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The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church In-the-Bowery was founded in 1966 in New York City's East Village. Inspired by the "Berkeley Renaissance" of the 1940s, the Project served as a nexus for New York poets in the 1960s and 1970s.
The Project held frequent readings and workshops and provided a venue for artists such as George Schneeman and Rudy Burckhardt through the production and distribution of posters and fliers. As a community dedicated to the cultivation of the arts, the Project gave artists and authors the means of producing their own publications and helped to shape much of the American literature that followed. Those associated with the Project include Paul Blackburn, Joel Oppenheimer, Anne Waldman, Bernadette Mayer, Bob Holman, Ron Padgett, Allen Ginsberg, Eileen Myles, Patti Smith, Jim Carroll, Kathy Aker, and many others.
Content derived from dealer description.
The collection of St. Mark's Church In-the-Bowery Poetry Project posters and fliers comprises forty fliers and posters featuring reproductions of handmade artwork that promoted and publicized poetry readings and other activities of the landmark project during the 1970s through the mid-1980s.
Intended for distribution, the fliers in the collection advertised single events such as readings or writing workshops, while the posters promoted events held monthly. Many of the fliers were sent as mail and bear the address of Robert Wilson's New York Phoenix Book Shop. Additionally, one item is addressed to poet John Ashbery. The materials in the collection were largely photocopied from hand-drawn, rubberstamped, and collage art, and most are printed in black-and-white, though a few posters are color-printed. Known artists included Rudy Burckhardt, Tom Burkhardt, Mimi Gross Grooms, Maureen Owen, and George Schneedman.
The work is arranged into two series, I. Fliers and II. Posters, and further arranged chronologically.
Box 1: Shelved in SPEC MSS manuscript boxes (1 inch)
Removals: Shelved in SPEC MSS mapcases
Purchase, January 2016
- Schneeman, George
- Burckhardt, Rudy
- Burckhardt, Tom
- Grooms, Mimi Gross
- Owen, Maureen, 1943-
- Ashbery, John, 1927-
- St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery (New York, N.Y.)
- St. Mark's Church In-the-Bowery (New York, N.Y.). Poetry Project
- Phoenix Book Shop
- University of Delaware Library Special Collections
- Finding Aid Author
- University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
- Finding Aid Date
- 2016 April 15
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research.
- Use Restrictions
Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library, https://library.udel.edu/static/purl.php?askspec
Advertises a reading by David Meltzer.
Advertises readings by Nathan Whitting, Rebecca Wright, Diane Di Prima, Catherine Murray, Charles Reznikoff, Maureen Owen, Dick Gallup, and Anne Waldman.
Advertises readings by Robert Kelly, Rochelle Owen, Janine Pommy Vega, John Wieners, Alice Notley, Ron Padgett, and Anselm Hollo.
Advertises the first annual New Year's Day marathon reading by Patti Smith, Jackson Mac Low, Ron Padgett, Rochelle Owens, Joel Oppenheimer, Kenward Elmslie, Larry Fagin, Peter Orlovsky, Allen Ginsberg, Ed Sanders, Anne Waldman, Maureen Owen, Bernadette Mayer, and others. Also advertises readings by Ray Bremser, Bill Corbett, Fanny Howe, Tom Clark, George Economu, George Quasha, John Marron, Susan Howe, Rachelle Bijou, Charlotte Carter, John Thorpe, and Stanley Kunitz.
Advertises readings by Jennifer Bartlett and Peter Schjeldahl.
Advertises readings by Allen Ginsburg & Robert Lowell (joint reading), Rochelle Owens, Alice Notley, Eileen Myles, Charlotte Carter, Lewis MacAdams, Ron PAdgett, and Dick Gallup.
Advertises readings by Ed and Jenny Dorn.
Advertises Anti-WWIII reading by Amiri Baraka, Amina Baraka, Fay Chiang, Robbie McCauley, Barbara Holland, and others.
Advertised at Jan Hus Presbyterian Church.
Advertises readings by John Cage, Bill Berkson, Lewis MacAdams, Theodore Enslin, Paul Metcalf, Richard Price, Michael Stevens, Ron Padgett & Bill Zavatsky, Rebecca Wright & John Koethe, Bockris-Wylie, Yuki Hartman & Bob Rosenthal.
Advertises readings by Walter Lowenfels, Miguel Pinero, Clark Coolidge, Basil Bunting, Glen Baxter & Kenward Elmslie, Jean Boudin & Audre Lorde, Robert Duncan, and others.
Advertises readings by Allen Ginsburg & Robert Lowell, Rochelle Owens, Alice Notley, Eileen Myles, Charlotte Carter, Walter Abish, Rosalyn Drexler, Kathy Acker, Charles Bernstein, Eric Bogosian, Michael Scholnick, Gary Lenhart, Greg Masters, Jackie Curtis, and Sam Abrams.
Advertises readings by Maureen Owen, Harvey Shapiro, Frank Kuenstler, Bill Zavatsky, and others.
Advertises readings by Michael Ondaatje, David Bromige, Fanny Howe, Bruce Andres, Lorenzo Thomas, and others.
Advertises readings by Kenneth Koch, Barry Yourgrau, Janine Pommy Vega, Walter Abish, Charles Bernstein, Fanny Howe, and others.
Advertises readings by Gregory Corso, Taylor Mead, Bernadette Mayer, Gary Lenhart, Ted Greenwald, Michael Brownstein, Daniel Krakauer, Edwin Denby, Jackson Mac Low, John Yau, Michael Brownstein, and others.
Advertises readings by Jonathan Williams, Richard Hell, Bernadette Mayer, Ted Enslin, Diane Wakoski, C.D. Wright, Simon Ortiz, Rose Lesniak, Maureen Owen, Cliff Fyman, Yuki Hartman, Sandy Berrigan, and others.
Advertises readings by Jim Carroll, Ed Sanders, Faye Kicknosway, Bruce Andres, Michael Scholnick, Anselm Hollo, Maureen Owen, Paul Auster, Ron Padgett, Robbie Louise Harkins, Lee Harwood, Charles Bernstein, and others.
Advertises readings by Jackson Mac Low, Tom Veitch, Ursule Molinaro, Beatrice Roth, Danny Krakauer, Jeff Wright, Fay Chiang, and others.