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Cid Corman Collection of Poetry, Translations, and Edited Works, 1962-2005


Quantity

121 items

Provenance

The collection was donated to the Archives and Special Collections Department of the Healey Library at the University of Massachusetts Boston Library by Kevin Bowen, Joiner Center, UMass Boston, on June 21, 2007. He purchased the collection from Longhouse Publishers and Booksellers of Guilford, VT.

Biography

Cid Corman was born in 1934 in Roxbury, Massachusetts, and grew up in Dorchester. He graduated from Tufts University in 1941 and did graduate work at the University of Michigan, the University of North Carolina and the Sorbonne.

A very prolific poet, editor and translator, Corman was the owner of the Origin Press, and he edited and published Origin magazine.  While living in Boston he worked to promote the poetry community through events and a radio program.  He moved to Japan in the late 1950s and continued to edit Origin, write poetry and translate Japanese works.  He died in 2004.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of 121 items that have been cataloged to Special Collections.  The collection includes volumes of poetry written by Cid Corman, volumes of poetry by other authors that were edited or translated by Cid Corman and two series of the periodical Origins, edited by the poet.  All of the volumes have been classed under Corman’s LC classification number (PS3553.O65) thereby allowing all items to be shelved together.  Also, the bibliographic records in the Healey Library catalog of all of the titles in the collection include the collection note and can be searched by the collection title as a keyword search. 

In addition to the cataloged monographs and serials, the collection contains a small number of broadsides, publicity material and miscellaneous publications.  These can be found in one folder and are in the document case adjacent to the published works.  Several of the published works are very small volumes and are stored in the document case.  These are noted on the enclosed title list.

 

Title list of the Cid Corman collection of poetry, translations, and edited works.

Blanchot, Maurice and Cid Corman. The Instant of My Death [Instant de ma mort.]. Green River, Vt.: Longhouse, 2002. [in d.c.]

Cohen, Marcel and Cid Corman. The Peacock Emperor Moth. Sâerie d'Âecriture. [Grand paon-de-nuit.]. Vol. 9. Providence, RI: Burning Deck, 1995.

———. The Peacock Emperor Moth. Longhouse. [Grand paon-de-nuit.]. Vol. spring 1992 [scout supplement]. Green River, Vt.: Longhouse, 1992, 1992.

Corman, Cid. The Exultations. Eugene, OR: Mountains and Rivers Press, 2005.

———. Sun Rock Man ; Sonne Fels Mensch. Rimbach: Verl. im Wald, 2004.

———. For Crying Out Loud. 1st ed. Eugene, Or.: Mountain and Rivers Press, 2002.

———. The Despairs : Book One of a Trilogy. 1st ed. Mena, Ark.: Cedar Hill Publications, 2001.

———. Just for Now : Poems. 1st ed. Eugene, OR: Mountains & Rivers Press, 2001.

———. In the Clear. Green River, Vt.: Longhouse, 2000. [in d.c.]

———. Going Going. Berkeley, Calif.: Tangram, 1999.

———. Nothing Doing. New York: New Directions, 1999.

———. Together. Guilford, Vt.: Longhouse, 1999.

———. Of : Volume Three. Kyoto, Japan; Guilford, VT: Origin Press; Distributed by Longhouse, 1998.

———. The Practice of Poetry : Reconsiderations of Louis Zukofsky's A Test of Poetry. 1st ed. Vermont: Longhouse-Origin, 1998.

———. How Now : Poems. 1st ed. Boulder, Colo.: Cityful Press, 1995.

———. All Yours. New York, N.Y.: The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art, 1991.

———. Where were we Now : Essays & Postscriptum. Seattle: Broken Moon Press, 1991.

———. Of. Venice, CA; Novato, CA: Lapis; Distributed by Publishers' Services, 1990.

———. "Shadow Play." (1990).

———. And the Word : Poems. Minneapolis; Saint Paul, Minn.: Coffee House Press; Distributor, Consortium Book Sales and Distribution, 1987.

———. At Once. Kyoto, Japan; Saint Paul, Minn.: Origin Press; American distribution ... by Bookslinger, 1985.

———. Tabernacle. Boston: Origin Press, 1980.

———. Of Course. Boston, Mass.: Origin Press, 1978. [in d.c.]

———. So. Boston, Mass.: Origin Press, 1978. [in d.c.]

———. Antics. Boston, Mass.: Origin Press, 1977.

———. Belongings. Boston: Origin Press, 1977. [in d.c.]

———. Gratis. Boston, Mass.: Origin Press, 1977.

———. The Act of Poetry and Two Other Essays. Sparrow. Vol. 44. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Black Sparrow Press, 1976.

———. For the Asking : [Poems]. Sparrow. Vol. 51. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Black Sparrow Press, 1976.

———. Meed. Kyoto, Japan: Origin Press, 1976. [in d.c.]

———. For Dear Life. Sparrow. Vol. 33. Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1975.

———. The Gist of Origin, 1951-1971 : An Anthology. New York: Grossman Publishers, 1975.

———. Once and for all : Poems for William Bronk. New Rochelle, N.Y.: Elizabeth Press, 1975.

———. Unless : [Poem]. Kyoto: Origin Press, 1975. [in d.c.]

———. O/i. New Rochelle, N.Y.: Elizabeth Press, 1974.

———. Yet. New Rochelle, N.Y.: Elizabeth Press, 1974. [in d.c.]

———. For Now. Kyoto: Origin Press, 1971. [in d.c.]

———. Livingdying, Poems. New Directions Book. New York: New Directions Pub. Corp., 1970.

———. Nigh. New Rochelle, N.Y.: Elizabeth Press, 1970. [in d.c.]

———. Plight : [Poems]. New Rochelle, N.Y.: Elizabeth Press, 1970.

———. No More. New Rochelle, N.Y.: Elizabeth Press, 1969. [in d.c.]

———. & : [Poems]. New Rochelle, N.Y.: Elizabeth Press, 1968.

———. No Less. New Rochelle, N.Y.: Elizabeth Press, 1968. [in d.c.]

———. Words for each Other. Poetry USA Series. London: Rapp & Carroll, 1967.

———. For Good. Kyoto: Origin Press, 1964. [in d.c.]

———. Sun Rock Man. 1st ed. Kyoto, Japan: Origin Press, 1962.

Corman, Cid and Bob Arnold. The Famous Blue Aerogrammes. Green River, Vt.: Longhouse, 2004.

———. The Faith of Poetry. Green River, Brattleboro, Vermont: Longhouse, 1989.

Corman, Cid, Bob Arnold, and Longhouse Publishers and Booksellers. Grass for a Pillow. Green River, Vt.: Longhouse, 2005. [in d.c.]

Corman, Cid, Zeno Bianu, and Longhouse Publishers and Booksellers. From Zeno Bianu's Takes on the Chinese (I Ching) Book of Changes. Green River, Vt.: Longhouse, 2004. [in d.c.]

Corman, Cid and Philippe Briet. Tributary : Poems. Ep. 1st ed. Vol. 3. New York: Edgewise Press, 1999.

Corman, Cid and Granite Press. One Day. Litija: Granite Press, 2000.

Corman, Cid and Hull Press. 5 Poems. Springfield, IL: Hull Press, 2004.

Corman, Cid and National Poetry Foundation. "Origin." (1985, 1951).

Denis, Philippe and Cid Corman. From Nugae [Nugae.]. Green River, Vt.: Longhouse, 2001. [in d.c.]

Du, Fu and Cid Corman. This is it. Green River, Vt.: Longhouse, 2003. [in d.c.]

Kusano, Shinpei, Cid Corman, and Susumu Kamaike. Asking Myself, Answering Myself [Poems.]. New York: New Directions, 1984.

Matsuo, Bashåo and Cid Corman. Little enough : 49 Haiku. 1st ed. Frankfort, Ky.: Gnomon Press, 1991.

———. Born of a Dream : 50 Haiku. 1st ed. Frankfort, Ky.: Gnomon Press, 1988.

———. One Man's Moon : 50 Haiku. Frankfort, Ky.: Gnomon Press, 1984.

Matsuo, Bashåo, Cid Corman, and Susumu Kamaike. Back Roads to Far Towns : Bashåo's Travel Journal. Companions for the Journey. [Oku no hosomichi.]. Vol. 5. Buffalo, N.Y.: White Pine Press, 2004.

Matsuo, Bashåo, Cid Corman, Susumu Kamaike, Ikutada Hayakawa, and Robert Hass. Back Roads to Far Towns : Bashåo's Oku-no-Hosomichi. Ecco Travels. [Oku no hosomichi.]. 1st Ecco ed. Hopewell, NJ: Ecco Press, 1996.

Mèuller, Inge, Cid Corman, and Nicolas Linkert. Inge Mèuller. 50 Numbers that just Happen. Brattleboro Vt.: Longhouse, 1995. [in d.c.]

Niedecker, Lorine and Cid Corman. The Granite Pail : The Selected Poems of Lorine Niedecker. San Francisco: North Point Press, 1985.

Pilinszky, Jâanos and Cid Corman. Jâanos Pilinszky : Born & Died in Budapest (1921-1981). Green River, Vt.: Longhouse, 2003. [in d.c.]

Saigyåo and Cid Corman. Being Saigyo : Japanese Buddhist Monk (1118-1190). Green River, Vt.: Longhouse, 2001. [in d.c.]

Sappho, Cid Corman, and Mary Barnard. Wee Ones [Selections.]. Green River, Vt.: Longhouse, 2003. [in d.c.]