Plymell, Charles

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The American writer Charles Plymell was born in Holcomb, Kansas, in 1935. During the 1960s he lived in San Francisco and was associated with the Beat writers Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. In 1966, Plymell married Pamela Beach, a relative of Sylvia Beach, the owner of the Shakespeare and Company bookshop in Paris and original publisher of Ulysses. In 1970 he received an M.A. degree from Johns Hopkins University. Plymell has been editor and publisher of Cherry Valley Editions, a small press in Cherry Valley, New York, since 1974. He has served as an instructor in English at a number of colleges and universities in Washington D.C., Virginia, and Maryland, and been involved in poets-in-the-schools programs in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware, and New York. Since 1963 Plymell has published fourteen books with a variety of small presses as well as contributed to several anthologies and periodical publications.

Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2003. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.: The Gale Group. 2003. Retrieved January 14, 2003 from http://www.galenet.com/servlet/BioRC. Other information derived from the collection.

From the guide to the Charles Plymell manuscripts, 1970–1979, (University of Delaware Library - Special Collections)

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referencedIn Robert LaVigne Papers, 1954-1969. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Gerard Malanga Papers, 1944-1971 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Charles Henri Ford papers related to, Om Krishna II, 1966-1981, 1979-1981 University of Delaware Library - Special Collections
referencedIn Aram Saroyan Papers., undated, 1950-1977. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.
referencedIn Chandler Brossard Papers, 1951-2002 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Charles Plymell manuscripts, 1970–1979 University of Delaware Library - Special Collections
creatorOf Charles Plymell papers, 1990-1993 University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Kansas Collection.
referencedIn Poetry mss., 1954-2002 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly
creatorOf Poems by Charles Plymell, 196_-1990 University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Department of Special Collections
referencedIn Allen Ginsberg papers, 1937-1994 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Ann Charters Papers., 1966-1982. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Center.
referencedIn Larry Fagin Papers., n.d., 1958-1977. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Center.
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associatedWith Brossard, Chandler, 1922-1993 person
associatedWith Charters, Ann. person
correspondedWith Fagin, Larry. person
correspondedWith Ford, Charles Henri person
associatedWith Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997 person
associatedWith LaVigne, Robert, 1928- person
associatedWith Malanga, Gerard. person
associatedWith Modern Poetry Association corporateBody
correspondedWith Saroyan, Aram. person
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Birth 1935-04-26

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