohen), Alice Walker, Rosanna Warren, Warren Wilson College, Washington Square, Wave Hill (Natalie Robins), Wesleyan University Press, Westchester County Department of Correction

36 11

 Western Humanities Review - Writeoff Records 

List of Correspondents

Western Humanities Review, Gail White,  Who's Who in America, William Holden Wildlife Foundation, Suzanne Wise, Witherspoon and Chernoff Associates, Inc., WNET Thirteen, Wolf-Kastler and Associates, Michelle Wolf, Woman Books, Jay Wright, Writeoff Records

36 12

 Writers at Work - Writer's Digest 1990-2003, undated 

List of Correspondents

Writers at Work, A Writers' Community (Laurel Blossom), Writer's Digest

36 13

 Yale Review - Zinnes, Harriet 1975-1999 

List of Correspondents

Yale Review, Yellow Umbrella Press, Heidi Zeigler, Paul Zimmer, Harriet Zinnes

36 14

 USC-Program Applicants 

Contents of File

Letters by applicants regarding admissions to the PhD. program in Literature and Creative Writing.

36 15

 Correspondence from Students 1981-2005, undated 

Note about Contents

Includes letters and cards from past students, including students from conferences and workshops.

36 15

 Fan Mail and Response to Published Works 1989-2003, undated 

Files Maintained by Muske-Dukes

The contents of Box 37, Folder 1-2 contain a file compiled by Muske-Dukes labeled "Some Fan Mail." The contents of Box 37, Folder 3 contain a file of emailed responses compiled by Muske-Dukes.

37 1-3
Box Folder

 Correspondence from Muske-Dukes 1972-2005 

Enclosed Materials

Enclosed with the letter to Toby Hershaw dated May 10, 1995 were "Having Fled the Cite Universitaire," "At the School for the Gifted," "Pacemaker," "Unsent Letter 3," "Family," "Proteus in Hollywood," "Stage and Screen," "Audition," and "Concertina." Enclosed with the fax coversheet to Grace Schulman dated January 25, 2003 were "Box" (from Sparrow), "Strange Interlude," and "Masks in Rain."

Restricted Access

A small amount of this file (letter from Carol Muske to David Dukes) has been placed in Box 46 Restricted Access. Access to this part of the file is permitted with authorization of Carol Muske-Dukes.

List of Recipients

Maggie Anderson and Judy Kirman, Joseph Aoun, Sylvan Barnet (Tufts University), Susan Bianchi, Bruce [?], Don Bruckner, Ms. Calisher, Ms. Cochran, Alex Colman, Dan [Halpern?], David Dukes, Mssrs. DelGrosso, et. al., Ed [Healton?], Finlay [?], [?] Fischer, Linda Friedman, George [?], Jorie Graham, Toby Hershaw, Melissa H., John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, John [?], Judy Krasnik, Nora Krug, Richard Lewontin, Tom Lux, Pamela Macintosh, Mark [Strand?], John Mayer, Jack Miles, Lynn Nesbit, Paul [Monette?], [?] Pippin, Alice Quinn, Rhiannon [?], David Rigsbee, Clare Rossini, Michael Ryan, David St. John, Grace Schulman, Jay Shapira, Darby and George Sheets, Sheilah [?], Rebecca Sinclair, Paul Slovak, Arthur Smith, Lisa Sorge, Steve [Sample?], Mark Strand, Susan [?], Suzanna Tamminen, Barrie Thorne, [?] Young

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Series 4:  Works by Others 

Contents of Series

When possible drafts of individual poems were kept in series titled "Correspondence." This series contains larger bodies of work Muske-Dukes kept. Perhaps the one file that breaks all boundaries defined in this finding aid is the Paul Monette file, which includes both work by Monette to Muske-Dukes and vice-versa.

Box Folder

 Bell, Marvin 

Trinket

Poem titled "Trinket."

37 6

 Budbill, David 

The Map of Life or What?

A report for the Rockefeller Brothers' Fund regarding education in public schools. Muske-Dukes wrote a report for this fund concerning a school in Elkhart, Indiana.

37 7

 Campbell Hall School 

Day I Was Born, The

Booklet of poems titled The Day I Was Born..., produced by the 5th grade class of Campbell Hall, 1993. One of the poets represented is Annie Muske-Dukes, daughter of Carol Muske-Dukes.

37 8

 Collins, Billy 

Sense of Place, A

Typed poem titled "A Sense of Place" by Billy Collins, with handwritten annotations by Carol Muske-Dukes.

37 9

 Doty, Mark 

Firebird

20-page manuscript titled "Firebird."

37 10

 Fraser, Kathleen 

When New Time Folds Up

Letter from Kathleen Fraser to Carol Muske-Dukes, along with the galleys of her manuscript, When New Time Folds Up, 1993.

37 11

 Graham, Jorie 

Materialism

Galleys of a book of poems called Materialism, along with some loose poems and some correspondence between Graham and Muske-Dukes.

37 12

 Heaney, Seamus 

Speech

6-page copy of a speech by Seamus Heaney made in Belfast in 1995.

37 13

 Heine, Heinrich 

Hebrew Melodies

The translation of Heinrich Heine's Hebrew Melodies and Other Poems with Jewish Themes and cover letter were both written by Arnold Dunn, professor of Biological Sciences at USC. 2001.

37 14

 Humphreys, Helen 

Nuns Looking Anxious Listening to Radios

Published book, Nuns Looking Anxious Listening to Radios, by Helen Humphreys.

38 1

 Kenyon, Jane 

Reading Aloud to My Father

Poem by Jane Kenyon, printed as a broadside in a memorial tribute to Kenyon at Harvard University in 1996.

38 2

 Kovalcik, Janet. Dear Digby (Screenplay) manuscripts 

8 7-8

 Kingsolving, Susan (Baumann) 

I in My Red Chair

Photocopy of a poem by Susan (Baumann) Kingsolving.

38 3

 Krueger, Lisa 

Interview with Meta Doherty Wilde

20-page transcription of an interview between Lisa Krueger and Meta Doherty Wilde. Letter from Lisa Krueger to Carol Muske-Dukes regarding the interview.

38 4

 Lannan Foundation 

Carol Muske Sings on Sunday

2-page poem from the Lannan Foundation dedicated to Carol Muske (Dukes).

38 5

 Levine, Phillip 

Mercy, The (Poems)

Book of poems (uncorrected proof) by Philip Levine. Enclosed card from the publicity department of Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. states "With the compliments of the author."

38 6

 Levis, Larry 

Elegy

Group of poems by Larry Levis. Introduction by Philip Levine, which was written in 1996 after Levis's death.

38 7

 Lincoln, Doris B. 

Greening Twig

Book of poems by Doris Brandt Lincoln.

38 8

 Lithgow, John 

New Year's Eve 1999: The Lithgow Residence

Scrapbook of photos of party guests and excerpts from books, poems, etc. from a party held at the John and Mary Lithgow's home on New Year's Eve, 1999. Black plastic binder.

38 9

 Lux, Thomas 

Notebook

A notebook that once belonged to Thomas Lux. Only two pages written on, the rest blank.

38 10

 Maso, Carole 1993 

Ava

Carol Maso's comments on her recent novel, Ava. 4 pages.

38 11

 Megel, Joseph. Dear Digby (script) manuscript 

9 3-4

 Matthews, William 1987 

Magenta Bowling Ball, The

Photocopy of a 21-page typed manuscript by William Matthews, hand-edited by Carol Muske-Dukes.

38 12

 Monette, Paul 

Poems

Folder of poems by Paul Monette, many with hand-written notes to Muske-Dukes.

38 13

 Oppenheimer, Joel 

P.S. 84

A report for the Rockefeller Brothers' Fund regarding education in public schools. Muske-Dukes wrote a report for this fund concerning a school in Elkhart, Indiana.

38 14

 Pinksy, Robert 2004 


    Box Folder
Textual materials   38 15-16
    Box Folder
Textual materials   39 1

Manuscripts

Three works: Box 38, Folder 15 contains a manuscript by Pinksy called "Democracy, Culture, and the Voice of Poetry." Folder 16 contains an anthology titled, Invitation to Poetry, edited by Robert Pinsky and Maggie Dietz. The work is an "advance uncorrected proof." 2004. Box 39, Folder 1, contains an untitled manuscript by Pinsky about David and Goliath (2004).

Box Folder

 Rudman, Mark 

Mystery in the Garden, The

Poem by Mark Rudman inscribed to Carol, David, and Annie, December 4, 1985.

39 2

 Schulman, Grace 

Gift from a Lost World

Typed manuscript by Grace Schulman. In her essay, Schulman discusses the books, manuscripts, and paintings of artist E. McKnight Kauffer (1890-1954) who was her uncle. 20 pages. Also a tearsheet with a poem titled "The Stars and the Moon" by Schulman.

39 3

 Shinder, Jason 

Town of My Love, The

Manuscript of poems by Jason Shinder bound in plastic comb binding. 67 pages. Yellow sticky note to Carol [Muske-Dukes] from Shinder dated 2/18/2002.

39 4

 Smith, Dave 

Luck of Farragut High School, The

Prose manuscript by Dave Smith. 26 pages of the story, plus 8 additional pages of a curriculum unit on drawing and painting.

39 5

 Spratt, Adrian 

Poems

A collection of poems by Adrian Spratt, written in the early 1980s. Includes his cover letter to Muske-Dukes.

39 6

 Stanford, Ann 

Contents

A collected manuscript of poetry edited by David Trinidad and Maxine Scates.

39 7-8

 Strand, Mark 

Figure in a Landscape

Manuscript of poems bound in plastic coil binding by Mark Strand. Undated.

39 9

 Subach, Karen 

Into the Mirror

Title page and one poem titled "At the Raptor Center."

39 10

 Townsend, Ann 

Dime Store Erotics

Published book of poems by Ann Townsend, 1998. Insccribed by Townsend to Muske-Dukes on the title page.

10 11

 Works About Muske-Dukes 

Works About Muske-Dukes

Articles, newsletters, notes, etc. regarding Muske-Dukes and her poetry.

39 12

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Series 5:  Ephemera 

Box

 Address Book 

Address Book

Carol Muske-Duke's personal address book, almost completely filled with names, addresses, and phone numbers of personal contacts and businesses. Many loose scraps of paper between the pages.

Restricted Access

Due to the confidential nature of the names, addresses, and phone numbers in Muske-Duke's address book, access to this item is permitted with authorization of Carol Muske-Dukes.

Restricted

 Calendar 1998 

Calendar

Red leather bound journal for 1998, most pages blank. Entries consist of words and short phrases as reminders for birthdays, dinners, readings, etc.

42

 Clippings 

Clippings

Three ov folders of miscellaneous newspaper clippings, many regarding Carol Muske-Dukes. One of the folders consists solely of Los Angeles Times Book Reviews and New York Times Book Reviews.

43
Box Folder

 Creighton University 

Creighton University

Newspapers, booklets, flyers, etc. related to Creighton University of which Muske-Dukes is an alumnus. She was the editor of the university's "Shadows" magazine while she was a student. 1966 yearbook for Creighton University is in Box 42.

40 1

 Family Papers 

Family Papers

Legal documents, receipts, and clippings about the Muske-Dukes family. The two blank pages with newspaper clippings taped to them and the draft of a letter to David Dukes were compiled in a file labeled "Carol Muske File."

Restricted Access

Part of this file is confidential and placed in Box 46 Restricted Access. Access to the contents of this file is permitted with authorization of Carol Muske-Dukes.

40 2

 General Articles 

General Articles

Photocopies of newspaper and magazine articles on a variety of topics including feminism, literature, salad dressing recipes, etc.

40 3
Box

 Guest Book c.1989 

Guest Book

Partly used bound guestbook for a book party as stated on title page: "Guests of Willis Jane Digby: Book party for 1st novel, Dear Digby, in New York City."

42
Box Folder

 Invitations, Programs, Catalogs, Fliers 

Invitations, Programs, Catalogs, Fliers

Ephemera connected with poetry readings, plays, and other events.

40 4

 Lists of Bookstores 

Lists of Bookstores

Publication titled Literary Bookstores in the U.S., published by Poets ∧ Writers, Inc., 1988. File also contains typed and handwritten lists of bookstores with address information.

40 5

 Lists of Contacts 

Lists of Contacts

Typed and handwritten lists of names and addresses. The page titled "Possible List" is for a party scheduled on July 11, 2005.

40 6

 Notes and Maps 

Notes and Maps

Various handwritten and typed notes and handwritten maps.

40 7
Box

 Scrapbook 

Scrapbook

Large scrapbook of newspaper advertisements and scripts for advertisements, 1967-68.

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Series 6:  Publications 

Box
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Series 7:  Photographs 

Box Folder

 Art Without Walls, 1981 1981 

Scope and Contents note

Six black and white photos taken by Thomas Victor at a prison benefit in 1981. Subjects include Carol Muske-Dukes, Susan Sarandon, Hamilton Fish, Robert Flack, Gail Rosenbloom, Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis, Ed Koren, and Curtis Ingham.

44 1

 Compton, Richard (Photographer) c. 1981 

Scope and Contents note

15 black and white photographs taken by Richard Compton of Aspen, Colorado. Envelope and note from Compton are included with the photographs. Subjects include Kurt Brown, Stephen Dobyns, Maurya Stanton, Larry Levis, and Carol Muske-Dukes.

44 2

 Dukes, David 

Scope and Contents note

2 snapshots of David Dukes: one of him carrying copies of Muske-Dukes's new book for a book signing. Her own note on the back of the photo indicates that it might have been the novel, Saving St. Germ. The other photo is of Dukes leaning back in a punt in Oxford; photo is annotated on the back "Punting on the Cam--Oxford--1987."

44 3

 Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, 1966 1966 

Scope and Contents note

9 5x7 black-and-white portrait photographs of poets participating in the sixth biennial Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, September 19-22, 1996 at the Village of Waterloo in Stanhope, New Jersey. Poets featured include: Yehuda Amichai, Gwendolyn Brooks, Mark Doty, Allen Ginsburg, Robert Hass, Stanley Kunitz, Philip Levine, Carol Muske [as written on back of photo], Le Thi Deim Thuy. Website describes event: http://www.dodgepoetry.org

44 4

 Graham, Jorie 

Scope and Contents note

5"x7" black and white photograph of writer Jorie Graham.

44 5
Box

 Muske-Dukes, Carol 

Scope and Contents note

Slightly oversized photo of Muske-Dukes in "pioneer" costume holding a shotgun. It's an "old time" style photo like those produced at amusement parks and piers.

42
Box Folder

 Lux, Thomas 

Scope and Contents note

6 candid snapshots of Thomas Lux and 12 8"x10" black and white portraits of Lux and Carol Muske-Dukes. Many of the portraits were taken by Kelly Wise; three notes by her regarding the photos are included in the file.

44 6

 MacDowell Colony Fellows 1975 

Scope and Contents note

4 snapshots of MacDowell Colony fellows taken in the summer of 1975: Phillip Schultz, Chuck [?], Carol Muske-Dukes, and Marjorie Portnow.

44 7

 Merwin, W.S. 1979 

Scope and Contents note

2 candid snapshots of W.S. Merwin and Carol Muske-Dukes.

44 8

 Miscellaneous 

Scope and Contents note

8 snapshots of unidentified groups and friends.

44 9

 Muske-Dukes, Carol, 1950s-1960s 

Scope and Contents note

4 photographs of Muske-Dukes and friends.

44 10

 Muske-Dukes, Carol, 1970s 

Scope and Contents note

4 photographs of Muske-Dukes and friends.

44 11

 Muske-Dukes, Carol, 1980s 

Scope and Contents note

1 8"x10" black and white photo of Carol Muske-Dukes et al at a Writers' Community Benefit, dated "1983(?)." Three copies of a 5"x7" photo of Muske-Dukes for a book jacket, c.1980. Color snapshot of Muske-Dukes, annotated on the back with "Charlottesville-- teaching at UVA" stamped May 1981.

44 12

 Muske-Dukes, Carol, 1990s 

Scope and Contents note

14 color snapshots of Carol Muske-Dukes. 1 8"x10" black and white photo of Muske-Dukes and Adrienne Rich. 5 black and white 8"x10" portraits of Muske-Dukes. 1 color 8"x10" portrait of Muske-Dukes.

44 13

 Muske-Dukes, Carol, 2000s 

Scope and Contents note

3 color photos of Carol Muske-Dukes, one of which she is shown with Richard Howard who won the Los Angeles Time Book Prize in Poetry for 2004.

44 14

 Pen/ Faulkner Award, 2002 

Scope and Contents note

1 8"x10" color photograph of the writers who participated in the 2002 celebration of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. Included with the photo are a photocopy of a newspaper article about the event and a letter to Muske-Dukes from Janice Delaney of PEN/Faulkner. A compact disk of the event is in Box 45.

44 15

 Photocopies 

Scope and Contents note

7 pages of photocopied photographs of Carol Muske-Dukes and others.

44 16

 St. John, David 

Scope and Contents note

7 color photos of David St. John and his family, one including Carol Muske-Dukes at a dinner party.

44 17

 Shrine Auditorium, 2000 

Scope and Contents note

2 color photos showing the exterior of the Shrine Auditorium during the 2000 Academy Awards ceremony. Both photos are glued to a piece of paper.

44 18

 Strand, Mark 

Scope and Contents note

2 photos of poet Mark Strand, one with his wife Julia.

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 Strand, Halpern, and Muske-Dukes c. 1973 

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Black and white photo of writers Mark Strand, Stephen Halpern, and Carol Muske-Dukes.

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 Summer 1975 

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24 color snapshots of Muske-Dukes and friends, many taken at a picnic.

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 Negatives 

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5 sleeves of negatives of Carol Muske-Dukes.

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Series 8:  Audio-Visual Materials 

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 Audiocassettes 

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5 audiocassette tapes: 1) Carol Muske, The Mirror on Fire 2) KCRW, Bookworm, recorded June 13, 2001 3) Carol Muske, "In Our Time," WKCR, July 13, 1979 4) Carol Muske-Dukes, WNYC [no date or program information] 5) Carol Muske, "Why Write Poetry?" Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, 2004 [includes thank-you letter from the L.A. Times Events Programming Group]

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 Compact Discs 

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3 compact discs: 1) Gilmore, Jimmie Dale, Come On Back 2) 14th Annual PEN/Faulkner Gala: "The Road Not Taken," September 30, 2002, The Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington D.C. 3) University of Southern California, USC Presents "CU@USC" with Carol Muske-Dukes, March 8, 2004

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 Video Tapes 2005 

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1 videotape of the "Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Awards Ceremony," April 22, 2005.

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