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Allan Safarik fonds. - 1970-1989. - 6 m of textual record and graphic material.

Biographical Sketch

Poet and editor, Allan Safarik was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1948. He received his B.A. in English from Simon Fraser University. His poetry has been published in numerous literary journals and in several anthologies. In addition, he has published several volumes of poetry: Okira (1975), The Heart is Altered (1979), The Naked Machine Rides On (1980), Advertisement for Paradise (1986), and has edited Vancouver Poetry. Since 1990 Safarik has worked as editor of literary projects with Polestar Press which publishes general trade books with special interest in poetry, fiction, sports, juvenile and young-adult fiction.

Scope and Content

The fonds contains Allan Safarik's personal papers dating from approximately 1970 to 1989 and includes literary correspondence, his correspondence as a publisher and as a member of the League of Canadian Poets, manuscripts, research materials, publicity, clippings for his books of poetry and for books he has edited, and photographs.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: acquired from Allan Safarik in 1990.

Language: material in the fonds is in English.

Restrictions: some correspondence restricted.

Finding Aid: box list available.

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