The collection is primarily letters and documents written by Ed Dorn to Tom Clark. Also included are manuscripts and typescripts
of works by Dorn. Reviews of Dorn's work, articles about him, along with audiocassettes and videotapes complete the collection.
Edward Merton Dorn was born in Villa Grove, Illinois. He grew up in rural poverty during the Great Depression. He attended
a one-room schoolhouse for his first eight grades. He later studied at the University of Illinois and at Black Mountain College
(1950-1955). At Black Mountain he came into contact with Charles Olson, who greatly influenced his literary worldview and
his sense of himself as poet. Dorn's final examiner at Black Mountain was Robert Creeley, with whom, along with the poet Robert
Duncan, Dorn became included as one of a trio of younger poets later associated with Black Mountain and with Charles Olson.
4.5 Linear feet
(7 boxes, 1 flat box)
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