Jack Spicer – Contributions to Periodicals

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Section D:
This index collects contributions of poems, stories, letters (poetic), and a play to periodicals


1946

1. THE OCCIDENT, edited by Jocelyn Willat
mags_occidentwint46Berkeley, Winter 1946

Spicer contribution: “To the Semanticists” [poem], “The Chess Game” [poem], “A New Testament” [poem]



1947

2. CONTOUR QUARTERLY, Vol. 1, No. 1, edited by Chris Maclaine
mags_contour01Berkeley, April 1947

Spicer contribution: [untitled] “After the ocean, shattering with equinox…” [poem], “4 A.M.” [poem], “Chinoiserie” [poem]



1948

3. BERKELEY MISCELLANY, No. 1, edited by Robert Duncan
mags_miscellany01Berkeley, 1948

Spicer contribution: “A Night in Four Parts” [poem], “Troy Poem” [poem], “Sonnet” [poem]




1949

4. BERKELEY MISCELLANY, No. 2, edited by Robert Duncan
mags_miscellany02Berkeley, 1949

Spicer contribution: “The Scroll-Work on the Casket” [story]




1954

5. OCCIDENT, edited by Richard Rummonds
Berkeley: Associated Students of the University of California, Spring 1954

Spicer contribution: “On Reading Last Year’s Love Poems” [poem], “The Inheritance: Palm Sunday” [poem]
[not in Dorbin checklist]


1955

6. CITY LIGHTS, No. 5, edited by Peter Martin
San Francisco: City Lights, Spring 1955

Spicer contribution: “On Watching a TV Boxing Match in October” [poem]




1956

7. AUDIENCE, Vol. 4, Number 2 *
Cambridge: Audience, 1956

Spicer contribution: “Five Words for Joe Dunn on his 22nd Birthday” [poem]


1957

8. EVERGREEN REVIEW, Vol. 1, No. 2, edited by Barney Rosset and Donald Allen
mags_evergreen0102New York City, 1957

Spicer contribution: “Berkeley in Time of Plague” [poem], “The Dancing Ape…” [poem], “Troy Poem” [poem], “The Scroll-Work on the Casket” [story], “Hibernation – After Morris Graves” [poem], “Psychoanalysis: An Elegy” [poem], “The Song of the Bird in the Loins” [poem]

9. MEASURE, No. 1, edited by John Wieners
mags_measure01Boston, Summer 1957

Spicer contribution: “Song for Bird and Myself” [poem]
[not in Dorbin checklist]



1959

10. BEATITUDE, No. 3, published by John Kelly
mags_beatitude03San Francisco, 23 May 1959

Spicer contribution: “Fifteen False Propositions about God” [poem]



11. BEATITUDE, No. 6, published by John Kelly
San Francisco, [June] 1959

Spicer contribution: “Epithalamium” [poem] [co-authored with Bruce Boyd, Ronald Primack, and George Stanley]


12. J, No. 1, edited by Jack Spicer
mags_j01San Francisco, 1959

Spicer contribution: “Hokkus” [poem]
[not in Dorbin checklist]



13. J, No. 2, edited by Jack Spicer *
San Francisco, 1959

Spicer contribution: [untitled] “Down to new beaches where the sea…” [poem], “Epilog for Jim” [poem]


14. J, No. 3, edited by Jack Spicer
San Francisco, 1959

Spicer contribution: [untitled] “The slobby sea where you float in…” [poem], “Last Hokku” [poem]


15. J, No. 4, edited by Jack Spicer
mags_j04San Francisco, [October] 1959

Spicer contribution: “Jacob” [poem]




16. J, No. 5, edited by Jack Spicer
mags_j05San Francisco, 1959

Spicer contribution: “Fifth Elegy” [poem]





1960

17. BEATITUDE, No. 17, edited by Bob Kaufman
mags_beatitude17San Francisco: City Light Books, Oct-Nov 1960

Spicer contribution: [untitled] “When I hear the word Ferlinghetti…” [poem]




1961

18. J, No. 8, edited by Harold Dull *
San Francisco, 1961

Spicer contribution: “A Translation for Jim” [poem], “A Translation for Jeorge” [poem]


1962

19. THE SAN FRANCISCO CAPITALIST BLOODSUCKER – N, edited by George Stanley
mags_capitalistSan Francisco, Spring 1962

Spicer contribution: “Three Marxist Essays” [poem]



20. MEASURE, No. 3, edited by John Wieners
mags_measure03Boston, Summer 1962

Spicer contribution: “Central Park West” [poem]
[not in Dorbin checklist]




1964

21. OPEN SPACE, No. 0, edited by Stan Persky
San Francisco, January 1964

Spicer contribution: [untitled] “This ocean, humiliating in its disguises…” [poem] [collected in Language]


22. OPEN SPACE, No. 1, edited by Stan Persky
San Francisco, February 1964

Spicer contribution: “Sporting Life” [poem] [collected in Language]



23. OPEN SPACE, No. 2, edited by Stan Persky
San Francisco, February 1964

Spicer contribution: “This is Submitted for your Valentine Contest”  [poem], [untitled] “I hear a banging on the door of night…” [poem] [collected in Language]

24. OPEN SPACE, No. 3, edited by Stan Persky
mags_openspace03San Francisco, March 1964

Spicer contribution: [untitled] “Just because baseball is not poetry…” [statements], “Predictions” [collected in Language], [untitled] “The log in the fire…” [poem] [collected in Language], [untitled] “Finally the messages penetrate…” [poem] [collected in Language], “Dear Ferlinghetti” [letter]

25. OPEN SPACE, No. 4, edited by Stan Persky
mags_openspace04tSan Francisco, 1964

Spicer contribution: [untitled] “Heroes eat soup…” [poem] [collected in Language], [untitled] “Smoke signals…” [poem], [untitled] “A redwood forest…” [poem] [collected in Language], [untitled] “The whorship of beauty…” [poem] [collected in Language]

26. OPEN SPACE, No. 5, edited by Stan Persky
San Francisco, 1964

Spicer contribution: [untitled] “Pull down the shade of ruin, rain verse…” [poem], [untitled] “If your mother’s mother had not riven, mother…” [poem], [untitled] “What in sight do I have…” [poem], [untitled] “It comes May and the summers renew themselves…” [poem], [untitled] “Thanatos, the death-plant in the skull…” [poem] [collected in Language]

27. OPEN SPACE, No. 6, edited by Stan Persky
San Francisco, June 1964

Spicer contribution: [untitled] “1st SF home rainout since. Bounce…” [poem] [collected in Language], [untitled] “The country is not very well defined…” [poem] [collected in Language], [untitled] “I squint my eyes to cry…” [poem] [collected in Language], [untitled] “The metallurgical analysis of the stone that…” [poem] [collected in Language]

28. OPEN SPACE, No. 7, edited by Stan Persky
San Francisco, July 1964

Spicer contribution: “Love Poems” [poem] [collected in Language], “Protestant Letter” [letter]


29. OPEN SPACE, No. 8, edited by Stan Persky
mags_openspace08San Francisco,  August 1964

Spicer contribution: “Intermission I-III” [poem] [collected in Language], “Transformations I- III” [poem] [collected in Language]


30. OPEN SPACE, No. 9, edited by Stan Persky
San Francisco, September 1964

Spicer contribution: “Morphemicks, 1-4” [poem] [collected in Language]



31. OPEN SPACE, No. 10, edited by Stan Persky
San Francisco, October 1964

Spicer contribution: “Phonemics” [poem] [collected in Language]



32. OPEN SPACE, No. 11, edited by Stan Persky
San Francisco, November 1964

Spicer contribution: “Graphemics, 1-5” [poem] [collected in Language]




1965

33. THE WIVENHOE PARK REVIEW, No. 1, edited by Thomas Clark and Andrew Crozier
mags_wivenhoe01Essex: University of Essex, Winter 1965

Spicer contribution: “15 False Propositions about God” [poem]



34. WORK, No. 2, edited by John Sinclair
Detroit: Artists Workshop Press, Fall 1965

Spicer contribution: “Graphemics, 10” [poem] [collected in Language]
[not in Dorbin checklist]


35. COW, No. 1, edited by Luther T. Cupp
mags_cow01San Francisco: Cow, 1965

Spicer contribution: “Dear Sister Mary” [letter]





1966

36. WHE’RE, No.1, edited by Ron Caplan
Detroit: Artists’ Workshop, Summer 1966

Spicer contribution: “Dover Beach” [poem] [collected in Lament for the Makers], “The Birds” [poem] [collected in Lament for the Makers], “The Birth of Venus” [poem] [collected in Lament for the Makers], “Lament for the Makers” [poem] [collected in Lament for the Makers], “Postscript” [story] [collected in Lament for the Makers], “The Scroll-Work on the Casket” [story]

37. O’ER, No. 2, edited by David Sandberg
mags_oar02San Francisco, December 1966

Spicer contribution: “Buster Keaton Rides Again: A Sequel” [poem] [collected in After Lorca]




1967

38. THE PACIFIC NATION, No. 1, edited by Robin Blaser
mags_pacific01Vancouver, June 1967

Spicer contribution: “A Poem to the Reader of the Poem” [poem]



39. FLOATING BEAR, No. 33, edited by Diane di Prima
Brooklyn, 1967

Spicer contribution: “The Bridge Game” [poem], “Lives of the Philosophers: Diogenes” [poem]



40. FLOATING BEAR, No. 34, edited by Diane di Prima
Brooklyn, 1967

Spicer contribution: “The Day Five Thousand Fish Died in the Charles River” [poem]



WINE BUTTON, edited by Dave Fraser, Robert Serling, Dick Sweeney
mags_winebuttonHighland Park: Wine Button, n.d. [c.1967]

Spicer contribution: “Correspondence” [letter], “The Day Five Thousand Fish Died along the Charles River”



1968

41. COLLECTION, No. 1, edited by Peter Riley
mags_collection01Sussex, March 1968

Spicer contribution: “The Red Wheelbarrow” [poem]



42. TISH, No. 42, edited by Brad Robinson and Dan McLeod
Vancouver, March 1968

Spicer contribution: “Three Poems for Tish” [poem] [collected in The Book of Magazine Verse]
[not in Dorbin checklist]


43. IRON, No. 4
North Vancouver: Iron, April 1968

Spicer contribution: “A Textbook of Poetry” [poem] [collected in The Heads of the Town Up to the Aether], “7 Poems for the Vancouver Festival” [poem] [collected in The Book of Magazine Verse]


1969

44. IRON, No. 7, edited by Brian Fawcett
British Columbia, 1969

Spicer contribution: “Ode for Walt Whitman” [poem] [collected in After Lorca]



45. TISH, No.44, Issue D, edited by Karen Tallman
Vancouver, February 1969

Spicer contribution: “Five Variations on the Earth” [poem]



46. LAMPETER MUSE, Vol. 3, No. 4, edited by Norman Weinstein *
Annandale-on-Hudson: Bard College, Spring 1969

Spicer contribution: “The Book of Gwenivere” [poem] [collected in The Holy Grail]


1970-1979

47. WRITING, No. 2, edited by Stan Persky *
Vancouver: Georgia Straight, January-February 1970

Spicer contribution: “Admonitions” [poems] [collected in Admonitions]

48. BOSS, No. 4, edited by Reginald Gay
New York: Boss Books, 1970

Spicer contribution: “Indian Summer: Minneapolis 1950” [poem]

[note: published as a broadside in 1970 as Portents 16]

49. CATERPILLAR, No. 12, edited by Clayton Eshleman
New York, July 1970

Spicer contribution: “The Dancing Ape…” [poem], “Berkeley in Time of Plague” [poem], “Psychoanalysis: An Elegy” [poem], “Troy Poem” [poem], “A Dialogue Between Intellect and Passion” [poem], “All Hallows Eve” [poem], “At a Party” [poem], “A Night in Four Parts” [poem], “Orpheus after Eurydice” [poem], “Orpheus in Hell” [poem], “Orpheus’ Song to Apollo” [poem], “The Song of the Bird in the Loins” [poem], “On Reading Last Year’s Love Poems” [poem], “Watching a TV Boxing Match in October” [poem], “The Day Five Thousand Fish Died along the Charles River” [poem], “A Heron for Mrs. Altrocchi” [poem], “Song for the Great Mother” [poem], “Song for Bird and Myself” [poem], “A Poem to the Reader of the Poem” [poem], “Five Words for Joe Dunn on his 22nd Birthday” [poem], “A Prayer for Pvt. Graham Mackintosh on Halloween” [poem], “Letters to Graham Mackintosh” [prose], “Pentheus and the Dancers” [drama], “From a Detective Novel” [fiction], “Letters to Jim Alexander” [prose], “From the Vancouver Lectures” [prose]

50. NINE QUEEN BEES, Zero Issue, edited by Jim Chapson, James Liddy, and Bill Siverly
Honolulu: Nine Queen Bees, Summer 1970

Spicer contribution: “Dover Beach” [poem] [collected in Lament for the Makers], “The Birds” [poem] [collected in Lament for the Makers], “The Birth of Venus” [poem] [collected in Lament for the Makers], “Lament for the Makers” [poem] [collected in Lament for the Makers], “Postscript” [story] [collected in Lament for the Makers]

51. IS, No. 8, edited by Victor Coleman *
Toronto: Coach House Press, 1970

52. THE HARRIS REVIEW, edited by Harris Schiff
New York: Harris Review, 1971

Spicer contribution: [untitled] “The oaks…” [poem], [untitled] “With fifteen cents and that I could get a…” [poem]


53. IO, No. 10 Baseball Issue, edited by Richard Grossinger 
Cape Elizabeth, ME: IO Publications, 1971

Spicer contribution: “Unfinished Translation” [poem]

[note: prepared for, but no included in After Lorca]

54. STOOGE, No. 6, Editor: Geoff Young and Allen Schiller
Albuquerque, 1972

Spicer contribution: [untitled] “These big trucks drive…” [poem]



55. SHOCKS, Double Issue 3/4, edited by Stephen Vincent
San Francisco: Momo’s Press, March 1974

Spicer contribution: “Dear Lorca” [letter] [collected in After Lorca]



56. MANROOT, No. 10, edited by Paul Mariah
South San Francisco: Man-Root, Fall-Winter 1974

Spicer contribution: “To the Semanticists” [poem], “The Chess Game” [poem], “A New Testament” [poem], [untitled] “After the ocean, shattering with equinox…” [poem], “4 A.M.” [poem], “Chinoiserie” [poem], “The Scroll-Work on the Casket” [story], “Indian Summer: Minneapolis 1950” [poem], “Christmas Eve: 1952” [poem], “All Hallows Eve” [poem], “Watching a TV Boxing Match in October” [poem], “Lyric for Gary” [poem], “Sonnet for Gary” [poem], “Portrait of an Artist” [poem], “The Inheritance: Palm Sunday” [poem], “A Postscript to the Berkeley Renaissance” [poem], “The Gardener’s Son” [poem], “Manhattan” [poem], [untitled] “These woods, so fit for emperors…” [poem], “Admonitions” [poem] [collected in Admonitions], “15 False Propositions about God” [poem] [collected in 15 False Propositions about God], “Billy the Kid” [poem] [collected in Billy the Kid], “Hokkus” [poem], [untitled] “Down to new beaches where the sea…” [poem], “Epilog for Jim” [poem], [untitled] “The slobby sea where you float in…” [poem], “Last Hokku” [poem], “Jacob” [poem], “Fifth Elegy” [poem], “Three Marxist Essays” [prose], “Central Park West” [poem], [untitled] “This is an ode to Horace Stoneham…” [poem], “Dear Lew” [letter], “This is Submitted for your Valentine Contest”  [poem], “Protestant Letter” [letter], “Dear Sister Mary” [letter], “The Red Wheelbarrow” [poem], “Epithalamium” [poem] [co-authored with Bruce Boyd, Ronald Primack, and George Stanley]

57. ADVENTURES IN POETRY, No. 12, edited by Larry Fagin
mags_adventuresp12New York: The Poetry Project, Summer 1975

Spicer contribution: “Babel” [poem], “Dardenella” [poem], “Lives of the Philosophers: Diogenes” [poem], [untitled] “Lack of oxygen…” [poem], [untitled] “In- / Visible zombies…” [poem], “Spider Song” [poem]

58. THE CAPILANO REVIEW, No. 8/9, edited by Pierre Coupey
Vancouver: Capilano College, Fall 1975

Spicer contribution: “The Dancing Ape…” [poem], “Psychoanalysis: An Elegy” [poem], “The Song of the Bird in the Loins” [poem]


59. TELEPHONE, No. 10, edited Maureen Owen
New York: Telephone Books Press, 1975

Spicer contribution: “Five Variations for K.” [poem]




60. IO, No. 24, edited by Kevin Kerran and Richard Grossinger
Ann Arbor: North Atlantic Books, 1977

Spicer contribution: “Love Poem 1” [poem] [collected in Language], [untitled] “It comes in May…” [poem] [collected in Language], “Four Poems for the St. Louis Sporting News” [poem]

61. BOUNDARY 2, Vol. 6, No. 1,  edited by William V. Spanos *
Binghamton: SUNY, Fall 1977

Spicer contribution: “An Exercise” [poems]


1980-1989

62. ACTS, No. 6, A Book of Correspondences for Jack Spicer, edited by David Levi Straus and Benjamin Hollander *
San Francisco: Acts, 1986

63. LINE, No. 7/8, edited by Roy Miki *
Burnaby: Simon Fraser University, Spring-Fall 1986

Spicer contribution: “Poems for the Vancouver Festival” [poems]

64. IRONWOOD, Vol. 14, Issue 2, No. 28, edited by Michael Cudihy *
Tucson: Ironwood Press, Fall 1986

Spicer contribution: [untitled] “As if the Chinese vase…” [poem]


1990+

65. O-BLEK, No. 10, edited by Peter Gizzi and Connell McGrath *
Stockbridge: The Garlic Press, Fall 1991

Spicer contribution: “For Kids” [poem], “Spider Song” [poem]

66. LIFT, Nos. 10/11, edited by Joseph Torra *
Somerville: Lift, 1992

67. EXACT CHANGE YEARBOOK, No. 1, edited by Michael Palmer *
Boston: Exact Change, 1994

68. AMERICAN POETRY REVIEW, Vol. 17, No. 1, edited by Stephen Berg *
Philadelphia: World Poetry, January-February 1998

Spicer contribution: “A Poem without a Single Bird in it” [poem]

69. NO: A JOURNAL OF THE ARTS, No. 3, edited by by Deb Klowden and Ben Lerner
New York: Lost Roads Publishers, 2004

Spicer contribution: “Troilus” [play]

[* not in archive]