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Lisa Jarnot Collection

 Collection
Identifier: PCMS-0063
The Lisa Jarnot Collection, 1976-2016, represents a broad and comprehensive look at Lisa Jarnot's work as a writer and teacher. The series on manuscripts contains her work from before college through present day. The large correspondence series represents her communication with writers, friends, and family. Of particular strength is the series on the Robert Duncan biography, which contains over 15 years of research as well as many drafts of the final publication. The collection also documents her career as an educator, including syllabi and writing exercises developed over years of teaching.

Dates

  • 1976-2016

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

The Lisa Jarnot Collection, 1976-2016, is open for research.

Copyright

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.

Extent

46.5 linear feet (108 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box)

Overview

Lisa Jarnot is an American poet, scholar, and teacher. She was born in Buffalo, New York, in 1967, and studied at the University at Buffalo, later earning her MFA from Brown University. She has published multiple collections of poetry as well as the definitive biography, Robert Duncan: The Ambassador from Venus (University of California Press). She has also edited magazines and taught at the Naropa Institute, University of Colorado Boulder, Long Island University, and Brooklyn College, as well as many independent workshops. The Lisa Jarnot Collection, 1984-2016, represents a broad and comprehensive look at Lisa Jarnot's work as a writer and teacher and includes manuscripts, correspondence, syllabi, and research and drafts for the Robert Duncan biography.

Historical Note

Lisa Jarnot is an American poet, scholar, and teacher. She was born in Buffalo, New York, in 1967, and studied at the University at Buffalo with Robert Creeley, who sparked her interest in Robert Duncan. She later earned her MFA from Brown University and has published multiple collections of poetry. In 2012 she published the definitive biography, Robert Duncan: The Ambassador from Venus (University of California Press). She has also edited two small magazines, No Trees, 1987-1990, and Troubled Surfer, 1991-1992, as well as The Poetry Project Newsletter and An Anthology of New (American) Poetry (Talisman House Publishers, 1997). She has taught at the Naropa Institute, University of Colorado Boulder, Long Island University, and Brooklyn College, as well as many independent workshops.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in nine series:
  1. Manuscripts, 1984-2015
  2. Correspondence, 1985-2015
  3. Business Records, 1987-2015
  4. Teaching, 1994-2015
  5. Robert Duncan Research, 1997-2010
  6. Photographs, 1995-2009
  7. Audiovisual Materials and Digital Materials, 1976-2008
  8. Publications, 1951-2012
  9. Personal Material, 1987-2014
Bulk of materials arrived at the Poetry Collection roughly arranged into the above series. Earlier accessions of correspondence and Robert Duncan research were interfiled.

Acquisition Information

Some materials were purchased from Lisa Jarnot in 2015, and some were donated by Lisa Jarnot in 2015. Some were also donated by Lisa Jarnot periodically at earlier dates.

Accruals

No further accruals are expected.

Separated Materials

The majority of published materials were added to the Poetry Collection's book and periodical collections, including book object earrings (Purgatory Pie Press).

Processing Information

Processed by Marie Elia.

Creator

Title
Finding aid for the Lisa Jarnot Collection PCMS-0063
Status
completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Marie Elia.
Date
2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
eng

Repository Details

Part of the The Poetry Collection Repository

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