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E-mail:spc@mail.lib.msu.edu

URL: http://specialcollections.lib.msu.edu

Date Received:

2004

Date Processed:

2007

Acquisitions Information:

Acquired from the author.

Preferred Citation:

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Box number, Folder number and/or title, Gary Gildner Papers, MSS 210, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Copyright Notice:

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this archive, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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Collection Summary:

The collection of Gary Gildner’s papers includes manuscript and typescript drafts and final editions of his fiction and poetry both published and unpublished.  His correspondence is categorized into three main areas; letters to colleagues and acquaintances within academia, personal letters to family, friends, and colleagues, and letters exchanged with publishers.   Also arranged within the series on correspondence are files that include his correspondence with Drake University administrators, his personal memorabilia, conference notifications that featured him, newsprint and published blurbs critiquing his writings, and poster-like flyers: announcements of his many readings and workshops across America and Europe.

Historical Background:

Gary Gildner is a contemporary, mid-western, American writer of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.  His writings span over four decades.  Gildner was born in West Branch, Michigan in 1938 and grew up in Flint, MI.  He has spent most of his profession as an English professor at Drake University in Iowa and as a visiting professor or writer-in-residence at other educational institutions, including Michigan State University, within the US.  Two of his sabbatical years were spent in Warsaw, Poland and Paris, France.  Gildner is a respected writer whose works include novels, short stories, memoirs, poetry collections, and poems published in anthologies.  He has won numerous awards, including The 1976 Theodore Roethke Prize from Poetry Northwest, the 1977 William Carlos Williams Poetry Prize from New Letters and the coveted Pushcart Prize. Gildner short stories have appeared in The Best American Short Stories in both 1985 and 1986.  Gildner’s works are accessible and genuine renderings of his love of story telling.

Processing Note:

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Arrangement:


The collection is arranged into three series:

Series 1: Fiction & Non Fiction

Manuscripts and Typescripts of original fiction, non-fiction and poetry

Series 2: Correspondence

Correspondence, collected memorabilia, & reading announcements

Series 3: Published Works

Published works and or anthologies that contain his works.


Series 1: Fiction & Non-Fiction:

College Papers, Film scripts, Manuscripts (Novels), Mixed Manuscripts/Typescripts – Notes, Proofs, and Typescripts of works.

BOX 1- 7

Box Folder Title and Dates
   

Fiction – College Papers

1 1 College Course Papers
   

Fiction – Film scripts

  2 “Today they are roasting Rocky Norse” - c.1
  3 “Today they are roasting Rocky Norse” - c.2
   

Fiction – Manuscripts of Novels

  4 “Faith is Dancing”
  5 Untitled manuscript
   

Fiction - Typescripts of Novels

  6 “Blood soup” – unpublished
  7 “Come dance with me, Dearie”
  8 “Come dance with me, Johnny”
  9 “Come with me to clapping land: a children’s story”
  10 “The Fire Lane” – c.1 & c.2
Box Folder Title and Dates
2 1 “The man who saw Hoffa go off: a novel” (1st draft)
  2 “The man who saw Hoffa go off: a novel”
  3 “The Mercy seat” (excerpts only)
  4 “Passion play: a novel”
  5 “The Second bridge”
  6 “Thrasher” - c.1
  7 “Thrasher”  - c.2
  8 “Thrasher”  - c.3
  9 “Thrasher” (excerpts only)
  10 “Toby Jones”
  11 “Year of the octopus story: a novel (chapter one)
Box Folder Title and Dates
   

Fiction – Typescripts of Short Stories – Compiled

3 1 “Somewhere geese are flying” (draft) - c.1
  2 “Somewhere geese are flying” (draft) - c.2
  3 “Somewhere geese are flying” - c.1
  4 “Somewhere geese are flying” -c.2
  5 “A week in South Dakota” - c.1
  6 “A week in South Dakota” - c.2
   

Fiction - Manuscripts of Short Stories

  7 “Calls”
  8 “Do you know what plight means?”
  9 “Pursuit of happiness”
  10 “The rubber machine”
  11 “South of Wenatchet”
Box Folder Title and Dates
   

Fiction – Mixed Manuscripts/Typescripts, & Printed Copies – Short Prose & Short Stories

4 1 Short Prose – Alpha by title
  2 Short Stories - Drafts – Miscellaneous titles
  3 Short Stories – Alpha by title A-H
  4 Short Stories – Alpha by title I-P
  5 Short Stories – Alpha by title Q-Z
  6 Short Stories – Untitled
  7 Short Story - Printed Copy – “Below the gospels”
  8 Short Story – “Come sta? Come va?”
   

Fiction – Typescripts of Filmstrip Scripts, Play, Review, & Short Stories

  9 Filmstrip Scripts
  10 Play – “Today they are roasting Rocky Norse”
  11 Review – “Jumping with Bly”
  12 Short stories – “that need work” – alpha by title
  13 Short story – “August 15th”
  14 Short story – “Beata”
  15 Short story – “Below the gospels”
  16 Short story – “Better catch me” – c.l & c.2
  17 Short story – “The Big party”
  18 Short story – “The Blue house”
  19 Short story – “Boats coming ashore”
  20 Short story – “A burial”
  21 Short story – “Cheerios”
  22 Short story – “Covering ground”
  23 Short story – “ The Crush – first draft & c.1 & c.2
  24 Short story -  “Did you miss me?” – c.1-3
  25 Short story – “Do you know what plight means?”
  26 Short story – “The Fire lane”
  27 Short story – “Five easy pieces”
  28 Short story – “The Garden beside the river”
  29 Short story – “Gardens”
  30 Short story – “Guacamole”
  31 Short story – “Genealogy”
  32 Short story – “General Custer’s puppies
  33 Short story – “Geographic Tongue
  34 Short story – “The Great Depression”
Box Folder Title and Dates
5A 1 Short story – “Hermits”
  2 Short story – “History”
  3 Short story – “I have to work”
  4 Short story – “Imprinted”
  5 Short story – “In the presence of Clearwater”
  6 Short story – “The Inheritance”
  7 Short story – “An Introduction”
  8 Short story – “Junhy”
  9 Short story – “Keepsakes”
  10 Short story – “King bee”
  11 Short story – “King Percival and the banana”
  12 Short story – “Leaving”
  13 Short story – “Ledges”
  14 Short story – “Letters from Vicksburg”
  15 Short story – “Little green wrinkled marbles” – c.1 & c.2
  16 Short story – “Looking”
  17 Short story – “Looking out”
  18 Short story – “Make my bed”
  19 Short story – “Maynard”
  20 Short story – “The Merry widow”
  21 Short story – MSU Series
  22 Short story – “A Million dollar story”
  23 Short story – “Miss Gray’s house”
  24 Short story – “My grandfather and his Belgians”
  25 Short story – “My obituary by Clovina Smith, Room 93”
  26 Short story – “The Nickle”
  27 Short story – “Numbers”
  28 Short story – “Octopus – edited version”
  29 Short story – “Octopus – final copy”
  30 Short story – “Octopus – original version”
  31 Short story – “The Oldest man ever”
  32 Short story – “An Omelet for Dick Hugo”
  33 Short story – “On Czechoslovakia’s last day: meeting Katarzyna”
  34 Short story – On writing: “The Trip to Auschwitz”
  35 Short story – “A Partial telling”
  36 Short story – “Pearl” 1 & 2 and “The Knock”
  37 Short story – “The Picture”
  38 Short story – “A Picture postcard”
  39 Short story – “Please play my melody”
  40 Short story – “The Pleasures of merely circulating”
  41 Short story – “The Rainbow farm”
  42 Short story – “The Rat in the sugar bowl”
  43 Short story – “Replacement for Franken Thaler”
  44 Short story – “Shake the dew – c.1 & c.2
  45 Short story – “Sleepy time gal”
  46 Short story – “Smitty in the House of Moffett”
  47 Short story – “The Snapshot from Szostak: a memoir”
  48 Short story – “Something clear and true”
  49 Short story – “Somewhere geese are flying”
  50 Short story – “South of Wenatchee”
  51 Short story – “Spider”
  52 Short story – “Stories under the stars”
  53 Short story – “The Summer of the octopus story”
  54 Short story – “Tannis”
  55 Short story – “Tolly Teegarden’s”
  56 Short story – “Tornadoes”
  57 Short story – Untitled (including notes)
  58 Short story – “Valentines Day is coming sweet?”
  59 Short story – “A week in South Dakota”
  60 Short story – “Where the dog is buried”
  61 Short story – “Where the wild beasts come from”
  62 Short story – “Where we are now”
  63 Short story – “Wind-Chimes”
  64 Short stories – by authors other than Gildner
Box Folder Title and Dates
   

Non-Fiction – Manuscripts of Memoirs (Books) & Notes

5B 1 “Szostak”
  2 “The Warsaw Sparks”
  3 Notes - Polish Notebook – 1987-1988
  4 Notes - Warsaw – 1987-1989
  5 Notes - “Warsaw Sparkes”
   

Non-Fiction – Typescripts of Memoirs (Books)

  6 “My Grandfather’s Book”
  7 “My Grandfather’s Book: a memoir”
  8 “Slovak Paradise” & “How old are we now?”
  9 “Szostak: a memoir” - c.1
  10 “Szostak: a memoir”  - c.2
  11 “Szostak: a memoir”  - c.3
  12 “Slovak Paradise” & “How old are we now?”
Box Folder Title and Dates
5C 1 “The Warsaw Sparks”
  2 “We all moved away (original of Szoktak)
  3 “Where we are now” – c.1
  4 “Where we are now” – c.2
  5 “Where we are now” – (incomplete draft) c.1
  6 “Where we are now” – (incomplete draft) c.2
Box Folder Title and Dates
   

Poetry – Manuscripts

6 1 Miscellaneous Poems - alpha by title – A-E
  2 Miscellaneous Poems – alpha by title – F-M
  3 Miscellaneous Poems – alpha by title – N-Z
  4 Book of Poetry – untitled
   

Poetry – Mixed Manuscripts & Typescripts

  5 Book of Poetry – untitled
  6 Poetry - Lists
  7 Poetry - Miscellaneous
  8 Poetry – Miscellaneous – untitled
  9 Poetry – Unpublished (“Poems that ain’t so hot”)
   

Poetry – Typescripts of Books (collected poems)

  10 Book – “All this”
  11 Book - “The Bunker in the parsley fields” c.1 & c.2
  12 Book – “The Bunker in the parsley fields” c.3
  13 Book – “Clackamas” c.1
  14 Book – “Clackamas” c.2
  15 Book – “The Crush” (table of contents only)
  16 Book – “Digging for Indians”
  17 Book – “Holding on”
  18 Book – “The Incompatible goldfish”
  19 Book – “Nails” (early version)
Box Folder Title and Dates
   

Poetry – Typescripts of Poem Draft, Interview, Magazine Publications (uncollected), Poems - unpublished (1959-1969), Poems (single poems – alpha by title)

7 1 Interview of Gary Gildner by Bill Pierce
  2 Poem Draft – “Jury/Jury duty”
  3 Poems – Magazine Publications (uncollected)
  4 Poems – unpublished (1959-1969)
  5 Poems – Single – Alpha by title, A-B
  6 Poems – Single – Alpha by title, C-E
  7 Poems – Single – Alpha by title, F
  8 Poems – Single – Alpha by title, G-H
  9 Poems – Single – Alpha by title, I-J
  10 Poems – Single – Alpha by title, K-M
  11 Poems – Single – Alpha by title, N-O
  12 Poems – Single – Alpha by title, P-R
  13 Poems – Single – Alpha by title, S
  14 Poems – Single – Alpha by title, T-V
  15 Poems – Single – Alpha by title, W-Y

Series 2: Correspondence

BOX 8 - 16

Box File Title and Dates
   

Correspondence - Educational Institutions & Writer Associates

8 1 Editor for Anthology – 1983-1986
  2 Miscellaneous Letters - 1966-1967
  3 Miscellaneous Letters - 1968
  4 Miscellaneous Letters - 1969
  5 Miscellaneous Letters - 1970
  6 Miscellaneous Letters - 1971, January - June
  7 Miscellaneous Letters - 1971, July - December
  8 Miscellaneous Letters - 1972, January - June
  9 Miscellaneous Letters - 1972, July - December
  10 Miscellaneous Letters - 1973
  11 Miscellaneous Letters – 1974
Box File Title and Dates
9 1 Miscellaneous Letters – 1975 - 1976
  2 Miscellaneous Letters – 1977 - 1978
  3 Miscellaneous Letters – 1979 - 1980
  4 Miscellaneous Letters - 1981
  5 Miscellaneous Letters - 1982
  6 Miscellaneous Letters - 1983
  7 Miscellaneous Letters - 1984
  8 Miscellaneous Letters – 1985
Box File Title and Dates
10 1 Miscellaneous Letters – Jan.-June, 1986
  2 Miscellaneous Letters – July-Dec., 1986
  3 Miscellaneous Letters – 1987-1989
  4 Miscellaneous Letters – 1990-1991
  5 Miscellaneous Letters – 1992-1994
  6 Miscellaneous Letters – 1995-1997
  7 Miscellaneous Letters – 1998-2000
  8 Miscellaneous Letters -  2001-
  9 Northwest Poetry Circuit – 1972-1978
  10 Virginia Commonwealth University Competition, 1975-1976
Box File Title and Dates
   

Correspondence - Personal Letters to & from Family, Friends & Colleagues

11 1 Miscellaneous Letters – 1965-1975
  2 Miscellaneous Letters – 1976-1978
  3 Miscellaneous Letters – 1980-1983
  4 Miscellaneous Letters – 1984-1985
  5 Miscellaneous Letters – 1986-2001
   

Correspondence – to and from Publishers – Miscellaneous

  6 Miscellaneous Letters – 1966-1968
  7 Miscellaneous Letters – 1969-1971
  8 Miscellaneous Letters - 1972
  9 Miscellaneous Letters – 1973-1975
  10 Miscellaneous Letters – 1976-1979
  11 Miscellaneous Letters – 1980-1982
  12 Miscellaneous Letters – 1983-1985
Box File Title and Dates
12 1 Miscellaneous Letters – 1986-1989
  2 Miscellaneous Letters – 1990-1991
  3 Miscellaneous Letters – 1992-
   

Correspondence – to and from Publishers – Specific

  4 Breitenbush – 1980-1983
  5 New Letters – 1974-1976
  6 Unicorn Press – 1975-1980
  7 University of Pittsburgh Press – 1977-2001
   

Correspondence – to and from Specific Colleagues/Institutions

  8 American Wind Symphony – 1974-1976
  9 Anderson, Jack – 1969-1970
  10 from Burke, James Lee – 1970-1989
  11 to Burke, James Lee – 1970-1987
  12 from Chambers, George – 1966-1973
  13 to Chambers, George – 1969-1971
  14 Claudel, Alice – 1968-1971
  15 Cohl, Izora – 1970 - 1986
  16 from Coleman, James – 1971-1992
  17 to Coleman, James – 1971-2002
  18 Craft, Louise & Marchall, Catherine – 1974-1978
  19 Crome, Nick – 1969-1971
  20 from Dixon, Steve – 1978-1981
  21 to Dixon, Steve – 1978-1981
  22 Dobyns, Steve & McBride, Mekeel – 1972-1985
  23 Harrington, Bonnie – 1968-1969
  24 Iowa Humanities Board Grant – 1990-1991
Box File Title and Dates
   

Correspondence – to and from Specific Colleagues/Institutions continued

13 1 Janeczko, Paul – 1982-1983
  2 from Johnson, Curt – 1969-1973
  3 to Johnson, Curt – 1969-1977
  4 from Kaplan, Bernard – 1969-1986
  5 to Kaplan, Bernard – 1970-1986
  6 from Kelley, David – 196?-198?
  7 to Kelley, David & Sylvia – 1968-1982
  8 Matthews, William – 1968-1984
  9 Mechem, James – 1970-1971
  10 from Meredith, William – 1970-1984
  11 to Meredith, William – 1970-1984
  12 Mydlarsky, Jacek - 1991
  13 Schulman, Grace – 1975-1976
  14 Serotkin, Nora – 1971-1975
  15 from Shuttleworth, Paul (Red) – 1983-2000
  16 to Shuttleworth, Paul (Red) – 1976-1986
  17 Siegel, Sharon – 1970-1971
  18 Sullivan, Nancy – 1975-1983
  19 Szostak Family History – 1990-1991
  20 Terrill, K. (Mrs.)
  21 Thornton, Laura – 1982-1984
Box File Title and Dates
   

Correspondence –  to and from Specific Colleagues continued

14 1 from Zimmer, Paul – 1967-1969
  2 from Zimmer, Paul – 1970-1971
  3 from Zimmer, Paul – 1972-1973
  4 from Zimmer, Paul – 1974-1975
  5 from Zimmer, Paul – 1976-1977
  6 from Zimmer, Paul – 1978-1979
  7 from Zimmer, Paul – 1980-1981
  8 from Zimmer, Paul – 1982-1987
  9 from Zimmer, Paul – 1988-1989
  10 from Zimmer, Paul – 1990-1991
  11 from Zimmer, Paul – 1997-1999
  12 from Zimmer, Paul – 2000-2004
  13 to Zimmer, Paul – 1967-1971
  14 to Zimmer, Paul – 1972-1978
  15 to Zimmer, Paul – 1993-1994
  16 to Zimmer, Paul – 1995-1998
  17 to Zimmer, Paul – 2001-2004
Box File Title and Dates
   

Correspondence – Publisher Permissions, Undated, Memorabilia, University Papers

15 1 Correspondence – Publisher Permissions – 1979-2002
  2 Correspondence – Undated
  3 Writers for Racing Project – 1993, 1995
  4 Miscellaneous Memorabilia
  5 Memorabilia – Poland - 1988
  6 University Papers – Course Evaluations & Syllabi – 1964 and 1986
  7 University Papers – Drake University - 1966-1978
  8 University Papers – Drake University – 1979-1991
  9 University Papers – Drake Writers’ Conference - 1971
  10 University Papers – Drake Writers’ Conference - 1978
  11 University Papers - Letters of Promotion – 1982
  12 University Papers – Resumes – 1977-1986
  13 University Papers – Student Evaluations
Box File Title and Dates
   

Correspondence – Conferences, Published Critiques, & Reading Announcements

16 1 1963-1972
  2 1973-1979/80
  3 1980-1989
  4 1990-2002
  5 Undated

Series 3: Published Works

BOX 17 - 24

Box File Title and Dates
   

Poetry published in alphabetical listings of anthologies, books or magazines

17 1 “At Michael Minnihan’s”, “Sonnet”, “My Mother Writes”, “The Coed From Oklahoma”, “Visits the Visiting Poet” in The Above Ground Review, (Summer, 1970).
  2 “Poem”, “Struck” in Aisling: A Quarterly of Irish and American Poetry, (Summer, ’75).
  3 “A Free Translation From Plutarch Concerning the Soldier Mithridates” in Aisling: A Quarterly of Irish and American Poetry, (Summer, ’76)
  4 “Touring the Hawkeye State”, “The Life of the Wolf” in American Review 17:the Magazine of New Writing (May, 1973).
  5 “The Page-Turner” in American Review26: The Magazine of New Writing (Nov. 1977)
  6 “Touring the Hawkeye State” in Annals of Iowa (Spring, 1974).
  7 “Letters from Vicksburg” in Antaeus (Winter, 1976).
  8 “Letter to a Substitute Teacher” in Antioch: the Review (Summer ’68).
  9 “The Mortician” in The Antioch Review (Fall, 1971).
  10 “Translating My Polish Mother”, “Getting the Mail”, “Christina”, “The Mixer”, and “Around the Corral” in Artful Dodge (1999).
  11 “Don’t You Wish Everybody Did?” in Back Door (1971).
  12 “Wolverine” in The Best of the Prose Poem: An International Journal (2000).
  13 “The Gig” in Brilliant Corners (Winter 1997).
  14 “Clackamas” in Calapooya Collage 9 (Summer 1985).
  15 “Jury Duty” and “Lucky” in Calapooya Collage 15 (Aug. 1991).
  16 “Pies” in The Centennial Review (Spring 1986).
  17 “Old Movies” in Chiaroscuro (1986).
  18 “The Blue Moth” in The Chowder Review 8 (Spring-Summer 1977).
  19 “It’s Spring, Lover” in The Chowder Review: special issue (Fall 1977).
  20 “In St. Peter’s Home for Nuns”, “Broken Down Sonnet”, and Delicately in Small Measure” in Cimarron Review(Jan. 1996)
  21 “Food” in Coe Review (1981).
  22 “My Polish Grandfather” in Colorado Review (Fall 1994).
  23 “The Day DiMaggio Quit” in Colorado State Review (Winter 1969).
  24 “The Munitions Man” in Columbia: A Magazine of Poetry & Prose (Spring/Summer 1981).
  25 “Winterset” in Conference (Spring 1959).
  26 “Why I Quit My Job Digging Bomb Shelters” in Contempora (Jan./April 1971).
  27 “Meeting My Best Friend From the Eighth Grade” in Counter/Measures: A magazine of Rime, Meter and Song (1973).
  28 “The Hair Cut” in Crazy Horse 6 (1971).
  29 “The Wake on Goose River, N.D.” in Crazy Horse 8 (Sept. 1971).
  30 “The Man and the Goshawk” in Crazy Horse 9 (1972).
  31 “Epithalamion” in Cream City Review (Fall 1992).
  32 “A Fire” in CutBank 1 (1973).
  33 “First Poem from Slovakia: A Dream in the Carpathians” in CutBank 39 (Winter 1993).
Box File Title and Dates
18 1 “For My Father (Theodore Gildner, 1909-1973)” in Dacotah Territory 17(1981).
  2 “Shake the Dew” in December: a magazine of the arts and opinion (1969)
  3 “Flu Poem” and “8/22/38-8/22/68” in December: a magazine of the arts and opinion (1970).
  4 “Poem for the Middle of Morning” in Discourse: a review of the liberal arts (1969).
  5 “After Hemingway” in Epoch: A magazine of contemporary literature (1966).
  6 “Rustling a Hog” in Epoch (Winter 1971).
  7 “The Sleepwalker” in Epos: A quarterly of poetry (Spring 1968).
  8 “Judith” and “Romantic” in Experimentalist (1968).
  9 “Nails” in Fathers: a collection of poems (1997).
  10 “Harry James & the Untuned Piano”, “Gatzel”, “The Coyote’s Song”, “A Night in Peoria”, “After An All-Night Cackle with Sloth & Co. – Enter The Mansion & Greet the Dawn”, “Blackfish on the Beach”, and “Poem” in Fiction International 1(Fall 1973).
  11 “Kulick Dreams He’s Poet Laureat of Little Rhody” in Field (Spring 1970).
  12 “Heart Attack” in Field (1971).
  13 “Nails” in Field (Fall 1971).
  14 “Passion Play” in Field (Spring 1972).
  15 “Around the Horn” in Field (Fall 1972).
  16 “Cleaning the Oven” in Field (Fall 1987).
  17 “The Bunker in the Parsley Fields” and “Picked Out a Toka, a Stanley” in Field (Fall 1994).
  18 “Today is Sunday” in Focus Midwest (1970).
  19 “He Comes Each Friday” in Focus Midwest (1973).
  20 “Digging for Indians” in Foxfire (Winter 1970).
  21 “What We Left the Farm For” in Foxfire (Spring 1974).
  22 “Johann Gaertner (1793-1887)” and “Tongue River Psalm” in From A to Z: 200 Contemporary American Poets” (1981).
  23 “Wheat” in The Georgia Review (Summer 1981).
  24 “Sometimes We Throw Things in the Car, Fast” in The Georgia Review (Summer 1985).
  25 “Wheat” in The Georgia Review (Fall 1986).
  26 “To Live in Warsaw” in The Georgia Review (Fall 1988).
  27 “Close to Trees” in The Georgia Review (Spring 1993).
  28 “Song: One Summer Afternoon in the Country” in The Georgia Review (Summer 1994).
  29 “On Certain Cold Days” in The Georgia Review (Winter 1996).
  30 “Joseph Shows Up for the Christmas Story Three Days after His Hernia Repair” in The Georgia Review (Winter 1997).
  31 “Happiness Jazz” in The Georgia Review (Winter 2000).
  32 “In Development No. 3” in The Georgia Review (Summer 2002).
  33 “In a Warsaw Classroom Containing Chairs” in Grand Street(Winter 1989).
  34 “The Lemon”, “How to Suffer”, “Pot Luck”, and “Professor X’s Critical Period” in Granite (Autumn 1972-1973).
  35 “The Consumer” in Granite (Autumn 1973).
  36 “Edward”, “Nails”, “The Picnic”, “Around the Kitchen Table”, “The House On Buder Street”, I am a Cossack Driven By Spring”, “The Farm”, “Prayer For My Father”, and “Touring the Hawkeye State” in The Great Lakes Review: A Journal of Midwest Culture (Summer 1974).
Box File Title and Dates
19 1 “Letter from DesMoines”, “Facing the Ladies’ Page”, “The Crossing”, in Hearse (1971).
  2 “Over the Dew” in Iowa English Bulletin: Yearbook & Newsletter (Spring ’77).
  3 “Not the Pig Farm, But the Poem in the Pig Farm” in Kansas Quarterly (Summer 1969).
  4 “To My Daughter” in Kansas Quarterly (Winter 1969/70).
  5 “John & Mary” and “A Young Girl’s Biology Poem” in Kansas Quarterly (Summer 1971).
  6 “Story” in Kansas Quarterly (Summer 1974).
  7 “Visitation Night”, “Dinner for Two” and “Writer to Writer” in Latitudes (Spring 2002).
  8 “Stadium Poem” in The Laurel Review(Fall 1968).
  9 “For Judy” in The Laurel Review (Fall 1969).
  10 “The Last Monarch of the Season” in The Laurel Review (Fall 1970).
  11 “The Girl in the Red Convertible” in Lillabulero: A Journal of Contemporary Writing (Summer-Fall 1969).
  12 “The House on Buder Street” in Lillabulero: A Journal of Contemporary Writing (Spring 1974).
  13 “Na Tropie Indian” in Leteratura Na Swiecie (1989).
  14 “First Practice” in Literary Experiences v.1(1989).
  15 “The Sister” in The MacGuffin (Spring 1998).
  16 “Memo”, “Encounter”, & “The Dam” in The Miscellany: A Davidson Review (May 1968).
  17 “What Is Your Name?” & “The Dream” in The Miscellany: A Davidson Review (Jan. 1969).
  18 “This Was Supposed To Be About How the Gulls Hang” in Michigan Quarterly Review (Spring 1978).
  19 “Jabon and the Fine Arts” & “Judas Day, The Grotesque Masks” in Midwest Poetry Review (Spring-Summer 1981).
  20 “Nine Native Scenes” in Motive (Jan. 1968).
  21 “The Occupant” in Motive (Feb. 1970).
  22 “Miss Ernestine Porter is Among Those Seeing Signs of Bears While Picking Blackberries in August in the Mountains” in Motive (April-May 1971).
  23 “The Porch” in MSU Alumni Magazine (Spring 1984).
  24 “The Shy Roofer” in The Nation (Mar. 1967).
  25 “Song of the Runaway Girl” in The Nation (Apr. 1972).
  26 “Final Exam” in The Nation (May 1972).
  27 “Clackamas” in NER/BLQ: New England Review and Bread Loaf Quarterly (Autumn 1984).
  28 “My Neighbor” & “Prayer” in New American Review 15 (1972).
  29 “This is About Stopping” in New Letters (Fall 1971).
  30 “California Dreaming” & “Tongue River Psalm” in New Letters (Summer 1973).
  31 “Johann Gaertner (1793-1887)” in New Letters: a magazine of fine writing (Fall, 1974).
  32 “Today They are Roasting Rocky Norse” in New Letters: a magazine of fine writing (Spring, 1975).
  33 “In the Social Security Office” & “Cobalt” in New Letters: a magazine of fine writing (Summer 1976).
  34 “A Memory” in New Letters: a magazine of fine writing (Fall 1977).
  35 “Ice Shanties” & “In the Beginning” in New Letters: a magazine of fine writing (Winter 1977).
  36 “Blue Like the Heavens” in New Letters: a magazine of fine writing (Spring 1980).
  37 “A Field Mouse at My Fishing Hole”, “The Day Before Thanksgiving A Call Comes to Med Concerning Insulation”, “A Mouse”, & “Miedzryzecz” in New Letters: a magazine of fine writing (A Special Issues: Winter 1990).
  38 “In the Garden with Margaret” in New Letters: a magazine of fine writing (Number 4 1995).
  39 “The Stone” in New Letters: a magazine of fine writing (Number 1 1997).
  40 “The Cougar” in New Letters: a magazine of fine writing (Number 4 1997).
  41 “Writer to Writer” & “Visitation Night, Dinner for Two” in New Letters: a magazine of fine writing (Number 3 2001).
  42 “4th Base” in New Letters: a magazine of fine writing (Numbers 3 & 4 2002).
  43 “The Hand” in New Letters: a magazine of fine writing (Number 1 2003/04).
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20 1 “Kneeling in the Snow” & “At Thirty-Six” in The New Salt Creek Reader(Winter 1972).
  2 “Poem” in Noise (Dec. 1973).
  3 “Eenie Meenie Miny Mo Miss Beech” in The North American Review (Spring 1971).
  4 “The Physical Exam” in The North American Review (Summer 1972).
  5 “The Proposition to Go Rich” in The North American Review (Winter 1972-73).
  6 “Dreams” in The North American Review (Spring 1973).
  7 “Jabon and the Pill Hawker” in The North American Review (Mar. 1981).
  8 “For My Sister” in Northwest Review (Spring 1967).
  9 “Love Poem” in Northwest Review (Summer 1970).
  10 “Umbels” & “Lavina” in Northwest Review (1996).
  11 “Edward” in Northwest Review (Spring 1968).
  12 “First Practice” in Occident: The Literary magazine of the University of California at Berkeley (Spring/Summer 1967).
  13 “Poem” in Occident (Spring/Summer 1969).
  14 “Barber-Chair” in Outlet (Summer 1999).
  15 “The Runner” in The Paris Review (Summer 1974).
  16 “Spring Morning in Northern Michigan” in Perspective (Spring 1973).
  17 “Rock Tea” in Petroglyph 12 (1999).
  18 “A Letter From My Good Hand” in Pioneer Letters: The Letter as Literature (1981).
  19 “First Practice” in Poet Speak: In their work, About their work (1983).
  20 “Jabon” in Poetry (Dec. 1980).
  21 “String” in Poetry (Dec. 1988).
  22 “First Practice in Poetry: a Longman pocket anthology (2nd ed. 1998).
  23 “Cleaning the Oven” in A Poetry Anthology, Des Moines Art Center (1992).
  24 “In the Orchard’s Damp Grass” in The Poetry Bag (Spring-Summer 1968).
  25 “Four Vice Presidents” Poetry Northwest (Summer 1967).
  26 “In the Offices of Blue Cross/Blue Shield” & “Poem” in Poetry Northwest (Winter 1968-69).
  27 “Harold Fogel Could Be Anywhere” in Poetry Northwest (Winter 1969-1970).
  28 “The Classifieds Are Quick” & “Mark Only One Space” in Poetry Northwest (Winter 1970-71).
  29 “X-mas” & “Burnout” in Poetry Northwest (Autumn 1971).
  30 “They Have Turned the Church Where I Ate God” and “The Closet” in Poetry Northwest (Autumn 1972).
  31 “After World War II”  and  “That Summer” in Poetry Northwest (Summer 1973).
  32 “The Vigil”, “Goodbye” and “Poem” in Poetry Northwest (Spring 1974).
  33 “Toads in the Greenhouse” in Poetry Northwest (Summer 1977).
  34 “The Day Before Thanksgiving, A Call Comes to Me Concerning Insulation”. “A Field Mouse At My Fishing Hole”, “The Porch”, and “Poem With Levels of Meaning” in Poetry Northwest (Autumn 1978).
  35 “Santos Reyes” in Poetry Northwest (Spring 1981).
  36 “When An Angry Stranger Saw Me Crawling” in Poetry Northwest (Spring 1985).
  37 “Sunday Morning: Marilee Combs Her Red Hair” in Poetry Northwest (Spring 1988).
  38 “Dogtoothed Violets”, “Flicker”, and “The Cougar” in Poetry Northwest (Autumn 1994).
  39 “A Gift” and “Collecting Cowpies” in Poetry Northwest (Summer 1995).
  40 “Robespierre” in Poetry Northwest (Spring 1998).
  41 ”Thistles” in Poetry Northwest (Autumn 1998).
  42 “My Wife and Daughter Are Rolling Snow As I Write By the Window” and “The Birthday Party” in Poetry Northwest (Summer 1999).
  43 “Measuring” in Poetry Northwest (Spring 2000).
  44 “The Picnic” in Poetry Now (1973).
  45 “That Summer” Poetry Now in (1974).
  46 “High Class Bananas” and “Breaking Bones” in (1975).
  47 “Nails” in Poetry Now (1975).
  48 “Scraping the Front Porch” in Poetry Now (1977).
  49 “Old Farm in Northern Michigan” in Poetry Now (1979).
  50 “Mammals” and “Mulligan on His Death, His Women” in Poetry Now (1979).
  51 “Bourbon On a Sunday Afternoon” in Poetry Now (1980).
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21 1 “In My Meanest Daydream” in Portland (Winter 1985).
  2 “Three” in Portland (2000).
  3 “Looking” in Portland Review: Literary Journal (Fall 1999).
  4 “We Observe This” in Preniere (1969).
  5 “Midnight Special” in Quarter (Winter 1971).
  6 “How to Buy An Old Farm in the Woods” in Quartet (Summer-Fall 1972).
  7 “Lady in the Ring” and “Miss Endicotta T. Briskett” in Red Cedar Review (Jan. 1968).
  8 “Watching Une Femme Mariee Commit Adultry in the basement of the Episcopal Church”, “Driving to Ankeny” and “On a Certain Sweet Delicious After-Napping Noon” in Red Cedar Review (Sept. 1968).
  9 “Primarily We Miss Ourselves as Children”, “A Circle”, “Speaking in Tongues”, and “Ravens” in River Styx (no.29, no date).
  10 “The Inn of the World” in Riverside Quarterly (1969).
  11 “Note From the Underground”, “Rag Man” and “Short Moral” in Sage (Spring 1968).
  12 “Poems” in Scope Activity Kit: poetry (1976).
  13 “Pies” and “I Remember the Failing Light” in Seneca Review (1985).
  14 “All Hallows Eve in Kansas” in Shenandoah (1980).
  15 “Uncle George at the Home” in Shenandoah (1981).
  16 “Go Ahead, She Said” in Shenandoah  (1983-84).
  17 “Prayer” and the “Swing” in Shenandoah (1996).
  18 “B.F. Cassil-Jones” in South and West: An International Literary Quarterly (Summer 1968).
  19 “April Affair” in South and West: An International Literary Quarterly Fall 1998, (Winter 1969).
  20 “Tongues” in Southern Poetry Review (Fall 1971).
  21 “After Eating a Bird that was Either a Goose or a Caron, I Learn That My Hostess is Taking Bids on Her Forest” in Spectrum: The Richmond Tri-Annual Review (Spring 1970).
  22 “In My Meanest Daydream” in This Sporting Life: Contemporary American Poems About Sports and Games (1987).
  23 “Lead Us” in Stone Drum (1974).
  24 “The Farm” in Sumac: an active anthology (Spring 1971).
  25 “The Capitol of South Dakota” in Sunday Clothes (Spring/Summer 1972).
  26 “What Do the Woods Whisper?”, “My Mother’s Thirties Stories”, and ”While You Slept” in Sunday Clothes (Autumn 1972).
  27 “Where Jabon Came From”, “Carmina Explains to Jabon”, and “Jabon Blesses El Baso” in Tendril: a poetry magazine (Summer 1981).
  28 “In My Meanest Daydream” in This Sporting Life (1987).
  29 “Coming Clean” in TransPacific (Fall 1969).
  30 “The Fit”, Three Chewing Gum Tales”, and “I Am a Cossack, Driven by Spring” in TransPacific (1970).
  31 “Two Grandmother Poems” in TransPacific (1971).
  32 “Southpaws Are As Rare” in Three Rivers Poetry Journal (1990).
  33 “Getting Up on a Saturday Afternoon in Iowa After a Deep Nap and One or Two Memories of a Time in Michigan” in The University of Windsor Review (Fall 1969).
  34 “P.S.” in Voyages (Spring 1970).
  35 “The Ingt” in Weber Studies: voices and viewpoints of the contemporary west (Fall 2003).
  36 “Little League” in Westigan Review (Jan. 1970)
  37 “Old Farm in Northern Michigan” in The Wildflower Home Almanac of Poetry (1980).
  38 “All This” in Witness (1997).
  39 “Separation” in Witness (2001).
  40 “Banal Story” in The Wormwood Review (1966).
  41 “Lines Inspired by a Book on Physiognomy Donated by a Dead Man to His Church” in The Wormwood Review (1969).
  42 “Hedgeman Napoles Takes a Writing Course” in Writer to Writer (Fall 1997).
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Fiction published as short stories in book or serial publications

22 1 “The Spider Story” in American Signatures (1986).
  2 “A Replacement for Frankenthaler” in Antaeus (1974).
  3 “Did You Miss Me? Answer Here_________.” In Antaeus (1983).
  4 “Pawol Huddak, the Poes, Is Talking” in Antaeus (1994).
  5 “The Blue House” in Carolina Quarterly (Winter 1985).
  6 “Geographic Tongue” in Carolina Quarterly (Fall 1979).
  7 “Eats” from Thrasher in Chiaroscuro(1986).
  8 “Pearl” in Cimarron Review (March 1969).
  9 “The Summer of the Octopus Story” in Colorado State Review (Spring-Summer 1982).
  10 Excerpt from “Thrasher” in Elkhorn Review (Spring 1985).
  11 “Sleepy Time Gal” in The Georgia Review (Spring 1986).
  12 Three Short Tales – “Up North”, “The Middleweight”, and the “Moaning” in The Georgia Review (Fall 1986).
  13 “Something Clear and True” in The Georgia Review (Summer 2000).
  14 “The Great Depression” in The Georgia Review (Fall 2000).
  15 “The Inheritance” in The Georgia Review (Fall 2001).
  16 “Tornadoes” in Grand Street (Autumn 1985).
  17 “The Nickel” in Grand Street (Winter 1987)
  18 “Documents” in Great River Review (Spring/Summer 1999).
  19 “Introduction to the Trail” – An excerpt from “My Grandfather’s Book” in Idaho Humanities (Summer 2002).
  20 “The Bridge” in Kansas Quarterly (Summer/Fall 1981).
  21 “Come Sta?  Come Va?” in The Kenyon Review (Winter 2002).
  22 “Sleepy Time Gal” in Lit: Literature and Interpretive Techniques (1986).
  23 “Sleepy Time Gal” in Literature: reading ~ Reacting ~ Writing (4th ed., 2001).
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23 1 Excerpt from “Thrasher” (a novel in progress) in Luna Tack 7(Summer 1985).
  2 Three Water Stories – “Rock Tea”, “Flood”, and “One Fourth of July” in The MacGuffin (1998).
  3 “History” in Madison Review (Spring 1986).
  4 “The Execution” in Nebraska Review (1983).
  5 “Five Easy Pieces” in New Letters (Summer 1974).
  6 “General Custer’s Puppies” in New Letters (Summer 1981).
  7 “The Crush” in The North American Review (Mar.-April 1968)
  8 “Boats Coming Ashore” in The North American Review (Mar. 1985).
  9 “Genealogy” in The North American Review (June 1988).
  10 “Something Special” in The North American Review (Mar./Apr. 2000).
  11 “History” in Northwest: The Oregonian’s Sunday Magazine (1986).
  12 “Knock” in The Paris Review (Fall 1976).
  13 “Tornadoes” in Passages North (Winter 1998).
  14 “Cat in the Grass” in S (Jan. 1960)
  15 “The Rainbow Farm” in Shenandoah (1982-83).
  16 “Harry’s Place” in Talking River Review (Winter 1997).
  17 “Burial” in Tendril: poetry and fiction (Winter 1974).
  18 “Cat in the Grass” in Spartan (Jan. 1960).
  19 “A Million-Dollar Story” in Western Humanities Review (Winter 1986).
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Prose published in book or serial publications

24 1 “Smitty in the House of Moffett” in Chicago Review (Spring 1971).
  2 “How Old are We Now?” and “The Rent” in Clockwatch Review (1995-96).
  3 “Cheerios” in December: a magazine of the arts and opinion (1971).
  4 “An Omelet for Dick Hugo” in The Devil’s Millhopper (Spring 1983).
  5 “A Late Detail from the Depression” in Forkroads: a journal of ethnic- American literature (Fall 1996).
  6 “In the Presence of Clearwater” in The Georgia Review (Winter 1998).
  7 “Agony in Blue” in Jeopardy (Spring 1971).
  8 “Sleepy Time Gal” in Lit: Literature and Interpretive Techniques (1986)
  9 “Remembering a Note to T.S. Eliot” in Literary Cavalcade (March 1985).
  10 “Stealing (a memoir)” in New Letters (Fall 1990).
  11 “Szostak” in New Letters (1992).
  12 “Covering Ground in New Letters (2000).
  13 “Looking Out” in New Letters (2003).
  14 “Czechoslovakia’s Last Day: Meeting Katarzyna” in The North American Review (Jan.-Feb. 1998).
  15 “The Wolverine” in The Prose Poem: an international journal (1996).
  16 “Days of 1952” in The Prose Poem: an international journal (1997).
  17 “The Exhibit” in The Quarterly (1995).
  18 “Shards and Overlaps” in River Oak Review (Spring 1995).
  19 “Victory, Victory” in Poetry Now (1980).
  20 “One Day in the Neighborhood” in Poetry Now (1980).
   

Reviews of and by Gary Gildner

  21 Gary Gildner on Stanislaw Baranczak’s “Breathing under Water and Other
  22 East European Essays” in The Georgia Review (Spring 1991).
  23 “Flying Geese and a Two-Hearted River” reviewed by Tom Selinger in Drake Magazine (Fall 1986).
  24 “First Practice” reviewed by J.C. Ransmeier in The Human Voice (1971).
  25 “Poet Hunt 2000” in The MacGuffin (Fall 2000).
  26 “The Warsaw Sparks” reviewed by Steve Lehman in Hungry Mind Review.
  27 “Nails” reviewed by Linda Wagner in A Journal of Midwest Culture (Summer 1975).
  28 Gary and Judith Gildner, eds “Out of This World: Poems from the Hawkeye State” reviewed by Dan Jaffe in A Journal of Midwest Culture (Winter 1977).
  29 “First Practice” reviewed by J.C. Ransmeier in The Human Voice (1971).
  30 “Poet Hunt 2000” in The MacGuffin (Fall 2000).
  31 “A Celebration of Whitman”, edited by Michael Pettit in The Massachusetts Review (Spring 1992).
  32 “Levine, in the Presence of Green, Considers” in Nebraska Review (1981).
  33 “New Poems” selected by Gary Gildner in New Letters (Summer 1975).
  34 “The William Carlos Williams Prize for Poetry” to Gary Gildner announced in New Letters (Spring 1978).
  35 Gary Gildner on A.R. Ammons in “Selected Poems (Cornell University Press, 1968).
  36 “The Crush” reviewed by Cecelia Hagen in Northwest Review (1985).
  37 “Digging for Indians” reviewed by Joseph Colin Murphey in Quartet (Fall 1971).
  38 “The Chase Going Woodhouse Poetry Prize” judged by Gary Gildner and published in Red Fox Review (1974).
  39 “My Mother’s Story” mentioned as a finalist by Leslie Pietrzyk in Shenandoah (Spring 1998).
  40 “Digging for Indians reviewed and recommended in Poetry Now (1974).
   

Miscellaneous Works

  41 “The Second Bridge: a novel” offered in Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill (Fall 1986).
  42 “The Runner” mentioned in Bookviews (April 1978).
  43 “Twentieth Century American Poetry on CD-ROM”  Chadwyck-Healey  (1999).
  44 “Warsaw Sparks” screenplay by Charles Surran – Based on the memoir by Gary Gildner.
  45 “Notes from the Big House”: a thesis presented to the Division of Literature and Languages, Reed College by Debra M. Ginsberg and approved by Gary Gildner (Mary 1985).
  46 “The Second Firing”: a thesis presented to the Division of Literature and Languages, Reed College by Laura L. Hancock and approved by Gary Gildner (1984).
  47 Audio tape of Gildner’s poetry reading at Clark College on 2/12/81.
  48 Unidentified video tape
  49 Video tape: Gary Gildner’s poetry reading on 5/31/84.
  50 “Toads in the Greenhouse” Filmstrip of the Perfection Form Company (1978)
  51 Photograph/Announcement: The Abbie M. Copps Poetry Contest - Gary Gildner read the winning entries at Olivet College (1973).
  52 “Oh it’s Jedyn, Dwa, Trzy Strikes You’re Out…” Photograph and announcement of Gary Gildner’s upcoming book about his baseball coaching experiences in Poland in Campus News (Summer 1989).
    Photograph of Gary Gildner and his Polish baseball team in MSU Alumni Magazine (Summer 1989).
  53 Cassette tape: Gary Gildner poetry reading, University of Nebraska-Omaha, 11/15/79.
  54 Cassette tape: Gary Gildner, poet from Ballenger Chair Lecture Series, 10/26/82.
  55 Cassette tape: Gary Gildner, interview on NPR’s Morning Edition, 6/18/84
  56 Cassette tape: “Digging for Gary, #1 & 2: interview with Lynn Sipresse, in Portland, OR at KOAP-FM, 8/1984.
  57 Cassette tape: Gildner with Sharon Wood in Portland, OR at KBOO Radio, 10/15/85.
  58 Cassette tape: Gary Gildner interview at KBOO Portland broadcast, 9/11/90.




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