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Michael Boughn

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Born
in Riverside, Calif., The United States
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Born and raised in Riverside, California Michael Boughn moved to Canada in October, 1966 to escape the U.S. military draft and to continue organizing against the Viet Nam War. He lived in Vancouver for 7 years. While there he met Robin Blaser who introduced him to the work of William Blake, Charles Olson, H.D., Jack Spicer, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams and other crucial contemporary writers.
In 1971 he left university in order to organize full time. Over the next several years he worked in various jobs, eventually becoming a Teamster in Toronto where he was a freight handler on the lakefront for 7 years. From 1982-89 he pursued graduate studies at SUNY Buffalo, where he studied with John Clarke and Robert Creeley and worked in the Poe
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Business as Usual

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Great Canadian Poems for th...

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Dislocations in Crystal

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