Papers of American poet and teacher Rae Armantrout, including personal and professional correspondence, notebooks, and typescript
drafts of poems and manuscripts. The collection also contains notebooks and lecture notes from literature courses taught by
Armantrout from 2000 through 2008. Although the materials date from 1954 through 2015, the bulk of the collection dates from
2001 through 2014.
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"
movement and worked with other Language poets including Bob Perelman, Ron Silliman, and Lyn Hejinian. Armantrout and her husband
Chuck Korkegian returned to San Diego in the early 1980s.
15.3 Linear feet
(34 archives boxes and 2 oversize folders)
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