Fonds MsC 105 - Jeff Derksen fonds

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Jeff Derksen fonds

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MsC 105

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  • 1981-[199?] (Creation)
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    Derksen, Jeff

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4.12 m of textual records

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(1958-)

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Jeff Derksen is a founding member of Vancouver’s writer-run centre, the Kootenay School of Writing, and worked as an editor of Writing magazine. His work has been anthologized in East of Main and Verse: Postmodern Poetry and Language Writing. As an editor, Derksen also organized “Disgust and Overdetermination: a poetics issue,” for Open Letter and “Poetry and the Long Neoliberal Moment” for West Coast Line. Derksen’s poetry and critical writing on art, urbanism and text have been published in Europe and North America. Formerly a research fellow at the Center for Place, Culture and Politics at the City University of New York, he currently works in the English Department at Simon Fraser University. He collaborates on visual art and research projects (focusing on urban issues) with the research collective Urban Subjects. Derksen’s Down Time won the 1991 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Award at the BC Book Prizes. A selection from Dwell — “Host Nation, Host Society”—was nominated for inclusion in The Gertrude Stein Anthology of Innovative North American Poetry: 1993. He teaches in the English Department of Simon Fraser University.

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Fonds consists of correspondence, magazines, manuscripts, financial records, event posters, notebooks, and artwork relating to Jeff Derksen's work as a poet and founder of the Kootenay School of Writing, in particular, the publication of Writing Magazine, issues 23-28, edited by Jeff Derksen and Nancy Shaw.

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Records were in the custody of Jeff Derksen prior to their acquisition by Simon Fraser University Library Special Collections and Rare Books in 2009.

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  • English

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Works in this fonds are under copyright. Researchers are required to secure permission from the copyright holders for usage of this material, except for those covered by fair dealing.

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Created December 14, 2015. SS

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