Cid Corman

Cid Corman, internationally acclaimed poet, translator, and editor of the seminal journal Origin, was born in 1924 and raised in the vicinity of Boston. Robert Creeley gave his first public reading on Corman’s “This Is Poetry,” one of the first all-poetry radio programs in America. His lifelong travels took him across North America and Canada and into Europe and Japan, where he settled finally for nearly a half century in Kyoto with his wife Shizumi Konshi. His literary friendships ranged widely from Creeley, Charles Olson, William Bronk, Lorine Niedecker, and Theodore Enslin, to flocks of younger and unknown poets forever welcomed to his door. The world lost Cid Corman in 2004.

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