Jean Pedrick Papers, 1937-2006

Collection number: MC 196
Size: 23 boxes (7.66 cu.ft.)

About Jean Pedrick (1922-2006)

Jean Pedrick Kefferstan, poet, co-founder of the Alice James Poetry Cooperative (later Alice James Books), and founder of Skimmilk Farm summer poetry workshops in Brentwood, New Hampshire, was born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1922. She attended Wheaton College and worked as an editorial assistant at Houghton Mifflin in Boston before marrying Dr. Frank J. Kefferstan in 1948.

After living for two years in Panama, the couple moved back to Boston and lived at 48 Mt. Vernon St. on Beacon Hill. For the next twenty years, Pedrick published poems in magazines such as Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, Yankee, and The Paris Review and then in 1973 co-founded the Alice James Poetry Cooperative, where she published a number of poetry books.

Workshops at Skimmilk Farm, her summer home, began in 1974, when Pedrick realized that two of her colleagues at Alice James Books were also her summer neighbors, and for more than thirty years participants thrived in an atmosphere which respected the craft of the writer, the integrity of the work, and the individual. The story of Skimmilk is told in Ken Browne’s documentary, Mondays at Skimmilk: 30 years of writers at work, broadcast on New Hampshire Public Television in April 2007.

Pedrick taught poetry at Northeastern University and the Boston Center for Adult Education and wrote for The Beacon Hill News. She was also one of three co-founders of Rowan Tree Press. In 1993 she won the Bruce Rossley Literary Award, created by 96 Inc., which acknowledges the contributions of previously under-recognized literary voices of the City of Boston. She died on July 31, 2006 in Exeter, New Hampshire.

Jean Pedrick published four books of poetry, nine chapbooks, and a novel:

  • Wolf Moon; A Book of Hours (Alice James Press, 1974)
  • Pride & Splendor (Stolz und Pracht) (Alice James Press, 1976)
  • Greenfellow (New Rivers Press, 1981)
  • Catgut (Pomme Press, 2003),
  • The Fascination (Houghton Mifflin, 1947)

About the Jean Pedrick Papers

The collection contains a large amount of correspondence, hundreds of manuscript drafts of her poetry and prose, published works, and recordings, as well as material related to the Skimmilk Farm summer poetry workshops.

Pedrick prolifically recycled her poems as will be seen from the section of unpublished book manuscripts that contains many of the same poems in various combinations and arrangements.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Contents of this collection are governed by U.S. copyright law. For questions about publication or reproduction rights, contact Special Collections staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], [Folder number], [Box number], Jean Pedrick Papers, 1937-2006, MC 196, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Donations: John Kefferstan, Emily Kefferstan, Marie Harris, and Elaine Bourditch, 2007-2012 (Accession numbers: 2007.02, 2007.06, 2009.19, 2012.26)

Collection Arrangement

This collection is thus far arranged into 8 series. See each series for specific organization.

Collection Contents

Series 1: Correspondence, 1945-2006

(8 boxes)

Subseries A: From Jean Pedrick

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1Jorgen and Aase Adamsen (1); Michael Ananias, 1970 (2); Janey Baker 2002 (1); Marshall Best, 1959 and undated (2); Adore Bice, 1989-1990 (11)
Box 1, Folder 2Adore Bice, 1991 (14)
Box 1, Folder 3Adore Bice, 1992-1993 (16)
Box 1, Folder 4Adore Bice, 1994-1995 (13)
Box 1, Folder 5Elaine Bowditch (née Panaretos), 1958-1975 (16)
Box 1, Folder 6Elaine Bowditch, 1977-1989 (18)
Box 1, Folder 7Elaine Bowditch, 1990-1993 (16)
Box 1, Folder 8Elaine Bowditch, 1994-1996 (16)
Box 1, Folder 9Elaine Bowditch, 1997-2006 (31)
Box 1, Folder 10Elaine Bowditch, undated (13)
Box 1, Folder 11Elaine Bowditch, undated (13)
Box 1, Folder 12Clementine Brown, n.d. (9)
Box 1, Folder 13Linda Bruce, n.d. (1); Dan Chartrand, 2003 (1); Julia Child, n.d. (1); Cinema Classics, 1998 (1); Nathan (Chip) Cutler, 1978 (1); The Devil’s Millhopper (Stephen Corey), 1981 (1); Cassandra Eckhof, 1998 (1); Graywolf Press, 1996 (2) (see also Family Matters); Ferris Greenslet, 1959 and undated (2); Rachel MacKenzie, (Harper’s Magazine), 1959 (1); Marie Harris, 1973 and n.d. (3); Juniper Press (John Judson), 1977-1979 (7); Barbara Kouts, 1992 (2); Catherine E. Kramer, 1993 (1)
Box 1, Folder 14Frank John Kefferstan, 1947-1989 (14)
Box 1, Folder 15Knopf, 1961 (1); Dr. Lela, n.d. (1); MCA Management (Rae), 1949-1950 (3); Danny Miller, n.d. (1); The Mary Roberts Rinehart Foundation (Barbara Reid), 1982 (1); Mason, 1961 (1); New Rivers Press, 1992 (1); The New Yorker (Howard Moss, Rachel McKenzie, Alice Quinn), 1959 and undated (4)
Box 1, Folder 16Eleanor (Wells) Nudd, 1948-1959 (8)
Box 1, Folder 17Eleanor (Wells) Nudd, undated (includes 1 fragment) (11)
Box 1, Folder 18Alfred Nash Patterson (“Bud”), undated (14)
Box 1, Folder 19Elfrieda V. Pedrick (Mother), 193?-1962 (24)
Box 1, Folder 20Dr. Albert Rothenberg, n.d. (1); Salmon Publishing, 2000-2003 (12); Small Poetry Press, 1992 (1); Sojourner, 1991 (1); George Starbuck, 1959 (1); Gerald Stern, 1986 (1); Swallow Press, 1971 (1); Bill Truesdale, 1979-1981 (6); University of Arkansas, 1983 (1); Connie Veenendaal, n.d. (1); Richard Zollo, 1994 (1)
Box 1, Folder 21Unidentified: Chris; John; Mary; Cathy; Michelle; Charlie and Joannie; Dierdre, Ian; Franny; recommendation for Henri Millon; unidentified fragment (11)
Box 1, Folder 22Cards from the Kefferstan’s Cats (10)
Box 1, Folder 23Christmas Letters to various (14)

Subseries B: To Jean Pedrick

Box 2
Box 2, Folder 1Michelle Adam, 2000 (10); Annette and Christian Adamsen, 1995 (1); Helga Adamsen, 1956-1973 (6)
Box 2, Folder 2Jorgen Adamsen, 1945-1948 (9)
Box 2, Folder 3Jorgen and Aase Adamsen, 1950-1952 (7)
Box 2, Folder 4Jorgen and Aase Adamsen, 1953 (22)
Box 2, Folder 5Jorgen and Aase Adamsen, 1954 (14)
Box 2, Folder 6Jorgen and Aase Adamsen, 1955-1959 (16)
Box 2, Folder 7Jorgen and Aase Adamsen, 1960-1969 (11)
Box 2, Folder 8Jorgen and Aase Adamsen, 1970-1979 (24)
Box 2, Folder 9Jorgen and Aase Adamsen, 1980-1983 (15)
Box 2, Folder 10Jorgen and Aase Adamsen, 1984-1986 (15)
Box 2, Folder 11Jorgen and Aase Adamsen, 1987-1989 (7)
Box 2, Folder 12Jorgen and Aase Adamsen, 1990-1994 (10)
Box 2, Folder 13Jorgen and Aase Adamsen, 1996-1999 (14)
Box 2, Folder 14Jorgen and Aase Adamsen, 2000-2006 (11)
Box 2, Folder 15Messe and Sven Adamsen, 1983 (1); Advent School, 1998 (1); Nadya Aisenberg, 1979-1981 (4); Leslie Aitcheson, 1999 (1); Susan Alexander, 1966 (1); Alice James Books, 1997-1999 (13)
Box 2, Folder 16America, n.d. (1); American Association of University Women (1); The American Scholar, n.d. (1); The American Voice, n.d. (3); Charles Amin, n.d. (1); Pam Annas-Lee, 1991-2004 (3); The Antioch Review, 1963-1998 (7); Arvon Foundation, 1985-1998 (6); Aspect, n.d. (1)
Box 2, Folder 17The Atlantic Monthly, 1948-1969 (7); David Aucoin, 1972-2006 (3); Audience, 1960 (1); Jane Comey Bridges Axtmann, 1993-2002 (5)
Box 2, Folder 18Peggy Babcock, 1960 (1); Back Bay Chorale, 1998 (1); Back Bay Financial Group, Inc., 2006 (1); Ewan Bagshawe, 1971-2005 (11); Janey Baker, 1994-1998; Heather Pedrick Baldwin, 1999-2001 (6); Kay Barnes, 2005 (1)
Box 2, Folder 19Simone Baudoin, 1952-1989 (24)
Box 2, Folder 20Beacon Hill News, n.d. (1); Beacon Hill Reading Group, 1985-2004 (12); Beacon Hill Village, 2002-2004 (3); Sandy Beck, 1984 (1); Robin Becker, 1993-2000 (2); Dot Bell, 2004 (1); Beloit Poetry Journal, n.d. (1)
Box 2, Folder 21Fred Berg, 1980-1999 (5); Yale J. Berry, 1983-1985 (2); Ginny Weston Besse, 1960 and undated (3); Mary Betty, 1990 (1)
Box 2, Folder 22Adore Bice, 1990-1996 (18)
Box 2, Folder 23Peter and Joanne Bice, 1991 (1); Jeanne Bill, 2004 (1); The Blacksmith, 1976 (1); The Bluestem Press, 1996 (1); Mary Bodel, 1981 (2); Louise Boos, 1947-1960 and undated (8); Boston Yeats Society, 1998 (2); Boston, 1966 (2); The Boston Globe, 1950 (1); Boston Review, 1997 (3)
Box 3
Box 3, Folder 1Elaine P. Bowditch (née Panaretos), 1960-1994 (22)
Box 3, Folder 2Elaine P. Bowditch, 1995-1997 (9)
Box 3, Folder 3Elaine P. Bowditch, 1998-2002 and undated (18)
Box 3, Folder 4Brandeis University, 1972 (6)
Box 3, Folder 5Del and Win Brebner, 1946-1984 (22)
Box 3, Folder 6Del and Win Brebner, 1993-1995 (12)
Box 3, Folder 7Del and Win Brebner, 1996-2001 (15)
Box 3, Folder 8Del and Win Brebner, undated (16)
Box 3, Folder 9Del and Win Brebner, undated (13)
Box 3, Folder 10Brentwood Open Space Committee, 2002 (1); Kay Brett, 1979 (1); Jane Brodey, 1963-1969 (5); Clementine Brown, 1960-2002 (11)
Box 3, Folder 11Ginny Browne, 1997 (1); Ken Browne, 1987-2001 (24)
Box 3, Folder 12Ciceley Buckley (Oyster River Press), 2001-2003 (3); Gertrude Buckman, 1960-1979 (18)
Box 3, Folder 13Gertrude Buckman, 1980-2002 and undated (20)
Box 3, Folder 14Esther Buffler, 1991-1998 (8); Bulfinch Medical Group, 1997 (1); Louisa Bullard, n.d. (1); Jean Burden, 1964-2000 and undated (19); Eleanor Burnham, 1994-2005 (4)
Box 3, Folder 15Calef’s Country Store, (1); California State University, Los Angeles, 1986 (1); Richard Cambria, 1994 (1); The Carolina Quarterly, n.d. (1); Sally Caroline (niece), 1954-2000 (9); Melinda Caroline (niece), 1988-2001 (7)
Box 3, Folder 16Mike Carrington, 1975 (1); Richard Carstens, 1976 (1); Claude B. Carter, 1947 (1); Ruth Caskie, n.d. (1); Terry Caughey, n.d. (1); Al Cellmer, 1994 (2); Jane Cellmer, 2001 (1); Sue and Gordon Chase, 1996-1998 (3); Chicago Daily News, 1979 (1); Chicago Tribune Magazine, 1969 (1); Barbara Loos Chintz, 1991-1998 (18)
Box 3, Folder 17Barbara Loos Chintz, 1999-2006 (14)
Box 3, Folder 18Choral Arts New England, 1997-2004 (4); Chorus Pro Musica, 1980-1998 (3); Gunnar Christensen, n.d. (1); Christian Science Monitor, n.d. (1); Adrienne Aaron Claiborne, 1960 (1); David Clark, 1959 (1)
Box 4
Box 4, Folder 1Stuart H. Cleveland, 1945-July 1946 (15)
Box 4, Folder 2Stuart H. Cleveland, August 1946-1954 (10)
Box 4, Folder 3Clipper Cruise Line, n.d. (1); Kimberley Cloutier Green, n.d. (1); Samuel Coale (Wheaton College), 1984 (1); Nan and Sam Coes, 1994-1998 (5); Coldwell Banker, 2006 (2); Harris Collingwood, 1972-1987 (5); The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, n.d. (1); David Comey, 1980-1994 (8)
Box 4, Folder 4Commonweal, n.d. (2); Confluence Press, Inc. 1987 (1); Copper Canyon Press, 1982 (1); Mary Kay Cordill, 1981-1997 (2); Michael Costello, 1990 (1); Country Journal, 1991 (1); Country Woman, n.d. (1); Cowles Magazines, n.d. (1); Crab Orchard Review, 1999 (1); Pat Crandall, 1979 (1); The Cream City Review, n.d. (1); Hildred Crill, 1999-2002 (4); Verna Cronan, undated (1); Jackey Crowley, n.d. (1)
Box 4, Folder 5Michael Curran, n.d. (1); Fiona Curtis, 1994 (1); Albert Cutler, 1981 (1); Anne and Nathan Cutler, 1985-1998 (26)
Box 4, Folder 6Harriet Davis, 2004 (1); Regina Marie Day, 1998-2006 (3); Diana Der Hovanessian, 1994 (1); The Devil’s Millhopper (Stephen Corey), 1981 (1); Kathy Dinovo, 2002 (1); Kay Divant, 1993-2005 (13); Liz Driscoll, n.d. (1); Doubleday and Company, Inc., 1970 (1)
Box 4, Folder 7Garrett Eastman, 2002 (1); David Eberly, n.d. (1); Cassie Eckhof, 1983-2003 (18); Cathy Eckhof, 1984-1998 (6); William (Bill) Eckhof, 1996-1997 (4)
Box 4, Folder 8Paula Eden, 1993-1994 (11); Ekphrasis, (1); Jody and Joe Eldredge, 1989 and n.d (5); Epoch, n. d. (2); Estate of May Sarton, 1995 (1); Evans Printing Company, 1982 (1); Evergreen Review, n.d. (1)
Box 4, Folder 9Mary Faulkner, 2005 (1); Barbara and Peter Ferro, 1994 (1); (Field) (Martha Collins), n.d. (1); Fine Arts Work Center, 2001 (1); Marjorie Fletcher, 1994-1995 (3); Ford Times, 1951 (2); ’48, 1948 (1); Fortyseven Park Street, 1987 (1); Four Way Books, 1997 (1); Al Freeman, 1970 (1); Friends of Copley Square, 2002 (1); Friends of the Silvio O. Conte National Archives, 1997-1998 (3); Richard and Elizabeth Foemmel, 1997 (1); Esther Forbes, 1949-1966 (2); Edith Furbush, 1951-1960 (2)
Box 4, Folder 10Harold Gaarder, 1996-2003 (9); Gambit, 1968 (3); Kinereth Gensler, 1981-1986 (3); Celia Gilbert, 1989 (1); Sophie Glehan, 1960 (1); Vera Gold, 1994 (2); Stephanie Goldstein, 1998-2003 (2); Good Housekeeping, n.d. (1); A.K. Goodman, 1993 (1); Miriam Goodman, 1982 (2); Joan Goodwin, 1982 (1); The Granite Review, 1995 (1); Gravida, Ltd., 1977 (2); Graywolf Press, 1995-1996 (3); Caroline Gregory, 1991 (1)
Box 4, Folder 11Ferris Greenslet (Houghton Mifflin), 1947-1957 (21); Albert Grokoest, 1972-1990 (7); Grub Street, Inc., 2003 (1)
Box 4, Folder 12Lois Haley, 1994-2004 (6); David Hall, 1960 (1); Donald Hall, 1979-1995 (6); Rosalys H. Hall, 1986-1999 (8); Mark Halliday, 1981 (1); Harcourt, Brace and World, Inc., 1967 (4); Harper’s Magazine, Inc. 1963-1965 (2)
Box 4, Folder 13Marie Harris, 1978-1991 (32)
Box 4, Folder 14Marie Harris, 1992-1994 (23)
Box 4, Folder 15Marie Harris, 1995-1996 (16)
Box 4, Folder 16Marie Harris, 1997-2004 and undated (32)
Box 5
Box 5, Folder 1Howard Hartley, 1982 (1); Harvard University Press (Meryl and Jack), n.d (6); Margaret Harvey, 1984 (1); Beatrice Hawley (NEWS), n.d. (1); Carol Heilbrun, 1985 (1); Helpware (Susan Scannell), 2003 (1); James R. Hepworth, 1987-1988 (2); Ellen Hersh, 2003-2004 (2); John Hildebidle, 2003 (1); Hill House, 2004 (1); The Hollins Critic, n.d. (1); John Holmes, 1960 (1); Henry Holt and Company, Inc., 1952 (1); Holten High School, 1997 (1); Edwin Honig, 1968-1974 (3); Houghton Mifflin Company, 1946-1959 (6); Frances Minturn Howard, 1959-1982 (6); The Hudson Review, n.d (2); Josephine Hughes, 2001-2002 (2); Roberta Humez (?), 1960 (1); Hunneman and Company, 1998 (1); Siobhan Hutson, 2000 (1)
Box 5, Folder 2The Image Bank, 1991 (1); The Inn at Exeter, 2002 (1); The Iowa Review, n.d. (3); Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 1993 (1); Alda Irons, 1995-1998 (4); Jag and Leanne Jagtiani, 1988-2003 (9); Johnson Printing and Graphics, 1988 (1); Cullen Jones, 1949 (2); Juniper Press (John Judson), 1977-1979 (7)
Box 5, Folder 3J. Kates, 1983 (1); Kayak, n.d. (2); Bob and Christine Kefferstan, 1983-2000 (6); Emily Kefferstan (granddaughter, daughter of John and Cassie), 1994-2002 (8)
Box 5, Folder 4Frank Kefferstan Jr. (husband), 1947-1993 (23); Gertrude Kefferstan, 1967-1994 (4); Jody and Gisele Kefferstan, 1997 (1)
Box 5, Folder 5John Kefferstan (son), 1970-1978 (25)
Box 5, Folder 6John Kefferstan, 1979-1987 (18)
Box 5, Folder 7John Kefferstan, 1992-2005 and undated (25)
Box 5, Folder 8Larry Kefferstan (son), 1973-1985 (26)
Box 5, Folder 9Larry Kefferstan, 1986-1990 (25)
Box 5, Folder 10Larry Kefferstan, 1991-1998 (23)
Box 5, Folder 11Larry Kefferstan, 1999-2004 (24)
Box 5, Folder 12Larry Kefferstan, undated (14)
Box 5, Folder 13Sean Kefferstan, n.d. (2); Edward M. Kennedy, 1993 (1); Elizabeth Kennedy, n.d. (1); Jane Kenyon, 1979-1984 (5); The Kenyon Review, 1990-1991 (3); Rod Kessler, 1993 (2); Margo Kidder, n.d. (1); Karen Kilcup, 2001 (2); Mrs. Morton S. Kimball, 1960 (1); King’s Chapel, Boston, 1967 (1); Eleanor Kingsland, n.d. (1); Kingston Animal Hospital (Dr. Hugh Davis), 2000 (1); Galway Kinnell, 1983 (1)
Box 5, Folder 14Elizabeth Knies, 1979-2003 (26)
Box 5, Folder 15Alfred A. Knopf, 1966 (1); Vaino Kola, 1979 (1); Barbara S. Kouts, 1992 (2); Dot Kraft, 1994 (1); Catherine E. Kramer, 1993 (1); Jeff Kresser 1979-1997 (8); Priscilla Kresser, 1998 (2)
Box 5, Folder 16Cynthia Labowski, 1991 (1); Ladies’ Home Journal, 1953 (2); Kissy Lalcman, 1994 (1); Deborah Lamont, 1990 (1); Lamont Library, 1967 (1); Catherine Larswell, 2001 (1); Philip Lee, 2004 (3)
Box 5, Folder 17Jessie Lendennie, Jan-Aug 2000 (10)
Box 5, Folder 18Jessie Lendennie, Sept 2000-April 2003 (14)
Box 5, Folder 19Light, 1998 (2); Carol Lippincott, 1968 (1); Little, Brown and Company Publishers, 1960-1961 (3); The Little Magazine, 1971-1983 (6); The Little Square Review, 1968 (2); John Antony Lloyd, 1967 (1); Margo Lockwood, 1988-2002 (16); Margaret Logue, 1965 (1); Longhouse (Bob Arnold), 1983 and undated (3); Louisburg Properties, 2000 (1); Barbara Lovullo, 1998-2004 (10)
Box 6
Box 6, Folder 1Mave Macdonald, 1996 (1); Louise Mackenzie, 1960 (1); Nancy Everton Macmillan, 1995 (1); Connaught O’Connell Mahoney, 2002 (2); Anne Mairs (with some comments by Nancy Mairs), 1988-2001 (15); George Mairs, 1987-2006 (4)
Box 6, Folder 2Nancy Mairs, 1954-1990 (25)
Box 6, Folder 3Nancy Mairs, 1994-2004 and undated (21)
Box 6, Folder 4Shirley Mairs, 1994-2002 (2); Marblehead Historical Society, 1996 (1); The Mary Roberts Rhineheart Foundation, 1982 (2); Anthony Martinez, n.d. (1); Massachusetts Advocates for the Arts, Sciences and Humanities, 1994 (1); Massachusetts Cultural Center, 1997 (1); Massachusetts General Hospital, 1988 (1); Carolyn Massik, 2004-2005 (9); Molly Matson, 1979 (1); Grace Mattern, n.d. (6); Bill Matthews, 1989 (1); Sebastian Matthews, 1981-2003 (7)
Box 6, Folder 5MCA Management, Ltd., 1947-1950 (32)
Box 6, Folder 6MCA Management, Ltd., 1951-1953 (31)
Box 6, Folder 7Eugene McCarthy, 1968 (1); John McCloud, 1982 (1); Margaret Quine McGovern, n.d. (1); Michael McMahon, 2000 (1); Kathleen McNamee, 2004 (1); Mary Louise McNamee, 1977-2005 (23)
Box 6, Folder 8William Meredith, 1961-1967 (3); Danny L. Miller, 1990-1991 (2); Dan Miller, n.d. (1); Jean Monahan, 1994-2003 (11); Linne Mooney, 2004 (1); Richard Moore, n.d. (1); Elting E. Morison, 1946 (1); G.E. Murray, 1979 (1); Babe Nangle, 1984 (1); National Poetry Series, 1984 (1); National Poetry Week, 1987 (1); Charles Neider, 1948-1960 (3); Dorothea Nelson, 1994-1998 (3); John Nelson, 1985 (1); The New England Poetry Club, 1994-2005 (7); New England Review and Bread Loaf Quarterly (Jim Schley), 1984 (1); New Hampshire SPCA, 2004 (1); New Hampshire Writers and Publishers Project, 1989-2005 (4)
Box 6, Folder 9The New Renaissance, 1969-1977 (6); New Rivers Press, 1971-1998 (14); The New York Times, n.d. (1); The New Yorker, 1959-1991 (37); 96, 1995-2004 (3); Nichols House Museum, 1994-2004 (3); Gertrude Nielsen, 1998 (1); The North Shop (Canterbury Shaker Village), 1998 (1)
Box 6, Folder 10Eleanor Nudd, 1946-1949 (40)
Box 6, Folder 11Eleanor Nudd, 1950-1997 and undated (34); Jeannie Nudd, 1994-2003 (4); Walter Nudd (1)
Box 6, Folder 12The Ohio Review, n.d. (1); Joel Oppenheimer, 1982 (1); Oyster River Press, 2002-2003 (3); The Paris Review, 1959 and n.d. (4); Pat Parnell, n.d. (1); Partisan Review, undated (1); Patricia Pascucci, n.d. (1); Passager, 1997 (2); Roy K. Patch, 1949 (1); Barbara Patterson, n.d. (1); Peabody Institute Library, 1996 (1); Louise Peck, 1960 (1); Elfriede Pedrick (grandmother), 1947 (1); Louise (“Lucy”) and Richard Pedrick, 1992-2004 (8); Pentagram, 1983 (1); Penumbra (Alice Boatwright), 1979-1983 (2); John Perreault, 2004 and undated (3); Branko Pesic, 1959-1993 (5)
Box 6, Folder 13Bob Pierce, 1945-1946 (11); Pig Iron Press, 1994-2004 (2); Dottie Pitt, 1995-2003 (6); Ploughshares, 1994 (1); Poet & Critic, 1992-1998 (2); Poets On:, n.d. (1); Poetry, 1966-1992 (8); Poetry Society of America, 1985 (1)
Box 7
Box 7, Folder 1Elizabeth Porter, 1994-1997 (6); Portsmouth Poet Laureate Program, 2003 (1); Charles Pratt, 1991-2005 (16); Press, 1997 (5); Princeton University Press, 1985 (1); Marjorie Quine, 1994 (3); Abu Zeid Rageh, n.d. (3); Ale Reid, 1989-2004 (2); Louise T. Reynolds, 1969 (1); Kathryn Rickman, 1960 (1); Martha Robbins, 1968-1987 (2); Fred Rodell, 1960 (1); Albert Rothenberg, 1989 (1); Rowan Tree Press, 1981-1982 (2); Rugg Road Paper Company, 1997 (1); Kay Russell, 1989 (1)
Box 7, Folder 2May Sarton, 1987-1998 (4); The Saturday Review, 1946-1959 (6); Savings Bank Employees Retirement Association, 1971 (1); Susan Scannell, 2003 (1); Edwin and Mary Scheier, 1968-1994 (8); Alice Schnadt, 1994 (2); Anne and Peter Schoenbach, 1992-2004 (6)
Box 7, Folder 3William Schrimpf, 1999 (1); Laurence Schwab, 1947-1948 (2); Carl Scovel, 1999 (1); Seligman Data Corp, 1998 (2); The Seventies (Robert Bly), n.d. (3); Alan Shapero, n.d. (1); Priscilla Sherman, 1993-2003 (7); Susan Sherman, 1995 (1); Melanie Shields, n.d. (1); Betsy Sholl, 1979 (4); Helen (?) Showin, 1998 (1); Cathy Short, 1986-1990 (4); Silverfish Review, 1983
Box 7, Folder 4Olive Simes, undated (1); Ed Sissman, 1966-1969 (6); Small Poetry Press, 1992 (2); Linda and Santo Smith, 2002 (1); “Mother Smith,”?, 1947 (1); Barbara Snow, 1979-2002 (7); Sojourner, n.d. (2); Kathy Solomon, 1999-2005 (2); Sotheby’s, 1998 (1); The Southern Review, 1997 (2); Southwest Review, 1965 (1); Barry Spacks, 1972-1988 (9); Laurel Speer, 1998 (1); Regina St. John, 1996 (1); State Street, 1984 (?) (1); Strawbery Banke, 1998 (2); Dona Luango Stein, 1991 (1); Fred Sullivan, 1963-1965 (2); Swallow’s Tale, 1984 (1); Martha Sweet, 1992-2004 (3); Anne Szatrowski, 1977-1978 (2)
Box 7, Folder 5Jan Taniguchi, n.d. (1); Diane Tanzi, 1988-1999 (17)
Box 7, Folder 6Helen H. Tartakoff, 1966 (1); Shirley Tedford, 1993-2000 (3); Jean Tenenbaum, 1960 (1); Helen Thacher, 1979 (1); Eleanora Thompson, 1992-1999 (3); Lovell Thompson, 1968 (1); Jennings Tofel, 1959 (1); The Tsengs, undated (1); Tucson’s Writers’ Conference, 1986 (3); James Ramsey Ullman, 1965 (1); United Church Herald, 1968 (4); University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, 1998 (1)
Box 7, Folder 7University of Arkansas, 1983 (1); University of Arkansas Press, 1986 (2); University of Georgia, 1992 (1); University of Georgia Press, 1990-1998 (3); University of Massachusetts Press, 1959-1995 (2); John Updike, 1965-1967 (5); Henry Van Dyke, 1956 (1); Julie Veazey, 2004 (1)
Box 7, Folder 8Connie Veenendaal, 1947-1992 (32)
Box 7, Folder 9Connie Veenendaal, 1993-1997 (19)
Box 7, Folder 10Connie Veenendaal, Feb-July 1998 (11)
Box 7, Folder 11Connie Veenendaal, Aug-Dec 1998 (13)
Box 7, Folder 12Connie Veenendaal, Jan-July 1999 (17)
Box 7, Folder 13Connie Veenendaal, Aug-Nov 1999 (13)
Box 7, Folder 14Connie Veenendaal, March-Aug 2000 (15)
Box 7, Folder 15Connie Veenendaal, Sept-Dec 2000 (13)
Box 7, Folder 16Connie Veenendaal, Jan-July 2001 (12)
Box 7, Folder 17Connie Veenendaal, Aug-Dec 2001 (8)
Box 8
Box 8, Folder 1Connie Veenendaal, 2002 (16)
Box 8, Folder 2Connie Veenendaal, 2003 (9)
Box 8, Folder 3Connie Veenendaal, Jan-June 2004 (13)
Box 8, Folder 4Connie Veenendaal, July-Dec 2004 (7)
Box 8, Folder 5Connie Veenendaal, Jan-July 2005 (9)
Box 8, Folder 6Connie Veenendaal, Aug-Dec 2005 (8)
Box 8, Folder 7Connie Veenendaal, 2006 and various undated birthday and Christmas cards and other correspondence (16)
Box 8, Folder 8Bill Viiison, 1955-1958 (3); The Viking Press, Inc 1959-1971 (4); Mathilda B. Virchow (grandmother), 1948 (4); The Virginia Quarterly Review, 1961 (1); Ellen Voigt, 1984 (2); Mildred Walsh, 1960 (1); Peter M. Waltz, 2001 (1); Deborah Warren, 2003 (1); Larkin Warren, 1980 (1); Bob and Marie Weary, n.d. (1)
Box 8, Folder 9Charter Weeks, 1987-1991 and undated (8); Gail Weesner, n.d. (1); Helen Wells, 1948 (1); Maria Wenner (aunt) 1974 (1); Virginia Werwath, n.d. (1); Wesleyan University Press, 1960-1966 (2); Wheaton College 1984-1998 (3); Mimi White, 1983-2004 (7); Carrie and Nigel Wilson, 1994 (1)
Box 8, Folder 10Woman’s Home Companion, 1953 (1); Pamela Wood, 1993 (1); The Woods, n.d. (1); Helen Worth, 1960 (1); The Writer, 1966 (1); The Writer’s Room, 1998 (1); Gloria Wu, 1998 (1); Yaddo, 1947-1988 (3); Yankee, 1988-2002 (6); Catherine Young, undated (2); Gary Young, undated (2)
Box 8, Folder 11Carl Zahn, 1981-2004 (37)
Box 8, Folder 12Unidentified: Carol and Len, undated (2); another Carol, undated (1); Chase, 1947 (1); Derda, 1998 (1); Donis, 1949 (3); Emily, undated (1); Gary, Mary, Billy and Ty, undated (1); Gin (?), undated (1); Ginny P., 2003 (1); Gwen and Jerry, 1996 (1); Irene and Victor, 2000 (1); Jane and Al, undated (1); Karen, 2005 (1); another Karen, undated (1); Lex, Carla, Alex, undated (1); Lindsay (tenant at 48 Mount Vernon St.), n.d. (3); Lois, undated (1); Marg and Bill, 1976 (1); Marge, undated (1); Meryl and Rich, undated (1); Nan (1); Nancy, undated (1); Nathan, n.d. (1); Pamela, n.d. (1); S and LAS, undated (1); Sam (1); Sikt (2); Susie, 1999 (1); Ulysses, 1948 (1); W.U. L. (1); 2 anonymous
Box 8, Folder 13Various birthday cards

Subseries C: Others to Others

Box 8, Folder 15Frank Kefferstan to Jorgen Adamsen (1977); Frank Kefferstan to Grampy, undated; Frank Kefferstan to Mary Lou, undated; Frank Kefferstan to Larry Kefferstan, 1975; Dr. Frank Sheddan to Frank Kefferstan, 1953; Verna Cronan to Frank Kefferstan, n.d.; Dorothy and Stanley to Frank Kefferstan, n.d.; Ken and Ginny Browne to Frank Kefferstan, n.d.; Emily to Frank Kefferstan, undated; Richard to John [Kefferstan], undated; John Kefferstan to Chip (Nathan Cutler), 1977; John Kefferstan to Grandfather, 1980; John Kefferstan to Ms. Sherwin, 1990; John Kefferstan to Helen, 1994; Larry Kefferstan to John Kefferstan, 1973 and 2003; Ray Conant to Elfrieda Pedrick, 1937; Dr. Arthur J. Tremblay to Elfrieda Pedrick, 1937; Helen to Elfrieda Pedrick, 1937; Eva M. to Elfrieda Pedrick, undated; Nat to Anne Pedrick, 1937; Bloopie to Anne Pedrick, 1937; Frank Abdo to L.D. Pedrick, 1937; Richard Pedrick to Maj. General Sheng-Tao Yu, 1996
Box 8, Folder 16Sally to Clem and Calef [Brown], 1967; Don Junkins, Director of the Graduate Writing Program at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst to Barry Spacks, MIT, 1972; Robert Bagg to Barry Spacks, 1972; Anne Stevenson to Nadya Aisenberg, Rowan Tree Press, 1981; Chris Demarest to Nadya Aidenberg, Rowan Tree Press, 1982; Marie Harris to Ken Wiggin, New Hampshire State Library (recommending that Jean Pedrick’s archive be housed in the Living Archive he initiated there), n.d. but probably early 1990s; Marie Harris to various friends of Jean, 2000; Lizzie [Knies?] to Marie Harris, 1994; Fiona Macrae, Graywolf Press to Marie Harris, July 31, 1995 re Pedrick’s book Family Matters; Jessie Lendennie, Kathy Solomon (Salmon Press, Ireland), and Karen Kilcup to Marie Harris, 1999-2000; New Hampshire Writers’ Project (Katie Goodman, Executive Director) to Charles Pratt and Cicely Buckley, 2003; Kathleen Aguero to L.R. Berger and Marie Harris, 2005

Series 2: Manuscripts, 1938-2005

(16 boxes)

Subseries A: Published Poetry

Box 9
Box 9, Folder 1Let’s Eat The Children (1972)

Page proofs of Pedrick’s contributions to the anthology. Contains the poems: “Hot Moon”; “Death in America”; “Buck and Wing”; “Wooden Toys”; “Rerun: Casablanca”; “I Knew Someday This Rubber Stamp Would Come in Handy”; “The Last To Go”; “Solstice” and “The Crone”. Also contains eight drafts of the poem that eventually became “Death in America,” but which started life as “John Chapman” and then became “Appleseed” and drafts of most of the poems listed above

Box 9, Folder 2Wolf Moon (1974): Page proofs
Box 9, Folder 3Final draft of book

Contains the following poems: “Wolf Moon”; “Werewolf”; “The Match Girl”; Guerrilla Attack: New Hampshire”; “Snow Moon”: “Earthworm”; “Worm Moon”; “Inchworm”; “Vampire”; “Crucifixus”; “The Tomb”; “Egg”; “Pink Moon”; “Fleur-de-Lis”; “Flower Moon”; “Hot Moon”; “Buck and Wing: Wooden Toys”; “Buck Moon”; “The Stag At Eve”; “Sturgeon Moon”; “Harvesting The Attic”; “Harvest Moon”; “The Hunted”; “Horn”; “Hunter’s Moon”; “Beaver Moon”; “Pathetic Fallacy”; “Cold Moon” and “The White City” (omits “Moon River,” which did not appear in the published version of the book)

Box 9, Folder 4Draft of book (still contains “Moon River”)
Box 9, Folder 5Draft of book
Box 9, Folder 6Draft of book
Box 9, Folder 7Draft of book
Box 9, Folder 8Drafts of various poems including multiple drafts of the sections of “The Attic” (later “Harvesting The Attic”): “A Box of Death”; “Mouse Mother”; “Made Things”; “Born Things”; “Cakewalk”; “Paper Poem”; “Porcelain Glass” and “Evictus”
Box 9, Folder 9The Year of The Moons (early draft of Wolf Moon)
Box 9, Folder 10Pride & Splendor (Stolz und Pracht) (1976): Galleys

Contains the following poems: “Prologue: Home”; “The Cage”; “Food”; “Her Garden”; “Little Girls Dream”; “Produce Scale”; “Lithograph”; “The House in the Garden”; “The Garden in the House”; “Thumbelina”; “Waltzing”; “Wilting”; “Great Swelling Things”; “Maples”; “Kohlrabi: An Introduction”; “The Motor Car”; “Women Talking”; “Riddles”; “Star”; “The Red and Black”; “Her Cinder Story”; “Hats”; “The Other Pictures in her House”; “Tales”; “Her Songs”; “Her Proverbs”; “Her Admonitions”‘ “Her Superstition”; “Rites”; “Crowning Glory”; “Her Remedies”;”My Remedies”; “Accidents”; “Own Dead”; “Medical History”; “Calling Home”; “Hans and the Erlkönig”; “Cataracts” “Cronies”; “The Labyrinth”; “The Spinoff Dream”; “The River Twice”; “Clown-Philosopher”; “Passports: (1891 or 92); (1902); (1943); (1976),” and “Epilogue: Making the Skeleton”

Box 9, Folder 11Gaudy Book (1979) (chapbook)

Drafts of some poems; earlier draft of book titled Rereading Gaudy Night and letter of response from Barry Spacks, MIT dated March 8, 1977

Box 9, Folder 12Saints (1980) (chapbook)

Draft of book submitted to Sylvia Plath Poetry Contest. Contains the following poems: “Agnes”; “Anthony”; “Blaise”; “Catherine”; “Christopher”; “Dunstan”; “Fiacre”; “Hilarion”; “John, Baptist”; “Jude”; “Mary Magdalene”; “Nicholas”; “Patrick,” and “Valentine”

Box 9, Folder 13Drafts of various poems
Box 9, Folder 12Greenfellow (1981): Page proofs
Box 9, Folder 13Draft of Greenfellow

Contains the following poems: “prologue”; “tinker’s dam”; “mardi gras”; “the tanner”; “dirge”; “rags”; “for rose peach lafayette”; “I have not done”; “real estate”; “four buildings box the square”; “cuckolding you”; “words”; “them”; “I walked in the park and saw the old”; “possessions”; “children riding geese”; “goose mounted”; “found” “or take a goat”; “dreams of release”; “entering the dark wood”; “the ease of naming horses”; “menfolk”; “willow”; “free advice”; “wands”; “ridden”; “walked”; “the time jacket”; “protest too much”; “untamed women”; “landlock”; “one song”; “now”; “teaching the wheels to sing”; “small boy song”; “big boy aphorisms”; “urchins out of the corner of the eye”; “frizzy bangs”; “cat in a sack”; “moral puzzles”; “the light”; “how to end novels”; “van”; “running out of control in the worst of the snow”; “pink velvet mules”; “the end of it”; “arrangements”; “giselle”; “leavetakings”; “altitude”; “thus jude,” and “one grain”

Box 9, Folder 13
Box 9, Folder 14Drafts of various poems

Three drafts of chapbook and drafts of some of the individual poems. Contains: “An Ordinary, Quiet Town Except For The Glorious Fourth”; “On The Green”; “Baby Parade”; “Color Guard”; “Proud Father”; “Bonfire”; “O Avid Love”; “Cotton Candy Lady”; “Cotillion”; “Roman Candle”; “Not For Money, Not For Love”; “Rides”; “Games of Chance”; “Midway: Thirteen”; “What So Proudly…” and “American Love Song”; see also: Sequences, Section III

Box 10
Box 10, Folder 1To The Ladies of Vienna (1988) (chapbook). Postcards of Egon Schiele paintings; photocopy of chapbook; drafts of poem
Box 10, Folder 2Mitteleuropa (1992) (chapbook)

Reading copy of published book; draft of book; four different color cover mock-ups; letter to and from Small Poetry Press, Oct and Nov 1992. Contains the following poems: “Black Umbrellas, Red Umbrella”; “The Amber Road”; “The Vine”; “Travelling Women”; “In A Cave”; “On The Death of Musicians”; “The Salt Road”; “Marija Says”; “Branko In America”; “Branko At Home”; “The Wedding Platter”; “Peachblow”; “The Bear’s Egg”; “Summer Dreams”; “The Orphans of Romania”; “Crushed Velvet”; “For The Questions of Little Children,” and “You Vedran Smailovic”

Box 10, Folder 3Drafts of various poems
Box 10, Folder 4Draft of "Bos, Bovis" (1993) (chapbook)

Contains the following poems: “Aubade”; “Myself, At Least”; “Woodlore”; “Head of Cattle”; “Here”; “Mysteries of Childhood”; “Agricola”; “Waterwheel”; “Learn To Do Well”; “Some Characteristics, Kinds and Names of Neat Stock”; “Calf Love: An Idyll”; “The Taking of the Herds”; “Hayshakers,” and “Symbiosis”

Box 10, Folder 5Drafts of poems
Box 10, Folder 6Beach Light (1994) (chapbook): Galley proof and draft of book

Contains the following poems: “My Father’s Harbor”; “Landlocked”; “Certain Mornings”; “Castlemakers”; The Healing Strand”; “Fog at Long Sands”; “For A Man Actually Named Bill Bailey”; “The Day At The Beach”; “The Breakfast Crowd at Dunkin Donuts Discusses The Corpse On The Beach”; “Of Salt”; “The Strip”; “Drowning in Wisdom”; “Bailing Song”; “Shelling,” and “Let Me Be”

Box 10, Folder 7Three drafts of book
Box 10, Folder 8Drafts of individual poems
Box 10, Folder 9Individual poems submitted for magazine publication
Box 10, Folder 10The World of Grey and The Man in the Picture (2001) (chapbook)

The book contains the following poems: The World of Grey: “Sounds”; “Rainy Nights”; “The Dying”; “Ashes”; ” The World of Grey”; “Mourning Dove”; “Classic”; “Tarmac”; “Fog at Long Sands”; “Jugs Found Here”; “Some Cats”; “Grey Linen,” and “Fog”

The Man in the Picture: “At the British Museum: Bog Man”; “At the Carnival, 1 and 2″; “Winter, This City”; “At the Cockfights, 1 and 2″; “Falling Off the Roof”; “Here”; “Skippers”; “St. Neot”; “Mentor”; “Ovid: The Danube Delta”; “At the Albertina”; “Origins of an Acquisitor”; “The Eye of Potemkin”; “Ave Atque Vale,” and “Exposure.”

Drafts of poems, A

Box 10, Folder 11Drafts of poems, C-L
Box 10, Folder 12Drafts of poems, M-Z
Box 10, Folder 13Catgut (2003)

Pedrick’s reading copy of book. Contains the following poems: “I. The Horribles Parade”; “II. Catgut” (includes: “Catgut”; “Morning”; “Doll Drowning”; “Jack, Jack, Jack”; “Sun Days”; “Sneakers”; “Making Money”; “Art”; “Boat Time”; “Following the Goat”; “Falling Off The Roof”; “Elizabeth Tarbell Tucker”; “The Tooth,” and “Walking Through Town”); “III. Perdu” (includes: “Perdu”; “News From Home”; “Horse Latitudes”; “Sounds”; “Flares”; “Nets”; “Death of a Noted Artist”; “BailingPush/Pull”; “The Idolators”; “Spanish Cream”; “I Read in Books about Old Ways”; “‘A woman who takes a paste…’”; “Nolan, Crying,” and “Silks”); “IV. St. Elmo’s Windlass” (includes: “Catgut II”; “Sea Change”; “On the Preservation of Lies”; “Beached”; “The Walking Tour”; “Pleasure Boats 1″; “Pleasure Boats 2,” and “St. Elmo’s Windlass”

Box 10, Folder 14Final proof (May 13, 2003)
Box 10, Folder 15Proof (May 7, 2003)
Box 10, Folder 16Proof (April 8, 2003)
Box 11
Box 11, Folder 1Draft of book
Box 11, Folder 2Draft of book
Box 11, Folder 3Draft of book
Box 11, Folder 4Draft of book
Box 11, Folder 5Drafts of poems, A-E
Box 11, Folder 6Drafts of poems, F-M
Box 11, Folder 7Drafts of poems, N-R
Box 11, Folder 8Drafts of poems, S-Z
Box 11, Folder 9Music From A Farther Room or Prufrock’s Peach (2005) (chapbook)

Draft of book, 2005. Contains the following poems: “In the Beginning”; “Talk”; “The End of the Evening”; “The Peach Itself”; “Disturbed Water”; “What’s in a name -1″; “She, Walking”; “What’s in a Name -2″; “In the Garden”; “Interior Dialogue”; “O Tempora, O Mores”; “The Excoriation”; “Mummy”; “Flying to Roger”; “Chez Roger”; “Gateway Dreams”; “The Objective Correlative”; “Getaway,” and “The Ascension”

Box 11, Folder 10Draft of book submitted to chapbook contest, 2001
Box 11, Folder 11Draft of book from 2002
Box 11, Folder 12Draft of book from 2002
Box 11, Folder 13Draft of book from 2002
Box 11, Folder 14Draft of book from 2002
Box 11, Folder 15Draft of book from 2002
Box 11, Folder 16Drafts of poems, A-H
Box 11, Folder 17Drafts of poems, I-Z
Box 12
Box 12, Folder 1Magazine publications
  • An Ear To The Ground: An Anthology, University of Georgia, n.d. (contains “Redlight”)
  • Antioch Review, Winter 1963-1964 (contains “Winner Take Nothing”)
  • The Atlantic, Feb 1949 (contains “For Any Two People”)
  • Beacon Hill News, Oct 1979 (contains “Glad Rags”); Feb 1982 (contains “To A Dead Friend”); April 1982 (contains “I walked in the park and saw the old”); April 1985 (contains “Possum” and “White Gloves”); Dec 1985 (contains “The Way to the Bargain Basement” and “Street Floor”); undated issue (contains “The Premise”; “Show Window”; “Culling The Herd” and “The Overcoat”)
  • Boston, June 1966 (contains “Sailors Can’t Swim”); Sept 1966 (contains “Boston, Key West, Boston”), and April 1968 (contains “In Lieu”)
Box 12, Folder 2Magazine publications
  • Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine, Nov 23, 1969 (contains “Monkey Puzzle”)
  • Compass Rose, White Pines College, Chester NH, 1997 Vol. II No. 1 (contains “Sneakers”) and 2001 Vol. IV No. 1 (contains “Water”)
  • Country Journal, June 1993 (contains “Here”)
  • Dark Horse, Winter/Spring 1981 (contains “Sneakers”)
  • Encounter, Aug 1971 (contains “The Match Girl”)
Box 12, Folder 3Magazine publications
  • Green House, Summer 1977 (contains “Museum”); undated issue (contains “The Ball,” “Hugh,” “Myopia,” and “I Have Seen Two” (from The Fox)
  • Harper’s Magazine, Oct 1955 (contains “It’s Your Ego But It’s My Id”); April 1956 (contains “If You Have An Appointment For April Break It”); Aug 1956 (contains “Hey, Who Put This Hoofprint on the Counterpane?”) and Sept 1997 (contains “The End and The Beginning”)
  • Holten, Holten High School, Danvers, MA, Feb 1938 (contains the poems “Friends,” “My Heart Has A Song,” “Locket,” “Poor Business Man,” “Gypsy Song,” “One Sunday Afternoon,” “An Old Peasant Woman” and “On [sic] Old Peasant Man”)
  • The Journal of Kentucky Studies, Sept 1987 (contains “The Frogs,” “Painting Icons,” “Ecce Homo,” “Beals,” “K is for Kristos,” “Untitled,” “Little Jesus of San Miguel de Allende,” “Bread of Faith” and “The Sheerness”) and Sept 1991 (contains “Woodlore,” “Calf Love, An Idyll” and “Mysteries of Childhood”)
Box 12, Folder 4Magazine publications
  • The Little Magazine, Fall 1970 (contains “The Stag At Eve,” “The Feast” and “Mammy”) and Winter 1970-1971 (contains “Recessional”)
  • The Massachusetts Review, Fall 1959 (contains “Identification”) and Summer 1960 (contains “The Lobster Pound”)
  • Matrix, Aug 1990 (contains “The Taking of the Herds”) and Sept 1990 (contains “The Sure Way To Long Life and Happy Song”)
  • Michigan Quarterly Review, Spring 1966 (contains “Now That My West End Has Gone”)
Box 12, Folder 5Magazine publications
  • The New-England Galaxy, Spring 1967 (contains “Finders Keepers”)
  • The New Renaissance, Fall 1968 (contains “No Vacancy” and “Always Young Girls Dream of Horses”) and Dec 1969 (contains “Chemin-de-Fer”)
  • New York Herald Tribune, June 5, 1965 (contains “Ante Meridian”) and undated (mid-1960s) (contains “Penance”)
  • The New Yorker, March 12, 1960 (contains ” The Old Conjuror,” “Song For Lyres,” “The Monkey,” “Pêchez La Femme” and “Chansonnette”)
Box 12, Folder 6Padan Aram, March 1977 (contains “Tinker’s Dam)

Penumbra, Summer 1979 (contains “Giselle” and “The Light”) and 1983 (contains “Strawberry Hill”)

Poetry, June 1962 (contains “The Long Season”)

Prairie Schooner, Fall 1963 (contains “Cowardice makes A Conscience For Us All”)

Box 12, Folder 7Magazine publications
  • Rivendell, Spring 2004 (contains “The Horribles Parade,” “Catgut,” “Sneakers,” “Art” and “Nets,” as well as a 17 page interview with Jean Pedrick and a two page essay by Elizabeth Knies entitled “Mondays At Skimmilk Farm”)
  • Rushlight, Wheaton College, May 1940 (contains “Immortals To Be”); March 1941 (contains “Query” and “Duet”), and Oct 1942 (contains “Elegy” and “Earthbound”)
  • The Saturday Review of Literature, July 27, 1946 (contains “For What Were Hopyards Meant”)
  • Sojourner, June 1990 (contains “Head of Cattle”)
  • Southern Poetry Review, Spring 1989 (contains “Hospital Visitors”)
  • Stone Soup, June 1972 (contains “Easter Poem”)
Box 12, Folder 8Magazine publications
  • United Church Herald, Aug 1968 (contains “At The Carnival: Sandown, N.H.”); Christmas 1968 (contains “Open House For Angels”), and Aug 1971 (contains “Intensive Care”)
  • Virginia Quarterly Review, Spring 1962 (contains “Going To Get May In” and “The Dead Boats”)
  • Wheaton College Alumnae Magazine, Aug 1974 (contains “Hot Moon” and “Worm Moon”)
  • Women Poems, III, n.y. (contains “The Painter’s Devil and the Beach at Night”) and IV, n.y.(contains “her Admonitions”)
  • Women’s Review of Books, July 2000 (contains “The Seal” and “The Twin”)
Box 12, Folder 9Magazine publications
  • Yankee, Sept 1961-Sept 1962
  • Sept 1961 (contains “The Funeral Pyre For Shelley”)
  • Oct 1961 (contains “Salt Marsh Land”)
  • Nov 1961 (contains “Locks Laugh At Lovesmiths” and manuscript drafts)
  • Dec 1961 (contains “A Christmas Blessing”)
  • March 1962 (contains “Lullaby”)
  • April 1962 (contains “City People”)
  • May 1962 (contains “Suicide”)
  • Sept 1962 (contains “Telling Time By Night”)
Box 12, Folder 10Magazine publications
  • Yankee, March 1963-April 1964
  • March 1963 (contains “The Fifth Season”)
  • April 1963 (contains “The Plaster Venus de Milo”)
  • May 1963 (contains “The Game”)
  • June 1963 (contains “Amphibians”)
  • Sept 1963 (contains “For James Thurber”)
  • Feb 1964 (contains “Love is a Good Cook”)
  • April 1964 (contains “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik”)
Box 12, Folder 11
  • Magazine publicationsYankee, Feb 1965-Oct 1967
  • Feb 1965 (contains “Song”)
  • March 1965 (contains “Riding Around”)
  • May 1965 (contains “Before The Beginning of Words and Above Their Meaning”)
  • July 1965 (contains “Measuring”)
  • Aug 1965 (contains “Painting Lesson”)
  • Sept 1965 (contains “Knowing”)
  • Oct 1965 (contains “These Leaves That Fall”)
  • Jan 1966 (contains “Welcome Sampler”)
  • Sept 1966 (contains “Relating”)
  • April 1967 (contains “The Pilgrim”)
  • Oct 1967 (contains “Minor Key”)
Box 12, Folder 12Magazine publications
  • Yankee, Aug 1968-Nov 1987
  • Aug 1968 (contains “The Young in Marblehead”)
  • Nov 1968 (contains “A Populace of Snow”)
  • June 1970 (contains “Squatter’s Rights”)
  • Nov 1971 (contains “Credo”)
  • April 1974 (contains “The Apple People”)
  • July 1983 (contains “The Country House”)
  • July 1986 (contains “Dies Irae”)
  • Sept 1987 (contains “The Isle I Love”)
  • Nov 1987 (contains “A Song of Thanks For Wooden Things”)
  • April 1988 (contains “There You Are”)
  • Jan 1993 (contains “In The Picture”)
  • Nov 1994 (contains “Redoing The Little Hall For The Bicentennial Open House”)
  • undated issue Nov 1987 (contains “Roots of Love”)
Box 12, Folder 13Individual poem drafts: “Across A Table”; “Ante Meridian”; “Boston, Key West, Boston”; “Chansonnette”; “Chemin-de-Fer” (6 drafts); “Cowardice Makes A Conscience For Us All”; “The Dead Beats”; “Easter Poem” and “Eight Poems: Painting Icons, Ecce Homo; Beals; K is For Kristos; untitled; The Little Jesus of San Miguel de Allende; Bread of Faith and The Sheerness”
Box 12, Folder 14Individual poem drafts: “The Feast”; “Finders, Keepers”; “For Any Two People”; “For James Thurber”; “For What Were Hopyards Meant; “The Frogs” (3 copies); “Giselle”; “Going To get May In”; “Hey, Who Put This Hoofprint on the Counterpane?”; “Horn”; “Hospital Visitors”; “Identification”; “If You Have An Appointment For April Break It”; “In Lieu”; “Intensive Care” and “It’s Your Ego But It’s My Id”
Box 12, Folder 15Individual poem drafts: “The Light”; “The Lobster Pound”; “Locks Laugh At Lovesmiths”; “The Long Season”; “Mammy”; “Monkey Puzzle”; “No Vacancy”; “Now That My West End is Gone”; “The Old Conjuror”; “Old Man: Ferris Greenslet”; “Open House For Angels” (also known as “Angels For Christmas”
Box 12, Folder 16Individual poem drafts: “Pêchez La Femme”; “Penance” (3 copies); “The Pilgrim”; “Redlight”; “Recessional”; “Sailors Can’t Swim”; “The Seal”; “Song”; “The Stag At Eve”; “The Sure Way To Long Life and Happy Song”; “The Twin” and “Worm Moon”

Subseries B: Unpublished Poetry Books

Box 12, Folder 17Unpublished Poetry Books: Various (Juvenilia and Early Poems, 1950s-1960s)

“Ambitions of A Small Town Girl”; “The Beggar”; “Conceit Ends Up in the Roasting Pan”; “Dear Eleanor, How Funny!!”; “The Discontented Scholar”; “Dreaming”;”Fiat Lux”; “The Flaming West”;”It Was A very Funny Thing”; “Memorial Day”; “Music ‘Round and ‘Round”; “My Puppy”; “Native Girl”; “Nephew’s Failure”; “The Null”; “A Poet Takes Something That’s Real Unromantic”; “Radio”; “Sworn Off”; “Tobogganning Party I and II”; “Trouble Enough”; “Twas The Night Before Christmas”; “The Vagabond”; “The Voice”‘ “Who”; “Winter is Coming” and two fragments

Box 12, Folder 18“Old Poems ca. ’50′s” (letter from MCA Artists, Ltd, Agency dated April 21, 1958 included):
  • “The Children Up in Marblehead”; “Christmas 1958″; “For Mac The Knife”; “Hanging Over”; “I am a foundling wrapped in pink”; “July”; “Love me, but lightly”; “Made in Japan”; “Sitting Up With A Sick Friend”; “The Torch Singer”; “The Very Last Poem About Herons”‘ “We told and scolded the kitty time and again,” and “Wool Gathering”
  • Poems from 1953 that Clementine Brown found in her attic and sent to Pedrick in 1980: “Farther Than The Forest”; “For A Young Widow”‘ “Song For Tomorrow”; “Tra La La” (by Enfield Winpoop) and “Retrisoect” (?)
Box 13
Box 13, Folder 1The Costly Hours and Other Poems. Draft of book.

Contains 40 poems, many that were published individually. Contents as follows:

Section I: The Costly Hours:

  • “Locks Laugh At Lovesmiths”; “It’s Your Ego But It’s My Id”; “Chansonnette”; “Hey, Who Put This Hoofprint on the Counterpane?”; “Solomon’s Song”; “If You Have An Appointment for April Break It”; “The Old Conjuror”; “You’re As Safe in Sodom As Home In Your Own Bed”; “Identification”; “Composed Lines Between Vienna and Budapest”; “The Costly Hours”; “A Song For Lyres, Liars”; “Reprise” and “Pêchez La Femme”

Section II: The Six Times of the Year:

  • “Let Us In April Have A Yellow Room”; “Going To Get May In”; “The New Year Is In Autumn, Followed By The Day of Atonement”; “Indian Summer”; “A Christmas Blessing” and “New Year’s”

Section III: Songs:

  • “Suicide”; “Melrose Street”; “The Witch”; “The Game”; “Farther Than The Forest”; “Emily Dickinson’s Garden”; “”Who Hears The Fishes When They Cry?”"; “Amphibians”; “The Lobster Pound”; “Ocean Avenue”; “For Any Two People”; “Three Penny Songs”; “Dead Boats”; “The Fifth Season” and “The Gypsies”
  • Section IV: The Losers:
  • “The Orphan”; “The Virgin”; “The Widow” and “The Artist”
Box 13, Folder 2The Costly Hours and Other Poems. Drafts of poems.
Box 13, Folder 3Individual poems, 1959-1963:
  • “An Anthem Now”; “Bill”; “We take, that we go forward to life”‘ “The Carnival at Sandown”; “Coffee-Housing”; “The Commission”; “For The Sake Of, For The Want Of”: Gotterdämmerung”; “It’s a strange country”‘ “A Lady Hurrying”; “Measuring, Knowing, & Relating”; “Old Voices, New Songs”; “Poet’s Theatre”; “The Printer’s Devil and the Beach At Night”; “Stuart Hero, an old Sophomore”; “When Beggars Die”; “The Young The Arrogant The Fair”
Box 13, Folder 4Poems (dated 1963):

“The Aerial Act”; “After Such Incite, What Forgiveness”; “All That There Can Be A Man Shows Clear”; “Blue Eyes, Blue Skies”; “The Boarder”; “Broken Engagements”; “Confidence is a Passport”; “The Day My Dragon Went Dry” (also known as “On Top of It”); “De Profundis”: “Diagnosing”; “Die kluge Hühne gehen auch in Nestle”; “Doors”; “The Double Standard”; “The Fast Life of Near Starvation”; “The Feast”; “The Five O’Clock Man”; “A Fugue For Strings”; “A Golden Treasury”; “I Have No Bed”; “If I Write You A Love Song”; “Now that my West End is Gone”‘ “Old Man”; “Old Romantics Never Die; They Just Transfigure”; “Old Voice, New Songs”; “On Investing For Growth and Appreciation”; “Pictures Found in a Book”; “The Red Camellia”; “The Rendezvous”; “The Rule of Husband”; “The Sitting”; “The Spectrum”; “Squatters Rights”; “This Honor, Manhood”; “This is Idealization? I see”; “Under The Greenwood Tree”‘ “Vor seiner Tür ein Bäuerlein sass”

Box 13, Folder 5Assorted Duplicate Poems, 1960s – “Old Potential Retrievables”, A-O:

“At The Lab”; “The Belt”; “Blue”; “Calling Home”; “Clowning”; “The Country House”; “Dependency”; “Egon Schiele, When”; “For A Cure of Souls”; “For The Sake Of”; “Foreshadow”; “Freds”; “A Fugue For Strings”: “Hanging Up”; “Harvard Square: Impressions”; “The Hauntings”; “Heldenleben (Hero Life); “How Many Miles From Boston-Town?”; “I call to remembrance my song”; “Juice”; “Kiss My Hand”; “Letter To Nancy in Tucson”; “Man-Made Objects and the Works of the Lord”; “A Matter of Life and Death”; “Nyhavn” and “Of Havilland and Lilac”

Box 13, Folder 6Assorted Duplicate Poems, 1960s – “Old Potential Retrievables”, P-Z:

“The Printer’s Devil and the Beach at Night”; “Promenade”; “Railing Toward Byzantium”; “Red”; “Rubaiyat I”; “Rubaiyat II”; “Rubens, Two Satyrs”; “The Runaways”; “Silverball”; “Sling Shot”; “Time”; “To Jean Pedrick On The Occasion of her Birthday”; “The Tower”; “Tuesday Grease”; “Under The Greenwood Tree”; “Variations”; “Walpurgisnacht”; “Where Are The Boys”; “Who Giveth This Woman?”; “The Working Cat (for Blackberry)”; “The Worming” and “Yellow”

Box 13, Folder 7The Book of Nines (1960s)

Draft of section 1: Summer Boarders: “Diagram”; “Kennebunkport”; “The Ferryman”; “Creatures: Gulls”; “Creatures: Starfish”; “Migraine”; “Learning To Dive From Dick Sawyer”; “Visitations”; “The Catch” and “Kerosene”; Another draft of same

Box 13, Folder 8Drafts of poems for The Book of Nines:

“Another Place”; “The Babies”;”The Babies II”; “The Bones of Little Boys”; “The Catch”; “Closed Coffins”; “Diagram”; “Disappearing Rings”; “The Dream”; “Fabliaux”; “Growing Apart”; “Hotel Tivoli”; “How To Have a Crush”; “Kerosene”; “The Leper Colony”; “Looking At Life”; “Nines”; “Kennebunkport”; “Sneakers”; “Sophomere I”; “Sophomore II”; “Soughs By The Bank”; “Three”; “Toying”; “Visitations”; “The Watershed” and “Winter in Vienna”; Another draft of same

Box 13, Folder 9Flower Safety (1960s)

Draft of book. Contains the following poems: “Adultery”; “The Aerial Act”; “The Bridge of Dreams”; “Carnival”; “Cherry-Ripe”; “Clowning”; “Connection”; “A Correspondence of Smoke”; “Creation of Man”; “The Dead Princess Sings”; “Dear If I Wake”; “Dedication”; “Die kluge Hãhne gehen auch in Nestle”; “The Double Standard”; “A Dream of Wisdoms”; “Dream, spend, release. I am your ease”; “The Expulsion”; “The Fast Life of Near Starvation”; “The Five O’Clock Man”; “The Haunted Fens of Love”; “Hes”; “I Have Your Portrait Painted Twice”; “The Last Bastion”; “Love, I’m so sick of shame”; “Loving and Being/Being and Becoming”; “The Madhouse Passion”; “Mea Culpa Mea Culpa Tua Maxima Culpa”; “The Productive Kind”; “Reverence For Life”; “The Rule of Husband”; “Shes”; “Sometimes I wonder if you have been waiting”; “Song”; “Strange Bedfellows”; “Strange Gatherings”; “Tension is anyway a Tie”; “Thirty-Nine”; “Valour is the Better Part of Discretion”; “Your Name”

Box 13, Folder 10Another draft of book. This version contains these additional poems:

“A Birthday Card”; “A Birthday Party”; “Coque d’Or”; “If I Write You A Love Song”; “If I Write and You Don’t Answer, I Must Write Another Way”; “Listen, they are playing our song”; “Making”; “The Rendezvous”; “Sauve Qui Peut”; “Stone Down The Poems From My Trees”; “This Honor, Manhood” and “Two Very Oral Songs” but omits “A Correspondence of Smoke”; “Dedication”; “The Double Standard”; “The Five O’Clock Man” and “The Rule of Husband”; Includes copies of letters written by Pedrick to “Bud” (Alfred Nash Patterson) found with the manuscript. Originals are with correspondence above.

Box 13, Folder 11Typescript of book.

This version contains the additional poems: “Hosanna I Build A House”; “Intellect Emotion Hunger”; “Love, I have tempted you to no evil”; “Sex After Death”; ” “Vernal Equinox”; “What a funny club-house”; “When I can say”

Box 13, Folder 12Love No Medicine (1968?)

Mss. draft of complete book. Contains the following poems: “Magic: The Old Conjuror”; “Song for Lyres”; “The Monkey”; “Pêchez La Femme”; “Chansonette”; “If You Have an Appointment for April Break It”; “Locks Laugh At Lovesmiths”; “Hey, Who Put this Hoofprint”; “It’s Your Ego but It’s My Id”; “Identification”; “Railing Towards Byzantium”; “Reprise”; “For Any Two People”; “Old Man”; “Primary Triad: Red”; “Yellow”; “Blue”; “Lie-Low: A Baedeker”; “Harvard Square”; “Who Hears the Fishes When They Cry?”; “The Quiet Man”; “Egon Schiele, When”; “The Plaster Venus de Milo”; “The Game”; “Boston, Key West, Boston”; “The Carnival”; “Silverball”; “Winner Take Nothing”; “The Long Season”; “For James Thurber”; “A Fugue for Strings”; “Exorcism”; “The Song of Harlow’s Macaque”; “The Printer’s Devil and the Beach at Night”; “Vernal Equinox”; “A Song in a Gale”; “Look, Love”; “Old Romantics Never Die”; “Hosanna I Will Build A House”; “Recessional”; “The Feast”; “Now That My West End is Gone”; “De Profundis”; “I Have No Bed” and “On Top Of It”

Box 13, Folder 13Incomplete draft of book with emendations
Box 13, Folder 14Incomplete draft with some revisions that lead towards later versions of the book:

Revised table of contents as follows: organizes the first 12 poems into a section titled “Magic,” renames “Primary Triad” as “A Red Camellia,” “Yellow Flowers,” and “Blue-eyes,” changes “Old Romantics Never Die” to “Transfiguration,” “The Carnival” to “At the Carnival: Sandown, N.H.” and “I Have No Bed” to “Central Park.” Missing “Yellow Flowers,” “The Quiet Man,” “A Fugue for Strings,” and “Look, Love”

Box 13, Folder 15Drafts of individual poems
Box 14
Box 14, Folder 1In The New Dark (1969)

Typescript of book, dedicated to William Meredith. Contains the following poems:

Section I. Silverball:

  • “For Any Two People”; “At The Carnival: Sandown, N.H.”; “The Game”; “The Song of Harlow’s Macaque”; “Gauloises”; “Winner Take Nothing”; “A Song in a Gale”; “Silverball”

Section II. Lives:

  • “Old Man: Ferris Greenslet”; “The Printer’s Devil And The Beach At Night”; “Egon Schiele, When”; “Catherine of Russia”; “For James Thurber”; “The Annunciation”; “Ludwig the Virtuous”; “Chemin-de-Fer”

Section III. Magic:

  • “The Old Conjuror”; “Song For Lyres”; “Transference is a Happy Place”; “Pêchez La Femme”; “Chansonette”; “If You Have An Appointment For April Break It”; “Locks Laugh At Lovesmiths”; “Hey, Who Put This Hoofprint on the Counterpane?”; “Reprise”; “Identification”; “The Vocation”

Section IV. In The New Dark:

  • “To A Young Rooster”; “Birds of Passage”; “Rats”; “Always Young Girls Dream of Horses”; “No Vacancy”; “Now That My West End is Gone”; “The First Symptom is the Cold”; “Mammy”; “Intensive Care”; “Recessional”; “The Feast”; “In Lieu”; “In The New Dark”
Box 14, Folder 2Another typescript copy of above
Box 14, Folder 3Carbon copy of earlier draft of book. Slightly different contents from above. Includes “Tod und Verklärung” and omits “Mammy” and “Intensive Care.”
Box 14, Folder 4Drafts of individual poems, A-E, and of the table of contents
Box 14, Folder 5Drafts of individual poems, F-O
Box 14, Folder 6Drafts of individual poems, P-Z
Box 14, Folder 7Draft of book under the title Silverball, with different contents and different order from above. Has some handwritten changes.
  • Includes: “Lie-Low: A Baedeker”; “Transfiguration”; “Harvard Square”; “Exorcism”; “De Profundis”; “Central Park”; “On Top Of It”; “Vernal Equinox”; “Hosanna I Will Build A House”; “Blue-Eyes” and “Chinoiserie”
  • Omits: “Gauloises,” “The Annunciation,” “Chemin-de-Fer,” “The Old Conjuror”; “Song For Lyres”; “Transference is a Happy Place”; “Chansonette”; “If You Have An Appointment For April Break It”; “Locks Laugh At Lovesmiths”; “The Vocation”; “To A Young Rooster”; “Birds of Passage”; “Always Young Girls Dream of Horses”; “No Vacancy”; “The First Symptom is the Cold”; “Mammy”; “Intensive Care”; “In Lieu” and “In The New Dark”; The poem “Rats” is here titled “The Second Society”
Box 14, Folder 8Earlier draft of above
Box 14, Folder 9Partial draft of above
Box 14, Folder 10Partial draft of above
Box 14, Folder 11Drafts of some poems for Silverball:
  • “Chinoiserie” (called “In A Dish Garden” in these drafts); “Ludwig The Virtuous”; “Now That My West Has Gone”; “Old Man”; “The Second Society”; “A Song in a Gale” and “The Song of Harlow’s Macaque”
Box 14, Folder 12Untitled Book (1969?)

Mss. draft of untitled book, sent to an unidentified reader or publisher. Mostly contains poems from The Costly Hours, In The New Dark, and The Old Conjuror period, but also includes the poems “The Children Play a Lawn Game of Statues,” and “Suffer The Children”

Box 14, Folder 13A Requiem for Mutation (1969?)

Draft of early version of what became “Choruses From A Requiem for Changes” in The Old Conjuror. Contains the following poems: “Blessed Are They That Mourn”; “Who goeth forth and weepeth shall return and bring his sheaves with him”; “behold, all flesh is as the grass”; “See How the Husbandman Waiteth”; “Lord, make me to Know, the Measure of my Days”; “verily mankind walketh in a vain show”; “He heapeth up riches, and cannot tell who shall gather them”; “How lovely is thy dwelling place, o Lord of Hosts!”; “My Soul and Body Crieth Out, Yea for the living God”; “Here on earth have we no continuing place”; “We shall All be Changed,” and “Blessed are the Dead”

Box 14, Folder 14Seven Times of the Year (1969?)

Draft of early version of what became The Old Conjuror. Contains a heavily revised work-in-progress table of contents and drafts of the following poems: “Alarum by Clock Radio”; “A Bestiary Song”; “The Dead Boats”; “Emily Dickinson’s Garden”; “The Fifth Season”; “For What Were Hopyards Meant”; Going To Get May In”; “The Gypsy’s Purchase”; “The Lobster Pound”; “Lullaby”; “Melrose St.”; “Midway”; “The New Year Is In Autumn, Followed By The Day of Atonement”; “New Year’s”; “Ocean Avenue”; “The Plaster Venus de Milo”; “Portrait of a Smile”; “Three Penny Songs: 1. Moritat 2. Jenny’s Song 3. Man is not Bad Enough”; “Settlement”; “To a Big Wheel,” and “Who Hears the Fishes When They Cry?”

Box 14, Folder 15The Old Conjuror (1969)

Mss. draft of complete book. Contains the following poems:

Section I: Seven Times of the Year:

  • “Let Us In April Have A Yellow Room”; “Going To Get May In”; “The New Year Is In Autumn, Followed By The Day of Atonement”; “The Salt Marsh Land”; “Indian Summer”; “A Christmas Blessing” and “New Year’s”

Section II: Choruses From A Requiem for Changes:

  • “Who goeth forth and weepeth shall return and bring his sheaves with him”; “behold, all flesh is as the grass”; “verily mankind walketh in a vain show”; “He heapeth up riches, and cannot tell who shall gather them”; “How lovely is thy dwelling place, o Lord of Hosts!”; “Here on earth have we no continuing place”

Section III: Songs and Sad Stories:

  • “The Plaster Venus de Milo”; “Suicide”; “For What Were Hopyards Meant”; “Midway”: “Melrose Street”; “The Witch”; “The Game”; “The Funeral Pyre”; “Emily Dickinson’s Garden”; “Who Hears the Fishes When They Cry?”; “Amphibians”; “The Lobster Pound”; “Ocean Avenue”; “For Any Two People”; “Ante Meridian”; “Telling Time By Night”; “Sailors Can’t Swim”; “Three Penny Songs: 1. Moritat 2. Jenny’s Song 3. Man is not Bad Enough”; “Lullaby”; “The Dead Boats”; “The Fifth Season”; “Settlement”; “To a Big Wheel”; “A Bestiary Song”; “The Libertine”; “Alarum by Clock Radio”; “The Gypsy’s Purchase”; “The Long Season”; “A Dried Arrangement”; “Love is a Good Cook”; “Wingy”; “French Leave”

Section IV: The Old Conjuror:

  • “The Old Conjuror”; “Never Let Me Go”; “Magdalene’s Song”; “Locks Laugh At Lovesmiths”; “It’s Your Ego but It’s My Id”; “Hey, Who Put this Hoofprint on the Counterpane?”; “Solomon’s Song”; “If You Have an Appointment for April Break It”; “You’re as Safe in Sodom as Home in Your Own Bed”; “Identification”; “Transference is a Happy Place”; “A Song for Lyres, Liars”; “Composed Lines between Vienna and Budapest”; “Homesickness”; “The Vocation”; “Reprise”; “Pêchez La Femme”; “Chansonette”

Section V: The Losers:

  • “The Orphan”; “The Virgin”; “The Widow” and “The Artist”
Box 14, Folder 16Shorter draft of book. Contains only four sections with the following titles:

I: The Old Conjuror; II: Choruses from a Requiem for the Changed; III: Cheap Songs, Sad Tales, and Drumrolls for a Naked Lady, and IV: The Losers

Box 15
Box 15, Folder 1The Old Conjuror: Incomplete draft of book
Box 15, Folder 2The Old Conjuror: Drafts of miscellaneous poems
Box 15, Folder 3No Vacancy (1971):

Draft of book submitted to Northeastern University for its poetry series. Contains the following poems:

  • “For Any Two People”; “At The Carnival: Sandown, N.H.”; “The Game”; “Pêchez La Femme”; “Identification”; “A Song In A Gale”; “For James Thurber”; “Always Young Girls Dream of Horses”; “Monkey Puzzle”; “Rats”; “Intensive Care”; “Now That My West End is Gone”; “The Feast”; “Chemin-de-Fer”; “Mammy”; “Time”; “In The New Dark” and “No Vacancy.” Carbon copy of same.
Box 15, Folder 4The Fox (1979): Drafts of chapbook. Contains the following poems:
  • “The Ball”; “Enter The Terrier”; “‘Gone Away’”; “Gone To Ground”; “Hugh”; “Hunt Breakfast”; “Hunter’s Mass”; “I Have Seen Two”; “The Kill”; “Myopia”; “Stirrup Cup”; “Now That My West End is Gone”; “The Feast”; “Chemin-de-Fer”; “Mammy”; “Time”; “In The New Dark” and “No Vacancy” (some of these poems appeared in Green House). Carbon copy of same.
Box 15, Folder 5Saints Continued (ca. 1980):

Draft of various poems not included in Saints published in 1980. Includes: “Little Slippers of Saint Barbara”; ”Saint Uncumber”; “St. Brigid: Miracel of Cloth”; “SS. Agatha and Lucy”; “The Siblings: SS. Walburga, Willibald and Winebald” and “Ursula”

Box 15, Folder 6Sequences (1984-1987):

Draft of book submitted to the University of Wisconsin Press for consideration for publication. Includes seven sections, or sequences:

Section I: The Fox:

  • “Hunter’s Mass”; “Stirrup Cup”; “‘Gone Away’”; “Enter The Terrier”; “Gone To Ground”; “The Kill”; “Hunt Breakfast”; “The Ball”; “Hugh”; “Myopia” and “I Have Seen Two”

Section II: Come To The Glorious Fourth (An American Love Song):

  • “On The Village Green”; “Baby Parade”; “Color Guard”; “Proud Father”; “Bonfire”; “O Avid Love”; “Cotton Candy Lady”; “Midway: Thirteen”; “Not For Money, Not For Love”‘; “Lawn Party”; “”Roman Candle”; “What So Proudly…” and “American Love Song”

Section III: Isthmus:

  • “Hotel Tivoli”; “Pride of Barbados”; “Honeymoon Flowers”; “Bill Bailey”; “The Leper Colony”; “Sketches”; “Revolutions”; “Banana Aristocracy”; “Steam Shovel Aristocracy”; “Caramel Wind”; “At The Cockfights”; “Looking At Life”; “Goodbye Anita Heary”; “Black Christ, Portobello”

Section IV: Deaf Poems:

  • “Earbox”; “Softshoe”; “Lines”; “Rattler”; “Music of the Spheres” and “The Aviary”

Section V: “Downtown”:

  • “Great Stores”; “Show Window”; “Street Floor”; “White Gloves”; “The Way To The Bargain Basement”; “The Overcoat”; “O, Ladies”

Section VI: “The Inlet”:

  • “Prologue”; “Tree of Death”; “The Body”; “Waking”; “Death Scene”; “At The Harem”; “Devices”; “Mortal Remains”; “Grief”; “Up At The Ruins”; “May Round”; “Accrual”; “The Lightening”; “Letting Go”; “The Inlet”; “There You Are” and “In Praise of the Lord”

Section VII: “Danube”:

  • “Ovid: The Danube Delta”; “Heroes’ Square: The Balkans”; “The Eye of Potemkin”; “Babakai Rock”; “Power and Money in Buda”; Heroes’ Square: Budapest”; For All the Souls of the Artists”; “October, Fog, The Vienna Woods”; “At The Albertina”
Box 15, Folder 7Sequences: Draft of book whose table of contents indicates seven sections, but missing most of the sixth section “The Inlet” and all of the seventh, “Danube”
Box 15, Folder 8Sequences:

Proof draft of book with pencilled corrections. Has five sections, but in a different order than above, as follows:

The Fox & Deaf Poems: (contents as above)

  • Come To The Glorious Fourth (An American Love Song): (The following poems are also included: “An Ordinary Quiet Town Except For The Glorious Fourth”; “Games of Chance”; “Rides” and “Cotillion” (this last changed in pencil to “Lawn Party”); “On The Green” is changed to “On The Village Green”); Isthmus: (contents as above, except includes “For Tenderhearts,” amended to be the second part of “At The Cockfights” and adds the poems “Telling Time in the Bush” and “Barro Colorado”) and Downtown (contents as above with the addition of the following poems: “Possum”; “The Premise”; “Culling The Herd”; “Gallstones” and “Gold Lamé”)
Box 15, Folder 9Sequences: Clean copy of above draft of book but with reordered sections as follows: The Fox; Come To The Glorious Fourth (An American Love Song); Deaf Poems, Isthmus, and Downtown
Box 15, Folder 10Sequences:

Draft of book (now retitled 4 Sequences). Contains a preface and the following four sections: The Fox (contents as above); Deaf Poems (contents as above); Come To The Glorious Fourth (An American Love Song) (contents as above) and Isthmus (contents as above, except the following poems are added: “Transisthmian Highway”; “Wild Canaries”; “Our Oldest Child” and “Carnival, Caranavalito”)

Box 15, Folder 11Sequences: Draft of book (retitled 4 Sequences) submitted to Swallow’s Tale Press in 1984. As above except omits “Transisthmian Highway”; “Wild Canaries”; “Our Oldest Child” and “Carnival, Caranavalito” from the fourth section “Isthmus”
Box 15, Folder 12Sequences: Draft of book with four sections: The Fox; Come To The Glorious Fourth (An American Love Song); Deaf Poems and Downtown
Box 15, Folder 13Sequences: Draft of book (now retitled Great Stores) submitted to the University of Massachusetts Press for consideration for publication in 1986. Includes first five sequences of Folder 8 above.
Box 15, Folder 14Miscellaneous drafts of material for Sequences, including drafts of the section Deaf Poems, the preface of Sequences and the table of contents
Box 15, Folder 15Multiple drafts of the section Isthmus for Sequences
Box 15, Folder 16Multiple drafts of the section Downtown for Sequences
Box 15, Folder 17Draft of The Inlet sent to Jean Burden at Yankee Magazine, March 18, 1987.

Contains the poems: “Prologue”; “Tree of Death”; “The Body”; “Waking”; “Death Scene”; “At The Harem”; “Devices”; “Mortal Remains”; “Grief”; “Up At The Ruins”; “May Round”; “Accrual”; “The Lightening”; “Letting Go”; “The Inlet”; “There You Are” and “In Praise of the Lord”

Box 16
Box 16, Folder 1Drafts of The Inlet. Contain additional poems “Dead and Gone”; “The Rage” and “Easements of Travel”
Box 16, Folder 2Drafts of The Inlet. These omit the three new poems above and “In Praise of the Lord”
Box 16, Folder 3Drafts of individual poems for The Inlet
Box 16, Folder 4Dead and Gone: Early version of The Inlet.

Draft of book containing the following poems: “Accrual”; “At The Harem”; “The Body”; “Dead and Gone”; “Death Scene”; “Devices”; “Easements of Travel”; “Grief”; “In Praise of the Lord”; “The Inlet”; Letting Go”; “May Round”; “Moonlight Behind You”; “Mortal Remains”; “The Rage”; “There You Are”; “Up At The Ruins” and “Waking”

Box 16, Folder 5Dead and Gone: Earlier drafts of book
Box 16, Folder 6Dead and Gone: Drafts of individual poems
Box 16, Folder 7Multiple drafts of the section Danube for Sequences, includes the poem “To The Ladies of Vienna”
Box 16, Folder 8Miscellaneous drafts of poems that appear in Sequences, arranged alphabetically
Box 16, Folder 9To The Ladies of Vienna (1987):

Draft of book submitted to the University of Iowa Press for consideration for the Iowa Poetry Prize. Contains the following sections: “Salt”; “Ice King”; “Danube” and “The Inlet.” Pedrick published the poem “To The Ladies of Vienna” the following year as a chapbook.

Box 16, Folder 10To The Ladies of Vienna: Draft of Ice King submitted to Michael Cuddihy in Sept 1987 for publication consideration as either a chapbook or for Ironwood magazine.
Box 16, Folder 11To The Ladies of Vienna: Drafts of two sections Salt and Danube
Box 16, Folder 12Waking (1988):

Draft of book, signed mss. Contains the following poems: “And You Walk”; “Tree of Death”; “The Body”; “Waking”; “Death Scene”; “At the Harem”; “Devices”; “Mortal Remains”; “Grief”; “Accrual”; “The Lightening”; “Letting Go”; “The Inlet”; “There You Are”; “Ice King”; “Ovid: The Danube Delta”; “The Eye of Potemkin”; “At the Albertina”; “To The Ladies of Vienna”; “The Way It Really Was in the Garden of Eden”; “The Frogs”; “Painting Icons”; “Ecce Homo”; “Beals”; “Untitled”; “The Little Jesus of San Miguel de Allende”; “Bread of Faith”; “The Sheerness”; “Exposure”; “Trinities” and “Who”

Box 16, Folder 13Waking (1988):Draft of book. Contents as above.
Box 16, Folder 14Waking (1988): Draft of book as above
Box 16, Folder 15Waking (1988): Draft of book with some slight pencilled changes
Box 16, Folder 16Waking (1988): Draft of book submitted to the Alabama Poetry Series at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa with letter of rejection
Box 17
Box 17, Folder 1Waking (1988): Draft of book submitted to The Bluestem Awards at Emporia State University, Emporia, KS with letter of rejection, undated
Box 17, Folder 2Waking (1988): Draft of book submitted to University of Georgia Press with letter of rejection, dated February 1989
Box 17, Folder 3Waking (1988): Draft of book submitted to the University of Iowa Press with letter of rejection, dated June 1988
Box 17, Folder 4Pastoral:

Draft of book. Contains the following poems: “Prologue: Dictionary Games”; “Aubade”; “Myself, At Least”; “Woodlore”; “Head of Cattle”; “The Taking of the Herds”; “Here”; “Calf Love: An Idyll”; “Waterwheel”; “Some Characteristics, Kind and Names of Neat Stock”; “Hayshakers”; “Mysteries of Childhood”; “The Flower Farm Cow”; “Pastoral”; Another copy of above

Box 17, Folder 5Pastoral:
  • Earlier draft of book omitting “Calf Love: An Idyll” and replacing it with “Mysteries of Childhood” placed after “The Taking of the Herds”
  • Another draft with both “Calf Love: An Idyll” and “Mysteries of Childhood” included and with handwritten notes and comments
Box 17, Folder 6Pastoral: Drafts of poems included in the book, arranged alphabetically. Also contains some drafts of poems not included in book: “The Big Pumpkin”; “Fun in Syracuse” and “To the Dead”
Box 17, Folder 7Landscape With River and Cows: (earlier (?) draft of Pastoral): Draft of book. Contains all the poems in that version plus the following poems: “Hugh”; “Strawberry Hill”; “Agricola”; and “Learn to Do Well” and as a second section the long pastoral poem “The River” (see below)
Box 17, Folder 8Landscape With River and Cows: Draft of book
Box 17, Folder 9Landscape With River and Cows: Draft of book
Box 17, Folder 10Landscape With River and Cows: Partial draft of book and drafts of some of the poems, including “Strawberry Hill”; “Learn to Do Well”; “Some Characteristics, Kind and Names of Neat Stock” and “The Flower Farm Cow”
Box 17, Folder 11Black Umbrellas, Red Umbrella(1992): Two versions of small booklet (6 x 6″) of this poem that appeared originally in the chapbook Mitteleuropa; paste-up for booklet
Box 17, Folder 12The River (1993): Draft submitted to Pig Iron Press
Box 17, Folder 13The River: Draft submitted to The New Yorker
Box 17, Folder 14The River: Drafts of poem
Box 17, Folder 15New Spring Jacket (1994): Drafts of poem and copies submitted to Mediphors, a literary journal of the health professions
Box 17, Folder 16Still Lives (1994):

Draft of book. Contains the following poems: “I. Something happened, some discovery”; “II. In a Grimalkin’s Castle of the mind”; “III. He got one, the woman”; “IV. At the ball at Grimalkin’s Castle”; “V. Glass, crock, and iron molds”; “VI. The ball didn’t go as planned. When do they ever?”; “VII. A gold and glass clock in which”; “VIII. Edo brought people, too, but rarely”; “IX. Life at Grimalkin’s is greatly enlarged by outdoor fêtes”; “X. Edo, overted, went for pink things”; “XI. “We know this place–”Justin said”; “XII. The game at Grimalkin’s in summer is croquet”; “XIII. Edo brings a mahogany box”; “XIV. The warehouse gang came calling”; “XV. Edo put up draperies”; “XVI. On Midsummer Night the one in red was seen plain”; XVII. “Edo loved mirrors, preferably gold”; “XVIII. Now the breath-stopping time to pack them off to spa”; “XIX. Chased, with garlands, a silver salver”; “XX. Another Glass Night up at Grimalkin’s Castle”; “XXI. A beaded enigma”; “XXII. Jane went on Starwalk”; “XXIII. All Hallows’, he was as determined as ever, would exceed”; “XXIV. In the interests of light: a bronze base”; “XXV. Sometimes, oddly, Edo would see”; “XXVI. Grimalkin sits in the study in the afternoon”; “XXVII. Who is this woman” and “XXVIII. They come, as they come to know, Grimalkin’s circle”

Box 17, Folder 17Still Lives: Draft of book
Box 17, Folder 18Still Lives: Draft of book
Box 17, Folder 19Still Lives: Draft of book
Box 18
Box 18, Folder 1Still Lives: Draft of book
Box 18, Folder 2Still Lives: Draft of book with comments made by Marie Harris, Diane and Charlie
Box 18, Folder 3Still Lives: Draft of book with comments made by Grace Mattern
Box 18, Folder 4Still Lives: Draft of book with comments made by Kay Divant
Box 18, Folder 5Still Lives: Draft of book with comments made by Mimi White
Box 18, Folder 6Still Lives: Draft of book with pencilled changes
Box 18, Folder 7Still Lives: Early draft of book
Box 18, Folder 8Still Lives: Drafts of individual poems
Box 18, Folder 9A Book for Del and Win (1996): Booklet prepared for the 50th wedding anniversary of Margaret Adelle Cogswell Brebner (“Del”) and Winston Prescott Brebner (“Win”) on April 19, 1996
Box 18, Folder 10Family Matters (1996):

Draft of book. Contains the following poems in three sections:

  • Under “Ice King” are the following: 1. The Accidental Child; 2. [note]; 3. First Dwarf Song; 4. Refraction; 5. Second Dwarf Song; 6. [note]; 7. Da; 8. Third Dwarf Song; 9. [note]; 10. The Proselyte; 11. Fourth Dwarf Song; 12. [note]; 13. Herringbone; 14. Fifth Dwarf Song; 15. [note]; 16. Father Refracted; 17. Sixth Dwarf Song; 18. [note]; 19. Gentlemen Callers; 20. Last Dwarf Song; 21. [note]; 22. Bells of York.
  • Under “Beach Light” are the following: My Father’s Harbor; Landlocked; Certain Mornings; The Castlemakers; The Healing Strand; Fog at Long Sands; For a Man Actually Named Bill Bailey; The Day at the Beach; [The Breakfast Crowd at Dunkin Donuts - missing];Of Salt; The Strip; Drowning in Wisdom; Bailing Song; Shelling; The Glass Hunters, and Let Me Be (Let Me Go [sic] in the Table of Contents)
  • Under “Tiffany Nights” are the following: 1. Its top resembling the clôche hat she wore; 2. When you move house; 3. “Are you afraid of the dark?”; 4. Sometimes at the beach; 5. In the next house, I slept with my father’s books; 6. Always, in love, however many times; 7. Some mornings at the ‘Port we were allowed; 8. In the trollings of the night; 9. Now when we get together; 10. Eastport to Block Island; 11. Mother, is it from you I learned; 12. On a dark day the lamp is like
Box 18, Folder 11Family Matters: Another draft. This one contains “The Breakfast Crowd at Dunkin Donuts”
Box 18, Folder 12Family Matters: Draft of book (missing “The Breakfast Crowd at Dunkin Donuts”) submitted to Bluestem Press, with letter of rejection dated May 28, 1996April 19, 1996
Box 18, Folder 13Family Matters: Draft of book (with “The Breakfast Crowd at Dunkin Donuts”) submitted to Graywolf Press, with letter of rejection dated December 10, 1996April 19, 1996
Box 18, Folder 14Family Matters: Drafts of poem “Glass Hunters”
Box 18, Folder 15Family Matters: Three drafts of Ice King section of book
Box 18, Folder 16Family Matters: Early draft of Ice King section of book
Box 18, Folder 17Family Matters: Drafts of individual poems for Ice King section of book, A-F
Box 18, Folder 18Family Matters: Drafts of individual poems for Ice King section of book, G-P
Box 19
Box 19, Folder 1Family Matters: Drafts of individual poems for Ice King section of book, R-Y
Box 19, Folder 2Family Matters: Four drafts of Tiffany Nights section of book
Box 19, Folder 3Family Matters: drafts of poems for Tiffany Nights section of book
Box 19, Folder 4Short Poems (1997):

Privately printed booklet and drafts. Contains: “The Wedding Planter”; “Bad Ends”; “My Remedies”; “St. Patrick”; “Devices”; “There You Are”; “Not For Money”; “O Avid Love”; “All About Adam”; “The Orphans of Romania” and “For the Questions”

Box 19, Folder 5Salt For Welcome (1998): (later version of Family Matters): draft submitted to State Street Press and letter of rejection. Contains three sections – “Ice King”; “Tiffany Nights” and “Beach Light” – as above (Box 18 Folder 5)
Box 19, Folder 6Falling Off The Roof(1998): Homemade booklet (“jpfecit”)with text and photographs. Photocopy of same.
Box 19, Folder 7The Winding (1998): Homemade chapbook (“jpfecit”), five copies, each different and “1 of 1″ with text and photographs. Draft and paste-up for same.
Box 19, Folder 8Easter Animals (1999): Homemade chapbook, three copies, each different and “1 of 1″ with text and decorations by Pedrick. Drafts and paste-up for same. In an edition of six.
Box 19, Folder 9Tiffany Nights (1999): Homemade chapbook (“jpfecit”), two copies, with text and photographs. In an edition of six.
Box 19, Folder 10A Pair of Boots (2000): Homemade booklet, two copies and drafts
Box 19, Folder 11Me and Galahad (2005): various drafts
Box 19, Folder 12Base (undated): Contains drafts of the following poems: “Death in America”; “Salt”; “Sour”: “Sweet”; “Smith”; “The Shoot”; “Wood I”; “Wood II” and “Wood III”
Box 19, Folder 13Calendar (undated): Contains drafts of the following poems: “New Year’s Eve”; “St. Valentine’s Day”: “Ides of March”; “April Fool’s Day”; “May Day”; “Father’s Day”; “July 4″; “August 5″; “Labor Day”; “Hallowe’en”; “Thanksgiving” and “December 25″
Box 19, Folder 14Daring Hero (undated): Multiple drafts of the poem and cover and also “Daring Hero: The Sequel.” May have been intended as a booklet.
Box 19, Folder 15The Meat Weirs (undated):

Multiple drafts of poems. Contains: “Balls”; “Biggirl”; “Cold Grease”; “Don Juan in Boston”; “A Dream of Real and Present Danger”; “Gay”; “The Girls”; “Hang”; “Juice”; “Lonely Christmas”; “Low Tide in the Stinking Flats”; “Nubility”; “The Problem” and “Variations”

Subseries C: Individual unpublished poems (arranged alphabetically)

Box 20
Box 20, Folder 1Individual poems, A-Al:

“About Beauty”; “About Leos”; “Activity”; “Ad Interim Report”; “The Advent”; “After A Close One”; “After Many Deaths in the Family in Quick Succession”; “After Near Death”; “After Such Pleasures”; “After Wedge”; Afternoon”; “Aggregate Druplets” (with “Nonsequitur for Rhymesters”); “Alas, the clean lady is coming”; “Alchemy”; “All Hallow’s Eve”; “All I know” (with “To Edvard Munch” and “Annus Mirabile”); “All in smoke, I’m settling in”; “All Soul’s Eve,” and “Alloy of Bronze and Man”

Box 20, Folder 2Individual poems, Am:

”Amaryllis”; “America On Trial”; “An American Anatomy”; “Amphibian,” and “Amy”

Box 20, Folder 3Individual poems, An:

“And all your beauty no more use shall have”; “And I”; “And in the silence see”; “And O, the amiable Irishman”; “And Then The Windows Failed”; “And what Christians they made”; “Anemia”; “Anne Sexton’s lover’s wife”; “Anna Speaks”; “Anne”; “Anniversary”; “Another Martian”; “Anthropology”; “The ants pick up and take home their dead,” and “Anywhere south”

Box 20, Folder 4Individual poems, Ap-Aw:

”Apiary Behivior (sic)”; “Apprentice System”; “Ars Poetica”; “Art Cold”; “Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section”; “Artifacts”; “As much niacin as six sardines/for Mental Health”; “As though delineated from within”; “Ashes”; “At Night; “At Play Along the Ess Curves”; “At The Crayon Factory”; “At the Crystal ballroom”;”; “At The Love Shack, Redhook, St. Thomas”; “At The Stranger’s Club”; “August 1971, Salem, New Hampshire”; “Aviaries,” and “Awakening”

Box 20, Folder 5Individual poems, Ba-Be:

“B is for Black Jacks”; “The Baby of the Family”; “Bag-flanked Old Girl”; “The Bamboo Library”; “Baptisms”; “Based”; “A Baystate Upbringing”; “The Beautiful Schizoids”; “A bedraggle of burnooses in a puddle”; “Before I Go”; “The Bell Buoy”; “The Beloved”; “The Beloved Returns”; “The Better Halves”; “Between A Rock and A Hard Place,” and “between us” (a fragment)”

Box 20, Folder 6Individual poems, Bi-Bl:

“Big”; “Binary System”; “Biographical Note”; “Birds Are”; “A Birthday Poem”; “Bits and Pieces About Luther”; “The Blank Stare”; “Bloomers”; “Blow Him Out & in”; “Blue Girls”; “Blue Police Light in Brookline”; “The Blush,” and “Blythe spirit”

Box 20, Folder 7Individual poems, Bo-By:

“The Boarder”; “Boat people”; “Bodies remember anniversaries”; “Bois des Iles”; “Born To This”; “Bourbon St.”; “The Bower Inside the House”; “Box”; “Box of Raspberries”; “The Boxes”; “Brahms Before Breakfast”; “Budapest”; “The Builder Sings”; “Builder’s Queen Anne”; “Busy Nights”; “But this, is yes, my world,” and “Bye-Lo”

Box 20, Folder 8Individual poems, Ca:

“Cafe Hour”; “The Cage”; “Calendar Art: Rubens, Two Satyrs”; “Call Me”; “Calling Home”; “Calling Teheran”; “Camel”; “Capture”; “Carefully”; “Carol”; “Cat in a Huff”; “Cat With Cabbage Moth,” and Cataracts

Box 20, Folder 9Individual poems, Ce:

“Celestial Moment”; “Chappy”; “Checking”; “The Child of the Hood”; “The Child is Father to the Man”; “Childhood”; “Children of Chekov”; “Children of the Light”; “The Children Play a Lawn Game of Statues”; “Children Who Came Too Soon”; “Church Thoughts”; “City”; “The Cleaver”; “Clothes,” and “Clytemnestra”

Box 20, Folder 10Individual poems, Co:

”The Cocktail Party”; “Coin of the Realm”; “Color in the Sullen Art”; “Color & Light in Koschka”; “Columbus: 1992″; “Come”; “Come With Me”; “Coming Upon You”; “Comm Ave after Death”; “Commemorative Poem”; “Commital” (sic); “Common Songs”; “Communal Living”; “Considering The Lilies”; “Constable, at the V and A”; “Conversations With Mother”;”The Conversion of England”; “Cooper’s Song”; “The Cordage”: “Correction,” and “The couchant lion ain’t asleep”

Box 20, Folder 11Individual poems, Cr-Cy:

“Crazy Battles”; “Cross Roads”; “Crying”; “The Cultist”; “Curse,” and “Cyrano”

Box 20, Folder 12Individual poems, Da-De:

“Dad”; ; “Dan did not cal”; “Darling”; “Darling”; “Dateline Lendimara”; “Dave the Guesser”; “David Plamer’s Grave; “The Dawn Eaters”; “The Dead”; “The dead are always dearer than the quick”; “Dead Metaphors”; “Deadmen”; “Dear Girl”; “dearest the time they killed”; “Death is the end, but does not end”; “The Death of Chance: A Lych Wake Song”; “Death by Free-Will”; “Deaths at Sea”; “Deathwatch Beetles”; “Defiance”; “Descant”; “The designs unfurl in the genes”; “The desolation always specific,” and “The Development”

Box 20, Folder 13Individual poems, Di-Do:

“Diagnosing”; “Dialog”; “Dialogue”; “The Dictionary Game”; “Did I hear a cat cry?”; “Dies Irae”; “Diminuendo”; “Dirge”; “The Dive”; “Dormouse”; “Do They Invade Our Dreams…”; “Do you see how they do it?”; “Don’t fret about approaching something big & fine”; “Don’t you even remember”; “The Dotted Line”; “The Dove of the Day”; “Dove & Leeches,” and “Down Cudgels”

Box 20, Folder 14Individual poems, Dr-:

”Drawing Houses”; “Dream: 24 September”; “A Dream of Satisfactions”; “A Dream of Separation”; “The Dream” (and “French Book Report”); “Dreaming the Workshop”; “Dry Running”; “Dubliner,” and “Dying Young””

Box 20, Folder 15Individual poems, E:

“Early Frost”; “Earthworm”; “Earwig Gas”; “Ecôle Sante Trinité”; “ectomy”; “Ego Island”; “The Egyptians”; “Der Ehestand”; “Enough of what we did”; “Even here, where I have been serene”; “Eighteen Iroquois Towns”; “Elaine the Fair”; “Elderberry Cordial”; “Elimination of Racism Wherever it Exists and By Any Means Necessary”; “Elixir”; “Elixir of Life”; “Encounter”; “The Encounter”; “An English Lesson for Alfred Patterson”; “Epithalamion for Brenner and Kelli”; “Epithalamium for Mary”; “Escape Literature”; “Essence”; “Et le Nez, et la Tête”; “The Eucalyptus Grove”; “The European Purple Beech Memorial Tree”; “Evening in the Village of Also God”; “Evening Prayer”; “Eviction,” and “Export”

Box 20, Folder 16Individual poems, Fa-Fe:

“Fabergé”; “Fable”; “Fables”; “Facing Up to Reality in Weston, Mass.”; “Faith Healing”; “Fall Cleanings”; “Fans”; “Farm Kitchen”; “Farm Morning”; “The Farm Where Summer Grows”; “The Farmer-Poet and his Dog Read Thoreau”; “Fear of Flying?” (with “Autumn”); “Fervors of Mother Ann Lee,” and “Fever of Unknown Origin”

Box 20, Folder 17Individual poems, Fi-For:

“Fiesta in the Graveyard”; “The First Spring Without You”; “First Wife”; “Fixed – I came to a shore”; “Flirty Eyes”; “Florida Non-Stop”; “Food Tent”; “For Alice Hall”; “For an Endangered Species”; “For Benson and Elaine”; “For Bob”; “For Harris With Love”; “For her colorfast memories”; “For Jørgen Waiting”; “For My Husband”; “For Nicolae”; “For Runaways at Christmas”; “For The Best Cat Entering the Tenth Life”; “For Thirty-Ninth Birthdays”; “For Those in Homey Prisons”

Box 20, Folder 18Individual poems, Forbidden-Fu:

“Forbidden Games”; “Forest Dark”; “A Formal Cycle in Celebration of Alice James”; “Found Poem”; “Fountainpens That Write Under Water”; “Four,” and “Foursquare”; “Fragment”; “Fragments”; “Frances’s Woolens”; “Frank Says”; “Freezedried”; “From Lorca”; “From the body, hands like parentheses”; “From Travel Notes: The Kingpin’s Children,” and “Funeral Music”

Box 20, Folder 19Individual poems, G:

“Galatea”; “The Game”; “The Games”; “The Gap”; “Garden of Dreams”; “The garden of lobster cactus”; “Gates Elm”; “Genes”; “A Gentle Reminder”; “Getting Through January” (with “Le Ballon Rouge,” “Pang,” “The Half Mirror,” and “A Dream of Letters”); “The Gift”; “Gift of the Worm”; “Gifts From the Sea”; “The Girl With the Changeable Eyes”; “Go and tell some people”; “Go Little Book”; “Goethe said”; “Going Up in Smoke and Down the Drain”; “Golf on Television”; “Good, said Raven”; “Goose girl Christmas”; “The Grass”; “Grave Confusion”; “A Great Moment in History”; “Greece: November 1944″; “The Green Kitchen”; Green Light,” and “Gypsy Moth”

Box 20, Folder 20Individual poems, Ha-Hi:

“4 Haiku”; “Hailstorm at Midnight”; “Hamlet’s Advice to the Young”; “The Hammock”; “Hanging on a Limb”; “Happy Anniversary”; “Harmony of the Evening”; “He came from Sulmo between the vivid hills”; “He gardens”; “He has entered the world of silence”; “He is sparing of feelings”; “He sent a bell to call the children in”; “He was named George, actually”; “Heads up!” (with “Poetry is easy”); “Her Hair”; “Here I will set my house, he said”; “The Heart is a Town,” and “Heather” (with “Night Song,” “Spring,” “Interruption,” “The night’s quills,” and “Quiet pool”); “Hiatus”; “Hiding,” and “High Continents, Wide Oceans” (aka “The Snow Fields”)

Box 21
Box 21, Folder 1Individual poems, Ho-Hu:

“Hold Me”; “Holy Thursday”; “Home Is”; “Home Thoughts: for Barry Spack’s England”; “Homecomings”; “Homunculus”; “Honey Tangerines”; “Hot Moon”; “An hour or so more”; “A House for the Edge of Dream”; “House of Feral Children”; “The House of Women”; “Houses”; “How at 70 old snow has the weight”‘ “How I’d like to be there!”; “How to persuade oneself of innocence”; “How to Row a Boat”; Howard, After Rowing,” and “Hunter Hunted”

Box 21, Folder 2Individual poems, I-In:

“I Alexander Gordon”; “I am in Pain”; “I been down”; “I break and run”; “I carried it personally”; “I choose”; “I dial you”; “I do not like you, Tannenbaum”; “I feel I am”; “I have an awful objectivity”; “I say to Gianni, the lissome waiter”; “I see them, I think”; “I Was the Speaker”; “Ich sah nur seine Hünde”; “Iconography”; “I’d like to be by the river Elbe”; “If a house told its life would it begin”; “If love is loss”; “If with the invitation I could fly”; “imagine me now at the end of town”; “Immigrant to N.H.”; “In a Gold Ring”; “In February the slick shutter”; “In my dining room”; “In Roanoke her life will close”; “In Silence”

Box 21, Folder 3Individual poems, In the-Its:

“In the Cave”; “In the House of Twenty-Four Rooms”; “In the Narrows: Bow Lake”; “In the new town I found a new friend, Harriet”; “In the Night”; “In the Orchid House”; “In the Physick Garden”; “In the Public Garden”; “In the Shadows of the Waters”; “In Your Eyes”; “Incantations for 1 April” (aka “Prayer for the First of April”); “Inchworm”; “Insomnia”; “Into Place”; “The Invention (aka “Who has Seen the Wind”); “Irish Poem for A. Dugan”; “Is you alone”; “Isidore’s Song”; “It seemed to us that we pushed them through”; “It was a wooden puzzle, huge clues glued”; “It Was Always Sunny There”‘ “It’s the goddess Silly Poo,” and “Its floorboards aslosh with sea”

Box 21, Folder 4Individual poems, J-K:

”Apiary Behivior (sic)”; “Apprentice System”; “Ars Poetica”; “Art Cold”; “Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section”; “Artifacts”; “As much niacin as six sardines/for Mental Health”; “As though delineated from within”; “Ashes”; “At Night; “At Play Along the Ess Curves”; “At The Crayon Factory”; “At the Crystal ballroom”;”; “At The Love Shack, Redhook, St. Thomas”; “At The Stranger’s Club”; “August 1971, Salem, New Hampshire”; “Aviaries,” and “Awakening”

Box 21, Folder 5Individual poems, La:

“The Label on Frances’s Box”; “Labyrinth”; “Lacrimajobi”; “A Lady entre deux Ages”; “A Lady on the Docks in Grenada”; “Ladybug” (with “Grasshopper”); “Lady-Killer”; “The Landlady Complains of Her Lodger”; “The Landlocked Lady”; “Langsam”; “Language Difficulty”; “Language of Silence”; “Larry’s Unholy Bible”; “Late Meeting”; “Later in a Croatian Town,” and “Lawn Games”

Box 21, Folder 6Individual poems, Le:

“The Leatherman”; “Legacy”; “Legg’s Hill”; “Let It Be”; “Let Me Gaze”; “Let’s have a nut cracker’s Christmas”; “Letter”; “The Letter,” and “A Letter To Be Delivered in 1984″ (with “Halloween” and “Fred”)

Box 21, Folder 7Individual poems, Li:

“Liberations”; “Lice”; “Life Style”; “Life Without the Perception of Time”; “The Light in the Forest” (with “This is the Way”); “Lights Out”; “Like Children Shut in Closets”; “Like the dream of being stopped”; “Limerick”; “The Line of Duty”; “Liquids and Potables”; “List”; “Lister”; “Listen”; “Listless”: “Listing”; “The Lists in the long, narrow”; “Lithograph”; “Little Christmas”; “Little Girls Dream,” and “The Lives of Style”

Box 21, Folder 8Individual poems, Lo-Ly:

“Locks & Keys”; “Lois Smith Haley”; “Long After Yeats”; “Long Song For Two Parts”; “Long Suffering”; “The Look”; “The Lost”; “Lot’s Wife”; “Love Poem”; “Lovely appear”; “Lover”; “Luke”; “The Lute Player From Pittsburgh,” and “Lying awake in a foreign land”

Box 21, Folder 9Individual poems, Ma-Man:

“Machines Say Pick-A-Tomb”; “Mail”; “The Mai”; “Making Friends”; “Making People” (aka “Imagining Lovers”; with “Of Greatness”); “Making the Skeleton” (aka “The Baby”); “A Man and A Woman”; “Man and Boy”; “The Man from the Thurber Cartoons”; “Man is What He Eats,” and “Manny: The First Day”

Box 21, Folder 10Individual poems, Map-May:

“Maples”; “March 10″; “Marlene Dietrich in Boston”; “Marriage, Leaving”; “Marriage of Penguins”; “A Marriage Wish”; “Massacre is the national flower of the Balkans”; “May, besides the new month, the profligate”; “May 15″; “The May Born”; “A May Festival”; “May Rain”; “Maypole,” and “The Maypole”

Box 21, Folder 11Individual poems, Me-Mi:

“Me”; “Meeting at 5.05″; “Meeting at the Aquarium”; “Melina Mercouri”; “Memorial Dreams”; “Messenger”; “Michael’s Window”; “The Middle”; “Milk”; “Mimus Polyglottos Polyglottos”; “Mine is the Mute Art: No One Ever Hears Me”; “Miracle, September”; “Miroir”; “Mistletoe”; “Misty Days in the Publishing Scene”

Box 21, Folder 12Individual poems, Mo-My:

“Mom” (with “Dad”); “The Moons of the Cree”; “Morality Play”; “The Morning You Left”; “The Mother” (with “How She Disappeared”); “Mother Goose”; “Motion”; “The Motorcar”; “Mouth” (with “Fable”); “Mouth School”; “Moves and Transfigurations”; “Mr. Bucket”; “Mrs. Bones”; “Mrs. Noak Speaks”; “Musical in the Park”; “My Big Valentine”; “My Father Went to Paris Once”; “My Fears”; “My fourth floor walkup”; “My Mother, the Artist”; “Myopic early,” and “The Mysterious Life of Dwarf Plum Trees”

Box 21, Folder 13Individual poems, Na-Ni:

“The Name of the Game”; “Names”; “Naples, Fla. – March 1979″; “Narcissus”; “New England Valentine”; “New Hampshire: A Year in Numbers”; “New Orleans”; “New Year’s Poem” (with “a postcard from the twenties”); “The Niebelungs and the Danube”; “Night”; “The Night Before Avery Arrives”; “Night Drive at Easter”; “The Night John Never Came Home”; “Night of Keys”; “Night party in a poor man’s yard”; “Nightfall, Rodin Gardens”; “Nightwalker”; “Nine lines to truth”; “1960″; “Niney on the Road,” and “Nirvana”

Box 21, Folder 14Individual poems, No-Nu:

“No predator can see them there”; “Nomenclature”; “Not to be Counted for Sacrament”; “Notes For A Documentary Film: Harvard Square”; “Nothing Matters But You”; “Now April, which the old one” (with “Dear one, I leave you when”); “Now that the chips are down,” and “Nunc Dimittis”

Box 21, Folder 15Individual poems, O-Ok:

“O”; “O leather Heloise & Abelard”; “O Piteous”; “O to smell at the end”; “O Ye Orphans” (with “O Ye Widows” (aka “Merry Widows”, O Ye Illicit Lovers,” and “Orphans”); “Oats Peas Beans and Barley Grow”; “Obee-Man”; “October”: “Oedipus”; Of buttercups and bluets; near her”; “Of Moon and Other Lights”; “Of the easy trail, see creatures”; “Of Valentines”; “Oh, Joy be with us in our day of pain”; “Oh Love it is hard work to work with you,” and “Oktoberfest”

Box 21, Folder 16Individual poems, Ol-Ou:

“Old Apple”; “Old Barn, Tin Roof”; “Old folk who look”; “Old Home Movies”; “Old Mens Home”; “Old Roommates”; “On Contemplating Screwing One’s Courage to the Sticking Point”; “On Having Once Written a Poem Called ‘Romance at the Aquarium’”; “On my side, books, books, books”; “On Septic Systems”; “On the Anniversary of Your Death:”; “On the Great Porsche Ride of Life”; “On the rail of the wainscotting, every picture”; “One husky pulling”; “One Milky Morning”; “One Photograph”; “One Picture”; “One soul in two bodies”; “The Only Way”; “Oracle”; “Orange Blossoms”; “Or like Bacchantes”; “Order of Perfection, First Class”; “Orville and Wilbur (aka “Orville & Wilbur Hatteras”; “Other people turn up or arrive”; “Our had wood teeth,” and “Our forlorn boys”

Box 21, Folder 17Individual poems, Pa-Pl:

“Pacing”; “Painting Angels”; “Palimpsest”; “Passing (aka “Poignies” or “Facing Off”); “Passport”; “The Past”; “Pavanne”; “Peaches and Cream”; “Pearl of the Antilles”; “The Pen Letters”; “Penny Wise”; “People will be non-plussed”; “A Perfect Match”; “Persimmons”; “The Photogenic Man”; “Pierre Teilhard”; “A pillar od something – society”; “A pilot boat tooted welcome, took”; “Pisces,” and “Places”

Box 21, Folder 18Individual poems, Po-Pu:

“Poem”; “Poem to someone who can’t go to bed early”; “Poem For Three Voices”; “Poem in Three Parts”; “The Poet Frustrated, Mopes”; “Poetic Prescription”; “Poets”; “Poets” (another, different poem); “Point ‘N Shoot”; “Polo”; “Poppa may have”; “Porcupine”; “Postcard From Civilization”; “Prayer For Haiti”; “Pre-Dawn Valentine”; “Predecessors’ Presents”; “The Present”; “Preservation Hall”; “Primogeniture”; “Produce Scale”; “Progress”; “The Provincetown Force”; “Public Health Poem,” and “The Pull”

Box 21, Folder 19Individual poems, Q-Re:

“Quatrain”; “Queened, she began”; “The Question of Kate’s Dead Bird”; “Questions”; “Qui vivia versa”; “Radiopictures”; “Rage is what you need for any reason”; “Rainy Days”; “Record of Thunder”; “The Red and the Black”; “The Red and the Black” (another, different poem); “Religion”; “Report to a Suicide”; “The Resemblance”; “Retreat”; “Revalued,” and “Revulsion”

Box 21, Folder 20Individual poems, Ri-Ru:

“Right”; “The Ring”; “Rites”; “Rivers”; “The Roasted Cygnet Sings”; “Roman a Clef”; “Romantic Love”; “Root”; “Root Love”; “Roots” (with “Synchrony”); “Rose of the World”; “Roses”; “Round with a Lee Rudolph Rhyme,” and “Rural Chic”

Box 22
Box 22, Folder 1Individual poems, Sa-Si:

“Saltimbanco”; “San Ysidro Labrador”; “Sandy.Jeff”; “Saskatchewan”; “Saturday Night & Sunday Morning”; “Sauerkraut”; “Scheveningen”; “SeaDream Gift”; “The Secret”; “Secreto”; “See”; “The Separated Child”; “September 21, 1964″; “‘The Shadow of Your Smile’”; “Shadows in My Eyes”; “Shoebox 1″; “Shooting the Yellow Cat”; “Should you guess what lie herein”; “Siesta”; “Single Lens Reflex”; “Sintram”; “Sir Francis Chichester,” and “Sisters”

Box 22, Folder 2Individual poems, Sk-So:

“Skin Disease”; “Skipper of the Spoon”; “Sleep Alone”; “Sleeping Cats”; “A Small, Sing-Song Saying From Grandma”; “Smokehouse Song”; “Sneakers”; “Snow Blindness”; “So let him hear the looms of the seamless sea”; “So tall its head was lost”; “Some fluent Germans find on the fan”; “Some kind of polymer, epoxy”; “‘Some scholar stalks some near-extincted bunny”; “Someone to drink with, the lonely”; “Something about water stories”; “Something has happened in the age of information”; “Something is Rotten in the State of Denmark”; “Song”; “The Songs of Fathers”; “A Song to Say to Flat-Footed Clopping on Cobblestones”; “Sorrows of Old Werther”; “Souls ascendant, souls on the marches,” and “Sound Advice”

Box 22, Folder 3Individual poems, Sp-Sy:

“The Speech of the Rural Neoghbors”; “Spock”; “Sppring Love Song”; “Spring Walk”; “Sprite’s Egg”; “The Spy who Came in from the Warm”; “Spyten Duyvel”; “Srt Aunae Plads”; “St. Barbara: Capoutsakia”; “St. John’s Eve”; “Stamp Poem (for Marjorie)”; “Stamp Poem” (another, different poem); “The Stars and Stripes Forever”; “Still Life”; :Still Life With Coffee Pot”; “The stories are told”; “The Strom”; “A Strange Process”; “Stubborn Voices”; “Sudden Death on Guam”; “Sugar Bayou”; “Sum”; “Summer of Discontent”; “Sun Setting: Views From Anchorages”; “A Sundial in a Grave”; “Sunnier Days”; “Sweet William”; “Swimming in the River Nile,” and “The Syphon”

Box 22, Folder 4Individual poems, T-Th:

“T.Guinan Estate Appraisals & Sales By Appointment Only Ring The Bell”; “Table Manners”; “Tableaux”; “Tall Tale with Long Cord”; “Baptisms”; “Tea Party at Whispering Pines”; “Ted”; “Their house is best for”; “There is a Light that Wanders the World”; “There is no zoo”; “There is somewhere things go in the interim”; “There’s A Place For Us”; “There’s a weird island, love, it lies”; “These days the littlest elf man”; “They are rebuilding this old brick pile”; “They asked “How are you?”; “They sailed away for a while and a day”; “Things”; “Think”; “This is no climate for love”; “This Morning”; “This much I know”; “This old brick pile of hospital is being”; “This river flows from”; “This turn of events”; “A thousand joys”; “Thrumming,” and “Thurber”

Box 22, Folder 5Individual poems, Ti-To:

“Tilted Snapshot: Alixander”; “Time Heals”; “Tinkers and Such”; “Titian, Rubens and Mrs. Jack: A Boston Rendezvous”; “Title”; “Titty Ditty”; “To a friend who should suspect he’s losing his marbles”; “To be an ant, what a pleasure” (with “Wondrous colors of black and yellow”); “To Jen”; “To Love”; “To Orpheus, from Hades”; “To soup and Schubert”; “To the Dead”; “Todtenlieder I”; “Tongue-Tied”; “Took a rib from Adam’s side”; “Torchbearer”; “Total Starngers Come Closest”; “The tourists dine on coque au vin”; “The Towers,” and “The Toy”

Box 22, Folder 6Individual poems, Tr-Tw:

“Translation of a Mimeographed Letter from a Foreign Count”; “Triptych”; “Tristan to Mark”; “Trochees”; “Der Trompeter von Säckingen”; “Tulips”; “TV”; “Twilight of the Idolators”; “Two Little Brothers”; “Two Nuns, or two old welterweights,” and “Two Threes: Braiding”

Box 22, Folder 7Individual poems, U-V:

“Umps”; “The Undoer”; “The Unjealous Love”; “Up at the Home”; “Up in the kitchen loft at the nearest”; “Vale”; “A Valentine For Cassie”; “The Valentine”; “Vaster Than Empires”; “The Vegetarians”; “Venetian Valentine”; “verbs”; “Veris, feta facies”; “Victorine”; “Vienna Has No Heroes Square”; “Vietnamese Gift Shop”; “The Viet Nyet”; “Vignette, about Time”; “Vincent in Arles,” and “Virus B: Oslo: 1986″

Box 22, Folder 8Individual poems, Wa-We:

“A Walk in White”; “Wasn’t it be all”; “The Watch”; “Watching TV Meanwhile”; “Water Land”; “The Way”; “The Way It Wasn’t”; “We”; “We are in God”; “We are waiting in our cleanest pinnies”; “We came with expectation”; “We could runs so fast, him and me, him faster”; “We started down the river, Ben said”; “We swap small towns”; “Weather Report”; “The Weaver”; “Wednesday- The Third Day”; “‘Well, where shall we paste it?’ asks D”; “The Welter”; “Were du werlt alle min,” and “The Wet reins; yea, and scarcely, too”

Box 22, Folder 9Individual poems, Wha-Who:

“Whale Songs”; “What A Little Boy said at the Dry-Cleaning Machine”; “What If He Doesn’t Like Me?”; “What Is A Tree?”; “What’s This Dull World To me? Robin’s Not Here”; “When Dionysius Roamed”; “When Gutenberg made his useful invention”; “When I was adolescent & had fever”; “When I Was Here Before”; “When my rib was fitted to the keel”; “When the house falls absolutely quiet in the afternoon”; “When This First Snow Steams in the rain”; “White Letters, Blue Checks”; “The White Skunk”; “Who do not understand their hands”; “Who will remember the lady who painted”; “The Whole Thing,” and “Whoosh”

Box 22, Folder 10Individual poems, Why-Wr:

“Why Am I Looking Forward”; “Why Do we Write Itinerations”; “Wien, Wien, Nur Du Allein”; “Weird January”; “Wild Greens”; “Will you rip me off”; “Wilting”; “The Window”; “Winged Victory”; “with the pilot, board a fruit boat”; “Wok talk” (with “Printer’s Talk”); “A wonder, Alda’s carver”; “Wool”; “Wrath,” and “The Wreath”

Box 22, Folder 11Individual poems, Y-Z:

“Yaddo May”; “The years roll by”; “You can open a bank account?”; “You Can’t Take Them With You”; “You sit there in your piles”; “Your Ways”; “You’ve Just Been Told,” and “Zones”

Subseries D: Poem submissions to competitions and magazines in groups

Box 22, Folder 12Marblehead Festival of the Arts, 1973
Box 22, Folder 13Arvon International Poetry Competition, 1987; Aspect; Green House, 1977; The Guy Owen Poetry Prize, undated
Box 22, Folder 14Karlsgasse; Kenyon Review; Little Magazine; The New Yorker
Box 22, Folder 15Pablo Neruda Prize; The Saturday Review; The Seventies Press; Sojourner; Yankee
Box 22, Folder 16Poem groups: And; Lullaby List; Tender Is For Scott Fitzgerald
Box 22, Folder 17Poem groups: Wellfleet; Translations (After Antonio Machado); Six Poems; Youth Errant

Subseries E: Published Prose

Box 23
Box 23, Folder 1The Fascination (1947), Scrapbook of reviews, ads, correspondence
Box 23, Folder 2The Fascination (1947), Reviews

“Skin Disease”; “Skipper of the Spoon”; “Sleep Alone”; “Sleeping Cats”; “A Small, Sing-Song Saying From Grandma”; “Smokehouse Song”; “Sneakers”; “Snow Blindness”; “So let him hear the looms of the seamless sea”; “So tall its head was lost”; “Some fluent Germans find on the fan”; “Some kind of polymer, epoxy”; “‘Some scholar stalks some near-extincted bunny”; “Someone to drink with, the lonely”; “Something about water stories”; “Something has happened in the age of information”; “Something is Rotten in the State of Denmark”; “Song”; “The Songs of Fathers”; “A Song to Say to Flat-Footed Clopping on Cobblestones”; “Sorrows of Old Werther”; “Souls ascendant, souls on the marches,” and “Sound Advice”

Box 23, Folder 3Silverlake (1987), The Journal of Kentucky Studies, Vol. 4, Sept 1987. Two copies of the piece as it appeared in the journal; two copies of the typed manuscript and a letter from The New Yorker, dated April 9, 1986, from Jane Bernstein, reluctantly rejecting the piece.
Box 23, Folder 4Cat Book (1989). Photocopy of chapbook; manuscript drafts of sections “September Song” and “The Way It Really Was”; publication announcement in Community News Press, Oct 1989, and handmade booklet “Little Cat Book”
Box 23, Folder 5Who Was He When He Was To Home?: John Pedrick and His Kind (1995). A short family history. A copy of the published pamphlet.
Box 23, Folder 6Richard, 1921-1997 (1998). A short remembrance of her brother. Mock-ups and finished pamphlet.
Box 23, Folder 7The Lord of The Manor Lean (2004). Proofs, dummy and final product. A whimsical book using family photographs.
Box 23, Folder 8Prose published in magazines:
  • “Hickory Wings,” The Holten, Feb 1938. Holten High School, Danvers MA. Photocopy.
  • “A Farewell To My Class,” The Holten, 1939. Holten High School, Danvers MA. Photocopies.
  • “What’s This Dull World,” Rushlight, Vol. 2, Oct 1940, pp. 17-23. Wheaton College, Norton MA. 2 photocopies, one with notes by the author.
  • “Mother-in-Law,” Tomorrow, Vol. 7 No. 2, Oct 1947, pp. 41-43. Photocopy.
  • “Let’s Look At Marriage: Can She Bake A Cherry Pie?” The University News, University of Delaware, Summer 1950, pp.15-16. Photocopy.
  • “Can She Bake A Cherry Pie, Billy Boy?” Wheaton College Alumni magazine (?), undated (prob. 1949 or 1950), pp.28-30, Norton MA. Offprint.
  • “Never One of Us,” Park East: The Magazine of New York, Feb 1951, pp.11 and 53. Photocopy.
  • “Desert Song,” Compass Rose, Vol 4 No. 1, 2001. White Pines College, Chester NH. Photocopy and two typed manuscript drafts.

Subseries F: Newspaper Articles (all published in Beacon Hill News unless otherwise indicated)

Box 23, Folder 9Articles A-B:
  • “Are You Nettled? Try Mugwort” (April 1971)
  • “Ave Atque Vale” / “Sunrise, Sunset” / “Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?” (Sept 1972)
  • “Blam” (June 1974)
  • “Books” (Nov 1973)
  • “Breaking Out in The Mini-Month” (Feb 1982)
Box 23, Folder 10Articles Ca-Ch:
  • “The Cat’s Whiskers” (unattributed, undated)
  • “Christmas Crazies: Sugarplum Syndrome” (Dec 1982)
  • “Christmas Expectations” (The Back Bay News, Dec 1991)
  • “A Christmas Lexicon” (Dec 1989)
  • “A Christmas Merrymaker” (Dec 1988)
  • “Christmas Tags” (unattributed, undated)
  • “Christmas Windows” (Dec 1987, and Community News Press, Dec 1989 and Dec 1992)
Box 23, Folder 11Articles Ci-Cu:
  • “City Mouse/Country Mouse” (Sept 1974)
  • “City Spring” (April 1984)
  • “The Condemned Playground” (June 1970)
  • “A Cup of Silence” (Dec 1983)
  • “Cutting Out Paper Dolls in the Twilight of the Gods” (Nov 1972)
Box 23, Folder 12Articles D-E:
  • “Dichotomies of Christmas” (Dec 1990)
  • “Dirty Pool” (Sept 1979)
  • “Dispatches” (Oct 1989)
  • “Essay” (March 1986)
  • “Easter: News” (April 1990)
  • “Eine Kleine Schwan-Musik” (undated)
  • “Empty Nest Blues” (June 1975)
  • “Extraordinary Experiences” (undated)
Box 23, Folder 13Articles G-He:
  • “Giving and Forgiving” (undated)
  • “Good Things To Do” (April 1975)
  • “Green Christmas” (Dec 1975)
  • “The Happy Housewife” (undated)
  • “Hell On Wheels” (Sept 1984)
Box 23, Folder 14Articles Ho:
  • “The Holiday Within” (April 1973)
  • “The Home-Made Miracle With the Personal Touch” (Dec 1977)
  • “Home’s Best” (April 1980)
  • “House of Life” (undated)
  • “How Now, Lenny Bernstein?” (Sept 1975)
  • “How To Keep Christmas” (Dec 1980)
Box 23, Folder 15Articles I-L:
  • “I may be a nut, but at least I’m not a health nut” (June 1979)
  • “In My Anecdotage” (July 1986)
  • “Inexplicable Cats” (Oct 1989)
  • “Keeping Christmas” (Dec 1994)
  • “The Little Match Girl, Grandma and the Grinch” (Dec 1984)
  • “Long, Long Thoughts” (Dec 1976)
  • “Looking into the Sunset” (April 1981)
Box 23, Folder 16Articles M-N:
  • “The Man From Myra” (Dec 1985)
  • “March: A Border” (March 1990)
  • “Means, Extremes, and Mean Extremes” (Feb 1981)
  • “New Toys, New Joys” (June 1982)
  • “Notes From Under the Weather” (April 1978)
Box 24
Box 24, Folder 1Articles O
  • "Of Christmas And Time" (Dec 1993)
  • "Of Kings and Jokers" (Nov 1988)
  • "Of Remarkable Cities" (Feb 1976)
  • "Of Sugarplums and the Little Doughnuts of the Husaar" (Dec 1992)
  • "Of The Flukes and Twists" (undated)
  • "Of the Haves and the have Nots" (Sept 1980)
  • "On Being Caught Greenjanded" (June 1978)
  • "On Being Unspeakable" (undated)
  • "On the Negative Side" (undated)
Box 24, Folder 2 Articles R
  • "Remembrance of Things Past" (June 1969)
  • "A Reusable Christmas Card From Grandma's Attic" (Dec 1971)
  • "Row Houses" (Dec 1979)
Box 24, Folder 3 Articles Se-So
  • "Sedition and Secession Spell Success" (Sept 1973)
  • "September Song" (Sept 1973)
  • "The September Syndrome" (Sept 1978)
  • "Shabby Gentility Or, Making the House All Spiffy" (Nov 1981)
  • "The Shell and the Creative Creature" (Feb 1974)
  • "Small Pleasures" (undated)
  • "Sojourner in History"
Box 24, Folder 4Articles Sp-Su
  • "Spring" (April 1969)
  • "Still Life of Valentine, With Shadow" (Feb 1972)
  • "Summers Used to be So Long" (Sept 1971)
  • "The Sun Never Sets on the Hub of the Universe" (Nov 1971)
Box 24, Folder 5Articles T
  • "There Goes the Neighborhood" (Feb 1983)
  • "This Ark Sails Not Without a Few Plugs" (Dec 1970)
  • "Three Ways to Skin a Cat" (Nov 1970)
  • "Till Eulenspeigel" (Oct 1975)
  • "Tired" (June 1972)
  • "To a Dark Tree" (Dec 1973)
  • "Trial of Souls" (April 1973)
  • "Twenty-eight Good Things about February" (Feb 1978)
Box 24, Folder 6Articles U-V
  • "Update On Changes In Outlying Provinces" (Nov 1982)
  • "Utopia, U.S.A." (April 1972)
  • "Valentines For Boston" (Feb 1990)
  • "The Varnished Bride" (Feb 1989)
  • "Vive" (Nov 1985)
  • "Voice of a Living City, Voice of a Dying Age" (Dec 1969)
Box 24, Folder 7Articles W-Y
  • "West of Joy or Playing to Win" (June 1984)
  • "What's New?" (Feb 1973)
  • "Woodman, Spare That Tree (and Vice Versa)" (Oct 1977)
  • "Wordsmith's Niches" (Feb 1980)
  • "The Year of the Snake" (Sept 1977)
Box 24, Folder 8Article Drafts
  • "Storyteller/Treasure Man/Pied Piper of Beacon Hill" (published April 1968)
  • "Festival of Purification" (published Feb 1970)
  • "Of Grease and Warpaint" (published April 1970)
  • "Of Guns and Butter, Margerine and Night-sticks" ((published Nov 1969)
  • "Minding The Store" (published Nov 1968)
  • "The Vignetter Tree" (published Dec 1968)

Subseries G: Unpublished Prose

Box 24
Box 24, Folder 9Juvenilia - Drafts
Box 24, Folder 10The Motherbird - Drafts (1947)
Box 24, Folder 11Possession - Drafts (1950)
Box 24, Folder 12Early Stories - Drafts (1952)
Box 24, Folder 13Notebook of early stories - Drafts (1952)
Box 24, Folder 14Mr. Bedrock's Border v. 1 (1960)
Box 24, Folder 15Mr. Bedrock's Border v. 2 (1960)
Box 25
Box 25, Folder 1All The Musics v. 1 - Drafts (1988)
Box 25, Folder 2All The Musics v. 2 - Drafts (1988)
Box 25, Folder 3All The Musics v. 3 - Drafts (1988)
Box 25, Folder 4All The Musics - Drafts
Box 25, Folder 5Chateaubriand - Drafts
Box 25, Folder 6The Embalming - Drafts
Box 25, Folder 7An Empire of Strangers v. 1 - Drafts
Box 25, Folder 8An Empire of Strangers v. 2 - Drafts
Box 25, Folder 9The House Boat - Drafts
Box 25, Folder 10The Lobsterman's Boat - Drafts
Box 25, Folder 11Mrs. Bedsok's Boudoir- Drafts
Box 25, Folder 12NH College Journal v.1 - Drafts
Box 25, Folder 13NH College Journal v.2 - Drafts
Box 25, Folder 14Nightwalker v.1 - Drafts
Box 25, Folder 15Nightwalker v.2 - Drafts
Box 26
Box 26, Folder 1The Skipper of the Aphrodite II - Drafts
Box 26, Folder 2There's a Poet in the Kitchen - Drafts
Box 26, Folder 3The Three Rainey Children - Drafts
Box 26, Folder 4The Treasure of the Shah - Drafts
Box 26, Folder 5Tristan in Cornwall - Drafts
Box 26, Folder 6 Drafts A - B
Box 26, Folder 7 Drafts C - E
Box 26, Folder 8 Drafts F - H
Box 26, Folder 9 Drafts I - L
Box 26, Folder 10 Drafts M - N
Box 26, Folder 11 Drafts O
Box 26, Folder 12 Drafts P - R
Box 26, Folder 13 Drafts S - T
Box 26, Folder 14 Drafts V - Z
Box 26, Folder 15 Misc. Untitled Fragments
Box 26, Folder 16 Misc. Untitled Fragments

Series 3: Skimmilk Farm

Box 27
Box 27, Folder 1List of attending Skimmilk Farm Poets
Box 27, Folder 2Skimmilk Farm Workshop,1978
Box 27, Folder 3Skimmilk Farm Workshop,1979
Box 27, Folder 4Skimmilk Farm Workshop,1980
Box 27, Folder 5Skimmilk Farm Workshop,1981
Box 27, Folder 6Skimmilk Farm Workshop,1981
Box 27, Folder 7Skimmilk Farm Workshop,1982
Box 27, Folder 8Skimmilk Farm Workshop,1983
Box 27, Folder 9Skimmilk Farm Workshop,1984
Box 27, Folder 10Skimmilk Farm Workshop,1985
Box 27, Folder 11Skimmilk Farm Workshop,1985
Box 27, Folder 12Skimmilk Farm Workshop,1986
Box 28
Box 28, Folder 1Skimmilk Farm Workshop,1987
Box 28, Folder 2Skimmilk Farm Workshop,1987
Box 28, Folder 3Skimmilk Farm Workshop,1987
Box 28, Folder 4Skimmilk Farm Workshop,1988
Box 28, Folder 5Skimmilk Farm Workshop,1988
Box 28, Folder 6Skimmilk Farm Workshop,1989
Box 28, Folder 7Skimmilk Farm Workshop,1989
Box 28, Folder 8Skimmilk Farm Workshop,19879
Box 28, Folder 9Skimmilk Farm Workshop,1990
Box 28, Folder 10Skimmilk Farm Workshop,1991
Box 28, Folder 11Skimmilk Farm Workshop,1991
Box 28, Folder 12Skimmilk Farm Workshop,1991
Box 29
Box 29, Folder 1Skimmilk Farm Workshop,1992
Box 29, Folder 2Skimmilk Farm Workshop,1992
Box 29, Folder 3Skimmilk Farm Workshop,1993
Box 29, Folder 4Skimmilk Farm Workshop,1995
Box 29, Folder 5Skimmilk Farm Workshop,1996
Box 29, Folder 6Skimmilk Farm Workshop,1996
Box 29, Folder 7Skimmilk Farm Workshop,1996
Box 29, Folder 8Skimmilk Farm Workshop,1997
Box 29, Folder 9Skimmilk Farm Workshop,1997
Box 29, Folder 10Skimmilk Farm Workshop,1997
Box 29, Folder 11Skimmilk Farm Workshop,1998
Box 29, Folder 12Skimmilk Farm Workshop,1998
Box 29, Folder 13Skimmilk Farm Workshop,1999
Box 30
Box 30, Folder 1Skimmilk Farm Workshop,2001
Box 30, Folder 2Skimmilk Farm Workshop,2002
Box 30, Folder 3Skimmilk Farm Workshop,2002
Box 30, Folder 4Skimmilk Farm Workshop,2002
Box 30, Folder 5Skimmilk Farm Workshop,2003
Box 30, Folder 6Skimmilk Farm Workshop,2004
Box 30, Folder 7Skimmilk Farm Workshop,2004
Box 30, Folder 8Skimmilk Farm Workshop,2004
Box 30, Folder 9Skimmilk Farm Workshop,2005
Box 30, Folder 10Skimmilk Farm Workshop,2005
Box 30, Folder 11Skimmilk Farm Workshop,2005
Box 30, Folder 12Skimmilk Farm Workshop,2005
Box 30, Folder 13Skimmilk Farm Workshop,2006
Box 30, Folder 14DVD - Mondays at Skimmilk: 30 Years of Writers at work
Box 31
Poets: A- Z with samples of work and additional information
Box 31, Folder 1Brebner, W. P.
Box 31, Folder 2Buffler, Esther
Box 31, Folder 3Caroline, Melinda
Box 31, Folder 4Caroline, Rebecca
Box 31, Folder 5Chintz, Barbara
Box 31, Folder 6Crill, Hildred
Box 31, Folder 7Divant, Kay
Box 31, Folder 8Eder, Paula
Box 31, Folder 9Fletcher, Forrest
Box 31, Folder 10Fletcher, Marjorie
Box 31, Folder 11Goldstein, Stephanie
Box 31, Folder 12Grokoest, Albert
Box 31, Folder 13Harris, Marie
Box 31, Folder 14Harris, Marie
Box 31, Folder 15Hennessy, Kathi
Box 31, Folder 16Hersh, Ellen
Box 31, Folder 17Hughes, Josephine
Box 31, Folder 18Irons, Alda
Box 31, Folder 19Irvine, Sandra
Box 31, Folder 20Kefferstan, Emily
Box 31, Folder 21Knies, Elizabeth
Box 31, Folder 22Lockwood, Margo
Box 32
Box 32, Folder 1Mairs, Nancy
Box 32, Folder 2Mairs, Nancy
Box 32, Folder 3Mairs, Nancy
Box 32, Folder 4Mairs, Nancy
Box 32, Folder 5Massik, Carolyn
Box 32, Folder 6Mattern, Grace
Box 32, Folder 7McQuinn, Rex
Box 32, Folder 8Moore, Lora
Box 32, Folder 9Moore, Marshall
Box 32, Folder 10Nelson, Dorothy
Box 32, Folder 11Nudd, Eleanor
Box 32, Folder 12Nudd, Eleanor
Box 32, Folder 13Nudd, Eleanor
Box 32, Folder 14Oakes, Karen
Box 32, Folder 15Parnell, Pat
Box 32, Folder 16Pedrick, Jean
Box 32, Folder 17Perrault, John
Box 32, Folder 18Pratt, Charles
Box 33
Box 33, Folder 1Reed, John
Box 33, Folder 2Sherman, Priscilla
Box 33, Folder 3Short, Cathy
Box 33, Folder 4Solomon, Katerine
Box 33, Folder 5Solomon, Katerine
Box 33, Folder 6Tanzi, Diane
Box 33, Folder 7Veazey, Julie
Box 33, Folder 8Veenendall, Cornelia
Box 33, Folder 9Veenendall, Cornelia
Box 33, Folder 10Veenendall, Cornelia
Box 33, Folder 11Veenendall, Cornelia
Box 33, Folder 12Young, Catherine
Box 33, Folder 13White, Mimi
Box 33, Folder 14Poets with 1 - 2 writings; A - Z
Box 33, Folder 15Unidentified poets

Series 4: Reading group, workshop notes and other

Box 34
Box 34, Folder 1General Workshop notes
Box 34, Folder 2Beacon Hill Reading Group, 1960s
Box 34, Folder 3Beacon Hill Reading Group, 1970s
Box 34, Folder 4Beacon Hill Reading Group, 1980s
Box 34, Folder 5Beacon Hill Reading Group, 1990s
Box 34, Folder 6Beacon Hill Reading Group, undated
Box 34, Folder 7Brandeis University Honorary Degree descriptions, 1972
Box 34, Folder 8Arizona Conference, 1986
Box 34, Folder 9Diary of Arizona Trip, 1988
Box 34, Folder 10Bruce P. Rossley Literary Award, 1993
Box 34, Folder 11Misc. lists and notes
Box 34, Folder 12Submission notes on work
Box 34, Folder 13Newspaper Clippings

Series 4: Family Papers

Box 35
Box 35, Folder 1Pederick family information, mostly genealogy
Box 35, Folder 2Jean Pedrick Obituary and notes
Box 35, Folder 3Frank Kefferstan Obituary and notes
Box 35, Folder 4Kefferstan Christmas Cards,1954 - 1969
Box 35, Folder 5Kefferstan Christmas Cards,1970 - 2005
Box 35, Folder 6John Kefferstan school papers
Box 35, Folder 7Emily and Rachaell Kefferstan childhood poetry
Box 35, Folder 8Misc. Children's poetry
Box 35, Folder 9Letters to Jean from Emily's 3rd grade class
Box 35, Folder 10Notes of Memorial Services for family and friends
Box 35, Folder 11Notes from Anne and George Mairs' trip to Africa
Box 35, Folder 12Articles about Nancy Mairs
Box 35, Folder 13Journal about a cruise (less that 25 pages)

Series 6: Photos

Box 36
Box 36, Folder 1Early Jean Pedrick and family
Box 36, Folder 2Beacon Hill home and family
Box 36, Folder 3Kefferstan family: A - J
Box 36, Folder 4Kefferstan family: K - Z
Box 36, Folder 5Jean's Memorial
Box 36, Folder 6Friends: A
Box 36, Folder 7Friends: B
Box 36, Folder 8Friends: C
Box 36, Folder 9Friends: D - M
Box 36, Folder 10Friends: N - Z
Box 36, Folder 11Unidentified Events
Box 37
Box 37, Folder 1Kefferstans and friends
Box 37, Folder 2Kefferstan Wedding
Box 37, Folder 3Albert W. Grokoest Memorial Service
Box 37, Folder 4Alfred N. Patterson
Box 37, Folder 5Skimmilk Farm
Box 37, Folder 6Skimmilk Farm Poets
Box 37, Folder 7Unidentified people
Box 37, Folder 8Miscellaneous
Box 37, Folder 9Negatives

Series 7: Audio Materials

Box 37
Audio Materials

The box contains 9 reel to reel audiotapes: 3 labeled Jean Pedrick; 2 labeled Northeastern reading, Feb. 7, 1969; 1 tape with 2 readings "Into the Silence and Pastoral" 1 tape labeled "Jean, Nancy and George, recorder"and 2 not labeled: 1 cassette labeled "Memorial Service for May Sarton"; 3 compact discs labeled: Jean's backup.

Series 8: Oversize Miscellaneous

Box 1
Oversize Miscellaneous

1 homemade untitled book; 1 scrapbook of photocopied stories and information by Colette; 1 scrapbook of “The Beacon Hill News” 1967 – 1975; watercolor self-portrait; Black and White print by Beck,1982

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