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(1942 – 2018), United Kingdom

William Corbett Biography

William Corbett (October 11, 1942–August 10, 2018) was an American poet, essayist, editor, educator, and publisher.

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Corbett's work and public readings acknowledge the influence on him of jazz, modernist and imagist poetry (especially William Carlos Williams and Ezra Pound in his later work), the group of poets in Donald Allen's seminal anthology The New American Poetry 1945–1960, many of them from the Black Mountain College community (most notably Allen Ginsberg, Frank O'Hara, James Schuyler, his friends Robert Creeley and John Wieners, and his mentor, Charles Olson), classical Chinese poets (mainly Li Po), and French poetry of the mid-19th to early 20th centuries (especially Guillaume Apollinaire).

Text courtesy Dellasposa Gallery.

William Corbett Featured Artworks

Colony Room Bar by William Corbett contemporary artwork photography
William CorbettColony Room BarFujifilm DPII Professional colour paper
21 x 30 cm
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Colony Room Door by William Corbett contemporary artwork painting, photography, moving image
William CorbettColony Room DoorFujifilm DPII Professional colour paper
21 x 30 cm
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