||American poet Cid (Sidney) Corman was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on June 29, 1924. Corman went on to found and edit the
literary quarterly Origin, which published the work of new or little-known authors, in addition to studying in several international locations and
creating his own poetry. The collection of Corman's letters to fellow poet David Giannini contains 173 items and consist primarily
of autograph postcards, and to a lesser extent, typed letters on aerogrammes. Corman writes all his letters from Kyoto, and
many contain brief descriptions of Japanese life and surroundings. In addition, most of the postcards contain pictures of
Kyoto, some of them near Corman's residence. Corman writes of his opinion of and experiences with the "Lang Gang," his name
for language poets such as Susan Howe and Ron Silliman. He also writes about his own poetry; during this period, Corman is
composing and publishing Of, a single work of 3,750 poems divided into five volumes of equal length.