Fonds MsC-37 - Shaunt Basmajian fonds

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Shaunt Basmajian fonds

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  • [1970?-1989?] (Creation)
    Basmajian, Shaunt

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2.7 m of textual records

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Shaunt Basmajian, poet, was born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1950 and emigrated to Canada at the age of seven. He was a founder of the Canadian Poetry Association, co-founder of Old Nun Publications, and was a member of the Parliament Street Library poetry group. He died in 1990, aged 39. The Shaunt Basmajian Chapbook Award, presented annually to a Canadian poet, was established in his memory and ran from 1996-2008.

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The fonds consists of manuscripts, correspondence and other textual material.

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Created May 20, 2014, LZ

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