Papers of Rae Armantrout, American poet and teacher. The papers primarily document Armantrout's writing, including typescripts
of individual poems and published manuscripts, her personal journals, as well as an extensive amount of correspondence with
other American poets. The collection also includes teaching materials and notebooks from literature courses Armantrout taught
at UCSD between 2000 and 2008. In addition, the papers contain promotional materials from poetry readings and conferences,
as well as a small amount of biographical material.
Rae Armantrout was born on April 12, 1947, in Vallejo, California, and grew up in San Diego. Armantrout studied literature
at UC Berkeley, where she received her bachelor's degree in 1970. She later received her master's degree in creative writing
from San Francisco State University in 1975. Armantrout is one of the founding members of the West Coast "Language Poetry"
movements and worked with other Language poets including Bob Perelman, Ron Silliman, and Lyn Hejinian. Armantrout and her
husband Chuck Korkegien returned to San Diego in the early 1980s.
10.2 Linear feet
23 archives boxes and 2 oversize folders
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.