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Basmajian, Shaunt, 1950-1990

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1950-09-30 - 1990-01-25

Found in 99 Collections and/or Records:

10FOUR / Letters Bookshop ; Nichol bp ; curry jw ; Fones R ; Bowering G ; Ball N ; Caruso B ; Gilbert G ; Davey F ; Basmajian S ; Souster R ; Dudek L ; Gilbert G ; Coleman J., 1991

 Item
Identifier: CC-07599-7744
Scope and Contents

This book is an annotated bibliography of two Canadian small presses, Coach House Press and Contact. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1991

Anthology Meaning Meanings, 1989

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Identifier: CC-28995-30331
Scope and Contents

This booklet was written for a workshop in a grade school class and is a second edition of the book. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1989

Bfp(h)age - An Anthology of Visual Poetry and Collage / Basmajian, Shaunt, editor ; J(o(h)n)ston, Brian, editor ; Nichol bp ; Evason G ; curry jw., 1989

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Identifier: CC-23009-23446
Scope and Contents

This book includes a reproduction detail of a Daniel f. Bradley rubberstamped drawing on sleep; the original is held by the Sackner Archive. The Sackner Archiv also holds the original typing by Basmajian entitled "After Weeks and Weeks in the Intensive Care Unit" that is reproduced in this book. The total run of this book is probably 300 copies (signing not called for). -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1989

Biased Analogies / Basmajian, Shaunt., 1987

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Identifier: CC-46189-48904
Scope and Contents

The generic letter accompanying this book is directed to a reviewer to read this promotional copy. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1987

Border(ed) / Basmajian, Shaunt., 1989

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Identifier: CC-22701-23135
Scope and Contents

Basmajian (30 September 1950 "“ 25 January 1990) was a Canadian poet and author. Born in Beirut, Lebanon to Armenian parents, Basmajian emigrated to Canada when he was seven years old. He was a founder of the Canadian Poetry Association, co-founder of Old Nun Publications (with Ted Plantos), and was a member of the Parliament Street Library poetry group. The Shaunt Basmajian Chapbook Award, given annually to a Canadian poet, was established in his memory. The contest ran from 1996-2008. In 1986, he was attacked with a knife and robbed while he was driving a taxi. His right lung was punctured when a robber stabbed him. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1989

Boundaries Limits And Space / Basmajian, Shaunt., 1980

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Identifier: CC-20872-21281
Scope and Contents

This book is a collection of typewritten concrete poems. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1980

Concrete Poetry from the Collection of Peter Day / Day, Peter ; Basmajian S ; Beining G ; Werschler-Henry D ; bissett b ; Blaine J ; Bory JF ; DeCampos A ; Chopin H ; Cobbing B ; Finlay IH ; Furnival J ; Gomringer E ; Williams E., 1995

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Identifier: CC-16162-16505
Scope and Contents

A posthumous catalog of Day's personal collection. Cover was designed by Darren Wershler-Henry and introductory essay was written by Michael Holmes. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1995

Curvd H&Z: Opposites Reacting. No.426/May / Shant Basmajian., 1992

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Identifier: CC-20221-20617
Scope and Contents

Also designated as Card #90. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1992

Curvd H&Z: Success. No.151/Sep / Shant Basmajian., 1982

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Identifier: CC-18262-18634
Scope and Contents

Also designated one cent No.85. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 1982

For Nagorno Karabakh / Basmajian, Shaunt., 1989

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Identifier: CC-22705-23140
Scope and Contents The ink drawing is superimposed upon a tight grid of the repetively typed word "blood." Words that are recognizable in the drawing include the following: 'the' and 'in the soul.' Basmajian was born in the Armenian Republic and migrated with his family to Canada at age 7 years. Hence, his interest in writing this poem about the Nagorno-Karabakh War. Wikipedia: It was an armed conflict that took place from February 1988 to May 1994, in the small enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh in southwestern Azerbaijan, between the majority ethnic Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh backed by the Republic of Armenia, and the Republic of Azerbaijan. As the war progressed, Armenia and Azerbaijan, both former Soviet Republics, entangled themselves in a protracted, undeclared war in the mountainous heights of Karabakh as Azerbaijan attempted to curb the secessionist movement in Nagorno-Karabakh. The enclave's parliament had voted in favor of uniting itself with Armenia and a referendum, boycotted by the...
Dates: 1989

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Concrete poetry 62
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Visual poetry 15
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