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The Poetry Collection

Palmer (Michael) Collection, 1974-1988



Michael Palmer is a poet, translator, and educator known for his lyric meditations and interdisciplinary collaborations with dance and the visual arts. He has published books of poetry regularly since 1971, as well as essays and translations, and has created and adapted work in collaboration with the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company. The Michael Palmer Collection includes six boxes of manuscript material, primarily handwritten, for several of Palmer's books; 20 boxes of correspondence from such writers as Paul Auster, Charles Bernstein, Clark Coolidge, Bill Corbett, Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, Lyn Hejinian, Susan Howe, and John Taggart; course material and other documents relating to Palmer's teaching in the Poetics Program at the New College of California; dance manuscripts and other material for over a dozen performances of the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company produced by Palmer; and printed material relating to various poetry, dance, music, and theater events.