Fonds MsC-91 - Jamie Reid fonds

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Jamie Reid fonds

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  • [196?]-2005 (Creation)
    Reid, Jamie

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1 m of textual records and other material

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Canadian poet Jamie Reid was born on April 10, 1941 in Timmins, Ontario. Reid co-founded the influential poetry newsletter TISH in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1961 with George Bowering, Frank Davey and Fred Wah. He published his first collection of poems, The Man Whose Path Was on Fire, in 1969. A short time later he dedicated himself to communist organizing in Ontario, and ceased publishing. Reid returned to Vancouver in 1990 and to print in 1994 with Prez: Homage to Lester Young, a verse-biography of the famed jazz saxophonist, and later published DaDaBaBy, a journal and chapbook press. He was married to painter Carol Reid. Reid passed away in Vancouver on June 25, 2015.

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Fonds includes correspondence, manuscripts, drafts, notebooks, posters, published material, and computer discs.

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Created May 15, 2014, LZ

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