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Papers of writer, poet and editor Lou Rowan. Rowan studied with Louis Zukofsky and was influenced by the New York, Black Mountain, and Objectivist poets. Editor of the poetry journals Friendly Local Press and Golden Handcuffs Review, Rowan is also known for his poetry and fiction. The collection includes writings, correspondence, notebooks, biographical information, photographs, and digital files.
Born in Los Angeles in 1942, Louis Richard Rowan, Jr. was educated on the East Coast, earning a bachelor's degree in history at Harvard University in 1964 and a master's degree in English at New York University in 1969. He also studied theology at Union Theological Seminary in New York. Rowan held teaching and upper management positions at the Manhattan School and at Friends Seminary from 1968 to 1980, after which he switched careers to investment banking at Bankers Trust Company in New York and Frank Russell Company in Tacoma, Washington.
6.4 Linear feet (16 archives boxes and 1 oversize folder)
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