George Oppen

George Oppen (April 24, 1908 – July 7, 1984) was an American poet, best known as one of the members of the Objectivist group of poets.wikipedia
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George Oppen (April 24, 1908 – July 7, 1984) was an American poet, best known as one of the members of the Objectivist group of poets.
The core group consisted of the Americans Zukofsky, Williams, Charles Reznikoff, George Oppen and Carl Rakosi, and the British poet Basil Bunting.

Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

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He returned to poetry—and to the United States—in 1958, and received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1969.

Oregon State University

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In 1926, Oppen started attending Oregon State Agricultural College (what is now Oregon State University).

Louis Zukofsky

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In 1929 and 1930 he and Mary spent some time in New York, where they met Louis Zukofsky, Charles Reznikoff, musician Tibor Serly, and designer Russel Wright, among others.
Zukofsky quarrelled bitterly with George Oppen after Oppen accused Zukofsky of using obscurity as a tactic.

Charles Reznikoff

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In 1929 and 1930 he and Mary spent some time in New York, where they met Louis Zukofsky, Charles Reznikoff, musician Tibor Serly, and designer Russel Wright, among others.
Around the time the Objectivist issue of Poetry appeared, Reznikoff, Zukofsky and George Oppen set up To Publishers and later the Objectivist Press, essentially to publish their own work.

Mary Oppen

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Here he met Mary Colby, a fiercely independent young woman from Grants Pass, Oregon.
She was raised in the Pacific Northwest and later met George Oppen who was born in New Rochelle, New York, on 24 April 1908, in 1928 while both were students at Oregon State University.

Michael Davidson (poet)

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Davidson served as the first curator of the Mandeville Department of Special Collections (UCSD) where the George Oppen papers are stored.

Ezra Pound

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The short-lived publishing venture managed to launch works by William Carlos Williams and Ezra Pound.
In addition to Eliot, Joyce, Lewis, Frost, Williams, Hemingway and Conrad Aiken, he befriended and helped Marianne Moore, Louis Zukofsky, Jacob Epstein, Basil Bunting, E. E. Cummings, Margaret Anderson, George Oppen and Charles Olson.

Michael Heller (poet)

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The impetus for his continued interest in this particular group of poets began with Heller's discovery of the poetry of George Oppen (and with whom he began a correspondence in the 1960s).

Charles Tomlinson

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In his book Some Americans Tomlinson acknowledges his poetic debts to modern American poetry, in particular William Carlos Williams, George Oppen, Marianne Moore, and Louis Zukofsky, as well as artists like Georgia O'Keeffe and Arshile Gorky.

Burton Hatlen

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The second journal, Sagetrieb, which was founded by Hatlen in 1982, focuses on the study of contemporary and Objectivist poets such as George Oppen, William Carlos Williams and Louis Zukofsky.

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George Oppen (April 24, 1908 – July 7, 1984) was an American poet, best known as one of the members of the Objectivist group of poets.

House Un-American Activities Committee

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He abandoned poetry in the 1930s for political activism and later moved to Mexico to avoid the attentions of the House Un-American Activities Committee.

New Rochelle, New York

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Oppen was born in New Rochelle, New York, into a Jewish family.

San Francisco

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In 1917, the family moved to San Francisco where Oppen attended Warren Military Academy.

Cecil Alec Mace

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After this period, he traveled to England and Scotland by himself, visiting his stepmother's relative, and attending lectures by C.A. Mace, professor in philosophy at St. Andrews.

University of St Andrews

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After this period, he traveled to England and Scotland by himself, visiting his stepmother's relative, and attending lectures by C.A. Mace, professor in philosophy at St. Andrews.

Grants Pass, Oregon

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Here he met Mary Colby, a fiercely independent young woman from Grants Pass, Oregon.

Tibor Serly

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In 1929 and 1930 he and Mary spent some time in New York, where they met Louis Zukofsky, Charles Reznikoff, musician Tibor Serly, and designer Russel Wright, among others.

Russel Wright

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In 1929 and 1930 he and Mary spent some time in New York, where they met Louis Zukofsky, Charles Reznikoff, musician Tibor Serly, and designer Russel Wright, among others.

California

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In 1930 George and Mary moved to California and then to France, where, thanks to their financial input, they were able to establish To Publishers and act as printer/publishers with Zukofsky as editor.

France

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In 1930 George and Mary moved to California and then to France, where, thanks to their financial input, they were able to establish To Publishers and act as printer/publishers with Zukofsky as editor.

William Carlos Williams

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The short-lived publishing venture managed to launch works by William Carlos Williams and Ezra Pound.