The Clifton Snider papers, 1971-2016, consists of manuscripts, proofs, notes, and letters from the acclaimed poet, novelist,
and literary critic. This collection includes materials from his poetry collections, his novels, and his articles on literary
Clifton Snider was born in Duluth, Minnesota on March 3, 1947. He earned his B.A. and M.A. at California State University
Long Beach and earned his Ph.D at the University of New Mexico. He began his career as a poet and literary critic while working
on his Ph.D. Since then he has written 11 poetry collections and four novels. He has also written a book on literary criticism,
The Stuff That Dreams Are Made On: A Jungian Interpretation of Literature. He previously taught at California State University Long Beach where he created the first college course on gays and lesbians
in literature. He retired from teaching in 2009 and devotes his time to writing and activism. In 2018, he lives in Long Beach,
California with his partner and three cats.
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