Fonds MG L 21 - Cid Corman

Title proper

Cid Corman

General material designation

  • Textual record

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

  • Source of title proper: Title based on contents.

Level of description

Fonds

Reference code

CA UNB MG L 21

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Date(s)

  • 1953-1990 (Creation)
    Creator
    Corman, Cid

Physical description

30 cm of textual records

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Name of creator

(1924-2004)

Biographical history

Poet, teacher and radio host, Sidney Corman was born on 29 June 1924 in Boston, Massachusetts. Educated at Tufts College (1945), he took graduate studies at University of Michigan (1946 - 1947), University of North Carolina (1947), and Sorbonne (1954 - 1955). In 1965 he married Shizumi Konishi

Corman worked a variety of occupations. Between 1949 and 1951 he hosted "This Is Poetry" for WMEX Radio in Boston, and he founded the literary journal Origin and Origin Press in 1951. As editor of the magazine for more than two decades, he came into contact with a number of influential American and Canadian writers of the 1950s and 1960s. His anthology, The Gist of Origin, 1951-1971 contains highlights from the journal. Corman also enjoyed a career as an educator, teaching school in Italy (1956 - 1958) and Japan (1958 - 1960, 1962 - 1966). During the 1970s and 1980s he owned Cid Corman's Dessert Shop (Kyoto) and Sister City Teashop (Boston).

A prolific writer, Corman published numerous volumes of poetry and several essays. As well, beginning in 1959, he translated a number of Japanese works into English. In 1974 he received both the National Endowment for the Arts grant and the Lenore Marshall Memorial Poetry Award. Cid Corman passed away on 12 March 2004. Source: Contemporary Authors, Vol. 44 (New Revision Series)

Custodial history

Scope and content

This fonds contains correspondence with several Canadian poets, primarily, Raymond Souster and George Johnston. It also includes correspondence with other writers, namely: Margaret Avison, Luella Booth, George Bowering, Geoff Bowman, Victor Coleman, Mike Doyle, Louis Dudek, Steven Forth, Gary Geddes, Harry Howith, Irving Layton, Daphne Marlatt, John Newlove, Alden Nowlan, Steven Osterlund, W.W.E. Ross, and Mike Strong (Mirko Srzentich). Printed works Jaw Breaker, June '71, No. 1 and History's Wife: A Sculpture are also included.

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

Information about the custody of these records prior to acquisition is incomplete.

Arrangement

Language of material

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

Two indexes to the correspondence are available: an alphabetical name (by letter writer) index and a chronological index.

Associated materials

Related materials

Accruals

General note

Item listings can be found in the attached finding aids.

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules or conventions

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language of description

Script of description

Sources

Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related places

Related genres