Fonds MsC 1 - Milton Acorn fonds

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Milton Acorn fonds

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MsC 1

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  • 1962-1965 (Creation)
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    Acorn, Milton

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7 cm of textual records

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(1923-1986)

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Milton Acorn (1923-1986) was a noted Canadian poet. Born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, he worked as a carpenter until the late 1950s. He became known as a Marxist poet, being dubbed "The People's Poet", and was identified with the Montreal School of Poets. His published works included "In Love and Anger", "Against a League of Liars", "The Brain's the Target", "Jawbreakers", "I've Tasted My Blood", and "More Poems for People".

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The fonds consists primarily of Acorn's finished poems and pages of preliminary drafts. Fonds includes some correspondence (1964) and prose manuscripts.

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Published

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Full

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Created May 16, 2014, LZ

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  • English

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