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us: Cornish, Sam

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    • Birth Date

    • Birth Place

        (naf) Baltimore (Md.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Army. Medical Corps
        • Organization: (naf) Enoch Pratt Free Library
        • Organization: (naf) Goddard College
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        (lcsh) Essayists
          (lcsh) Novelists
            (lcsh) Poet
              (lcsh) Photographers
                (lcsh) African American authors
                  (lcsh) Illustrators
              • Sources

                • found: His In this corner, 1964.
                • found: Info. converted from 678, 2012-10-02 (b. 12-22-1935)
                • found: The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature, accessed via The Oxford African American Studies Center online database, July 27, 2014: (Cornish, Sam; Samuel James Cornish; essayist, children's book writer / illustrator, photographer; born 22 December 1935 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States; served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps (1958--1960), worked at the Enoch Pratt Free Library; became part of Baltimore's political and literary underground, self-publishing a sixteen-page pamphlet entitled Generations and Other Poems (1964); in 1968 won the Humanities Institute of Coppin State College Poetry Prize for his "influence on the Coppin poets" and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts; in Baltimore worked in secondary school and college writing programs; in the mid-1970s worked in Boston with the Educational Development Corporation and attended Goddard College in Vermont; since the 1980s he has divided his time between bookselling and teaching creative writing and literature at Emerson College in Boston)
              • LC Classification

                • PS3553.O68
              • Change Notes

                • 1980-05-01: new
                • 2016-07-06: revised
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