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PRESSED WAFER (FIRM)
Pressed Wafer records, 1999-2012

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8zsd7

Collection Stored Off-Site

All or portions of this collection are housed off-site. Materials can still be requested but researchers should expect a delay of up to two business days for retrieval.


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Pressed Wafer (Firm)
Title: Pressed Wafer records, 1999-2012
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1124
Extent: 12 linear feet (12 boxes), 3 oversized papers (OP), and Born digital: .25 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:Records of the Pressed Wafer press including administrative files, correspondence, author files, edited compilations, printed material, artwork, photographs, and born digital material.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: Researchers must contact the Rose Library in advance for access to unprocessed born digital materials in this collection. Collection restrictions, copyright limitations, or technical complications may hinder the Rose Library's ability to provide access to unprocessed born digital materials.

Collection stored off-site. Researchers must contact the Rose Library in advance to access this collection.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Purchase, 2009

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Pressed Wafer records, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed to the folder level by Brittney Farley, Ingrid Meintjes, Anastasiia Strakhova, Constance Wade, and Sarah Quigley, 2015.


Collection Description

Historical Note

Pressed Wafer is a small press founded in 1999 in Boston by poets Daniel Bouchard, William Corbett, and Joseph Torra. Bouchard works at MIT Press and is a poetry advocate and organizer. Corbett has taught in the Expository Writing program at Harvard University, was a writer-in-residence in the Program of Writing and Humanistic Studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and heads the literary program at CUE Art Foundation in Chelsea, New York City. Torra teaches English and Creative Writing at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. The press first published a poetry magazine and now specializes in poetry broadsides, postcards, chapbooks, and books. Bouchard, Corbett and Torra have been joined by book designer Michael Russem and the press currently operates out of Brooklyn, New York.

Pressed Wafer is a small press founded in 1999 in Boston by poets Daniel Bouchard, William Corbett, and Joseph Torra. Bouchard works at MIT Press and is a poetry advocate and organizer. Corbett has taught in the Expository Writing program at Harvard University, was a writer-in-residence in the Program of Writing and Humanistic Studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and heads the literary program at CUE Art Foundation in Chelsea, New York City. Torra teaches English and Creative Writing at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. The press first published a poetry magazine and now specializes in poetry broadsides, postcards, chapbooks, and books. Bouchard, Corbett and Torra have been joined by book designer Michael Russem and the press currently operates out of Brooklyn, New York.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the records of Pressed Wafer from 1994-2012 and includes administrative files, correspondence, author files and materials relating to edited compilations, printed material, artwork and photographs, and born digital material. Administrative files contain editorial records and notes, lists of authors affiliated with the press, financial records, and subscription information. Correspondence includes letters between Pressed Wafer editors, subscription requests, book orders, and comments about Pressed Wafer publications. Some correspondence pre-dates the official founding of the press. Where possible, author correspondence attached to typescripts and editorial proofs have been filed by author.

Author files contain typescripts, page proofs, artwork, photographs, and printed material relating to the publication of poetry, fiction, art, and memoir by Pressed Wafer. The files document such works as Ed Barrett's trilogy of Boston-based prose poem novels Rub Out (2003), Kevin White (2007), and Bosston (2008). Also noteworthy are materials relating to the publication of Linda Norton's The Public Gardens: Poems and History (2011), Tom Pickard's More Pricks than Prizes (2010), George Scialabba's What are intellectuals good for? (2009) and The Modern Predicament (2011), and Jonathan Strong's Consolation (2010), and Maged Zaher's Portrait of the Poet as Engineer (2009). The collection also includes three poems by Seamus Heaney, as well as writings by Pressed Wafer founding editors Bouchard, Corbett, and Torra.

Materials relating to Pressed Wafer's edited compilations primarily include typescripts and page proofs of the press' first two poetry magazines, Pressed Wafer I: A Boston Review, published in 2000, and Pressed Wafer II: Hello Joe: A Tribute to Joe Brainard, published in 2001. A small amount of printed materials consists of broadside proofs, Pressed Wafer postcards, and newspaper clippings. The collection also contains a small number of photographs, original artwork, and page proofs of artwork. Noteworthy is a photograph of the poet Joe Brainard and Pressed Wafer editor William Corbett, as well as original artwork for Pressed Wafer publications by Studio Spirale. Born digital material in this collection consists of compact discs, but is currently unprocessed.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order by record type.


Selected Search Terms

Personal Names

Topical Terms

Form/Genre Terms


Container List

Administrative files
Box Folder Content
1 1 Author lists, 2001-2002
1 2 Business cards, undated
1 3 By-laws and blank forms, undated
1 4 Editorial records, 1999-2011
1 5 Editors' notes, 2000-2012
1 6 Financial records, general, 1999-2005
1 7 Financial records, invoices and receipts, 1999-2001
1 8 Financial records, invoices and receipts, 2002-2005
1 9 Financial records, invoices and receipts, 2006-2009
1 10 Financial records, invoices and receipts, 2010
1 11 Financial records, invoices and receipts, 2011-2012
1 12 Financial records, invoices and receipts, undated
1 13 Inventory reports, 2001-2012
1 14 Mailing lists, circa 2005
1 15 Notes, undated
2 1 Placards, undated
2 2 Printing plate, 2003 October 16
2 3 Publication schedules, 2001-2005
2 4 Rubber stamps, undated
2 5 Subscription lists, 2000-2006
Correspondence
2 6 1994-1999
2 7 2000 January-July
2 8 2000 August-October
2 9 2000 November-December
2 10 2001 January-April
3 1 2001 May-December
3 2 2002 January-April
3 3 2002 May-December
3 4 2003 January-February
3 5 2003 March-December
3 6 2004 January-March
4 1 2004 April-May
4 2 2004 June-December
4 3 2005 January-August
4 4 2005 September-December
4 5 2006 January-June
4 6 2006 August-November
4 7 2006 December
5 1 2007 January-April
5 2 2007 May-December
5 3 2008 January
5 4 2008 February
5 5 2008 March
5 6 2008 April-December
5 7 2009 January-February
6 1 2009 March-May
6 2 2009 June-December
6 3 2010 January-February
6 4 2010 March-May
6 5 2010 June-December
6 6 2011 January-February
7 1 2011 March-April
7 2 2011 May-September
7 3 2011 October-December
7 4 2012 January-February
7 5 2012 March-June
7 6 Undated
7 7 Empty envelopes, 1997-2000
8 1 Empty envelopes, 2001-2003
8 2 Empty envelopes, 2004-2006
8 3 Empty envelopes, 2007-2011
8 4 Empty envelopes, undated
Author files
8 5 Anderson, Beth, 1999
8 6 Barg, Barbara, 2000
8 7 Barret, Ed, Bosston, page proofs, 2008
8 8 Barret, Ed, Bosston, typescript, 2007
8 9 Barret, Ed, Kevin White, notebooks, 2007
9 1 Barret, Ed, Kevin White, page proofs, 2007
9 2 Barret, Ed, Kevin White, typescript, 2006
9 3 Barret, Ed, other records, 1999-2011
9 4 Barret, Ed, Rub Out, page proofs, 2003
9 5 Barret, Ed, Rub Out, typescript, undated
9 6 Behrle, Jim, 1999-2006
9 7 Behrle, Jim, undated
9 8 Berkson, Bill, 2000
10 1 Birchard, Guy, 1990-2010
10 2 Bouchard, Daniel, 1999-2001
10 3 Bowen. Kevin, 2008
10 4 Butler, Henry S., undated
10 5 Caddel, Richard (Ric), undated
10 6 Cage, John, undated
10 7 Clair, Stephen, 2002
10 8 Clark, Tom, 1999
10 9 Cohen, Marc, 2000
10 10 Cole, Sean, 2009-2010
10 11 Coolidge, Clark, 1999
10 12 Cooper, Dennis, undated
10 13 Corbett, William, 2000-2010
10 14 Corbett, William, Ten in the Morning, page proofs, 2004
10 15 Cornish, Sam, undated
10 16 County, Mike, 2000-2003
OP1 County, Mike, 2003
10 17 Cross, Del Ray, 2000-2004
10 18 Cross, Del Ray, Lub Luffly, page proofs, 2006
11 1 D'Attilio, Robert, undated
11 2 de la Perriere, Donna, 1999
11 3 de Gruttola, Raffael, 2011
11 4 Di Piero, William Simone, When can I see you again? corrected page proofs, 2010 [1 of 2]
11 5 Di Piero, William Simone, When can I see you again? corrected page proofs, 2010 [2 of 2]
11 6 Di Piero, William Simone, When can I see you again? page proofs, 2010
11 7 Di Piero, William Simone, When can I see you again? typescript, 2009 [1 of 2]
11 8 Di Piero, William Simone, When can I see you again? typescript, 2009 [2 of 2]
11 9 Dorman, Josh, 2001
11 10 Duffy, Shaunalynn, 2008
11 11 Duggan, Laurie, 2010
11 12 Dunn, Jim, 2004
11 13 Dunn, Joe, undated
11 14 Durand, Marcella, undated
12 1 Elmslie, Kenward, 1999
12 2 Everson, Landis, 2004
12 3 Fink, Jennifer Natalya, 2000
12 4 Franco, Michael, 2010
12 5 Gizzi, Michael, 1999-2006
12 6 Godfrey, John, 2001
12 7 Gold, Darlene, 2000-2001
OP2 Gold, Darlene, 2003
12 8 Hannigan, Paul, 2010
12 9 Heaney, Seamus, 2000
12 10 Horne, Robert Albert, 2002
12 11 Howell, Sharon, undated
12 12 Johnson, Kent and Forrest Gander, undated
12 13 Kalogeris, George, 2005-2006
12 14 Katz, Vincent, 2000-2001
12 15 Kernan, Nathan, 1999-2007
12 16 Kim, Ann, 1999
12 17 Kleinman, Susan M., 2010
12 18 Kleinzahler, August, Music, page proofs, 2009 May 29 [1 of 2]
13 1 Kleinzahler, August, Music, page proofs, 2009 May 29 [2 of 2]
13 2 Kleinzahler, August, Music, page proofs, 2009 June 8
13 3 Kleinzahler, August, Music, page proofs, 2009 June 18
13 4 Kleinzahler, August, Music, typescript with notes, undated [1 of 2]
13 5 Kleinzahler, August, Music, typescript with notes, undated [2 of 2]
13 6 Kleinzahler, August, other records, 2009-2010
13 7 Klug, Nate, undated
13 8 Koestenbaum, Wayne, undated
13 9 Kuenstler, Frank, 2010
13 10 Ladd, Mary Elizabeth, 2007
13 11 Lamoureux, Mark, 2004-2011
14 1 Lansing, Gerrit, A February Sheaf, page proofs, 2003
14 2 Lansing, Gerrit, A February Sheaf, page proofs, 2003 January 6
14 3 Lansing, Gerrit, A February Sheaf, typescript, circa 2003
14 4 Lansing, Gerrit, other records, 2002-2011
14 5 LeSueur, Joe, 2000
14 6 Lockwood, Margo, 2008-2009
14 7 Mazur, Gail and Michael, undated
14 8 McCord, Howard, 2011
14 9 McLane, Maureen N., undated
14 10 Metcalf, Paul, 1999
14 11 Mlinko, Ange, 2000
15 1 Morrison, James, circa 2011
15 2 Moten, Fred, 1999-2002
15 3 Moxley, Jennifer, 1999-2000
15 4 Moynihan, Rodrigo, circa 1999
15 5 Mucha, Patty, circa 2005-2006
15 6 Mynes, Jess, undated
15 7 Nelson, Gale, undated
15 8 North, Charles, circa 2000
15 9 Norton, Linda, Boston Common, page proofs, 2011
15 10 Norton, Linda, other records, 2010-2011
15 11 Norton, Linda, The Public Gardens: Poems and History, corrected page proofs, 2011
15 12 Norton, Linda, The Public Gardens: Poems and History, typescript, circa 2010
16 1 O'Brien, Michael, 2005-2007
16 2 O'Callaghan, Julie, undated
16 3 O'Grady, Thomas, circa 2011
16 4 Ostashevsky, Eugene, 2005
16 5 Padgett, Ron, 2011
16 6 Palmer, Michael, circa 1999-2001
16 7 Peck, Monica, 1999
16 8 Pickard, Tom, 2004-2009
16 9 Pickard, Tom, 2010
16 10 Picker, Daniel, 2004 June 7
16 11 Pritchett, Patrick, 2007
16 12 Pruitt, Patricia, undated
16 13 Quinn, Jim, undated
16 14 Raworth, Tom, 2002-2009
16 15 Reifler, Samuel, circa 2010
16 16 Reifler, Samuel, undated
17 1 Ronci, Seido Ray, other records, 2000-2004
17 2 Ronci, Seido Ray, This Rented Body, typescript and page proofs, 2004-2006
17 3 Ronci, Seido Ray, The Skeleton of the Crow and The World of Difference, typescripts, undated
17 4 Rothschild, Jo Ann, 2009-2011
17 5 Sandy, Stephen, 2004
17 6 Scanlan, Patricia, 2001-2002
17 7 Schuyler, James, 1999
17 8 Scialabba, George, The Modern Predicament, typescript, 2010
17 9 Scialabba, George, The Modern Predicament, typescript, 2011
17 10 Scialabba, George, The Modern Predicament, typescript, undated
18 1 Scialabba, George, other records, 2009-2011
18 2 Scialabba, George, What are intellectuals good for? typescript, 2007 [1 of 3]
18 3 Scialabba, George, What are intellectuals good for? typescript, 2007 [2 of 3]
18 4 Scialabba, George, What are intellectuals good for? typescript, 2007 [3 of 3]
18 5 Scialabba, George, What are intellectuals good for? typescript, undated [1 of 2]
18 6 Scialabba, George, What are intellectuals good for? typescript, undated [2 of 2]
18 7 Scialabba, George, What are intellectuals good for? uncorrected galley, 2009
18 8 Shook, Melissa, circa 2007
19 1 Shook, Melissa, circa 2011
19 2 Silva, Ana, 2010 May 10
19 3 Simic, Charles, 2002 April 8
19 4 Sloman, Joel, 2011 March 14
19 5 Stanley, George, undated
19 6 Stoehr, Taylor, 2006-2009
19 7 Stoehr, Taylor, undated
19 8 Strong, Jonathan, Consolation, page proofs, 2010 [1 of 2]
19 9 Strong, Jonathan, Consolation, page proofs, 2010 [2 of 2]
19 10 Strong, Jonathan, Consolation, page proofs, undated
19 11 Strong, Jonathan, Consolation, typescript, undated [1 of 2]
20 1 Strong, Jonathan, Consolation, typescript, undated [2 of 2]
20 2 Strong, Jonathan, Hawkweed and Indian Paintbrush: A Novel, typescript, undated
20 3 Summers, John, circa 2009
20 4 Tieger, Aaron, 2004-2005
20 5 Tieger, Aaron, 2009
20 6 Torra, Joseph, After the Chinese, typescript, undated
20 7 Torra, Joseph, Call me Waiter, page proofs, 2007
20 8 Torra, Joseph, Call me Waiter, page proofs, 2008
21 1 Torra, Joseph, other records, 1999-2001
21 2 Torra, Joseph, What's so funny, edited typescript, undated
21 3 Torra, Joseph, What's so funny, typescript, undated
21 4 Unidentified authors, circa 2002-2012
21 5 Unidentified epigraphs, undated
21 6 Walp, Susan Jane, circa 2011
21 7 Walton, Todd, circa 2010
21 8 Weltner, Peter, 2008-2009
21 9 Wieners, John, circa 1997-2006
22 1 Wing, Stephen, circa 2008
22 2 York, Albert, 2010
22 3 Zaher, Maged, 2008
22 4 Zaher, Maged, 2009
Edited compilations
22 5 "Berhle, Kernan, Moten, Reifler reading," postcard proof, 2000
22 6 For Tom and Val, 2004
22 7 Pressed Wafer I: A Boston Review, 2000 [1 of 2]
22 8 Pressed Wafer I: A Boston Review, 2000 [2 of 2]
22 9 Pressed Wafer II: Hello Joe: A Tribute to Joe Brainard, corrected page proofs, 2001 [1 of 3]
22 10 Pressed Wafer II: Hello Joe: A Tribute to Joe Brainard, corrected page proofs, 2001 [2 of 3]
23 1 Pressed Wafer II: Hello Joe: A Tribute to Joe Brainard, corrected page proofs, 2001 [3 of 3]
23 2 Pressed Wafer II: Hello Joe: A Tribute to Joe Brainard, final page proofs, 2001 [1 of 2]
23 3 Pressed Wafer II: Hello Joe: A Tribute to Joe Brainard, final page proofs, 2001 [2 of 2]
23 4 Pressed Wafer II: Hello Joe: A Tribute to Joe Brainard, typescript, circa 2001-2002 [1 of 2]
23 5 Pressed Wafer II: Hello Joe: A Tribute to Joe Brainard, typescript, circa 2001-2002 [2 of 2]
23 6 Unidentified compilation [includes poetry by Zbigniew Machej, Maciej Cisto, Bohdan Zanduva, Julian Kornhauser, Andrzej Bursa, and Helena Poswiatowska], undated
Printed material
24 1 Broadside, proofs, 2003
24 2 Brochures, 2005-2006
24 3 Fliers, circa 2003-2011
24 4 News releases, 2002
24 5 Newspaper clippings, 1990-2012
24 6 Postcards, 2003-2012
Artwork and photographs
24 7 Artwork, original by Linda Norton, 2010
OP3 Artwork, original by Hellen Willis, 2005
24 8 Artwork, original, unidentified, 1992-2005
24 9 Artwork, page proofs and notes, circa 1999
24 10 Artwork, photocopies, undated
24 11 Artwork, unidentified slides, 1998-1999
24 12 Photographs, 1985, 2005
24 13 Photograph, Joe Brainard, circa 1980s
24 14 Photographs, William Corbett, 2001
24 15 Studio Spirale, 1999-2000
Born digital
BD1 - Floppy discs and compact discs
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