Sunday, November 2

Edward Dorn - The Collected Poems 1956 - 1974


"Another volume plucked from the old Just Buffalo library before the sale. When we were putting our archive together for The Poetry Collection at SUNY Buffalo, I came across a great photo of Dorn Reading for Just Buffalo in 1977. I sent a jpeg of it to Tom Raworth a few years back, which he posted to his website. I can't seem to find it at the moment, but if you look for images of Dorn, you'll probably find it somewhere. In it he is probably about 50. He stands before a pair of old windows, wearing jeans, cowboy boots, a black shirt and a leather jacket. His arms are leaning on what appears to be some kind of bar -- possibly a gymnast's apparatus or more likely a dancer's. He looks rather like a movie star. I think the reading took place at the Allentown Community Center, which I am told was Just Buffalo's original home. Maybe some of the older Buffalo crowd can add some of their memories of the event."
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Edward Dorn Papers

2007 December: Edward Dorn, 1929-1999, 2011 February: Slinger, 2011 April: The North Atlantic Turbine, 2012 September: Fulcrum Press, 2014 September: Tom Clark - Edward Dorn (1929-1999).


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