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Collection Number: 12008-z

Collection Title: Cid Corman Letters, 1971-1972

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Size 17 items.
Abstract Cid Corman (1924- ) is a poet, editor of the journal, "Origin," owner of the Origin Press, editor and translator of the work of several other poets, and literary critic. Corman, who has lived mostly in Japan since 1954, received the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize in 1974. The collection consists of 17 letters, 2 July 1971-11 April 1972, from Cid Corman, Utano, Kyoto, Japan, to poet Ted Enslin, Temple, Maine. Each letter is typed and covers two pages of an aerogramme. The letters are conversational and reflective. Common friends are often discussed as are, usually briefly, fellow poets and their work. The most fully treated topics are educational theory and experience. Corman also commented in several letters on how the cultural atmosphere in the United States affected creative potential. Other topics are Corman's financial situation, his prospects for publishing his recent work, elements of his philosophy of living, and aspects of the natural world.
Creator Corman, Cid.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Cid Corman Letters, #12008-z, Rare Book Literary and Historical Papers, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchase 1979
Additional Descriptive Resources
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Cid Corman (1924- ) is a poet, editor of the journal, "Origin," owner of the Origin Press, editor and translator of the work of several other poets, and literary critic. Corman, who has lived mostly in Japan since 1954, received the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize in 1974.

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The collection consists of 17 letters, 2 July 1971-11 April 1972, from Cid Corman, Utano, Kyoto, Japan, to poet Ted Enslin, Temple, Maine. Each letter is typed and covers two pages of an aerogramme. The letters are conversational and reflective. Common friends are often discussed as are, usually briefly, fellow poets and their work. The most fully treated topics are educational theory and experience. Corman also commented in several letters on how the cultural atmosphere in the United States affected creative potential. Other topics are Corman's financial situation, his prospects for publishing his recent work, elements of his philosophy of living, and aspects of the natural world.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Rare Book Literary and Historical Papers Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

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