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Preliminary Guide to the Thomas Rain Crowe Papers, 1965-2013

Abstract

Poet, essayist, translator, publisher, activist, and performing artist; owner and editor of New Native Press in Cullowhee (Jackson Co.), N.C.

Collection (2000-0178) (33,750 items, 45 lin. ft.; dated 1965-2000 and undated) contains correspondence with other writers, friends, and relatives; manuscript and printed versions of works by Crowe and others; poetry notebooks; publicity materials; photographs; audio cassettes; New Native Press records; and other items. Other poets represented include Wendell Berry, Robert Bly, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, Joy Harjo, David Meltzer, Philip Daughtry, Neeli Cherkovski, Gary Snyder, Bobi Jones (Welsh), Jack Hirschman, Ken Wainio, Dianna Henning, John Lane, and Joe Napora. There is also material regarding San Francisco intellectual circles and the International Poetry Festival held there, as well as correspondence concerning activism regarding a wide range of political and social issues. There are also additions to the collection that include book manuscripts, correspondence, project files, and later work by Crowe. Please refer to the Collection Overview for more information. Acquired as part of the George Washington Flowers Collection of Southern Americana.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Crowe, Thomas Rain.
Title
Thomas Rain Crowe papers 1965-2013
Language of Material
English.
Extent
100.3 Linear Feet, 61,589 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Collection (2000-0178) (33,750 items, 45 lin. ft.; dated 1965-2000 and undated) contains correspondence with other writers, friends, and relatives; manuscript and printed versions of works by Crowe and others; poetry notebooks; publicity materials; photographs; audio cassettes; New Native Press records; and other items. Other poets represented include Wendell Berry, Robert Bly, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, Joy Harjo, David Meltzer, Philip Daughtry, Neeli Cherkovski, Gary Snyder, Bobi Jones (Welsh), Jack Hirschman, Ken Wainio, Dianna Henning, John Lane, and Joe Napora. There is also material regarding San Francisco intellectual circles and the International Poetry Festival held there, as well as correspondence concerning activism regarding a wide range of political and social issues.

Addition (2006-0075) (11,714 items; 32.8 lin. ft.; dated 1991-2006) comprises New Native Press published books, original drafts and manuscripts, recordings, posters, book cover art and proofs, and galleys. Includes material related to the publication of Automatic Antiquity (Ken Wainio), Shaking the Grass for Dew (Richard Lewis), In the Middle Woods (Neeli Cherkovski), and rEdlipstick (Ted Pope). Also includes materials from various translations and anthologies, such as 10,000 Dawns; Drunk on the Wine of the Beloved; and The Baby Beat Generation; as well as substantial editorial office and general correspondence. There are also articles, interviews, reviews, color and black-and-white photographs, audio cassettes and CDs, video cassettes, as well as CD-Rs and 3.5" computer diskettes.

Addition (2008-0288) (7875 items; 10.5 lin. ft.; 2005-2008) includes book manuscripts, project files, articles, publications, interviews, newspaper clippings, and correspondence. Materials cover both Crowe's work and his interaction with other poets and organizations. Books include Why I am a Monster, Rare Birds, A House of Girls, and The End of Eden. There are also several CDs, a 3.5" floppy disk, an audio cassette, and two DVDs.

Addition (2011-0001) (5550 items; 7.5 lin. ft.; 1987-2011) contains drafts and manuscripts from some of Crowe's books, including Zoro's Field: My Life in the Appalachian Woods, Crack Light, Rare Birds, The Watcher, and smaller amounts of materials from A House of Girls, The End of Eden, Book of Rocks, The Brucciano Poems, and others. Also includes published and unpublished poems, essays, articles, book reviews, and other writings, as well as correspondence, audio recordings from Thomas Rain Crowe and The Boatrockers, and fliers from Crowe's many activities. Another portion of the addition contains materials from Crowe's community and environmental activism in Tuckasegee, NC.

Addition (2013-0032) (2700 items; 4.5 lin. ft.; 1978-2013) contains personal and professional correspondence including items relating to New Native Press and Tuckasegee, NC activism. Addition also includes copies and drafts of Crowe's manuscripts, miscellaneous publications and publicity materials, and New Native Press project drafts including broadsides. Additionally there are audio and video recordings from Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center events and one CD of photographs.

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Contents of the Collection

Collection (2000-0178) (33,750 items, 45 lin. ft.; dated 1965-2000 and undated) contains correspondence with other writers, friends, and relatives; manuscript and printed versions of works by Crowe and others; poetry notebooks; publicity materials; photographs; audio cassettes; New Native Press records; and other items. Other poets represented include Gary Snyder, Bobi Jones (Welsh), Jack Hirschman, Ken Wainio, Dianna Henning, John Lane, and Joe Napora. There is also material regarding San Francisco intellectual circles and the International Poetry Festival held there, as well as correspondence concerning activism regarding a wide range of political and social issues. Acquired as part of the George Washington Flowers Collection of Southern Americana.

Steven W. Hawking
Box CO 1
Gary Snyder
Box CO 1
Robert Bly
Box CO 1
Wendell Barry, R.S. Thomas, and Nancy Joyce Peters
Box CO 1
James Laughlin
Box CO 1
Miscellaneous correspondence
Box CO 1
Joy Harjo
Box CO 1
Katuah "Feud"
Box CO 1
Jim W. Miller
Box CO 1
Fred Chappell
Box CO 1
Coleman Barks
Box CO 1
Kathryn Byer
Box CO 1
Awiakta
Box CO 1
Miscellaneous correspondence
(2 folders)
Box CO 1
Doreen Spark(?)
Box CO 1
Gelolo McHugh
Box CO 1
Miscellaneous correspondence
Box CO 1
Pancho Agula
Box CO 1
Miscellaneous literary
Box CO 1
Jack Hirschman
Box CO 2
Ken Wainio
(2 folders)
Box CO 2
Kenn Long
Box CO 2
Peter Blue Cloud
Box CO 2
Bobi Jones/T. Crowe, 1993-1999
Box CO 2
Letters of reference for Crowe (for grants, etc.)
Box CO 3
Richard Cambridge, 1999-2000
Box CO 3
Correspondence with group affiliated with "ecologian" Thomas Berry, 1980-1981
Box CO 3
John Lane, 1987-1999
(8 folders)
Box CO 3
Joe Napora, 1985, 1992-1999
(2 folders)
Box CO 3
Richard Cambridge, 1989-1999
Box CO 3
Dan Ladninsky, Hafiz translation-Penguin, 1999
Box CO 3
Evan Hundhausen-letters to a young poet
Box CO 3
Bill Harlan-letters to a young writer
Box CO 3
Letters from inmates in California prisons, 1975-1977
Box CO 3
Sharon Doubiago, 1979-1998
Box CO 3
Barbara-Ann Carver-Hunt, 1985-1997
Box CO 3
Jow Napora, 1985-1994
(3 folders)
Box CO 4
Larry Smith, 1997-1999
Box CO 4
Philip Daughtry, 1977-1997
(2 folders)
Box CO 4
Christopher Camuto, 1977-1997
(2 folders)
Box CO 4
Tim Buckley, 1985-1987
Box CO 4
Miscellaneous letters
(7 folders)
Box CO 4
Mindy Knott
Box CO 4
Miscellaneous personal letters
(2 folders)
Box CO 5
Gil Ott
Box CO 5
Miscellaneous letters, 1998-1999
(3 folders)
Box CO 5
Judy Hogan
Box CO 5
Bob Moore, Locust Press
Box CO 5
Miscellaneous business correspondence from editors and publishers
(3 folders)
Box CO 5
Meher Center controversy, 1995
Box CO 5
Kerry Johannsen
Box CO 5
Dianna Henning
Box CO 5
Bonnie McGrane Pirnie
Box CO 5
Ted Pope
Box CO 5
Nanna Nilson
Box CO 5
Virginia Love Long
Box CO 5
Moira Bailis
Box CO 5
Bill Costley book manuscript
Box CO 5
Miscellaneous
(3 folders)
Box CO 5
Miscellaneous business correspondence
(2 folders)
Box CO 6
Dianna Henning
(13 folders)
Box CO 6

In addition to correspondence with Celtic authors, this subseries contains correspondence with poets in Bulgaria, Spain, and other countries. Also included is miscellaneous material from the Asheville Poetry Review (APR).

Anne MacLeod
Box CO 7
Claudio Rodriguez Fer, Spain
Box CO 7
Stuart Reid (?) photographs
Box CO 7
Celtic countries and poets
(2 folders)
Box CO 7
Menna Elfyn
Box CO 7
R. Gerallt Jones, Dewi Stephen Jones
Box CO 7
Celtic poets
(4 folders)
Box CO 7
APR, Fall 1995/Winter 1996 issue
(4 folders)
Box CO 7
Dessislava Peteva
Box CO 7
Crowe/Garlick and Celtic poets
(3 folders)
Box CO 7
Miscellaneous letters from editors, etc.
Box CO 7
Miscellaneous letters
(3 folders)
Box CO 8
Letters from brother, D. Dawson
(3 folders)
Box CO 8
Miscellaneous letters, 1980s and 1993-1994
(3 folders)
Box CO 8
Letters from brother, D. Dawson
(2 folders)
Box CO 8
Miscellaneous letters
(3 folders)
Box CO 8
Miscellaneous personal correspondence, 1975-1992
(11 folders)
Box CO 9
Personal letters from loves and lovers
(11 folders)
Box CO 9
Early grade school writings
Box WR 1
Later grade school writings
Box WR 1
High school writings
Box WR 1
Early grade school drawing
Box WR 1
Early (first?) poem
Box WR 1
Report on Rembrandt, 1965 (oversized)
Box WR 1
Practical Epiphanies: Putting the Muse to Work, manuscript of artists' interviews, 1995
Box WR 1
A House of Girls: A Novel manuscript, 1999(?)
Box WR 1
10000 Dawns: The Love Poems of Yuan and Claire Goll manuscript, undated
Box WR 1
The Fifth Rose and Other Love Poems, 1977-1981
Box WR 1
Water from the Moon, 1981-1986
Box WR 1
Edited copy of Water from the Moon, with commentary from Fred Chappell, 1989
Box WR 1
The Book of Rocks original manuscripts, 1992-1993 (?)
Box WR 1
Poems to a Butterfly, 1977
Box WR 1
The Perfect Work, 1985(?)
Box WR 1
Night Sun: An Initiation Trilogy, undated (contains The Personified Street, New Native, and Water from the Moon)
Box WR 1
Writing the Wind: Poetry, 1985(?)
Box WR 1
Learning to Dance: Selected Love Poem, 1974-1991
Box WR 1
Learning to Dance: various materials, 1985-1986 (related to publication of 1st part)
Box WR 1
Pourquois je suis un monstre translation by Hughes-Alain Dal, 1977-1978
Box WR 1
Deep Language, 1985(?)
Box WR 1
Rejected poems, undated (1970s?)
Box WR 1
Poems from high school and college years, 1968-1972 and undated
Box WR 1
Poems from France, 1973-1974 and undated
Box WR 1
Le Livremeister: poems, 1973
Box WR 1
Dreams are Country Islands: poems, 1974-1975
Box WR 1
San Francisco poems, 1975-1977
(2 folders)
Box WR 1
Learning to Dance: Selected Love Poems, 1974-1976
Box WR 2
Columbus, part II (translation) by Irmgard Hierdeis (1991?)
Box WR 2
Jubilee poems
Box WR 2
College manuscripts, 1968-1972
Box WR 2
The Personified Street, original manuscript, 1977
Box WR 2
Personified Street, 1977
Box WR 2
Personified Street, photocopy (book 1)
Box WR 2
The Laugharne Poems, 1995 (manuscript copy, uncorrected final draft)
Box WR 2
Unedited poems, 1977-1981 and undated (from Fifth Rose?)
Box WR 2
New Native: Poems, second draft
Box WR 2
The Personified Street, corrected copy
Box WR 2
Why I am a Monster (translation), corrected copy
Box WR 2
Back to Sky Island: Early Poems, 1968-1972 (copies)
Box WR 2
Saint Michael's Mountain/Le Livremeister: Paris poems, 1973 (copies)
Box WR 2
Early San Francisco poems, 1974-1978 and undated
(2 folders)
Box WR 2
Street Poets' Press (poems published by the press), 1975 and undated
Box WR 2
Early poems: No Such Thing as Prose (chapbook ms.), 1975, 1977
Box WR 2
Miscellaneous San Francisco poems (original typed ms.), 1974-1979
Box WR 2
Metamora: The Eyes of a Butterfly (program and text), 1987(?)
Box WR 2
Notebook: introduction to anthology, 1970
Box WR 2
Notebook: courses, Spring 1971
Box WR 2
Notebook: World Prehistory course, undated
Box WR 2
Miscellaneous poems, clippings, publicity for poetry slams
Box WR 2
Original manuscript poems (originals, corrected drafts, typescripts, holographs, etc.)
Box WR 2
Peter Greenaway, Prospero's Books. Green Line, 1992 Mar.
Box WR 3
Hydrogen Jukebox, Spoleto Festival, 1990
Box WR 3
Spoleto Festival, 1994. Review in Point.
Box WR 3
Philippe Genty. Review in Green Line, 1992 Aug.
Box WR 3
Bob Dylan, Everything is Broken. Review in Point, 1993 June.
Box WR 3
Laurie Anderson, Empty Places/Spoleto Festival, 1989. Review in Arts Journal.
Box WR 3
Anne Dunn, Goddess. Review in Arts Journal, 1990 Apr.
Box WR 3
Artists 4, Spoleto Festival, 1990. Review.
Box WR 3
Rare Air in Concert review, 1989
Box WR 3
Paul Winter Consort (performance in Asheville, NC), 1989 Oct. Review in Arts Journal.
Box WR 3
Anne Dunn, Orpheus (performance in Asheville, NC), 1993. Review in Out'n About, 1993.
Box WR 3
Mark Olencki, Asheville Slam Poets show. Review in Green Line, 1993 Dec.
Box WR 3
Philip Glass, Hydrogen Jukebox. Interview, 1990
Box WR 3
Spoleto Festival, 1992. Review in Green Line, 1992 July
Box WR 3
Lady Smith Black Mambazo. Review, 1988 Nov.
Box WR 3
Sacred Music/Sacred Dance. Review in Arts Journal, 1989 June
Box WR 3
Interviews and articles in Katuah, 1984-1985
Box WR 3
Andrei Codrescu. Interview in Green Line, 1992 May
Box WR 3
Interviews in Katuah, 1985
Box WR 3
Margie Gillis, Spoleto Festival, 1992. Review
Box WR 3
King of Trains/Hub City Anthology. Review in Point, 1996 Apr.
Box WR 3
Marilou Awiakta. Interview in Arts Journal, 1989 Sept.
Box WR 4
Richard Lewis. Interview in Arts Journal
Box WR 4
Eugene Friesen. Interview in Arts Journal, 1989 May
Box WR 4
Ruth Zapohah. Review in Arts Journal, 1989 Sept.
Box WR 4
Sally Hess. Interview in Arts Journal, 1988 Dec.
Box WR 4
Jim Wayne Miller. Interview in Arts Journal, 1989 Aug.
Box WR 4
Philip Glass, Les enfants terribles, Spoleto Festival, 1996. Interview by Crowe and Nan Watkins
Box WR 4
Charles Lloyd. Interview in Jazz News, 1997 Holiday issue
Box WR 4
Abdullah Ibrahim. Interview by Crowe and Nan Watkins in Jazz News, 1998 Sept/Oct.
Box WR 4
Sathima Bea Benjamin. Cape Town Love. Review in Jazz News, Winter 1999
Box WR 4
Spoleto Festival, 1999. Article in Jazz News, Winter 1999
Box WR 4
Sathima Bea Benjamin. A Morning in Paris. Review in Jazz News, 1999 Holiday issue
Box WR 4
Marijo Moore. Spirit Voices of Bones. Review in Wild Mountain Times, 1997 July
Box WR 4
Ciaron Carson. Interview in WP Journal, 1996 June
Box WR 4
Stoney Lamar. Review, 1989 Mar.
Box WR 4
Christine Lassiter, Only the Dance. Review in Green Line, 1992 Dec.
Box WR 4
Joy Harjo and Poetic Justice. Review in Jazz News, 1998 Mar./Apr.
Box WR 4
Anthology of Magazine Verse & Yearbook of American Poetry/ed. by Alan F. Pater, 1985
Box WR 4
Anthology of Magazine Verse & Yearbook of American Poetry/ed. by Alan F. Pater, 1984
Box WR 5
Cherokee blood-degree ordinance controversy, article in Green Line, 1992 March
Box WR 5
Georg Trakl, Autumn Sonata. Review in Arts Journal, 1990 Feb.
Box WR 5
Jim Morrison, Wilderness. Review in Arts Journal, 1989 May
Box WR 5
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Love in the Time of Cholera. Review in Arts Journal, 1989 March
Box WR 5
Howls, Raps and Roars. Review in Malaprops & Nexus, 1994 Fall
Box WR 5
Janisse Ray, Ecology of a Cracker Childhood. Review in Rain Taxi
Box WR 5
Leonard Cohen, Stranger Music. Review in Point, 1994 April
Box WR 5
Snowbird Cherokees. Review in Green Lin, 1992 Feb.
Box WR 5
Christopher Camuto, Another Country. Review in Now & Then, 1999 Summer
Box WR 5
Gary Snyder Reader. Review in Rain Taxi, 1999 Fall
Box WR 5
Merril Gilfillan, Burnt House to Paw Paw. Review in Rain Taxi, 1998 Spring
Box WR 5
Barbara Duncan, ed., Living Stories of the Cherokee. Review in Mountain Xpress, 1998 Aug.
Box WR 5
Maxine Hong Kingston, Tripmaster Monkey. Review in Arts Journal, 1989 Dec.
Box WR 5
Wallace Fowlie, Rimbaud and Jim Morrison... Review in Asheville Poetry Review, 1995 Spring/Summer
Box WR 5
Charles Lloyd. Interview for Jazz News, 1997 Holiday Issue
Box WR 5
Peter Blue Cloud, Clans of Many Nations. Review in Wild Mountain Times, 1997 Winter
Box WR 5
Peter Coyote, Sleeping Where I Fall. Review in Rain Taxi, 1998 Summer
Box WR 5
Jello Biafra, If Evolution is Outlawed. Review in Rain Taxi, 1999 Apr.
Box WR 5
Marilou Awiakta, Selu: Seeking the Corn Mother's Wisdom. Review by Crowe and Nan Watkins in Green Line, 1994 Jan.
Box WR 5
"Millennial Make-over: Sylva's New Look," article in Mountain Xpress, 1994 Oct. 12
Box WR 5
John Lane, As the World Around Us Sleeps; Sharon Doubiago, South America Mi Hija. Review in Green Line, 1992 Oct.
Box WR 5
"The Blue Wall: Update 1998," article in Wild Mountain Times, 1998 Mar/Apr.
Box WR 5
"Over the Ditch: the Return of the Ram," article in Sun Magazine, 1986 Mar.
Box WR 5
Gary Snyder, Mountains and Rivers without End. Review in Wild Mountain Times, 1996 Fall
Box WR 5
Miscellaneous official documents (one packet)
Box WR 5
Papers relating to lawsuit brought by Crowe against NC Arts Journal
Box WR 5
Journals

1978 June; 1980, Jan.; 1985; Scotland journal, 1995; Also the Astro, undated; I; II; Farm, Indiana, undated; California/SF poems, undated; San Francisco, 1974; unlabelled (3 volumes); Deep Language, I. Moon Cycle, undated; Portions of Whole Thoughts - San Francisco poems, undated; Wales/Laugharne journals/original poems, 1993 and 1995.

Box J 1
Calendars, 1976-1999
Box J 1
Class notes, Tuesday sessions with Harold Norse; Russian
Box J 1
The Grant Getter's Gazette, published by Beatitude, 1976
Box SF 1
Misc. poems and rejection notices
Box SF 1
"Friday night class" with Harold Norse, 1975
Box SF 1
Readings, promotional projects, Beatitude editorship
Box SF 1
Proposition 15: Reading-rally Union Square, 1976 29 May
Box SF 1
Beatitude #25 (original manuscript), 1976
Box SF 1
Philip Suntree/Thomas, Poetry Consumer/Releve Press/Beatitude, 1977 (envelope)
Box SF 1
Ballet Poems, mss. for Turkey Press Books, undated
Box SF 1
Beatitude #23, 1976 Feb.
Box SF 1
Beatitude readings, Little Fox Theatre, 1976 Feb. 9
Box SF 1
Beatitude book #2, Jack Hirschman, undated
Box SF 1
Neeli Cherkovski pub. by Thomas Crowe (Dawson), Beatitude Press books and broadsides; Public Notice (book); Notes from Syropa (broadside); The Be-Attitude (broadside)
Box SF 1
Opening of the Sky, Ken Wainio; The Poet, David Dawson; Releve Press broadsheet, 1977 Dec.
Box SF 1

Dates for serial publications indicate range of years and do not indicate issue dates or volume numbers. Some serial runs are complete; others are not.

Agayuli, 1981
Box PR 1
Oyster Bay Review, 1997-1998
Box PR 1
The Journal, 1994-1996
Box PR 1
The Cuirt Journal, 1995, 1999
Box PR 1
Bullhead, 1994-1995
Box PR 1
North River Review, 1995, 1998
Box PR 1
Waters, 1976, 1977
Box PR 1
Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel, 1997, 1998
Box PR 1
Quality Living, 1989, 1990
Box PR 1
Southern Appalachian Resource Catalog, 1980, 1981
Box PR 1
Oxygen, 1995-1996
Box PR 1
Resurgence, 1999
Box PR 1
Now & Then, 1996, 1998-1999
Box PR 1
Rain Taxi, 1996-2000
Box PR 1
RFD: A Country Journal for Gay Men Everywhere, 1986-1988
Box PR 1
Nexus, 1990, 1994-1998
Box PR 1
Cold Drill, 1991
Box PR 1
Amerus, 1979
Box PR 1
North Carolina Literary Review, 1995
Box PR 1
Argus, 1996-1998
Box PR 1
Miscellaneous journals (8 folders)
Box PR 2
Beatitude, 1975-1976
Box PR 2
Asheville Poetry Review, 1994-1996, 1998-1999
Box PR 2
Books

Writing on Glass: Essays, Interviews, Criticism (1997); Directory of American Poetry Books (1994); The Many Faces of Appalachia (1985); Writing Work: Writers on Working-Class Writing (1999); Blue Ridge Parkway: Agent of Transition (1986).

Box PR 2
Books

Interviewing Appalachia: The Appalachian Journal Interviews, 1978-1992 (1994); Coffeehouse Poetry Anthology (1996); Watching the River Flow: A Century in Irish Poetry (1999); Building Great Sheds (1999).

Box PR 3
Two Lives, Ken Wainio (2 folders)
Box NNP 1
Deep Language, Thomas Crowe (2 folders)
Box NNP 1
7 Headed Sewing Machine, Katalin Ladik (2 folders)
Box NNP 1
Body Poems, John Lane
Box NNP 1
The Perfect Work, Thomas Crowe
Box NNP 1
Why I am a Monster, trans. Thomas Crowe
Box NNP 1
You Must Go Home Again, Thomas Crowe (see also, Oversize series)
Box NNP 1
The Snow Has No Voice, John Smelcer
Box NNP 1
Poems for Che Guevara's Dream
Box NNP 1
Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes
Box NNP 1
The Laugharne Poems
Box NNP 1
In Wineseller's Street, Hafiz
Box NNP 1
Night Sun

Includes materials for The Personified Street, New Native, and Water from the Moon.

Box NNP 2
Against Information production materials
Box NNP 2
Writing the Wind

Includes correspondence, drafts and proofs, typesetting, and some corrections.

Box NNP 3
Writing the Wind

Includes manuscripts, notes, corrections, publicity, and reviews.

Box NNP 4
Writing the Wind

Includes corrections, designs, and other proof materials.

Box NNP 5
New Native Press letterhead, stationary, catalogs, etc.
Box NNP 5
Seizures of the Sun

Includes correspondence, originals, manuscripts, proofs, laser-set texts, etc. Some materials removed to Oversize series.

Box NNP 5
Starfuck

Many files transferred to electronic records server. Also includes copies of extracts, drafts, etc.

Box NNP 5
Celtic Blood

Includes typeset proofs, typescript, and covers.

Box NNP 5
Celtic Blood

Includes correspondence, clippings, reviews, proofs.

Box NNP 6
Unpublished submissions
Box NNP 6
Final publications

Includes Clouds; The Wake Up Man; Iris; The Book of Rocks; The Thief of Words; Over Population; Stories of the Seven-headed Sewing Machine; Deep Language; Two Lives; Poems for Che Guevara's Dream; Why I am a Monster; You Must Go Home Again (1979 and 1990); The Perfect Work; Against Information; Seizures of the Sun; The Laugharne Poems; In Wineseller's Street; Celtic Blood; Anthems of an Uncut Field; Kenneth Patchen: Rebel Poet in America; Writing the Wind; Night Sun; Starfuck: A Cybernovel (diskette removed to electronic records server).

Box NNP 6
Other publications: broadsides and layouts
Box NNP 6
The Sound of Light: recording information, 1991 and undated
Box FH 1
Correspondence for Swimming with Her, 1995 and 1996
Box FH 1
The Laugharne Poems, 1995
Box FH 1
Richard Cambridge, The Marlboro Man Talks with God, 1994-1996 and undated
Box FH 1
Against Information, 1994
Box FH 2
TRC and the Boatrockers
Box FH 2
Thomas Rain Crowe archives and publicity
Box PUB 1
Night Sun (2 folders)
Box PUB 1
Danielle Truscott (2 folders)
Box PUB 1
Against Information (2 folders)
Box PUB 1
Writing the Wind (2 folders)
Box PUB 1
Reviews of Crowe and NNP books
Box PUB 1
Seizures of the Sun (2 folders)
Box PUB 1
Welsh poets tour, 1997 April
Box PUB 1
Mr. Mojo Risin' (2 folders)
Box PUB 1
Picaza and Crowe promotional materials
Box PUB 1
Bio-regional Magazine
Box PUB 2
Mirrors of the Moon, 1992-1993
Box PUB 2
Metamora: The Eyes of the Butterfly
Box PUB 2
Creative, organizational work, performances, teaching, etc.
Box PUB 2
Jubilee, 1987
Box PUB 2
A Sense of Place, 1988
Box PUB 2
National Humanities faculty, 1984-1985
Box PUB 2
John Trudell Concert, 1996 (Asheville)
Box PUB 2
Miscellaneous flyers, brochures, clippings
Box PUB 2
May 1998 NC Reading tour
Box PUB 3
Cincinnati/Cleveland readings, 1993 Oct.
Box PUB 3
Asheville Poetry Festival, 1995
Box PUB 3
Miscellaneous
Box PUB 3
Asheville Poetry Review
Box PUB 3
Writings and artwork by students at Macon County School District (NC)
Box PUB 3
Miscellaneous
Box PUB 3
Clippings (8 folders)
Box PUB 3
Photographs
Box PUB 3
Audiovisual Materials

Includes CDs; cassettes of live performances, studio sessions, soundtracks, out takes, interviews; videos of performances, readings.

Box AV 1
Oversize Materials

Oversize printed materials, including publications, broadsides, posters, production materials, and some artwork.

Box OVSZ 1-OVSZ 4

Addition (2006-0075) (11,714 items; 32.8 lin. ft.; dated 1991-2006) comprises New Native Press published books, original drafts and manuscripts, recordings, posters, book cover art and proofs, and galleys. Includes material related to the publication of Zoro's Field; Red Lipstick; 10,000 Dawns; Drunk on the Wine of the Beloved; and The Baby Beat Generation; as well as substantial editorial office and general correspondence. There are also articles, interviews, reviews, color and black-and-white photographs, audio cassettes and CDs, video cassettes, as well as CD-Rs and 3.5" computer diskettes.

CLOSED: This addition is closed to researchers.

Addition (2008-0288) (7875 items; 10.5 lin. ft.; 2005-2008) includes book manuscripts, project files, articles, publications, interviews, newspaper clippings, and correspondence. Materials cover both Crowe's work and his interaction with other poets and organizations. Books include Why I am a Monster, Rare Birds, A House of Girls, and The End of Eden. There are also several CDs, a 3.5" floppy disk, an audio cassettes, and two DVDs.

NNP files
Box 1
Rare Birds manuscripts and files
Box 1
Miscellaneous files from friends and young poets (manuscripts, projects, articles, letters)
Box 2
The Boatrockers files
Box 2
Why I am a Monster
Box 3
The Book of Rocks
Box 3
Radiogenesis
Box 3
A House of Girls
Box 3
The End of Eden
Box 3
Rare Birds
Box 3
Newspapers
Box 4
Books
Box 4
Magazines
Box 4
Miscellaneous media on Thomas Rain Crowe
Box 4
Recordings of Thomas Rain Crowe
Box 4
Interviews with Thomas Rain Crowe
Box 4
Audio CDs
(11 CDs)
Box 4
Correspondence, 2006-2008
Box 5
Miscellaneous files (publications and projects)
Box 6
Miscellaneous papers
Box 7
Newspaper articles and clippings
Box 7
Zoro's Field, A Walden for Today, 2007 (The Thoreau Society annual meeting)
Box 7
Live at Lenoir-Rhyne College, 2004
Box 7
"My Life in the Appalachian Woods," Heart of the High Country, show 406, 2007
Box 7
"My Life in the Appalachian Woods: A Modern Day Walden," Zahner Conservation Lectures, 2007
Box 7

Addition (2011-0001) (7.4 lin. ft.; 5550 items; dated 1987-2011) contains drafts and manuscripts from some of Crowe's books, including Crack Light, Rare Birds, The Watcher, and smaller amounts of material from A House of Girls, The End of Eden, Book of Rocks, The Brucciano Poems, Blue Rose of Venice, The Sacred Land, and Zoro's Field. Other writings represented include some of Crowe's published works, poems, and essays; articles; book reviews; and book blurbs written for other authors. Also includes correspondence with other writers, poets, and fans; coverage and correspondence regarding Crowe's involvement in several Tuckasegee environmental initiatives; materials from Crowe's band, Thomas Rain Crowe and The Boatrockers, including audio recordings of their spoken word poetry and music; clippings and fliers documenting Crowe's activities; photographs; and other miscellaneous material.

Electronic media (floppy disks, CDs, and audio recordings) from this accession has been transferred to Duke's Electronic Records Archivist for preservation. Please contact Research Services with questions about this material.

A House of Girls, 2000
Box 1
Rare Birds, 2008 and undated

Proofs, copies, pre-press copies, cover art, galleys, and photography credits.

(9 folders)
Box 1
The End of Eden, 2007-2009
(2 folders)
Box 1
The Watcher, 2009-2010

Notes, letters, drafts and revisions.

(11 folders)
Box 1
The Watcher

Copyedits.

(2 folders)
Box 2
Book of Rocks, 2001-2009
(3 folders)
Box 2
Crack Light, 2002-2011 and undated

Author's copy, corrected copies, and correspondence.

(5 folders)
Box 2
The Brucciano Poems, 2010
Box 2
Blue Rose of Venice, 2007-2010
Box 2
The Sacred Land, 2010
Box 2
Hugh Alain Dal's Monster, 2005 and undated
Box 2
Hugh Alain Dal's The Dead Lips Dance, 2006-2009 and undated
(2 folders)
Box 2
Zoro's Field and University of Georgia Press, 2006-2009
Box 2
Other writings, 2004-2011

Poems, essays, articles, interviews, book reviews, and book blurbs.

(30 folders)
Box 2
Published poetry, 2009-2010

Journals, anthologies, poetry reviews.

Box 3
Fliers, other mentions of Thomas Rain Crowe, 2008-2010
(2 folders)
Box 3
Thomas Rain Crowe and The Boatrockers, 1990-2000

Playlists, poems, notes, etc. 21 CDs and 2 cassette tapes were removed from the collection and transferred to Box 7, which is in the custody of the Electronic Records Archivist.

(6 folders)
Box 3
New Native Press possible books, 2000-2009
(6 folders)
Box 3
Cross Cowee Mountain (New Native Press), 2008-2009
Box 3
Anthology of Young French Poets manuscripts (abandoned New Native Press project), undated

3 CDs were removed from the collection and transferred to the Electronic Records Archivist.

(3 folders)
Box 3
Betsy Grubb, 2003-2004
Box 3
Poet friends, 2009-2010
Box 3
Keith Flynn, 2009-2010
Box 3
Joe Napora, 2009-2010
Box 3
Bobi Jones, 2010
Box 3
Charles and Katherine Frazier, 2009-2010
Box 3
Wayne Caldwell, 2009-2010
Box 3
Janisse Ray, 2009-2010
Box 3
John Lame, 2009-2010
Box 3
Joy Harjo, 2008
Box 3
Richard Lewis, 2009-2010
Box 3
With young writers, 2006-2010
(3 folders)
Box 3
With Beats/Baby Beats, 2005-2011
(5 folders)
Box 4
Miscellaneous, 2008-2010
(7 folders)
Box 4
Miscellaneous photographs
Box 4
Nametags from various events
Box 4

Materials from Crowe's community and environmental activism in his hometown of Tuckasegee, North Carolina.

Headwriters Conference, 2009
Box 4
Walden Pond/Woods Project, 2006
Box 4
Bioregionalism, 1987-2009
Box 4
Rock quarry/Carolina Boulder and Stone/DENR, 2006-2007
(4 folders)
Box 4
Rock quarry/Carolina Boulder and Stone/DENR, 2006-2007
(5 folders)
Box 5
Save Our Mountains
(2 folders)
Box 5
Historic Preservation District
Box 6
Legasus/River Rock
(2 folders)
Box 6
Press coverage of Crowe
Box 6
Audio CDs and tapes
Box 7

Addition (2013-0032) (2700 items; 4.5 lin. ft.; 1978-2013) contains personal and professional correspondence including items relating to New Native Press and Tuckasegee, NC activism. Addition also includes copies and drafts of Crowe's manuscripts, miscellaneous publications and publicity materials, and New Native Press project drafts including broadsides. Additionally there are audio and video recordings from Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center events and one CD of photographs.

Box 3 is restricted because it contains audiovisual materials; these are closed until use copies can be made.

Miscellaneous publications, memorabilia, photocopies, and PR
Box 1
Books, magazine articles, miscellaneous
(2 folders)
Box 1
Jeff Davis
Box 1
Keith Flynn
Box 1
Christopher Martin
Box 1
Joe Napora
Box 1
John Lane
Box 1
Marcio Simeos
Box 1
Neeli Cherkovski
Box 1
Caleb Beissert
Box 1
Jack Hirschman
Box 1
Richard Cambridge, Richard Lewis, and Carolyn Toben
Box 1
Lisa Ezzard
Box 1
Philip Daughtry
Box 1
Wayne Caldwell
Box 1
Sarah Menefee
Box 1
Alessandra Bava
Box 1
Anne Valley-Fox
Box 1
Bobi Jones and Dewi Stephen-Jones
Box 1
Various well-known writers
Box 1
High school friends and girlfriends
Box 1
Miscellaneous correspondence, 2000-2013 and undated
(5 folders)
Box 1
Miscellaneous magazine articles, calendars, and memorabilia
Box 2
Beautiful by Caleb Beissert, 2013
Box 2
The Wake Up Man by Thomas Rain Crowe, 2011
Box 2
Essential Occupation by Steve Brooks, 2012
Box 2
From the Middle Woods by Neeli Cherkovski, 2011
Box 2
Voices from the American Land
Box 2
Crack Light by Thomas Rain Crowe, 2011
Box 2
A House of Girls by Thomas Rain Crow, French translation
Box 2
A Conference of Birds by Christopher Martin, 2012
Box 2
C. Frazier's Nightwoods reviews and letter to the editor action et. al., 2011
Box 2
Book endorsements and cover blurbs, 2011
Box 2
North Carolina poet laureate position, 2012
Box 2
Tools' essay in Drafthorse, 2012
Box 2
Thomas Rain Crowe and Charles Frazier at UNCA, 2012
Box 2
Bigfoot War by Eric S. Brown book review, 2012
Box 2
Nightwoods by Charles Frazier book review, 2012
Box 2
Waking by Ron Rash book review, 2012
Box 2
Thomas Rain Crowe and Michael Revere letter to the editor , 2012
Box 2
Black Earth Institute
Box 2
Flycatcher magazine, 2011
Box 2
The New Appalachia at The Mountain heritage Center, 2011
Box 2
Artist as Activist, 2010
Box 2
Recovering a Sense of the Sacred by Carolyn Toben
Box 2
Gwarlingo, 2013
Box 2
Caleb's translations etc. / young writers et. al. suggested edits by Thomas Rain Crowe
Box 2
A Land More Kind Than Home opinion, 2012
Box 2
Essay for Jack A. Hirschman biography for Alessandra Bava, 2012
Box 2
The Hills Remember book review, 2012
Box 2
Trieste Caffe piece with photos for Neeli's book
Box 2
The Cove by Ron Rash book review, 2012
Box 2
Rose McLarney book review, 2012
Box 2
Dreamweed book review, 2012
Box 2
Conversations with Thomas Berry book review, 2012
Box 2
Tuckasegee Post Office case, 2012
Box 2
Eno Press book, 2011/2012
Box 2
G. Ellison's Nature Writers of WNC Anthology Volume II, 2009/2010
Box 2
Indie magazine interview, 2011
Box 2
Laurie Anderson in AVL
Box 2
Sacred Sites book review, 2011
Box 2
Poet as Professional project, 2011
Box 2
Adirondack Review interview, 2011
Box 2
Thomas Rain Crowe and Eugene Friesen concerts, 1990
Box 2
Sallie Lee Sustaining Collaboration
Box 2
Newspaper articles by and about Thomas Rain Crowe and New Native Press
Box 3
Ned Mudd's Ji Bo book, 2012
Box 3
The Thief of Words
Box 3
Over Population
Box 3
Over Radiation
Box 3
Stationary layouts
Box 3
Website
Box 3
Print-on-demand, digital books
Box 3
Peace Will Come, 2012
Box 3
Newgrange
Box 3
Lighthouse
Box 3
Lyon in the Snow
Box 3
Noetic Issues by Jeff Davis, 2005
Box 3
Favorite poems of childhood
Box 3
Miscellaneous broadsides
Box 3
Ode to Wainio by Philip Daughtry
Box 3
New Native Press 2006 catalog
Box 3
The Big Dance, 2005
Box 3
If by Ted Pope, 2005
Box 3
The Idiot's Wind, 2005
Box 3
May It Continue
Box 3
Achtung!, 2003
Box 3
The Perfect Work
Box 3
How Long? by Ted Pope
Box 3
I Wash Your Dishes, 2001
Box 3
Tuzas Journey by Michael Davitt, 2001
Box 3
Canticle by Richard Cambridge, 2004
Box 3
Starfuck by Ken Wainio
Box 3
Body Poems by John Lane
Box 3
Miscellaneous Black Mountain College readings, 2004-2005
Box 3
Miscellaneous photographs
Box 3
Nightwoods by Charles Frazier, 2011
Box 3
Spirituality by Roger S. Gottlieb, 2013
Box 3
The Broad River Review Volume 44, 2012
Box 3
Asheville Poetry Review Volume 18, issue 21, 2011
Box 3
The Broad River Review Volume 43, 2011
Box 3
The Gallows Lord by Virginia L. Rudder, 1978
Box 3
The Devil's Millhopper Volume 8, number 1, 1983
Box 3
Nettles by Betty Adcock, 1983
Box 3
Dancing on Canaan's Ruins by Jim Clark, 1983
Box 3
Quicksilver 1
Box 3
The Man Who Grew Silent by Jim Peterson, 1989
Box 3
Shifting for Myself by Charlie Hughes, 2002
Box 3
Judy Hogan booklet in Russian, 1997
Box 3
Miscellaneous items removed from printed materials
Box 3

[Original audiovisual materials are closed to use. Use of these materials may require production of listening or viewing copies. Please contact a reference archivist before coming to use this collection.]

BMCMAC "Beats to Black Mountain" reading Asheville, Spring 2005
(3 videocassette tapes)
Box 3
Charles Frazier and Thomas Rain Crowe
(1 DVR disc)
Box 3
BMCMAC A Beat Evening, 2005
(4 audio CDs)
Box 3
BMCMAC From Beat to Black Mountain, 2005
(3 audio CDs)
Box 3
BMCMAC A Beat Evening, 2004
(4 audio CDs)
Box 3
Beat Photos
(1 CD, 10 files, 67.7 MB)
Electronic Folder
Oversize Materials

Oversize printed materials, including magazine articles and memorabilia.

Oversize Folder 1

Historical Note

Thomas Rain Crowe is a poet, author, essayist, translator, publisher, activist, and performing artist. He is the founder of the New Native Press and Fern Hill Records, a record label devoted to poetry-music collaboration. Crowe is also a founding member of the spoken-word and music band The Boatrockers, and has authored 12 original and translated works. (Taken from NewNativePress.com.)

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Thomas Rain Crowe Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Thomas Rain Crowe Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase from 2000 to 2013.

Processing Information

Accessioned by Meghan Lyon, December 2008 and Rachel Penniman March 2013.

Encoded by Meghan Lyon, December 2008.

Updated by Meghan Lyon, February 2011 and February 2013 and Rachel Penniman March 2013.

This is a preliminary finding aid for an unprocessed collection. Materials have been reboxed, but no further arrangement has been completed at this time. Please contact Research Services with questions.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.

Accessions described in this finding aid: 2000-0178, 2006-0075, 2008-0288, 2011-0001, and 2013-0032.