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John M. Bennett Papers (MSS009)

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Correspondence, Box 1-32

Manuscripts, Box 33-94

Manuscripts by Others, Box 95-97

Mail Art, Box 98-143

Luna Bisonte Prods, Box 144-149

Personal Papers, Box 150-156

Ephemera, Box 157-176

Audiovisual, Box 177



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John M. Bennett Papers (MSS009), 1956-2014 | MSS Manuscripts

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Collection Overview

Title: John M. Bennett Papers (MSS009), 1956-2014Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1956-2014

ID: MSS/MSS/009

Primary Creator: Bennett, John M., 1942-

Extent: 177.0 Boxes

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

A large portion of the Bennett Papers consists of mail or correspondence art, a unique blend of painting, drawing, stickers, rubber stamp work, found objects, poetry, clippings, collage, etc., which are then sent through the postal system. Like all mail artists, Bennett is also a recipient of mail art, and his Papers include hundreds of examples of the work of many of the leading correspondence artists working today. The Bennett Papers also include his own manuscripts and poetry journals, as well as a large collection of small press publications, including Lost and Found Times, and a complete collection of printed items from Luna Bisonte Prods. Bennett carries on an extensive correspondence with artists, poets, and small press editors and his Papers contain a good portion of this correspondence as well.

Collection Historical Note

John M. Bennett is an American author and artist whose work, though not well known to the academic community, has made a significant contribution to the world of innovative poetry. Born in Chicago, Bennett received his B.A. and M.A. from Washington University and his Ph.D. from UCLA in 1970. He taught Hispanic literature from 1969 to 1976 at Ohio State University.

Bennett is the author of numerous books of poetry, all published by small presses, including Luna Bisonte Prods, his own press. Much of his poetry relies upon the visual experience of the poem for its effect. The interplay of texts with space, the physical appearance of the page, and the printing process itself are all important elements in Bennett's work. He is also one of a growing number of poets and artists who have made innovative use of inexpensive mimeographic and xerographic processes. Luna Bisonte Prods, which he founded in 1976, publishes a variety of printed pieces including broadsides, rubber stamp art, labels, and stickers. Since 1975, Bennett has also produced the Lost and Found Times.

Administrative Information

Repository: MSS Manuscripts

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Source: Gift and Purchase of John M. Bennett

Preferred Citation: Name of the Collection, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Correspondence, Box 1-32],
[Series 2: Manuscripts, Box 33-94],
[Series 3: Manuscripts by Others, Box 95-97],
[Series 4: Mail Art, Box 98-143],
[Series 5: Luna Bisonte Prods, Box 144-149],
[Series 6: Personal Papers, Box 150-156],
[Series 7: Ephemera, Box 157-176],
[Series 8: Audiovisual, Box 177],
[All]

Series 3: Manuscripts by Others, Box 95-97Add to your cart.
Consists of 2 subseries of manuscripts: those from the Columbus poetry group and miscellaneous manuscripts.
Sub-Series 3.1: Manuscripts from the Columbus Poetry Group, Box 95, 1973-1979Add to your cart.
Consists of manuscripts from the writers in the poetry group led by Bennett in Columbus, OH
Folder 1: Abel, BrianAdd to your cart.
Item 1: 3 poemsAdd to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 3 pages
Folder 2: Albrecht, M L.Add to your cart.
Item 1: 4 poemsAdd to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 3 pages
Folder 3: Belcher, James, 1977-1978Add to your cart.
Item 1: 9 poemsAdd to your cart.
Typescript and typescript [photocopy], 9 pages
Folder 4: Cassidy, GeorgeAdd to your cart.
Item 1: 42 poemsAdd to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 42 pages
Folder 5: Citino, DavidAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: 47 poemsAdd to your cart.
Typescript and typescript [photocopy], 47 pages
Folder 6: de Campos, AlvarezAdd to your cart.
Item 1: 4 poemsAdd to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 3 pages
Folder 7: Fleming, DeborahAdd to your cart.
Item 1: 6 poemsAdd to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 7 pages
Folder 8: Govenar, Alan B.Add to your cart.
Item 1: Jailbait [story], 1976Add to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 7 pages
Item 2: Miss Chadwick [story], [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 4 pages
Folder 9: Green, GalenAdd to your cart.
Item 1: 7 poems, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript and typescript [photocopy], 7 pages
Folder 10: Hornbostel, Donald W.Add to your cart.
Item 1: Fire Sale [story], [n.d.]Add to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 15 pages
Folder 11: Lense, EdwardAdd to your cart.
Item 1: [18 poems], 1975Add to your cart.
Typescript and typescript [photocopy], 8 pages
Folder 12: Maul, MichaelAdd to your cart.
Item 1: 3 poemsAdd to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 3 pages
Folder 13: Miller, RonaldAdd to your cart.
Item 1: 4 poemsAdd to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 4 pages
Folder 14: Owen, Sonja J.Add to your cart.
Item 1: Mildred [poem], 1976: May 3Add to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 1 page
Folder 15: Owens, TomAdd to your cart.
Item 1: 9 poemsAdd to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 11 pages
Folder 16: Pass, GrantAdd to your cart.
Item 1: 4 poems, 1976: NovemberAdd to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 3 pages
Folder 17: Tomlinson, MarkAdd to your cart.
Item 1: 9 poems, 1975Add to your cart.
Typescript and typescript [photocopy], 9 pages
Folder 18: Wachunas, TomAdd to your cart.
Item 1: 5 poemsAdd to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 4 pages
Sub-Series 3.2: Manuscripts by Others, Box 95-97Add to your cart.
Consists of miscellaneous manuscripts by others, filed alphabetically by author.
Folder 1: Ackerman, Al (Dr. Al Blaster)Add to your cart.
Item 1: The greatest neoist [essay].Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Bennett, John W.Add to your cart.
Item 1: Habitat, economy, and society in the Canadian plains: with special reference to Saskatchewn [essay].1961: November, 1961: NovemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Burnham, LindaAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Right Before the Handcuffs [poem].Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Campeau, JoanAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Just a piece of Metis history [essay].Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Chamberlain, Kent ClairAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Bear I my call [poem].1976: February 22., 1976: February 22.Add to your cart.
Item 2: On One's Place in the Sunshine[poem].1982: August 19, 1982: August 19Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Chambers, BillAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Landscape dream[poem].1984, 1984Add to your cart.
Item 2: Mailbox dream[poem].1984, 1984Add to your cart.
Item 3: Stair dream[poem].1984, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Corn Puff (Joann Ellingson)Add to your cart.
Item 1: Industrial Boy [poem].Add to your cart.
Item 2: Lost [story].Add to your cart.
Item 3: Luck Ran Out [story].Add to your cart.
Item 4: Rigdon 1981[poem]. 1981: May 29., 1981: May 29.Add to your cart.
Item 5: "This is a tree planter"[poem].1986., 1986.Add to your cart.
Item 6: [untitled] [story].1981: May 17., 1981: May 17.Add to your cart.
Item 7: We're[poem].1981., 1981.Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Daniel III, Hal J.Add to your cart.
Item 1: Holidays [poem]Add to your cart.
Item 2: Oh, good [poem].Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Dec, MichaelAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Escape[collection of poems].Add to your cart.
Item 2: Naked at last [concrete poem].1980: October 29., 1980: October 29.Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Franke, ChristopherAdd to your cart.
Item 1: "On Public Square"[poem].Add to your cart.
Item 2: scratchin' an' writin'[poem].Add to your cart.
Item 3: You Bet[poem].Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Green, GalenAdd to your cart.
Item 1: After the revolution [poem].1980: April 30., 1980: April 30.Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Grossman, BruceAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Platoon [poetry collection].1988, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Harper, Richard (Richard Time/Life Harper)Add to your cart.
Item 1: "I am typing this on my glove compartment typewriter"[poem].1981., 1981.Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Johnson, Charles L.Add to your cart.
Item 1: The best of some possible worlds [story]Add to your cart.
Item 2: Droodles [collection of poems]1970: December., 1970: December.Add to your cart.
Item 3: Plee [collection of poems].1970: June., 1970: June.Add to your cart.
Item 4: Zen fruitcake and species torture diet [collection of poems].1971:December., 1971:December.Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Johnson, JamesAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Vampire Camera [poem].1985, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Koiwba, GeorgeAdd to your cart.
Item 1: [untitled] [essay].1974: March., 1974: March.Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Landies, DouglasAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Defining the Obscure In a Clear Way Using Intuitive Methods In an Orderly Fashion[essay].1974: March., 1974: March.Add to your cart.
Folder 18: LaVoie, StevenAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Going deaf [poem].1976., 1976.Add to your cart.
Item 2: Notes for the final proposition [poem].1976., 1976.Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Lee, LyleAdd to your cart.
Item 1: As I remember Leslie [poem].Add to your cart.
Item 2: "Sexy ladies"[poem].Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Long, RobertAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Grass wound [poem], 1977Add to your cart.
Item 2: Red drawing [poem], 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Lowery, ScottAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Forget it, start over [poem], 1973: JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Home from school [story], 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Nargi, GaryAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Certain qualities [poem], 1979: November 2Add to your cart.
Item 2: The dream of the road [story]Add to your cart.
Item 3: The land [poem]Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Palen, JohnAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Beethoven [poem]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 2: Bruno Walter (1876-1962) [poem]Add to your cart.
Autograph, 1 page, written on paper bag
Item 3: Camping by Candlelight [poem]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 4: Eads Bridge [poem]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 5: God the Gardener [poem]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 6: Herbstag [poem]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 7: Love Song [poem]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 8: My Grandmother Bess Gravely [poem]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 9: Parents: Distance [poem]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 10: Photograph of a Grave on the Oregon Trail [poem]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 11: Poem with a Moral [poem]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 12: Son [poem]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 13: Summer Kitchen [poem]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Folder 24: Poole, FrancisAdd to your cart.
Item 1: In Progress [poem]Add to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy}, 11 pages
Folder 25: Reynolds, Cedric S.Add to your cart.
Item 1: Said Henny Penny to Chicken Little [poem]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 2: Summer is icumen in, I hude sing [poem]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Folder 26: Saunders, JackAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Arts Boom [story], 1985Add to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 5 pages
Item 2: Blue Darter [story], 1984Add to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], light revision, 57 pages
Item 3: Cracker [story], 1984Add to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 3 pages
Item 4: Flying Backwards [story], 1985Add to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 36 pages
Item 5: Folio [story], 1984Add to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 2 pages
Item 6: Goat Song [story], 1984Add to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 3 pages
Item 7: The Last Whistle Sheet [story], 1984Add to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 1 page
Item 8: Odyssey [story], 1985Add to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 39 pages
Item 9: The Open Road [story], 1986Add to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 20 pages
Item 10: Satisfying Life [story], 1985Add to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 43 pages
Item 11: Stalled Ox [story], 1985Add to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 2 pages
Item 12: Threshhold [story], 1985Add to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], light revision, 17 pages
Item 13: Untitled [story], 1986Add to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 13 pages
Item 14: Untitled [story], 1984Add to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 3 pages
Folder 27: Silverman, LannyAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Chapter one [story], 1979: October 2Add to your cart.
Typescript , heavy revision, 11 drafts, 8 pages
Folder 28: Smith, Steven B.Add to your cart.
Item 1: Wordsmith [poetry collection], 1987Add to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 15 pages
Folder 29: Somolea, E.Add to your cart.
Item 1: "Blown off in every direction" [poem]Add to your cart.
Autograph, 1 page
Folder 30: [Sunderland Polytechnic]Add to your cart.
Item 1: Bern Porter [poetry collection], 1987Add to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 69 pages
Folder 31: Vander Does, MichaelAdd to your cart.
Item 1: [Untitled poetry collection][poetry collection], 1979-1980Add to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 26 pages
Folder 32: Vegetable, RobotAdd to your cart.
Item 1: But, But, Professor [poem]Add to your cart.
Autograph, 1 page
Folder 33: Verene, Donald PhillipAdd to your cart.
Item 1: [Untitled poetry collection]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 3 pages
Folder 34: Walsh, DavidAdd to your cart.
Item 1: "Forgotten is remembered" [poem], 1976: DecemberAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Folder 35: Watson, CraigAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Two Multipicities [poem], 1975Add to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 37 pages
Folder 36: Wedge, TerryAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Run joyfully forward [poem], 1960: June-JulyAdd to your cart.
Autograph, 1 page
Folder 37: UnidentifiedAdd to your cart.
7 items

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Correspondence, Box 1-32],
[Series 2: Manuscripts, Box 33-94],
[Series 3: Manuscripts by Others, Box 95-97],
[Series 4: Mail Art, Box 98-143],
[Series 5: Luna Bisonte Prods, Box 144-149],
[Series 6: Personal Papers, Box 150-156],
[Series 7: Ephemera, Box 157-176],
[Series 8: Audiovisual, Box 177],
[All]


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