Carol Kyle Papers

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Biographical

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Courses Taught

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Title: Carol Kyle Papers, 1957-1995Add to your cart.

ID: 15/7/46

Primary Creator: Kyle, Carol (1939-1995)

Extent: 12.3 cubic feet

Arrangement: By Subject, Alphabetically Thereunder Unless Noted

Subjects: Astronomy, Computer Based Education, Creative Writing, Faculty Papers, Fulbright Awards, National Endowment for the Humanities, Poetry, Women's Studies

Formats/Genres: Papers

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Papers of Carol Kyle (1939-1995), professor of English (1968-1995), contain professional and personal correspondence, literary and scholarly publications, manuscripts and drafts of poetry, photographs, sound recordings, and teaching and research materials related to classes taken as a student at Duquesne University (1957-1961) and the University of Pennsylvania (1962-1968); courses taught while a professor at UIUC, including pilot classes on poetry and astronomy, the literature of AIDS, contemporary American poetry, women writers, and computer use in humanities instruction; creative works, include poetry collections and individual poems, novels and novellas, and short stories; scholarly and research works, including book- and article-length works on contemporary poetry, domestic imagery, Robert Frost (dissertation topic), and numerous poets and writers, including W.S. Merwin, Adrienne Rich, James Wright and Charles Olson; materials relating to research grants received for the completion or implementation of projects, including a Fulbright to conduct research in Buenos Aires, Argentina (1972), an NEH grant to develop a poetry and astronomy curriculum (1978-1979), her work at the National Humanities Institute with Maynard Mack (1971), her tenure as De Witt-Wallace visitor at the MacDowell artists' colony(1989), and awards presented to Kyle, including the Chancellor's Award for Distiguished Teaching (1987) and the LAS Award for Distinguished Teaching; and correspondence with publishers, students, colleagues, and writers, including Adrienne Rich, Sarah Getty, Carol Burns, Raymond Carver, Maxine Kumin, Archibald MacLeish, W.S. Merwin, Sarah Schulman, and James Wright.

Subject/Index Terms

Astronomy
Computer Based Education
Creative Writing
Faculty Papers
Fulbright Awards
National Endowment for the Humanities
Poetry
Women's Studies


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Series 4: Works, CreativeAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: PoetryAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Collected (either foldered together, or gathered by Kyle as a collection to be published as such)Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Aspen writers' workshop, 1979Add to your cart.
Contains statement of Kyle's philosophy of poetry writing
Folder 2: Handwritten poemsAdd to your cart.
Poems not foldered individually by Kyle, including "Moratorium" (on Vietnam), "Things I Wanted To Tell You" (break-up), "Horoscope," 1969, "A Psychedelic Horoscope" (solstice), "An Edict from the Midwest," "Hangover," "To My John" (break-up), "The Birthday Animal," "Soundlessness" (break-up), "Reflections on Ed," "The Mummery," 1967, "The Countess Answers Count Dracula," "Roaches at 4 AM," "Mercury Delivers the Flowers," "Searching"; and untitled poems identified by subject or first line: poetry, "two year-old on a leash," artichokes, "hell is a state of mind," break-up (2 poems), solstice, lovers' quarrel, "apartment into a field," "freedom to become attached," "I can't sleep for pain," and "the puppy is dreaming"
Folder 3: Typewritten poemsAdd to your cart.
Poems not foldered individually by Kyle, including "Sometimes I Can Visit Your Place," I Used to Think the Sense of Smell Came Last," "Easter, 1969", "Taking the Temperature of Venus," and an untitled poem with the first line "I could love you too"
Folder 4: Black Hole poemsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: The Buenos Aires poems, ca. 1972Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Version 2, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Cambridge workshop worksheetsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: "Collected Images" (several hand-written poems)Add to your cart.
Folder 8: The Deya Poems ( see also Persephone Poems)Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Version 2Add to your cart.
Folder 2: WorksheetsAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: "Finished poems"Add to your cart.
Including "Some Images after Playing Baroque Music...," "Strawberries," "The Story of Adele H.," and others
Folder 10: "The Garage Sale"Add to your cart.
Folder 11: "Incomplete" (Kathy's Workshop and others)Add to your cart.
Folder 12: "Kathy's workshop poetry," 1976-1978Add to your cart.
Poems completed and revised during Kathleen Spivak's Poetry Workshop (see also Courses Taken/Other) including "Tuning the Harpsichord," "Strawberries," "Making Friends with the Girl Who Broke Up My Household," Magic Flute," "Just Before Finals," "Tuning the Harpsichord to the Sun," "My Place," "Untitled," "From a Widow's Watch at Cape Cod," and "Secrets"
Folder 13: "Lakeland Poems" (2 folders), 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 14: MIT reading, poemsAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: "New Poems, May 1987,", 1987Add to your cart.
Drafts of poems contained above, including "First Love," "Liking It for the First Time, "Poem to My New Lover," "Sleeping Together," "T???©," "This Is the Way We Wash Our Clothes," and "Wheels"
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "On the Edge of the Rainforest," 1977Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "Early" versionAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Version 2Add to your cart.
Folder 3: WorksheetsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: "The Persephone Poems" (with comments by readers), ca. 1976Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Version 2Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Version 3Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Brunnenburg revisions, 1977Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Version 1Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Version 2Add to your cart.
Folder 4: "Poem Sonata" worksheetsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: "Post-Persephone Poems," 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 6: "Record of Poems Sent Out," ca. 1977-1978Add to your cart.
Includes correspondence with publishers, lists of publishers, and revised copies of numerous poems
Folder 7: "Scholastica Rough Drafts" and "Song for October"Add to your cart.
Folder 8: "Six Windows in the Red Light District" (2 copies), ca. 1980Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Worksheets (2 folders)Add to your cart.
Folder 9: "Some Interesting Poems that I Am Rejecting Anyway"Add to your cart.
Folder 10: "Some Poems of Light and Lasers", 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 11: "Tuning the Harpsichord"Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Version 2Add to your cart.
Folder 2: "Baroque Summer Academy: Vienna1977" (portion of above)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: WorksheetsAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: "Twelve Days of Christmas" (and other poems; 2 copies)Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: WorksheetsAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Unidentified collection, with reviewer's comments (Larry Lieberman?)Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Number 2 (with logbook)Add to your cart.
Folder 14: "Unpublished Poems"Add to your cart.
Includes "Taking Down the Christmas Tree," "Swimming in the IMPE Pool," "For My Students at the Spring Equinox," and others
Folder 15: Untitled collection (contest submission?), ca. 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 16: "Windmills at Kinderdyck" (2 copies)Add to your cart.
Folder 17: "Wintering in Majorca" (2 copies)Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Version 2Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Version 3Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Version 4Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Worksheets, summer 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 19: "Yale Writing," 1977Add to your cart.
Includes "Farmers' Almanac," "Waking from Sickness in Late March," "Driving in April," and others
Folder 20: YMHA Poetry Center submissions (3 copies with revisions; written under name 'Carol Petterson')Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Individual Poems (poems individually foldered by Kyle; each folder generally contained multiple versions of each poem with revisions)Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "Alturas de Macchu Picchu"Add to your cart.
Folder 2: "Askance"Add to your cart.
Folder 3: "Asking My Dreams Why My Loves Are Always Temporary"Add to your cart.
Folder 4: "A Blackhole Has No Hair"Add to your cart.
Folder 5: "Blackhole in Illinois Farmyard" (also list of poetry publishers)Add to your cart.
Folder 6: "Bonita"Add to your cart.
Folder 7: "Bon Voyage" (from English Language Journal 4.2, 1973, p. 99)Add to your cart.
Folder 8: "A Boston Tea Party"Add to your cart.
Folder 9: "Buenos Aires" (from Mundus Artium 8.2 1974)Add to your cart.
Folder 10: "Burning the Woodstoves in May"Add to your cart.
Folder 11: "Celtic New Year" (long form poem 1975)Add to your cart.
Folder 12: "Chamber Music on Valentine's Day"Add to your cart.
Folder 13: "Changing the Color of the Blackhole"Add to your cart.
Folder 14: "The Cicadas"Add to your cart.
Folder 15: "Cicadas in November"Add to your cart.
Folder 16: "The Cosmic Censorship Hypothesis"Add to your cart.
Folder 17: "Crossing Liberty Bridge at Rush Hour"Add to your cart.
Folder 18: "The Darkening of Deya (Persephone Says Goodbye to Patella)"Add to your cart.
Folder 19: "Digging at the Shrine of Demeter"Add to your cart.
Folder 20: "Dreaming a Blackhole"Add to your cart.
Folder 21: "Driving Home from Duluth"Add to your cart.
Folder 22: "Driving to Duluth"Add to your cart.
Folder 23: "Driving to Pennsylvania for the Holidays" (from River Styx no. 7 1980)Add to your cart.
Folder 24: "Dutch Christmas Moving towards the Solstice"Add to your cart.
Folder 25: "Einstein's Birthday"Add to your cart.
Folder 26: "The Elegant Jungle" (from English Language Journal 3.4 1977, p. 245)Add to your cart.
Folder 27: "Evita"Add to your cart.
Folder 28: "Five Windows in the Red Light District" (5 parts; from Spoon River Quarterly, Spring 1988)Add to your cart.
Folder 29: "The Flowering of Deya"Add to your cart.
Folder 30: "The Flute Lesson," 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 31: "For a Chosen Woman of Macchu Picchu"Add to your cart.
Folder 32: "For a Lucid Astrophysicist" (from Odessa Poetry Review, Summer 1988)Add to your cart.
Folder 33: "For an English Harpsichordist Visiting Illinois"Add to your cart.
Folder 34: "For My Lover Explaining Physics"Add to your cart.
Folder 35: "For My Students Watching the Solar Eclipse"Add to your cart.
Folder 36: "Gathering Rosebuds in Norway"Add to your cart.
Folder 37: "Getting Ready to Put My Dog to Sleep" (see also Poetry Collections/"New Poems, May 1987"--"T???©"), 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 38: "Gregorian Chant"Add to your cart.
Folder 39: "Hallmarks"Add to your cart.
Folder 40: "The Hanged Man"Add to your cart.
Folder 41: "Heredity"Add to your cart.
Folder 42: "Herb Garden"Add to your cart.
Folder 43: "Iguassu Falls"Add to your cart.
Folder 44: "Learning to Read Figured Bass"Add to your cart.
Folder 45: "Light Scattering"Add to your cart.
Folder 46: "Living in a Laser"Add to your cart.
Folder 47: "Living in a Haunted House"Add to your cart.
Folder 48: "Living in a Museum" (from River Styx no. 51 979)Add to your cart.
Folder 49: "Meeting Martin Borman in South America" (see also Correspondence/Personal)Add to your cart.
Folder 50: "The Moon and the Olive Tree" (from Mundus Artium 8.1, 1975; translations of Charpan poems)Add to your cart.
Folder 51: "Persephone at the Spring Equinox" (from River Styx no. 5 1979)Add to your cart.
Folder 52: "Persephone Decides to Rise by Herself" (from River Styx no. 5 1979)Add to your cart.
Folder 53: "Persephone Discovers Sappho's Poetry in an Egyptian Tomb" (from River Styx no. 5 1979)Add to your cart.
Folder 54: "Persephone Hears the Guatamalan Earthquake" (from River Styx no. 5 1979)Add to your cart.
Folder 55: "Persephone Hears the Poetry Reading Underground"Add to your cart.
Folder 56: "Persephone Receives Snaphots of Deya"Add to your cart.
Folder 57: "Persephone Throws the I-Ching"Add to your cart.
Folder 58: "Persephone Tries to Rise"Add to your cart.
Folder 59: "Persephone Waters the Plants"Add to your cart.
Folder 60: "A Pilgrim at Plymouth Plantation"Add to your cart.
Folder 61: "Poem Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord" (4 parts; from Spoon River Quarterly, Spring 1988)Add to your cart.
Folder 62: "Reach for the Stars"Add to your cart.
Folder 63: "Recoleta Cemetary" (from English Language Journal 3.3 1972)Add to your cart.
Folder 64: River Styx no. 5 1979, pp. 23-32 (contains "The Persephone Poems" and others)Add to your cart.
Folder 65: "Sleeping with You for the First Time"Add to your cart.
Folder 66: "The Spanish Connection"Add to your cart.
Folder 67: Spoon River Quarterly 1988 Anthology, pp. 54-74 (contains poems and short interview)Add to your cart.
Folder 68: Spoon River Quarterly 13.2 1988, pp. 23-45 (contains poems and short interview)Add to your cart.
Folder 69: "Sunday Dinner in Argentina"Add to your cart.
Folder 70: "The Swimming Lesson" (2 folders; also contains "Garage Sale"; from The Denny Poems 1982)Add to your cart.
Folder 71: Tarot poems. Including "Page of Cups," "Five of Pentacles," and "Three of Pentacles"Add to your cart.
Folder 72: "The Thunderbolt" (from Southern Poetry Review, Spring 1986)Add to your cart.
Folder 73: "Throwing the Tarot"Add to your cart.
Folder 74: "Ticket to Ride"Add to your cart.
Folder 75: "Tuning the Harpsichord" (see also Collected Poems; from Spoon River Quarterly, Spring 1988)Add to your cart.
Folder 76: "The Turning of Fall without You"Add to your cart.
Folder 77: "The TV Special on Julian Barnes"Add to your cart.
Folder 78: "Uncle Henry Sees the Suicide"Add to your cart.
Folder 79: "The Valentine"Add to your cart.
Folder 80: "The Viking Postscript"Add to your cart.
Folder 81: "Visiting My Mother in Late Summer" (from Spoon River Quarterly, Spring 1988)Add to your cart.
Folder 82: "Visitors' Day at the Convent"Add to your cart.
Folder 83: "Windmills at Kinderdyck" (see also collected poems; from The Denny Poems1985-86)Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: RevisionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 84: "The Winter of '82"Add to your cart.
Folder 85: "Wintering in Mallorca"Add to your cart.
Folder 86: "The Year of the Rat: 1972, Buenos Aires" (from River Styx no. 5 1979)Add to your cart.
Folder 87: "You Ask If I Would Like a Picture of the Twelfth Century Moorish Stone Terraces in Majorca"Add to your cart.
Folder 88: "Your Voice by Long Distance"Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Other poetry materialsAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Cassette tapes of Kyle reading her workAdd to your cart.
Includes "The Persephone Poems," "The Twelve Days of Christmas," "The Deya Poems," and others
Folder 2: Early Poetry (from U.Penn classwork?)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: NotebooksAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Number 1, ca. 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Number 2, ca. 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Reviews of Kyle poems by Jane Shore, 1980Add to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Novels and NovellasAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: The African Violet Queen, 1988Add to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Draft AAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Draft BAdd to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: NotesAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Publishing correspondence, 1990-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Reviewer notes, 1988-1993Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Chamber MusicAdd to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "Draft #1"Add to your cart.
Folder 2: "Draft #2"Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Unknown draftAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: The Missing LinkAdd to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: DraftAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Version 2Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Outline and notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: RevisionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: The Monk: A Novella (with reviewer's comments--Robert Graves),, ca. 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 4: The Monk: A Play for TelevisionAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Orchid Tango, 1988Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Version 2, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 2: A Tango of Purple Rain (revision of Orchid Tango)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: NotesAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Tango Indigo, book 1Add to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Play Melancholy, BabyAdd to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Version 2 (with editor's notes), 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Version 3, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 4: "First draft"Add to your cart.
Folder 5: "Serial killer version", 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Summer in MallorcaAdd to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Partial Ms.; with reviewer's comments; photo of 1987 digAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Full Ms.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Trio Sonata: A NovellaAdd to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "draft #3"Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Version 2Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Version 3Add to your cart.
Folder 4: NotesAdd to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Short StoriesAdd to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "Chlorox"Add to your cart.
Folder 2: FragmentsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: "Kory Leaves Her Old Man: A Fable"Add to your cart.
Folder 4: "Night Class"Add to your cart.
Folder 5: "The Red Velvet Pants Suit", 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 6: "Santa Maria Goretti"Add to your cart.
Folder 7: "Short Story" (classroom lover)Add to your cart.
Folder 8: "A Triptych for Santa Lucia" (with notes and fragments; also contains some poetry)Add to your cart.
Folder 9: "Una Sola" ("drafts #1, #2")Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Untitled ("chapter 1: Our Lady of Morgantina"; related to Summer in Mallorca?)Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Untitled screen play or stage play notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: "Winter Solstice" notes (regarding mother's death in 1993?)Add to your cart.

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[Series 6: Projects and Grants],
[Series 7: Correspondence],
[Series 8: Committee Work],
[Series 9: News Clippings, articles, and publications],
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