Subseries 2.2a
Collected poems, 1965-2003
Box 37 (folder 14) - Box 43 (folder 10)

Arrangement Note

Arranged in chronological order by date of publication; individual poems within the work are arranged in alphabetical order.

Once (1968)
Box Folder Content
37 14 "African Images," typescript drafts and partial drafts along with AW's typewritten notes [see also "Chic's Freedom Reflection"]
37 15 "Chic's Freedom Reflection," typescript drafts (variant titles: "Everybody Want Freedom," "Freedom How"), manuscript of "African Images" [see also "African Images"]
37 16 "Compulsory Chapel," typescript draft
37 17 "The Enemy," typescript drafts
37 18 "The Excuse," typescript drafts (variant titles: "The Morning Will Be Peaceful and Absurd (or, The Excuse)"), February 24, 1966
37 19 "Exercises on Themes from Life," typescript drafts
37 20 "Hymn," typescript drafts
37 21 "Love," partial typescript draft
37 22 "Mornings," typescript draft
37 23 "On Being Asked to Leave a Place of Honor for One of Comfort; Preferably in the Northern Suburbs" typescript drafts (variant titles: "In This Place of No Gross Riches," "In This Place")
37 24 "Once," typescript drafts
37 25 "South: The Name of Home," partial typescript draft
37 26 "So We've Come at Last to Freud," typescript drafts
37 27 "To Die Before One Wakes Must Be Glad," typescript, [December 1965]
37 28 "Warning," typescript draft, [March 25, 1966]
38 1 Once typescript, draft fragment with title page and other front matter
38 2 Once typescript, early draft with variant section titles
38 3 Once typescript, early draft
38 4 Once typescript, early partial drafts with table of contents of African images
38 5 Once photocopied draft
38 6 Once page proof typescript
38 7 Once galley proofs [1 of 2]
38 8 Once galley proofs [2 of 2]
38 9 Once introductory material (table of contents, title page, and notes)
Revolutionary Petunias (1973)
38 10 "Beyond What," typescript (includes two drafts, one untitled)
38 11 "Be Nobody's Darling," typescript [for manuscript, see Subseries 2.1, Notebook 7]
38 12 "Black Mail," typescript (variant title: "Stick the Finger Inside")
- - "Clutter Up People" [see "New Face"]
38 13 "Eagle Rock" typescript drafts (variant title: "Rock Eagle")
38 14 "Ending" typescript (variant title: "I So Admired You Then") [for manuscript, see Subseries 2.1, Notebook 7]
38 15 "Expect Nothing" typescript [for manuscript draft, see notebook 7]
38 16 "For My Sister Molly Who In the Fifties" typescript, [Spring 1970] (variant title: "For My Sister Mamie Who in the Fifties")
38 17 "The Girl Who Died #1" typescript (variant titles: "Look! She Cried," "No Doubt She Was a Singer") [for manuscript, see Subseries 2.1, Nnotebook 7]
38 18 "He Said Come" typescript
38 19 "In These Dissenting Times" typescript [includes a draft of "They Take a Little Nip"]
38 20 "J, My Good Friend" typescript (variant title: "It Is Too Hard Not to Like") [for manuscript, see Subseries 2.1, Notebook 7]
38 21 "Judge Everyone With Perfect Calm" typescript (variant title: "Judge Every One") [for manuscript, see Subseries 2.1, Notebook 7]
38 22 "Lonely Particular" typescript (variant title: "When Squadrons Knew You")
38 23 "New Face" typescript [includes a draft of "Clutter Up People"]
38 24 "Nothing is Right" typescript [for manuscript, see Subseries 2.1, Notebook 7]
38 25 "The Nature of This Flower Is To Bloom" typescript and epigraph from June Jordan (variant title: "Names")
38 26 "Perfection" typescript (variant title: "Having Reached Perfection")
38 27 "The QPP" typescript [for manuscript, see Subseries 2.1, Notebook 7]
38 28 "Three Dollars Cash" typescript
38 29 "View from Rosehill Cemetery: Vicksburg"
38 30 "While Love Is Unfashionable" typescript
38 31 Revolutionary Petunias typescript with early title page [with variant title: Rock Eagle and Other Poems]
38 32 Revolutionary Petunias dedication and introductory material (includes title page, table of contents, and dedication page)
38 33 Revolutionary Petunias epigraphs
39 1 Revolutionary Petunias partial early photocopied draft
39 2 Revolutionary Petunias partial early draft with corrections
39 3 Revolutionary Petunias page proof with corrections
39 4 Revolutionary Petunias galley proofs [1]
39 5 Revolutionary Petunias galley proofs [2]
39 6 Revolutionary Petunias galley proofs [3]
39 7 Revolutionary Petunias corrections
Good Night, Willie Lee, I'll See You in the Morning (1979)
39 8 "1971" typescript
39 9 "The Abduction of Saints" typescript (variant title: "Saints")
39 10 "At First" typescript
39 11 "Early Losses: A Requiem" partial typescript draft [for manuscript, see [Notebook 9]]
39 12 "Forgiveness" typescript, January 10, 1974 (variant title: "Each Time")
39 13 "Having Eaten Two Pillows" typescript (variant titles: "30" and "Thirty")
39 14 "He Said:" typescript
39 15 "In Answer to Your Silly Question" typescript
39 16 "In Uganda, An Early King" typescript, 1973 (variant titles: "On Historical Perspectives," "Eating Habits," "An Historical Perspective (Documentable)")
39 17 "January 10, 1973" typescript (variant title: 1973) [for manuscript, see [Notebook 21]]
39 18 "Light Baggage" typescript
39 19 "Now that the Book Is Finished" typescript
39 20 "On Stripping Bark From Myself" typescript, October 15, 1973
39 21 "Streaking (A Phenomenon Following the Sixties)" typescript, June 1974 (variant title: "the sorrow and the pity on the abc evening news")
39 22 "Talking to My Grandmother Who Died Poor" typescript, 1975
39 23 "'Women of Color' Have Rarely Had the Opportunity to Write About their Love Affairs," 1975
39 24 Good Night, Willie Lee, I'll See You in the Morning typescript draft [1]
39 25 Good Night Willie Lee, I'll See You in the Morning typescript draft [2]
39 26 Good Night Willie Lee, I'll See You in the Morning photocopied typescript draft
39 27 Good Night, Willie Lee, I'll See You in the Morning photocopied partial draft
40 1 Good Night, Willie Lee, I'll See You in the Morning corrected page proofs
40 2 Good Night, Willie Lee, I'll See You in the Morning page proof
40 3 Good Night, Willie Lee, I'll See You in the Morning uncorrected proof
Horses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful (1984)
40 4 "Attentiveness" manuscript and typescript, November 17, 1983 (variant title: "When")
40 5 "The Diamonds on Liz's Bosom" typescript, November 10, 1983
40 6 "Family Of" typescript, November 25, 1980
40 7 "How Poems Are Made/ A Discredited View" typescript, July 19, 1976
40 8 "Mississippi Winter" typescript
- - "My Daughter Is Coming" [See "Remember"]
40 9 "On Sight" typescript and broadside proof
40 10 "Overnights" typescript
40 11 "Remember?" manuscript and typescript, November 17, 1983 (also includes a typescript of "My Daughter is Coming")
40 12 "Representing the Universe" typescript
40 13 "She Said" typescript (variant title: "My Friend Explains a Similar Situation")
40 14 "SM" typescript, November 2, 1983 (variant title: "I Tell You Chickadee")
40 15 "Song" manuscript, June 19, 1983
40 16 "These Days" typescript and manuscript, June 19, 1982
40 17 "Walker" typescript (variant title: "To Robert, "Today I Am at Home," "A Few Sirens")
40 18 "What Is the Point of Being An Artist?" typescript, November 2, 1983
40 19 Horses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful typescript, early partial drafts
40 20 Horses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful typescript [1]
40 21 Horses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful typescript [2]
40 22 Horses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful galley proof [1]
40 23 Horses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful galley proof [2]
40 24 Horses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful galley proof [3]
41 1 Horses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful page proofs with printers marks, October 17, 1984 [editorial correspondence included]
41 2 Horses Make A Landscape Look More Beautiful uncorrected page proof
Her Blue Body Everything We Know (1990)
41 3 "The Awakening for Stefan" manuscript
41 4 "Ndebele" manuscript
41 5 "Winnie Mandela We Love You" typescript, [April 18, 1986]
41 6 "Introduction to Good Night Willie Lee I'll See You in the Morning" typescript
41 7 "Introduction to Horses Make A Landscape Look More Beautiful" typescript
41 8 Her Blue Body Everything We Know working draft
41 9 Her Blue Body Everything We Know typescript
41 10 Her Blue Body Everything We Know repro dupe [1 of 3]
41 11 Her Blue Body Everything We Know repro dupe [2 of 3]
41 12 Her Blue Body Everything We Know repro dupe [3 of 3]
41 13 Her Blue Body Everything We Know cover art
41 14 Her Blue Body Everything We Know editorial correspondence
Absolute Trust In the Goodness of the Earth (2003)
42 1 "Aging" manuscript
42 2 "Ancestors to Alice" typescript
42 3 "The Anonymous Caller" manuscript and typescript
42 4 "The Award" typescript
42 5 "The Backyard, Careyes" typescripts (variant title: "The Backyard, Careyes, Autumn 2001")
42 6 "Bring Me the Heart of Maria Sabina" manuscript and typescript
42 7 "Dead Men Love War" typescript
42 8 "Despite the Hunger" typescript
42 9 "Dream" typescript
42 10 "Dreaming the New World in Careyes" typescript
42 11 "Goddess" typescript
42 12 "Grace" typescript
42 13 "How Different You Are" typescript
42 14 "In Everything I Do" typescript
42 15 "I Was So Puzzled" manuscript and typescript
42 16 "Life Is Never Over" typescript
42 17 "My Mother Was So Wonderful" typescript
42 18 "Native Person Looks Up from the Plate" typescript
42 19 "No Better Life" typescript
42 20 "Not Children" typescript
42 21 "One of the Traps" typescript
42 22 "Patriot" typescript
42 23 "Practice" typescript
42 24 "Projection" typescript
42 25 "The Same As Gold" typescript
42 26 "Some Things to Enjoy About Aging" manuscript and typescript
42 27 "They Made Love" typescript"
42 28 "Until I Was Nearly Fifty" typescript
42 29 "We Are All So Busy" typescript
42 30 "The Writer's Life" typescript
42 31 "You Can Talk" typescript
42 32 "You Too Can Look, Smell, Dress, Act This Way" typescript
42 33 Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth, notes
42 34 Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth, dedication
42 35 Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth early partial draft with variant title: The Same As Gold, February 2000 [includes correspondence] The Same As Gold, February 2000 [includes correspondence]
42 36 Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth early partial draft
42 37 Absolute Trust In the Goodness of the Earth partial draft with variant title: Bring Me the Heart of Maria SabinaBring Me the Heart of Maria Sabina
42 38 Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth partial typescript draft
42 39 Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth typescript draft, March 26, 2002 [includes editorial correspondence]
42 40 Absolute Trust In the Goodness of the Earth typescript [1]
42 41 Absolute Trust In the Goodness of the Earth typescript [2]
42 42 Absolute Trust In the Goodness of the Earth typescript, July 2002 [includes editorial correspondence] [1 of 2]
43 1 Absolute Trust In the Goodness of the Earth typescript, July 2002 [includes editorial correspondence] [2 of 2]
OP1 Absolute Trust In the Goodness of the Earth page proofs
A Poem Traveled Down My Arm (2003)
43 2 A Poem Traveled Down My Arm partial manuscript draft
43 3 A Poem Traveled Down My Arm manuscript draft [1] with illustrations and early variant title: River Runs From Us Lake Sees: Poems and DrawingsRiver Runs From Us Lake Sees: Poems and Drawings
43 4 A Poem Traveled Down My Arm manuscript draft [2] without illustrations and early variant title: River Runs From Us, Lake SeesRiver Runs From Us, Lake Sees
43 5 A Poem Traveled Down My Arm typescript draft
43 6 A Poem Traveled Down My Arm draft fragment
OP2 A Poem Traveled Down My Arm page proofs, July 23, 2003
43 7 A Poem Traveled Down My Arm page proof, undated
43 8 A Poem Traveled Down My Arm corrected page proof with correspondence, June 2003 [1 of 2]
43 9 A Poem Traveled Down My Arm corrected page proof with correspondence, June 2003 [2 of 2]
43 10 A Poem Traveled Down My Arm preface with correspondence, typescript and manuscript
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