Fonds MsC 4 - Lionel Kearns fonds

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Lionel Kearns fonds

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MsC 4

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  • 1961-1963 (Creation)
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    Kearns, Lionel

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7 cm of textual records

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(1937-)

Biographical history

Lionel Kears (born February 16, 1937) is a Canadian poet and teacher. Raised in Nelson, British Columbia, he attended the University of British Columbia, where he was a student of Earle Birney and an editor of the TISH poetry newsletter. His work began to appear in little magazines in Canada, Mexico and the United States during the early 1960s, initially influenced by the writing of Charles Olson and the Black Mountain School He later taught at Simon Fraser University.

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The fonds consists of essays on the poetics of Charles Olson and Kearns' own "stacked verse", manuscripts of early poems, and correspondence with editors of various little magazines. Correspondents include George Bowering.

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Created May 15, 2014, LZ

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  • English

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