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Curvd H&z Press fonds
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62.5 cm of textual records
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The Canadian poet John W. Curry (jw curry) created the Curvd H&z Press in Toronto in 1979. Curvd H&z Press continues the tradition of such 1960s Canadian poetry presses as Gronk, Ganglia and Blewointment. It is particularly interested in offbeat, experimental, concrete and sound poetry. The writers include such well-known poets as bp nichol and Steve McCaffery, and lesser known ones like Peggy Lefler, William Maki and John Curry himself.
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The fonds consists of printed and signed ephemera issued in various series. A few leaflets and pamphlets were issued in the preliminary or "Zero Series", most of them in extremely limited runs (as few as five in some cases). The main series also began in 1979, and as of mid-1983 the press had issued over 200 items. The majority of these are small in format and the runs vary from 25 to 200. Most are printed with rubber stamps, but typesetting and photocopying are also used occasionally. There have been many accruals to the fonds, beginning in 1983 and ending in 2000.
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The first accrual was purchased from Nelson Ball in 1983. Other accruals were obtained from John W. Curry.
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Online Finding Aid for 1983 Accrual Online Finding Aid for 1987 Accrual Online Finding Aid for 1988 and 1989 Accruals Online Finding Aid for 1990 Accrual Online Finding Aid for 1991-1998 Accruals Online Finding Aid for 1992 Accrual Online Finding Aid for 1999 Accrual Online Finding Aid for the Fonds Addendum
In addition to the finding aid, see also David Uu, Curvd H&z: A Catalogue ([1993?]), Mills Research Collections Reference, Z232.C977U8 1993.
Further accruals are not expected.
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