John Fowler collection
John Fowler was a poet and editor of the poetry magazine GRIST. He was active in Lawrence, Kansas. This collection contains books, magazines, draft poems, photographs, and correspondence.
- 1965 - 2015
- Fowler, John Ezra, 1938- (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
No access restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use
Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.
Biography of John Fowler
John Fowler was born in Florence, Missouri in 1938 and later moved to Lawrence, Kansas with his wife and children in the 1960s. He and wife Sara operated Abington Book Shop in Lawrence and published and edited GRIST magazine until later moving to New York City, NY, in the 1990s, where Fowler published GRIST-ON-LINE. The original paper magazine falls under the mimeo revolution, a style of small-scale and non-commercial publishing using mimeograph reproduction that was particularly popular during the 1960s and 1970s.
Contributors and guest editors who also participated in Fowler's GRIST include William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, David Ignatow, Ed Sanders and Tuli Kupferberg, Jackson Mac Low, David Antin, Carol Bergé, William Wantling, Barbara Holland, Douglas Blazek, Judson Crews, Irene Schram, Jon Gierlich, S. Clay Wilson, Lee Chapman, JoAnne Wycoff, Barbara Moraff, Jim McCrary, Charley Plymell, Roxie Powell, Robert Branaman, Claude Pélieu, Mary Beach, Glenn Todd, George Kimball, Robert Creeley, Bergé, Ted Berrigan, Paul Blackburn, Ishmael Reed, Diane Wakoski, Hunter S Thompson, Joanne Kyger, Bill Berkowitz, and Carl Weissner, amongst others.
.5 Linear Feet (1 document case + 1 oversize box)
Scope and Contents
This collection contains books and magazines with contributions by Fowler, draft poems by Fowler, photographs, and correspondence.
Oversize materials, primarily photographs and also seven oversize poems, have been physically separated from the rest of the collection and are located at MS Q76.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Jim McCrary on behalf of John Fowler, 2017.
Most printed materials have been separately cataloged and can be found in the library's online catalog by searching "Gift of Jim McCrary on behalf of the late John Fowler June 2017" or "from the Library of John Fowler."
Folders in the MS Q76 box are labeled as belonging to box 1a instead of box 1.
- Guide to the John Fowler Collection
- John Fowler collection
- Finding aid prepared by eh, haz. Finding aid encoded by haz.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.
- Support for the processing of this collection was provided by the G. Baley Price Graduate Student Fellowship Fund.
- Finding aid permalink
- Preferred citation
John Fowler collection, MS 344, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas