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Register of the Rae Armantrout Papers MSS 699
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Description
Papers of Rae Armantrout, American poet and teacher. The papers primarily document Armantrout's writing, including typescripts of individual poems and published manuscripts, her personal journals, as well as an extensive amount of correspondence with other American poets. The collection also includes teaching materials and notebooks from literature courses Armantrout taught at UCSD between 2000 and 2008. In addition, the papers contain promotional materials from poetry readings and conferences, as well as a small amount of biographical material.
Background
Rae Armantrout was born on April 12, 1947, in Vallejo, California, and grew up in San Diego. Armantrout studied literature at UC Berkeley, where she received her bachelor's degree in 1970. She later received her master's degree in creative writing from San Francisco State University in 1975. Armantrout is one of the founding members of the West Coast "Language Poetry" movements and worked with other Language poets including Bob Perelman, Ron Silliman, and Lyn Hejinian. Armantrout and her husband Chuck Korkegien returned to San Diego in the early 1980s.
Extent
10.2 Linear feet 23 archives boxes and 2 oversize folders
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.