The Truck Collection contains manuscripts by writers such as Bruce Andrews, Steve Benson, George Butterick, Ted Enslin, Daphne Marlatt, Paul Metcalf, and Ed Sanders; business records and correspondence; editorial correspondence to David Wilk from Richard Grossinger, Lyn Hejinian, Ken Irby, Paul Kahn, Daphne Marlatt, John Taggart, John Yau, Karl Young, and many others; miscellaneous items from throughout the life of the magazine; and photographs.
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The Truck Collection, 1970-1979, is open for research.
Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the Poetry Collection before requesting photocopies and/or publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Once permission is obtained, most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.
85 linear feet (111 boxes)
The Truck Collection contains manuscripts by writers such as Bruce Andrews, Steve Benson, George Butterick, Ted Enslin, Daphne Marlatt, Paul Metcalf, and Ed Sanders; business records and correspondence; miscellaneous items from throughout the life of the magazine; and photographs.
David Wilk edited twenty-one issues of Truck between 1970 and 1979. The magazine featured poetry, prose, and drawings by such authors as George Butterick, Kit Robinson, Steve Benson, Richard Grossinger, Paul Blackburn, Ken Irby, Paul Metcalf, Nathaniel Tarn, Hayden Carruth, Ted Enslin, and John Yau. Special issues included features on Vermont writers, landscape, Lorine Niedecker, Ted Enslin, and Jonathan Williams. Wilk's Truck Press also published books and broadsides by Daphne Marlatt, Paul Kahn, Allen Fisher, Cid Corman, Jonathan Williams, and others. In 1978 Wilk stopped editing Truck when he became the Literature Director for the National Endowment for the Arts.
This collection is arranged in five series.
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Accruals and Additions
No further accruals are expected to this collection.
Collection processed by Poetry Collection staff.
- Finding aid for the Truck Collection PCMS-0014
- Finding aid prepared by James Maynard and revised by Marie Elia.
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- Finding aid prepared using local best practices.
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