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Cid Corman Letters

An inventory of his letters at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: JB
Date: April 1988

Biographical History

Cid Corman was a Boston-born poet, editor and translator. He was owner of the Origin Press and editor and publisher of Origin magazine.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Cid Corman Letters contain mostly family correspondence and some outgoing correspondence to his friends. The letters provide a view both of Cid Corman's private life and his growth as a poet. In addition, these letters illuminate the financial hardships he experienced as editor of Origin, his poetry magazine. While living in Kyoto, Japan during the early 1950s, Corman traveled much of the time yet he continued to have close ties with his family, especially his brother Leonard. While in Kyoto, he published Sun Rock Man and Hearth, among other works.


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Subject Headings


Corman, Cid
Creeley, Robert, 1926-
Eigner, Larry, 1927-
Enslin, Ted
Fang, Achilles
Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972
Taggart, John, 1942-

Associated Titles



American poetry -- 20th century.
Bohemianism, United States
Literature, Experimental
Poets, American

Genres and Forms

Letters (correspondence)



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Cid Corman Letters to Arthur Macfarland,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information


Table of Contents

Family correspondence

General correspondence