Christopher Felver portraits of poets, authors, and artists [graphic] / photographed by Christopher Felver. <1981-2001>

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Felver, Christopher, 1946-. Christopher Felver portraits of poets, authors, and artists [graphic] / photographed by Christopher Felver.

Christopher Felver portraits of poets, authors, and artists [graphic] / photographed by Christopher Felver. <1981-2001>

Portraits of literary figures and artists, chiefly with California or Beat movement associations. Includes Joan Didion, Philip Whalen, Whalen with Gregory Corso, Thom Gunn, Philip Lamantia, Ishmael Reed, Maxine Hong Kingston, Michael McClure, Diane di Prima, McClure with Di Prima, McClure with Gary Snyder, McClure with Amy McClure and Gregory Corso, John C. Holmes, David Meltzer, Josephine Miles, June Jordan, Jan Kerouac, Robert Duncan, Jess, Robert Bly, Joanne Kyger, Adrienne Rich, Bob Kaufman, Ed Dorn, William Everson, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jack Micheline, Micheline with Eddie Balchowsky, Micheline with Jan Kerouac, Bruce Conner, Jay DeFeo, Philip Lamantia, Harold Norse, Ted Joans, Joans with Cecil Taylor Joans with Hettie Jones and Joyce Johnson, and Jan Kerouac.

<53> photographic prints : b&w ; chiefly 8 x 10 in.

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Meltzer, David J.

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Poet. From the description of Papers, 1954-1974. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 49381183 From the description of Letters, 1969-1970. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 49254186 American poet. From the description of Song : signed typescript, [196-] / David Meltzer. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 18423138 Lionel David Meltzer, 1937-, is an American poet and musician. He is considered one of the key po...

McClure, Michael.

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Michael McClure was an American poet, playwright, songwriter, and novelist, and part of the Beat Generation of poetry. He was one of five authors who read at the famous San Francisco Six Gallery reading, and became close with Jack Kerouac, being immortalized as Pat McLean in Big Sur. He is known as the Prince of the Frisco Scene. From the guide to the Michael McClure letter to Diane di Prima, September 1968, (Ohio University) San Francisco-based ...

Bly, Robert W.

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American poet. From the description of The man in the black coat turns, 1981 [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647823162 Robert Bly (born December 23, 1926) is an American poet, author, activist and leader of the Mythopoetic Men's Movement. John Gill published a small literary journal in the 1960s entitled New American and Canadian Poetry. He also authored books of poetry, as well as published books of poetry of others under the name of New Books be...

Kaufman, Bobbie, 1940-

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African American author; b. Bob Garnell Kaufman, 1925; d. 1986. From the description of Bob Kaufman collection, 1962-1990. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70968748 ...

Kerouac, Jan, 1952-....

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Balchowsky, Eddie

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Felver, Christopher, 1946-

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Christopher Felver is an American-born photographer and filmmaker, who was raised in Akron, Ohio and lives in Sausalito, California. He majored in history at the University of Miami and studied film at the London College of Photography. He is best known for his portraiture photography, particularly, his photographs of Beat Generation personalities Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, William Burroughs and Gregory Corso. Felver has shown solo photographic exhibitions at the Torino Fotografia Bi...

Jones, Hettie

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Hettie Jones (nee Cohen, 1934- ) was a major figure in the New York literary avant-garde of the 1950s and 1960s. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens, Jones returned to New York City after attending Mary Washington College, then the women's college of the University of Virginia. She found work as an editorial and clerical assistant at Partisan Review and lived in the East Village. Alongside her husband LeRoi Jones (later Amiri Baraka)--with whom she had two children, Kellie and Lis...

Jess, 1923-2004

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Jess, American visual artist, was born Burgess Collins on August 6, 1923 in Long Beach, California. Jess was educated as a chemist at the California Institute of Technology. Disillusioned with his scientific career, in 1949 he enrolled in the California School of the Arts (now the San Francisco Art Institute) and began referring to himself as "Jess". He met Robert Duncan in 1951 and maintained a relationship with the poet that lasted until Duncan's death in 1988. George ...

Taylor, Cecil, 1929-

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Miles, Josephine, 1911-1985

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Noted poet, literary scholar and teacher. Member of the faculty of the Dept. of English at the University of California, Berkeley, 1952-1978. From the description of Josephine Miles papers, 1911-1986. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 122514475 American author; d. 1985. From the description of Papers, 1957-1968. (Washington University in St. Louis). WorldCat record id: 26090013 Biography ...

Didion, Joan

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Joan Didion (born December 5, 1934) is an American novelist, essayist, and memoirist. From the description of Joan Didion papers, 1963-2006 (bulk 1963-1992). (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 122551777 ...

Johnson, Joyce, 1935-....

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Norse, Harold.

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American poet, critic, essayist, and editor. From the description of Poetry, prose writings, and translations, ca. 1953-1959. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122530567 Harold Norse -- poet, critic and essayist -- was born in New York in 1916 and educated at Brooklyn College and New York University. Norse's book of poems, The undersea mountain, was published in 1953. Since then he has published 6 volumes of p...

Di Prima, Diane

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Diane Di Prima was born on 6 August 1934 in Brooklyn, N.Y. She attended Swarthmore College, but dropped out in 1953 to move to Manhattan and become a writer. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, she joined the emerging Beat movement. She was the editor of the newsletter The Floating Bear with LeRoi Jones, 1961-1969. In 1966, she moved to Millbrook, N.Y., to live in Timothy Leary's community. She moved to San Francisco, Calif., in 1968. In California, she taught at such institutions as the New Coll...

Kingston, Maxine Hong

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Corso, Gregory

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American writer, primarily of poetry, Corso was born in New York City in 1930. He worked as a migrant laborer, newspaper reporter for the L.A. Examiner, and merchant seaman before joining the English Department at SUNY Buffalo in 1965. In the mid-1950s he began to give public readings of his poetry, often sharing the stage with other Beat poets. His 1958 volume, GASOLINE, marks the beginning of his long association with San Francisco's City Lights Bookstore and the Bay Area in general, which fig...

DeFeo, Jay, 1929-1989

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Artist Mary Joan (Jay) DeFeo was born in Hanover, New Hampshire in 1929 and moved with her family to the San Francisco Bay Area at age three. She earned a B.A. and an M.A. in Fine Arts at UC Berkeley and won a fellowship after graduation that took her to France, Spain, northern Africa and Italy. In Florence she met artist Clinton Hill, with whom she developed a lasting friendship. In the mid-1950s DeFeo settled in San Francisco and met regularly with Beat poets and artists including Joan and Wil...

Duncan, Robert, 1919-1988

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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 B...

Reed, Ishmael, 1938-....

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Everson, William, 1912-1994

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American poet, printer, and activist. Everson was a conscientious objector during the later years of World War II, and was associated with Kenneth Rexroth and his circle in San Francisco in the late 1940s. He converted to Roman Catholicism in 1949, joined the Catholic Workers Movement, and eventually entered the Dominican Religious Order in 1950, taking the name Brother Antoninus. Everson was associated with the San Francisco Renaissance of the late 1950s. He left the Dominican order in 1971. ...

Joans, Ted

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Ted Joans, African-American poet, jazz musician, and surrealist painter, was born July 4, 1928, in Cairo, Illinois. He became a well-known poet from the Beat movement and established the jazz poetry scene. He died on May 7, 2003 in Vancouver, B.C. From the description of Ted Joans papers, 1948-2002. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 697543004 African American poet; b. 1928. From the description of Ted Joans collection, 1972-1976. (Boston U...

Micheline, Jack, 1929-1998

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American artist and poet, b. Nov. 6, 1929; d. Feb. 27, 1998. A major figure in the Beat Generation and the San Francisco Renaissance. From the description of Jack Micheline archival collection, 1958-1998. (Utah State University). WorldCat record id: 301740482 American author, b. Nov. 6, 1929; d. Feb. 27, 1998. From the description of Jack Micheline papers, 1948-1986. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 122647626 ...

Rich, Adrienne, 1929-2012

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Adrienne Cecile Rich, poet, author, feminist, and teacher, was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on May 16, 1929, the daughter of Helen (Jones) and Arnold Rice Rich. She attended the Roland Park Country School in Baltimore, Md. (1938-47). A 1951 graduate of Radcliffe College, in that year she won the Yale Younger Poets Award with the publication of her first book, A Change of World . Following her studies at Oxford University (winter 1952-53), she traveled through Europe. The following de...

Ferlinghetti, Lawrence

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American poet. From the description of Lawrence Ferlinghetti correspondence with Tram Combs, 1957-1964. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 37971574 American poet, editor and publisher. Born Lawrence Ferling, March [24?], 1919. Owner of City Lights Books, San Francisco. Representative figure of the Beat movement. From the description of Lawrence Ferlinghetti papers, 1919-2003. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 7879719...

Kyger, Joanne

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Joanne Kyger is a West Coast poet who emerged as the Beat movement was beginning to wane in the 1960s. Kyger attended the University of California at Santa Barbara from 1952 to 1956, where she took classes with Hugh Kenner and Paul Wienphal both of whom were important to the development of her poetry. In 1957 she met John Wieners at The Place, a poetry bar, and through him met Robert Duncan and Jack Spicer; it was also during this time that she first met Gary Snyder. Later Kyger moved to the Eas...

Dorn, Edward

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Poet, novelist, and translator; b. 1929. From the description of Edward Dorn papers, 1956-1993. (University of Connecticut). WorldCat record id: 28417585 Author. From the description of Letters 1959-1965. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 702669723 American poet Edward Dorn was born April 2, 1929 in Villa Grove, Illinois. Edward Dorn attended Black Mountain College in North Carolina for several years, receiving a BA in 1954. Although poets associ...

Holmes, John Clellon, 1926-1988

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Author. From the description of Reminiscences of John Clellon Holmes : oral history, 1976. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309740414 American writer and educator John Clellon Holmes (1926-1988), author of novels, short stories, essays, and poems, was best known as a chronicler of the ideology and lifestyle of the "Beat generation writers." Holmes's semi-autobiographical novel Go, publish...

Gunn, Thom

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Thom Gunn was born in Gravesend, Kent, England, in 1929. His first book of poems, "Fighting Terms," was published in 1954, and Gunn was awarded a creative writing fellowship at Stanford University in the same year. From 1958 to 1966 and 1973 to 1990 he taught at the University of California, Berkeley. He received numerous awards during his life, most notably the MacArthur Fellowship for lifetime achievement in poetry in 1993. Gunn passed away in San Francisco, California, in 2004. Fr...

Whalen, Philip

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Snyder, Gary W.

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Lamantia, Philip, 1927-2005

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American poet. From the description of Cool ; New York blank poem New York ; [typed letter signed, to LeRoi Jones] : typescripts, 1959 / Philip Lamantia. 1959. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 18423222 ...

Conner, Bruce, 1933-2008

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Born in McPherson, Kansas, in 1933, Bruce Conner spent his childhood and young adulthood in nearby Wichita. Upon graduating from Wichita High School East, Conner went on to study art at Wichita University and University of Nebraska, where he met his wife-to-be, Jean Sandstedt. He continued art studies at the Brooklyn Art School and the University of Colorado. In 1957, at the urging of his childhood friend, the poet Michael McClure, and attracted by stories of a vibrant art and literary scene tha...

Jordan, June, 1936-2002

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June Jordan was born in Harlem, New York on July 9, 1936. Jordan fostered a love of literature and writing poetry as a child. She attended Barnard College and University of Chicago. June Jordan married in 1955 and had one child. A poet, novelist, essayist, editor and children's author, Jordan published her first poetry collection, Who Look at Me, in 1969. Jordan was a visiting scholar/poet at many institutions, including MacAlester College, City College of the City University of New York, Univer...