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Shurin, Aaron
Aaron Shurin is a poet, scholar, and essayist. He is the author of more than a dozen books, a professor emeritus at the University of San Francisco, and recipient of several fellowships and awards including the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council, and the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Men's Memoir/Biography. Shurin earned a BA at the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied with poet Denise Levertov, and an MA in poetics at the New College of California. His published poetry include Paradise of Forms (1999), Involuntary Lyrics (2005), and Citizen (2012). His prose work includes volumes of essays and criticism including Unbound: a Book of AIDS (1997) and The Skin of Meaning: Collected Literary Essays and Talks (2016). The Aaron Shurin Collection, 1955-2012 consists of correspondence, manuscripts, notebooks and journals, and coursework related to his time at New College of California, where he studied with Robert Duncan.
Horvath, Alan
The Alan Horvath Collection is mainly composed of correspondence saved from the mid-1970s until Horvath's death in 2010. The collection also contains a small selection of publications, ephemera, and business records relating to three of Alan Horvath's presses: Falling Down Press, Mostly Broken Scabs Press, and Kirpan Press. Additionally, there are selected manuscripts of Horvath's own poetry, writing from high school and college courses, recordings of poetry readings, a piece of artwork, and other personal documents and effects.
The Poetry Collection
The Alcheringa Collection spans the entire history of the magazine, including approximately 100 manuscript items representing a broad range of the poetry, articles, and reviews that were published; approximately 200 letters and 46 postcards from internationally known poets, anthropologists and folklorists including Michael Corr, Robert Creeley, Ted Enslin, Jerome Rothenberg, Gary Snyder, Nathaniel Tarn, and Dennis Tedlock; approximately 1,219 items of business records including subscription lists, permissions, budget reports, advertising information, copyrights, requisitions, correspondence with other magazines, and other related documents; and miscellaneous photographs and peripherals.
Dorn, Alfred
Alfred Dorn was an American poet, critic, and professor. Born in 1929 in Flushing, New York, Dorn attended New York University for his undergraduate and doctoral degrees, where he studied English Renaissance poetry. He lived and worked in New York City for the remainder of his life, teaching at Queensborough Community College and the City University of New York, participating in many poetry readings and conferences, and serving as a prominent member of many literary organizations including the Poetry Society of America and the World Order of Narrative and Formalist Poets. The Alfred Dorn Collection contains literary manuscripts, professional papers, correspondence, and personal documents and photographs.
Etlinger, Amelia
The Amelia Etlinger Collection, 1971-2014, is primarily a collection of over 100 art objects, mail art, and concrete poetry sent to Ellen Marie Helinka [Bissert], Mike Belt, Mirella Bentivoglio, and the University at Buffalo Poetry Collection in the 1970s and 1980s. Additional material includes correspondence between mailart recipients and Etlinger, and correspondence between recipients pertaining to Etlinger; exhibition catalogs, announcements, interviews, newspaper clippings, and photographs; and art criticism in the form of articles, exhibition reviews, descriptions, and a DVD of artist and collector Paula Claire opening and describing her personal collection of Etlinger works.
Blonstein, Anne, 1958-2011
Anne Blonstein (1958-2011) was born in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England, and studied plant genetics at Cambridge University. In 1983 Blonstein was appointed to a post-doctoral fellowship at the Friedrich Miescher Institute in Basel, where she remained for the rest of her life. She began publishing poetry in 1987, and in 1991 she left her career in science to pursue writing full time, working as a freelance translator and editor. The Anne Blonstein collection, 1975-2011, consists of manuscripts, diaries, notebooks, and correspondence documenting the creation and publication of her work, as well as correspondence with friends.