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Lionel Kearns fonds. - 1955-1990. - 13 m of textual record.

Biographical Sketch

Poet, short-story writer and educator, Lionel Kearns was born in Nelson, British Columbia in 1937. He studied at UBC, where he became involved with the tish group of poets, and the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University. Kearns was writer-in-residence at Concordia University (1982-83), first writer-in-electronic-resident on the "Wired Writers" Network (1988), and a teacher of literature at Simon Fraser University since 1966. He continues to write poetry that ranges from a concern with semantics and semiology to a concern with performance and effect. He has also worked in other genres, such as film, and has studied the interconnections between poetry, computers and consciousness.

Scope and Content

The Lionel Kearns fonds includes correspondence; personal papers; manuscripts and typescripts of published works; research notes; poetry worksheets; teaching notes; material from other literary activities; reviews and promotional material.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: acquired from Lionel Kearns in 1990. [1990-09]

Language: material in the fonds is in English.

Restrictions: some restrictions on access.

Finding Aid: preliminary finding aid available.

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