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George Bogin papers, 1938-1997, bulk 1953-1988

Series III: Poetry, 1938-1939, 1953-1988

This series consists of drafts, typescripts, and a few copies of items from publications. There is also some correspondence interfiled with Bogin's poetry files. The container list makes note of files that include correspondence.

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Subseries 1: Original Works, 1938-1939, 1953-1988

This subseries includes material related to original works of poetry by George Bogin. This material consists primarily of drafts; there is also a typescript that appears to be forIn a Surf of Strangers.Bogin was planning to publish a second full-length book of poetry. Although there is no typescript, there is a handwritten list of poems, apparently made by Ruth Bogin, of poems that were meant to be included in the book.

Bogin kept highly organized draft files. In most cases, the drafts are numbered, dated, titled, and include the location where he composed the draft. The files were left in their original order.

One of Bogin's poems, "Pitchipoi," was set to music inPitchipoi, The Children of Drancyby Lloyd Ultan. Drafts of the poem and a copy of the musical score are included in this subseries.



Box 1 Folder 1 Daughter II PPS 201, 1959 February 1-November 12, 1959 February


Box 1 Folder 2-3 Daughter Rewrite, 1961-1963, (2 Folders)


Box 1 Folder 4 50 Poets-Trees, 1954


Box 1 Folder 5 The Facts, 1974

(Also titled "Homage à Magritte")


Box 1 Folder 6 Bartender, 1979


Box 1 Folder 7 Grandfather's Room, 1958-1959, 1973-1974, 1958-1959, 1973-1974


Box 1 Folder 8 Georges L'Oiseleur and René Dova, 1979


Box 1 Folder 9 Grandmother, 1963, 1974-1977, 1963, 1974-1977


Box 1 Folder 10 Great Neck, 1960-1961


Box 1 Folder 11 Hurricane, 1955-1957


Box 1 Folder 12 How to Write a Poem, 1971


Box 1 Folder 13 Home, 1973-1974

(Also titled "The House")


Box 1 Folder 14 Home Movies, 1974


Box 1 Folder 15 Strand, 1973-1974


Box 1 Folder 16 Haircut, 1972-1974


Box 1 Folder 17 The Initiate, 1960, 1974, 1960, 1974


Box 1 Folder 18 Jew Remembers, 1957-1958



Box 2 Folder 1 Pitchipoi, 1982


Box 2 Folder 2 Poems and Their Burdens, 1974


Box 2 Folder 3 A Poem Entitled Untitled, 1978-1982


Box 2 Folder 4 Pogrom, 1958


Box 2 Folder 5 Praskovya Feodorovna, 1975


Box 2 Folder 6 Arterio, 1957-1964, 1971, 1957-1964, 1971


Box 2 Folder 7 Rifke, 1956-1958


Box 2 Folder 8 Singular, 1974-1976


Box 2 Folder 9 The Snows, 1982-1983


Box 2 Folder 10 Square du Vert Galant, 1972


Box 2 Folder 11 Stalemate, 1959-1963, 1971, 1959-1963, 1971


Box 2 Folder 12 The Store, 1982


Box 2 Folder 13 Still Life, 1982


Box 2 Folder 14 Stranger, 1974


Box 2 Folder 15 Song, 1956-1957


Box 2 Folder 16 Stieglitz, 1954-1959


Box 2 Folder 17 The Suicides, 1974

(Ernest Hemingway and Hart Crane)


Box 2 Folder 18 A Summer Night on Long Island, 1964, 1973-1983, 1964, 1973-1983


Box 2 Folder 19 "A Sunday at the Beach, 1938", 1983


Box 2 Folder 20 Abraham, 1982


Box 2 Folder 21 Alone in the House, 1973


Box 2 Folder 22 The Attaché Case, 1973


Box 2 Folder 23 Arletty-Garance, 1974


Box 2 Folder 24 At Sixty-Four, 1980-1990

(Includes correspondence with Ploughshares)



Box 3 Folder 2 Film--What Does Your Father Do?, 1957-1959

(Includes copy of "The Nation" in which the poem appeared in 1958 See Also Box 4)


Box 3 Folder 3 Translations, 1956-1957, Undated, 1956-1957, Undated


Box 3 Folder 4 Veinte poemas de George Bogin: Selección y traducciones de Magda Bogin y Mathilde Daviu,, 1985


Box 3 Folder 7 Poems for Xeroxing, circa, 1980-1984


Box 3 Folder 8 The Mediterranean, 1985-1986


Box 3 Folder 9 George Bogin, 1986-1988

(Poem)


Box 3 Folder 10 Martha Nelson, 1977-1979, 1984, 1993, 1977-1979, 1984, 1993

(Includes correspondence between Ruth Bogin and Mike Kirkland)


Box 3 Folder 11 This Tree is Mine, 1984


Box 3 Folder 12 Souvenir, 1972-1979


Box 3 Folder 13 Cynic, 1981


Box 3 Folder 14 Snow, 1978-1980


Box 3 Folder 15 The Furniture, 1975, 1988, 1975, 1988


Box 3 Folder 16 The Actor, 1985


Box 3 Folder 17 The Graves of My Grandparents, 1974, 1985-1988, 1974, 1985-1988


Box 3 Folder 18 Immortality, 1973, 1979, 1973, 1979


Box 3 Folder 19 When Things Run Deep, 1972, 1979, 1972, 1979


Box 3 Folder 20 Friends, 1975


Box 3 Folder 21 Short Poems, 1971, 1981-1983, 1971, 1981-1983


Box 3 Folder 22 The Eisenhower Cubes, 1985-1988



Box 4 Folder 1 Notes on a Black Sheep, 1979-1983


Box 4 Folder 2 Jean, 1978-1984

(Jean De Koven)


Box 4 Folder 3 The Beginning of Something, 1972-1973


Box 4 Folder 4 Snow Drop, 1975-1979


Box 4 Folder 5 Catalogue, 1959-1960

(Short notes on various autobiographical episodes)


Box 4 Folder 6 Places, 1976-1977


Box 4 Folder 7 Innocence, Greed and Envy, 1978-1979


Box 4 Folder 8 Joe Cooney II, 1978, 1982, 1978, 1982


Box 4 Folder 9 Rewrite - Treasure, 1963


Box 4 Folder 10 Treasure, 1959-1961


Box 4 Folder 11 The Towel, 1982


Box 4 Folder 12 Troopship for France, War II, 1973-1974


Box 4 Folder 13 Triavil, 1974


Box 4 Folder 14 A Twilight, 1982


Box 4 Folder 15 Three Poems, 1958


Box 4 Folder 16 Van Diemen Street, 1972-1973


Box 4 Folder 17 The Visitor, 1974


Box 4 Folder 18 Waldo, 1982


Box 4 Folder 19 What Does Your Father Do?, 1956-1957

(See Also Box 3)


Box 4 Folder 20 Whistle, 1954-1960


Box 4 Folder 21 A Night's Work, 1979


Box 4 Folder 22 A Young Man Dreams of Hitchhiking, 1976-1982


Box 4 Folder 23 The 1000-Room Hotel, 1974-1977


Box 4 Folder 24 To Be Human, 1982-1983


Box 4 Folder 25 At 64, Undated

(Includes a set of "Sample Poems")


Box 4 Folder 26 Repro Art, circa, 1980s

(Waves)


Box 4 Folder 27 Mr. R., 1972-1974


Box 4 Folder 28 Elegy for Joey, 1984-1986



Box 5 Folder 1 Art, 1975, 1988, 1975, 1988


Box 5 Folder 2 [l'inconnue noyée dans la Siene], Undated

(Newspaper clipping of a woman's face)


Box 5 Folder 3 Song of the Corpses, 1985-1988


Box 5 Folder 4 The Breast, 1983-1988


Box 5 Folder 5 MacDowell Poetry Notes, 1986 Winter, 1986


Box 5 Folder 6 Sarah, 1978, 1985-1988, 1978, 1985-1988


Box 5 Folder 7 Ascona, 1974-1976


Box 5 Folder 8 The Fish in Sargent Lake, 1982, 1988, 1982, 1988


Box 5 Folder 9 "MacDowell Notes 1983", 1974, 1983, 1974, 1983


Box 5 Folder 10 VCCA Summer, 1985


Box 5 Folder 11 Untitled, 1984-1986


Box 5 Folder 12 The Company of Women, 1982-1984


Box 5 Folder 13 [Alone in the House : Poems by George Bogin], 1975 or Later, 1975

(See Also: Box 11.)



Box 6 Folder 1 Notebook Pages, 1983-1987

(Poems)


Box 6 Folder 11 Poetry, Undated



Box 7 Folder 1-2 Work on 2 Landscapes, 1953 November-1954 March 9, 1953 November-1954 March, (2 Folders)


Box 7 Folder 3 Landscape, 1957-1958


Box 7 Folder 4 Early Work on the Lost Hotel and the Canoes, 1972


Box 7 Folder 5 The Losers, 1972-1973


Box 7 Folder 6 Mainguth, 1954-1957

(Also titled, "Soldier, 1943")


Box 7 Folder 7 Peopled Noon, 1954-1957


Box 7 Folder 8 Philosophy 148, 1965-1971


Box 7 Folder 9 Point of View, 1955-1960


Box 7 Folder 10 Nadya, 1973


Box 7 Folder 11 The Harbor, 1975-1979


Box 7 Folder 12 Neighbor, 1957-1960


Box 7 Folder 13 Never Died, 1960-1964


Box 7 Folder 14 "1934", 1970-1974


Box 7 Folder 15 On Hearing an Aluminum Disc Again of my Voice in 1938, 1983, 1938, 1983



Box 8 Folder 1 Blue, 1974


Box 8 Folder 2 Bodies, 1975, 1979, 1975, 1979


Box 8 Folder 3 Calamine Lotion, 1972-1974


Box 8 Folder 4 Cape Cod, 1964-1971


Box 8 Folder 5 Joe Cooney's Story, 1973


Box 8 Folder 6 Coup, 1975


Box 8 Folder 7 Cubes, 1978-1979


Box 8 Folder 8 Decalogue, 1956-1957


Box 8 Folder 9 The Delegation to Great Neck, 1972


Box 8 Folder 10 A Good Time for Poetry, 1974


Box 8 Folder 11 Quannacut, 1972-1973


Box 8 Folder 12 Avenue, 1973-1974, 1981, 1973-1974, 1981


Box 8 Folder 13 Snowman, 1974


Box 8 Folder 14 Uncle, 1973-1974


Box 8 Folder 15 Fike, 1954-1960


Box 8 Folder 16 Detached from "The Beginning of Something,", 1973-1975



Box 9 Folder 1 "1920", 1979, 1987, 1979, 1987


Box 9 Folder 2 Dust, 1978-1979


Box 9 Folder 3 Ed Conn, 1974, 1983-1987, 1974, 1983-1987


Box 9 Folder 4 Ashes, 1982-1987


Box 9 Folder 5 On the Death of Rose Fleischer, 1983, 1987, 1983, 1987


Box 9 Folder 6 Homage to Diane Arbus, 1985-1987


Box 9 Folder 7 The Dead Who Walk in My Dreams (Second Version), 1985

(See Also: Folder 31)


Box 9 Folder 8 Chicago, 1984


Box 9 Folder 9 When the Visitors are Gone, 1982-1984


Box 9 Folder 10 Helicoptering, new version, 1985


Box 9 Folder 11 The Kiss, 1985


Box 9 Folder 12 To Valentine, 1984-1986


Box 9 Folder 13 My Granddaughter Cécilia, 1986


Box 9 Folder 14 To Cécilia, 1984


Box 9 Folder 15 The Cremation of My Aunt, 1981-1984


Box 9 Folder 16 Monsieur Folantin, 1975


Box 9 Folder 17 Manifestations, 1972


Box 9 Folder 18 Rain God, 1975


Box 9 Folder 19 Encounter, 1987-1988


Box 9 Folder 20 Runaway, 1984, 1988, 1984, 1988


Box 9 Folder 22 Bars, 1964, 1972-1975, 1964, 1972-1975


Box 9 Folder 23 The Sigh, 1976-1979


Box 9 Folder 24 Forest Hills, 1972-1979


Box 9 Folder 25 Rampage, 1983-1984


Box 9 Folder 26 The Lightning Cure, 1980, 1984, 1980, 1984


Box 9 Folder 27 Lines for Jerome, 1978-1983

(On Jerome Mellquist; includes correspondence with Malcolm Cowley)


Box 9 Folder 28 Man, 1984


Box 9 Folder 29 Snapshot, 1981-1984


Box 9 Folder 30 Journey to the Old Camp, 1977, 1984, 1977, 1984


Box 9 Folder 31 The Dead Who Walk in My Dreams, 1984


Box 9 Folder 32 Which One is the Photograph?, 1984


Box 9 Folder 33 Sanders a Suicide, 1984


Box 9 Folder 34 Helicoptering, 1983


Box 9 Folder 35 Cottontail, 1983-1985


Box 9 Folder 36 Déjeuner sur l'Herbe, 1984-1985



Box 10 Folder 3 [Poems, Various], Undated


Box 10 Folder 6 Working Folder Jacobson Studio, 1988 Spring, 1988


Box 10 Folder 7 Afternoon and Evening at Torcello, 1983-1984


Box 10 Folder 8 13 Ways of Looking at Man, 1988


Box 10 Folder 9 My Life on Film, 1974-1975


Box 10 Folder 10 Annaghmekerrig, 1981, 1984, 1981, 1984


Box 10 Folder 11 In France, 1987


Box 10 Folder 12 [Poems, Various], 1956-1982


Box 10 Folder 13 Notes 4, 1978-1985


Box 10 Folder 14 The Three Salesmen, 1984-1987



Box 11 Folder 1 Columbia Poetry, 1938

(Monograph includes Bogin's poem "To Hart Crane")


Box 11 Folder 4 "Special Items" as per Ruth Bogin's Handwritten List, circa, 1999

(Folder includes correspondence from Robert Bly on Bogin's translation of Supervielle (1986), a few notes on poems, a copy of the 1939 Columbia Review that includes Bogin's poem "Long Island Sound," and a handwritten list of titles meant for inclusion in Bogin's unpublished second book of poems.)


Box 11 Folder 5 Alone in the House: Poems by George Bogin, 1975 or Later, 1975

(See Also: Box 5.)


Box 11 Folder 8 Published Items, 1980-1981


Box 11 Folder 9 Daughter I PPS 1-200, 1957 December 2-1959 January 31



Box Flat Box 739 Pitchipoi: The Children of Drancy, 1983, (Musical Score)


Subseries 2: Translations and Other Works, 1938, 1980-1985

Bogin primarily translated from French and Italian works. His translations of works by both Alain Bosquet and Jules Supervielle were published, and the subseries contains files related to both translation efforts. There is also a file of unpublished Italian translations. Also included is a file of Bogin's transcriptions of poems from the original notebooks of the poet Samuel B. Greenberg (1938).



Box 3 Folder 1 Translations, 1980-1981


Box 3 Folder 5 The Bosquet Poems, 1983-1985

(Includes translated poems and correspondence with Alain Bosquet)



Box 6 Folder 2 Typescript for Selected Poems and Reflections on the Art of Poetry by Jules Supervielle, circa, 1985


Box 6 Folder 3 Jules Supervielle Photo, 1954


Box 6 Folder 5 [Publication notice for Selected Poems...Supervielle], circa, 1985


Box 6 Folder 12 Greenberg Poems typed by gb in Philip Horton's apartment September '38 from Hart Crane's transcript of poems in Greenberg's actual notebooks (done in Cambridge, Mass.),, 1938



Box 8 Folder 17-18 Traductions de Supervielle Volume I-II, 1980 October 30-1982 July 4, (2 spiral notebooks)


Box 8 Folder 19 Le Corps Tragique par Jules Supervielle, (Photocopy)


Box 8 Folder 20 La Fable du Monde par Jules Supervielle, (Photocopy)


Box 8 Folder 21 Reflections on the Art of Poetry by Supervielle, 1982, Undated, 1982, Undated



Box 10 Folder 5 Italian Translations, 1982-1983



Box 11 Folder 6-7 Selected Poems and Reflections on the Art of Poetry by Jules Supervielle, translated by George Bogin,, 1984, (2 Folders)