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THE JIM LEFTWICH PAPERS:
GUIDE AND INVENTORY
SPEC.CMS.86

(Guide Compiled by John M. Bennett, March 2000)

The Rare Books and Manuscripts Library
The Ohio State University Libraries

INTRODUCTION

Jim Leftwich, 1956- , an innovative and dynamic poet from Charlottesville, Virginia, founded and edited the influential avant-garde literary journals Juxta and Juxta Electronic, with co-editor Ken Harris, in 1994. During the 1990's he was intensely active as a correspondent, theorist, and critical writer in the area of avant-garde poetry and writing, and was an influential figure in the development of ideas and consciousness for the new literary culture he was involved with. He was also influential in the promotion and distribution of the work of many of his fellow poets and writers. He himself has produced a significant body of literary work, work which is textual, conceptual and/or visual. Among his books and chapbooks are Dirt (1995), Khawatir (1995), Gnommonclature (1996, a collaboration with Jeffrey Little), Plasm, Plasm, Plasm (1997), Sepher Viscera (1997, a collaboration with Jake Berry), The Passion of Indifference (1997), Improvisations, Transformations (1998), Sample Example (1998), and Doubt (2000). His autobiography was published in 1996 in vol. 25 of Contemporary Authors Autobiography Series.

This collection of papers, correspondence, manuscripts, books, serials, visual poetry, and other material was donated to The Ohio State University Libraries in 1999 by Jim Leftwich. The collection has been divided into six sub-collections:

  • Jim Leftwich Monographs Collection, SPEC.CMS.86.1


  • Jim Leftwich Serials Collection, SPEC.CMS.86.2


  • Jim Leftwich Printed Matter Collection, SPEC.CMS.86.3


  • Jim Leftwich Visual Poetry Collection, SPEC.CMS.86.4


  • Jim Leftwich Correspondence Collection, SPEC.CMS.86.5


  • Juxta Press Collection, SPEC.CMS.86.6


Jim Leftwich Monographs Collection. This is a collection of almost 300 books and chapbooks, mostly of poetry, and mostly published during the 1970's, 1980's, and 1990's. It includes work by Jake Berry, John Perlman, Miekel And, Peter Ganick, John M. Bennett, Ivan Argüelles, Thomas Lowe Taylor, Sheila E. Murphy, Jim Leftwich, Bob Heman, Bruce Andrews, and many others.

Jim Leftwich Serials Collection. This is a collection of over 300 serial publications, mostly focussed on poetry, and mostly published in the 1970's, 1980's, and 1990's. It includes issues of Score, Antenym, 6ix, Clown War, Lynx, House Organ, Situation, Heaven Bone, Poetry USA, Lower Limit Speech, Orpheus Grid, Asemic, Synaesthetic, Found Street, Lost and Found Times, One Cent, Meat Epoch, Avec, Open 24 Hours, Talisman, Ant/Ant/Ant/Ant/Ant, and many others.

Jim Leftwich Printed Matter Collection. This is a collection of miscellaneous pieces of printed matter, announcements, photocopied articles, and other material.

Jim Leftwich Visual Poetry Collection. This is an extensive collection of original and photocopied visual poetry, mostly by Jim Leftwich, mostly created between 1995 and 1999. It includes work using calligraphy, asemic calligraphy, stencilling, collage, computer-processed text, painting, rubbing, drawing, and other techniques. The work is on separate sheets, in notebooks, pamphlets, or pads, and some of it is on folded sheets designed as masters for small booklets. Some of the work was created in collaboration with such artists as Ken Harris, John M. Bennett, and Scott MacLeod.

Jim Leftwich Correspondence Collection. This is an extensive collection of correspondence, email, and or literary texts from Jim Leftwich, Andrew Joron, Ann Erickson, Fernando Aguiar, Jeffrey Little, Spencer Selby, Michael Basinski, Ficus strangulensis, Susan Smith Nash, John M. Bennett, Bob Grumman, John Noto, Jake Berry, Vincent Ferrini, Peter Ganick, Dan Featherston, Clemente Padín, Stephen-Paul Martin, Scott MacLeod, Thomas Lowe Taylor, Sheila E. Murphy, Cheryl Burket, Amy Trussell , Celestine Frost, Don Hilla, Chris Daniels, Jack Foley, Ken Harris, Taz Delaney, Theo Lorenc, Gregory Vincent Saint Thomasino, John High, Tim Gaze, and many others. The correspondence took place between 1994 and 1999. The collection also includes much of Leftwich's theoretical and critical writing, and is a most valuable source of information and discussion about experimental and avant-garde poets and writers of the period.

Juxta Press Collection. This collection includes the files, dated 1993 to 1999, for the influential journal Juxta, edited by Jim Leftwich and Ken Harris. It includes submissions, layouts, correspondence, and other material. It also includes a complete printed-out run of the email magazine Electronic Juxta, and files and correspondence related to it. In addition, there are numerous files and manuscripts for the Juxta Press chapbook and broadsides publications. Like the Correspondence Collection, this collection is an essential source of information and ideas about the writers published in Juxta and their work.

It should be noted that not all material on a given topic will be found in the same folder or box. For example, material related to Juxta no. 2, or to Vincent Ferrini's Deus Ex Machina may be found in various places throughout the collections.

Many of Leftwich's books and chapbooks, as well as work by many of the writers represented in the papers, may be found in the Rare Book and Manuscripts Division's Avant Writing Collection.

Some corrections and clarifications to this guide, supplied by Leftwich in October 2000, may be found in Folder A, Box 1, of the Jim Leftwich Visual Poetry Collection.



JIM LEFTWICH COLLECTION -

CATALOGUE OF INVENTORY, OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

Detailed Listing/ Box and Folder Listing:



Jim Leftwich Monographs Collection
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Box 1

Books and Chapbooks, 1990-1998

Books and chapbooks (published 1990-1998) by John High, Kurt Nimmo, Todd Moore, Bob Grumman, Cheryl A. Townsend, Paul Weinman, Dan Nielsen, Tim Davis, Theo Breuer, Donald P. Hilla, Jr., Alex Cory, Crag Hill, William L. Fox, Vincent Ferrini, Steve Tills, Blair Wilson, Mike Halchin, John Elsberg, Jake Berry (and "Gabriel Bontemps", a pseudonym of Jake Berry and Jim Whizz), Larry Price, John Perlman, Eric Selland, Mark DuCharme, Miekel And, Marcia Arrieta, Jonathan Brannen, Michael Brownstein, Greg Evason, Gregory Vincent Saint Thomasino, Ladislao Pablo Gyori, John Noto, David Hoefer, James Broughton, Ann Erickson, James Koehnline, and others. Includes a ms, "O her blackness sparkles!: the life and times of the Batman Art Gallery, San Francisco 1960-1965", which, according to a communication from Jim Leftwich, is by Jack Foley. 58 pieces total.

Box 2

Books and Chapbooks, 1983-1997

Books and chapbooks (published 1983-1997) by Peter Ganick, Jack Kimball, Mark Hartenbach, Larry Tomoyasu, T. Hibbard, G. Huth, John Also Bennett, John M. Bennett, Susan Smith Nash, Al Ackerman, Ivan Argüelles, Chris Cheek, Steve Luttrell, Alan Davies, Leza Lowitz, Mark Sonnenfeld, Thomas Lowe Taylor, Wanda Coleman, Sheila E. Murphy, Jim Leftwich, Guy R. Beining, Gale Nelson, Edward Foster, Michael Basinski, Bradley Lastname, Glenn Russell, Thomas Vaultonburg, Bob Zark, Stephen Fried, Jessica Freeman, Ficus strangulensis, Laura Ryder, and others. 74 pieces total.

Box 3

Books and Chapbooks, 1989-1999

Books and chapbooks (published 1989-1999) by Clemente Padín, Karl Young, Mark Wallace, Ralph LaCharity, Grupo Tevat, Batente Queceux, Augen Konne, Micaela Juste, Ricev Prosa, Guy R. Beining, Stewart Home, Mark Sonnenfeld, Scott MacLeod, Bob Heman, Peter Ganick, Ivan Argüelles, Jim Leftwich, John M. Bennett, César Figueiredo, Jake Berry, Jeffrey Little, b. thales, Tensetendoned, Gregory Vincent Saint Thomasino, Al Ackerman, Bing Nation, Printed Matter catalogs, Donald P. Hilla, Jr., Wendy Kramer, Joel Lipman, Susan Smith Nash, Matt Hill, Vincent Ferrini, Steve Fried, Duane Locke, Jess, Mirek Vodrazka, Catfish McDavis, William Keckler, Ruud Janssen, Guy Bleus, Thomas Lowe Taylor, Michael Basinski, Ficus strangulensis, Chuck Stake, Jurgen 0. Olbrich, Bob Grumman (Runaway Spoon Press), Fernando Aguiar, Chris Daniels, Max Martins, Steve Carll, George Albon, Luis Roberto Díaz Rivera, Amiri Baraka, Cliff Dweller, Greg Fitzsimmons, Robin Crozier, Patrick Mullins, Mike Miskowski, Michael Shores, Brooks Roddan, Larry Tomoyasu, Serge Segay, Bay Kelley, Diane Bertrand, Cornpuff, M. B. Corbett, Lucien Suel, Theo Breuer, Edward Lense, Bruce Andrews, Irina Leyva, José A. Mas Morales, Alfredo Gutiérrez, Mayte Susana Valle, Kevin Friend, William Parker, John Perlman, and others. 133 pieces total.

Box 4

Books and Chapbooks, 1981-1999

Books and chapbooks (published 1981-1999) by Scott MacLeod (Typographical Errow and Literature - collaborative works with Jim Leftwich, Ken Harris, and possibly others), Jake Berry, Jeffrey Little, Robert Flander, Arthur Rimbaud, Susan Smith Nash, John High (in Russian translation), Michael Basinski, Jim Leftwich, Jeffrey Little, Christopher Reiner, Buck Downs, John M. Bennett, John Perlman, Charles Wright, Jack Foley, Julia Kunina, Letta Simone-Nefertari Neely, Irina Mashinskaia, and Alan Gold. Includes a copy of Leftwich's Dirt with extensive annotations. 32 pieces total.



Jim Leftwich Serials Collection
SPEC.CMS.86.2

Box 1

Serials, 1989-1998

Various issues of the following literary serials (published 1989-1998): Camellia, Silent But Deadly, Torque, Bullhead, Outre, The Plastic Tower, Scoresheet, Stanzas, Cripes, Dusty Dog Reviews, Free Lunch, Painted Hills Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Score Review, Tray Full of Lab Mice, Nerve Bundle Review, Faltblatt, Tin Wreath, Rrat, Pavement Saw, Driver's Side Airbag, Bleeding Velvet Octopus, Missionary Stew, Blank Gun Silencer, Wooden Head Review, That, The Cafe Review, Indefinite Space, Bulletin Réparation de Poésie. 79 pieces total.

Box 2

Serials, 1990-1997

Various issues of the following literary serials (published 1990-1997): The Dirty Goat, Global Mail, Sin Over Tan, Zyx, 6ix, Exile, SemiQuasi, Reviews & Prevues, U-Direct, Innerspace (ca. 1967), Kitoko Jungle, Rocket, Tight, Antenym, Misc. Proj., Edition Ye, Small Press Review. 50 pieces total.

Box 3

Serials, 1975-1997

Various issues of the following literary serials (published 1975-1997): Shattered Wig Review, Poetry Motel, Signs & Stones in the Moonlight, Clown War, Clwn Wr, Forklift Ohio, O!!Zone, Black Bear Review, Poetry, Clockwatch Review, The Ledge, Die Young, Lynx, House Organ, Situation, Poetic Briefs, Meat Epoch, Lime Green News, Xib, Seems, Drop Forge. 47 pieces total.

Box 4

Serials, 1991-1998

Various issues of the following literary serials (published 1991-1998): Dreams & Nightmares, Blades, Lilliput Review, Poetry Fly, Po' Flye, Nexus, Heaven Bone, Peaky Hide, Small Press Collective, Neologisms, Synaesthetic, Impetus, Vapor/Strains, Gestalten, Poetry USA. 29 pieces total.

Box 5

Serials, 1993-1998

Various issues of the following literary serials (published 1993-1998): W'orcs Aloud Allowed, Lower Limit Speech, Poetry Flash, Fell Swoop, Chiron Review, Orpheus Grid, Lyric&, Taproot Reviews, Mr. Cogito. 25 pieces total.

Box 6

Serials, 1989-1999

Various issues of the following literary serials (published 1989-1999): Small Press Review, Asemic (including a folder of paste-ups, pc pages, and correspondence for Asemic, 2), Peaky Hide, Vapor/Strains, Gestalten, Antenym, Koja, Tight, Clwn Wr, Neologisms, New Orleans Review ("The Other South" issue on Southern experimental writing), Arshile, Wood, 33 Review, Sycamore Review, Five Fingers Review, Free Lunch, Faltblatt, Red Cedar Review, Found Street, Gezellig Fokschrift, Indefinite Space, Lost and Found Times, One Cent, Lilliput Review. 41 pieces total.

Box 7

Serials, 1987-1999

Various issues of the following literary serials (published 1987-1999): House Organ, Nexus, Meat Epoch, The Experioddicist, Poetic Briefs, Taproot Reviews, Poetry Flash, W'orcs Aloud Allowed, Avec, Resurgence, Tight, Open 24 Hours, Transmog, Word and Image (photocopy), Artemis, Orpheus Grid, Bullhead, Long News in the Short Century, Talisman, Arras, Ant/Ant/Ant/Ant/Ant, The Greensboro Review, Driver's Side Airbag, Object Permanence, Quaker Religious Thought (1976-77), Hole Notes. 40 pieces total.



Jim Leftwich Printed Matter Collection
SPEC.CMS.86.3

52 pieces in one box, dated 1989-1995. Includes publication and other announcements, publishers' lists, photocopies of journal articles and book chapters, a catalog of a mailart/networking project organized by Clemente Padín, a printout of a May 16, 1995 email poetics discussion of Charles Olson, a photocopied text by Richard Kostelanetz "Hocus Pocus", and other material.



Jim Leftwich Visual Poetry Collection
SPEC.CMS.86.4

Box 1

Folder Number #A-6

  • A. Leftwich, Corrections & Clarifications, 2000

    Corrections and clarifications to the Jim Leftwich Papers, Guide and Inventory, supplied by Leftwich in Oct. 2000. The corrections are to the Visual Poetry Collection, the Correspondence Collection, and the Juxta Press Collection.


  1. Leftwich, Xtant Books, 1998

    143 folded sheets of original visual poetry and/or original asemic calligraphy, each signed and titled by Leftwich. Many are also designated as "Xtant Books" and some are dated 1998. All but one sheet are 8 1/2 X 11 inch sheets, folded in different ways.


  2. Leftwich, Religious Pamphlets with Pseudonyms

    12 copies of a Christian religious pamphlet, each modified in a different manner by Leftwich, with pages cut or torn, asemic calligraphic overwriting, stamping or rubbing, etc. Each is also labelled with a pseudonymous author, including Parl Dubit, Anmassend Bekehrt, Ricev Prosa, Ruhe Lucentezza, Augen Konne, Retorico Unentesi, Lupi d'Cort, Batente Queceux, Feito Zahlit, and Cosa Lasciarlo. Ca. 1998.



  3. Leftwich, Calligraphic Postcards

    151 4 X 6 inch lined index cards, with original calligraphic writing by Leftwich. On the clasp envelope containing these, Leftwich called these "calligraphic postcards". Ca. 1998.



  4. Leftwich, Writing Pads, 1998

    Three 200-sheet writing pads, each with all pages containing asemic calligraphic writing, with some stamping or rubbing, by Leftwich. Each is signed, and dated 1998, by Leftwich, and each has a unique title,; i.e., "Inforescences", "21st Century Lettered Man", "Subjective Wolof", etc.



  5. Leftwich, Labels

    30 labels with 3-line computer-printed texts on them, by Leftwich. The labels are mounted on two leaves of a clear plastic report binder. Ca. 1997-1998.



  6. Leftwich, Visual Poems, 1998-1999

    71 sheets, mostly folded, with original calligraphy, asemic calligraphy, and/or stampings or rubbings, by Leftwich. Most are titled and signed by Leftwich, and dated 1998 or 1999. Most are 8 1/2 X 11 inch sheets, folded once.


Box 2

Folder Number #7-19
  1. Leftwich, Visual Poems

    67 sheets, mostly 8 1/2 X 11 inches folded twice, original visual poetry made by rubbings and/or stampings, with some asemic calligraphy, by Leftwich. Each is titled and signed by Leftwich, but undated. Ca. 1998.

  2. Leftwich, IQ Tests

    36 leaves torn from a book of intelligence tests, stencilled or rubbed and painted on both sides by Leftwich. In manila envelope titled "IQ + stencils & paint" by Leftwich. 18 cm. Ca. 1998.

  3. Leftwich, Calligraphy

    132 leaves of original asemic calligraphy by Leftwich, in two groups. One, on pre-printed "Things To Do" leaves, 21 cm.; the other, on blank newsprint, 19 cm. Both in a manila envelope titled "Asemic Calligraphy" by Leftwich. Ca. 1998.



  4. Leftwich, Sublettered Stencils

    21 leaves of original stencilled and rubbed visual poems by Leftwich, 19 X 8 cm., on newsprint. In a manila envelope titled "Sublettered Stencils" by Leftwich. Ca. 1998.



  5. Leftwich, Calligraphic Chords

    45 leaves original asemic calligraphy on newsprint, 8 X 19 cm. In a manila envelope titled "Calligraphic Chords" by Leftwich. Ca. 1998.



  6. Leftwich, Framed Sound Calligraphic Poems

    38 leaves original asemic calligraphy, most with mixed stencillings and/or rubbings, on newsprint 8 X 19 cm. In a manila envelope titled "Framed Sound Calligraphic Poems" by Leftwich. Ca. 1998.



  7. Leftwich, Colored Xtantbooks, 1998

    44 sheets original asemic calligraphy in colored inks, some with colored rubbings and/or stencilling, by Leftwich. Most sheets are 8 1/2 X 11 inch, folded once, titled and signed by Leftwich, and dated 1998. Two small sheets, 1 card, 1 fortune cooky text, and 3 unfolded sheets are included, all written on and/or colored, and a group of parkinglot receipts with calligraphy and coloring on both sides. In a manila envelope titled "Color Xtantbooks (Baghdad, etc.)" by Leftwich.



  8. Leftwich, Stencil Fields

    25 8 1/2 X 11 inch sheets original visual poems by Leftwich, consisting of complete or partial stencilled letters with colored pencil rubbing and marking. In a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "stencil fields". Ca. 1998.



  9. Leftwich, Tacky Little Pamphlets

    16 8 1/2 X 11 inch sheets, original layouts for "tacky little pamphlets" ["TLPs"] by Leftwich. Each sheet was originally folded twice to form an 8-page booklet, each page with a visual poem. Poems are a mixture of computer printout, photocopy, and/or printed matter, some of which is taped on to the sheets, some printed directly on the sheets. All with original drawing, rubbing, or stencilled material. In a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "Originals, 'tacky little pamphlets'".Ca. 1996-1997.



  10. Leftwich, Xtantbooks, 1998

    Two "Xtantbooks", consisting of groups of modified pages from an intelligence test, each 18 cm. Both signed by Leftwich and dated 1998 by him. Group one is titled "Spatial Test B": order of pages as received by OSU: cover/86, 94/93, 69/70, 75/76, 88/87, 77/78, 74/73, 107/108, 103/104. Group two is titled "Verbal Ability": order of pages as received by OSU: cover/98, 83/84, 35/36, 45/46, 51/52, 49/50, 47/48, 46/45, 43/44, 41/42, 40/"Test Two", 32/31, 34/33, 27/28, 25/26, 37/38, 36/35, 29/30, 91/92, 99/100, 56/55, 104/103, 101/102, 106/105, 107/[no page no.], 95/96. Pages are modified by stencilled letters, asemic calligraphy, colored pencil, etc. All in a manila envelope with "Verbal Ability, Spatial Test B" written on it by Leftwich.



  11. Lucentezza Collaborations

    22 8 1/2 X 11 inch sheets of original visual poetry by Leftwich, of 2 types: scattered black computer printout word fragments with colored partial-letter stencilling and drawing, and mixed colored and black-and-white partial-letter stencilling and drawing. In a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "Sublettered stencils, Lucentezza collaborations". Ca. 1998. [Lucentezza may be here a collaboration between Leftwich and Scott MacLeod and/or Ken Harris.]



  12. Leftwich, Visual Poems

    103 sheets original visual poems, 8 1/2 X 11 inches, by Leftwich. All sheets have original painting, and/or asemic calligraphy or other writing on them. Many also have photocopied and/or computer printout or other printed matter on them. Ca. 1997-1998.



  13. Leftwich, Croaker Norge, 1995

    28 clear plastic folders, each containing 1 or more sheets of original visual poetry by Leftwich. First folder appears to contain a title page, "Croaker Norge: A Travelogue, by Jim Leftwich, Summer 1995". The second folder contains several small leaves. The following folders are numbered 1-26 and contain mixed media visual poems (some folders 1 or 2, others several), some with cut sheets of paper, onion peels, charred edges, and other material. Appears to be a book ms. Also included is a photocopying receipt, dated July 28, 1998, which would provide for 50 copies of a 28-sheet book. In an envelope from the same photocopy shop, dated July 28, 1998.


Box 3

Folder Number #20-29

  1. Leftwich & Tim Gaze, Visual Poems

    Two groups of texts: 1) 10 sheets original visual poems consisting of crumpled texts taped down to another sheet, and, 2) 10 sheets original visual poems consisting of cutup texts and visual poems taped down to another sheet with original holographic asemic writing over all. Some of the texts crumpled in (1) may be by Leftwich. Pieces in (2) appear to be by Tim Gaze. All in a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it: "Crumpled texts, gaze/'handwritten glossolalia', Originals". Pieces are undated; ca. 1998-1999.



  2. Collaborative Visual Poems, 1997

    11 sheets pc collaborative visual poems. All include Leftwich and John M. Bennett; the other collaborators are Diane Bertrand, Steve Fried, and Jake Berry. Most pieces are dated 1997. In a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "Bennett Leftwich/and others".



  3. Leftwich/John M. Bennett, Visual Poems, 1996-1997

    72 sheets pc collaborative visual poetry by Leftwich and John M. Bennett. Pieces are dated 1996 or 1997. In a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "Leftwich/Bennett".


  4. John M. Bennett/Leftwich, Visual Poems, 1996-1997

    61 sheets pc collaborative visual poetry by John M. Bennett and Leftwich. Pieces are dated 1996 or 1997. In a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "Bennett/Leftwich".



  5. Leftwich/Ken Harris, Staceal 3

    53-sheet ms of visual poetry. Text consists of computer printout visual poetry with original asemic calligraphy done with a marker. Top sheet says "Staceal 3". According to a communication from Leftwich to the compiler, Leftwich is the author of "Staceal 3", and the calligraphic elements are by Ken Harris. All in a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "Staceal 3 w/ Harris' Calligraphy". In the same communication, Leftwich said there were 9 versions of "Staceal" on the disk in the Jim Leftwich Correspondence Collection, box 15, folder 134.



  6. Ken Harris, Calligraphy, 1998

    11 sheets original asemic calligraphic texts by Ken Harris. Sheets are folded and some are cut in various ways. Some of the calligraphy is written over computer printout texts. All in a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "Harris Calligraphy Dec 98".



  7. Ken Harris, Calligraphy, 1998-1999

    93 sheets original asemic calligraphy by Ken Harris. Eight of the sheets were paperclipped together in groups of 2; these have been placed in folders in the pairs as found. Some of the pieces have calligraphy over computer printout texts: the texts may be by Leftwich. In a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "Harris Calligraphy Dec 98 - Jan 99".



  8. Collaborations, 1997-1998

    Six groups of collaborations:

    1. Amy Trussell and Jim Leftwich. 36 sheets pc, computer printout, holographic, and/or graphic material, forming poems and visual poems, some with original holographic elements. Some blank sheets inserted. Material is undated; ca. 1997-1998. In a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "Collabs, Amy Trussell".


    2. Jim Leftwich and Ken Harris. Seven sheets visual poems consisting of computer printout text with original holographic calligraphy. Undated, ca. 1997-1998. Most, perhaps all, of the calligraphy appears to be by Harris.


    3. Jim Leftwich and Dave Baptiste Chirot. Six sheets visual poems combining pc, original ts, collage, and pc and original holographic elements. Undated; ca. 1997-1998. In a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "Collabs Chirot".


    4. Jim Leftwich and [?]. Two copies of a Leftwich text printed on transparent film laid over 2 copies of an unidentified drawing. Undated; ca. 1997. In a manila folder.


    5. Jim Leftwich and Jeffrey Little. 12 visual poems (5 different pieces, each with multiple copies). Computer printout or pc computer printout. Undated; ca. 1997-1998. In a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "Little Collabs".


    6. Jim Leftwich and Steve Fried. 21 sheets collaborative visual poems by Jim Leftwich/Steve Fried or Steve Fried/Jim Leftwich. Also 5 sheets clear acetate with text photocopied on them, consisting of part of the material in the poems described above. With an original holographic letter from Fried, dated 2/21/97, discussing the poems. All in a manila mailing envelope from Fried addressed to Leftwich.

    **All the material in groups 1 through 6 was in a padded mailer (included in folder) with "Collaborations" written on it in Leftwich's hand.


  9. Leftwich, Visual Texts

    83 sheets original paste-ups of visual texts by Leftwich. Material consists of printed matter, pc texts, and other material cut up and taped down in patterns with transparent tape. All in a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "Visual texts (original paste-ups)".



  10. Leftwich, Visual Poems

    69 sheets original visual poems by Leftwich, in a variety of formats and using a variety of media, including asemic calligraphy, strike-outs, rubbings, and others. Ca. 1996-1997. In a re-used manila mailing envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "Colored Calligraphy".


Box 4

Folder Number #30-41
  1. Illuminations

    53 sheets original visual poems by Leftwich. Includes a sheet with title "Illuminations" written in Leftwich's hand. Poems consist of pc collages of cut-up text, overlain with colored paints applied with sponges. In a manila envelope with "Illuminations" written on it in Leftwich's hand. Ca. 1998.



  2. Harris/Leftwich Colored Vizpo, 1999

    26 sheets original visual poems, collaborations by Ken Harris and Leftwich. Poems use various mixtures of pc text, computer printouts, calligraphy, paint, and taped-on collage. All in a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "Harris/Leftwich, Colored Vizpo, March 99".



  3. Leftwich/Harris Colored Vizpo, 1999

    33 sheets original visual poems, collaborations by Leftwich and Ken Harris. Poems use various mixtures of pc text, computer printouts, calligraphy, paint, pastels, and taped-on collage. All in a manila envelope with Leftwich's or Harris's note on it, "Leftwich/Harris, Color Vizpo 1991".



  4. Found Texts

    Two sheets found texts, partially eroded and damaged by water, gravel, etc. One of them has been stuck to some clear acetate. In an unmarked folder in an unmarked manila envelope. Ca. 1996.



  5. Leftwich, Graphic Texts

    36 sheets original asemic calligraphic texts by Leftwich. All were written with blue ballpoint pen on 6 X 9 inch lined notepaper, and then taped to 8 1/2 X 11 inch paper. All in a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "graphic texts, originals". Ca. 1996-1998.



  6. Tim Gaze, Visual Pieces

    22 sheets original or pc asemic writing, pc drawings and graphic images, all by Tim Gaze. All in a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "Originals from Tim Gaze". Ca. 1996-1998.



  7. Leftwich, Collaged Visual Texts

    61 sheets original visual poems by Leftwich. Poems consist of mixed pc printed, calligraphic, computer printout, and other texts, cut up and taped down in patterns on colored paper. In a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "Visual texts (originals)". Ca. 1996-1998.



  8. Leftwich, Regardless of What You Think

    31 sheets original visual poems by Leftwich. Texts consist of mixed printed, calligraphic, pc and computer printout texts cut up and taped down on paper in patterns. Each sheet has one or both of the following phrases written on it: "Regardless of what you think", and "Something like a spider on spit". All in a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "Visual texts, originals" as well as the two phrases quoted above. Ca. 1997-1998.



  9. Leftwich, The Waste

    61 sheets printed pages or pc text. Texts are pages from T. S. Eliot's The Waste land or those same pages cut up and reassembled in patterns. Sheet count includes some blank sheets separating groups of sheets. All in a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "The Waste". Ca. 1996-1998.



  10. Leftwich, Visual Poems, 1998

    Three sheets visual texts, consisting of "Thanksgiving Prayer" by William S. Burroughs torn from a magazine and modified by Leftwich with over-printing and crayon rubbings. Also 94 sheets visual texts consisting of a variety of printed, pc, printout, handwritten, and other materials, cut up and taped down in patterns, with crayon rubbings over all. in a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "Originals, 8-98, Crayon, Burroughs".



  11. Scientific Cut-Outs

    18 undated sheets. Each has part of a page from a text on anthropology or genetic science taped to it. In an unmarked manila envelope.



  12. Minimal Excess

    Two groups of undated sheets:

    1. Seven sheets with a progressively larger photocopied "E" on them, the first sheet with original holographic title, "Minimal Excess".


    2. 21 sheets original visual texts, consisting of various combinations of computer printout, calligraphy, drawing, collage, or sponge-applied ink, all in black. Note on verso of last sheet says, in Leftwich's hand, "Dark Lettered [Words?]".


    **Both groups in a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "Minimal Excess [E], Dark Lettered [Words?]". Ca. 1997-1999.


Box 5

Folder Number #42-51
  1. Leftwich, Visual Poems, 1999

    120 sheets original visual poems by Leftwich. Some are collaborations with Scott MacLeod or Ken Harris. Poems are on a variety of different papers, printed matter, and other materials, and use varying combinations of calligraphy, computer printout, pc, drawing, rubbing, collage, etc. A few of the pieces are dated 1999.

  2. Leftwich, Visual Poems, 1998-1999

    253 sheets original visual poems by Leftwich. Some are collaborations with Scott MacLeod. Poems are on a variety of different papers, printed matter, and other materials, and use varying combinations of calligraphy, computer printout, pc, drawing, rubbing, collage, etc. A few of the pieces are dated 1998 or 1999.



  3. Leftwich, Visual Poems, 1998-1999

    355 sheets original visual poems by Leftwich. Some of the pieces are collaborations with Ken Harris (by [Matrice] Kubik). Poems are on a variety of different papers, printed matter, and other materials, and use varying combinations of calligraphy, computer printout, pc, drawing, rubbing, collage, etc. Includes 4 sheets pc visual poems by Cornalis Vleesking; 6 sheets visual text "labyrinth" by Ficus strangulanesis; 3 groups of pieces stapled together to form "books"; a copy of Textual Engineering by Ted Glass, Charlottesville: Xtantbooks, 1998; and a religious pamphlet modified by Leftwich with rubbings. Some of the pieces are dated 1998 or 1999.



  4. Leftwich, Visual Poems, 1999

    Four sheets original visual poems by Leftwich, 3 of them on sheets of labels. Two of them dated 1999. All 4 are variations on the same material.



  5. Tim Gaze, Modified Catalog, 1999

    Catalog (dated 1997) from an Australian book dealer, in which Tim Gaze has modified each page with calligraphy, painting, collage, etc. Includes an inserted bookmark, and an inserted letter from Gaze, mostly asemic calligraphy, and possibly dated 1999.



  6. Leftwich, Cut Out Visual Texts, 1997-1999

    Small group of Leftwich's undated cut up pc visual texts, in various sizes and shapes. In a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "Visual Texts, white out / cut out". Ca. 1997-1999.



  7. Leftwich, Colored Visual Poems, 1997-1999

    20 sheets original visual poems by Leftwich, consisting of colored rubbings over pc collaged texts or original asemic calligraphy. In a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "Color texts / [illegible] / things to do". Ca. 1997-1999.

    • Folder 48A - Leftwich, Sponged Visual Poems, 1997-1999

      15 sheets original visual poems by Leftwich, consisting of pc cut-up collaged texts with an over-layer of colored sponge-applied paint. In a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "Color sponge text". Ca. 1997-1999.


  8. Leftwich, Visual Poems, 1997-1999

    Small group of visual poems by Leftwich, consisting of reduced pc cut-up and collaged texts, cut out in various sizes and shapes. In a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "Visual texts, reduced, cut-out". Ca. 1997-1999.



  9. Leftwich, Visual Poems, 1997-1999

    Small group of visual poems by Leftwich, consisting of reduced pc cut-up and collaged texts, cut out in various sizes and shapes. in a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "Visual texts, reduced, cut-out". Ca. 1997-1999.



  10. Leftwich, Visual Poems, 1999

    26 sheets original visual poems by Leftwich, consisting of computer printout texts overlaid with calligraphy and ink applied with bubble wrap. In a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "Vizpo w/ bubblewrap tempera, 3-4-99".


Box 6

Folder Number #52-70

  1. Leftwich, Text with Charcoal, 1997-1999

    Seven sheets original visual poems by Leftwich, consisting of computer printout texts overlaid with charcoal drawing. In a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "Text & Charcoal". Ca. 1997-1999.



  2. Leftwich, Visual Texts, 1997-1999

    151 sheets original visual texts or poems, consisting of computer printout and/or pc text and images overlaid with black tempera painting. In a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "Visual texts, tempera". Ca. 1997-1999.



  3. Leftwich, Visual Texts/Maps, 1997

    32 sheets. Consists of 16 pieces of maps with Leftwich's holographic texts written on them, taped to a blank sheet, with pc copies of same. In a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "Maps, 6-9-97".



  4. Leftwich, Subretro, 1996-1998

    Unbound chapbook ms of computer printout visual texts by Leftwich, in a clear plastic folder. Title sheet reads "Subretro". 13 sheets in all (including one blank). In a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "Sub Retro". Ca. 1996-1998.



  5. Leftwich, Letter Trellis, 1996

    Copy of poetry chapbook ms by Leftwich, Letter Trellis: Fall 1995, Charlottesville, VA: Juxta, 1996.



  6. Leftwich, 2.22, 1995

    Copy of visual poetry chapbook ms by Leftwich, 2.22, Anonymous/Jim Leftwich, [S.l.: s.n., ca. 1995]



  7. Leftwich, Beuys, 1995

    Copy of visual poetry chapbook ms by Leftwich, Beuys, [S.l.: s.n., 1995]



  8. Leftwich, Torched Anchors, 1995

    Copy of visual poetry chapbook ms by Leftwich, Torched Anchors, [S.l.: s.n., 1995]



  9. Leftwich, Miro, 1995

    Copy of visual poetry chapbook ms by Leftwich, Miro, [S.l.: s.n., 1995]



  10. Leftwich, Environments, 1996

    Two copies of a visual poetry chapbook ms by Leftwich, Environments, Summer 1996, [S.l: s.n.], 1996. Each copy has different contents and consists of differing pages of computer printout text over-written with original calligraphy and handwriting.



  11. Leftwich, Asherah, 1995

    Copy of visual poetry chapbook ms, Asherah: (the wordstorm fragments), [S.l.: s.n.], 1995.



  12. Leftwich, The Hidden Fire of the Hidden Life, 1995

    Copy of visual poetry chapbook ms by Leftwich, The Hidden Fire of the Hidden Life, [S.l: s.n.], 1995.



  13. Leftwich, Whitefireblackfire, 1995

    Two copies of visual poetry chapbook ms by Leftwich, Whitefireblackfire, [S.l.: s.n.], 1995. Copies have same content except for the last 2 pages, which have differing visual elements. The cover and title pages are also laid out differently.



  14. Leftwich, Forecast, 1995

    Copy of visual poetry chapbook ms by Leftwich, Forecast, Anonymous/Jim Leftwich, [S.1.: s.n., 1995?]



  15. Leftwich and John M. Bennett, Collaborations, 1997

    11 sheets pc visual poetry, collaborations between Leftwich and John M. Bennett, dated 1997. One piece also includes Steve Fried as a collaborator. In a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "Collaborations".



  16. Leftwich, Handwritten Text Request, 1996-1998

    Several copies of a pc holographic note written on an envelope requesting "handwritten textual garbage". Also several enlarged pc copies of Leftwich's 1996 and 1998 driver's licenses. In a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "Handwritten texts request".



  17. Leftwich, Asemic Visual Poems, 1999

    39 sheets asemic calligraphic visual poems, all original holography on various kinds of printed matter, some with rubbings, and one sheet all original holographic writing. In a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "Originals, Asemics, '99".



  18. Leftwich, Spiral Sketch Diary, 1997

    Spiral-bound, "70 sheets" artist's sketch diary, with Leftwich's notes and drawings on each sheet, all done with a blue ballpoint pen. A few of the pages have "5/17/97" written on them. Entire sketchbook appears to have been filled in one day.



  19. Leftwich, Death of the Text, 1997-1999

    50 sheets original visual poetry by Leftwich. First sheet has a stickynote on it, with "Death of the Text" written on it in Leftwich's hand. Pieces consist of pc cut up and collaged computer printout text, overlaid with original black tempera paint applied through varying means. In a reused manila mailing envelope. Ca. 1997-1999.


Box 7

Folder Number #71-84
  1. Leftwich, Regardless Of What You Think, 1997-1999

    18 sheets original visual poems by Leftwich. Each consists of pc textual collage with original black tempera paint applied on each with various means. Each piece has the phrase "Regardless of what you think" handwitten on it. In a manila envelope with "Regardless of what you think" written on it in Leftwich's hand. Ca. 1997-1999.



  2. Leftwich, Visual Texts, 1997-1999

    30 sheets pc collage visual texts by Leftwich. Materials collaged include computer printouts, printed matter, graphic elements, and other materials. In a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "Visual texts". Ca. 1997



  3. Leftwich, Visual Texts, 1997-1999

    43 sheets pc collage visual texts by Leftwich using a variety of source materials, some of them from Strunk and White's style manual and an engineering text. In a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "Visual texts, Strunk, sources, engineering". Ca. 1997-1999.



  4. Leftwich, Holographic Texts, 1997

    34 sheets original holographic visual texts or poems by Leftwich. Some of the sheets are photocopies of the originals. Texts are written on lined notepaper with a blue ballpoint pen, and taped to 8 1/2 X 11 inch sheets. In a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "graphic texts, 7-9-97".



  5. Leftwich, Conceptual Expressionism, 1997

    Seven sheets pc visual collage poems by Leftwich. Most include a bold-type phrase like "Consume Nothing". In a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "'Conceptual expressionism', 'Consume nothing'". Ca. 1997.



  6. Tim Gaze, Visual Poetry, 1997-1999

    60 sheets original holographic, graphic, and/or collage visual poems by Tim Gaze. Some include sponged black tempera paint which may have been applied by Leftwich. The handwriting is asemic. Some pieces accompanied by photocopies. In a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "gaze, calligraphy". Ca. 1997-1999.



  7. Leftwich, Color Graphics, 1998

    45 sheets original visual poetry by Leftwich; most using color elements. Pieces are done on a variety of papers, printed matter, and other materials, and use a variety of techniques including rubbings, asemic calligraphy, and others. In a reused mailing envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "Color graphics". Ca. 1998.



  8. Leftwich, Color Visual Texts, 1998

    19 sheets original visual poetry by Leftwich. Texts are a variety of computer printouts, printed matter, or original holographic pieces with rubbed crayons supplying color. In a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "Colored texts". Ca. 1998.



  9. Leftwich, Self-Images, 1998

    25 sheets original visual pieces by Leftwich. Most use pc enlargements of a photo of Leftwich from his driver's license or other ID card, overlaid with original asemic colored calligraphy and colored crayon rubbing. In a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "Colored self-images". Ca. 1998.



  10. Leftwich, Colored Asemic Calligraphy, 1997-1998

    73 pieces original colored asemic calligraphic poems by Leftwich. Pieces consist of colored calligraphic texts overlaid with colored crayon rubbing, and are done on parkinglot tickets or printed "things to do" lists. In a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "Colored things to do, calligraphic cards". Ca. 1997-1998.



  11. Leftwich, Visual Poems, 1997-1999

    70 sheets original visual poems by Leftwich. Some pieces are computer printout, with some printed out on word-game sheets. Most are cut up pc and/or computer printout texts, taped down in patterns on colored paper. In a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "Visual originals w/ detect-a-word sheets & manuscript paper". Ca. 1997-1998.



  12. Leftwich, Text and Image Pieces, 1998

    59 sheets original visual texts by Leftwich. Pieces consist of pages from various books manipulated in several ways: with computer text printed over them, handwritten on, or cut up and collaged. Pieces are taped to 8 1/2 X 11 inch sheets. In a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "Text & Image, Handwritten Texts, 5-98, originals".



  13. Leftwich, Experiments, 1997-1999

    57 sheets pc collaged visual poems by Leftwich, each with a poem-writing exercise printed across the top or bottom (i.e., "2. Homphonic translation: Take a poem in a foreign language..."). In a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "Experiments, Anti-Experiments". Ca. 1997-1999.



  14. Leftwich, Visual Texts, 1997-1999

    89 sheets pc visual poems or texts by Leftwich using various collage techniques. Top sheet has colored sponging on it. In a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "Visual text, symmetrical, with handwritten fragments, + manuscript paper & detect-a-word sheets". Ca. 1997-1999.





Box 8

Folder Number #85-91

  1. Leftwich, John Bennett's Paper Poems, 1999

    400 22 X 7 cm. slips of paper with Leftwich's original asemic calligraphy and drawing on them. Each is signed by Leftwich. Top slip has Leftwich's note on it, "the john bennett's paper poem, Jim Leftwich '99". [These pieces are done on a batch of acid-free paper scraps I sent Leftwich in early 1999 - John M. Bennett, compiler]



  2. Leftwich, Concrete Poem and Supplies, 1998-1999

    Three items: 1) piece of folded plastic packaging material with Leftwich's asemic calligraphy on it; 2) some folded worn brown fabric in a plastic pouch; and 3) some colored plastic twine in a plastic bag. Ca. 1998-1999.



  3. Leftwich, Painted Plastic Panels, 1997-1999

    Two plastic panels or trays, each with a red paint design dribbled on them, suggesting calligraphy. Ca. 1997-1999



  4. Leftwich, Two Self-Portraits, 1998-1999

    Two charcoal rubbing drawings, each in a clear plastic folder, each titled "self-portrait". One is signed "Augen Konne"; the other ["Cosalascavallo"] pseudonyms used by Leftwich and perhaps by others as well. In an unmarked manila envelope. Ca. 1998-1999.



  5. Leftwich, Visual Poetry Series, 1999

    Nine groups of visual poems using asemic calligraphy, drawing, etc. Each consists of approx. 50 or more loose sheets in an envelope, with the title and year on each envelope and on the top sheet inside each. Titles are "Didn't want to hurt you baby", "Portraits", "Lettered & gestural", "In E, 659, blue-violet", "Evil hearted me, a reading", "Blues etudes" [title on envelope only], "Meet receiving", "Core", "Glyphs (after Tim Gaze)", and "The Sleeping lizard boogie" [by] Leftwich/[Ken] Harris [title on envelope only]. Also in folder are six unmodified copies of a religious tract, "John and Romans", modified copies of which are to be found elsewhere in this collection.



  6. Japanese and Korean Calligraphy

    Two pc items: a 12-sheet pc of a Korean calendar showing Korean calligraphy, and a pc copy of part of an article on contemporary Japanese calligraphy, the Gutai Group, and others.



  7. Leftwich, Concrete Poems and Other Material, 1999

    Contains 2 brochures of color photographs by Martin Parr, 1999; an intact sheet of magnetic words in the original wrapper, signed "Ruhe Lucentezza '99" by Leftwich; 3 pieces of plastic or bubble wrap with drawing or inking on them; 2 postcards; 1 3 X 5 card with drawing on it, signed "Harris/Leftwich"; a color photo of street signs in Chinese characters; and a piece of cardboard with asemic calligraphy, signed "Harris".





Box 9

Not in folders

Leftwich, Concrete Poetry, 1997-1999

  1. A small green tea box with a rusty steel hinge inside it and the word "Hinge" written on the inside of the lid.


  2. A small red tea box with several dead moths in it.


  3. A small yellow tea box with a large dead yellow moth in it.


  4. A small clear plastic box, compartamentalized into 6 sections, each with 1 or more different pieces of hardware in them.


  5. F[icus] s[trangulensis], empty sardine can wrapped in clear plastic with a hard-carved rubber stamp mounted inside; label on back says "F.s., 941006".


  6. Envelope with 8 pieces of paint-stained sponge, apparently used for many of the visual pieces in this collection. Also a [1999] letter from Leftwich to John [M. Bennett] discussing some of the material in this collection, and these sponges in particular: "the sponges I take to be sculptural records of an asemic writing process".


  7. Six pieces of masonite with Leftwich's asemic calligraphy on them.




Box 10

Not in folders

Leftwich, Visual Poetry, 1995-1999

  1. Two texts with green paint on them mounted on cardboard and black plastic.


  2. One painting on black plastic mounted on cardboard.


  3. Two stapled string designs mounted on red plastic and cardboard.


  4. One painting on a folded piece of tar paper.


  5. Four pieces of plastic or bubblewrap, some of it paintstained.


  6. One piece of cardboard with asemic calligraphy signed "Harris".


  7. One "Jumbo Art Pad, 35 sheets" with "Xtantbooks, A Capella Calligraphy, Jim Leftwich" written on cover - pages have asemic calligraphy and drawing on them.


  8. Nine rolled or folded pastel drawings/paintings by 1 or more artists (not Leftwich).


  9. One 11 X 17 inch poster on blue paper, "Song", with text and graphics.


  10. One color poster with graphics and text, 11 X 17, by Anabasis (Thomas Lowe Taylor).


  11. Two 11 1/4 X 16 1/2 inch color mailart pieces including work by Leftwich, part of a regular series called Brain Cell by Ryosuke Cohen, each signed "R. Cohen" (ca. 1994-1998).


  12. 154 sheets 12 X 18 inch sketching newsprint, with asemic calligraphy, calligraphy, and drawing by Leftwich or Ken Harris and Leftwich. Some of the work by Leftwich may have been done with his left hand.


  13. Five pieces as in no. 12 above, except done on grey cardboard.




Box 11

Folder Number #92-106

  1. Leftwich, Colored Visual Poems, 1999

    Nine sheets original visual poems by Leftwich, consisting of pc collaged text, overlain with colored tempera paints, stampings, and pastels. In a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "Color Vizpo March '99".



  2. Leftwich, Visual Poetry and Asemic Writing, 1999

    Five groups of smaller original visual or calligraphic texts by Leftwich in 5 business-size envelopes. Each group has a title sheet, and the title and date is on each envelope:

    1. "Sonnets from Hell 99" - 4 3 X 5 inch cards with a mixture of handwritten texts, asemic calligraphy, and colored drawing.


    2. "Destabilized Haiku - 99" - 21 3 X 5 inch cards with a mixture of brief texts written with a marker or pens and colored drawing.


    3. "Boom box, gestural lettered figured asemic 99" - approx. 50 7.5 X 19 cm. sheets with colored asemic calligraphy on them.


    4. "Sidelined at the rodeo, gestural lettered asemic 99" - approx. 48 7.5 X 19 cm. sheets with colored asemic calligraphy on them.


    5. "Skapunk, gestural asemics 99" - approx. 49 7.5 X 19 cm. sheets with colored asemic calligraphy on them.

    **All 5 groups in a larger manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "gestural figured letteral asemics, 99, destabilized haiku, sonnets from hel1".


  3. Leftwich, Visual Poetry, ca. 1999

    44 sheets original visual poems or drawings by Leftwich, undated [ca. 1999], but all signed by Leftwich. One is done over part of an email printout from Tim Gaze. Pieces use a mixture of rubbings and drawing with colored pastels. In a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it: "gestural figured lettered".



  4. Leftwich-Scott MacLeod Collaborations, 1999

    Original visual poems, calligraphy, and/or asemic writing on a variety of materials including printed matter, packaging materials, photographs, printout text, photocopied materials, and other materials. Most of it signed "Leftwich/MacLeod" or "MacLeod/Leftwich"; some of it dated 1999. In a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it: "Leftwich/MacLeod '99".



  5. Leftwich-Scott MacLeod Collaborations, 1999

    More of the same kind of material as is found in folder 95 above. In a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it: "'99 MacLeod/Leftwich".



  6. Leftwich, Visual Poems, 1999

    33 sheets original visual poems by Leftwich using a mixture of rubbings, computer printout, and asemic marker calligraphy. All are signed by Leftwich. in a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it: "graphic [gestural?] asemic type '99".



  7. Leftwich, Visual Poetry, 1999

    28 sheets original visual poems by Leftwich, using a mixture of computer printout, tempera paint, collage, pastels, and other materials and methods. In a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "Vizpo 99".



  8. Leftwich, Visual Poetry, 1998

    98 pc sheets visual poems by Leftwich. Originals used a mixture of computer printout, rubbings, drawing, calligraphy, collage, and other materials and methods. Count includes a blank orange sheet dividing 2 groups of sheets. In a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "Vizpo 98".



  9. Leftwich, Visual Poetry, 1998

    69 pc sheets of the same kind as is found in folder 99 above. Count includes 2 red sheets dividing 3 groups of sheets. In a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "Vizpo 98".



  10. Leftwich, Asemic Visual Poems, 1999

    46 pc sheets visual poems by Leftwich, most including asemic writing. Originals used a mixture of techniques and materials. In a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "Copies, asemics, 99".



  11. Leftwich, Visual Poems by Leftwich and Ken Harris, 1998

    19 sheets pc collaborative visual poems using fragmentary computer printout text and/or tempera paint drawing. In a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it: "Leftwich/Harris '98, gestural minimal asemics".



  12. Leftwich, Image-Text Visual Poems, ca. 1998

    41 sheets pc visual poems by Leftwich. Most utilize some kind of found printed imagery, overlain with holographic and/or computer-printed texts. In a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "image/text".


  13. Leftwich, Color Images, ca. 1998-1999

    45 sheets, each with a single cut-out printed color image taped to it. Images are of cells, single-celled organisms, growth in petri dishes, etc. Cover sheet has taped to it a piece of paper with a mixture of handwritings on it. In a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "Color Images".



  14. Leftwich, Visual Poetry, ca. 1998-1999

    61 sheets original visual poems by Leftwich. Pieces use a mixture of computer printout text, pc text and/or pc collage, with color tempera paint applied with various methods. In a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it, "Color visual texts".



  15. Leftwich Visual Poetry, ca. 1998-1999

    38 sheets original black-and-white visual poems by Leftwich. Pieces use a mixture of computer printout text and/or pc collage, with black tempera paint smeared or drawn on them, and other materials and methods. In a manila envelope with Leftwich's note on it: "Visual texts; math, images, tempera".



Jim Leftwich Correspondence Collection
SPEC.CMS.86.5

Box 1

Folder Number #1-9

  1. 1994-1998

    Nine sheets computer printout. Six letters from Leftwich and 3 sheets of Leftwich's poem-submission records, 1995-1998. The letters are dated Aug. 1994 to May 1995 and are written to Allyson Shaw, Alex [Cigale] Ann [Erickson], and Andrew [Joron]. The letters discuss poetics, publications, and related matters.



  2. Visual Poetry, 1994-1996

    Mostly visual poetry sent to Leftwich 1994-1996. All was originally in a mailing envelope from Fernando Aguiar. Includes poems and/or notes from Fernando Aguiar, Avelino de Araujo, Pedro Juan Gutiérrez, Jeffrey Little, Chris ...., [Clemente] Padín Spencer Selby, and some poems with no author indicated. Most of this material was apparently sent as submissions to Juxta.



  3. 1994-1996

    Letters, poems, printed matter, email printouts, and other material received by Leftwich 1994-1996. Includes material from Ficus strangulensis (2 letters), Susan Smith Nash (2 emails), Florentin Smarandache, Taz [Delaney] (3 sheets texts), Scott MacLeod (6 sheets texts), Steve Tills (broadside), Serge Segay (broadside), and Michael Basinski (broadside). Also includes a 2-sheet list of names and email addresses; 3 reviews of Juxta; Vincent Ferrini's autobiography from Contemporary authors autobiography series, v. 24; a list of Yiddish words; a photograph of John High, Thoreau Lovell, and Scott MacLeod; and other material.



  4. Thomas Lowe Taylor

    Two mss: 1) approx. 65 sheets, spiral-bound, pc poems and texts, a title page reads "Magazine You #15", and is inscribed "For Jim... 9.7.95"; material in this is by Thomas Lowe Taylor and, when dated, is mostly from 1995; a few pieces by "Eagle" [Thomas Lowe Taylor] from the 1970's; and 2) a 15-sheet stapled pc ts, titled "Seeing" by "Tom Eagle" [Thomas Lowe Taylor] and dated 6.14.74; consists of an essay on language, seeing, and writing.



  5. Thomas Lowe Taylor

    Two mss by Thomas Lowe Taylor, each in a mailing envelope addressed to Jim Leftwich: 1) a 77-page pc ts long poem, titled "A Mandala", dated "'72", with a letter to Leftwich, Nov. 3, 1995, with a list of Taylor's works 1967-1988; and 2) a 32-sheet pc ts prose text, "A Visionary Education", dated "1972", with a letter to Leftwich dated Nov. 4, 1995; text deals with Charles Olson.



  6. 1995

    Correspondence received by Leftwich and/or Ken Harris, including some printed matter and reviews. All in a manila envelope with "Correspondence 6-28-95" written on it. Folder includes letters from March to May 1995, and written by Spencer Selby, John M. Bennett, John Noto, Will Alexander, Alex Cigale, Steve Luttrell, A. Di Michele, Sheila E. Murphy, Steve Carll, Ann [Erickson], Michael Basinski, Andrew Joron, Harry Polkinhorn, Cheryl Burket, Ron Offen, Susan Smith Nash, Luigi-Bob Drake, Stuart Longfellow [Surllama], Bob Heman, Charles Borkhuis, David Hoefer, Bob Grumman, Todd Baron, Greg Ruggiero, Carolyn Steinhoff Smith, Thomas Lowe Taylor, Harry Burrus, Dan Featherston, Stephen Ratcliffe, Larry Tomoyasu, Vincent Ferrini, Skip Fox, Dan Nielsen, Celestine Frost, Peter Ganick, Peter deRous, and others. Letters deal with Juxta, poetics, Leftwich's book Dirt, other poets, writers, and publications, and related matters.



  7. 1995

    Correspondence received by Leftwich and/or Ken Harris, including some printed matter and mailart. All in a manila envelope with "Correspondence 10-22-95" written on it. Folder includes letters and/or literary works dated June to October 1995, and written by John M. Bennett, Malok, Vincent Ferrini, Mike Halchin, Peter deRous, John Noto, Nancy Bonnell-Kangas, Michael Basinski, b. thales, Steve Tills, Clemente Padín, Alex Cigale, Crag Hill, Peter Ganick, Will Alexander, Bob Grumman, Don Hilla, Thomas Lowe Taylor, Larry Tomoyasu, Steve McComas, and others. Letters deal with Juxta, poetics, literature, other poets, writers, and publications, and related matters.



  8. 1995-1996

    Printouts of email correspondence and literary texts received by Leftwich 1995-1996. Some sheets have Leftwich's orig. holog. notes on them. Also includes printouts of some of Leftwich's replies. Includes material from Chris Daniels, Jake Berry, Luigi-Bob Drake, Thomas Lowe Taylor, Jukka Lehmus, John Noto, John Trammell, Jeffrey Little, Don Hilla, Michael Basinski, Spencer Selby, Amy Trussell, Stephen-Paul Martin, Jonathan Brannen, Klaus Peter Dencker, Philadelpho Menezes, Forrest Richey [Ficus strangulensis], Clemente Padín Susan Smith Nash, and others. Letters deal with Juxta, poetics, literature, writing, other poets, writers, publications, and related matters. Approx. 175 sheets.



  9. 1995

    Correspondence received by Leftwich and/or Ken Harris, including some printed matter and literary works. All in a manila envelope with "Letters Etc, late 195" written on it. Folder includes letters, cards, and literary works dated April to Dec. 1995, and written by John Byrum, Bob Heman, Jake Berry, Don Hilla, Matt Hill, Ray DiPalma, Ann Erickson, John M. Bennett, Jack Foley, Thomas Lowe Taylor, Gabriel Bontemps [Jake Berry and Jim Whizz], Theo Lorenc, A. di Michele, David Baratier, Larry Tomoyasu, John Crouse, Vincent Ferrini, Alex Cigale, John Noto, Bob Grumman, Michael Basinski, Don Wentworth, Susan Smith Nash, Jim McCrary, and others. Letters deal with Juxta, poetics, literature, other poets, writers, publications, and related matters.


Box 2

Folder Number #10-16

  1. 1994-1995

    Correspondence received by Leftwich and/or Ken Harris, including some printed matter, mailart, and literary works. All in a manila envelope with "Correspondence" written on it. Folder includes letters, cards, and literary works dated Sept. 1994 to March 1995 and written by Harry Burrus, Michael Basinski, Ficus strangulensis, Susan Smith Nash, Andrew Joron, John M. Bennett, Cydney Chadwick, Jordan Jones, Bob Grumman, John Noto, David Hoefer, G. Sutton Breiding, Don Wentworth, Jake Berry, Vincent Ferrini, Dan Featherston, Peter Ganick, Stephen-Paul Martin, Clemente Padín, M. Kettner, and others. Letters deal with Juxta, poetics, literature, other poets, writers, publications, and related matters.



  2. 1994

    Correspondence received by Leftwich and/or Ken Harris, including some printed matter and literary works. All in a manila envelope with "Correspondence 194 (Juxta #2)" written on it. Folder includes letters, cards, and literary works dated Feb. 1994 to Nov. 1994, and written by Dan Nielsen, Richard Freeman, Fowler, Harry Burrus, Peter deRous, Buck Downs, Don Wentworth, David Hoefer, Sheila E. Murphy, Bob Grumman, Peter Ganick, John Perlman, John M. Bennett, Chris Funkhauser, John Crouse, Michael Basinski, Johnny Brewton, John Noto, Charles Borkhuis, Todd Baron, Jake Berry, David Baratier, Oberc, Michael Hathaway, Richard Freeman, W. B. Keckler, Ann Erickson, Scott MacLeod, Stephen-Paul Martin, Andrew Joron, and others. Letters deal with Juxta, poetics, literature, other poets, writers, publications, and related matters. Many letters are from late 1994 and discuss Juxta, no. 1.



  3. Thomas Lowe Taylor

    Nine 8 1/2 X 11 inch pages, poetry printed out from a computer file on one folded continuous sheet, with Taylor's holog. note, "Jim - some old stuff you might enjoy, Tom, 11-18-95". In a mailing envelope.



  4. Ficus strangulensis, 1995

    Visual poems and collage by Ficus strangulensis. 55 sheets pc, most of them collage poems dated Nov. 1995. A group of the visual poems is based on phrases from poems by John M. Bennett. In a decorated mailing envelope postmarked Dec. 1995.



  5. Fernando Aguiar, 1995

    Visual poetry by Fernando Aguiar. Letter from Aguiar dated 10.6.95, 11 sheets visual poems, and 3 pieces printed matter with biographical/resume information on Aguiar, including one with color illustrations of some of his work. In a decorated mailing envelope.



  6. Thomas Lowe Taylor and others, ca. 1996

    13 sheets literary texts by Thomas Lowe Taylor, 2 of them dated Dec. 1996, in a mailing envelope; 3 pieces printed matter from Pascal Lenoir; 1 sheet visual poem, no author, first line "olhar do"; 1 sheet visual poem by Spencer Selby; 2 11 X 17 inch blue sheets visual poems, no author, both titled "Song" and signed, perhaps, by Thomas Lowe Taylor; 1 sheet broadside poem dated 1.20.76 and signed "Eagle" [Thomas Lowe Taylor], first phrase, "As archive to light's progress"; 1 sheet visual poetry by Jim Leftwich and John M. Bennett, dated 1996, first word "Flat", with a sticky note on back in Bennett's hand "for LAFT" [Lost and Found Times]; 1 envelope with printed return address, "The Dasi Dances Above Karma Books, An Imprint of Juxta..."; and a printed poster for an exhibition of "Networking" by Clemente Padín.



  7. Thomas Lowe Taylor, 1995-1996

    Letters, poems, and texts from Thomas Lowe Taylor, dated June-Nov. 1995. One folded broadside poem, dated May 1972, is signed by Taylor with a date of 5/11/96. Approx. 163 pages, mostly computer printout. Poems and texts are literary and deal with poetics, writing, literature, and other related topics.


Box 3

Folder Number #17-19

  1. 1995-1996

    Correspondence received by Leftwich and or Ken Harris, including some printed matter, reviews, and literary works. All in a padded mailing envelope with "Correspondence" written on it. Folder includes letters, cards, and literary works dated Jan. 1995 to March 1996 (mostly Nov. 1995 to March 1996) and written by Alex Cigale, John Noto, Kevin Sampsell, Michael Basinski, John Perlman, Klaus Peter Dencker, Don Wentworth, Cheryl Burket, Vince [Vincent Ferrini], Thomas Lowe Taylor, Scott [MacLeod?], Todd Baron, Harry Polkinhorn, Sheila E. Murphy, Dan Featherston, Jake Berry, Rupert Wondolowski, John Byrum, John M. Bennett, Theo Lorenc, Stephen Ratcliffe, John Crouse, Malok, Jack Foley, Jeffrey [Little], Bob Heman, Paul Weinman, Andrew Joron, Don Hilla, Ficus strangulensis, Bob Grumman, G. Sutton Breiding, Carolyn Steinhoff Smith, Matt Hill, and others. Letters deal with Juxta, poetics, literature, other poets, writers, and publications, and other matters.



  2. Corpá, 1995-1996

    Visual and concrete poetry in Spanish by Corpá, of Toledo, Spain. Includes 2 small portfolios of work, 1 folded broadside, 1 business card, and 3 original works of visual poetry, all in a white envelope. Works are dated 1995 or 1996.



  3. Dave Baptiste Chirot and Nico Vassilakis

    Four visual poems (4 pc sheets) by Nico Vassilakis; 6 pc sheets "publication history" of Dave Baptiste Chirot, and 9 pc sheets visual poetry by Chirot; and 5 pc or computer printout sheets poetry "for Robert Grenier", apparently by Dave Baptiste Chirot.


Box 4

Folder Number #20-41

  1. Leftwich, Ponsinganot

    One sheet color printout proof of a book cover, Ponsinganot, by Jim Leftwich.



  2. Thomas Lowe Taylor, ca. 1996

    13 sheets computer printout of an electronic publication, Diction, edited by Thomas Lowe Taylor. Includes texts on "diction" by Stephen Ellis, Ivor Winters, [Thomas Lowe Taylor?], and Jim Leftwich. Ca. 1996. Discussions of poetics, poetic diction, innovative non-mainstream poetry and poets, and related matters.



  3. Ficus strangulensis, ca. 1995

    47 3 1/2 X 5 inch color photographs by Ficus strangulensis, including 2 of him, several of his visual poetry and related material, and photos of flowers, grass, mulch, and other material. One 4 X 6 inch color photo of a cityscape. Two 4 X 6 color photos from John M. Bennett, one of Bennett next to his compost heap, and the other of Hopewell Mounds. The Bennett photos are dated 1995. All in a manila envelope with "Ficus" written on it.



  4. Jeffrey Little and Others, 1995

    89 sheets computer printout of email correspondence, much of it including poems and literary texts, received by Leftwich May-July 1995. Includes a few of Leftwich's replies. Many of the sheets have Leftwich's orig. holog. notes on them. In a folder with "E-Mail, May '95 - Jeffrey Little -" written on it. Many of the exchanges with Little include stages of collaborative poems Little and Leftwich were writing. Much of the correspondence is from Little, but there are also pages from Tom Mandel, University at Buffalo Poetics Discussion Group, Sheila E. Murphy, Monty Cantsin, Ficus strangulensis, Kenneth Sherwood, Jake [Berry], Spencer Selby, Andrew Joron, Charles Alexander, Michael Basinski, and others. Correspondence deals with Leftwich's chapbook Dirt, Juxta, collaboration, poetics, literature, other poets, writers, and publications, and other matters.



  5. Jake Berry, 1995

    Correspondence from Jake Berry to Leftwich. 105 sheets, dated March to June 1995. Mostly printouts of email messages, with a few orig. holog. letters. Some sheets have Leftwich's orig. holog. notes on them. Correspondence includes poems by Berry, issues of Berry's e-publication The Experioddicist, and collaborative poetry (done through email) by Berry and Leftwich. Topics discussed in the letters include Kabbalah, writing, poetry, Berry's poetry and publications including Brambu drezi, Berry's music, The Experioddicist, other magazines, publications, and writers, electronic publishing, Leftwich's writing, Michael McClure, Jack Foley, Language poetry, and other matters. In a folder with "Jake's Poems and e-mail" written on it.



  6. 1995

    Printouts of email messages received by Leftwich, June-Nov. 1995. 26 sheets. Includes email messages and/or literary texts from Sean Winchester, Susan Smith Nash, Sheila E. Murphy, Michael Dean Christoffersen, Jack Foley, David H[oefer?], Andrew Joron, and Vincent Ferrini. Topics include Juxta, experimental poetry, other poets and publications, collaboration, Language poetry, and related matters. In a folder with Leftwich's notes on it.



  7. Jake Berry, 1995

    Printouts of email messages sent by Jake Berry, dated June-Oct. 1995, to Leftwich. 47 sheets, many with Leftwich's orig. holog. notes on them. Each message includes collaborative texts done with Leftwich. Topics of the messages include Leftwich's poetry, Susan Smith Nash, poetry publishing, Berry's poetry, Heidegger, Thomas Lowe Taylor, other poets and publications, and related matters. In a folder with Leftwich's notes on it.



  8. Thomas Lowe Taylor, 1995

    Printout of email messages sent by Thomas Lowe Taylor, dated June-Nov. 1995, to Leftwich. 61 sheets, some with Leftwich's orig. holog. notes on them. Topics include poetry, poetics, Charles Olson, the outlaw tradition in poetry, Vincent Ferrini, Jake Berry, Jessica Freeman, Leftwich's book Khawatir, Susan Smith Nash, Peter Ganick, Taylor's writing and editing projects, Juxta, other poets, and related matters.



  9. Jeffrey Little, 1995

    Printouts of email messages sent by Jeffrey Little, dated Jul.-Nov. 1995, to Leftwich. 59 sheets, some with Leftwich's orig. holog. notes on them. Most include collaborative texts done with Leftwich. Topics of the messages include poetry, Little's and Leftwich's collaborations, a collaboration between Little and Jake Berry, other poets and publications, jazz and other music, and related matters.



  10. Poems and Visual Poems

    Poems and visual poems by several people. Some of the pieces are unidentified. 22 pieces. Identified pieces include 3 postcards of visual poetry by Fernando Aguiar, 7 pieces visual poems and/or texts by Malok, 1 visual poem by Clemente Padín, and 1 poem by Paul Silvia.



  11. Jack Foley

    Two poems by Jack Foley in a mailing envelope. The poems are "MM" (3 sheets pc ts), and "Requiem" (20 sheets pc ts, 3 of which are "Notes").



  12. Christian Burgaud

    A letter and visual poems by Christian Burgaud, in a mailing envelope. The visual poems are photocopies with titles written on the backs. 13 pieces.



  13. ca. 1996

    Correspondence, poems, printed matter, from John Noto, David Fox, Jack Foley, Spencer Selby, G. Sutton Breiding, and Bob Zark. Includes poetry, printed matter, and a letter from Zark, a broadside of poetry by Breiding, a visual poem by Selby, a pc ts article on Jake Berry's early poetry by Foley, and some brief correspondence from Noto and Fox regarding Vatic Hum/Orpheus Grid Press. An email from Noto is dated 1996.



  14. Guido Vermeulen, 1996

    Material in a mailing envelope from Guido Vermeulen. Includes 2 1-sheet newsletters dated 10/96 and 11/96, with announcements about mailart and visual poetry projects, and 2 sheets of graphics with text (in Dutch).



  15. Scott MacLeod, 1996

    Letter and ms from Scott MacLeod in a mailing envelope. One sheet ts letter dated 9.7.96, and 11 sheets ms (a long poem titled "Anne Frank in Jerusalem").



  16. Chris Daniels, 1996

    Letter and ms from "Chris". Ms consists of 28 sheets, many of which are taped together on one side. A title page reads "The Cinderplough". Texts of ms are visual poems, computer printouts in large mixed fonts spread around on the pages. In a manila mailing envelope from Berkeley, CA, postmarked July 29, 1996. According to a personal communication to compiler John M. Bennett from Leftwich, "The Cinderplough" is by Chris Daniels, and was published in Juxta.



  17. Paulo Bruscky, ca. 1995-1996

    Ten pieces visual poems and printed announcements by Brazilian visual poet and mail artist Paulo Bruscky. In a mailing envelope decorated with rubber stamps, mailed 1995 or 1996.



  18. Ken Harris, 1996

    29 sheets literary texts and/or visual poetry, probably all by Ken Harris (2 of them are identified as such). Also includes 2 sheets of photocopied text on numerology, 10 sheets printout from an email discussion group consisting of an article by Bill Lauritzen, "Antiprimes or versitile numbers"; and 12 sheets photocopy of an article by Clarence J. Karier, "Testing for order and control in the corporate liberal state". In a mailing envelope postmarked Jan. 1996, with Ken Harris' High Point, NC return address.



  19. J. Michael Mollohan, ca. 1997

    15 sheets photocopied visual poems, with a letter, all by J. Michael Mollohan. Includes a cut-up of a poem by John M. Bennett. Also in envelope is a copy of Bennett, by Mollohan, Columbus: Luna Bisonte Prods, 1997. All in a manila mailing envelope.



  20. J. Lehmus, 1996

    Ten sheets visual poems, a letter, and an announcement all by J[ukka] Lehmus of Esbo, Finland. Includes a drawing done on a mimeo stencil, and pages from Lehmus' work Codex argenteus. Letter is dated Oct. 15, 1996. In a manila mailing envelope.



  21. Thomas Lowe Taylor, 1996

    26 sheets graphics, most including asemic writing, and a letter, by Thomas Lowe Taylor. Letter is dated Nov. 26, 1996. In a manila mailing envelope.



  22. Thomas Lowe Taylor, 1996

    24 sheets photocopied holographic text by Thomas Lowe Taylor. In a manila mailing envelope, postmarked Sept. 1996.


Box 5

Folder Number #42-45

  1. Michael Basinski and Ficus strangulensis, 1996

    Includes material related to 2 monographic publications from Juxta Press: 1) Mike Basinski, Poetics of the letter, 1996 - includes the original letters and other material from Basinski, that formed the basis for the book, a complete copy of the published book, and numerous copies of the cover and pages, not assembled, with a mailing envelope from SUNY-Buffalo; and, 2) numerous disassembled pages and covers for Ficus strangulensis' book Blends, 1996. All the above was in a padded mailer with "Ficus" written on it in Leftwich's hand.



  2. Thomas Lowe Taylor

    Poster announcing Thomas Lowe Taylor's book, relimn, Portland, Oregon: Anabasis, 1991. Poster copyright 1992.



  3. John Byrum, 1996

    Original printing layout and a copy of Context Combind, by John Byrum, [Charlottesville, VA?: Juxta Press?, 199-?] In a mailing envelope addressed to Ken Harris, from Leftwich, postmarked July 25, 1996.



  4. 1994-1996

    Correspondence; with some email printouts, literary texts, mail art, and printed matter from Duane Locke, Susan Smith Nash, Charles Borkhuis, Brian Kim Stefans, Mark DuCharme, Bob Grumman, Theo Lorenc, David Hoefer, Shelly Andrews (editor of Contemporary authors autobiography series), Nico [Vassilakis], Celestine Frost, Peter Ganick, John M. Bennett, Matt [Hill?], Jim Fay, Vincent Ferrini, Michael Basinski (several interesting letters), Clemente Padín, Thomas Lowe Taylor, Gregory Vincent Saint Thomasino, Fredrik Hausmann, Ann [Erickson], Mike Halchin, Mark Hartenbach, John Crouse, Mark Sonnenfeld, Don Wentworth, Chris [Daniels] (refers to his work "Cinderplough"), Harry Burrus, Diane Bertrand, John Noto, Steve Carll, Steve Fried, Jack [Foley], Amy [Trussell?], Karl Kempton, C. Mulrooney, Ficus strangulensis, and others. Letters are dated 1994-1996; most are dated 1996. Topics include Juxta, writers and writing, publishers and publications, poetics, and related matters. All in a padded mailer with "Correspondence 96" written on it in Leftwich's hand.


Box 6

Folder Number #46-54

  1. Jake Berry, 1995-1996

    Two groups of pages from Berry's Brambu Drezi Book Two. The first, with a colored cover sheet of art and a note from Berry dated 2/22/96, has 12 sheets numbered 24-29, 34-39. The second consists of 18 sheets, including a cover sheet with a note from Berry "as of 3/95" and a back sheet with graphics, all stapled together. Both groups in a manila mailing envelope.

  2. Jake Berry

    Proof printout from computer typesettings of 3 of Berry's books: Brambu Drezi Book 2, PhasEoStrophes 1, An Initial Wave, and PhasEoStrophes 10, Strophic Seizures. 47 sheets in all.



  3. Jake Berry

    33 sheets, consisting of the 5 parts of Berry's PhasEoStrophes. Each part has a separate title sheet.



  4. Thomas Lowe Taylor, 1996

    Poems and graphics by Taylor ["Eagle"]; consists of photocopied sheets bound with a cover with title "Magazine You #11: The Early Years (66-76)". A letter from Taylor to Leftwich is bound in, dated 12-23-96, which explains a bit about when and where these poems were written. This is part 1 of 2 (or vol. 1); cf. folder 50 for vol. 2. Signed "For Jim 12.25.96" by Taylor.



  5. Thomas Lowe Taylor, 1996

    Cf. entry for folder 49. This is part 2 of 2 (or vol. 2). Signed "For Jim 12.25.96" by Taylor.



  6. Thomas Lowe Taylor, 1996

    Copy of Taylor's "All my life has been autobiography". 20 sheets pc computer printout and photographs. Inscribed to Leftwich by Taylor and dated 10-27-96. Apparently this is the text for Taylor's autobiography in Contemporary authors autobiography series. Cf. also folders 57 and 64.



  7. Thomas Lowe Taylor, 1995-1996

    34 sheets. 33 are photocopied text with pc photographic works by Taylor, each with subheading "Intentional Series, 1995". 34th sheet is a letter from Taylor to Leftwich dated March 27, 1996, introducing the works. In a manila mailing envelope from the Geology Dept. of Portland State University, where Taylor worked at the time.



  8. 1996-1997

    Letters, postcards, literary announcements and solicitations, literary texts, printed matter, and other material from Prosodia, Thomas Lowe Taylor (several letters), Crag Hill, Jim Fay, John M. Bennett (several letters), Don Wentworth, Vincent [Ferrini], Matt [Hill], [Michael] Crye, Steve Tills, John Noto, Theo Lorenc, Marcia [Arrieta], Chris Gordon, Mark Sonnenfeld, Ann Erickson, Mark Hartenbach, Mike Halchin, Amy [Trussell?], Peter Ganick, Diane Bertrand, Jean-Claude Gagnon, Al Ackerman ("The Secret Sentinel"), W. B. Keckler, Michael Basinski, Horace High, Sheila [E. Murphy], Mark DuCharme, and others. Most items are dated 1996, with a few from early 1997. In a manila envelope with "Correspondence 96" written on it in Leftwich's hand. Topics of the letters include Juxta, writing, poetics, Leftwich's publications, publications of others, and related matters.



  9. 1995-1996

    Letters, postcards, literary announcements and solicitations, literary texts, mailart, printed matter, and other material from John M. Bennett (several letters), Thomas Lowe Taylor (several letters), Scott MacLeod, Amy [Trussell?], Gregory Vincent Saint Thomasino, Steve [Tills?], Michael Basinski (several letters), Matt Hill, Keith Breese, Jim Fay, Mark Sonnenfeld, Cheryl Burket, Steve Fried, Peter Ganick, Vincent Ferrini (several letters), Don Wentworth, M. Kettner, Malok, Jean-Claude Gagnon, Bob [Heman], Mike Halchin, Bob Grumman, Dan Featherston, Paul Green, Susan Smith Nash, John Byrum, John Noto, and others. Most items are dated 1996, with a few from late 1995. In a manila envelope with "Correspondence '96" written on it in Leftwich's hand. Topics include Juxta, writing, poetics, Leftwich's publications, publications of others, collaborative, writing and related matters.


Box 7

Folder Number #55-68

  1. Don Hilla, 1997

    Four computer printout graphic images by Hilla, one of them apparently a possible cover design for a book by Leftwich, Posinganot. In a manila mailing envelope postmarked Oct. 14, 1997.



  2. Thomas Lowe Taylor, 1997

    One 3-sheet poetry ms, titled "aaa", with mailing envelope addressed to [Don Hilla], 3300 Press, postmarked June 1997; and one 128-page (computer printout on both sides of sheets) literary mss titled Superprose, written in 1980, with a cover letter to Don [Hilla] dated Sept. 27, 1997. Also in folder: a color printout on heavy stock of a cover for Leftwich's book Posinganot, from Don Hilla's Ex Nihilo Press. [3300 Press and Ex Nihilo Press were both imprints run by Hilla.]



  3. Thomas Lowe Taylor, 1997

    Photocopy of Taylor's "Really, all my life has been autobiography", his autobiography from Gale Research's Contemporary authors autobiography series, v. 26. This copy has the photographs blanked out. In a mailing envelope addressed to Leftwich, postmarked Feb. 1997. Cf. also folders 51 and 64.



  4. Peter Ganick, 1997

    Two computer printout mss by Peter Ganick, both dated 1997: <s'trio>, 65 pp.; and <a'stri>, 65-135 pp.



  5. Scott MacLeod, 1997

    Nine-sheet computer printout ms, "Anne Frank in Jerusalem, Chapter One", accompanied by a letter [to Leftwich] dated 1/20/97, which discusses the ms.



  6. Vincent Ferrini, 1997

    Letter from Ferrini to Leftwich dated 2/19/97 discussing Ferrini's book Deus ex machina published by Don Hilla's 3300 Press. Includes 3 sheets of pc cover art and front matter. In a manila mailing envelope addressed to Leftwich.



  7. Vincent Ferrini, 1997

    104-sheet computer printout poetry ms, headed "Preamble to divinity". This is the ms of Deus ex machina referred to in folder 60. In a manila envelope with "Deus Ex Machina, Preamble, Ferrini" written on it in Leftwich's hand. The word "Preamble" is lined out. Cf. also folder 60.



  8. Thomas Lowe Taylor, 1997

    Two continuous-feed computer printout mss of poetry by Taylor: 11 pages titled "Somebody's North American Sequence", dated 1973; and 45 pages titled "Mandala", dated 1972. With a brief cover letter to Leftwich dated 2.15.97. In a manila mailing envelope addressed to Leftwich.



  9. Thomas Lowe Taylor, 1997

    A group of pc ts or computer printout poetry and literary mss by Taylor ["Anabasis"]. Approx. 50 sheets, some with orig. holog. editing in Taylor's hand. In a manila mailing envelope addressed to Leftwich and postmarked Aug. 11, 1997.



  10. Thomas Lowe Taylor, 1997

    Pc copy of Taylor's "Really, all of my life has been autobiography", his autobiography from Gale Research's Contemporary authors autobiography series, v. 26. This copy includes the photographs (unlike folder 57) and is inscribed by Taylor. In a manila mailing envelope addressed to Leftwich, postmarked March 28, 1997. Cf. also folders 51 and 57.



  11. Thomas Lowe Taylor, 1997

    Computer printout of a book ms, Superprose, by Taylor. 116 numbered pages (2 pages per sheet; printed both sides), plus 3 sheets cover art and front matter. Text is poetic prose, an extended essay on poetics, aesthetics, writing, and related matters. With an orig,. holog. note regarding cover art on cover sheet. In a manila envelope addressed to Don Hilla [of 3300/Juxta Press and Ex Nihilo Press], postmarked Nov. 5, 1999. Printout is dated Nov. 4, 1997. Cf. also folder 83.



  12. 1997

    Letters, postcards, submissions to Juxta, mailart, printed matter, and other material received by Leftwich and/or Ken Harris. Includes material from Karen A. Kuehmeier (with poems), John Vieira, Charles Borkhuis, Joan Payne Kincaid, Mark DuCharme (with poems), Tim Gaze, Vincent Ferrini (several letters, 1 with poems), Malok, Peter Ganick, Matt Hill, Larry Tomoyasu, Tom Hibbard, Don Wentworth (Lilliput review no. 89 and no. 90), Paul Green, Jake [Berry], Don Hilla, John M. Bennett, Michael Basinski, and others. Includes an index to Electronic Juxta, nos. 1-21, 1995-1997. Most items are dated 1997. All was in the envelope from Karen A. Kuehmeier, on which Leftwich had written "Correspondence etc 1997".



  13. Email Received 1995-1997

    Printouts of email received, with some of Leftwich's replies, 1995-1997. Includes messages from Chris Daniels, Michael Basinski, Michael Crye [PoFlye], Jake Berry [Ninth Lab], Harry Polkinhorn, Don Hilla [Jacobus], Andrew Joron, Spencer Selby, Peter Ganick, Thomas Lowe Taylor [Anabasis], Amy [Trussell], Susan Smith Nash, Steve Fried [COEURL], Luigi-Bob Drake [Robert Drake], and others. Topics of messages include Juxta, poetics, writing, publications, other poets, avant-gardism, collaboration, and related matters. 60 sheets computer printout, with some orig. holog. notes in Leftwich's hand, in a manila folder with "Alto ossia" written on it.



  14. Email Received, 1996-1998

    Printouts of email received, with some of Leftwich's replies, 1996-1998. Includes literary texts and poems. Includes messages from Harry Burrus, Jake Berry [Ninth Lab], Don Hilla [Jacobus], John High, Chris Daniels, Taz Delaney, John Noto, Michael Basinski, J. Lehmus, Thomas Lowe Taylor, Jack Foley, Jeffrey Little [Dadathin], Michael Crye [PoFlye], and others. Topics include Juxta, poetics, writing, publishing, other poets, writing, avant-gardism, and related matters. 89 sheets computer printout.


Box 8

Folder Number #69-84

  1. Ca. 1996

    Five sheets pc reviews of Juxta and Juxta/Electronic; 3 copies of a folded broadside of poetry by G. Sutton Breiding ("Interstice 1, 2, 3"); 1 copy on white paper (a reproduction master) of a folded broadside of poetry by Jim Leftwich and John M. Bennett, Plantings; the pasted-up master of a chapbook of collaborative poems by Jake Berry and Jeffrey Little, Heirokinetic pod hatch (published by Juxta Press, 1996), in a mailing envelope addressed to Leftwich with Little's return address; 1 copy of a chapbook of visual poetry by Clemente Padín, Visual formulation of poetic structures, Montevideo, Uruguay, [nd]; a business card from Tolek (publisher of Xib); 45 6 X 22 cm. sheets in an envelope with Jim Leftwich's note on it, "Taz Delaney, 'The Condensation Series'" (the sheets have orig. holog. numbered phrases on them).



  2. 1997

    Mock-up of a poetry chapbook, Red Eva, rediviva, by Steve Fried, in 2 folders, one with a note to Leftwich dated 1/30/97; 2 sheets visual poems, 1 with a ts letter on verso to Leftwich from "John L" dated 3/11/97, in a folded green sheet with part of a folder; 8-sheet computer printout of a chapbook of visual poems by Christopher Daniels, Cinderplough, in a clear plastic folder; and 11 sheets letters, pc reviews, and blurbs from Vincent Ferrini, dated March 1997. Cf. also folder 73.



  3. 1996-1997

    Correspondence received, printed matter, mailart, literary texts, and other material, 1996-1997. Includes material from Valory Banister, John M. Bennett (several letters), J. Michael Mollohan, Sheila E. Murphy, W. B. Keckler, Bruce Andrews, Vincent Ferrini, Scott [MacLeod], Bob Heman, Peter [Ganick], Paul Green, John L[owther?], Michael Basinski, John Byrum, Fred Chappell, Mike Halchin, Don Wentworth, 5 issues of Through the cracks (edited by Joel S. Cohen and Irving Wexler), Amy [Trussell], Mark Hartenbach, Matt [Hill], Theo Lorenc, Larry Tomoyasu, Clemente Padín, Dan Raphael, Joe Napora, Ralph LaCharity, Peter Ganick (letter written on "The Dasi Dances Above Karma Books" stationary, includes a review of Leftwich and Jeffrey Little's Sefer viscera; also other letters), Al Ackerman (a hack of John M. Bennett's autobiography), Ann [Erickson], Steve Tills, John Noto, Hartmut Andryczuk, Thomas Lowe Taylor, Nico [Vassilakis], Spencer Selby, and others. In a manila mailing envelope with Leftwich's note "Correspondence 97" written on it.



  4. Jean-Claude Gagnon, 1997

    A letter and 4 sheets of computer-made visual poetry. In a mailing envelope postmarked 1997.



  5. Steve Fried, 1997

    Three sheets combined text and drawing pieces by Fried (drawings by Steven Fagan) with 1 sheet title page, Red Eva, rediviva. In a folder with Fried's note to Leftwich on it, dated 2/11/97. A different arrangement of this material may be found in folder 70.



  6. John High/Ivan Zhdanov

    Ten sheets pc typeset text, with pc holog. editing. Footers on sheets give a title of The Inconvertible sky and the author as Ivan Zhdanov. Note on verso of last sheet in Leftwich's hand: "John High's translations".



  7. Dave Baptiste Chirot, 1997

    Letter and brief bibliography with a group of poems and texts as a submission to Juxta. 51 sheets computer printout and pc texts, in a manila mailing envelope addressed to [Ken] Harris and Leftwich. Letter dated 18 Feb. 1997.



  8. Jake Berry, 1997

    Six sheets poetry, computer printouts, probably from Berry's Brambu drezi, with pages numbers 42-46, 52. In a manila mailing envelope addressed to Leftwich and postmarked May 14, 1997.



  9. Michael Basinski, 1997

    Five sheets poetry, computer printouts, by Basinski, with notes and drawings in Basinski's hand on verso of 1 of the sheets. Notes include a date of Feb. 21, 1997. In a manila mailing envelope addressed to Leftwich and postmarked Feb. 25, 1997.



  10. Ficus strangulensis, 1996-1997

    59 sheets pc visual poems and collaged cut-up text, with a 1-page orig. holog. letter to Leftwich dated "970105". Sources for some of the collaged texts include the Reader's digest and poems by John M. Bennett. In a manila mailing envelope addressed to Leftwich and postmarked Jan. 6, 1997. Verso of envelope has an orig. collage of words and images glued on it. Many of the texts are dated in Dec. 1996 or Jan. 1997.



  11. Fernando Aguiar, 1997

    One sheet holog. letter, dated "9.1.97", from Portuguese visual poet Fernando Aguiar, with 2 sheets pc visual poems made in collaboration with Australian poet Pete Spence. Also 4 pieces printed matter with a vita of Aguiar, and announcements of his exhibitions. In a manila mailing envelope addressed to Leftwich, postmarked Jan. 13, 1997.



  12. Vincent Ferrini, 1997

    Page proofs for a book. 109 numbered pages on 56 sheets, computer printout. No title page. Includes some orig. holog. editing. Heading taped onto page 1: "Preamble to Divinity". Cf. also folder 61. This is a ms of Ferrini's Deus ex machina. In a mailing envelope addressed to Leftwich, postmarked May 31, 1997.



  13. Peter Ganick, 1997

    This material was found in the envelope described in folder 80, along with the Ferrini ms. Includes a 1-sheet orig. holog. letter to Don [Hilla] from Ganick, dated "4-9-97", referring to a ms of Ganick's called Flavor, written in March 1997, which he's submitting to Hilla to consider for publication. Also a 37-sheet (numbered pages) untitled and unattributed ms of poetry (first 2 poems are "Union of opposites" and "That you are loved") the style of which suggests it is by Ganick. This ms, but not the letter, was in a mailing envelope addressed to Leftwich with Don Hilla's 3300 Press return address, and postmarked May 27, 1997. Ms was probably being considered for Leftwich and Hilla's joint 3300/Juxta Press publishing project. [According to a Feb. 2000 communication from Peter Ganick to the compiler, this ms is indeed by Ganick.]



  14. Michael Basinski, 1997

    24-sheet computer printout ms, titled "The Plays, by Michael Basinski". Consists of 6 short scripts for performance poetry pieces. In a manila mailing envelope addressed to Juxta, and postmarked Apr. 7, 1997.


  15. Thomas Lowe Taylor, 1997

    118 pages computer printout ms of Superprose, on 59 sheets. 116 of the pages are numbered. Includes a few orig. holog. editing marks. Printout is dated Nov. 5, 1997. Cf. also folder 65.



  16. Thomas Lowe Taylor, 1997

    Copy of Magazine you, no. 15, dated Jul. 15, 1995. Consists of a spiral bound volume of pc ts and pc computer printout including poems and essays (on poetics and writing) by Taylor. Also includes some interesting letters from Jim Leftwich on poetics, the avant-garde tradition, John M. Bennett, and related matters. With an orig. holog. note from Taylor inserted, addressed to Don [Hilla]. In a manila mailing envelope addressed to Hilla and postmarked Aug. 7, 1997.


Box 9

Folder Number #85-88

  1. Chris Daniels, 1997

    One sheet orig. holog. writing (both sides). Writing consists of words written numerous times in short lists completely covering both sides of the sheet. This is accompanied by several pc copies of same, several of which are enlarged to various degrees. Also includes another sequence of enlargements of a computer printout of the letters "rBGH". There are 35 sheets pc text all together. Also 2 images printed on clear acetate or plastic. In a padded mailer from "daniels" addressed to Leftwich and postmarked Dec. 1, 1997.



  2. 1997

    Correspondence received, printed matter, announcements, literary texts and other material, 1997. Includes letters or cards from Michael Basinski, Chris [Daniels], Amy [Trussell], John L[owther?], Paul Silvia, Vincent Ferrini (several letters), John M. Bennett (several letters), Mark Owens, Larry [Tomoyasu], Tim Gaze, Sheila E. Murphy, Pedro Juan Gutiérrez, Bob Zark, Jacques Debrot, W. B. Keckler, Carolyn Steinhoff Smith, Matt [Hill], Ralph [LaCharity], Joe Napora, Scott [MacLeod], Joel Dailey, Michael Magazinnik, Thomas Lowe Taylor, John Byrum, Hartmut Andryczuk, Guy R. Beining, Theo Lorenc (with 3 orig. holog. prose poems), Guido Vermeulen, Dan Featherston, Valory Banister, Mike Halchin, Steve Fried, Mark Sonnenfeld, and others. Topics of the letters include Juxta, poetics, Leftwich's writing, other writers and publications, and related matters. Includes 3 Luna Bisonte Prods broadsides, "Alert Confidential", "Your Crotch Smells", and "Seven Days in July". All in a manila envelope with "Correspondence '97" written on it in Leftwich's hand.



  3. 1997

    Correspondence received, printed matter, announcements, literary texts, and other material, 1997. Includes letters or cards from Vincent Ferrini, Peter Ganick, Steve Fried, Brian Lucas (of Angle magazine), John M. Bennett (several letters), Michael Basinski, Mark Prejsnar, Mark Sonnenfeld, Chris [Daniels], [Don Hilla] (computer art for various 3300/Juxta Press projects), Tom Hibbard, Keith Breese, Michael Magazinnik, Matt [Hill], Jack [Foley], Celestine Frost, Marvin Sackner, Chris Gordon, Jessica Freeman, Sheila E. Murphy, Tim Gaze, Fernando Aguiar, and others. Topics of the letters include Juxta, poetics, Leftwich's writing, other writers and publications, and related matters. In a manila envelope with "Correspondence 97" written on it in Leftwich's hand.



  4. Email Received, 1997-1998

    Printouts of email received by Leftwich, 1997-1998. Includes some of Leftwich's replies. Includes messages from Dave Baptiste Chirot, John High, Michael Basinski, Sheila E. Murphy, Peter Ganick, Chris Daniels, Tim Gaze, Harry Polkinhorn, Don Hilla ["Jacobus"], Clemente Padín, Jack Foley, and Jake Berry ["Ninth Lab"]. Topics include Juxta, Leftwich's writing, other poets and publishers, poetics, Language poetry, and related matters. In a manila envelope with "email" written on it in Leftwich's hand.


Box 10

Folder Number #89-94

  1. 1997-1998

    Correspondence received, printed matter, mailart, literary texts, and other material, 1997-1998. Includes letters or cards from Amy Trussell, Celestine [Frost], Vincent Ferrini (several letters), Mark Salerno, Thomas Lowe Taylor, Guido Vermeulen (includes an artist's book), Tim Gaze, Diane Bertrand, Peter Ganick, Mark Sonnenfeld, Ficus strangulensis, M. [Kettner], Mark Prejsnar, Valory Banister, Dave Baptiste Chirot, Jeffrey Little, Sheila E. Murphy, John M. Bennett (several letters), Michael Basinski, Jack [Foley], John Byrum, Standard Schaefer, Jena Osman, Juliana Spahr, and others. Topics of the letters include Juxta, Leftwich's writing, other poets and publications, and related matters. In a mailing envelope with "Correspondence 98" written on it in Leftwich's hand.



  2. 1997-1998

    Correspondence recieved, email received, printed matter, mailart, literary texts, and other material, 1997-1998. Includes letters or cards from Spencer Selby, Chris Daniels, Peter Ganick, Harry [Burrus], Ficus strangulensis, John M. Bennett (several letters; includes a 1995 subscription list for Lost and found times), Michael Basinski, John High, Jack [Foley], Don Hilla [Jacobus], Scott MacLeod, Thomas Lowe Taylor, Leonard Brink, Tim Gaze, Mark Sonnenfeld, Vincent Ferrini, Mark Salerno, and others. Subjects include Juxta, poetics, Leftwich's writing, other poets and publications, and related matters. In a manila envelope with "Correspondence '98" written on it in Leftwich's hand.



  3. 1997-1998

    Correspondence received, mailart, printed matter, literary texts, chapbooks, announcements, and other material, 1997-1998. Includes letters, cards, and/or literary texts from Larry Tomoyasu (a copy of his chapbook Illuscriptations, 1995), Brian Lucas, John M. Bennett (several letters and copies of Bennett's chapbooks Bare moon, 1997; Handy book, [ca. 1997?]: Dung leg, 1995), Thomas Lowe Taylor, Amy Trussell, Matt [Hill], Peter Ganick, Mark Sonnenfeld, Tim Gaze, Spencer Selby, Sheila E. Murphy, Michael Basinski, Joe Napora, Chris Flink (a copy of his chapbook Invisible city, 1997), copy of an unattributed chapbook titled Little book of...[nd], Theo Lorenc, Vincent Ferrini, Celestine Frost, Don Hilla (Ex Nihilo Press), and others. Topics include Juxta, poetics, Leftwich's writing, other poets and publications, and related matters. in a manila envelope with "Correspondence 98"written on it in Leftwich's hand.



  4. Chris Daniels, ca. 1997

    Spiral-bound pc computer printout ms by Chris Daniels, titled Fictions of the interlude, by Fernando Pessoa, v. 1, The Complete poems of Alberto Caeiro (1889-1995), translated by Chris Daniels. [Cairo is one of Pessoa's heteronyms.] With an orig. holog. letter from Daniels to Leftwich, in which he refers to this ms as the "next-to-last draft". No date on the material; ca. Dec. 1997?



  5. Tim Gaze, 1998

    Three orig. holog. letters from Gaze, 1 undated, 1 dated "5 March", 1 dated "19 March". With 4 sheets pc poetry and visual poetry of work by Sunaryono Basuki, Leftwich, and others, some of it "remixed". All in a mailing envelope postmarked April 21, 1998. Letters discuss collaborative writing, visual and asemic poetry, and related matters.



  6. 1998

    Correspondence received , mailart, printed matter, literary texts, and other material, 1998. Includes letters or cards from Adam Powell, Dave Baptiste Chirot, John M. Bennett (several letters), Vincent Ferrini (several letters), Scott MacLeod, A. Behkert, Michael Basinski, Jean-Claude Gagnon, Bob Heman, Peter Ganick, and others. Topics include Juxta, poetics, Leftwich's writing, other poets and publications, personal matters, and other matters. In a manila envelope with "Correspondence '98" written on it in Leftwich's hand.


Box 11

Folder Number #95-102

  1. Jim Leftwich Chapbook Mss, 1993-1995

    Four chapbook mss of poetry by Leftwich, with texts dated 1993-1995. The mss are titled "A Unit of wheels arms this aisle of mind", "The Appetites codex", "Azoic grids", and "Pagan inventory of etic light". All in a manila envelope with "unpublished collections" written on it in Leftwich's hand.



  2. Peter Ganick, 1997

    Two mailing envelopes with letters from Ganick to Leftwich. One includes an announcement for The Dasi Dances Above Karma Books project, apparently a collaborative effort between Leftwich and Ganick to publish experimental erotic writing; and the other a chapbook ms of erotic poetry by Ganick, with extensive holographic notes by Ganick. Postmarked March and June 1997.



  3. "Robert Flander", 1997

    Ms titled "Cafe Croton", by Robert Flander, apparently a pseudonym of Peter Ganick, 1997. Pages are numbered 56-118. Ms is erotic fiction. Also includes a sheet of The Dasi Dances Above Karma Books logos, and a letter from Ganick to Leftwich discussing the ms, among other topics. in a manila envelope with "Ganick, Cafe Croton"written on it in Leftwich's hand.



  4. Peter Ganick, 1997

    Letter dated 3/18/97 from Ganick to Jim Leftwich discussing The Dasi Dances Above Karma Books, and Ganick's "Cafe Croton" by "Robert Flander". Includes several sheets of The Dasi Dances Above Karma Books letterhead, which lists Robert Flander as editor, Leftwich and Ken Harris as publishers. In a mailing envelope.



  5. John High, ca. 1997

    Undated fiction ms (ca. 1997?) by John High, The Desire notebooks, with a 1-page resume of High. Approx. 225 sheets, computer printout or pc computer printout, with some original or pc editing notes and marks. Cf. also folder 110, for additional pages and a letter.



  6. Jake Berry

    3 1/2 inch computer disk with "PhasEoStrophes, 10, stropic seizures, Jake Berry" written on the label in Berry's hand. With a sticky-note from Berry.



  7. Ruhe Lucentezza, 1998

    Six mss of poetry and/or visual poetry by Ruhe Lucentezza, a pseudonym or heteronym of Leftwich, perhaps in collaboration with Ken Harris and/or others. The mss are titled "Denzor hemorrhagic fever", [untitled; first line, "seismic signature"], "AJ", "St.y", "Found subjects", and "Moonwalk & chicken dance". All in an envelope with "Lucentezza '98 , Institute of Khoutenberg" written on it in Leftwich's hand.



  8. Vincent Ferrini

    Pc ts ms of book of poetry by Ferrini, Deus ex machina, in a green binder. 148 sheets.





Box 12

Folder Number #103-107

  1. John M. Bennett, 1997

    Poems and visual poems by Bennett sent to Leftwich. Poems are all dated from mid to late 1997. Approx. 146 sheets pc ts in an envelope with "Bennett 97" written on it in Leftwich's hand. Some of the poems were found in folded groups (as mailed to Leftwich) in the envelope; these groups are now in smaller folders.



  2. John M. Bennett, 1998

    Poems by Bennett sent to Leftwich. Poems are all dated from early to mid-1998 (includes 2 from late 1997). Approx. 37 sheets pc ts in an envelope with "Bennett 98" written on it in Leftwich's hand. Poems are in 6 smaller folders grouped as found, some of them originally folded, generally reflecting how they were mailed to Leftwich by Bennett.



  3. John M. Bennett, Door Door, 1996

    Original ms of Bennett's Door door. 33 sheets pc ts, with calligraphic visual poem on cover with title. In a mailing envelope addressed to Leftwich from Bennett.



  4. John M. Bennett, 1994-1996

    Poems, visual poems, and letters from Bennett to Leftwich, and printed matter from Bennett, all dating from late 1994 through early 1996. Approx. 202 sheets pc ts poetry or pc visual poetry; approx. 4 sheets orig. ts or holog. letters. Letters discuss poetry by Leftwich and Bennett, poetics, and related matters. Includes a Sept. 1994 letter from Bennett to Leftwich, "transduction", accompanying 3 of Bennett's calligraphic transductions of Andreae Alciati, the texts of which Leftwich has written out on separate sheets. All in a manila envelope. All material is in 16 smaller folders, grouped as found folded together or in mailing envelopes in the manila envelope.



  5. John M. Bennett, 1994-1997

    Poems and visual poems by Bennett, dated from late 1995 to early 1997. Approx. 228 pc ts or pc visual poems. Poems are in 23 groupings, found as folded groups in the included manila envelope. These groupings, now in smaller folders, generally reflect the groups as they were mailed to Leftwich by Bennett.


Box 13

Folder Number #108-116

  1. 1998-1999

    Correspondence received, submissions to Juxta, email printouts, printed matter, literary texts, poems, visual poems, mailart, and other material. Includes correspondence and/or literary work from Adam Powell, Christian Burgaud, Don Hilla, Tim Gaze, Peter Ganick, Jim Leftwich, Ann Erickson, Karen Eliot, Poss Facreinici, Lupi d'Cort, Witold Wojtech, Dlaha, Dawn Knight, Michaela Juste, Croire Civilizza, Minestra Conosciutlo, Retorico Unentesi, Scott MacLeod, Angelique Jobelle, Dundar St. Lazar, and others. The names starting with Facreinici are pseudonyms or heteronyms of Scott MacLeod, Jim Leftwich, and/or Ken Harris, writing, at times at least, collaboratively.



  2. Scott MacLeod, 1998

    Two computer printout mss by MacLeod: Anne Frank in Jerusalem, approx. 131 sheets, experimental prose; and Aauuditoruimaa, approx. 23 sheets, poetry. With 1 sheet letter to Leftwich discussing the Anne Frank in Jerusalem ms. In a mailing envelope addressed to Leftwich postmarked Feb. 9, 1998.



  3. John High, 1997

    Two copies of p. 99 from High's The Book of mistranslations, and a holog. letter from High, dated 1/24/97 discussing the whole ms (The Desire notebooks). The whole ms to which this letter refers, which is missing the p. 99 found here, is in folder 99. In an unmarked manila folder.



  4. Peter Ganick, Around a Corner, 1998

    118-sheet computer printout ms, Peter Ganick's Around a corner- 1. With an orig. holog. letter from Ganick to Leftwich discussing the ms and its background. In a mailing envelope addressed to Leftwich.



  5. Ken Harris, ca. 1998

    Group of holographic notes, charts, and pc pages from books; all on musical scales and music theory. Includes a 2-sheet text "Bodies knot and the poiesis of doubt" (apparently a response to Jim Leftwich's work, Bodies knot) with extensive holog. editing in Harris' hand. in an envelope with "Jim Leftwich" written on it, and Harris' return address.



  6. Norman Fischer, The Narrow Roads of Japan, 1998

    Typset ms of poetry, The Narrow roads of Japan, 1998, with Ex Nihilo Press (San Francisco) as imprint. 84 pages (approx. 42 sheets) computer printout. In a mailing envelope addressed to Leftwich with Don Hilla's return address. [Hilla ran Ex Nihilo Press.]



  7. Obstructs, 1996

    Ms of poetry and prose, Obstructs, no author indicated, dated 1996 on last page. 34 sheets pc ts.



  8. Dave Baptiste Chirot, ca. 1998

    One sheet computer printout visual poems; 14 sheets computer printout long poem, "Chords of matter in rain of time". No authorship indicated on sheets. In a mailing envelope from Dave Baptiste Chirot addressed to Leftwich.



  9. John M. Bennett, Mailer Leaves Ham, 1998

    Draft ms of Bennett's book Mailer leaves ham, sent to Leftwich for his comments and to write a blurb for the book. Approx. 256 sheets pc ts poems, pc visual poems, and pc typeset poems. In a cardboard box.


Box 14

Folder Number #117-124

  1. 1998-1999

    Correspondence received, email, poems, visual poems, literary texts, mailart, printed matter, announcements, and other material. Includes material from Ficus strangulensis (including 2 unsigned fingerpaint drawings), Don Hilla (Jacobus), Chris Daniels, Guido Vermeulen, John M. Bennett (a group of poems from Feb. 1999), Ryosuke Cohen, Matrice Kubik, Dave Baptiste Chirot, and others. Includes some unattributed poems and texts probably by Leftwich: "We sleep the i", "Inventions of memory #9", "Inventions of memory #8", "Inventions of memory "4", "Bad lands", "Desire", "Primeval fasting", "Inventions of memory #7", "Inventions of memory #1", "This mercy", "Eve", and "Energetic sympathy".



  2. 1998-1999

    Correspondence received, email, poems, cards, printed matter, and other material. Includes material from Steve Fried, Tim Gaze, Marvin Sackner, Ann Erickson, John M. Bennett (with poems by Bennett), Michael Basinski, Spencer [Selby], Scott [MacLeod], Ficus strangulensis [Forrest Richey], Jack Foley (with a ms article on Jake Berry's Brambu drezi: book two), John Crouse, Crag Hill, John Byrum, Vincent Ferrini, Paul [Silvia], Peter [deRous], Ed Foster, Mark Sonnenfeld, and others.



  3. 1998-1999

    Correspondence received, mailart, email, printed matter, and other material. Includes material from John M. Bennett (includes poems by Bennett), Ficus strangulensis, Jake Berry, Tim Gaze (includes 2 orig. visual collaborative poems by Leftwich, John M. Bennett, and Gaze), Clemente Padín, Marvin Sackner (with one of Leftwich's replies), John Crouse, Jake Berry, Michael Basinski, Jean-Claude Gagnon, Steven Hirsch, Mark Sonnenfeld, Valory Banister, "Truculent Fox" [Scott MacLeod?] (plus another letter, probably by MacLeod, beginning "Yes as I'm sure you can tell ... ), and others. All in a manila envelope with "Correspondence 98-99" written on it in Leftwich's hand.



  4. Ficus strangulensis, 1998

    Group of pc cut-up texts, pc visual poems, computer drawings, and other material. Approx. 73 sheets in a decorated mailing envelope postmarked May 23, 1998.



  5. Dave Baptiste Chirot, 1998

    Letter from Chirot dated 19 May 1998, with pc texts, pc poems and visual poems, and other material. Includes articles by Chirot on Larry Eigner, Robert Grenier, and Alexei Kruchonykh; and a pc of a chapbook by Grenier, Attention, Institute of Further Studies, 1985. All in an unpostmarked mailing envelope.



  6. Paul Silvia, 1997

    Issue no. 1 of Gestalten, 1997, which consists of numerous loose sheets in a mailing envelope. Includes work by John M. Bennett, John Byrum, Bill DiMichele, Peter Ganick, Crag Hill, Jim Leftwich, Dan Nielsen, Adam Powell, and others.



  7. Jim Leftwich Texts, 1998

    14 sheets undated computer printout literary texts, apparently by Leftwich. Also includes 3 sheets email news printouts dated Dec. 6, 1998, and an announcement for a book by Paul Murphy, dated 1998.



  8. Michael Basinski Promotion Dossier, 1999

    Dossier of Basinski's publications, vita, etc., in support of his being considered for promotion at SUNY Buffalo. Includes a letter from Robert Bertholf requesting a letter of support from Leftwich.


Box 15

Folder Number #125-134

  1. Scott MacLeod, 1998

    30 sheets mixed computer printout texts, pc printout texts, pc holographic texts, pc printed materials, and other material. Mostly consists of interesting literary texts by MacLeod, some of them under the heading "The Institute of Cultural Anxiety". All in a mailing envelope postmarked Oct. 13, 1998.



  2. Mss and Email, 1998

    Group of pc or computer printout mss of poetry or texts by Leftwich (writing under a variety of names), John M. Bennett, Scott MacLeod, and perhaps others. Includes several sheets of holog. notes in Leftwich's hand, drawings, and other material. The email printouts are all of news stories from the Associated Press. Found loose in box between material in folders 125 and 127.



  3. Peter Ganick, Oddbook Ms, 1997

    Printout ms of Oddbook, by "Robert Flander", 1997. Work is erotic fiction by Peter Ganick. Includes a holog. note from Ganick to Leftwich. 58 unnumbered sheets, in a cardboard mailer from Ganick, postmarked March 14, 1997.



  4. Dave Baptiste Chirot, 1998-1999

    Two envelopes of material mailed by Chirot to Leftwich. One has 2 letters (one dated 25 Sep. 1998), discussing his own and Leftwich's recent work and other matters, in a decorated envelope; the other, postmarked May 26, 1999, includes original and pc visual poems and collages (34 sheets) by Chirot.



  5. Thomas Lowe Taylor, 1999

    Group of poems, apparently by Taylor, undated and untitled, but numbered between 7 and 834 (not all numbers present). 108 sheets, a couple with holog. notes, in a mailing envelope addressed to Leftwich from Taylor, postmarked Jul. 23, 1999.



  6. 1994-1999

    Correspondence received, mailart, literary texts, printed matter, and other material. Includes 2 3 1/2 inch floppy computer disks; 1 with "flavor.doc" by Peter Ganick, the other with "Horndog.wrd, Horndog.Dos, Superprs.wrd, Superprs.Dos" written on it in Ganick's hand. Includes material from Scott MacLeod, Bob Grumman, W. B. Keckler (6 sheets poems), Ficus strangulensis, John M. Bennett (5 poems), Taz [Delaney], and a group of unattributed calligraphic asemic texts (15 sheets - handwritten notes on verso of some of these look like Tim Gaze's hand). Found loose in box between material in folders 129 and 131.



  7. 1999

    Correspondence received, mailart, printed matter, email, literary texts, visual poetry, and other material. Includes material from Marvin Sackner, Cheryl Burket, Tim Gaze, Michael Basinski, Al Ackerman (The Waverly flea), Ficus strangulensis, John M. Bennett (letter dated 3-20-99 and 12 poems, another letter with a visual poem, and another letter with an envelope from Serge Segay), Crag Hill, Celestine Frost, and others. In a manila envelope with "Correspondence '99" written on it.



  8. 1999

    Correspondence received, mailart, poems, and other material. Includes material from Celestine Frost, Crag Hill, Sheila E. Murphy, Clemente Padín, Ryosuke Cohen, John M. Bennett (several letters, 1 with 12 poems), Tim Gaze, Scott MacLeod, Mark Sonnenfeld, John C[rouse?], W. B. Keckler, Pete Spence, and others. In a manila envelope with "Correspondence '99" written on it in Leftwich's hand.



  9. 1998-1999

    Correspondence and literary texts sent as submissions to Juxta. Includes letters and/or poems or texts from Marcia Arrieta, Lawrence Weinstein, Joel Chace, and others. Found loose in box between material in folders 132 and 134.



  10. Leftwich Zip Disk, 1999

    A 100 megabyte zip disk that, according to a 1999 email to John M. Bennett (copy included in folder) includes an extensive collection of Leftwich's work, collaborations, email, source material, and other material. Ca. 1994-1999.In a mailing envelope postmarked Oct. 27, 1999.


Box 16

Folder Number #135-160

  1. Letters, ca. 1997-1998

    Printouts of Leftwich's computer-processed and/or email letters to Stephen-Paul Martin, Shelly Andrews, Harry Polkinhorn, Jeffrey Little, Jake Berry, John High, Don Hilla, Vincent Ferrini, and Chris Daniels, There are several letters to some of the recipients. Some letters include literary texts by Leftwich. Topics of the letters include Juxta, Lost and found times, Taz Delaney, Michael Basinski, alchemy, poetics, Abulafia, Leftwich's poetry, Leftwich's book Doubt, personal matters, other poets and publications, and related matters. In a manila envelope.



  2. Letters, ca. 1997-1998

    Printouts of Leftwich's computer-processed letters and/or email to John

    High, Peter Ganick, Steve Fried, Ficus strangulensis, Vincent Ferrini, Chris Daniels, John M. Bennett, Michael Basinski [one of the letters is headed "Trussel"], Amy Trussell, Taz Delaney, and Thomas Lowe Taylor. There are several letters to some of the recopients. Some letters include literary texts by Leftwich. Topics of the letters include Leftwich's Doubt, visual poetry, poetics, electronic publications, Juxta, Transmog, Juxta/3300 Press, John M. Bennett's Door door, personal matters, other poets and publications,and related matters. In a manila envelope.



  3. Letters, ca. 1997-1998

    Printouts of Leftwich's computer-processed letters and/or email to Dave Baptiste Chirot, John M. Bennett, Amy Trussell, Thomas Lowe Taylor, Harry Polkinhorn, Paul Silvia, Paul Hughes, Paul Green, John Lowther, Ralph LaCharity, Jake Berry, John High, Don Hilla, and Chris Daniels. There are several letters to some of the recipients. Topics of the letters include Juxta, Juxta/3300 Press, Leftwich's poetry, John M. Bennett's autobiography, Lost and found times, poetics, visual poetry, publishing, Leftwich's book Doubt, other poets and publications, and related matters. In a manila envelope.



  4. Letters, ca. 1997-1998

    Printouts of Leftwich's computer-processed letters and/or email to Harry Polkinhorn, Luigi-Bob Drake, Jake Berry, Don Hilla, John High, Peter Ganick, Vincent Ferrini, Chris Daniels, John M. Bennett, and Amy Trussell. There are several letters to some of the recipients. Topics of the letters include Juxta, poetry and criticism, poetics, Leftwich's poetry and Doubt, Juxta/3300 Press, T. S. Eliot, Paul Celan, John M. Bennett's poetry, other poets and publications, and other matters. In a manila envelope.



  5. Letters, ca. 1997-1998

    Printouts of Leftwich's computer-processed letters and/or email to Jake Berry, Don Hilla, John High, Tim Gaze, Chris Daniels, John M. Bennett, Michael Basinski, Thomas Lowe Taylor, Brian Lucas, Peter Ganick, and Vincent Ferrini. There are several letters to some of the recipients. At least one letter includes some of Leftwich's literary texts. Topics of the letters include Juxta, poetry and criticism, poetics, Leftwich's book Doubt, Scott MacLeod, asemic texts, John M. Bennett's poetry, Mark Wallace, John High's poetry, other poets and publications, and related matters. In a manila envelope.



  6. Letters, ca. 1997-1998

    Printouts of Leftwich's computer-processed letters and/or email to Vincent Ferrini, Dave Baptiste Chirot, Garrett Caples, Steve Carll, Michael Basinski, and Scott MacLeod (numerous letters). Some of the letters include Leftwich's literary texts. Topics of the letters include Juxta, Leftwich's book Doubt, poetry, poetics, publishing, Scott MacLeod's writing, other poets and publications, and related matters. In a manila envelope.



  7. Letters, ca. 1997-1998

    Printouts of Leftwich's computer-processed letters and/or email to Jack Foley, Dave Baptiste Chirot, John M. Bennett, Amy Trussell, Don Hilla, John High, Tim Gaze, Matt Hill, and Jake Berry. There are several letters to some of the recipients. Some of the letters include literary texts by Leftwich. Topics of the letters include Language poetry, poetics, poetry and criticism, visual poetry, Al Ackerman, Juxta, publishing, plans for a literary institute, Leftwich's book Doubt, X-Files (TV show), other poets and publications, and related matters. In a manila envelope.



  8. Letters, ca. 1998

    Printouts of Leftwich's computer-processed letters and/or email to Tim Gaze, Vincent Ferrini, Chris Daniels, John M. Bennett, Scott MacLeod, Don Hilla, John High, Peter Ganick, and Jake Berry. There are several letters to some of the recipients. Some of the letters include literary pieces by Leftwich. Topics of the letters include visual poetry, poetry and criticism, poetics, personal matters, Tim Gaze's poetry, the [Kohoutenberg] Institute for Study and Application, John M. Bennett's poetry, Leftwich's book Sample EXample, Ruhe Lucentezza, Scott MacLeod's writing, a "mini-Naropa" school or center, Chris Daniels' Cinderplough, other poets and publications, and related matters. In a manila envelope.



  9. Letters, ca. 1998

    Printouts of Leftwich's computer processed letters and/or email to Scott MacLeod, Jake Berry, Don Hilla, John High, [?] Fitzsimmons, Ficus strangulensis, Chris Daniels, Dave Baptiste Chirot, John M. Bennett, Thomas Lowe Taylor, Juliana Spahr and Jena Osman, Marvin Sackner, Jake Berry, Don Hilla, and Tim Gaze. There are several letters to some of the recipients. Some of the letters include literary pieces by Leftwich. Topics of the letters include visual poetry, asemic poetry, poetics, personal matters, Anmassend Bekehrt, collaboration, Leftwich's Doubt, Ruhe Lucentezza, John M. Bennett's poetry, Ricev Prosa, Ken Harris, Asemic magazine, The [Kohoutenberg] Institute for Study and Application other poets and publications, and other matters. In a manila envelope.



  10. Letters, ca. 1998-1999

    Printouts of Leftwich's computer-processed letters and/or email to John High, Tim Gaze, Peter Ganick, John Crouse, Chris Daniels, Michael Basinski, Thomas Lowe Taylor, Spencer Selby, John Montes, Scott MacLeod, Don Hilla, Ficus strangulensis, and John M. Bennett. There are several letters to some of the recipients. Some of the letters include literary pieces by Leftwich. Topics of the letters include asemic poetry, Lost and found times, visual poetry, poetics, personal matters, calligraphy, Xtantbooks, Leftwich's writing, John M. Bennett's book Mailer leaves ham, The [Kohoutenberg] Institute for Study and Application, Jenny Holzer, other poets and publications, and related matters. In a manila envelope.



  11. Letters, ca. 1999

    Printouts of Leftwich's computer-processed letters and/or email to Taz Delaney, Thomas Lowe Taylor, Spencer Selby, Scott MacLeod, John Lowther, Don Hilla, John High, Tim Gaze, John Crouse, Cheryl Burket, John M. Bennett, John Montes, and Jake Berry. There are several letters to some of the recipients. Some of the letters include literary pieces by Leftwich. Topics of the letters include asemic poetry, poetics, poetry and criticism, personal matters, Matrice Kubick's Bothand the Warrior, Leftwich's writing, visual poetry, Juxta, other poets and publications, and related matters. In a manila envelope.



  12. 1999

    Correspondence (letters, postcards, etc.) received, printed matter, mailart,and other material. Includes correspondence from J. Michael Mollohan ("Catch 23"), Todd Bash, Tim Gaze, John M. Bennett (includes numerous sheets pc ts poetry), Michael Basinski, Thomas Lowe Taylor, Clemente Padín, Dave Baptiste Chirot, Celestine Frost, Marvin Sackner, Adam Powell, Chris [Daniels?], and others. Topics include Juxta, personal matters, poetry, asemic poetry, poets and publications, and related matters. In a manila envelope.



  13. 1999

    Correspondence (letters, postcards, etc.) received, printed matter, mailart, and other material. Includes correspondence from Scott MacLeod (literary texts and photos of art work), Michael Basinski, Crag Hill, Bob Grumman, Tim Gaze (with visual poems), John Crouse, John M. Bennett, Larry Tomoyasu (issue of Found street, no. 9), David Dellafiora, Malok, Ryosuke Cohen, John Byrum, and others. Topics include Juxta, poetry, asemic poetry, poets and publications, and other matters. In a manila envelope.



  14. Letters, ca. 1996

    Printouts of Leftwich's computer-processed letters and/or email to Gregory Vincent Saint Thomasino, Taz Delaney, Thomas Lowe Taylor, Jake Berry, David Hoefer, Don Hilla, Jack Foley, Ficus strangulensis, Vincent Ferrini, Chris Daniels, Harry Polkinhorn, John M. Bennett, Michael Basinski, Amy Trussell, Don Hilla, John High, Steve Tills, Shelly Andrews, John Noto, and Jeffrey Little. There are several letters to some of the recipients. Some of the letters include literary passages by Leftwich. Topics include poetics, poetry and criticism, Leftwich's poetry and books (24/7, Khawatir, his autobiography, Gnommenclature, and others), Juxta, kabbalah, alchemy, avant-garde poetry, Language poetry, John M. Bennett's poetry and books (Prime sway, and Blind on the temple), collaboration with Jeffrey Little, Vincent Ferrini's Preamble to divinity other poets and publications, and other matters. In a manila envelope.



  15. Letters, ca. 1996

    Printouts of Leftwich's computer-processed letters and/or email to Thomas Lowe Taylor, John Noto, Lob, Jukka Lehmus, Don Hilla, Steve Tills, Chris Daniels, Jake Berry, John M. Bennett, Michael Basinski, Taz Delaney, John High, Bob Grumman, Jack Foley, and Vincent Ferrini. There are several letters to some of the recipients. Some of the letters include literary passages by Leftwich. Topics of the letters include Juxta, poetics, poetry and criticism, Leftwich's poetry, poetry and literary magazines, collaborations, visual poetry, Language poetry, alchemy, Fibonacci series, Thomas Lowe Taylor's poetry and books, other poets and publications, and related matters. In a manila envelope.



  16. Letters, ca. 1996

    Printouts of Leftwich's computer-processed letters and/or email to Chris Daniels, John M. Bennett, Michael Basinski, Amy Trussell, Alex Cigale, Thomas Lowe Taylor, John High, Jeffrey Little (including stages of collaborative poems done by him and Leftwich), James Broughton, Jake Berry, Jack Foley, Bob Grumman, Ficus strangulensis, Don Hilla, and Klaus Peter Dencker. There are several letters to some of the recipients. Some of the letters include literary passages by Leftwich. Topics of the letters include Fibonacci series, Juxta, poetics, poetry and criticism, Leftwich's poetry and books, visual poetry, John M. Bennett's poetry and books (including Eddy), Jake Berry's poetry and books, collaborative poetry, Language poetry, other poets and publications, and related matters. In a manila envelope.



  17. Letters, ca. 1995

    Printouts of Leftwich's computer-processed letters and/or email to Vincent Ferrini, Larry Tomoyasu, Thomas Lowe Taylor, Sean Winchester, Susan Smith Nash, John Noto, John High, Jeffrey Little (including stages of collaborative poems by him and Leftwich), and Jake Berry. There are several letters to some of the recipients. Some of the letters include literary passages by Leftwich. Topics of the letters include poetics, poetry and criticism, collaborative poetry, Vincent Ferrini's poetry and books, Language poetry and poets, Thomas Lowe Taylor's poetry and books, Juxta, John M. Bennett's Prime sway, Jake Berry's Brambu drezi, other poets and publications, and related matters. Includes Susan Smith Nash's "Response to Brambu drezi, book one, by Jake Berry". In a manila envelope.



  18. Letters, ca. 1994-1995

    Printouts of Leftwich's computer-processed letters and/or email to Jake Berry (includes stages of a collaboration between Berry and Leftwich), Harry Burrus, Bob Grumman, Jack Foley, Ficus strangulensis, Dan Featherston, Don Hilla, David Hoefer, John M. Bennett, Andrew Joron, William Lavander, Spencer Selby, Sheila E. Murphy, Ralph LaCharity, John Noto, Susan Smith Nash, Marcia Arrieta, Lainie Duro, Jordan Jones, and John High. There are several letters to some of the recipients. Some of the letters include literary passages by Leftwich. Topics of the letters include Juxta, poetics, poetry and criticism, collaborative poetry, Leftwich's poetry and books Dirt and Khawatir, Jake Berry's poetry and book Brambu drezi, Language poetry, Thomas Lowe Taylor's poetry, other poets and publications, and related matters. In a manila envelope.



  19. Letters, ca. 1994

    Printouts of Leftwich's computer-processed letters and/or email to David Hoefer, Heather Thomas, Ken Harris, Bob Grumman, Gene Fowler, Jack Foley, Ficus strangulensis, Dan Featherston, Peter DeRous, Dan Nielsen, Harry Burrus, Bob Heman, John M. Bennett, Michael Basinski, Aransas Vacillando, Ann Erickson, Andrew Joron, Allyson Shaw, and Alex Cigale. There are several letters to some of the recipients. Some of the letters include literary passages by Leftwich. Topics of the letters include Juxta, poetics, poetry and criticism, Leftwich's poetry and books Dirt and Khawatir, John M. Bennett's poetry and books (including Prime sway), Language poetry, Bob Grumman's criticism and poetry, Lost and found times, other poets and publications, and related matters. In a manila envelope.



  20. Letters, ca. 1994-1996

    Printouts of Leftwich's computer-processed letters and/or email to Don Hilla, Chris Daniels, Amy Trussell, John M. Bennett, and Michael Basinski. There are several letters to some of the recipients. Some of the letters include literary passages by Leftwich. Topics of the letters include Juxta, poetics, Leftwich's poetry and autobiography, Vincent Ferrini, collaboration, Chris Daniels' poetry and Cinderplough, kabbalah, John M. Bennett's poetry and book Ridged, poeta, daily life, other poets and publications, and related matters. In a manila envelope.



  21. Letters, ca. 1996

    Printouts of Leftwich's computer processed letters and/or email to Chris Daniels, Michael Crye, John M. Bennett, Michael Basinski, Amy Trussell, [Steve] Tills, Thomas Lowe Taylor, Mike Halchin, Jeffrey Little, Jukka Lehmus, Jonathan Rosen, [John] High, Jake Berry, and Vincent Ferrini. There are several letters to some of the recipients. Topics of the letters include Chris Daniels' poetry and Cinderplough, Juxta, poetics, poetry and criticism, John M. Bennett's poetry and book Door door, collaboration, calligraphic poetry, Michael Basinski's poetry and book Idyll, etymology, Amy Trussell's poetry, autobiographical accounts, Leftwich's autobiography, other poets and publications, and related matters. In a manila envelope.



  22. Letters, ca. 1996

    Printouts of Leftwich's computer-processed letters and/or email to Carolyn C. March, John M. Bennett, Michael Basinski, Amy Trussell, Thomas Lowe Taylor, Spencer Selby, Michael Crye, Matt Hill, Jeffrey Little, John Noto, John High, Jim Fay, Jake Berry, Fredrik Hausmann, Ficus strangulensis, Vincent Ferrini, and Don Hilla. There are several letters to some of the recipients. Some of the letters include literary passages by Leftwich or collaborations. Topics of the letters include Juxta, poetics, Leftwich's poetry and autobiography, John M. Bennett's poetry, autobiographical accounts, poetry and music, collaboration, stages of a collaborative poem with Jeffrey Little, Kabbalah, visual poetry, Vincent Ferrini's poetry, other poets and publications, and related matters. In a manila envelope.



  23. Leftwich-Scott MacLeod Email, 1999

    Printouts of email exchanged between Leftwich and Scott MacLeod, April-June 1999. Includes a literary piece "Batente Queceux, by Eileen Fergus". Topics of the email include Leftwich's and MacLeod's poetry, names and writing by Leftwich's and MacLeod's heteronyms, other poets, and related matters. In a manila envelope with "Leftwich/MacLeod Exchange" written on it in Leftwich's hand.



  24. Leftwich-Thomas Lowe Taylor Email, 1997

    Printouts of email exchanges between Leftwich and Thomas Lowe Taylor, Feb.- April 1997. Includes some poems by each. Topics of the email include Juxta, Taylor's poetry, Leftwich's poetry, Taylor's photography, Vincent Ferrini, electronic publishing, Michael Basinski, Leftwich's book Doubt, Language poetry, poetics, Ezra Pound, Leftwich's and Jake Berry's Sefer viscera, other poets and publications, and related matters. In a manila envelope with "Taylor/Leftwich Exchange" written on it in Leftwich's hand.



  25. Leftwich-Thomas Lowe Taylor Email, 1997-1999

    Printouts of email exchanged between Leftwich and Thomas Lowe Taylor, Nov. 1997-Feb. 1999. One group is undated. Includes some of Taylor's poetry. Topics of the email include poetics, Language poetry, Leftwich's poetry and book Doubt, Taylor's poetry, visual poetry, Juxta, Lost and found times ["LAFT"], Taylor's painting and photography, Charles Olson, William Carlos Williams, other poets and publications, and related matters. In a manila envelope with "Leftwich/Taylor Exchange" written on it in Leftwich's hand.



  26. Leftwich-Thomas Lowe Taylor Email, 1997

    Printouts of email exchanged between Leftwich and Thomas Lowe Taylor, April-May 1997. Topics of the email include Juxta, Peter Ganick, Taylor's poetry, Leftwich's poetry, poetics, Language poetry, electronic publication, Leftwich's book Doubt, Vincent Ferrini, other poets and publications, and related matters. In a manila envelope with "Leftwich/Taylor Exchange" written on it in Leftwich's hand.



Juxta Press Collection
SPEC.CMS.86.6

Box 1

Folder Number #1-4A

  1. Juxta 1

    All material in this folder was originally in a large padded mailer which had "Juxta #1" written on it in Leftwich's hand. The mailer was addressed to Leftwich, postmarked Aug. 11, 1993, with return address "Taz Delaney, 435 E. 79 Street, Apt. 12F, New York, NY 10021". Includes ts, pc ts, computer printouts, and pc computer printouts (the original mss submitted to Juxta) of poetry and/or essays by Will Alexander, Rod Smith, Nico Vassilakis, Jake Berry, Ken Harris (his "Writing as reading John M. Bennett's 'Blind on the temple'"), Harry Burrus, Peter deRous, Mark DuCharme, Paul Green, Susan Smith Nash (an essay, "Language poetry: not fit for human consumption?" and poetry), John M. Bennett, Marcia Arrieta, Michael Basinski, Spencer Selby, John Noto, John Perlman, Sheila E. Murphy, Thomas Lowe Taylor, David Hoefer, Darin De Stefano, Michael Leddy, Ann Erickson, Hugh Fox, John Crouse, Peter Ganick, M. Kettner, Taz Delaney, Andrew Joron, Lindsay Hill, and others. The only texts dated are Bennett's, which range from 1991 to 1994. Some texts have no indication as to their authorship. Folder also contains a manila mailing envelope with letters, postcards, and printed matter addressed to Leftwich and/or Ken Harris, dated 1994. This includes material from Ann Erickson, Peter Ganick, Michael Basinski, Nico [Vassilakis], Will [Alexander], John Noto, Crag Hill, Susan [Smith Nash], Jeffrey Skeate, John Byrum, Larry Tomoyasu, Bob [Grumman], Thomas Lowe Taylor, Mark DuCharme, Jurgen 0. Olbrich, and others. The correspondence deals with submissions to Juxta and related matters.



  2. Juxta 2

    All material in this folder was in a padded mailing envelope with "Juxta 2 Manuscripts" written on it in Leftwich's hand. Includes ts, pc ts, computer printouts, and pc computer printouts (the original mss submitted to Juxta), of poetry, essays, and/or texts by Jake Berry, John Noto, Susan Smith Nash, Dennis [Barone] (an original holog. letter dated Sept. 8, 1994), David Hoefer, Bob Heman, [Peter Ganick], John M. Bennett (material dated 1993 and 1994), [Thomas Lowe Taylor], [John Perlman], Sheila E. Murphy, W. B. Keckler, Will Alexander, Dan Nielsen, Peter deRous, Bob [Grumman] (2 letters dated November, 1994), and others. Some texts have no indication as to their authorship.



  3. John Byrum

    17 sheets computer printout visual poems by Byrum, in a manila envelope from Byrum addressed to Juxta. Postmark reads "1994" but date is otherwise illegible.



  4. Juxta 3

    All material in this folder was in a manila envelope with "#3" written on it in Leftwich's hand. Includes ts, pc ts, computer printouts, and pc computer printouts (the original mss submitted to Juxta) of poetry, texts, and/or essays by Bob Heman, Lindsay Hill, Andrew Joron, Spencer Selby, Harry Polkinhorn, Scott MacLeod, Vincent Ferrini, Peter deRous, Thomas Lowe Taylor, John M. Bennett (material dated 1995), Ray DiPalma, Mark DuCharme, Gabriel Bontemps [Jake Berry and Jim Whizz], [John] Crouse, [John Perlman], Jeffrey Little, Jake Berry, Sheila E. Murphy, and others. Some texts have no indication as to their authorship.

    • 4A. Juxta 4

      All material in this folder was originally in a large padded mailing envelope with "Juxta #4" written on it in Leftwich's hand. Includes some blank business-size envelopes, ts, pc ts, computer printouts, pc computer printouts, and other material. Includes original mss as submitted to Juxta, and the computer typeset versions as used in Juxta. Includes poetry, texts, essays, and other material from Pedro Juan Gutiérrez, Clemente Padín, Peter Ganick, Gail Sher, Paul Green, Cheryl Burket, Matt Hill, Brad Thales, Steve Tills, Stephen Radcliffe, John Noto, Michael Basinski, Ivan Argüelles, Chris Daniels, Jeffrey Little, John M. Bennett (material dated 1995 and 1996), Sheila E. Murphy, Chris Stroffolino, Bob Heman, Fernando Aguiar, John Crouse, Larry Tomoyasu, Avelino de Araujo, Jake Berry, Celestine Frost, Spencer Selby, Ficus strangulensis, John Byrum, Thomas Lowe Taylor, M. Kettner, David Hoefer, Bruce Andrews, and others. Some of the texts have no indication as to their authorship. Includes a contents page from Juxta, # 4, 1996.


Box 2

Folder Number #5-10

  1. Juxta 5

    All material in this folder was originally in a large padded mailing envelope with "Juxta 5" written on it in Leftwich's hand. The envelope had no postmark, was addressed to Ken Harris and Leftwich, and was from "Charles Chaim Wax, 1229 Avenue Y, Apt. 6F, Brooklyn, NY 11253-4270". Includes ts, pc ts, computer printouts, and pc computer printouts; all original mss submitted to Juxta. Includes poetry, texts, and/or essays by Michael Basinski, [John] Perlman, W. B. Keckler, Joel Dailey, Carolyn Steinhoff Smith, Amy Trussell, Sheila E. Murphy, [Spencer Selby?], Mark Hartenbach, John M. Bennett (material dated 1996), Jessica Freeman, Tomas Di Bella, Thomas Lowe Taylor (also texts under name "Anabasis"), Greg Evason, Vincent Ferrini, Harry Burrus, C. C. Sykes, Nico Vassilakis, Robert Perchan, Bob Heman, Marcia Arrieta, Jeffrey [Little], Mark DuCharme, Robert Fitterman, [Hartmut] Andryczuk, J[ukka] Lehmus, Pedro Juan Gutiérrez, Paul Silvia, Jean-Claude Gagnon, and others. Bennett's texts are dated 1996; some unattributed texts are dated 1997. Some of the texts have no indication as to their authorship.



  2. Juxta 5/6

    All material in 2 envelopes: outer envelope has "Juxta 5/6" written on it in Leftwich's hand; inner envelope has "Juxta 5/6 Text" written on it in Leftwich's hand. Includes computer typeset text and visual materials for Juxta, #5/6, 1997. Includes poetry, texts, and/or essays by Hartmut Andryczuk, J[ukka] Lehmus, Celestine Frost, Jake Berry, Jack Foley, Guy R. Beining, Theo Lorenc, Dave Baptiste Chirot, John Crouse, Steve Fried, Spencer Selby, Nico Vassilakis, Malok, Ficus strangulensis, Bruce Andrews, Chris Daniels, Paul Silvia, Jean-Claude Gagnon, Pedro Juan Gutiérrez, Christian Burgaud, John M. Bennett, Peter Valente, Don Hilla, Michael Basinski, Susan Smith Nash, John Perlman, Amy Trussell, Sheila E. Murphy, Carolyn Steinhoff Smith, [Thomas Lowe Taylor] (writing as "Anabasis", etc.), John Noto, Rob[ert] Fitterman, Tomas Di Bella, John High, Tom Hibbard, Jeffrey Little, Robert Perchan, Bob Heman, Marcia Arrieta, C. C. Sykes, Vincent Ferrini, John M. Bennett, Mark DuCharme, Crag Hill, Greg Evason, Harry Burrus, Steve Fried, Jessica Freeman, and others. Includes a contents page for Juxta, 5/6, 1997.



  3. Juxta 5/6

    All material in this folder was in a padded mailing envelope with "Juxta 5/6, Art, Visual Poems" written on it in Leftwich's hand. Includes ts, pc ts, computer printouts, and pc computer printouts of texts, visual poetry and graphics, and includes some of the original mss submitted to Juxta. Most of the pages are pasted up back-to-back, and are the originals of or copies of, material found in folder 6.



  4. Juxta 7/8

    All material was in a manila envelope with "Juxta 7/8 Correspondence" written on it in Leftwich's hand. Includes letters and/or literary texts addressed to Leftwich and/or Ken Harris from Celestine Frost, Michael Basinski, Peter deRous, Tim Gaze (includes 3 visual poems), Nathan Austin, Pete Spence, Scott Keeney, Standard Schaefer, Jacques Debrot, Bob Heman, John Crouse, Marcia [Arrieta], Charles Borkhuis, Peter Ganick (includes 23 sheets of literary text), and others. Material is dated 1997 and 1998. Letters deal with Juxta, submissions to Juxta, and related matters.



  5. Juxta 7/8

    All material in this folder was in a manila envelope with "Juxta 7/8 Correspondence File" written on it in Leftwich's hand. Folder includes 5 items: 1) manila folder with 3 pc and/or computer printout literary mss: "Echo pan cartouce", "Riting is a rigid cupid", and "The Plays" (with holog. date of 1997; probably by Michael Basinski); 2) several pages of unattributed text and a web-page printout of an article on quantum mechanics by Henry P. Stapp in a mailing envelope from Don Hilla ("Jacobus") postmarked 1998; 3) manila mailing envelope, postmarked 1997, with 3 color photocopy collages by Harry Burrus, and 9 color photocopy reproductions of drawings by [Harry] Polkinhorn; 4) letter and pc ts ms from Tom Hibbard in a mailing envelope - ms is text of a 1993 mail interview Hibbard did of Crag Hill on topics of visual art, visual literature, Dick Higgins, Hill's work, and related matters; 5) 3 1997 computer printout mss by Jack Foley, 2 literary, and 1 an article, "Jess's 0!: an unknown masterwork".



  6. Juxta Material 1995

    All material in this folder was in a manila mailing envelope with "Juxta Material 1995" written on it in Leftwich's hand. Includes literary mss, letters, printed matter, visual poetry, and other material, including ts, pc ts, computer printouts, holog. letters, etc. Includes material from Thomas Lowe Taylor, John M. Bennett, Michael Estabrook, Jack Foley, Michelle Murphy, Jake Berry, Spencer Selby, G. Sutton Breiding, Andrew Joron (2 diskettes, 1 titled "A Tale of tessellation"), Jeffrey Little, Vincent Ferrini, Clemente Padín, b. thales, Scott MacLeod, [John Noto?], and others. Some texts have to indication as to authorship. Dated material is from 1995.


Box 3

Folder Number #11-19

  1. Juxta Material 1996

    All material in this folder was in a manila mailing envelope with "Old Material Feb-96" written on it in Leftwich's hand. Envelope has a return address from John Byrum and is postmarked Dec. 13, 1995. Includes literary mss, letters, visual poetry, and other material, including pc ts, computer printouts, pc computer printouts, and holog. letters. Includes material from John Byrum, Malok, Thomas Lowe Taylor, Alicia Askenase, Adam Cornfold, John Noto (2 unattributed mss in a mailing envelope from Noto), and Jack Foley. All dated material is from 1995.



  2. Juxta Cover Art

    Three photostat or computer printout cover art prints for an issue of Juxta.



  3. Juxta/Electronic, 1, 1995

    22-sheet printout of Juxta/Electronic, 1, June 1995, with work by Jake Berry, Spencer Selby, Sheila E. Murphy, Michael Basinski, Scott MacLeod, John Noto, John M. Bennett, and others.



  4. Juxta/Electronic, 1-26, 1995

    Printouts of Juxta/Electronic, numbered 1-10, 12-26, (no. 11 not numbered). No. 1, 1995. Issues not dated after no. 8, March 1996. Juxta/Electronic was distributed as an email message. Some numbers issued in 2 parts. According to a communication from Leftwich to the compiler of this guide, no. 11 was mistakenly not numbered, but consists of the 3 parts of Thomas Lowe Taylor's "Visionary education", included here. Juxta/Electronic included work by Spencer Selby, Jake Berry, Sheila E. Murphy, Michael Basinski, Scott MacLeod, Andrew Joron, John Noto, John M. Bennett, David Hoefer, Lindsay Hill, Will Alexander, Jeffrey Little, Vincent Ferrini, Ivan Argüelles, Thomas Lowe Taylor, Jessica Freeman, Amy Trussell, Don Hilla, Theo Lorenc, M. Kettner, Dan Raphael, Jacques Debrot, Harry Polkinhorn, Jack Foley, John Crouse, Chris Daniels, Dan Featherston, Peter Ganick, Cheryl Burket, Steve Fried, Taz Delaney, Steve McComas, Malok, John High, J. S. Murnet, Richard Kostelanetz, C. Mehrl Bennett, C. C. Sykes, Neeli Cherkovski, Jim Fay, J[ukka] Lehmus, Clemente Padín, Nico Vassilakis, Holly Day, Tim Gaze, Dave Baptiste Chirot, and others.



  5. Juxta/Electronic and The Experioddicist

    Includes 7 sheets computer typeset poems, possibly by Jake Berry, headed "Strophes 2b for Don" [Hilla] with holog. note "Phases 2" at head of sheet 1; printouts of Juxta/Electronic, 2, 3, 4; 2 sheets computer printout poems from "Phaseostrophes" by Jake Berry; and printouts of The Experioddicist, the email magazine edited by Jake Berry, nos. 9, 10, 1995, with work by Jack Foley, Jeffrey Little, Michael McClure, Steven Hirsch, Thomas Lowe Taylor, A. di Michele, Fabio Doctorovich, Ann Erickson, John M. Bennett, Jim Leftwich, Harry Polkinhorn, Malok, Ivan Argüelles, Neeli Cherkovski, Taz Delaney, Stephen-Paul Martin, and others. Printouts of Juxta/Electronic and The Experioddicist were made by Don Hilla ("Jacobus").



  6. Juxta/Electronic, 1, Original Mss

    All material in this folder was in a manila envelope with "Juxta/Electronic Acceptances #1 June '95" written on it in Leftwich's hand. The word "Acceptances" is crossed out. Includes pc ts, computer printouts, and pc computer printouts of work by John M. Bennett, [John Noto?], Scott MacLeod, Alex Cigale, Ann Erickson, Andrew Joron, Spencer Selby, and others. Bennett's are the only texts dated; they are from 1995.



  7. Will Alexander, Electronic/Juxta, 2

    All material in this folder was in a manila folder with "Will Alexander E-Juxta #2" written on it in Leftwich's hand. Includes pc ts of pgs. 11-29 of Alexander's "Sunrise in Armageddon", a computer typeset printout of same text with orig. holog. edits in Alexander's hand, and pc pages from [Juxta?] of another section of Sunrise in Armageddon". Also 2 orig. ts or holog. letters from Alexander discussing his text and related matters.



  8. Electronic/Juxta and Juxta

    All material in this folder was in an unmarked manila envelope. Includes 5 smaller envelopes of material: 1) an envelope marked "Juxta/Electronic #1 Responses", consisting of printouts of email comments on Juxta/Electronic, 1, from Spencer Selby, Michael Basinski, Sheila E. Murphy, Sean Winchester, Ficus strangulensis, Luigi-Bob Drake, A. di Michele, Andrew Joron, Thomas Lowe Taylor, and others. Messages were sent in June and July 1995; 2)submission of 3 poems with Aug. 1995 letter from Lindsay Hill in a mailing envelope from Hill with "E Juxta" written on it in Leftwich's hand; 3) 3 poems by David Hoefer, undated, in an envelope with "E/Jux 3, Hoefer" written on it in Leftwich's hand; 4) in a manila envelope with "E-Juxta #5" written on it in Leftwich's hand: pc ts or computer printout poems by John M. Bennett, Scott MacLeod, Jeffrey Little, and Thomas Lowe Taylor (Taylor's poems are with email printouts from him; Bennett's poems and Taylor's email are dated Sept.-Oct. 1995; 5) in a manila envelope with "Juxta #3" written on it in Leftwich's hand: pc ts or pc computer printout of poetry or visual poetry by G. Sutton Breiding, Cynthia Kimball, H.T., Celestine Frost, Duane Locke, Malok, Jake Berry, and other texts with no authorship indicated - postmark on envelope is Sept. 1995.



  9. E-Juxta

    All material in this folder was in a manila envelope with "E Juxta" written on it in Leftwich's hand. Includes orig. ts, pc ts, or computer printouts of poems by Jim Fay, Paul Weidenhoff, Malok, Mike Halchin, Vincent Ferrini (with letter), Lainie Duro, Mark Hartenbach, and Chris Sawyer. It's not clear which texts are Sawyer's; a letter from him is folded with some unattributed texts. Letter from Ferrini is dated Dec. 1996.


Box 4

Folder Number #20-43

  1. E-Juxta 6

    All material in a manila envelope with "E Juxta #6" and a list of names written in Leftwich's hand. Includes orig. ts, orig. holog. letter, and computer printouts of poetry by Lainie Duro, Ivan Argüelles, Matt Hill, Jessica Freeman, Scott MacLeod, Scott Thurston, John M. Bennett, and Amy Trussell. Includes 1 unidentified text. Bennett's poem is dated 1995; Duro's poems have footer, "submissions for Juxta: June, 1995".



  2. E-Juxta 7

    All material in a manila envelope with "E Juxta #7" written on it in Leftwich's or Ken Harris' hand. Includes orig. ts, pc ts, and computer printouts of poetry by Dale Jensen, M. Kettner, Chris Stroffolino, Don Hilla, John M. Bennett, and some unattributed poems. Bennett's poems are dated Jan.-Feb. 1996.



  3. E-Juxta 8, 9

    All material in a manila envelope with "E Jux #8 #9" written on it in Leftwich's or Ken Harris' hand. Includes pc ts and computer printouts of poems by Merle Bachman, M. Kettner, Jeffrey Little, John M. Bennett, Don Hilla (an essay), and some unattributed poems. Hilla's essay is dated 1995; Bennett's poems dated 1996.



  4. E-Juxta 10

    All material in a manila envelope with "Ferrini E-Juxta #10" written on it in Leftwich's hand. Includes 29 sheets pc ts poetry by Vincent Ferrini, title on 1st sheet, "Preamble to divinity". Also an orig. holog. note from Steve [Carll], dated "4-11-96", referring to the magazine Antenym. The note was apparently left in the envelope after the magazine was removed. Ferrini ms is dated April 1, 1996.



  5. E-Juxta 12

    All material in a manila envelope with "E-Jux #12" written on it in Leftwich's or Ken Harris' hand. Includes orig. ts, pc ts, and computer printouts of poetry by John M. Bennett, Charles Ardinger, Theo Lorenc (poem and a letter), and Cheryl Burket. Bennett's poem and Lorenc's letter are dated 1996.



  6. E-Juxta 13

    All material in a manila folder with "E-Jux #13 and Retivo" written on it in Leftwich's or Ken Harris' hand. Includes computer printouts and pc computer printouts of poetry by David Golumbia, Steve Fried, TLT [Thomas Lowe Taylor], Cheryl Burket, and an unattributed poem. Taylor's poem "Retivo" is dated May 23, 1996.



  7. E-Juxta 14

    All material in a manila envelope with "E Jux 14" written on it in Leftwich's or Ken Harris' hand. Includes orig. ts, pc ts, pc collage, and computer printouts of poetry or visual poetry by Charles Ardinger, Malok, [M. Kettner - poem "To my headache"], Steve Fried, TLT [Thomas Lowe Taylor], John M. Bennett, and some unattributed texts. Bennett's, Taylor's, and Ardinger's pieces are dated 1996.



  8. E-Juxta 14, 16

    All material in a manila envelope with "E Jux 15/16" written on it in Leftwich's or Ken Harris' hand. Includes pc ts, pc collage, and computer printout poems and visual poems by John Noto and Jim Leftwich, Gregory Vincent Saint Thomasino, Malok, John M. Bennett and C. Mehrl Bennett, J. S. Murnet, John M. Bennett and Richard Kostelanetz, John M. Bennett and Jake Berry, Eel Leonard and John M. Bennett, John M. Bennett and Sheila E. Murphy, and Stacey Sollfrey and John M. Bennett. The latest date on some of Bennett's pieces is 1996.



  9. E-Juxta 18

    All material in a manila envelope with "E Juxta #18" written on it in Leftwich's or Ken Harris' hand. Includes pc ts, pc computer printouts, and computer printouts of poetry by Gregory Vincent Saint Thomasino, C. C. Sykes, Mike Halchin, Jim Fay, and John M. Bennett. Bennett's and Fay's pieces are dated July 1996.



  10. E-Juxta 19

    All material in a manila envelope with "E Jux 19" written on it in Leftwich's or Ken Harris' hand. Includes pc ts of poetry by John M. Bennett, Mark Hartenbach, and 1 unattributed text. Bennett's pieces are dated Sept. 1996.



  11. E-Juxta 21

    All material in a manila envelope with "EJUX 21" written on it in Leftwich's or Ken Harris' hand. Includes pc ts and pc computer printout of poems by John M. Bennett and Thomas Lowe Taylor ("Anabasis"). Bennett's poem is dated Jan. 1997.



  12. Jake Berry and Leftwich, Sepher Viscera

    12-sheet computer printout of chapbook by Jake Berry and Leftwich, Sepher viscera, published by Juxta Press in 1997. These are probably the pages and title pages used to make copies of the chapbook. In a manila envelope.



  13. M. Kettner, Infrared

    30-sheet computer printout poetry chapbook ms, with title page or cover, of M. Kettner's Infrared: poems from another spectrum, published by Juxta Press in 1998. These may be the pages used to make copies of the chapbook. In a manila envelope. Cf. also folder 45.



  14. Peter Ganick, Overtone

    Eight-page pc computer printout poetry chapbook ms, with title page and cover art, of Peter Ganick's Overtone: one side from a level index, apparently published by Juxta Press in 1996. These may be the pages used to make copies of the chapbook. In a manila envelope. Cf. also folder 34.



  15. Peter Ganick, Overtone

    Seven-sheet pc computer printout. Same as ms in folder 33, minus the cover sheet. These may be the pages used to make copies of the chapbook. In a white envelope from a photocopy service.



  16. Peter Ganick, Untitled Parasite

    Seven-sheet computer printout, with cover and title pages, of poetry ms, Peter Ganick's Untitled parasite, published in 1996 by Juxta Press. These are probably the pages used to make copies of the chapbook. In a manila envelope.



  17. John Byrum, Context Combind

    Five-sheet pasted-up computer printout and/or pc computer printout, with cover and title pages, of visual poetry ms, John Byrum's Context combind, published by Juxta Press, [ca. 1996?]. These are probably the pages used to make copies of the chapbook. Also included is a pc of the above, with the sheets folded to form a sample of the book. In a manila envelope with a job slip from a photocopy service.



  18. Jake Berry and Jeffrey Little, The Beast's Pheromonal Mariachi Machine

    31 sheets computer printout, pc computer printout, of original collage of a poetry chapbook ms by Jake Berry and Jeffrey Little, The Beast's pheromonal mariachi machine, published by Juxta Press in 1995. Includes the copy probably used to make copies of the chapbook, a pc of the text pages, multiple copies of the cover and title page art, etc. Also includes a short orig. holog. note from Little. In a manila mailing envelope.



  19. Jake Berry and Jeffrey Little, Hierokinetic Pod Hatch

    Two groups of sheets, each in a white mailing envelope, from Jeffrey Little (St. Paul, MN). The first, postmarked Aug. 6, 1996, has a 5-sheet ms of poetry, "hierokinetic pod hatch", by Jake Berry and Jeffrey Little, with a note from Little. The Second, postmarked Aug. 28, 1996, has 4 sheets of the same ms cut and pasted up to form the photocopying master for the chapbook Hierokinetic pod hatch, published by Juxta Press in 1996.



  20. Harry Polkinhorn, Throat Shadow

    26-sheet computer printout literary text ms of Harry Polkinhorn's Throat shadow, with a title page and credits page that indicate it was to be published by Juxta Press in 1996. The book was published in 1997 by Juxta and 3300 Press. In a manila envelope from Polkinhorn postmarked Sept. 9, 1996.



  21. Michael Basinski, Idyll

    22-sheet ms, computer printout or pc calligraphy, of poetry by Michael Basinski, Idyll, published by Juxta Press in 1996. Includes a title page and credits page. These are probably the pages used to make copies of the chapbook. In a manila envelope.



  22. Jim Leftwich, From 24/7

    Five sheets page layout photocopying master of Jim Leftwich's poetry chapbook From 24/7, published by Juxta and 2200 Press in 1995. This is the layout for a "second printing", 1996, and was probably used to make the copies of the chapbook. In a manila envelope.



  23. Critical Texts on Jake Berry and Thomas Lowe Taylor

    Includes several pc pages from Berry's Brambu drezi, and essays or texts on Brambu drezi by Leftwich, Gregory Vincent Saint Thomasino, Thomas Lowe Taylor, Susan Smith Nash, Amy Trussell, Jack Foley, and John M. Bennett. Also includes a poem and a visual poem by John M. Bennettt as responses to Thomas Lowe Taylor's "Daily logs", and a letter from Bennett. 46 sheets in all. This material was gathered as part of a project to create a body of critical responses to significant writers. In a manila envelope.



  24. Critical Texts on John M. Bennett

    Essays, reviews, and texts on John M. Bennett's poetry by Thomas Lowe Taylor, Jim Leftwich, Ken Harris, Ficus strangulensis, "NKH", Jake Berry, Nico Vassilakis, and Gregory Vincent Saint Thomasino. 11 sheets in all. This material, and the material in folder 42, was gathered as part of a project to create a body of critical responses to significant writers. In a manila envelope.


Box 5

Folder Number #44-51

  1. John M. Bennett, Ridged, Poeta

    Pc visual poems from which Bennett's 1996 Juxta Press chapbook Ridged, poeta: rigid, poeta was made. Includes cover sheets. 20 sheets pc visual poetry in a manila envelope with "Bennett, Ridged Poeta" written on it in Leftwich's hand.



  2. M. Kettner, Infrared

    Pc ms from which Kettner's 1996 Juxta Press chapbook Infrared: poems from another spectrum may have been made. 25 sheets pc poetry in a manila envelope with "M. Kettner, Infrared" written on it in Leftwich's hand. Cf. also folder 32.



  3. Juxta 7

    Original pc computer printout or pasted-up pages for Juxta, 7, 1999. 64

    sheets; multiple copies of some sheets. In a manila envelope.



  4. Juxta 8

    Original pc or computer printout pages for Juxta, 8, 1999. 27 sheets, in a manila envelope.



  5. Juxta 9

    Original pc computer printout or pasted-up pages for Juxta, 9, 1999. 54 sheets; multiple copies of many sheets. In a manila envelope.



  6. Juxta 1

    Two copies of Juxta, 1, 1994.



  7. Juxta 1, Marked Copy

    Copy of Juxta, 1, 1994, with considerable underlining and marginal notes in Jim Leftwich's hand on the prose text by Thomas Lowe Taylor, "Before I would remember to forget".



  8. Juxta 3

    One copy of Juxta, 3, 1995.



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