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Dorn, Ed (1929–1999) By Spong, Stephanie

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1113-1
Published: 01/10/2016
Retrieved: 28 November 2023, from


Born in southern Illinois, Edward Merton Dorn marked the trail westward for the Black Mountain poets. He followed the advice of mentor Charles Olson (1910–1970) ‘to dig’ a subject tirelessly to understand the broader strokes of poetry, politics, race and economics in the mid-twentieth century.

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Spong, Stephanie. "Dorn, Ed (1929–1999)." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 28 Nov. 2023 doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM1113-1

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