The Caliban records including correspondence, clippings, broadsides, photographs, publications, writings and proofs.
Founded in 1986 in Ann Arbor, Michigan by Lawrence R. Smith, Caliban was a literary journal that fostered the talents of some
of the most innovative, diverse and experimental writers and poets in the U.S. Among the individuals published in its pages
were Amiri Baraka, Raymond Carver, Wanda Coleman, Robert Bly, Colette Inez, Louise Erdrich, Gary Soto, W.S. Merwin, Maxine
Hong Kingston, Robert Creely, Gerald Vizenor and William S. Burroughs. In addition, it featured the work of such international
writers as Aimé Césaire, Robert Desnos, Massimo Mori, and Susana Thénon, and highlighted the work of several visual artists,
including Joseph Nechvetal, Emmi Whitehorse, Diane Gamboa and Robert Longo.
8 cartons, 1 oversize box, 1 oversize folder
(8.5 linear feet)
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