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Roo Borson and Kim Maltman fonds [textual record (some electronic), graphic material, object] 

Date(s)

[1970]-2006

Lieu de création

Ontario

8.96 m of textual records.
2.012 MB of textual records.
4 photographs.
2 t-shirts.

Portée et contenu

The fonds of poets Roo Borson and Kim Maltman consists of correspondence with Canadian, U.S. and international writers, publishers, poetry magazines, reading venues, universities and granting agencies; student drafts and feedback from formative courses at Goddard College and UBC; drafts and proofs for their published volumes of poetry including: Landfall (Borson 1977); The Country of the Mapmakers (Maltman 1977); In the Smoky Light of the Fields (Borson 1980); Rain (Borson 1980); A Sad Device (Borson 1981); Branch Lines (Maltman 1982); The Sicknesses of Hats (Maltman 1982);The Whole Night Coming Home (Borson 1984); The Transparence of November/Snow (Borson and Maltman 1985); Softened Violence (Maltman 1984); Technologies/Installations (Maltman 1990); Water Memory (Borson 1996); Intent or, The Weight of the World (Borson 1989); and Short Journey Upriver Towards Oishida (Borson 2004). Also includes drafts of their work edited by other poets (particularly Dennis Lee, Jan Zwicky and Don McKay), drafts of essays, documents from editing work and jury work as well as manuscripts by other writers. Fonds is arranged in the following series': Series 1. Manuscripts, Submissions and Formative Writing; Series 2. Professional Activities : Correspondence and Printed Material; Series 3. Correspondence with Other Writers and Friends; Series 4. Editing : Manuscripts and Correspondence; Series 5. Teaching; and Series 6. Mementoes : printed material and correspondence.

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Biographie / Histoire administrative

Roo Borson is the author of nine books of poetry and one book of essays (single authored). She has been shortlisted for the Governor General's Award (for The Whole Night, Coming Home in 1984 and Night Walk, Selected Poems in 1994); and won the Governor General's Award (2004), the CBC Literary Award (1982, 1989 and 1991), the Pat Lowther Award (2005) and the Griffin Prize (2005 for Short Journey Upriver Toward Oishida).

Born Ruth Elizabeth Borson in Berkeley, California in 1952, Roo Borson majored in religious studies at University of Santa Barbara and took literature and writing classes at Goddard College in Vermont before moving to Vancouver in 1974 with her then husband, Bruce Millar. Borson worked as a library clerk for the Vancouver Public Library, in 1975 she began studying full-time at the University of British Columbia and she received a MFA in Creative writing in 1977. Since that time she has focused on poetry and editing work, while taking on casual employment (e.g. as a lab technician in the Physics Department at the University of Toronto). Borson was poetry editor for Descant and Canadian Author. Borson has been writer-in-residence at the University of Western Ontario (1987-88), at Concordia University (1993), at the University of Toronto (1998), at Green College (graduate residence at UBC) (2000) and the University of Guelph (2005). Her work has been published in many anthologies including The New Oxford Book of Canadian Verse, the Norton Introduction to Poetry, and the Norton Introduction to Literature.

Kim Maltman is a poet and particle physicist. Maltman has published five books of poetry (single authored) and he won the CBC Literary Award (1990) for a group of poems from Technologies/Installations. Born in 1950 in Medicine Hat, Maltman grew up in nearby Ralston, Alberta. He graduated from the University of Calgary and began studying at UBC in 1974. Maltman teaches at York University where he is Professor of Applied Mathematics and he is affiliated with the Special Research Centre for the Subatomic Structure of Matter at the University of Adelaide. His research interests are in theoretical particle physics

Borson and Maltman first met in 1975 as students at the University of British Columbia in the advanced poetry seminar at UBC taught by Pat Lowther and then Robert Bringhurst. They took courses at various times with George McWhirter and J. Michael Yates. Their first collections (Borson's Landfall (1977) and Maltman's The Country of the Mapmakers (1977)) were produced through Yates' encouragement and published by Fiddlehead (where they were both listed as Fiddlehead Poetry Book no. 217).

In 1977, the two moved to Toronto where Maltman completed a PhD at the University of Toronto. During this time, Borson and Maltman sought mentorship and advice regarding their writing from Dennis Lee and Timothy Findley: both writers-in-residence at the University of Toronto during the 1970's/1980's. During May 1983-Aug. 1985, they spent time in Berkeley/Oakland California for Maltman to do a post-doctoral fellowship at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory in Berkeley. They then moved to Los Alamos, New Mexico, where Maltman was a postdoc at Los Alamos National Lab, 1985-1986. The poets have lived at the following addresses: they first lived together on W. 16th in Vancouver; then on Doncaster (near the UBC Endowment Lands) in Vancouver. When they first moved to Toronto in 1977 they lived in an apartment at 460 Winona Dr they and moved to 708-88 Bernard St. sometime in the summer of 1978 and lived there several years; then they moved to an apartment below (406-88 Bernard). Many of these addresses appear in the documents within their fonds. During Kim's postdoctoral work, they lived at 336 Forest St. in Oakland, California from April 1983 until August 1985, then after that at 3262 B Walnut St in Los Alamos, New Mexico from August 85- October 1986. In 1986, they bought a house together in Toronto where they have lived since 1987. They frequently spend time in Adelaide, where Maltman collaborates with other researchers at the CSSM at the University of Adelaide. Roo Borson and Kim Maltman have published a collaborative work The Transparence of November/Snow (1985). The two poets also participate in the collaborative writing group Pain Not Bread with visual artist Andy Patton which published Introduction to the Introduction to Wang Wei in 2000. Roo Borson is the author of nine books of poetry and one book of essays (single authored). She has been shortlisted for the Governor General's Award (for The Whole Night, Coming Home in 1984 and Night Walk, Selected Poems in 1994); and won the Governor General's Award (2004), the CBC Literary Award (1982, 1989 and 1991), the Pat Lowther Award (2005) and the Griffin Prize (2005 for Short Journey Upriver Toward Oishida).

Born Ruth Elizabeth Borson in Berkeley, California in 1952, Roo Borson majored in religious studies at University of Santa Barbara and took literature and writing classes at Goddard College in Vermont before moving to Vancouver in 1974 with her then husband, Bruce Millar. Borson worked as a library clerk for the Vancouver Public Library, in 1975 she began studying full-time at the University of British Columbia and she received a MFA in Creative writing in 1977. Since that time she has focused on poetry and editing work, while taking on casual employment (e.g. as a lab technician in the Physics Department at the University of Toronto). Borson was poetry editor for Descant and Canadian Author. Borson has been writer-in-residence at the University of Western Ontario (1987-88), at Concordia University (1993), at the University of Toronto (1998), at Green College (graduate residence at UBC) (2000) and the University of Guelph (2005). Her work has been published in many anthologies including The New Oxford Book of Canadian Verse, the Norton Introduction to Poetry, and the Norton Introduction to Literature.

Kim Maltman is a poet and particle physicist. Maltman has published five books of poetry (single authored) and he won the CBC Literary Award (1990) for a group of poems from Technologies/Installations. Born in 1950 in Medicine Hat, Maltman grew up in nearby Ralston, Alberta. He graduated from the University of Calgary and began studying at UBC in 1974. Maltman teaches at York University where he is Professor of Applied Mathematics and he is affiliated with the Special Research Centre for the Subatomic Structure of Matter at the University of Adelaide. His research interests are in theoretical particle physics

Borson and Maltman first met in 1975 as students at the University of British Columbia in the advanced poetry seminar at UBC taught by Pat Lowther and then Robert Bringhurst. They took courses at various times with George McWhirter and J. Michael Yates. Their first collections (Borson's Landfall (1977) and Maltman's The Country of the Mapmakers (1977)) were produced through Yates' encouragement and published by Fiddlehead (where they were both listed as Fiddlehead Poetry Book no. 217).

In 1977, the two moved to Toronto where Maltman completed a PhD at the University of Toronto. During this time, Borson and Maltman sought mentorship and advice regarding their writing from Dennis Lee and Timothy Findley: both writers-in-residence at the University of Toronto during the 1970's/1980's. During May 1983-Aug. 1985, they spent time in Berkeley/Oakland California for Maltman to do a post-doctoral fellowship at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory in Berkeley. They then moved to Los Alamos, New Mexico, where Maltman was a postdoc at Los Alamos National Lab, 1985-1986. The poets have lived at the following addresses: they first lived together on W. 16th in Vancouver; then on Doncaster (near the UBC Endowment Lands) in Vancouver. When they first moved to Toronto in 1977 they lived in an apartment at 460 Winona Dr they and moved to 708-88 Bernard St. sometime in the summer of 1978 and lived there several years; then they moved to an apartment below (406-88 Bernard). Many of these addresses appear in the documents within their fonds. During Kim's postdoctoral work, they lived at 336 Forest St. in Oakland, California from April 1983 until August 1985, then after that at 3262 B Walnut St in Los Alamos, New Mexico from August 85- October 1986. In 1986, they bought a house together in Toronto where they have lived since 1987. They frequently spend time in Adelaide, where Maltman collaborates with other researchers at the CSSM at the University of Adelaide. Roo Borson and Kim Maltman have published a collaborative work The Transparence of November/Snow (1985). The two poets also participate in the collaborative writing group Pain Not Bread with visual artist Andy Patton which published Introduction to the Introduction to Wang Wei in 2000.

Information additionnelle

Roo Borson's early handwriting is more rounded than her later style

Received from Roo Borson and Kim Maltman in 2006.

Documents reliés
For collaborative work with Andy Patton within the collaborative group Pain Not Bread on Introduction to the Introduction to Wang Wei see the Pain Not Bread fonds

Note sur le classement
Series' are intended to reflect the fluidity of the creator's concept of his and her records and therefore a certain amount of overlap between series is accepted (rather than series being mutually exclusive) as are different arrangements from different times.

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2007-00096-2

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