University of Arizona

SUN/gemini Press Collection

SUN/gemini Press Collection

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The SUN/Gemini Press was a not-for-profit corporation founded by Clint Colby in Tucson, Arizona in the 1980s. The press published mainly poets from Arizona and the “desert southwest” and featured cover artwork by artists of the same region. In total, the press published 17 works between 1985 and 2001 including 14 poetry collections, 2 broadsides, and 1 catalog. Authors published include Agha Shahid Ali, Barbara Anderson, Paul Blackburn, Rebecca Byrkit, Meg Davis, Charles Hood, Dorothy R. Lykes, Jane Miller, Sheila Murphy, Kirk Robertson, Richard Shelton, Diane Wakoski, John Francis Warner, Dana Weimer, and Peter Wild.

Materials relating to book, chapbook or broadside series published by SUN/gemini Press between 1985 and 1995. Typical files include contract, copyright, correspondence with authors, editors and artists, permissions, final manuscripts, artwork, proofs, layouts, archive copies and flyers. The publications by Richard Shelton and Diane Wakoski preserve the complete publication process, including proofs, layouts, multiple manuscripts, and extensive artwork. There are a total of 15 publications represented, including 12 poetry collections, two broadsides, and one catalog. Authors include Agha Shahid Ali, Paul Blackburn, Rebecca Byrkit, Meg Davis, Charles Hood, Dorothy R. Lykes, Jane Miller, Sheila Murphy, Kirk Robertson, Richard Shelton, Diane Wakoski, Dana Weimer, and Peter Wild.