Ed Dorn


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Illinois-born poet, studied at Black Mountain College under Charles Olson, about whose work he wrote a critical study, What I See in the Maximus Poems (1960). His own poetry, often loose and idiomatic, appears in many collections, including Gunslinger, whose four “Books” were gathered in 1975, and in Selected Poems (1978). Views (1980) contains essays, some reminiscing about Black Mountain, and Interviews (1980) prints tape-recorded conversations.

Subjects: Literature.

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