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Inventory of the Cid Corman Letters to Frank Samperi,
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Cid Corman (1924-2004) poet, editor, and translator, was the founder of the poetry magazine Origin and the Origin Press. This collection contains 120 typescript letters to the poet Frank Samperi written by Corman, from 1972 to 1975, while Corman was in Japan. The letters discuss poetry journals and presses as well as the demands of writing and editing for publication, and specific works of Corman's, among other subjects.
Cid Corman was born on June 29, 1924 in Boston, Massachusetts and graduated from Tufts University in 1945. He did graduate work at the University of Michigan, where he won the Hopwood Prize for poetry in 1947, and also at the University of North Carolina. In 1948, Corman returned to Boston where he started a radio program on WMEX. During this program the works of writers were read without commercial interruption.
120 letters; 0.2 linear feet
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Collection is open for research.