A Place at the Table

MENU — POETRY

Case A

1.         Witter Bynner
            “The Night”
            1914
            Manuscript of poem
            Inscribed by author
            Witter Bynner Papers, 1900-1956
            BANC MSS C-H 156
 

2.         Witter Bynner
            Witter Bynner’s Photographs of D.H. Lawrence (Santa Fe : Great Southwest Books)
            1981
Photograph of Witter Bynner, Walter “Spud” Johnson and Frieda Lawrence, by D.H. Lawrence
Bynner taught poetry at the University of California from 1918-1919, and then moved to Santa Fe, where he was soon joined by his former student, Walter “Spud” Johnson.  They traveled to Mexico with D.H. and Frieda Lawrence, and appear in Lawrence’s novel The Plumed Serpent as the gay couple Owen and Villiers.
            PR6023 .A93 Z624
 

3.         Justin Chin
            Bite Hard (San Francisco : Manic D Press)
            1997
            Poems
            pPS3553 .H48973 B5 1997   
 

4.         Harriette Frances
            Sappho ‘71: a Collection of Poetry and Drawings (San Francisco : Donahue/Arlington)
            1971
            Poems
            pf PS3556 .R335 S3 1971      
 

5.         Allen Ginsberg
            Howl: and Other Poems (San Francisco : City Lights Pocket Bookshop)        
            1956
            Poems
            p PS3513 .G74 H6 1956
 

6.         Judy Grahn
            She Who: a Graphic Book of Poems (Oakland,CA : Diana Press)
            1977
            Poems
            pf PS3557.R233 S5 1977
 

7.         Thom Gunn
            The Man With Night Sweats (London : Faber and Faber)
            1992
            Bancroft Poetry Archive
            PR6013 .U65 M27 1992
 

8.         Thom Gunn
            Scrapbook of photographs and clippings
            1960-67
            Scrapbook
            Gift of Mike Kitay
            BANC MSS 2006/235 v.5
 

9.         Langston Hughes
            “The Negro Speaks of Rivers”
            1921
            Broadside
            Author’s inscribed copy
            p PS3515 .H845 N3 1921
 

10.       Christopher Isherwood
            Letter from Christopher Isherwood to Thom Gunn
            circa 1950
            Manuscript letter
            2006/235 1:21
 

11.       Walter Willard “Spud” Johnson
            Laughing Horse, no. 3 (Berkeley : Johnson, et al.)
            1922
            Literary journal
Johnson began the journal while an undergraduate at the University of California, and continued as editor after moving to Sante Fe with his lover, the poet (and former professor) Witter Bynner.
            x F850 L2
 

12.       Amy Lowell
            Pictures of the Floating World (New York : Macmillan)
            1919
            Poems
            PS3523 .L6931 P5 1919           

Case B

1.         Chystos
            Not Vanishing
            1988
            Poems
            p PS3553 .H79 N6 1988
 

2.         Hart Crane
             “The Bridge”
            circa 1930
            Manuscript of poem with author’s corrections
            Hart Crane Papers, 1926-1930
            BANC MSS 74/134 z
 

3.         Robert Duncan
            Notebook
            1941
            Manuscript journal
            Gift of the author
            Robert Edward Duncan Papers
            BANC MSS 71/126 c – 3:1
 

4.         Robert Duncan
            Time To Return to Gertrude Stein
            1973
            Broadside
            Printed by author on 24 February 1973
            pf PS3507 D84 T5
 

5.         Fire!!: A Quarterly Devoted to the Younger Negro Artists
                “Smoke, Lilies and Jade,” by Richard Bruce
            1982
            Facsimile reproduction of journal
            ff PS153 .N5 F6 1982
 

6.         Elsa Gidlow
            Sapphic Songs: Eighteen to Eighty (Mill Valley,CA :DruidHeights Books)
            1975
            Poems
            p PS3513 I29 S2 1982
 

7.         Essex Hemphill
            Ceremonies: Prose and Poetry (New York : Plume)
            1992
            Book
            Author’s inscribed copy
            p PS3558 .E47925 C47 1992
 

8.         June Jordan
            Things That I Do in the Dark: Selected Poetry (New York : Random House)
            1977                                       
            Poems
            PS3560 .J73 A6 1977
 

9.         Pat Parker
            Womanslaughter (Oakland,CA : Diana Press)
            1978
            Poems
            p PS3566 .A6847 W6
 

10.       Kay Ryan
            Believe It or Not!: poems (Fairfax, CA : Jungle Garden Press)
            2002
            Poems
            Bancroft Poetry Archive
            PS3568 .Y38 B4 2002
 

11.       Jack Spicer
            After Lorca (San Francisco : White Rabbit Press)
            1957
            Poems
            Tram Combs Collection
            p A6 .S67 A4 1957