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Series 1
Writings, 1931-2012
Boxes 1-9 and OP 1-3

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of proofs, drafts, and notes of Ponsot's publications, uncollected and unpublished poetry drafts, prose and other writings including translations and essays, and Ponsot's Masters thesis "An Annotated Edition of the Latin Poems of Edward, Lord Herbert of Cherbury" (1941). Also included are Ponsot's adaptation of La Victoire de la femme (1964) and Ponsot's essay about Djuna Barnes, "A Reader's Ryder," (1984). The series preserves many of the author's folder arrangements and descriptions. Folders may contain mixed materials such as hand-written drafts, research notes, draft typescripts, and printed materials. Where author-arranged folders are undescribed, the arrangement has been preserved and date ranges have been used for folder labels. Date ranges may overlap as Ponsot worked on a variety of projects simultaneously. Researchers should note that Ponsot's writing process spans several years and as such poetry drafts and other writings may predate publication.

Arrangement Note

Production files for publications are arranged by title of the work. Original order for poetry drafts has been retained; drafts with no original order are arranged chronologically. Prose and other writings are arranged in alphabetical order.

Admit Impediment (1981)
Box Folder Content
OP1 Master proofs, 1981
1 1 Page proofs, 1981
1 2 Translation by Jean Migrenne, 1996
1 3 Typescript, circa 1981
The Bird Catcher (1998)
1 4 Handwritten and corrected drafts, 1982
1 5 Handwritten and corrected drafts, 1985-1986
OP2 Jacket proofs, 1997
1 6 Jacket proof, 1998
1 7 Notes and promotional materials about The Bird Catcher collected by Marie Ponsot, 1999
1 8 Poetry drafts, undated
1 9 Revised page proofs, 1997
1 10 Typescript, undated
2 1 Uncorrected page proofs, 1998
Easy: Poems (2009)
2 2 Corrected typescript, 2008 June 1
2 3 Corrected typescript, undated [1 of 2]
2 4 Corrected typescript, undated [2 of 2]
2 5 Handwritten and corrected drafts, 2005-2006
2 6 Jacket proofs, 2009
2 7 Poetry drafts and revisions, 1973, 1997-2002
2 8 Table of contents, drafts, circa 2008
2 9 Typescript with notes, 2005
2 10 Uncorrected page proofs, 2009
The Green Dark (1988)
2 11 Copy for back of jacket, 1988
3 1 Corrected page proofs, circa 1987
3 2 Foul matter, 1988
3 3 Page proofs, 1988
3 4 Photocopy, 1988
3 5 Poetry drafts under variant title "Take time, take place," undated
3 6 Proof, 1988
3 7 Uncorrected page proofs, 1987
Springing: New and Selected Poems (2002)
3 8 "Antepenultimate manuscript," undated
3 9 Corrected page proofs, 2001
3 10 Jacket proof, 2002
OP3 Galley proofs, 2001
3 11 Typescript drafts, 1942-1973
3 12 Typescript, undated [incomplete] [1 of 2]
4 1 Typescript, undated [incomplete] [2 of 2]
True Minds (1956)
4 2 Original and carbon copy typescript, circa 1950s
Poetry drafts
4 3 1940s-1980s
4 4 1942, 1963-1976, 1993-2006
4 5 1943-1969
4 6 1944-2002
4 7 1945-1960
4 8 1947-2004
4 9 1950s
4 10 1957
4 11 1957-1982
5 1 1966-1996
5 2 1968
5 3 1970s, 2011
5 4 1979-1981
5 5 1980s
5 6 2001-2004
5 7 2005-2007
5 8 2006, 2012
5 9 2009
5 10 2009-2010
5 11 Admit Impediment and other poems, 1964-1965
5 12 Easy: Poems and other poems, 2004-2008 [folder includes notebook dated 2008]
5 13 "Early poems R.C.," undated
5 14 "Field of Vision" and other poems, 1976-1978
6 1 "The Fountain at Vancluse, 7 Sonnets and a double rerun," 1978
6 2 "Four poems," galley proofs, undated
6 3 "Houston Sonnets," 1998-2011 [includes some poems published in Easy: Poems]
6 4 "Houston Sonnets," rewrites and revisions, 1998-2007 [includes some poems published in Easy: Poems]
6 5 "I ask myself a few real historical questions," 1979-1996
6 6 "Inside the apple," typescript, 1952
6 7 "Marie de France," 1951-1974
6 8 Notes and fragments, 1982-2009
6 9 "Occasional poems," 1976-1988
6 10 "Old or just neglected," 1976-1988
6 11 "Pathetic Fallacies," 1981-1982, 2007-2008
7 1 "Revisable efforts," 2003-2012
7 2 "Short poems," 1963-2001
7 3 "Still unrevised but not quite dead," 1958-2011
7 4 Typescripts, undated
7 5 "Versions or drafts of already published poems," 1957-2004
Prose and other writings
7 6 "An altogether different language," 1994-1996
7 7 "An Annotated Edition of the Latin Poems of Edward, Lord Herbert of Cherbury, Master of Arts thesis, Columbia University, 1941
7 8 "Berdeshevsky" and other notes, 1931-1933, 1977-1984, 2005
7 9 Book reviews, undated
7 10 "Directions," scripts and translations, 1962-1966
7 11 "Directions," scripts and translations, 1966
7 12 "Gimme, gimme, gimme," or "Honesty in the lurch," script, undated
7 13 "Hugo Victor: A Theophile Gautier," undated
7 14 Interview response for Jason Zuzga, undated
7 15 "Introduction," Laughing at Gravity: Conversations with Isaac Newton by Elizabeth Socolow, 1988
7 16 Introductions, 2000-2011
8 1 "The Last Crusade," screenplay, 1963
8 2 "My Sisters Two: A composition of time and place," undated
8 3 Notes and fragments, 1979-2010
8 4 Notes on poetry, teaching and writing, circa 2002
8 5 "Prose," 1943
8 6 "Prose," 1975, 1994-2005
8 7 "PSA Harangue" and notes on writing poetry, 2002
8 8 "A Reader's Ryder," drafts and research notes, 1982-1984 [essay about Djuna Barnes]
8 9 Speeches, 2000-2010
8 10 Translation materials, 1965, 2001
8 11 "Various," 1968, 2002-2008
8 12 La Victoire de la femme, adaptation, typescript, 1964 [1 of 2]
9 1 La Victoire de la femme, adaptation, typescript, 1964 [2 of 2]
9 2 La Victoire de la femme, adaptation, typescript, 1965 [1 of 2]
9 3 La Victoire de la femme, adaptation, typescript, 1965 [2 of 2]
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