Red Sky Poetry Theatre and Seattle Muse Community records, 1984-2013, undated  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Title
Red Sky Poetry Theatre and Seattle Muse Community records
Dates
1984-2013, undated (inclusive)
1984-1995 (bulk)
Quantity
2.42 cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection Number
5790
Summary
Poetry periodicals and audiovisual recordings
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Seattle Muse Community was an art movement that developed and flourished in the late 1970s and 1980s during a period of city adminstrative support for the arts. Visual artists, poets, dancers, and musicians collaborated to form groups such as Red Sky Poetry Theatre (RSPT) and create interdisciplinary art and dance installations such as "Rock and Rope" and "Moebius" and video/TV poetry performance series ( Red Sky Live, Cactus Poets, and Manifest Arts), and start an annual festival called Alternative to Loud Boats. They published poetry and art periodicals such as Open Sound, Open Sky, SkyViews, Seattle Small Press Poetry Review, and Raven Chronicles, in addition to starting several small press publishing companies: Nine Muses Books, Poetry around Press, and Red Sky Press. Red Sky Poetry Theatre supported weekly poetry open mic events.

Affiliated People

  • Elluage Anthony - Poet
  • Jesse Bernstein - Poet, theatre performer, and musician
  • Carol Barth - Poet and performer
  • Bart Baxter - Poet and board member (1989-1991)
  • Phoebe Bosché - Founder, board member (1984-1989), and editor of Raven Chronicles and An Alternative to Loud Boats
  • Elliott Bronstein - Founding member and board member (1981-2005)
  • Charlie Burks - Poet and performer
  • John Currie - Photographer
  • Amy Denio - Musician and actor
  • Louise Dovell - Poet
  • Allison Durazzi - Board member (1996-1997). Left Red Sky Poetry Theatre to join Seattle Poetry Slam board.
  • Craig Flory - Musician
  • Alan Goodin - Board member (1984-1992) and producer of Paramount Poets , Cactus Poets, and Red Sky Live video series
  • Martina Poth Goodin - Poet, videographer, board member (1984-1992) and producer of Paramount Poets, Cactus Poets, and Red Sky Live
  • Alley Greymond (AKA Teresa Bachman) - Board member (1989-1999)
  • Paul Hunter - Board member (1993-2004) and publisher of Wood Works Press
  • Michael Hureaux-Perez - Poet, performer, actor, and board member (1982-1986)
  • Clarice Keegan - Board member (1997-2004)
  • Joseph F. Keppler - Founding member, board member (1980-1983), poet, sculptor, and founder of Poets, Painters, and Performers magazine
  • Marion Kimes - Grande Dame, board member (1982-2006), president, treasurer, poet, and performer
  • Ralph La Charity - Poet, performer, editor, and publisher of W'ORCs, etc.
  • Pete Leinonen - Musician
  • Matthew Lennon - Founding member and board member (1979-1986)
  • Martha Linehan - Board member (1996-2005)
  • Jim Maloney - Poet, publisher, and winemaker
  • Martin Marriott - Poet, actor, and board member (1996-2001)
  • Meg McHutchison - Poet, dancer, visual artist, mixed media, and videographer
  • Bruce MacLean - Painter and actor
  • Van Medcalf - Sculptor and actor
  • Trudy Mercer - Poet, publisher, board member (1982-1994), and occasional editor of SkyViews
  • Jesse Minkert - Board member (2000-2005) and recorder of Red Sky at Night and Since the Ace: The Poetry of Charlie Burks
  • Louis Ernie Nadalini - Painter
  • Paul Nelson - Board member (1997-2005) and founder of Global Voices Radio and Seattle Poetry Lab
  • Cliff Olds - Painter and semi-precious stoneworker
  • Tom Parson - Founding member, board member (1979-1983), and coordinator of Bumbershoot Small Press Book Fair from 1977-1979
  • Steve Potter - Poet, board member (1994-2005), and publisher of The Wandering Hermit Review
  • Thomas R. Prince - Playwright and actor
  • Belle Randall - Author and board member (1998-2005).
  • Judith Roche - Founding member, board member (1981-1983), and poet. Left Red Sky Poetry Theatre to work as literary director at Bumbershoot
  • Peter Sawicki (Tobeimean) - Actor, poet, visual artist, and board member (1986-1987)
  • Robin Schultz - Poet and publisher of Poetry around Press
  • Wally Shoup - Musician and painter
  • Bill Shively - Founding member, board member (1981-1985), poet, performer, and creator of Open Sky Magazine and SkyViews
  • Roberto Valenza - poet, painter, singer, flute player, board member (1984-1992) and founder of An Alternative to Loud Boat
  • Margareta Waterman - Board member (1989-1994), poet, actor, and publisher/producer of Nine Muses and Manifest Arts video series
  • Llwyd DeVoid (Watson) - Improvisational theatre performer
  • Diane Westergaard - Board member (2004-2005)
  • David Lloyd Whited - Poet
  • Dennis Widstrand - Visual artist and musician
  • Don Wilsun - Poet, first founder, board member (1981-2003), and president (1982)

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Poetry, art, and small press periodical publications from the Red Sky Press, Red Sky Poetry Theater, and Seattle Muse Community-affiliated publishers, as well as audiovisual recordings of poetry and art performances by the Seattle Muse Community as collected by community member Margareta Waterman.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Margareta Waterman's rights have been transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Accession No. 5790-001: Red Sky Poetry Theatre and Seattle Muse Community papers, 1984-2013, undatedReturn to Top

2.42 cubic feet (3 boxes)
Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by journal title or publisher, then chronologically.

Scope and Content: Poetry, art, and small press periodical publications from the Red Sky Press, Red Sky Poetry Theater, and Seattle Muse Community-affiliated publishers, as well as audiovisual recordings of poetry and art performances by the Seattle Muse Community.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Margareta Waterman's rights have been transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donor: Margareta Waterman, October 2013. Some publications from Jim Maloney, donated via Margareta Waterman.

Processing Info: Processed by A. Demeter, 2013.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1 5790-001
History notes from Margareta Waterman
2011-2013
1/2 5790-001
And Yet, iss. 1
Winter 1992
1/3 5790-001
The ARTS, vol. 17 no. 7
July-August 1988
1/4 5790-001
ArtsFocus Magazine, Censorship
1988
1/5 5790-001
Bamboo, unnumbered
1993
1/6 5790-001
Belltown’s Brain Fever Dispatch, vol. 2 no. 9
1991
1/7 5790-001
Bumbershoot Anthology, Red Sky Press
1984
1/8 5790-001
Bumbershoot Literary Tabloid
1985
1/9 5790-001
Color Wheel, no. 6
1993
1/10 5790-001
Feature Magazine, iss. 1-unnumbered (2 issues)
undated
1/11 5790-001
Fish Wrap, vol. 1 no. 1-2; no. 4, 6
1990-1995
F-K Books
Box/Folder
1/12 5790-001
Open John, John Blair
1984
1/13 5790-001
Hard Focus: Pragmatics and Poetics of Modern Verse, John Blair
1986
1/14 5790-001
Secular Humanism: A Deistic View, John Blair
1987
1/15 5790-001
Hold the Macho: A Contextual Anthology
1990
Box/Folder
1/16 5790-001
Heart to Art Engagement Calendar
1992
1/17 5790-001
Life and Death in Seattle, Adele Armstrong
1991
1/18 5790-001
Magazine: A Magazine
May, ; September 1987
1/19 5790-001
Open Sky, Red Sky Poetry Theatre, vol. 2 no. 2-vol. 4 no. 1
1984-1986
1/20-24 5790-001
Open Sound, vol. 1 no. 1-vol. 5 no. 2
1989-1994
1/25 5790-001
Opinion Rag, no. 2-4
April 1987-Winter 1989
1/26 5790-001
Phobia, no. 8
ca. 1989
1/27 5790-001
Point No Point, vol. 1 no. 1; no. 2
Autumn 1994, ; Spring 1995
1/28-37 5790-001
Raven Chronicles, vol. 1 no. 1-vol. 11 no. 3
1991-2005
1/38 5790-001
Red Lines Magazine, no. 6-7, 9, and miscellany
1986-1987
1/39 5790-001
Sanctuary: Alternative to Loud Boats, arts festival publication
August 1990
1/40 5790-001
Seattle Arts, vol. 8 no. 13
October 1985
1/41 5790-001
Seattle Downtown Magazine
April 1988
1/42 5790-001
Seattle Small Press Poetry Review
February-November 1993
1/43 5790-001
Sign of the Times: A Chronicle of Decadence in the Atomic Age, vol. 5 no. 3
1993
2/1-4 5790-001
SkyViews, vol. 2 no. 1-vol. 3 no. 5, and miscellany
1986-1989
2/5 5790-001
Spilled Ink Distributing Summer '88 Catalog
Summer 1988
2/6 5790-001
Talking Raven
1991
2/7 5790-001
Threadbare
1991
2/8 5790-001
Miscellany - Joseph F. Keppler on Ralph La Charity
2011
Audiovisual materials
Box
3 5790-001
CD - "Words and music: Jesse Bernstein and Pete Leinonen - Early Seattle Muse times"
undated
VHS - 21 videos
Box
3 5790-001
Alternative to Loud Boats
1985
3 5790-001
Alternative to Loud Boats - Seattle Muse Ensemble
1988
3 5790-001
Alternative to Loud Boats - M.W., Roberto [Valenza], Marion Kimes
1990
3 5790-001
Alternative to Loud Boats - Parts I-III (3 tapes)
1990
3 5790-001
Alternative to Loud Boats, "Between Two Fires," Parts I-IV (4 tapes)
1991
3 5790-001
Alternative to Loud Boats, 7th Annual, #1-3 (3 tapes)
4 August 1991
3 5790-001
Roberto Valenza at Red Sky; Sound View, Margareta Waterman
1991
3 5790-001
Alternative to Loud Boats, Seattle Central Community College
August 1992
3 5790-001
Alternative to Loud Boats - Tapes 1-2
7 August 1994
3 5790-001
First reading at Globe
May 1995?
3 5790-001
Alternative to Loud Boats
undated
3 5790-001
Books Northwest; Phoebe and Roberto; Paramount Poets; Phoebe and Roberto
undated
3 5790-001
Red Sky Poetry Theatre Live IV with Margareta Waterman
undated
3 5790-001
Roberto Valenza - Red Sky at the Weathered Wall
undated
Box
3 5790-001
Umatic - Red Sky Poetry Theater Live
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Corporate Names :
  • Nine Muses Books
  • Red Sky Poetry Theatre (Seattle, Wash.)--Archives