Duncan, Robert, 1919-1988

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1919-01-07
Death 1988-02-03
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

California poet.

From the description of Robert Edward Duncan papers, 1960-1977. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 122545242

Robert Duncan (January 7, 1919 -February 3, 1988) was an American poet and a student of H.D. and the Western esoteric tradition who spent most of his career in and around San Francisco. Though associated with any number of literary traditions and schools, Duncan is often identified with the poets of the New American Poetry and Black Mountain College. Duncan's mature work emerged in the 1950s in the literary context of Beat culture. Duncan was a key figure in the San Francisco Renaissance.

From the description of Robert Edward Duncan papers, circa 1938-1969. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 123504118

Robert Duncan (1919- ) is a major figure in the Projectivist School of poetry. The Oakland born poet attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he served as editor of the Berkeley Miscellany (1948-1949). Duncan is the author of Heavenly City, Earthly City (1947); Medieval Sciences (1950); Roots and Branches (1964); and Bending the Bow (1969).

From the description of Robert Edward Duncan papers, 1948-1959 (inclusive), 1952 (bulk). (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 122556832

American poet of the Black Mountain school.

From the description of Works and correspondence, 1947-1966. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 86157598

American poet.

From the description of Photographs: of Robert Edward Duncan, undated. (Waverly Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122450697

From the description of Photographs of Robert Edward Duncan [manuscript], n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647812945

From the description of Robert Duncan letters to Pauline Kael , 1940-1946. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 122354997

From the description of Poetry from the Caesar's gate period, [1947-1950]. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 18347478

Robert Edward Duncan was an American poet who spent most of his career in and around San Francisco. Though associated with numerous literary traditions and schools, Duncan is often identified with the poets of the New American Poetry and Black Mountain College. Duncan's mature work emerged in the 1950s in the literary context of Beat culture.

From the description of Robert Edward Duncan papers, circa 1944-1966. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 122552049

Robert Edward Duncan (1919-1988) was an American poet who was a major figure in the Projectivist School of poetry. His works include Heavenly CIty, Earthly City (1947); Medieval Sciences (1950); Roots and Branches (1964); and Bending the Bow (1969).

From the description of Works and correspondence, ca. 1936-1967. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122486495

Robert Duncan was one of the most important American poets to emerge after the second World War. A seminal figure in what has come to be known as the Black Mountain Group of poets and writers, Duncan also figured prominently in the San Francisco Bay Area movement of the 1950's and 1960's.

From the description of Collection, 1962-1967. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122318713

Robert Duncan was born in Oakland, California. He was adopted with the name Robert Symmes in 1920 and reverted to Duncan in 1941. He was educated at the University of California at Berkeley. He edited "The Experimental Review", "Phoenix", The Berkeley Miscellany", all in Berkeley, between 1938 and 1949. He is known as a prolific poet, but also worked as a dramatist, teacher and editor. He helped establish the San Francisco Bay area as a major centre for poetry in the USA. He taught at Black Mountain College in 1956 and became known as one of the principle Black Mountain poets. After 1950, his work was closely associated with Charles Olsen, Robert Creeley, and Denise Levertov. He won many honours for his work including a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1963. He died in San Francisco.

From the description of Robert Duncan collection. [1966]. (University of Victoria Libraries). WorldCat record id: 646006392

American poet; d. 1989.

From the description of Papers, 1962-1967. (Washington University in St. Louis). WorldCat record id: 26089557

Poet.

From the description of Reminiscences of Robert Duncan : oral history, 1975. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122608251

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Subjects:

  • Poets, American
  • American literature--20th century
  • Black Mountain school (Group of poets)
  • American poetry
  • Literature
  • Poets--Interviews
  • Experimental Review
  • American poetry--20th century
  • Beat generation
  • Beat generation--Poetry
  • Poetry, Modern--20th century
  • Poets, American--20th century
  • English poetry--Translations from French
  • Authors, American--20th century
  • Poetry

Occupations:

  • Poets
  • Poets, American--20th century

Places:

  • California (as recorded)
  • North Carolina--Black Mountain (as recorded)
  • California (as recorded)
  • California (as recorded)