02/24/U0716 Guide to the The Trilobite Press Collection Trilobite Press Collection, The Finding Aid Authors: E. Aparicio.

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Guide to the The Trilobite Press Collection 1982/2010 University Archives Overview of the Collection The Trilobite Press Collection 1982-2010 1991-2007 02/24/U0716 Trilobite Press 60.00 English University Archives Collection of Trilobite Press Poetry and Fiction chapbooks. Historical Note:

The Trilobite Press was founded by Dr. Richard Sale, a professor of English at the University of North Texas, to foster a creative climate in contemporary poetry and fiction. The press was an avenue contemporary poets and authors could take to share their works with a local and national audience. In 1982, the Contemporary Poets Reading series was created by the Friends of the North Texas Libraries, in conjunction with Dr. Sale and the North Texas Department of English.

After each poetry or fiction reading, a chapbook was published to showcase a collection of the reader’s work. The series began with a reading, and subsequent published chapbook titled To the Earth, from Del Marie Rogers. This visionary series continued to host prolific, admired, and captivating poets.

A few of the chapbooks included in the collection feature early works by poets who have garnered celebrated success in their careers. These poets include Naomi Shibab Nye, award winner from both the Texas Institute of Letters and the International Poetry Forum; B.H. Fairchild, who won the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award in 1999 for his collection titled The Art of the Lathe; and Albert Goldbarth, the only poet to receive the National Books Critics Circle Award in 1991 and in 2001, for his works titled Heaven and Earth: A Cosmology (1991) and Saving Lives (2001).

In 1997, following close to fifteen years of creative prosperity for the Contemporary Poets Reading Series, the Friends of the Libraries established sponsorship of the Short Fiction Writers series. Similar to the poetry readings, this series also featured publication of the reader’s work.

The publications of the works in both series continues to accomplish Dr. Sale’s goal of fostering a creative environment for poets and fiction writers to present their words in a formal format, advancing their careers. Also, the proceeds from the publication sales support UNT Libraries Special Collections.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Genre/Form of Material: Chapbooks Topical Term: Fiction. Poetry--20th century Poetry--21st century. University of North Texas. Department of English
Administrative Information Accruals:

U0718

Conditions Governing Use:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is not restricted.

Preferred Citation:

The Trilobite Press Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections

Related Materials:

Contemporary Poets Reading Series,

Information about related materials is available at http://iii.library.unt.edu/search~S8?/jContemporary+poets+reading+%3B/jcontemporary+poets+reading/-3%2C-1%2C0%2CB/exact&FF=jcontemporary+poets+reading&1%2C34%2C

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hour notice prior to use.

Arrangement of Materials:

The material was kept in the original order.

Scope and Contents

The following chapbooks are included in the Trilobite Press Collection:

The Contemporary Poets Reading Series, signed and numbered:

Adams, Cyd, Labor That a Man Takes, 1995; Balcarcel, Rebecca, Ferry Crossing, 2002; Behlen, Charles, Texas Weather, 1999; Behlen, Charles, The Voices under the Floor,1989; Berecka, Alan, Each man has one life, 2004; Bond, Bruce, National Blood,1996; Cairns, Scott, Disciplinary Treatises, 1993; Caldwell, Beverly, Life Sentences, 2001; Davidson, Chad, Tourist Guide to the Forgotten City, 2003; Elizabeth, Martha, Basics of the Dance, 1990; Fairchild, B.H, C & W Machine Works,1983; Goldbarth, Albert, Collection, 1984; Hyland, Peter B., Elegy to the Idea of a Child, 2009; Kaplan, Sara, Moon Talk, 2010; Linebarger, J.M., The Worcester Poems, 1991; Long, Julian, High Wire Man, 1998; McCarthy, William, Past Sins, 2006; McDonald, Walter,Splitting Wood for the Winter, 1988; McPherson, Sandra, Responsibility for Blue, 1985; Mares, E.A., There are Four Wounds, Miguel, 1994; Marks, Corey, Fire and Tulips: three poems, 2008; Mitchell, Giles, Love among the Mad, 1991; Myers, Jack, Coming to the Surface, 1984; Nye, Naomi Shihab, Invisible, 1987; Palmer, Leslie, A Red Sox Flag, 1983; Poch, John, In Defense of the Fall, 2000; Raffel, Burton, Grice: Poems of Grousing, 1985; Rattan, Cleatus, Funerals for Sparrows: poems, 2007; Rodgers, Del Marie, To the Earth, 1982; Rogers, Pattiann, The Only Holy Window, 1984; Russ, Lisa, Blind Boy on Skates,1986; Sale, Richard B., Curing Susto, 1997; Whitehead, James, Actual Size, 1985.

The Short Fiction Writer Series, signed and numbered : Heynen, Jim, Why Would a Woman Pour Boiling Water On Her Head? 2001; Leath, Helen,…before I Wake. 1999; Martin, Lee, Love Field,1998; Rodman, Barbara, Flying Saucer, 1997; Scroggins, Daryl, The Entropy of Hunters, 2005; Scroggins, Daryl, Oracle, 2000.

Detailed List of Contents id143210 Poetry and Fiction Chapbooks id143211 1 Leath, Helen, …before I Wake, 1999 3072 id143212 2 Leath, Helen, …before I Wake, 1999 3073 id143213 3 Raffel, Burton, Grice: Poems of Grousing, 1985 3074 id143214 4 Hyland, Peter B., Elegy to the Idea of a Child, 2009 3075 id143215 5 Rodman, Barbara, Flying Saucer, 1997 3076 id143216 6 Hyland, Peter B., Elegy to the Idea of a Child, 2009 3077 id143217 7 Sale, Richard B, Curing Susto, 1997 3078 id143218 8 Russ, Lisa, Blind Boy on Skates, 1986 3079 id143219 9 Linebarger, J.M, The Worcester Poems, 1991 3080 id143220 10 Palmer, Leslie, A Red Sox Flag, 1983 3081 id143221 11 Scroggins, Daryl, Oracle, 2000 3082 id143222 12 Mares, E.A, There are Four Wounds, Miguel, 1994 3083 id143223 13 Martin, Lee, Love Field, 1998 3084 id143224 14 Martin, Lee, Love Field, 1998 3085 id143225 17 Behlen, Charles, The Voices under the Floor, 1989 3088 id143226 18 Bond, Bruce, National Blood, 1996 3089 id143227 19 Mitchell, Giles, Love among the Mad, 1991 3090 id143228 20 Mitchell, Giles, Love among the Mad, 1991 3091 id143229 21 Mitchell, Giles, Love among the Mad, 1991 3092 id143230 22 Myers, Jack, Coming to the Surface, 1984 3093 id143231 23 Nye, Naomi Shihab, Invisible, 1987 3094 id143232 24 Nye, Naomi Shihab, Invisible, 1987 3095 id143233 25 Kaplan, Sara, Moon Talk, 2010 3096 id143234 26 Kaplan, Sara, Moon Talk, 2010 3097 id143235 27 Kaplan, Sara, Moon Talk, 2010 3098 id143236 28 Kaplan, Sara, Moon Talk, 2010 3099 id143237 29 Goldbarth, Albert, Collection, 1984 3100 id143238 30 Whitehead, James, Actual Size, 1985 3101 id143239 31 Heynen, Jim, Why Would a Woman Pour Boiling Water On Her Head?, 2001 3103 id143240 32 McPherson, Sandra, Responsibility for Blue, 1985 3104 id143241 33 McDonald, Walter, Splitting Wood for the Winter, 1988 3105 id143242 34 Rogers, Pattiann, The Only Holy Window, 1984 3106 id143243 35 Rodgers, Del Marie To the Earth, 1982 3107 id143244 36 Rattan, Cleatus, Funerals for Sparrows: Poems, 2007 3108 id143245 37 Adams, Cyd, Labor That a Man Takes, 1995 3109 id143246 38 Behlen, Charles, Texas Weather, 1999 3110 id143247 39 Long, Julian, High Wire Man, 1998 3111 id143248 40 Bond, Bruce, National Blood, 1996 3112 id143249 41 Cairns, Scott, Disciplinary Treatises, 1993 3113 id143250 42 Fairchild, B.H., C & W Machine Works, 1983 3114 id143251 43 Adams, Cyd, Labor That a Man Takes, 1995 3115 id143252 44 Balcarcel, Rebecca, Ferry Crossing, 2002 3116 id143253 45 Rattan, Cleatus, Funerals for Sparrows: Poems, 2007 3117 id143254 46 Rattan, Cleatus, Funerals for Sparrows: Poems, 2007 3118 id143255 47 Rattan, Cleatus, Funerals for Sparrows: Poems, 2007 3119 id143256 48 Scroggins, Daryl, The Entropy of Hunters, 2005 3120 id143257 49 Scroggins, Daryl, The Entropy of Hunters, 2005 3121 id143258 50 Scroggins, Daryl, The Entropy of Hunters, 2005 3122 id143259 51 Elizabeth, Martha, Basics of the Dance, 1990 2778 id143260 52 Rattan, Cleatus, Funerals for Sparrows: Poems, 2007 2784 id143261 53 Rattan, Cleatus, Funerals for Sparrows: Poems, 2007 2785 id143262 54 Hyland, Peter B., Elegy to the Idea of a Child, 2009 2782 id143263 55 Hyland, Peter B., Elegy to the Idea of a Child, 2009 2783 id143264 56 Caldwell, Beverly, Life Sentences, 2001 2780 Scope and Contents

Box is currently on search. Please request Box 57 for a copy of Beverly Caldwell's Life Sentences until otherwise noted.

id143265 57 Caldwell, Beverly, Life Sentences, 2001 2781 id143266 58 McCarthy, William, Past Sins, 2006 2786 id143267 59 McCarthy, William, Past Sins, 2006 2779 id143268 60 Davidson, Chad, Tourist Guide to the Forgotten City, 2003 2777 id143269 61 Davidson, Chad, Tourist Guide to the Forgotten City, 2003 2788 id143270 62 Marks, Corey, Fire and Tulips: three poems, 2008 2787 Scope and Contents

Also includes 2 copies of: In Defense of the Fall, Sonnets by John Poch