Morse, Carl

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Carl Morse was a gay American writer with an affection for the British. Morse grew up in Maine, attended Yale University, and spent two years in France on a Fulbright scholarship, where he came in contact with many British writers. During the 1980s and 90s, he exercised an important influence on a generation of British gay and lesbian writers and performing artists through his inclusion in anthologies printed by Gay Men's Press, the Oscars Press and Gay Sweatshop; performances of his work at the Oval House Theatre in London; and his co-editing of Gay and Lesbian Poetry in Our Time (1988). A selection of his work in Three New York Poets (1987) introduced his poetry to a British audience. Morse lived for many years in Chelsea, New York with his partner. He died in 2008 at the age of 73.
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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Will Inman Papers, 1910-2009 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Saint, Assoto, 1957-1993. Assotto Saint papers, 1981-1993. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Poetry mss., 1954-2002 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Fairfield Porter papers Archives of American Art
creatorOf Carl Morse essay and poems, 1982-1983. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Archives pamphlet file : Morse, Carl : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Letters from Fairfield Porter and others to Carl Morse Houghton Library
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Relation Name
correspondedWith Inman, Will, 1923- person
associatedWith Modern Poetry Association corporateBody
correspondedWith Porter, Anne, 1911- person
associatedWith Porter, Fairfield. person
associatedWith Saint, Assoto, 1957-1993. person
correspondedWith Schuyler, James person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Maine ME US
Chelsea NY US
Authors, American
Poets, American


Birth 1935

Death 2008



Ark ID: w60604h8

SNAC ID: 5307930